Thursday, 29 November 2007

Konkona Exclusive Interview On Indiafm for "AAJA NACHLE" ....

- Ther is a very good interview on Konkona's tomorrow release "Aaja Nachle" , sharing screen space with Madhuri and working with Yash Raj. Read it !

What's going through your mind right now?
I am very excited and dying to see the film's reaction. I've just seen the film and it's come out better than the best. It was such fun to shoot that it was evident from the film.

Was working with Madhuri like working with any other co-star you've worked with before?
When you are on the sets working with Madhuri Dixit, you tend to forget that she is 'The Madhuri Dixit' because she is so normal. Honestly speaking, she is unassuming, very friendly, very considerate. There was a time when my knees were hurting and she came forward like any other friend and offered her help. Yes, it was special to be working with her because I never thought that my wish to work with her would come true one day.

Again with Kunal Kapoor...or....Not again!
No, not at all. He is a great co-star to work with and very funny. We are romancing each other in this film too like you saw us in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag but in a different context all together. Here you will see a lot of humour and laughter in our roles here.

Did you say 'Yes' to Aaja Nachle because of Madhuri Dixit or Yash Raj Films?
The first time I read the script, I did not know that Madhuri Dixit was in the lead. Her presence in the film was given to us in the later stage. I didn't even meet Anil Mehta in the beginning. It was Aditya Chopra who narrated me the idea. I heard his thoughts and Aaja Nachle came across to me as a very warm-hearted film and a story with a lot of soul. I like it from that stage onwards and then came all the surprises when I found out that Anil Mehta was directing it and Madhuri was to play the lead. As one says - It just got better and better.

How was it to share screen space with Madhuri?
Madhuri shares screen space with not only me but all of us, whether it's Kunal, Ranvir, Vinay Pathak or Raghuveer Yadav. Sharing screen space with Madhuri is just so unbelievable. She is right in front of you and you tend to go speechless when she delivers her lines. She is an inspiration to watch and when you watch this film you will know exactly why.

How was Anil Mehta as a director?
Anil Mehta is extremely relaxed and laid back. He isn't one of those who shouts and stresses on the sets and it's so easy to work in such an environment where your director is calm and focused. He is very creative too and all of us had a memorable time working with Anil Mehta.

In your recent past, we've seen you play very lively and vivacious characters. Is Aaja Nachle going to be repetitive?
I don't frankly think that any of them have been repetitions in the past either whether it's 15 Park Avenue or Page 3 or Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Lively and vivacious aren't the generic terms to describe the roles I've played so far. I think they are versatile. Aaja Nachle too in a cliched way is 'zara hatke'.

Are we going to see you complete a hat-trick with Yash Raj Films after Aaja Nachle?
For the time being, I have only been offered Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Aaja Nachle. Let's see what happens in the future with Yash Raj Films.

What's so different about Yash Raj Films than other banners?
I think the biggest advantage of working with Yash Raj Films as a producer is that they do not bring their 'Yash Raj' presence on the sets. They make sure that everything goes smoothly and on time and let the actors and directors do the things.

Any memorable behind the scene incidents you'd like to share with us?
We all used to bring home made food on the sets and then get together at lunch time in one room and share our food with each other. Now this is quite rare and it doesn't happen in any film. That was a good bit of bonding for us. I also remember on the first day when I went to see how the choreography of the film was, I fainted and died but it lasted only for that day. Then I got used to it and got better and better at it.

Don't you think Aaja Nachle's true star is the choreographer?
Yes, certainly. Vaibhavi Merchant is instrumental to the film. It's all about singing and dancing but what Madhuri plays in the film is a choreographer's role and all that comes from Vaibhavi herself. She is indeed an inspiration for all of us.

Describe your role in Aaja Nachle.
I play a tomboy in this film who is called Anokhi. She is someone who is really funny and endearing. Anokhi is very enthusiastic but she just can't sing or dance to save her life. She is dying to join Madhuri's troupe of dancers but only after 'jee-tood mehnat' (working hard) she gets to join and eventually learns to dance and sing.

Any message for your fans?
Please go and watch Aaja Nachle because you will definitely enjoy it, have fun and be good to all.

(very good interview , right ? Go and watch "AAJA NACHLE" , tomorrow)

Ik Teekhi Teekhi Si Ladki - Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Lagaa Chunari Mein daag - Ik Teekhi Teekhi Si Ladki - Rani
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Just listen and watch this sweet song "Ik Teekhi Teekhi Si Ladki" from "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag" . Kokona is sooo beautiful . Don't forget tomorrow "AAJA NACHLE".

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Konkona as Charulata !

No, this isn't her next project.

I have read a interesting question of Shreyas Talpade on Konkona! (Filmfare -November issue)

"If you were given a chance to direct a remade of a Classics, which one would it be, who would you cast and why?"

Konkona Sen Sharma: "I don't really want to remake a classics but just for the sake of fantasy, I would choose Satyajit Ray's "Charulata" because I've always dreamt of playing the role. Of course , I would cast myself as Charulata. Since I am too lazy to act and direct, I would let someone else direct. And the rest of the cast has to be the same as original. I don't want any change."

Same with me , I really want to see Koko play the Madhabi Mukherjee Classic role as lonely and heart-breaking wife .Hopefully someone will make this dream true.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Konkona joins the cotton World.

Now, Konkona Sen join joined Cotton World in their move to introduce cotton bags for the shoppers and do away with plastic bags. The proceeds from the recyclable bags will go directly to CRY. She says "I am known to wear cotton and khadi. I personally don't like synthetic. I think it is something to do with Delhi University days." At event she wears simply sans jewelry ,make-up and also a white cotton empire waist tunic with high neck and a deep slit in the front, three fourth sleeves with pin tucks and dark blue jeans.
Now I see this lady take part in many charity as well as social activities. And even I want to see her in more meaningful movies. Good Luck , Konkona!

Madhuri Dixit Magic On Nach Baliye 3

Watch Madhuri Special on Nach Baliye this Friday.Madhuri Dixit caused hysteria as she unleashed her magic on dance reality show Nach Baliye 3. She was accompanied by her co-stars from Aaja Nachle : Kunal Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma. It's a must watch video! Enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Making of "Aaja Nachle"-Sneak Peek

Queen came back film "Aaja Nachle" is ready to storm at cinemas for next week. Here is a short video chips for comments on Madhuriji form other casts. My Konkona is in it , Enjoy !

Konkona tomboy looks in "Aaja Nachle"

From trailers and official website , we already noticed Konkona's new look in next week release "Aaja Nachle" ! She do an unusual role - a local tomboy with two left feet. She cannot sing and dance but she come forward to help Madhuri do a musical to save her guru's theatre from being demolished. For much more information we have to watch "Aaja Nahle" next week.
For me I really excited this film for both Konkona and Madhuri. Can Yash Raj return their blockbusters with this. All this will answer just next week , 30th November. I hope we should go First day First show.

Aaaaaaaaaajjja Naaccccchle !

Monday, 12 November 2007

Konkona wins best actress award in NYC

As I mentioned, Konkona is nominated for "Dosar" and now she win ! Konkon was given the award at a glittering function on Sunday night by Madhur Jaffrey. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.

Other winners are -

  • Rituparno Ghosh for "Dosar"
  • Danny Denzongpa for "Frozen"
  • Best Film for Manorama Six feet Under and
  • Verizon People's Choice Award to Love Story by Amit Gupta.

Now this is very clear that we have to watch "Dosar" for Konkona And Rituparno Ghosh , moreover hopefully we will amazed when the national awards are announced.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Konkona nominated for best actress in South Asian film festival !

South Asian film festival opened in New York with the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Saawariya" yesterday.This is organised by the Indo-American Arts Council, opened on Wednesday with a red carpet welcome for actors and directors, including Mira Nair, Milind Soman and Konkona Sen Sharma.

It is a five-day festival and will close with "The Last Lear" starring Amitabh Bachchan and directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Awards in seven categories including best film, best director, best actor and best actress will be announced on the closing night.

And Konkona Sen Sharma is nominated for best actress in ''Dosar'' and Raima Sen for "Manorama Six Feet Under" .

directors Rituparno Ghosh and Buddhadeb Das Gupta are expected to attend the closing night ceremony. The film festival aims at raising the profile of the South Asian film industry outside India and one of the biggest film festivals of South Asian films outside India, the event is showcasing over 50 Indian independent and diaspora films over five days.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Konkona in "Aaja Nachle" !

Official website of "Aaja Nachle" is just team up and check Konkon's new looks in this film. I love it she is sooo sweet ! And we have to watch out how will she dance ?

Monday, 5 November 2007

A lovingly song devoted to Konkona Sen Sharma in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

I find a very edited beautiful song devoted to Konkona Sen Sharma in "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag" ! I love this fan video and I hope you all will be the same.

Just watch this song and after that you will regarded her as one of most beautiful Indian women. :)

Sunday, 4 November 2007

In Dino Dil Mera - Life in a ... Metro (2007)

I hope we all know what is the power of love? Love can make magic very beautifully and transform yourself to better. "In Dino Dil Mera" from Konkona' film "Life in a ... Metro" describe such magic of love.
This is a very beautifully rendered soft rock song that belongs to the genre that the Pakistani bands have mastered much earlier. The young music director Pritam is finding a place amongst the love birds with this romantic song.

I recently get the translation this song at a reader's request, so I describe lyrics with translation here.-

In dino, dil mera, mujhse hai keh raha
These days my heart is telling me to
Tu khwaab saja, tu ji le jaradesign
my dreams and live my life better
Hai tujhe bhi ijaazat, karle tu bhi mohabbat
You must also love for you have the rights to

Berang si hai badi zindagi, kuch rang toh bharoon
My life has become pale, let me fill it with some colors
Main apni tanahaayi ke waaste ab kuchh toh karoon
Let me do something about my loneliness too
Jab mile thodi fursat , khud se karle mohabbat
When you find some time, one must love the self
Hai tujhe bhi izaazat, karle tu bhi mohabbat
You must also love for you have the rights to

Usko chhupaakar main sabse kabhi le chaloon kahin door
I want to hide her and take her somewhere very far
Aankhon ke pyaalon se pita rahoon uske chehre ka noor
From the chalice of my eyes, I want to keep drinking the beauty of her face
Is zamaane se chhupakar , puri karloon main hasrat
Hiding from this society, I want to complete my grief & longing.
Hai tujhe bhi ijaazat, karle tu bhi muhabbat
You must also love for you have the rights to

(In dino dil mera...)

I hope you all enjoy this song and will favourite for ones who know what is love deeply. Feel it ~~!

Konkona's film “Chai Pani etc” short-listed for the International Independent Film Festival

Konkona's multiplex film “Chai Pani etc.” was released in 2004 in which she play double role as Shanti & Radha Joshi . Now this film is short-listed for the International Independent Film be held this coming week in Brussels.
“Chai Pani etc.” Written, directed and produced by Delhi-based Manu Rewal , film struggle against censorship for seven months soon after it was made.This film will be shown at Brussels between November 6 and 11 alongside Mani Ratnam’s much talked about “Guru” and Rituparno Ghosh’sDosar”. It is also credited with being the first “non-Bollywood feature film”.
Konkona's very first film Amu was released yesterday in DVD after two years of unofficial release and now this “Chai Pani etc.” For me I have to wilt for her films DVD release like "Amu" , "Dosar" and now "“Chai Pani etc.”

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Konkona to host My Brilliant Brain for Nat Geo.

Now Konkona Sen Sharma is all set to host a series called My Brilliant Brain, which will be aired on National Geographic channel : a series that enquires the basis of geniuses: are these amazing and bizarre capabilities genetic, developed, or attained by accident?

This My Brilliant Brain is National Geographic’s next Indian based initiative after Mission Everest and Mission Udaan.

Moreover she will also be a part of a special Indian film, which will be aired along with the international line-up.

Hopefull we will see more success in Konkona's future and wait for the show.