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Ram Kohli (DNA; May 1, 2013)
A little known fact about Emraan Hashmi is that he was a model at the age of five. The actor has done over 15 adverts over the span of four years. He was a reluctant model, urged and nudged into the glamour world by his parents. He was too young to know if he liked it or not. Emraan’s first ad was for Good Night mosquito repellent. He went on to do many memorable ads — Rasna and Bournvita are among the ones he remembers shooting for. He stopped at the age of nine, choosing to stay away from the camera as he suddenly got conscious of the attention and acting.
Now Emraan is on a mission. He wants a copy of all the ads he shot for as a child, and has been getting in touch with people to help him find the same. The actor recalls, “I never wanted to get in front of the camera although I did so many advertisements as a kid. My parents pushed me into it. I have done 15 ads. The first one was in 1985-86 I think… I was sitting and twiddling my thumbs in the ad… I am sure the companies or the brands have it in their archives and I am trying to get my hands on all of them.”
Perhaps this is his way to keep his childhood memories alive forever, or it is something he wants to share with his son someday. Though he was a popular and successful child model, Emraan doesn’t want the same for his son, who is a splitting image of him. The actor goes to great lengths to keep his three-year-old out of the limelight. He wants him to have a normal childhood, away from More >
Emraan Hashmi talks about his journey from Footpath toShanghai and rise from formula to creative fulfilment
Anand Holla (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 10, 2012)
Days before Shanghai’s release, Emraan Hashmi had to cancel his tickets to the the IIFA awards at Singapore. The last thing this actor, at the cusp of stardom and art, was expecting to be held up by was a stomach flu. At his expansive Pali Hill residence, Emraan, in a checked shirt and flat-front khakis, lounges in the hall that’s flush with sunshine and breeze. “I must have eaten something nasty at Kanpur or Lucknow where I had gone to promote Shanghai. I really wanted to be with Dibakar Banerjee and my co-stars at a platform like IIFA,” he says.
Away from the arc lights, Emraan is the antithesis of his ‘filmi’ screen image. He has had a silent surge, first as a mass hero, then as a bankable star, and now an ‘A-lister’, who is starring in a Karan Johar film as well as a Vishal Bhardwaj venture. In most of his 25 films thus far, the majority of which have been super-hit potboilers, the 33-year-old has played grey, troubled characters that get away with swindling, killing, betraying people and, of course, kissing girls and getting luckier than that too. From Footpath, Murder, Gangster, Awarapan, Jannat, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai to his disarmingly sincere performance as Jogi Parmar in Shanghai, Emi (pronounced Immy) has coursed the long mile. The only thing that has remained unchanged in his career is the signature More >
THE TIMES OF INDIA (May 15, 2012)
Fate’s cruel hands crushed Taruni Sachdev’s dreams on Monday when a 20-seater plane slammed into a cliff in Jomsom, western Nepal killing thirteen Indians and two crew members. The 14-year-old child actress was last seen in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Paa’. Her mother Geetha Sachdev also died in the crash.
Besides the Hindi blockbuster, Tarunai also featured in two Malayalam films, ‘Vellinakshatram‘ and ‘Sathyam‘. Her last TV outing was as a participant on Shah Rukh Khan’s quiz show ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?”. She had done many commercials including the popular Rasna ad.
As per the Indian embassy there were 21 people aboard out of which 16 were Indians. Those rescued included Sreekanth, aged between 35-40 years, and two girls – Sreevardhini (9) and Sreepada (6).
“The injured Indians are undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital in Pokhara. The other 13 Indians are feared to be dead,” the embassy said in a statement.
Amitabh Bachchan has expressed shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who played his school friend in Paa. “Just reading that Taruni Sachdev the girl child artist in Paa, has perished in Nepal plane crash. Please God may this not be true.”
Even Abhishek Bachchan also expressed his grief over the sudden demise of the chid actor. “Shocked and very saddened to hear about the Nepal plane crash. Lost 1 of my cutest co-stars. Little Taruni Sachdev from Paa. More >