From a wicked Velji in "Sir" to a funny Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in "Hera Pheri", Paresh Rawal has dabbled with a variety of roles in his career spanning over two decades. But he is still discontented and strives for meaty roles.
"For me, a role is a role. I don't see it as a protagonist or an antagonist. Even if I am not in the lead role, but if I have a good role, I do it with honesty," Paresh told IANS in an interview.
By Uma Ramasubramanian
Birthday presents are for kids. For Amitabh Bachchan, who celebrates his 70th birthday on Oct 11, the greatest gift ever is the intangible love of his family - his wife, children and grandchildren, whose warmth and affection keep him going steady in his personal and professional life.
He also gives special importance to his late parents - the renowned poet Harivanshrai Bachchan and his wife Teji.
Southern star Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his Bollywood debut with "Aiyyaa" opposite actress Rani Mukerji, feels producer Anurag Kashyap allows his director creative freedom to show their skill sets.
Releasing Oct 12, "Aiyyaa" is directed by Sachin Kundalkar and Prithviraj said: "Anurag is fantastic. He is the kind of producer who completely trusts the director. Once he decides to back a project, he completely supports it."
Karan Johar is Varun Dhawan's mentor and is launching him in showbiz with "Student Of The Year" (SOTY). The newcomer is so confident about his 'guru' that he is ready to do anything for him.
"Karan is like a guru to me. Whatever I have learned is from him. I have a personal relationship with him. If he asks me to do something, I will do it. I trust him blindly," said Varun.
Currently in the midst of promotions of SOTY, the 24-year-old worked as assistant director to Johar on "My Name Is Khan".
Directors under three-film contracts with Yash Raj Films (YRF) are known to quietly make their movies and move on. But here's a refreshing change in the protocol - Sanjay Gadhvi says he is still very deeply and indelibly connected with the banner and its people even six years after he left the production house.
Gadhvi made "Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai", "Dhoom" and "Dhoom 2" for the banner before moving on to greener pastures.