Connect with us

Latest

Legendary Mahendra Kapoor’s son Ruhan Kapoor speaks about his trending quarantine song–also shares startling trivia

In a concerted bid to reduce the gloomy negativity unleashed by the destructive wrath of corona-virus, every other filmy celeb actor-singer-performer is putting up some infotainment act or other.

Published at

on

by Chaitanya  Padukone

In a concerted  bid to reduce the gloomy negativity  unleashed by the destructive wrath of the dreaded corona-virus, every other filmy celeb actor-singer-performer is putting up some infotainment act or other. Former Bollywood lead actor-turned-singer  Ruhan Kapoor ( son of legendary versatile ‘late’ Bollywood singer Mahendra  Kapoor) has also stepped on the bandwagon along with his suave international singer-composer son Sidhant  Kapoor who is a distinguished alumnus of the  prestigious London-based Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and  Dance.

The super- talented father-son ( Ruhan and Sidhant) Jodi has tweaked the lyrics of the popular peppy song ‘Duniya Mein Rehna Ho Toh’ from the mega-hit retro-movie ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ (1971), retaining the same original tune and metre but with the quarantine ( or is it quaran-tune ? ) flavor and a tongue-in-cheek social message, ‘Haath jodd door sey salaam kar pyaare’.

Enthuses Ruhan, “We are getting a phenomenal response and everyone seems to be loving our quirky  Quarantine-Twist—lockdown parody jamming session. Already my earlier YouTube shows with multiple brief series of YouTube episodes called ‘Ruhani Kisse’ are super-popular and we are soon starting our next season.  Out here,  I have shared little-known nostalgic anecdotes and snippets about my iconic singer dad Mahendra Kapoor’s evergreen film songs. There are episodes of my harmonious rapport with my talented son Sidhant Kapoor as well and also his attachment with his grandpa Mahendra-jee and the sentiments-recall episode on iconic singers  Mukesh-jee and Kishore-da as well.  For ardent R D Burman-fans, there is a unique kissa of how  legendary R D B-saab  spotted me from his car, across the road in Bandra and how he came and took me to his sitting room at Santacruz .

It was such an emotional moment when he urged me to sing and I sang the RDB-composed  ‘ Maine Poocha Chaand Sey’. After listening to it he shared that it was his earnest wish to compose for some film which would have me as the lead actor and playback singer, like the way Kishore Kumar would sing and perform . I was speechless with RDB’s spontaneous compliment.   The modest genius composer-singer, Pancham-Da ( RDB) had very high regards for my dad and his vocal talent,” disclosed Ruhan.  Not many are aware that versatile Mahendra Kapoor has sung award-winning Gujarati songs ( for seven consecutive years he won their  State Award) and dozens of popular Marathi songs. “In fact, after dad sang this evergreen iconic Marathi film-song  ‘Dhaggaala Laagli Kalla, Paanni Themb Themb Galla’  picturised on  legendary actor-film-maker Dada Kondke  ( known for his double-meaning lyrics and film-titles), he was considered a lucky mandatory mascot by  Kondke for almost all his Marathi songs which were recorded subsequently, ”  reveals Ruhan,  who then has goose-bumps when he recalls the startling way,  ‘showman ‘Raj Kapoor had assured his dad (Mahendra) of making him sing ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ (Sangam) .  “While returning together after a live show from Tashkent on an international flight, Raj-saab stubbed out his burning cigarette on his own hand as a ‘commitment-reminder’.  This happened all on an impulse because my dad fondly mentioned to  Raj-saab,  that he may possibly ‘forget’ his promise of making him sing-playback, once they were back in India.”

(The writer is a senior entertainment  journalist and  author of book RD BurMania: Panchamemoirs)

Latest

Digangana of Veera fame shoots an ad with Akshay Kumar

The Bigg Boss inmate shot Dollar wear the change commercial just before the lockdown was announced

Published at

on

By Chaitanya  Padukone

Popular TV star Digangana Suryavanshi, who has this a unique record of  two of her debut Hindi movies namely ‘Jalebi’ and ‘FryDay’ releasing on the same day, seemed to be in an upbeat euphoric mood.

Despite the ongoing stay-at-home confinement’  That’s because the ‘Dollar-wear-the-change’ ad-commercial which she shot with megastar Akshay Kumar is now out and is being widely appreciated by viewers.   Shares the Mahesh Bhatt-discovery  Digangana, speaking exclusively to CineBlitz, “Working with Akshay Kumar Sir was truly amazing. Fortunately, we had shot this ad film a few days before the lockdown. And what’s really amusing and amazing to me is that in the ad I am referred to as the ‘Princess’, which also happens to be the name that my fans fondly gave me. So, there’s that special element to it.”

She further says, “ In fact it’s my first ad film, and I’m so glad that it was with none other than Akshay Sir. Who is known for his consistent super-hit box-office success records,  that too experimenting with diverse contrasting lead roles,  What a charismatic presence. Yet he is so extremely grounded. I would love to work with him again, in a Hindi movie. Hopefully very soon. By sheer coincidence, Akshay Sir’s  upcoming action-thriller movie is titled ‘Sooryavanshi’, which also happens to be my family surname,” she smiles with a rosy blush on her cheeks.

Since optimistic Digangana  has experienced the ‘Bigg Boss-9’ spacious house and garden-area confinement a few years ago, she was apparently aware, as to how to creatively reconcile with a ‘lockdown’ situation. .Minus the volatile showdown conflicts, of course. Elaborates the style-savvy ‘Hippi’ actress, “Although the reason for social lockdown is absolutely unfortunate, I think it’s given us all a lot of time to introspect. I’ve always been a creative person, and since I’m getting time being offshoots right now, I Am investing my time in catching up with my hobbies. I haven’t had the time to paint for a long time, and now that I do, I’ve created quite a few classy artworks. Am exploring my musical side as well.”

The multi-talented Digangana has even written stories and song about Covid-19

She says, “I have expressed my outlook on the current situation. Spending lots of ‘quality-time’ conversing with both my parents at home and on cell-phone with my outstation relatives,” shares Digangana

The actress who has been working in South Indian  big-banner  regional movies  is now discreetly gearing up to also feature in her fourth Hindi movie with a top-male star very soon.

( The writer Chaitanya Padukone is an eminent Sr. film-journalist &  author of book R D Burmania )

Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned to CineBLitz for updates on this front as well as other Bollywood news. https://cineblitz.in/

Continue Reading

Latest

Ronit Roy: “I would like to thank my fans for the success and appreciation that I have received”

The sizzling third season is all set to release on the 6th of June on ALTBalaji and ZEE5

Published at

on

Ronit Roy, who has been hugely appreciated for his stupendous performance in ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s highly-anticipated web show ‘Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain’ season 1 and 2, is eagerly awaiting the launch of the third season of the show premiering on 6th June on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 platforms.

Touted as the biggest relationship web series, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain is based around a love entanglement between the three main characters of Rohit, Ananya, and Poonam portrayed by Ronit Roy, Mona Singh, and Gurdip Kohli respectively.

In the new season, Rohit will be seen adopting a carefree attitude in his life and becoming distant from all the other characters. After separating from Ananya, the show will see Rohit hit ground zero.

Talking about his experience of working on the three seasons of the show, Ronit says, “I would like to thank my fans for the success and appreciation that I have received for the first two seasons. Both the seasons rated ten times more than anything else that was on the internet at that point in time and I am really happy about that.”

“I still remember the first time when Ekta (Kapoor) narrated the basic plot, idea, and story, there was so much of enthusiasm in her and in between the narration how she beautifully points out the small quirks and traits about each character of the show. Eventually, I worked on that and incorporated it in my performance,” Ronit adds.

The sizzling third season is all set to release on the 6th of June, 12 noon on the ALTBalaji & ZEE5 OTT platforms!

Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned to CineBLitz for updates on this front as well as other Bollywood news. https://cineblitz.in/

Continue Reading

Latest

Know how Sanya Malhotra injured herself during the lockdown!

Sanya Malhotra hurt her finger while trying to make chutney and had to be rushed to the hospital for a surgery

Published at

on

Sanya Malhotra recently shared a picture of her plastered finger, keeping everyone wondering what exactly had happened. A source close to Sanya revealed that it happened while Sanya was making chutney in a blender.

While Sanya was making chutney, the blender malfunctioned and the lid blew off and while trying to put the lid back on, her hand slipped into the jar and her finger of the left hand was sliced off and was hanging loose at one end.

Sanya was all alone and to keep her from fainting, she called a friend over and another friend rushed her to a suburban hospital where she was tested for Covid-19 first which was negative. The actress suffered two fractures, one dislocation, and two-three major cut on her fingers as she had to be rushed into surgery immediately.

As soon as Sanya was discharged from the hospital, her old roommate Harshita moved in with Sanya to help her heal.

While Sanya is aware that she is still better off compared to the grave sufferings of others in these tough times, Sanya has to give her finger time to heal fully. Besides, she would be better taken care of at home in Delhi, the source conveyed. Everyone hopes for Sanya‘s recovery as she must heal as soon as she can.

Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned to CineBLitz for updates on this front as well as other Bollywood news. https://cineblitz.in/

Continue Reading

Trending

>