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Posted on 10/02/2014 in Movies, Official

The tennis champ will produce his wife’s comeback film, a quirky family comedy. Lara Dutta was supposed to return from a three-year maternity leave with Chalo China, the sequel of her first home production, Chalo Dilli.

In an earlier interview to Mirror (February 24), she had sounded upbeat about taking the franchise forward. “Chalo China will be shot in multiple locations across Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and China. This film is not set in India,” she had said. But those travel plans have been put on hold for now.

Mirror has learnt that Lara, who was last seen in a special appearance in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 in 2011, will now make her comeback with a film which will be co-produced by her tennis star husband, Mahesh Bhupathi, along with debutant producer Virender Arora.

Titled Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi, the comedy of errors revolves around a quirky Indian family. “Lara plays Pankaj Kapur’s daughter, a well-to-do small town girl who runs a cafe. Her life turns topsy turvy when she falls in love with Kay Kay Menon’s character, an aspiring hotelier,” revealed a source close to the production. The source added that Lara was bowled over by the script and instantly agreed to come on board. “It’s Kay Kay’s most romantic film yet and a perfect vehicle for the former Miss Universe to get back in Bollywood,” said the source.

The film boasts of an ensemble cast and negotiations are underway with several other actors. Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi goes on floors in December and is expected to be shot extensively in North India.

Posted on 09/19/2014 in Interviews, Official

The actor who is soon to anchor and mentor Miss Diva TV series, talks about the importance of international titles.

Miss Diva is a eight-part series which will be aired on Zee Cafe from October 8. It will follow eight days in the lives of 20 girls who have been scouted from all over the country. These girls will stay in a house together and each day they will have to perform a task and win the admiration and vote of the celebrity judge for the day. The celebrities will comprise experts from various fields connected to styling and grooming, and Bollywood. The winner of Miss Diva will get opportunity to represent India in the international Miss Universe pageant.

The beauty pageant Miss Diva is right up your ally. Is that the reason you chose to make your TV debut with this show?
Yes, I have been constantly getting offers to judge reality talent hunts including dance shows. But I didn’t jump at them because TV has never been a priority. This show came out of the blue and materialised fast. If you see, after Priyanka (Chopra), Dia (Mirza) and me there have been no international pageant winners. That’s 14 years now! It does not mean the talent is missing, only it needs a little guidance and direction.

Why do you think is international title eluding us?
I think the aspiration of being a Miss Universe of Miss World is missing. I see that girls participating in the contests are looking either at a career as models in the fashion world or as Bollywood actresses. The international title seems to have lost its sheen for our girls. This show aims to change that. It will showcase to the Indian audiences, the personal journey of a girl, the incredible process of grooming from the time she is chosen to the point when she wins the crown.
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Posted on 04/10/2014 in Movies, Official

lara_ort_2Boney Kapoor has finally broken his silence on No Entry Mein Entry putting a lid on the rumours that the future of the sequel is bleak. There were even whispers of Salman Khan walking out from the project.

When Mirror caught up with the producer at his plush Seven Bungalows office, he said: “The time has come for me to talk on this. I was supposed to shoot the film in June/July this year. But Salman will be busy with Kick till mid-July. So, I will put my film on floors in January 2015. Salman has allotted 134 days to the film.”

“Do I need to further give evidence that the film is indeed happening? Okay, here are a few more details: Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitley are doing the film. We need seven more heroines and I am planning to ask Esha Deol for one of the roles.”

And what about Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan, who were in the first part? “Of course! Both will star in the second part,” he was emphatic.

Anees Bazmee, who directed No Entry, will helm the sequel as well and Mirror has it that Salman, Anil and Fardeen will be seen in triple roles. While Salman and Fardeen will have a lookalike son each, Anil will have a twin brother.

Posted on 02/24/2014 in Movies, Official

newsThree years after her first home production, Chalo Dilli, released, on April 29, 2011, Lara Dutta is getting ready to roll with its sequel.

“Chalo China will be shot in multiple locations across Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and China. This film is not set in India,” informs the actress. Lara’s character, the very ‘propah’ investment banker from Mumbai, Mihika Banerjee, who en route to meet her husband Akshay Kumar is forced to take to the road with an unlikely travelling companion, will return in all her manicured glory in the sequel. “We’ll maintain Mihika’s look and presentation,” says the actress.

Vinay Pathak too will return as Manu Gupta, the loud sari seller who is a quintessential Dilliwallah. “I had put on 15 kgs for the earlier film, this time I’m almost there. Manu is not Milkha Singh so he can be of any shape or size. Even if he weren’t obese and moustached, you’d still know it was him,” says Vinay, adding that after the cult hit “Bheja Fry”, he was deliberately looking to play a character that was not a stock comic and found him in Manu who enjoys street food and budget travel.

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Posted on 02/17/2014 in Movies, Official

newsLara Dutta’s second production, ‘Chalo China’, a sequel to her 2011 film ‘Chalo Dilli’ will go on the floors soon. She will star in it along with Vinay Pathak.

She says, “It is going to be with the same cast, but we are still finalising the location.’’ Co-producer Krishika Lulla added that the film is likely to be shot in China.

Lara also added: “Right now it’s in pre-production stage and we are planning to start shoot by the end of March.”

Lara was last seen as Neelam (cameo) in Bejoy Nambiar’s ‘David’ last year. (News by LaraDuttaZone)

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