Vidya Balan, today’s much hot and well in demand actress who is now rated as the best actress, had made her Bollywood debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s produced ‘Parineeta’ in 2005. Well, Vidhu Chopra has now revealed a strange thing about casting the leading heroines of this venture. He told the reporters recently that initially the first choice was Aishwarya Rai for the role of Lalita in Parineeta.
Chopra told that he was not sure of the acting skills of Balan so he wanted only Aishwarya but Pradeep Sarkar, the director of the movie, insisted to rope in Vidya Balan. Thus Chopra met her and took the adution. Balan easily passed it so the film happened in her kitty. And due to this movie and her brilliant acting, she then found her place in Hindi cinema. Parineeta, the classic movie, was a hit musical saga of 2005.
Chopra revealed that he wanted the girl who had the bigger persona and beauty since the role demanded two men falling in love with the same girl. He unzipped that when he thought of Parineeta, immediately Aishwarya’s face came into mind. But Pradeep was sure of Vidya’s skills thus the film was pocketed by her.
Vidhu liked to make Sanjay Dutt’s character ‘Girish’ more powerful than Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) and he asked Sanjay who agreed to do so and injected real life in the role. Vinod Chopra met Rekha for the cameo role, which demanded classic beauty. Thus none other than Rekha could do this role. Parineeta impressed both critics and the masses.
Vidya Balan’s performance in ‘Kahaani’ is being appreciated by the audiences and the critics alike. The film opened to good houses – not extraordinarily but beyond expectations. After delivering marvelous performances in women-centric films such as Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture, Vidya is now on way to allure her audiences with another-power-packed performance in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani.
Kahaani made the collections of Rs. 2.95 crores on its opening day and the on the weekend, it collected Rs. 4.5 crores. After Sunday’s business, it will be known who much it made till Sunday. The film was made with a shoe-string budget of Rs. 8 crores and as far as film’s budget is concerned, the movie is making handsomely. So it means there will come big smiles on the faces of the makers and the investors.
In this film, Vidya plays a software programmer who comes from London to Kolkata in search of her husband and what she faces there during the searching is what the film about.
The analysts are terming this film ‘superlative’ and they got impressed the way, the film opened to good audiences. Since it is a women-centric product, the groups of females are coming to watch this film. Families are turning to the theaters to watch Kahaani since the film is devoid of usual skin show and sex scenes which are found in plenty in today’s Bollywood movies. Sujoy is quite happy with the progress of the movie at the box office. Let’s wish him best for future good business.
Amitabh Bachchan, the mega star of Bollywood cinema who recently had abdominal surgery in Mumbai, praised Sujoy Ghosh’ directed Kahaani a lot. Amitabh had worked with Ghosh in 2009’s multi starrer Aladin. Both Big B and Sujoy share a good rapport. Amiatbh Bachchan has also sung a Rabindarnath Tagore’s poem in Kahaani in addition to some piece of commentary in the movie.
Bachchan, 69, watched Kahaani yesterday and got hugely impressed by the way Ghosh made the film. The script also inspired the mega star. He came on twitter and congratulated the filmmaker who has also co-written the script for the film. Bachchan said that he finally watched the flick made by her very dear friend Sujoy Ghosh with whom he worked in Aladin. Bachchan then congratulated Ghosh for this brilliant effort.
Amitabh added that Kahaani had such a gripping story which was put superbly on celluloid. Bachchan then also revealed his excitement about his minor participation in this fabulous movie. He participated in the singing of song ‘Ekla Chalo’ and delivering commentary. Amitabh said that he was often much cautious of giving voiceovers in the movies since most of the time they failed but he added that this time he was certain of the box office success for this flick. Amitabh said ‘well done, Sujoy. Keep up your good work’.
Vidya Balan, who is the central character of the film, is being rated very high with her performance in the movie. Critics are much impressed by her another marvelous performance post The Dirty Picture.
Vidya Balan, the classy actress Bollywood has ever produced who showed the world that she exists in the industry with her skills, has now bagged the National Award for her excellent performance in The Dirty Picture.
On March 7th, the announcement for the National Award for Vidya Balan as The Best Actress was made in New Delhi. Only the announcements for the 59th National Awards have been announced, the actual awards’ giving ceremony would be held later at some date.
Vidya plays the character of an extra in this film who wants success in career. She gets with her sexuality and in the end days, gets all alone.
Vidya Balan has been fetching in all the Best Actress Awards at all leading awards function for her classy acting in Ekta kapoor’s The Dirty Pictyure.
Best Film Award was given tio Onir’s I Am at National Awards. The Best Lyrics went to Agar Zindagi to Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Vidya Balan has now turned the top notch actress of Bollywood who has also risen her fees for films and brand endorsements. She is rdiding high these days. Balan is well in demands and all the filmmakers want to sign her in their projects. She loves every moment filled with success. Vidya Balan has even been termed ‘hero’ for her marvelous performances. There are reports that she would turn to direction but she denies all the reports. She says she just wants to act in movies. No direction at all on her cards now.
Vidya Balan is all over the place in Bollywood these days. She is among the top nitch actresses of Bollywood cinema after the mammoth success of The Dirty Picture. Balan has been named the new hero of Bollywood and she is quite excited over it. When asked her as to how does it feel to get the label of new Bollywood hero, she says that she feels proud but she loves being a hertoine.
Vidya has a special connection with Benagal. Well, this is how that she started her cinematic career with a Bengali film ‘Bhalo Theko’ then she did a music video of Euphoria where she plays the character of Bengali bride then her Bollywood debut with Parineeta too fetched her the role of a Bengali woman. And now she shot in Kolkata for Kahaani. Thus she says that she has a special bonding with Bengali culture. She speaks Bengali fluently and likes learning the new rhymes of the language.
Balan has been a passionate lover of Bengal and its language. Even in the movie ‘Bhool Bhaliya’ she plays the role of a Bengali dancer.
Her upcoming film ‘Kahaani’ too focuses on Bengal as she lands in Kolkata to seek her missing husband. She plays the role of a pregnant woman. The film is well in talks and people are waiting for the release. Vidya does not want to typecast in same roles rather she loves playing various characters and luckily she is being offered various roles to enact.
Music Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Film Producer: Sujoy Ghosh and Kushal Gada
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Starring: Vidya Balan, Parambarata Chattopadhyay and Nawazuudin Siddique
Sujoy Ghosh’s scripted and directed film ‘Kahaani’ which he also coproduces has been on high dose of popularity due to the presence of the sultry and sexy babe Vidya Balan who plays the main role in this movie. The music is out now and has been scored by Vishal-Shekhar. Lyrics for the album have been written by Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt, Sandeep Srivastava and Clinton Cerejo.
Aami Shotti Bolchi (Singers: Usha Uthup and Shekhar Ravjiani)
The soundtrack begins with the song ‘Aami Shotti’ and attracts the souls from the beginning since it has the dose of Jazz that appeals to the ears. Usha Uthup appears to be the apt choice for this song and she sings it with class. Lyrics hold values and music is splendid and boisterous.
Piya Tu Kahein Rutha Re (Singer: Javed Bashir)
The track opens up with the classical ragas that soothe the souls. Javed Bashir allures the ears with his classically done vocals. Instruments in the background appeal and lyrics spell magic. Music is a treat.
Kahaani (Singers: KK and Vishal Dadlani)
The title track of the album features the singers KK and Vishal Dadlani both inject the sugary pleasures in singing. The track is beautiful both lyrically and musically.
Kahaani (Singers: Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Dadlani)
Shreya hits the space and snatches the hearts with her spongy and classy singing. Vishal too impresses with his part. Lyrics are worthwhile and so is music.
Tore Bina (Singer: Sukhwinder Singh)
Sukhwinder renders the song with super ease. The lyrics of the song are appealing but the music disappoints and makes the song drastic and unpleasurable.
Ekla Cholo Re (Singer: Amitabh Bachchan)
The soundtrack ends up with Amitabh Bachcahn’s recital of Rabindarnath Tagore’s poetic verse. He does the job as usual fine with his baritone voice.
The album of Kahaani is classy and a soothing treat for the music lovers.
Overall Rating: 4/5
The media was abuzz and even the production house 'Balaji Telefilms' and the director Sanjay Gupta too were announcing the name of Vidya Balan, their first most choice for the film ‘Shootout at Wadala’. Vidya has also become the production house’ most favorite actress post the success of The Dirty Picture. But now the reports say that Vidya has been replaced by none other than Kangana Ranaut. Sanjay Gupta too has confirmed the news saying that Kangana has been roped in to play the main lead oppsoute John Abraham in the movie.
Sanjay uttered that he had written the role keeping Vidya in mind. But now her priorities have changed after the success of the film, so he utterly respects her moves. He mentioned that after Vidya, Kangana suits best in the role, as she is a big performer. He reveals that she is rated as the glam doll but in addition to be glamorous, Ranaut is a powerhouse performer as well. Gupta goes on saying that he has been watching her and with every film she grows as an actor.
Kangana is playing the main lead opposite John for the first time and it is being hoped that their pairing will be liked by the audiences. When Kangana was approached for the character, she instantly said ‘yes’. She was last seen in Balaji’s produced film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’. The shooting of Shootout at Wadala will start soon after the formalities get cleared. Kangana is quite happy with the role.
A Delhi-based painter Pranava Prakash was beaten up by a group of people due to his painting of the nude celebs of Bollywood industry. He was beaten by youngsters at a Noida gallery because he painted the celebs like Vidya Balan, Malaika Arora Khan and Poonam Pandey in nude. He maintained his stance that he just liked to flaunt how Hindi film industry influences the lives of the common man and how this sparkling industry gets attracted by the masses.
Prakash, 32, named his exhibition ‘Bollywood Unlimited’. At his exhibition at the Espace Alternative Gallery in Noida, he exhibited the half nude paintings of Vidya Balan and Malaika Arora and the complete naked painting of the Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey.
In the painting of Poonam, she shows her wearing nothing on body but an Ana cap of head. The artist said that five youngsters came in the gallery and slapped him and destroyed his paintings. He further added that previously he held the exhibition and all went well nothing bad or nasty happened but this time, the youngsters came and beat him.
Prakash said that there were no CCTV cameras so the recognition of the attackers seemed impossible. Pranava mentioned that the gallery had no security at all. He still has not lodged any complaint against the attackers. He demands that people now should stop disrespecting the creative freedom. He maintained what went wrong with his paintings he did by showing the celebrities in nude? Let’s wait and see the reaction of the Bollywood stars and Poonam Pandey (well, what Poonam will say she already shows her nude?) – but Bolly celebs can react.
57th Idea Filmfare Awards took place in Mumbai on Sunday, 29th January 2012 where who’s who of Bollywood industry came to adorn the event. The occasion was hosted supremely by Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. The function was much glittering and since Filmfare is considered to be the most prestigious awards in Bollywood, all made it sure to hit the space.
Ranbir Kapoor, who has been fetching rather snatching the awards from all the awards’ function recently, again bagged the Best Actor Award for his marvelous performance in Rockstar. This film has made Ranbir a real rocking star who has turned to such heights where he now stands with the biggies of the trade.
Ranbir was already confident that he would be bagging the Best Actor trophy at Filmfare and he proved it right. He was also conferred the Best Actor (Critics) trophy for Rockstar there. Vidya Balan was conferred with The Best Actress Award for her brilliant act in The Dirty Picture. Vidya too like Ranbir has been bagging the Best Actress Awards at all the functions. Both proved themselves as the brilliant stars in Bollywood front with their stellar performances.
AR Rahman bagged the Best Musician Award. Zindagi Na Mileygi Dobara bagged the Best Movie. Farhan Akhtar bagged the Best Supporting Actor for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Rani Mukherjee bagged The Best Supporting Actress for No One Killed Jessica. The Best Actress (Critics) went to Priyanka Chopra for 7 Khon Mauf. Zindagi Na Mileygi Dobara got a lot of awards there.
Vidya Balan, the sexy siren and the super voluptuous sex babe of Hindi cinema, has now started doing the promotions of her upcoming movie ‘Kahaani’. Vidya is taking full interest in the promotions since she knows that she is on winning spree these days and has turned the top notch actress with whom all biggie now want to work.
Sujoy Ghosh and the makers of the movie have now taken the steps to promote the film so that till the release time the film will land on the minds of the people. The film is expected to hit the hearts of the people. Since Vidya’s star power is on high these days, the film will get the edge for sure. It is happy news for the makers and the director that Vidya is the leading lady of the film. The makers this time around took a good style of promoting the film by asking Vidya to go directly among the people. The pregnant Vidya with baby bump went into the masses at Khar Station in Mumbai where the people turned around her in endless amount. It was a scene to see. She was surrounded by the people. Vidya emerged there as her character of film Vidya Bagchi who was seeking her husband there. She was holding the picture of her missing husband and was on way to search her. This style of promotion appealed to the people and undoubtedly registered good impact on the minds of the people. The film is expected to hit the screens soon.
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