In Passing

October 29, 2011 04:59 pm | Updated 04:59 pm IST

Himesh Reshammiya. Photo: PTI

Himesh Reshammiya. Photo: PTI

On a roll

Himesh Reshammiya may not be Bollywood’s best actor, but there is something about him and his moves that makes fans and critics notice him. Having made a nasal twang acceptable in music, Reshammiya decided to don the hat of an actor. There too he met brickbats and bouquets with equal élan. He’s now looking forward to the release of his latest film Damadamm!. His biggest inspiration? “I have always been inspired by Kishore Kumar, and want to take his legacy to the next level. In my new film people who have always seen me as myself will now see me as a middle class boy. My journey as an actor has been full of ups and downs but wonderful.” On the musical front he is collaborating with some international names to produce his first album. “Life’s good.”

Hunt for Shivaji

He knows he cannot step into the role of the Shivaji but Salman Khan is so impressed with the Marathi film “Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy” that he has decided to produce the Hindi remake. “I do not intend to play Shivaji,” he said, “but I’ll be more than happy to produce it. I was very impressed with the Marathi version.” However Khan plans a few tweaks in the Hindi version, which he feels will work better with the larger audience base. “We will try and weave in national issues into the plot.” Meanwhile the hunt for a suitable Shivaji is on the cards. Any takers?

Screen chemistry

The camera, they say, never lies. So what does actor Ranbir Kapoor feel about teaming up with ex-flame Deepika Padukone for “Yeh Jawani Jai Deewani”? “I am okay with it,” said Kapoor. “I harbour no resentment against her. You know if there is anything you have in your heart you must speak about it. That removes a lot of misunderstandings and complications.” Kapoor, who says he is a Padukone’s “well wisher”, added, “We’re friends and I’ve grown as a person with her. I am confident we will work together very well on screen. I am sure our chemistry will work.”

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