The one quality in Shah Rukh Khan that seems more appreciable than all others is the generosity with which he supports his friends and protégés. The most recent beneficiary of his largesse is the My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves wana-shine Nikhil Dwivedi. Not only has Shah Rukh been supporting Dwivedi’s starry dreams he has also been making sure the boy is seen in public places with the superstar.
Actor Anil Kapoor is the latest to join the list of Bollywood parents who are wary of being seen with their star children when the children make their screen debut.
Anil has turned down a chance to co-star with his daughter Sonam in her second film -Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's much talked-about "Dilli 6".
Rohit Shetty, the son of legendary fight master Shetty, grew up on a staple of action movies and started his career by directing a film in the same genre. But now he is focusing on comedies.
"Comedy was always there and will stay because of the stress in our lives. Unconsciously, we are leading a very stressful life and light-hearted comedies are a respite for the common people. People lap up comedies. For more than 20 years, people have been making comedies and they will continue to do so," Rohit told IANS on phone from Mumbai.
He makes films on relationships and now multifaceted filmmaker Karan Johar is ready to enter into a relationship in real life.
"I hate walking into an empty bedroom at night. There're large lonely moments. Fortunately, I've the best relationship possible with my mother. That makes up for every relationship I don't have. Of course, I'd love to be in a relationship. But it has to be one I completely believe in," Karan told IANS in an interview.
Troubled and tired of all the controversies surrounding the release of Jodhaa Akbar, Ashutosh Gowariker finally speaks from his bed where he's recovering from a back problem.
With Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par appealing the masses, the actor has surely made an impressive directorial debut. The sensitivity with which he has handled the subject is worth appreciating. However, one of the forwards related to the film being sent around on emails talks about what TZP would be like if the film was made by some other Bollywood filmmakers.
Young and dynamic director Ashutosh Gowariker, who is ready with "Jodhaa-Akbar", says he was fascinated by the relationship that the two historical figures must have shared after marriage.
Your year was filled with celeb interviews and shooting ads.
I'd agree with that. In 2007, I directed no films. But did many ads including the latest Alfred Dunhill. I'm the ambassador for their clothes lines. Then there was ICI paint where I shot with Kareena and Brew, the coffee, which I've just tied up. And Timond watches.
Actor Kabir Bedi, who has marked his presence in Western cinema and is set to host a chat show on television, feels proud when he looks back at his career spanning over three decades, three continents and three mediums.
The legendary R.D. Burman, who revolutionised Hindi film music since he debuted as composer with comedian Mehmood's 1961 movie "Chote Nawab", is almost a forgotten man today.
But the songs he composed continue to live on in the minds of all music lovers. Those are Bollywood's imperishable treasure trove, more particularly, perhaps, for the music companies cashing in on his composing genius.