Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No Problem dialog promo 2

No Problem dialog promo

No Problem trailer

No Problem-- Shakira

Akshaye in Durban

They say real life incidents are more action-filled than reel one. And this was well-understood by the team of ‘No Problem’, when they were shooting in Durban and had actually faced real life action….! Arre, just read on, we say….

After a hard day of work director Aneez Bazmee
decided to let the star cast including Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye khanna, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranaut and Neetu Chandra take the evening off and take in the sites of Durban.

The girls just decided to take the day off and relax.

On the other hand Akshaye and Paresh decide to visit the mall and just stroll around, which was very close to their hotel Royal Palms which is considered to be located in one of the safest areas in the city. Both of them were having a great time together, unable to foresee the trouble to come their way!

For the very first time they witnessed somebody getting assaulted right in front of them in the mall! Everyone present at the location just stood still, shocked to see something that unexpected! Both the actors were terrified to witness such a horrific incident that took place right in front of them.

Akshaye and Paresh then rushed back to their hotel and shared their experience with the entire cast and crew.

Well team, a reel story would be able to solve all sorts of problems, but there are no perfect options for some real life problems…

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Anees Bazmee - "I truly feel that Akshaye is a great actor"

It was close to a decade back when Akshaye Khanna had worked in an Anees Bazmee film. The two had come together earlier in 'Deewangee' (2002) and now years after working together in a suspense thriller, they are being seen together in a riotous comedy 'No Problem'. Bazmee admits that this time around, he was even more focused to get the best results out of Akshaye Khanna.

"Honestly, I was conscious about giving all out and ensure a very good role for Akshaye", admits Bazmee, "After all in 'Deewangee', Akshaye's role wasn't all that great since the film mainly belonged to Ajay's (Devgn) character. In his own limited space, Akshaye had done well there but both of us knew that we had to do something terrific together now."

He adds, "I truly feel that Akshaye is a great actor. He hasn't done much of comedy in the past and this is what has ensured that there is a certain newness that you would see on screen whenever he arrives. His is a light hearted comic character and I am sure people will really like to see how he has played the part."

'No Problem' releases all over on 10th November.

Akshaye in Priyadarshan's Tiger?

A thriller revolving around the theme of preserving tigers is now ready to roll. Directed by Priyadarshan, and featuring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead, Tiger is going to champion the cause of India's national animal in a thriller format.

Also starring Akshaye Khanna, it will be shot in the Sundarbans, home to the Royal Bengal tiger.

Bachchan is said to be taking a keen interest in the research to ensure authenticity is preserved. Last week, he had a closed-door meeting with Priyadarshan and producer Shailendra Singh of Percept, where Bachchan is said to have made several suggestions for the script; something he hasn't done before.

"It's a dear project for him. He wants this film to not only be an entertainer but also spread awareness on the near-extinction of the tiger," says Priyadarshan. "Do your homework and come back with the final script so we can start shooting," Bachchan is said to have told the director.

Tiger is being described as "Priyadarshan's Bhool Bhulaiya in the forest," but had been put on the backburner, thanks to its exorbitant budget.

But with ecological preservation back in the news, the project is being perceived as commercially viable.

"I've been trying to work out a project with Mr Bachchan for years. When I came up with Tiger, he was enthusiastic," the director says.

Akshaye seduces in drag

Whatever you say, our heroes can actually look pretty when they dress in drag. Well, at least some of them like Aamir for one. Now, it is the turn of Akshaye Khanna to dress like a girl,
After playing an intense CBI officer in Aakrosh, Akshaye has attempted to transform himself into a sexy girl for a scene in the movie No Problem.
The versatile actor, who is known to slip into various characters with utmost ease, will take this sexy girl act to the next level by attempting to seduce Anil Kapoor in the scene. Looking at the pictures, we think he may not succeed though.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cast of No Problem celebrate Diwali

Sushmita Sen joined the cast and crew of 'No Problem' to ring in Diwali day trading at the Stock Exchange, Mumbai (BSE) on the auspicious day of Lakshmi Puja on November 5.

Sushmita wore a white sleeveless anarkali suite with white patterned dupatta.

She accessorized with diamond drop earrings, matching cuffs on both arms, and a big rock on her ring finger that caught us by surprise.

Her palms were adorned with mehendi. Pink lipstick, pink eye shadow and sparkling glitter on nails rounded her serene looks.

As to the other No Problem stars: Anil Kapoor looked dapper in grey suit and navy silk tie, Akshaye Khanna casual and carefree in denims and aviators, Suniel Shetty suave in denims and white, and Neetu Chandra resplendent in a nude floral lace overlay suit that had red velvet accents.

Sanjay Dutt and Kangana Ranaut were no shows

The Muhurat Trading marks the start of the Hindu calendar year or, Samvat 2067. It is considered as an auspicious day by the country's broking and trading communities.

Sushmita Sen and Anil Kapoor strike the gong at the Stock Exchange, Mumbai (BSE) on the auspicious day of Lakshmi Puja on November 5. Photo Credit: Sawf News
The event on Friday was one of a kind, with a listed company (Eros) having the cast of its upcoming film striking the Gong.

The event also marked the start of promotions for No Problem. The film is slated for release on December 10.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Akshaye in Tees Maar Khan

I don't know whether Tees Maar Khan is a rip off of American Sweethearts or not but when I first heard about the role of Akshaye I was seriously concerned that his role might be based on Hank Azaria in that movie. My fears are coming true. I hope this debacle can be salavaged in some way but this is not how I imagine my favorite star to be.

No problem website


No Problem posters

Tees Maar Khan


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Akshaye doesn't hanker for publicity

Akshaye Khanna is an exception to that rule. Even though he has an important role in Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan, he has asked her to leave him out of the film's promotion.

No fights here

Farah admits, "We wanted Akshaye to be a part of the publicity posters but he told us that the film's title is about Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar) and it didn't make sense to have anyone besides him in the poster.

He categorically refused and didn't even come on the day we shot the publicity photos. This was a first for me as I am usually used to stars fighting over space in the posters."

However, Farah convinced Akshaye to shoot the promotional music video with Akshay and Katrina composed by her husband and producer Shirish Kunder.

FK sings the praises of her fellow part-Parsi, "He is a very professional actor and never troubled me. I always joke with him that I am half-Parsi and fully mad while he is half-Parsi and half-mad.

Akshaye is wonderful. He always came on time and did exactly what I asked him too.

Though Akshay and he are not friends, they bonded really well. When he saw the rushes of TMK, he told me that Akshaye was the highlight of the film. There's crackling chemistry between them both on and off screen!"