Thursday, 18 December 2014
"When you don't like yourself... you tend to dislike everything connected to you. New things seem to be more attractive. When you learn to love yourself... then the same old life... starts looking new... starts looking nice. Thank you... for teaching me... how to love myself! Thank you for making me... feel good about myself. Thank you so much!"
-- Shashi in English Vinglish
The cast of Gurudev in the posters and postcards that were released prior to the film's release in 1993. As you can see from the publicity stills, though Rishi and Anil Kapoor were the 'heroes' of the film, both fine actors were second to the diva of the decade, Sridevi.
She was used in multiple stills throughout the shots as she had the fun double-role. Having starred in multiple films as a double act (be it Chaalbaaz, Lamhe, Khuda Gawah, Nigahein... so on and so forth - not to mention her South Indian films where she essayed more than one role!), Sridevi probably holds the record as India's most versatile actress.
Archive of Gurudev related images and articles here.
Monday, 15 December 2014
|The Muse, The Designer: Actress Sridevi with designer Manish Malhotra. Sri sports a MM outfit|
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever" and my lord, Sridevi sure is an eternal source of joy for us fans. Dressed in a pink lehenga-choli with embellishments and stunning embroidery - a Manish Malhotra creation of course - as she sauntered in with her suited and booted hubby Boney Kapoor, looking rather dapper himself, Sridevi stunned the teeming paparazzi yet again with her grace, aura and undiminished beauty.
And where was this uncrowned queen heading? To the wedding sangeet of Tejas Talwalkar, scion of the Talwalkar gym chain, and designer Manish Malhotra's niece and [director Punit Malhotra's sister], Rriddhi Malhotra. Held at JW Marriott hotel in Mumbai, it was an incredibly glamorous and star-studded affair as the popular designer to the stars welcomed the creme de la creme of Bollywood that included, apart from Sridevi, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla among others. The sangeet ceremony of the couple was held over the weekend and a gala reception was held after.
Manish's close friends from the industry attended the sangeet ceremony of the high profile couple.
Producer and director Feroz Khan with Sridevi on the sets of Jaanbaaz. The song 'Har kisiko nahin milta' is too beautiful for words - made more stunning visually by Sri's enchanting presence. Having worked with all the top actresses in Bollywood [Hema Malini, Rekha, Dimple Kapadia and so on], when asked (by Filmfare we think) who he thought was the most stunning Indian actress, he said simply. Sridevi.