Mumbai, Oct 3: Irrfan Khan’s upcoming “Qarib Qarib Singlle”, has been locked for release on November 10. It is touted to be a “fun desi adventure” and will feature the unusual pairing of Irrfan with Malayalam actress Parvathy, who is making her Bollywood debut.
Director Tanuja Chandra, known for movies like “Sangharsh” and “Dushman”, said: “‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a contemporary love story of two people who embark upon an unusual journey which becomes a mad adventure. I’ve made plenty of violent thrillers – now on to something that’s slice of life and fun.”
Presented by Zee Studios, ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a Jar Pictures production. It is shot across real locations of Bikaner, Rishikesh and Gangtok.
Sujay Kutty of Zee Studios said: “We are excited to partner with Irrfan Khan after ‘Hindi Medium’. Audiences at present are drawn to high concept films and ours is a content driven film backed by powerful performers. ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is a special film for us.” (IANS)
We should name and shame those who sexually harass others, actress Vidya Balan said on Friday.
After Big B, actress Vidya Balan speaks against women harassment
“I think people who have suffered this only know what exactly does it feel like when you’re really in an uncomfortable situation. When someone just rubs or touches you with his hand, sometimes I get really angry. So I think in that sense, there are a lot of degrees in sexual harassment.
“I am very glad that people are talking about it now. Women are talking about it and they should talk about it because it is not their fault. We should name and shame those who are sexually harassing others, undoubtedly,” she told media persons here during a promotional programme for her upcoming “Tumhari Sulu”.
After the Harvey Weinstein controversy led to the disclosure of sexual harassment cases in Hollywood, prominent actors such as Irrfan Khan and Richa Chadha have opened up about the casting couch in the Hindi film industry.
Vidya, along with entire “Tumhari Sulu” team including Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka, was attending the launch of PVR Big Screen PXL here.
The upcoming slice of life drama recently released a rehashed version of “Mr.India” song “Hawa Hawai”, which originally featured Sridevi.
Vidya said that Sridevi liked the song. “After watching the song, Sridevi told me, she found me very cute in the song and she found the song lovely, especially the way we did it… (was) very happy with it. I don’t want to say much, but it would be better if you ask her because I can only tell you this much.”
She also said that the response to the movie has been great but she finds it difficult to talk about compliments which she got from the fraternity.
“I always had a problem with this thing.. I am little hesitant to express someone’s words. Someone sent me a message or told me personally… hopefully quite a few people will turn up at the screening, it would be better if you asked them but so far the response has been good,” she said.
The “Tumhari Sulu” teaser and the trailer has set the tone right for the film and with back to back song releases, the movie is getting much talked about.
“‘Hawa Hawai’ has got a fantastic response and so has the ‘Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani’ song. And today we have released one more song, ‘Manva Likes To Fly’. I love that song because all of us want to fly on wings of our hearts. So far the response has been fabulous.
“There is a lot of excitement for the film because we got a fabulous response for the teaser and then we got an even better response for the trailer. And now you watch the film which is even better. We’re excited and promoting the film like anything and still, we are not tired at all.”
Vidya also said that she relates a lot to her “Tumhari Sulu” character, since, as an actress, she can’t participate in radio contests.
“I can’t call to participate in radio contests because people know me and they would never give me a gift. Sometimes I do feel like calling as I’d have really interesting and mad answers, so yeah, at times I do feel like calling and participating in the contests.”
About the event, Vidya Balan said: “I am a PVR Loyalist; I watch most of my films at PVR. There sound and picture quality is fabulous, it is even better now than what it is normally. I am sure it will be an extremely pleasurable experience for anyone watching films here.”
“Tumhari Sulu” starring Vidya Balan is directed by Suresh Triveni and produced under the banners of T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment releases worldwide on November 17.(IANS)
“Katrina has really pushed herself for the part. She has also gone the extra mile to train in important nuances like aggressive hand-to-hand combat. The action that Katrina has done looks very real onscreen, despite being mounted on a grand scale,” Zafar said in a statement.
The director said that Katrina is playing Zoya, a spy, and had to train under real intelligence agents for her role.
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“It was essential to understand how such agents think and operate. So, we got Katrina to train with real agents, used their expertise and experience. For instance, as intelligence agents, you have to train in a certain way to keep your mental balance in direst situations,” he added.
Mumbai, October 31’2017: Salman Khan-starrer “Tiger Zinda Hai” has been shot across five different countries, but each location lent itself to a turning point in the film’s story, says director Ali Abbas Zafar.
Shot across various destinations in Austria, Greece, Morocco, Abu Dhabi and India, the sequel of Kabir Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger” will bring back “Ek Tha Tiger” Salman and actress Katrina Kaif as intelligence agents Tiger and Zoya, who travel to five different countries, fighting against the odds to fulfill their life-threatening mission.
“To meet the scale of the film, we had to travel to four different countries for different reasons. Certain landscapes needed to become a part of the film, so we had to go to Austria to get the snow-covered mountains. We also had to go to Morocco to feature crucial fight sequences of horseback riding. The country’s landscape and topography brings a certain texture to these sequences,” Zafar said in a statement.
“It also has horses trained for some fight sequences, as many Hollywood films like ‘Troy’, and ‘Mummy Returns’. Greece was absolutely picturesque and was the perfect location to shoot the celebratory anthem ‘Swag se karenge sabka swagat’.
“Abu Dhabi gave us desert terrain. We got great support from the Abu Dhabi government be it locations, production, army and air-force requirement. They helped us create larger than life action drama sequences. We also shot a couple of scenes in North and South block, Delhi. Overall, each location has huge significance and is part of turning points in the film’s script,” he added.
The Yash Raj Films project is slated to release on December 22.(IANS)