Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rishabh Sinha's move from TV to the big screen

TV heartthrob Rishabh Sinha is playing a negative character in Kaanchi. Rishabh, who is popular on the TV screen, shares his experience on his first meeting with Subhash Ghai.

"When the COO of Mukta Arts called me, I was like why would they want me? Why would Subhash Ghai even meet me. I was called to the office and waited for Subhash Ghai and in just five minutes, I was interacting directly with the the Showman himself.

The first question he asked me was whether I would do a film where I will have to pick a character for myself. I was like, sure, why not! 

I was just awestruck when I met Subhash Ghai for the first time. He made me feel really confident about myself and during the meeting I was sure that I wanted to debut on the big screen with Kaanchi."

Friday, July 26, 2013

Subhash Ghai's Epic Villains

The showman Shubhash Ghai is known to make epic films with strong characters. We all remember not just the leading actors but also the negative characters from his movies.

Here are some of the most memorable ones:

Dr Dang from Karma portrayed by Anupam Kher is considered as one of the best negative roles in Bollywood. His dialogue “is thappad ki gunj tumhe zarur sunayi degi” became a trademark of the film. Anupam Kher is still remembered for his performance in the film and whenever there is a discussion on the best negative characters in Bollywood, Dr Dang is always in the list!

Simi Garewal played a critically acclaimed negative role in Subhash Ghai's Karz. The role acclaimed role of Kamini Verma, the murderous wife from the past life, which won her a Filmfare nomination

Jaaved Jafferi debuted with a negative role in an epic Subhash Ghai movie - Meri Jung. It had the famous song Bol Baby Bol Rock N Roll sung by Kishore Kumar. Here, Jaffrey epitomized the spoilt brat who uses his father's money and power to exploit his classmates.This reflected the college life of the 80s where such stereotypes were present and seem to be present till this day.

Khalnayak shows how politicians use the young and helpless to create their army. Sanjay Dutt became an icon with this role and his image with the long hair and the reckless attitude made him the heartthrob of the entire nation. Khalnayak became the essential villain of the 90s, which inspired many other roles in the 90s.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kartik Aryan talks about his mentor Subhash Ghai

The Showman Subhash Ghai has mentored and launched a lot of popular actors who have gone on to become huge Bollywood stars.

When Kartik Aryan, his latest protégé, was recently asked about his experience of working with the Showman in Kaanchi, he said:

“Mr. Ghai is known for the fact that he always makes an actor’s job very easy. He explains every scene in depth and actors just have to follow his directions. I got to know the secret from Mr. Anil Kapoor himself. He said, ‘Just follow Mr. Ghai, do whatever he says, don’t argue, don’t interpret too much, don’t think too much and I just followed his advice and imitated him and people appreciated my work on the sets of Kaanchi!”

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Subhash Ghai mentored Jackie Shroff and catapulted him to stardom

In 1983, Subhash Ghai launched Jackie Shroff as the lead actor in the movie Hero.The film was declared "Super Hit" on the Indian Box Office. Jackie Shroff became a huge star after the release of the film. He suddenly came in demand after the film's release and thus began a long association with Subhash Ghai. It was Subhash Ghai who gave Shroff his screen name "Jackie". Even today Jackie Shroff is referred as "Jackie Dada", his character's name in the movie Hero.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Aishwarya Rai mentored by the Showman Subhash Ghai in one of her best performances

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had done only a few films prior to 1999 and was waiting for her first major hit. In 1999, she took the leading role of Mansi, an aspiring singer, in Subhash Ghai's musical Taal.  She was mentored by Subhash Ghai and delivered one of her best performances till date. Taal was a big hit in India as well as in the foreign market and catapulted Aishwarya to the league of big actors in Bollywood. Aishwarya Rai received a second Best Actress nomination for Taal that year at the Filmfare Awards ceremony. 

Watch this space to see how the Showman’s new protégé Mishti delivers a memorable performance in the upcoming film Kaanchi!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Winner of #MonsoonMemories contest

Hi All,

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and active participation in the contest :D All the entries were superb but unfortunately there can be only one Lucky Winner and that person is...

SATHISH! Congratulations :)

Kindly send your details to

May this season brings loads of love & happiness in everyone's life! 

Many more contest will come up soon. Stay tuned! 

Kartik Aryan, "I am a romantic person at heart"

When recently asked the lead actor of Subhash Ghai’s movie Kaanchi, Kartik Aryan, about his fond memories of this beautiful and romantic season, this is what he had to say, 

“Firstly I love Monsoon, watching it from the window of my home is the best feeling ever. I still remember the first rain of the season; me and my friend just went out wandering the streets and got totally drenched. 
When it comes to shooting, yes, it does affect the shooting schedule. But I think everyone should enjoy this beautiful season to the fullest maaza aata hai bohot baarish mein and it’s a romantic season plus, I am a romantic person at heart so… (Grinning)”

Well, Kartik we are sure your female fans will be very glad to read this. While the Monsoon continues to disrupt the shooting schedule of many movies Kartik feels everyone should enjoy this beautiful season.

Kaanchi is directed by Subhash Ghai starring newcomer Mishti, Kartik Aryan, Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty, and is slated to release on 30th August, 2013.

Monday, July 1, 2013

For Mishti, nothing is impossible

The new discovery of Subash Ghai, Mishti starring as the lead in Kaanchi is proving everyday that no one would have been a better choice for this role than her.

Recently, there was last minute shooting schedule for a action sequence. It was a rainy night and everyone on the sets including Director, Subhash Ghai was worried about Mishti because it was her solo stunt performance. But Mishti surprised the Action Director, Subhash Ghai and the whole crew team with her swift action stunts under the lengthiest of shots!
To perfect her stunts Mishti has been training for more than 6 months without any break.

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