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Lashing out at critics

Sridevi is back — and how. The actress is returning to the big screen with English Vinglish, and the hype surrounding her comeback film refuses to die down in tinsel town. The film was supposed to have released along with Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’, but the date was later shifted to avoid a clash between the two flicks.

What really irks the actress, however, are the rumours doing the rounds about her alleged plastic surgery. Lashing out at such reports and criticising rumour-mongers, she says, “No, I haven’t (had plastic surgery). I want to tell these people that instead of whining and criticising, why don’t you move out of your comfort zone, zip your mouth and slog it out? Then let’s talk. There will be a visible change, not just in your appearance but also in your attitude.”

In fact, the actress actually slams people who go in for plastic surgery, saying, “If you’re lazy, hooked to TV and cannot give up your food because you know you can undergo cosmetic surgery, you’re damned! It doesn’t work like that. Anything that is plastic melts in no time. You have to understand that there’s a regime for everything and you benefit by associating yourself with it. To look and feel good, you have to slog it out.”

‘I am shooting for two sequels’

Sunny Deol’s 21-year-old son, Karan, might soon enter tinsel town with a bang.
The proud papa is already making preparations for his son’s debut, and says, “Karan’s debut will be sometime next year. As of now, I want him to learn all the essentials required for being a good actor.

We will be launching him — but whether I will be directing him, I’m really uncertain, considering we are still looking at scripts and everything is in its nascent stage. But one thing is certain: it will be a love

That’s the way I, Bobby and Abhay debuted in Bollywood.”Incidentally, Karan is already enrolled in Rahul Rawail’s acting school. Rawail had directed Sunny’s blockbuster debut in Betaab.

Quizzed about audiences being more receptive to the Deols as a pack rather than solo, Sunny says, “We’ve waited for long for the right script to come our way, although we’ve been working actively.

We were offered many scripts just for the sake of grabbing attention. However, as we believe in clean family entertainers, we waited for an Apne or Yamla Pagla Deewaana to happen. And the audiences loved these films. Now, we are motivated to do more films. But like before, the story is still the key ingredient for us.”
According to Sunny, many actors today are managing to get away with shoddy work, thanks to their PR and marketing strategies.

“Half of the actors wouldn’t have survived with the kind of work they’ve done, had it not been for their impeccable marketing techniques. But that does not mean they are all like that. Some of them are genuinely talented, along with being good at PR.

As for me, I have always been a recluse. However, when marketing driven movies work for the audience, we have them raking in Rs 100 crore. If I want to see a film in the Rs 100-crore bracket, it will be a Salman film because like us, he too is honest and always himself. And trust me, audiences love your honesty on and off of screen, no matter what,” says Sunny.

Asked about his many projects that have been stalled — including his television debut — the actor-producer says, “Whenever projects get stalled, it’s easy to blame actors, but in my case, I had shot for the television show a while ago. What happened later only the production house and channel will be able to tell. However, I have realised that I am just meant to do films. So, no more TV for me. This year I am shooting for two sequels: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, followed by Ghayal 2.”

Poking fun at Salman

Director Shirish Kunder says that his film ‘Joker’’s new promo, resembles the poster image of Salman Khan’s recent blockbuster, Ek Tha Tiger, and introduces the alien ‘Golkot’.
There is an uncanny resemblance between Salman Khan’s poster — where he is looking over Morocco — and the computer-generated alien looking upon the fictitious region of Paglapur in this film.

Shirish Kunder says, “Golkot is a big fan of Salman Khan and strikes the same pose as he did in Ek Tha Tiger. I am sure Salman will find this quite funny.”

Shirish has worked with international experts to make this new promo, which gives a glimpse of the heavy duty effects in the sci-fi film. In fact, the first promo of ‘Joker’ also plays on the name of Salman Khan’s NGO, ‘Being Human’.

 It reads, ‘When Being Human doesn’t work... try being alien’.
The film revolves around a fictitious place, Paglapur, where a UFO once landed.

Spats on the sets

Rumours of Sanjay Dutt’s alleged spats with different people in the industry have been doing the rounds for a while now.

First, there were suggestions that he and Ram Gopal Varma had faced some differences while shooting for ‘Department’. And now, when the gangster flick Zilla Ghaziabad by Anand Kumar is being readied for release, apparently all is not well
between Sanjay and the movie’s producers.

It has earlier been reported that an action sequence and a couple of scenes had been added to Dutt’s role, which he was supposed to shoot for after returning from the Patiala shoot of the film Son Of Sardaar. But Sanjay has refused to do the shoots.

Apparently, additional scenes have now been dropped and the movie is being completed with whatever they’ve shot earlier since the team wants to release the film in December.

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