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Stuntman sues Suniel Shetty for one crore

By | Galatta |
2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Stuntman sues Suniel Shetty for one crore

Stuntmen in Bollywood are the ones who are usually far from the spotlight, but not in this case. Stuntman Puran Chauhan has accused Suniel Shetty of nonpayment of dues to the tune of Rs. 1 crore for his expertise used in the 2007 film The Little Godfather.

Post the filing of the complaint, the Delhi High Court has summoned Shetty to appear before the bench on October 19.

On the other hand, a spokesperson from Shetty's production house claims that Purna's claims are based on forged documents.

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

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Suniel Shetty returns to action genre with Hindi remake of Keerthichakra

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Suniel Shetty returns to action genre with Hindi remake of Keerthichakra

After having debuted with the hardcore action flick Balwaan almost two decades ago, Suniel Shetty went on to experiment in various genres right from romance to comedy to socially relevant films. However, those fans who have been pining to see 'Anna' in an action role can finally smile as the actor is all ready to start his next action film.

The film in question is a remake of the popular Malayalam film Keerthichakra and will be directed by Major Ravi (an ex-Indian Army Major). Major Ravi, who has been associated with directors like Priyadarshan and Rajkumar Santoshi in the past, had directed the original version starring Mohanlal which was a runaway success.

Speaking about the film, Suniel says, "Yes... I am excited about doing an action film after a long while. The original version Keerthichakra was a huge success and I hope that the Hindi remake also does well. I play the role of an officer who leads a team of 10 young commandos. My character is like a mentor and guide to the young boys. "

The film is based on the militancy issue in Jammu and Kashmir. While Suniel has been finalized for the lead role, the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Anees Bazmee signs Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty and Celina Jaitley for Thank You

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Anees Bazmee signs Irrfan Khan, Suniel Shetty and Celina Jaitley for Thank You

The core cast of Anees Bazmee's rom-com Thank You just got bigger. After Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan has been added to the cast in a pivotal role. Suniel Shetty and Celina Jaitly play another couple in the film.

Says Anees, "I've worked with Suniel and Celina before and enjoyed the experience. But I'm working with Irrfan for the first time. He is perfect for the part of Bobby Deol's boss."

Irrfan has a crammed year ahead. As soon as he finishes Saat Khoon Maaf, he heads for Canada to shoot for Anees Bazmee's Thank You.

Says Irrfan, "Yes, I'm doing Anees' film. I've always wanted to work with Anees Bazmee. It's always advisable to include spicy food in your cuisine. That's why I'm doing Anees' Thank You. The role is perfect. And I get to work with another lovely girl Sonam Kapoor."

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Suniel Shetty skips pa-in-law's 80th birthday for Goa Film Festival

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Suniel Shetty skips pa-in-law's 80th birthday for Goa Film Festival

It was, after all, his first ever film festival. Suniel Shetty, who attended the 40th International Film Festival in Goa on Saturday for the screening of his new film Red Alert, has reluctantly chosen to play the professional instead of a family man for once. Explains Suniel, "I had to choose between attending my screening in Goa and going for my father-in-law's 80th birthday celebration in the US. My wife and her entire family, who are like my own family, are there. I am like a son in my wife's family. Moreover, ever since my father-in-law lost his wife, he hasn't been himself. It was a heartbreaking decision. But one that my wife helped me to make."

Sunil's father-in-law turns 80 this week. And it is a very special occasion, especially for a family-oriented man like Suniel.

"But I had to be in Goa for the screening of Red Alert on Saturday (28 November). A sell-out at all the screens in Goa, the film is being recognized at international film festivals. I think the goras are very keen to know about the naxalite movement. They've heard about other forms of unrest across the world. But naxalism is new to them."

Suniel is also excited because he has never attended a film festival before. "Goa is my first film festival. Can you believe it? In all these years, I've never been to a film festival in my life! I wasn't there earlier this month at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York where I won the Best Actor Award for my performance in Red Alert. This time I had to be there for my festival."

Suniel, whose realistic performance as a naxalite in Red Alert is getting him critical applause, is also pleased with the response to his just-released no-brainer De Dana Dan. "It is a full-on paisa-wasool Priyadarshan film. And we've all given our sweat and blood to it."

Suniel had a major accident while shooting the climax, which kept him bedridden for months. "The chest region is still not fully healed. But like I said, De Dana Dan was a whole lot of fun. Then I've another comedy Anees Bazmee's No Problem coming up. I think I am finally done with making mistakes in my career."

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Suniel Shetty bags Best Actor award at South Asian International Film Festival

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Suniel Shetty bags Best Actor award at South Asian International Film Festival

Suniel Shetty is a happy man these days. For his performance in the upcoming Red Alert, he has bagged the Best Actor award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York.

An ecstatic Sunil says, "It is a fabulous feeling. In all the reviews of my films till date, a majority have called me 'wooden' or said 'gives a routine performance'. To win an award at a recognized film festival like the SAIFF in New York is a big high as an actor and makes me want to work harder and better."

Sunil goes on to add, "The film is on a Naxal setting and right now is the right time for the film to come out."

His performance was appreciated by the jury and�audiences. The theme of the movie has a universal appeal. As everybody on planet earth is affected by terrorism, external or internal...

The film's director Ananth Mahadevan says, "I am happy especially for Suniel because his performance is being appreciated at a global level. When I took this film to him, he had told me in his humble way not to make the film with him in a solo lead. But I was sure he could pull off the character of Narasimha and he did."

T.P. Agarwal, Chairman of Producers' Association IMPPA and owner of Star Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. was present at the SAIFF function to receive the award and addressed to the media, "I am overwhelmed with the response I have received for the film and Suniel's performance. Finally, we have received an international platform to bring to light�the burning issue of increasing intra-state conflicts."

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Suniel Shetty got emotional during funeral speech scene in Daddy Cool

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Suniel Shetty got emotional during funeral speech scene in Daddy Cool

In his new film Daddy Cool, Suniel Shetty had to deliver a long speech in memory of his dead�on screen�father.

Suniel dug into his own emotions for the first time and thought of his own father. "It was a�touching moment for me. I forgot I was acting a part. I became my own father's son while speaking of my character's father."

Though Daddy Cool is an official remake of Frank Oz's 2007 comedy Death At A Funeral, Suniel Shetty, who plays the role of the elder son at his father's funeral (played by Matthew MacFeyden in the original), says the emotions have been completely changed in the desi remake.

"Funerals are no laughing matter in our culture. So while remaking the original, we had to keep in mind the local sentiments. Ours is far more emotional, far less farcical comedy than Death At A Funeral. In plot and characters, Daddy Cool is exactly like Death At A Funeral, including my character's speech for his father at the end, which is what prompted me to accept the role," says Suniel, proud to be part of one of Bollywood's first official remakes of a Hollywood film.

All the characters in Daddy Cool are the same as in Death At A Funeral except Javed Jaffrey's. "That's right," says Suniel. "And Sharad Saxena plays the dead dad. He's a wonderful corpse."

Others who have played a corpse include Satish Shah in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Anupam Kher in Rahul Rawail's risqué and raunchy Buddha Mar Gaya which was uncannily like Death At A Funeral although both came out at the same time.

Says Suniel, "Daddy Cool is not the least risqué or vulgar. We've kept it clean." So proud are producers Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria of their remake that they intend to show Daddy Cool to the makers of Death At A Funeral.

"There's nothing underhand or unfair in this adaptation. We've gone by all the rules. The producers have paid a huge amount�to get the remake rights. And then Reliance Big Pictures bought the rights for Boney M's song Daddy Cool. You could say Daddy Cool is the face of the new corporate Bollywood. We can't have sneaky stolen films any more. Everything has to be on paper," says Suniel.

Suniel had a ball shooting for Daddy Cool. "It was like one big picnic, just like Priyadarshan's De Dana Dan. All of us never knew when the film started and ended."

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Neil Mukesh signs action film with Suniel Shetty

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Neil Mukesh signs action film with Suniel Shetty

Neil Mukesh is rapidly acquiring the reputation of Mr. Careful. After doing a completely wacky noire film Johnny Gaddaar, he's now headed to Sudhir Mishra’s art-house special

Upen to whoop it up with Govinda & Suniel Shetty

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2011-07-25T00:00:00 +05:30 stuntman sues suniel shetty for one crore - Movie Cinema News

Upen to whoop it up with Govinda & Suniel Shetty

Upen Patel is all set to do a comedy for Suniel Shetty's Popcorn Entertainment .It will star the youngster with Suniel Shetty and Govinda. "It would be very different from what one w

 
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