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Mother of all reality spats


Yesteryear actress Farah Naaz slaps legal notice on TV channel for filming her secretly for a show about swapping moms

Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 11, 2011)

Actress Farah Naaz, who reigned during the 80s and 90s, was in for a rude shock when a team from a reality show reached unannounced at her residence in Oshiwara on February 2 and allegedly began shooting her and her 14-year-old son without her permission.

The furious actress has sent a legal notice to the channel and the production house.

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The show is about contestants exchanging mothers, and how she fits into and adapts to her new family.

Farah, known for hits such as Naseeb Apna Apna and Love 86, lives with her son at Starship apartments in Oshiwara. In her legal notice a copy of which is available with Mumbai Mirror -Farah says that her privacy was invaded by the channel and the production house to boost the show’s TRP.

What has possibly complicated the matter is the fact- as brought out in the notice that one of the contestants is Vindoo Dara Singh, Farah’s ex-husband and father of her son. Singh is now married to Dina Unirovia, who is also participating in the show.

According to the format of the show Unirovia is required to take care of Tanaaz Irani’s children Zeus and Zianne and in turn Tanaaz is required to take care of Unirovia’s child.

Farah’s lawyer advocate Rizwan Siddiqui said that Farah and her son had never shown any interest to be part of this show More >

Preity her manager are stalling Kamalistan deal-Shandar Amrohi


Shandar Amrohi says the deal to sell his share in Kamalistan will be only his decision

Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 24, 2010)

The Kamalistan Studio land dispute took a dramatic turn on Saturday with Shandar Amrohi, the elder son of Kamaal Amrohi, the legendary filmmaker who built the 16-acre studio in 1958, deciding to negotiate directly with developers without involving Preity Zinta, who he has said he would bequeath his property to.

Clearly rankled by a Rs 100-crore deal struck by his brother Tajdar with D B Realty and the Rs 60 crore that his sister Rukhsar has got from Pune-based builder Avinash Bhosale for her 1/3rd share in the property, Shandar on Saturday told Mumbai Mirror that he is now no longer ready for endless delays.

“The father-daughter relationship will remain, but today on, I will deal directly with people who want to buy my part of the property. I will take advice from Preity, but all decisions will be mine,” Shandar told this reporter at a rented apartment at Pali Naka, Bandra.

Shandar Amrohi at his rented apartment at Pali naka in Bandra on Staurday

Shandar said Preity and her manager Inder Malik seem to be only stalling a deal. “I had once scheduled a meeting with Avinash Bhosale. Everything was set, even the time for the meeting. But Malik just did not let me leave for the meeting. Preity then was in Australia,” he said.

When asked about his will and whether Preity finds a place in it, Shandar More >

‘Shandar’ gesture for Preity Zinta

Kamaal Amrohi’s son Shandar on his special bond with his ‘adopted’ daughter and why he is ready to bequeath his wealth to the star who is helping him fight his sibling in court By Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 06, 2010)

The legacy of Kamaal Amrohi, who made films on epic proportions, is now stuff of a controversy, that could assume epic proportions, considering the worth of the spoils in question – a property and a business valued at over Rs 600 crore.

The legendary filmmaker’s three children – sons Shandar, Tazdar and daughter Rukhsar – have been embroiled in fierce battle in Bombay High Court.

Shandar had filed a case alleging Rukhsar and her son, Waseem, have fraudulently pledged his shares in Mahal Pictures Pvt Ltd (that owns the famous Kamaal Amrohi studio) to a company in Pune. On Friday the HC ordered that Rukhsar and her son maintain status quo.

The case opened a Pandora’s box which had the world waking up to a curious family squabble. Apart from the case in HC, the 66-year-old Shandar also approached Khar police on Wednesday to file a case of forgery against Rukhsar and Waseem.

While Shandar was struggling with the cops, he found support in actor Preity Zinta, his ‘adopted’ daughter. Zinta reached the police station, tweeting all day about how it’s been 10 days since she has been trying to register an FIR. In all this, Shandar had a staunch ally in his brother Tajdar and is all set to take the case to a logical end. More >

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