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How do you guys feel about Shahid Kapoor?

2020.07.11 08:55 Khan4546727 How do you guys feel about Shahid Kapoor?

(Spoilers for Haider below)
Mr.Negative. The best title I can think for this actor. He had a few of those family-oriented films in his earlier careers but do I have a respect for this actor. Shahid Kapoor was someone I always found charismatic.
I remember watching Chup Chup Ke and loving his performance (Although I must say that the duo of Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav seriously deserve a spin-off). I sat through Vivaah honestly for Amrita Rao but it was cool to see him in that too. Then came Jab We Met, a beautiful film but here’s where my point starts.
The performance of the twins Guddu and Charlie is probably my favorite dua role throughout cinema next to Tom Hardy in Legend. The utter split between the angry and dynamic Charlie compared to the soft and innocent Guddu. The sheer talent it took to portray such fluctuating characters but this was only just the beginning.
5 years later, came the character that was beyond belief for me. I honestly gave up on Bollywood but I came back with Hansal Mehta’s Shahid. Being impressed with it, I stick around long enough to witness one the most beautiful adaptions of Hamlet, Haider. Haider Meer’s path from being a boy searching for his father to becoming a menace to Kay Kay Menon’s character and his allies. From the Chutzpah speech, to the to be or not to be moment, the breakdown of his character at his fathers grave to the “Bismil”. I don’t think any other actor would’ve came close, sure they would’ve gave a good performance but Shahid made Haider Meer his career highlight.
Onto Udta Punjab. I would’ve been interested to see Fawad Khan’s performance as Tommy as he was considered but Shahid had done an accurate performance of the Punjabi Rockstar (Mostly Honey Singh but it was reported that it was based off of others as well).
Rangoon is a film I have issues with. On paper all the characters are cool. It was Vishal Bhardwaj film so I went in with good expectations but I don’t know. He was amazing as Nawab Malik and I loved the the whole Shahid vs Saif. The funny thing is how the media was trying to stir the drama since both actors have a past with Kareena but they enjoyed each other’s company and honestly being students of Bhardwaj’s success, I hope they work more in the future.
Aesthetically, he was charming in Paadmavaat. I know the story was more orientated on Ranveer’s Allaudin but Shahid put a shift in. I wish the story was a bit more balanced and I’m strictly speaking about the final product, I am not well versed on the history of these characters so I will not go there but I’m strictly going off of what I saw in the film.
Onto the most controversial one. Kabir Singh was a remake and look, I don’t agree with what the film was portraying a relationship out to be but I must say, without comparison to Vijay Devarokanda, Shahid was the best choice for a Hindi adaption. He gave a great performance but unfortunately, the film spread a bit of a bad message. Regardless, I’m not here to speak of controversy, only the performance.
This will go down as a success for Shahid but I hope he doesn’t collaborate with Sandeep Reddy Vanga after that whole, “You should be able to hit your partner if you love her”.
Now as far as I know, he’s only working on the Jersey’s remake. With the same directors as the original, I see this pulling some success. For Shahid and it’s good to see Shahid working with his father, especially after their last collaboration was a bit of a mess (Shandaar).
Now my questions for you are;
Any favorite performance/role of his?
Any that you find a bit overated?
A director you think Shahid should collaborate with?
How do you feel about him as an actor overall?
Is there a role in Bollywood you think he would’ve done better than the originally casted actor?
This question is for those who would like to answer;
Is their a character that you think Shahid could do justice to? As in either a remake, recast or a Hollywood/Foreign cinema.
This is honestly just to spark debate but to me, Shahid could easily pull a Batman. He’s got the playboy charms of Bruce Wayne and I’m sure he can play Batman.
A younger Shahid would’ve made an amazing Neo and screw it, he’s my pick for Han Solo as well.
Now before you begin going off in the chat, this is just a bit of hypothetical questioning I like to do to start debates amongst the community.
You don’t have to answer that last one but I would like to hear what you have to say. I believe he has the talent to play an array of characters but let me know which ones you think he would do well in a recast.
Stay safe y’all
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2020.01.19 09:13 Khan4546727 Who would you cast for a buddy-cop movie?

I can’t remember the last time Bollywood had a good buddy-cop film. Dishoom is the last one I can remember and that was subpar at best. Hell I only watched it to see Akshay Khanna’s return.
Hollywood has 21 Jump Street 1 & 2, Hot Fuzz, Bad Boys franchise and The Nice Guys and I don’t mean to set Hollywood as the standards but I think a good buddy-cop film would work in Bollywood. Which is why I’ve see 3 examples of possible partners that I want you to fill out.
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Old and experienced vs Young and eager:
I would go for someone like Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. Both have great comedic-timing and I feel like they can definitely deserve another chance after flopping in Ek Ladki and Fanney Khan.
or Tabu and Ayushmann, I personally loved their banter in Andhadhun.
Shahid Kapoor and his half-brother, Ishaan Khatter. I’m pretty sure they don’t have to fake their chemistry.
Saif Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, I feel like these two can look great kicking ass so why not?
If a dark pairing then Ranbir Kapoor and Aamir Khan, I feel like they’d be great.
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The 21 Jump Street Formula:
Two youngsters paired to have a great comedic duo.
Radhika Madan & Sanya Malhotra, they were great in Pathaaka so why not?
Kunal Khemu and Vir Das, Go Goa Gone gang once more but chasing criminals this time.
I want to leave more of these for you but there’s one more pairing that I feel like is inevitable in Bollywood.

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Partners to Life Partners
Love has always been an arc in Bollywood films either a side story or the main arc. For here I’d say these can be actors you would like to see work together or that have already made a great pairing.
I’d say you can avoid this one as I am having trouble with coming up for ideas too but for example I’d say Rajkummar Rao and Alia Bhatt. I feel like they’d be a charming and witty couple.

I usually do these post to spark discussions and just to interact with the community, so don't take this to seriously as a lot of these are done for fun.
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2019.12.30 14:17 bollybuff The Reshma Shetty Factor

Dabangg3 is the Salman Khan starrer in a row to under perform at the box office. Is Reshma Shetty’s absence from the Salman Khan camp the reason?
Salman Khan was part of the ruling triumvirate in 90’s. After a fabulous debut as a leading man in Maine Pyaar Kiya – which was an ATBB(all time blockbuster), Salman followed it up with several other hits. He did face a lull in between, but then got his career back on track with several hits. He was in fact the bigger star the media favorite – Shahrukh Khan in 1998-99. Even his mediocre films like – Bandhan turned out to be hits. Salman built up a huge following among the masses. His bad boy image only went on to add to his allure. But his torrid relationship with Aishwarya Rai & a choppy turn at the box office damaged his aura. His hair loss was also a matter of concern. when one thought things couldn’t get worse, came the black buck case. Even his fans thought his involvement in the drunken driving case was the final nail in his coffin. Salman was now busy in attending one court case after another. He even spent some time in jail during this period.
But like all great stars before him, Salman bounced back. His movies started doing well again & he even managed to “discipline” Vivek Oberoi. Vivek had famously taken on Salman by calling for a press conference to speak out against him. Most of the industry sided with Salman.
While Salman’s movies started doing well again, he wasn’t doing well as he used to. Shahrukh had raced past way ahead. It was during this phase somewhere around 2002-03 that he met Katrina Kaif. They went on to make several hit films together – notably Partner & Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. Most of Salman’s hits during this phase were comedies or romantic comedies. He was erratic when it came to choosing movies. He often did movies just for the sake of bailing out a friend or a well wisher. This added to his “bhai” aura. Despite his movies not being the biggest hits, his fan following ran into millions. His fans knew everything, from his love for biryani to his exploits with women. it is an open secret that Salman has always been a ladies man.
The Beginning
It was somehere around 2007-08 that Katrina introduced Salman to Reshma Shetty. Katrina credited Reshma with turning around her career. Salman’s career wasn’t going great guns, due to him picking weak projects like Shaadi Kar Ke Phas Gaya, God Tussi Great Ho etc. It was Reshma, who suggested Salman to take up action based movie projects. She also kept her mooching friends & family away from him. The result was ‘Wanted’. The movie was a milestone in Salman’s career. It made huge money & bailed out producer Boney Kapoor, who was in financial distress at that time.
It was in 2008, when Salman got into a notorious brawl with the then box office king Shahrukh Khan. Most of bollywood sided with Shahrukh, as he was the bigger star. While Salman was barely hanging on to his A-list status, Shahrukh looked invincible with Om Shanti Om & Chak De. But Shahrukh did not have Reshma Shetty on his side
Unprecedented Success
After Wanted in 2008, there was no looking back as far as Salman’s career was concerned. He starred in string of hits. Apart from veer, none of his movies flopped. Even critically panned movies like Bodyguard were hits. Dabangg in 2010 turning out to be a superhit & Shahrukh’s movies underperforming, meant that Bollywood had a new box office king. While many claimed that it was Salman who had the biggest fan following among the masses even when Shahrukh was ruling bollywood, nobody thought he would actually dethrone the Bollywood badshah.
Reshma is rumored to have a say in everything – right from the script of Salman’s movies to the projects Salman singed. She managed Salman’s PR during his court cases & his breakup with Katrina. We wonder how she stopped Salman from going berserk when Katrina started dating Ranbir. Anybody who wanted to meet Salman, had to go through Reshma. She made sure that he never signs any movie which did not deserve his presence. Salman’s fan following soared. He was referred to as the “Rajnikanth” of hindi cinema.
The Fallout
It is not clear as to what exactly led to their fallout. Some say it was Reshma interfering with his family that irked Salman, while some say she embezzled money. She is alleged to have side deals going on with the brands who endorsed him. It was a nasty parting of ways. Salman asked his coterie which included Varun Dhawan, Katrina, Pulkit Samrat etc to drop Reshma. Salman even went on to invest in a rival talent management company.
Reshma is no pushover. She got back at Salman by ruining his deal with Eros for Race3. She was signed on by Akshay Kumar to manage his career. Akshay was shrewd enough to recognise her talent, and so an opportunity when Salman let go off Reshma. While Salman is used to having his way, he met his match in Reshma. Reshma is rumored to be the brains behind the nasty trends related to Salman on social media & blind items in various portals.
Reshma is a go-getter. She is a taskmaster & this is known to make her employees hate her. She sacked one of her best employees after she discovered that her employees had formed a secret whatsapp group just to bitch about her. She is her rival’s worst nemesis.
2019 – The Defining Year
This year Salman has had three releases. While none have been outright flops, none of them have performed at the levels a Salman Khan film is expected to perform either. Race3 – the third installment of the successful Race franchise, was critically panned. It was due to sheer star power of Salman Khan that it managed to gross 183cr+ at the Indian box office. Salman Khan’s eid release – Bharat, grossed 212cr+ & was declared a hit. But many sections of the media called it an underperformer. Salman Khan’s eid releases generally gross 300cr+ at the Indian box office. His latest release – Dabangg3 opened to mixed reviews from the critics & the audience. The nation wide unrest owing to CAA, NRC led to a 15%-20% hit in their business. Dabangg3 is again expected to finish at around 200-220cr+.
While Salman did taste success last year in Tiger Zinda Hai, one has to accept that Reshma must have given her inputs during the making of Tiger Zinda Hai. 2019 was the acid test for Salman. It was this year’s movies, in which Reshma did not have any say. In her absence Salman has ruined his relationships with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kabir Khan, Remo & Ali Abbas Zafar. Reshma always managed to keep Salman’s temper in check & managed his equations with filmmakers intact. Not just Salman, even Reshma other ex-clients – Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif’s career are not going great guns. Varun has ended up making poor choices in Reshma’s absence.
On the other hand, Reshma’s client – Akshay, is having one of his best phases ever. He is now seen in subject oriented films with a nationalistic fervour. This has endeared him to the masses. All his movies in the last 1-2 years – Rustom, Mission Mangal, Kesari,Gold, 2.0, Padman & the recently released Housefull4 have been hits. Housefull4 & Mission Mangal have crossed the 200cr barrier – a feat Akshay’s films have managed before. His latest release – Good Newwz has released today, to favourable reviews from the critics & the audience. It is expected to business of 200cr+.
2020 – Who Will Win?
Salman Khan had a sureshot hit in Inshallah. But his ego again got the better of him. Instead of mending fences with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, he decided to start another project with director Prabhudeva – Radhe. It must be noted that Radhe was scripted with time constraints. They are aiming to meet their Eid release deadline, which will likely lead to a sub-standard product. It will again rely heavily on Salman Khan’s star power. But how long will fans keep watching Salman’s sub-standard movies is the big question.
Meanwhile, while Akshay’s movies have started grossing 200cr+, grossing more than Salman’s films it still doesn’t mean that he is the new box office king. Hrithik Roshan’s War at 317cr+, followed by Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh at 278cr+ are the biggest hits of the year. It is unlikely that Good Newwz will cross these figures.
Reshma has not been able to replicate her success with smaller stars like Abhishek Bachchan. While AB Jr’s Manmarziyaan opened to good reviews from critics, it was a box office flop. Reshma Shetty will have to ensure that Abhishek Bachchan succeeds in order to prove that she is truly a wizard, when it comes to managing careers of ehr clients. But as people who have been following poll strategist Prshant Kishore’s career will tell you – it is easier to make Narendra Modi win vis-a-vis Rahul Gandhi.
If Radhe grosses 250cr+, it will mean that Salman Khan will continue to remain the box office king. Akshay needs his movies to consistently cross 250cr+ & at least 1 movie to gross 300cr to dethrone Salman – no mean feat. But will Salman’s movies continue to break the 300cr+ barrier minus Reshma Shetty? That is the million dollar question!
Source: Opinionated Indian
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2019.12.29 14:57 CopyPastePoster 2019Recap: The BIGGEST and SHOCKING controversies of 2019

Like every year, this year too was riddled with some big controversies involving our film stars and film fraternity members. However, some controversies were unprecedented and hence, 2019 surely stands out. In this special feature, Bollywood Hungama brings to you a list of the major controversies that made the maximum news in 2019.

1. War of words over war film


The year started with a huge controversy as Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi hit screens. The film was initially directed by Gabbar Is Back director Krish but he was later side-lined as Kangana took over the reins. Post the release, Krish spoke his heart out about the inferior treatment meted out to him. Mishti Chakraborty, who played Kashibai, too broke silence and claimed that her role was chopped off. Sonu Sood, who was unceremoniously dropped out and replaced by Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, dropped hints about his displeasure and so, did Atul Kulkarni, who essayed Tatya Tope’s part. But both the male actors refused to come clean

2. Kangana Ranaut gets boycotted by entertainment journalists


Kangana Ranaut then remained in news during the release of her second film, Judgementall Hai Kya, as well. During its promotional event, she got into a spat with a journalist, named Justin Rao. She accused him of ‘hurting her brand’. The next day, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter to further slam Justin and accused him of being unfairly biased and insulting towards her the actress. A huge section of entertainment journalists were so shocked and infuriated with Kangana and Rangoli’s behaviour that they boycotted the former.

3. Kabir Singh greeted with polarized views


Kabir Singh was one of the biggest surprise blockbusters of the year and was loved for its treatment, music and of course Shahid Kapoor’s bravura performance. But a section of moviegoers slammed the film for its toxic masculinity and for what they claimed was glorification of such a character. No sooner had this controversy died, then Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s statement that if you don’t have the liberty of slapping your partner, then you are not in love added considerable fuel to the fire.

4. Inshallah gets shelved before going on floors


One of the biggest announcements this year was Inshallah, a film starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt and directed by master director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Unfortunately, before it could go on floors, the film got shelved because of major creative differences between the superstar and Bhansali.

5. Akshay Kumar citizenship row


That Akshay Kumar is a Canadian citizen was common knowledge. But this aspect turned into a major controversy when he failed to vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Critics slammed him for not being completely open about it. They also hit back at his fans who used to position Akshay as the ideal Indian and other actors, particularly Khans, as traitors. Akshay Kumar had no choice but to issue a clarification. Earlier this month, he revealed that he’s applied for Indian citizenship.

6. Mystery over Govinda’s claims of being offered Avatar


Govinda got massively trolled after he claimed on the popular TV show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ that he was offered James Cameron’s big-budget Hollywood film Avatar, and that too the lead role. He further claimed that he refused to do the flick as he was not ready to colour his body for 400 days. Not just that, he went on to claim that it was he who suggested to Cameron that the film be titled Avatar. His statements went viral and he was accused of lying and making up stories. A few people from Bollywood however supported him and claimed that he was indeed offered the said film.

7. Karan Johar’s party video goes viral for the wrong reasons


An FIR was filed after a video posted by Karan Johar as his Instagram story went viral. The video was shot by the filmmaker during a star-studded party going in his house. Vicky Kaushal was also present in the get-together and netizens claimed he and others were under the influence of drugs. Karan vehemently denied all the allegations.

8. Bollywood films banned in Pakistan; Pakistan singers banned in India


The Pulwama attacks of February 2019 once again strained relations between India and Pakistan. The film industry decided to stop releasing their films in their neighbouring country to show solidarity to the army men who were killed in this attack. Bollywood personalities also decided to stop working with Pakistani singers. Salman Khan replaced Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with Javed Ali from the song ‘Naina Lade’ in Dabangg 3. Pakistan too retaliated by banning all Indian films.

9. PM Narendra Modi’s release faced roadblocks


The Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi ran into rough weather. It was accused of breaking the model code of conduct since it was to release on April 5, four days before the first round of Lok Sabha Elections. It faced its first roadblock when it failed to get the censor certificate on time. As a result, it was postponed to April 12. On April 11, 5-6 hours before the press show, the Election Commission decided to ban all biopics, including the Narendra Modi film. It ultimately released on May 24, a day before the election results were announced.

10. Panipat faces protests in Rajasthan


Ashutosh Gowariker’s grand period flick Panipat faced problems from the second day of its release in Rajasthan. The protestors complained that the film showed Maharaja Surajmal in a negative light and that it was not historically accurate. In no time, many centres in the desert state stopped playing the film. With no other option in hand, the makers opted for self-censorship and removed 11 minutes of controversial content.

11. Ujda Chaman vs Bala clash gets ugly


A peculiar situation arose as two films on premature balding – Bala and Ujda Chaman – released back-to-back. Bala was to initially release on November 15 while Ujda Chaman on November 8. Trouble started when Bala was preponed to November 7 to clash with the Ujda Chaman! Ujda Chaman makers cried foul over this decision of Bala producers. Kumar Mangat also made it clear that their film is a remake of a Kannada film and that Bala is an unofficial copy. They even moved court. Ultimately, Ujda Chaman got preponed to November 1 and the court case was quietly dropped.

12. Uproar over Saand Ki Aankh and Bala’s casting


Both Saand Ki Aankh and Bala was appreciated by moviegoers overall. But a section of netizens especially groused over its casting. They had reservations over Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, in their 30s, playing 60-year-plus women. Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan agreed and they opined that they should have instead given a chance to play the parts. Meanwhile, Bhumi Pednekar played a dark-skinned lady in Bala and her make-up seemed inauthentic. Again, the complaint was raised that they should have actually got a girl matching the skin tone of the character instead of turning a fair girl into a dark one.

13. Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood


On June 29, talented actor Zaira Wasim announced that she’s quitting films permanently, mainly for religious reasons. It led to polarized views. While some felt the she is old enough to make her decisions and that she should have that liberty, others criticized her decision to drag religion into the whole affair.

14. Ford v Ferrari censor row


One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Ford v Ferrari, released on November 15. On November 13, its press show was held where angry critics clicked pictures of scenes wherein classes containing liquor were blurred. Usually, this is done with bottles depicting the name of the alcohol brand. Hence, media persons were shocked when even the presence of alcohol in a glass was censored. In no time, it went viral on Twitter, with netizens and even Farhan Akhtar slamming the CBFC for being regressive. A few days later, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi clarified that the blurring of the alcohol glass was done voluntarily by the makers themselves.
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2019.12.29 14:51 CopyPastePoster 2019Recap: The BIGGEST and SHOCKING controversies of 2019

Like every year, this year too was riddled with some big controversies involving our film stars and film fraternity members. However, some controversies were unprecedented and hence, 2019 surely stands out. In this special feature, Bollywood Hungama brings to you a list of the major controversies that made the maximum news in 2019.

1. War of words over war film


The year started with a huge controversy as Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi hit screens. The film was initially directed by Gabbar Is Back director Krish but he was later side-lined as Kangana took over the reins. Post the release, Krish spoke his heart out about the inferior treatment meted out to him. Mishti Chakraborty, who played Kashibai, too broke silence and claimed that her role was chopped off. Sonu Sood, who was unceremoniously dropped out and replaced by Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, dropped hints about his displeasure and so, did Atul Kulkarni, who essayed Tatya Tope’s part. But both the male actors refused to come clean

2. Kangana Ranaut gets boycotted by entertainment journalists


Kangana Ranaut then remained in news during the release of her second film, Judgementall Hai Kya, as well. During its promotional event, she got into a spat with a journalist, named Justin Rao. She accused him of ‘hurting her brand’. The next day, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter to further slam Justin and accused him of being unfairly biased and insulting towards her the actress. A huge section of entertainment journalists were so shocked and infuriated with Kangana and Rangoli’s behaviour that they boycotted the former.

3. Kabir Singh greeted with polarized views


Kabir Singh was one of the biggest surprise blockbusters of the year and was loved for its treatment, music and of course Shahid Kapoor’s bravura performance. But a section of moviegoers slammed the film for its toxic masculinity and for what they claimed was glorification of such a character. No sooner had this controversy died, then Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s statement that if you don’t have the liberty of slapping your partner, then you are not in love added considerable fuel to the fire.

4. Inshallah gets shelved before going on floors


One of the biggest announcements this year was Inshallah, a film starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt and directed by master director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Unfortunately, before it could go on floors, the film got shelved because of major creative differences between the superstar and Bhansali.

5. Akshay Kumar citizenship row


That Akshay Kumar is a Canadian citizen was common knowledge. But this aspect turned into a major controversy when he failed to vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Critics slammed him for not being completely open about it. They also hit back at his fans who used to position Akshay as the ideal Indian and other actors, particularly Khans, as traitors. Akshay Kumar had no choice but to issue a clarification. Earlier this month, he revealed that he’s applied for Indian citizenship.

6. Mystery over Govinda’s claims of being offered Avatar


Govinda got massively trolled after he claimed on the popular TV show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ that he was offered James Cameron’s big-budget Hollywood film Avatar, and that too the lead role. He further claimed that he refused to do the flick as he was not ready to colour his body for 400 days. Not just that, he went on to claim that it was he who suggested to Cameron that the film be titled Avatar. His statements went viral and he was accused of lying and making up stories. A few people from Bollywood however supported him and claimed that he was indeed offered the said film.

7. Karan Johar’s party video goes viral for the wrong reasons


An FIR was filed after a video posted by Karan Johar as his Instagram story went viral. The video was shot by the filmmaker during a star-studded party going in his house. Vicky Kaushal was also present in the get-together and netizens claimed he and others were under the influence of drugs. Karan vehemently denied all the allegations.

8. Bollywood films banned in Pakistan; Pakistan singers banned in India


The Pulwama attacks of February 2019 once again strained relations between India and Pakistan. The film industry decided to stop releasing their films in their neighbouring country to show solidarity to the army men who were killed in this attack. Bollywood personalities also decided to stop working with Pakistani singers. Salman Khan replaced Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with Javed Ali from the song ‘Naina Lade’ in Dabangg 3. Pakistan too retaliated by banning all Indian films.

9. PM Narendra Modi’s release faced roadblocks


The Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi ran into rough weather. It was accused of breaking the model code of conduct since it was to release on April 5, four days before the first round of Lok Sabha Elections. It faced its first roadblock when it failed to get the censor certificate on time. As a result, it was postponed to April 12. On April 11, 5-6 hours before the press show, the Election Commission decided to ban all biopics, including the Narendra Modi film. It ultimately released on May 24, a day before the election results were announced.

10. Panipat faces protests in Rajasthan


Ashutosh Gowariker’s grand period flick Panipat faced problems from the second day of its release in Rajasthan. The protestors complained that the film showed Maharaja Surajmal in a negative light and that it was not historically accurate. In no time, many centres in the desert state stopped playing the film. With no other option in hand, the makers opted for self-censorship and removed 11 minutes of controversial content.

11. Ujda Chaman vs Bala clash gets ugly


A peculiar situation arose as two films on premature balding – Bala and Ujda Chaman – released back-to-back. Bala was to initially release on November 15 while Ujda Chaman on November 8. Trouble started when Bala was preponed to November 7 to clash with the Ujda Chaman! Ujda Chaman makers cried foul over this decision of Bala producers. Kumar Mangat also made it clear that their film is a remake of a Kannada film and that Bala is an unofficial copy. They even moved court. Ultimately, Ujda Chaman got preponed to November 1 and the court case was quietly dropped.

12. Uproar over Saand Ki Aankh and Bala’s casting


Both Saand Ki Aankh and Bala was appreciated by moviegoers overall. But a section of netizens especially groused over its casting. They had reservations over Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, in their 30s, playing 60-year-plus women. Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan agreed and they opined that they should have instead given a chance to play the parts. Meanwhile, Bhumi Pednekar played a dark-skinned lady in Bala and her make-up seemed inauthentic. Again, the complaint was raised that they should have actually got a girl matching the skin tone of the character instead of turning a fair girl into a dark one.

13. Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood


On June 29, talented actor Zaira Wasim announced that she’s quitting films permanently, mainly for religious reasons. It led to polarized views. While some felt the she is old enough to make her decisions and that she should have that liberty, others criticized her decision to drag religion into the whole affair.

14. Ford v Ferrari censor row


One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Ford v Ferrari, released on November 15. On November 13, its press show was held where angry critics clicked pictures of scenes wherein classes containing liquor were blurred. Usually, this is done with bottles depicting the name of the alcohol brand. Hence, media persons were shocked when even the presence of alcohol in a glass was censored. In no time, it went viral on Twitter, with netizens and even Farhan Akhtar slamming the CBFC for being regressive. A few days later, CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi clarified that the blurring of the alcohol glass was done voluntarily by the makers themselves.
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2019.08.18 07:47 Khan4546727 Ideas for Dhoom 4

Before you guys read anything, this is completely out of boredom and this won’t be based off of any rumors either.
I was watching Dhoom 2 and despite all the masala, it was an entertaining film. So it got me wondering, what went wrong with Dhoom 3? The imbalance of focus from the duo cop side to being a plagiaristic copy of “The Prestige”, Dhoom 3 was a shambles but I have some ideas that I would want to share with this sub.
New angle and casting for the good guys
One of the reasons I was bothered from the 3rd installment was the same back and forth between Jay and Ali was that nothing really changed. No real growth in their relationship and it was the same thing from the 1st and 2nd installment.
Maybe a new angle like the characters being new to the force and having to prove themselves would have some room for growth.
Who I suggest: Vicky Kaushal and Kartik Aaryan
I feel like having these two play equals instead of having one be the alpha would make for story as they are both new comers. Both have good comedic timing so I feel happy with these two but let me know who you would rather have.
Since Dhoom always had a love scope, I would say pair Kartik with Kriti Kharbanda and Vicky with a Kiara Advani. Again, if you have better picks for a pair then comment below.
Villain for the duo!
The first one was a bike thief, second one was a master of disguise and the third installment was a magician (the theme of his trickery).
I’d say we most definitely need something that would have a great twist. Maybe it would be a previous bank worker so he knows how the banks operate and their own schedule? Maybe he could be an astute technician and he creates gadget like Hrithik’s character.
But onto the important part, casting:
This is where I take a bit of unorthodox turn. I have 2 choices in mind and that would be a young villain. If we go with someone young then it would look good for an opposite pairing but an older actor would be better to outwit the duo.
Young option: Sohum Shah, Shahid Kapoor or Siddhant Chatturvedi
Sohum Shah is a damn good actor and I want to see more films from him. He was menacing in Tumbbad and I’m sure he would be stellar in a negative role here too.
Shahid Kapoor isn’t exactly young but I feel like without a beard, he has a youthful look. But onto the important part, the intense actor would be a fine choice if budget wasn’t an issue.
Final choice would be Siddhant Chaturvedi
He did great as MC Sher and I loved his nuance and natural take on the role. I wouldn’t mind seeing him play a baddy to the duo.
Old option: Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan or even Shah Rukh Khan
I hate what Race 3 did to Anil Kapoor’s image. He was probably the best thing in it and I think that Anil Kapoor could give an intense performance.
Do I need to give an explaination for Irrfan Khan? The man is an acting gem and I know he would be a show stealer.
Now hear me out, I know SRK career is supposedly over but a string of bad films isn’t going to knock the guy down. He just is in dire need of a new agent and a villain role may be what can bring him back but I see why this will give my downvotes. I’m just saying it would it wouldn’t be bad.
Bring back the master of disguise
Hrithik is trending in Bollywood with Super 30 and the upcoming, War. I say you bring him back to help the cops catch a thief. It would make for a good cameo and you can even have a story where Hrithik and the new villain used to be partners and onto Hrithik knows how he operates.
All just suggestions but feel free to leave compliments or criticism down below!
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2019.07.09 17:20 Sonia_Satoh 'Kabir Singh' director Sandeep Vanga defends himself after huge backlash over his interview with Film critic Anupama Chopra

"My Interview Was Edited,” Sandeep Vanga

Sandeep, can we start at the interview with Anupama Chopra which has created an unprecedented furore?
Yes, I know. I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. I speak my mind unfiltered. And this was my first interview after Kabir Singh released. If my film had come and gone quietly no one would have bothered.
You sounded very angry and defensive in the interview?
I had to say what I had to say. And then they cut out portions of my comments so that people don’t know what I said before and after some of the comments that have created a controversy. The content was edited in a very wrong way. So that a section of women got another chance to attack me. But I was trying to explain my protagonist’s mindset. How Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh feels is not exactly what I feel. Violence may be his way of expressing love. It’s not mine.
Why say that one needs to slap one’s partner to be honest in the relationship?
I never said one “needs” to slap . All I meant was , one needs to be fully honest in a committed relationship.And that honesty can take on a violent form. And why is only Kabir slapping his girlfriend Preeti being talked about? What about the fact that she too slaps him back? It works both ways .How they express their love is their choice. Why are some people judging them? And judging me for the way the characters behaviour? My point is, in a true relationship the emotions can get raw and violent.
Okay so when you speak of violence in a relations you are speaking for your character.What about you? Would you resort to violence with your partner?
I would do anything and everything with my partner to make sure I am my real self. I would drop all defences, pull down all my guards. For me the essence of a strong relationship is honesty.I wouldn’t say I’d slap my partner.Even in the film… how do I explain to the idiots that , ‘Preeti ne pehle mari hai,phir Kabir ne maara’.It’s pointless to harp on the slap.
It was in very bad taste for you to bring up a movie critic’s weight.Calling Rajiv Masand ‘fat’ is just not done?
It’s not as if I am hitting out at all critics.Some have been deliberately below-the-belt,only 2-3 of them really have really behaved like parasites. You could literally see the hatred(for the film) in their eyes.
But how does it matter what some critics think?
You are saying this because Kabir Singh is a hit. You feel , why the need to get defensive?But it’s not about success or failure. It’s about the mindset of certain critics who get a kick out of pulling down any film that goes beyond the bandwidth of acceptable morality.You can’t take two points from my film and make a review. I later got to know that this guy(Masand) is famous and people listen to his reviews.
But his review couldn’t damage your film?
My film went beyond the reviews. It has connected so deeply with the youngsters that such reviews didn’t matter at all. But reviews can affect a less successful film.
I have to agree about one thing with you. We can’t make films about flawless heroes alone?
That’s what I am saying. And no one is flawless. Even the biggest heroes of our country have flaws. It is what makes them human.
Isn’t KabiArjun partly your own story?Didn’t you also attend medical college like your hero?
Yes. I did. You know, when you’re writing a character specially for your first film, your own experiences are bound to spill into your writing.
Why did you agree to do the remake?
When you get a call from an actor liek Shahid Kapoor,you are bound to do a rethink on remakes. Then I met him in Mumbai and we really jelled.I was excited about the challenge to tell the story for a larger audience. I didn’t treat Kabir Singh as a remake.
So who’s your favourite Vijay Deverakonda or Shahid Kapoor?
They both performed exceedingly well. In some scenes Vijay was better. In some other scenes Shahid excelled.
Coming from you, that is an unacceptable diplomatic reply?
No no.I am not being diplomatic. Both worked really hard.
And which version do you like better, the Telugu Arjun Reddy or the Hindi Kabir Singh?
I worked equally hard on both. They are both very similar and yet different. I always believed there must be a reason for every shot in a film. I couldn’t just make changes because I was addressing a bigger market in Hindi. Sure,it was a big leap. But I had to remain true to the character. There was a purpose for following the original.
What do you have to say about Dhruv ,the forthcoming Tamil version of Arjun Reddy?
I have nothing to do with that. I was never asked to direct the Tamil version.My AD(assistant director) is directing it.I wish the project all the best. I love and admire Vikram Sir(Tamil actor whose son is being launched in Dhruv).And I’d only want good things to happen to his family. They made the film once and scrapped the whole film and made it again. It takes guts to do that.
Did the level of success of Kabir Singh take you by surprise?
It did. The level of success and the volume of hatred both took me surprise. Arjun Reddy got a lot more love from the Telugu critics. A very senior Telugu critic took her 14-year old daughter to see Arjun Reddy. That was my best review.And she is a true feminist ,not a pseudo-feminist. After the love given to Arjun Reddy I wasn’t ready for the bashing that critics gave Kabir Singh.
And yet Kabir Singh is a phenomenal success?
I had a heard a cult status only happens once to a film.But the Hindi version is a much bigger film than the Telugu version.I’ve seen Kabir Singh with the audience. The way they reacted to some scenes, for me it was the greatest award. This was the audience I had made the film for.And they were on my side.
When will you work with Vijay Deverakonda again?
The sooner the better. We share a fabulous equation.

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2018.04.20 08:02 EccentricBai Vanity affair - Interfering star wife

Industry big shots are not pleased that this actor's wife is taking a very keen' interest in his work. It began with her weighing in on his costumes, but now they're saying she reads every script he's offered, makes it a point to sit in with him on meetings with writers and filmmakers, and offers detailed feedback on the material that's sent to him. Why is that a bad thing, you ask? Well it isn't. It's just that industrywaalas tend to complain about anything that could threaten the status quo. "Who needs to deal with another unqualified family member poking her nose where it doesn't belong?asks a young director snarkily, referring to the frustration among producers and directors who must deal with an assortment of partners, parents and siblings of film stars. The actor's wife in question is an outsider' (someone who doesn't come from a film background), but seems to have strong opinions on scripts and roles, and it's ruffling feathers. The rumour is that a senior writer-director huffed out of the actor's apartment recently after the missus gave him suggestions' on how he could improve his script. "Most professionals wouldn't be opposed to receiving genuine feedback that could make the material better. But anyone that's speaking on behalf of a star tends to offer tips' that are solely intended to beef up the star's role or make him look better. It's purely selfish, vanity- related advice. And you can't blame filmmakers for rejecting it, the source says. Ironically, the actor himself had a reputation for interfering' in decisions that didn't concern him. Now Bollywood says he's making his wife do the dirty work.
Guess Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira
Source - Rajeev Masand
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2015.12.03 18:38 filmlawyers IJW: Tamasha (2015)

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Tamasha: when reality fails to match expectations
For those in shock that The Film Lawyers are covering a Bollywood film, fret not. We cover ALL cinema globally and, as it just so happens, we tend to cover everything from the best to the most mediocre to everything in between.
Which brings us to Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha, which falls squarely in the middle of good and bad or, in other words, perfectly passable. The film’s title translates to “Spectacle” in English, which gives you an idea of what to expect: a film that will appear visually gorgeous and will attempt to wow the viewer with its modernistic approach to film and tricky storyline. It’s not a great start for the film, with the opening 7-8 minutes failing to set the groundwork for the rest of the film; in fact, it does not become clear until near the interval mark (this is Bollywood, remember?) what the introduction was even referring to with its jumbled story-within-a-story-within-a-story flashback sequence. It’s a testament to the chemistry of the two leads, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, that the film manages to become more palatable to the viewer upon their introductions after the aforementioned jumbled start.
Speaking of the duo, Kapoor and Padukone are in fine form as a pair of strangers who meet in Corsica and promise to not reveal their real identities to one another, living vicariously through invented personalities (Shahrukh Khan fans will appreciate the nods here) and spending a carefree week together. Before moving forward, a note needs to be made about the film’s subtlety (or lack thereof); the amounts of time the dialogue hammered home that they were in Corsica or had been to Corsica was comical. If I were a man that indulged in drinking and there was a game of shots for the amounts of time Corsica was mentioned, I would presently be looking down on you from Heaven after having passed from alcohol poisoning mere minutes into the movie.
Anyway, back to the film. To state it was predictable is easy; one could see how living through fake personalities would eventually lead into love for one (or both) parties and the ensuing complications that come from it. This is a Bollywood film, so a complicated love story is a must. However, the effect of the film’s predictable nature is mitigated by the performance of the two leads, who seemed to essentially be playing one another but having a lot of fun in doing so. Their prior relationship clearly shines through, as their chemistry can be argued as being second only to the incomparable pairing of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Deepika’s Tara becomes a corporate lackey seeking more excitement from life after the week in Corsica (!) while Kapoor’s Ved goes from a carefree player to a corporate drone back to the former after a second half focused on him finding himself. While Imtiaz Ali’s approach to exploring how people play separate roles in separate stages of their life is an intriguing concept, the execution itself doesn’t entirely excel. He somehow manages to make Kapoor’s Ved excruciatingly boring in between the scenes of discovering himself and that serves to hamper the pacing of the film; if the film cut out the menial aspects of day-to-day life and focused just on the pair themselves, it would tighten the narrative and help the film flow more smoothly.
Ali’s direction was mostly on point for this film. After having directed the acclaimed Jab We Met all those years ago, many have been expecting every release of his to be equally sublime. Just as films such as Rockstar and Love Aaj Kal fell short of expectations, so does Tamasha. Despite the complaints about the film’s dialogue at times, his choice to separate the Corsica scenes from the Delhi-based scenes is worthy of commendation. He opts for a fun, lush and dreamy style for the scenes set in Corsica and a drab, dreary style for the latter; this makes perfect sense within the context of the film’s story, with the Delhi-based scenes containing the menial and dreadfully boring daily routines of the two leads.
Ali’s decision to focus the second half almost exclusively on Kapoor’s character costs the film the most, as his journey to self-fulfillment robs the audience of what was a typically excellent performance from Padukone who was equally delightful within the majority of the first half as Kapoor. For a film that was centered around Padukone’s character awakening the desire to return to a carefree style for Kapoor’s Ved, it was odd to see the former given a minimal amount of screen time. That has been a recurring theme of Ali’s films, with Jab We Met’s biggest flaw being its focus on Shahid Kapoor in the second half despite the film being carried by his co-star, Kareena Kapoor, throughout the entirety of the first half. Here’s hoping he finds a way to dole out equivalent screen time to both of the main characters of his stories in the future.
Now, a Bollywood film review is never complete without a healthy discussion about its soundtrack. For what was a perfectly average film, the soundtrack complements it perfectly. It had no elite-level songs, but what it did have were fun songs that kept the viewer interested, despite their unmemorable nature. A.R. Rahman was in charge of the soundtrack and based on his prior track record, more was expected from the legendary veteran. The soundtrack is elevated slightly by what was an excellent return performance from Alka Yagnik, who performed a duet with the ever-present Arijit Singh. While the names behind the song are legendary (Singh has catapulted to superstardom in less than 3 years), they fail to match the levels of prior songs crooned individually or with separate partners. The problem with the film having such a weak soundtrack is due to Ali’s decision to present a new song after what feels to be every few minutes, which serves to do nothing but emphasize for the viewer just how average the soundtrack is.
For fans of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani seeking a similarly predictable but uber-fun time, Tamasha disappoints. It lacks the excellent soundtrack of the former, has a much looser narrative hoping to explore multiple perspectives on life and is hampered by an atrocious introduction and middling second act. However, due to the performances of the leads and a still solid soundtrack (Yagnik and Singh’s duet, Tum Saath Ho, is a marvel), it is still recommended to those that are familiar with the actors. It’s no secret that Bollywood has been losing its lustre the last few years, with the best films being those that deviate from the norm (Badlapur, Talvar, Drishyam to name a few). Here’s hoping the future has better things in store for those that long for high quality and consistent Bollywood cinema.
After careful consideration, we, The Film Lawyers, are awarding the film with a C+.
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