A cartoon Shammi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan as Anna Hazare!
Cineswami also tells you about Gulshan Grover’s best actor award, and Rajinikanth’s support to Anna Hazare
Just when you thought you had heard it all, comes the news that über-producer Madhu Mantena (Ghajini) is planning an animated film on the late and sorely missed Shammi Kapoor. Mantena is planning to use 26 of the Yahoo star’s hit numbers in the film. The songs won’t be your bog-standard remix hashes, but will be the pure original, untainted Mohammed Rafi melodies. Hollywood technicians have been approached to make this a world-class project. Do we really need an animated Shammi Kapoor when we can see the real deal anytime we want? Let’s see how the project pans out.
Meanwhile, Prakash Jha is no slouch when it comes to getting his project off the ground. He won a major victory for freedom of expression when the Supreme Court overturned the ban of Aarakshan in Uttar Pradesh, rapping the state government on the knuckles in the process. Jha is now planning a film about; you guessed it, freedom of expression. Jha and Amitabh Bachchan are also going to express themselves freely in their next film Satyagraha. Click here to read more
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan voted as best dressed star on the red carpet!
But Aish isn’t the only one who got recognised for her sense of style. A list of B-town actors including Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Aamir Khan and Rekha won awards for their respective style sense too
Celebs are known for their distinctive styles. And in a survey poll conducted by Yahoo! that was taken by 1223 respondents, Hrithik Roshan was voted as the ultimate style icon, followed by MS Dhoni and Shahrukh Khan. Click here to read more
The hottest buzz-phrase these days: Kolaveri di or Ooh la la?
Can’t find the right words for that moment of incoherence? Here are the hottest buzzwords to your rescue – popular songs starring Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and now Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush offer some choice phrases that will help you express your feelings in true filmi ishtyle…
Songs around us are buzzing with expressions, some of which sneak into our daily lives. You hear them on television, read them in print and before you know it, start using them in conversation! While some lyrics borrow words from our everyday language, there have been times when we’ve taken words from songs. Words that didn’t exist before came into being and some that we knew already have found a new meaning. So, here’s your vocab update on buzzwords… Click here to read more
How Ranbir Kapoor boosted Shammi Kapoor’s morale
The real rockstar of Bollywood, who had made Yahoo an anthem, was actually a bundle of nerves before he began shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar
The legendary actor who was and still is hailed as the real rockstar of Bollywood was actually not too sure about making an appearance in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar. It took a lot of coaxing and cajoling by his grandnephew Ranbir Kapoor for Shammi Kapoor to agree. Click here to read more
Shammi Kapoor’s 80th birthday: A tribute to the ‘Yahoo’ star
Shammi Kapoor, who passed away two months ago, would have been 80 on October 21
The hills are still alive with the sounds of his music, the ebullient ‘Yahoo’ resonates through the decades and the intense gaze has not dulled even through the sepia-tinted prism of time. Shammi Kapoor, who passed away two months ago, would have been 80 Friday and the epitaphs are still being written. From fans to family, everybody remembers Bollywood’s eternal romantic, whose cinema ushered in the era of sheer joie de vivre and still brings a smile to the face. And, nowhere perhaps does he live on as he does in Kashmir, with films such as Kashmir Ki Kali, Junglee and Andaz shot in the green hills and rolling meadows of the valley. Click here to read more