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‘I grew up listening to a lot of rock’

Luv U Soniyo is all set to hit the theaters on July 26. The story revolves around Mark and Soniyo, who have been brought together by fate time after time, only to be drawn apart each time. The title track of the film has been sung by Goan singer Remo Fernandes. His last release, Maria Paitche, had become quite a popular number because of the Goan feel to it — and now, the musician is back with yet another melodious track. He has composed, recorded, directed and mixed the songs all by
himself since he believes in running a one-man army.

Says Remo, “I grew up listening to a lot of rock. I was only seven when I first heard rock. I was so much in awe of Paul Mcartney and Steve Wonder that as a kid, I wanted to follow their footsteps. And luckily, here I am.”

Director Joe Rajan wanted to have a different and vibrant tune to the title of the film and it was then that his close friend, Madhur Bhandarkar, helped him get in touch with Remo. To everyone’s surprise, Remo composed the track overnight and was ready to give it to Joe.

Emraan gets his perfect title

It isn’t easy selecting a title for a film — and this is exactly the problem that the producer and director of Emraan Hashmi’s next movie faced.

The film-maker, Kunal Deshmukh, as well as producers UTV Motion Pictures had gone through a discussion and zeroed in on the title of Shaatir for this thriller.

 However, when they checked to see whether they could register this, they found out that the title actually belonged to someone else, namely Ashtavinayak (another banner). Understandably, the makers regarded this as a huge cause for concern.

However, they received help from the most unexpected of quarters.

The UTV officials happened to meet film-maker Rohit Shetty for a casual meeting, since the two are working on ‘Chennai Express’ together.

This topic somehow came up and Rohit, who has had an exceptional relationship with the owners of the title — having made the super-hit Golmaal series with them, agreed to speak to them and suddenly things fell in to place.

One call from Rohit ensured that Emraan Hashmi got his title and the makers were thrilled and grateful to Rohit Shetty for helping the situation. Manish Hariprasad, creative director, Disney-UTV, confirms, “For the Kunal Deshmukh film, starring Emraan Hashmi, UTV wanted the title Shaatir. But the same title was registered by Ashtavinayak. We mentioned it to Rohit Shetty, who we have a great relationship with, and has worked extensively with them. Rohit was extremely helpful — he immediately spoke to them and helped us get the title from them.”

A rock that grants wishes

Shorts’ is a comedy movie, in which Toe serves as the designated punching bag for the bullies of the suburban community Black Falls. During a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock falls from the sky and grants wishes to anyone who finds it. As the Rock ricochets around the town from kid to kid and parent to parent, wishes gone wrong quickly turn the neighbourhood upside down in a wild rampage. Watch the film on WB at 2.54 pm on July 23. It stars Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Jon Cryer and Devon Gearhart.

‘I’m always open to acting in good films’

Popular actress Madhoo, who is making her comeback to Tamil cinema in a yet-to-be-titled woman-centric film, directed by a woman, says that women make films with a touch of sensitivity and sensibility. Madhoo is returning to Tamil industry after a 16-year hiatus with a movie directed by actor and film-maker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan.

“I want to be part of more women directors’ films. I would love to work in a film like Phir Milenge. It’s one of those films where Revathi (the director) added a female’s
perspective to an issue and presented it with sensibility,” says Madhoo.

Phir Milenge, a 2004 film, starred Abhishek Bachchan, Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty. It touched upon the subject of AIDS. In her new film, Madhoo will play the role of a stage singer. “I watched some part of Lakshmy’s directorial debut and I liked the way she handled the film. She made a socially-responsible film that was sensitive and equally commercial,” she adds. Madhoo, however, clarifies that she is not against other types of films. “I’m always open to act in good films, provided they come my way. Roles are also very important to me because I know I’m old now. I need to play roles that will do justice to my age,” says the 41-year-old. She is currently awaiting the release of her Telugu drama Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha, in which she plays mother to a 16-year old.

The ingredients of a hit

The makers of the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Boss’ are all set to shoot a club song for the film, which is titled ‘Party All Night’, and they’re leaving no stone unturned to ensure it’s a hit. The song will feature Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha and rumour has it that Yo Yo Honey Singh will also lend his voice for the number.

This is the first time that Akshay Kumar will be working with song director Sumit Dutt, who has been a Salman Khan favourite and has been the man behind various hits like Dhinkachika, Character Dheela and Desi Beat among others. Ace choreographer Raju Khan will be doing the choreography.

The shooting for the first part of the song is over — it was shot in one of the suburban properties in Mumbai. The other half is scheduled to be shot in Bangkok next month. Buzz is that a mammoth crowd of over 600 dancers and junior artistes will be a part of it. A source close to the team says, “In the film, the song comes at a very integral point, which is why Akshay wants to make it his biggest and best song to date. Akshay is wearing a leading international
designer’s costume.”

The worst kind of blackmail

Seven Hours to Judgement’ is a crime thriller, with a generous dose of action. A street gang attacks David Reardon’s wife and leaves her half-dead. When the gang is brought to court, she is still in a coma. So, judge Eden has to let them go on lack of evidence. Reardon believes it was Eden’s fault and takes revenge: he kidnaps Eden’s wife and threatens to kill her if he doesn’t find proof against the punks in seven hours. In panic, Eden starts roaming around in the night to find a witness. Watch the film on MGM at 7.15 pm on July 23. It stars Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Julianne Phillips, Tiny Ron and Al Freeman Jr.
(tv show timings are subject to change)

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