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BOMBAY TIMES (May 21, 2012)
BT revealed the first look at Farhan Akhtar as ‘Flying Sikh’ sprinter Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. We now bring you the first look at another pivotal character — both in the movie and the history of our nation — Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. The character is essayed by seasoned actor Dalip Tahil, who has always changed his look to suit the part. Incidentally, he has done a cameo in the film Gandhi, followed by a play based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life called Letters to Gandhi and in Bhaag…, he gets to play Nehru. Says he, “I experiment with my looks only if I’m convinced about it. I will never don a new look just for the sake of it. In BMB, I play Pandit Nehru and am working hard to learn and adopt certain nuances. I even went to the dentist to change my jawline and correct my smile. Also, make-up man Vikram Gaekwad was instrumental in giving me the look of Nehru.” Tahil adds, “Sometime when an actor goes overboard with his look, the original character gets overshadowed which is not right. I have got an excellent response on the sets for the Nehru look.”
…because fans and the Tamil film fraternity will come out in his support — a bonding which, Sanjay Dutt says, Bollywood has lost. Sanjay gets into straight-talk mode with Anshul Chaturvedi, and doesn’t mince his words
Anshul Chaturvedi (BOMBAY TIMES; October 13, 2010)
Two hours daily in the gym; driving at 250 kmph on the Expressway; excited to-be dad; still as jittery, in your own words, as a newcomer when a release approaches — in this case, “Knock Out”. So how’s 51 different from what 28 may have been?
Actually, nothing much has changed…. I do drive the car myself. I’m looking forward to the twins. I do get nervous; I remember how I was before Lamhaa’s release — a little jittery. And it’s not deliberate — this is just how I am.
And you’re fitter at 51 than you were at 21?
I think so. And in fact, my current focus on gymming is also because, if you notice, in Blue and Kidnap, I’d let myself go a little. Case sar pe thaa, the judgment was about to come out and to bring focus to cinema was difficult for me at that stage. Fitness was hardly a priority.
It was such a big accusation. Being part of a terror activity? My God! When the judge said that you always wanted to hear this, that your dad always wanted to hear this, you are acquitted from the terror charge — that moment was the greatest moment of relief in my life. I had let myself go around that time, and I got a lot of mail, a lot of fan reactions, saying, ‘you started More >