Bollywood Briefs: Udta Punjab, Madhubala, Rishi Kapoor, Karan Johar, Huma

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My fantasy was to romance Madhubala in song: Rishi Kapoor

Mumbai– Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says his fantasy was to romance late actress Madhubala in a song.

The 63-year-old praised the “Mughal-E-Azam” actress’ beauty and style.

“Why was I not born when Madhubala was there? My fantasy was to romance a song with her. Kya Ada Kya khubsoorti Kya…” he tweeted.

Madhubala starred in classics like “Mughal-e-Azam”, “Mahal” and “Tarana”.

KJo praises ‘Sairat’

Filmmaker Karan Johar has lauded Marathi movie “Sairat” and says he has a lot of respect for the film.

“Still reeling from the tremendous impact of ‘Sairat’…saw it last night and woke up with a heavy heart and so much respect for the film,” Karan tweeted.

The film, which released on April 29, has been getting a lot of critical acclaim for the portrayal of the relationship between two children who face several challenges before eloping from the village.

“Sairat” is Nagraj Manjule’s second feature movie after “Fandry”.

Saqib feels lucky to shoot with Huma

Actor Saqib Saleem, who will be seen sharing screen space with his sister and actress Huma Qureshi, says he is her “biggest fan”.

The brother-sister duo will be seen in the Hindi remake of Hollywood film “Oculus”.

“So lucky to be shooting with you maam …Big fan!! Yours truly isstupid inside joke. I love my sister. Huma Qureshi,” he tweeted.

Udta Punjab’ to release in around 2,000 screens

Mumbai–Abhishek Chaubey’s upcoming film “Udta Punjab” said the film will have a “pretty wide” release on approximately 2,000 screens, its makers said on Tuesday.

Ekta Kapoor, from Balaji Motion Pictures, has produced the film along with Phantom Pictures, which comprises of Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena among others.

At a press conference, Ekta, asked about the release strategy of the film, said: “The teams have worked together… Phantom and Balaji and we have a very interesting set of distributors who’ve supported us through this whole turmoil and I think we will be having just the kind of release this film deserves and needs.

“We won’t open it too wide. But it’ll be a pretty wide release, keeping its genre and its audiences in mind.”

Balaji Motion Pictures CEO Aman Gill said: “It’s too early to say that right now. But 2,000-odd screens, may be a bit more, right now that’s the attempt, so we will have clarity by tomorrow mostly.”

Intimate scenes in ‘Fever’ not forced: Rajeev Khandelwal

Mumbai–Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who will be seen in some hot scenes with three heroines in Rajeev Jhaveri’s film “Fever”, says that none of the scenes are forced and all were part of the script.

“The intimate moments that we see are not forced; it’s a part of the storyline. From the beginning itself we knew what the story was about. In fact, i never paid attention and never asked Rajeev any questions about it, why it is there.

After watching the trailer you might not have felt that these moments are dominating the trailer because the story of the film is so solid. It is a very interesting film,” Rajeev said at the trailer launch of the film.

As seen in the trailer, Rajeev will be romancing three heroines — former bond girl Caterina Murino, British actress Gemma Atkinson and “Bigg Boss” fame Gauhar Khan in the film.

Rajeev added, “We are in 2016, it is not a big thing to watch a kissing scene, it is no big scandal, be it with my parents, or even in the smaller cities. There isn’t much to discuss about it, it’s not that you’ll see something raunchy. But we absolutely don’t expect that because of kissing people will come to watch the film, as my audience knows that I work in content-driven films.

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