Mumbai: She is Indian cinema's leading costume designers, but it is her harried, drinking mother act in 'Vicky Donor' that made Dolly Ahluwalia a household name. 'Vicky Donor' has been getting rave reviews ever since its release - with a scene where Ahluwalia is shown sharing a drink with her onscreen mother-in-law played by Kamlesh Gill becoming the most talked about act of the film.
Ahluwalia, married to actor Kamal Tiwari, who played Kareena Kapoor's father in 'Omkara' and 'Jab We Met', admits there were apprehensions about whether the saas-bahu's drinking sessions would go down well with the audience.
"But to our good fortune, our bonding, including the drinking, has been appreciated."
About Kamlesh Gill, Ahluwalia fondly said: "We really came to care about one another. We're now bonded beyond just the film. She is like a real mom. We wanted to show how a bickering saas-bahu can actually be like a mother and daughter after a few pegs. I've known Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam from the time I was in Chandigarh. So, we all felt like a part of the family"....more
03:15 PM, Apr 28, 2012
New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor' is going places. After receiving rave reviews from the critics as well as the audiences, it has earned Rs 13.40 crore in the opening weekend. Director Shoojit Sircar is on cloud nine and says the film's success proves that the moviegoers have matured over the years. 'Vicky Donor' is a light-hearted take on the taboo attached to infertility, sperm donation and artificial insemination. "I am happy...
12:38 PM, Apr 26, 2012
New Delhi: Vicky Donor could be biased, but he claims Delhi has only two truly modern things - the Metro Rail and his 'biji', who in this case is his paternal grandmother. Utterly unabashed and undoubtedly progressive for her age, 'biji' in Shoojit Sircar's Vicky Donor, played by theatre actress Kamlesh Gill, has endeared herself to an audience sold on her superb comic timing. What works for the much-discussed Vicky...
10:15 AM, Apr 23, 2012