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Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor talk ‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’

Bollywood chocolate boy Imran Khan and the ravishing Kareena Kapoor flew into London earlier this week to promote their upcoming rom-com Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, directed by Shakun Batra. Set in Las Vegas, the story of Imran’s Rahul and Kareena’s Riana in the film takes place in a time frame of about two weeks. They meet, they get drunk, they get married, they apply for an annulment and through all this and even though it is a short span of time, they both change and learn who they are and well you will find out the rest when the film hits the cinema!

Imran and Kareena, in a joint interview at a central London hotel, candidly spoke to  BollyNewsUK editor Sunny Malik about the film, their characters, their love for the British capital and who is ’Pappu’?
 

Welcome to London.
Imran: Thank you very much.
Kareena: Thank you.
 
You both have been travelling around the world without much break. Is it always hectic like this?
Imran: Yes, pretty much. But this is the first time that everyone will be able to see it. I am not sure if you know, but I have been filming my travelogue of all my promotions. 
 
Kareena is missing from quite a few of your vblogs.
Imran: Only from the New York ones.
Kareena: I was there in Dubai.
 
So where are the two ‘Pappus’ ? Shakun Batra is of course one of them, who was Pappu in the song ‘Pappu Can’t Dance’. 
Both laugh.
 
The other one is Karan Johar, whose nickname is Pappu.
Kareena: Yes, a few people call him that.
Imran: I did not know this.
Kareena to Imran: I think you should tell him Pappu can dance saala (laughs).
 
Tell me about your characters in the film?
Imran: I play a guy called Rahul. He has lived his entire life based on what his parents want. He is following a pre-determined path. They decided which school he should go to, which college he should go to, everything has been laid out for him. He is actually not living his own life. One day he meets this girl Riana, who shows him what he has been missing out on and opens his eyes. She shows him what he could be.
Kareena: Riana is a fun, mad and crazy girl, pretty much the way I am, but I am not as mad and crazy (laughs). She is very positive, optimistic and like a sunshine kind of girl. 
 
Imran told me in 2010 just before you started shooting that he pushed the director to have you in the film. So were there any fan moments when Imran Khan the actor was the fan ?
Imran: No, No, No.
Kareena: Imran why were there no fan moments? (laughs)
Imran: I was taking photos of you.
 
So when will we get to see those photos?
Imran: We are supposed to do an exhibition in Mumbai, apparently.
Kareena: So, the news is out Imran.
Imran: Nobody told me about this, nobody asked me. They just said Imran we are doing an exhibition.
 
You guy get drunk and get married in the film. I know that Imran loves the beer in London. So any plans to get ‘talli’ before heading back to Mumbai?
Imran: We don’t have such luck man.
Kareena: Oh God, we don’t have any time.
Imran: It’s crazy we just got here this morning,we will be stuck in this room all day and will be flying out next morning.

Other than your own, which character in the film do you like the most?
Kareena: I think, there are just two characters in the film.
Imran: The film primarily revolves around just two characters.
Kareena: Boman is fun.
Imran: Boman is damn good, his character is not.
Kareena: (laughs) It’s a fun character.
Imran: It is a fun character but the characters of both my parents are, that they are not very nice people. They are people who believe they are doing what is best for their son but it is not.
 
Is Riana’s character inspired by Ayesha, who is Imran’s friend and hairstylist as she has co-written the film with Shakun?
Imran: I think there is a fair amount of Ayesha in Kareena’s role.
Kareena: Yes, I think so.
Imran: I think there is also a fair amount of Shakun in Rahul. It happens you know, first time filmmakers put a lot of themselves into their characters. 

Agneepath, also a Dharma Productions film just broke records at the box office. What do you expect from Ek Main aur Ekk Tu at the UK box office?
Kareena: See, its a different kind of film. We don’t expect it to break box office records but we are definitely expecting it to be a successful and appreciated film. I hope everyone says that the performances were great.
Imran: Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is the kind of film everyone will speak well of, number wise I never know how to predict these things and to tell you the truth I don’t see it as an Agneepath record breaking film.

You guys come to London pretty often for promotions and for vacations. What do you like about the city?
Imran: You know, it reminds me of Mumbai actually (laughs).
Kareena:  I wish we had more time then I would have definitely shown him around.
Imran: It has that feeling that it never turns off. Mumbai, New York and London its all like that. You always feel that it’ always buzzing. I could not deal with a place where everything is closed by 7 o’clock and they say ‘Sorry sir, that’s it’ or ‘Oh, today is Thursday. Today you cannot shop’ (laughs).
Kareena: But I love London, it’s like a second home.
 
Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, a UTV Motion Pictures production is out in UK cinemas now.

Photo Credit: Atif Malik Studios (Hayat Khan)

Imran and Kareena meet fans in London

The stars of Karan Johar’s Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor met and interacted with fans at Cineworld, Feltham (west-London) during a promotional visit to London.

While Imran Khan has promoted some of his films there before, it was the first time that the Bodyguard actress visited the cinema, well known for Bollywood star appearances, to meet her fans who gave her a very warm welcome.

Thousands of fans turned up to see the pair, who will be seen together for the first time in the film. The actors interacted with their fans by answering their questions at the event and told tthem all they wanted to know about them and their highly anticipated film.

The lucky winner of the B4U Ek Main aur Ekk Tu Valentines Jodi competition read out his special Valentines Day story, selected by Imran Khan infront of the fans and the actors at the venue.

Kareena and Imran gifted the competition winner with special merchandise from the film and goodie bags.

Imran thanked all of his fans who came out to see him there and said that hopes that people would come out in force to see his latest film next week in the same way. Kareena added that it was great to come and meet fans at Feltham and said that it was a bit crazy to experience the fan frenzy here.

The duo spent a lot of time taking pictures with fans and handing out signed CD’s of the film.

Check out some pictures of the event:

Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is running successfully in UK cinemas.

Team EMAET Releases Last vBlog

Team Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has released the last of the video Blog on the official Dharma YouTube Channel. The video blogs have been shot by Imran on the sets of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

Video blog 9 is the continuation of video Blog 8 which showed the crew members having fun at a pool party. In this video Kareena talks about why she missed the pool party. The video ends with Imran comparing his bum with that of Kareena’s beau Saif. The last blog ends on a very happy and fun note which clearly describes the general mood of the crew after the completion of the movie shoot.

Imran’s video blogs have received a lot of response from the audience. All the video blogs have received rave reviews with some of them clearly emerging as a mass favourite.

Team Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is pumped up to see the reaction of the fans when the movie releases. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu will be out in theatres on February 10, 2012.

Watch VBlog 9 here :

‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ Dialogue Promo 3


Team Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is on a roll with just one week left for the release. They have started an extensive promotional campaign in their last leg of the movie campaign.

Dharma Productions has released another dialogue promo from the movie. This dialogue promo concentrates mainly on Riana. This last dialogue promo is probably the best and the funniest of the lot. The video launched on the official Dharma YouTube channel has received decent responses from the fans.

All the dialogue promos were well accepted in theatres as well, when they were played along with the movie Agneepath.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has created a lot of hype among the fans. People are waiting to see the chemistry between Kareena and Imran who have come together for the first time in a movie. So come February 10, 2012, get ready to have a lot of fun with Riana and Rahul at a theatre near you.

Watch the last dialogue promo from the movie here:

Imran and Kareena excited to meet UK fans

Bollywood glitterati Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan, the leading actors of Karan Johar’s upcoming rom-com ‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’ descended into London today to promote their film.

The duo will be interacting with the press and meet their fans at Cineworld in Feltham (West London) later today from 6pm.

Cineworld in Feltham is one of the highest grossing cinemas outside India for Bollywood films and is also well-known for star appearances. While Imran Khan has met fans at the cinema for promotional events before, today will be the first time that Kapoor will be interacting with Bollywood fans there.

Speaking to UK reporter Sunny Malik about the meet and greet event Imran Khan said: ” It’s always great to come and meet fans in London and I am looking forward to seeing my fans at Feltham today.”

Khan and Kapoor will be giving out special goodies and merchandise from the film and will also answer fan questions at the event.

‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’, produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Dharma Productions is this years Valentine week flick and is releasing in UK cinemas on 10th February 2012.

Photos:

Credit: Atif Malik Studios ( Hayat Khan)

‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’ dialogue promos and new song

The Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan starrer Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has been in the news for quite some time, for all the best reasons.

This time they are in the news for the launch of their dialogue promos . One of the dialogue promo shows Riana and Rahul talking about Rahul’s past relationship.

 

 

While the songs from the movie have been well accepted by the fans all over. Tracks like ‘Talli Hai Yeh Zameen’ and ‘Aunty Ji’ have been termed as the party songs of the year. Another song ‘Aahatein’ is a beautiful meloromantic song that reminds you of all the beautiful moments shared with a loved one.

The track ‘Gubbare’, which has just been released is no exception. Beautifully penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Amit Trivedi, ‘Gubbare’ is a fairly light-hearted and fun song which describes the fun and carefree relationship shared between friends. A great track, it makes a great easy to listen to song which lifts the spirits up.

‘Gubbare’ has received a good response in a matter of minutes. It has been widely liked and appreciated on the official Facebook page of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

Watch the video of ‘Gubbare’ here:

Fans of Karan Johar’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu are eagerly awaiting  10th  February, when the movie releases in UK cinemas. This is the first time, Kareena and Imran are paired together for a movie. Shakun’s directorial debut is an apt movie for a Valentine release and will try to break the clichéd pattern of romantic films.

Meet Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor in London

Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor fans in the UK can win a chance to meet the duo in London on the 31st January 2012 up-close and personal.

Khan and Kapoor are set to visit the British capital at the end of this month to promote Karan Johar’s Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, a UTV Motion Pictures production. Their promotional trip will include meeting the UK press and they will also meet fans at Cineworld in Feltham, one of the highest grossing cinemas for Bollywood outside India.

UTV Motion Pictures and Dharma Productions have teamed up with B4U Network to celebrate the release  Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, a Shakun Batra film and are running the exclusiveEk Main Aur Ekk Tu Valentine Jodi Competition.’

Fans aged over 18 can submit their ‘Valentines Day love story’ here  and the best two will be chosen by stars themselves.
The lucky winners will meet Imran and Kareena at Cineworld in Feltham on 31st January in the evening.

Don’t worry if you don’t win as the actors will also interact with other fans and will make sure that you won’t forget your Ek Main aur Ekk Tu day easily, so be there from  6 pm!

The much awaited rom-com  produced by Dharma Prductions will release in UK cinemas on 10th February 2012.

Imran Khan launches ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Star’

Imran Khan, who stars in the upcoming movie Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu along with Kareena Kapoor, is all set to launch a video travelogue ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Star’, where he will be documenting the promotional tour of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

In what can be considered as a very innovative move, Imran will be creating his own video travelogue where he will be sharing his experiences on the promotional tour of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

The EMAET team will not only be touring the Indian cities but will also cover Dubai, New York and London. The travelogue which will be uploaded later on the Dharma official YouTube channel will capture each and every moment experienced by the crew.

According to a press statement, “Ek Main Aur Ekk Star will capture the highs, the lows, the late nights, the pre-dawn scrambles for flights, the ecstasy, the euphoria, stress and the struggles that Imran experiences”.

After the success of Imran’s vBlogs, we are sure Imran’s ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Star’ will be a super success. Fans all over are waiting eagerly for the movie, produced by Dharma Productions and UTV Motion Pictures which will release in UK cinemas on February 10, 2012.

New ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ vBlog

Imran Khan has done it again; the best vBlog amongst all of so far now, it is their 8th video blog which was releasedon Friday. On a location, the crew finished the shoot earlier than planned and the location was available for another 3 hours, so they decided to have a ‘Pool Party’.

Imran Khan had a blast with the crew during the pool party. “It was fun dragging and pushing people into the pool” says Imran Khan. The only person missing from the fun was Kareena Kapoor.  In the video, it is mentioned that they will reveal the mystery of Kareena missing from the party in their next vBlog.

These vBlogs are a series of various videos, where Imran Khan gives fans a sneak peek into the shoot of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which shows the fun behind the scenes.

Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor will also promote their upcoming film in London on the 31st January 2012!

After having a good response on their total 8 vBlogs till date, we expect a good box office collection for the movie which releases on 10th February 2012 in the UK by UTV Motion Pictures.

Kareena Kapoor – The ‘biggest star’ in Bollywood ?

Kareena Kapoor  had two big hits last year, Bodyguard and Ra.One and has also been named the most profitable actress in Bollywood.  However, the actress is constantly criticised over choosing films with superstars only.

When UK Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik quizzed her about accusations that she takes the easy route to success by only acting in big films, Kapoor responded back saying: “If I wasn’t doing these big films, then what am I supposed to do? Angelina Jolie also acts in the biggest films in Hollywood because she is the biggest star. If you are offered a film like Ra.One, Agent Vinod, Bodyguard or Talaash it’s obvious that some people  feel that why has it all gone to her.”

The 31-year-old actress also added that she has acted in diverse films even in the beginning of her career: “My route to success started way back with Jab We Met, I mean Imtiaz was a new director. I took up a film that nobody would have done, or Chameli for that matter. I don’t think anyone would take up a film like that so early in their career. Now, I am just enjoying where I am. Obviously it’s people who are feeling that there is too much happening but I think its OK. There has to be a downside to the success.”

Kareena Kapoor will now be seen in Karan Johar’s Valentine week flick Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, a UTV Motion Pictures production, releasing in the UK on 10th February 2012.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Releases New Song ‘Aahatein’

The Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu team has launched another exclusive song from the movie called ‘Aahatein’.

The song Aahatein is a melodious and romantic track. The video captures some of the precious moments spent together by Riana (Kareena) and Rahul (Imran). The track voiced by Karthik and Shilpa Rao creates a certain magic that captivates anyone who listens to it. Penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Amit Trivedi, the magical song is sure to remind all couples, the precious times they’ve spent together.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a romantic movie which will be released under the Dharma Banner through UTV Motion Pictures on February 10, 2012 in the UK. This will be Shakun Batra’s directorial Debut. The movie has created hype and fans are eagerly waiting for the movie which stars Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor together, for the first time.

Watch the video of Aahatein here:

 

 

 

 

vBlog 7 from ‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’

Like every week, team ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ has released the next blog from Imran’s vBlog series.

Today’s video blog is the seventh in the series. This blog captures Imran’s expressions and reactions brilliantly, when the EMAET crew plays a prank on him. The fans, especially all Imran lovers, will surely love this blog which portrays Imran as an innocent victim to the funny and harmless joke.

The fans have witnessed the madness on the sets of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu through the previous blogs, and have loved all of them. Imran’s vBlogs have received a good response on the official Dharma Movies YouTube channel.

Watch vBlog #7 here:

‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ Enters Bigg Boss House

Actor Imran Khan and film-maker Karan Johar are all set to enter the house of Bigg Boss in the Season 5 finale of the hit reality TV series.

The Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu team, currently doing rounds for the promotion for their upcoming movie, will make a special appearance in the house and will be part of the drama that enfolds during the Season Finale.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a romantic comedy starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor. It is a fun and a feel good movie which involves Rahul (Imran) and Riana (Kareena) getting married in a drunk state and the story that unfolds later on.

We hope that the crew of the film has an impact on the five residents of the Bigg Boss house and the Gala Finale ends with a note of fun and excitement.

We think Imran and Karan will successfully erase all the “Tu Tu Main Main” in the house and get the contestants to happily say “Ek Main Hun Aur Ekk Tu… I wanna be with you”.

Imran and Kareena wish their Fans a Happy New Year and their Fans reply too!

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has got an awesome response from the fans for its theatrical trailer and songs so no wonder that its relaease on the 10th of February is much awaited.

Along with the songs and the trailer, Imran’s vBlogs have been an integral part of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’s campaign. Five such vBlogs have already been released and have managed to create hype amongst the fan base.

This time the team of the movie Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has decided to bring in newness in their campaign with the New Year. Imran’s vBlog6 has him and Kareena wishing the viewers Happy New Year. Not only that, they also make a special mention of privileged fans of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu who were decided by the various contests carried out on the movie’s Official Facebook page earlier.

The new thing about this vBlog is that the fans also have an opportunity to send in their wishes for the leading stars of the movie in the form of video. This is the first time that a video response method is used by a movie to connect with their fans and we hope it is a successful one.

Christmas treats from ‘Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’

This Christmas, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu seems to have gone the extra mile to make it extra mile to make it special for Bollywood fans. They have come out with a number of exclusives especially for their loyal fans.

This week saw the launch of the title track, an exclusive Christmas poster and an exclusive website dedicated to the movie. The website will be one place stop for all the fans to get their latest updates and gossip pieces from the sets of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Be it the wall papers or screensavers, latest news articles or Imran’s v Blogs the website has got it all. The fans have also been saved from the trouble of searching for the Theatrical trailer or the title track on YouTube as the website gives them a direct link to everything.

Dharma Productions has also released another song promo, a party song called ‘Aunty Ji’ sung by British Indian artist Ash King.

Looks like Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu team have taken it on themselves to make sure that their fans end this year in style. Now we are all waiting to see the fun chemistry of Imran Kareena on screen this February.

Shakun Batra’s ‘date flick’ will release in the UK on 10th February 2012 by UTV Motion Pictures.

To go to the website, log on to:  http://ekmainaurekktuthemovie.com/

Dance to the tune of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu this Christmas

This Christmas is definitely going to be a party time for all Dharma fans!!! Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu under the Dharma banner is here to ensure that.

The title track of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was launched today for the fans as an exclusive Christmas treat. The track is lively and peppy and has a very catchy beat to it. The track has become very popular in less than a day. The official ‘Dharma Productions’ YouTube channel has received decent views.

So do not be surprised, if come New Years eve, you see teenagers humming “Talli Hai Zameen, Talli Aasman” on the roads. We are all waiting for the official music launch to see if the track list does wonders for us.

Imran Khan talks about his experience shooting in Vegas

After the shoot of Karan Johar’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Vegas proved to be more than just a location for our dynamic actor Imran Khan. Already in love with the city, Imran plans to go back to Vegas, this time with his friends for a week of unadulterated fun.

In a press statement, Imran said “We were shooting around this time last year and the place has a fantastic feel and vibe to it”. Imran stayed back a week after the shoot, to explore every nook and corner of Vegas. Keen on knowing about the city, Imran went beyond the usual tourist hangouts to get a proper Vegas feel.

Looks like the city  has struck a warm chord in the heart of our Imran who is set to celebrate the festive season with a very Vegas flavour!!!

Kareena and Imran’s pairing is the USP of EMAET

Filmmaker Karan Johar feels the USP of his next production venture, “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”, is the unusual pairing of Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

“What’s unusual is what’s different and what’s different is what is working today. So, I think Imran and Kareena being unusual is the USP of the film,” the 39-year-old director-producer said at the 160th year celebration party of cosmetic brand “Kiehl’s”.

Directed by debutant Shakun Batra, the romantic-comedy will be released in February around Valentine’s Day.

“We are really excited. It launches a new filmmaker. All of us are really geared up to launch its music and then its (promotional) campaign. It’s a great slice-of-life love story and it’s a perfect date film for everyone out there,” said Karan Johar.

Karan’s Dharma Productions is also ready with “Agneepath”, a remake of the original film released in 1990 under the same banner.

“Koochie Koochie Hota Hai”, an animated remake of the 1998 Hindi film “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, is expected to hit theatres by the end of next year.

Karan’s blockbuster “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” recently completed 10 years.

Meanwhile, he is busy directing and co-producing “Student Of The Year” with Shah Rukh Khan. His last film as a director was “My Name Is Khan”.

Next VBlog for Ek Main aur Ekk Tu to release on 9th December 2011

Come December 9, Dharma Productions is all set to release the next vBlog for Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, the fourth in the series. The vBlogs are a series of videos shot by Imran, on the sets of EK Main Aur Ekk Tu, to share the fun and excitement on the film sets. The next blog will be the fourth in the series.

Imran has introduced almost every one important to the movie. The previous blogs have generated a huge fan base with the first blog generating 19,642 views, the second one generating 20,912 views. The third Video blog was by far the best as Imran captured Kareena’s expressions while watching the EMAET trailer. It has created a viewership of 63, 199.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a story about Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan), 25, who is on his way to become a carbon copy of his parents and Riana Braganza (Kareena Kapoor), 26, a quick-witted hairstylist, who is everything he isn’t. The vBlogs have been a window to the humour and fun that we can expect from the movie. We are all waiting with baited breath to see the madness in the sets through the vBlog 4.

Stills from Ek Main aur Ekk Tu

Karan Johar’s Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, directed by Shakun Batra is already one of the most anticipated films of next year. The rom-com will see Imran and Kareena’s fresh pairing and is set in Johar’s favorite place, the United States of America.

Imran and Kareena play the charachters of Rahul Kapoor and Riana Braganza respectively and is set in Vegas. The film also stars Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah in pivotal roles.

The shooting of the film commenced on the 28th November 2010 in Las Vegas and was wrapped up recently on the 23rd November 2011 in Mumbai.

The last schedule of Ek Main aur Ekk Tu involved night shoots where the two actors of the film shot a song called ‘Aunty Ji’, composed by Amit Trivedi and choreographed by Bosco.

Check out these exclusive stills from the film which will release on the 10th February 2012 by UTV Motion Pictures.