Longinus Fernandes, more popularly known as Longi, attained his first National and International fame when Hollywood Director Danny Boyle’s film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ had become the talk of the town globally. His only grudge at that time was when his name had got erroneously omitted in the film’s credit title. But Danny Boyle made up for that when he invited him for the Oscar Award Ceremony. A Farah Khan protégé, he toured the world with Javed Jaffri for 5 years for dance performances. At present he his busy working as a choreographer with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his pet project ‘Guzaarish’. Here in this exclusive interview, before embarking on his month long Canadian tour, he discusses about the pros and cons of his profession with Sampurn Wire.
The music of ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ has released and composer duo of Vishal and Shekhar are waiting for the response with bated breath. After all, not just have they composed for one of their biggest films till date, they have also re-entered into the music scene in a big way after a rather low 2009 with ‘Aladin’ being their sole release. With their music of ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ turning out to be a success and ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ carrying great buzz, Vishal and Shekhar are waiting for audiences’ verdict.
Sampooran Singh Gulzar turns 75. Widely known as Gulzar saab, he is an all rounder – poet, writer, lyricist and filmmaker. The unparalleled wordsmith of Bollywood, is a multi-dimensional personality and a versatile talent.
Noted film writer-director Tigmanshu Dhulia is shooting his next film Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster in Gujarat. Shooting of the film, which is jointly produced by Brandsmith and Tigmanshu Dhulia Films, will begin in September.
Recently, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala wedded a Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal. The actress has signed her first film, post marriage, where she will be essaying the role of a politician.
From Pallavi Anu Pallavi in Kannada in (1983) to Raavan in Hindi (2010). It has indeed been a very long and fruitful journey for Mani Ratnam. Most cineastes regard him as one of the most significant voices of commercial Indian cinema. Straddling the world of high aesthetics, mass orientation and some say, simplistic politics, Mani has created a spiral of work whose impact resonates across the face of Indian cinema no matter what the spoken language of his characters…Kannada, Tamil or Hindi. Remarkably soft spoken and possessing a wicked sense of humour, Mani Ratnam who turned 54 on June 2, speaks to Subhash K Jha
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
Priety Zinta became one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood with her movies Dil Se, Soldier, Kya Kehna etc. She won accolades for various performances playing the roles of Shalini in Dil Chahta Hai or Naina in Kal Ho Na Ho.
A reality show is never complete without its share of drama. Zara Nachke Dikha 2, though, is known more for its needless controversies.
Cinematographer Santosh Sivan has put his film on hold after Mani Ratnam asked him to shoot his next film called Azaan starring Ranbir Kapoor.