Is getting married at the right age a new trend in Bollywood?
Gone are the days when marriage would take a toll on an actor’s career and life. Actors in the past never knew what was the right age to get married, as they were afraid of the fact that their career would come to a standstill after the wedding. Bollywood possesses a history of actors who in spite of getting married in their 40’s, were never seen gracing the silver screens again.
The times have however changed and how. In the current scenario, actors have become more open to marriage and are not feared of starting a family at an early age. The best examples for are actresses like Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor who are responsible for setting the new trend.
In spite of being one of the top actresses of Bollywood, Anushka Sharma dared to get married at the age of 30 and is still at the top of her game. The actress, in fact, worked even harder and continued to give more content-driven films, augmenting her fanbase. And now, another actress following her footsteps is Sonam Kapoor, who is about to get hitched to her longtime beau Anand Ahuja on the 8th of may. Sonam again is 32 years old and has no plans of quitting her career. She has a movie coming up soon after her wedding and will be getting back with its promotions, soon after the ceremony. (Also Read:Kapoor & Sons: Caught the plight of homosexuals tenderly and yet made ‘coming out’ look doable)
While on one hand, we have actresses like Urmila Matondkar, Madhuri Dixit, and others, who needed a comeback film to make their presence felt in the industry again after marriage, on the other hand, we have actresses like Sonam and Anushka, who already are on the peak of their carrier and marriage does not likely does any harm to them.
The young brigade of Bollywood has changed the marriage trend for good. And it is not just limited to marriage. I mean look at Kareena Kapoor Khan. Forget getting married, even her pregnancy was the talk of the town. Kareena went on to look fit and fab as always and having Baby has not even affected her career a bit.
These stars have been unstoppable and have set a new benchmark for the common people! Kudos to them for bringing a change in the industry!
When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.
We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)
Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.
You can check out his full interview below:
The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.