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Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; August 26, 2010)
Producer Madhu Mantena is more famous as actress Nandana Sen’s boyfriend! Or is even often referred to as filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s cousin. Both introductions are a bit unfair to Madhu because he is an independent producer. He made the super-hit Ghajini and the dud Rann. And he also has four films coming up for release.
In fact, Madhu is likely to be up for a unique distinction and the charming guy may even make it to the Limca Book of Records because he has four films in different languages releasing within a span of 40 days. Madhu is in serious expansion mode and he says, “I was not even aware of this, but I got a call saying that it is a record of sorts. And when you are releasing four big films in different markets within such a sort span rest assured that you will not notice something like this. It requires a very different skill set to release films in different languages. India is truly diverse and each market is so unique.”
Madhu’s four films include Jhootha hi Sahi (Hindi) directed by Abbas Tyrewala, Rakta Charitra (Telugu) directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Autograph (Bengali) directed by Srijit Mukerjee and Rakta Charitra II (Tamil) directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Payal Rohatgi on the abuse, physical and mental, she endured while in a relationship with Rahul Mahajan
• Are you surprised that Rahul’s marriage has hit the rocks so soon?
Knowing Rahul, I am not surprised. He loves to change partners. For him, swayamvar was a gimmick. He offered me big money to participate in the show (pauses).
• Go on…
Rahul has been harassing me since the past two months. He has been sending me very odd messages at odd hours. Initially, I ignored his calls and messages, but eventually, I told him to lay off. But he continued.
• What exactly has he been telling you?
He said, ‘I am sorry. We should work out things between us again.’ It all smacked of desperation. But Rahul is not a man of his word.
• How long were you in a relationship with him?
Eight months. I was very serious about him and made a fool of myself.
• Is Rahul aggressive?
Men have that in them if they are under the influence of something.
• Drinks? Drugs?
No comments. Don’t drag me there.
• What do you have to say about the company he keeps?
He is surrounded by people who don’t advise him well.
• You haven’t answered my question. Is Rahul aggressive?
Yes, he is aggressive if and when he loses it.
• How often does he lose it?
(Laughs) I didn’t count. But if he loses it, he is vindictive too.
• Did he hit you?
Yes. It happened just before we went for Bigg Boss 3. I was late by only 15 minutes and he accused me of having an affair with my co-actor Irrfan Khan.
• Go on…
I was living-in with him then. When I reached home, he was so angry he banged my head against a door. I was bleeding. He then he started cajoling me. The doctor was called. Rahul told him I had fallen in the bathroom.
• Any other incident of violence?
Once I didn’t take his call since I was busy. He slapped me when we met.
• Describe Rahul as a boyfriend.
When he is wooing you, he will shower gifts and call you 200 times a day. But then, he changes colours. It takes very little to arouse his suspicions. Once suspicious, he creates hell. He is not even a dependable friend. Rahul is not a stable guy.
• Why didn’t you try to change him?
It is very difficult to change a 34-year-old.
• Do you repent that you were swayed by Rahul’s connections?
No. Life is a teacher isn’t it?
• You think that the two finalists (Nikunj Malik, Harpreet Chhabra) in swayamvar who lost to Dimpy were lucky?
Yes. And I was luckier than them. Only Dimpy…(sighs)
Katrina Kaif, dressed in a short black dress, cuddles up to myriad coloured cushions in her favourite corner in her home. As sunbeams light up her laptop, a script, cough medicine (she has this hacking cough and congestion) she is at her sunny best, smiling often as she gets introspective on love, lovers and relationships
• Are you single?
(Laughs) Laying no claim to being original I will repeat a statement that somebody came up with, which I believe in: You are single till you are married. I have seen a lot of relationships that are very transient. So till you take that vow, which in my belief should not be broken, you are single. I refuse to clarify anything, this is the way I have always been.
• Does this not amount to denying the person you are with?
That could have happened two or three years ago when the person I was with was far more successful than me. People could have misinterpreted my accepting or denying him then. I am not saying that I am right and somebody who talks openly about his/her relationship is wrong. Maybe if and when the time is right, I may say something. But perhaps the time is not right, right now.
• But then you face the risk of being linked to everyone you work with…
First of all, ouch and secondly, I am a soft target because I don’t comment. In any case I have only been linked to Ranbir recently and I can only say that Ranbir had said in many interviews that he is single and not dating anyone. And I say I am single and am not dating anyone.
We have worked together in two films and I do believe that he is a nice person. He has a wonderful quality which is to make everyone laugh and bring a lot of happiness and joy on the sets. He is very talented and beyond that there is nothing more to dig into. And there is nothing less than that also.
• How important is it to be loved?
A lot. All my life I have judged my worth by how much I have been loved by a man. It’s so with a lot of women, that their self-esteem is measured by how much they are loved by a man, their partner, their boyfriend or may be their husband. In my case, it may be because I grew up without my father. But now that I am more mature and not 18 anymore, I have slowly learnt to overcome that and to understand that I have my own destiny and life.
That doesn’t mean relationships or people hold less value for me. People in my life mean more to me than even my career. I definitely want to settle down, get married and want everything else that a woman wants. But now I don’t judge me and my confidence, my happiness, and my peace by how much I am loved.
There some wonderful examples of single mothers who are bringing up their children on their own. I think they are doing a brilliant job. But in my life, if I can help it at all, I would never like to bring up a child without the father. I think it’s important for the child’s complete emotional stability.
• When have you been completely happy?
Total happiness… umm… I am not sure but I don’t think I ever have. I don’t think anybody can experience total happiness because it is human nature to want more. My life has always been very tumultuous and changed course very fast and very drastically and always very wonderfully. A lot of people feel that I am God’s special child and that I am privileged and I hope that continues. Till I was 16, I had lived in 18 or 19 countries. I don’t know where my peace and my contentment is going to lie. In my heart, something very very strongly tells me, I will not leave Mumbai, this is my home.
• And your saddest moment?
Sad can only be in the sense of being alone. That is the only thing that affects everybody, the sense of being alone and the sense of being misunderstood. It hurts me physically when somebody misunderstands an intention. I am highly emotional and sensitive. I react to people on a whim. When someone looks at me in a defensive way, I will right away build up this bulletproof impenetrable wall and I will become this very difficult person to deal with.
And if you look at me in a way that l feel complete openness from you, I will become like a baby and you can make me do whatever you want. I think the key with me is not to use force. When people try to demonstrate authority with me, for whatever reasons, I have a problem. With me, you should never try to demonstrate that you have the power and I have to obey you. If people are pleasant and nice then I will go miles for them.
• How far would you go for your relationship?
Real love is not so easy to give up. I can go pretty far, can stick on through a lot of bad times and fight through a lot of things. There is nothing like if someone does this, if someone does that, it’s over. I don’t think there are any tentative versions of a relationship, not if you love somebody.
• Are you the type that celebrates everything about a relationship, first date, first kiss and stuff like that?
I am very un-girly that way. It’s probably out of habit or maybe now it’s become a habit. I don’t like candlelight dinners, you don’t need to bring me roses, I don’t like holding hands and doing romantic things.
• You have a happy space in your car and you always say your home is your happy space. But shouldn’t the real one be in somebody’s arms?
It should and it will and when it is I will tell you but not the specifics. But important as companionship is, it is also very important not to live in fear. Not to make decisions out of fear. At the end of the day, it’s a very simple world, career means a lot but love and companionship is going to be with me forever.
Bobby Darling gets silicone implants, feels more like a woman now
Bobby Darling, who has always said that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body, has decided to get himself a brand new pair of breasts. After getting silicone implants, Bobby is a proud and pert size 32.
The surgery was done in Delhi. Bobby said, “Yes, I got silicone implants. I had to stay in the hospital for six days. I am much more comfortable in my skin now.”
The original plan was to get the implants done in Bangkok. “But then I decided that Delhi was not a bad option. I didn’t opt for heavy breasts. I didn’t want to make it so evident,” said Bobby.
Explaining why he took the decision to get some curves, Bobby said, “I have had many relationships, and I realised that every man has a breast fixation. That inspired me to go in for surgery. I love wearing bras now.”
From the boyish figure to the bra-worthy profile, Bobby is finally getting the body he dreamed of. For many years, his father refused to accept him and society shunned him.
He lost his mother when he was still a teenager and was deeply depressed when his boyfriend dumped him. “All that is in the past. My family stood by me in the hospital when I got my silicone implants.
My life will become even better when I undergo the sex change operation, which I will get done in Bangkok,” added Bobby.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2010 – 11:21 IST
She is not just Hot and Sexy, but also ‘Fit’ and ‘Fabulous’. She is Bipasha Basu, the actress who probably has the hottest body in the world.
In the latest edition of Marie Claire, she spills the beans on all about being sexy, her fitness story etc…
She, in her own words, goes on to say, “Initially, it was very tough. I was taking out one hour every day and suddenly I was a selfish girl who wasn’t giving the extra time after work to her family or boyfriend.” Commenting on the ‘Size Zero’, the latest catchword of the industry, Bips opines that, “The size-zero propaganda is disturbing. I prefer to stress on the word fit, not thin.” One word of praise goes undoubtedly to this PYT and that’s her confession! While many may lie about their eating habits, Bips is one helluva of a gal, who has no qualms in saying “I eat a lot because my fitness is planned that way. Sometimes, I eat more than John!”
Well, if you want to feast your eyes and ears for some more Bips’ goodies…jog no further and pick up the latest edition of Marie Claire.
Pooja Bedi has a new man in her life but she’s determined to keep his identity a secret, at least for now. The only hint is that his name starts with ‘A’. She met him at a social function around a month ago and the sparks have turned into a bonfire.
He’s been bombarding her with roses, wooing her over romantic lunches, bonding with her kids and flying down to wherever in India she may be to spend time with her. Finally, Pooja has let her guard down and reciprocated his feelings.
“Frankly, I’ve never been so overwhelmed by romance in my life. He’s tall, good looking, attentive and caring. He’s been sending me roses every single day. One day he sent a gigantic creation with 1000 roses. Even my friends don’t know who he is and I just refer to him as 1000 roses,” beams Pooja.
Pooja says she wants to give herself time before making a commitment. “Life’s been a rollercoaster since my divorce. I’ve never been someone to do things impulsively, because I have children. He’s everything I have ever wanted in a man, but I’ll give it six months. I just hope I can make him remotely as happy as he makes me.”
The capricious Nana Patekar is at it again. This time the easily upset Nana gave a earful to Deepika Padukone.
The story goes that Nana approached Deepika for a film which he is scheduled to direct for Prakash Jha. However, when Deepika suggested a couple of changes in the script, Nana got upset and gave her a piece of his mind. Deepika chose to remain unfazed by maintaining a dignified silence.
|Nana Patekar||Deepika Padukone|
A source said, “Nana had met Deepika on the sets of Raajneeti when she was in Bhopal to meet Ranbir Kapoor who was her boyfriend then. That’s when Nana told Deepika that he is writing a script and has a role in mind for her. Deepika told him that she would love to meet him when he is ready with his film.
Recently when Nana took his script to Deepika she suggested a couple of changes, which didn’t go down well with Nana. He refused to acknowledge her suggestions and was furious with her. Despite Nana going to the extent of saying that he has immense experience in the film industry and how can a newcomer like Deepika suggest he make changes in the script, the actress did not say anything even when Nana stormed out.”
A close friend of Deepika confirmed and said, “Yes, Nana had approached her with a script however Deepika refused to do it as she could not connect to it. Nana did not have a verbal argument with her and she is not aware if Nana is upset with her. She did not do the film as it was something that she just did not want to do. That’s it.”
Nana Patekar remained unavailable for comment.
Katrina Kaif diverts brand funds towards mother’s charity
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; February 11, 2010)
Here’s one good and important lesson that Katrina Kaif has learned from boyfriend Salman Khan. To do charity without making a noise. Taking a tip from how Salman gets friends and sponsors to contribute to his ‘Being Human’ foundation, Katz has started asking the brands she endorses to give something towards her mother Sussanna’s charitable trust that looks after abandoned babies. She got a major jeweller to contribute Rs. 50 lakh as a start and is already working on the other brands she acts as ambassadress for.
This is a smart move, say Bollywood insiders, and now all eyes will be on Kareena Kapoor to see what she does to ‘up’ her appeal in the Popularity Stakes. Comparisons are odious, but then with Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor, what else would you do? The two KK divas are seen as being neck-to-neck at the finish line of the Bollywood No. 1 title and being made out to be arch rivals in the bargain. But on the sets of Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan, Katrina said convincingly, “I don’t fear competition. I see every actress whose films are a hit as a competitor. And I think it’s healthy to think that way ‘coz then I try to do much better.” She can talk, she’s got a serious film like Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti readying for release in which she plays a politician. And then TMZ. “Rajneeti belongs to another level, I’ve not done a film like this before, and in TMZ I play a wannabe item girl,” said Katrina, who’s happy to be cast opposite Akshay again in Farah’s film. “He’s my comfort zone,” she added of the Khiladi, “working with the same actor time and again doesn’t provide any challenges, but with Akshay in the same frame, I am more at ease with my performance.” Isn’t this the same actress who when she signed films with Ranbir Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Imran Khan, went around gleefully saying that finally she was working with actors of her age with whom she could be herself ? Then! What do we believe, Katz?
Eight months have passed since Hollywood star Gerard Butler reportedly went down on his knees and proposed to Priyanka Chopra at her Yari Road residence. Going by a more recent rendezvous, it is clear that Gerard remains smitten by her.
Earlier this week, he spent a full day with Priyanka in New York. The 300 actor landed up on the sets of Anjaana Anjaani to catch up with Priyanka, who is the lead actress in the film.
|Gerard Butler and Priyanka Chopra|
A friend of Priyanka informed Mumbai Mirror, “Priyanka and Gerard met each other very warmly and spent time together.”
After chatting away to glory, Gerard remained on the sets. He also mingled with the cast and crew of the film. “Gerard took an active interest in all the scenes for which Priyanka was required in the frame,” added our source.
Going back to the bonhomie that Gerard shared with Priyanka during his visit to India, it may be recalled that Gerard had then said good humouredly, “I don’t mind marrying an Indian girl too, but Priyanka already has a boyfriend.”
Those were the days when Priyanka had split with Harman Baweja and was reportedly getting attracted to Shahid Kapoor. Now that she has split with Shahid and is self-admittedly single, we wonder what Gerard has in mind for the pretty singelton.