Sophie Choudry at Being Human Fashion Show with the stars who walked the ramp to the foundation. WTG Sallu miya... atleast after these social works katty will come to you cos of ur charity mind. Akhir itna paisa kya kar loge kuch toh gareeboh mein bat do...
"I am still a teenager", says Amitabh Bachchan right at the beginning of "Aladin", setting the mood for the film to follow. Young at heart and fresh in treatment, "Aladin" wouldn't have been possible without him.
Playing Genius - The Genie could have gone either way since he is expected to be whacky, quirky, a little eccentric, a bit mad and hugely lovable.
The narrative is clearly divided into two sections. If the first half is more children friendly, the second half has a lot going for teenagers and above.
There is some fun in store for children with a donkey's head replacing Riteish's, his guitar turning into a frog and him being thrown in the air after being turned into a balloon. The funny antics that follow may not have grown ups rolling with laughter, but should surely keep the smiles on.
Amitabh's 'Yo dude' act keeps the fun going. He adopts a completely different body language as the flamboyant genie, who is happy moving on with the times, and could give the younger generation a run for its money.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt's Ringmaster character makes on and off appearances, though one would have expected to see more of him.
The entire past about Aladin and the Genius gets a little confusing.
The real fun begins in the second half with the battle between good versus evil. Sanjay becomes more prominent on screen, the past is unearthed, action and thrills take centrestage and the best of VFX is unveiled.
The visuals belong to the never-seen-before variety, especially the ones where Big B is shown repenting about his misdeeds. The flashback sequence is extremely well done too.
Sujoy Ghosh does well in conjuring the imaginary world of 'Khwaish' that gives the film a visual appeal. This is further enhanced by the presence of newcomer Jacqueline Fernandes.
Riteish is likeable as the young man who gets superpowers towards the film's end, hence keeping an option for a sequel.
Sanjay is good but how one wishes that he had at least a couple of dramatic scenes with Amitabh.
However, the film completely belongs to Amitabh who totally steals the show. Watch him in "Genie Rap" and you'll know why.
The story of "Aladin" is legendary and Genie and Jasmine are known worldwide. This is why it requires courage for a filmmaker to set the film in contemporary times and come up with his own take on a well loved tale.
Ghosh does exactly that as he lets his imagination go wild and spins a tale that ends up relating the past, present and future of these characters. This VFX filled entertainer is just the right recipe if one is looking for a family entertainer.
"My camaraderie with Lara is excellent and I am extremely fond of her. I have worked with her before; so I share a certain rapport with her," Riteish told us in an interview.
'Do Knot Disturb' is his third film with the former beauty queen after 'Bardaasht' and 'Masti'.
"As colleagues it is important to have on-screen chemistry and when you are doing comedy it is important to have the right timing and everything. Both of us understand that.
"It's great that there are times when we got a scene and we didn't need to rehearse because I know exactly what Lara is going to do and she knows exactly what I'm going to do," added the actor who is also doing Sajid Khan's 'Housefull' with the actress.
'Do Knot Disturb' also stars Govinda and Sushmita Sen and is slated to hit screens Oct 2.
The 30-year-old actor, who has emerged as a comic star after doing a series of comedies like 'Masti', 'Dhamaal', 'Heyy Baby' and 'Kyaa Kool Hai Hum' among others, revealed that his dream of working with Govinda was realised when he was offered this film.
"I always wanted to work with Govinda and David Dhawan. I'm glad that both these people came together in a single film."
So was he insecure or nervous about working with the king of comedy?
"Insecurity comes in when there is competition. In my head it is very clear that Govinda is a far superior actor. He is an institution. You cannot compete with him. Once you understand this, you are free to do as you wish and there is freedom to give your best," he said.
But at the same time Riteish admits while shooting for the laugh riot he was on his toes.
"I was always on my toes because Govinda is such a good actor that you don't want to let him down or let the scene down because of your incompetence. I tried to do as good as possible so that I can match up to his talent and calibre. I didn't want people to say that Govinda is doing so well, but Riteish is spoiling it," he added.
When asked about his reason to stick to mainly comic capers, Riteish, who started his career in 2003 with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', says that it is not a deliberate attempt to limit himself in one genre.
"Doing comedies is not a deliberate attempt. When certain films work, those are the kinds of offers that keep coming to you; that's the reason why I feature mostly in laugh riots," elucidated Riteish.
"But I'm glad that now I have some films which are not comedies. So I'm looking forward to other genres. It's important for these films to do well so that more such films get offered to me."
Riteish will be seen in three non-comedies that include 'Aladin', 'Rann' and 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai'.