Lyricist Manoj Muntashir is very upset over the fact that he has not been mentioned in the credits of Rang Rasiya despite composing the lyrics for the film.
Manoj Muntashir claimed that he had penned the lyrics for the Ketan Mehta directorial six years ago after which the film was stuck. But now, that the film will finally see the light of the day, the lyricist is miffed about his work not being acknowledged. Recalling a similar experience, Manoj further added that when he had written the lyrics for Ketan Mehta's another film Tere Mere Phere, his credits were missing from the film's print and when he had discussed the matter with the filmmaker, it was dismissed as an error. So Manoj decided to stay mum but once again, the error has been repeated and Manoj believes that this time around, the missing credits seems to be a consequence of a fight he once had with filmmaker Ketan Mehta.
The two were at loggerheads over a financial matter when Manoj demanded his share of money for his work from Ketan Mehta. But soon the issue was sorted amicably after Ketan cleared the payment.
Responding to Manoj's claims, producer of Rang Rasiya and wife of Ketan Mehta, Deepa Sahi, stated that this was just a human error and that she has already asked the marketing team to rectify it on the footage and other promotional material. She was also all praises for Manoj's work in her film and appreciated his talent as a poet.
Manoj Muntashir, on the other hand, claims that his demands have fallen on deaf ears and his name still hasn't appeared on the credits.
Presented by Pen India and produced by Deepa Sahi along with Anand Mahendroo, Rang Rasiya stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen in lead roles and it is slated to release on November 7.
While Bollywood is known for its glamour and entertainment quotient, it is also infamous for link-up rumours, scandals and controversies. Of late, Indian model turned actress Lisa Haydon turned a victim after the media hounded her with questions of her alleged affair with Varun Dhawan. The actress in a bid to dodge the question stated that Varun Dhawan has a girlfriend and he is engaged.
This fueled up a lot more of hush-hush whispers about the young actor Varun Dhawan and later Lisa Haydon had to clarify it on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. The actress wrote on her Twitter handle, "I Am Single! @Varun_dvn is NOT engaged. Enough misinterpreting. Over. Please?" But this did not end there as Varun Dhawan who too seemed miffed with the hype created around his personal life decided to respond. He said, "@HaydonLisa this really cracked me up. best of luck with shaukeen miss haydon". However, the response tweet of Varun Dhawan was deleted by the actor for reasons unknown but we managed to retrieve it from the actress Lisa who expressed her gratitude after Varun gave his best wishes for her upcoming film.
After clarifying her stand, Lisa Haydon once again took to her Twitter handle to express her relief about the matter being sorted. She said, "Ok good night y'all. Been great clearing this up. Later!"
Lisa Haydon is currently busy with the promotions of her upcoming film The Shaukeens which is a remake of the 80s classic Shaukeen. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Piyush Mishra, Annu Kapoor and it is slated to release on November 7.
The suave actor Randeep Hooda, who was last seen in the Salman Khan flick Kick, is now all gearing up for the release of his next film Rang Rasiya (which had been lying in the cans for long).
Besides acting, it now seems that the writing bug has bitten the Hooda boy and which is why he is now all set to write a film. Reports state that the film he is writing will be revolving around boxing and will be based on Bhiwani district (Haryana). If the buzz is to be believed, then, the film might just be titled as Bhiwani and will be directed by Ashwini Chaudhary (who had earlier directed Jodi Breakers). Whether Randeep Hooda will act in the film is something that only time will tell.
The multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana, was recently in the news for the release of his new single 'Mitti Di Khushboo'. While on one hand, he is gearing up for his next single, on the other hand, he has formed his very own rock band called 'Ayushmann After School'.
The said band, which he has formed with a bunch of his school friends and other musicians, will be focussing on Punjabi rock music. Speaking about the same, Ayushmann said that his band 'Ayushmann After School', which is presently consisting of six musicians (including him), is scouting for more musicians as the band will have a proper mix of Punjabi songs and North Eastern music. In addition to this, the band will also recreate old songs. He added that he will be making a formal announcement about the band soon.
After Khoobsurat Fawad Khan is all set to further explore Bollywood. He now awaits a visa clearance.
Says Pakistan's favourite poster-boy, "I am all set to return to Mumbai. But the visa is yet to be granted. As you know, nowadays things are even more tense between the two countries than before. However, there is no real problem as such. Bass, ab kuch hi dinon mein visa mil jayegi. I should be there sometime in November."
Fawad Khan returns to Mumbai to the rumours that he'll be seen opposite Sonam Kapoor (again!) in a screen adaptation of the book The Battle For Bittora, to be produced (again!) by Rhea Kapoor.
For an actor who has repeatedly claimed he doesn't like to repeat himself that deja-vu set-up sounds a bit iffy, more so since Fawad plays royalty in both Khubsoorat and Bittora.
Reasons Fawad, "That may be so. But just the royal blood doesn't make the characters identical. Besides Anilji, Rhea, Sonam and I have only talked about The Battle For Bittora. Nothing has been finalized. Until I sign on the dotted line nothing is for sure. In Bollywood there's many a slip between the cup and the lip."
Currently the ladies of Hindustan are collectively swooning over Fawad Khan in the soap Humsafar. "That was done nearly five years ago. I looked different and felt differently. Maybe if I were to do it now it would be an entirely different interpretation. Would you believe, I almost didn't do Humsafar! The serial's makers were persistent. But I wasn't convinced for a long time. Finally I am glad I did that serial. I feel Humsafar worked because of its progressive take on the man-woman relationship. There are a whole lot shades, some of them dark and grey, to my character. For me it's very important to constantly explore my personality through my characters."
Fawad insists he works selectively. Because that is the only way he knows how to work. "I know many actors in India and Pakistan who can work in many films simultaneously, move from one set to another and still do justice to their roles. I can't! I have to work on only one project at a time."
He now looks forward to his next project. "It has to be something that takes me on a higher ground than Khoobsurat. I was very moved by the response to the film and me in both India and Pakistan. Here in Pakistan the film was accepted wholeheartedly. What gladdened me the most was that people here in Pakistan said I conducted myself with dignity in Khoobsurat. For me maintaining my dignity is more important than anything else."
About the ladies in India and Pakistan drooling over him Fawad Khan says, "I am truly grateful for their warm attention. But I feel there are so many better actors and better-looking men out there. I am not being overly humble when I say I'm just an average guy trying to do my work sincerely."
Sood Sood is currently in the process of putting finishing touches to his family home in Moga.
Says Sonu, "We completely rebuilt our old home, so much so that no one can recognize it any more. Every brick, every piece of furniture has been replaced."
The re-construction of Sonu Sood's ancestral home began 7 years ago. But then his mother passed away.
"After her death, my father and I lost interest in re-building the home. This year we decided to renew the reconstruction," reveals Sonu.
50 interior designers and other experts were taken from Mumbai to Moga for the dream house to be constructed.
"My home in Moga has turned into something really special," says the house-proud actor.
Locals in Moga travel to Sonu's home just to see what he has built.
"It is my proudest achievement to date," says Sonu.
Sonu Sood's father who stays in their home-town Moga in Punjab was delighted when he couldn't get tickets for his son's film Happy New Year on Friday afternoon.
Says the emotional son, "My father was delighted that he couldn't get tickets. I asked him what he was so happy about if he couldn't see my film. He replied, 'Woh toh main dekh hi lunga. Bhagwan kare ek hafte tickets na miley."
Shooting with animals can be quite a painful task as it requires not just the training of the animals but also taming them as and when required. Many Bollywood films have featured animals till date.
One such recent film is Kill Dil, wherein the film's hero Ranveer Singh calmed a horse down named 'Toofan' during the shooting of the 'Happy Budday' song. During the song's shoot, there was a sequence where Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh were supposed to be on a horse with around 600 junior artists. Also, firecrackers were used for effects. Ranveer had to sit on the horse and Parineeti had to sit on his lap for the shot. In fact Parineeti was very nervous as she had never sat on a horse before this. And her worst nightmare came true when the horse started misbehaving and ran off with both the stars sitting on it. It took a Ranveer Singh's presence of mind and skill to clam the horse down. Thanks to Ranveer's presence of mind, a serious mishap was averted.
Talking about the film, there was also news that Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar will be attending the 'Tattoo Conventions 2014' wherein 70 best tattoo artists from across the globe will be present. The trio will then select one best tattoo artist each who will then design a tattoo especially for each of the actors. These tattoos will be inspired by Kill Dil and the actors will be flaunting their tattoos throughout the promotions of the film.
Nana Patekar once spoke a dialogue about the things that one mosquito can do. Well, we are not sure about other things, but the insect is surely capable of spreading diseases like dengue which is affecting many people in Mumbai currently, including Bollywood stars.
While the whole of Mumbai is reeling under the sway of the dreaded diseases, it is the 62 year old veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who is afflicted by the virus. Kapoor was immediately admitted to Lilavati Hospital. News reports state that Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with dengue but there are early symptoms of malaria too. That explained the reasons of him being unwell in the recent few days. Speaking about husband Rishi's present condition, his wife Neetu Kapoor said that he was 'getting better'.
Bollywood Hungama wishes Rishi Kapoor a speedy recovery.