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Interview: Kareena and Imran talk about ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in London (12)Bollywood royalty Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan flew down to London to promote their upcoming film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar.

Synospsis: Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) is the most shallow guy on earth who doesn’t value relationships, family, friends, life or the country. Not necessarily in that order. Because he couldn’t care less about the order. This makes him the clear ‘black’ sheep of the family.

At some point this shallow man begins to narrate the story of the crazy relationship he shared with Dia Sharma. His ex-girlfriend. A firebrand social activist who wanted to change the world. An attraction which was physical initially but then got emotional and finally veered into complex territories resulting in a clash of ideologies and mindsets which drove them apart. Bitterly. Sriram believed that charity begins and ends at home. Whilst Dia felt that you have to be the change that you want to bring about.

However, Sriram realizes that he is not over Dia and still loves her and that she is the best change that ever happened… and will happen to his life.

But Dia has moved on and is now in an obscure village in Gujarat called Jhumli.

Sriram lands up in Jhumli to take his love back… But Dia refuses to return with him. Frustrated and faced with the ultimate challenge, Sriram realizes the only way he can impress upon Dia to come back with him is by making Jhumli independent. By helping others… something he is just not accustomed to do. This is the biggest irony of his life.

What he doesn’t bargain for are the various road blocks he might face, in the face of politics, corruption and clueless villagers. But the biggest hurdle he faces eventually is himself. His own moral fabric which isn’t upto the challenge he has undertaken.

Will Sriram be able to win back his love? Will he be able to bring about the change in Jhumli as well as in himself??? This is the story of a boy and his struggle to cross a bridge… a bridge that bridges the love and gap between two people.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 22nd November and the two stars caught up with Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik to talk about the film and much more…

 

Imran, you have flown in from New York where you were promoting Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. How did it go?
Imran: It was mad. It turns out New York is not on route from Mumbai, you go way past into a different time zone (laughs). I slept through all of the interviews and just when I got into it, I had to leave for London.

 

Kareena, you were in Beirut for Arabs Got Talent and your fans there were pretty excited to see you perform.
Kareena: We had lots of fun. They were very warm. I think that is their culture. They are loud and warm, which is nice as they are very much like us.

Imran: Basically, they are Indians (laughs).


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in London (5)You were honoured at the House of Commons by the British Government and Asian Sunday Newpaper. How did that go?
Kareena: It was great. I am thankful to all of my British Asian fans who made this possible. I am sure they won’t let me down with my new movie as well.

 

The title of your new film, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, is quite unique. How did that come about?
Imran: I honestly don’t know.
Kareena: I guess, because we are both fair. What else could it be (laughs)?
Imran: The script that Punit had written was called Jhumli. That is the name of the village where Kareena goes in the film and I follow her. The script that I signed on was called Jhumli and when we started filming, we had no title.

Kareena: I am just glad that the film is not called Jhumli (laughs).


Your director Punit Malhotra was an AD on Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Imran worked with him on his directorial debut I Hate Luv Stories. How was your experience working with him on Gori Teri Pyaar Mein?
Imran: Obviously, it was very different for Kareena from the first time she worked with Punit. At that time the power equation was a little different (laughs).

Kareena: So you agree that you guys bullied me?
Imran: That is not true. He was a clapper boy on that film and now he has been bumped up slightly (laughs). Punit and I were basically two love sick puppies running behind Bebo. We were both running around after her seeking her approval and affection (laughs).

 

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in London (7)You both have worked with Dharma Productions in the past. How would you describe your association with Karan Johar’s production house?
Imran: I Hate Luv Stories came to me when I was sitting at home for eight-nine month without work and then Karan offered me the film. I owe him a lot.


Kareena, you are sort of an in-house heroine for the banner.

Kareena: It’s like home turf for me. Karan Johar is like a brother to me. Apart from working together, we are mentally connected. He is my brother, best friend and confidante. We go beyond having a professional equation.


I was surprised to see the heroine of Punit Malhotra’s second film as a social activist. What was your reaction when you first heard the script?
Kareena: Dia is a social activist but don’t forget it’s a Karan Johar film so it as socially activist as it can be (laughs).

Imran: Don’t expect Satyagraha (laughs).
Kareena: I mean she dances on Chingam Chibake and Tooh. She is a modern girl of today. She has her ideologies and it’s a lot of fun.


There is a funny dialogue you say in the film about the Tomatino Festival that has become famous in Bollywood after Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara.
Kareena: That entire scene is actually quite good.

Imran: You have seen the funny part of it. It’s actually a very intense and dramatic scene.

 

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in London (9)Imran, you usually ask directors to make changes to their scripts before you sign their films. Did you do the same with this film?
Imran: It was a long journey. Punit’s initial draft of the story was of two guys who go to this village to woo these two girls back. Funnily enough, he wanted me and Saif Ali Khan to play the two roles. Imagine what fun that set would be. At a very early stage, it wasn’t working for him so he cut out the second storyline and made it about one boy and one girl. I gave Punit a hard time. I really liked the first half which is more of a rom-com but didn’t really like the second half where my character goes to win Dia back to a village. I didn’t understand the whole point about the bridge. I was settling for less but Punit stuck with it and made it better.
 

The audience now looks at films differently. People constantly want to see something new. How is this film different from other rom-coms you have done?
Imran: That is what the second half of the film adds. I swear, if Punit had listened to me and just made the film in the space of the first half, it would have been a very mediocre film. 

 

Imran, in I Hate Luv Stories your character was largely based on Punit Malhotra. How much of him will we see in this film?
Kareena: Sriram is completely like Punit.

Imran: I am pretty much playing the same character again. Sriram is not that different from Jay of I Hate Luv Stories. There is always a lot of Punit in his films (laughs).


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in London (3)Kareena, who was his inspiration for your character?
Imran: There was a girl…

Kareena: Yes, I think, there was a girl whom he actually went after to.
Imran: Maybe not to a village but I feel that there was a girl like that (laughs).

 

The music is being liked by audiences…
Kareena: I like Shake that Tooh and Dhat Teri Ki. They are both wild numbers and fun. You just want to get up and shake your tooh. 


Were you apprehensive about dancing to a song like Tooh because of its lyrics?
Kareena: No, it’s a sweet song. The atmosphere of a Punjabi wedding is like that.
Imran: People are taking these things too seriously.


On ‘A date with Ek Main aur Ekk Tu’, Imran you said that you wanted to compare your ‘Tooh’ with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena will decide who has a better one. Did that ever happen?
Kareena: Oh, we still have to do that.

Imran: I think, Saif is freaking out because he knows he can’t win it. He is backing down from the challenenge (laughs).
Kareena: Don’t be so sure. You both can’t win to me (laughs).

 

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Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan on ‘The Front Row’

Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor on The Front RowActors Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will appear on The Front Row with Anupama Chopra this weekend to talk about their upcoming film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. 

Excerpts from the interview: 

Anupama: Imran you are seen as a contender for A-list stardom. Kareena, you’ve already spent many years there, notched up the blockbusters, the endorsements, the magazine covers. What advice would you give him? What’s essential to achieve and maintain this position?

Imran: I know her advice. ‘Stop taking everything so damn seriously.’

Kareena: Yes. But I think he’s stopped doing that. He’s a different person from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

 

Anupama: Really? How?

Kareena: I think he’s a lot more open and I had a blast working with him. I truly, genuinely am very fond of working with Imran and I think he is one of the most promising actors because he has the talent, he has the dedication. He’s earnest, he has drop-dead gorgeous looks. I mean, what more do you need to have to be a Bollywood top star!

Imran: The light’s good here! (Kareena and Anupama laugh)

Kareena: I mean he has everything going.

Imran Khan on The Front Row - Star Plus UK

Imran: She has said this to me a dozen times. ‘Stop taking everything so seriously. Calm down. Have a little fun.’

Kareena:
Yes. Just have fun. Why is it that we take everything so seriously?

Imran: She makes it look easy.

Kareena: Why is it that everything has to be dissected? ‘This film has not worked’ and ‘She has given three flops.’ Why? Why can’t we just be and work in movies and just watch them? If you like it, you like it. If you don’t like it, try again.

Imran:
She should be the poster child for taking it easy and making it look easy.

 

Anupama: So are you learning from Kareena, Imran?

Imran: Little bit. It’s hard to get that ‘Khan’ problem out of me. (laughs) It is a family problem. My mom, Mansoor. Everyone is like this.

Watch the full interview on The Front Row with Anupama Chopra on Sunday at 19:00 on Star Plus (UK and Europe). 

Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor on The Front Row

Photos: Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor at the BBC Asian Network

Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan BBC Asian NetworkThe lead stars of new Bollywood film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan, brought their own brand of rustic charm to the BBC’s Radio Theatre in central London recently when they took part in a unique ‘In Conversation With’ interview session.

The candid chat was presided over by BBC Asian Network’s Bollywood presenters Raj and Pablo, who quizzed the pair about their roles in the urban-rural ‘rom-com’ film, gleaned some tasty behind-the-scenes gossip, and discussed both stars successful acting careers.

A fun moment came when the pair were challenged to ‘blow the biggest chewing gum bubble’, a la Chewingam Chabaka style, in front of a full-capacity and clearly thrilled auditorium.

In Gori Tere Pyaar Mein the perfectly matched pair weave a delightful tale of love, loss and redemption in a feel-good story, which is set in the picturesque village of Jhumli in Gujarat, India. The film marks the second time that Kareena and Imran have come together on the big screen, with their first collaboration being Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which garnered well with fans and critics alike. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is directed by one of Bollywood’s emerging, new-wave directorial talents, Punit Malhotra,

‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ is a Dharma Productions film. The film is released by Reliance Entertainment in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013.

 Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan

Kareena Kapoor

Imran Khan

 

Kareena and Imran face rough weather

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein UK Release Kareena and Imran

For the song Naina from the movie Gori Tere Pyar Mein, both Kareena and Imran traveled for 12 hours en route to Wai from Mumbai due to a landslide and only had an hour of sleep before they started filming.

They also had to travel for another 3 hours within Wai to reach the location just to shoot one portion of the song.

The film’s director Punit Malhotra added,“When the two reached the location, Imran joked, ‘Punit, run for your life. Kareena is coming with an axe to kill you!’

Both Imran and Kareena were still energetic in spite of all the inconveniences.“Kareena had a lot of black coffee and I had to bribe Imran with good Parsi food,” recalls the director.

“I had to make them go across a huge rock and stand on the edge of a cliff for a shot.The good thing is that the shoot went off very well. The weather was also lovely as it was the monsoon season,” said Punit.

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein releases in UK cinemas on 22nd November.

Watch Naina from the film here:

Imran Khan gets into a fight with a Dog Trainer

Imran Khan fights for dogsImran Khan, who is a calm person, recently got into a fight with a dog trainer on the sets of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein while shooting for a scene.

Imran says “The scene involved Kareena feeding stray dogs and I’m supposed to be afraid of them. While I was walking to the location, I noticed that the local dog trainer was present there. He had a stick in his hand and, at one point, he whacked a dog. That’s when I got angry.I walked up to him and pushed him, indicating that he stop at once. At that time, one of his assistants came from behind and hit me. But before I could turn around, the security personnel had intervened.”

In the past too, Imran has been involved with a campaign that advocated the adoption of stray animals and is a pet parent as well. “I have adopted two stray dogs and five stray cats. They’re all in my house, so I strongly support this cause.”

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is released in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013. 

Watch Dil Duffer from the film here:

Watch: ‘Dil Duffer’ from ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’

Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has released its new romantic song ‘Dil Duffer’. 

‘Dil Duffer’ has been sung by Shruti Pathak and Nitesh Kadam and the lyrics of the song are by Kausar Munir. The music of the movie has been given by the talented duo, Vishal and Shekhar. 

Directed by Punit Malhotra, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein stars Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Produced by Karan Johar, the film is scheduled to release in UK cinemas on 22nd November.

Watch: ‘Dhat Teri Ki’ feat. Imran and Esha

The new song from Dharma Productions’ Gori Tere Pyaar Mein titled ‘Dhat Teri Ki’ has been released.  

The song features actor Imran Khan and Esha Gupta and has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar. Dhat Teri Ki has been penned by Kumaar and is sung by Sanam Puri.  

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, has garnered much enthusiasm from the audience ever since the release of its official trailer and peppy songs.

Produced by Karan Johar, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is directed by Punit Malhotra and is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013.

 

 

 

 

Imran and Kareena to promote ‘GTPM’ in London

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein UK ReleaseImran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are set to visit London to promote their upcoming film, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, this month.  

Leading international film and entertainment company Reliance Entertainment has joined forces with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions to release this year’s must-see romantic comedy with a twist – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (My Fair Lady, In Your Love). The urban-rural ‘rom-com’ brings love, loss and laughter together in one feel-good tale set in the picturesque village of Jhumli in Gujarat, India.

The film stars some of Bollywood’s brightest stars and veteran talent, including heartthrob Imran Khan and favourite leading lady Kareena Kapoor as well as veteran star Anupam Kher. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is directed by popular filmmaker Punit Malhotra (I Hate Luv Storys) and has a vibrant, foot-tapping musical score by acclaimed composing duo Vishal–Shekhar.

Imran Khan plays Sriram Venkat, an extremely shallow man who doesn’t value his relationships, family, friends, life or his country, making him the ‘black sheep’ of his family. His world is turned upside down when he meets firebrand social activist Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor) and he begins to narrate the story of his tumultuous and unconventional relationship with the ‘love of his life’ the beautiful and kind-hearted Dia. The audience gets to delve into the psyche of Sriram to find out how the purely physical attraction between the two lovers turns into a deeper emotional connection and then disintegrates due to a clash of ideologies and mindsets.

However, once Sriram comes out of his selfish stupor, he realises that Dia is the only woman for him and sets about winning her heart back by any means necessary. He follows her to the remote village of Jhumli, which is inhabited by all manner of eccentric and colourful oddball characters, and life soon takes a surprising turn for Sriram when he learns that in life there is no better feeling then helping others.

Will Sriram win over his true love Dia? You’ll have to watch and find out!

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is produced by Dharma Productions. Reliance Entertainment distributes Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013.

 

 

Reliance Entertainment partners with Dharma Productions for UK distribution

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein UK Release

Reliance Entertainment the flagship motion picture arm of India’s Reliance Group has partnered with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for four of their key projects for their UK and international markets release.

Reliance Entertainment will market and distribute Dharma Productions four prestigious films Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Hasee Toh Phasee, Ungli and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya in the UK and other overseas territories.

Commenting on the partnership Mahesh Ramnathan COO Reliance Entertainment said, “Reliance Entertainment is delighted to partner with Dharma Productions – India’s premier film production house. The collaboration should break new ground in the overseas markets and expand the reputation of both the companies internationally.”

Apoorva Mehta (CEO – Dharma Productions) further adds, “We are very excited about having Reliance Entertainment as our Overseas distribution partner for our next 4 releases. Our strength in content creation matched by their distribution expertise will ensure that the films have the widest possible reach in traditional and non-traditional market”.

Reliance Entertainment will release Dharma Productions Gori Tere Pyaar Mein in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013.

 

‘Kareena has the hottest backside after mine’ – Imran Khan

Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in Tooh

Director Punit Malhotra’s song Tooh from his film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein has been released by Dharma Productions today.

Tooh sees Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan in it when they meet during a wedding in the film.

Imran Khan is already betting that women are going to love this song.

He says, “I’d heard the scratch version way before we actually shot it. Even then, it sounded fun and just the kind of cheeky and naughty thing that is so Punit. I’d completely cracked up when I heard it. The song just grows on you. It’s more a girl’s song and they’re going to love it.”

Imran says that he has the hottest backside but quickly adds that “Kareena has the hottest backside after mine”

“While shooting for this song there was a scene where only my back was seen and the focus was on Bebo. She turned and did one step and i was like whoa!”

“Her moves are deadly.She is so sexy and yet so graceful. She has struck the perfect balance in this song,” said the I Hate Luv Stories actor.

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, produced by Dharma Productions, releases in UK cinemas on 22nd November.

 

 

Punit brings back Imran Khan on Twitter

There’s good news for all Imran Khan fans who have been missing their favorite actor on Twitter. Punit Malhotra, who is directing Imran in his second film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, recently announced on a micro-blogging site that Imran will connect with fans from his personal twitter handle.

The tweet from Punit Malhotra read, “From now on everytime Imran tweets from here, he will sign ‘IK’ at the end.” And not only is the director bringing his actor on twitter, he is already sharing updates from the film!

Going by the images posted by team Gori Tere Pyaar Mein on twitter, the atmosphere on the sets seems to be highly charged. Fans can’t wait for the return of their favorite jodi- Imran and Kareena on the big screen after their refreshing chemistry in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

Imran posted a picture with co-star Kareena Kapoor on Twitter yesterday.

Imran and Kareena 

Punit Malhotra’s ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ goes on floor

Imran and KareenaKareena Kapoor and Imran Khan starrer Gori Tere Pyaar Mein started filming last week, much to the delight of their fans. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the movie is directed by Punit Malhotra.

The official Twitter handle of the movie broke the news with the tweet, “The shoot of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein kick starts today. Are you guys as excited as we are?”

Dharma Productions and Punit Malhotra had a successful outing with I Hate Luv Storys and are back with Gori Tere Pyaar Mein this time.

The movie brings the super hit jodi of Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan who were last seen together on-screen in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, also from Dharma Productions. The movie also marks the second venture between Imran Khan and the director Punit Malhotra.

Fans can follow the official Twitter handle of the movie on https://twitter.com/GTPMOfficial