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Upala KBR (DNA; March 21, 2013)
While the whole world knows Bipasha Basu as a sex siren, few people know of her deeply spiritual side. The actress is planning a trip to Rishikesh and then to Dharamshala to meet the Dalai Lama.
Talking about her plans, Bips says, “My close friend Deanne (Pandey) and I will go to Dharmshala to try and meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It has been my dream to meet him. I guess it’s a spiritual calling for me like I visited the Ajmer dargah recently. I have been wanting to go for the past six months. After that we will travel to Rishikesh and stay there for five days.”
Bipasha has always been a religious person even though she doesn’t believe in rituals like her parents or a staunch believer. Her belief is not limited to going to temples and Hindu pilgrimages only. She reveals, “Last Monday I visited the Mount Mary Church in Bandra. I have been going there for the last 16 years — ever since the time I used to stay opposite the church, when I first came to Mumbai. Suzie, Dino, Deanne and I would go there whenever we could and it’s a tradition I have maintained over the years. My parents are both very religious, and mom is more than dad but, they have always given me the freedom to be what I want, and that’s helped me to grow. As long as I have faith and bhakti it’s fine. It’s important to them and also to me now.”
The actress, who loves non-vegetarian food, is not worried about abstaining from meat while in Rishikesh. “As much as I like More >
Anushka Sharma, when not shooting, loves taking off to exotic destinations on her own
Ankit Ajmera (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 02, 2011)
If Anushka had not been an actor, she would have been a full time traveller. Not the typical tourist who simply traipses from one pretty spot to another. She says, “I don’t like sightseeing. For me, travel is about meeting new people. It widens my horizon, especially the trips that I take on my own.”
She wishes to have more time and resources at her disposal. “I am quite a nomad. If I could earn enough money, I would just travel for two-three years, from one place to another, without any plan,” she says.
The travel bug got to her three years ago when she decided to pack her bags and go off to Galibore, a fishing camp located on the banks of the Cauvery river, for 10 days. This was about the same time she had finished shooting for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. “Doing routine things and meeting the same people, I felt fidgety. I wanted to move out and meet new people,” she says.
In Galibore, Anushka lived in tents in the midst of the wilderness. She was intrigued by an old German man, quietly sitting by the river. “This guy had travelled around the world. He knew so much about different cultures. I learnt there is more to life than what you do for a living. He ignited the urge in me to travel more and often.”
The spark ignited then has grown stronger. Four months ago, Anushka took a trip to Ananda in Rishikesh, a More >
Rajeev Khandelwal has convinced his extended family of 28 people, including 15 senior citizens, to come for a riverrafting trip in Rishikesh in the first week of October
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 17, 2010)
Rajeev makes a trip to Leh by road every year, but this year due to the cloud burst tragedy he couldn’t go. Since he will start shooting for his next film in October, he wanted to utilise the break in a better way and planned a trip with the seniors in his family.
Rajeev, who is sponsoring the entire trip, informs, “The idea is to make all the seniors in my family feel that they are still very young. I thought it will be a very interesting and challenging thing for them to do.
All of them are above 65. My mom’s sister, who is 72-years-old, is the oldest in the group.”
It wasn’t an easy task for Rajeev to convince the elders in his family. “My dad, being an army guy, decided to come, but my mom was completely against it. She said ‘I don’t want to go. I don’t even know swimming’. Some of my aunts had reservations about the toilets as they are make-shift,” he quips.
Giving details of the exact location, Rajeev adds, “There is a place called Kodiyala, a few kilometres off Rishikesh. There is this camp right on the riverbed where there is no electricity and no mobile connection.
We will be doing rafting in the Ganga, which is a very deep river. It’s a very safe sport and it gives you a great adrenaline rush.”
Rajeev sees the 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 >