Interviews

In India, quiet performances take time to register: Rahul Bose

Talented actor Rahul Bose says aggressive roles get recognition easily and that is why his more subtle performance in "Shaurya" is taking time to register.

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Who'll direct 'Krrish 2'?

So what's the truth on KRRISH 2? Is Rakesh Roshan directing the sequel to the blockbuster hit or has Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra been entrusted the directorial reins of the film? Everyone's busy speculating since neither Roshan Sr. nor Mehra have issued an official statement so far. KRRISH being a Filmkraft [Roshan's banner] property/brand, a clarification from Roshan Sr. would be utmost important at this juncture.

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Films with Aamir, SRK?

Another news doing the rounds is that Kajol has given an affirmative nod to Rajkumar Hirani's new film IDIOT. "I loved his [Hirani's] earlier films [MUNNABHAI MBBS, LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI] and I would love to work with him, but when I heard the role in IDIOT, I felt I wouldn't suit the character. I look forward to working with him some day if he comes up with the right role that suits me," the supremely talented actress informs me.

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I want to be known as an Indian, not a Muslim: Samar Khan

It comes as a shock to know that "Shaurya" director Samar Khan's hard-hitting look at the discrimination faced by Muslims in India comes from personal anguish.

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Very few can perform like Kajol: Ajay Devgan

Kajol is a director's delight, says Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan of his talented wife whom he has cast in his directorial debut "U, Me Aur Hum".

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"My companion can be from any walk of life" - Vidya Balan

With two bumper hits in her kitty Vidya Balan's career is going great guns. Lots of commercial successes. Plenty to smile about. "I was very happy about all my five releases in 2007, though some of them didn't do well. From the very start when Dada (Pradeep Sarkar) showed so much faith in me by giving me Parineeta, the industry has made a substantial space for me.

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"It isn't only Vishesh Films for me" - Emraan Hashmi

Murder, Kalyug, Zeher, Awarapan, Gangster, Jannat, Raaz 2 - Each of these films has two common factors to them - Bhatt brothers and Emraan Hashmi. Over the period of time, not just have these films (with an exception of Jannat and Raaz 2 which are yet to be released) turned out to be box office or critical successes, they have also helped both Vishesh Films and Emraan Hashmi show a constant progression.

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Madhur Bhandarkar isn't trying to be mean: Harsh Chhaya

Well-known TV artist Harsh Chhaya, who is playing a gay designer in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Fashion", says the film may have been inspired by real characters, but the director is not trying to be mean to anyone in the fashion fraternity.

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"I almost gave up after seventeen failures" - Abhishek Bachchan

"I almost gave up after seventeen failures" - Abhishek Bachchan

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West ready for well-made Indian films: Mira Nair

US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, who has just been honoured as the Person of the Year 2007 by a leading ethnic Indian paper in the US, says the West is now ready to embrace a well-structured Indian film.

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