Monday October 23, 2017

People think intelligent films aren’t my cup of ‘coffee’: Karan Johar

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Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar during the announcement of The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) 17th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai, on June 10, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar at upcoming film brother poster. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai: Director Karan Johar, who has been one of the powerhouses of mainstream Hindi cinema, is disappointed with the lack of interest independent and intelligent filmmakers show in him.

“Anything that is cerebral or intelligent, they (people) think it’s not my cup of ‘coffee’,” he said. 

Addressing a gathering to announce the 17th Mumbai Film Festival earlier this week, the 43-year-old also said that he is “open to supporting all kinds of cinema”, but independent filmmakers rarely knock at his doors. 

“I’m open to supporting all kinds of cinema, but unfortunately some of them never come to me. They rather knock on Kiran Rao’s door for these kinds of films,” he said.

Karan’s Dharma Productions had backed the internationally acclaimed independent film “The Lunchbox”, which stars Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. 

The 2013 film went globetrotting and was lauded at several international film extravaganzas in Cannes, Zurich, London and Toronto. 

“Such rare endeavors are extremely few and far between,” he opined.

Karan had recently shared that he was a huge movie buff irrespective of the various genres involved in them. 

“It’s a lesser known fact that I’m a huge lover of cinema. I don’t have a life, I don’t have a relationship and I don’t have a spouse or children. I’m married to my company and I’m married to cinema,” he added.

Karan’s latest production venture “Shuddhi” will go on the floors after the release of “Brothers” in August.

(IANS)

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Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Director Karan Johar reunited on Five Years Completion of Student Of The Year

Alia, Varun and Sidharth tweet their happiness on the completion of 5 years of SOTY.

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Alia, Varun , Sidharth and Karan celebrating Diwaali and 5 years of Student Of The Year.
Alia, Varun, Sidharth and Karan celebrating Diwaali and 5 years of Student Of The Year. Instagram
  • Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra started their career in Bollywood together with the movie Student Of The Year.
  • The trio shares their happiness on social media along with the film’s director Karan Johar.

The date of completion of Five years of Student Of The Year Coincided with Diwali

Karan Johar and his favourite students Alia, Varun and Sidharth were very happy about the fact that Student Of The Year completed its five years on Diwali.

They not only shared about the happiness on this occasion but praised each other for being good friends in the past five years of the Bollywood industry. They celebrated Diwali together with Karan Johar and shared the moments with their fans on social media. Take a look at tweets by Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra-

Alia Bhatt expressed her gratitude towards Karan Johar for supporting her in her debut in the Bollywood industry.

Varun Dhawan tweets about the occasion as a special day as he started his career five years back on the same day.

Whereas Sidharth Malhotra tweets about the nervousness n the first day on the sets of Student Of The Year.

Whereas Director of the movie Karan Johar shared a picture from the movie and stated about the bond he has with the team of the ‘Student Of The Year’.

-prepared  by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05

 

 

 

 

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Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ to release on November 10

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Irrfan in an all new avatar in his upcoming Qareeb Qareeb Single. Intagram

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)

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Monica Bellucci Visiting India For Mami fest | Mumbai Film Festival

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Monica Bellucci visits india for Mami Fest
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Monical Bellucci Visiting India:

Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Globally known Italian actress Monica Bellucci will head to Mumbai in October to be a part of the ‘Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star‘. She is very excited to make her first visit to the country.

Known for movies like “The Matrix Reloaded”, “The Matrix Revolutions”, “The Passion of the Christ” and for being the oldest Bond girl at 50 in “Spectre”, Bellucci will also be honoured with a special award at the gala.

Monica Belluci says: “I am very touched and honoured to receive an award by the Mumbai Film Festival as well as presenting some of my films there. It is very exciting to come to India for the first time.

Monica Belluci visiting india
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She also thanked the organisers for extending the invitation to her.

Anupama Chopra, the festival director, told IANS: “Monica Bellucci is an incredible actor, and to my mind, the most beautiful woman in the world. I’m so thrilled that she can come and be with us at the festival.”

Among Bellucci’s films that will be screened are “On The Milky Road” and “Irreversible”.

According to a source in the know of developments, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be in conversation with Bellucci at a session during the gala.

Also, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is likely to host a party for the actress.

The 19th edition of the movie jamboree, run by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will get underway here on October 12 and will run till October 18 across seven venues here.

Over 220 films from 49 countries and filmed in 51 languages are part of the line-up, which will begin with Kashyap’s “Mukkabaaz (The Brawler)”.

Popular director John Madden, whose “Shakespeare In Love” had won an Oscar, and who helmed “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” series — widely shot in India — will serve as head of the international jury at the festival. (source:IANS)