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Deepali S Dhingra (BOMBAY TIMES; April 30, 2011)
“Rukhsar’s surprising me even after five years!” laughs film director Faruk Kabir. And the surprise stems from the director-actor’s observation of his wife during the rehearsals for their play. The real-life couple are making their stage debut with Falsafa and Faruk says Rukhsar, who’s a film actress, was a revelation for him. “I’ve worked with her in my film Allah Ke Banday but that was a very small role. On stage, I realised she has so much voice-modulation,” he says. But the comfort level while acting together was something they acquired after a few rehearsals. “Initially, we would burst into laughter every time we said our dialogues, but with time, we got the hang of it,” adds Rukhsar.
Talking about making her debut on stage, the actress continues, “I wanted to do stage since long, but was just waiting for like-minded people to work with. When director Pawan Uttam approached me, I realised this is a team I am comfortable with. My character is beautifully etched in the story.” The play, that also stars Sumeet Vyas, Abir Abrar, Imran Rasheed, BM Vyas and others, is a love story as well as a satire on society. “Initially, only Rukhsar was approached, but then they thought it would be interesting to include me in the play,” he says. Faruk adds that he would be involved in the writing process of future plays as well. “I’m writing a comic screenplay for a film, which I intend to show first as a play, in More >
By Subhash K. Jha, December 31, 2010 – 21:02 IST
Salman seems to have taken Asin completely under his wings. Earlier this month, he not only took her on a safari in the National Park – just the two of them – he also looked after her constantly when she fell ill shooting for Ready.
Is Asin going the Priyanka Chopra way? Driving herself to a nervous exhaustion. Like Priyanka, Asin’s mom is a doctor.
Laughs Asin palely, “So the warnings are being served up with stern regularity. I know I’ve been overdoing it. But it couldn’t be helped. I fell ill because of the round-the-clock shoots and the weather change. I was doing two shifts a day. I was doing my makeup at 6am to start shooting for ads and photo sessions by 7pm and that too in the chilly outdoors. Then I’d head to Film City to shoot for Ready with Salman.”
By now it is clearly established that there are two Salman Khans: the slap-happy one and the sensitive caring soul whose heart bleeds for others. It was the gentle caring side of Salman which surfaced last week on the sets of Anees Bazmee’s Ready when Asin fell ill with exhaustion-induced fever. Since the shooting could not be stopped (the climax involving approximately 25 actors was being shot) Salman not only made sure Asin was comfortable, he would check on her every hour to ensure she had her food and medicines.
Says a source, “This was an incredibly compassionate side to Salman. He would keep inquiring about how Asin was feeling. And he More >
Dharmendra talks about battling booze, making movies and getting fitter
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 10, 2010)
• In your forthcoming film Yat Yamala Pagla Deewana you are working with your sons Sunny and Bobby for the second time after Apne. How is working with family?
With family, there are no ego clashes, no negativity. It always gives you an extra boost, which shows in the final output. After Apne, we were flooded with offers from filmmakers who wanted to cast the three of us. But we were waiting for a good script.
Yamala Pagla Deewana is a comedy, but the backbone is the emotion. Sunny and Bobby play my sons. I play a thug who has separated from my wife (played by Nafisa Joseph) and take Bobby with me. Let’s keep the rest of the story under wraps (smiles).
• You are working with your daughter Esha too in Tell Me O Khuda…
With daughters, you see, I am still a man from the village. Let’s not go there. All said and done, we live for the happiness of our children, don’t we? I felt very tense when I saw her doing so many action scenes. She was hanging from the wing of a plane. I was waiting in my vanity van and I called her. Her phone was off. I called up the director. She was hauled up and assured me that she was fine. When I wasn’t convinced, she said that she has my Jat blood and I should stop worrying about her.
• Does Hema Malini worry about her?
You rarely get such a brave and strong mother like her.
• And how is she as a More >
A top model from the 1990s and a party circuit regular, Viveka Babajee, hanged herself in her Bandra flat. Who is the mysterious Gautam allegedly mentioned in her suicide note?
Mumbai Mirror Bureau (June 26, 2010)
Top model Viveka Babajee, who featured in Kamasutra advertisements, hanged herself at her Bandra residence late on Friday evening. The 37-year-old model has left behind several notes, one of them naming a certain Gautam, sources said.
Viveka had a bitter break-up with writer-director Rohit Jugraj a year ago.
The hanging body was a horrific throwback to the Nafisa Joseph incident. Viveka was quite the toast of her time, bagging some of the most prestigious assignments on and off the ramp in her belle epoque, the 1990s – the saucy Kama sutra campaign is one that comes to mind.
The neighbours, on realising that she wasn’t answering the door bell, called the police. Her body was found hanging in her room at Continental Towers in the plush Rizvi Complex of Bandra.
It was 7 pm and even as the body was being sent to Cooper Hospital for a post-mortem, shock waves were already resonating through the fashion world. Some members of the fashion fraternity even began heading to the hospital to offer their respects.
Some friends, who spoke to us, claimed the model had been dating Gautam was only for a month. Amitabh Gupta, additional commissioner of police, western region, while refusing to divulge any details about this alleged Gautam, did More >