FOR many weeks now, the hottest topic of debate n discussion has been (yes, you got it) "match fixing" and, more importantly, "match fixers" in the once clean and uncorrupt world of cricket. Not surprising in the least, that this virus has infected Bollywood stars, too.
As a matter of furore, certain celluloid celebs are so persuasive in their perceptions, that they would like to see this sport scrapped altogether in India! "A bloody waste of money and human resources...!" they yelled in unison at a recent rally here in Mumbai.
However, I personally found the (humorous) attitude of Saif AliKhan (lest we forget, the son of one of Indias greatest cricket icons Mansoor Ali Khan, the former Nawab of Pataudi) rather interesting. "God Im so sick of the news headlines exposing virtually the entire cricketing community in bribery scandals, that I am glad I became a khiladi in movies, not the game ground as I was keen to, before ,mum and dad almost disowned me. Im even happier that my match with wifey Amrita Singh wasnt a fixed one.
Touche, Chhote Nawab!
Relax, Mr Kher!
I honestly wonder what kind of powered pep pills Anupam Kher is popping these days and nights! Believe me, this guy is simply bursting with energy n enterprise... practically desperate to do a lot of new, things "simultaneously"!
Guiding (or is the apt word goading?) Anupam in his ventures is none other than filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor! After Khers "much acclaimed" Bengali film, Bariwali, won the NETPAC Award of "Best Asian Film" at the Berlin Filmfest, he is full of (wild) ideas like, turning full-time director with Aatma: A Love Story With A Soul. AK has already roped in the big AK (Anil Kapoor) to form a production company called Voice Entertainment, imagine! The point is: Whose voice will it be?
And then he insists that Aishwarya Rai is dying to work with him! Is that a promise or a prophesy? Relax, Mr Kher!
As far as I can remember, Harry Baweja is one filmmaker who goes more for highlighting the emotional and romantic content in his films, rather than rely on out and out action (Dilwale, Diljale, Betaabi). And hes good at it, too.
But Im told by a unit member of his new movie Deewane that Harry is putting loads of stress of the sensational stunts this time. Apparently inspired by the Bond and other Hollywood action biggies, hes trying to give viewers "thrills" in his own, desi way! Like, one of the most expensive stunt sequences he has shot is with Ajay Devgan and Urmila Matondkar (in a Gypsy) being chased by a helicopter that just wont quit, right through a low tunnel et al.
Baweja is rather thrilled with his own brand of special effects. Why do I get this nagging feeling that Ive seen the whole scene without having seen any of Deewane? Perhaps, because Ive seen Mission Impossible yes?
No more, DD!
Dont get the wrong drift, guys, Ive nothing against Doordarshan the "DD" Im writing against happens to be Bollywoods bawdy director: David Dhawan!
We all know how hes supposed to be terrific at making comedies and, more often than not, churning out box office blasters, right? Surely, enough is enough, Yaar, I mean, hes got to realise where and when to stop or have someone tell him that! Otherwise, (with loyalist Govinda) hes likely to give us all a bad case of insomnia or indigestion.
Ive only seen a few sneak scenes, and I shudder to think what hes made Chi Chi and Sanjay Dutt to through in his forthcoming film Jodi No. 1 Govinda in a swimsuit and Sanjay in nothing except a strategically clutched pillow isnt ha-ha... its horrifying ! Help!
Rumour has it...
The Abhishek Bachchan now has "a torrid" hot scene going with Sonali Bendre!!
... that Boney Kapoor is resurrecting Kajol in a role (wifey) Sri was keen to do!