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Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 14, 2013)
Celebrated lensman Jagdish Mali, who was known by the less-informed only for his portraits on Rekha, passed away at noon on May 13. Bombay Times was fortunate to get some exclusive pictures shot by Jagi. A couple of months ago, the photographer was put in an embarrassing spot when a segment of the media reported that he was going through bad days. Fortunately, in his lifetime, he managed to regain some of his lost glory in print. Jagi lost his battle with life after he suffered a fall and was admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. His actress-daughter Antara and son-in-law Che Kurien paid him frequent visits in the last week. The news of his death came as a rude shock to the Bollywood celebrities whom he had photographed in his halcyon days.
In his four-decade-long career, Jagi had a wide and illustrious portfolio. His father was an artiste and Jagi, who grew up in the middle-class bylanes of Bandra East, started his life shooting unusually sharp pictures of everyday life. Fate, of course, had other plans. Celebrities sought him out and got him to shoot their pictures because his camera often spoke more eloquently than he did.
Fastidious and moody like most artistes, Jagi would only shoot when he was inspired. While one will have to publish a tome to show his entire life’s work, the image that comes to mind as Jagi’s trademark shot is the black and white photograph of Aamir Khan’s Ghulam poster that shows the actor packing a More >
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 13, 2013)
Madhuri Dixit has done an item number in the upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor. Over a decade ago, Madhuri matched steps with Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor in Yaraana and Prem Granth. Here’s an ode to these timeless actresses who managed to romance both father and son on the big screen…
MADHURI DIXIT: Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor were not the only fathers-on jodi that Mads got to romance. In Feroz Khan’s 1988 film Dayavan, she was paired opposite Vinod Khanna. At that time, Madhuri was 20 and Vinod 42 but their sensuous song together, Aaj phir tumpe, became a rage. Nine years later, Madhuri was paired opposite Vinod Khanna’s son Akshaye in Mohabbat which was directed by her then manager Rakesh Nath’s wife Reema.
DIMPLE KAPADIA: Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia came together in 1984 with Manzil Manzil. Later, Dharmendra acted with Dimple in Mast Kalandar in 1991 and, in fact, both of them even had a kiss in their next film Dushman Devta which also released in 1991.
SRIDEVI: This is a rare case when an actress worked with the son first and then the father. In 1990, Sridevi worked with Dharmendra as his lead in a film called Naka Bandi. Earlier in 1989, Sridevi worked with Sunny Deol in Chaalbaaz. In fact there are five other films in which Sridevi and Dharmendra were seen together.
RANI MUKERJ: It was 2001 when Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan worked for Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai. They later did films like Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli More >
Got Kabir Sadanand to meet Akshay, get the film started
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 3, 2013)
Their first production – Umesh Shukla’s Oh My God – won the National Award for Best Screenplay. And now, Ashwini Yardi and Akshay Kumar are gearing up for their next venture titled Fugly, written and directed by Kabir Sadanand.
Akshay’s mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia introduced Kabir to Ashwini when the Grazing Goat Pictures’ creative team was busy leafing through scripts for their next. It hasn’t been decided but Dimple may well return to the silver screen with this film. Said Ashwini: “We liked the passion Kabir brought to the table, and it reflected in his script.”
A source close to the film said: “After OMG, Akshay went through at least 100 scripts for their next. That’s when Dimple introduced Kabir to Ashwini and initiated the meeting.” The duo zeroed in on Fugly, which they felt would strike a chord with families, especially the youth. “Casting for the film will begin soon and it will have fresh faces. It isn’t clear yet whether Dimple will be part of it. The film is about young rebels and will be mostly shot in the capital,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Kabir is irked with Anurag Kashyap, who has started shooting for his next, whose title rhymes with Fugly – Ugly. We hear Kabir has registered a complaint against Anurag with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association. Grazing Goat Pictures has already acquired the title Fugly but Anurag hasn’t got his title More >
Documents show Advani listed as spouse, allotted a flat as Anita F Rodricks
Sunil Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 23, 2013)
Dimple Kapadia may have been silent about Anita Advani’s claims —emotional and otherwise — over Rajesh Khanna, but she now has a document which could act as clinching evidence in her fight against the ‘other woman’.
Anita had filed a case under the Domestic Violence Act against Dimple, Twinkle and Rinkie and Akshay Kumar, claiming that she was in a “domestic relationship” with Kaka and demanded a share of his property and assets.
Kaka’s family, represented by Advocates Shirish Gupte, Mahesh Jethmalani and Girish Kulkarni, had argued that despite her claims, Anita was actually married to some Mr Rodricks.
The family recently received a reply under the RTI Act from the Slum Rehabilitation Authority that shows Anita as Anita F Rodricks, next to one Rodricks Victor Anthony. While Anita’s name appears under the column ‘Spouse Name/Second Name’, Victor’s name appears under the column ‘Head of the family’. It also has her picture alongside.
There is also an allotment letter issued by developer Steven Fernandez in August 2004 to “Smt Anita Rodricks”, intimating her about the flat. It was against a slum tenement held by the Rodricks family in Kitkatwadi, Bandra West.
Anita has claimed she was in a relationship with Rajesh Khanna since 2003 and performed all social and religious obligations of a wife. Dimple’s advocates argued that according to the Supreme More >
Agencies (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 4, 2012)
In what must be a respite for Rajesh Khanna’s family, the Bombay High Court yesterday stayed till December 17 the proceedings in the case by Anita Advani who has claimed to have been in a live-in relationship with the late superstar. The proceedings in a Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court at Bandra were stayed by Justice K U Chandiwal, who issued a notice to Advani, who claims that she looked after the actor in the last few years of his life as a wife. She also claimed to have video and photographs to show that she has fasted for him on Karwa Chauth and celebrated Ganpati with him at the bungalow.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Dimple and Akshay Kumar challenging the processes started by the magistrate against them and other family members. Twinkle and Rinke, Khanna’s daughters, are also in the process of filing similar petitions.
Advani, in her complaint against Dimple and others, claimed she was driven out of Khanna’s bungalow Ashirwad after his death and sought maintenance from the actor’s estate.
Dimple contended that she was the legally wedded wife of Khanna and as such no other woman can claim share in the wealth left behind by her husband.The Magistrate, Dimple argued, should not have entertained the complaint that made “baseless” charges.
She contended that it was “unreasonable” for the Magistrate to even suggest that she and her family go in for a compromise with the complainant in which case he would refer the More >
I was married to Kakaji so no question of another woman, argues Kapadia
Sunil Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 1, 2012)
Actor Dimple Kapadia on Friday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court asserting she was late superstar Rajesh Khanna’s legally wedded wife till his death, and no other woman thus could seek a share in his vast wealth by claiming to have been in a relationship with him.
Dimple’s petition, supported by another almost identical plea submitted by her son-in-law Akshay Kumar, follows just days after a magistrate’s court in Bandra suggested that she arrive at a settlement with Anita Advani, who claims to have been in a live-in relationship with Khanna and has sought access to his palatial Carter Road bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ and a monthly maintenance of Rs 10 lakh.
Advani has filed a case of domestic violence against Dimple, her two daughters Twinkle and Rinke, and son-in-law Akshay Kumar for evicting her from Aashirwad after Khanna’s death on July 18.
While Dimple’s position on being Khanna’s wife is technically correct, it’s common knowledge that she was estranged from her husband for many years and lived a separate life. She and her daughters, who rallied around the superstar only during his last days, have now closed ranks again against Advani.
Twinkle and Rinki will soon file separate petitions in the high court rejecting Advani’s claim to their late father’s wealth and monthly maintenance.
Khanna’s sprawling sea-facing bungalow worth Rs 200 crore is at More >
Anita Advani claims she was kissed and sexually assaulted by actor when she was 13, but later entered into a relationship with him; demands access to Aashirwad and Rs 10 lakh per month
Samarth Moray (MID-DAY; November 25, 2012)
THE sordid saga of lovers Anita Advani and Rajesh Khanna has taken a perverse twist, as lurid details of their 33-year-long affair come to light.
Earlier this month, Advani moved the Magistrate’s Court at Bandra with a Domestic Violence complaint, a follow-up to her legal notice to Khanna’s family sent in June, which was first reported by MiD DAY.
Seduced and exploited
The complaint names Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Rajiv Bhatia (Twinkle Khanna), Rinki Saran (Rinki Khanna), and Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (Akshay Kumar) as respondents. It appears that Khanna pursued Anita right from the time they were first introduced, when Anita was just 13 years old. “Rajesh Khanna had suddenly grabbed and kissed the complainant (Anita). She was too young to understand as she was still a minor and in awe of Rajesh Khanna,” the complaint reads. Later, he sexually assaulted her.
According to the complaint, Khanna urged Advani to keep their relationship a secret, as it would seriously affect his reputation. Advani was smitten by Khanna, and agreed. She later moved to Jaipur to complete her education, and tried to put her past behind her, but was unable to. Years later, after returning to Mumbai, she confronted Khanna and demanded to know why he had abused her. Khanna asked her More >
MUMBAI MIRROR (September 26, 2012)
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have been blessed with a baby girl on Tuesday morning. And in proud papa Akshay’s words, the little one is “just like her mother and grandmother (Dimple Kapadia)”.
Incidentally, on Monday evening, Akshay was in Jaipur to promote his upcoming film OMG Oh My God, when he received a call from home. Quoting, ‘urgent family issues’ as the reason, he flew back to Mumbai to be by his wife Twinkle’s side as she went into labour.
The next morning, at South Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, Twinkle delivered a baby girl. “I have no words to express my happiness. I would like to thank everyone for their blessings and best wishes,” Akshay told the media.
According to sources, Twinkle had a normal delivery and both mother and daughter are doing fine.
The 45-year-old actor married Twinkle (37) in January 2001. They already have a son, Aarav who was born in 2002.
MID-DAY (September 25, 2012)
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna were blessed with a daughter Tuesday morning. This is the couple’s second child after 10-year-old son Aarav.
“Twinkle was blessed with a baby girl this morning,” Twinkle’s mother, veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, told IANS.
Twinkle delivered the baby at the Breach Candy Hospital here.
“Both mother and daughter are fine,” Vijay Zaveri, a family friend told IANS.
Akshay has been busy promoting his forthcoming film “OMG Oh My God”, set to release Friday. He was by his wife’s side to welcome their daughter.
Anita Advani spills the beans on family matters and why she never tied the knot with the veteran actor
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; September 18, 2012)
Late actor Rajesh Khanna’s ladylove Anita Advani is dressed in black when she receives us at her Bandra residence. The room is spartan, except for a portrait of the veteran actor taking a place of pride on one of the adjacent walls. Ask Advani to talk about her memories of the yesteryears’ superstar and she quickly slips into nostalgia…
How are you adjusting with your new life without Rajesh Khanna? It is still to sink in and there is a huge vacuum in my life right now. I’m very lonely, alone… it is very terrible. I wouldn’t wish this pain to even my worst enemies.
Why didn’t you ever get married to him in the last 10 years? I had figured early in our relationship that marriage was just not possible, as he had only separated from Dimpleji and not divorced her. I was very happy with our relationship; I was as good as a wife to him. I left everything behind for him. He was very demanding; he would be on the phone with me throughout even if I went to a grocery shop or visited a mall.
There was buzz that Akshay Kumar wanted Aashirwad for himself. Is it true? This is something very private and I wouldn’t like to share it. Also in so many years, Akshay came home only once to have lunch, that too when he was shooting close by.
But it is said that Akshay bailed him out in his time of trouble? Kakaji was such an arrogant man. Do you More >