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Pakistani drag artiste and Bigg Boss contestant Begum Nawazish Ali feels that her nation is crumbling but sexuality there is a non-issue
Vishwas Kulkarni (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 04, 2010)
• Will you be in women’s clothing throughout the show?
It will have to be a 50-50. I’ve made it clear that we’re unique individuals. There are two atmaans in me: one male and one female. But playing a woman 24/7 is physically impossible. At the same time, playing the male full-time is not feasible, because the man in me can be boring. I know it’s going to be a tight ropewalk for me. It’s a balancing act.
• Will you flirt with the men on screen?
Main chote-mote baccho ke saath flirt kya karoongi? There is only one person jo mere standards ko match kar sakta hai and that is the Bigg Boss himself!
• The show must also be an escape from the horrific realities of Pakistan.
In the last few months, I’ve been extremely depressed about Pakistan. Hundreds of people dying, from floods, from fundamentalist violence, and that’s all you hear about in the news. I have to confess that I have been selfish in accepting this opportunity.
Being locked up for those many weeks might allow for some introspection in terms of how I can give something back to Pakistan, how I can play a slightly more proactive role in repairing it. But yes, I am escaping the bitter, unpleasant realities of a troubled nation.
It’s important for my own sanity.
• Can Pakistani citizens themselves be More >
Farah Khan was at her tyrannical best while choreographing the new version of the Lawaaris song Apni to jaise taiseBy Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 18, 2010)
Farah Khan is putting her best foot forward (literally) to ensure that the new version of the song Apni to jaise taise from Prakash Mehra’s Lawaaris in her brother Sajid Khan’s Houseful is high in spirit and style, just like the original.
Farah played a tough taskmaster while choreographing the song on Tuesday afternoon with Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez at Filmistan studio, Goregaon.Akshay Kumar and Farah Khan
As soon as Farah said, ‘Action’, a group comprising mostly of foreigners dressed in skimpy outfits started dancing. Barely 10 seconds later, Farah ordered, “Cut. Why are the guys not dancing with vigour? Toss your hair and let it go. I want everyone jumping up and down.”
Take 2. 10 seconds later, she again thundered, “Cut again.” A girl in a violet dress who was struggling to get her steps right was taken off the frame and a male dancer who had worn a sweater was told that he is ‘not happening’.
Take 3. “Hold it,” she hollered a little later. “Akshay, Arjun and Ritesh, you guys are supposed to look drunk. So please, can I have you looking and feeling cooler please? Or else I will call Sajid Khan.” The three actors couldn’t hide their grins after which they got the steps right.
While the film’s actresses Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta More >