Travels on the ‘Highway’ with Actor Randeep Hooda
He is set to traverse the “Highway” towards possible box-office glories with Sajid Nadiadwala’s film of that name, releasing Feb. 21. At Mehboob Studios, on a busy afternoon, Randeep Hooda catches up with India-West.
Meeting the ‘Gunday’: Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
They are in character even during the promotional spree, and so the camaraderie comes across. Turns out Ranveer Singh (who plays Bikram) and Arjun Kapoor (Bala) also have a great chemistry in real life.
The Earthling: Abhay Deol Unfettered
Though he denies it vehemently, Abhay Deol is the different Deol, no dual (Deol?) thoughts about it. Right in the beginning of our chat at the Viacom 18 office, a pre-interview small talk somehow veers to patriotism and Abhay says succinctly, “More than an Indian, I consider myself an earthling.
Naseeruddin Shah: Films a Leap of Faith
Tact and diplomacy are alien to Naseeruddin Shah. Days after our interview, the veteran actor went on record to term “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” a “fake” film, inviting a tirade from, among others, his most frequent co-star Shabana Azmi.
‘Boogie Woogie’ Trio on Record: Javed Jaffrey, Ravi Behl, Naved Jaffrey
They even complete each others’ sentences, such is the easy and humor-laden friendship between the three “Boogie Woogie” comrades-in-arms — Javed Jaffrey and his brother Naved Jaffrey, sons of veteran comic legend Jagdeep, and Ravi Behl, son of late producer Shyam Behl.
‘I Need Lots and Lots of Luck,’ Says Shahid Kapoor
He’s had a bad run — for six long years — during which only “Badmaash Company” did breakeven business in some centers. After a great beginning with “Ishq Vishk” and his hits “Vivah” and “Jab We Met” (2007), Kapoor’s only plus was that he was always praised when the films bombed.
‘I Love Doing Masala Films,’ Says Sonakshi Sinha
She has now mastered the art of shooting for multiple films, she says. After “Rowdy Rathore,” there was no way she could refuse a Prabhu Deva film in “R…Rajkumar.” And after one project that she had to nix with him some years ago, she could not turn down Tigmanshu Dhulia again.
‘Bad Man’ Gulshan Grover on Reinventing Himself with Time
It has been 32 long years since Gulshan Grover made his first appearance onscreen, and he’s not only full of youthful energy but ever willing to change with the times. He plays the main baddie in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullett Raja.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan Loves to Play it ‘Slightly Mad’
She’s full of energy at our rendezvous at the Dharma Productions office. Kareena Kapoor Khan chats up her new film “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein” and etcetera matters with India-West.
Sunny Deol Chats About ‘Singh Saab the Great’
There is a strong buzz about a Sunny Deol film after a long time with “Singh Saab the Great.” This is probably due to the fact that director Anil Sharma’s record with the actor has been impeccable. For another, Deol once again plays the avenging crusader for truth.
‘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.