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Farah Khan On Being A Mom And Her Triplets


Farah's one busy mom, what with Om Shanti Om releasing in a month's time and with the fact that she is expecting not one, not two but three kids . Yes, if you hadn't known then Farah Khan is expecting triplets. So with one film and three kids to deliver, Farah has a big task at hand. And what does she want, boys or girls? Two boys and one girl, that's what Farah wants. With the kind of luck, she has, do not be surprised if Farah's wish becomes true. Here's Farah Khan's interview with Mumbai Mirror where she talks about her married life, Om Shanti Om and her expected triplets.

Farah Khan In Om Shanti om • Did the news of triplets come as a pleasant surprise? Yes. At 40, I didn't know whether I'd have even one kid. At 43, I'm going to have three. It's not something that I was dying for, but now that I'm expecting, I like the idea. For Shirish (Kunder, her husband, maker of Jaan-E-Man), who's an introvert, the idea of having a big family is even more important. • Was it Shirish who wanted kids, then? Yeah, he told me right at the outset that I should see him only if I were ready to get married and have kids. He asked me not to do 'time-pass' with him. Left to myself, I'd have happily settled for just such a time-pass relationship. • How does he handle a high profile wife, who always speaks her mind and has Shah Rukh Khan for her best friend? He doesn't care. He doesn't talk much because he doesn't feel the need to express his opinions, that's all. Also, being eight years younger to me, he comes from a more irreverent generation. I'm the conservative, sometimes I get shocked at the amount of money he asks for his work. But he goes ahead and gets these huge amounts. • Have you both thought of working together, as in making a film together? No thanks. Shirish would kill me if we worked together. His vision is completely different from mine, and he's so dominating. We almost killed each other when I choreographed for him for Jaan-E-Man. • Are you shopping for the kids? I'm not allowed to go shopping. Kids apart, I need maternity clothes for myself too. Karan (Johar) is doing that for me. He travels a lot, and travels with my list. Recently he called me from London, saying that he couldn't believe he was standing in the lingerie department of Marks & Spencer, buying maternity bras for me! • Isn't Shirish shopping? I've told Shirish to hang on, otherwise he'll go berserk, shopping. And he hasn't the faintest idea of what to get. He's buying things like computers, etc - for the kids. • That's an exaggeration. It isn't! The other day, he actually bought a keyboard for the kids. I'm trying to tell him that the kids are going to be very small for a while! • How excited is your brother Sajid? Sajid is now too excited about the success of his film, Heyy Babyy, to think or talk of anything else.


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Ranjan Negi : Life Post Chak De India


Ranjan Negi's real life story may have been Shimit's and Jaideep Sahni's inspiration to make Chak De India. But post Chak De India, Ranjan Negi's story was just known in the hockey circuit. The movie made it sure that Ranjan Negi's feats be acknowledged my the country. Disappointed time and again by a game he so passionately lives for, Negi’s home went from light to dusk to stark black within no time. That day in 2005, once again, his home was engulfed in the darkest darkness, oblivious to the dawn that was about to slip through a crack in the door — an offer from Yash Raj Films to coach the all-girl squad in hockey for Chak De! India Today, two years hence, Negi has not only redeemed himself in hockey, he has also achieved what few 50-year-olds have been able to — fame, and some fabulous dance moves. The ways of Negi’s life were strange from the very beginning. He’d be catapulted to success and almost immediately be unapologetically thrown back on the ground. The defeat of the men’s hockey team in 1982, the charges of treachery, the victory lap as coach of the men’s hockey team that after 32 years won the Asian Games gold in 1998 and the women’s team that won the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games gold, the offer to coach the men’s Olympic squad, the dismissal soon after and the death of his son at the same time. Hardened by fate and unable to pull away from his family that needed him the most at that time, Negi tried to duck the offer. But as usual, fate demanded more. “I was emotionally blackmailed into taking up the offer from Yash Raj Films,” he remembers with a hint of smile in his voice, “One day when I visited the studio, Jaideep Sahni talked to me of his desire to revive women’s hockey through this film. Despite his contacts in the industry he hadn’t been able to generate even Rs 10,000 for the team.” A few days before he was to meet Aditya Chopra, Negi woke up one night to find his wife missing. “I searched and found her in our son’s room, playing his instruments.” This was a time of emotional turmoil, a time when the family needed to face harsh reality together. And so, Negi put forward a condition to Chopra — he would work with them only if his wife would be allowed at every shoot. It was shot down instantly. Family members were not allowed on the sets. Negi offered to quit and the condition was met.

Pic : Chak De India

Pic : Chak De India 


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Vidya Balan : “For the wardrobe, I would like to take as much responsibility as Manish”


The starlet who was given the thumbs up for her debut performance in Parineeta, Vidya Balan was touted as the industry's next Madhuri Dixit. She might have got criticised for being older than the current breed of heroines or for gaining on weight and looking unpleasant in Heyy Babyy. But with hits and critical appreciation in her favor, there is no stopping for Vidya Balan. Here is an exclusive interview with Rajeev Masand of CNN IBN. Vidya Balan talks about her pathetic wardrobe in Heyy Babyy, her latest film with Aziz Mirza : "Lucky Charm", the contorversy surrounding, Eklavya and the directors she wants to work with.

Rajeev Masand: You are just back from a long two-month outdoor in Toronto shooting for Aziz Mirza’s Lucky Charm . What was the experience like, being away for so long?

Vidya Balan: Yes, this has been my longest outdoor. Toronto is a beautiful place and it was my first trip there. We were at a very pretty location downtown. We were actually on Lake Ontario so it was beautiful. I love Aziz Mirza. He spreads so much positivity and cheer that rubs off on everyone. Otherwise what can happen on such a long shoot is that you just get on each other’s nerves. But I don’t think any of that happened. We really had a nice time.

Rajeev Masand: With you being away for two months, you didn’t really get to savour the success of you film Heyy Babyy.

Vidya Balan: Yes, I have just come in though I know it has done really well because I have been in touch with Sajid (Khan) and a couple of other people from the team. I have not been here to enjoy the success but that has also saved me a lot of flak. So maybe there’s a reason for everything.

Rajeev Masand: The flak was not really directed towards your performance as much as it was directed towards your wardrobe.

Vidya Balan: That’s some respite at least. For the wardrobe, I would like to take as much responsibility as Manish (Malhotra) because I think I was a little blasé about the clothes and the look. I tried to be different but I have learnt that you don’t have to look different for the sake of being different. Manish and I should have been more careful because it is the first time I have sported a western look. It would unfair to say that Manish gave me bad clothes because I can also look into the mirror and see what works and what doesn’t. But I didn’t bother too much so both of us should be splitting the flak.

Rajeev Masand: Your film Bhool Bhulaiyya is releasing on the same day as Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. You were offered a role in Laaga … first but you could not do it for whatever reasons. So do you that find it ironic or poetic?

Vidya Balan: Poetic, yes. Like I have said before, I never imagined not being part of Dada’s (Pradeep Sarkar) film. I just got to know a week ago that it’s releasing on the same day. I was amazed. It’s great.

Rajeev Masand: You must feel tricky because you can’t want the other film to not do well.

Vidya Balan: I don’t want anyone’s film to not do well. I’m not trying to sound holier-than-thou but I know what goes into making a film and I think there are enough people to be watching all kinds of films.

The Beautiful Vidya Balan

 

Pic : The Beautiful Vidya Balan 


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Sanjay Bhansali Talks About Saawariya, Ranbir and Sonam


Sanjay Bhansali's Saawariya surely has been the talk of the town. Why not? It marks the debut of Ranbir Kapoor ( Rishi Kapoor's son) and Sonam Kapoor ( Anil Kapoor's daughter) . Also Salman and Rani Mukherjee will be seen in the film. Surely expetations are great from Saawariya. Here is an interview of Sanjay Bhansali as he talks about his film Saawariya, his relationship  with Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor. How did Saawariya originate? After Black, I was restless. I was wondering what should I do now. I had worked with Amitji, Salman, SRK. I kept asking myself what I could do to challenge myself. Then, I thought of doing a fresh, simple love story with newcomers- so that I would once again be on the toes. I decided to do something that would suit the legacy of Raj Kapoor and Nargis. I didn't want a family drama. I wanted people who weren't bigger than the film. I wanted the sound of dialogue and colours to be different. It took me about a year to put the whole picture in mind of what I wanted. Why Ranbir and Sonam? When he was assisting me on Black, I told Ranbir that he was an actor. But somebody told me that he came to me with a design; he wanted me to notice him. Sonam was also assisting me in Black. One day, I told her that she is actress material. She looked at herself and replied 'I am so huge and big. How can I become an actress?' That was an interesting acceptance from a person, and it impressed me. She was 90 kg then. Later, she went on a weight loss reduction mission. Both underwent vigorous training and then they were ready. You are a hard task-master and you often lost your cool with them... With Bachchan, SRK, Nana Patekar, Seema Biswas, one can't lose his cool because they deliver at that level. Add this to Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan, and you'll get the line up of actors I have worked with. I am used to that level of excellence. Its' said Sonam broke down into tears when you reprimanded her? It has been blown out of proportion. Sonam is like a child to me. That part of her life which she should have spent in college, she has spent with me. I wanted her to be the best. Yes, she would cry if she was going through a certain moment where she wasn't getting it right. But then, we weren't in a school. We had worked for one-and-half year before we got in the thick of things- so that was school time. But when so much money is involved, you have to be quick at times and deliver. Did you treat Ranbir badly? Its' said that you threw food on the ground and ordered him to lick it (during the shooting of Black)? Rot. How can I ask Prithiviraj Kapoor's grandson to do that? I am a civilized person. I wouldn't do that to my worst enemy. Ranbir is like my son. I want to meet this someone who is fabricating and spreading these stories. Buzz is, you tend to become abusive on the sets if and when you lose your cool? Listen, I want to ask you a question... Ask! Why would Rishi, Neetu, Anil, Sunita allow their children to be treated badly by anybody? If it was happening, would they keep their hand on hand and keep silent about it? These parents are fit enough to give their kids as big as a launch as anybody else. But so much has been written about you... (Interrupts) The law of the press is simple. Favour the underdog and if he succeeds, then rip him apart. I think that I have answered your question. Okay, but did you forbid Ranbir from occupying centrestage at Riddhima's wedding and attending parties, etc? When you are doing your first film, I believe that you need to focus and be there completely for your film. Aap bahar jayenge, adulation mehsoos karenge, woh sab aapke dimaag ko asar karega. Better agar aap time be spyenge aur apni script padenge. Discipline is true for any job. Agar maine aapko bola ki ek code of conduct operate karo, toh isme bura kya hai? Saawariya Sonam Ranbir Kapoor Sanjay Bhansali

Pic : Sanjay Bhansali, Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor In Saawariya


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Deepika Padukone Talks About Om Shanti Om


Model turned actor and daughter of badminton star Prakash Padukone, Deepika Padukone makes her dream debut on the big screen with Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om, where she plays a '70s lead actress. Here is an exclusive interview of Deepika Padukone with Mid Day, where she talks about Om Shanti Om, the experience of working with top names in Bollywood, like Shahrukh Khan ad Farah Khan, and on her various rumored link ups. How did OSO happen? When Farah was casting for Happy New Year, she saw my commercials on TV and called my agent. I met her when she was rehearsing at a dance hall in Juhu. When that film didn’t happen, she offered me OSO. Farah took care of me right from the first meeting, introducing me to Shah Rukh Khan and ensuring that I was comfortable with him. Six months prior to shooting, we frequently met up for lunches and dinners. Lets talk about your role. In the first half, I play Shantipriya, an actress in the 1970s. What really excited me about the character was that it’s based in the ’70s so I got to experiment with different looks. Combined with Farah Khan’s sensibilities of making bright, colourful, fun films, it was irresistible. I also got to play two characters, which are in great contrast to each other. Manish Malhotra (designer), Bharat and Doris (make-up artistes) and I got to experiment a lot. Working with SRK... He makes everyone feel comfortable. He was non-starry and very down-to-earth. There were days when we would sit down and rehearse for important scenes. If there were difficult scenes for me, he would take time out and practise my lines with me even when he wasn’t required on the sets. He would stay till I finished the shot and leave only after it was okayed. How was the first day’s first shot? It went off nicely. Farah shot no-dialogue scenes for the first couple of days as she knew I was nervous. Gradually, she built up bigger dialogues as I eased myself into the routine. My first dialogue was, ‘Kutte, kameene! Bhagwan ke liye mujhe chhod de!’ As it was a funny sequence, I didn’t fumble (laughs). How is Farah as a director? What I like about her is that she tells you what she wants but also gives you space to do what you want. Farah is very honest and asks for your opinion. I had heard stories about her being rude, but that’s so not true. I can’t think of a single day when she lost her cool with anyone.

Deepika Padukone Hot and Sexy


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Video : Koffee With Karan Bloopers


Hope you checked out Part 1 of the hilarious events that took place behind the scenes of Koffee With Karan. Here is another set of bloopers of the fun that happens behind the scene of Koffee With Karan.

Koffee With Karan Behind The Scenes

Pic : Behind The Scenes Of Koffee With Karan


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Video : Behind The Scenes Bloopers Of Koffee With Karan


As the season of Koffee With Karan comes to an end, here we bring to you some bloopers from Koffee With Karan as to what actually happens behind the set. Watch the videos, they are great fun. You shall witness what really happens on the sets of Koffee With Karan . This is surely one set of videos you wouldn't want to miss. I say it's better than the show itself.

Koffee With Karan Bloppers

 

Pic : Kareena Kapoor Behind The Scenes On Koffee With Karan


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Pics : Behind The Scenes Pictures Of Koffee With Karan


Koffee With Karan is perhaps one of the best celebrity chat shows we have in India. Karan with his witty humor and easy talk has the guests all comfortable and chatting. The second season of Koffee With Karan is coming to an end and we will surely miss Karan and his celebrity friends sipping the coffee and stirring up controversies during the Rapid Fire sessions.  Behind The Scenes Pictures Of Koffee With Karan

Koffee With Karan Shahrukh Khan

 

 Pic : Sip The Coffee And Wake Up

 

 

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Amitabh Bachchan : “I felt uncomfortable doing Nishabd”

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"I felt comfortable doing Cheeni Kum, I felt uncomfortable doing Nishabd," said Amitabh Bachchan in a freewheeling confessional interview with Editor-in-Chief of Times Now Arnab Goswami in his weekly show Frankly Speaking. For once Big B gave a comprehensive answer to the repeated barbs of Naseeruddin Shah who has said at many an occasion of Mr Bachchan's minimal contribution to experimental or parallel cinema. "The kind of experimental cinema that Naseer talks of was perhaps a little limited as far as its box office content was concerned, therefore you tended to shy away from it," he said. So without much ado, here is Amitabh Bachchan's exclusive interview. Arnab: So much is happening actually, when one looks back since we last met, the last eight months since we last met on the sets of this show, new films, a lot of events in your personal life, Abhi-Ash wedding… Amitabh: that's right. Arnab: And professionally you are doing newer things. How do you look back? What's been for you the happiest moment, if there's not a…. Amitabh: Well… if you are gonna push me to the wall then I'll say obviously the wedding of the son…but you know this is life, everyday there is something happening and … and when you are in a, in a, profession which is high profile….then something or the other keeps happening this is life.. Arnab: are you working harder today than you worked earlier? Amitabh: I… don't know.. Arnab: Like pushing yourself? Amitabh: I don't know, I …have never considered using any yardstick to measure whether I'm working harder or less, but let's say that I'm occupied with whatever I'm doing, my day is full and I like it that way, it's something to look forward to every morning. I don't know anything else so I'm happy that I have a few films. And I enjoy going to the studio and attempting new things or whatever is offered to me, it's nice… Arnab: You know, it was said…This comment had been once made by Naseeruddin Shah & he'd said that why has experimental movies, why have they not happened? And he had been quoted as saying that the one person who'd ruled the film industry-Amitabh Bachchan-in the 70'-80's even after that…didn't make an attempt to do it. But now the kind of movies you're doing are both experiments and they are unconventional. Are you doing it consciously Mr. Bachchan?

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Muzammil Ibrahim : “I Will Never work With Pooja Bhatt Again”

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Muzammil Ibrahim surely has guts and super confidence. Firstly he enters Bollywood with a name Muzammil? No offence to the name. But come on, how can one expect to become a popular film star if he has a name like that. How can you expect girls drooling over him when they will be utterly confounded pronouncing his name. Or did Muzammil expect his fans to give him a nick name like Muzzy. Oh come on, I can not think of one appellation for Muzammil too. Ok, forget the name part of it. Say he is a great actor (which I highly doubt). And he bewilders the audience with his performance in Dhoka. But he surely has not started well. What kind of impression you will have of an actor who has fights with the director ( Pooja Bhatt) who launched him. Surely that's utterly unprofessional. Here is an interview with Muzammil Ibrahim where he speaks about his estranged relationship with Pooja Bhatt and his affair with Om Shanti Om heroine Deepika Padukone. Read on.... What do you play in Dhokha? I play a patriotic Indian Muslim in the film, who sends a message that patriotism is above religion.

You have had an attitude problem. To begin with, you shocked Mahesh Bhatt even before Dhoka began. You called him and said that your neighbours were beating you up because you are a Muslim. Isn't that true?

I don't remember if I called up Bhatt saab to tell him that it was happening because I was a Muslim. I might have told him in that tense moment. But the fight had stemmed from the fact because your neighbours felt that you are uncourteous towards the women and the children in the building? It was a family matter and things got out of control. So I had to get involved. It started with my mother and I had to get in. If I was uncourteous towards women and children, you think anybody would have spared me? My arm was injured and my brother's throat was bleeding. Anyway, now I have shifted from that building. So, I guess, even that's over now.

Ashoke Pandit (director cum social activist) who had accompanied Bhatt calmed down the neighbours and asked them to file a police complaint instead of taking the law in their hands and beating you up?

I don't know.

Muzammil

 

Pic :  Muzammil Ibrahim


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