Friday, 29 June 2012

Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai! - A Review

Dal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’ is not that much a great film to be discussed at length. It neither has any innovative storyline to attract the audience nor is it supported by any memorable acting.

The film revolves around the character of a budding actress that is played by Veena Mallick who just wants to grab her old boy-friend’s wealth. After watching the film it seems as if the film had just the intention to encase the publicity of the Pakistani model cum actress who is best known for her cheap publicity stunts.

‘Dal mein Kuch kala hei’ is not a low budget film. It stars many Bollywood veterans like Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Sudesh Berry and Aman Verma along with Vijay Raaz, Bobby Darling and Raja chaudhary. But they have not got any scope to present an ideal acting to be appreciated.

The most discouraging factor is, even both of the lead actors Anand Balraj himself, who has played the character Mr.Dabu and Veena Mallick, who has played the character of the budding actress have overacted in many shots. Director Anand Balraj is the actor who, if you remember used to play side villain in many 80's and 90's film.

Plot of the film is that Veena, the actress wants to con one Mr. Dabu (Anand Balraj), a 40+ man who has become rich after hitting a roll-over prize of birthright for money. Further, the man is madly in love with her and wants to make a film.

But Veena wants to grab his wealth, which he has in cash. Accordingly she plans with her boyfriend to rip off Mr. Dabu and manages to make him agree to travel to a lone island. On the way to the island the odd couple is stopped by a big storm and is forced to spend night in a palace that is haunted by a soul, played by Veena as her double role. Some more people also follow the couple for money and the girl.

The film is an unsuccessful attempt.  Clearly, the sex approach of the controversial actress has been rejected by the audience. The film also does not have any other interesting aspect to be remembered.

Our rating for ‘Dal mein kuch kaala hei’ is one star out of five.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tusshar Kapoor’s New Film not for Children!

Tusshar Kapoor has dubbed his upcoming adult comedy “Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum” to be a complete ‘no no’ film for the kids. Following the line of dirty pictures this Ekta Kapoor’s next production stars Tusshar and Ritesh Deshmukh in the two-star film. 

"Kids cannot see this film. Teenagers can see it," said Tusshar who claims that despite of its A-certificate, the film won't affect its box office performance.

As the genre has become cool and trendy the film will be well accepted – says Tusshar when asked about the sexual innuendoes and jokes in the film.

Sachin Yardi directed “Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum” casts Neha Sharma, Sarah Jane Dias, Chunky Pandey, Anupam Kher apart from Tusshar and Ritesh.

Sangeeth Sivan directed Ekta’s 2005 adult comedy 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum', was a super hit. Tusshar claims that although the film was not watched by all the family members together, but every member watched it at separate occasions with their friends. 'Kyaa Super Cool Hai Hum', is being released seven years after.

"We are lucky that no film of this kind came in between.’Housefulls' have come, 'Golmaals' have come, but they are a comedy of a different kind. This is an adult comedy," the actor says.

Telling about the long gap Tusshar described about Sangeeth Sivan’s decision to do other kinds of films. When he was ready Ekta was not ok with the script. But finally Sachin came up with a script for a film called Road Trip To Anjuna which was well accepted by Ekta but in a new title 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum'.

Kareena to wear Mom-in-Law's Bridal Sharara at Wedding

Bebo is reportedly going to wear would be Mom-in-law’s bridal ‘sharara’ at her upcoming wedding on 16th October this year. Although actor Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are silent about their marriage plans, still Bollywood grapevine has many tales to tell. 

Kareena’s favorite wardrobe designer Manish Malhotra is not coming up with a trousseau for her as it seems that tradition is going to supersede than making a fashion approach on Bebo's D-day.

It is also heard that the 43 year-old sharara will be altered to endow with a modern and latest look by Sharmila's favorite fashion designer Ms Ritu Kumar. Yet, Sharmila has denied the alteration who says “She (Kareena) will wear my joda as it is. Nothing is being contemporarised.”

Bebo is also reportedly going to wear a Rs. 40-lakh necklace designed by Rajkot-based Kruti Jewelers in the wedding. The wedding will be a simple marriage at Pataudi’s ancestral palace in Haryana, followed by a reception in Mumbai.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s Wedding is the event Bollywood has been looking forward to, ever since Bebo first started dating the nawab five years ago.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Bipasha Basu in Love with Josh Hartnett?

Bollywood hottie Bipasha Basu has revealed about her latest love Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett. Bips recently finished shooting of her debut Hollywood film ‘Singularity’ last week in London where Josh is her co-star.

The lovebirds met first time in India during the first phase shooting of ‘Singularity’ in Madhya Pradesh. The friendship begun from there and the bond was so strong that the amity was intact even when they met next time for the second phase of shooting in London, after a gap of long one year. The companionship led them enter into a wonderful chemistry on and off the set.

Bipasha is playing the character named ‘Tulaja’, a bodyguard to the Maratha queen opposite Josh Harnett, who is playing a British Army Officer in this Roland Joffe directed Hollywood movie.

However, Bipasha although admits their close friendship, she knows the relationship will not work out as a life partner. Well, they can be friends for ever but not anything beyond that.

About her new love affair Bips says "We live in different continents, and that's a big hurdle when it comes to maintaining friendships….. Very rarely do you meet people who you can trust instantly. Josh is that person to me…. We hung out as much as we could in London, and it was fun.”

After splitting with John Abraham her long time boyfriend, this is Bipasha’s new love story.

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha to launch Horror Franchise

Anubhav Sinha, director of Shah Rukh Khan’s "Ra.One", is on the brink of making horror films with the title ‘Warning’. Sinha will go on producing one film each year with the same name containing famous horror tales all over the world. 

Sinha is inspired by several horror franchises and has already bought remake right for the first production of the series. 

Of course Sinha is not going to rope in any known stars for his horror films, at least not for the first of the series. The reason is that he wants to make justice with the characters of the script which actually could be better filmized with the actors whose credentials suit the character the most. In his words, “you choose the film and then the film chooses everyone else; a film decides everything on its own.”

Even he doesn’t have any plan to sign any star even in the second film of this series. However, for another production, which is to be directed by Sudhir Mishra, Sinha needs to take a celebrity star for the lead character.  

Ra-One was probably the richest Bollywood film in terms of investment. But the film although earned a lot of money both before and after the release, could not be a blockbuster as it was expected. Let us see when Anubhav Sinha could not put a great impact with such huge money, let us wait and watch what magic he is showing with his horror films.

Madhuri Dixit has a star named after her in Orion constellation

Decades have passes since Madhuri Dixit swept the world off its feet with her grace and charms with her first hit ‘Tezaab’ in 1984. Then she gave a series of superhits with Ram Lakhan, Saajan, Dil, Beta, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Dil To Pagal Hai. Then, she took some years off when she married doctor Nene and shifted to US. Now, she is back once again with reality shows and a few flicks. She will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqiya and Anubhav Sinha’s Gulab Gang. Now, Madhuri has another feather added to her crown of achievements. She has a star named after her shinning in sky which happened due to the efforts of her fans.

A group of 13 members of The Empress Fanpage met the actress Thursday on the sets of dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, which she is judging, to present her the star certificate.

The certificate by Star Foundation reads: “A celestial body in the sky above has been named in honour of Madhuri Dixit-Nene and is officially located in the constellation Orion.”

Not to mention here that Madhuri is overwhelmed by this honour. She tweeted: “Wanted to thank my fans for the honour. They had a star in the Orion constellation named after me.”

Monday, 25 June 2012

Kareena Kapoor in Heroine!

After several hiccups, the journey of Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine has finally taken off. Excited and nervous Kareena Kapoor shared her excitement on Day 1 of the shoot.

Seen in a video posted by UTV Kareena Kapoor says, "Welcome it's day one of Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine. As you all know, I'm part of this movie now. I'm obviously nervous and super-excited. This would be a milestone in my career and I aim to make it my career best performance, with Madhur Bhandarkar's help and your love and support."

Kareena also promises to upload more stuff about the film. "We will keep updating more stuff on Twitter and more pics, pretty ones and I will keep talking to you on this particular website."

Now that the jinx seems to be over, Madhur Bhandarkar is also excited about the movie. "She (Kareena) is a great star. We have always talked about working together and even discussed a lot of films but nothing materialized. But Heroine is a great script and a great story. I am sure it will be a landmark cinema in Kareena's career," Bhandarkar told IANS at the red carpet of Airtel Super Star Awards.

"Heroine is basically a journey in a heroine's life in the contemporary world. It's going to portray how an actress reaches the top and how her life goes through ups and downs. There are lot of catharsis and traumas shown in the film," Bhandarkar adds.

Arjun Rampal would play lead in the film opposite Kareena Kapoor.

Women-centric films reflect changing society: Vidya Balan

Bollywood Super Star Vidya Balan said women-centric films reflected the fact that women were taking centre-stage in various walks of life.

“I think women are taking centre-stage in various walks of life all over the country and cinema is just a reflection of that. I’m happy to be part of the film that is celebrating the new role of women,” she told reporters here.

Vidya Balan, who has won accolades for her roles in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’, was here to receive the Prabha Khaitan Puraskar 2012 from the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.

She said she wanted to work in Bengali films too. “Satyajit Ray is my favourite Bengali director. I’ll love to work in a Bengali film. But till now, I have not received any offer. But I have taken videos of Bengali films like ‘Antaheen’ and ‘Moner Manush’.

Bipasha very much in love with Josh Hartnett

The shooting of Bipasha Basu’s first Hollywood movie ‘Singularity’ has ended in London last week and the actress has fond memories of the shooting not only because of the film but for her equation with her Hollywood co-star Josh Hartnett. Bipasha developed a special relationship with Josh during the shooting of ‘Singularity’.

A source tells us, "Bipasha and Josh found that their chemistry — both on and off the screen — had remained the same. Meeting again after a year (the film began shooting in late 2010) hadn't dulled it. So when they met again in London, they spent a lot of time going out for dinner and coffee at their favourite haunts, once shooting would be over. It was as if they were catching up on lost time. But Bipasha knows that long distance relationships rarely work out, and she's not prepared to go to the States to be with Josh and give this romance a shot; it's a no-win situation."

Says the source, “So this time around, there were no intense conversations about the practicality of a relationship. Instead, it was all about two friends rediscovering each other again."

Last year, the news of Bipasha Basu and Josh’s closeness news sparked when the duo was shooting in India. She says, "We started out as accommodating co-stars, but with time Josh and I have become close. We discovered a strong connection the first time around and would hang out often. I had just come out of a long-term relationship, so it was too soon for me to think about dating again. So Josh was a wonderful friend. We have great chemistry in the film. In fact, we sizzle on-screen!"

Reflecting light on the alleged affair, Bips said, "We live in different continents, and that's a big hurdle when it comes to maintaining friendships. We are extremely fond of each other though, so we instantly reconnected when we met again in London. Very rarely do you meet people who you can trust instantly. Josh is that person to me. It's a rare friendship and I know it's forever. We hung out as much as we could in London, and it was fun. Both of us love to eat, so we'd go out often and party hard!" she laughs.

Bipasha is happy that Singularity has finally completed shooting. "Working with Josh was memorable not only because is he a fine actor but now also a dear friend. The film is looking good and I'm happy that my first English film is with a talented director like Roland Joffe. I play an extremely strong role of a warrior called Tulaja Naik, who is a bodyguard for the Maratha queen. The only time Tulaja falters is when she falls in love with Josh's character, a British army officer. I've never done a period film before, so it was very challenging for me, but both Rolan and Josh really helped me perfect my character and I will never forget that."

Gangs of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap directed ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ was released today on 22nd June 2012. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddique, Jaideep Ahlawat, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the lead roles.

Central location of the film, Wasseypur is an actual place in the Dhanbad district in Jharkhand.

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ has been made in two parts. And this is we are discussing about the first part.

The film opens with gun firing which directs right at the beginning that you are going to watch a film with lots of action, gang war, battle or at least gun shots. The film’s basic instinct is revenge.

The movie received an 'Adults Only' certificate. It is also not for the family audience mostly for its abundance of violence scenes. But definitely the film is rich with acting, research and cinematography.

The story is something like this. In the time of colonial India, Sahid Khan loots the British trains. Cut to… Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to prompt revenge a battle that passes on to generations. Now, Shahid's son, Sardar Khan is on the verge of getting his father's honor back, tries to become the most feared man of Wasseypur.

The film has tried to portrait the condition of the cities with the coal and scrap trade mafia. It is not wrong to say that Good characterization is strength of the story which best reflects in GOW.

The director has given historical reference. It adds authenticity to the story. But the effort to make it as detailed and authentic as possible made it slightly tedious. The over caution made to keep the authenticity of the film makes it slightly uninteresting and gives the feel of a documentary film.

The first half is terrific. Scenes like the fist fight between Shahid Khan and pehelwaan and the ‘Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki’ sequence are strong enough to steer your brain.

The dialogues like ‘Eee Wassypur hai, yaha kabutar bhi ek pankh se uadta hai, doosre se apna izzat bachata hai’ and the signature dialogue ‘Goli nahi marenge usko, keh kr lenge uski’ is acidic, witty but enchanting.

Director Anurag Kashyap's style of presenting the story is much interesting.

Cinematography of Rajiv Rai is fantastic.

Manoj Bajpayi (Sardar Khan) is outstanding. He is the man who keeps you tight to your seat at the theatre. Undoubtedly, this is one of his most memorable performances. He is funny when he smiles but equally terrifying with a knife.  His dialect appears fine.

The film does not offer anything significant but good actors make the film real interesting. Also, it is not a great film but it certainly is a different film.

The film has received a good critic response and also was praised at the Cannes.

Veena to play Double Role in 'Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai'

The controversial babe Pakistani actress Veena Malik is excited enough to play a double role in her debut Bollywood film ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’. Anand Balraj, the director of the movie, is also making his Bollywood debut with this film.

Veena is confident that she will pull it off well as she has real life dual identities as well.

"Playing a double role in reel life is a new thing for me. But in real life, I actually play the double role of two girls inside me -- one is Zahida Malik and other is Veena Malik," Veena said.

Pakistani model Veena became popular in India through her appearance on ‘Bigg Boss 4’. So far the item girl has also signed the Telugu version of the Bollywood hit ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Veena says she is happy to work with biggies like Anand Balraj, Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Aman Verma, Lilliput, Vijay Raaz and Raja Chaudhary.

The controversial actress appears topless on the posters of the film and is also going to thrill the audience with her sizzling item number titled ‘Madam Malai’ in ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’ which is all set to hit the screen on coming June 29, 2012.

Forever Rani Mukherjee: Aiming for the Zenith

She has made many a heart beat at her tunes. She symbolizes Beauty with Brains, that too with consummate ease and comfort. When it comes to a punch of fun, masti, intelligence and intellectuality, no one comes even close to her. She might have just gone in for a short hibernation before she banged the box office charts yet another time. She proudly retorts that she never took a break, so there was no point of having a comeback!!!

From a shy girl next door to a loving wife to a confident blind girl, she has done it all. Now, with her high octane performance as the fearless Meera Gaiti in No One Killed Jessica, she has climbed back the ladder and now is resting at the position which belongs completely to her. And Rani ko hatana looks impossible at the moment.

Undoubtedly, the most versatile actress that Bollywood has ever produced, she is an absolute charmer. When many people felt she is gone, she outdid herself with her criminal journalist act in NOKJ. That definitely did put her critics to a long term silence.

She rose like a phoenix and proved the world what she is actually made up of. And with Reema Kangti’s “Talaash” and another movie coming up later this year, she is on a high!  People who don’t know her personally might feel she is such a snob, thanks to the baseless media reports that need to be quashed then and there. Trust us, she is completely vivacious and bubbly just like we see her while she lights up the silver screen with her enigmatic presence and immense acting prowess. So, here we bring you the many shades of Rani Mukherjee, completely Unplugged..

Passion, glamour, glitz, hard work, ability and expressions. A blend of which of the characteristics do you see in a potential actress?

I think it has to be an amalgamation of all the things that you have said, all the lovely words and expressions that you have used. I believe that an actor has to have the ability to perform because that is the most important thing for an actor. Obviously expression comes with that. It’s another part of your ability because we actors have to express a lot of things with your dialogue, with your eyes, with your body language. Its even the way you are that expresses a lot in terms of the character that you are portraying. Now, passion is definitely a very very integral ingredient in anything that you do in life. Passion is something that you can’t do without. Whatever you do in life, passion is the most important thing. So, yes definitely for an actress, if she is not passionate about her work, she will not be able to be there for the longer run. Probably passion sums up the whole aspect. And glamorous definitely, because a lot of people aspire to be an actor, so when you go to watch an actress on the big screen, which is also called the silver screen, everybody wants to see the actress in a glamorous avatar. Its like how we say, “Larger than Life”. So every actress also has to be larger than life in terms of glamour. So obviously, she has to be glamorous as well. You can get nowhere without hard work. So, hard work is also a very important ingredient. You have to work really hard to achieve anything that you want in life. Nothing comes easy. So, I guess it definitely has to be an amalgamation of everything.

There was a time, when you rocked the entire nation with movies like Black, Hum Tum and others. But right at the peak of your career, you decided to take a break. Why did you take such a big risk?

I did not take any break as such. I was working round the clock. It’s only that I chose to do few films: films that I really believed in. And unfortunately those films did not click at the box office. So people put that as a break of mine (Laughs). But I have actually not taken a break since a very long time. Since the age of 17, I don’t think I have taken a break at all. I am still working and I am still on. People’s perception is obviously different because everybody perceives an actor in a different way. Today when I get a hit, for example, with Jessica, people changed their perceptions and so again when I will have my releases next year, people will again change their perceptions. So it is all about different perceptions at different times of your career. But, I am okay with anything, as long they are lovely and they support me.

Its 15 years that you have been acting in this industry. How did everything start in your life? How did your first movie happen?

Actually I never wanted to be an actor. It is something that my mother wished for me. She felt I should become an actress and my first movie was just fulfilling her wish. That was Raja ki Ayegi Baraat. And that started my journey into films. Then it just became a part of me and there was no looking back.

And then Kuch Kuch hota Hai came and took you to new heights.

Ya, first I think it was Ghulam. Ghulam basically paved the pathway for me and Kuch Kuch Hota 
Hai gave me the ladder.

So in these 15 years that you have spent in the industry, how much of a change could you see?
Change is always a constant in every sphere, in every place in every person’s life. In every person’s career, change is a constant. Obviously, Bollywood has also changed with each passing year, specially the way the people and the audiences have perceived cinema. The films that have been made in these 15 years have had a lot of changes. In terms of the characters that women play in Hindi cinema, it is kind of evolving each day. There has been a lot of change and with every year, the kind of audience keeps changing. The youth keeps changing every year. When I started off as an actress, the people who were the youth brigade then have become adults now. They have grown out of the youth thing. So every generation gives these thumbs up for a certain kind of a movie.

But do you feel with time, people are becoming more and more professional and relationships are turning fragile?

I wouldn’t say that. I think professionalism has always been a constant in the film industry. Yes, there will be exceptions probably, who don’t follow the professional route but in a larger picture, I feel professionalism has always been an integral part of Bollywood. So, I wouldn’t say that has changed. I would rather put it this way: It has become more corporate these days. And I feel it is because of the corporations getting into the picture, relationships are better now. Nowadays, everything is very open. In the beginning they weren’t open and that was the main reason of certain unhealthy things happening. But now the relationships are crystal clear.

You came back with Dil bole Hadippa after tenure of around 1 and half years where you kind of made yourself ready. So did you feel any pressure then?

I don’t really agree with the word ‘You came back’! I don’t understand why an actor always should keep coming back with each film that he comes with. Why doesn’t this term be used with an actor who comes after a year? Why does everyone have to call it a comeback? Its never a comeback. It is just the next film. I have a problem with the question and the terminology used in the question stating ‘comeback’!!! It is always used for an actress. But it is okay when an actor takes out time from a particular project and comes with a release. You never make a comeback with each film of yours na? When you take a break, that break is for a physical reason. You might be getting married or having children. For an actress, the break is only during that time, because you cant physically put your self through the strain of shooting when you are pregnant. But, in Bollywood those norms also break because there have been so many women who worked even during their pregnancy. So ‘come back’ is for people who live films for 4-5 years and then you know they are coming back. But in my case, I have been working every year.

Playing Meera Gaiti was tough but you pulled it off with perfection…

For me, any role that excites me and is new for me is equally like a dream role. I don’t plan and decide ki ok next yeh karna hai ya this is next on my agenda. I think I have been very fortunate that time and again, people or directors and filmmakers have come to me with roles which have given me a lot of opportunity to challenge myself as an actor. So that way, I have been quite lucky. I got the roles sitting at home.

The Media has always tried to portray you as a very arrogant, snobbish actress. But in reality, you are exactly the opposite. Do these rumours affect you anyhow?

What like happens is, when you are going to go out there in the public view, there will be people who will try and pull you down. They will say things about you because there always will be a kind of distraction always. There will be people who will detract people because there will be questions as to how can she be so nice, why is she so loved and all. It has to have an end to it. When people come with that kind of a mentality, they try to search for them. And when they don’t get something they start making their own stories. They are coming with a set mind. The journalists who have met me or those who meet me even now; my journey and my interactions with them have been very nice. I think most of them are very happy. They are even satisfied meeting with me or whatever. Then the ones who don’t get an opportunity to meet me or to talk to me, obviously they will spread kind of malicious rumours. Their anger is for a different reason: that arrey we didn’t get her interview or she didn’t talk to us or why isn’t she talking to us and talking to that person. So all these things happen but I don’t blame them. Their entire earning of bread and butter is through that field. So, they will try and make as much as they can. There is no reason to grudge because God has given so much. You have to see the positive side and go on with that. We can’t get bogged down by these little little rumours that keep jumping from here to there. We can’t react to everything.

You have been one of those few actresses who have been great friends with all the three Khans. How do you do it?

My equations with all three of them are on different levels. They love me dearly. So, on my end I think that is a very simple thing because they all have a lot of love for me and affection for me from the beginning. I have worked with them at a very nascent age, at a very nascent time in my career when I was just starting off. So they have a lot of admiration and love for me. That has continued over a decade. And I am sure it will remain forever. Its from both the sides. Even I absolutely love them and adore them.

But still, if you were asked to pick any one of them to whom you are the closest, who would you choose and why?

I would never choose. When I have all three, why should I choose? I am close to them on a different level. You don’t define closeness-with whom its more or less. Its either you are close to a person or you are not close to a person. I am close to all of them.
You have also signed another film besides ‘Talaash’.

Yes and I started shooting for it in October last year. It is called Aiyya and it is a quirky love story produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom. The director is Sachin Kundalkar, who is a Marathi film maker. He is making his first Hindi film. And Prithwiraj is this actor from Malayalam films who is working opposite me in the film.

With actresses like Juhi, Madhuri, Karisma, Raveena, Sridevi leaving the scenario, there was a void in the industry. Then you, Kajol, Priety tried to fill it up.But since you are doing limited films and Priety has completely  resorted into a shell, there is again a void. Do you agree?

No, I don’t think so. I think Kajol came at the same time of Raveena and all. Even Karisma, Juhi: they all were in the same league. They were the contemporaries. I think Aish, sushmita, Priety and me: We were contemporaries. And coming to that void part, I am assuring you something. I am doing more films. Don’t worry I am there. There is not going to be any void from my side. I am going to be forever. ‘Forever Rani’ that is the headline.

Have you really decided to do just one film per year following Aamir’s footsteps?

Of course it will increase. The minute I get a role that excites me; I will work back to back. See, the difference is I will only take up a job when I am completely passionate about it. As I had told you, for being an actress, you have to have everything. It has to be an amalgamation. So, if I am not passionate about the role that I am playing, then there is no point doing the role. Because somewhere down the line, the audience will catch it. So I have to always do a film or a role which really excites me.

You and Shah Rukh have been the most favourite on screen couple for the decade now. So when do we get to see you both together again?

I would like to work with him tomorrow only. Maybe even today itself!!! But again, when me and Shah Rukh work, it has to be the correct script, the correct kind of a thing. Hopefully soon because as I said, I have completed a full circle since I am working with Aamir again. The circle will start amalgamating once when Shah Rukh and Salman come into the picture. It will become my trio of Ghulam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Hello Brother. Again the same thing will be repeated even here, I am sure. I am actually very very excited about Aiyya. You know after very long, I am doing a kind of a comedy and a musical. So there will be lot of dances, lot of comedy in Aiyya. So I am really looking forward to this film and it reaches my fans as quickly as possible.

Rapid fire with Rani:

A role that you wish you had done: Probably I would like to play Chulbuli Pandey from Dabanngg

A tagline that best describes you: Can’t think of anything.. (Pauses and replies) Queen of Hearts

One character you played that is similar to what you are in real life: Babli from Bunty aur Babli.
Something about Rani that the world is unaware of: I can bake very good cakes.

Your favourite cuisine: Indian

Rani goes bananas over: Food

A thing/ a body part in you that according to you makes you look better: My smile. My mouth.

A trait in you that you want to change: None

Something that you are obsessed about: Food, again!!!

Five words that best describes you: Baap re baap!!! (Laughs and then continues) Charming, intelligent, comedian, hot and passionate.

One actor/ actress who you think is better than you: Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit

Last phone call you made was to: Vaibhavi (Merchant).

If you were given a chance where you had to be born as someone else, who would that be and why?: I would like to be the male version of myself. Born as myself as a man. The traits would be different. I wont be Rani. I will be the male version of myself. So it wont be like me.

A question that you wish people asked you: When are you going to get an Oscar

And the answer to that would be: As soon as destiny places me at the right place.