Prachi Desai is one of the few outsiders who have managed to make it big in filmdom. But the actress, who hopes to do 25 films in future, says it is not so easy for such people to get first break in Bollywood.
“I feel that the industry can be unfair sometimes. When you are an outsider, people don’t take you seriously. I personally think you need an extreme push for people to promote you and bring you to a certain level,” said the 23-year-old.
The young actress, who started her career as the lead in TV show “Kasamh Se”, made her Bollywood debut opposite Farhan Akhtar in “Rock On!!”. She was then seen in “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai”, in which she was paired with Emraan Hashmi, and also was in the cast of recently released “Teri Meri Kahaani”.Read More »
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Priyanka Chopra has admitted it is hard for women to be as forward as men. The actress previously had an on-off relationship with Teri Meri Kahaani co-star Shahid Kapoor. She told The Times of India: "People keep speculating about my personal life because I am evasive about it. When there's an announcement worth making, I will talk. I don't like being under the microscope constantly and having to explain myself, being subjected to that sort of judgement. "Speculation is part of my business. I'm used to it - not that I like it, I hate it. It upsets me, but I don't think it's right to put myself out there, especially as a girl. Maybe if I were a man, I would have been a philandering casanova. "As a girl, I am this stupid, emotional, very loyal, sort of believe-in-values-and-principles sort of girl. It's very (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
After a successful innings in the world of TV, Prachi Desai made a super debut opposite Farhan Akhtar in Rock On. Since then she has been seen in films like Life Partner, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and the recently released Teri Meri Kahaani.
Now Prachi is gearing up for the release of her next bigige Bol Bachchan which opens this week. Bollywood Hungama gives you a chance to have a live video chat with Prachi on Tuesday, July 3, at 1500 hrs Ist. Don't miss! »
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Goa, July 2: Shahid Kapoor, whose Teri Meri Kahaani released recently, was extremely disappointed with the openings of the film. Movie critics already written off the film and according to trade reports Teri Meri Kahaani turned out to be huge flop in Shahid's career. "Tmk’s failure is a huge blow for Shahid," says a trade expert, adding, "He was obviously banking on the film to bring him out of the failure of Mausam. Tmk came with a good promise but the audiences were just not interested. Shahid has lost his grip over the young. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Mumbai, July 1: Actor Priyanka Chopra is seems to be enjoying every minute of the Mumbai rains.
"What the hell is it about the rains..that makes the heart swell..the soul pine..and the eyes desire...this pitter patter is so troublesome! I loooove the rains.. Troublesome in a beautiful bitter sweet way guys!!!!" she wrote.
- Rahul Kapoor
While Shahid Kapoor has suffered the most from the debacle of Teri Meri Kahaani, even Priyanka Chopra has seen a speed breaker in her journey ahead. With Barfi! taking its own sweet time and no other notable project in sight for quite some time to come, Priyanka could well be in an introspection mode."Teri Meri Kahaani was meant to be an author backed affair but it's failure has aborted a good run that she was enjoying after back to back 100 crore grossers like Don 2 and Agne Read More »
While Shahid Kapoor has suffered the most from the debacle of Teri Meri Kahaani, even Priyanka Chopra has seen a speed breaker in her journey ahead. With Barfi! taking its own sweet time and no other notable project in sight for quite some time to come, Priyanka could well be in an introspection mode."Teri Meri Kahaani was meant to be an author backed affair but it's failure has aborted a good run that she was enjoying after back to back 100 crore grossers like Don 2 and Agne »
Enigmatic fashion designer Kunal Rawal has quite a few reasons to smile these days. He recently styled both Ranbir and Shahid Kapoor for the Iifa Awards held in Singapore. Both the Bollywood poster boys looked as dashing as ever as they walked down the green carpet at the event. The latter, who has a new release Teri Meri Kahaani in the pipeline, went onto host the Iifa Awards.
Kunal also styled the stars for some brilliant performances on the night. First up was the father son duo of Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor. They were dressed in flashy silver jackets, reminiscent of the latter’s look when he played the character Monty in the film Karz in the 80’s. Their clothing and brilliance won the audience over on a night that is sure to live in memory for sometime. Kunal then styled Ranbir with a military inspired look for an exciting »
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Still from Dekh Indian Circus
Dekh Indian Circus directed by Mangesh Hadawale will open 9th Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart on July 18. The film features Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Virendra Singh Rathod and Suhani Oza.
Some of the other films to be screened at the festival are: Shala by Sujay Dahake, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara by Zoya Akhtar, Teri Meri Kahaani by Kunal Kohli, Adaminte Makan Abu by Salim Ahamed, At the Stairs by Rajesh Jala, Deool by Umesh Kulkarni, Gattu by Rajan Khosa and Paan Singh Tomar by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Some of the short films to be screened in the festival are: Mehfuz by Rohit Pandey, Shor by Neeraj Ghaywan, Sujata by Shlok Sharma, The Last Marble by Manjari Makijany, Another Planet by Smita Bhide, Café Regular, Cairo by Ritesh Batra, Panchbhuta by Mohan Kumar Valasala and Naach Ganesh by Bikas Mishra.
The complete lineup of the festival is available here. »
This Friday's new releases include Maximum, Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, 3 Bachelors and the small film with a big heart, Supermen Of Malegaon. As things stand, the front runner is likely to be Kabir Kaushik's Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood and Aarya Babbar starrer, Maximum, with Supermen Of Malegaon making its presence felt in parts of Maharashtra.The two releases of last week, Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur and Kunal Kohli's Teri Meri Kahaani, could not achieve anything signifi »
Prachi Desai has claimed that she and Shahid Kapoor make a good couple on screen. The actress plays a surprise supporting role in Kunal Kohli's Teri Meri Kahaani. She told the Hindustan Times: "Kunal needed a known face, someone you wouldn't expect to see, somewhat like Salman Khan's appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). And I wanted to work with a director of his calibre. "Now that the audience has seen Shahid Kapoor and me together, I'm hoping filmmakers come with offers of a full-fledged role. And after Bol Bachchan (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
Historical action film about early Us president drives a stake through the heart of the Men in Black
A cursory glance reveals that king of the heap is Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with £1.12m. However, in reality, the high-concept historical actioner landed in fifth place for the weekend, with £744,000. The discrepancy between those two figures is accounted for by preview takings on Wednesday and Thursday, enough to send the film leapfrogging over its rivals. Bekmambetov's film was always going to be a tricky sell at the UK box office: films about early Us presidents have tended not to flourish here (anyone recall Jefferson in Paris, from 1995?). As for star Benjamin Walker, he's hardly a marquee name in the Us either, but at least he enjoys some profile there for stage hit musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, about another early Us president.
Among the new entrants, »
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Kunal Kohli has said he feels sure the British Asian audience will support Teri Meri Kahaani. The director attended the film's London press conference and premiere last week. Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: "The British Asian audience have always supported me. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! didn't really work in India but it was a huge hit in the UK. Bigger than Hum Tum. It was more appreciated than Hum Tum. "So I just hope and pray that the support I always got from the British audience will continue with Teri Meri Kahaani." Starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, Kohli described the actors' on-screen chemistry as "electrifying". "Every time there's a love story that's successful the lead pair is very, very crucial. We've had legendary lead pairs always. (more) »
- By Priya Joshi
'Teri Meri Kahaani' (2012)
"Thrice upon a love story" is the tagline of the film, which follows the trajectory of two lovers over the course of three lifetimes. Each romantic vignette is simple and breezy—there's no high drama, the time spent together is brief and the conflicts rather small—the suspense is in the structure. How the stories fit together, other than the fact that the love interests are the same, is a mystery. Trust that they do, in enchanting fashion.
The pair in question fall in love in 1910, 1960, and 2012. The characters have no memory of their previous lives, and their obliviousness to their own arc makes their stories sweeter. The film opens in the middle of this chronology, during the innocent, changing times of the mid-century, when a penniless musician meets a movie starlet on a train bound for Bombay. They bump »
Teri Meri Kahaani is the big Bollywood release this week and the movie, which sees Priyanka Chopra paired opposite Shahid Kapoor for the second time, is set between three time periods, 1910, 1960 and 2012.
Three time periods, means an excuse for three different fashion styles and with the baadshah of Bollywood fashion, Manish Malhotra, behind the costume design we at Bollyspice thought it would only be fair to look at the popular styles of these eras.
This picture of an Indian lady in 1910 shows the style of sari that would have been worn in that era.
In the movie, in 1910, Priyanka Chopra takes on the role of Punjabi girl Aradhana and is seen sporting a number of Punjabi style colourful suits. As Priyanka Chopra told the media playing a girl from that era proved tough because, “there was no reference point for it except some books. Kunal managed to get some »
- Meera Sharma
Love stories usually start with the boy meeting the girl. And then? The story can get breezy, or it can get intense or maybe heart-breaking. Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani has Shahid Kapoor meeting Priyanka Chopra over three lifetimes, which means going through the whole gamut of emotions thrice.
1960 – Struggling musician Govind meets film star Rukhsar and the attraction is immediate.
2012 – College student Krish bumps into Radha a couple of hours after breaking up with his girlfriend and instantly feels a connection.
1910 – The village Casanova Javed falls for the feisty Anuradha who puts her country before anything else.
The path of true love is never easy, at least it isn’t in Hindi films, and misunderstandings/miscommunications lead to separation. Will true love conquer all in the end?
Kunal Kohli’s attempt is to steer clear of melodrama and keep things sweet and simple – a bit too simple at times. »
- Shalu Dhyani
Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra encountered crowd control issues at the UK premiere of Teri Meri Kahaani. Fans and media reacted to overcrowding and poor security arrangements at the Feltham event on Thursday (June 21). "There was no control of any kind. No offence but this was so bad, it's like your worst nightmare having nightmares," wrote website Punjab 2000. Radio presenter Samir Ahmed posted: "I don't know what to say. It wasn't a pleasant experience for me!" "At one point Shahid and me and so many others were just stuck on the red carpet. Crazy and dangerous," said a source (more) »
- By Steven Baker
Thane, June 23: Film makers of bollywood may be fascinated with the 100 crs figure but star actor Shahid Kapoor is not amused with it and feels 100crs club is just a fad. While promoting his film 'Teri Meri Kahaani' in Ahmedabad says, "The 100 crore club is just a fad which is in the industry for the past three years. The films which come under this category are of a certain genre and are done by those actors who have been in the industry for the last 20 years. It takes a certain amount of time to reach the heartland of our country."
- Diksha Singh
It was an interesting clash at the box-office this week, whereby a three time span love story, Kunal Kohli's Teri Meri Kahaani, released against Anurag Kashyap's violent action hinterland drama, Gangs Of Wasseypur. Though both the films belonged to diametrically opposite genres, yet the audience did not give a whole hearted response to either of the two ventures. The youth did prefer the love story, Teri Meri Kahaani, as opposed to the festival favourite Gangs Of Wasseypur.Co »
Silent Souls (15)
Even by Russian standards, this lyrical road movie is a strange world of its own. It's a journey back in time, as much as across a remote landscape, with a friend helping his boss to give his deceased wife her last rites, according to their ancient tribal ways. Along the drive, we're steeped in strange folklore involving vodka, rivers, small birds and ornamental pubic hair. Is it for real? Or an elaborate joke told with a very straight face? Does it matter?
The Five Year Engagement (15)
The obstacle to true love is built into the title of this romcom, but it's at least smartly handled, as high-flyer Blunt keeps her fiance in perpetual limbo.
Where Do We Go Now? (12A)
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