After being part of sequels like "Raaz", "Jannat" and "Murder", actor Emraan Hashmi seems to have had enough of it and says he will be doing no more of it in the near future.
"I don't think I will be doing a sequel for a while after this. But these films have been successful from the beginning of my career, and nowadays a fashion of sequels is on, so we thought that it's great that we should take hit films ahead and make them into a series," he said in a group interaction.
Ileana D'Cruz refused to work in "Wanted", the Hindi version of Telugu hit "Pokiri" and thus lost the opportunity to romance Salman Khan on the big screen. Now she hopes to get another chance to team up with the Bollywood star.
"Yes, I was approached for the remake of 'Pokiri' in Tamil and Hindi. I did 'Pokiri' in Telugu, which did a huge business. I didn't take the offer of 'Pokiri' in Hindi, which was titled 'Wanted', as I felt I was not prepared enough to enter Bollywood," the actress, who is now debuting in Bollywood with "Barfi!" told IANS.
An NGO working in the field of healthcare Tuesday asked Madhur Bhandarkar, the producer of Hindi movie "Heroine", to comply with rules against showing smoking scenes on screen.
Hriday (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth), which has been working in spreading message against tobacco usage, wrote to Bhandarkar after the producer approached Delhi High Court seeking a censor board clearance for his Kareena Kapoor-starrer movie "Heroine", without following the regulations against depiction of smoking.
Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning of this being injurious to health.
Director Bejoy Nambiar, whose debut film 'Shaitan' had many smoking scenes, told IANS: "I think its fair enough as long as the censor board is allowing the smoking scene with few restrictions. Because what I have heard is in down south any film with a smoking scene gets an 'A' certificate and this affects the economics of the film. So I feel this decision is much better."
Smoking scenes will be back on the silver screen as the government Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would shortly permit them - though with the strict stipulation that one of the actors in the scene warns viewers that "smoking kills".
A bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told that the new notification would mandate that the films showing a smoking scene would show the actor giving a warning at the start of the film, in between after the interval while a static message would be displayed in the course of the scene showing smoking.