Caution before release of Jodha Akbar
Rajput community of Nasik has demanded that the Censor Board of India should appoint a Committee comprising of learned Rajputs to view the forthcoming Ashutosh Gowarikar movie Jodha Akbar before its release.
In a pamphlet released by Mr Ratandeep Shisodia, Founder Member of Chitoor Kranti Sanstha, it has been stated that facts have been distorted in the film. As per historical facts Jodha was the daughter of a slave girl in the harem of Akbar who eventually married Akbar’s son Jehangir. Distorted facts in the movie are likely to damage the image of the Rajput Community.
New rift between Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan
It was an incident that took place during one of the shoots under the able supervision of director Gowariker that initiated the entire ruckus and created a rift between the two. Ashutosh had to film a scene where only Hrithik was needed to face the cameras though Ash was required to offer cues to her leading man.
Hence she was required on the sets to say a few dialogues from behind the camera which in turn would help Hrithik enact his scene and dialogues in the much needed manner.
Prior to the scene Hrithik was punctual as always and ready to give his shot but had to wait on Aishwarya for almost an hour. And when she emerged from her van she had a request to tag along a visitor who happened to be her family member. Permission was given and everyone was looking forward to completing the scene as soon as possible. But when Hrithik began with his lines Ash would very often turn around and signal to her visitor. Although she never missed with the cues that she was supposed to give, Aishwarya was forever fidgeting and in turn irking Hrithik to no end. All of these tantrums that she was throwing were so distractive for Hrithik and it became difficult for him to concentrate on his dialogue delivery and his performance. Aishwarya was also making gestures to the chaiwalla and her personal assistant to check on her visitor during the entire act.
Hrithik Roshan did not show his disapproval of Aishwarya’s behaviour even once and continued with his dialogues and scenes to give his best for each and every shot though it was difficult to grasp as to why the lead actress of the film wanted to sabotage her own film.
Though Hrithik never showed his displeasure on the sets of the film he found his opportunity later when he willingly offered lifts to Ashutosh Gowariker and also his assistants on the sets of the movie but purposely refused to offer the helicopter facility to his leading lady of the period film. All through the shoot of Jodhaa Akbar Hrithik traveled daily in his exclusive mode of transport to do away with the bustling traffic of the Mumbai metropolis but did not make the slightest of inclinations to offer Ash a mere lift from Karjat to Mumbai.
When Hrithik was recently questioned on this, he very sarcastically retorted, “Perhaps Aishwarya would like her first helicopter ride with her husband. You see, she’s a married woman now”.
Hrithik Roshan and Kajol honoured by the Filmfare awards
Mumbai, Feb 25 : The spectacular performance of Kajol in comeback film “Fanaa”, has earned her the honour of the award for best actress at the 52nd Filmfare awards. Hrithik Roshan received the best actor award for “Dhoom 2″.
Talented Kajol, who made a comeback with “Fanaa”, won the award for best actress while Hrithik Roshan walked away with the best actor award for “Dhoom 2″ at the 52nd Filmfare awards function here.
This year Filmfare honoured three renowned film personalities with the Lifetime Achievement Award – Jaya Bachchan, Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar. Jaya received the award from none other than husband Amitabh Bachchan.
Also, a special memento was presented in the name of late actress Smita Patil. Her sister Manya and son Prateik received the memento.
Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra won the critics’ award for best film for “Lage Raho Munnabhai”. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra won the best director trophy for “Rang De Basanti”, which also bagged the best film of the year award.
Abhishek Bachchan won the best supporting actor award for “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna” and Konkona Sen Sharma the best supporting actress for “Omkara”.
Best comic actor award went to Arshad Warsi for “Lage Raho Munnabhai”. Director Raju Hirani accepted the award on the actor’s behalf because the actor is in London. Saif Ali Khan, who is recuperating from chest pain, got the best actor in a negative role award for “Omkara”.
Abhijit Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani bagged the best dialogue award for “Lage Raho Munnabhai”. Also, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani won the best story award for the same film. Jaideep Sahni bagged the best screenplay award for “Khosla Ka Ghosla”.
A.R. Rahman was given best music director award for “Rang De Basanti”.
The award for best lyrics went to Prasoon Joshi for “Chand Sifarish” in “Fanaa”. Shaan and Kailash Kher got the best singer male award for the same song and Sunidhi Chauhan bagged the best female singer award for “Beedi” song in “Omkara”. The song also won the best choreography award for Ganesh Acharya.
Newcomer Kangana Ranaut’s was appreciated for her performance in “Gangster – A Love Story” with the best debut award. “Rang De Basanti” also won the best cinematography award.
The very first FairOne Filmfare Technical Awards was given to “Krrish” for best special FX. Quite a few stars performed at the function, including Rani Mukerji and A.R. Rahman. But the highlight of the evening was Sridevi’s performance. It was a treat for the audience because she was seen in action after a long hiatus.
Hrithik passes comment on shorties Salman, Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Feb 24 : On the K aran Johar’s chat show, “Koffee with Karan” Hrithik Roshan has passed humourous remarks about the two great heores of Bollywood, Salman and Aamir, which has created hustle in the industry. While Hrithik just says he said it for “fun” and didn’t mean to offend anyone.
On director Karan Johar’s talk show “Koffee With Karan”, Hrithik was asked whom among he two Khans – Aamir and Salman – he would like to work with. To this, Hrithik, tongue-firmly-in-cheek, observed there wasn’t much of a choice since they were both of the same height.
The remark ruffled a few feathers in the more conservative sections of Bollywood who felt Hrithik was taking a pot shot at the two Khans’ height.
“Come on!” laughed Hrithik. “If people really took offence to my off-the-cuff remark then I must say we lack a sense of humour. Karan’s show is meant to be light-hearted and fun and I had a ball with Priyanka (Chopra).
“I certainly didn’t mean any disrespect to Salman or Aamir. In fact after the comment on their height, my next statement was – ‘That’s the only department where I can score over them.’ Aamir and Salman are such awesome talents. They’re legends. It’ll take me years to get anywhere near them.”
Karan, who’s currently in the US, too had a good laugh.
“Surely even a perfectionist like Hrithik is allowed to have fun on my show. And the remark on Aamir and Salman was certainly not meant to offend. I’m amazed at how seriously we take ourselves in the industry.”
He added: “I’m also amazed that ‘Koffee With Karan’ has become my main claim to fame right now. At airports, restaurants and on the streets in any of the US cities, I’m asked only about ‘Koffee…’. I better direct another film quickly!”
When Hrithik Roshan falls ill …
Mumbai, Feb 24 : Super-stars also fall illsometimes… I am speaking about our Super-hero “Kkrish” Hrithik Roshan. After shooting round-the-clock for Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Jodha-Akbar”, flying back each evening to rehearse for the Filmfare awards event and shooting for an ad in Singapore, superhero Hrithik Roshan is down with a severe attack of viral fever.
“I’m totally bedridden,” he said from his home. “I’ve been working round-the-clock, flying in from Karjat to rehearse. Then I also took off for Singpaore. “All the time I had high fever and was keeping it down with paracetamol tablets. Today is the first time when I’m resting. Post Saif, all of us really need to take care of ourselves,” Says Hrithik.
Lately Hrithik has allowed himself to be self-indulgent with his food habits. “I was so much into being well-toned for ‘Dhoom 2′ I decided to give my body a holiday! I splurged for a while. But, then, I needed to get back into shape. Therefore, after shooting, rehearsing for my Filmfare performance, I was also going to the gym daily. “On top of all this, Gowariker hadn’t warned me that we’d be doing sword-fighting sequences during the last 20 days when I was in and out of Mumbai and Karjat. All this has taken its toll. I’m completely exhausted and burning with a fever.” He brightens up while speaking about his role as Akbar. “I’ve enjoyed playing everyone from Rohit in ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ to Aryan in ‘Dhoom 2′. But playing Akbar is a different challenge requiring a lot of researched attention.” The Urdu professor who called on location to check the accent is happy. “He hasn’t been complaining. So, I guess I’m doing it right,” said Hrithik who is in no mood to sign another film yet. “At the moment, I think a break is seriously needed after ‘Jodha-Akbar’. We must learn to listen to warning signals from the body.”