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YRF celebrates 1000 Weeks of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’

DDLJ BookYash Raj Films is celebrating 1000 Weeks of the iconic  ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and other. The studio has released a book “Aditya Chopra relives Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” as told to Nasreen Munni Kabir.

This exceptional and unique book, is a very personal story of this phenomenally popular film that turned the tide of Hindi cinema in the 1990’s and has rightfully earned pride of place among the most successful and acclaimed Indian films of all  time.

Twenty years after the release and uninterrupted run of the film, the private and reclusive Aditya Chopra, traces the journey that led to the making of his first film. He discusses his influences, shares insights on cinema, and provides fascinating details about how he went about making the movie that changed his life and that has now become part of the lives of audiences across generations. With pages full of unknown information and anecdotes about DDLJ in the words of its Director, as told to Nasreen Munni Kabir, this book is also illustrated with many rare and unseen images. 

Come fall in love all over again as we approach the milestone and celebrate DDLJ’s 1000 Weeks Of Timeless Romance and continuous run at the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.

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‘The Shaukeens’ is a laugh-at-yourself concept comedy

The Shaukeens UK ReleaseLaughing at yourself is always a tough job, especially on screen. That is what differentiates The Shaukeens from other comedies in the same genre. Writer Tigmanshu Dhulia and director Abhishek Sharma designed the film on the basis that all actors in the movie would have a blast laughing at themselves.

As Sharma says, “Akshay plays himself but with a twist – while he talks about staying healthy in public, he is an alcoholic in real life.”

Lisa Haydon’s character is almost that of a stalker fan. “I am not like that at all in reality but it was good to make fun of myself,” she laughs.

The three Shaukeens in the film – Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra – had to bring to the fore their ‘tharki’ side to stay true to their characters.

Abhishek Sharma reasons, “Hollywood does it all the time. I feel the audience in India too is ready for a comedy of this kind where actors have dared to laugh at themselves.”

The Shaukeens is produced by Murad Khetani, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde. It releases in UK cinemas this Friday on 7th November.

Watch: ‘The Shaukeens’ Trailer

The trailer for Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming release, The Shaukeens has been released online.

The feel-good adventure film follows three middle-aged men played by Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher, who venture on a trip to Bangkok, where they meet the sizzling hot Lisa Haydon. 

Watch the trailer here:

The Shaukeens will release on 7th November 2014. 

‘Total Siyapaa’ release date changed to 7th March 2014

TOTAL SIYAPAA UK ReleaseBilled as an ‘urban-ist rom-com’ with the feel of a Brit-Asian cross-over film, Total Siyapaa will now release on 7th March 2014 in UK cinemas.

The film is a roller-coaster ride of hilarious mishaps which ensues when Pakistani rockstar Aman (played by the multi-talented actor and musician Ali Zafar) meets his British-Sikh love interest Asha’s (played by Yami Gautam of Vicky Donor fame) battle-axe Punjabi mother (Kirron Kher). The film is directed by E Niwas (My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves) and the script is penned by Neeraj Pandey, who is famed for his award-winning dramas A Wednesday and Special Chabbis.

Set in London, this wacky, warp-speed tale is a melting pot of cultures. The film gains pace when Aman travels to London to meet Asha’s parents who are conservative Indians and completely unwilling to go against their rigid beliefs.

Aman’s life descends into Total Siyapaa when he attempts, albeit unsuccessfully at first, to impress his future in-laws with hilarious and at times completely cringe-inducing consequences! The film uncannily captures the differences between India and Pakistan and hopes to foster a deeper understanding and togetherness between the two countries. Total Siyapaa also sees real life couple Anupam Kher and Kiron Kher come together on-screen for the very first time.

Total Siyapaa is produced by Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks and AKA Films and releases on Friday 7th March 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

 

Reliance Entertainment to release ‘Total Siyapaa’ in UK cinemas

TOTAL SIYAPAA UK ReleaseReliance Entertainment is set to have audiences in splits with the release of Total Siyapaa (Total Chaos), in UK cinemas on 31st January 2014.

Billed as an ‘urban-ist rom-com’ with the feel of a Brit-Asian cross-over film, Total Siyapaa, produced by Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks and AKA films, is a rollercoaster ride of hilarious mishaps which ensues when Pakistani rockstar Aman (played by the multi-talented actor and musician Ali Zafar) meets his British-Sikh love interest Asha’s (played by Yami Gautam of Vicky Donor fame) battle-axe Punjabi mother (Kiron Kher).

The film is directed by E Niwas (My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves) and the script is penned by Neeraj Pandey, who is famed for his award-winning dramas A Wednesday and Special Chabbis.

Set in London, this wacky, warp-speed tale is a melting pot of cultures. The film gains pace when Aman travels to London to meet Asha’s parents who are conservative Indians and completely unwilling to go against their rigid beliefs. Aman’s life descends into Total Siyapaa when he attempts, albeit unsuccessfully at first, to impress his future in-laws with hilarious and at times completely cringe-inducing consequences!

The film uncannily captures the differences between India and Pakistan and hopes to foster a deeper understanding and togetherness between the two countries. Total Siyapaa also sees real life couple Anupam Kher and Kiron Kher come together on-screen for the very first time.

Total Siyapaa has been garnering positive feedback since its first theatrical trailer was released in November, with many predicting it to be one of the funniest rom-coms to come out of India in a generation.

Total Siyapaa is set to tickle the comical senses of global audiences when it releases on 31st January 2014. The film will not only be a cultural bridge but will also break down the common misconceptions between India and Pakistan, whilst helping you to deal with that most formidable of adversary – the future mother-in-law!

 

Anupam Kher’s Pioneering Acting School Praised By Global TV Network TV5 Quebec Canada

Anupam KherAfter winning praise globally for his acting skills, now another Anupam Kher endeavour has won international acclaim. The star’s acting school, ACTOR PREPARES, has been chosen as the most unique acting school by the French language Canadian television network TV5 Quebec Canada, which has a partnership with the Paris based TV5 Monde, the second largest network in the world reaching over 207 million households across over 200 countries. The network has greenlighted a documentary series on the most unique schools in the world titled Schools Like No Others and it chose ACTOR PREPARES for acting.

Among the schools in the list are a Kung Fu school in China, bullfighting school in Spain, an etiquette school in Switzerland, a perfumery school in France, a horse racing school in Britain, a school for autistic children in the US and schools for high-potential children in France, among others. A team from the production company Eureka Productions, which is making the documentary, is currently in the city and was present at a press meet at ACTOR PREPARES.

“Assisting the preparation of the emerging Bollywood talents is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the entire team is very excited about it! We feel really privileged to come to Anupam Kher’s ACTOR PREPARES to learn more about this fascinating and unique culture and to spread it through Canada and hopefully many other countries,” said Yvonne Defour the director of the series at Eureka Productions.

Anupam Kher said, “As a trained actor, I always knew we were the best, but now we have global affirmation. This recognition is a result of the hard work we have put in during the past 8 years. We have designed a world-class practical-oriented syllabus which is able to deliver on our belief that acting can be taught, learnt and perfected. Our approach is not just to teach acting as a skill, we impart a holistic approach to acting as a way of life, and that is how we bring out the actor in you.”

ACTOR PREPARES is India’s most sought after acting school and the only acting school anywhere to be initiated and run by a box-office star. It was set up eight years ago by Kher, who spent considerable time scouring the best acting schools in the world, studying their curricula. After intensive research and experimentation, Kher distilled the best of their programmes and dovetailed them to form ACTOR PREPARES.

Several international filmmakers have visited Actor Prepares Mumbai and have been impressed by the ambience, facilities and the quality of its students. Among them was the trend-setting British director Danny Boyle, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and Shekhar Kapur.

John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Anupam Kher on the sets of Desi Boyz

It’s the same place again! The famous house in Northwood which was used as Deepika and Anupam Kher’s residence for the shooting. To find out more about the filming in the UK read everything here: Desi Boyz in London

After shooting scenes together inside the house (a breakfast or lunch scene was being shot) Deepika Padukone, John Abraham and Anupam Kher came outside to see the sequences they just had filmed. As DP wore very short dresses and clothes for the film, she usually covered herself up immediately to avoid people staring at her, I suppose.

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