Subhash Ghai is turning 80, but in his own words, he feels he is “still 40 and still naughty”. He laughs and says he isn’t a birthday person. “It is a very intimate affair with family. But they want to celebrate it more than me. A birthday is just like any other day for me. I get up, exercise and leave for work. Even today I wake up at 7’0 clock and work for 10 hours every day. I am as good as when I was 40, I never realised my calendar age,” he maintains.
The director of several hits such as Karz (1980), Meri Jung (1985), Kaalicharan (1976), Pardes(1997), among others, is still busy with a web series, and films. He is a creative director as well on one of them. He surprises us though when he reveals that he has never watched any of his work till date.
“I have always made different films. I made a Yaadein, and also a Black and White. Khalnayak, Ram Lakhan… every film has been a different experiment for me. I never liked to repeat myself. The moment a film is over, it is over for me forever. You will be surprised to know I have never seen my past films. TV par bhi agar kabhi aati hai I just smile, and change the channel. I remember the audience of that time, how in theatres there would be a lower and upper stall, a balcony,” he says.
But over time, the connect with the masses seemed to go through a volatile change. Films today are mainly about the collections in the first weekend, rather than how long they stayed in theatres. A lot has changed. Ghai feels that the fascination with how it’s done in the West has certainly influenced our sensibilities. The filmmaker says, “We are Indians, and we have an Indian audience. Main ek bhartiya hoon aur bhartiya cinema banata hoon, isme main clear hoon. I always make Indian films for Indian audience.”
He feels that makers today think in English and write in Hindi. He continues, “The problem is makers think in English, make in Hindi. Aise kaise chalega? Jis bhasha mein film banani hai ussi bhasha mein sochna chahiye. Satyajit Ray never tried to win over the market of Hindi cinema. He always said ‘I am a Bengali guy, who knows Bengali culture, languagem hence I will make films in that language’. You see Korean, or any other world cinema, they make films in their own language, their own roots are there. That is important.”
Ghai also says that it is similar to how a poor man is attracted to riches, without knowing the problems that come with being on the other side too. “Jitne hum gareeb hote hain, utni ameeri se attraction hoti hai. Jinka paas paisa hai, unke paas utni hi pareshaani hai jitni gareebon ke paas. Hindustrani bachhe samajhte hain western ban jaayenge toh tarakki kar jaayenge. Yeh galat fehmi hai,” he says.
Mira Rajput reacts as Shahid Kapoor gifts her fake flowers: ‘How cheap…’ | Web Series
Shahid Kapoor took to Instagram and shared a video featuring wife Mira Rajput and actor-brother Ishaan Khatter on Monday. He sent big boxes filled with gifts for the two. However, Mira and Ishaan were left disappointed after unboxing their parcels. Shahid sent ‘fake flowers’ to Mira, while Ishaan received ‘artificial cookies’. Mira called her husband’s act ‘cheap’ and Ishaan said he’s having ‘trust issues’ with his brother. Many fans reacted to Shahid’s promotional video for his upcoming series Farzi. (Also read: Shahid Kapoor shows off his massive helmet collection, calls them ‘my ladies’; fans want to know Mira Rajput’s reaction)
In the beginning the video, Mira said, “Hi guys! I am Mira” and Ishaan, said, “And I’m Ishaan.” Mira was then heard saying, “So Shahid’s been really sweet and sent us a whole bunch of gifts. So many gifts from such a busy schedule.” Ishaan said in happiness, “The sweetest brother.” Mira then said, “Oh flowers,” as she held them with a smile on her face. Her brother-in-law said to her, “Orchids, your favourite!” She then replied, “I love them!” She brought the flowers closer to her and smelt them. Ishaan then asked, “Kya hua (What happened)?” She then asked him, “Are they fake?” He said, “Plastic!!” She then said, “How cheap!” and threw away the bouquet of flowers. Ishaan laughed, and said, “Plastic flowers. He made you a fool. Well at least they will have a longer shelf life.”
Mira asked Ishaan, “What did he get you?” Ishaan picked up one of two small gift boxes and said, “Which one should I open?” He shouted, “Choco-chip cookies” and ate them. He had a weird reaction on his face. Mira asked him, “Fake?” He said, “Dhoka (Betrayal).” She consoled him, “It’s okay.” He spit out the cookies, and said, “Trust issues, is everything fake?” Mira showed her engagement ring, and asked, “Ye bhi nakli hai kya (Is it also fake)? The symbol of our love?” The two then shouted, “Shahid… bhai (brother).”
Shahid said, “Hi guys, why are you shouting?” An angry Mira said, “Just come here! What’s with all these fake gifts?” He said, “Fake gifts? Oh fake! guys it’s fake… I have nothing to do with this. This is Sunny.” Mira and Ishaan asked him ‘Who is Sunny?” Shahid said, “Well my new show, where I play Sunny! Farzi!”
Sharing the video on Instagram, Shahid wrote, “Farzi scenes [email protected] @mira.kapoor.” He used ‘Farzi on Prime’ as the hashtag. Reacting to the post, one of Shahid’s fans commented, “Bhai (brother) we are very excited for your show.” Another fan wrote, “Arey Shahid aap bohot funny ho aur Ishaan toh mashallah (Shahid you are very funny and Ishaan is amazing).” Other fan commented, “Make some noise for Farzi.”
Shahid will be next seen in web series, Farzi. It will stream from February 10 on Prime Video.
Sana Khan-Anas call ‘this umrah special’, fans ask if they will become parents | Bollywood
Former actor Sana Khan and her husband Anas Saiyad have shared new pictures as the couple travelled to perform Umrah. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the duo shared a post revealing that ‘this umrah is very very special’. Moments after they shared the post, fans started speculating that they are set to embrace parenthood. (Also Read | Sana Khan reveals why she chose to wear hijab after depression)
In the first photo, the couple sat on a sofa in white outfits as they smiled for the camera. In the second picture, they were seen inside an aircraft. Seating next to each other, they smiled while posing for the lens. They captioned the post, “Alhamdullilah soooo Happy. This umrah is very very special for some reason which In Sha Allah I will share soon with all. May Allah make it easy.”
Reacting to the post, a fan commented, “May Allah bless you with a healthy child. MashAllah.” A comment read, “Alhamdulillah i think your both are going to be parents soon, in shaa Allah.” “You’re gonna be mother ??? Is that why this umrah is special?” a person wrote. “You are expecting ma shaa Allah ….i know it since 1month. Congratulations,” said another fan.
Last year, Sana and Anas visited Saudi Arabia for her first Hajj with her husband. On Instagram, Sana posed with Anas after they landed in Mecca. A part of her caption read, “Can’t wait to experience the most beautiful journey of my life of hajj with my @anas_saiyad20.” She also added the hashtags–Sana Khan, Anas Saiyad, Al khalid, Saudi Arabia, Hajj, 2022 and Alhamdulillah.
Sana had posted a video before flying to Mecca with Anas. She had said, “This is my first Hajj and you can see my eyes are swollen. I’m very very excited of course as this was my dream that God has fulfilled today… It’s amazing.” A part of her caption read, “Allah ka Ehsan (God’s grace). I don’t have words to express my feelings…Can’t wait to land there.”
Sana tied the knot with Anas in an intimate ceremony on November 20, 2020. They got married just a month after she announced her decision to quit acting. Celebrating their first wedding anniversary in 2021, Sana shared a picture of the couple along with a note on Instagram. Sana featured in several films such as Wajah Tum Ho and Jai Ho. She was also a contestant on Khatron Ke Khiladi 6. She also participated in reality shows including Bigg Boss 6 where she was a finalist.
Renuka Shahane replies as Shah Rukh Khan teases her for being his 1st ‘heroine’ | Bollywood
Actor Renuka Shahane has shared pictures also featuring her husband-actor Ashutosh Rana as the duo went on a movie date, to watch his latest film Pathaan. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Renuka posted the selfies, clicked by Ashutosh. Actor Shah Rukh Khan reacted to the post teasing Renuka about being his ‘first heroine’. (Also Read | Renuka Shahane responds as Shah Rukh Khan calls Pathaan co-star Ashutosh Rana ‘gyaani, antaryaami’)
In the first photo, Ashutosh and Renuka sat inside a car as they wore ethnic outfits. The second selfie was seemingly clicked inside the theatre as the duo smiled and posed for the camera. She captioned the post, “Finally going to watch #Pathaan. Mausam bilkul sahi hai, kursi ki peti baandh li hai (The weather is good, have fastened the seat bealts). With Col Luthra ji.”
Ashutosh Rana plays the role of Colonel Sunil Luthra in Pathaan. A Twitter user asked Renuka, “You weren’t invited on premium (sic0? Why?” She replied, “Arey we were invited bhai but couldn’t go.”
Reacting to the post, Shah Rukh commented, “Col Luthraji ko bataya aapne ki aap meri pehli heroine hain (Did you tell Col Luthra that you are my first heroine)!! Or should we keep it a Top Secret otherwise he may fire me from the agency!!!” Shah Rukh and Renuka essayed Shekharan Rai and Maria respectively in the 1989 television series Circus.
Renuka responded, “Hahaha unsey koi baat chhupti kahaan hai? Aaphi ne unhe antaryaami kahaa hai. Aur chaahey jo ho jaaye, woh aapko fire nahi kar saktey kyunki jo kaam aap kartey hain woah koi aur nahi kar saktaa (Can anything be hidden from him? You only have called him all-knowing. And whatever might happen, he can’t fire you because nobody can do the work you do).”
In Pathaan, Shah Rukh essays the role of a RAW agent while Ashutosh is seen as RAW joint secretary, Colonel Luthra. Last month, during Shah Rukh’s AMA session on Twitter, a fan asked him to say something about Ashutosh. He had replied, “He is a Gyaani (intellectual) and Antaryaami (one who knows from within) apart from being a very very fine actor.” Renuka had responded, “You are unfailingly kind and generous and truthful,” along with smileys and hands joined together emoji.
Helmed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan also stars Deepika Padukone as a cop and John Abraham plays an antagonist in the film. Apart from them, the film also stars Dimple Kapadia. The spy thriller released in theatres worldwide on January 25.
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