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A generation gap doesn’t have to translate to misunderstandings. iDiva joins mother-daughter duo Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, as they speak of their relationship and how they learn from each other everyday
By ALISHA FERNANDES (iDIVA; March 26, 2011)
GROWING UP Sharmila: When you grow up in families that give great importance to aesthetics, values and culture, like I did, you tend to naturally imbibe it from your surroundings. I have never put pressure on myself or felt pressure from my family to excel, and have always led life according to my terms. I was neither a victim of stardom nor fashion. And I also know that as a mother, I supported my children in their choices and never pressured them into anything they didn’t want to do. Soha: I wasn’t even aware of how much my parents had accomplished till I was almost 20! I knew that they were famous, but I didn’t know the extent of their achievements. My father captained the Indian cricket team for 10 years and my mother managed to comfortably succeed in both, art and commercial cinema, but to me, they were just Abba and Amma. I was always made to feel very special, and supported with all my choices. I was academically smart, participated in drama and sports, and had an active social life; so I was a happy kid. I wanted to study further and it helped that I grew up in Delhi as opposed to Mumbai, so I wasn’t exposed to the filmi world as much.
BEING ROYAL Sharmila: It is a part of More >
By Joginder Tuteja, October 26, 2010 – 11:27 IST
Asin turns a year older today and she is in town to accumulate ton loads of birthday wishes and gifts coming her way. While a bunch of goodies are on her way, what she loves most is surprises that come from her near and dear ones. Why? Because while she is pretty much aware about the standard gifts that are reserved for her by her parents year after year, it is an element of surprise that she craves for most.
Says a close friend of Asin who has been helping her keep track of the celebrations planned for her on an hour by hour, “Asin turns into a teenager when it comes to her birthday celebrations. It’s the day when she really wants to be treated like a princess. Her parents know that and despite the fact that there are many admirers and social acquaintances out there, Asin wants to spend time mainly with her parents and close friends.”
No wonder, the doting parents know what she loves most – jewellery and cars.
Continues the friend, “Every year, Asin gets jewellery from her mother. On the other hand, her dad is fond of gifting her cars. Last year it was an Audi. This year too there is a special car already being pre-booked for it. To think of it, it is no more a surprise for Asin barring the fact that she doesn’t know the make of the car. However, this is what her parents think because she seems to have inkling about it.”
With not much surprise really spread out for Asin, the Ghajini girl is waiting More >
We all have tried to hook up two of our friends or at least someone has tried to hook us with someone, which most of the times fails miserably. But still there’s a matchmaker in most of us and this is especially to be seen in a marriage-centric country like India. Hence, Aisha reeks of a strong relatable factor and the makers and writers had won half of the battle by choosing a script like this one. Besides, they got some supremely fresh and talented actors on board and added some beautiful music too. With so many plusses in its favour, Aisha works but unfortunately only in parts. The treatment needed a mature touch which debutant director Rajshree Ojha failed to do so. A great chance lost!
The story of the movie: Aisha (Sonam Kapor) is an upmarket Delhi girl whose favourite pastime is matchmaking among her friends and relatives. Arjun (Abhay Deol), her childhood friend who has just returned from New York, detests this trait of Aisha. Aisha comes across Shefali (Amrita Puri), a small town girl, who’s in Delhi to marry. Her matchmaking side tells her that Shefali and one of her friend, Randhir (Cyrus Sahukar) can be a cute couple and she sets on a mission to hook them. She even involves Pinky (Ira Dubey), her friend since kindergarten, in her mission. Aisha loves when things go as she has planned. Hence, what would happen when she realizes that all her matchmaking plans are going for a toss? Watch the film to find out!
Aisha begins wonderfully, making More >
After impressing his viewers as Shahid Kapoor’s friend in Kaminey, Chandan Roy Sanyal has bagged a role debutants could only dream of.
Chandan has been signed to play the negative lead in Santosh Sivan’s next film Urumi. Chandan will play an evil prince in the 15th century.
When contacted Chandan said, “Yes I am very excited about the film. My executive producer Mubina Rattonsey of Kaminey recommended my name to Santosh.
I play an evil prince and am against my cousin, who is dating a princess (Genelia D’souza); I keep trying to win her over.”
Apparently, Amol Gupte, who was seen with Chandan in Kaminey as well, will now be playing his uncle. And they hate each other (in the film that is).Santosh Sivan
While talking about the extravagant costumes in the films, Chandan can’t contain his excitement. He says, “I’ll learn horse riding. Since I am playing a prince I will wear good costumes and ornaments. It is quite a stylish role.”
By Subhash K. Jha, March 23, 2010 – 12:39 IST
A large number of Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi’s evergreen melodies from the 1950s will be used in the Bollywood-inspired play ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’ featuring Vivek Oberoi, Isha Sharwani and Gauhar Khan. It will be staged in May at the newly constructed theatre in Gurgaon near Delhi.
Informs Javed Akhtar, “The first-half will have 11 evergreen melodies. The second-half will have 8-9 songs. We’re still locking in on the final songs. There’s dispute about some of the songs to be included.”
Javed has been on stage before. “I had seen a lot of theatre; I’ve written Kaifi Aur Main. But that is not pure theatre. And besides I’ve hardly used my own words in Kaifi Aur Main. I’ve either taken excerpts from Shaukat Azmi’s book or interviews on video. ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’ is unlike anything done on stage in India. The kind of facilities I was provided was mind-numbing. I’ve seen the theatre in Gurgaon. India has never seen anything like this. There will be horses and elephants running on and off stage.”
In the meanwhile, Vivek left for Delhi on Friday for a month-long rehearsal with his two leading ladies Isha Sharwani and Gauhar Khan who play the princess and the gypsy fighting for Oberoi’s attentions. Considering the fireworks that Gauhar generated with Shazahn Padamsee in Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year, there’s bound to be a lot of behind-the-curtains excitement between Gauhar and Isha.
Says Vivek, “I guess I’m a very More >
THE REAL HERO: Salman Khan
Salman Khan is all set to fight the box office battle today!TIMES NEWS NETWORK (BOMBAY TIMES; January 22, 2010)
The team of Eros International’s Veer has been looking forward to this day with great anticipation as the mega project finally hits the big screens across the country. Salman, who has an eye for spotting talent, will introduce Zarine Khan in his dream project. And the newbie is glad that mentor Salman’s dream project has materialised so well. The film is set in 1875 and is based on the love story of a warrior, who leads his clan of the fearless Pindhari warriors, who refused to surrender to the British Empire.
Salman says, “Veer can be called my most awaited film till date. I wanted to direct a film on this subject. My biggest fear for Veer was that my father had asked me not to make this film! But when he finally saw the end result, he came out saying ‘It’s outstanding’. Speaking about the film, director Anil Sharma says, “I had approached Salman for another film, but he discussed Veer with me. Salman has lived the character of Veer for 20 years. I was so inspired by his vision and enthusiastic narration that I felt I had to be a part of this project.” Producer Vijay Galani was extremely excited to have Salman playing a fearless warrior. “I took up Veer as a dream, not just to make a good film and recover our investment, but to make India’s biggest film, to take Bollywood to a very new level and have Salman as a ferocious More >
By Taran Adarsh, January 8, 2010 – 17:00 IST
SHREK [and its instalments] has been one of the most loved movies of our times. An ogre falls in love with a princess and after overcoming their share of obstacles, the couple live happily ever after. Most Hindi movies take a similar route, don’t they? We love happy endings. We want the underdog to accomplish his dreams. We feel euphoric if he walks into the sunset, holding the hand of his beloved.
A love story works if you fall in love with the on-screen characters and also if it knocks on the doors of your heart. PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE does that. PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE may not be the ultimate romantic film, but you can’t deny the fact that there’s something about this film that stays with you, that you carry home… sorry, carry in your heart.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE also works because its protagonists, Uday and Priyanka, deliver sparkling performances. No wonder, you get drawn in their world in a jiffy.//
Final word? Watch PYAAR IMPOSSIBLE if you are or even if you’re not a romantic. It has its heart in the right place!
In a university in California, Alisha [Priyanka Chopra] is the name of that dream everyone wished came true. The most beautiful girl on campus, she makes hearts flutter like leaves in the wind. Everybody loves Alisha.
It is no surprise then that Abhay [Uday Chopra] loves her too. Abhay is a nerdy, awkward, bespectacled geek of the college who is so far removed from her world. She doesn’t even More >
Second time mum Sushmita Sen says her daughters Renee and Alisah will be her bridesmaids when she finally finds Mr RightBy Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 08, 2010)
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• How does it feel to be a mother all over again?
Alisah is another miracle in my life. She was very calm and quiet, but suddenly she’s become very feisty and found her voice. She doesn’t like to be static for long. She wants to be carried and pampered – she is a princess.
• How has Renee reacted to Alisah?
Renee has been an absolute dream with Alisah. She wanted a sibling for a long time. They have an age difference of 10 years and Renee’s age will only add to her sense of responsibility. She is like a mother to Alisah. She’s trying to change her diapers, even give her a bath. However, I must tell you that she doesn’t do a very good job of changing diapers, but she certainly thinks she does (laughs).
• Does Renee feel left out when you attend to Alisah?
No. Agar unme do-teen saal ka fark hota, to shayad aisa hota. God plans life beautifully.
• How different is Alisah from Renee? Every child is different. So, the feeling is different too. Alisah smiles differently. She yells differently. Unlike Renee who used to wake up in the middle of the night and wake me up, she sleeps rather peacefully. But I may be speaking too soon. Give me another month and Alisah too might start waking me up. When Renee came into my life, I was a novice. I was learning everything about motherhoodMore >