Sunday, 26 October 2014

Getting Aamir Khan and Sridevi together...

"...When I became the Editor of MOVIE magazine, I told Rakesh that I would like to bring Aamir Khan and Sridevi together for my first cover. He drove with me to both the stars and we made what seemed like impossible, possible. We shot some beautiful Sridevi and Dimple covers together and we worked on some amazing shoots for our annual issues, including one where we got director’s to shoot their favourite muses – Mukul Anand shot Sridevi, Dharmesh shot Karisma etc..."

Dinesh Raheja 

NOTE: We've 'borrowed'... oh all right, downright pilfered from Facebook, this Sri related post. One of our favourite magazine editors/writers Dinesh Raheja (even though he's more of a Madhuri Dixit fan!)  did quite a few Q&As with Sridevi and had her on the cover often (but not often enough...) of his film magz.

Raheja was one of the handful of scribes who elevated film journalism from the sophomoric (and often moronic) writing that people often found in film magz in the 1980s and early 1990s. With the death of MOVIE mag (the latest incarnation from UK is horrendous) and 'G' magazine (by the fabulous Bhawana Somaaya), both editors tried to amp up celebrity coverage beyond the 'Is he/she your boyfriend/girlfriend' tabloid sensationalism. They were hence a favourite of stars exhausted by the general stupidity of the half-wit reporters who asked inane questions.

We used to follow Raheja on rediff and glad to know he's still writing about films from Mumbai through various channels. You can't keep a good man down!

See the entire shoot pic in the archive here.

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