Priya Gupta,TNN | Mar 7, 2014
Sixty dancers flaunted their B-Boying dancing skills when they had Salman Khan dancing with them in the song titled ‘O Teri’ in Atul Agnihotri’s ‘O Teri’. Salman is always happy to help his family and friends and in this case, both his family and friends were involved. He was at his charming best while shooting the song.
Watching the song, all I could tell you is that it’s difficult to move your eyes away from Salman Khan while he is dancing. The two newcomers Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi were extremely nervous. Bilal felt better only after Atul told him, ‘Forget newcomers, even established stars could feel nervous shooting with Salman.’ Excerpts from our conversation with the two boys:
Salman bhai taught me how to swim when I was scared of water: Bilal
Bilal Amrohi is Kamal Amrohi’s grandson. His parents have been friends with Salim Khan sahab’s family since his childhood and thus, he has known Salman from when he was a kid. On sharing screen space with Salman, he said, “He is my hero. I was panicking just standing next to him in the same frame. Dancing with him gave me a high. I have known him all my life. He is that genuine guy, who wears his heart on his sleeve and is a great human being with everyone and wants to help people all the time. I used to go to Panvel to his farmhouse with him and I used to be scared of water and heights. When I was 10, he made me jump into the water and learn how to swim.”
Salman Bhai is fearless: Pulkit
Pulkit Samrat’s fiancee is Salman’s rakhi sister. Pulkit has also worked with him in ‘Jai Ho’ before. On dancing with Salman, he said, “We knew that we would ruin at least four takes to become comfortable with the thought of dancing with bhai, after which we became better. What I like the most about him is that he is completely fearless. He will say what he feels. I have never seen him being diplomatic. Recently, I saw an interview of his where he was asked to name newcomers he thought well of and after naming a few, he named me and then he went on talking about me for 10 minutes. It was 4.30 in the morning. I was so excited and touched that I woke up everybody in my family and got them to watch the show. It means a lot to me. I saw his dedication in Jai Ho. If I have even 10% of his dedication, I will be a star. He leaves from his home, then cycles, comes to the set, does his cardio, then his abs, then will shoot five sequences, then again exercise. He thinks about the film 24 x7.”
Mar 06, 2014
New Delhi: After the success of his latest film ‘Highway’ where he played the role of a kidnapper, actor Randeep Hooda wants to take a break from doing dark roles as he feels they affect his mood.
"Due to the roles I play people think I’m too serious and cranky. (Doing such roles) is very hard on you as one has to go through those emotions. It affects your life as well as the people around you," Randeep told PTI.
"I want to try other genres as well. I want to make people laugh. ‘Highway’ was my first attempt towards a bit of a comic role," he added.
The 40-year-old actor, who has made a name for himself by starring in films like ‘Risk’,’D’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’ and ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’.
The Imtiaz Ali film that saw Randeep play a kidnapper who develops empathy for the girl he has kidnapped earned the actor praise for his performance.
Randeep reveals that there was a time during the shooting of the film that he became depressed.
"It was a little hard role and I was quite depressed. Co-star Alia Bhatt had to make me smile after I did not talk to her for 35 days. She helped me in cheering up," he said.
"Such things happen with roles. Whenever I see the movie, I get a little depressed," he added.
Post ‘Highyway’, Randeep has been busy filming for various upcoming releases.
He would be next seen in ‘Main Aur Charles’, where he plays serial killer Charles Sobhraj.
"After winding up ‘Highway’, I have been shooting ‘Kick’. ‘Shooter’ is about to complete, and ‘Ungli’ releases in May," he said.
Filming for Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’ has been a joy ride for the actor. The movie which is directed by Sajid Nadiadwala also has Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead.
"Doing ‘Kick’ was quite enjoyable. Salman is a nice person and we have a very good director. It is probably the biggest role I have so far. I’m not playing a villain. It is a love triangle," he said.
For Randeep ‘Kick’ is a chance of a lifetime as he got to share the screen space with a superstar. Although the actor had no nervousness about working with Salman.
"No I wasn’t nervous. Salman is a very nice person. No doubt he is a superstar. He is a great human being. ‘Kick’ is the biggest movie of my career. It’s a huge canvas. If you got a integral part to play in a Salman Khan movie, that’s what an actor dreams of," he added.
March 6, 2014 | Ajit Ramachanddran
His CHILLAR PARTY bagged starry help from Salman Khan and fructified into a reality in theatres. Presently, Vikas Bahl is all gung-ho over his second offering: QUEEN. The preview buzz has been upbeat and Bahl is sanguine of hitting the bulls-eye with his Kangana Rananut starrer.
”I’ll plead with Salman Khan to see QUEEN!” declares Bahl, ”I want him to see it and give me his feedback. I hope he likes the film that I do and continues to produce them. It would be like a dream come true.”
Adds Bahl significantly, ”Whether it’s Salman Khan or Salim Uncle who gave me the ‘Filmfare Award’ or Sohail Khan, I’d like them to see QUEEN. And I want them to feel proud about the fact that the man that they backed three years back was worth it.I want to impress all of them.”
★ ‘I messaged Salman’ Sonam Kapoor !
Quotes from Sonam Kapoor’s interview, ‘He has given me too much credit’ (HT, March 6th 2014)