Kunal Kapoor, happy 34th birthday!
The Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana actor brings in his birthday amidst loads of gossip surrounding his professional and personal life
Kunal Kapoor was born on October 18, 1977 in aamchi Mumbai. And as soon as he turned 24, he decided to step into tinseltown as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s assistant director in the Amitabh Bachchan-Nandita Das-Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aks (2001). Click here to read more
Cricket and cinema makes for a potent mix
And that’s why the Celebrity Cricket League 2012 has been a success, feels Cineswami
India’s twin passions are cinema and cricket and not necessarily in that order. Therefore it might have seemed like a simple task to blend the two. The resulting films, with the notable exception of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Oscar-nominated Lagaan, starring the peerless Aamir Khan, and Venkat Prabhu’s joyous paean to galli cricket, Chennai 600028, have been colossal disappointments. Aamir himself tasted failure under the stewardship of the late, great Dev Anand in Awwal Number and there have been several other duds like Kabhi Ajnabi The, Meerabai Not Out, Hattrick and so on.
All these happened when cricket was included in cinema. When the reverse occurred, that is when cinema came to cricket, the results were more positive. The Celebrity Cricket League comprising teams of film people from the Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali film industries kicked off last year. Unlike their cinema, and like their IPL counterparts, the celebrity teams proved bereft of imagination when it came to naming their teams, thus saddling us with Karnataka Bulldozers, Kerala Strikers, Telugu Warriors, Chennai Rhinos, Mumbai Heroes and Bengal Tigers. Click here to read more
Kunal Kapoor: ‘Don 2’ exceeds expectations!
A Don 2 fan speaks up! Kunal Kapoor can’t stop gushing about his first movie with King Khan. Here’s what he has to say…
Actor Kunal Kapoor, who plays a key role in Farhan Akhtar’s much-awaited film Don 2: The King is Back, says the film has got a promising reception. “The response has been superb. We expected a good response, but I think it’s been far beyond anyone’s expectations,” the 34-year-old actor said here at a special screening of the film. Click here to read more
Shivaraj Kumar inspired by Jesse Owens
Shivanna’s next film is inspired by an international stalwart
Many of ‘Hattrick’ hero Shivaraj Kumar’s fans are not clued in to the fact that their screen idol is a trained Kuchipudi dancer. And fewer still may know that the Kannada superstar is not known to be a sports buff and hardly ever associates himself with sporting causes. So, it came as a surprise when director Narendra Babu, known for his sport-based movies, managed to rope in Shivanna to star in his next film, based on the legendary runner Jesse Owens – the man who thwarted Adolf Hitler’s ‘Aryan ideals’ to win four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Click here to read more