Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Rekha!

Rekha has done movies with great story lines and she has portrayed her characters beautifully. Some of my favorite Rekha films are :

Ijaazat - plays a patient wife to naseerudin shah; beautful songs like 'katra katra', mera kuch samaan' and 'kali haath shaam ayi hai'

Umrao jaan - one of her most famous films

Silsila - Set a style statement which her look. this film that also was said to portray her affair with Amitabh B. be from real life to reel life.

Khubsoorat - A fun film where she played Manju and goes to visit her sister's 'sasural' and how she changed a stricly disciplined home to a fun-loving environment; my favorite film

Agar tum na hote costarring Rajesh Khanna and Raj Babbar who plays her husband and a photographer who becomes disabled.

Muqaddar ka sikandar -Zohrabai; she enacted the role of a courtesan many times and was convincing everytime.

Baseraa - a story about two sisters (Rekha and Rakhee) who love each other immensely and how circumstances lead them both to be married to the same man (shashi kapoor). this one makes me cry everytime.

Ghar Vinod Mehra playes her husband (who she might havealso been married to secretly for a short while).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Taare Zameen Par goes to the Oscars..

Aamir Khan is ready for his third outing at the Oscars. We all cried buckets while watching it. Now, joy, Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Par is set to go to the Oscars as India’s official entry this year. The Film & Television Producers’ Guild of India, headed by Sunil Darshan voted for TZP from among the four contenders - Mumbai Meri Jaan, A Wednesday, Jodhaa Akbar and Taare Zameen Par. The decision was announced on Saturday evening.Taare Zameen Par tells the story of a dyslexic child (played by Darsheel Safary), who spurns the world defiantly, yet cannot but respond to the endearing teaching methods of his art teacher (Aamir Khan). The film is as high on story telling as on passing on a social message to rigid straight-backed teachers and parents about children with special learning needs. When contacted, Aamir Khan said, “I am really happy that TZP been selected to represent India at an international forum like the Oscars. It is a film that is extremely close to my heart. It’s a film that first sensitised me as a parent and as a person, and then went on to have same effect on all the audience in India and across the globe. I hope that it has an equally strong impact on the members of the Academy as well.” Taare Zameen Par has already won several awards and appreciation at the box-office. Aamir Khan’s first home production Lagaan (2001) was also the official entry to the Oscars for that year and Rang De Basanti in 2006.
(article from entertainment section of Mumbai Mirror)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Karisma walks the ramp ..

Karisma Kapoor walked the ramp for a designer named Manish Ganwani. It was nice to see her in something other than her everyday black and white. I think she looked absolutely fabulous in that outfit. In her own words, "it fit [her] personality." I'm not into the long velvet kameez look but she made it work in the 90's and she makes it work in 2008! (do I see it making a comeback?)


Here's a link of Karisma walking the ramp.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Talented Bengali beauties in Bollywood

Bipasha Basu

Raima Sen
Konkona Sen sharma

Rani Mukherji

Sharmila Tagore

Jaya (bhaduri) Bachchan

Suchitra Sen

Friday, March 14, 2008

Salman Khan with his Celebrity Girlfriends

Sangeeta Bijlani -Actress/Model in the late 80's/early 90's, now married to Cricketer Azharuddin.

Somy Ali -Actress/model in the 90's,model, now lives in Florida. She is a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist

Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan) - Actress/Model, former Miss India 1994/ 2nd Miss Worldfrom India, married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.

Katrina Kaif -Actress/Model, Salman's current girfriend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

C' mon Katrina!

Katrina Kaif is probably one of the best looking girls of newer lot of girls. naturally beautiful, great body sweet looking and has much more potential than most of the new starlets. She seems like she is probably doing some smart planning on her career moves to get where she wants. I like her a lot BUT I do have some grievances against her...

WHY IN THE WORLD won't she give Salman Khan SOME credit for getting noticed?? She started off with a horrible film 'Boom' and disappeared. She started dating Salman Khan and met so many people. He helped her in so many ways. Helped her get good movies, recommended her for the movies hes been in (maine pyar kyun kiya) even helped her with her Hindi.
She says she does not like to talk about her personal life AKA relationships. That's fine, but I think she could at least acknowledge the fact that shes dating him at times..instead of being offended every time someone mentions him. It makes it seems like she doesn't really care for him and is just using him. So why get offending if someone asks you about Bruna Abdulah?
Sometimes I feel like she doesn't care to be with him anymore or in the future now that shes gotten her own name. Let's face it, there is a difference in age and there at different places in life right now. Its high time he should be married, because he can afford to. On the other hand, shes still got a good number of years before settling down. Well I hope she has her (good) reasons for acting the way she does about him...

Showing a bit of appreciation shouldn't hurt an ego should it?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Govinda Shattered!

It happened one night, far away from Bombay. In the remote corner of Karjat. While the world slept peacefully, one couple stood glaring at each other across their bedroom. Peace evaded them. Govinda and Sunita were ready to fight it out. Their lives had been shattered. It would never be the same again….
‘ You cheated on me, now you are openly flaunting her in front of me. I will kill that….. if need be,’ she screamed tears streaming down her face. ‘ Why does it happen to me. I am asking you for nothing but at least give me my due’, Sunita cried. He stood helpless and frustrated. There was very little he could do to calm her down. She was beyond control.
‘ I have done nothing wrong. You are just imagining things. People are feeding you with rubbish and instead of trusting your husband, you prefer to believe total strangers,’ Govinda retorted guiltily. But he knew that this time he had crssed the limits. He did not want to hurt his wife, he loved her. But…. he was in a turmoil. It was an eternal triangle.
Govinda and Sunita, the two angles of a triangle. The third was Divya Bharati, the sexy siren, who was threatening the foundation of their marriage. She was young, a little immature. To her he was her childhood idol, so what if he was a married man. She could not stop liking him.
‘ Yes, I do admit that I have a soft corner for Divya. I know that Divya is a very sexy girl. Just like Maneka who seduced Vishwamitra, Divya too can do the same. She can shake the very being of any man. Of course, sometimes I too do get attracted to her. It is a fact that my wife and I did have a fight over Divya in Karjat.’ He admitted sheepishly.
Once Govinda had gone deep into the archives of his memory, there was no stopping him. Hesitatingly he disclosed more, ‘ I know it sounds very clich├ęd but Khushboo was another of my favorites. She agreed to work with me when no other heroine was ready to sign a film with me. The first girl I held in my arms was Khushboo.
‘ Before this contact, I was a boy who did puja for three hours. She was the one who made me a man. She was very kind and co-operative; she had no pretensions about herself. Yes, you can say that we were infatuated with each other. The vibes were there. But….’ His voice trailed off. There was an uncomfortable pause.
(Excerpts from Stardust, October 1991)

Saturday, February 23, 2008