Emraan Hashmi has a good ear for music ...

By Manissha Despaande, Indo-Asian News Service

imageMumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Apart

from being a serial kisser, actor Emraan Hashmi is also known for starring in many chartbusters. But few know that he has a

good ear for music too.

The "Jawani Diwani" chartbuster "Sine Ne Sine Ne" was actually recorded by composer duo Siddharth-Suhaas for "Kalyug".

However Emraan, on whom the song is filmed, felt the song fitted the mood and situation of producer Babloo Pachisia's "Jawani

Diwani" rather than "Kalyug", reports Bollywood Trade.

Says Emraan: "I realised that the song was too funky for 'Kalyug', and so I made Babloo hear the song. He freaked out and

wanted to use it for 'Jawani Diwani' instead."

Adds the elated producer: "Emmi has a good ear for music. He has got this uncanny ability to pick out winners. He

instantly thought that the song would go well with my film. I trusted his vision.

"'Sine Ne Sine Ne' is a chartbuster already and I am thankful to Emmi for this."

The video, which is on air featuring Emraan, is directed by Stan Lee.

Must say be it his lip-locking traits or chartbusters, Emmi knows how to connect with his audience.


'Fight Club' - a salute to friendship

Director Vikram Chopra, who is debuting with his film "Fight Club", is quite pleased with the curiosity generated by the

film's tagline. The casually styled promos ask a series of questions and one of them is: "Have you picked up a fight


Says Chopra: "The line and the visuals have elicited considerable curiosity among college-going audiences. The idea is to

present a group of friends, who are beaten and bruised but still keep smiling."

According to Chopra, he and his producer friend Sohail Khan specially designed the tagline and posters to attract all

sections of the audience, reports Bollywood Trade.

The film is an action comedy about 12 friends who stick together through good times and bad times, though only eight of

them remain in the end. Chopra maintains that the story written by Sohail is a salute to friendship.

"The theme of the film is friendship and it is so much close to the relationship Sohail and all of us share in real life.

Eventually it's very important to have friends," he says.

Presented by Bharat Shah and produced by Sohail Khan and Ravi Walia, the film is scheduled for a Jan 26 release. The film

stars Sohail Khan, Suniel Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Amrita Arora and others.


Sunny Deol taken up with "Kaafila"

There was a time when issue-based and realistic films were labelled as art films with little commercial value at the

box-office. But times have changed.

Thanks to the increasing audience acceptance for such films, filmmakers like Ammtoje Maan have now become crusaders for a

cause with their thought-provoking issue-based films.

Maan is now in the process of completing his film, "Kaafila", a Rs.200 million magnum opus with Sunny Deol and Pakistani

actresses Sana and Monalisa, reports Bollywood Trade.

Sunny is reportedly taken up with the subject of the film, which revolves around problems faced by illegal migrants. The

film has been shot in the breathtaking locales of Bulgaria, Manali and Ladakh and has a lilting musical score by Sukhwinder


Maan's last film "Hawaayein" was not only critically acclaimed but also raked in the moolah for the filmmaker.