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The insinuation that Rani Mukerji is a resident Yashraj heroine has the talented actress fuming. A source close to Rani says it takes the actress all her willpower to stop herself from bursting a blood vessel when she’s referred to as the ghar ki heroine at Yashraj.

“What exactly do people mean by this?” says a source very close to Rani. “Agreed Rani has done comparatively more films with the Yashraj banner. But that’s because any heroine in Bollywood would be foolish to turn down an author-backed heroine-centric part like Laga Chunri Mein Daag.”

Continues the source, “In fact Rani makes it a point to remind people that lately she did Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna, Ravi Chopra’s Baghban and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. None of these is a Yashraj film.”

In fact if rumours are to be believed, Rani is on the verge of signing a couple of films that are far removed from the Yashraj banner.

“One of course is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical Bajirao Mastani, which is far from shelved. Sanjay plans to make the film in the near future. And while the rest of the cast may change Rani as Bajirao’s wife remains in place. There are other films that Rani is seriously considering,” says the source.

Adds the source, “Some time ago, Rani said ‘no’ to Mira Nair’s Namesake for emotional reasons. The excuse was dates. But Rani had her own reasons for foregoing a role that has changed Tabu’s career internationally. Today Rani is in a space were she realises being hard-headed and business-like is what Bollywood is all about. She certainly does not want to be branded as a Yashraj heroine.”

Whispers that she acts like a hostess at Yashraj Studios are strongly denied by people close to the organisation. “This is all in people’s minds. Rani is at home in every production house. Have you seen her with Karan Johar or Sanjay Bhansali? She’s totally relaxed in their homes, has long chats with their moms and even goes into their kitchen at will.”

At the moment Rani is in intense preparation for her cricket film with new director Anurag Singh. Says the source, “It’s being said she’s agreed to work with a new director because of the banner. But Rani has worked with Kunal Kohli and Shaad Ali. Even Karan Johar was a debutant when Rani did Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. As for working with only Yashraj, Kunal Kohli’s Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic is entirely Kunal’s production. Yashraj have only lent their name.” You said the opposite RANI:

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Amisha Patel and Rani Mukherjee has team up once for Magal Pandey, and during that period, Rani Reign amoing other actors. Because she had success written everywhere around her, and she had YASH RAJ BANNER thooughout.

Today, Rani and Amisha are co-stars in the upcoming movie Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic. All eyes were on Amisha’s cameo apperance, which firstly got all the limelight, and her new look bikini shots , and now an extended role in the feature film. SO now having another 2 more films Aditya Chopra (Rumored Rani’s boyfriend) offered Amisha with two more YASH RAJ BANNER FILMS.

Oh no Rani, changing new hairstlye is not the NEW LOOK anymore. You goota lose that weight bubli!!
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She is proud of that loyal list, she is proud of that banner eventhough she has a fair share of success and flops, mov importantly she is proud to be the MISTRESS of Aditya Chopra, this KILLS US.

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June 11, 2008

Yash Raj Films has entered into an agreement with Dubai Infinity Holdings, the innovative and empowering investments enterprise of Dubai. The partnership signed by Yash Chopra and Samira Abdulrazzak, CEO, Dubai Infinity Holding is to build a large-scale entertainment district dedicated to the film brand.

The Yash Raj Films Entertainment District will comprise of theme park attractions, a movie palace, unique hotels and many other unique Indian genre entertainment concepts. All the components of the YRF District will be themed around the YRF banner. The first phase of the YRF Entertainment District is scheduled to be completed by 2012.
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And now that Rani Mukherjee’s home is organised, she has signed another Yash Raj film, and that too with a new director. Confirms a source close to Rani, “Rani has been totally immersed in getting her house in order. Her dream house, done up by Sussanne Roshan (and not Twinkle Khanna as reported in a part of the media) had become her primary obsession and that’s why she hasn’t been signing any new films, not because she’s getting married.

As for the rumours of her impending marriage, she had laid down bets with her close friend that the date set down in the press – February 10, 2008 – will come and go and she’d remain single. Rani now dares anyone else to set another date. She’ll win the bet again.”According to a family friend Rani is a close friend, not just of Adi but of the entire family. “Yashji and his wife are also very fond of her,” says the family friend.

With one more Yash Raj film Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic on the anvil, Rani has just signed another Yash Raj film, the only film she has given the nod to in the past six months. Says our source, “In fact now that her home is completely done, Rani is ready to sign more films.”

In spite of Tara Rum Pum and Laga Chunri Mein Daag not doing as well as expected last year, Rani Mukherjee continues to be a Yash Raj loyalist, and not for reasons that people seem to believe. According to people in the know there are no marriage plans between Rani and the Yash Raj scion, Aditya Chopra in the near future.

In spite of the recent setback, Yash Raj Films continues to sign new directors for big-budget projects. The latest recruit to the Yash Raj oeuvre is debutant Anurag Singh who will direct Rani Mukherjee. She’s now embarking on another phase in her career and is all set to be directed by Anurag Singh for a film featuring Shahid Kapoor.

Singh has no other feature film to his credit. But he has produced two films – Hum To Mohabbat Karega and Jurm, and has done films as an associate director with Rakesh Roshan.

He came into the Yash Raj fold as associate director on Dhoom 2 and was immediately recognised by Aditya Chopra as a talented movie maker.Says a source, “Though some of Yash Raj films, directed by debutantes like Vijay Krishna Acharya (Tashan) and Anil Mehta (Aaja Nachle), have proved disastrous, Aditya Chopra continues to believe in new talent. He feels that for every Tashan gone wrong there will be a Chak De India that goes right. Beginning with Anurag Singh, the banner is in the process of signing a number of new directors for big projects. And Rani continues to believe in Yash Raj.

Not that she isn’t open to outside offers, but Yash Raj remains her priority.”


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Talented film maker Kunal Kohli has finally been released from his contract with ailing production house Yash Raj Films. The forthcoming release Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic will be the last film that Kohli directs for Aditya Chopra’s label. Previous to this he has penned films like Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Hum Tum and Fanaa.

Kunal has already begun work on setting up his new production house, which will go be the name of Kunal Kohli Productions. He has a script ready for the first film, which will be a political satire and may star Aamir Khan. Three other films are also being planned, which will be directed by Kohli’s assistants Vicky Bahri, Danish Aslam and Bony Gandhi.

Says Kohli, “When I started out, someone had helped me learn the intricacies of filmmaking. Similarly, I want to help all my teammates who want to make films with whatever little experience I have gathered.”


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Rani is jealous of Ameesha’s closeness to Kunal.
The close friendship of director Kunal Kohli and ACTRESS Ameesha Patel is giving top name Rani Mukherjee the jitters… Rani feels that Ameesha is stealing the limelight from her.

Initially, Ameesha’s role in Kunal Kohli’s flick Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic was supposed to be only a guest appearance. However, because of her closeness with the director, the role has been extended… and now Ameesha is being promoted as one of the lead heroines in the flick. This isn’t going down well with Rani Mukherjee, who was hoping to make this film all her own.

A source says, “Kunal seems to be taken in by Amisha’s soft nature and even fought with ADITYA CHOPRA to get Amisha’s role extended in TPTM. And he has made her look stunning in the film, unlike Rani, who’s looking uninspired. The effort and care that has gone into Amisha’s character is very apparent.”

When Rani noticed Ameesha promoting the film as her own, she immediately went to boyfriend Aditya Chopra (producer of the film) and demanded Ameesha back off. Aditya then told Kunal to put the breaks on Ameesha or else he will never be allowed to work for Yash Raj Films again.

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According to Indian newspaper reports, head of Yash Raj Films Aditya Chopra is spending like no tomorrow… when it comes to his girlfriend Rani Mukherjee.
Aditya is already using the production house’s money to fund films that headline Rani, films which are consistently failing at the Box Office, and now he is buying the Bengal babe expensive gifts. Says a source, “Adi appeared extremely impressed by Rani’s performance as a fairy that comes to give love to Saif Ali Khan and his family (in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic) and gifted her the ring. After all, what better gift than to give diamonds — a woman’s best friend?”
There seems to be no stopping… next year will witness Rani feature in 3 more films produced by Aditya Chopra.
OH, we love RANI. It pains to hear this news.
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Abhishek Bachchan ’s high budget SFX extravaganza Drona and Ranbir Kapoor ’s romantic sojourn Bachna Ae Haseeno were both scheduled to release on Independence Day.But now reports are that the much talked about Bachchan versus Kapoor clash may not happen after all.
Reports are that the Goldie Behl directed ‘Drona’, which also stars Jaya Bachchan , Priyanka Chopra and Kay Kay Menon , will now hit the screens on August 22, along with Sanjay Dutt ‘s Kidnap .The makers of ‘Drona’ have decided to move ahead by a week without giving any reason and that leaves an open field on August 15 for the Yashraj Films ‘ Siddharth Anand directed ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, which also stars Deepika Padukone , Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba and portrays the protagonist’s journey through his relationships with three different women.It is pertinent to add here that release dates can change even at the eleventh hour.
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