Bhushan Kumar who is keen on bringing back the phenomenon of Indie music is glad to announce his next which is most close to his heart. We are talking about his next single by Yo Yo Honey Singh which is the singer-composer's tribute to Bhushan Kumar's father Shri Gulshan Kumar. Honey Singh who has huge respect for Shri Gulshan Kumar has recreated his memorable cult song 'Dheere Dheere Se' from Aashiqui and revised the lyrics for the new track. A love song by one of the country's most popular artist definitely needs a face who has stolen the audiences' hearts and that's when instantly Bhushan finalized on the Greek God of Hindi film industry Hrithik Roshan. Bhushan Kumar is grateful that both these two superstars Hrithik Roshan and Yo Yo Honey Singh did this and that too, without charging a single penny.
Bhushan Kumar is enthusiastic about recreating his father's most romantic track 'Dheere Dheere Se' of the cult film Aashiqui. Bhushan says, "I was just 12 then in 1990, when I was mad about the music of Salman Khan's Maine Pyar Kiya. In those days, the trend was to release film music months in advance and so, Aashiqui music too was released four months before the release of the film. Since my father Gulshan Kumar had produced the film, we had access to the music much before it was in the market. I remember whenever I went with papa in his car; I would take my favourite cassette and play it. So I started playing Maine Pyar Kiya that was not our music, but of a competitor. Papa gave me the Aashiqui cassette and told me, `Listen to this. This is from our film.' I started hearing it and till today, that album remains on my playlist. I remember him telling me that his most favourite song ever was `Dheere Dheere Se'. Papa died in 1997. When Yo Yo Honey Singh met me for the first time, he told me how he respected my father so much and he had dreamt of one day working with him. He had read somewhere that`Dheere Dheere Se' was my father's favourite song and said that he wanted to recreate it for him and that too for free, even though he otherwise charges a huge amount. He started the work but then fell ill last year. During his illness, I met him three times at his house. I met him first time, then second time during my sister's wedding, but it was on my third visit only, when Honey was feeling much better and had started composing again, that I asked him if he felt comfortable to finish the song, as I wanted to pay a tribute to my father as Aashiqui completes 25 years. And Honey completed the song. I then went to Hrithik Roshan, who was my first choice to dance on the single. I made him listen to the song without telling him the purpose for which I was making it. He loved it, but didn't see the reason why he should dance to an old recreated song, given that Hrithik has never ever been part of a single song video. I then told Hrithik my reasons for making it and within a second he said,`I am doing it for Gulshanji. That will be my only reason to dance to it.'"
While Hrithik and Yo Yo Honey Singh are both doing it for free, Bhushan is doing it only for emotional reasons and he is clear that there is no money to be made on this. If he lands up making any, it would have to go to charity for sure. Bhushan Kumar who credits his and T-Series' identity and growth to his father's dream is keen to launch the new song soon.
Hrithik Roshan will be shooting for the song in Turkey for the next two days.
Films and filmmakers have always been at the receiving end when it comes to protests and rallies stemming from some unconventional movie titled or stories. The latest to be mired in a similar rut is the much talked about and highly anticipated Salman Khan film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. In fact we hear that a group of right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal protested against Salman Khan's upcoming Eid release.
Raising slogans, the group demanded that the Salman Khan film's title be changed as it hurts Hindu sentiments. If that wasn't enough, the groups have also threatened to launch a massive protest and stop the screening of the film unless the movie's title is changed.
Interestingly, while the makers of the film hosted an event yesterday evening releasing yet another track from the movie, the protests by the political groups comes after a PIL had been filed by a local from UP that demands 'Bhaijaan' be removed from the title as well as the deletion of objectionable scenes.
As for the film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan that is produced by Salman Khan in association with Eros International and is directed by Kabir Khan also features Kareena Kapoor alongside Salman Khan. Slated for release this Eid on July 15, the film will see the actor playing a Bajrang Bali devotee who takes on the task of returning a little girl to her family in Pakistan.
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After a spectacular start with Aamir Khan in Ghajini, Asin seems to have disappeared from world-view.
What happened to this promising sprightly South Indian beauty who was so much in demand after her debut in the year 2008 when she swept all the awards right from under the nose of the other debutante of the year Anushka Sharma?
In fact Anushka had expressed her disappointment at being so completely usurped at the awards by Asin.
Today the two actresses are in reversed positions with Asin facing extinction from Bollywood while Anushka has raced to the top.
According to a major producer, "It's all karma catching up with her. Asin had it all, the looks and the talent. She squandered it all with her high-handed attitude. She rejected plum assignments with the biggest of the production houses to do big-budgeted films with top heroes. Those films did nothing to her career. When she said no to Mukesh Bhatt, he prophesied she won't last long. Sadly Mr. Bhatt's words seem to have come true."
Another source, a co-star and former close friend blames Asin's father. "He controls every aspect of her life, personal and professional. Or, at least he used to. I now hear she's not so dependent on him anymore. But the damage is done."
There is hope, though. And it's in the form of Umesh Shukla's All Is Well where she's cast opposite Abhishek Bachchan who last played her brother in Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan.
Umesh thinks Asin will "definitely" make a comeback in All Is Well. "She is a brilliant actress. Very expressive. She deserves success. I loved her work in Ghajini and many of her South Indian films. No one can stop talent."
On the night before Hema Malini's car met with an accident as she was travelling from Mathura to Jaipur, the Dream Girl, Hema Malini's husband Dharmendra was at a special screening of his comedy Second Hand Husband which opened this week.
The comedy turned into a tragedy as news reached the venue of the show of Hema's accident. A visibly upset Dharmendra left the show immediately. Speaking the next morning Dharamji as emotional as ever said, "I was supposed to leave for Jaipur this morning to be by her side. But she told me there is no need. She is all right now. Recovering from the injuries. Luckily it was not serious."
Dharamji is shocked by the way a section of the media has flashed pictures of Hemaji's injury. "I feel a little bit of sensitivity in the media can go a long way. It is not in good taste to show pictures of an accident victim with blood on her face. I am deeply saddened by this kind of intrusion at a critical time like this."
Dharamji is grateful to fans and friends for their concern for their Dream Girl. "Our family is blessed to be loved by the entire nation. As long as we have the good wishes of all our fans no harm can come to us. Aap log aise hi humein pyar karte rahiye."
Jacqueline Fernandez has previously been very open about her support for animals and has worked a lot towards such causes. Now, the actress decided to do her bit for charity and has in fact, decided to auction the outfits that she has worn in Bollywood films.
Jacqueline Fernandez has decided to auction her attires on an online portal and the details of the same will be posted on her social media account. Sources reveal that some of her iconic outfits will be auctioned and the money collected, thereafter, will go towards a charitable cause.
Some of these outfits include the one she sported in the song 'Party On My Mind' from Race 2 and 'Hangover' from Kick among others.
Earlier this year the action thriller Baby made waves at the box office. Now we hear that the pair of Akshay Kumar and Tapsee Pannu from the film is all set to return. However this time they won't be seen together on the big screen but instead will be seen in the next advertisement of a motoring major.
While the dates for the shoot are yet to be decided, we hear that the shooting of the same will commence by the end of this month. As for Taapsee, who was recently signed on by the brand, she will be seen in a couple of adverts alongside Akshay and not just a one of feature.
Hailing from the family of India's most influential politicians, the Gandhis, Sanjay Gandhi's life story was covered in a nutshell in the book 'The Sanjay Story', written by journalist Vinod Mehta. Now bringing the life of Sanjay Gandhi on the silver screen is Hansal Mehta.
The filmmaker, who is keen on making films based on real life incidents and personalities, has made Shahid (based on human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi) and is also working on Aligarh and Simran, which are too based on true stories. Now, we hear that Hansal Mehta will be directing and co-producing the biopic on Sanjay Gandhi.
Which actor will play the title role of Sanjay Gandhi however is yet unknown.