18 items from 2012
It has been a great year for Karan Johar and Dharma Productions, as they released some of the biggest hits of the year like Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Agneepath and Student Of The Year. Karan is also back in his director’s chair with three newcomers – Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Student Of The Year. The film was undoubtedly a success at the box office and Karan is overwhelmed with the response.
The last two years saw Dharma Productions in a complete different light, as they introduced varied genres of films. Karan has valiantly attempted to experiment across genres along with encouraging fresh talent. Karan Malhotra and Shakun Batra have stood by their producer’s expectations and have kept up the Dharma legacy by delivering successful films like Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Karan is known to have complete faith on his directors and »
- Press Releases
Speaking to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about filming in the UK, the producer said: “Well, nothing has come up. Dostana 2 had but we are still structuring that.”
While Abhishek Bachchan told us that the sequel of the hit film also starring John Abraham will not be filmed in London locations, Karan confirmed the same: “It will not be shot in London anymore that is for sure. It is happening but it may not be in London at all. It depends on filmmaker to filmmaker and subject to subject and what brings us next here. Right now, there is no film on the cards. But you never know, »
- Sunny Malik
Goa, Aug 3: Tarun Mansukhani started his career as an assistant of film maker Karan Johar. He is a Dharma Productions loyalist and started assisting Karan Johar since 1998 from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" days. But the latest is that Tarun’s mentor KJo has shown him the door very recently. Tarun is popular for directing the blockbuster “Dostana" in 2008 which starred Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. An insider from the production house has revealed the news. For a few years the sequel of “Dostana" is on the back burner.
- Smith Cox
Assisting KJo in 1998 with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and debuting in 2008 with Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani has become a known name. Recently there have been questions on whether Dostana 2 will even commence or not after recent reports of Tarun Mansukhani being asked to leave Dharma Productions by none other than Karan Johar himself.
Dostana 2 has been on hold for quite a few years now and it seems that Tarun was getting restless as anyone would by not having anything to do or in Tarun’s case re-writing the script. A source from the production house conveyed that “…Nothing was really moving forward. Probably, Tarun became restless with the endless ‘reworking’ of scripts. He started approaching other producers. Karan found out and was very upset. He asked Tarun to leave Dharma”.
Reasons for the delay of the movie are blurry with it being said that Tarun and KJo were »
- Priyanka Ramesh Kumar
Abhishek Bachchan with the recent success of his comedy Bol Bachchan is raring to go with a string of mainstream films starting with Dhoom 3 under the Yash Raj banner followed by Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana 2. Talking about the films he's associated with says Abhishek Bachchan, "When I had signed these films, that they are all mainstream films was not something that even crossed my mind. It's only now, that I realize that these are the films that work for me better." »
When you think of Bollywood music we are sure that the fabulous Vishal-Shekhar will be one of the names that comes immediately to your mind. Made up of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, they have been the maestros behind some of the biggest hits and best songs to come out of Indian movie music! With each new track for each new film, the duo really works hard to make fresh sounds, novel grooves and to give an innovative flavor to Indian cinema music! On many of the tracks we hear their vocals as well. If you have read any of my music reviews, you know that I always think Vishal’s vocals rock and that Shekhar is one of my favorite singers! I loved his smooth vocals on the acoustic ‘Bin Tere Reprise’ from I Hate Love Storys and his newest ‘Khudayaa’ from Shanghai also was added to my all time favorite song list. »
- Stacey Yount
Tarun Mansukhani has finally got the plot of ‘Dostana 2’ on the track and the lead stars of the movie, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham are all geared to ablaze the silver screen with their unique chemistry. The film is said to be far more naughty and wicked compared to ‘Dostana’ and John Abraham says he can't wait to get cozy with Abhishek Bachchan on the screen again. “Yes, Tarun Mansukhani has finally got the plot in place. And we're all set. I maintain Abhishek is my best screen-jodi. And I can't wait to get cosy with him on screen,” said John, John is reluctant to divulge any details »
Hours after announcing his wedding plans, John Abraham is found in a wicked mood, when says he is eager to be with Abhishek Bachchan on screen again."Tarun Mansukhani has finally got the plot in place and we're all set. I maintain Abhishek is my best screen-jodi. I can't wait to get cosy with him on screen," said John to the media.'Dostana 2' would now be set in London and »
Mumbai, April 27: Director Tarun Mansukhani has reportedly cracked the plot and finally "Dostana 2" is set to roll in the middle of the year. The film is said to be far more naughty and wicked and John Abraham says he can't wait to get cosy with Abhishek Bachchan on the screen again.
"Yes, Tarun Mansukhani has finally got the plot in place. And we're all set. I maintain Abhishek is my best screen-jodi. And I can't wait to get cosy with him on screen," said John, who featured in the part one with Abhishek in "Dostana".
The sequel to the successful 2008 comedy would be set in two continents and would play on. »
- Lohit Reddy
It is clear what a huge success Dostana was when it first hit our screens back in 2008 with it being the eighth highest grossing film at the box office in 2008. What with, the John – Abhishek duo and Priyanka in tow, Dostana brought us love, laughter and lots of eye candy!
Now audiences will be pleased to hear that Tarun Mansukhani is ready to bring us Dostana 2 slated for release later this year. If the rumours are true, Dostana will be shot across two continents – Punjab and London; unlike the first which was based solely in Miami.
When John was asked about Dostana 2 he confirmed the rumours and said, “It is going to be far more naughty and wicked. There will be lots of sexual jokes though Karan Johar and Tarun Mansukhani will make sure the gay community is not offended. Innocuous fun will still be the key.”
- Avinash Sidhu
Bollywood actor Dino Morea was in London recently and, Sunny Malik our very own Bollywood reporter caught up with him to talk about his upcoming production Jism 2, movies and more. The 36-year-old actor who was seen in films like Raaz and Aap Ki Khatir reveals why he has turned into a producer and is currently not working on a film as an actor. Dino also attended a fan meet and greet event at Chak 89 in South-west London before he flew back to Mumbai.
Welcome to London. What brings you back here?
Thank you. I have been invited for a dinner with the Royal family at the Windsor Castle. It’s a charity dinner.
How did that come about ?
I know the person who is doing the charity and I guess, I am invited because I am from Bollywood. (smiles)
What else have you been doing recently?
I have been busy »
- Sunny Malik
Mumbai, Feb 5: As Abhishek Bachchan turned 36 Sunday, close friends took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish him. Some sent him a "big and tall hug", while others wished happiness to the "coolest person".
Here's what celebs had to say:
Sonam Kapoor: Happy birthday Junior Bachchan! You by far the nicest, coolest person I know.
Bipasha Basu: Happy, Happy Birthday Junior Bachchan! Love and Hugs from Bippy (Bipasha).
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Wishing my elder brother Junior Bachchan a very happy birthday. Lots of love to you brother.
Tarun Mansukhani: Wishing my friend Junior Bachchan a very very happy birthday.. »
- Abhijeet Sen
As Abhishek Bachchan turned 36 Sunday, close friends took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish him. Some sent him a .big and tall hug., while others wished happiness to the .coolest person..Here.s what celebs had to say:Sonam Kapoor: Happy birthday Junior Bachchan! You by far the nicest, coolest person I know.Bipasha Basu: Happy, Happy Birthday Junior Bachchan! Love and Hugs from Bippy (Bipasha).Neil Nitin Mukesh: Wishing my elder brother Junior Bachchan a very happy birthday. Lots of love to you brother.Tarun Mansukhani: Wishing my friend Junior Bachchan a very very happy birthday. Big and tall hug to you.Aadesh Shrivastava: Happy Birthday Brother. God bless you with all happiness Junior Bachchan.Rohan Sippy: Junior Bachchan wishing you the .baap. of all birthdays - have a great one(Sic).Rana Daggubati: Happy Birthday to the coolest co-star ever Junior Bachchan. »
Mumbai, Jan 28: Filmmaker Karan Johar is ecstatic with the reception of his latest production "Agneepath", helmed by a debutant director, Karan Malhotra, who is getting rave reviews. Johar says he has a natural instinct for choosing his directors.
In the recent past, Johar has given a platform to first-time directors like Ayan Mukherji for "Wake Up Sid"; Rensil D'Silva for "Kurbaan"; Tarun Mansukhani for "Dostana"; Siddhartha Malhotra for "We Are Family"; and Punit Malhotra for "I Hate Luv Storys".
- Lohit Reddy
Filmmaker Karan Johar is ecstatic with the reception of his latest production .Agneepath., helmed by a debutant director, Karan Malhotra, who is getting rave reviews. Johar says he has a natural instinct for choosing his directors.In the recent past, Johar has given a platform to first-time directors like Ayan Mukherji for .Wake Up Sid.; Rensil D.Silva for .Kurbaan.; Tarun Mansukhani for .Dostana.; Siddhartha Malhotra for .We Are Family.; and Punit Malhotra for .I Hate Luv Storys..His upcoming production, .Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. is also directed by newcomer Shakun Batra, while Johar.s co-production with Ekta Kapoor will see newcomer Akshay Roy wielding the megaphone..I think it.s an instinct that I have. I have got it right some times and I have gone wrong with it at times but mostly, I have gone right with the directors I have worked with because they are solid »
Bollywood has gone sequel mad. In the past decade there have been unprecedented box office blunders with only a few films emerging as iconic. So our filmmakers have decided to work with tried and tested formulas in the form of sequels. Here’s what we have to look forward to in the coming year!
1. Dostana 2
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
This is the much-awaited sequel to the comical bromance that released in 2008. However, as the ‘Desi Girl’ walked into the sunset with her beau, it was inevitable that we would have a new leading lady. Katrina Kaif is replacing Priyanka Chopra and the setting has changed to London, in this Dharma Production, but thankfully not much else has changed. Expect the same club-hopping tunes and the vibrant choreography of the first. The film was slated to release in 2012 but is »
Abhishek Bachchan has revealed that the sequel to Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana will no longer be set in London. The actor said that changes to the script mean that the follow-up to the 2008 hit will now be shot outside of the UK. "Unfortunately, the sequel will not take place in London anymore," Bachchan told Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik. "The new script has changed and I am sorry that it's not in London anymore. I loved shooting Jhoom Barabar Jhoom here and I hope to come (more) »
- By Steven Baker
Here is another report from Abhishek Bachchan’s day in London! The actor met the British Press on the release day of his new film Players in London today. The actor candidly spoke to journalists and also met VIP’s at Chak89 Restaurant to promote the official Bollywood remake of The Italian Job.
“I messaged Bipasha Basu just now to tell her that I miss her but they are busy promoting the film back in India. They are travelling as well. I think, because there are a lot of actors in the film, we managed to cover a lot more places but I do miss them as they are both beautiful and sweet,” said Bachchan.
Abhishek Bachchan will also meet »
- Sunny Malik
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