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From saying yes to scripts in under five minutes to not feeling good enough and falling into exhausted sleep after bingeing on ice-cream at midnight, the country’s hottest male star Hrithik Roshan bares his mind in a conversation with Sarita Tanwar
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (Times Life; July 10, 2011)
HRITHIK Roshan serves the best coffee at his Juhu home, but I am deprived of that as I meet him on the hot and dusty sets of his film. The coffee is missing, and it is not the best location for a conversation. On the set, Hrithik lives only for the camera. Everything and everyone else is blanked out. He walks around the set, mentally working out the shot in his head. That’s when he is not in discussion with his director. He’s given the same shot four times, but he isn’t happy with it. He keeps pushing himself to give of his best. And he won’t rest till he’s satisfied with the result. He gives a hundred per cent to his work, and then some. I see a lot of similarities with Amitabh Bachchan. There’s the height, the humility and the hard-core professionalism. And now Hrithik is literally stepping into his shoes by essaying his role in Agneepath. No actor has ever attempted to do Big B’s avatar on the big screen before. I am curious to know what’s going on in his head. And Duggu’s game. Read on for excerpts.
You are doing an Amitabh Bachchan film. What was your first reaction when it was offered to you? My first thought was that I wasn’t going to do the film. I knew that I didn’t want to More >
Why AB’s Baby is not worried about not being the baby of the family anymore
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; June 30, 2011) AB’s Baby is going to have a baby. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are expecting their first child in the winter of 2011. Here, the to-be-dad talks about what kind of father he will make, why Aishwarya is going to have to worry about him, and why he will make a good father. Read on…
With the new baby on the way, you won’t be the baby of the house… (laughs) Yes, I never thought of that. No, I won’t be but it’s wonderful. It’s very hard to describe how I’m feeling…. I mean it’s nice, everybody is smiling, everybody is just very happy at home. The house is filled with flowers and people are calling and congratulating. It just feels wonderful. It still literally hasn’t sunk in that there’s going to be a child… you know, an offspring, I haven’t gone into that father zone yet.
Can you picture yourself as a dad? Or is that daunting? I love to spend time with my nephew and niece. I love kids. I think I am pretty good with them. I think when you know you are going to have a child, there’s a lot more stuff to think about like how to bring up the child, what principles and morals you will teach him or her… You start thinking of all that kind of stuff… I still haven’t started that. But I think I will, as and when as the time approaches. Right now, I am just enjoying the moment but I think pretty soon like every man, I More >
Anupam, the woman who stood like a rock behind her husband Shiney Ahuja, is hopeful of a beautiful future. Sarita Tanwar chats with her
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (TIMES LIFE; June 19, 2011)
I Last met Shiney Ahuja at Sea Lounge at the Taj, three years ago. Today, I am sitting with his wife Anupam Ahuja at the same location. A lot has happened since. He has been accused of rape by his maid and was jailed. Although he is currently out on bail, the verdict has been delivered by the media as well as the masses: guilty. I too believed he did it. When I tell his wife, she manages a wry smile, “In your place, I would too.” Ask her if she ever believed he did it and she shakes her head, “Not for a second. I never even questioned him. I know he can never do anything like that.” Yesterday she only had her conviction, today she has the proof to back it up. Here she talks about their hellish journey in the last three years, what lies ahead and what keeps her going. Read on for excerpts…
So what’s the current status? The lawyers have to prepare what is known as a Paper Book, based on the evidence that has been presented in the court. When it is ready — it might take six weeks or so — the lawyers will submit it to the court and they will get a date of hearing. Sometimes, it takes five to six years for the hearing to come up. But since our case was fast-tracked by the government, we would like that to apply to the hearing too.
How hopeful are you? I More >
Akshay Kumar says he’s itching to get back to doing stunts
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; May 31, 2011)
In the post-Dabangg months, every actor worth his six packs is turning to action. The sky-diving, the kicks, the punches and the dialoguebaazi are set to rule the big screen. Akshay Kumar who’d turned his back on the action genre, now wants to reclaim his crown. He’s moving away from comedies, and working with directors like Milan Luthria, Prabhu Deva and Dibakar Banerjee. The actor who does three times the number of films his contemporaries do, not counting the endorsements and the TV shows, is ready to strike again. And the timing couldn’t have been better. The audiences are lapping up the dhishum dhishum. Here, the actor talks about his faults, his films and his future plans. Read on…
You’re signing films with the newer lot of makers Prabhu Deva and Dibakar Banerjee, for example. Getting out of your comfort zone? • Yes, you can say that. It is a deliberate decision to work with directors with a different sensibility. I realised that I was doing the same kind of films. That happens to an actor without realising. A certain kind of film works, and you think this is what the audience likes, or wants, and you keep following that pattern. Especially, when you get success in that genre. And then you settle into a comfort zone. You don’t even question it. I started enjoying doing only comedy films. The same thing had happened when I was More >
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; May 25, 2011)
Karan Johar turns 39 today. The eternally young KJo is not planning to celebrate his birthday this year. But he will spend it with his near and dear ones. Here the still-young filmmaker talks about how he will spend the year, his youngest film yet, and the changes he hopes to make in his life before this year ends. Read on…
So what’s the birthday plan? No plan. There is a crucial match for Shah Rukh’s team and we are all going to be at his place watching the match on the big screen, and praying.
If you and your gang are at Mannat, party is inevitable. Especially if SRK’s team wins. Really, not even thinking of the party. Anyway I think I may be too old to party now.
Old? You are turning 39! Yes. And next year I will be checking myself into a clinic because I will go into depression at the thought of becoming 40. I am presently clinging on to the last vestiges of youth. I have even started colouring my hair. Soon, I will have to go to my Wikipedia profile, and change the ‘young filmmaker’ bit.
And yet your next, Student Of The Year, is your youngest film ever. Yes, it is based in college. Part of my first film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was too but I was in my twenties then. This time I am afraid that I will end up making a wannabe film. Because a young film is not just about bright colours and peppy songs. So I am hanging around young people these days. Noticing how they dress, how they talk, More >
Will be the leading lady opposite Boman Irani
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; May 6, 2011)
Farah Khan, choreographer-director-TV host, is now in a different role. Literally. She is the leading lady of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next production Shirin Farhad, to be directed by SLB’s sister Bela. This bit of news is interesting for two reasons. First and the big one being this is Farah’s big screen debut. Second, because until recently she and the Guzaarish director were bitter enemies and had even lashed out at each other in print. Clearly now, it’s all in the past.
When asked why Farah as the heroine, Sanjay laughs, “It is the best way of taking revenge on her.” Then getting serious, he adds, “I thought she suited the role perfectly. It’s a funny and very tender and quaint love story of a Parsi couple. And the character of Shirin suits her perfectly. Farah has amazing wit and wicked humour and I could see that translating on the screen.”
The film has been written by Bhansali, who may be known for serious films, but he promises it will be a laugh riot. His sister Bela, who debuts as a director and has edited most of her brother’s films, says, “I instinctively felt Farah was right for the role. Also, she is half-Parsi and has a mad side to her. And there could be no one better than Boman for this role. Expect to see a lot of song and dance in my film.” Farah laughs when asked about her debut, “When Bela and Sanjay called me for the role, I More >
The filmmaker, in a hard-hitting interview, takes on everyone — from Sonam Kapoor to Ajay Devgn
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; April 25, 2011)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali vanished after Guzaarish. The director will soon be on your TV screens as a judge on a reality dance show. Now that he has emerged from hiding, he is open to being grilled. He promised to be honest, and true to his word, he did not mince words. He cleared the air on friends, foes and his films (last and forthcoming). Read on for excerpts…
Are you going to be a mean judge on tv? No. I don’t believe in running down people. I will say what I have to, without destroying the dancers. The range is from 16 to 60. It’s pure joy to see some people who’ve never had the chance to live their dream, come on stage and let loose.
Do you watch Koffee With Karan? No.
In one episode Karan asked Sonam what she would do if she woke up one morning and realised she’d become you. She said, “Get colour in my life — apart from Blue and Black.” Any comment? I don’t think any filmmaker in India would even think of using the colours I do. Saawariya is a work of art and if Karan can’t understand that then that is his problem. It’s something I cannot worry about. If he is going to reduce Saawariya to just a blue film then it’s just childish. I don’t know why he asks people about me. Whenever he meets me, he is very kind, cordial and respectful about my work. I don’t know why Sonam answered the More >
Karan Johar dishes out the Koffee Awards and celebrates the best moments of this edition’s celebrity chat show
BOMBAY TIMES; April 17, 2011
A proud Karan Johar takes the curtain call as he dishes out a spicy, juicy finale episode for this season’s Koffee With Karan tonight. KJo has film critic Rajeev Masand, celeb chat show presenter/ actress Koel Purie, India’s top fashion designer Manish Malhotra and BT editor Sarita Tanwar on his couch as he dissects the controversial season that went by and crowned the moments that made big headlines or people who bowled over audiences with their swagger, charm, candidness and attitude. All the action and the madness will be aired at 9 pm tonight on Star World.
SRK finally breaks his silence on his team’s ex-captain Saurav Ganguly
Sarita Tanwar (BOMBAY TIMES; March 24, 2011) Shah Rukh Khan is out of his self-imposed exile. And he has a lot to talk about. In a heart-to-heart, he chats about his (and probably BTown’s) most expensive film Ra.One, his IPL team without captain Saurav Ganguly, his TV show Zor Ka Jhatka, which didn’t quite live upto its promise, and lots more. Read on for excerpts…
Let’s get the big question out of the way. Saurav Ganguly is no longer part of your IPL team. How are things between you and him now? They should be good. He is a very mature guy. So am I, in a way I think. I have left everything of the cricketing to the CEO and the coach. We’ve played three years, and played really poorly for whatever reasons. I am not getting into that as they are just excuses. Fact is, we as a team played poorly. When I say we, I mean the team, the management and the coaches. And we made a lot of promises but it didn’t work. You know filmmakers who make certain kind of films, suddenly change and do something different. I am not comparing but Raj Kapoor saab made Mera Naam Joker and then he made Bobby. It’s an attempt to redo something. The first step was that I removed myself totally from the team. When I come in, too much emotional bonding happens, so I decided to stay away. I got the team, coach and the CEO to take the cricket decisions. I just didn’t want to get into it, I said More >