Friday, December 10, 2010

No Problem--my impressions

I have watched No Problem and this must be the first Akshaye movie in a few years that I have seen in a theater. It's a brainless comedy and it works well. It was great fun and we enjoyed ourselves. Akshaye was fluid and humorous throughout the movie and I was surprised by his drag scene in the movie. The make-up was sub par but he almost pulled a Tootsie there. I hope the movie becomes a huge hit. It deserves this.

Promoting No Problem

The ‘No Problem’ team visited lifestyle brand Provogue’s showroom here on Thursday to promote their film.

Anil Kapoor was looking dashing in a T-shirt; accompanying him, came Akshay Khanna wearing spunky denims, and producer Rajat Rawail.

Asked why the film is titled ‘No Problem’, Rawail Said, “There is no problem in making the movie…it’s a mixture of all great comedians from Sanjay Dutt, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Khanna and off course Anil Kapoor and Suniel Shetty.”

“Provogue is a leading brand, the clothes are good and I am still young and hence I wanted to promote my film here,” said Kapoor.

When asked about the rapport between director Anees Bazmee, he said, “This is my third film with him. The past movies were great; this movie too will be a hit and we will keep entertaining you in future.”

“Watch this movie; you will just forget all your problems for the time being; it’s entertaining and fun,” said Khanna.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Akshaye and Anil on Big Boss

Anil won't do films without Akshaye

When it comes to Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor admits he is biased. Says the actor-producer of No Problem, "I have done three movies with Akshaye and I will continue until he turns me down.

People often tell me various things about Akshaye. They say 'he doesn't do this, he won't do that, he doesn't go out, he is not a people's person'. But honestly, I don't find these things an issue. That is the kind of person Akshaye is. Once you understand him, he is the most comfortable person to work with.''

Anil explains that his dependence on Akshaye goes beyond just his personal comfort levels. Says he, "Akshaye fills the screen. He is definitely one of the greatest talents of our country. December is a crucial month for him. He has two releases in No Problem on December 10 and Tees Maar Khan on December 24. No Problem has Sanjay Dutt, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty and me, but Akshaye is the romantic lead of the film. He is the young hero. I know he is underplaying the whole thing. But the fact remains that whether it is TMK or our film, I know that he is the best thing.''

Like an indulgent elder brother, Anil reveals, "Only a mad guy like him will say no to getting publicity. He is constantly saying, 'I don't want to do this, don't give my name there.' You see somewhere Akshaye is confident about himself as an actor. And only someone who is super-confident can do such a thing.''

Anil is also eternally indebted to Akshaye because he feels the young actor has been a part of the success story of his banner — Anil Kapoor Films Co Ltd. "Without his support it would not have happened,'' says the producer. "Thanks to his contribution to my films — Gandhi My Father, Short Kut — The Con and No Problem I have slept well all these years. I know I have a dependable actor, a friend and someone I can count on in him. During the making of No Problem I got close to Anees Bazmee, Rajat Rawail, Sanjay Dutt and others but everyone knows that from the whole team — Akshaye is my favourite. Of course, I want to work with the whole group, if the next script allows it, but what I share with Akshaye is certainly different."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tees Maar Khan Mag Scan

Akshaye and Anil on Salman's show

Earlier we reported how Salman Khan
gave outrageous comments on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s recent release Guzaarish (Have no clue about this war of words? Here is the complete article – Salman Khan criticizes Guzaarish).

Anyway now as per the latest developments, on television serial Big Boss 4, which Salman Khan hosts, today the guests were Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna who currently promoting their upcoming bollywood film "No Problem". Salman took liberty of the platform to make his point about the ongoing tantrum, and said that while giving those statements, he was referring to the older films of Bhansali in which Salman worked and not Guzaarish.

However, if we really dig into the matter and try to find the root cause then source suggest, Salman is indeed angry with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Reports say that it was Salman Khan who gifted Sanjay the DVD of Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige” and when SLB made a decision of casting Hrithik Roshan instead of Salman in Prestige inspired Guzaarish, it didn’t go down well with Sallu.

On the show he also said – “If he (SLB) is angry so be it”, “Saath to 4 – 5 film ka tha par 2 par hi khatam ho gaya”, Anil Kapoor also mocked Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya” by saying that had he (SLB) taken Salman in the lead, the movie wouldn’t have flopped.