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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

All eyes on Mangal Pandey

As the hype builds, The Hindu has come out with an article on Aamir Khan and Mangal Pandey:

Aamir Khan and Chennai have a special bond. The re-recording for "Lagaan" was done at A. R. Rahman's studio and during that time, Aamir stayed at a hotel in Vadapalani for almost a month. It was then that he took a fascination for Ponnusamy's and Saravana Bhavan.

Recently, he stayed at the newly opened Traders Hotel when he was in the city for dubbing work at Priyadarsan's studio. Says Kalyanam, manager, Four Frames studio: "Aamir knows everything about Chennai. In fact, for lunch, he ordered specific dishes and even told us where to get them." Aamir says: "I like the work culture in Chennai. It has a friendly neighbourhood feel about it and people are warm. I love South Indian food."

And the Mangal Pandey blog is also getting its fair share of attention (?!)

With two days to go for the mega release of Ketan Mehta’s Mangal Pandey — The Rising, the man of the moment known as an introvert sits in front of his laptop to write to his fans on his personal blog.

“We were approached by the producers of Mangal Pandey to promote the film as MSN accounts for 12.5 million users every month. As part of the promotions, we have created a blog for Aamir Khan where he is writing in his experiences during the making of the film. He is responding to around 10 mails a week,” said Krishna Prasad, head, programming, MSN. The portal has earlier promoted films like Parineeta and Kisna.


  • The movie's reportedly been getting lukewarm reviews from the West but I generally avoid reading reviews of movies i look forward to. Let's see...

    And there's one more link between Aamir and Chennai - he subscribes to "The Hindu", Chennai edition and not TOIlet! :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at 10:22 PM  

  • to me aamir is begining to look like micheal jackson!!!!!!!

    By Blogger monu, at 11:00 PM  

  • monu ;)

    I like your pun LOL

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 12:35 AM  

  • @Bala,
    That's some bit of news. Maybe he prefers Hindu bcoz they don't write any gossip about him :-)

    Is that a compliment?

    I hope Aamir doesn't turn out to be a paedophile.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:41 AM  

  • Hey, Chennai - Aamir connection was news to me. Heard the budget of the movie is close to Rs. 50 crores ! ..All the best for the movie ..

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:24 AM  

  • @Cogito,
    I didn't know about the budget. thks for tinfo.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:40 AM  

  • The link news, courtesy, The Hindu, (Chennai)... this article was featured sometime last week...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at 2:41 PM  

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