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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 11, 2010 – 14:07 IST
Last year Salman Khan managed a coup of sorts when he had some of the most popular actors of Bollywood walk the ramp along with him to unveil his ‘Being Human’ collection. This year, Salman once again proved that he is indeed one of the most loved and popular men in the industry, as he got together 8 top actresses to walk the ramp at the HDIL Couture Week unveiling Being Human’s new collection. So you had the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Karisma Kapoor strut their stuff on the ramp with Salman much to the crowd’s delight. Bollywood Hungama brings you a sneak peek at this unforgettable evening.
The theme for the show was ‘Fashion throughout the Ages’, with each era of the Hindi film industry defined. Conceptualised by Khan and noted stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, the collection centred on each decade of Fashion since the 1920′s. Preity Zinta opened the show in a 20′s style dress with a wide-rimmed hat while Rani Mukherjee walked the ramp wearing a 40′s style lehenga.
While Bipasha Basu represented the 50′s, Priyanka Chopra’s outfit was a tribute of sorts to pop diva Madonna.
Sallu’s co-star of many films Karisma Kapoor also walked the ramp looking gorgeous as ever while another diva Sushmita Sen even had daughter Renee for company on the ramp.
Kareena Kapoor upped the style quotient by wearing a black satin tuxedo depicting the woman of the 90′s.
However, the loudest cheer was reserved for none other than Katrina Kaif who looked super-gorgeous in a long red gown.
Last but not the least, Salman himself walked the ramp wearing red trousers and a black trench coat along with really cool glares. He then even had all his leading ladies join him on the ramp and they all sported some really cool and casual Being Human tops.
Salman Khan dishes out B’wood’s best on the ramp
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; October 11, 2010)
Salman Khan’s Being Human show at the HDIL India Couture Week 2010 on Saturday night was a feast for the eyes as the superstar dished out eight oomphy ladies of Tinseltown — including the top three actresses of today, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra — on the runway. Kareena and Priyanka were seen holding hands when they came for the curtain call with Salman and thus managed to dispel the gossip of any sort of animosity. The others to sashay down the ramp were Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Bipasha Basu, Karisma Kapur and Sushmita Sen as Salman decoded fashion from 1920s to present times in a grand musical-like choreography.
High on oomph quotient, the show only showcased eight ensembles but the drama — the provocative dancing and the extravagant opulent props, made sure that everybody was dazzled. In Dabangg style Sallu had distributed whistles to everyone giving them virtually the licence to express their excitement when the leading ladies soared temperature on the catwalk.
Preity opened the show strutting in a sexy black dress — a provocateur that certainly made the audiences get going about the 1920s. The embodiment of 30s was the evidently slimmed down Katrina who was greeted by tap dancers and models dressed as the mafia of that era. Rani portrayed the 40s – she glided in with Mughal-e-Azam clip and Pakeezah’s iconic track Chalte Chalte playing at the backdrop. Her nawabi tehzeeb was an instant hit as she bowed in front of the audiences in a vintage Manish Malhotra creation.
Bipasha was the embodiment of the flirty 50s where the world scored high on everything from fashion to physics. The 60s was an age of rock n roll and the coming of age of Indian cinema. From Elvis Presley to the homegrown Shammi Kapoor and the cabaret, India was in a state of transition. Salman picked someone from the Kapoor family to be the face of that era and it was the sassy Karisma who entered the runway on a piano. Sushmita was the face of the 70s, an era of Woodstock, sex, drugs, music and beauty queens. She entered the ramp to
Dum Maro Dum.
Priyanka Chopra was the ‘Material Girl’ of the 80s. As she mouthed Madonna’s cult song and glided on the runway, she made sure that she took people to a big climax that was provided by Kareena – the black magic woman. The naughty 90s theme opened with sexy dancers brandishing their hunters to men models dressed as policemen. Kareena, dressed in all black, teased the photographers to a striptease moment as she took off her hat and played with her coat before seducing men who unbuttoned their shirts and encircled her.
Salman’s entry was dramatic, too. Dressed in an Arjun Khanna creation, Sallu made a dancing entry. The show, choreographed by Aparna and Tanya and styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania, ended with all the girls changing costumes to sport a Being Human Tshirt as they walked with Salman in the middle and took a curtain call. Earlier, he launched a line of Being Human watches which are available at 50 stores nationwide. All outfits from the show will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to Being Human which supports education and healthcare. email@example.com
Shefali Shah’s been MIA from the big screen for some time now. So what has made her emerge from her hiatus with a play?
Her immediate concerns mirror that of any other typically harried homemaker - handling her children’s schedule, planning the interiors, deciding the dinner menu for the day and so on.
Adding to the chaos, are the 11 am-10 pm rehearsals, that’s completely consumed her for the last many days.
For once, Shefali Shah seems to be in a quandary about what role is more stressful - that of a full-time mother to two bratty boys, aged seven and eight, or the role of Shalini, the protagonist of Bas Itna Sa Khwab, the play that heralds her return to the stage after a full decade.
“Yes, and I am completely freaked out. I have been suffering from sleepless nights and behaving like a space cadet,” she laughs.
For someone who has tackled roles as complex and varied as the ones in Satya, Gandhi My Father or The Last Lear with ease, it wouldn’t be so difficult, one assumes? “Well, it’s a phenomenal part.
Shalini’s character has got so many layers to it. She’s the most relatable woman and yet she can surprise you. My challenge is to portray her in a way that everyone can identify with her. Imagine, there are pages and pages of soliloquy which I am still struggling with!”
Her excitement, tinged as it is with nervousness, is evident. But what made her return to the acting arena with a play than a power-packed film? “Vipul (Shah, her filmmaker husband) and I were talking about doing theatre.
And both of us had only one choice - Chandrakant Kulkarni’s highly acclaimed Marathi play Dhyani Mani. It’s an old play, where the lead was portrayed by Neena Kulkarni, but we decided to adapt it as a Hindi production.
Of course, there have been changes - the social set-up, age of the character etc - but the soul remains the same,” she says.
Talking of soul, Shefali says she invests that and more in anything she takes up. “Actors have a craft,” she elaborates. “My problem is that I don’t have any craft. I am totally impulsive as an actor, I don’t play a character, I ‘be’ it.
That’s the only way I function. But while earlier I used to bank a lot on my role, the setting, director etc, now I can decipher and interpret it my own way and bring my experience to it.”
The play might hold centrestage for Shefali now but films haven’t been put on the backburner, she insists. If admirers of her talent have been complaining of seeing too little of her on the screen, blame it on the lack of strong roles for women. “It’s a hero-dominated world, one has to come to terms with it,” she shrugs.
The Monsoon Wedding actress, last seen in a bit part in Karthik Calling Karthik (“I haven’t seen it yet, I just did it because the producers asked me too!”) believes she is too passionate about her work to let frivolity creep into it. That’s the reason why she stopped television too after a fairly good innings in the mid ’90s.
“I made a conscious choice of doing roles that were incredibly special. I’ve tried to raise the bar with every film I did. So it’s not the box-office success, but the journey and process of filmmaking that’s important for me. It doesn’t matter if I do two films a year, one film in two years or four films a year. The roles have to excite me. Of course, it helps that I have a life beyond films. If I didn’t, then perhaps I’d be worried.”
It’s a life that completely revolves home. “I have a lot to do. I write, I am doing up our office and home, I watch films…And then there’s motherhood,” she says.
The way she speaks about being a mom, it sounds her most challenging role yet. “It is!” she pipes up. “No theatre or film comes even remotely close to being a hands-on mother.
Remember, there are no perks, no incentives, no sick leaves, no payment and very little appreciation. But I can’t help it… it’s what I enjoy doing the most!”
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, February 11, 2010 – 17:47 IST
Yash Raj Films titled its next film directed by Parmeet Sethi as Badmaash Company.
The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, who are certainly a pair to watch out for. They are supported by Meiyang Chang and Vir Das.
Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the 90′s, where in middle class of Mumbai, four young friends get together to start a company. Their business is an instant hit because they find a way to beat the system. By doing all the wrong things… the right way!
The music of the film has been composed by Pritam and the film is slated to release on May 7, 2010.