Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sonakshi Sinha fumes at KRK’s Offensive Twitter!

Kamaal R Khan, the Bhoojpuri actor, who came to fame as Bigg Boss 3 contestant is known for seeking undue publicity by his offensive Twitter comments on Bollywood celebrities over the past few months. In his recent remark he attacked Bollywood beauty Sonakshi Sinha.

In his tweet he ridiculed Sonakshi Sinha’s butts and even engaged people to choose from Bollywood actresses like Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif having big butts. On Wednesday, the controversial actor in his Twitter said, "Pls RT this if you think tat @SonakshiSinha has biggest butt in Bollywood.(sic)" 

Fumed at the ridiculous tweet of KRK, Sonakshi Sinha in her tweet threatened to give KRK tight slaps and demanded to hang him upside down for disrespecting women. Frightened by Sonakshi Sinha’s lambast, KRK instantly deleted his original tweet and then apologized to the actress.

It may be noted that KRK has a penchant for attacking celebs, especially on social media.

Earlier KRK had attached the loyalty of Bollywood three Khan’s when he tweeted that the Khan trinity- Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman would leave India if Narendra Modi were to become the Prime Minister of India. 

Likewise KRK also tried to seek publicity by hitting at standup comedian Kapil Sharma. However Sharma tightlipped KRK with his provoking tweet: "Don't know who this Kammal Khan is. But soon, his teeth and home will be smashed; can't help it, Punjabi blood."

Fed up with the cheap and demeaning jokes of KRK, adult film and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has even filled an FIR against KRK at the Versova police station after being continuously harassed by him.

A Bollywood actress on condition of anonymity said, “KRK’s madness is going out of control. It high time Bollywood takes stringent action against the ‘sick’ actor!”

Child Artists Who Grew-Up and brought Pride to India

Mutthi Mein Hai Taqadir Hamaari, Hamne Qismat Ko Bas Mein Kiya Hai

This song from Raj Kapoor’s movie BOOT POLISH emphasize that children are the treasure of a nation. 

14 November marks the birth anniversary of India’s First Prime Minister Pandith Jawaharlal Nehru, who adored children and believed that children are the real wealth of any country because he taught children are the future and have dreams and aspirations to make the country powerful. Since his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day; Raaga.Com salutes top five child artists from Indian Cinema who brought pride to the nation. 

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1. Kamal Haasan: The child artist who tops the list is unarguably Kamal Haasan, who rose like a phoenix from South Indian Cinema and won acclaim not only in India but around the globe. He made his debut as a 4-year-old child artiste, in KALATHUR KANNAMMA (1959) opposite veteran Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan. In his very first film he won the prestigious National Film Award for Best Child Artist and made his arrival with a bang. 

2. Aamir Khan : This sensational Bollywood actor occupies second position in the list. Though Aamir Khan played a cameo in his uncle Nasir Hussain’s hit film YADOON KI BARAAT, yet from the very film he has shown the glimpse of an polished actor. At a young age 23 in QAYAMAT SE QAYAMAT TAK, when made his debut as hero he proved that he was here to stay. 

3. Rishi Kapoor: In his debut film MERA NAAM JOKER, Rishi Kapoor did what none of the Kapoor had ever done before! Well, he became the First Kapoor scion, to fetch the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. Later with BOBBY he once again won the Best Debut Actor Filmfare Award and established himself as an actor to reckon. 

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4. Sridevi: This South sensational heroine continued the trend of South heroines ruling Bollywood in the 80 and 90’s. She made her debut as a child actor at the age of four in Tamil movie THUNAIVAN playing the role of young Muruga and acted in many Tamil and Telugu movies from then on. As Baby Sridevi, her performance in POOMBATTA (1971) in Malayalam won her the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist. In Bollywood she made her debut playing younger sister of Lakshmi in the hit film JULIE. Later with HIMMATWALA as Jeetendra’s heroine she became a national heartthrob. 

5. Hrithik Roshan: His debut as a child star was accidental because while shooting the movie BHAGWAN DADA, the child actor to play the role fell ill. Hence filmmaker, J.Om. Prakash, Hrithik's maternal grandfather decided to cast his grandson Hrithik Roshan. The role was quite challenging as Hrithik had do many scenes opposite seasoned actors like Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Danny Denzongpa and his real-life father Rakesh Roshan. He excelled and so he did when made his debut as hero in KAHO NAA... PYAAR HAI.

Ravi Chopra brought Hi-Tech expertise in Bollywood

With the sudden demise of filmmaker Ravi Chopra the film industry lost an intelligent filmmaker who played a pivotal role in revolutionizing hi-tech expertise in Bollywood with his multi starrer movie THE BURNING TRAIN (1980) inspired from Hollywood disaster movies of the 1970s, like THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO, a genre never attempted in Bollywood

Readers would be surprised to know that Ravi Chopra was the First film director to import VFX team from 20th Fox to give the thrilling special effects and succeeded to a certain extent. Though the movie was a failure it set standards for hi-technology in Bollywood.

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Son of legendary filmmaker B.R.Chopra and nephew of another great film maker Yash Chopra, Ravi Chopra made his debut with Amitabh Bachchan starrer ZAMEER (1975) and hold the distinction of directing thespian Dilip Kumar too in his movie MAZDOOR (1983) but lady was not on his side. Finally fortune smiled when he took to small screen and made the television serial MAHABHARAT, which was aired during 1988-1990. The serial established him as a competent director. 

His second inning in Bollywood with BAGHBAN (2003) AND BAABUL (2006) both staring Amiatbh Bachchan in the lead roles, hit the bull’s eye. Later with BHOOTHNATH and BHOOTNATH RETURNS he gave a new lease of life to film director Vivek Sharma. Lamenting the death of Ravi Chopra, said, “He was my ‘Baghban’, in other words my mentor. He was a true angel, one of the purest souls. I will miss him always.” 

According to a close relative of the Chopra, “He was diagnosed with a severe lung ailment and had underwent treatment for Lung Cancer at CMC Vellore. “ He added, “He was admitted in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai for lung ailment and passed away at around 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday.” 

The entire film industry mourned his demise. Farha Khan said, “He was one of the nicest, kindest and big hearted souls in the film industry.” Madhur Bhandarkar in his condolence message said, “I am saddened to hear about demise of Ravi Chopraji. Apart from being a fine filmmaker, he was also a very nice human being.”

Rajinikanth is Indian Film Personality of the Year

Rajinikanth, the sultan of style, the epitome of flash and in nutshell the greatest star Indian cinema has ever known has been declared the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year. The award will be bestowed upon him by none other but by the Superstar of Millennium Amitabh Bachchan at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30.

The Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year is yet feather in the cap of the legendary actor who has been crowned with umpteen awards. From the popular Filmfare award and the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Rajinikanth has been awarded many awards. Prominent awards include the M. G. R. Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards and the reputed Raj Kapoor Award from The Government of Maharashtra.

Rajinikanth has been named one of the most influential persons in South Asia by Asiaweek. NDTV in a poll declared him as one among the ‘25 Greatest Global Living Legends’.

And last but the least he has honoured with the Padma Bhushan award, India's third highest civilian honour, in 2000 from the Government of India.

However it may come as a surprise that the actor who has a mass fan following over the globe and release of a Thalaivar film is a red-letter day with his fans literally going crazy at box office, Rajinikanth till date has been denied the coveted National Award.

According to Naman Ramachandran, who has written Rajinikanth’s biography says, “A National Award for best actor is the only regret I have for Rajni sir. His mentor K Balachander hopes and dreams that he’ll win it one day and I do too. All his contemporaries like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan have won it, and I’m waiting for the day when Rajinikanth collects his award from the President of India.”

As regards Soundarya, Rajniknat’s daughter she says proudly proclaims, ''My father is beyond all that.''