L to R: Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar
The current generation might not be too familiar with Bollywood legends Ashok Kumar and Raj Kapoor but Kumar’s mimicry by hundreds of artists is surely going to ring a bell in their minds.
There’s one incident in Raj Kapoors life that never het him forgive Kumar. In 1946, when Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra, Kumar was a reigning star.
Just like Kumar, several other celebrities attended Kapoors wedding ceremony. Just when Kumar took to stage to congratulate the newly married couple, bride Krishna lifted her veil and gasped. Bharti Jaffery, the eldest daughter of Ashok Kumar, narrated this incident in an interview with The Quint.
She said when her father went on the stage to congratulate the couple, the bride, Krishnaji, lifted up her ghunghat to gasp, Oh it’s Ashok Kumar. I’m so happy!
Jaffery said Krishna was elated seeing Ashok Kumar at their wedding; Raj Kapoor never forgave Kumar for upstaging him at his own wedding.
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To complete my film ‘Emergency’, I mortgaged every single thing I owned: Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut finished the shoot of her much awaited film ‘Emergency’ recently. But finishing this film wasn’t an easy journey for the actress. She went through a lot of ups and downs while finishing this period drama where she plays former PM, Indira Gandhi.
Talking about all the difficulties she faced to complete the film, Kangana recently said, “Whatever task I take up, I make sure I finish it. But to finish the film, I had to mortgage all my properties, every single thing I owned as I am also banking the film as a producer. Moreover, mortgaging all my property to complete the film wasn’t a big deal. I am someone who makes all my big decisions within minutes. The main struggle was running to banks back-to-back while shooting the film. Somehow, it hampers your work big time.”
Kangana, who made her entry into Bollywood with ‘Gangster’ in 2006, also spoke about her initial days in Bollywood. “When I came to Mumbai, I had only ₹500. So, if I lose all my property after ‘Emergency’ release and I’m completely ruined, it won’t matter much. I am very confident and strong enough to stand up on my feet once again and bounce back. Such possessions hold no meaning for me to be frank,” said Kangana to the paparazzi during the ‘Emergency’ wrap-up party held recently.
Salim Khan was one of those few friends who encouraged me to become a screenwriter: Javed Akhtar
Be it ‘Sholay’, ‘Don’, ‘Zanjeer’ or ‘Deewaar’, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar have worked together in many such iconic films. And lyricist Javed Akhtar revealed how it was writer Salim who encouraged him to become a screenwriter.
In an interview recently, the lyricist revealed that he wanted to become a director before becoming a writer and a lyricist. Talking about his friendship with Salim Khan, Javed said, “Salim saab was one of those few friends who encouraged me to become a writer. The plus point was I used to live in a room which was close to his home, hence I would visit him often. Had I been living somewhere else, I doubt if I would be able to meet him regularly.”
Adding more about his years-long association with Salim Khan and why they stopped working together, Javed added, “In our struggling days, we were like ‘one team’. We didn’t have any friends, hence we would be together from morning till evening and even work together. Even our dinners would be together, in fact, out of 24 hours, we would be together for at least 15-16 hours a day. But once we tasted success, new people entered our lives and gradually our circle changed. Hence, the rapport we had broke and we couldn’t work together further.”
On the sets of ‘My Name Is Khan’, I couldn’t speak in front of SRK sir: Sidharth Malhotra
Today, Sidharth Malhotra has many fans. But the ‘Student Of The Year’ actor remembers those days when he used to work as an assistant director on Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name Is Khan’. Being an SRK fan, he remembers about his first interaction with his idol.
“I still remember my first day of the shoot on the sets of ‘My Name Is Khan’ in LA. I had rehearsed for the clap so I wouldn’t fumble in front of SRK sir. But he was so warm and sweet, for sure it’s because of his upbringing. He just made everyone around him so comfortable. Trust me, on the first day of the shoot, I couldn’t speak at all in front of SRK sir.”
Sidharth even remembers how while working on one scene, Shah Rukh gave him some acting tips. “We were shooting a scene and only Shah Rukh sir and I were at that location. It was somewhere on a road. And suddenly he started talking to me and said, ‘You know, you should always come first and see if you can use anything on location as a prop’. I was like, ‘It’s just two of us here, who is he talking to?’ But he knew that I wanted to be an actor. He continued telling me, ‘You’ve to see if you can use anything.’ He’s so sharp that he creates many things on the spot. And from then, my respect and my love for him grew even more,” expressed Sidharth who’s seen in ‘Mission Majnu’ currently.