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Neetu Singh talks about her comeback in the movies, getting slim to inspire her husband to follow suit, and how she’s still best friends with Zeenat, Shabana, Rekha and Hema
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 20, 2010)
• You did a blink-n-miss appearance in Love Aaj Kal. What makes you come back with a full-fledged role in Do Doni Chaar after 30 years?
Kuch decide nahin kiya tha. In fact, I had decided I won’t do it. I have been refusing films for years. The entire credit goes to the director of Do Dooni Chaar, Habib. My husband (Rishi) was very keen that I should hear him out. Habib simply bowled me over with his narration.
• Were you nervous for the first shot?
I won’t lie. I was nervous on the first day. I even spoke to Ranbir about it. This role is so unlike my personality. I love dressing up and here I was playing a middle-class housewife. I was asked to cut my nails, put oil in my hair and have a choti.
Ranbir explained to me that I should go with the director’s conviction and I’ll be fine. All these years I have been telling Ranbir what to do, and here he was advising me. It was such an experience. When Ranbir finally saw the film, he sent me a text message saying that ‘Mom, you are so cute in the film’. But you know what (pauses)
Do Dooni Chaar is not a comeback per se for me. I am not going to start signing up movies left, right and centre. I didn’t decide to take a break. I was working from the age of five till I More >
Pooja Ghai and Niraj Rawal tell Vickey Lalwani how they walked down the altar, three years after separating as man and wife
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 31, 2010)
Relaxing in their luxurious 14th floor Oshiwara flat, Pooja Ghai and Niraj Rawal look lovey-dovey like any other newly-weds.
A great moment of domestic bliss, save for an interesting detail — it was a second walk down the aisle for both, the first time being with… each other! Mumbai Mirror had broken the story of how the tele-actress-turned-businesswoman Pooja and corporate professional Niraj had taken the saat pheras all over again after getting divorced three years ago. Incidentally, it was their son Raaj, 9, who took the lead in getting them together. Needless to say, the little one was an enthusiastic participant at his parents’ wedding held recently!
Looking back, a much-wiser Pooja and Niraj, who were married for eight long years, feel a twinge of regret. “We were rather immature to handle the responsibilities of marriage,” reflects Pooja. It’s a classic case of marrying in haste and repenting at leisure. She was then an aggressive 20-year-old; he, only 23. “Initially everything seems rosy. You overlook your partner’s faults. Only when you start living with a person do the rifts come to fore,” says Niraj. Gradually fights increased, ultimately leading to the courts.
The divorce especially took a toll on Raaj, who More >