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Kajol speaks about her Bengali connection on Saptami
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; October 21, 2012)
What are your childhood memories associated with Durga puja? As kids, it was a time when there was no routine, we used to stay up till late night or wake up early morning and go for anjali, nobody paid attention to us. We ate as much bhajas as we could. Since I was two years old, I used to serve the bhog though at that time we were only given bhajas to serve and not the dal as it could drop on us. My grandmother started this Durga puja in Juhu about 60 years back and she insisted that everyone come down for it so it was a time when my entire family came together, including distant relatives from Kolkata. After my grandmother, my dad continued to organize it with all his brothers. It was a tradition to have a Bengali play every night. It was like a wedding taking place every year where everybody used to just talk and talk and fights would break out and then they would make up and each one would have a view on how it could be organised better.
Is this a time when you miss your father more? He was a part of my identity and I could not see my life without him. I miss him every day of my life. After I lost him, I felt there was a big hole inside me and I continue to always feel unbalanced. I miss him more during puja. First year I did not attend the puja as I could not go to the place that was so vividly reminding me of him.
What was your dad (Shomu Mukherjee) like? My dad was More >
New Delhi: Noted Bollywood actor Joy Mukherjee died at the age of 73 in Mumbai. Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital on Monday. He had high fever and was unconscious. His overall condition was critical.
“He passed away today morning at 9.30 am. He died due to prolonged illness and old age. His lungs were not functioning and he could not breathe, hence he was on ventilator. His condition was critical since last three days,” Joy Mukherhee’s spokesperson told PTI.
The actor was admitted to the Lilavati hospital on Monday.
“He was running with high fever and was unconscious and his overall condition was critical since three-four days,” spokesperson said. Mukherjee comes from a film family. His father Sashadhar Mukherjee was married to legendary actor Ashok Kumar’s sister Sati Devi and was the co-founder of Filmalaya Studios.
His brothers are Deb Mukherjee and Shomu Mukherjee. Shomu is married to actress Tanuja & their daughters are actresses Kajol and Tanisha.
Incidently, his father was skeptical about Mukherjee’s movie career. He agreed only after Agha jani Kashmeri convinced him. Agha jani wrote the script of ‘Love in Simla’, Mukherjee’s debut film opposite Sadhana in 1960.
He went on to delivered several hit films like hits like ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon’, ‘Love in Tokyo’, ‘Ziddi’, ‘Ek Musafir Ek Hasina’ to name a few. After his career dried up with the emergence of stars like Dharmendra, Jeetendra and Rajesh Khanna, Mukherjee ventured into direction with films like ‘Love More >
Tanuja, Tanishaa offer prayers for actress’ delivery
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 13, 2010)
The countdown to Kajol’s delivery has begun… and the We Are Family actress’ mother Tanuja and sister Tanishaa held a solemn puja at their Santa Cruz residence Grotto Villa for her safe confinement. The family also did a griha pravesh as they have shifted back to this old home of theirs after years.
Kajol, who has been advised not to travel by the doctors, could not attend the puja. There was a havan with a special aarti. Ghee shira as prasad with fruits and sweets were distributed to neighbours and well wishers. The entire family is excited about Kajol’s second child and are keeping everything hush-hush. Even Ajay has also hardly spoken on this.
Tanishaa told BT, “We prayed for Kajol. It was a very nostalgic moment for mother and me as we returned to the house where my father (film producer Shomu Mukherjee) used to live.”