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The actress confesses she’s seeing wrestler Sangram Singh
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; September 10, 2011)
Payal Rohatgi seems to have a lot going for her since she moved focus to television. It’s also brought her love. The actress confesses that she’s seeing Delhi-based wrestler Sangram Singh for two months now. A very unlikely couple, we tell her, and she says, “Maybe that’s why I was sceptical initially. I am taking it slowly, but I am at peace,” she says. The two started seeing each other on an upcoming reality show.
Her beau, the wrestler Sangram Singh admits that most people didn’t have good things to tell about her. “We shared a lot about our lives. I got to know her, and I thought she was nice.”
As soon as they came out, Sangram met Payal’s family. “My family approves of him totally. He doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke. He a simple man who starts his day with amla juice, and ensures I start mine with honey and milk,” tells Payal, grinning.
Payal considers her pairing as the coming together of North and South. “We are opposites. Our food habits, lifestyles — while I’d hit the sack straight away, he recites the Hanuman Chalisa before going off to sleep, and even our language — while he can speak shudh Hindi and corrects me, I correct his English…”
Interestingly, the first time when Payal and Sangram crossed paths is stuff films are made of. “It was on a highway, on the way from Agra to Delhi. I had met with a minor accident. He was passing by. Seeing the commotion More >
Anirudh Dave is looking forward to his upcoming film, for which no one from the crew has charged their fee
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; August 16, 2011)
The character of Lakhiya, the baddie in Phulwa gave Anirudh Dave’s career a new high, but he’s too busy to mull over the end of his track on the show. “Yes, I will not be seen in Phulwa again, but I am looking forward to my upcoming film with Satish Kaushik,” he announces. Anirudh says he loved the idea of starring in India’s first zero-budget movie, “And of course getting to work with Satishji again, with whom I did my first movie four years ago.” He says the producer of this film is “Bhagwan.” No actor has charged a fee, and there were no fixed schedules. “Whenever, whoever was free, they’d come and shoot.” The actor, who moved to Mumbai from Jaipur to pursue his acting dreams is also a musician. “Yes, I can play all instruments, except the string ones. Theatre gave me the opportunity to start playing professionally, where actors do a lot of things, including creating music,” he says.
Shradha Sharma claims she split with Raja Chaudhary three months ago, while he says the two plan to get married by next year
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; June 29, 2011)
Raja Chaudhary’s antics have earned him a notorious reputation, which Shradha Sharma claims was rubbing off the wrong way on her career. “After a point, my producers started staying away from me,” she rues. The lady, who met Raja online, says she has put behind ‘the Raja Chaudhary’ chapter’, and wants to now concentrate on her career. “It’s been three months now since I have spoken to him. Raja and I are no more together. And my family and friends are very happy about it,” she says.
“I am a peace-loving person, and the complications and controversies in his life were affecting me. My friends tried to knock sense into me. They asked me what I was doing with a married man who was always getting into trouble?” she shares. Though she stresses that Raja is not a bad person, she says, “He didn’t care for me like a man does for his girl. Then, he’d always say he’ll change. Finally, I told him, you first change, we’ll see then. If we are meant to be together, we will. But for now, I am single. I have already wasted a lot of time, now the focus is only my career.”
Blissfully unaware Surprisingly, Raja, who plays Tej Singh in Kahani Chandrakanta Ki, seems blissfully unaware of Shradha’s stand. When we called him, he was all praise for the support his girl has lent him since More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 16, 2011)We never fought or argued and it never got bitter
Sweta Keswani talks to Roshni K Olivera about her relationship with Alexx and why things didn’t work out in their marriage
Sweta Keswani and Alexx O’Neil’s marriage may have ended, but the two continue to remain good friends. Here, the actress talks about how and why things didn’t work out in her marriage and about moving on…
IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE… “We both married our best friend, which I thought was the best thing to do. Over time, however, we realised that we had different goals, desires and needs for the future. Furthermore, our professional commitments, my long hours on the sets in Mumbai and Alexx’s frequent film shooting outside kept us apart. And after having spent so much of our two-year marriage in different places, we found that we hadn’t created much of a married life together. Nevertheless, I have no regrets; we’ve had a wonderful few years together and so many amazing memories! While Alexx is a great guy and remains my close friend, I realised that I need someone different in my life. We never fought or argued and it never got bitter – which is simply unbelievable to most people! And I am completely at peace with the way things worked out, in fact, I’m extremely grateful to him and our relationship; they helped me to understand my own limitations and shortcomings — things that I can work on in the future. These years and our split have been an empowering More >
Rajesh Khera talks of his role in Deepa Mehta’s film and new series on television
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; April 15, 2011)
Rajesh Khera has entered a new phase in his career. He’s landed himself a new series on television where he plays the central character, and for the first time in his 16-year stint in the industry, he will also have a romantic interest. And he’s equally charged about being part of Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. He talks about all this and doing ads.
On center stage Khera, who is best remembered for playing Maddy, the gay designer on Jassi… is very excited about his new show, where he plays the CEO of a channel. “My character is very stylized. I am not saying this for the sake of effect, but my contemporaries have reason to be envious of me.” The show has many a firsts for Khera. “It’s the first time I am playing a central character in a series, and so is the romantic track a first.”
Ticket to Hollywood As expected, Rajesh is all praises for Deepa Mehta, though it wasn’t a smooth ride. “On my first day at the workshop, she’d taken badly to me. She was apprehensive and wondered if I’d deliver. Plus, I couldn’t relate to the energies of the rest of the cast.
But, both Rajesh and Deepa’s apprehensions were laid to rest during the schedule in Sri Lanka. He says he plays a vicious disciplinarian in a school. “I have one scene in the film. It’s with Darsheel Safary, who’s the More >
Payal Rohatgi alleges that the director of Love, Sex Aur Dhoka made an indecent proposal to her
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; March 16, 2011) Payal Rohatgi declares she is, “angry and in mood for vengeance,” She was recently discharged from a nursing home, where she was treated for depression. She’s been grappling with the decision to bare her mind about her tryst with Dibakar Banerjee. But now she has decided she wants to have her say. In a no holds barred conversation, she reveals her version of what happened between them, during their short four-month friendship.
Payal says a few months ago she sent an SMS to Dibakar, introducing herself and asking to meet him. According to her, since then they’ve been friends. “You could also call him a mentor.” She adds they’d often talk about relationships – his and hers. “I spoke about my problems (split with Rahul Mahajan), and he’d talk about his marriage not working. He advised me to see a psychiatrist from Bombay Hospital, someone whom he sees to discuss his inability to be monogamous and his need for multiple affairs.” She admits not minding being agony aunt to him.
Things changed after she auditioned for a role for his upcoming film, Shanghai. “I mentioned to him that I want to act, and asked for a role in his film. He asked me to meet Atul Mongia, his casting director. The scene required me to react to the news about my husband’s murder. I think I gave my best because I cried my heart More >
Shahana Goswami is preparing for a makeover so that filmmakers can see her in a new light
Saadia S Dhailey (BOMBAY TIMES; November 30, 2010)
Whether the films got good reviews or bad, there were no mixed reviews about Shahana Goswami’s acting prowess. Yet she continues to be seen in roles that support a film, rather than shoulder it, including her latest with Imran and Deepika. Shahana agrees, and admits rather honestly, “Though it’s nice to get talked about playing small parts, I am dying to do a leading lady’s role.” Not that offers haven’t come by, she shares, but they didn’t match her list of must haves. “I’d want a good banner, along with a good script and a good director,” she says, as she believes these are essential for visibility.
Meanwhile she is busy with what she calls a “personal project,” and no, that isn’t wedding preparations with her beau Milind Soman. “You can call it a make-over. I am working on presenting myself in the best way I can, and look like an actress should.”
In spite of hating the gym, she has finally signed up to shed the extra kilos. “Though Milind and I don’t work out together – he prefers to run, and I just can’t match up with his pace –he’s helping me set the goals,” she says, and is sure that results will begin to show in a month. For the rest, her friends from the industry are helping her out, including Deepika. “Deepika is in a different league, and she shares the experiences that it More >