Why go to Hollywood when it’s coming to Bollywood: Akshay (Film Snippets)

July 28th, 2009 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS  

Akshay Kumar Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who recently shared screen space with international stars Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh in “Kambakkht Ishq”, says he has no plans of heading to Hollywood.
“Why go to Hollywood when Hollywood is coming to Bollywood? I’m happy doing my work here as of now,” Akshay told IANS.

Now that “Kambakkht Ishq” has registered good profits at the box office, Akshay is looking forward to his other films that include “Blue”, “De Dana Dan” and “Action Replay”.

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Riteish has doubts about ‘honest journalists’

Actor Riteish Deshmukh says he was perplexed when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma narrated his role of an honest and sincere journalist in his media-based film “Rann”.

“Ramu (Varma) narrated the role to me. He said you have to play an honest, sincere and fair journalist in my film. And my first reaction was, ‘I hope this is not a fictitious character’,” Riteish told IANS.

“I agree there are loads of people in the media today who take up issues and use the medium to bring justice, as also bring in a certain sensibility among society, but a lot of them don’t. Facts are blown out of proportion and a lot of them survive on rumours.

“So I had my doubts about how real my character is. But the experience of shooting for the film was great,” he added.

“Rann” also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Purab Kohli as well as Gul Panag.

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Konkona finds business of cinema ‘boring’

She is known as an intelligent actress but Konkona Sen Sharma doesn’t want anything to do with the business of cinema - in the literal sense.

“I find the business of cinema very boring - the trade of cinema, the facts and figures, the money - that’s not what appeals to me about cinema and frankly, I don’t even know about it…,” said Konkona.

“What I like is playing different characters, meeting and interacting with creative personalities and not the profits,” she added.

Asked how she manages her own accounts, Konkona said: “I have a CA (chartered accountant) who handles my account. But that’s like a general account. I don’t have a very huge, Bollywood-like account.”

The National Award-winning actress, known for doing offbeat roles like “Mr & Mrs Iyer” and “Page 3″, will be seen next in a fully-commercial movie “Wake Up Sid” with Ranbir Kapoor. She is also doing “Mirch”, where she will play a double role for the first time.

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