Like every girl, Kareena Kapoor Khan also dreamt of Prince Charming coming and sweeping her off her feet. While she had to kiss a few frogs on the way to get to her finish line (aka Shahid Kapoor,) the journey was definitely worth the wait.
They fell in love with each other during the shooting of Kurbaan. However, other rumours suggest their love blossomed on the sets of Tashan. While both seem true, we are here to burst your bubble. The two started spending a lot of time together and the first time they were seen in public was on Kareena Kapoor’s 27th birthday!
According to the rumour mill, after the shooting, Saif threw a secret party for Kareena and told Kareena’s mother, “She’s my woman. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We want to live together.” It was at a fashion show where Saif first declared her love for Kareena Kapoor! According to reports, he said, “For the time being all I am comfortable with saying is that we are together. Kareena and I are here and are happy with each other, we are not exactly shouting from the rooftops.”
Just a year into their relationship, Saif decided to get inked to mark his love for Kareena. “We were in the car one afternoon in Bandra, talking about David Beckham. I don’t know why I brought him up,” Saif revealed to a news channel in 2009. “And then the tattoo came up, and I said, ‘Maybe I should get one on my shoulder, would it look cool?’ And [Kareena] said, ‘Why shoulder? Put it on your arm.’ I thought, ‘Maybe a nice K?’ and she said, ‘That’s a bit ambiguous.’” The tattoo on his forearm spells Kareena’s name in Hindi and made headlines when it was first spotted.
Kareena loves Saif with such a passion, she has gone out of her way to forge strong ties with her mother in law Sharmila Tagore and Saif’s two kids from his earlier marriage with Amrita Singh. In fact, Kareena was the one who made the first move on Saif because he was too afraid to take the plunge! After living together for five long years, the couple is still very much in love.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly lived together and dated for five long years before taking the road down matrimony ville!
From having everything they could want to ending up happily ever after, Saif and Kareena (Saifeena) are the perfect example of a happily ever after! Now, the two have a super adorable son in the form of Taimur Ali Khan, one of the recent additions to the star kid category, who became famous just by being born!
Here’s wishing the Khan family a happily forever after, with beautiful smiles for the rest of their loving lives!
Bollywood Actors Who Started Their Journey With TV Serials
There are many actors in Bollywood who started their career from the small screen before climbing the ladder of success to star on the big screen. Here is a list of 6 such stars who started their acting journey with TV serials.
1) Shah Rukh Khan
SRK, bollywood’s very own Badshah and king of romance began his career with TV serials in the 1980s. SRK’sfirst acting role was that of Lt. Abhimanyu Rai in 1988 series Fauji. This was followed by Aziz Mirza’s Circus and a mini series Idiot. During his initial days, Shah Rukh Khan’sacting was compared that of Dilip Kumar by critics.
2) Vidya Balan
Known for her roles in movies like Kahani, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture this Padma Shri awardee, started her career with 1995 sitcom Hum Panch. In the sitcom, Balan played the role of an intelligent and nerdy Radhika Mathur. Later on, Balan made her Bollywood debut with the movie Parineeta and started her massively successful journey in Bollywood.
3) Sushant Singh Rajput
The engineer turned actor, Sushanth Singh Rajput made his debut through Star Plus romantic show Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, but it was Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rista that brought the actor massive success and fame. Sushant won The Indian Television Academy Award for portraying the role of Manav Deshmukh.
4) Irrfan Khan
This immensely talented actor has starred in many Bollywood and Hollywood movies, butIrrfan Khan began his acting journey with doordarshan serial Shrikant. Other series in which the actor managed to shine with his acting skills are Chanakya and Bharat Ek Khoj.
5) Pankaj Kapur
With films like Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Rakh and Maqbool under his name, Pankaj Kapur has proved what an acting genius he is. However, he became a household name not because of his movie but of his appearance in TV series like Karamchand where Kapur played the role of a detective and became famous for the catchphrase “Shut up, Kitty”. Another series that bought Kapur immense popularity was Office Office, a satire on Indian politics.
6) Ratna Pathak
Best known for her supporting roles in films like Jane Tu Ya Jane Na, Lipstick Under My burkha and Khubsurat, she rose to prominence for her appearance in TV series Idhar Udhar. Later, Pathak went on to portray the iconic and memorable Maya Sarabhai in the sitcom Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai which gained a cult status.
Did you watch any of these stars on the small screen? Comment below and let us know.
Kangana Ranaut-Journalist Justin Rao Public Spat – Everything You Need To Know
More often than not, actress Kangana Ranaut is in the news not for her films, but for her controversial statements. On various occasions, the actress took a dig at several B-town celebs, including Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The actress has recently been all over the internet for her public verbal spat with a journalist, Justin Rao.
As a part of promotions for Judgementall Hai Kya, the makers of the film held a press conference. In attendance were Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Ekta Kapoor and several members of the media fraternity. At this event, the Queen actress got into a heated argument with journalist Justin Rao, alleging him of criticising her film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and of running a smear campaign against her.
Justin Rao, in his defence, denied tweeting anything about the film. This verbal spat did not go well with the media fraternity, particularly the Entertainment Journalists’ Guild of India, which decided to boycott Kangana Ranaut.
The media fraternity decided to hold a meeting with Ekta Kapoor, the producer of the film and demanded a public apology from the makers and the actress. In turn, Balaji Motion Pictures released an official statement urging the media not to hinder the efforts which went into making Judgementall Hai Kya.
“To whomsoever it may concern: A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya’s actor and journalist Justin Rao, at the film’s song launch event on July 7th, 2019. Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn. While the people involved in it fairly held their own perspectives but because it happened at the event of our film, we, as the producers, would like to apologize and express regret for this untoward incident. We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments. Our film JudgeMentall Hai Kya releases on July 26th and we urge the media to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film,” the statement read.
— BalajiMotionPictures (@balajimotionpic) July 10, 2019
Though the makers of the film apologised for the incident, Kangana Ranaut remained adamant and made it clear she will not apologise for the incident. Furthermore, the actress released a video via her sister’s Twitter account, in which she accused the media of being anti nationalist and also alleged they are paid to write against her. In her fiery address, she also urged the media to ban her as she does not want them to earn bread at her expense.
Here’s a vidoe message from Kangana to all the media folks who have banned her, P.S she has got viral fever hence the heavy voice 🙂…(contd) pic.twitter.com/U1vkbgmGyq
— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 11, 2019
Quite a fight, we must say. What are your opinions about this issue? Comment below and let us know.
Bollywood Directors Who Never Disappoint
Hindi cinema forms a very significant part of life and society in India. We cherish the glamour, style and everything else about tinsel town. While the actors and villains manage to garner all our love and admiration, the directors behind all of this often go unnoticed. Bollywood is home to many such wonderful directors. Here is a list of directors who helped bring out the best in Bollywood.
1) Rajkumar Hirani
Born in 1962, Rajkumar Hirani is an Indian director, writer and editor. He is widely acknowledged as the most successful and critically acclaimed filmmaker in the industry. He made his debut with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. in 2003 and ever since, there was no looking back for him. He proved his directorial capabilities to the world with films like 3 Idiots (2009,) PK (2014) and Sanju (2018,) which were all blockbusters. 3 Idiots, till date, remains one of the most loved films of India. With PK, Rajkumar Hirani touched the most controversial topic of religion and yet emerged successful. Not just commercial hits, but his films are also rich in content. Rajkumar Hirani is often referred to as a path breaking director in the industry. He has won 11 Filmfare Awards till date.
2) Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Regarded as every actor’s delight, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a director, producer, screenwriter and music director. We must say, there is no creative mastermind like Bhansali in the Country. He made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and for his very first film, he received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Film. If you have watched Bajirao Mastani (2015) or Padmaavat (2018,) you will know this man can create magic. With jaw dropping sets and attention to every single detail, every movie by Bhansali makes for a wholesome cinematic experience. Not just a genius director, he is also a gifted musician. Songs like Laal Ishq, Ghoomar and Mohe Rang Do Laal prove just that. If you think Bhansali can only make period dramas, you should watch his masterpiece, Black (2005.) Bhansali never fails to impress.
3) Anurag Kashyap
Born in 1972, Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, producer, actor, writer and editor known for his work in Hindi cinema. His directorial debut, Black Friday, released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation. This man is known for his depiction of the darker side of life. He stays as far as possible from the stereotypical glitz and glamour and prefers content rich films. Kashyap’s two part crime drama, Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012,) managed to garner the love of audience and critics all throughout and still remains to be the nation’s favourite film in the gangster genre. The Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013 for his contribution to cinema.
4) Sriram Raghavan
Sriram Raghavan is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter who rose to fame with the feature film Ek Hasina Thi (2004.) Since then, he has been entertaining us with his stellar work like Johnny Gaddar (2007,) Agent Vinod (2012,) and Badlapur (2015.) However, his latest work, Andhadhun (2018,) a suspense thriller, got him the name and recognition he deserves. With Andhadhun, Sriram Raghavan proved to the world his writing and directing capabilities. This film was praised by not just critics, but also by audiences across the globe.
5) Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar is one of the most coveted directors of B-town. He made his debut with the film Yahaan (2005.) He gave us some of the most memorable and content rich films. His films Vicky Donor (2012) and Piku (2015) stand among the most loved films of the Country. His recent film, October (2018,) is another proof of his directorial brilliance. Sircar’s craftsmanship breathes life into every film he makes. We suggest you never miss his movies.
Comment below and let us know which one of these directors is your favourite.
Anushka Sharma – 5 Best Performances By The Actress
When Anushka Sharma, an actress without any connections to the Bollywood world, made a splash opposite Ranveer Singh in Band Baaja Baaraat, she made everyone sit up and take notice. Every movie in which the vivacious and bubbly Sharma acted after her first one—she made sure she left a lasting impression. Here is looking at some of the best performances by Anushka Sharma to date:
1. Band Baaja Baaraat
Playing an effervescent and bubbly girl in this rom com, Anushka Sharma shot to fame because she played her true vivacious self on the silver screen. Despite competing with already established actresses for this role, Sharma did so well, she won an award despite actresses like Deepika Padukone and Kajol also being nominated that year.
While Band Baaja Baaraat showed Anushka Sharma’s bubbly and fun side, NH10 showed how the actress could play a serious role with ease. Based on the concept of honour killing, this movie showed how versatile an actress Sharma is. Playing the role of a woman on the hunt of people who killed her husband, Anushka brought out her fierce side really well. Watch it now, if you haven’t already.
Not only was PK the movie in which Anushka Sharma gave one of her best performances, it was also the highest grossing film when it released in 2014. Standing on the 70th position as of 2018, this movie also had Aamir Khan playing a crucial role. Anushka plays the role of a journalist who, while in the beginning tries to use Aamir Khan’s character for her own good, ends up helping him for real instead. Telling the story of an alien, played by Aamir Khan, who tries to find his way home from Earth, this film was a satirical take on God, godmen and the various religious beliefs humans have.
4. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Despite being a highly criticised movie, Anushka Sharma’s brilliant performance was lauded and appreciated. Not only did she steal Katrina Kaif’s thunder, she also stood her ground with her charm and charisma, despite being paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan! Borrowing cues from her character in Band Baaja Baaraat, Sharma proved, even with a bad script, she could bring her A game to the table. Showing that love has no limits or boundaries, this movie gave Sharma the chance to shine and sparkle.
5. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
This movie saw Anushka Sharma grow and blossom into a serious actress. Quite literally owning the screen and the story, Sharma made people both hate and fall in love with her character because of the way she acted. Anushka’s acting skills in this movie were par excellence. Her character, Alizeh, made people realise the importance of accepting there are different kinds of love in the world and if you feel a particular way about a person, it isn’t necessary they reciprocate the same!
Which Anushka Sharma movie do you like the most? Comment and let us know!
Sunil Dutt’s Birth Anniversary: Remembering His Life And Iconic Performances
Born as Balraj Dutt on 6th June 1929, Sunil Dutt is an Indian actor, producer, director and politician. Sunil Dutt is among the few personalities who is remembered for his humility, hard work as an actor and as a politician.
Dutt started his career at Radio Ceylon, the oldest South Asian Radio station and became hugely popular for it. He then moved on to acting and made his silver screen debut with the film Railway Platform(1955.) Dutt rose to stardom with the film Mother India in 1957. This film also marked a personal milestone for him as it was during the course of this film that Sunil Dutt met his wife Nargis. Father to Sanjay Dutt, Namratha Dutt and Priyanka Dutt, Sunil Dutt won several hearts with his silver screen performances.
Not only as an actor, but also as a politician he won the hearts of many people. He was elected to the Parliament of India 5 times, from Mumbai, North West constituency. For his priceless contribution to the film industry and the Country, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1968.
On the occasion of his 91st birth anniversary, let us take a look at some of Sunil Dutt’s most iconic performances.
1) Mother India
Mother India which released in 1957, changed Dutt’s life both personally and professionally. In the Mehboob Khan directed movie, Sunil played the role of Birju a violent son of Nargis who ends up as a thief and is killed by his mother. Dutt’s performance in this film received widespread appreciation from audience throughout the country. Mother India was India’s first submission to the Oscars for the Foreign Language category.
2) Mujhe Jeene Do
Mujhe Jeene Do directed by Moni Bhattacharjee is a dacoit drama which was released in 1963. Dutt’s topnotch portrayal of a dacoit with golden heart was widely appreciated. This film stood among the biggest blockbusters of that year.
Khandan (1965) is another film which can be counted for Sunil Dutt’s iconic performances. Khandan featured Dutt playing a man with a crooked hand. This film ranked among the highest grossing films of that year.
Sunil Dutt who played the lead role in Yaadein (1964), also directed and produced the film. This film had a single character for the most part and was a brave experiment by the actor. It won the National Award for the Best Feature film in Hindi.
Directed by Jyothi Swaroop, Padosan (1967) is considered to be an all time classic film in Bollywood. The movie is famous for its well timed comedy and Dutt’s portrayal of Bhola, a serious composer, was widely appreciated. Also, who would not remember the famous song Ek Chatur Naar?
Besides being a natural actor, Dutt was famous for his humanity and idealism. Dutt won hearts of people throughout the country for the gentleman that he was. While he was serving as the minister of Youth and Sports, Sunil Dutt died of a heart attack on 25th May 2005 at his residence in Mumbai.
Comment below and let us know which one of these is your favourite performance of Sunil Dutt.
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