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I have made a special place in my audiences' heart and it's like winning an Oscar: Sanjay Mishra

New Delhi, Mar 20 (PTI) Character actor Sanjay Mishra, who is known for his roles in 'All the Best', 'Golmaal' and 'Phas Gaye Re Obama', says playing a protagonist in a film is a huge responsibility.

Mishra, 51, who would be seen playing his career's first lead in Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Dekhi', said making your audience glued to the screen for two hours is a challenging task.

"It's a responsibility as I have to run the film completely on my shoulder. 'Ankhon Dekhi' is a diffrent film for me because I have always done commercial movies. I had to narrate the story for two hours and make my audience glued to the screens.
A still from 'Ankhon Dekhi'

"They should stay excited from the first frame to the last one. In this process, my director and co-actors helped me a lot. They were like a family to me on the sets. You don't get such kind of chemistry these days," Sanjay told PTI.

'Ankhon Dekhi', which is releasing tomorrow, is a family entertainer that revolves around Mishra's character Raje Bauji and his day-to-day experiences.

"This film is like a life and it shows all the shades of it. It's like an autobiography. It's a very general thought that a 50 plus person has. After living his life for his family, my character decides on to live life on its own term," Mishra said.

A National School of Drama graduate, Mishra feels that he himself was the reference point for his character in the film.

"There was no reference point to this character. But I am very close to my character. I want to live my life to the fullest. I want to try out new things and experiment with it. I love to take risks," he said.

Film's director Rajat had written the script keeping Mishra in mind but it was initially offered to Naseeruddin Shah.

"It's a big thing in my life that a director like Rajat Kapoor wrote a script keeping me in my mind. He told me about this when we were doing 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' but I never took it seriously.

"After a film finishes, I generally go on hiatus for sometime. When I returned and got to know about it I told him that I might not be able to sell the film but Naseer bhai will give a new high to your film. But after reading the script

Naseer bhai also felt that I was the correct person to play the character," Mishra said.

Having started his career as a comedian, Mishra is happy that he is still getting good roles and audiences love him. "I am very happy with the way my career has shaped up. I am happy with whatever I have achieved. I have made a special place in my audiences' heart and it's like winning an Oscar for me," he added.
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Rare Pic of Alia Bhatt with Sis Pooja Bhatt

Rare Pic of Alia Bhatt with Sis Pooja Bhatt ;) <3
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I work for my audience, not critics: Anupam Kher



Mumbai, March 16 (IANS): His audience's views are more important to him than of the critics, says actor Anupam Kher.

His recent release "Total Siyappa" was not well received by the critics and neither was the earlier film "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein".

But the actor, who has managed to pull off some unbelievable roles in films like "Saaransh", "Daddy", and "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara", said: "I don't work for critics, I work for my audience. It's difficult to please everybody, but for me, life is a journey and not a destination."

Anupam's next release is "Gang of Ghosts" and he will also be seen in "O Teri".
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No to Katrina-Deepika, Ranbir wants to romance Alia now (see pics)


Ranbir Kapoor is in news and this time not due to his brewing love affair with Katrina Kaif but because of the fondness he has generated for Alia Bhatt. 

Yes, the actor who is all praise for Alia Bhatt and her acting skills in ‘Highway,’ seems so much in proximity with this bubbly lady that he is recommending her to many film makers. The buzz is that Ranbir wants Alia to star opposite himself in Imtiaz Ali’s next titled, ‘Window Seat.’


Though the prince Kapoor of Bollywood is keen to have Alia in the film, Imtiaz has different thoughts. The film maker who has worked with Alia in the recent ‘Highway,’ thinks Alia is too young to play the character opposite Ranbir in the film. 

Ranbir also visited Alia during the promotions of ‘Highway,’ and even praised the actress’s performance in the film publicly. 


Now we wonder how would prevailing leading ladies of Bollywood-Deepika, Katrina, Kareena react over such preference of Alia that too by Ranbir!
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Shaadi Ke Side Effects (7 Days) First Week Collection At Box Office.


SKSE First Week Collection At Box Office

Shaadi Ke Side Effects (SKSE) starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in the leads, has concluded the first week with good collection at the Indian Box Office. The Saket Chaudhary-directed romantic comedy, which topped the domestic business chart, has earned a decent margin of profit for its makers in seven days. Released in 1000+ screens in the domestic market, Shaadi Ke Side Effects opened to good response on Friday (February 28). A strong positive word of mouth set an upward trend for the film on the following days. The movie collected Rs 21.26 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 5.70 cr on Fri, Rs 7.55 cr on Sat and Rs 8.01 cr on Sun. When compared to its opening day collection, Shaadi Ke Side Effects witnessed more than 50% dip in its business on Monday. Its collection continued to drop on the following days. On weekdays, the film has raked in Rs 9.57 crores nett at the Indian Box Office, taking its seven-day domestic total to Rs 30.83 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 2.78 cr on Mon, Rs 2.63 cr on Tue, Rs 2.19 cr on Wed and Rs 1.97 cr on Thu. This Friday, three much-awaited Bollywood movies like Gulaab Gang, Queen and Total Siyapaa have released in theatres across the country. Trade experts predict that these films, which have snatched a few screens from Shaadi Ke Side Effects, would definitely slow down the rocking run of the Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan starrer in theatres in its second week.
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Movie review: Gulaab Gang is power-packed Bollywood potboiler

With Gulaab Gang, the drama preceded its launch. After days of is-it-inspired-by-Gulabi-Gang-or-not debates, activist Sampat Pal filed a plea in Delhi high court asking for a stay on the film's release on Wednesday. Her argument was that the film was based on her.

After an initial stay, the film's release was finally okayed on Thursday. Although the controversy has raised people's interest, is the Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla-starrer worth all the hoopla? 

If you are looking at a women's lib statement, no. But if a masala potboiler is what you are out for, you can book your tickets now. 

SPOILERS AHEAD

The film showcases the journey of Rajjo (Madhuri Dixit), a revolutionary at heart, who even as a kid wanted education and was ready to fight the society for it. She goes on to establish an ashram where caste, power, financial and gender divide are just empty words. This hero meets her match in all-black Sumitra Devi (Juhi Chawla).

Other than the gender of its hero and villain, the rest is all Bollywood. In typical filmi fashion, Madhuri fights the system for the oppressed and tackles violence with violence (justified, of course).
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Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla would be seen sharing screenspace for the first time in Soumik Sen's Gulaab Gang. Check out the stills.
Gulaab Gang is the story of a group of Indian women fighting against social injustice. Madhuri plays their leader.
Madhuri Dixit in action avatar.
Juhi Chawla will be seen portraying a villain for the first time in her career.
Madhuri's character is reportedly modelled on Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal Devi.
Juhi Chawla was scared of playing a negative character in Gulaab Gang initially.
Juhi Chawla looks evil as well as pretty in this still.
This looks like another power-packed performance by Madhuri Dixit.

The film is not free of clichés either. Young Rajjo is shown being 'cured' of the disease of hunger for education. The village set-up has women being beaten up by their husband, in-laws craving for dowry and women being tortured. 

An oppressed woman, who has been thrown out of her in-laws' house, is about to jump to her death. Instead of offering soppy sentimentality, women of Madhuri's Gulaab Gang remind her the outcome of her actions. 

There's a certain je ne sais quoi about Madhuri's character which reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan from Sarkaar. Only, while Amitabh lived outside the confines of law in the film, Madhuri prefers to stay within. She resorts to violence only when the system fails to deliver.

The small nuances of corruption and a tattered system are carefully embedded in the narrative. When a government officer impresses his authority upon the villagers and reminds them about the sacrifice of policemen, the irony of the situation is brought home by a group of cops playing cards in the same room. 

An effective hero needs a larger-than-life villain. In this case, it is Juhi Chawla who marries her sister to a rapist and apparently killed her husband to get political power. Like most corrupt politicians we see onscreen, she is an opportunist who lusts for power. It speaks well about her acting prowess that we come to hate the otherwise effervescent Juhi in this film.

Despite this, there are some road bumps in Gulaab Gang. When you enter a make-believe world ruled by powerful women, you don't want to see their Bollywood thumkas.

Towards the end, a furious Rajjo vows to take revenge. And the next scene is a typical holi song where Madhuri is brandishing her trademark smile. By the time the gun battle begins, you really cannot be bothered anymore.

There are several cliches and loopholes like this in the film but it is an entertaining potboiler nonetheless.
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First Look: Kaanchi – This One Leaves You Mesmerised



Showman Subhash Ghai revealed the first look of Kaanchi that stars Mishti in the title role. One cannot take their eyes off the poster and it kind of consumes you.

Starring Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Kartik Aaryan, Chandan Roy Sanyal andRishabh Sinha. Kaanchi is Subhash Ghai’s dream project.

His last outing at the Box Office was Yuvvraaj in the year 2008, which starred Salman Khan andKatrina Kaif.

“My excitement is building up for March 06, 2014 when theatre trailer of Kaanchi will be releasing after five years of my last directorial venture,” wrote Subhash Ghai on twitter.

“You will see trailer of Kaanchi on March 06, 2104 at Cinemax at 03 pm. It’s going to be an event in itself, like I used to release my movies fifteen years back. What a change,” an ecstatic Subhash Ghai added.

Kaanchi, a musical drama, is a tale of a girl who dares to fight against corruption and is all set to release on April 25, 2104.

Subhash Ghai is known for making movies like Karz, Hero, Karma, Ram Lakhan, Meri Jung, Saudagar, Khalanayak, Pardes and Taal.

Here’s wishing Subhash Ghai and the entire team of Kaanchi all the best.
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