Akshay tweeting OMG songs but mum on Joker


You always wonder what it means when actors are not available for the promotion of their upcoming movies. Sometimes their schedule won’t permit and they are shooting somewhere else, but often it means there are differences and the actor is not happy with the end result. Or there was a mega fight on set, 8 on the richter scale.

I remember Abhay Deol shining through absentia during the promotion of “Aisha” – which I didn’t think was such a bad movie. It wasn’t GREAT but certainly enjoyable. And I loved Sonam Kapoor as his filmi love interest. I never figured out what happened there.. did he feel unappreciated? I thought it looked really awkward that Sonam was doing the promotional stuff all by herself. Doesn’t look good when the heart of the movie is a love story and only one half is showing up on the promotional parcours.

Now here with Joker we know it’s not exactly a love story, it’s about a village. But why isn’t Akshay Kumar mentioning the movie on twitter or anywhere else? What’s behind that? Apparently he is not so shy in promoting OMG Oh My God. a movie that won’t come out until end of September.

If you google News for promotion of the movie Joker, you will see that the Bollywood media octopus is scratching its head. The moloch doesn’t know what’s going on either. Farah Khan is stated as saying they want to promote the aliens and not Akki. What the….? Is she kidding us?  and that Akki and Sonakshi were ‘overexposed’ during Rowdy Rathore? Hey, that was a pretty bad movie! Not that it was Akki’s fault.

Now we learn that Sonakshi Sinha might skip all promotional gigs too. Akki complained about the lyrics of a song “I Want to Fakt You” not being family-friendly. Haha. He has a point there, I guess.  But  doesn’t FAKT refer to FACT and the A is pronounced as in PACKED? He complained also apparently about the fakt that Joker wasn’t released or shot in 3D, as originally planned.

Now my feeling is that if the end product is good and the actors believe in the movie, they will be happy to promote a film, regardless of differences, creative, financial or other.

So in this case,  are the actors pushed out of the picture and replaced by aliens in a new marketing strategy, as Farah Khan (the damage controller) wants us to believe or are Akshay and Sonakshi jumping from a sinking ship before it goes nosedown Titanic?

We shall see in the next few days.

Personally I have nothing against aliens promoting their flicks. It’s about time they get full recognition as a minority on this planet. I also pledge they should have access to free education and healthcare.

http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/events/mumbai/Farah-promotes-Joker/articleshow/15555009.cms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor teaming up again, yay!!! :-)


Good news!!

I don’t know what Abhay objected to but I happened to love Aisha. I thought they had a wonderful chemistry. Fashionista, elegant as ever,  Sonam was a joy to watch. She filled the cinema with scent of flowers in that role. Abhay was perfectly cast. It was a light entertainer, appealing to women probably more than men. But still, I thought it was a sweet movie.

I am very happy to read that these two will be cast again together in Anand Rai’s next film. I truly hope the hatchet stays buried forever because these two make a winning screen couple. Whatever Abhay might have said that has inflamed Sonam’s heart, I am sure he didn’t mean to hurt anyone.  Let’s hope it’s all forgotten, forgiven. Bollywood is a small family with a big heart at the end of the day. People fight. People make up. Just like in any other family.

 

 

 

 

Abhay Deol, Sonam Kapoor bury the past

Thursday, April 26, 2012 (Mumbai)
Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor seem to have buried the hatchet and are teaming up once again in Tanu Weds Manudirector Anand L Rai’s next film.Abhay is doing a small but significant role in the film, which marks the Bollywood debut of the South star Rajnikanth’s son-in-law and Kolavari Disinger-actor, Dhanush.Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor had a fall-out during the shoot of Sonam’s home venture, Aisha. Reportedly, Mr Deol was not too happy with the way his role and the film had turned out. He was even quoted saying some unflattering things about Anil Kapoor.The actress didn’t take it lightly and reacted strongly against him. After their initial outburst, both the actors later claimed all was well between them and that they were open to working together again.

A source said, “Abhay and Sonam are very professional actors. They won’t let personal differences come in the way of their professional lives. Both share mutual respect for each other as actors. When the director told Sonam that he was considering Abhay for the role, she was more than happy. Abhay is also comfortable working with Sonam again.”

Without divulging much on their roles, the source informed that both the actors will share screen space in the film. “All I can say is that they will come face to face and their chemistry is amazing in the scene,” the source revealed.

The source also said, “Abhay took it up because it’s a beautiful role and he loved it.” The film, which is going on floor by the end of May, will be shot in Benaras.

 

http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2012/apr/260412-Abhay-Sonam-bury-the-past.htm