17th
Apr 2014
Bombay Velvet to release on November 28
Published by Mehak in Bombay Velvet

A thrilled cast and crew of Bombay Velvet celebrated the wrap up of their shoot after they completed it recently. Being the magnum opus of Anurag Kashyap, the cast was excited about the fact that they could finish the schedule on time as per Anurag’s vision. Hence, the film which was to release during Christmas Week has now been preponed to November 28.

In the times, where movies are constantly getting postponed for various reasons, this film has been running completely on schedule. Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, stated that this special film required an equally special release and hence will be hitting the silver screens in the Thanksgiving weekend. Based on the backdrop of the 70s, Bombay’s charm of that era was re-created in Sri Lanka where the crew was stationed for a long period of time.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Bombay Velvet stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Raveena Tandon, Karan Johar and Naseeruddin Shah among others.

Source: bollywoodhungama

15th
Apr 2014
Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma starrer ‘PK’ to release on Dec 19
Published by Mehak in PK

Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma starrer 'PK' to release on Dec 19

Finally the release date of Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma’s much awaited film ‘PK’ has been revealed. Yes, December 19 is the date when we will be able to see the performances of two amazing actors.

As per reports, Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirmed that ‘PK’ shall release on 19th December 2014.

Earlier, there were reports that like always Aamir is planning to release his upcoming film on Christmas but it seems that he has given the space to Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer “Bombay Velvet”.

Though, Aamir and filmmaker’s decision has given a clean road to “Bombay Velvet” but has set a roadblock in the way of Anees Bazmee’s “Welcome Back”. It is reported that “Welcome Back”, which is a sequel of “Welcome (2007)” is all set release on December 19 and now the worry is that if Aamir’s film is releasing on the same date then who would watch “Welcome Back”?

Well, lets see who among ‘PK’ and ‘Welcome Back’, will win the race and gain more business.

Source: pardaphash

14th
Apr 2014
Anushka Sharma’s NH10 gets a solo release
Published by Mehak in NH 10

Earlier this month, we had reported that how Anushka Sharma would be battling competition from Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor as their ROY and HAIDER would take on her NH10 at theaters in September. Well, the young woman can now cheer aloud, what with both ROY and HAIDER moving to a later date, hence paving the way for her NH10 to have a solo outing.

RANBIR KAPOOR, ANUSHKA SHARMA AND SHAHID KAPOOR
RANBIR KAPOOR, ANUSHKA SHARMA AND SHAHID KAPOOR

While Bhushan Kumar has declared that ROY would now arrive later in the year (there are even reports of the film moving to next year, once Ranbir’s BOMBAY VELVET releases this Christmas), UTV too has pushed the film a little ahead and are bringing HAIDER as a 2nd October holiday release.

This is pretty much a win-win situation for all as now Eros would be bringing NH10 as a major release on 12th September, the day which was blocked for the Navdeep Singh (MANORAMA – SIX FEET UNDER) directed affair from the very beginning.

Now unless some other major filmmaker sees this as an opportunity to bring his flick along with NH10, Anushka has a clear path ahead to bring on her road thriller with which she has also turned producer.

Source: glamsham

8th
Apr 2014
Anushka completes shoot for ‘Bombay Velvet’, gears up for ‘NH10′
Published by Mehak in Bombay Velvet, NH 10

Anushka Sharma clicks a picture of the cake

Anushka Sharma clicks a picture of the cake

“Wrapped Sri Lankan schedule of ‘Bombay Velvet’. This was the most amazing crew and cast. Crazy talented bunch of ppl. Feel truly blessed,” tweeted Anushka, who will be seen sharing the screen with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in ‘Bombay Velvet’, directed by Anurag Kashyap.
It was an emotional day for Anushka Sharma as the entire unit got together and organised a bottle of champagne, bunch of flowers and a cake with a beautiful message, ‘Thank you Rosie All the Best to our singing star’.

Anushka enjoyed working on this film immensely over the course of the last one and a half years and was sad as it came to an end. The actress will straight head towards Jodhpur for the next schedule of ‘NH10′ that marks Anushka Sharma as producer with her company Clean Slate Films, producing the movie along with Phantom Films.

Source: jagran

8th
Apr 2014
Anushka Sharma’s emotional moment
Published by Mehak in Bombay Velvet

It was an emotional day for Anushka Sharma yesterday (7th April, 2014) as she completed the shoot of ‘Bombay Velvet’ and the entire unit got together and organised a bottle of Champagne, bunch of flowers and a delicious cake with a beautiful message ‘Thank you Rosie All the Best to our singing star’.

Anushka has enjoyed working on this film immensely over the course of the last one and a half years so she was really sad that it came to an end.

She has left this morning for Jodhpur for the next schedule of ‘NH10′.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, ‘Bombay Velvet’, also starring Ranbir Kapoor in lead, is slated to release on 25th December 2014.

Source: indiaglitz

26th
Mar 2014
Anushka teams up with Eros for maiden production venture
Published by Mehak in NH 10

Actress Anushka Sharma’s first production venture “NH 10″ will be co-produced by Eros International Media Limited (Eros International) and Phantom Films.To be directed by Navdeep Singh, “NH 10″ is an action thriller about a road trip that goes wrong, and apart from producing it, Anushka will feature in it.

“The film is an exciting collaboration with Anushka and Phantom and we are happy to associate with this talented team. ‘NH 10′ promises to be an interesting journey and we are looking forward to supporting and nurturing such strong content driven films,” Sunil Lulla, managing director, Eros International Media Ltd, said in a statement.

Anushka, who made her acting debut in 2008 opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, is thrilled about the film.

“I’m doubly thrilled about ‘NH-10′, as it’s a superb role and it also kick-starts this new phase in my film journey,” said the actress, who features in Phantom Films’ “Bombay Velvet”.

Now, she is happy to collaborate with the banner for her production venture.

“This is my second film after ‘Bombay Velvet’ with Phantom, and it’s a blast working with them. It’s going to be super-exciting working together again on what promises to be an explosive film,” said the 25-year-old.

Source: filmicafe

20th
Mar 2014
Anushka Sharma reunites with apple of her eyes
Published by Mehak in General

Actress who was busy shooting for her upcoming film ‘Bombay Velvet’ in Sri Lanka returns home and meets her pet dog.

Anushka Sharma with her pet dog. Pic/Anushka Sharma's Twitter page
Anushka Sharma with her pet dog. Pic/Anushka Sharma’s Twitter page

“Back home!! I am reunited with the love of my life the apple of my eyes,” she wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Anushka Sharma with her pet dog. Pic/Anushka Sharma's Twitter page
Anushka Sharma with her pet dog. Pic/Anushka Sharma’s Twitter page

“Other than ‘the love of my life the apple of my eyes ‘ he is also referred to as ‘dude’,” read another tweet.

Anushka wrapped the Sri Lankan schedule of ‘Bombay Velvet’ which is directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and also stars Ranbir Kapoor.

Source: Mid Day

18th
Mar 2014
Anushka Sharma wraps ‘Bombay Velvet’ schedule in amazing Sri Lanka
Published by Mehak in Bombay Velvet

Actress Anushka Sharma’s Sri Lankan schedule for ‘Bombay Velvet’ turned out to be the most “amazing”, thanks to the talented cast and crew.

“Wrapped Sri Lankan schedule of ‘Bombay Velvet’. This was the most amazing crew and cast. Crazy talented bunch of people. Feel truly blessed,” she posted on her Twitter page.

‘Bombay Velvet’, directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, also stars Ranbir Kapoor.

Anushka Sharma wraps 'Bombay Velvet' schedule in amazing Sri Lanka

Anushka Sharma’s Sri Lankan schedule for ‘Bombay Velvet’ turned out to be the most “amazing”.

If the grapevine is to be believed, Anushka’s trip to Sri Lanka was special thanks to a visit by cricketer Virat Kohli, with whom she is reportedly in a romantic relationship.

Source: ibnlive

13th
Mar 2014
“Anushka’s performance in Bombay Velvet will blow you away” – Ranbir
Published by Mehak in Bombay Velvet

“We announced the release date of Bombay Velvet as December. Once we finish this schedule we will all sit and decide. So far we are sticking to the release date that we had decided,” said Ranbir Kapoor while speaking to media on the grand sets of Bombay Velvet in Tissamarahama in Sri Lanka on March 12, 2014. On being asked about treading a different path than most of the other actors, Ranbir said, “Today filmmakers and stories are more important than actors and stars and I think that’s the way it should be. If I work with Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu or Imtiaz Ali I’ll only benefit rather than them benefitting. We are making a very commercial film, classes and masses will like it. I hope people give Bombay Velvet an opportunity when it releases and they experience a new kind of story.”

Ranbir spoke about his character Johny Balraj at an emotional and romantic level:

“This role has been the most emotionally challenging for me”
Every role has its own challenges. More than physical, Bombay Velvet is emotionally challenging. It is a very intense role. I’ve never done a role of such nature before. Anurag is a delight for actors because he gives us a lot of freedom, takes a lot of suggestions at the same time he knows what he’s doing. This role has been most emotionally challenging for me.

“This is the most romantic film I’ve ever done”
Most of our films are love stories. Most of the films that I’ve done, love is an important emotion in it but this is the most romantic film I’ve ever done. At the heart of it, Bombay Velvet is a classic love story likeTitanic or Gone With The Wind.

The massive set of Bombay Velvet is spread over 12 acres in the quiet countryside of Tissamarahama in Sri Lanka, six hours drive away from the Colombo Airport. A regular amusing sight is that of Costume Designer Niharika Khan seriously cycling her way to the sets from her giant clothes shed built some distance away. An interesting piece of information is that 80% of the crew is comprised of women including Sonal Sawant, the Production Designer who turned the grass-enthused land into Bombay of 1950s and 60s that includes a Tram and the tram rail line. Vintage cars dot the area in abundance too. “This is the first time I’ve seen so many women on a film set and it’s great. They have so much of authority, they empathise with you so much more. I think every film should be run by women,” Ranbir said.

Ranbir spoke about his prominent co-stars Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar:

“You’ll be blown away by Anushka’s performance”
It was great working with Anushka. She is such a simple actor, she is in the moment. She has not been on screen for a long time now. You guys will be blown away by her performance

“Karan has a great role and he has surprised us all”
We all are pleasantly surprised. When Karan came for the first day, we all were wondering, what will he do! He has such a great role with negative shades. He has surprised all of us. He has acted with so much subtlety.

Anurag Kashyap is a widely respected filmmaker not only in India but across the world. Will there be a proper International release of Bombay Velvet? “We are hoping for a proper international release,” Anurag said. “A lot of prominent names have shown a lot of interest in Anurag’s work. I think Anurag has made a great name in the festival circuit. Around the world his films have released. I keep seeing emails and messages. He is being a bit embarrassed about it but when the time comes we will get a lot of support,” Ranbir added. Is there any possibility of Bombay Velvet getting dubbed in English and having a mainstream release across the world? “A movie should not be dubbed. A movie should always be shown in its original language. If the English audience wants to see it they should see it in subtitles like Crouching Tiger or Life Is Beautiful. You understand the tone and the world of a film better,” Ranbir said.

Bombay Velvet has 11 songs (music by Amit Trivedi) and as per Ranbir, the first look promo of the film will be out post July.

Source: bollywoodhungama

12th
Mar 2014
Anushka’s food fundas
Published by Mehak in General, Interviews

Eat your heart out… as we savour Anushka Sharma’s food mantras

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There are no quick bites with Anushka Sharma. It has to be an elaborate gastronomic fare. What starts off as a quick question turns into a food epic. She can go on all day about her food fantasies. Be it bland Chinese food or the wild boar she ate with a tribal king – her taste buds can take it all. Food like karela and baingan ought to be savoured too. Yet for her, there’s nothing more appetising than her mother’s home-cooked biryani. And they called her anorexic? Ha ha… you must be kidding! For this self-professed foodie, curbing hunger pangs is an impossible exercise. Thats why when shooting, her food arrives much before she does. As the actor reveals her deep passion for all things edible, you can tell that there is no sincerer love than the love for food…

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Bizzare food Anushka has tasted (from top to bottom) Frog Legs, Wild Boar and Snake Meat

Food to me is…
Extremely important. I consider cooking to be an art. It’s amazing how our body reacts to the flavours. To know what ingredient to add to what dish, for it to taste delectable, is a skill. Hence, I’m certain that chefs are artistes. When you watch shows like MasterChef you realise how much goes into creating a dish. A cuisine I love is Japanese. It’s an art form. But I appreciate all kinds of food from bland Chinese food to spicy Indian food. I relish oysters too. Or even Kakori kebabs from Delhi. They’re mouth-watering!

Finicky about home food
My mom makes the most fabulous biryani. I love it. Biryani and momos at my place are my favourite. I love home-cooked food. I eat Indian food only at home. Peshawri at ITC Maratha Hotel is an exception though. I love the kaali daal and biryani you get there. Nevertheless, my mom’s a great cook. She’ll read or watch a Jamie Oliver (British chef, restaurateur, media personality) recipe and better it. Recently, she made a fish dish he had demonstrated and added her own twist. I love Jamie Oliver because it’s all about simple and right ingredients in his cooking.

Food etiquette – a big deal!
I’m an army kid. So we were never allowed to refuse the food that was on the table. If we’d even utter the words, ‘Yeh kya hai?’ my dad would ask us to get up and leave. So you’ll never hear me say – I don’t like karela, baingan, tori, dudhi… I’ll eat everything. But I don’t like burgers or pizzas. Even as a kid I’ve never liked them.

My hot eating spots…
Wasabi at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Peshawri, Le Cirque in Delhi, Nobu at The Metropolitan in London. Then I had an unforgettable experience in Sorrento, Italy at this fine-dining restaurant called L’Antica Trattoria. It was like an eight-course meal that lasted for three and a half hours. As Indians, we don’t understand the concept of having fun with food. We’re so used to rushing with our food that I’d be looking at the waiter asking him to speed up. So he told me in his Italian accent, “Just ‘relaaaaax’, you have to enjoy the food!” It took me the first three courses to start ‘relaaaaxing’ and not gobble everything down as soon as it came. But geez… it was such good food!

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The first thing that goes into my mouth after I wake up is…
Food! I’m serious. It’s not even water. When I ask my help to wake me up at 10 am, it doesn’t mean that I’ll wake up then. It simply means that my breakfast ought to be ready then. It can be anything, sometimes French toast, eggs or even upma.

Food everyday
Honestly I don’t have a daily menu. I don’t eat set food. I hate oily, greasy food. It doesn’t work with my stomach. Maybe, because we’ve never had that kind of food at home. But I love malai (fresh cream), I’ll even eat it with sugar. I enjoy ghee and butter too. But I can’t stand excess oil floating in my food. If I want to detox, I’ll just drink lots of water. I opt for chamomile tea instead of green tea.

Anushka – the cook!
I cook sometimes. I get these chaskas (fits). Have you heard of gassi? It’s a Maharashtrian curry. So recently I made chicken gassi and mustard chicken. Both turned out well. My brother loved it. In fact, my brother ate it the next day too. Fortunately, I’ve never had a cooking disaster.

Date meal, not my thing
No one has cooked for me. And I don’t know how comfortable I will be cooking for someone either. I feel damn shy doing these things. It’s so weird. But if I have to,
I will. I guess, there’s no way out.

Food for dreams

I have a wholesome appetite. Like right now, it’s around 5.00 pm and if I were hungry I could eat biryani at this odd hour too. Mujhe chaske lagte hain khaane ke (I get sudden urges to eat). Some days I’ll get sudden cravings for French toast. I’m not joking, I actually dream about food. Then I wake up hungrier than usual longing for that dish.

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Food Anushka loves (from top to bottom) – Her mother’s Biryani, Gyro – a greek delicacy and Home-cooked momos

Street food versus fine dining 
I love both equally. I’m just a sucker for good food. My friend and I had gone for a holiday to New York. We were so hungry but we still spent a whole hour researching the best food carts on the internet. And we all know how famous New York’s local food carts are, like there are food shows on them. But we thought we’d travelled so far to eat good food, so we finally ate a gyro. It’s a Greek delicacy and perpetually every food cart sells it there. But that place had the best ones. It was in a financial area so everyone walked around in suits. But we couldn’t have been bothered, we strutted in our chilled holiday clothes. What the heck, that was the mood.

My poison…
Beer. I’m a beer drinker. Once in London I had five pints in less than two hours. We were headed back home and on the way, we spotted local booths. They had postcards of naked women. In my drunken state, I decided, it was my responsibility to clean up London. So I went inside a few booths and picked up those postcards. Obviously, I reached home and crashed. We were put up in a penthouse. When I woke up the next day, I saw pictures of naked women splattered all across my room. Oh God! It was too funny.
If I want a drink with my food, I opt for champagne. I didn’t like it initially but now it’s growing on me, especially pink champagne. It kind of makes you sick. And it suddenly hits you. Sometimes in the middle of a conversation, it’ll hit you and you’ll be like uh oh! But I’m scared of scotch and single malt.

The sweet savouries
I’m not a chocolate person, I’m not even fond of Indian desserts actually. My favourite is crème brûlée. Tiramisu too, but I don’t like it as much as I enjoy crème brûlée. I also like custard. You remember we used to get a yellow-coloured packet of custard earlier? I loved that so much. And we were from the army na, so we used to get that in our ration!

Freaky food
I’m pretty experimental. I’ve had frog legs and escargots. When I was a kid, I’ve eaten a wild boar. My dad was posted in a tribal area and the tribe king invited us for a meal. That’s when I had it. I’ve also eaten a snake once. And my dad let me have it. (Laughs) When my mother asked dad what it was, he covered up saying it was just chicken. Later, when she got to know, she threw a fit.

Source: filmfare



P.K.
co-starring: Aamir Khan
director: Rajkumar Hirani
releasing: June 6th, 2014
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BOMBAY VELVET
co-starring: Ranbir Kapoor
director: Anurag Kashyap
releasing: N/A
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NH 10
co-starring: N/A
director: Navdeep Singh
releasing: September 12, 2014
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