Posts tagged grandmother
By Taran Adarsh, May 6, 2011 – 15:28 IST
I can’t help but recall an interesting conversation with Ashish Patil [the enterprising head of Y-Films] soon after Y-Films was formally launched. He opined that India is the world’s youngest country, with 70% of the population below the age of 35 and explained why Y-Films had decided to target this segment of movie-going audience. It works fine — you cater to an audience that loves to hang out at cineplexes. Plus, as a production house, you juice a big business opportunity. Their first movie — LUV KA THE END — is now in theatres, for audience consumption.
Gone are the days when a woman, spurned by the man of her dreams, would sulk in a corner, shed tears of sorrow and spend the rest of her life in his memory. Times have changed. The Gen X, especially those living in a metropolis, thinks differently. Most relationships begin and end at an alarming rate and before you realize what went wrong between two individuals, chances are they would’ve moved on to ‘greener pastures’ [read new partners]. The spurned girl is not a bechaari anymore.Write your own movie review of Luv Ka The End
In LUV KA THE END, the 18-year-old seeks revenge, when she realizes that her boyfriend has a hidden agenda. Nope, the damsel in distress doesn’t take the route embarked upon by the offended parties in THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT [adapted in Bollywood as OH BEWAFAA], RETURN TO EDEN [remade as KHOON BHARI MAANG] or THE HAND THAT ROCKS More >
By Subhash K. Jha, February 8, 2011 – 15:08 IST
They married secretly a year ago. Now exactly a year later, filmmaker Faruk Kabir and his actress-wife Rukhsar are under fire for having kept family and friends in the dark about their marriage. Buckling under the pressure of outrage, the two have decided to host a belated reception for all their friends and family.
Says Faruk, “Only my sister and mother and her two close friends were present at the Nikaah. Rukhsar lost her beloved grandmother and then her mother before the marriage. And her father can’t travel. So she had no real family at the wedding. I think we owe it to our close relatives friends and colleagues in the film industry to have them share in our moment of joy.”
Faruk Kabir says he decided to reveal his secret marriage with actress Rukhsar on an impulse.
Says the director of Allah Ke Banday, “We got married on 23 March 2010 at a wedding that was only attended by my parents and sister. We didn’t even invite any of our closest friends. She had some issues to resolve and we thought it would be best to wait. I was also embroiled in delays and financial crises while shooting Allah Ke Banday. She has been a part of my life for six years now. So everyone in the family knew about her existence in my life. We decided to make it public on an impulse. I just spoke about it on Facebook and it caught on.”
Faruk’s greatest joy and relief is the fact that his mother and wife get along like a house on More >
It is learned that the real reason for their marriage going kaput is apparently because Ali ate up Sara’s hard-earned money
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; December 24, 2010) Sara Khan and Ali Merchant had their big show-it-off wedding on national TV in the Bigg Boss house
Though several reasons have been cited as to why the couple, who did not look like they were in love while at Bigg Boss house, might have called it quits, it learned that the real reason for their marriage going kaput is apparently because Ali ate up Sara’s hard-earned money.
A highly-placed source close to the couple reveals, “Sara was in a state of shock when she got out of Bigg Boss and reached her Lokhandwala home. She slowly started realising that Ali, with whom she had saved jointly, had used up all of the money. Sara right now has no penny left with her and has to start afresh in life and work harder because she also supports her family completely. Sara could not believe that Ali could have done this to her when she was away battling it out with contestants to win Bigg Boss.”
The informer adds, “Ali had never mentioned to her about using up their savings. Ali might be a businessman but it looks like all’s not going too well for him in his professional space. He was extravagant in his approach to life when Sara was in the reality show. Sara is upset that Ali had also hidden things from her like her grandmother’s demise. Sara feels that she More >
Amisha Patel is rather disturbed about being involved in the recent trespassing and theft case.
Amisha’s lawyer Bindi Dave argues, “While a complaint has been filed by Amisha’s uncles alleging that she stole articles from her grandmother’s flat at Pune, it is frivolous.
Amisha was the only person who visited and looked after her grandmother at Pune and has bought most of the movables/domestic article(s) in the flat.
In her will, Amisha’s grandma has left her entire estate to her granddaughter, including the said flat. The question therefore of Amisha stealing anything does not arise. Wadia Ghandy has via his letters addressed the concerned police station, placed the above true facts on record. Amisha is also filing for a probate of the will.
As regards to the purported gift deed relied upon by Amisha’s uncles, no document has been produced despite her uncles having been called upon to do so. If and when such a document is produced, Amisha may, after being advised, adopt appropriate proceedings for cancellation of the same.
This statement is to clarify the matters as the complaint filed by the uncles seeks to tarnish Amisha’s celebrity image.”
Mumbai’s highest-paid director takes on the rumours, the inflated figures, the sniggers and why he may have matured but not necessarily calmed
Meenal Baghel (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 28, 2010)
On the film website passionforcinema.com, under the topic, ‘hot discussion for the month,’ aficionados and critics vigorously joust over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest movie, Guzaarish. There are those who vilify him for being perpetually ‘inspired’— comparison with The Sea Inside is inevitable.
One wit writes: ‘Forget euthanasia, the only way to deal with this film is through amnesia and anaesthesia’. While another makes a cruel but not in-apt reference to the milieu of his films as Bhansalipur.
Initial trade figures underwhelm. “If only he made films on a smaller budget, his movies would be profitable,” is a refrain from the pundits even as UTV, producers of Guzaarish, maintain a discreet silence.
Away from the din, the dissing and the dissection, in a large, white spartan room, remarkably free of vanity-no posters of films, no photographs, no trophies-Sanjay Bhansali snuffs out a barely-smoked cigarette. One of the most beautiful set-pieces in Guzaarish shows Hrithik’s character, a quadriplegic, being taken out of his home after 14 years.
He braves the indignity of being hoisted out of the wheel-chair, his inert body dumped and then carefully adjusted in the back-. seat of a convertible. But as the car, its cerulean blue matching the sky, cruises More >
SHAADI KA LADDOO: Ali Merchant and Sara Khan
Ali Merchant, who’s been accused of getting married to Sara Khan a second time only for TRPs and money, in an interview with Roshni K Olivera, offers his defence. But are audiences convinced?
BOMBAY TIMES (November 14, 2010)
You’ve been accused of taking the nation for a ride…
There’s obviously no truth to this. If I was married two years back, it should have come out then.. why now?
But the Kazi who performed your wedding was on all news channels showing pictures. Sara’s parents too admitted that you got married two years ago...
Firstly, those pictures were engagement pictures. Sara’s mamu, who has always supported her, wouldn’t have been present at our wedding if there was any truth to the allegations.
Clearly there’s a huge rift between Sara’s family and you...
The rift is from their side. I have people asking me if I’m going to sue them for talking about a marriage that didn’t happen, but I’m not that kind of a guy. I’d rather leave it.
One thing I can assure you is that once Sara gets to know all this, she is 100 per cent going to break relations with them. Her parents are not concerned about her, but only about money. Her mother called up mamu to tell me to send some money. That’s something Sara has been doing as her responsibility.
Sara’s grandmother passed away just 25 days ago and she was not even informed.
I had told the Bigg Boss team to inform her, but they had a conversation More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 2, 2010 – 09:41 IST
In the film Aaja Nachle starring Madhuri Dixit, Ranvir Shorey was head over heels in love with Madhuri while Konkona Sen had a huge thing for Kunal Kapoor, switch to real life from reel and it was Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey who were madly in love with each other, a love that culminated into marriage last month as the couple had an intimate wedding in Mumbai.
The couple’s wedding was a complete hush hush affair with no media invited and only family and extremely close friends got to share the happiness of the couple. The ceremonies took place at the couple’s place where they have been living together for the past 2 years. Some of the guests included Fardeen Khan, Shilpa Shetty etc.
The wedding was a rather interesting one with both a marriage between Punjabi and Bengali traditions. Ranvir wore a Punjabi sherwani in cream and silver while Konkona looked ethereal in a Bengali sari and her grandmother’s family jewels.
Though both of them got engaged almost two years back by exchanging rings but they kept their relationship quite private not letting the media speculate on it much. Even now, a week before the wedding the couple stayed away from the limelight and said as much on their twitter streams as well.
Konkona (30) and Ranvir (38), fell in love for the first time on the sets of Mixed Doubles in 2006 and since then kept everyone guessing about their status. After the endless More >
The talented actress Konkona Sen Sharma is now Ranvir Shorey’s lawfully wedded wife. Congratulations, guys!
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 04, 2010)
On September 2, Mumbai Mirror broke the story that Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey will marry this week. And sure enough, they’ve done it!
The two actors exchanged marriage vows on Friday evening, sharp at 6 pm, at their Goregaon residence. The couple has been living in together for the past two years.Konkona Sen Sharma
Though the entire affair was meant to be kept under wraps, we snooped around and our photographer Nilesh Wairkar managed to get Ranvir’s picture atop a horse. Says a source, Ranvir clearly stood out amongst all the baaraatis and was looking smashing in his wedding attire.”
Meanwhile, the reticent Konkona remained indoors through most of the ceremony with very close family and friends, strictly avoiding the media glare. Though actors are known to avoid the media, barring a few of course, a lot of them, like Fardeen Khan or Shilpa Shetty were gracious enough to come out and pose for the Press, after completing the marriage rituals.
But Konkona and Ranvir chose not to do that.
Strangely, most Bollywood waalahs, were not included in the guest list either. But for Koel Purie, who obviously chose to go.
The wedding ceremony was an interesting blend of Bengali and Punjabi traditions. Konkona looked resplendent in her grandmother’s traditional Bengali jewellery, More >
The actress, who had once accused her parents of embezzling her career earnings, was rather close to her granny Susheela Patel
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 21, 2010)
The Patel household is in a state of shock. Ameesha and Ashmit Patel lost their paternal grandmother on Thursday night. Ameesha’s grandmother Susheela Patel breathed her last at 10.30 pm, after suffering from a prolonged illness. The entire family rushed the next morning to attend to her last rites.
Ameesha was very close to her grandmother. She used to spend a lot of quality time with her and would often take her out too. Having suffered from a chequered equation with her parents, whom she once accused of embezzling her career earnings, Ameesha was rather close to her grandmother.
Her patch-up with her parents last December could well have been her grandmother’s doing. This therefore is a big loss for the actor.A file picture of Ameesha Patel (R) with her grandmother Susheela (L)
Her sibling, a grieving Ashmit Patel, said, “She had been bedridden for the past couple of years due to a car accident she suffered in 2005. She was extremely alert, intuitive and full of life. In her last 10 days, she suffered a lot. But she passed away peacefully on Thursday night. She was very close both to my sister and me. It’s quite a shock for us. More so for my sister because she had taken care of her single-handedly for the past five-six years.”
Incidentally Ameesha More >
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MUMBAI MIRROR; July 28, 2010
(29 September 1946 – 27 July 2010)
Ravi Baswani, acclaimed actor, who shot to fame with the cult comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), passed away in Shimla yesterday when shooting for a film he was planning to direct.
He was 64. Having debuted in the Sai Paranjpe’s Chashme Buddoor in 1981, Ravi Baswani did many films as a character artiste.
His performance in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro earned him a Filmfare Best Comedian Award.
The film he was planning to direct was about a 10-year-old orphan who lives with his grandmother in the hills.
The actor died of a massive heart attack, last afternoon, in Haldwani, near Nainital.
Ravi Baswani’s friend actor Zakir Hussain told Mumbai Mirror, “I believe he was coming from Nainital back home to Delhi.
He was accompanied by a couple of people who were working with him on a children’s film, which he planned to direct in the near future.
Ravi had spoken to a few people who had agreed to produce the film. The team had gone to Nainital to scout for locations. The plan was to shoot the film in the hilly regions in and around Nainital.”
Explaining what transpired, close friend Ashok Pandit said, “Ravi suffered a cardiac attack. By the time they could get medical aid in Haldwani, he had passed way. His death has come as a big shock.”
Sudesh Sayal who produced a TV show directed by Ravi Baswani, called Panchi said, “Ravi had no bad habits like smoking or drinking. He was a very simple More >