Author Archive for Jyoti Venkatesh


On the eve of the release of his ambitious film Lafangey Parindey, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone, director Pradeep Sarkar tells Sampurn Wire’s Jyothi Venkatesh that he can handle even 26 heroines in one film but it is the script which dictates how many actresses he should have in his film.

Face to Face with Bobby Deol

Never mind whether the film is a hit or a dud at the box office, BOBBY DEOL tells Jyothi Venkatesh that it was like a big picnic working on a horror film like Help in Mauritius.

Every Time I Make A Film, I Make It A Point To Approach It Differently And Try To Learn From My Mistakes– Rajiv Virani

Rajiv Virani, director of Help in conversation with Jyothi Venkatesh on the eve of the release of his horror film.

Is Help your debut film as a director?

Help is not actually my first film as a filmmaker. I am perhaps the only director in the world, who is being called a debutant in spite of making two films earlier. This is because they are yet to see the light of the day in India. I had earlier made not one but two English films – The Whisperers starring Manoj Bajpai and Rahul Bose and My Bollywood Bride. Unfortunately, for me, while The Whisperers has been stuck in the cans, My Bollywood Bride, starring Kashmira Shah in the lead and directed by her husband did not get a proper release in India though it proved to be a big hit abroad in USA.

Though I Do Not Have The Sensibility To Make Pot Boilers And Just Cannot See Myself Making An Out And Out Commercial Mainstream, I Just Love Watching Them As A Viewer: Rajshree Ojha

On the eve of the release of her film Aisha, Rajshree Ojha, the director of the film, tells Jyothi Venkatesh that if the content of a film is good, the rest will fall in place.

My Character Has Been Fleshed Out Much More Than In Emma

Amrita Puri tells Jyothi Venkatesh that if skin show is very intrinsic for a character and is not necessarily incorporated for voyeuristic delight, she would consider opting for it.

“I Have Matured With Time And Become More Responsible As An Actress”: Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu tells Jyothi Venkatesh that she is happy that her performance in Lamhaa has not gone unnoticed.

What message did Rahul drive home through Lamhaa?

After Watching A Film Like Udaan I Conclude That We Cannot Make Films The Way Newcomers Do Today- Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap, who has produced Udaan, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane tells Jyothi Venkatesh that after watching a film like Udaan, he has come to the conclusion that he has to gracefully accept the fact that he cannot make films the way the new directors do today.

I Feel That As A Filmmaker, I Have Improved By Miles From Dil Vil Pyar Vyar To Red Alert- Ananth Mahadevan

On the eve of release of his latest film Red Alert, Ananth Mahadevan tells Jyothi Venkatesh that he opted for Sunil Shetty because of his looks, especially since he did not want to cast an actor from the parallel cinema as everyone will dub his film a predictable art house film.

“When Recently Home Minister R.R. Patil Saw Red Alert-The War Within, I Told Him That After Working As A Naxalite In The Film, I Was Even Ready To Mediate Between The Government And The Villagers To Bring About A Social Revolution- Sunil Shetty

On the eve of the release of his latest film Red Alert- The War Within, Sunil Shetty confesses to Jyothi Venkatesh that he feels that it is time for him to grow as an actor and do serious cinema, now that he has been appreciated for his performance in the film by his peers

Acting Is Like Death, Because Like Death, Acting Bhi Aap Ke Paas Bolke Nahin Aati Hai: Seema Biswas

Seema Biswas tells Jyothi Venkatesh that most of her co-actors get the shock of their lives when they realize that she is very down to earth as a person, though she has been saddled with the image of a very haughty actress.