Author Archive for Jyoti Venkatesh

“Our Films Are Not What We Want To Make, But What We End Up Making- Pravesh Bharadwaj

Though a little disappointed with the reviews that his film has garnered, Pravesh Bharadwaj, director of Mr Singh Mrs Mehta tells Jyothi Venkatesh that he needed actors without an image, for his film, because he felt that, if the adulteress gets morally judged by the audiences it becomes a big problem for the filmmaker

An Actor Should Never Live In Isolation- Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal is letting his feet down and relaxing at his spacious penthouse in the 21st floor in the suburbs when I meet him for this interview post success of Rajneeti which has garnered for him a lot of accolades for his sterling performance, as an astute politician. As his maid servant serves us hot steaming cup of coffee, Arjun tells me that right now that entire he is doing is to absorb the reactions of people who have seen his film.

The Reason Why I Am Not Hosting A Game Show In Tamil, Like Say Amitabh Bachchan Or Shah Rukh Khan Do In Mumbai Is That Down South The Mindset Is Very Different And If You Host A Show On Tv, The Actor Will Be Written Off And Dubbed As Jobless In Films

Vikram tells Jyothi Venkatesh frankly that though an actress from down South, like say Asin or Trisha can afford to keep on acting in Tamil as well as Hindi films even if a film does not do well at the box office, actors from the South like Kamal Haasan, Rajanikant and he will be written off, if God forbids, a film does not do well at the box office.

To Play The Indian National Song In My Own Way Was A Bit Dangerous For Me, Because It Could Have Become A Kiss Of Death, Had It Not Been Properly Executed In The Right Spirit- Wayne Sharpe

Hours before he left India and flew back to New York, Internationally renowned WAYNE SHARPE, who has composed for many of Prakash Jha’s films like Gangajal, Apaharan and Raajneeti tells JYOTHI VENKATESH, in his suite at Novotel, that he will be back soon to compose for Sanjay Pooran Singh Chauhan’s new film based on science fiction

If I Had Cast Abhishek In The Tamil Version Of Raavan, I d Have Still Been Shooting For The Film – Mani Ratnam

In a rare interview Mani Ratnam bares his heart to Jyothi Venkatesh on the eve of the release of his latest film Raavan and tells him that when he makes two different versions in two different languages, he cannot go with the same instinct because the tempo changes and he has to recreate his film in a different language altogether

More Than The Role Being A Challenging One, What Challenged Me Was The Fact That A Director Like Mani Ratnam Cast Me So Early In My Nascent Career- Nikhil Dwivedi

As the release date of Raavan nears, Nikhil Dwivedi takes time out to tell Jyothi Venkatesh his reason of lying low after My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves. Though he did receive a lot of offers, it seems that he did not want to be a part of something which will embarrass him, that too after his first film has flopped