‘My Icon is V. Shantaram,’ Says Sanjay Leela Bhansali
His sanctum sanctorum is replete with artistic touches despite the utility design, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali dismisses the compliment. Clearly, his standards are set high. This time, Bhansali is even more passionate about his latest film “Ram-Leela.”
Farhan Akhtar Goes From ‘Flying Sikh’ to Harangued Husband
We finally connect at a shoot in Mumbai around the time the home video of “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” is due for release. It’s no cakewalk to meet Farhan Akhtar.
‘Subtle Humor is My Forte,’ Says Imran Khan
Karan Johar’s “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein” is due for release and Imran Khan chats with India-West at the Dharma Productions office, where the Diwali atmosphere still prevails with decorations and lights twinkling brightly.
‘Superhero’ Hrithik Roshan on Achieving the Impossible
The advance booking that began Oct. 28 in India is reported to be record-breaking. “Krrish 3” is set to rock Diwali. And Hrithik Roshan is obviously the raison d’etre for the film’s anticipation level, alongside his super-director father Rakesh Roshan and the genre of the film itself.
Vivek Oberoi’s Last Word on ‘Krrish 3,’ Finding Success
He’s spoken enthusiastically about “Krrish 3” and his role in the film in his last two interviews with India-West. But this time, Vivek Oberoi is bubbling with joy, cheerfulness personified and speaks with his usual intense ardor.
‘I Am Partial to Father-Son Stories,’ Says Akshay Kumar
He’s been around for 22 years as a hero. But superstardom and Akshay Kumar seem to have an unbroken bond. There is time only for a whirlwind interview at the J.W. Marriott one cloudy afternoon.
Anil Kapoor on Target in Anti-Terrorist Epic ‘24’
Anil Kapoor, who looks too young for a hero who has been around for 30 years as a leading man — touchwood — now ventures into television as both actor and co-producer with “24,” the Aap Ka Colors serial licensed from the international one of the same name.
‘Akshay and I Share a Great Relationship,’ Says Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty turns the interview into a rapid-fire at the Cape Of Good Films office on a Saturday afternoon. He is loving his second innings as a character artist, which began with “Lucky – No Time For Love” in 2005 but picked up steam only from “Golmaal 3.”
The Ribald and the Beautiful: ‘Grand Masti’ Trio Gets Candid
Though they speak separately, Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh are in unanimity about their hesitation to act in “Grand Masti,” touted as a way-too-ribald sequel to their 2004 film “Masti.”
In Conversation with the Leading Ladies of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’
They are the charmers from “Shuddh Desi Romance,” a film making waves in the country. For Parineeti Chopra (“Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl,” “Ishaqzaade”), it is her third film. For model Vaani Kapoor, it is her Bollywood debut.
‘Work is the Best Antidote to Sorrow,’ Says Priyanka Chopra
She is valiantly giving interviews. A specific channel takes long, but Priyanka Chopra does not mind, even if she has a fever. It is part of the game, she says sportingly.
It Took Eight Months to Sign ‘Zanjeer,’ Says Ram Charan
He says he is a shy guy, a tad scared of meeting even 10 people at one time, and we remind him that we are just six, as he is running short of time for solo interviews! Ram Charan is ever-smiling, warm and friendly.
Sushant Singh Rajput Takes on Bollywood as Yash Raj Lead
Sushant Singh Rajput is the latest newbie to transition from the small to the big screen. After delivering better than the other boys (Amit Sadh and Rajkumar Yadav) in “Kai Po Che!” in early 2013, he is now the sole leading man of Yash Raj Films’ love story with a difference, “Shuddh Desi Romance.”
I Am the Conscience in ‘Satyagraha,’ Says Kareena Kapoor
She’s been on a hectic whirlwind of promotions, as is the trend now. And Kareena Kapoor Khan has to leave Mehboob Studios in 15 minutes. The release of “Satyagraha” is around the corner. So it’s going to be a rapid-fire, with so much to ask.
‘Greed is Very Important,’ Says Ajay Devgn
He’s looking fresh and is full of beans. His wit is in place and Ajay Devgn smiles frequently enough to show that he is enjoying his long interactions with the media yet again — this time for “Satyagraha.”