Sadashiv Amrapurkar critical
Not many know that Ganesh Kumar Narwode is actually the real name of the veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, the very man who almost redefined the way we looked at Hindi film villains. He played iconic roles in thefilms in the 90s. No wonder then, he was and is a darling of the masses.
It's a real sad thing to know that the man who entertained everyone all his life in films (Hindi and Marathi) like Ardh Satya, Kaal Chakra, Sadak, Ishq ... to name a few, is a critical condition now, even as you read this article. Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, his daughter Reema Amrapurkar said, "My father had been admitted him 2 weeks ago for the treatment of a lung infection. But, since the last five days, he has been in the ICU and is really critical now. The doctors have now put him on a ventilator."
We at Bollywood Hungama pray for the fast and speedy recovery of this talented actor.
Apoorva Lakhia pooh-poohs reports of Rani Mukerji playing Haseena
Reports that director Apoorva Lakhia is 'seriously considering' Rani Mukerji for his bio-pic on Dawood's sister Haseena Parkar, has the film's purported director Apoorva Lakhia rolling on the floor with laughter.
"Rani is losing weight for a role that I haven't offered her? I am supposed to have decided on Rani to play Haseena, when I haven't even decided whether I can make a film on the concerned lady or not," says Lakhia.
Apparently, Haseena Parkar's family wants creative control of the project to ensure that the lady is not painted in unsavory colors. This would mean a lot of whitewashing of the protagonist's character which Apoorva is not willing to do.
Guffaws Lakhia, "While I am yet to sort out the issues regarding the project, Rani is supposed to have started putting on weight for the role. I suggest those who write such things better know a good dietitian to reverse the damage."
In the meanwhile, a friend of Rani says she has no plans of signing any films at the moment.
"From what we hear, she plans to start a family this year," says the friend.
Dannys son follows his best friend Tiger Shroff into movies
Danny Denzongpa's only son and heir-apparent Rinzing was all set to join his father's brewery business.
But then, Bollywood... rather Tiger Shroff, beckoned. And Rinzing is now training round-the-clock in dancing, martial arts and horse riding to become an actor.
According to Rinzing's father Danny,his son's career change was brought on by Tiger Shroff.
Says Danny, "I thought my son would join my beer business. But then his best friend Tiger decided to become an actor. So now, Rinzing is training to be an actor.He has his own mind and his own way of thinking. I wouldn't even dream of influencing his decisions in life. All my life, I've taken my own decisions.He has my best wishes in whatever he does."
When told about his best-friend Rinzing's decision to follow Tiger into the film industry, Tiger says, "I wouldn't like to think that Rinzing would take such a decisionabout his career simply because his best friend has chosen a certain path. Rinzing is his own man and knows what's best for him."
Incidentally, Tiger and Rinzing's fathers Jackie Shroff and Danny Denzongpa were best friends. Now it's the sons.
This is not always the case in the entertainment business. Jeetendra and Rishi Kapoor are best friends. But their children can hardly see eye to eye.
Sonakshi Sinha and her brothers Luv and Kussh start a production house
The era gone by saw many A-listers turning producers after their films achieved stupendous success at the box office. But now, the younger brigade is way too quick in taking decisions. Actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have already entered the film production arena and the latest entrant is Sonakshi Sinha.
However, the actress won
Salman Khan to play football in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
In a bid to revive few classic moments from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, the makers have decided to use one of the popular scenes in the upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. With the season of football fever spreading like wild fire and Salman Khan's love for sports, we hear that Sooraj Barjatya has decided to use the opportunity to show Salman Khan playing football in the song sequence of the film.
Remember the way the families bond over the game of cricket in the song 'Dhik Tana Dhik Tana'? The makers are attempting to do something similar. In fact, it is being said that this song which will be picturized on Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Anupam Kher and Deepak Dobriyal along with others and it will be an extravagant affair. The track which will be composed by Himesh Reshammiya is said to be a peppy number and is choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
Produced by Fox Star Studios and Rajshri Productions, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Armaan Kohli, Sanjay Mishra among others and it is slated to release on November 1, 2015.