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Subhash Ghai to remake Kalicharan with Tiger Shroff?

Subhash Ghai to remake Kalicharan with Tiger Shroff?
Remember the 1976 film Kalicharan? The film which starred Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Danny Denzongpa, and Prem Nath the film marked the directorial debut of who is popularly known as ‘The Showman’ Subhash Ghai. While the film itself went on to become a hit, it was also remade made in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil.Read More

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12 Top Films to Celebrate Indian Independence Day

12 Top Films to Celebrate Indian Independence Day
Seventy years ago India got its independence from the Brits, but that freedom didn’t come without pain, as the country was severed in two and Pakistan was formed. Though the British censors banned any entertainment that encouraged independence, Indian cinema was right there recording the country’s highs and lows. But after a spate of such films, audience taste changed — the freedom struggle was deemed dreary and filmmakers turned to the subject only sporadically. Here are a dozen films that show the patriotic fervor and sorrow of Partition — which ones do you remember?

Nastik (1954)

In this Partition tale, a brother wreaks revenge on the priest who sold his sister into prostitution during the migration of people from the two sides. Starring Ajit and Nalini Jaywant and directed by comedian I.S.Johar, the heart-rending story mirrored the real-life upheaval in which children were separated from their families as huge waves of Hindus, Muslims
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No Steamy Scenes For Jp Dutta’s Daughter Nidhi Dutta

Nidhi Dutta is the latest star kid who is gearing up to join the Bollywood brigade. Daughter of prolific film maker Jp Dutta, the man behind movies like Refugee and Border, Nidhi has been hard at work to make a lasting impression on audiences.

She will be making her debut opposite Nafisa Ali’s son Ajit Sodhi in a film by debutant director Binoy Gandhi. Unlike most actresses who are comfortable doing bold scenes on the big screen, Nidhi has expressed her unwillingness to do intimate scenes for this movie. This has prompted the makers to remove these parts from the script. The main reason given by Nidhi is that her father doesn’t want to her to enact such scenes and skin show on the big screen is also a big no-no. Nidhi has no issues with this and is planning on selecting her roles carefully.

Nidhi explains her stance by saying,
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How 'villain' Ajit changed his style for Amitabh Bachchan's Zanjeer!

"Saara Shaher Mujhe Loin Ke Naam Se Jaanta Hai," roared Ajit, the numero uno villain of the early 70s in Subhash Ghai's hit film Kalicharan. For the younger generation who do not recognize him can identify the stylish villain in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Zanjeer (who played Dindayal Teja) and in Dharmendra's hit film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (as Shakal). His other hit films include Dharma, Jugnu, Khote Sikkay, Warrant, Mr. Natwarlal, etc

Ajit's biggest contribution to cinema is his revolutionary, savvy gentleman style that he imparted to villainy, which for long had been typecast as loud and wild. Ajit's unique style became so popular that it became his trademark style till he breathed his last.

How Ajit invented this style is an interesting tale. In an interview, Ajit had revealed, "The character of Dindayal Teja which I portrayed in Zanjeer was actually inspired from a real-life personality.
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Subhash Ghai films always have memorable supporting characters

Subhash Ghai has a tradition of building memorable characters on screen, from Ajit in Kalicharan to Anupam Kher in Karma to Simi Garewal in Karz. This stems from one of the core beliefs of Subhash Ghai, which is every character is important and no role is big or small.

One of the main reasons for the success of the characters in Subhash Ghai films is the excellent casting. “Saara shehar mujhe Lion ke naam se jaanta hai” is a line that one cannot imagine coming anyone else but Ajit . “Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne?” has been immortalized by Anupam Kher and has been repeated every time there has been a slap. Gulshan Grover who was an upcoming actor saw his career’s breakthrough performance as Kesariya Vilayati in Ram Lakhan and came to be known as the “Bad Man” in Bollywood after his lines from the film.

Ghai’s
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Lakhia rushes to Bangkok for Prakash Rajs dubbing

Lakhia rushes to Bangkok for Prakash Rajs dubbing
Going by their popularity, the Tamilians seem to have taken over Bollywood. By far the two busiest showbiz personalities in Mumbai are Prabhu Dheva and Prakash Raj. Both are working in back-to-back projects, and in Prakash's case, the projects are distressingly overlapping. So busy is Prakash Raj with his arch-villainy act that Apoorva Lakhia, whose Zanjeer is being readied for release, had to travel this week to Bangkok for the actor's dubbing. Prakash is shooting for writers-turned-directorial-duo Sajid-Farhad's It's Entertainment. Says a source from Bangkok, "We were surprised to see Apoorva Lakhia at our location. We thought he had come to meet Akshay Kumar for a narration. But he told us he is here to dub with Prakash Raj." Further probing revealed that all the other actors including the enormously-busy Ramcharan and Priyanka Chopra had already dubbed for Zanjeer. Only Prakash Raj's dubbing remained. Says the source,
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Villains in Indian Cinema

Villains in Indian Cinema
Pran Kishan Sikand

Pran Kishan Sikand dreamt of becoming a professional photographer. Little did he know that a measly, humble ‘paan’ (betel leaf) would change his life and set him on his destined path. It was 1939 or thereabouts. Pran was at a ‘paan’ shop at Lahore, enjoying a munch with his friends when a stranger approached him and asked whether he wanted to act in films. Pran was amused and asked his name. Stranger introduced himself as Muhammad Walli, a renowned film maker in the flourishing film district of Lahore. He said he was making a Punjabi film and Pran looked a perfect fit for the role of a villain in the film. Pran just brushed him off. Walli kept insisting that he pay a visit to the studio, and pushed a piece of paper with his address into Pran’s hands. The film was Yamla Jat (1940), a runaway hit that year.
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Mahie Gill plays Mona Darling in Zanjeer remake

Mahie Gill plays Mona Darling in Zanjeer remake
Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act in Zanjeer in 1973 is now being taken over by the audacious and saucy Mahie Gill.

This week, Gill was signed for the coveted role above the other top contenders for the iconic part--Mallika Sherawat, Malaika Arora and Jacqueline Fernandez-- on the strength of her "raw earthy appeal".

We also hear that Mahie's seduction of the arch-villain Teja, played by Ajit in the original and by Prakash Raj in the remake, would exceed all the limits imposed by Bindu's conservative vamping in the 1970s.

While Bindu (married to her husband and to self-censorship when she reigned with her vampish voluptuousness during the 1970s) got away with slit dresses and body stocking showing thunder thighs and buxom torsos in Zanjeer, Mahie, we are told, would be doing some heavy duty love-making scenes with Prakash Raj and would also need to get into better shape for a bikini.
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Mahie Gill is Mona Darling in 'Zanjeer' remake - Realbollywood.com News

Mahie Gill is Mona Darling in 'Zanjeer' remake - Realbollywood.com News
Mumbai, April 9: Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act in "Zanjeer" in 1973 is now being taken over by Mahie Gill, who admits the role is challenging but says she will pull it off.

Ajit had played the arch-villain Teja in the original; for the remake, Prakash Raj has been roped in. Southern actor Ram Charan Teja, son of superstar Chiranjeevi, will step into Amitabh Bahchan's shoes to play the Angry Young Man.

"I was initially apprehensive about doing the part. I wondered if I'd be able to carry it off. It was director Apoorva Lakhia who convinced me. Now I'm very excited..
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Mahie Gill is Mona Darling in 'Zanjeer' remake

Mahie Gill is Mona Darling in 'Zanjeer' remake
 Mumbai: Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act in "Zanjeer" in 1973 is now being taken over by Mahie Gill, who admits the role is challenging but says she will pull it off.Ajit had played the arch-villain Teja in the original; for the remake, Prakash Raj has been roped in. Southern actor Ram Charan Teja, son of superstar Chiranjeevi, will step into Amitabh Bahchan's ...
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