15 items from 2014
The boisterous and entertaining new Bollywood buddy-gangster melodrama “Gunday” is set mostly in the 1980s, and in its plot and characters it harks back strongly to the anti-heroic, still-beloved Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters of that period. Even its title treatment is intended to spark nostalgia, typographically evoking the classic 1975 Bachchan vehicle “Sholay.” Indeed, the film’s production company, Yash Raj Films, and its exuberantly gifted young writer-director, Ali Abbas Zafar (2011′s “My Brother’s Bride”), seem to be positioning the film as the culmination of a recent trend toward old-fashioned dal-and-roti (meat-and-potatoes) actioners, as exemplified by the recent likes of “R. Rajkumar,” “Bullet Raja” and, worst of all, the Salman Khan headbanger “Jai Ho.” It’s off to a good start with nearly $5 million in its first two days.
The storyline is the element that owes the most to the macho masala pictures of the 1980s, centering as it does upon »
- David Chute
Now, we all know that Bollywood is magical. Bollywood is the place where a simple gaze can make hearts meet, hearts break or hearts to mend. It is the world where magnificent love stories unfold, keeping Cupid occupied not just on Valentine’s day but 365 days a year!
Food and love go hand in hand. As the saying goes – “The way to a (wo) man’s heart is through the stomach.”
This Valentines, we bring you BollySpice’s favourite Bollydelicious moments.
We explore our favourite “food” related scenes and share our opinions on how Bollydelicious – or not! – these scenes are.
Whether you are a fan of gol gappas, cake or green chillis, perhaps you have found another way to woo your beloved!
Happy Valentines from the BollySpice team!
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Director: Aditya Chopra; 1995)
Food: Karva Chauth Thali (A delicious plate of vegetarian food)
Scene: Simran is annoyed at »
- Aashi Gahlot
Chopra died in 2012 and "Gunday" was the last script he had heard.
Chopra gave his inputs and suggestions to the director regarding the script of "Gunday". He told Zafar to shoot the coal mine scenes at the actual location and not recreate it here, which was also his dream during "Kaala Patthar", said a statement.
"It was. »
- Anita Agarwal
This weekend witnesses Yash Raj Films' Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra - starrer Gunday hitting the screens and while everyone is gung-ho about this one, the makers have a special 60-second montage included as a tribute to the legendary director, the late Yash ChopraThe script of Gunday is very special for the entire team, especially director Ali Abbas Zafar for various reasonsFirstly, Gunday was the last script Yash Chopra had heard and he also »
It's raining honours for Abhishek Bachchan. And the actor is pleased as punch over an honour that has now landed in his kitty. Abhishek Bachchan has been named as the recipient of the Yash Bharatiya Samman' from the Uttar Pradesh government. For Abhishek, it is a feat that must necessarily thrill his heart, as his illustrious father Amitabh Bachchan hails from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. More recently, the Dhoom 3 star had turned ambassador for END7, the first and only gl »
When they ran to save their lives for the first time, they were mere 12-year-old boys, and the world called them ‘refugees’.
The war of 1971 gave birth to a new country – Bangladesh. It also gave birth to two young orphans – Bikram and Bala. They witnessed the war and its aftermath, where the world tried to trample over them. Fighting for survival, they clung to each other and escaped to Calcutta.
Before they knew the world, they knew each other. Such was their bond, such was their friendship. »
- Stacey Yount
Ali Abbas Zafar is one helluva excited soul. And rightfully so... as his second Yrf venture Gunday is all set to light up screens, come February 14, 2014. Earlier, his directorial debut Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, showcasing Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar had raked in revenues worthy of a mention. I sat in Yashji's (late Yash Chopra) room and gave him a three-hour narration about the subject of Gunday," reveals Ali, At the end of it, all that Yashji said was that, You wi »
Gunday was one of last narrations of Yash Chopra. He green lit the project and also gave a lot of his inputs for the film.Yash Chopra was very keen for Ali to shoot the film at an actual coal mine. He felt that while shooting for Kaala Patthar (starring Amitabh Bachchan), Yashi ji himself did not take the plunge. So, he insisted on the fact that Ali should definitely shoot at a coal mine and also shared details of his experience and details about coal mines. Yash »
India’s leading production house Yash Raj Films has successfully introduced new talent, both in front of and behind the camera for years. Now Aditya Chopra will introduce and promote new Producers from the banner’s existing bunch of very successful individuals.
After his distinctive directorial debut and subsequent hit films, Maneesh Sharma will be the first such Producer to be launched. Dum Laga Ke Haisha, to be directed by Sharat Katariya and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, will be his first independent project as a Producer under the Yrf banner. The film goes on floor early February and is slated for a 2014 release.
Yrf wishes Maneesh and his team all the very best!
Aditya Chopra and »
- Stacey Yount
India's leading production house Yash Raj Films has successfully introduced new talent, both in front of and behind the camera for years. Now Aditya Chopra will introduce and promote new Producers from the banner's existing bunch of very successful individuals. Yash Raj Films has always been known to have Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra as producers but going forward Aditya Chopra's vision is to create independent producers at the helm of projects within Yrf. After his distinctive directorial debut and subsequent hit films, Maneesh Sharma will be the first such Producer to be launched. Dum Laga Ke Haisha, to be directed by Sharat Katariya and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, will be his first independent project as a Producer under the Yrf banner. The film goes on floor early February and is slated for a 2014 release. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
India's leading production house Yash Raj Films has successfully introduced new talent, both in front of and behind the camera for years. Now Aditya Chopra will introduce and promote new Producers from the banner's existing bunch of very successful individuals.Yash Raj Films has always been known to have Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra as producers but going forward, Aditya Chopra's vision is to create independent producers at the helm of projects within Yrf. After his disti »
Mumbai, Jan 24: Yash Raj Films (Yrf) will introduce and promote independent producers under its banner. Filmmaker Maneesh Sharma of "Band Baaja Baaraat" fame is the first such to be launched as part of the initiative.
The first film to be produced independently by Sharma under the Yrf banner will be "Dum Laga Ke Haisha". It is to be directed Sharat Katariya and features Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead, said a statement.
The film, slated to release this year, will go on floors in early February.
- Abhijeet Sen
The Renault Star Guild Awards 2014 in Mumbai was star studded event with many if the top celebrities gracing the event. Kareena Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha set the stage on fire with some amazing performances! To add to the performances, the place was filled with laughter as the ceremony was hosted by none other than Salman Khan!
Here is the list of the winners!
Best Supporting Actress: Divya Dutta
Entertainer Award For The Year: Shahrukh Khan
Most Promising Debut Award Female: Vaani for Shuddh Desi Romance
Most Promising Debut Award Male – Sushant Singh Rajput for Kai Po Che
- Samreen Tungekar
Mumbai, Jan 10: He is known for his endless energy, undying love for his craft and being a workaholic. But superstar Shah Rukh Khan says now he doesn't work as much and feels inspired with others' good work.
Currently he is shooting for Farah Khan's "Hapyy New Year".
"I have become laid-back and I have started working less. I feel happy if the quality of work that others do is good. I look at their performances and get inspired,". »
- Diksha Singh
"It's a very special film for all four of us and the whole unit because this was the last script that the great Yash Chopra heard, the last narration. It's very special for us to do this film because he really loved the script and he believed in it," Zafar said during the media gathering here. »
- Amith Ostwal
15 items from 2014
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