Friday, 21 March 2014

Ranbir Kapoor Extends His Support For Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Highway'!

Produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, ‘Highway’ has certainly managed to create a spellbinding effect on those who wish to see something beyond regular Rom-Coms or Masala films.  The movie not only offers fresh breezes and new sights like the foothills of the Himalayas, but taps on a very novel section of a simple, silent love story which had been previously unexplored in Bollywood and no wonder this paved the way for its selection in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. Although it doesn’t offer the entertainment quotient for the mass audience, it hasn’t proved to be abortive in creating a mark in Indian Cinema with its mesmerizing music by A.R. Rahman and thought-provoking script by  Imtiaz Ali.

And that’s exactly the reason why the Rockstar of Bollywood couldn’t stop himself from promoting Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Highway’. Ranbir has always shared a special equation with Imtiaz Ali and as per reports, he had seen an early cut of this film and appreciated it hugely. In a special gesture by Ranbir, he landed up in Film City, Mumbai and moved around in the ‘Highway’ truck chatting with Imtiaz and Alia about the film for a news channel.

In the enigmatic world of Bollywood, rarely do you get to see actors promoting other films and even if they do so, it’s not without any personal benefit which can be in terms of monetary value or clandestine intentions. But the Kapoor lad apparently took time out of his busy work schedule to simply extend his support for Sajid Nadiadwala and his film ‘Highway’. A first of a kind friendly gesture indeed!

Kapoor Jr had played the role of a rebellious concert singer in Imtiaz’s blockbuster ‘Rockstar’and will soon be seen working opposite his ex-lover Deepika Padukone in his next film. But we would definitely love to see him pair up with the Patakha Guddi in the days to come!


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Music Review for '2 States' - a film by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar!

Music of 2 States – a film by producers Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar is finally out. The six energetic songs would surely be loved by the youth as the entire film is based on their generation love. Actors Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have done absolute justice to the film is something that we can make out from the trailer. Here is the music review for 2 States:

The first one is Offo sung by Aditi Singh Sharma and Amitabh Bhattacharya. The beats of this song are wonderful and one would like to shake a leg or two on it. Next is Locha-E-Ulfat, which has been sung by Benny Dayal. It is a cute number that shows Arjun gradually falling in love with Alia on the silver screen. These two songs are more youth centric and teenagers of today might really love them. Following this we have Mast Magan, a duet by Arijit Singh and Chinmayi Sripada. It is a soulful song and the music might touch your heart. Up next is Iski Uski sung by Akriti Kakar and Shahid Mallya. This is one of those slow songs, which you may like depending on the situation.  Then we have Chaandaniya, which has been sung by K. Mohan and Yashita Sharma. It is not so strong as far as music is concerned. However, certain parts in the song have been really done well. Lastly there is Hulla Re sung by Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan and Rasika Shekhar. It has a Punjabi theme and includes typical Punjabi sounds such as the dhol drums, as well as cool Punjabi lyrics. It will definitely become the next favourite number for Punjabi weddings.

In all, the soundtrack to 2 States is an exciting one. The movie has fun numbers that you would not mind humming now and then. You can watch 2 States – co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar in your nearest theatres from 18th April this year!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Jacqueline Fernandez gives beauty advice to a fan on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, known for her flawless look and beautiful tresses, is working on Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick opposite superstar Salman Khan. When a fan recently visited the film sets, she hadn’t just come to meet the stars like most drop-ins do. She had come to seek Jacqueline’s advice on the beauty products she uses.
One of the assistant directors on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, who admires Jacqueline for her spotless skin, innate beauty and incredible good looks, went up to her and said that a female fans would like to have a chat with her and take some beauty tips. A source close to the actress said, "One of the assistant directors of the film, who used to regularly praise Jacqueline for her look, once approached her and asked her to share some beauty tips with his female friend and a sport that she is, Jacqueline readily agreed to do so." The actress, who was very excited to talk to her fan and share a session of ‘girl talk’ on beauty and other topics, spent over half an hour on the sets with her.

Whether it is fashion or fitness, fans want to emulate everything that their favourite stars do. They like to dress like them, live and even look like them. Actors are constantly being asked to share their beauty secrets. Most of the times, they plug in the brands they endorse but Jacqueline is different. The actress is also known for recommending products and supplements to her fans on a social networking site.

Confirming the news, Jacqueline said, "I have always believed in natural beauty products and that's what I recommended to her. She called me up a few days later to tell me that my tips worked wonders for her."
Jacqueline, apparently, loves all the attention that comes her way while shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. The movie directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, is a remake of Telugu flick with same name, starring Ravi Teja.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Kriti Sanon opens up for the first time about her role in Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Heropanti'!

“I play a modern, yet conservative girl in the film and my role is extremely well-written. I hope it will create a splash in Bollywood this summer,” said the beautiful model and actor Kriti Sanon about her upcoming Bollywood debut film Heropanti. Yes, Kriti is playing the female lead opposite debutant Tiger Shroff in this Sajid Nadiadwala production. Heropanti is an action romance flick that is set to launch both Tiger and Kriti in B-town. Very much excited to be launched under a big banner like Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., the two newcomers are giving their best. Recently, the two completed shooting for the film in the fascinating Kashmir Valley despite of having injured themselves. The director of the movie Sabbir Khan is also extremely impressed with the newbie actors, their talent, and hard work.

Further talking about her entering the film industry and the difficulties she had to face, Kriti Sanon said, “After graduating, I began auditioning for films while continuing to model. I did a few fashion shows, ad shoots, and even got a few Bollywood offers, but nothing great. I was clear about the fact that my first film should be 'big' since it is the start of your whole career graph.” After doing a Telugu movie with Mahesh Babu, the actress finds Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti to be a great start to her Bollywood career. Refraining from doing any bikini scenes and lip locks Kriti firmly says, “I won't do anything that would embarrass my parents, since they too will be watching my films. There is a fine line between looking glamorous and vulgar, and I know my limits.” Both Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon are ready to make it big in the Indian cinema with their debut film Heropanti.

Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti is slated to hit the theatres on 16th May this year!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Film producer Sajid Nadiadwala seems to have the 'Midas Touch' this year!

Having created a film strategy for him since he joined the film industry, producer Sajid Nadiadwala remained stiff on it all these years. He never made more than one movie in every 2 or 3 years. However, he recently seems to have adopted a change in his filmmaking policies. He has his name linked to 6 films this year, out of which one has already released and also achieved the expected success. The first movie that he presented this year was Highway. Written, directed, and produced by Imtiaz Ali, the road film brought accolades to both Imtiaz and Sajid. “It is a wonderful story told in a modest budget and I didn’t want to let go of an opportunity to work with Imtiaz,” said Sajid talking about Highway. The producer is co-producing another movie with filmmaker Karan Johar, which is based on a book written by Chetan Bhagat. 2 States is the name of this film, which Sajid showed great interested in. Confirming the news, he says, “Whoever I went to, they wanted to do it because they had read the book. One of Karan’s directors had written a screenplay. I read it and loved it.”

Also, debuting as a director this year with the Salman Khan starrer Kick, Sajid Nadiadwala confessed, “It is not too difficult to balance between being a producer and director. I now understand my directors much more than before.” He is also bringing back together the hit Jodi of 2013 – Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in his next with Imtiaz Ali. Talking about this untitled flick Sajid said, “If I could, I would have had them on board four years ago. Our second movie with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starts in July. We wanted to work on it first, but since we had a gap of six-eight months while planning it, we made Highway.” A source added, “He is very happy and confident about his collaboration with the kind of projects he is associating himself with.”

Film producer Sajid Nadiadwala seems to have the ‘Midas Touch’ this year for sure!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Randeep Hooda opens up about Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Highway' and 'Kick'!

Due to the roles I play people think I'm too serious and cranky. (Doing such roles) is very hard on you as one has to go through those emotions. It affects your life as well as the people around you. I want to try other genres as well. I want to make people laugh. Highway was my first attempt towards a bit of a comic role,” said Randeep Hooda, who has just given us a hit like Highway. Talking about this Sajid Nadiadwala presentation road film, the actor revealed that he became depressed while shooting for Highway and that he wants to take a break from such dark roles now that affect his mood. However, now that Highway has been made and released, Randeep is busy shooting for Kick.

Kick is another movie by Sajid Nadiadwala, with which he is debuting as a director. Confirming the news Randeep said, “After winding up Highway, I have been shooting for Kick.” The film also stars superstar Salman Khan along with actress Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead. Shooting for the film has been a joy ride for Mr. Hooda, agreeing to which he said, “Doing Kick was quite enjoyable. Salman is a nice person and we have a very good director. It is probably the biggest role I have so far. I'm not playing a villain. It is a love triangle.” Adding to the conversation, Randeep also admitted that working with Salman has been fun too. He said, “No I wasn't nervous. Salman is a very nice person. No doubt he is a superstar. He is a great human being. Kick is the biggest movie of my career. It's a huge canvas. I got an integral part to play in a Salman Khan movie, that's what an actor dreams of.”

This Sajid Nadiadwala directed and produced film Kick is slated to release on the festival of Eid this year, which is on 25th July!