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Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan
Puneet Issar
Cinevistaa
Jalees Sherwani
Anu Malik & Sajid-Wajid
 
 
   
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NEWS
 
Salman can - Midday: July 22, 2004

Those who wrote off Salman Khan's film Garv had better sit up and rub their eyes. The film is doing exceedingly well, both in Mumbai and other parts of the country.
The man most happy with the results is producer Sunil Mehta. "Garv will consolidate our position as a banner (Cinevista) and as producers.
It's a plus film for every distributor in Mumbai and all over India people can expect an overflow in the coming two to six weeks. The masses have loved the film." A fact corroborated by film analyst Taran Adarsh.
"Garv never aimed to be a multiplex, high-funda film aimed at the gentry. Garv is a masala film and is doing excellent business at the single-screen theatres and interiors," says Adarsh.
Mehta adds with a beaming smile, "Salman's the leading man of the nation. Garv is doing even better business than Shah Rukh's Main Hoon Naa in the B and C centres."
Sallu fans, it seems, just can't get enough of the hunk.

Did Salman re-edit Garv? - IndiaFM: July 22, 2004

The latest buzz is that Salman and director David Dhawan sat on the editing table and re-edited portions of GARV after its release. True?
"Utter nonsense," GARV director Puneet Issar fumes, "Why should Salman or David re-edit my film? Yes, Salman did suggest some trimming, but so did a few others who viewed the film prior to its release. We agreed to certain ideas and deleted those portions voluntarily. But David wasn't involved at all. Please don't drag him into all this."
Puneet continues in the same breath, "The least the media could do was to crosscheck before printing malicious and damaging stuff. It clearly shows that they are short on ideas, therefore they are resorting to stories that are a figment of their wild and wanton imagination."


Salman turns editor - DC: July 22, 2004

Most of us are aware that there is a writer hidden in Salman Khan, but his editing talent came to the fore recently. The actor, after watching his film Garv - in which he plays an honest police officer who is forced to kill about 10 people who have gang-raped his sister - came out of the theatre and immediately headed to the editing studio and cut about 40 minutes of the film. 
Salman had one of his closest friends David Dhawan for company. Said a unit member, "The two of them got up after watching the movie and went straight to the editing studio. Since Dhawan is one of the best editors in the film industry, he actually edited portions, which Salman didn't want as part of the film." When asked about his contribution as an editor to the film Garv, Dhawan denied it saying he did not edit but had offered Salman some suggestions. "Those were the parts eventually edited from the film," he said.


Salman for Puneet again - Bollyvista: July 19, 2004

Despite the bumper opening and subsequent failure of 'Garv', we hear that Salman Khan has agreed to feature in the next two films of his friend and actor-turned-director Puneet Isarr. Wonder who's producing them though!


Who edited Garv? - Bollyvista: July 19, 2004

It seems Salman Khan personally supervised the editing of his recent release, 'Garv'. And guess who helped him? (Unofficially, of course). His good friend, David Dhawan, who essentially started his career as an editor. It seems David gave him several suggestions, which Salman immediately implemented. Sadly, it didn't make the film a hit though!


Historic start for Garv - Indolink: July 15, 2004

According to a leading trade analyst Salman has once again proved that he is a hot favourite of the masses . In Rajasthan , C.P. Berar , East Punjab and U.P. , the first day collections of ´Garv-Pride & Honour´ , were historic and if it had not been for the floods Bihar would have featured in the list too.
If this is what Salman alone can do , imagine what will happen when ´Mujhse Shaadi Karogi´ opens on July 30th as it stars Akshay Kumar with Salman - for the first time !


Box office belongs to Salman - IANS: July 13, 2004
The box-office clearly belongs to Salman Khan's latest release " Garv: Pride and Honour. "
All doubts about his popularity were put to rest with his latest release opening to 100 percent collections and packed advance booking.
Indeed, the actor, who is often in the news more for his run-ins with the law, girlfriends and the media, has emerged as an idol for youngsters who view him as a rebellious icon.
For those who held that the success of Salman's previous hit -- " Tere Naam " -- was a result of the film's similarity with his real life rocky affair with Aishwarya Rai and not due to resurgence in the actor's popularity have been silenced.
Many doubted whether the audience would accept an actor who has been charged in a hit-and-run case and of hunting endangered animals as a righteous cop.
The film, which marks the directorial debut of character actor Punit Isaar , might be cliché ridden as they come but is likely to do well riding on the actor's popularity.
" Tere Naam ", which comes after " Khakee ", " Ab Tak Chhappan ", " Police Force " and " Aan: Men At Work ," stands out only because this is the first time Salman has played a cop.
Salman is on the roll as far as his career is concerned. After " Garv: Pride and Honour. ", he has a series of big releases back to back. " Mujhse Shaadi Karoge " and " Phir Milenge " will be next. All the three films capture different shades of the actor.
After he finishes shooting for his brother Sohail Khan's under production film, Salman will start work on a Hollywood production - " Marigold ." The film is a musical romantic comedy written and directed by US filmmaker Willard Carroll .
The picture, budgeted at under $10 million, has been dubbed a Bollywood-Hollywood collaboration. To be shot in both English and Hindi, it will be filmed in Mumbai, Goa and Rajasthan.
Marigold , being touted as the first Hindi film to be made by a US director, is the story of a demanding B-movie actress stranded in India when her fly-by-night film is suddenly cancelled.

Least affected - IndiaFM: July 9, 2004
His latest release, Garv:Pride and Honour, has registered a thumping advance booking but Salman Khan is least affected. According to him, ``Even if I wasn't playing a cop and was playing a playboy, the film would have got a good response because of my director Puneet Issar.''

Garv is sold out - IndiaFM: July 6, 2004
It's good sign for Cinevistaas Garv-Pride and Honour that is gathering good crowds at the box office even before its release. Yes the Salman Khan starrer has opened to a strong advance booking in several cinema halls of Mumbai and Delhi cities. Tickets at Novelty cinema in Mumbai are already sold out for first three days. And this comes with the fact that the advance booking just opened on Monday morning. This reconfirms Salman's strong fan following among the masses.
In a time when a film fails to gather momentum at the box-office even after it's release, Garv just seems to be on the right track. However it has to be seen how far Garv is able to sustain it's position at the box-office.

Salman as a cop - HT: July 6, 2004

Before anyone groans "Not again!" at the thought of another cop film this week, let's quickly get the facts straight -- 'Garv'  is a cop film with a difference because it has Salman Khan as the khaki clad law enforcer.
This is a privilege he has never had before. Even in his home production 'Auzaar' , it was Sanjay Kapoor who got the cop's role while Salman stared sullenly from the other side of the fence.
While all the other cop-players like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar recently returned to the uniform in 'Khakee' , 'Dev' , 'Aan'  etc, Salman gets into the uniform for the first time to play an upright and idealistic law enforcer.
Can he keep a straight face? More importantly, can the audience? Will the audience accept Bollywood's resident enfant terrible as a straitlaced principled ideologue?
"Why not?" shoots back Hansal Mehta who has made 'Chal' , one of the finest films in the genre with K.K. Menon playing an undercover policeman.
"The audience doesn't go into the theatre with the baggage of the actor's real-life image. It goes to see the star playing anything from a gangster to a gang-buster and judges the performance after getting inside the theatre."
But sceptics feel Salman's overpowering image as an iconoclast could come in the way of audiences accepting him as a guy from within the establishment.
After bottling crime can Salman battle it? That's the question. Going by the advance booking all over the country, Salman has another winner on his hands. He has amassed a massive following, particularly among teenagers who see him as a rebellious icon.
Salman's two releases last year 'Baghban'  and 'Tere Naam' were huge successes. Though he had nothing substantial to do in the former, his role as Amitabh Bachchan's ideal foster-son won him favourable reviews.
But it was the role of the rebellious campus goon in 'Tere Naam' , which brought this Khan a heap of best-actor nominations last year.
'Garv'  is also an acid test for first-time director Puneet Issar. A small-time actor, Issar's main claim to fame was being locked in a historic combat with Amitabh Bachchan in 1983 on the sets of 'Coolie' when the superstar almost lost his life.
However, Issar has directed TV serials. He says it took him so long to direct a feature film because he wanted to be sure of his capabilities. Actually, it seems more like the film industry wanted to be sure whether Issar could deliver the goods.
Can he? Apart from Salman Khan, 'Garv'  doesn't have much to attract the audience. Recent Salman starrers like 'Tumko Na Bhool Payenge' , 'Hello Brother' and 'Auzaar'  prove that he isn't enough to ensure a success.
Will 'Garv'  be the fourth success of 2004 after 'Murder' , 'Main Hoon Na' and 'Hum Tum' ?
The coming Friday should provide some answers.


Is Garv another Salman bio-pic - Indiatimes: July 5, 2004
Bill Clinton's autobiography selling like hot cakes is evidence that 'true life' is in. And maybe Salman Khan has taken a cue from it. Like when the love story of 'Tere Naam' was touted as being almost like Salman's real life romance, his fans immediately fell over themselves to get a peek at the movie - the result was a producer laughing all the way to the bank. Now we hear that Sallu's next film, 'Garv', too has aspects which could be pages from the Khan's life story. In 'Garv' Salman plays a cop who is unfairly framed for a crime he didn't commit and then goes all out to wreak vengeance on the guilty. The resulting fracas with the law is being compared to the Khan's own encounters with cops in real life. No wonder he looks so grim in all the promos!

Eros fails to stall Garv release - IndiaFM: July 5, 2004
Eros Entertainment who was to distribute Cinevistaas Garv in the overseas territory backed out of the deal subsequently. The company even approached the Mumbai High Court to stop the worldwide release of Garv , but their petition was denied by the court.
Cinevistaas are now free to release their film on July 9 with a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakhs or a security of 1 crore to the high court prior to it's release.

Did you know? - Bollyvista: July 4, 2004

Did you know that the original choice for the leading man of the soon to be released film 'Garv - Pride & Honour' was Sunny Deol and not Salman Khan? Since Sunny wanted some changes in script that was not acceptable to the makers, they approached Salman. He agreed instantly.

Did you know that Amitabh Bachchan was approached to play the police commissioner's role in the forthcoming Salman Khan-starrer 'Garv - Pride & Honour'? He didn't have the dates and the role went to Amrish Puri. Thank god for that, in hindsight, we wouldn't have been able to handle another AB flick, especially when all of them seem so inclined to bombing!


Garv gets 'A' certificate - IndiaFM: July 3, 2004
Cinevista's next 'Garv - Pride and Honour' was censored today and got 'A' certificate. We will be seeing Salman Khan as a cop in this film after a long time, last time we saw him as a cop was in 'Patthar Ke Phool' (Raveena Tandon's debut film). The film also marks directorial debut of Puneet Issar who is still recognized as Duryodhan of Mahabharat fame. Haven't we had enough of cop tales?

Watch Garv on TV - IndiaFM: July 2, 2004
In a first-of-its-kind promotional strategy, the makers of Garv have tied up with Star Gold where they would premiere the film on the channel before it hits the big screens. Yes, Garv will be screened on Star Gold on July 8, a day before it releases in theatres on July 9, 2004. But wait, the channel will just screen 15 minutes of the film. The viewers will thereby get a glimpse and taste of what the film is all about and decide whether to watch it on the big screen or not.
The film's actress Shilpa Shetty and supporting actor Arbaaz Khan will host the show, which is also giving away some free movie tickets for the Sunday show. This kind of curtain raiser for the film will be bigger than what a trailer or a preview or the making of the film has to show and if successful may click a trend of sorts. Also most probably the 15-minute screening may end at some interesting turning point of the film to build up your curiosity.

Garv on Star Gold on July 8 - Midday: July 2, 2004
Salman Khan & Shilpa ShettySalman Khan's latest film Cinevistaas's Garv directed by Punit Isarr will be aired on Star Gold - a day before its release on July 9.
Star Gold, the official TV partner of the film, will beam 15 minutes of Garv on July 8 at 8 pm.
This is the first time such an exercise is being done on Indian television. It will enable viewers to sample a film that has yet to be released.
The show will have Shilpa Shetty and Arbaaz Khan, who also star in the film, as anchors. Viewers can also take part in the Garv contest which is on air till July 7 to win tickets for the film as well as for the premiere plus a meeting with Salman Khan.
The Making of Garv will be telecast on July 4 at 4 pm. Proud 2B Salman, a festival of Salman Khan films, from July 5-9 at 4.30 pm. The films include Hello Brother, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Biwi No 1 and Auzaar.
Interestingly, this new step from Star Gold, follows its earlier initiatives like dubbed versions of films and the Arshad Warsi-hosted Sabsey Favourite Kaun?.

Salman proud of Garv - AKC: July 1, 2004
Salman Khan says in his forthcoming film Garv , he will be seen in stellar role which many youngsters could easily identify with.
In the movie Salman plays a cop named Arjun Ranawat. Speaking about his character in the movie, Salman says Arjun is a man of principles.
"He is a guy who is angry, gentle, soft, cool, hard, merciful, ruthless, correct, honest and very lovable. That's Arjun Ranawat. He is a man with confidence in just about everything, except when it comes to expressing his love," says the adorable Khan.
Salman adds that he is proud of his role in the movie. He earlier played a cop many years ago in Pathar Ke Phool which was written by his father.
"This is the right time when the uniform looks damn good on me. Once your walk is right, your costume is right; more than half the battle is won. You look your character and the battle is won," adds Salman.

Garv (A Preview) - July 1, 2004
Most of us know him as the man who played the villainous character of Duryodhan in the serial 'Mahabharat". From directing TV serials to directing his first feature film, Puneet Issar has come a long way. His directorial debut 'Garv-Pride and Honour' Starrs muscle man Salman Khan. Puneet confesses," I wrote the role keeping Salman in mind. I'm here today because of Salman. Lets be honest about that". Well, Salu Bhai is looking fabulous in the Trailers and those muscles are always worth a watch! As Inspector Arjun Ranawat, Salman Khan will be seen in a new avatar. He plays Shilpa Shetty's love interest. Shilpa Shetty as Jannat is a bar dancer insanely in love with inspector Arjun Ranawat. Although Shilpa plays the female protagonist, the film is male-oriented. Puneet Issar's film is based on the police force. The film portrays the personal lives and problems of certain individuals. The film centers on Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan (Hyder Ali) and Amrish Puri (Samar Singh). Brothers Arbaaz and Salman play best friends in the film.
Arjun Ranawat and Hyder Ali decide to take the law in their own hands in order to teach the under world dons a lesson. This move on their part angers certain individuals who are associated with the underworld gangs. This prevents them form making easy money. But things get worse when Arjun's mother (Farida Jalal) and sister (Akansha) are targeted by the gangsters. Salman swears revenge. But things don't turn out in his favour. This action packed film depicts two ends of the spectrum. Salman as Arjun Ranawat fights for justice, his right and his freedom. It is one man's struggle against a corrupt system. Hands this move on their part angers the movie is a melange of action, drama and passion. Cinevistaas has produced the film. Famous music directors Sajid-Wajid and Anu Malik have composed the music of the film. Model Reshma Bombaywalla has done an item number for the film, which is all set to become a big hit. [This film is a must see for Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. Their on-screen chemistry really worked in Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya. It is also a must see for Shilpa's dances and Puneet Issar's direction.

Encounter with cops - Indiatimes: June 28, 2004
On screen or off screen, Salman Khan has an affinity for being involved with cops. Coincidentally, he played a cop in his second film, `Pathar Ke Phool', and is once again donning khakee for the forthcoming `Garv'. "I was very young when I played a police officer for the first time in `Pathar Ke Phool'," reminisces Salman, "but I have learnt a lot since then and I think I am capable of playing a mature police officer now, and luckily life has come a full circle with `Garv'." Those who have caught a sneak peek of the actor's performance at a recent preview (where the Khan, along with friends and family and the rest of the cast and crew were present) claim that this is his best performance so far. Looks like this Khan, too, is maturing with grace. Now we'll wait for a review from real life cops on this one!

Will Garv Click : June 26, 2004
Recently if you notice, there have been lot of cop dramas released and failed. It started from 'Dum', 'Khakee', 'Ab Tak Chhapan', 'Aan', 'Dev', 'Charas' etc. It had big stars present like Amitabh Bachan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay KUmar, Sunil Shetty, Shatrughan Sinha, Om Puri etc But they all couldn't put their weight on it. Another cop drama coming 'Garv'. It has Salman Khan in lead supported by Shilpa Shetty, Farida Jalal, Arbaaz Khan, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Kulbhusna Kharbanda and Mukeash Rishi. Do you think this film will click? It is releasing on 9th of July.
I have 20 years of experience in watching films. My experience says this film will have bumper opening. It is a year since Salman Khan movie releasing. His last movie 'Tere Naam' was a big hit. Salman Khan has played cop earlier in 'Pather Ke Phool' and 'Auzaar'. We should remember first one was romantic film and 'Auzaar' failed because of bad story and screenplay. Salman did more of comedy in it.
In 'Garv', it is first time, Salman is playing a serious cop, a role which his fans would love to see him. For his fans, it will be a different change from his image. This movie may become hit in B and C class centresor do average business in cities. There have been lot of cop films recently, this could go against it. You will also get to watch lot of jhatkas and matkas from Shilpa Shetty, which will be pleasure for front benchers.
If this film succeeds in Box Office, Salman position will become very strong in bollywood. 'Garv' is oly cop film, which media has not given much coverage or haven't taken seriously. This could be a suprise hit and shut media's mouth. It is Puneet Isaar first directorial venture and he must have put lot of effort. There is also family sentiment in this film. A right kind of mix with Cop Drama to click with masses. 'Garv' can suprise everybody and become
only cop drama to suceed in Box Office of recent past. Salman Khan has his own charisma.

FABULOUS JOB - Stardust(July): June 24, 2004
Thirteen is a number that not many will admit being superstitious about. After a gap of thirteen long years, since 'Patthar Ke Phool', the unpredictable SALMAN KHAN dons the police officer's uniform. This time it's for producers SUNIL MEHTA & PREM KISHEN of cinevista Productions 'Garv'--Pride & Honour', being helmed by first time director PUNEET ISSAR. This time around, Salman's cop is caught in adverse & trying circumstsnces not of his making......, & struggles to prove his integrity & loyalty to his uniform. Insiders who've seen the rushes swear that the hunky Khan has done a fabulous job in this one & is sure to repeat the success of his last hit, 'Tere Naam'.
Playing Salman's ladylove is his good friend, SHILPA SHETTY. The song promos already on air are gradually catchimg on, & the music by Sajid-Wajid is growing on people too.Though it's too early for the music of 'Garv' to attain the chartbuster status of 'Tere Naam', the positive buzz suggests that it'll get there in the coming days. Whether 'Garv' will click at the box office & retain Salman's 'Pride & Honour', is something that will be worth the wait, especially for the Khan's fans.

Eros dumps Garv - IndiaFM: June 23, 2004
Thirteen is a number that not many will admit being superstitious about. After a gap of thirteen long years, since 'Patthar Ke Phool', the unpredictable SALMAN KHAN dons the police officer's uniform. This time it's for producers SUNIL MEHTA & PREM KISHEN of cinevista Productions 'Garv'--Pride & Honour', being helmed by first time director PUNEET ISSAR. This time around, Salman's cop is caught in adverse & trying circumstsnces not of his making......, & struggles to prove his integrity & loyalty to his uniform. Insiders who've seen the rushes swear that the hunky Khan has done a fabulous job in this one & is sure to repeat the success of his last hit, 'Tere Naam'.
Playing Salman's ladylove is his good friend, SHILPA SHETTY. The song promos already on air are gradually catchimg on, & the music by Sajid-Wajid is growing on people too.Though it's too early for the music of 'Garv' to attain the chartbuster status of 'Tere Naam', the positive buzz suggests that it'll get there in the coming days. Whether 'Garv' will click at the box office & retain Salman's 'Pride & Honour', is something that will be worth the wait, especially for the Khan's fans.

Salman Khan as Arjun Ranawat in 'Garv' - IANS: June 16, 2004
Director Puneet Issar has brought an action packed gripping story that revolves around the lives of the Mumbai Police Force. In an era of complete corruption and crime where truth and justice have become obsolete there comes along a duo that are principled, truthful and candid. The character of Arjun Ranawat played by dynamic Salman Khan comes to life instantly with his effortless performance. As he says "my character is straightforward, politically correct, uncomplicated and easy who can shoot a criminal without betting an eyelid, yet, at the same time is tongue twisted when it comes to professing his love."
Confesses Salman , " Arjun Ranawat is a character that you will remember even after you've left the theatre. I remember when I was a kid, which was quite recently (smiles) I used to watch a lot of Bruce lee movies. I used to come out of the theatre thinking I was Bruce Lee . Like wise with Amitabh Bachchan films. You feel like you're Bachchan after you watch a rocking film of his. The best part about Garv is that, you will feel you are Arjun Ranawat when you walk out of the theatre"
The other character of a Muslim cop Hydar Ali is played by Arbaaz Khan . These two together take up the task of fighting the underworld. This duo has given a power packed performance and Salman believes that somewhere along the film one will be able to identify with this character.

June 8, 2004
DESPITE ALL the controversies that have surrounded him in the past, this is one actor who has almost always managed to emerge on top. A favourite with the box office and distributors, Salman Khan more than proved a point last year when his film "Tere Naam'' was declared a hit.
And although he has been in the news more for his off-screen activities rather than on screen dynamics, this is clearly going to be an eventful year for the actor. Beginning his battle for pride and honour will be Puneet Issar's "Garv - Pride and Honour'', a film that has Salman donning the khaki. A couple of weeks later it will be back to comedy and romance with David Dhawan's "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'' starring Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar. Then there are interesting projects like "Phir Milenge'', which takes a look at the rather important issue of AIDS.
Directed by one of the biggest villains of Indian television, Puneet Issar, better known as the actor who played Duryodhan in B.R. Chopra's mega-serial "Mahabharat'', action forms the core of this film. His debut directorial venture, the film revolves round police officer Arjun Ranawat (Salman) and his compatriot Samar Singh (Amrish Puri), Hyder Ali (Arbaaz Khan) who handle the `Special Task Force Team'.
In a city where corruption has become the order of the day and ethics a thing of the past, Arjun Ranawat and Hyder Ali, under the spirited guidance of Samar Singh, decide to take the law into their hands and clear off the dangerous elements of the society. While the team creates trouble for Mumbai's top men, it is crisis time at Ranawat's house too as his family ends up as the target of the opposition.
His leading lady of many films, this movie is only one of the first films where Shilpa Shetty will be seen paired with the star this year. Interestingly enough, this movie will once again see Salman and his brother Arbaaz sharing the same screen.
And although past attempts to bring them together have never quite brought the desired effect at the box office, with a little bit of luck both brothers will probably have a reason for cheer this year.

Salman is 'copping' well! - Indiatimes: June 4, 2004
With all those films on cops suddenly exploding on-screen one after the other - (after 'Police Force' and 'Aan' it will be 'Dev') -- the men in khakee are certainly in the news. But here's a surprise package. We hear from those who've managed to get a sneak peek at 'Garv' that the most 'hard-hitting' cop of all may well turn out to be Salman Khan. Simply because the raw-action in the film is supposed to be awesome and gruesome! Apparently Sallu's dishum-dishums are so real and brutal that the scenes will have action buffs simply panting over the Khan's fist-antics. And of course, there's the leggy Shilpa Shetty to add some 'action' of a different kind -- what a 'relief' that's gonna be!

Salman's Cop Drama - June 2. 2004
Salman Khan is playing a cop after 13 years in Sunil Mehta and Prem Kishen's film Garv - Pride and Honour, directed by Puneet Issar.
Says Mehta, "It's a role vastly different from what he has been playing in the last 10 years. He has been acting in light, frothy romantic films.
But in Garv he plays a calm and serious cop, who is serious about his relationships with his mother (Farida Jalal), his girl (Shilpa Shetty) and his sister (Akansha). He is ACP Arjun Ranawat, a man, who talks less and acts more, a man of great strength and determination. Quite a change, wouldn't you say?
Garv has been made at a cost of approximately Rs 23 crore and shot all over Dubai, Mauritius, Pune. Twenty-two sets had been constructed in Mumbai alone.
And if you're looking for some sizzle, it comes in the form of two item numbers - Saiyyan with Shilpa Shetty and Salman Khan and Marhaba with Reshma Bombaywallah.
The film is sheduled to hit the silver screen on July 9.

May 30, 2004
Shilpa Shetty has competition in Garv . Not in the form of any second female lead but through the item girl Reshma Bombaywala. Reshma is the svelte seductress who featured in the remix video of Shehri Babu a couple of years back. And now Reshma Bombaywala will feature in a sensational dance number " Marhaba Marhaba " in Garv. Anu Malik has composed this electrifying track on an Arabic tune.
So will we see another belly dance act in Garv's Marhaba after the gyrating belly dance in Deewaar's Marhaba? Just wait till you get a glimpse of this stunningly picturized dance number.

May 02, 2004
Salman Khan loves to play Cops & Robbers. so while he's sometimes unwittingly involved in skirmishes with the law in real life, he loves to don the khaki vardi on screen. And that's exactly what he's doing in the forthcoming 'Garv', along with brother Arbaaz. The film has Salman playing an inspector who frequents a bar in the course of his thief-hunting sprees where he meets and falls for a sexy bar dancer! And no prizes for guessing that the svelte Shilpa Shetty is the one gyrating as the bar dancer, enticing the cop - we hear she's done a sizzling item number in the film too. As if that were not enough appeal for the ceetee crowd, Reshma Bombaywalla has also been roped in for another special number. Well, considering the potboiler has been shot in Mauritius and Jaipur, and amchi Mumbai, we must say, it seems to have the right masala -combination for the front-benchers!

March 17, 2004
Only few in Bollywood can match the spirit of Salman Khan when it comes to stepping into the shoes of a tapori before the camera.
Salman has a knack for tapori roles. The actor recently shot a tapori song 'Khaya peeya kuch nahin glass thoda barah aana' for his movie Garv which is directed by Puneet Issar and produced by Cinevistaa
The song, composed by music director Sajid-Wajid, was shot on Salman, Shilpa Shetty and Akansha along with a number of troupe dancers. The dance steps in the song were choreographed by Ganesh Acharya.
Incidentally, Garv is supposed to be the most expensive Salman starrer to date. It will release sometime in May.

March 14, 2004
Salman Khan reports a bit late on the sets of Cinevistaas' Garv - Pride & Honour on March 10 but there's neither heartburn nor tension over it. After all, it's the penultimate night of shooting of the cop story. A song, choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, is to be wrapped up with Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Akanksha.
Actor Punit Issar directs the film for producers Sunil Mehta and Prem Krishen who are also brothers-in-law. Although Garv is the first film being directed by Punit, he has, nevertheless, been directing television serials for eight years, including the popular Hindustani and Jai Mata Ki for Cinevistaas.
Without wasting any more time, Salman asks for a complete presentation of the dance. Ganesh Acharya's assistants, alongwith the chorus dancers, get into the mood and the dance mode. Salman watches intently and asks for an encore. That done, the actor disappears into his van, with David Dhawan in tow. He re-emerges, ready with make-up and his costume for the dance, which is a bright orange shirt and a pair of blue jeans.
Talking about his role in the film, Salman says, he plays a principled police officer. Punit adds that he chose Salman for the role because not only has it been very long since the actor played a police inspector (the only film in which he did so was Patthar Ke Phool, in 1991) but also because the character resembled Salman in real life. Asked to elaborate, the actor-director explains, "The cop in Garv is an introvert who is often misunderstood, much like Salman in real life."
Lest he be misunderstood on the sets as being snooty, the actor talks and even jokes with mediamen on the sets. When one journo asks him what was it about the film that had made him sign on the dotted line, Salman replies with a poker face, "Punit's size! I was scared, he would beat me up if I said 'no' and so, I signed the film." On a more serious note, the hero explains that the song being picturised that evening is a tapori number. Tapori song for a serious cop? "The police guys are having their annual festival in which I sing and dance," reveals Salman.
The director adds, "This song is an after-thought. When we saw the rushes of the complete film, we realised that it's getting too heavy in the last about half an hour. So we decided to have a kind of an item number a little before the pre-climax." Producer Prem Krishen declares, "Sajid-Wajid have given us a wonderful number that it will become a hit with the masses as soon as the audio is released."
Talking about the film's release, Prem Krishen is hopeful that Garv will make it to the cinemas in May/June. "Had the Lok Sabha elections not been there, we may have come earlier," he adds.
Although Cinevistaas' last film, Sssshhh., was silenced by the audience as soon as it was released, the two producers are confident about Garv - Pride & Honour. "We are proud of this film," smiles Krishen. His partner, Sunil Mehta, explains the English appendage to the Hindi title, Garv, thus: "The words, 'Pride & Honour', are for the NRI audience and for the crossover audience. They find it easy to comprehend." Sach - really & honestly?!

March 14, 2004

Garv: Salman Khan
Garv: Salman Khan & Anupam Kher
Garv: Salman Khan & Shilpa Shetty
   
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When critics wrote him off as passé, he bounced back and silenced them with a monster hit in 'Tere Naam. Though the film didn't win any of the popular awards, it increased his fan following manifold. And this year, he's geared up for an even more eventful time. Coming soon is 'Garv', by actor-turned-director Puneet Issar. Puneet who? One might ask.
Well, he's the same guy who accidentally delivered the infamous near-fatal blow to Amitabh Bachchan, while they were shooting for Manmohan Desai's 'Coolie'. Puneet is making his directorial debut with 'Garv', which is said to be the most expensive Salman film ever made. Apparently the producers (Cinevistaa) have spent crores in making it. Let's hope the film turns out to be everyone's garv, too!


March 12, 2004
Salman Khan has just completed the final shooting schedule for Cinevistaas's Garv. The last shoot was for a song sequence in the film, which is a tapoori number composed by music director Sajid-Wajid, derived from the popular Hindi adage 'Khaya peeya kuch nahin glass thoda barah aana'. The song was being picturized on Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Akansha by choreographer Ganesh Acharya.
The film is directed by Puneet Issar, produced by Prem Krishen and Sunil Mehta of Cinevistaa and will release sometime in May.
Meanwhile Salman reportedly travels the sets of his films not in his car but on his bicycle to avoid all the traffic problems of the city. And guess how he doesn't cause traffic jam on the way despite his massive fan following. He astutely disguises himself in his bicycle shorts and trendy cap!

March 11, 2004

 

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March 10, 2004
Salman Khan is maintaining a low profile of late, but the actor, who bounced back with TERE NAAM last year, is all geared up for an eventful year ahead.
To start with, the actor will have two releases in the coming months - Cinevistaas' GARV [directed by actor turned director Puneet Issar] and MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI [directed by David Dhawan], in which he teams with Akshay Kumar for the first time.
"It's Salman's best performance to date," states Puneet Issar. Those who have viewed the rushes of the film endorse Puneet's statement completely. Incidentally, GARV is supposed to be the most expensive Salman starrer to date. Reportedly, Cinevistaas have spent a fortune in the making of the film.

November 15 , 2003
Now that SSSSHHH. has released, producers Cinevistaas have moved on to their next project - GARV. The Puneet Issar-directed venture stars Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Shilpa Shetty in principal roles. Says Sunil Mehta of Cinevistaas, "The film is almost complete and we are planning a January 23 release. The promotions will begin soon." Ask Mehta about the nature of the film and he says, "I would call it as a strong character-based movie with a perfect blend of emotion and action made on a much grander scale than SSSSHHH." Though he refuses to peg the approximate budget, Mehta nevertheless adds, "It's the costliest film Salman Khan has ever acted in!"

October 16, 2003
The entire shooting of Cinevistaas limited's Salman-Shilpa starrer 'Garv-Pride & Honour' is now complete.
Written and directed by Punit, the film was shot in over 260 shifts and is probably one of the costliest films produced with Salman Khan to date.
The film is also a launch pad for model Reshma Bombaywala who has done an item numeber titled 'Marhaba Marhaba...', brilliantly choreographed by Chinni Prakash. This arabic number which has music composed by Anu Malik is touted to be a rage across the nation in coming days. Shilpa Shetty has never looked so pretty and as for Salman, he is simply spectacular. "I can confidently say, it is one of his finest performance till date" says Sunil Mehta, MD of Cinevistaas Limited. Scheduled for a December release, this movie also stars Arbaaz Khan, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Mukesh Rishi and Akanksha.

October 14, 2003
Salman Khan will now be seen with brother Arbaaz and Shilpa Shetty in actor-turned-director Puneet Issar's Garv: Pride and Honour.It is interesting to notice that Issar could not find an appropriate title for his movie even though he kept on shooting unrelentingly with the multi-starrer cast that also includes Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Govind Namdeo and Mukesh Rishi.
Garv has Salman playing a righteous man, who takes pride and honour in serving his nation. The movie will also introduce four new faces in villainous roles.One of the highlights of the movie is a raunchy Arabian number Marhaba Marhaba that will feature a sensational new dancer Reshma Bombaywala. The song is composed by Anu Malik. Another composer Sajid-Wajid has also set tunes for three other songs in the movie.Garv is slated to hit the theatres in December this year.

August 19, 2003

Salman KhanWith TERE NAAM opening to a fabulous response throughout India, all eyes are now focussed on Salman Khan's next release, Cinevistaas' new venture, being directed by actor Punit Issar.
Currently 90% complete, the makers are looking at a December 2003 release. "Only 15 days' work is pending to wrap up the entire shooting, after which we begin the post-production work of the film," Punit tells me.
But the 'samasya' is that the makers have yet to decide on an appropriate title for the film. At a point of time, they were planning to call it SANGHAAR, but they're now vacillating between two titles -- GARV: PRIDE & HONOUR and SATYAMEV JAYATE. "The second title is not with us, but we may get it," Punit divulges.
Let's see what title the makers eventually settle for!

August 01, 2003
 
Salman & ShilpaTwo of Bollywood's most controversial stars Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty are currently shooting for their new film Sanghar in Jaipur.
While both of them have recently been on the wrong side of law, in the film the stars are essaying roles that sacrifice everything to protect the law.
The film revolves around an honest police acted by Salman, who claims he chose the role of a defender of law as it's very close to his real life persona.
"Basically when you select a film you select it because it is close to your personality. If you are that kind of person then you will understand that character and relate to it. That's the reason I selected a film like this and others like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Hum Saath Saath Hain," said the actor.
It's the third film for the Salman-Shilpa pair and Shilpa plays the role of a bar girl besotted by the Khan. And while Aishwarya Rai has sworn never to work with Salman, and Vivek Oberoi may level a wide range of charges against him, Shilpa has an entirely different view of the controversial Khan.
"It is great fun working with Salman. You never feel like you are working and its never boring at any point of time. He is always cracking jokes and making you comfortable and there's always a lot of laughter on the sets," said Shilpa Shetty, actor.
Puneet Issar, who shot to fame as Duryodhan in the TV serial Mahabharata, is directing the film and even wrote its script.
The film has over 200 artists in its cast and includes Anupam Kher, Amrish Puri and even Arbaaz Khan. But despite a massive collection of stars, Puneet claims it's his script that will be the biggest selling point of the film.
"My subject is the biggest star. We have to make sensible films because no star can rise above the script," said Issar.
It is the first film that TV software giant Cinevista is producing. Though over 90 per cent of Bollywood films have flopped recently, the producers say they took the risk of films as modern theatres are changing the nature of the film business.
"With the coming of multiplexes, the demand for software in the film industry is going to increase tremendously. And I think its time that professional houses came into this industry. If people like Tatas are financing films, it shows that the entire image of the film industry is coming in for a major change," said Sunil Mehta CEO, Cinevista.
The film budgeted at Rs 25 crore is already 90 per cent complete and is slated for release around Diwali.

May 02, 2003
Music directors Sajjid Wajjid recorded two songs for Cinevista's new film, starring Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal and others. Written by Jalees Sherwani, one song was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and the other by Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh. The film is being directed by Puneet Issar.

October 30, 2002
Produced by Cinevistaa and directed by Puneet Issar, Khan again has Shilpa Shetty opposite him. Incidentally, this film was to initially star Sunny Deol. Khan's imprisonment had made Cinevistaas - a corporate - wary and they refused to comment on the film. While a section of the media was sure that the film was shelved, the producers sat on the fence. Now it is set to go on the floors and will be the second film that Khan will shoot for after Tere Naam.

August 05, 2002
Shilpa Shetty is thrilled that Cinevista, which has to its credit several top-notch TV serials like Gul Gulshan Gulfaam and Nur Jehan, in their second production after Yeh Mohabbat Hai, has teamed her opposite Salman Khan. The film to be launched soon, will be directed by Puneet Issar who is making his debut as a director on the big screen with this film. The film according to Shilpa would be a romantic thriller. It will be Shilpa's second film with Salman Khan the first one being Dil Churake Dekho, which is being directed by Ahathian who had directed Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam. Puneet is all set to direct yet another film starring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty as she has also paired-up with him in Govardhan Thanwani's next film after Tumko Naa Bhool Payenge.

July 30, 2002
The Khan brothers, Salman and Arbaaz, have been teamed once again. The brothers have so far acted in their home-productions, PYAAR KIYA TO DARNA KYA and HELLO BROTHER, besides appearing together for a music video of Sohail Khan's launch pad MAINE DIL TUJHKO DIYA. This year, Arbaaz had also acted in TUMKO NA BHOOL PAAYENGE, starring Salman in the lead. The brothers have now been signed by Cinevista for their new film, SANGHAAR - THE DESTROYER, which will be directed by actor Puneet Issar. Co-starring Shilpa Shetty, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher and Ashutosh Rana, the film will go on the floors in December this year and according to Puneet, will be completed within 4-5 months of its launch. Music director Anu Malik has already started work on the songs. However, Puneet denies that the film will tackle the Indo-Pak issue. "This is an entirely different project," he clarifies.


 
 
 

 

 
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