Bole Toh ! Bole Toh !
Kaisi hoyegi hayee....
Aisi ya Waisi? Arey kaisi hoyegi hayee..
Apun ko jaisi mangti hai waise hogi haye!!
Haye re Haye.....Haye re Haye ! Lage raho "Peter" Bhaiii !
Hmm, Since the search for the herione for "Peter gaya kaam se" is going on ! I wanted to find a perfect heroine for Rajeev !
So lets do some Heroine scouting for Rajeev !!
After all, The audience is the King......So we have a right to choose !Karo apni manmaani !!
So here are a few Namooni's .......These are the heroines I could think of opposite Rajeev.......
Bachnaa Aye Haseeno.....Lo Main Aagaya !!
Husn ka aashiq ,Husn ka dushman...
Apni adaa hai yaaron se juda...
So, Now coming to the Probable Pairings ! Choose your favorites...Coz we might see him with one of these actresses sooner or later !!
1.Amrita Rao ..
(To debut with Aamir Khan's Ghajini)
(Debuted with Jannat)
(Jaane tu....Yaa jaane na..)
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Rajeev's E-mails regarding Aamir!!
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Articles Related to Aamir(The Film) and Rajeev
|ublication:Times Of India Lucknow;||Date:Jun 25, 2008;||Section:Lucknow Times;||Page Number:19|
'TV actors don't make it big in films? Says who !'
Rajeev Khandelwal, after Shah Rukh Khan, is proving that transition from small to big screen is possible
ROSHNI K OLIVERA Times News Network
Just a few months ago it was "Look Sujal's here" or "See Captain Rajveer Shekhawat is around". But something's changed. He's Aamir for the world today, or actually Rajeev Khandelwal himself. His small screen character names are slowly fading into oblivion simply because the man has made a huge transition to the big screen with rave reviews about his performance in his debut film Aamir.
Incidentally, after Shah Rukh Khan, he's the first male TV actor to make the transition successfully. Many others who tried failed, some even miserably. Rajeev says about this, "I'm glad the mindset that TV actors can't make it on the big screen will change now. Also the fact that a small film with no heroine can work! It's all about the right script and execution."
So how much has life changed for him? "Life always remains the same. Things around you change. Today, there are a lot more expectations, a little more respect and a lot of love! The response I've got is overwhelming and I'm happy I've lived up to people's expectations." But he isn't celebrating his success and there's a reason behind that. "I'm not on cloud nine and that's because before my film released I'd decided that if it didn't do well, I wouldn't go into depression! So similarly, I'm not partying hard either."
He has signed his second film Peter Gaya Kaam Se, a romantic film, opposite a newcomer, where he plays a loverboy. He surely must have been waiting for this considering he's always had a romantic onscreen image. "Actually, I wanted to do something different from what I've done in my first film. And, for how long can I keep myself away from romance?" he laughs.
With competitors like Harman Baweja and Imran Khan who are well-packaged, where does he see himself fitting in, especially with song and dance? "I'm happy to have such good batchmates and there are so many of them... I think around 25 are making their debut this year. About me dancing on screen, well, it's going to be fun," he says excitedly.
Rajeev's always been the risktaker, whether it was when he quit the TV show Kahin Toh Hoga that made him a household name or later when he gave up television for films. "If you want to take a leap you have to take chances. One has to live life on the edge to make it exciting," is his mantra. His acting dream incidentally dates back to the time when he was in class three. And there's a dramatic twist to this, too! In class nine he got an opportunity to be part of a show for the local Doordarshan network in Jalandhar (his father, who was in the army was posted there). But that entailed going out of town and missing school and so his dad refused. "As I tore the script to bits, I decided I would become an actor one day. Here I am," he smiles.
THE RISING STAR: Rajeev Khandelwal
0 N M Y S H E L F
"I hope the script for my next film is on my shelf soon !"
Never let a hectic schedule affect your reading. I usually read a few books at a time. Right now, I have plenty lined up on my shelf, incuding Jeffrey Archer's latest, A Prisoner By Birth. It is simply unputdownable! A good book should have both a great plot as well as brilliant writing. Only then can it sustain interest. On these parameters, I vote for Ayn Rand and Jeffrey Archer as my favourite writers. My alltime faves are The Fountainhead and Kane And Abel. But what I'm eagerly awaiting now is the script of my third film. I hope that's on my shelf soon!
— As told to AMIN ALI
DIPS 'N' CURVES
—SUBHASH K JHA
Acluster of newcomers made their disastrous debuts last week in two romantic films. They deserved better. So did we. Romance, it would seem, has gone out of fashion. There was a time when debutants clamoured to be introduced in cotton-candy coochie-cooing excursions. No more. Everyone is looking for a different kind of launch. And so, Rajeev Khandelwal has no leading lady in Aamir. Aamir Khan's nephew and Priyanka Chopra's boyfriend who make their debuts next month are seen doing unconventional things in the promotional gambits. Luckily for Imraan and Harman, their heroines are tried and tested. Bollywood has a serious history of one newcomer falling by the wayside when double debutants appear together. Does anyone remember Harish and Kamal Sadanah who debuted opposite Karisma and Kajol in Prem Qaidi and Bekhudi, respectively?
Even the mighty Kamal Haasan was a casualty of addled stardom. He lost out to his co-star Rati Agnihotri in their Hindi debut Ek Duuje Ke Liye. And where is Vivek Mushran who made his maiden appearance with Manisha Koirala in Saudagar? It's not as if the ladies always march past their co-stars. Guys too leave the ladies behind quite often. Akshay Kumar debuted with Shantipriya in Saugandh. She vanished. He went from strength to strength. It can be said with a fair degree of conviction that none of the debutants from last week stand any chance of making it beyond the checkpost. And they included star kids (producer Kumar Mangat's daughter, Shekhar Suman's son) and wannabes from outside like Nakuul Mehta.
Kumar Mangat's daughter came to us with adequate publicity. And vocal and visible support from 'Ajay bhaiya' and 'Kajol bhabhi'. And stories of Adhayayan Suman's warm friendship with Kangna Ranaut reached us before his debut film did. Net result: No curiosity. So what makes a film hot at the box office? While chatting with Rani Mukerji the other day, I realised there's absolutely no rhyme or reason why a film does well or not. "Tara Rum Pum did well enough last year," she grumbled. "But it was dubbed a flop." Her new film is about a return to arcadian innocence that would be considered highly risky in these times of acute cynicism. In De Taali, Rimi
Sen is made to watch the unedited version of Ram Gopal Varma's Aag. Perhaps next year another wise guy will make another film that will show someone being tortured watching De Taali!
'There is no formula for success'
TV actor Rajeev Khandelwal, talks to Swati R Chaudhary about his debut film Aamir, a psychological thriller
How would you describe your debut film Aamir?
Aamir is a complete Bollywood commercial thriller. It is not one of those run-of-the-mill thrillers. You would be forced to think. It's a battle of ideologies. It's a psychological thriller. There are no superstars, larger than life locations or supporting cast to sell the film. Aamir is the story of an average middle class Indian.
What is your role in the film?
The film is about the problems average Indians face. It's the story of Aamir Ali who lands in Mumbai and is oblivious to the trap that is awaiting him. He is sucked deeper and deeper into it but eventually fights his way out. Aamir is an ordinary guy caught in extraordinary circumstances. He is no hero but becomes a hero.
How did Aamir happen?
After I quit my last television show, Left Right Left, I was offered Aamir. The script completely floored me. I think I was born to play Aamir. I have more than 25 bound scripts with me none of them excited me enough. I was not asked for any auditions or screen tests. Anurag Kashyap and his team showed a lot of confidence.
Chor bazaar, Nagpada, Crawford market, mutton market'85Why was the film shot at such congested locations?
The film is very real in terms of story telling. There are no larger than life portrayals in Aamir. To make it authentic, it was important for the film to be shot realistically. Mumbai is an integral part of the story line.
A first-time director (Rajkumar Gupta), no heroine, no item numbers, no exotic locales'85Why this chancy debut?
There is only one item in the film and that's me. (Laughs). My first film has to leave an impact and prove that I can deliver as an actor. Being an outsider, I knew no one would launch me in a Rs 35-cr magnum opus. Nobody would make a Saawariya with me. I know I have to make it on my own. As far as making a romantic, conventional debut is concerned, tell me which is the safest debut? There is no fixed formula to success. How many actors, who have made a romantic debut, have managed to stay back? There is no way to device a safe launch vehicle.
In retrospective, what do you feel about your decision of quitting television?
I was unhappy with the way things were happening. I am not much bothered about the zeroes on my paychecks than the script. Television was becoming mundane and unexciting. Besides, when is the right time to quit? When the show shuts down or people get bored of the show? The love and adulation is tempting but I believe you should leave things when you're at the helm of it. It takes a lot to detach and walk away at that peak time. But I have always believed in my decisions. It was difficult for me to walk out on the streets with everyone looking at me, smiling, blowing kisses especially when I knew I wasn't doing anything in the show (Kahinn to Hoga). I was doing something that was making absolutely no sense to me. That's when I decided to quit. I thought I wasn't worthy of all that adulation. I had to deliver. So I chose to walk out.
Any big banners or production houses lining up?
Big banners like YRF and Karan Johar haven't approached me. But some people who make a difference to the industry have approached me. I am just holding myself back. I am just doing another romantic film with UTV presently. I won't sign any more films until Aamir releases. I want people to see my work first.
Do people connect to you as 'Sujal' or Rajeev Khandelwal?
I am recognised more as Rajeev Khandelwal though Sujal is an intrinsic part of my life. When I walk out today, there are a lot of women who call me Sujal. There are plenty of people who call me Capt. Rajveer Shekhawat from Left Right Left. I feel very humbled. It's amazing feeling because every time someone walks up to me, I feel that they have decided to give me a couple of minutes out of their lives without expecting anything in return so the least I can do is make them feel special.
Apart from acting, what else are you passionate about?
I am passionate about life. I like cooking and love outdoor sports like mountaineering and river rafting. I like meeting people. My nariyal pani wala and the girl living down the slums are the most interesting people in my life. Whenever I return her smile, she blushes which makes me happy.
Your final take on Aamir?
I am proud of Aamir. I was destined to play Aamir. It had to happen to me. As far as the box office success of the film is concerned, I can't anything about it. — TWF
When Aamir landed in a lockup
16 May, 2008 07:15 am ISTlINDIATIMES MOVIES
Rajeev's Aamir has to Wait
Rajeev Khandelwal who swept the fairer sex off their feet with his role of the tough and introvert Sujal to become the heartthrob of the nation will have to wait for a while for his debut flick Aamir to hit the big screen. Aamir was slated to release by the end of May but now it is pushed to June 6. The actor has already started receiving rave reviews for the promos of the movie.
Talking about the delay of the movie, Rajeev says, "The release of Aamir is delayed as we are coming up with a song for the movie which would run for at least 15 days before its release. One can term it as a promotional strategy for the movie."
"This is a cult movie and people will find me in a different avatar altogether," adds the hunk.
The movie is about a bomb-blast that takes place in the city and Rajeev tries detecting and decoding it.
Well Rajeev whatever avatar you don all those girls can't wait anymore to see you back on-screen!
Aamir the story in Pictures !
|Aamir: Story in pictures|
Aamir is about a London-based doctor who returns to India only to find himself trapped in a political and religious dilemma.
|Aamir: Story in pictures|
He also took care of his makeup as the film was shot using hidden cameras so a vanity van was out of the question. He wanted real shots, therefore for continuity's sake, Rajeev would do his make up in a taxi or rickshaw.
On several occasions during the shoot Rajeev had to request his fans to allow them to shoot as the crowd was getting unmanageable.
I like Jaipur's character: Rajeev
Now June 6 hots up
By Taran Adarsh, May 20, 2008 - 09:06 IST
Multiple releases are the order of the day and the moment IPL concludes, the immediate week - June 6 - will witness a barrage of new films.
SARKAR RAJ was the first to block this date. AAMIR, Rajeev Khandelwal's debut film, was also shifted to this date subsequently. "AAMIR won't get affected by the SARKAR RAJ wave. Our film caters to a different audience," UTV's Siddharth Roy Kapur told me a few days ago.
Kamal Amrohi's grandson Mashhoor Amrohi makes his acting and directorial debut with HUMSEY HAI JAHAAN, also slated for release on June 6. Wait, there's one more film on this date - ZINDAGI TERE NAAM. This film was slated for release on May 30, but has been postponed to June 6 since the music is being launched on May 23 and its makers want to promote its music for at least two weeks before the film hits the marquee.
Bollywood's new star wars
'Aamir is not cashing in on the Jaipur blasts'
Still from Jannat
Why are you so selective about revealing the plot of your film?
Aamir is a cutting edge thriller about a common man who is pushed against the world and asked to do certain things. The crux of the film is whether he gives up or fights back to deal with the circumstances. It's a situation that any one of us can get into unknowingly and how one deals with it. Mine is a compelling, moving and entertaining film that doesn't have any conventional female lead. Since the thriller unfolds with each and every scene, I am reluctant to say anything further. At the most I can say the film is set against the backdrop of terrorism.
Jannat's release date coincided with the IPL matches. Aamir releases just weeks after the Jaipur serial blast. Do you think real-life connections will help your film at the box office?
The release date of my film was decided much before the tragedy struck. Aamir is not cashing in on the Jaipur blasts. No tragedy should be commercially exploited.
Producers are suddenly showing interest in making films on terrorism and the Naxalite movement. Is that because terrorism in India is again rearing its nasty head?
I am not aware of many recent films on terrorism. Of course, there is a herd mentality. But then, that's not Bollywood specific. The moment a certain genre of films is successful, Hollywood too throws up some more films in the same genre. As for terrorism, it has never remained dormant.
You are going on record to say that you weren't aware of Rajeev Khandelwal's previous work when you cast him as the lead. Considering that Rajeev is a popular television star, don't you think such comments can hurt his ego?
Frankly speaking, I have never followed television and hence didn't know about his work. I met him through common friends and interacted with him. Thereafter, he showed me some of his works on the DVD. Rajeev came across as an actor who never carried any baggage of being a television star. He had a lot of respect for the script and all of the technicians.
So, who is the real hero of your film - Rajeev or the script ?
The script. The only reason that my producers gave a break to a newcomer like me who has no filmi connections (I come from Hazaribagh) is because I had a cracking script. Of late, a number of big stars and production houses have released films that have bombed. The reason is that they didn't have a good script.
Do you do your research for a film and write the complete script before approaching your producers?
Yes. I've assisted Anurag Kashyap for Black Friday and No Smoking. And one must be prepared to show a bound script to every producer who wants to read it. A producer might reject a script and there could be chances of portions of one's script being copied by others because one has shown it to some producers. But that's a risk one has to take. Film-making, in any case, is a risky business.
What else did you learn from Anurag Kashyap?
He told me that a film has to be made from the heart. Budgets are no excuses. I can never say that my film would have been better had I got a crore more. Budgets don't decide whether a film is good or not.
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