By Anjuri Nayar
Her dream of making a house for her life partner remains unfulfilled, says Rani Mukerji, drawing an interesting comparison between herself and her character in her forthcoming film "Aiyyaa".
Rani is a dreamer and so is Meenakshi Deshpande, her character in "Aiyyaa" that releases Oct 12.
"I am quite a dreamer. I think we all are dreamers. We all don't like to live a practical life all the time. There is a thin line between our hopes and dreams," Rani said, highlighting the similarities between the two.
Actor J.D.Chakravarthy has worked under Ram Gopal Varma's direction several times, and feels the filmmaker's work in the horror genre is fantastic.
The actor has done films like "Satya" and "Vaastu Shastra" with Varma, and now features in his "Bhoot Returns", which hits screens Oct 12.
"The experience of working in the film was fantastic. It is directed by my boss (RGV), who happens to be the master at making horror films," said Chakravarthy.
"This is my 27th film with him. It's been a great journey. He is fantastic," he added.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is awaiting the release of "Kismet Love Paisa Dilli", has been busy promoting the film on various platforms. He says innovative marketing is now a vital part of filmmaking.
"At the end of the day, we are promoting the film. The idea of doing it in innovative ways is because it brings out the flavour of the film. I wanted to do something fun and interactive. It's been a fun process making the film and it must be a fun process promoting it as well," said Vivek.
"Kismet Love Paisa Dilli", releasing Friday, also features Mallika Sherawat.
National award-winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal feels films on Mahatma Gandhi should be screened more often as the lack of it would dwindle his memory forever.
"These films (on Gandhi) are important but they should be showed consistently, in schools, colleges and also on television. Unless there is a constant input of this kind, Gandhiji's memory will become less and less as time goes on," the 77-year-old said here Tuesday at a film festival titled "Bapu" organised to commemorate the 143rd birth anniversary of the Mahatma.
This film festival runs Oct 2-5.
By Subhash K Jha
While a cacophony of protests rose against the anti-ritualistic attack on religion in Umesh Shukla's "Oh My God", the film's leading man and co-producer Paresh Rawal remains unfazed.
The film is an adaptation of his Gujarati play "Kanji Virrudh Kanji" and features him as an atheist.
"There was no fear of backlash at all. We were always very sure of what we were saying and doing on ritualistic religion and the way it controls the life of the common man," said Paresh.