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Monday, May 31, 2010

Shahid Kapoor will do some unique dancing in Mausam


Shahid Kapoor will do some unique dancing in Mausam
By Subhash K. Jha, May 31, 2010 - 10:41 IST

Shahid KapoorIf it's a Shahid Kapoor film, there must be some heavy duty dancing. Or so it seems, going by the way the music in his father's directorial debut Mausam has been moulded to accommodate Shahid's dancing shoes.

According to a source very close to the project, the film's aesthetically-inclined director Pankaj Kapoor had initially planned an exclusive heavily melody-based music score based only ragas.

In fact, Pritam Chakraborty who's doing the music score in
Mausam has just recorded a raga-based love melody in the voice of Rashid Khan.

Says Pritam, "It was meant to be only a small music piece. But when Pankaj-ji heard the tune he wanted it as a full-fledged song."

Pritam admits the music in
Mausam would be heavily melodious in the tradition of the great love stories down the ages fromBobby to Love Story to Ek Duje Ke Liye to Saawariya.

But now just days after Pritam recorded the raga-based number comes the news that a specially-designed dance track will be put together for
Mausam.

A source close to the project who doesn't want to be named says, "There was closed-door meeting between the producers, the director and Shahid Kapoor. It was unanimously decided that there would be a very unique song-and-dance. It was felt that
Mausam was too expensive a project to make it seem even slightly experimental in flavour."

Says the film's producer Sheetal Talwar, "We don't want to disappoint Shahid's target audience, the young fans. So yes, Shahid will dance after all."

Shahid's buddy Ahmed Khan is now busy trying to accommodate the dance into his crammed diary. He has no choice. Shahid has to dance.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shahid Kapoor Shedding light on relationships yet hiding what things


Shahid Kapoor Shedding light on relationships, yet hiding what things

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If you always dreamt of being the most special girl in the life of Bollywood hottie-Shahid Kapoor, here is your chance.
Shahid has recently spoken about the qualities he would like to see in his dream woman and these include-honesty, sensitivity, a good sense of humor and a strong sense of loyalty.
Also the woman has to be real and we might add that gorgeous looks won’t harm either.
Shahid was once very open about his private life when he was in a relationship with actress Kareena Kapoor. After he had a very public break-up with her, he avoided speaking to the media about his relationship.
After he let go of his committed status, Shahid has been linked with a bevy of Bollywood beauties like Amrita Rao, Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra.He,however,never admitted that he was going around with anyone of them.

Recently he even claimed that he will never be a hypocrite and always admit about the status of his relationship.
Well we are not doubting his intentions, but if that were the case why he did not speak when he was having a relationship with Vidya.
Recently Vidya claimed that she was indeed involved with Shahid and his constant criticism was detrimental to her over all self confidence.
Well we think that it was really gutsy for a woman to come out and speak about her relationship even when the man himself was not willing to talk about it.
Take a bow,Vidya.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shahid Kapoor miss playing cricket on the road

I miss playing cricket on the road Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai: He has been talked about more for his relationships with the hottest girls in town than his works. But Shahid Kapoor prefers to talk about his 'singledom'. "I think I am single and quite ready to mingle. That's about it," he says.

Though stardom has given the actor the much needed spotlight and quite a fan following among girls, he does think that there are certain things he misses in his life, terribly that is. "I miss just taking a walk or playing cricket on the road. I also miss having panipuri at public places. But I don't complain," he adds.

Though doing an ad for a fairness cream has invited criticism from many quarters, he has his own stance on it. "The ad is about how men should take care of their persona and groom themselves. And Indian men have this perception that they should never groom themselves since they are men," he says.

He has been very protective about his younger brother Ishaan. Does he want him to follow in his footsteps? "I don't want to talk about him as it's not apt for him to see things being written about him or his pictures in newspapers. He should grow up like a normal boy,"

Since the time he has made his debut in Hindi films, there have been countless occasions when it has been said that he looks very young and doesn't fit in many characters. How does he take such comments? "It's all to do with success and failures. Look at Zac Effron abroad he is such a big star and he is merely 22. It's all about doing your work diligently and with passion," Shahid says.

From his lover boy image, he went through a sea change as an actor with Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey. What does he plan to do next? "I want to do a fun film next. Be it Kaminey or Paathshala, I have done serious stuff of late. I want to do a young film now," he replies.

What about Mausam, his father Pankaj Kapur's directorial debut? "I am very excited since I will be working with my father at the helm of affairs," he ends.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shahid Kapoor gets his dose of Bollywood in Scotland

Shahid gets his dose of Bollywood in Scotland

26 May, 2010 12:00 am ISTlSmrity Sharma/INDIATIMES MOVIES

Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor is currently in Scotland to shoot for his father, Pankaj Kapur's directorial venture, 'Mausam'. The actor might be away from Mumbai and Bollywood physically, but nothing can take Bollywood away from an actor's heart. 

Though away from home, Shahid's spirits were pulled up the moment he stepped into a restaurant in Scotland for dinner. Shahid revealed, "Checked into my room in Edinburgh and then headed for dinner at a restaurant right opposite my hotel. I never imagined I'd be hearing Kumar Sanu songs at my first dinner in Scotland." 

Shahid further added that he was filled with a sense of pride listening to Sanu's mesmerizing renditions. "Hindi film industry zindabad," signed off the actor. 


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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shahid Kapoor stands tall on the cover of Man's World

Shahid Kapoor stands tall on the cover of Man's World 

You knew him as the romantic teenager in Ishq Vishk, then he surprised you by playing a devoted husband in Vivah, while you were still there, he took you by surprise as the introvert who is magically transformed by over talkative girl in Jab We Met, but what took the cake was the lean mean fighting machine act in Kaminey. Shahid Kapoor, who is a standing example of the phrase 'chip of the old block'.

It's the genes that did it, but we wouldn't like to take the credit away from him as he accepts his failures and stands humble about his hits in the May issue of Man's World. Shahid poses in an all black suit, with a smile that reflects the pitfalls, success and heartbreaks and the never ending media voyeurism only to come out self assured, confident and undeterred. Get a hold of this copy to read the bare all interview by the Kapoor boy on all things life, movies and love.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Shahid Kapoor Mausam clouded by ash

Shahid Kapoor's 'Mausam' clouded by ash
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The ash clouds, which are hovering over Europe, are playing havoc with Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut "Mausam" that stars his son Shahid in the main lead.

The film was meant to start with a brief schedule last month in Scotland but ash-clouds enveloped the European skies and the schedule had to be cancelled in the hope that the "Mausam" team will make up for lost time in the next schedule.

However, Shahid and his father's proposed travel plans to Scotland this week had to be cancelled again because of the ash clouds.

The "Mausam" crew was booked to travel to Edinburgh May 16. For the second time their trip was cancelled. Shahid and his father are now scheduled to fly to Scotland Saturday.

Meanwhile, Shahid is just chilling. "I'm just chilling with family and friends. There's no point worrying about things that are out of one's control," he said. 

Iranian bride for Shahid Kapoor?

Iranian bride for Shahid Kapoor?

Obsessed with Sasha, Iranian woman tore her passport just to stay in the country; writes poems and has imaginary love chats with the star.

True stories can, sometimes, make the filmiest Bollywood plot pale in comparison and Parvaneh Morteza Faghiri's is one such story.

The 39-year-old from Iran, who flew down to the city for the second time on May 7 to meet her 'one true love' Shahid Kapoor, is now in a rescue home and the Sahar police are completing formalities to send her back to Iran today.

How it began

Parvaneh says she saw Shahid on television and fell in love with him instantly because she found him romantic.

Though she was married to an Iranian man and had a 15-year-old daughter, Zaara, she felt her husband did not love her and, thus decided to leave him.

In February last year, she flew down to Mumbai to meet the actor and convince him to marry her.
She said that during her last trip to the city, she had showed people Shahid's photographs and asked for his address."

According to her, one of the high points of her last trip was seeing Shahid at the airport once. She kept shouting out his name and he smiled in return. When Shahid was leaving, she shouted out again and he gave her another smile," said an official from the rescue home in Kandivli where Parvaneh has been staying.

Second trip

Parvaneh landed at the Sahar airport on May 7 and immediately started telling people that she wanted to meet Shahid.

The Sahar police then took her to the police station, where she kept insisting that she be allowed to meet the actor. On being told that she would be sent back to Iran immediately, she tore up her passport.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Anupam Kher joins Shahid Kapoor in Mausam

Anupam Kher joins Shahid Kapoor in 'Mausam'
By Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Anupam Kher has agreed to feature in Shahid Kapoor starrer "Mausam" and says the fact that his good friend Pankaj Kapoor is directing the film was a good enough reason for him to give his nod for the project.

"I'm yet to get a clear indication of my role. But the fact that Pankaj is directing is enough incentive for me," said Anupam, 55, who will join the "Mausam" team in Edinburgh, Britain.

"I'm very fond of him (Pankaj) as an actor and as a human being. And I also like his son Shahid a lot. In fact, in his brief career I've played Shahid's father thrice (in 'Vivah', 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and 'Badmaash Company')."

This time, though, Anupam isn't playing Shahid's father. It is apparently the role that Pankaj had earmarked for himself. Now with direction proving a full-time occupation, Pankaj would rather concentrate on direction and let others do the acting.

However, the dates for "Mausam" are still being worked out. 

Meanwhile, Anupam flies out to the Lake District in England for a walk-on talkathon on the BBC's prestigious business talk show "Peschardt's People". The internationally known host Michael Peschardt is known for grilling entertainers, academician and others on his show. From India, N. Narayana Murthy, Vijay Mallya and Amitabh Bachchan have appeared on his show.

"I like representing our country on international platforms. Specially on a non-film platform. I think I've moved ahead of being just an actor," Anupam said.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Shahid Kapoor And Anushka Sharma in Indian Idol 5 on Dance Floor

Shahid Kapoor Dance On Indian Idol Dance Floor

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Shahid Kapoor BADMAASH COMPANY has alcoholic Meiyang Chang!

Shahid Kapur BADMAASH COMPANY has alcoholic Meiyang Chang!!
[06 May 2010]

Shahid Kapur’s upcoming flick ‘Badmaash Company’, which has Indian Idol winner Meiyang Chang as one of the four friends(other three being Shahid Kapur, Anushka Sharma and Vir Das), will show him as Chang who is habitual of alcohol and eventually turns against the other three friends of the company, causing heartburn and downfall of the friends.



Meiyang Chang, who can not take alcohol in real life due to some medical problem, had to depend for the shooting on his past college experience when he would drink with friends on social occasions. In consonant with his Sikkim origin, Meiyang Chang will be seen in the film as a character coming from the North Eastern part of India who can speak fluent Hindi.

Meiyang’s stints with Indian Idol, and later his association with the hosting of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, certainly helped him here. Parmeet Sethi, the director who is making his debut with this Yashraj production, wanted someone fresh- faced but with good command over Hindi and Meiyang fully fitted the bill.

The film has Shahid Kapur in the main lead, who is from a middle class background but achieves prominence after grouping with his other three friends. Anushka Sharma plays the love interest of Shahid Kapur.


‘Badmaash Company’ is all set to be released on May 7 and also expected to rescue Yashraj Films out of doldrums and negativity which has been plaguing it due to a series of flops like ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’( starring Shahid Kapur and Rani Mukerji). This is also second film of Anushka Sharma with the banner after making her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.


Even Shahid Kapur needs a big hit to salvage his reputation at the box office after the debacle of ‘Chance Pe Dance’ and ‘H
adippa’.





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Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Shahid Kapoor salvages reputation with Badmaash Company

Shahid Kapoor salvages reputation with 'Badmaash Company

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (EST) 
Badmaash Company, headlining Shahid Kapoor, did reasonably well at the box office in its opening weekend and is cruising towards box office success

May 11, 2010, (Sawf News) - Badmaash Company, headlining Shahid Kapoor , did reasonably well at the box office in its opening weekend and is cruising towards box office success.

The film marks a reversal of fortunes for Shahid who has featured in a string of box office failures with Dil Bole Hadippa!, Chance Pe Dance and Paathshala.

The film also marks a welcome respite for Yash Raj Films, the production company that seems to have lost its magic touch.

Badmaash Company will succeed at the Box Office not because it is a brilliant film, but because it was made with realistic expectations and a reasonable budget of Rs 26 crore.

The film grossed Rs 13.5 crore over its first weekend according to figures released by Box office India. Most multiplex theatres reported occupancy of 60-70%. It held ground on Monday with collections dropping by 55% over Sunday.

The film is expected to gross over 20 crore in its first week.

With the next big release, Kites, scheduled to hit theatres on May 21, Badmaash Company is expected to overtake the Rs 30 crore mark, thanks to Shahid Kapoor's draw and a youthful theme.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

AFWWA Madhubaala Naik presenting a memonto to Shahid Kapoor at special children of UMEED

President, AFWWA Madhubaala Naik presenting a memonto to Bollywood Star Shahid Kapoor at a 'special interaction' of differently-abled and special children of 'UMEED' – a vocational training centre organised by the AFWWA in New Delhi.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Badmaash Company smartly made but flawed in parts

Badmaash Company', smartly made but flawed in parts (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating: ***)
By Subhash K. Jha

Film: "Badmaash Company "; Starring: Shahid Anushka SharmaMeiyang Chang, Vir Das; Written & Directed by: Parmeet Sethi; Rating: ***

There's a longish sequence in an American eatery in the second-half of this deeply flawed and yet refreshingly cool urbane casual and yet highly cinematic work where Shahid Kapoor's Karan, by now on the road to seemingly irredeemable moral degeneration is told by his partner, played by newcomer Vir Das, that he wants out.

The way that sequence progresses and the manner in which the two actors play out a conventional friends-falling-apart moment, just makes you forgive all the excesses of inflated self-worth that the script suffers from in the last 90 minutes of this endearing though exasperating experience.

"Badmaash Company" is a film that is too smart for its own good. The main characters, four friends bonded by the collective will to grow rich overnight, go through a series on caper experiences. Not all of it is either convincing or even interesting. After a point, we know exactly where this quartet is hurling to. And the slide out of moral degeneration is never touching enough to make us shed a tear for these misguided over-reachers.

The doom comes none too soon, and then the narrative proceeds without a proper graph. By the time Karan (Shahid Kapoor)'s spunky girl Bulbul (Anushka Sharma) leaves him the script begins to look like one of those subverted morality tales from the house of the Bhatts where the heroes talk with clenched fists and heroines weep in their pillows as their companions come home in a drunken stupor.

We've been here before. But wait. There is a sense of intuitive cockiness about the narrative which just sees the film's improbable mixture of the trendy and the trite to the final stretch of predictable moral redemption.

There is a sense of the predictable and yet the unpredictable in the storytelling. Debutante director Parmeet Sethi's screenplay is one of those things that you want to believe merely because it sounds so smart on paper. But not all of this makes complete or even incomplete sense. The climax about colour-bleeding shirts being sold to America as the Next Best Thing is much too far-fetched to work even as a part of a con caper.

Nonetheless "Badmaash Company" has a lot going for itself. The first-half when Karan meets Bulbul, Zing and Chang to create an instantly materialistic energy, gets you interested in these out-of-control lives. You don't quite empathize with their overweening goals. But at least they seem to know their minds, even if on occasions the plot doesn't seem to know what it's doing. 

There's something pitch-friendly about the four actors and the way they tackle the plot material, sometimes cool sometimes over-reaching itself. If the film holds together it's because of the bonafide enthusiasm and unconditional surrender to the proceedings of the actors.

Shahid Kapoor pitches in another perfectly poised and subtle performance even though his character's graph gets blurred towards the end. You can't stop caring for Karan's character because Shahid doesn't let go of his centre even when the narrative gets shaky.

Anushka Sharma in a stunning makeover conveys her character's spirit and spunk through her well-toned body language and that twinkle in the eye. Tragically a lot of her speech and morality, and this goes for a lot of the film's careless periodicity, is not 1980s(the film's setting) at all.

Vir Das as the film buff with a roving eye negotiates his character with gentle care. Here's one actor who knows what he's doing even when his character doesn't. And Meiyang Chang as the chinky-eyed alcohol guzzling Gangtok-guy seems made for his character.

"Badmaash Company" is an extremely smart and smart-looking film. But its sassy all-knowing tone cannot hide a certain bankruptcy of genuinely inventive ideas. This is a fatally-flawed film about seriously flawed characters. The packaging is glamorous but not over-done. The dialogues convey a ring of truth without bending backwards to be cool. 

"Badmaash Company" has enough going for itself to make it an experience worth our while.

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