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Monday, 18 February 2013

The focus should now be on Rs 1000 crore club, says Karan Johar

The focus should now be on Rs 1000 crore club, says Karan Johar

Karan Johar

Every time a film crosses Rs.100 crore, the Bollywood industry celebrates its success with great pride and enthusiasm. However, filmmaker Karan Johar feels Rs 1,000-crore box office is not far away if the industry taps potential across all verticals.

Karan Johar, who is also the co-chairman of the FICCI Frames 2013, says that the film industry is limiting itself by focusing wholly on the Rs.100 crore benchmark. Now, the focus should be on Rs.1,000 crore club.

“Rs.100 crore is restricting the limits of our self. We must add one more zero the Rs.100 crore films and take it to the next level. Rs.100 crore is limiting the growth and content (of films). The possibilities are endless, and we must focus on Rs.1000 crore mark instead,” Karan Johar said here.

“In next five years, we will be in a position… it might sound aspirational, but there is a possibility that we may have achieved all that,” added the filmmaker.

Karan took to stage on Monday at a press conference of FICCI Frames 2013. The entertainment and business summit of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will begin on Wednesday in Mumbai, with the theme, “A Tryst Destiny: Engaging a Billion Consumers”.

At the FICCI meet, various topics like digitization, censorship, marketing, exhibition, distribution, the future of content consumption in an era progressively getting defined by the digital media, innovation and planning required in various policy issues within TV, cinema, animation and gaming, will be discussed.


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Check out Ranbir & Deepika in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Check out Ranbir & Deepika in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Bollywood’s most good looking couple, ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are back again onscreen in director Ayan Mukherjee’s love story Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The first look of the movie was released yesterday, with Ranbir and Deepika sharing an awesome chemistry.

The film is produced under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and directed by Ayan Mukherji. ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ is a rom-com that also sees Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin will play supporting roles.

Ranbir and Deepika were last seen in the 2008 film Bachna Ae Haseeno. It was during this period when the lovers split. The duo ended their relationship on a bitter note. Now that RK and Deepy share a cordial relationship, this will be their first film after their much talked about spat.

The first poster sees the couple in a happy-go-lucky mood, all delighted and jubiliant. While poster 2 sees them playing Holi.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has been in news ever since it has been in its baby stage. Ranbir and Deepika recently wrapped up the final schedule of their movie in the picturesque Kashmir valley. Finally, the dhamaka duo are all set to win over the hearts of the audience, come May 31.


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Saif Ali Khan to give up royal habits for ‘Bullet Raja’

Saif Ali Khan to give up royal habits for ‘Bullet Raja’

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill’s characters in Bullet Raja are very similar to that of Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s roles from ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, says director Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Incidentally, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” happens to be one of Saif’s favorite movies and the actor plays a trigger-happy protagonist in the film. ‘Bullet Raja’ has been names after Saif’s character in the film who has a tendency of firing bullets and riding the Bullet brand of motorcycle.

“Saif and Jimmy are akin to Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s roles from ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’. Irrfan Khan comes into the story midway as a ruthless cop who is summoned to stop Saif’s no-holds-barred outlawry,” said a source.

“Bullet Raja” portrays Saif Ali Khan as the fastest gun in Lucknow, the source added, saying: “And he loves it. He is exploring the adventurous royal side of his personality, firing guns, screeching down dusty roads on his trademark Bullet mobike, looking for a new adventure every day.”

Saif will have to get rid of his royal habits and cultured accent so as to get into the character.

Said Dhulia: “Saif is really enjoying himself. He is the only star-actor after Aamir Khan, who has the draw and the ability to get completely into character. I am his dialogue coach on location here. I brief him very closely on how to deliver his lines. He listens, absorbs, and practises the dialogues till he gets them just right.”

According to Dhulia, Saif is talented enough to get into any character given to him.

“He possesses a world-view, has a sound knowledge of music, literature and the fine arts. He has taken possession of Bullet Raja’s character. He lives the role even when the camera is off. He wants to know what the character is doing when he is not in the frame. That kind of dedication I got when Irrfan played ‘Paan Singh Tomar’.”

Bullet Raja is set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh-based mafia while dealing with the underworld. The film will release on 6 September 2013.


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