Irrfan Khan: “Huge opportunity and should not be missed out on”

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After receiving widespread acclaim from across the globe, Life of Pi actor, Irrfan Khan is confident that his upcoming flick, The Lunchbox, will make it to the Oscars.

Directed by Ritesh Batra, the film has received a positive response from film festivals world-wide.  It even won the Critic’s Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes earlier this year.  So, could Irrfan be right?  “The opinion that critics and audiences have and also of those whose opinion matters, they believe if the film is sent from India (for the Oscars), it has the potential to travel forward,” said the actor.

Adding “Hollywood Reporter (tabloid) has also written that ‘we expect the film to be Oscar entry from India’. So this is a possibility with the film. It has this strength, universal appeal, fresh language and story.”

The 46-year old actor feels this is a “huge opportunity and should not be missed out on.”  The movie is set to release on September 20, 2013, and also stars actors Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

When asked why he feels so strongly about this particular film, he replied “The right film should be chosen. It affects the environment, the upcoming generation, it becomes a source of inspiration, it builds our morale that our language can connect with the global world. This perception is not right that only a certain types of films are made in India. Cinema is being explored and flourishing. So, this decision is very important.

Check out the movie trailer below:

Porn star Sunny Leone’s Husband Daniel Weber Not Interested In Acting

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Sunny Leone’s manager, husband Daniel Weber, says he doesn’t have any Bollywood aspirations and isn’t interested in acting.

Porn star, turned Bollywood diva, Sunny Leone is taking the industry by storm.  Her recent move to India has been both exciting and a challenge for the couple.  Although the couple is taking Hindi language classes together, Daniel says it’s simply to help him run his business in India.  “As we have shifted our base to India and are currently staying in Mumbai, it is very important to know the language of the country. I am not learning Hindi because I want to have a career in Bollywood.”

Daniel does play a cameo role in wife Sunny’s latest flick, Jackpot.  He says he only agreed to do it, because director Kaizad Gustad insisted he did.  “I don’t have any Bollywood aspirations. I don’t want to act in films. I own a production house in the US and I look after the business by sitting here. I also have to manage Sunny’s schedules. I am quite busy in managing all these commitments.

We were shooting Jackpot in Goa and Kaizad needed someone for a cameo role. He approached me with the offer and I couldn’t say no. I am playing the role of a conman and also share screen space with Sunny,” he added.

Weber has been featured in Adult films in the past, but has no interest in breaking out in Bollywood.

Sachiin Joshi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tamil actor Bharath, are also starring in the film.  The film will be released sometime next year.

Sunny Leone Happy With New Bollywood Roles

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photo: wikipedia.org

Adult film star turned Bollywood darling Sunny Leone is very happy that she is getting more serious roles in Bollywood.  The 32-year old has a full schedule of films through 2014 and says “I am getting accepted in the industry and bagging performance oriented roles. I am happy that I am doing all kind of films be it a horror, thriller or action. I have three films lined up – ‘Ragini MMS 2′, ‘Jackpot’ and ‘Tina and Lolo’. I don’t have time for anything else as I am shooting them back-to-back.

Sunny has most recently been featured in dance numbers such as the one in ‘Shootout at Wadala‘ with John Abraham, but is taking her acting seriously and soliciting advice from Bollywood veterans such as Naseeruddin Shah on the set of ‘Jackpot‘ in Goa.  Speaking of co-star Naseeruddin, Sunny said “I am in awe of him. He is one of the finest actors that India has produced. He is such a good actor that when you stand next to him, your performance also improves. I asked him to correct me whenever possible but he just laughed.”

Even her husband/mananger Daniel Weber is getting in on the act as he makes his Bollywood debut opposite his wife in a cameo in ‘Jackpot‘.  Ms. Leone first burst onto India’s attention in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss‘ and made her Bollywood debut in the highly successful ‘Jism 2‘.  Sunny also puts any thoughts of returning to the American adult film industry to rest by saying “I am lucky that the audience is accepting me. I have come my way from there. I don’t have any plans as of now to go back there…” when asked about a possible return to her X-rated, small screen roots.  She’s even bought a house by the sea in India!

Look for the busy Ms. Leone to continue appearing in Bollywood films throughout 2014 and keep working to perfect her Hindi!

Ranbir Kapoor Flips Off the Paparrazzi!

With all the unwanted attention being brought to Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s new relationship, no wonder the actor is pi$$ed off.

Watch Ranbir flip off the Paparrazzi in this video.

Mukesh Bhatt May hire Hollywood Technicians for ‘Mr. X’

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Bollywood Film producer Mukesh Bhatt wants to add Hollywood special effects to the upcoming 3-D flick, Mr. X, starring Emraan Hashmi.

Mr Bhatt attended a special screening of Wolverine, and was blown away by the films special effects, and wants to incorporate them into Mr X,  which will be directed by Vikram Bhatt.

We have a strong association with Fox (20th Century Fox). We have worked with them earlier for Raaz 3D and now we are going to make another 3D film Mr X with them, starring Emraan Hashmi. We thought we should watch this film so that we could have an idea how good its special effects and technicians are, as we, at Vishesh Films can avail this facility in our forthcoming film Mr X,” said Bhatt.

The 2011 Sci-Fi thriller, Ra One, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, is said to be the most expensive Bollywood movie to date.  Could Mr X  break that record if western special effects are added?

Nothing is confirmed yet, but one can hope!

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