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Composer, singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya is getting ready to don the acting avatar once again in his new film The Xpose. Set to go to the floors in January and Directed by National Award winner Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, The Xpose is a murder suspense musical thriller set in the late 1960s.
A source told Bh, “The characters in that era were truly larger than life and the glamour industry was going through the biggest change when the first sex symbol of the film industry was introduced in this era.”
Himesh will play a suspended cop-turned-music-superstar, a character apparently inspired by yesteryear actor Raajkumar.
What is also interesting is that rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is trying out his acting chops in the film and will play the villain of the piece!
And if that was not enough, add to that that Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh are also »
- Stacey Yount
Himesh Reshammiya is back to facing the camera. While it is a known fact by now that his next film as an actor is titled The Xpose, the newest development is that it would be directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, who recently won 4 National Awards for his Marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. "Other than this, Mahadevan has been at the helm of another critically acclaimed film Red Alert - The War Within (2009). Now with The Xpose, he and Himesh are looking at probing the decade of 60s which has never been explored before. In fact it would be entering a space that will be a revelation in Hindi cinema." Himesh and Ananth go back a long way as former has composed music for latter's Dil Maange More and Aksar (remember the chartbuster 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'?). As per sources, The Xpose would be set as a musical thriller in the zone »
- Joginder Tuteja
Masala brilliance thy name is personified by Manmohan Desai. Masala filmmaking is that secret ingredient to nearly every film in this wide and bountiful Hindi film industry. Of course, filmmakers disguise these elements in the social message films, the love stories, the thrillers, and countless other genre-pictures. If we want something to break up the tension of love scene, add some dishoom-dishoom, or if you want to cool that down, throw in some smart comedy. The ability to freely mix genres and tropes was expertly done in the juggernaut Amar, Akbar, Anthony (Aaa). The late 70s were the beginnings of the Amitabh Bachchan industry and Amar Akbar Anthony marked the partnership between Bachchan and Desai.
Aaa features a 25-minute prologue that stuffs in the three brothers and their parents Kishanlal and Bharati (Pran and Nirupa Roy) as they get torn apart by circumstances. Kishanlal is fresh out of jail for »
- Rumnique Nannar
This is no place for the weak. This world as we know it. And this film, as we discover with the thrill of chancing upon an unexpected little gem.
Inspired from a Spanish film, is it? I really don’t give a fig where writer-director Ahishor Solomon got the raw material for this gripping cat-and-mouse tale. Does the kitchen where the food on the table originates really mean anything? What counts is the quotient of curiosity and suspense simulated by the script. And there, John Day ranks very high.
Not for a while have we seen a film so steeped in despair, so swathed in anxiety, so audaciously draped in despair and yet it engages our senses without miring the plot in morbidity.
- Subhash K Jha
Beauty and Bollywood go hand in hand since the days of Madhubala and Meena Kumari. Be it Sharmila Tagore, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Aishwarya Rai or Katrina Kaif; they’ve all impressed us by their looks before they made a mark with their talent.
Now joining the list of the industry’s most gorgeous new faces, is a stunner called Mandana Karimi.
Born to an Indian father and an Iranian mother, Mandana grew up in Tehran, before globetrotting and landing in India and being discovered by Vikram Bhatt. The gal may be a looker, but the actress in her is more concerned about versatility.
“I don’t want to be known just for my looks,” she quips. “I’m ready »
- Press Releases
Parveen Babi’s personal life has always been a favorite fodder for film makers in Bollywood. After Mahesh Bhatt made Smita Patil essay the role of his former girlfriend in Arth (1982) and Kangana Ranaut too played the same in Woh Lamhe; Vivek Agnihotri’s next Freedom is also inspired by Parveen’s life. The role will be played by South actress Payal Ghosh Read More »
Parveen Babi's personal life has always been a favorite fodder for film makers in Bollywood. After Mahesh Bhatt made Smita Patil essay the role of his former girlfriend in Arth (1982) and Kangana Ranaut too played the same in Woh Lamhe; Vivek Agnihotri's next Freedom is also inspired by Parveen's life. The role will be played by South actress Payal Ghosh.A little birdie from the industry says that Payal's track bears a mysterious resemblance to Parveen's relationship with »
Parveen Babi’s personal life has always been a favorite fodder for film makers in Bollywood. After Mahesh Bhatt made Smita Patil essay the role of his former girlfriend in ‘Arth’ (1982) and Kangana Ranaut too played the same in ‘Woh Lamhe’; Vivek Agnihotri’s next ‘Freedom’ is also inspired by Parveen’s life. The role will be played by South actress Payal Ghosh.
As per sources, “Payal’s track bears a mysterious resemblance to Parveen’s relationship with Kabir Bedi. Parveen had a successful film career, but her personal life was tragic. Her insecurities and depression have been captured in the segment. Also, one of the segments will be based on Sanjay Dutt.”
Commenting on the same Vivek says, “I won’t name the real life people who have inspired me, as I don’t want publicity. Besides, the characters in my film have been based on not just Bollywood actors, »
- Stacey Yount
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan has sung for almost all Bollywood female actors, though there are some who are still missing. One of the latest who’s had the opportunity to enjoy Sunidhi’s sophisticated voice has been Sonakshi Sinha, for the upcoming Himmatwala.
A source revealed, “Sonakshi always wanted Sunidhi to sing for her. When they first met on the sets of TV reality show Indian Idol, they had spoken about the same. And when Sonkashi came to know that Sunidhi was going to sing the disco song ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ for her, her wish was fulfilled.”
The hypnotic song represents the seminal disco era of the 80′s, in which Sonakshi’s look is portrayed on yesteryear actress Parveen Babi among other screen icons.
Sonakshi Sinha’s wish came true with Sunidhi singing ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ for Himmatwala is a post from: BollySpice
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- Stacey Yount
Mumbai, Feb 23: Sonakshi Sinha invited comparisons with Reena Roy when she stepped out in a 1980s disco-style look for the launch of "Thank god it's Friday", her special song from upcoming film "Himmatwala". But the movie's director, Sajid Khan, came to her rescue.
Sonakshi was dressed in a shimmery silver dress complete with a headgear. She stated the look was inspired by Parveen Babi's look in "Shaan". However, mediapersons could not help but point out a resemblance with yesteryear actress Reena Roy's look in songs like "Disco station" and "Jaane jaan".
When Sonakshi was asked if she felt the same too, Sajid answered instead.
- Ketali Mehta
Mumbai, Feb 22: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha will be seen dancing in a retro peppy number, "Thank God Its Friday" in film "Himmatwala" and filmmaker Sajid Khan says that the actress was his first and last choice for the song.
"Sonakshi was my first and last choice for the song. I had decided that if she doesn't say yes, I'll drop the song," he said at the launch of the song held here Friday evening.
"The first outfit has been taken from what Parveen. »
- Diksha Singh
Abhishek Bachchan has always had massive shoes to fill with his father Amitabh Bachchan being the legendary superstar. Ab Jr. who has till date steered clear of his father's films remakes, has finally agreed to be part of one. In fact he will be seen playing the role originally essayed by Big B in the remake of the film Do Aur Do Paanch.
It is learnt that producer-director Kunal Kohli has roped in Abhishek for the role. The yesteryear film that featured Shashi Kapoor in addition to Bachchan was the story of two petty thieves who are employed to abduct the son of a rich businessman. However everything goes awry when the duo fall in love with Hema Malini and Parveen Babi respectively, who change them into good men.
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Yes, you read right – Sonakshi was indeed inspired by yesteryear actresses, Sridevi and Parveen Babi for her latest appearance in the song ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ for Ajay Devgn and South’s Tamannaah (Bhatia)’s remake of 80’s hit Himmatwala.
We’ve talked about the song before, but never in great detail, so what does director Sajid Khan have to say about the song? “The studio set up and the props take us back to the 80′s and I have taken inspiration from the discos of the 80′s era which include, Scorpio, Xanadu, RGs, Cellars and Take Off. Being a common visitor to these places enabled me to recreate the entire set. The movie is a tribute to the era and one can see certain iconic elements in it, from Rubik cubes, Pac-Man video games, posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, Mithunda, Rishi Kapoor from Karz, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, »
- Neelofar Jamal
Mumbai, Jan 18: Tight leather pants and shiny dresses - the 1980s era saw it all. Now, new age actress Sonakshi Sinha is taking cue from actresses like Sridevi and Parveen Babi for a retro disco number that she has shot for the "Himmatwala" remake.
The movie's director, Sajid Khan, wanted to give Sonakshi the look of Sridevi and Parveen Babi. He roped in designer Manish Malhotra and Sonakshi, who admits working hard for the song, is happy with the result.
"Manish has done a fantastic job and I absolutely love both my looks. I also watched the videos of their (the actress') old songs before I started shooting. I would even watch other. »
- Abhijeet Sen
Well, Sajid Khan is all set to make you groove to the 80's style in his disco song 'Thank God It's Friday' which has Sonakshi Sinha dancing to the tunes of choreographer Chinni Prakash from his upcoming film Himmatwala.In the 80's Sridevi and Parveen Babi were leading the industry with their charisma and style! That is the reason why Sajid Khan decided to give Sonakshi Sinha the look of these 2 popular actresses. Manish Malhotra has designed these looks for Sonakshi and well loo »
Sonakshi Sinha, who has been making sincere efforts to shrug off the desi girl tag, may get an opportunity to seriously glam up after all. After shaking a leg with Prabhudeva in the ‘Go Go Govinda’ song from Omg, the actress will make her second special appearance in Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala in an introductory song. Here’s the scoop!
The song, by Sachin-Jigar and sung by the great Sunidhi Chauhan, apparently has been “inspired” by the discos of the late 70s-early 80s, with reflective dance floors, mirrors and all things shiny. According to sources, the look and feel may just remind you of the ‘Jawani jaanernan’ song from Namak Halal, in which Parveen Babi dazzled in gold.
A source close to the development said, “Sajid has conceived of this lavish introductory song for which he wanted Sonakshi. She has a certain rustic image that she has been trying to break out of. »
- Stacey Yount
16 items from 2013
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