'Housefull is not a Hollywood hangover'

'Housefull is not a Hollywood hangover'

Filmi Fundas

'Housefull is not a Hollywood hangover'

Sajid KhanSajid Khan is extremely unhappy. The recent allegations on him lifting a scene from the Hollywood hit The Hangover hasn’t gone down well with Sajid, who is the director of Housefull.

 Sajid confirms that no scene from Housefull has any resemblance to The Hangover.
The scene in question here is the one that involves a tiger and has got rumour mills buzzing ever since the film’s promos have been out. Apparently, the scene is very similar to a particular scene from the Hollywood hit The Hangover.

However, director Sajid Khan isn’t shocked by the allegations. Said Sajid, “I could see these accusations coming.”

Blasting all those, who seem to think that he indulges in plagiarism, he added, “Yes there is a tiger in the house but I’m not dumb enough to rip off a scene from a recent hit film, tweak my original screenplay of Housefull to forcibly incorporate it and then show it to the audience through promos so that rumour mongers can start debating about the scene being a lift from The Hangover.”

Reveals a source, “There is no similarity between the scenes except that they both have a tiger. In Housefull, Akshay Kumar brings the tiger into the house himself as a gift to Lara Dutta.”

Housefull is a story of normal people caught in abnormal situations sparked off by a white lie.

Celebrating diverse cultures

City of Life starring Bollywood actor Sonu Sood opened the the third edition of the Gulf Film Festival. The movie directed by film-maker Ali Mostafa sees Sood, acting alongside British actress Natalie Dormer and UAE’s Saoud Al Kaabi. The festival, which is being held till April 14 in Dubai, rolled out the red carpet with the opening night screening of the film on the first day.

City of Life depicts the parallel worlds that exist simultaneously in the city of Dubai, in an interwoven story of a rich Emirati male, a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who resembles a Bollywood actor, and a European woman, whose lives cross paths only to discover that they have indefinitely made an impact on each other.

“City of Life is a celebration of the diversity, culture, and talent in Dubai, a city of over 200 nationalities. Thus, it transcends all boundaries and has a universal language that will appeal to all viewers,” said, Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Festival Director.

The film marked its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival where it was screened as the gala presentation for the Festival’s Arabian Nights segment.

 “It’s a first big step in what will hopefully become a stream of locally produced original feature films for the international market,” Masoud added.


Hansika gets musical

Hansika recently started taking guitar lessons as she has always wanted to play the guitar. She recently gifted herself a fender guitar and is taking lessons from a professional guide. She is also taking lessons from the Internet to learn more. Says an excited Hansika, “Its an amazing feeling to make music. I feel so rejuvenated playing the guitar and can’t wait to learn more. The Internet has been a brilliant information resource for me. If I am doing something wrong, or want to check out something new, I can immediately check it online.” 

Hansika makes it a point to carry her guitar everywhere and whenever she is waiting for her shot or is back in her hotel, she seems to be strumming away. When quizzed on her sudden love for the instrument, she quipped, “The song from 3 Idiots — Give me some sunshine, Give me some rain, inspired me. I just love the song so much. This is the first song I want to learn and I will definitely play it some day.”

Excited about maiden visit

Actor Arjun Rampal is excited about his first visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. “On route to Amritsar Golden Temple, my friend Mozez wants to bring in his birthday there. I think that is such a beautiful thought. My first visit to the Golden Temple, super excited,” the actor posted on his Twitter account. The 37-year-old won
a National Award for his role in Rock On! recently and has three big films lined up for release this year — Housefull, Raajneeti and the Hindi remake of Stepmom.

Sunny idolises Shahid

Remember that cute little kid playing Shekhar Suman’s son in the 90’s hit comedy show Dekh Bhai Dekh? That was Sunny Singh, who is now playing a teenaged boy in Eros International and Paperdoll Entertainment’s Paathshaala.

Recent media reports claimed that Sunny Singh was having problems with Shahid Kapoor stealing his limelight in their forthcoming movie Paathshaala directed by Milind Ukey.

However the newbie, who is in fact a huge fan of Shahid, says there is no
such issue and he has no qualms about his role in the film. It’s a known fact that apart from having a huge fan following, Shahid is also a youth icon. Sunny, who looks up to Shahid for his acting skills says, “I am extremely fond of Shahid Kapoor. He’s my idol, and I am super excited about sharing screen space with a star like him in my debut film.” Well, having his idol as a co star, Sunny surely seems to be a lucky guy.