Stuck in a moment

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Stuck in a moment

  A R RahmanHowever, it is learnt that the project may not even materialise now.

Ashok Amritraj, CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment and the movie’s producer elaborates on the development stating, “We have been developing  the movie for a while and both Rahman and Dave Stewart have done some songs for it. But since we started working on the project, two or three movies on street dancing have already come out and another one has been announced. We do not want to be fourth on the list.”

Though Rahman’s work on this project may go in vain, Amritraj says that he’s going to continue looking for opportunities to work with the Mozart of Madras. Calling Rahman a “true crossover star”, Amritraj says, “I’ve worked with Rahman long ago in Jeans and he’s been a friend since then. He’s the most exciting talent to have come out of India, and whenever there’s a movie that has a cross-cultural feel to it, I will definitely be working with him”.

When asked if he’d like to do a musical based on India with Rahman, Amritraj chuckles, “I’ve been looking for a story for ages now. If scriptwriters can come up with interesting material or fun, sweeping stories set between India and the West, I’d be the first one to produce it.”

Giving the perfect shot

Quick: Divya Dutta Divya Dutta will be seen in Anup Das’ Life Express, which is a film on fast paced life of today’s women. To be released on August 27, the film also stars Rituparna Sengupta, Kiran Janjani and Yashpal Sharma. Divya will be seen in a deglamourised role of a village woman who comes to city to become a surrogate mother.

Describing an interesting incident during the shoot, Divya says she had to go for a retake even after giving a perfect shot. The accident scene required Divya to fall from a staircase while climbing down. Her first few takes were not looking that natural. So the director asked her to give one more take. Divya then took a break for a while and gave the perfect take. But the fall was so real that one of the light men went to help her during the shot thinking the actress had actually fallen.

A sincere effort

Tigmanshu Dhulia is all set to launch his next film Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster in Gujarat.

The film will be jointly produced by Rahul Mittra, CEO, Brandsmith and Tigmanshu Dhulia Films.

Rahul Mittra said, “Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster will be extensively shot in Devgarh Baria, which offers interesting virgin locations including the old Raj Mahal.”

Mittra is currently camping in Baria, 100 km away from Baroda, along with
Tigmanshu Dhulia, writer Sanjay Chouhan and the film technical recee team.

Tigmanshu Dhulia had earlier written screenplay for films like Dil Se and Tere Mere Sapne, apart from directing films like Haasil, Charas, Shaagird and Paan Singh Tomar, which is being readied for release in October.

Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is supposed to go on floors in September.

Memories of a legend

 Mohammed RafiOn the 30th death anniversary of the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi, E 7 Publications launched the book Mohammed Rafi — Ek Farishta Tha Woh, which tries to capture and showcase the close memories of the legend with music fraternity.

The book has been written by Dhirendra Jain. The book is a real treat for Rafi fans because it has exclusive photographs and untold memories of Mohammed Rafi
shared by legends like Pyarelal, Khayyam, Ravindra Jain, Ravi, Usha Khanna
and others.

Mohammed Rafi — Ek Farishta Tha Woh was released at a grand musical concert organised by the Mohammed Rafi fan club Sirf Rafi and Golden Greats at Fine Arts Auditorium, Chembur.

The first copy of the book was presented to singer Udit Narayan and composer Ravindra Jain. 

‘No one knows about my getaway’

Laurence Fishburne told a newspaper recently that only a select few know the location of the hideaway, which he uses to relax and get away from daily life.

“I have a man cave somewhere in California — a totally undisclosed location where manly things occur,” he explained. “There are motorcycles, secret doors and passageways.
Women are welcome but they must knock.”

The Predators star added that even his wife and children must call before coming to visit. “My wife, my daughter, they are welcome, but it’s better if they have appointments,” he said. 

Reliving the past

Diva: Zeenat AmanThe glamourous diva of yesteryears, Zeenat Aman, will be seen dancing to her famous song Aap Jaisa Koi from the film Qurbani in one of her upcoming films.

Nearly three decades after Zeenat did mesmerising dance to Aap Jaisa Koi in Qurbani, the actress will recreate the magic in Anil Sharma’s Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun.

The family drama has her play a glamourous single mother.

Zeenat, who is paired opposite Kabir Bedi, will be seen singing and dancing to the song during a party.

There is a major Christmas party sequence in the movie. During the passing the parcel game, Zeenat gets out. As a punishment, she has to dance to the track.

The Aap Jaisa Koi track was composed by Biddu and sung by the late Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan for Feroz Khan’s film Qurbani (1980).

Dunno Y... portrays different relationships, and showcases homosexuality as well. The movie has wowed critics and audiences worldwide. 

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