His bare, hairy chest and her rather bold lovemaking scenes in Tera Saath hai Kitna Pyaara in Feroz Khan’s Jaanbaaz sizzled the screens back in the 1980s and now Anil Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia will come back on the screen for Aneez Bazmee’s Welcome Back. By the way, that hairy chest had also famously prompted Dimple to call Anil "a barber's nightmare".
Remind him of this, and Anil, who is now shooting with Dimple again, says, "Oh God! That was like ages ago. Dimple and I last worked together in Ram Lakhan, though in that film she was opposite Jackie Shroff. She is a fantastic person and such a good actress. We've been catching up on old times."
Anil regrets he hadn't connected with Dimple all these years. "She was very busy with her own life. I had my own commitments. It's difficult to keep in touch in this profession. I am glad we are working together. She hasn't changed at all."
Though Dimple is paired opposite both Anil and Nana in Welcome Back, she is seen largely in Anil's company.
Both AneeZ and his producer Firoz Nadiadwala are huge FK fans. In fact, Welcome even starred Feroz Khan while the sequel Will have Naseeruddin Shah taking over the role. Nana, we are told, is not in a gregarious mood and likes to keep to himself between shots.
KARAN JOHAR SEEMS TO BE SLIPPING UP
Karan Johar is suave, witty and incredibly chatty. The Koffee With Karan host knows how to make his starry people spill the beans on his popular show. But if you think that KJo is as informed as he is opinionated, you are certainly not right.
It so happened that when Farhan Akhtar appeared on KWK on Tuesday night with Vidya Balan, the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actor corrected KJo about one of the questions in the notorious Koffee quiz round (KJo said Arnold Schwarzenegger is Australian, when in fact, he is Austrian). Since Karan is quick to shoot down any such mistakes in others, it was a refreshing change to see him eat humble pie for once.
ABHAY DEOL TAKES ON RECORD LABEL
There’s always some sort of politics involved when movies are being released and there’s always someone controlling some aspect of any movie. Abhay Deol seems to be experiencing the same as a producer at the hands of a ‘giant record label’ and went on his Facebook page to make it clear he will not be bullied. We believe the label in question is Tips and going by the comments Abhay’s fans have made, there is strong support for him. Music Director Vishal Dadlani has also shown his support for this:
GET READY FOR A BATTLE
My friends, I just did the unthinkable. I took on the giant record label of the music industry. Many of you on FB and those I meet on the road have been asking me when the music of my film will release. It is the 14th of January, my film is out on the 31st of this month and yet there are no albums available in the market.
Well the entire music fraternity is up in arms against the record labels because they expect musicians to sign a contract with a clause that is against the law. Producers like myself are expected to make sure that they sign. Which means if anyone is arrested for breaking the law it will be the producer!
I am also against the exploitation of artists. I believe in their rights and even if a musician was ready to sign it, I would advise him/her against it. As a result, I have no album in the market. In fact now, I wouldn't be surprised if the music company pulls out my promos from the TV channels. I don't have radio play anyway.
So far, no producer or studio has taken on this record label. Me and Viacom have nothing more to lose, they have already killed any potential buzz the music could have created for the film had it been put up for sale weeks ago. At the moment I have the entire music fraternity behind me. Ram Sampat and Sona Mohapatra , Amit Trivedi, Vishal and Shekhar, Javed Akhtar and of course Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have all expressed their support.
Now I am just waiting to see which producers, actors and studios will come forth to highlight this issue.
I hope my film will not suffer as a result.
I believe in the power of the individual.