Ranbir pinned finally
Ayan Mukherji has finally managed to pin down Ranbir Kapoor for his next film which is being produced by Karan Johar.
The film was to be shot earlier, but ran into problems after the fall out between Karan Johar and Rishi Kapoor over the Deepika Padukone and Sonam interview by Johar on his chat show where they spilt coffee on the Kapoors leaving a stain.
The film would have gone on the floors had it not been for the fall out.
But even though the Kapoors and Karan patched up later, the dates had melted away.
So Ayan had to wait for long. But now Ranbir has decided to allot dates for Ayan around the release of Rockstar in the month of November.
Dev Anand’s Hippie film
Dev Anand can be defined as a man with a true passion for cinema.
This actor-director has been in the industry even before Bachchan was in his nappies or even before the Khans were born.
“I have been in Bollywood since 1945. And the very fact is that even today; in 2011 I am able to make movies, it is only because of my passion for filmmaking. Hai kisi mein dum toh samne aao (If you have the guts them come forward),” says Dev Anand.
Presently he is gearing up for his latest venture, ‘Chargesheet’ which Dev Anand plans to release by August. “This film is for the audience.
Now it is for them to decide whether it is good, bad or are they indifferent to it. Whatever it is, I don’t like to look back after a film is made. In fact I prefer to go ahead with more projects to do in the future,” says the old man going strong.
One of Dev Anand’s future projects is a movie based on the lines of his yesteryear hit film, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’. Speaking about the project he says, “I am planning a movie which will be about hippies, but it is not a remake of my earlier movie, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’.
I do not believe in remaking of films. And this particular movie cannot be remade merely for the fact that the hippies shown in that movie belonged to that era, now there are no hippies. Also I like to work on fresh concepts and not remakes.”
The movie was previously titled as ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, but now he has changed it. “This movie will be an extension of my earlier film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, but will speak about the present day hippies.
Hence I have added a word to the title and named it as, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaaj”. I believe that hippies do exist and that is what my intriguing tale will be all about. I am going to cast one of the most beautiful women in my movie. And rest of the details shall be disclosed at the time of the launch,” concludes the filmmaker.
Ramu in deep trouble
This latest tweet by Ram Gopal Varma can not only land him in trouble with his fans in Andhra Pradesh, but can land him in a legal mess as well.
Varma who tends to go overboard with his praise and ciriticism was talking about Chiranjeevi when he first said that, “Chiranjeevi is a phenomenon and the people of Andhra Pradesh are not and they proved that by not making him a chief minister.”
But what followed was a mindless statement, that he perhaps will not be proud of like how he is of Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.
“But any day, I want to see the people of AP queuing up for Chiranjeevi’s tickets rather than Chiranjeevi queuing up for the f***ers’ votes,” was his statement. Ramu realised what he had tweeted and immediately came up with an explanation. “I used the word f***ers because any given day, I love Chiranjeevi much more than I love the people of Andhra Pradesh,” he said again.
It will not take much time for a backlash and one can expect a quick apology from him else, Ramu surely has another Aag in his hands.
David hasn’t replaced Soham
David Dhawan has denied that his replacing Soham Shah as the director of the Sanjay Dutt remake of 'Satte Pe Satta'. Soham was to direct the film and rumours had spread that he was not happy about the film project being delayed because of the constant changes in the cast of the film.
Rumour mills suggested that Dhawan being close to Sanju was chosen to helm this project as he is good with comedy which was the mainstay of a film like Satte Pe Satta though it had a few thrills in it.
But then David says that he has still not been given any kind of a confirmation about directing the film and he has asked us to hold our horses and be stable. There is no ‘haan’ from him and no ‘neigh’ as well from his horses!