Just a few days ago, pictures of Anuska Sharama taking the front seat on RCB bus with Virat Kohli, were floating around social networking sites. The actress who had accompanied her man to his IPL match, is back to the grind. She will be leaving tonight to attend her first International film festival in China, where her film ‘NH 10′ will be screened.
Anushka has managed to make it just in time to launch Bombay Velvet’s song ‘Mohabbat Buri Bimari’ with Ranbir Kapoor. The makers organised an exclusive session with their fans just before the launch. The song will play out at 7.45pm on 17th April, Friday, just before the Pepsi IPL 2015 match between Mumbai Indians and CHENNAI Super Kings on hotstar.
Ranbir will be seen playing the role of a street fighter, Johnny Balraj, whose dreams of becoming a ‘big shot’ and that is when Karan Johar steps in and makes his dream come true. Anushka will be playing Ranbir’s love interest in the film who is a singer. Get ready to see these three terrorise ‘Bombay’ when the movie hits theatres on May 15.
Here’s what happened at the venue.
What a wonderful day with @AnushkaSharma & #RanbirKapoor at the special preview of #MohabbatBuriBimari.
This man made every moment perfect today. What else could i ask for. He remembers every single thing @RanbirKapoorFC
After her frequent appearances on the CRICKET stadiums off late, the vivacious Anushka Sharma will be spotted at 5th edition of Beijing Film Festival for the screening of her successful venture NH10.
The Navdeep SINGH directorial, NH10 would be screened on April 19th and Anushka would be attending the screening with her team. After receiving a galore of compliments and star ratings from the Indian critiques, it is time for Team NH10 to seek International acclaim too.
Anushka has been quite busy with her films and was on a scheduled break from work, which she full-well utilized by attending IPL matches to see her beau Virat Kohli play. Now work takes her to Beijing, where her maiden production venture is to be screened, and she would be leaving town for it tomorrow.
Now when we are talking of International film fests, we were just wondering if her upcoming film Anurag Kashpay’s Bombay Velvet is certainly going the Cannes way? But Anushka confirms that she has no knowledge of BV at Cannes. But she is certain of NH10 at Beijing!Seems like more acclaim and praises are in store for the NH10-ers at these film festivals!
Anushka Sharma is rocking her chic looks with enviable ease. Read on…
While we love it when Anushka is dressed to the nines, her laidback style has us all smitten. A loose yellow blouse paired with distressed boyfriend jeans has never looked so good before. Those lust-worthy heels jazz up the plain look instantly. Summers without jumpsuits cannot be imagined and she surely knows that. Everything about this look is perfect. And just when we thought loose pants aren’t the flavour of the season, she proves us wrong. The pants paired with a crop top and studded footwear look delightful on her. Everyone is pairing their cute dresses with pretty sandals; she goes on to pair them with sliders. Talk about not following the crowd. Her love for sliders is quite evident as she pairs them with her white top and slit skirt too
She carries her latest gutsy win with grace and poise. And she’s already looking ahead to taking her quest for
different cinema forward. ANUSHKA SHARMA relives special moments about NH10 with PRATISHTHA MALHOTRA.
Anushka Sharma is one of the most practical people to be found in this dreamy town. She has her morals and principles in place and is not ready to compromise even one bit when it comes to her work. Yet, for a first time producer there are teething problems galore. While few stand in your support, there are many who want to pull you down and would give you all the reasons to drop the idea, right?
“They told me that I was too young to be a producer. Also, they said… ‘No one else has done it, why are you doing it?’ All the typical things, ya… You know, in our country we have this habit of thinking and saying things like, ‘If you are not doing what others are doing, then you can’t do anything in your life, or you are doing something wrong.’ That is why people were saying these things to me. But, I am a rebellious kind of a person …”
A debut project with a subject as hard hitting and gritty as NH10… When today she thinks about it in retrospect, how does it make her feel?”
“It was not a very smooth ride to make NH10, unfortunately. You know, people have a tendency to fall on very tried and tested things and this didn’t fall in that category as it didn’t have that typical commercial viability. But after seeing it you know that it is a revenge drama and that is a universally commercial topic. Now that there is CREDIT to me and my brother as producers, it will be easier to make the films we want to and we are hoping that it will be a smoother ride next time. When talking about Clean Slate Films, the idea is to work with fresh people who have different kind of sensibilities and sensibilities that match ours.”
Didn’t they say, why NH10 over a chirpy romantic comedy? “I love romantic comedies when I watch them and I act in them as well. But then again, I like films from other genres too. I understand films like NH10. When I read the script I felt it was a different film. My eyes usually catch things which are different. My heart never settles for things which are of the obvious type; maybe that is why I have done very few films till now. Good films work at the end of the day and formulas don’t. I have always had faith in certain kinds of cinema which can be anything – but different. It doesn’t mean that it has to be an off-beat film, it can be a romantic comedy, but my idea of a romantic comedy is very different.”
For someone who blew everyone’s mind with a stellar performance in her first opposite Shah Rukh Khan, while haters say what they want, her choices define how refined she gets by the day. She totally believes in the power of writing and editing and describes how big the moment was when two important people praised her as they saw the film.
“To me, the biggest compliment came from the editor of the film. You know, an editor is someone who SAVES the performance of an actor. You would be doing a shit job and the editor would make you look good. So when the editor came and told me, ‘It was very easy to edit you’ that is, I think, the biggest compliment for me. Also the writer, Sudip Sharma, telling me, ‘You have taken the writing to another level,’ was another huge thing.”
And the journey has just started… There are two wonder gems in her pocket which would unravel as we move ahead in this year. Like the audience, she too cannot wait for these films to release and set the screen ablaze.
As our chatter draws towards a conclusion, she smiles and gets a tad philosophic… “You just work towards making a good film, you want to make a film which would want to be watched and then the money will follow. You do good work, good things will happen to you. That is my philosophy since I was a kid. I studied hard, I came first in class – it was very simple for me. I was never like, ‘What is he doing? What will she think? And things like raahuketu – these are things I have never thought of in my life. I am a very practical person that way. Like ‘3 Idiots’ said, chase excellence and everything else will follow. You can’t chase marks, so you can’t chase numbers. Living in the FUTURE is not something that I do, I live in the moment and in that moment you make sure that you are doing the best thing.”
The first look of Bombay Velvet’s second song Mohabbat Buri Beemari is out. There are two stills that have been released by the makers of the film.
In one still, Anushka Sharma looks ravishing in a glittering short dress while in another still we see furious looking Ranbir Kapoor pointing a gun towards someone.
Anushka Sharma in first look of the song.
Mohabbat Buri Beemari will be released soon. The song will have a dramatic sequence between Johnny Balraj (Ranbir) and Kaizad Khambatta (Karan Johar) while Anushka will be seen crooning the song in the club.
Ranbir Kapoor in the first look of the song.
Anushka also tweeted a picture of herself and co-star Ranbir Kapoor filming the song.
The film is based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables and is set in 1960s, the old ‘Bombay’ days. It is the story of an ordinary man Johnny Balraj (played by Ranbir Kapoor) who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a ‘Big Shot’. Anushka Sharma is playing Rosie Noronha a jazz singer and Karan Johar is the main antagonist Kaizad Khambatta.
Anushka Sharma plays a jazz singer in the film.
The film also features Raveena Tandon, Kay Kay Menon and Vivaan Shah.
Set against the backdrop of ambition, love, greed, and jazz – Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a big shot.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film is slated to release on May 15.
Source: India Today
For all those of you waiting for a glimpse of Anushka Sharma in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, here’s something for your ears only: The first song the film was released on Friday afternoon, and as expected, its already creating quite a buzz in the virtual world.
The video features Anushka Sharma as a club singer crooning the Geeta Dutt iconic song, Jata Kaha Hai Deewane from Guru Dutt’s CID (1956). Recreating the ’60s, loud music and fast tempo add the perfect vintage to the song originally picturised on Waheeda Rehman.
Anushka plays Rosie Noronha, an aspiring Jazz singer in a nightclub, while Ranbir Kapoor plays a boxer Johnny Balraj. Bombay Velvet also marks the full-time acting debut of filmmaker Karan Johar who plays Kaizad Khambatta, a flamboyant and quick-witted Parsi media mogul, a negative character in the movie. Karan was earlier seen in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in XYZ, apart a few other guest appearances in various films.
Based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables, the movie narrates the story of how the Bombay in ’60s became a metropolis against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and jazz music.
Kay Kay Menon, Vivaan Shah, Remo Fernandes, Manish Choudhary and Siddharth Basu also play pivotal roles in the movie that is set to hit theatres on May 15.
Anushka Sharma’s look from Dil Dhadakne Do is now out. She will be seen playing the character of Farah Ali. The makers introduce her as vivacious and talented. Anushka’s character will be romancing Ranveer Singh. Dil Dhadakne Do also stars Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar in lead roles. It deals with a dysfunctional Punjabi family.
Check out Anushka Sharma’s look here:
Anushka Sharma talks about Ranveer Singh, Dil Dhadakne Do and life at the movies
What was the experience like being a producer?
It was definitely stressful. You’re constantly aware that my decision will impact the film. You’re working with a lot of people. As an actor
I understand my boundaries and the extent to which I can contribute to a film. Now suddenly, I’m playing in a different field, so the rules are different. To understand that was daunting in the beginning. I got proper two and a half months to prepare for NH10. At that stage, I’d get stressed because everything would be going fine and suddenly one thing would go wrong, and then everything seemed wrong. As an actor, your issues, your problems, your experiences are your own. But here you’re working as a team where everyone is involved. Those moments would make me worried. But I realised this was normal. Slowly, I found my space.
Has that changed your perspective about producers?
Definitely! I realised it’s not easy to make movies. As an actor when a film comes to you, it is pretty much in place. It’s not easy to make a film like NH10. It’s not a commercial film so it already comes with that challenge. I may believe the script is great but what I’m facing is not related to the story, content or creativity. It’s all business, MONEY… so as a creative person, you’re like what’s this taam jhaam man? That’s the struggle you face – first when you put together a project and then when it’s releasing. That’s where an actor is not involved and that’s where I got involved as a producer. Like should we have a song or not? Before doing NH10 I didn’t know how much songs matter. Now, we’re doing a promotional song and we’ve still made the film we wanted to.
What were the other compromises you had to make?
There were issues like we needed two cameras. But we couldn’t have two cameras. But we needed two cameras. So we had those kinds of fights. Thankfully, Phantom and I are like-minded. And we worked around the problem.
Is the box-office making you nervous?
Not at all.
Then what’s making you nervous?
People should like it. The same thing was with PK, I didn’t bother about the box-office, I just wanted people to understand what that film was saying. Same with Bombay Velvet. Same with Band Baaja Baaraat, it wasn’t touted to be a big thing. It was the faith I had in that film. I have the same faith in this film today.
Did you expect the kind of response PK got?
Yaa. When I first heard the script, it got me thinking. I’d discuss with Raju sir (director Rajkumar Hirani) about religion ki hum aisa kyun kartein hain. When my family watched the film, they did the same thing. My family reacted as a normal audience would. I knew the movie would encourage people to discuss. But the kind of MONEY it made and all… phenomenal!
Were you prepared for the controversies that followed?
Hmmm… I wasn’t surprised or shocked. Because every day there are people taking offense to certain things.
It’s against religion after all.
No. PK is not against religion. In fact, it’s pro-religion. It showed what religion actually says and what people have made out of it. I would show it to my kids and tell them this is how you should look at religion.
So how was it working with both Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan. Both are known to be perfectionists.
It was just the way you said. Rajkumar Hirani is the epitome of perfection. He figures everything out before he shoots. Everything from your hair, make-up, wardrobe, your scene, where you’re shooting, what you’re shooting has been told to you. So when you come on the set, everything is easy. There were no surprises. And every day was like this. Even Aamir is very very particular about what he does. Raju sir likes to set up things before so then he can play around. Even I’m like that. Create the foundation and then be free. Then I can take the scene from here to there. I felt in sync with my director. Also his editing is pretty much done in his head. So you can’t take those extra pauses under the garb of performing. You give him what he wants, because he knows ab main yahan par close-up daloonga, yahan par long shot. You give him that expression precisely in two seconds. It was challenging in the beginning to give that precise expression. I’d fear it would look over the top. But that’s what is amazing about him. Everything is measured, there’s nothing extra.
Critics called PK Hirani’s weakest film. Do you agree with that?
I didn’t read any reviews. I beleive conceptually Lagey Raho Munnabhai was his best film. To bring the Gandhian philosophy to a gangster and then make it relevant in today’s times, that is sheer genius. I don’t watch films the way critics do. I can’t examine movies and give report cards. The day I watch a film as a critic, I WILL do a huge disservice to myself as an actor. They see things in a different way. It takes a lot of intelligence and balance in a person to be able to make a film like PK. I don’t visit temples. I stopped going because of a one-off incident. Once, I saw a huge line there and it made no sense to me. But since my dad was from the army, we were allowed to go ahead for the darshan. I thought that was pathetic. That’s the last thing to have happened at such a place! See, I believe in God and I pray. You go to a temple for shanti. Instead people are fighting, pushing or laughing loudly, it’s like a picnic out there. Here’s a person who’s making you question something that happens every day. Rajkumar Hirani’s films are feel-good films. You just take it in the positivity. PK made a huge impact. Our banker told my father that his mother has stopped going to the temple after watching PK, earlier she used to, even when unwell. Now she believes in giving alms to the poor. This is a big thing! The movie talks about being nice to each other. That’s above everything else.
Do you think PK has slalomed you way past the other actresses today?
I swear I don’t think about all these things. Such things don’t affect me. As long as I’m getting to do what I want, I don’t care if I’m No. 1 or No. 10. PK has helped me because
I can do more films like NH10. But my happiness is not dependent on who I have gone ahead of. As long as I’m getting to do what I want to, anyone can go ahead of me. It’s okay.
PK has cemented your position in the INDUSTRY…
I need success to be able to lead the life I want to. But I won’t do films, which I don’t believe in even if they may do well at the box-office. I’d rather sit at home and do nothing.
I have no qualms or any insecurities like maine kuch nahi kiya. I have come to terms with that. When films like PK do well, it’s like a pat on your back that you’re going the right way. It’s a milestone on the journey.
So how was it different working with Rajkumar Hirani as opposed to Anurag Kashyap in Bombay Velvet?
It was completely different. I was shooting for PK and Bombay Velvet alternately. Once, right after shooting for Bombay Velvet, I was shooting for PK. I’d given about two shots when I heard Rajkumar sir say, “Anushka tu ek kaam kar, tu Bombay Velvet bhool jaa! Tu Anurag Kashyap ho gayi hai. Thoda Raju Hirani ban jaa!” I want my directors to say that to me. I loved it. Then I gave him Rajkumar Hirani. Their style of working is absolutely different. Anurag is all about internalising. With Raju sir, you internalise and then throw out. Because everything is edited, it’s all measured. Anurag is like a white canvas.
Was it awkward working with Ranveer Singh on Dil Dhadakne Do?
We didn’t have a conversation before shooting. In fact, we met three days before shooting on the ship. We met after a long time and it was like meeting an old friend. He is the same person. The thing is I’m very fond of Ranveer. And I know he’s genuinely fond of me. He has been my friend. We both had that success together. It was a special BOND that will remain. When we met, we were cracking jokes, we were laughing and we were talking non-stop. We were like we were in Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB). That’s the way we are in real life. I share that comfort level with him. He is a bit annoying. Because he builds it up and he is high on energy. And I’m like ‘Oh God!’ But I have that kind of patience for him, which I won’t have for anyone. Because it’s my conditioning with Ranveer. Because it was his first film, I had told myself that I would be patient with him because Shah Rukh Khan was so kind to me in my first film. It’s like you’re giving back. You can’t give back to Shah Rukh, right? So you pass it on. We have a natural chemistry and that shows because we’re comfortable with each other.
What made you do Zoya Akhtar’s film? It’s a multi starrer.
Because it has real characters. Now there are real characters in NH10, in BBB, in a Zoya Akhtar film… The characters are so experienced in their minds and worldly. When she called me to narrate the film, she was scared I might say no. Because apparently, a lot of people had said no to her. I was also like, it’s Zoya, I want to work with her but if I don’t like the film then I WILL say no. But when she narrated it to me, I asked, ‘Why did you think I wouldn’t do this?’ She was like, ‘I don’t, but all these girls refused it’. Zoya is a cool girl. You remember the characters in her films. So why should I view the length of the role? That’s superficial. It’s a kick ass role, the storyline is superb.
The festival has begun its fundraising campaign in advance, with Anushka Sharma making the first contribution.
The Mumbai Film Festival which survived a near-death experience, brought on by a cash crunch, last year, is leaving no stone unturned to avoid a similar plight for its 2015 edition.
The programming team of the festival kickstarted the fund-raising campaign for this year’s installment, slated to take place from October 29 to November 5, on Wenesday and Mirror has learnt that they received a prompt cheque from Anushka Sharma.
Confirming this, Anushka told Mirror, “I am a cinema lover and that is why I like to support festivals and projects that WORK towards changing cinema for the better. MAMI is one such festival and it must go on. I am happy to help in my small way and I hope they collect the money needed to keep this wonderful festival going.”
She recently decided to bankroll Akshat Verma’s indie film after having acted in NH 10, an offbeat film itself. Since when did she become passionate about alternate cinema?
“I ‘ve always loved good cinema and there are many good stories out there that need to be told. Through my production house, I am trying to back interesting stories,” said the actress.
Festival Chairperson Kiran Rao said, “Anushka has made the first contribution. It’s a generous amount but I’m not in a position to disclose it,” adding that as soon as MAMI sent invitations to the fraternity asking for donations, the Band Baaja Baraat actress responded promptly.
While she refused to disclose the BUDGET the festival needs, a source told Mirror that it’s in the bracket of Rs 10-15 crores.
Kiran also revealed that they decided to start the campaign, six months in advance, to ensure that a crisis like last year is averted. “We’re also in advance talks with several corporate players who’ve shown interest. Just like the Toronto Film Festival, which is a mix of individual and corporate sponsorship, MAMI too will have both,” she said. Elaborating on other plans, festival director Anupama Chopra said, “We’ve already TRAVELLED to the Berlinale and our next stops are Cannes, Beijing and the Dubai film festival. We’re picking films from all these places to ensure that our line-up is world-class. A worldcinema title costs anywhere between 800-1000 Euros to screen, which is why our BUDGETING process has started much in advance.”
Yesterday, at the event of the Opening Ceremony of IPL, actress Anushka Sharma, who is now also Indian cricketer Virat Kolhi’s girlfriend, delivered a stunning performance.
Despite of getting hate from the fans of Indian cricket team after India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup, Anushka didn’t let it affect her determination.
Anushka was really looking forward to performing at the IPL Opening ceremony, which was held yesterday at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. Anushka looked a sizzling beauty in her perfect black costume.
Fans were also equally interested in knowing her boyfriend, Virat Kolhi’s reactions on her performance.
Because of untimely rains, Anushka was worried. She tweeted before her performance, saying “All set for IPL opening night. Now fingers crossed for it to stop raining for the hoardes of people that have turned up for the show”
The very gorgeous NH10 actress, mesmerized the audience with her performance on her dance numbers from Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl and PK.
After her dazzling performance, she again took to twitter and expressed her fun and gratitude in hertweet saying, “Fab night & What a wonderful crowd you’ve been Kolkata!!Thank U for d amazing love showered & stickin it out in d rain #IPLOpeningCeremony”
Seems like Anushka had a lot of fun in the Opening Ceremony of IPL!