Actress Ameesha Patel says that Maanayata Dutt will always remember her baby shower — not just for the occasion, but because her sisters-in-law Priya and Namrata Dutt came. “They were all together and there was so much warmth. In fact, Priya won both the baby games, and everyone was joking, ‘this is cheating, the prizes are all going in the family’”, says Ameesha.
Elaborating on the party, she says, “There were big cushioned chairs for Maana and Sanjay — so they sat like king and queen at the head of the table. Later, they cut a pink and blue cake and we popped open 7 bottles of champagne,” she adds.
“Everyone called to thank me for the wonderful evening. I feel touched that in today’s age when friendship is rare, my feelings are being acknowledged and appreciated.”
Soha? It didn’t happen overnight,” says Bollywood actor Kunal Khemu, talking about his relationship with actor Soha Ali Khan. On how they got together, he says, “We were spending time together as friends and enjoying each others company. I can’t pinpoint a date when it started. I really respect her as an actor and the kind of person she is and it’s friendship that grew into a relationship.”
As for anniversaries, he says, there’s no real date to keep track of. “As lame as it sounds, it wasn’t like a proposal thing as it didn’t happen overnight. That’s why we can’t say when we celebrate our anniversary.”
The actor who is currently working on Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3, says he’d love to act in a movie with Soha, if the script is right; but, his wish list also includes others. “I would also like to act with Priyanka Chopra, she is a brilliant actor. Also Kangana Ranaut and Katrina Kaif.”
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I have no leather or fur products in my wardrobe,” says actor Raveena Tandon, who recently did an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and who was in town for an art exhibition. “Before doing it, I was shown documentaries of how these animals are brutally cut alive for their skin. It was shocking!”
Raveena’s latest acquisition is a tattoo on her back. “It says ‘Vishaka Vasundhara’ — the names of my children,” she says. About her current projects, she says,
“I have three films in my hand. Revathy Varma’s Aap Ke Liye Hum with Ayesha Takia, then one with director Devang Patel and for the third project the talks are on.”
It’s a great time to be a film-maker in India,” says UK-based film-maker Gurinder Chadha, who was in Delhi recently to shoot a short film for the NGO, Save The Children.
“It is a great generation of Indian cinema and film makers are also making movies of different and contemporary topics. I think Vishal Bharadwaj represents the cool generation of Indian cinema and I also love Raju Hirani’s work. The audience has also matured with time,” she says.
Chadha, who worked with actor Archie Panjabi on Bend It Like Beckham in 2002, says it was fantastic to see her win an Emmy award this year. “She always deserved this acclaim. It is a great feeling that people still refer to her as the Bend it girl,” she says.
About her current projects, she says, “I am working on a script of a historical epic which is on the British India era. I am meeting lot of Indian and English actors for the movie, it’s going to be a combination of both.”
Navdeep Kaur Marwah