Monday, September 28, 2015

Bollywood celebrates the spirit of Navratri

Nsimply means lots of song and dance, dhamaal and loads of fun mastiand festive fervor. While we all love to dance to the tunes of the dholi, Bollywood songs make their impact every season as well. And a number of Bollywood films have celebrated Navratri with memorable songs that just can't be missed while we lose ourselves in the spirit of raas. Here are a few of the most popular numbers: 
While the film itself was set in Gujarat, which also ensured that a Navratri song was a must in it and the film didn't disappoint fans. The dhamakedaar Nagada Sang Dhol number had the gorgeous Deepika Padukone groove to the dholi. 

KAI PO CHE (2013)
The film which was set in Ahmedabad, had Amdavadis singing along in theaters when Navratri sequences make their way in the film. And the film very aptly captures the mood and romance of the state's longest dance festival. 

The then hit Jodi of Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel came together yet again in this film just after the success of Kaho...Na Pyaar Hai. While the film didn't do well at the BO, the dandiya song sure made its impact. 

Bride and Prejudice might have been based in Amritsar, but the magic spell Navratri casts across India was very evident in the song sequence Dola Dola as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan does the dandiya with Martin Hendersen. 

LAGAAN (2001)
The historic film Lagaan celebrates Navratri with a rustic raas revelry with Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh doing a foot tapping dandiya dance. The song beautifully resonates the love of Radha and Krishna. 

The film might have not done well at the BO, but the songs made it to the chartbusters' list and are still remembered for their beautiful compositions. Same is true with the dandiya song composed by the legendary A R Rahman. 

Probably one of the most popular Navratri numbers Bollywood has produced, this one starred Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looking picture-perfect together as they made fans dance to their moves. 

SUHAAG (1979)
Yet another popular dance number, Hai Naam Re, from the Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha blockbuster made in the 80s, is a must play for all Navratri celebrations over the years and is considered a cult classic of sorts. 

One of the earliest songs that celebrated the spirit of Navratri from the film Saraswatichandra, had Nutan doing the garba in her backyard. This song still brings out the rustic flavor of the festival.

Friday, September 18, 2015

There's a reason why private life is called `private'


There's a reason why private life is called `private'. However, this thought is inevitably overlooked when it comes to celebs. Since they work in the public domain, their personal lives arouse great curiosity among the masses and media alike.While most actors in the west are relatively outspoken, not all are as cool as a cucumber.There have been quite a few instances that go on to prove that certain actors are not to be trifled with. 
Act: Walks out of an interview with a TV journalist
What prompted the rage: Personal questions about the actor's infamous past and drug abuse
Incident: Known for his swag, the Iron Man was not amused when a British journalist showed doubt over the actor's claims that he is off drugs. He asked if Downey is now “free of taking drugs and drinking and all of that.“ RDJ retorted, “I'm sorry , I really don't... what are we doing?“ When the journo seemed persistent, the actor smiled, got up and waved goodbye. On taking the mic off, he told the interviewer, “It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here.“
Background: One of the highest paid actors in the world, RDJ is unapologetically snarky . While the actor has spoken about his troubled youth -drinks, drugs, debauchery , prison and rehab before, he didn't think it was right to rake that up, while promoting a superhero film (Avengers: Age of Ultron), which has a huge fan following among kids. He justified the decision, “I just wish I'd left sooner. I'm one of those guys where I'm always kind of assuming the social decorum is in play .“ 

Act: Calls a journalist `menopausal mess'
What prompted the rage: The reporter criticised Rihanna's bad-girl persona
Incident: Rihanna took revenge to another level, when she posted a picture of a journalist and captioned it as “sad sloppy menopausal mess.“
The journalist had criticised the singer, describing her as, “Pop's poisonous princess: Glorying in drugs, guns and sleaze, Rihanna's toxic role model for her army of young fans.“ In her statement, the singer said, “My money got a bad habit of pissing people off!! If you sincerely wanna help little girls more than their own parents do, here's a toxic tip: don't be amateur with your articles, you sound bitter! That's a sad sloppy menopausal mess!!! “Role Model“ is not a position or title that I have ever campaigned for, so chill wit dat!“ Background: Not the one to take things lying down, the singer who's no stranger to controversies, often hits back at those who put her down. 

Act: Shuts down a journalist at the Toronto Film Festival press conference
What prompted the rage: Journalist questions the actor's sexuality
Incident: Quite an eccentric personality , the talented Brit actor lashed out at a journalist, who asked him about his sexual orientation at a recent press conference, where the actor was promoting his forthcoming film Legend. “Do you feel celebrities find it hard to talk to the media about their sexuality?“ asked the reporter. “What on earth are you on about,“ replied Hardy . The reporter mentioned the actor's 2008 interview, and Hardy asked, “But what is your question?“ The reporter repeated his previous question and Hardy said, “I don't find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality . Are you asking about my sexuality?“ When the reporter nodded, the actor retorted “Why“ and quickly added “Thank you“ as a way to shut the topic.Background: Though the open forum may not have been the right place to ask that question, it was legit, given Hardy's 2008 interview, where his quotes implied that he may have had relationships with men when he was in his 20s. When asked if he'd ever had any sexual relations with other men, the actor had said in the magazine interview: ` As a boy? Of course I have. I'm an actor for ****'s sake. I'm an artist. I've played with everything and everyone. But I'm not into men sexually . I love the form and the physicality but the gay sex bit does nothing for me.“ 

Act: Unleashes verbal abuse upon a technician on the set of his film
What prompted the rage: The technician `disturbed' the actor while filming an intense scene
Incident: Known for his volcanic temperament, Bale's profanity-ridden rant on the set of Terminator Salvation directed at the film's director of photography went viral on the web, making it one of the most iconic celeb meltdowns of all time. Bale's abusive speech featured 39 F-words, where the actor also threatened to quit the film after the unit member accidentally wandered into the shot. Bale's rant was secretly recorded and leaked online, thus exposing his bad temper. The actor later said that he was, “embarrassed' by his meltdown, during which he threatened to kick the `f****** ass' of the unit member. He later confessed, “I went overboard. I did it.It's in public space. I take the consequences for it.“
Background: Though the English actor's `dark' reputation has never affected his shining Hollywood career, reports of his bad temper continue to make news.The reclusive actor was reportedly arrested on the grounds of allegedly assaulting his mother and sister a few years back. He was later released on bail. 

Act: Shames a TV journalist during an interview
What prompted the rage: The journalist asked silly questions about beer and cats over movie related topics
Incident: During a one-on-one interview for her film Cinderella, when a TV reporter jokingly suggested that he should have brought beer to the junket --Blanchett sternly told him, “I do not drink beer.“ She then tried to steer the interview back to Cinderella. This didn't help much as the reporter went on to ask a `serious question' about “How were you able to get that cat to do what you wanted to on a leash,“ referring to Cate's character's pet. The actress lost her patience by then and curtly asked, “That's your question? That's your f****** question?“ She ended the interview saying, “Nice to meet you.“
Background: The much-accomplished actress, who has won several awards and critical acclaim over the years, cannot stand frivolous questions consuming her precious time strictly allocated for movie promotions.

Launch of Bajirao Mastani's Gajanana song enters Guinness World Records

The Gajanana song from International Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Eros and Bajirao Mastani, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Milind Soman and Tanvi Azmi among others, and scheduled to release on December 18, was launched recently in Pune.Interestingly, the event was held at the same location where the Commonwealth Games were played -Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi Stadium. Keeping in line with the film's massive scale, the makers launched the song with the biggest human formation of a mosaic image of Lord Ganesha curated from the Gajanana number. The first song from the magnum opus was given a fitting launch, with 5200 students gathering together to create it. This went down in the Guinness World Records as the biggest launch done for a song with a formation of such enormity , speaking volumes about the magnitude of the film's promotions.
While Sukhwinder Singh, who's sung Gajanana in the film's album, performed to a loud cheer from the audience, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone took the crowd by storm by playing dhol tasha and making the evening a memorable affair.



Vanity vans have become a mandatory part of Bollywood's shooting amenities in the last two decades. And in the last 10 years, they have gained so much importance as superstar arsenal, that Shah Rukh Khan recently built yet another state-of-the-art van for himself, at a cost of a one-BHK in Bandra. While every star worth his pancake -from Salman Khan to Ajay Devgn -has a vanity van or even two of his own, others hire one for their shootings. A trade source estimates that at least 350 vanity vans are regularly booked for Bollywood and advertising shoots. Costing approximately `4,000 per shift plus `2,000 for the driver and cleaner, producers have no choice but to book makeup vans for the actors because it is a given that a star will not report on set till his vanity is pandered to.
So, what happened to the good-old makeup rooms you may ask? These come free or at nominal costs when producers shoot in studios. However, stars today do not want to even enter these rooms because most of them are in a dilapidated state.
Earlier, when there were no vanity vans, makeup rooms were legends in their own right. One recalls that in the early 80s, there were a couple of rooms in Filmcity , Mumbai, that were called the honeymoon rooms and reserved only for Hema Malini and Dharmendra.

There was one big makeup room at Filmistan Studios, which stars often fought wars over because it was the more spacious one. And there is anoth er one at Mehboob Studios that was always kept for Dev Anand. After him, other cinema legends like Amitabh Bachchan occupied this room. “But in the last two decades, the makeup van is ubiquitous at film shoots,“ says executive film producer Sanchita Chatterjee.
“We are so comfortable in our vans,“ says Kareena Kapoor Khan, adding, “It makes perfect sense for us to have one at our shoots.“ Bebo says that with the exception of the makeup room at one studio in Andheri, she cannot remember ever visiting such rooms on any of her other locations.
How did the makeup room lose out to the vanity? “For one, it gives us the privacy we need,“ says Ajay Devgn.
Parked right outside the set, it saves the star the effort of having to walk up to the makeup room. It also helps fans from crowding around them and in these days of selfies, it stops the selfie stampede.
Back in the day , when Filmcity did n't filter the crowds around the stu dios, actors have been harassed by fans. Superstar vanities provide cus tom-made facilities that a makeup room doesn't. There is everything from a kitchen, a seating area, a bed, vacuum toilets and bath to gaming sta tions, a huge television etc... all of which are maintained according to the star idiosyncrasies. “For example, Ajay's van is even fitted with a humid ifier because Ajay is a chain smoker and it can get claustrophobic in the van,“ says a production assistant.
Sanjay Dutt has a 50-foot long vanity van, while Anil Kapoor's personal makeup bus is approximately 42-foot long. Deepika Padukone's van is done in pastel colours to give it a fresh, fem inine touch and also made to the actress' specifications.
Fitness junkies even have small gym spaces allotted within their vans.
One or two of them have converted an entire vanity into a mobile gym. With such amenities at their finger tips, the makeup rooms, with their peeling paint, musky smell and weather-beat en carpets are used by the lesser stars.
Or they are being used as godowns, to store the costumes of junior artistes in huge aluminum trunks. Or even worse, there are tailors sitting around to make last-minute alterations to the stars' costumes.
P.S. Newer studios are taking trouble to design makeup rooms in a contem porary style, with good sanitary facili ties and security outside the door. But the lure of the vanity van is still too much for a star to resist.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Extremely Talented Street Drummer

Extremely Talented Street Drummer

This street performer play like if has 4 hands. These people are awesome in such crazy talent The drummer in this video is Joshua Rodriguez. He is extremely talented with music. This Guy is the worlds best at Dubstep Beatbox!!

actor Rajkumar Rao

"I would go around telling girls, "Call me Raj, Raj Aryan"," says actor Rajkumar Rao

Who do you prefer: Patralekha the co-star or Patralekha the girlfriend?

Patralekha the co-star playing my girlfriend on screen.

How similar are you to your
Queen (2014) character? Are you a possessive boyfriend in real life?
I’m not like the guy from Queen. If I had a girlfriend like Kangana, I would never let her go.

You are slowly but surely veering from indie to mainstream cinema...Yes, I guess I am moving towards mainstream films. As an audience, we love music, we love dancing. It’s very much in our culture.

Were you afraid of being typecast in these ‘offbeat’ roles?
I don’t want to restrict myself to any one genre. As an actor I just want to explore my options. That’s the reason I do [a mix of roles in films like] Ragini MMS (2011), Shahid (2012), CityLights (2014) and Dolly Ki Doli (2015).

What is the meanest thing a director/casting director has told you?That I wasn’t fair enough to be a hero; my eyebrows were not right for the role. But I knew that one day someone would say my eyebrows suit the character.

Your first Bollywood crush.Madhubala.

As a struggling actor, did you rehearse iconic movie scenes?
I don’t know about rehearsing, but my friends and I had tried the railway track sequence from Ghulam (1998). Aamir runs towards a train and jumps off the track at the right moment. Now I feel that it was a very stupid act, I could have died!

Which superstars do you remember mimicking as a child?
I would impersonate the hero of whichever film I watched for the next two weeks. When Mohabbatein (2000) released, I bought the kind of sweater and glasses that SRK had. And I would go around telling girls, “Call me Raj, Raj Aryan.” 

Most young actors have an Amitabh Bachchan memory; what’s yours?
I remember watching Agneepath (1990) and howling after AB’s death scene in the movie. He was the Amitabh Bachchan, how could he die? I was praying to God, “Please let him live!”

How far are you willing to go to do justice to your role?
As far as my co-actors or my directors allow. I want to really push myself with every film I do.

Would you say you had to struggle a lot to be noticed?
My struggles started when I was doing theatre in Delhi during my university days. There were times when I would cycle 70km for a performance! 

The people you go to for feedback.
Hansal [Mehta] sir and Patralekha.

Do you think you are a star yet?
I think I am shining in my own space. But people are yet to see me shine brighter.

Given a chance, who would you want to be in your next birth?
Marlon Brando.

If you could change your performance in any film, it would be in...
I feel that compared to the work I had put in, the film didn’t get as much response.

Style for you is...
What I feel most comfortable in.

You were most embarrassed when...
A friend picked something from a bakery and slipped it into his pocket. And the shopkeeper caught us before I could stop him. Fir to achhe se class lagi.

The best advice you’ve received.
Do not compromise on your work. And never be dishonest to your heart.

Your favourite dialogue of all time is...
“Bade bade shehron mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai.” 

Your most prized possession
My National Award for Shahid.