decades of playing the conventional heroine, Bollywood actresses are increasingly making their presence felt in the hitherto male preserve of action films.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Dhoom 2, Sushmita Sen in Samay and Priyanka Chopra in Don came into their own in action sequences - carrying out intricate stunts with practised ease.
Chopra, whose dexterity will be on display in the action film Drona, goes on the defensive when asked about her liking for such roles.
"If we can pull off dramas, comedies - then why can't we do action films?" the actress said.
"I think it's very wrong to think that only actors can do action films and stunts and a woman can't do it. There is definitely a risk when you do action sequences but if you are properly trained then why not?"
The trend sees actresses performing stunts for perhaps the first time since Mary Evans, better known as Fearless Nadia, wowed Indian audiences in the first half of the 20th century.
Other actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol and Deepika Padukone are also experimenting with the genre and are prepared to take the risk of injury.
"I have simply fallen in love with action, it excites me a lot," Aishwarya Rai Bachchan told reporters at an event in Mumbai.
The 34-year-old wielded the sword for a sequence in Jodhaa Akbar and also did several stunts for the Hollywood film The Last Legion.
"After I got a taste of it, I just can't wait to do action stunts again and again. It is so exciting to do sword fights or for that matter jumping off from a cliff."
But some commentators feel that Bollywood actresses are being forced to experiment with the action genre as films are still written keeping the hero in mind. In fact, films like Chak De India and Bheja Fry did not even have a leading lady.
"We are in an era when the role of the conventional Hindi heroine is fast getting marginalised," Bollywood historian Derek Bose says.
"Today it is either a comedy or an action flick that can assure you a box-office draw. If an actress has to find employment she has to choose between the two."
‘Ra.One’ to be turned into a playstation game by Sony!
Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Ra.One’ has been in the news ever since the shooting of the film began. It is a sci-fi flick and SRK has apparently worked on a product that hasn’t been created in Bollywood before.
The latest news is that apparently Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has partnered with the Ra.One franchise to create a PlayStation game based on the movie – ‘RA.ONE’.
RA.ONE’ stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. The video game version of the movie will be called ‘RA.ONE – The Game’ and has been developed exclusively on key PlayStation platforms of PS2 and PS3 (through PSN download).
The game is currently being developed by the experts of the game development team at SCEE based out of London, UK.
SRK has himself developed the story line of the game so that it helps audiences relate to the characters.
The game is being looked at as a prequel to the film which will enable fans and viewers to establish an intrinsic connection with the leading characters in the film. It will also introduce people to the super – powers various characters have in the film.
Atindriya Bose, Country Manager – PlayStation said to a daily, “We have always wanted to bring Bollywood IPs on PlayStation platform as the way of connecting to Indian audience. RA.ONE has the right mix of action, environment and imagination that is required to make a good PlayStation game, and with Shah Rukh Khan immense passion and understanding of PlayStation games, we have chanced upon a very unique opportunity of a great game with Indian IP.”
“The game provides an opportunity to the players to play as the key characters of the film: RA.ONE or G.One. Beyond these two characters, a few other key characters will also be included in the game. The film characters have been replicated closely for looks and animation and use the actual voice-overs from Shah Rukh Khan”, he added.
‘RA.ONE - The Game` is expected to be let out in the market somewhere in September 2011. It’s release will be planned in such a way that it compliments the actual film’s release.
Well, this is a newer dimension of growth for a Bollywood film!
It is quite common for heroes to romance with two heroines in a film. On some rare occasions we have seen even three heroines in a film.
However for superstar Rajnikanth everything has to be grand. So for his new film titled ‘Rana’ director KS Ravi Kumar is planning to rope in as many as six heroines. Even Rajnikanth is said to have okayed this idea.
The names of all the six heroines will be announced shortly.
First-ever mobile-PC game based on Telugu-movie 'Dhada' launched
If you've loved watching action packed Naga Chaitanya-starrer 'Dhada', then you would certainly love playing this game on your mobile and PCs. The Hungama Digital Media in association with the Telugu movie – ‘Dhada’ starring Naga Chaitanya and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles, has launched an action-packed mobile and online game titled 'Dhada'.
According to Hungama Digital Media, it has widened its umbrella by gaming for the Telugu film industry, with an interactive game that gives the audience a thrilling experience on their mobile phones and PCs. The game revolves around Dhada (Fear), an unknown character, sent to kill the villain. The villain is unaware of who Dhada is and the player with his stealth and bravery has to enter the villain’s hideout, hunt down his henchmen. He however has to be careful of his brother who works for the villain and has been asked to shoot the unknown Dhada on sight. The game has all the makings of a true Telugu movie – action, suspense and drama!
Speaking at the launch of Dhada’s Mobile game, Hungama Digital's Chief Operating Officer Mr. Siddhartha Roy said, “Exploring the avenue of mobile gaming in the Telugu film industry is a first initiative for us and we are proud to be the owner of this exciting property which is conceptualized based on the movie - Dhada. The game has been developed keeping the same high level of energy in mind and within a week, we have received an overwhelming response which shows that innovative concept like this helps to reach out to our end consumers. He further added, “Today with 840 million mobile subscribers, India is the fastest growing mobile and internet market, thus what better way for the audience to experience the thrill of the movie than to play the game on their mobile phones.”
Naga Chaitanya added, “Incorporating gaming on mobile platform is surely a unique initiative. I am sure my fans are enjoying the action as me in the game. To know that this miniature version of me in the game is reaching to a wide audience gets me very excited. By using the digital medium, we are able to reach audiences across geographical barriers and to a large extent even across linguistic barriers. I hope in the future other Telugu and even non-Telugu movies ponder upon the idea of including gaming as an option to leverage their campaigns.” (INN)
The power star Pawan Kalyan new film ‘Jalsa’ has already created a big wave in the media and among the people. The film is one of the most eagerly awaited films in recent times. Allu Aravind has opened up a new revenue generating source for film makers yesterday. The animated game featuring Pawan Kalyan was unveiled amidst a large gathering of fans and industry people.
Hero Allu Arjun said that it was his dream to make use of animation in films and he has realized it with Jalsa.
Producer Allu Aravind said that the animation game route can be explored by film makers to make some more money. The avenues like audio rights, satellite rights are already in vogue. The animation game will bring in more money to the producers.
Allu Aravind however pointed out that the film has to be high on action in order to suit an animation game .The Jalsa game can be downloaded on mobile for a charge of 50 rupees. The game is also available for free download online.
Rimmi feels that a good game of squash gives her a complete workout and improves her concentration levels too.
There are so many ways to get that slim and sexy bod.
For the Bong bombshell Rimmi, crash diets and work-outs are only part of the game. The gal’s an enthusiastic squash player. She loves the sport and at the end of a long, tiring day all she pines for is a good game of squash.
“The game requires high concentration power and high energy levels, and that’s what attracts me to it the most,” says Rimmi. We hope you’re tracking the numbers game in showbiz. If you find competition around, just squash it. Game for it, girl?
Many heroines after a long stint in Tollywood quit the scene after they tie the knot. But for some it is only for a short period. Simran is one example. But for others it is a second innings, which is both rewarding and satisfying.
They turn to the small screen and are making a mark with their experience and talent. Raadhika is the first in the genre. Then comes Ramya Krishna, Raasi, Laya etc. While Raadhika has set up her own production house Raadan TV, the others are content at hosting game shows.
Ramya Krishna emboldened by the success of the game shows has now set up her own production and is hosting a show every Sunday on a private TV channel. The show invites one top Tollywood actor to the studio and participants get to talk to the actor. The participants also get a chance to win fabulous prizes.
So don’t be surprised if big stars start making a beeline to the small screen. But what is surprising is that only heroines are entering the small screen, so far no hero worth the name has opted to take this route.
Sameera Reddy has become the first Indian actress to feature in a video game. The game designed with mobile phones will show Sameera as a warrior princess who fights savage warriors. The action takes place in an ancient Indian city where she fights the tribes trying to attack her fatherâ€™s kingdom. Looks like the Reddy girl is all set to become the Indian version of Lara Croft!
The game is named Samâ€™s Mission and includes special effects and fights. The actress, who claims to be a gaming freak herself, says that she even carries a portable Playstation when going on sets. In fact it was her fascination for video games that made her accept this project.
Sameera says that she has been working on this since one year and the demo version of the game has turned out great.
2011/3/18 5:59:17 Bollywood hero Abhishek Bachchan has said that, he is experiencing the anxious moments of his life as his two high end films are all set to release in the next month. Both the films have created enough hype with their promos and both can’t afford to lose the game. The two games are his forth coming movies ‘Game’ and ‘Dum Maro Dum.’
While, his film ‘Game’ was directed by debutant Abihnay Deo and produced Ritesh Sidhwani, his other film ‘Dum Maro Dum’ is directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Ramesh Sippy.
The players in this Game are Abhishek Bachchan, Kangana Ranauth, Sarah Jane Dis and some others.
Film ‘Dum Maro Dum’ is a remake of yesteryear hero Devanand’s ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna.’ Abhishek Bachchan, Daggubati Rana, sex bomb Bipasha Basu, Depika Padukone, Kangana Ranauth, Dhilip Mehta, Prateik Babbar, Aditya Pancholi, Monti Munford, Goveind Namdev are in the star cast of this movie.
Game is all set to release on 1st of April and Dum Maro Dum on 22nd of April.
Jr. NTR is one of the most popular and successful heroes in Tollywood. He turned 24 the other day. He has given many memorable hits in Telugu and at one time was even said to be in contention for the top slot. He has so far acted in 14 films. However, his heroines do not move with him closely nor do they talk about him.
The reason is this. It is alleged that NTR is a loner and he prefers to keep his own company while on the sets. He is so involved with himself that the heroines prefer to keep to themselves. He is not known to interact closely with the leading ladies. Some of the heroines even allege that NTR is full of himself as he has a very big ego.
Hockey fever seems to have caught on bigtime in Bollywood. Recently, while shooting for an ad film, Abhishek Bachchan grabbed a hockey stick and played a game with Bosco, of Bosco-Ceasar fame. However, this time they converted the studio into a playground.
Bosco says, "Yes, we randomly began playing the game. During a shoot-break, Abhishek just called for hockey equipment and called all of us to play. We played for over an hour. The hockey equipment was part of the props used for the ad film. We just got together and enjoyed every bit of the game. I think it was a nice way to unwind. Although we played for fun this time, I think we should take up this game seriously. Going by the great time we had, I am sure we guys will play it again. "
Abhishek and Bosco go back a long way. "I first met Abhishek on the sets of Shararat for the first time, and hit it off instantly. Once we packed up early and Abhishek called for some cricket gear. We played for 4-5 hours at a stretch then. We have also played table tennis with him in the past. I have worked with him for many films including Dus, Kuch Na Kaho, Bluff Master and Bunty Aur Babli. Ceasar and I have been sportspersons so we are always on for a good game."
one should not be surprised after seeing Game staring Mohanbabu and Vishnu vardhan it has many similarities in story line and sequenses with bollywood Taxi no 9211 Staring Nanapatekar and John Abhraham. According to some critics.
Egos are as large in Bollywood as the lavish multi-crore productions themselves. The star wars in the tinsletown just got a little more exciting, when an unexpected player entered the frame.
Aamir Khan may be best known as Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist but of late he has turned into Mr Competitive.
"Well what can I say Shah Rukh always likes to be in the second position," said Aamir.
And that's not all, when asked that if he had a chance to interview Shah Rukh Khan what will his first question be, the actor said, "Thats a tricky question. I would ask Shah Rukh how does it feel to be second after Aamir?"
This seemed to be becoming a case of Khan v/s Khan, but does this confine to Bollywood or has it extended to cricket as well?
According to Aamir it's not true at all. "No no, not at all, it is a rumour. I am not buying anything and I have nothing to do with ICL. I love cricket and I love to watch the game," he said.
2011/10/3 18:59:35 Shah Rukh Khan has launched his social avatar G.One from his upcoming sci-fi film "RA.One" in association with UTV Indiagames, which has got the rights to develop the online game.
The 45-year-old has conceptualized his virtual character G.One and games featuring him will be available on social networks like Facebook along with gaming platforms like Nokia Ovi, Android, Apple as well as to DTH subscribers.
To enable this, UTV Indiagames has created a cross-platform social game across mobile, online and television.
"The first ever superhero social game on the most powerful medium today takes it to a whole new level. The game has been specially conceptualized to ensure that it reaches out to all the audiences that are eagerly awaiting to catch a glimpse of the superhero G.One," said Shah Rukh in a release here Monday.
"This is the perfect opportunity for gamers to get introduced to and engage with G.One, understand his fantastic abilities and immerse themselves in the game and become superheroes," he added.
"The amazing statistic is that 50 percent of all users on social networking platforms play games. So when we associated with Red Chillies to create a game around 'RA.One', we decided to make a social game out of the character," said Vishal Gondal, CEO, UTV Indiagames.
"The game has the potential to have a global appeal and we hope the sheer power and reach of social gaming will enable us to build a massive gaming franchise appeal, appealing to everyone across the country as well as to increase the base of gamers in India," he added.
The buxom and hot babe Ileana was not seen in Telugu after Nenu Naa Rkshasi. She is now slowly returning to Telugu by bagging a couple of bit films. Ileana says that her career was going great but some negative campaign by two heroines has put a brake on her career temporarily.
Ileana blamed the â€˜two heroinesâ€™ and said that they have started a negative campaign against her â€“ saying that she was demanding one crore per film. This has led to Ileana losing out on some offers as the producers were apprehensive about her high remuneration. Ileana has however refused to name the two heroines. The speculation is now on as to the identity of the two heroines.
Ajith’s popularity among his fans is awesome. And every time his movie hits the screens the hype and frenzy has no limits. With his Kreedom due to be released shortly, expectations are soaring over the roof. And there is no second thought that it is the most hyped movie after Sivaji.
One of the famous game website in India, Zapak.com has decided to cash in on the Kreedom fever by releasing a game version. It’s a rarity to find a game for a Kollywood film. But the move has been well received by Ajith fans and they are thronging the website to play as their Thala for a few minutes.
The young heroines are showing that they are not heroines in films but also in real life. When film stars make it a point to flaunt their cars and go around chauffeur drive, some of the young heroines are known to arrive at the sets driving all by themselves.
Asin, Trisha, Shreya, Nayantara etc. are seen regularly arriving at the sets driving their own cars.
Sameera Reddy has finally come out with a mobile game featuring her as a warrior princess. The first game has been released on Reliance Mobile World, Idea Cellular and other leading networks. The game culminates in a “Win a Date with Sameera” Contest. The winner of the contest gets a chance to woo the actor on an exclusive date! In all six mobile game titles will be featuring the actress will be coming out in the next two years.
The mobile game will feature the glamorous actor in a variety of avatars and settings, capturing her personal and professional image in a virtual world. The games aspire to provide yet another medium for the popular star to reach out to her audience on a vast scale as well as give an opportunity to her fans to play as Sameera herself. The first game that has currently been released is Sameera: The Street Fighter featuring Sameera as an ancient warrior princess on a mission to defeat the warrior tribes who have invaded her father’s regime. The game will have her performing various stunts and combating deadly enemies with a range of weapons.
Commenting on the game, Sameera said, “It’s a great game and it will be a thrilling experience to connect with my fans on such an interesting and unique platform. I am excited to see how the audiences will react to my games!”
Sameera herself claims to be an avid gamer and therefore it’ll be fun to see how the actress will battle the enemies in the virtual world.
Don’t read any meaning into this. Lara Datta and Celina Jaitley are working together in a couple of films. Lara says that Celina is a wonderful woman and a great co-star. The two of them are having a whale of a time together.
The friendship between the two is a welcome sign, especially when no two heroines in Bollywood are known to stand one another. The cat fight between some of the heroines needs to be seen to know the welcome change we see between Lara and Celina. May their tribe increase.