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01-17-2010, 10:55 PM #1
Actors should be like supermarkets: Shahid Kapoor[DOWN]
says actors should be like 'supermarkets', offering whatever the audience wants from them in terms of variety.
"I really believe this and I hope one day I can really become this. I think an actor should be like a supermarket. I think he should be able to provide the consumers whatever they want. Also it's very important to tell the audience that I'm not here to do only one kind of film. I am here to do all kinds of films," Shahid told IANS.
After his double role in hit film "Kaminey", the actor will be seen in a completely different avatar in forthcoming film "Chance Pe Dance", in which he pairs opposite Genelia D'Souza. The movie is releasing Jan 15.
Paresh Rawal looking for negative roles
Paresh Rawal made a mark with grey shades in films like "Ram Lakhan", "Jigar", "Damini" and "Auzaar" before being noticed in comedies. The actor however denies bidding adieu to villain roles.
Asked if he was drifting towards doing more comic roles now, he said: "This is not true. I have done films like 'Oye Lucky Lucky Oye', 'Mumbai Meri Jaan', 'Firaaq', 'Youn Hota To Kya Hota' in which I am not at all doing comedy but playing a serious character."
"I am waiting for the right kind of negative character that I would love to play and still find it challenging enough," he added.
I'm passionate about what I make: Deepa Mehta
Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta might have wielded the megaphone for serious movies like "Earth", "Fire", "Water" and "Heaven On Earth" but she says whatever be her subjects, they derive out of her "passion" for good stories.
"I don't make commercial films or work in Bollywood. I don't have a book with formulas. It (a film) just happens on what touches me. It's a story," Mehta told IANS.
"It takes two years of my life to make a film. I am not an actor who makes films every four months. So it better be something that I am passionate about. Otherwise what's the point?" she added.
Mehta's next is the big-screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie' bestseller "Midnight's Children".
Karan Johar ignores Abhishek Bachchan
Popular filmmaker Karan Johar is so busy promoting his film "My Name Is Khan" that he didn't even notice actor Abhishek Bachchan waving out to him on the streets recently.
"Just passed Karan Johar on the road. And he didn't wave back! Ooooooh you in trouble now boy!" Abhishek posted on his Twitter page.
Though Johar has never directed Abhishek in any of his films, they have worked together in "Dostana", which was produced by Johar's Dharma Productions.
It was great being a student: Preity Zinta
Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who went to the prestigious Harvard University in the US for a brief management course, says she had great fun being a student.
"Harvard was an amazing experience. Knowledge is key to any door in life. Sometimes when you step back and go back to school, you look at life differently. It was great being a student, not taking any thing for granted and it was great learning new things," Preity told reporters.
The 34-year-old went for a short executive course in negotiating and deal-making.
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01-17-2010, 10:56 PM #2
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