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'Tevar will be game-changer for Arjun Kapoor'

August 07, 2014 16:30 IST

'Tevar will be game-changer for Arjun Kapoor'

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Arjun Kapoor's upcoming film Tevar will place him in the league of stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, feels his Aurangzeb costar Sasha Agha.

Sasha, 22, debuted with the 2013 action-thriller opposite the 2 States star.

"Arjun is getting there but I feel he is yet to achieve the kind of stardom which Ranveer Singh got with Ram Leela. With Tevar, things will change for him. I feel it will be something really big for Arjun," Sasha said.

Tevar, an action-romance directed by Amit Sharma, also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Sasha feels their chemistry will be something to watch out for.

The young actress says she has remained in touch with Arjun and also congratulated him on his last film's success.

"I am really happy for him. He was one film old when we did Aurangzeb and now he has become so successful. He is a nice person and is doing extremely well for himself," she said.

Sasha, who is ready with her next film Desi Kattey costarring Jay Bhanushali, says she is confident that people will like her 'innocent' chemistry with the Hate Story 2 actor as much as they liked her pairing with Arjun.

"I feel really nice that people appreciated our intimate scenes because we worked hard on it. But am sure my chemistry with Jay will also be praised because the scenes are realistic and we both look good together on screen," the actress said.

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Image: Arjun Kapoor and Sasha Agha in Aurangzeb


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Irrfan: It's time we start inspiring world cinema

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Irrfan Khan, who has made his presence felt in Hollywood with some big projects, feels the time has come when Indian films and filmmakers start inspiring the world with their talent and stories.

"We keep looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations.

But I feel, it is time that we start inspiring them as we have great stories and talented people here," Irrfan told reporters in Mumbai at the DVD launch of Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox.

The 47-year-old actor said he was happy for his The Lunchbox costar Nimrat Kaur, who will feature in American TV series Homeland.

"I have come to know that Nimrat is doing Homeland, it is a great achievement. When you go to other countries, the working atmosphere, the set up is different from what we do here. It is altogether a different experience," he said.

While the National Award-winning actor has carved a niche for himself in Hindi film industry, he managed to get noticed globally with his performances in films like A Mighty HeartThe Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi.

Irrfan's next Hollywood venture is the fourth installment of the hit Jurassic Park franchise, titled Jurassic World.



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Madhuri remembers long-distance relationship days on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,/i>

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Madhuri Dixit revisited her long-distance relationship days with husband Sriram Nene on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 while watching the performance of Mouni Roy.

Mouni and her choreographer Punit's 'mirror image' act, about two lovers drifted apart by distance, reminded Madhuri about the early days of her marriage.

Madhuri, 47, who went to the US after her marriage to Nene, said the act took her to those days when she had to come to India to shoot Devdas just after her wedding.

"I was smiling throughout the act and kept thinking of those days when my husband and I stayed apart. Right after my wedding, I came to India for four-five months to complete Devdas. We kept saying 'I miss you' to one another, just like they showed in their act," Madhuri said in a statement.

The emotional act, which will go on air this weekend, will also earn Mouni and Punit the coveted dancing shoes from judges including Madhuri, Remo D'Souza and Karan Johar.


Image: Madhuri Dixit

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Dia Mirza: I miss being in front of the camera

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Actress-turned-producer Dia Mirza claims she will act in a film next year, as she misses being in front of the camera.

The former Miss India co-owns production house 'Born Free Entertainment' along with Sahil Sangha and actor Zayed Khan. They produced Love Breakups Zindagi in 2011 and the recently-released Vidya Balan starrer Bobby Jasoos.

"It is not that I don't want to act in films, but I love making films now. The kind of roles that are offered, if there was one (role) that compelled me enough to get out of office and be on big screen, then I will do it," Dia told reporters at the cover launch of Savvy magazine in Mumbai.

"But I will feature at least in one film next year, that is the promise I have made to myself as I miss being in front of the camera," she said.

The 32-year-old actress will tie the knot with her business partner Sahil Sangha on October 18.

"I am excited about the role of a wife, because I am marrying a person whom I love and respect. I am very excited about this new phase in my life. It is the beauty of women as we assume so many roles so organically," Dia said.

The wedding will take place in Delhi, and will be attended by the couple's family and close friends only. Dia may later host a reception in Mumbai for her friends from the entertainment industry.


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Shreyas Talpade to make Poshter Boyz in Hindi

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After its success in Maharashtra, actor-producer Shreyas Talpade is planning to make his Marathi film Poshter Boyz in Hindi to reach out to masses.

The film is a humorous take on a key social issue of vasectomy where three individuals find themselves brought together in an awkward situation that has serious effects on their day-to-day life.

"I am getting a lot of requests from my friends in the media and Bollywood that I should make the film in Hindi so that people across India can enjoy it. I am thinking of making it in Hindi and let's see what happens," Shreyas said.

The 38-year-old's second Marathi production venture released last month and it earned rave reviews for its brilliant star cast -- Dilip Prabhavalkar, Aniket Vishwasrao and Hrishikesh Joshi.

Asked if he would retain the same cast for the film's Hindi remake, Shreyas said, "It's too early to talk about its star cast. We will definitely do something which will suit the audience's taste."

The film also had special appearances by filmmakers Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty, as well as Shreyas himself.

The Sameer Patil-directed film has earned Rs 1 crore in just three days of its opening across Maharashtra, which is a big box office earner by a regional film.

"It's a big opening for a regional Marathi film. I am proud of it because it was my debut independent production without any channel support. It was driven by its content and youth were coming back to the theatre. I feel films like Lai Bhari and Poshter Boyz are opening the market of Marathi cinema. It's good to witness this change as a producer and actor," Shreyas said.

Poshter Boyz has been co-produced by Shreyas and his wife Deepti Talpade under their banner Affluence Movies Private Limited.


Image: Shreyas Talpade

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Vikramaditya Motwane: Documentaries in India are under-performing

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Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has put his weight behind National-award-winning documentary Katiyabaaz as a presenter, feels the genre is not getting its due despite dealing with interesting issues.

Katiyabaaz, jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa and presented by Phantom Films, is a story of rampant electricity theft in Kanpur and has been told through the eyes of two protagonists.

"It is sad that Indian audience are not watching such brilliant documentaries on a regular basis as compared to the western countries. Documentaries are under performing in India. I feel filmmakers should come forward and support such documentaries which are more identifiable," Motwane said in an interview.

After traveling to over 50 international film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, London Open Docs Fest, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Berlin Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Katiyabaaz is finally releasing in India on August 22.

The Lootera director promises to reach out to the Indian masses with maximum occupancy in multiplexes and single-screen theatres.

"A good film always gets its audience and I am not surprised that Katiyabaaz also connected with the international audience. After a good show in western countries, we are planning to release the film in 40 screens across India.

"We are going to release the film in multiplexes of metro cities. We are also in talks to hold special screenings in small cities like Meerut, Ghaziabad and Kanpur where the problem is rampant," Motwane said.

The 37-year-old filmmaker says the moment he watched the 84-minute film during its screening, he decided to present it because he found the plot engaging and entertaining.


Image: Vikramaditya Motwane


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