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Sanjay Khan announces his second book on his birthday

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 Mumbai: Legendary veteran actor-producer Sanjay Khan who is riding high on the success of his autobiography ‘The Best Mistakes Of My Life’ recently announced his second book on his birthday. The actor-producer hosted a grand party on his birthday to mark the announcement of his new book. 

The party was a starry affair with many of Khan’s friends from B-town and the world of politics being a part of his birthday celebrations. Celebrities who graced the occasion were Subrata Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Akbar Khan, Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Randhir Kapoor, Designer Farah Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Renu Namboodiri, Prashant Sawant, Simmon, Simi Garewal, Poonam Dhillon, Rouble Nagi, Simone Arora, Anu Dewan, Hrithik Roshan, Shabana Azmi. 

The book titled ‘Assalamalaikum Watan’ is Khan’s second book as an author post the much-acclaimed autobiography ‘The Best Mistakes Of My Life’ which went on to become a bestseller this year.
The book ‘Assalamalaikum Watan’ is organized into nine well-focused chapters. It commences with a brief history of India, highlighting some major contributions of the civilization. It stresses in particular, on strengthening the Muslims of India and empowering them to take part in nation building. 

Says Sanjay Khan, “It’s really blissful to be announcing my second book ‘Assalamalaikum Watan’ on my birthday. My first autobiography ‘The Best Mistakes Of My Life’ has been loved by readers and I’m hoping my second book to receives even more love.”

The recently-released autobiography titled ‘The Best Mistakes Of My Life’ has the actor-author at his candid best with a bare-all look at his journey in Bollywood and outside of it. From films to politics to his near-death accidents, Khan writes on all his life-changing moments. The book had its grand pre-Diwali launch in Mumbai.

Sanjay Khan has acted in almost 50 films and produced and directed films like ‘Chandi Sona’, ‘Kala Dhanda Goray Log’ ‘Abdullah’ and the television classic ‘The Sword of Tipu Sultan’. He is the recipient of the ‘National Citizen Award’ twice, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence’ and the ‘Gem of India Award for Excellence’ among many other honors.

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Shashi Kapoor : The Gentleman Actor Who Lashed Out In The Press Only Once

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Forever the thorough gentleman Shashi Kapoor’s interaction with the press was impeccable. Polite well-behaved and utterly dignified he never lost his cool in print(there was no internet back then).

But the one time that Shashi lost his cool and lashed out in print was when his dear beloved wife Jennifer Kapoor did not win the National award for her extraordinary performance in Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane.

Strangely Shash Kapoor lashed out at Smita Patil rather than Rekha who won the National award that year for Umrao Jaan.

Explains a source, “Even when he was angry and upset Shashi remembered to be kind to his friends. And Rekha was a dear friend.She had played the lead in three of Shashi’s most prestigious productions Vijeta , Kalyug and Utsav. So Shashi didn’t want to attack Rekha .Instead he deflected his anger to unnamed actresses who get national awards for soaping their armpits.”

A comment that Shashi regretted later, though luckily he hadn’t named Smita.But Smita did win the National award for Chakra in which she was seen bathing under a streetside watertap.

Some years ago when I brought up this soapy slip-up with Rekha she said, “Shashi had every right to be upset. Jenniferji deserved the award much more than me. I didn’t even know what I was doing in Umrao Jaan.”

Shashi could take solace in the fact that many great performers and performances didn’t win any National award. They didn’t honour Dilip Kumar for Ganga Jumna or Devdas.Nor did they honour Rajesh Khanna for Anand or Amar Prem. Even Mr Bachchan’s really great performances in Deewaar and Saudagar went unacknowledged .

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Alia Bhatt’s Kathak In Kalank To Land Her The Lead In Bhansali’s Next

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt are a collective force waiting to come together at the earliest given opportunity.

If fate had willed the two would have worked together 15 years ago when Bhansali was planning a love story based on child marriage titled Hamari Jaan Ho Tum which he wanted to make with Alia and Aditya Narayan (singer Udit Narayan’s son) in the lead.

That project never happened. Now when Alia is a superstar(no two ways about it) she has shown a keen interest in working with Bhansali. She has met him in his office a couple of times recently. They resolved to work together sooner rather than later.

Perhaps neither realized it would happen so soon.

Alia has beeen cast in Bhansali’s dream project Insha Allah

Apparently the role requires a whole of classical Indian dancing.

“Bhansali saw Alia dancing in the teaser of Kalank. That did it. Alia will be cast in Insha Allah” says a source close to the development.

In fact not too many know this.But Alia was sent by Bhansali to the Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj to learn Indian classical dancing for Kalank.

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Shreyas Talpade Injures Himself On Set,Continues Shooting Despite Pain

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Versatile actor Shreyas Talpade’s plate has been quite full what with shooting for a TV series as well as an upcoming film. Time and again he has proved that his focus on his performances – be it serious roles or comic – remains unmatched.

He has been dedicated to his performance in a limited TV series called ‘My Name Ijj Lakhan’, even as he juggled his back-to-back shooting schedules for his upcoming movie ‘Setters’.

Recently, while shooting for a wrestling scene for ‘My Name Ijj Lakhan’, the actor is believed to have injured his shoulder. Shreyas was in immense pain after the shot and had to take a break because of it, as his cast and crew members got concerned about the injury.

According to a source, Shreyas was in pain for quite some time, and a doctor was called on set. “Shreyas was advised by the doctor to rest for a couple of days due to the injury and extreme strain caused to his shoulder. However, he continued to shoot like a thorough professional, and kept everybody’s morale up,” the source said.

The actor took a couple of painkillers and finished his shoot schedule for the day, and went ahead with all his other work commitments despite the pain and discomfort.

Shreyas was last seen in the 2017 comedy film ‘Golmaal Again’ will soon be seen in a serious avatar in director Ashwini Chaudhary’s ‘Setters’ and a slice-of-life light-hearted family entertainer titled ‘Teen Do Paanch’ this year.

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KARMA CAFÉ: A short Film That Takes Us On An Emotional Roller-Coaster

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With the onset of the digital revolution, there has been a massive shift for actors, directors, story-writers and the like. Joining the eclectic list with a strong storyline, and a compelling narrative is Karma Café, starring the ubiquitous Amole Gupte and Nakul Sahdev (of GULLY BOY fame) releases today. The psychological thriller with subtle philosophical undertones follows the journey of a young estranged lover ALIF (played by Sahdev) who stumbles upon a curious café run by an intriguing owner – DARPAN (Amole Gupte). ALIF is surprised to learn that this café only serves what he deserves, and DARPAN is almost the mirror of conscience to the estranged lover.

The film has been directed by 4 time International award-winning director – Kabeer Khurana. Co-written by veteran Saeed Mirza, Karma Café has a complex, layered plot taking viewers on an intense journey. 22-time National Award winning production house, Climb Media is producing the short film in association with Humaramovie.com and Anjum Rizvi Film Co.

According to Vinay Mishra, producer with Humaramovie.com, “Kabeer is a young director with an experienced eye. The way he uses lights, camera and movement suggests oodles of talent. Karma Cafe showcases the coming of age of a new talent Kabee r- he has been excelling with experimental stuff so far but this shows his talent with a normal narrative too.”

Speaking on the release Amole Gupte says “To be in Karma Cafe is my Karma. To be in something where my mentor, Saeed Mirza, has penned lines is my Karma. Well, I think I’ve got good Karma in Karma Cafe!”

Nakul Sahdev reminisces “Rarely do you get a chance to redeem yourself as an artist. Karma Cafe was one such experience.”

Saeed Mirza is of the view, “When I finally saw Karma Cafe, I was amazed by the maturity with which the script was handled. It was a delight to watch.”

According to Producer Anjum Rizvi, “”Kabeer has made a film even veterans wouldn’t attempt. With the help of his talented young team, he has made a film which one can really call ‘out of the box.’ A special mention and thank you to Amole and Nakul.”

Director Kabeer Khurana elucidates, “It has been a long but exciting journey for the film. Now that we’ve reached the last leg, we’re really excited to see the audience response. Our film is a labour of love made with the combined passion of several filmmakers and technicians.”

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No Fathers In Kashmir Trailer Launched By Mahesh Bhatt,

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trailer raises imperative questions of the realities of people in the valley!

Everyone thinks they know Kashmir. Two teenagers are about to change all, that is what the trailer introduces us to in its gripping visuals. No Fathers in Kashmir is a that is a unique mix of the fight for truth and compassion while being tender, heart-warming and about universal human emotions directed by Oscar® nominated filmmakers and two-time national award winning writer & director, Ashvin Kumar. Even till today, the certificate is yet to be granted by CBFC and is still pending ‘approval’ despite the FCAT granting the order to pass the UA certificate to the film which is due for release on 5th April.

Present at the launch gracing his presence was one of our sharpest, most outspoken directors, Mr. Mahesh Bhatt who said, “A staggering, heart wrenching film. Ashvin has the guts to embrace all that darkness and then having done that bring us so much ‘light.’ In these dark times of hate, here’s a love story from the blood soaked valley of Kashmir which has the audacity to hope”

The film tells the tale of Noor and Majid played by newcomers Zara Webb and Shivam Raina respectively. The two are on a journey to find their respective fathers who have gone missing in the valley. The film raises several imperative questions, about compassion and empathy of those in the valley and its many realities.

Lead star of the film, Soni Razdan said, “I have a personal liking towards Kashmir because I’m a half Kashmiri. When I read this script and Ashvin first sent me the script I found it very interesting because here was a film that showed the reality. There have been many films on Kashmir but this one isn’t peppered by drama, love stories and other things. It’s what truly is representative of how the situation is in the valley. And that’s what drew me to the film”.

The film marks the acting debut of the filmmaker Ashvin Kumar along with other actors Anshuman Jha, Soni Razdan and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Ashvin has also written and produced the film, along with executive Producer Varoon Vesuna.

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Tanushree Dutta Tells About The Guest Speaker At Harward

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Tanushree Dutta Is Not Scared Of Getting Bullied

Tanushree Dutta may not be in India at the moment. In spirit, she continues to be the lord if the ring. She tells Subhash K Jha all that she has been up to.

How was your lecture stint at the Harvard Business School?

It was a unique experience moving amongst the best and brightest from all over the world

So yes,the guest speaker stint at Harvard went well.I did two panels at the conference and had a great feedback from the students and other guest speakers.The first panel had quite a few guests so I put in my inputs.The second panel was good as it was just the two of us journalist Pankaj Pachauri and myself discussing media,movies and internalized misogyny in society and representation of it in popular culture.

Did you get an ample opportunity to put your thoughts and ideas forward?

The first panel didn’t give me much scope to add my insight.But Harvard created a second opportunity so the discussion with Pankaj went very well.I’m happy that I was able to visit the Harvard campus and spend some time there.

You have a film on the MeToo movement coming up?

Yes, I’m looking forward to the release of Inspiration.But it’s not what it’s being made out to be. It’s a short film that is not fiction nor inspired by #metoo stories contrary to recent reports.Its actually a motivational and inspirational genre aimed at guiding young newcomers to the film and media industries or any other field.

Do you play the anchor in the film?

No.I’m playing myself but it’s not specified in the film.Its a new format.You have to watch it to understand. It’s just 20 min so fully packed with my insight.Short,crisp, concise and very direct.It releases on 8th March.

You haven’t been seen on screen for the longest time,not counting the innumerable tv interviews you gave recently?

I’m coming back on screen after almost nine years and I didn’t just want to entertain but do something that helps or motivates or guides someone out there who is struggling with difficult choices.

You’ve moved away from being a Bollywood actor?

Yes,I’m slowly moving on from being an actor and entertainer to getting into thought leadership and social impact scene.This just felt the natural thing to do.I guess we all grow up eventually.With great blessings come great responsibility.God has been very kind to me.Its time to express that gratitude.

I am sure there will be many hats for you to wear in the coming months?

Yes, I think so too.I’m doing several events here in US as keynote speaker on a range of topics from women empowerment to spirituality and holistic healing. Basically trying to put it put out there in a gist and sum of all that I’ve learnt and experienced in my journey so far in life.

You have a mission now?

It’s getting clearer by the day.Good times ahead.Lets see what else is in store for me.

The satisfaction in this is beyond I can express in words.No beauty pageant crown or movie star adulation can compare to the joy I’m feeling now in doing what I’m doing.

So would you change the earlier part of your career if you had a choice?

I mean, that was great too for that time and I’m grateful for it but this is something else altogether.

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Akshay Kumar Takes On Rajamouli’s RRR In Eid 2020

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The most fearless star-actor of Bollywood is Akshay Kumar. And here’s why. He never looks anxiously over his shoulder even if others who choose to release their film do so.

In 2018 Akshay magnanimously postponed the release of his Padman to give Padmaavat a run for its own money. Now we hear Rajamouli is already angling for Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi , the big cops film directed by Rohit Shetty which is scheduled for release Eid 2020, to be removed from an Eid release so that RRR(whatever that means) can be the solo release for Eid.

Karan Johar the producer of Sooryavanshi who is very close to Rajamouli is being asked to reconsider his release date.

But here is why Akshay Kumar is unlikely to budge this time.

According to a source in the know, “There’s really no competition between a film bringing together the deadly combo of Akshay and Rohit Shetty, and a film by Rajamouli. Not everything that Rajamouli makes would have the universal appeal of Baahubali.”

In fact the RRR team is making frantic attempts to get North Indian audiences into their ambit. Ajay Devgan and Alia Bhatt have been roped into to balance out the Ramcharan Teja/NTR Jr combo(both nonentities in the North).

More Bollywood stars are being approached to work in RRR. Apparently Sanjay Dutt and Varun Dhawan have also been called out.

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Javed Akhtar On Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’

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Javed Akhtar who along with his scripting partner Salim Khan in the 1970s and 80s wrote many iconic lines for actors that are repeated ad nauseam, says famous lines just happen.

“Very often you write what the character has to say, unaware of the impact it will have. In Sholay there were so many lines that we wrote without knowing they’ d become iconic,” reveals Javed Saab.

However Shashi Kapoor’s career’s most iconic line, “Mere paas Maa hai” did not happen by chance.

Says Javed Saab, “We knew exactly the impact it would have. You see, the line doesn’t make its impact in isolation. Its resounding impact depends onAmitabh Bachchan’s lengthy diatribe that precedes Shashi Kapoor’s line . So you see, there was a momentum created for Shashi Kapoor’s line byAmitabh Bachchan’s dialogues.The impact of Shashi’s four words ‘Mere paas maa hai’ was dependent on the buildup towards that line.”

Javed Saab feels Shashi Kapoor would be remembered for a lot more than just that line in Deewaar. “He was a terrific actor , seen to be sophisticated and urbane but look at how ably he played the rustic character in Jab Jab Phool Khile or an ordinary workingclass man in Bimal Roy’s Char Diwari.”

More than his considerable screen presence it was his real-life persona that Shashi Kapoor would be remembered for.

Says Javed Saab, “He came across as so decent cultured and kind on screen because he was the same in real life. It’s not difficult to be courteous to people who are your social equals. But Shashi was good to everyone. On the sets he’d remember the names of every single individual from actors tospotboys. This was extremely gratifying to those sections of workers on the sets who were used to be ignored by stars. Shashi didn’t fraternize so liberally for effect. He was a genuinely generous man.”

Javed Saab feels the Kapoor family has contributed immeasurable talent to Hindi cinema. “Prithiviraj Kapoor was a stalwart and all his three sons Raj ,Shammi and Shashi Kapoor carved their immortal places in Hindi cinema. The next generation gave us talent like Randhir and Rishi Kapoor. And the generation after that has yielded exceptional talent like Karisma, Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. The Kapoor family is of extraordinary significance to our cinema.And Shashi Kapoor was a true trouper from that illustrious family.”

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10 Facts About Shashi Kapoor Unknown To The World

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  1. Shashi Kapoor was Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s second choice for Anand.The first choice was Kishore Kumar. Shashi was finalized . But when the reigning superstar Rajesh Khanna showed a keen interest in the role Shashi was dropped.
  2. The feud with Rajesh Khanna continued when Khanna was almost finalized for Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivum Sunderam. But Khanna was dropped for no apparent reason and replaced by Raj Saab’s brother Shashi. Many years later Rajesh Khanna and Shashi came together in Raj Khosla’s Prem Kahani and they barely exchanged hellos.They also battled over the billing. Shashi won. His name came before Khanna’s in the credit titles.
  3. It was very rare for Shashi to not get along with a co-star. Apart from Rajesh Khanna, he had no problems working with any co-star . At a time when Mumtaz was a struggling supporting actress Shashi agreed to co-star with her in Pyar Kiye Jaa. Many decades later when Shashi and Mumtaz worked together in two of her final films Chor Machaye Shor and Prem Kahani, Shashi would tease her about how she was the superstar now.
  4. He was very close to his daughter Sanjna. Not that he was not close to his two sons Karan and Kunal. But after his wife Jennifer’s death, Shashi Kapoor(SK) depended increasingly on Sanjna for emotional succour.
  5. Made a fab pair with every heroine that he worked with but his favourite were Nanda and later Raakhee Gulzar. Nanda, because she was senior superstar when she sportingly consented to work with Shashi.And Raakhee because she cooked the forbidden meals for him when they shot together.
  6. Shashi and Amitabh Bachchan did 15 films together. The first time they came together was for James Ivory’s Bombay Talkie where Shashi played the lead while Mr B had a walk-on part.Subsequently Shashi was billed above the Big B in all their films together.
  7. Fanatically devoted to being graceful and dignified on screen, Shashi cringed recoiled and revolted against getting into drag in Prakash Mehra’s Haseena Maan Jayegi . But the director was adamant.So Shashi ended up doing Tatpunjiyon se na aanhkiyan milana a parody of his hit song Pardesiyon se na ankhiyan milana from Jab Jab Phool Khile.
  8. A fanatical foodie, like all the Kapoors, Shashi’s diet was strictly controlled by his wife Jennifer.When she was not in town he would hastily summon his close friends for lunch feasts at his home which included his favourite junglee gosht.
  9. For his role as the grotesque overweight lecher in Utsav Shashi ate ate and ate..his metabolism never returned to normal.
  10. Never thought of getting married after his wife’s death. Jennifer was till the end, the only love of his life.

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Irrfan Khan Tells Why Shashi Kapoor Will Always Have A Special Place In His Heart

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Your movement towards the West was actually started by Shashi Kapoor. Your thoughts on his passing away?

Shashiji always had a special place in my heart .When I was young I always admired his feather like presence on screen.Light breezy charming entertaining and over the years he fascinated me with his choices ..choice to do great films as a producer .

Shashi Kapoor was also attached to theatre?

Yes,his attachment to Prithvi Theatre was I think, the most amazing dedication to actors and acting. For me its like his Taj Mahal for his wife Jennifer.

Did you ever meet Shashi Kapoor?

Long ago I remember meeting him at the Morocco film festival, he called , “Hey you come here and ruffling my hair said, ‘Do you remember we have acted in a pilot together? ‘ I just couldn’t remember and was so embarrassed. A number of pilots were made at that time which never got released as series beyond the pilot, I was so impressed with Shashiji’s memory.

Later he couldn’t remember people and incidents?

Yes, I realized that. And many years down the lane I meet him again accompanied by his son Kunal .We were in the same flight both of us going for the President’s awards . I sat near his feet ,held his hands .He shook my hands while looking at Kunal with blank eyes trying to ask who was I? that’s life.He was special and always be special in our hearts.

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