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Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 1, 2013)
Director Mohit Suri married his long-time girlfriend actress Udita Goswami in February this year by taking just a day off from the post-production work of Aashiqui 2. Now, that the film has released and is being lapped up by the audiences, he is ready to take his wife for a honeymoon. “If Udita hadn’t insisted I would have never gotten married. I didn’t believe in the institution of marriage. She did. Thankfully I went with her belief. Today I can’t imagine life any other way. Good things including the success of Aashiqui 2 happened after marriage.”
Mohit can’t stop thanking his stars for his happiness. “People say the kind of sublime ideal love I’ve shown in Aashiqui 2 doesn’t exist. I say, come home. I’ve the perfect love at home. So I am allowing Udita to take full credit for the success of Aashiqui 2.” Udita loved it too. Says Mohit, “I was worried about her reaction. She didn’t like Raaz 2 and Murder 2.” Mohit is now looking at directing another film about love. “My two best films Kalyug and Aashiqui 2 are love stories. So I guess that’s my forte. I am working on an idea. But first a break. I owe that to Udita. I haven’t given her time after marriage. I am now in a happy space.”
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; April 28, 2013)
Mohit Suri, 32, has come a long way from the time he started off at 16 as an office boy for the Bhatts, delivering cassettes to the T-Series office. He is an open book for his family and has no secrets. His films may have failed him in the past,but his music has not. Over an hour-long conversation with Bombay Times, just ahead of his release Aashiqui2, he talked about his complex relationship with his father, why he didn’t miss his mother and what makes Mahesh Bhatt special for him in his life. Excerpts:
Let’s talk about your childhood? I was born and brought up in Mumbai. My mother is the youngest sister of Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt. My father was a non-filmi guy from Delhi and fell in love with my mother, who was an air-hostess at that time, and moved to Mumbai for her. My dad was working with Dunlop and we travelled all over till, when I was five, we moved back to Mumbai to start afresh. He started manufacturing computers and would go house-to-house selling, building a market for a business that was not established at that time. We had financial issues. When I was eight, my mother died of a cardiac arrest at 37, just before the release of the original Aashiqui that was dedicated to her. I was too young to be able to recall my mother, but I could give you a day-to-day account of my father after my mother died. He brought me up while my older sister Smilie Suri moved in with my mother’s mausie, who was also Emraan Hashmi’s More >
The director and the actress will get married after dating for seven years
Mehul S Thakkar (BOMBAY TIMES; January 11, 2013)
Mohit Suri fell in love with Udita Goswami when he made his directorial debut Zeher (2005) starring her, Shamita Shetty and Emraan Hashmi. Word just in, the director has decided to make it official after an eventful seven years Mirror has learnt Mohit and Udita will tie the knot sometime this year.
A source close to the couple revealed, “Mohit and Udita have dated each other for the longest time. Like every couple, they went through some rough patches. In fact, in 2011, their relationship turned so sour that Udita went away to Los Angeles. Mohit was very upset at the time but didn’t lose hope. Despite immense personal turmoil, he even made Murder 2, which turned out to be a hit.”
A source adds, “Udita came back from LA and they were reunited. Mohit has finished shooting Aashiqui 2 and is in a very happy state of mind. After discussing with Udita, they have decided to make their relationship official.”
A delighted Mohit said, “Yes, it’s true I am getting married. I have known Udita for nine years now. I always go with my instincts and I felt it’s the right time to take the relationship ahead.” Here’s wishing them a super hit.
She learnt that the maker of Mere Dost Pictue Abhi Baaki Hai had falsely claimed to have filed a defamation case against her
Bapu Deedwania (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 31, 2012)
Udita Goswami, in a recent interview had questioned the viability of releasing her film Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai, seven years after it was made. Needless to say, co-producer Ragini Sona wasn’t the least bit pleased and allegedly filed a defamation case of Rs 1 crore against the heroine. Not the one to keep quiet, Udita has now hit back by sending a legal notice to Ragini (of which Mirror has a copy).
Udita, represented by advocate Rizwan Siddiquee of Siddiquee & Associates said that no such defamation case had been filed. Sona is being represented by Ashok Sarogi in this matter.
Udita’s notice claimed that despite making a public statement about filing a case, the fact remains that Sona never proceeded with it, nor did she file a case in the first place. “She is fully aware that no false statement has been made by my client (Udita) nor has she defamed anyone or created any negative publicity for the said film in any manner whatsoever,” said Siddiquee.
Siddiquee added that Udita made herself available for the promotions of the film and even cut short one of her trips to Chicago. “She even shot for a promotional video for the said film, using her own costumes without charging a single rupee for the same from your client, as your client was not in a position to incur any financial cost for the More >
Seven years on, Udita Goswami finds a film of hers releasing at the marquee
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; July 17, 2012)
Udita Goswami, who is not to be seen on the big screen of late, finds a film Mere Dost Picture Abhi Baki Hai starring her release almost seven years after she shot for it. The project has Suniel Shetty as her co-star and is directed by Rajnish Raj Thakur. The starlet says, “It took me by surprise. It was a long-forgotten project. Suniel has taken it over and is ensuring that it gets a release. They have even retitled it.”
The actress who is presently spending time with family and friends in Chandigarh and New Delhi won’t even be in town when the film releases. She says, “Suniel is doing everything. I did shoot for a song as they required recently. But I am not really involved in anything else.”
So what has made her maintain her distance from B-Town? Udita points out, “Things have changed a great deal. Everything is so PR driven in the industry nowadays. Hardly is a project announced that the star’s machinery gets into motion. I really can’t see myself doing everything with a publicity blitzkrieg of whatever is happening in my life. I am happy in my own quiet space doing things I want to do and more importantly with time to spend with my folks.”
She adds, “But it is not that I am not doing anything. I do a lot of shows and that keeps me busy. As most of these events are held outside Mumbai or overseas, people are not aware of what is happening. I was in the More >
The actress is keen to punish the bikers who knocked down and injured her 63-year-old dad
By Shaheen Parker (MID-DAY; March 1, 2012)
Udita Goswami now has a new cause. The actress is keen to highlight the dangers senior citizens face in the city by speeding bikers and motorists.
Udita Goswami and her father Udyan Giri Goswami
On Tuesday morning, her 63-year-old father Udyan Giri Goswami was knocked down by two racing bikers in one of the by-lanes of Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala, during his walk. Unconscious and in a pool of blood, three passer-bys rushed him in an auto to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital.
It was only after he had regained his senses and was in a position to talk that the hospital authorities asked him for a telephone number to inform his kin.
Broken knee Goswami Sr is in a state of shock and has vowed never to step out for a walk again. Apart from several bruises, his knee bone was broken and visible. He now has to undergo a knee replacement surgery.
Says Udita, “Every morning dad leaves for his walk by 6 am. In fact, he had left a bit early around 5.30 am as there is a marathon being organised at Lokhandwala and he wanted to collect the entry form for the senior citizens walk. We had no clue what was happening till we got a call from the hospital.”
At the hospital, the actress was in for a huge shock. “I could see my dad’s knee bone jutting out. It was scary.”
According to her father, the bikers were racing with each other up and down the More >
Actor Udita Goswami speaks to BT about her Hollywood experience, moving bag and baggage to Los Angeles, Mohit Suri and much more
BOMBAY TIMES (March 9, 2011) Now that you are back from Los Angels, tell us how was the experience? It’s been two days since I’m in India and trust me I already want to go back there. I had a wonderful time.
So was the trip productive in anyway? Absolutely. I was supposed to be there for 21 days but I ended up staying for two months. I had a lot of work lined up for me in India. But when I was invited to the Oscar week festivities, which is a big deal there, I decided to stay on. Honestly, I thought it is a once in a lifetime chance and I shouldn’t miss it. Thanks to my stay there, I met a lot of people from Hollywood, hired a manager, publicist and lawyer. So it was extremely productive.
So are you planning to shift base now? Yes. I have plans of going back there in August or September. I have done my groundwork. I’ve looked at places I could shift to and plan to take driving lessons. My secretary here almost wanted to kill me when I was delaying my return to Mumbai because I was having so much fun there. The only reason that I’m back in India is to work on my American accent.
Considering most of our top actors have failed to make a splash in Hollywood films, why are you willing to take such a risk? For someone like me, who hardly does any work here, I think it’s a good idea to move to LA. The thing that works More >
Mohit Suri comes to fists with Vishal Mahadkar, blaming him for the break-up with girlfriend Udita
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 07, 2011)
Ho gayi hogi fight. Ladkon mein aisa ho jata hai,” says a source describing the initial spat, which almost escalated to physical blows between Mohit Suri, director of Zeher (2005) and Vishal Mahadkar, one of the assistant directors of Mahesh Bhatt’s company.
Contrary to popular belief though, men do not come to fists over nothing. The latest incident of male ego on display occurred at Kunal Deshmukh’s birthday party last week, when Suri blamed Mahadkar for his split with his girlfriend, Udita Goswami.Mohit Suri and Vishal Mahadkar
The argument got so heated that they had to be separated from each other. A source tells us, “Mohit and Udita loved each other a bit too much and so, it is only natural, at this point of time, that Mohit is feeling low and cranky. But yes, matters did almost get out of hand at Kunal’s party.”
“When contacted, Deshmukh said, “Aisa kuch nahin hua tha. But please keep me out of this.” Mahadkar too denies the fight, saying, “Oh, I was expecting a call from you guys. Kunal just called me that you guys had a story on our fight but that fight never happened.”
Suri remained unavailable for comment. However, Goswami expressed shock and conveniently ignored our query about her split from Suri saying, “What? I have no idea about what you are talking about.
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BOMBAY TIMES (January 24, 2011)
Udita Goswami, who is best remembered for films like Paap, Zeher and Aksar and would be seen next in Diary of a Butterfly, was spotted meeting two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington (Glory, Training Day) and two-time Academy Award nominated producer/director Lee Daniels (Precious) in the garden of the world famous luxury hotel. Her international manager, who co-incidently is also Aishwariya Rai Bachchan’s agent, says, “Udita is in Los Angeles for exclusive meetings with Hollywood executives and A-list talent who are eagerly interested in meeting and working with the Indian beauty. Udita is willing to dedicate the time needed to become familiar with the entertainment community and that’s important toward building a strong foundation. Udita is next off to The Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Founded by film legend Robert Redford, the festival is one of the most important festivals in the world”. Her stay in LA also seems to have extended as she is getting to meet lot of professional giants there.
Udita Goswami wants to ‘seriously’ focus on her career
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; November 2, 2010)
Udita Goswami, who was last seen in Chase has started shooting for her new film, Diary of a Butterfly. This film, being directed by ad filmmaker Vinod Mukhi, narrates the journey of a girl. “I have myself been maintaining a diary since the last four years, so it’s an interesting co-incidence that I was offered a film where the main protagonist maintains a diary. I fell in love with both, the title of the film and its script which is very appealing,” Udita says.
On being asked about why she went missing post Chase she says, “I was busy with my shows and appearances as well as my private graduation (BCom) classes. However, the songs picturised on me like Jhalak Dikhla Ja (Aksar), Agar Tum Mil Jao and Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein (Zeher) and Laagi Tujh Se Maan Ki Lagan (Paap) are still extremely popular and I keep on performing in shows all over the world.”
Recently, there was the buzz that Udita was planning to get married to director Mohit Suri. On being asked about this, Udita sternly says, “I want to clarify, once and for all, that yes, I am in a relationship with Mohit but I have no plans of getting married for the next seven years. This is my time to make a career and money, I am too young to even think of marriage. Even if I get a dowry of Rs 10 crore I won’t get married. The rumour of my marriage plan is nothing but only a rumour. More >