Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Among the slew of best and worst film lists of 2018, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has come up with his own listing of movies which left him feeling jealous.
“My list is a jealous filmmaker list and it’s because there is something in them, or them as a whole that makes me rethink, gives me courage, has overwhelmed me and made me ask myself, ‘why didn’t I see it that way’,” Kashyap tweeted.
His list — in no specific order — included films like “Mulk”, “Badhaai Ho”, “Manto”, “AndhaDhun”, “Tumbbad”, “Mard ko Dard Nahin Hota”, “Soni”, “Omerta” and “October”.
Bollywood debut is unexpected happening in my life: Anju Jhadav
TV actress Anju Jhadav, who is making her Bollywood debut with the film “Dosti Ke Side Effects”, says it is an unexpected happening in her life.
“It is like unexpected happening in life and I am extremely happy. Hard work definitely pays off and it’s very hard to express my feelings in words right now,” Anju said in a statement.
“I thank everyone who motivated me and also to the ones who tried bringing me down… it’s my determination that paid off.”
She will play the lead role in the film, which also stars dancer and former “Bigg Boss” contestant Sapna Choudhary.
Anju, who comes from an army background, said her father never wanted her to enter showbiz. But after seeing her achievement, he is “super proud”.
“My father never wanted me to get in this field, but I tried my luck and then my mother convinced my father to allow me to come to Mumbai from Madhya Pradesh, but today after looking at all my hard work and efforts, my dad is super proud and happy that I did what I always wanted to do,” she added.
“Dosti Ke Side Effects” will release on February 8.
Hansal Mehta wants ‘Omerta’ to stream online
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is waiting for his directorial “Omerta” to make its way on a streaming platform.
“Everyday I’m asked when ‘Omerta’ will be available on a streaming platform. Unfortunately, I have no answer to the question.
“Maybe an interested digital platform gets in touch with the producer or vice versa. Either way I also would love to see the film streaming soon,” Mehta tweeted on Wednesday.
“Omerta” is a biographical crime drama film around the story of Omar Saeed Sheikh and many young people like him who get brainwashed and become a part of terrorist activities. The film features actor Rajkummar Rao in the lead role.
-*-Arbaaz’s singing, cricket dreams
Screenwriter Salim Khan has opened up on his son and actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan’s singing and cricket dreams.
Actor Salman Khan and his brothers, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan, and their father, Salim Khan, shot for an episode of “The Kapil Sharma Show”.
Talking about his sons, Salim revealed a secret about Arbaaz. He said that while growing up, Arbaaz loved playing cricket and so, like any doting father, he got him enrolled in Khar Gymkhana for cricket coaching, read a statement.
But around the same time, Arbaaz also wished to be a singer. So, he had a teacher to teach him singing at home.
Salim decided to ask Arbaaz about his singing talent. As he sang, Salim realised that Arbaaz was not that good a singer and advised that he should concentrate on cricket than singing.
Arbaaz asked Salim if he had seen his game? To which, Salim replied: “No, but I have heard you sing so… cricket will be any day a better option.”
The episode will be aired on Saturday on Sony Entertainment Television.