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What is this movie about?

The story is about Roy Miller, a secret agent and June Havens. The two come together by chance and thereby, set on a globe-trotting adventure filled with double-crosses, close escapes, false identities and head-spinning romantic moments.  

Why should the audiences watch this film?
Knight and Day has everything that people love in movies. It’s a perfect mix of action, comedy and fresh, identifiable characters with a love story.

How was it working with Cameron Diaz?
I always wanted to make this kind of movie with Cameron. I was really excited about it because I enjoy her work in action movies. She’s talented, funny, athletic and a great actress, and this was such a winning character. I knew she’d give a winning performance.

You always do your own stunts no matter how risky they are.
It’s challenging for me. And I think it’s more exciting and entertaining for the audience. Plus I really enjoy doing it!

Do you feel lucky to be in a profession that lets you do all these things?
We're lucky enough to do all the things we do, but we all have dreams of different things. I've wanted to travel the world for my entire life. Life is filled with adventures, but to travel the world and see everything and meet different people?
It’s a dream. I've been fortunate to experience a lot of the things that I had always wanted to do, but it’s never all.

You represent a specific level of actor and celebrity. Your name is on the posters for Knight and Day and people instantly know what that means. Do you still find it challenging to live such a visible life?
I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I love being in movies and I’ve always wanted to entertain people. I’ve never lost sight of that. I also like to learn about life and talk to people, to hang out and hear what they have to say. As a kid I travelled a lot, just from different towns, smaller towns. This helps you learn a lot about human behaviour, life and people in that way. Everything happens for a reason and you see it unfold and realise — that’s life. I just try to do the best that I can, and that’s all I can do. And I feel as I said, I feel very privileged. I get to live my dream and I know how rare that is.

A bankable actor
Ever since the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys hit the silver screen, Samir Soni who plays the lovable director Vir Kapoor in the film has been receiving constant calls of appreciation. Having learnt theatre under guru Barry John, Samir Soni stepped into the shoes of an eccentric film director in the film I Hate Luv Storys with great ease.
The actor who plays a small but pivotal role in the film has been receiving rave reviews and has left a favourable impression on the audiences and critics alike.
Says a popular critic, “In IHLS, Samir Soni is lovable as the eccentric director — he’s the show-stealer every time he’s on screen.”
In spite of playing a supporting character in the film, Samir Soni — the effortless actor is overwhelmed at the response his character has generated.
Adds acclaimed critic Taran Adarsh, “Samir Soni’s character reminds you of a certain high profile director and he plays the part extremely well.”
Samir Soni also plays a bisexual character in Anything But Love, a play that juggles around with only two characters — Seema (Mandira Bedi) and Anish (Sameer Soni).
Says a trade analyst, “Samir Soni is a very bankable actor, be it in theatre or films. He has been impressive in his role that spoofs a director in IHLS and has created a niche for himself in spite of not being a front man.”

Creating an uproar
Bullshit, the controversial track from Akshay Kumar’s next Khatta Meetha, is already creating ripples in the political arena. The song, which takes potshots at corrupt politicians, has not received flattering responses from the community. Featuring unswerving lyrics such as Sarak aur bridge banainge (Bull Shit), Traffic main nahi phasain ge (Bull Shit), Waqt pe kaam honge (Bull Shit), it pokes fun at the politicians in a very direct manner.
The timing of this uproar has come as no surprise. With the recently concluded Bharat Bandh due to the hike in prices, one would expect the government to be touchy about issues which would further add fuel to fire. Whether any action will be taken, we are not sure. Guess we’ll just have to wait and watch.

Stepping back in time
Ekta Kapoor has partnered with a leading multiplex for the promotion of her forthcoming film, Once Upon  A Time In Mumbaai. Seen through the eyes of a police officer, Once Upon  A Time In Mumbaai traces the changing face of the Mumbai underworld. The film, set primarily in 1970 Mumbai, follows the rise of Sultan (Ajay Devgan) and his eventual fall, when his protege Shoaib (Emraan Hashmi), challenges his supremacy, and usurps power to rule the murky underbelly of Mumbai.
The promotional campaign that will be running across 28 locations and 93 screens spread over the country will see the ushers in the multiplex dressed in a 70s get up keeping with the theme of the film.
Speaking about this innovative marketing idea, Vikram Malhotra, COO, Motion Pictures at Balaji, said, “It is imperative to create the right kind of buzz for a film especially in the environment where the film is viewed by its audience. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai is a stylish ode to the retro cool era of the 70s and we felt that it would be perfect if we could present the film in an exciting manner to its patrons prior to the film’s release. From now to the release of the film, the customer-facing personnel of our partner multiplex chain would be clothed in the chic 70s style which will give our audience a flavour of things to come. This is just one amongst several such innovative and exciting efforts that are woven around Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. Get ready for July 30.”
“It’s a very interesting promotional tie-up . We have chosen three to four ushers/cafe boys from each location which totals around 150 promoters. Their body-measurements are taken and the designers of film are working on the wardrobe based on the 70s theme of dressing. They will wear tight shirts and bell-bottoms keeping intact the element of our corporate dressing,” adds Devang Sampat of the multiplex tying up for the event.
Balaji and Milan Luthria’s Once Upon  A Time In Mumbaai is all set to release worldwide on July 30.

Providing a platform
Ram Gopal Varma is known for his dark films but he has an uncanny taste for music. Even in his earlier films, he brought to light the voice of Sunidhi Chauhan who became popular with Ruki Ruki in the Urmila Matondkar-starrer Mast. Now with his August release Rakta Chritra, he is bringing to light the sweet melodious voice of the classically trained Suparna Acharya, which will remind people of the melody queen Lata Mangeshkar.
Born in Srirampur, Hoogli district near Kolkata, Suparna has trained under many legendary artistes. She has also worked as a vocalist with the renowned Pandit Birju Maharaj.
The music of Rakta Charitra is by composers cum background scorers Bapi-Tutul. “Suparna surely has the potential to please all ears with her heart-warming voice,” claims Tutul who has been immensely impressed with her voice.
Suparna says, “My interest in singing was recognised by my family during my early childhood and since the age of five, I have acquired classical singing training from various respected gurus. Today, after sharing the platform with many renowned classical singers, I want to explore my talent in the film industry where music plays an essential part of the film. I firmly believe that no reality show can bring out one’s true potential. My claim to fame will be my hard work and determination.”

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