“Life for me is not portraying sex and nudity”, says Kaanchi’s lead Mishti

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Mishti, yet another Bong bombshell, who is making her Bollywood debut with Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi — The Unbreakable, is not new to the camera.
“I have done a Bengali film titled Porichey. The associate director, Arindam Ray, happens to be Subhash Ghai’s chief assistant director. He put me on to the auditions and I qualified,” says the actress. Mishti adds that Subhash Ghai, known for introducing many new faces to the industry, had kept her totally in the dark about her selection. “I had to face many tests back-to-back — screen test, look test and acting test. Karthik and I play the lead in the film, so we were also tested together. He had already been selected. But Subhashji never disclosed that I had already been selected too, as the heroine. He would say that I would be working with him as his assistant and he also made me wear thick glasses. Until the day he made the announcement officially, no one informed me that I was his heroine.”

On Subhash Ghai, the showman
Mishti says, “He guided me from A to Z. He always wants his heroines to look authentic. If she plays the character of a rural girl, you need to look like one. It is a film, it’s an art. He prepared me for the character. When I came to Mumbai, I had just passed out of college. I did not have any technical knowledge of acting. After coming here I learnt everything under his able guidance.”

A bold role
Mishti says that the bold scenes in the movie are not her at all. “In real life, I am a very simple girl. I am not a party freak. My life is all about my family, my friends, my dog and my best friend. But I am super bold if the perception of boldness is that I have to be smart. I am always ready to face life as it comes. Life for me is not portraying sex and nudity. I play the protagonist who is all for bringing in changes for the betterment of her country. I would not say it is the voice of a woman, it is a voice of the society in general.”

Future with Mukta Arts
“I have signed a bond with Mukta Arts for three films but I am allowed to do other films too in between. We are looking for good scripts and if a character suits me, I will be doing their next. But I do not know if Subhashji will direct the film or not,” she says. Talking about preparing for her role, she adds, “We did not do any workshops. His direction style is very spontaneous. He writes dialogues on the sets at times. He taught us how to act a few scenes during the shoot itself. He always explains very lovingly, with immense patience. He does not make his artistes nervous. He gave us some important tips. It is vital for an actor to have complete faith in the director. I am in love with the camera, therefore I never feel nervous,” she adds.

On Love
“Love is a special feeling. Being a professional does not mean that I cannot fall in love. Love will happen when it has to. We do not do fall in love intentionally,” she says.

 

Credit: Deccan Chronicle- Lipika Varma (April 22nd) 

 

Kaanchi releases on Friday, April 25th!

Mukta Arts film ‘Samhita’ releasing on October 4th all across Maharashtra

Mukta Arts’ latest Marathi film ‘Samhita’, directed by the award winning duo of Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar will release across Maharashtra on October 4th 2013.

‘Samhita’ has bagged not one but TWO NATIONAL AWARDS this year to Shailendra Barve for Best Music Direction and to Aarti Tikekar for Best Female Play Back Singer. “SAMHITA” also received standing ovation when it was screened at MAMI film festival in Mumbai and IFFK in Cochin.

The film is about an ailing producer who wants his wife to produce a film on his favorite story. The film stars Milind Soman, Rajeshwari Sachdev and Uttara Baokar.

Memorable characters in Subhash Ghai films

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Subhash Ghai has a tradition of building memorable characters on screen, from Ajit in Kalicharan to Anupam Kher in Karma to Simi Garewal in Karz. This stems from one of the core beliefs of Subhash Ghai, which is every character is important and no role is big or small.

One of the main reasons for the success of the characters in Subhash Ghai films is the excellent casting. “Saara shehar mujhe Lion ke naam se jaanta hai” is a line that one cannot imagine coming anyone else but Ajit . “Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne?” has been immortalized by Anupam Kher and has been repeated every time there has been a slap. Gulshan Grover who was an upcoming actor saw his career’s breakthrough performance as Kesariya Vilayati in Ram Lakhan and came to be known as the “Bad Man” in Bollywood after his lines from the film.

Ghai’s latest film Kaanchi sees Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles and Ghai is back after a hiatus of four years. Ghai says, “Magic is created by two things, the characters written in the script and the characters played by the actors. And I only work with people I have a rapport with.”

Top 5 Reasons Why We Love Big B

Big B with his mother  Amitabh with his mother

We believe that one day, in the entire calender year will be an ‘Amitabh Bachchan Day’ bearing profound significance to his life. That is something that the people of India will not have any problem with. From the 70′s Big B has grown onto being a larger-than-life icon for the masses of India, on and off screen.

Here we present to you 5 reasons why we love Amitabh Bachchan so much :

5. He knows how the public eye functions and chooses to not antagonize it. By saying that we mean, the Big B has always stayed away from controversy, his actions, words have only been in public interest and not something that would show disloyalty to his fans.

4. His voice is penetrating. From lending his voice to audio commercials/ documentaries or even speaking into the microphone, he can sway large audiences with it. That is a gift he has used thoroughly well and we all can identify his powerful voice within seconds.

3. The Big B is a family man. Indian society lays a lot of emphasis on a positive and flourishing home or family. Amitabh Bachchan has shown how it is done. Being a family-career man, he has driven a strong point on a perfectly balanced life between family and career.

Big B with Small B

Big B with Abhishek

2. Age has only graced the Big B’s talents with newer and far more astonishing benchmarks. Even at the age he is now, the Big B does not give up on challenging role, thus, leaving his fans so much to look forward to in each new film.

1. He is a man that speaks in the tone of the people. Despite being the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Big B has that unique panache of leveling his thoughts to speak straight into the ears of each of the masses. His successful run in KBC is one of the places where you can get a taste of this attribute. Bachchan Family

The three generations of the Bachchan Family

Who’s Guilty? Jiah Khan or Suraj Pancholi

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What was initially thought to be a depression over a supposedly fragile career has now blown into a massive love story gone awry. Jiah Khan took her life away which, is to be believed, the reason behind it being, the one sided love between her and Aditya Pancholi’s son, Suraj Pancholi.

The question on people’s minds is “Has Suraj really abetted Jiah Khan’s suicide?” and “Was Jiah so madly in love that her dependence on him drove her to end her life when he did not respond?”

These and many more questions are surfacing with experts divided on the issue. Jiah Khan’s mother has brought to light, notes, written by Jiah Khan about Suraj, their live in relationship and also that he physically abused her.  Whether that’s actually true or not, we won’t pass judgement.

What we can say for now is that maybe, being entirely dependent on someone, specially to a brink when one’s own sense of decision making, independent thinking etc is lost, is like dipping yourself in hot water. There will somehow need to be really strong evidence to prove that Suraj Pancholi took advantage of Jiah Khan’s immense “love” for him which when he did not reciprocate, resulted in she killing herself.

Worst comes to worst, he can be tried for physical violence, which will have to be proven as well.

We leave it to the lawyers.

The Show Goes On For Subhash Ghai

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If people are born great then it leaves them without the scope of learning how to achieve it. Subhash Ghai is someone who has stepped on the ladder of excellence, making his way up one step at a time. From the earliest days of acting, to eventually placing the Director’s hat on his head, to coming back with much fanfare after a sabbatical, Subhash Ghai’s life by itself is an unscripted story.

From his first movie Kalocharan in 1976, Subhash Ghai believed in his instincts to make those decisions that took the film on the road to being a blockbuster.

After that the instincts were gradually replaced by a strong confidence in mastered skills that continued to drive him towards acclaim.

It was only in the early 2000′s that his heavnly run hit rough seas. But he kept a watch on the trends of Bollywood by producing films through Mukta Arts and nurturing new talent in the country through Whistling Woods. Now he is ready to bring back the formula thay his audience fell in love with so much through his August 2013 release called Kaanchi. The Showman’s show thus goes on.

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The Show Goes On For Subhash Ghai

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If people are born great then it leaves them without the scope of learning how to achieve it. Subhash Ghai is someone who has stepped on the ladder of excellence, making his way up one step at a time. From the earliest days of acting, to eventually placing the Director’s hat on his head, to coming back with much fanfare after a sabbatical, Subhash Ghai’s life by itself is an unscripted story.

From his first movie Kalocharan in 1976, Subhash Ghai believed in his instincts to make those decisions that took the film on the road to being a blockbuster.

The Show Goes On For Subhash Ghai

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If people are born great then it leaves them without the scope of learning how to achieve it. Subhash Ghai is someone who has stepped on the ladder of excellence, making his way up one step at a time. From the earliest days of acting, to eventually placing the Director’s hat on his head, to coming back with much fanfare after a sabbatical, Subhash Ghai’s life by itself is an unscripted story.