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Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; December 9, 2012)
Why did Saif and Kareena not attend the Marrakech Film Festival that you were a part of? Saif is shooting with Tigmanshu Dhulia in Lucknow for Bullet Raja. They are trying to finish it in one go and then take a break. I am glad, because coming for the Moroccan fest could’ve been a distraction. You come here, drink and party… the film that Saif is doing is very intense. It is set in a rural background and he has worked on the accent. Also, Kareena’s film Talaash has just released.
How is Kareena, the daughter-in-law? Nothing has changed. She is the same person and I like her a lot. She is very calm. I saw her during Tiger’s illness in the hospital. It was very easy to be with her. She is gentle and quiet and not intrusive. I get along very well with Babita and Karisma also. Karisma is a lovely person. I shared the platform with her at a recent event. She speaks so well. She is actually coming into her own. I saw Dangerous Ishhq; she is a good actress, but the film was awful. English Vinglish is a good film; films don’t run because you are a star. If films could run because of performances, everybody’s films would do well. It is the director who makes the film.
Has Kareena converted to Islam? She hasn’t converted, but she is now the Begum of Pataudi. He is the Nawab, so Kareena is the Begum. Saif is not comfortable with it. But I say why shouldn’t one take traditions seriously. He says people may mock at him saying, More >
Sharmila Tagore states that the Saif and Kareena nuptials will be a two-part affair. A celebrity bash in Mumbai will follow a small ceremony in Delhi
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; August 29, 2012)
It looks like finally we have some consolidated news on Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s impending nuptials. And what’s not to believe, considering that it has come straight from the Pataudi stable! The wedding will now apparently happen in two stages, with an actual ceremony in Delhi followed by a lavish celebrity affair in Mumbai.
Speaking exclusively to us, Sharmila Tagore also adds that the big fat royal wedding will be attended by close family members. Though she confirms that renovations are on at the Pataudi palace, the wedding will not take place there. The mother of the groom also adds that the ceremony will take place by the end of this year, hopefully in October itself.
Sharmila states, “After Nawab sahab’s funeral, the garden and the area nearby at the Pataudi palace needed some work. We are getting it renovated and a wall has been built. But it has nothing to do with the wedding.”
Sister act Buzz is that Saba Ali Khan, Saif’s younger sister, who is a jewellery designer herself, has been made in-charge of the wedding baubles and other preparations along with Sharmila.
Sharmila in a chat with Mirror, talks about life after Tiger, Saif-Kareena and other matters close to her heart
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 5, 2012)
It’s been a roller coaster ride for the family ever since Mansur Ali Khan (Tiger) Pataudi passed away on September 22 last year. Despite not wanting to be crowned the next (tenth) nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan had to give in to the wishes of the people of the princely state. The hitherto chote nawab is acutely aware of the many responsibilities the title brings with it. Meanwhile, Sharmila Tagore stands on a bittersweet fork, between coping with the loss of her better half on the one hand and preparing for Saif’s and Soha’s impending marriages on the other.
How are you dealing with the changed circumstances? I really don’t know. Some days are okay, others are not so good. There are times when all that I shared with Tiger seems unreal. Initially, I had completely lost my power to concentrate on anything. At a film festival in Kolkata in November, it was an ordeal speaking even a few lines. I would forget what I was saying. The NDDC film festival in January was a shade better. Things have improved now.
One has to find ways of forgetting the pain… I read Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry on stage with Soumitra Chatterjee in January. It was enriching. I had never done anything on stage, where your performance gets an instant response from the audience. While shooting for a film, you only get the fragmented feedback of a More >
Sharmila Tagore is only the second person to chair the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for two full terms. A three-month extension enabled the I&B ministry to find a successor, giving Tagore the distinction of the longest tenure in that office. The legendary actress, who debuted 52 years ago in Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar”, continues her film career with the just released “Life Goes On”. She spoke to Ratnottama Sengupta on her last day in office at the CBFC. Excerpts:
Ratnottama Sengupta (THE TIMES OF INDIA; April 3, 2011) What do you think you achieved as CBFC chief and what have you learnt? • I realized that we’re far more transparent than the Americans. We speak to the press whenever they want to discuss a decision; we’re not “all white”’ nor all of “a certain age”. Their debate is about “why X, not A”; ours is about “why UA, not U”. Except for “Ghajini” which fell through the net, we give ‘UA’ if there’s violence, item songs, expletives… Tell me honestly, is “Kaminey” watchable by a 12-year-old?
Sometimes a single dialogue tarnishes the dignity of women. One character in “Raajneeti” gave the impression that every woman sleeps around to get a ticket (in elections). Sometimes friendly relations with a country can’t be jeopardized. As an insider, I understand the compulsions of both the industry and the audience. I also know that some people take advantage of our openness and go to the press for publicity. Still, and More >