Anurag Kashyap: A film like Gangs of Wasseypur is new in Indian cinema
The maverick director chats about his latest film, Gangs of Wasseypur, before its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival 2012. The film made a splash at the Cannes International Film Festival, but will it work on a larger scale?
He’s the vanguard of indie films in India. From being a fantastic scriptwriter to becoming a depressed filmmaker because his Black Friday was banned for years, Anurag Kashyap has grown to be the face of Indian cinema that stands out from the usual candyfloss, masala entertainers. He makes films that are hard-hitting and realistic and supports people who want to experiment with cinema – be it Imtiaz Ali and Rockstar, or Tigmanshu Dhulia for Paan Singh Tomar. Anurag’s latest film – a two-part, six-hour marathon called Gangs of Wasseypur – was a hot favourite at Cannes 2012 and will be the first screening at the London Indian Film Festival tonight (June 20). The maverick director spoke to BollywoodLife on the phone from London….. Click here to read more
Salman Khan’s fitness secret
B-town stars work long and hard to get the perfect hot-haute-bod that brings in big bucks at the BO
Looking good is one of the key factors to being successful in films. Here’s what some of our hottest Bollywood stars do to keep fit. Read about Salman Khan‘s love for cycling, Aamir Khan’s passion for new trainers, Shilpa Shetty’s yogasanas, Kareena Kapoor‘s surya namaskars, Hrithik’s training, Bipasha’s focus on body parts, and much more! Click here to read more
Prashant Sawant: The man behind Ajay Devgn’s sculpted body in Singham
Wanna know who is the man behind Ajay Devgn’s sculpted body in Singham? Here’s a hint – he has trained Shahrukh Khan for Ra.One and Abhishek Bachchan for Dhoom 3 too!
Ajay has had a great journey from a lanky hero to a six-pack dude! And the man behind his to-die-for body is fitness trainer Prashant Sawant. Prashant’s journey began as an overweight guy and in the process of losing the flab he realised that he liked to help other people get fit too! Eventually, Prashant reached Shahrukh Khan and helped him get the look for Om Shanti Om. Catch a glimpse of Ajay Devgn’s sculpted body in Singham right here on YouTube Boxoffice. Building a body is definitely not cake-walk. And in today’s era, where movies invariably involve superheroes, gadgets and muscle-power, a hero who is impeccably built is a must! The one scene that does justice to all the hardwork Ajay has put into building his body is when he rises from pond wearing a low-waist dhoti. “Ajay has a good body, so it was not very difficult,” says Prashant. So, what all went into making the brawny Ajay Devgn? “We used to take turns and do the push ups on the sets, which worked really well,” says the trainer and adds “While working towards sculpting his body we would work on each body part two hours every day. Sometimes, we mixed it with cardio.” While Ajay was allowed to eat a little of everything, we found that carbohydrates were almost banished from the diet. Prashant made Ajay Devgn eat high protein food such as chicken breast and egg whites every two hours. But wethinks there is a secret ingredient involved that rests only with your physical trainer. So, it’s necessary you find the right kind of trainer, or you might end up having muscles jutting out from funny places. Right, Ajay?Click here to read more
Did Salman Khan and Asin really bond at the gym?
The Ready stars Salman Khan and Asin get along like a house on fire, thanks to their favourite hang-out joint – the gym! Everybody knows how enthusiastic Salman Khan is when it comes to fitness. When not saying his lines in front of the camera, the fiery actor can be spotted doing push up or squats on the sets. Apparently, Asin, who played Salman’s love interest in Ready, is also a fitness freak. The duo share a great chemistry, though Asin maintains that Salman is just a good friend to her. While shooting for the movie in Sri Lanka and Thailand, both actors bonded well during their gym session. Wanna know everything about what happened at the gym? Then, read on!
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Have John-Bips given up on good manners?
Most times it is easy to preach, but the practice ain’t that easy. Bipasha Basu and ex-beau John Abraham are the latest two to learn this lesson the hard way
Among the many couples in tinseltown who called it quits as a couple but chose to stay civil towards each other, if not friends, Bipasha Basu and John Abraham did it just right, wethought. Click here to read more