Bittoo Boss’ not like ‘Band Baaja Baarat’: Director

Mumbai:(PTI) Debutant director Supavitra Babul says his soon-to-be-released film ‘Bittoo Boss’ does not bear any resemblance to the 2010 hit movie ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. The promos of ‘Bittoo Boss’ reminds one of the Yash Raj film that revolved around weddings as the upcoming film is also woven around marriages.

Actor Ranveer Singh, who debuted with ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, made his character of a Delhi boy Bittoo lovable. Even Bollywood newcomer Pulkit Samrat plays a character named Bittoo in the upcoming film. However, comparisons don’t bother the debutant director.

“There are no similarities between ‘Bittoo Boss’ and ‘Band Baaja Baarat’. Our film is very grounded, organic and natural while, ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ had that typical Yash Raj Films look and feel. I am not perturbed by the comparisons,”

“Our story and characters are different. We have shown the point of view of videographers in our film, which has never featured in Hindi cinema. Also, in terms of the budget, ours is one-third of ‘Band Baaja Baarat’,” he said.

The first-time director says its due to the name of the character Bittoo and the rhythm of the film that everyone is comparing the two movies.

‘Bittoo Boss’ stars TV actor Pulkit Samrat of ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ fame and Amita Pathak, producer Kumar Mangat’s daughter, who debuted with ‘Haal-E-Dil’.

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Saifeena Playing Unconventional Roles In Ágnet Vinod’: Director Raghvan

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Mumbai: (PTI) On the eve of release of the spy thriller `Agent Vinod`, director Sriram Raghavan says that the audience will be “surprised” to see the other side of real life couple Saif Ail Khan and Kareena Kapoor on the screen. Since the time they started dating, Saif and Kareena have acted together in two films, namely `Tashan` and `Kurbaan`, however, both the movies failed to click with the audience.

“For us that was (pairing Saif and Kareena) something we were conscious of….But it did not scare me…I took it as a challenge. Here he (Saif) is playing a spy, don`t know much about him, his past, what he would do next, while Kareena plays a mysterious girl who Saif encounters in Morocco. I am not making a love story with them, I am making a plot driven film,” Raghavan told PTI in an interview.

The Saif and Kareena-starrer spy thriller is scheduled to hit the screens tomorrow. “Probably, viewers would expect something…I hope we kind of a defy that and so they would be like surprised seeing a different kind of a relationship that they have seen (between the two). Even the audience would forget that they are a real life couple. They would be seen in a different way..,” he said.

The director said it was Saif`s idea to cast Kareena opposite him in `Agent Vinod`. “Saif and I thought of coming together with a spy movie as we both liked the old `Agent Vinod`. The fact that Saif has his own production house and Kareena as his friend and also that she was not cast in `Love Aaj Kal` so Saif asked is there a role for her, so I told him let me finish the script first,” Raghavan said.

“I did not want to give Kareena a role just like that, I wanted to give her a good role as she is a fantastic actress. So if they are real life couple or not I don`t care as long as I get two good actors in my film. My only worry was that she might say is the role good enough for me, but she was happy with the role,” Raghavan said. His earlier two movies, `Ek Hasina Thi` and `Johnny Gadar`–both thrillers–did not have much of song and dance, unlike `Agent Vinod` which has an item number, a Mujra and a few other songs.

“The earlier movies were small and I had then thought that I don`t need to incept song and dance, but `Agent Vinod` is a big adventurous film. I am still to get over my inhibition of getting my hero suddenly burst into a song and dance….Iam not good at that, though I love watching it,” the director said. Justifying the need for song, Raghavan said, “Agent Vinod needs flamboyant music. The song takes the story forward and does not just interfere in between…with each song something else is happening”.

On Kareena`s maiden mujra, the director said initially they were undecided whether the actress would feature in it.”Initially we were not sure. She plays a character in the film and we did not want her to suddenly burst into a Mujra, like a typical Hindi film. We did not want tha…but we got that link,” he added.

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Picture Gallery:’Hate Story’

Upcoming Hindi movie ‘Hate Story’ is one of the most eagerly awaited movies  of  Bollywood. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, this movie introduces Bong Bombshell Paoli Dam to the industry for the first time. Releasing on April 20 this movie has stirred a big storm for its bold content.

The trailer released last week has become a talking point among the cine-goers in different cities. We bring a picture gallery of this new bold Bollywood movie for our readers.




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Aamir Khan Turns 47, Celebrates B’day With Journos

Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Actor-producer Aamir Khan turned 47 Wednesday and celebrated his big day with journalists at his residence here.

“I am humbled that you all are here to wish me. My day starts with you, with your good wishes,” said an overwhelmed Aamir who welcomed the media outside his Pali Hill residence. He cut a cake and spoke to reporters.

“I would thank god who has given me all the success and happiness that god has showered on me in my personal life. We were recently blessed with a kid named Azad so I am thankful to god,” said the actor, dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt.

With each passing year, Aamir looks younger and says that it is all because of his parents’ genes.

“There is no secret behind this. I would only thank my ‘ami’ and ‘abbajaan’ who has given me these genes. Whatever we are, it is given by our parents. I try to live a healthy life,” he said.

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Sherlyn Celebrates Freedom With Provocative Pictures!

Actress Sherlyn Chopra  has decided to continue  posting her semi nude / nude pictures on the micro blogging site Twitter.  On her birthday she posted two pictures in which she was completely nude. Those pictures created quite a flutter among netizens and cine goers.  Taking a cue from the response she has posted another semi-nude picture on Twitter today and wrote, “Let us quit being hypocrites n quit being apologetic for what v r n who v r! Hail Freedom!!!! (sic).”

This trend of posting provocative pictures has certainly attracted people’s interest but whether it will translate into movie offers is yet to be seen.

(Picture Courtesy: Twitter)

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‘Filmi Files’ Presents A List of 25 Best Romantic Movies Ever (A Picture Gallery)

‘Filmi Files’ has complied a list of 25 best romantic movies  which includes movies from different parts of the world. We do not believe this list is the final list but these movies have been appreciated by cine goers around the world for their depiction of love and romance. Watch the slideshow and come up with your comments and suggestions. Happy Valentine’s Day to all the readers of ‘Filmifiles.Com’. The list of 25 romantic films ever is published below.

1- Amelie

2- An Affair To Remember

3- Breakfast AT Tiffany’s

4- Brief Encounter

5- Camille

6- Casabalanca

7- Chungking Express

8- City of Angels

9- Doctor Zhivago

10- Dodsworth

11- Ghost

12- Gone With The Wind

13- Hiroshima Mon Amour

14- If Only

15- In The Mood For Love

16- Pretty Woman

17- PS I Love You

18- Pyaasa


20- Sweet November

21- Talk To Her

22- The Apartment

23- The Purple Rose of Cairo

24- Titanic

25- When Harry Met Sally

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Leaked Online: Steamy Video and Pictures of ‘Blood Money’

Racy pictures of the movie ‘Blood Money’have surfaced online which depicts the lead actor Kunal Khemu in an intense moment with his costar Mia. A video has also been posted on YouTube by a website.

‘Filmi Files’ has discovered that the video and pictures of these steamy scenes are deliberately ‘leaked’ by the producers Mahesh Bhatt and his associate Viacom 18 pictures to create some buzz before its release in theaters.

This movie starring Kunal Khemu and Amrita Puri (Aisha fame) is thriller expected to release later this month.

BIG FAT BOLLYWOOD WEDDING: Riteish Marries Genelia

Bollywood stars Ritesih Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza got married in Mumbai today. The event was attended by a host of celebrities from the Tinsel Town as well as from the Neta Nagri. Prominent celebrities who attended the ceremony were Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan,   politicos like Sharad Pawar and Raj Thackrey.Riteish donned a cream sherwani andchuridar where as Genelia was draped in bright red saree designed by Neeta Lulla. We present the photo gallery comprising the pictures of the event. Take a look