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New Delhi, Dec 3 (Ians) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is playing the female lead in dad Anil Kapoor’s home production “Aisha”, says she and co-star Abhay Deol have similar acting styles, making it easier for her to give her best.
“It was great working with Abhay. I feel we have very similar acting styles that made working with him so easy. It’s always nice to work with someone who has done the kind of work you would want to do,” Sonam told Ians over phone from Mumbai.
New Delhi, Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is playing the female lead in dad Anil Kapoor’s home production “Aisha”, says she and co-star Abhay Deol have similar acting styles, making it easier for her to give her best. “It was great working with Abhay. I feel we have very similar acting styles that made working with him [...]Posted from: Bollywood World »
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Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is playing the female lead in dad Anil Kapoor's home production 'Aisha', says she and co-star Abhay Deol have similar acting styles, making it easier for her to give her best.'It was great working with Abhay. I feel we have very similar acting styles that made working with him so easy. It's always nice to work with someone who has done the kind of work you would want to do,' Sonam told Ians over phone from Mumbai.Based on Jane Austen's novel 'Emma', 'Aisha' is being directed by Rajshree Ojha and produced by Anil Kapoor and his younger daughter Rhea Kapoor. It is expected to release in April next year.Asked if she too would like to don the producer's hat like her father and sister, Sonam said: 'I don't want to get into production or anything. I »
In a short span of filmy career, Sonam Kapoor has acted with actors like Abhishek Bachchan and working with Abhay Deol and Imran Khan but she feels that among all, she shares a good chemistry with Ranbir Kapoor, her first co-star. Though rumor hit the block that Sonam Kapoor declined film with Ranbir Kapoor due to his off-screen romance with Deepika Padukone, Sonam has some different version. ‘My chemistry with Ranbir is special. Ranbir will also always be the most special co-star in my life because he is my first hero. After Saawariya I was offered a couple of films with him but if we haven’t worked together, it is because I&r »
Abhay Deol is said to be a quite popular with the ladies and was recently said to be dating Preeti Desai, Miss Great Britain 2006. The duo were introduced to one another at the success party of Dev and while the model had recently moved to Mumbai to pursue her modeling career, Abhay took off to New York as he took some time off as a sabbatical.
According to sources, their split was expected. "Abhay enjoys life. His parting with Preeti is not shocking. It was bound to happen sooner or later. They have different likes and dislikes, which is one of the reasons why they could not sustain their relationship." However, unlike most couples who split on unfriendly terms, the duo are still friend and in fact still in touch.
Preeti went on to clarify, "Abhay and I are single. We are friends. I will not say whether or not I was dating Abhay. »
A major mishap was averted on the sets of Anil Kapoor's upcoming film Aisha which stars Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in the lead. According to reports a fire broke out on the sets of Aisha which is being shot in Mumbai's film city at the moment. The cause of the fire is thought to be an electric short-circuit. Though no one was seriously injured but some people escaped with minor bruises according to the reports available. The Abhay Deol-Sonam Kapoor starrer film is produced »
Ranbir Kapoor’ may have parted ways with Deepika Padukone but earlier his name was linked with debut film Saawariya co-star Sonam Kapoor. But not many are aware that Ranbir’s first crush in life was his schoolteacher.
Ranbir smilingly states in this regards, “I have had many crushes in life and my first crush was my second standard school teacher. Maybe because she was the first woman in my life after my mother who pampered me and loved me just the way my mom did. I used to secretly adore her.”
However, now the actor confesses that his perspective towards looking at love has. »
Known for his unconventional roles, Bollywood actor Abhay Deol is not the one who would do anything for money. For him the kind of role he plays, the script of the film is of much more importance. Apparently Abhay, who is currently working on Anil Kapoor Productions' Aisha starring Sonam Kapoor alongside, is showing least interest in the film. We hear, so discontented is Abhay with his role in the film, that even after completing the considerable shoot of the film, the actor »
'Delhi-6' (2009): India is an exotic foreign land to Roshan, a New Yorker of Indian origin (played by Abhishek Bachchan), who brings his sick grandmother back to her Delhi home. Filled with gorgeous urban footage, the film captures the wonder of seeing India for the first time, through an American's eyes, and the initial shock of amazement that any American who's ever been there will never forget. Roshan is thoroughly enchanted by all of it—the crumbling family abode in Chandni Chowk (one of the oldest parts of Delhi), its narrow lanes, its feisty neighbors—particularly the beautiful Bittu (Sonam Kapoor)—and its rich array of traditions. However, he chafes at the injustices he sees that offend his American sense of equality and fairness, putting him at odds with a place he suddenly can't live without. A bizarre subplot about a black monkey that’s terrorizing the city »
Many viewers basking in the delight of the BBC's new version of Emma with the charismatic Romola Garai, will already be looking forward with anticipation to the next adaptation of Jane Austen's classic - Aisha, the Bollywood version set to hit the screens in 2010. Starring Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor who is also producing the movie, Aisha also includes hot young actor Abhay Deol in the Mr Knightly role. The film also features Ira Dubey, daughter of Lillette Dubey.
Although Sonam recently appeared in a TV commercial with her father Anil, she is keen to distance herself from any accusation that she is riding on his coat-tails. "My dad being big is not going to open doors for me anywhere," she says disingenuously, "It's doing films like Saawariya, which was produced by an international company, and Delhi-6, which was shown at international film festivals that »
Jane Austen's classic novel Emma is to adapted again - for Bollywood.
Following the success of the movie adaptation of Austin's Pride & Prejudice (Bride & Prejudice), Indian filmmakers have gone back in time to recreate another classic piece of English literature from the author.
But the new Bollywood version has upset Indian purists, who believe moviemakers should be mining homegrown classic literature before looking overseas for ideas.
Leading U.S. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed says, "India is rich in literary and folk traditions and had an abundance of masterpieces readily convertible for films. Why remake an oft-repeated story, set in a foreign land, for Indian audiences?" »
The appeal of English novelist Jane Austen has no boundaries—and her classic novel, 'Emma,' is about to get Bollywood treatment. Shooting is underway on the Indian film adaptation, in which Emma becomes 'Aisha' and the setting moves from the 19th-century English countryside to the contemporary metropolis of Delhi. Actress Sonam Kapoor—the daughter of Indian film star Anil Kapoor (of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame)—is playing the title role, opposite actor Abhay Deol. Anil is producing 'Aisha,' but will not appear in the film. Hollywood did a traditional adaptation of Austen’s 'Emma,' starring Gwyneth Paltrow, in 1996, but according to Sonam, Bollywood’s modernized version will be a relevant depiction of Delhi’s present-day high society, which isn’t so different from the old English gentry, she said.
'Saawariya' (2007): Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor—children of famous Indian actors (Ranbir is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Sonam is the daughter of Anil Kapoor)—made their film debuts in the lead roles, alongside veteran actors Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan in supporting roles, and all four give admirable performances in this gorgeously shot picture. Despite this, the movie—based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story 'White Nights'—is as cold and lifeless as a Russian winter. The scenes are bathed in an icy blue light and the voices echo off the sound stage walls—which would be all well and good if the actors weren’t struggling to inject some verve into this listless story of boy loves girl who loves another boy. Somehow, the brilliance of Dostoevsky doesn’t translate here, and the attempt at visual East/West fusion—with prostitutes in »
Classic English literature has proven to be a good fit with popular Indian filmmaking. Vishal Bhardwaj's Maqbool and Omkara were both based on Shakespeare plays. Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility was successfully adapted in a Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain and her Emma is being remade as Aisha, starring Sonam Kapoor. One segment of the genre that hasn't received much attention is that of the fantasy story.
While last year's Drona certainly used elements of classic English fantasy stories, such as Harry Potter, the result was a jumbled mess of myths and the film itself was poorly received. Aiming more for Return of the King than Return of Drona, Shashanka Ghosh, director of Quickgun Murugan wants to adapt Lewis Carroll's beloved fantastical story Alice in Wonderland for the big screen!
The title character is to go from "Alice" to "Alisha" and her age will be upped from 6 to »
Sonam Kapoor has confessed that she used to eat secretly as a child. The Delhi-6 actress shared experiences of childhood bullying and weight gain with fellow guest Karan Johar on the celebrity chatshow Tere Mere Beach Mein. She told host Farah Khan: "I was depressed when I went to boarding school at the age of 15. I was the only Indian girl in my school in Singapore. There was plenty of junk food and mum had stopped all chocolates at home. "Here, I was free, and ate though it was comfort eating... I also gained weight due to hormonal imbalances. I went (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
The Saawariya actress Sonam Kapoor now looks slim and trim but you won’t believe that earlier she weighed 90 kilos. How did she lose weight and acquire the well toned figure and what humiliation she faced due to the excess weight is the theme of Farah Khan’s chat show, ‘Tere Mere Beech Mein’. She divulged those secret to Farah and shares the same weighty issue with another celebrity Karan Johar. Add to the woes, Karan Johar also weighed 120 Kilos. Both Karan and Sonam shared how they faced the pressure of the society due to their physical appearance. They revealed how during childhood they used to eat things which t »
Director N Chandra has revealed that he plans to approach Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor to star in his next project. However, Chandra said that he is concerned the pair may turn down the leading roles in Fire & Ice because of his lack of recent commercial success. He told Bollywood Hungama: "I thought the doors would re-open for me after Yeh Mera India. But sadly, (more) »
- By Sanjay Odedra
Apparently, Ranbir Kapoor is choosy when it comes to following his co-stars in tinsel town. Apparently Ranbir is keeping up with his fans on social networking site Twitter, and is also following some B-Town celebs on Twitter. But what is taking everyone by surprise is- he has not yet followed his ladylove Deepika Padukone who has been twittering much before he started!
The privileged celebs that are on Ranbir’s mind- Mallika Sherawat, Preity Zinta and Sonam Kapoor. Yes! You read it right, he has given a miss to his ladylove Deepika! On the other hand, Deepika does keep. »
After Slumdog Millionaire, it is believed that Anil Kapoor and the Brit director are coming together again. The Oscar-winning director will make a film for the actor's production house.A source reveals, "Anil was in talks with the director ever since Sm. Danny too was keen to shoot another film in Mumbai, with B-Town stars. The actor and the director bonded well during the making of their last film together, and have formed a bond. It was inevitable that they came together for another project."The source continues, "Obviously, Anil's daughter Sonam is being considered for the lead part. Boyle has met the young lass and was impressed with her. The film won't be a typical Bollywood fare, but will have its flavour.Anil has kept the news under wraps as he wants to make a big official announcement at the London Film Festival in October." »
Sonam Kapoor's next release will be a contemporary version of Jane Austen's Emma titled Aisha. The actress has just finished shooting the film in Delhi with co-stars Abhay Deol and Vidushi Mehra. In an interview with The Times of India, Kapoor spoke about why Delhi is the perfect setting for an Indian film version of the novel. "People should know that we’re not setting (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
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