Academy-award winning actor Kate Winslet still gets traumatised at the thought of waking up to flames on Richard Branson’s Necker island getaway and running for her life — even after a month since the accident.
“It is an experience that I can never forget. I am happy that everyone present there on that day are safe and this very easily could not have been the case,” she says as she recalls the horror.
The 36-year-old actor not only saved her kids, but also famously carried out Branson’s mother, Eve from the flames to rescue. Ask her about her heroic deed and she blushes, “I am not really heroic, but when you face something like this, one tends to naturally get heroic."
Perhaps that laid the foundation to her new love life, as the actor is now reportedly dating Branson’s nephew Ned Rocknroll, 33. Success, too is not lagging as Winslet, the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations so far, recently also took home her first Emmy — for her role in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce.
Acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary films, she is now looking to experiment. “I just believe in doing good cinema and I would love to experiment other kind of roles as well,” she says.
Winslet also has India on her mind. “I would love to come and explore India,” she says, adding, she is well aware about Bollywood too. “Yeah I have watched quite a few Hindi movies, but with subtitles to understand the plot.” Ask her if she would ever like to act in one and she says, “I would love to.”
The most popular band fads this year are umbrellas made entirely of flowers, which are carried by bandwallahs in the baaraat; and a mashaal (R4,000) carried by the front row. The cheapest arrangement costs a minimum of R10,000 and can go up multifold. You can also ask for much more, like uniforms, instruments, lighting, music, fireworks, and flowers. They even make arrangements for fancy cars to replace the traditional ghori (mare).