Saturday November 25, 2017

Interview With “Shahrukh Khan” : Never thought my name would become an adjective

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New Delhi, Aug 4 : A Delhi boy, who once dreamt of becoming an actor, is today regarded as the ‘King of Romance’ in Indian cinema. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who feels his achievements are beyond anyone’s dreams, says he never imagined that one day his name will become an “adjective” and that he is not in a delusion about stardom.

Shah Rukh, one of the highest earning actors in the world, recounts emotionally when he first touched down in Mumbai to try his luck in showbiz at the age of 25. Interestingly, the 51-year-old has now completed the same number of years in Hindi filmdom as his debut film “Deewana” clocked a silver anniversary in June.

“I am not showing off, but whatever I have achieved or whatever I have received in all these years, I don’t think anybody can think about that in dreams,” Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview here.

As a youngster, he had “small dreams and wishes” like buying a home and a car, but Shah Rukh says he later realised that his dreams had gone “beyond” his imagination.

“I had never thought of being what I am today… like people say ‘legendary’, ‘mythical’ or ‘The Shah Rukh Khan’ kind of a feeling. I never thought that my name would become an adjective, which people will use to describe things — ‘Shah Rukh kind of boy’, ‘Shah Rukh kind of romance’.

“I have gone through a lot of things which I think I don’t even deserve, or maybe I got appreciation for other people’s hard work,” added Shah Rukh, who has been appreciated for films like “Darr”, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Swades”, “Chak De! India”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Mohabbatein” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” and “My Name Is Khan”.

The “Baadshah of Bollywood”, who was here to promote his latest release “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, says his experiences in showbiz have given him the virtue of patience.

“I’ve learnt to be patient at good and even bad times. I don’t get carried away by good things, nor do I get impatient or worried about bad things.

“Also, each passing year I get a feeling that I know less acting. Every time I am playing a character, I get a feeling that I know less. It’s like when you start studying the first chapter, you feel I have learnt everything… But when time passes, you realise there is a lot more to it than what you thought.

“In 25 years, every time when I’ve acted, I have got to understand how little I know about it,” he added.

So, what’s the secret of his longevity in Bollywood?

Shah Rukh, flashing his charming smile, said: “I’m not overconfident about what I do and I think that’s the secret of my longevity.”

He says people come to watch his films with a lot of trust, and he feels it’s his “responsibility” to maintain that trust for all the stardom and fandom he enjoys.

However, he knows it’s not forever.

“If you are an actor, stardom becomes a part of your life and your family. You get so used to it, that you feel, it is my inheritance and ‘I deserved it since childhood’, and that nobody can take it away from you. Obviously, that’s not true.

“It will come to an end one day, but it’s very difficult to think the other way… I never think of it being taken away by somebody else or thinking do I have to sustain it.

“Stardom is like a child in a toy store or in a Disneyland. If you tell the child, ‘Listen, this place will be closed at 7’, he will not think that… He will feel everything there belongs to him and this is his life.

“This (film world) is the toy store that I was born for, so I believe that. Stardom never affected my vision as actor. I was always a very brave actor. It has only made me braver because being brave when you have nothing to lose is one thing, but being brave when you have everything to lose, is a bigger achievement.

“I try to do that as often as I can.” (Interviewed by Sandeep Sharma of IANS)

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Ranveer Singh prays for The peace of Alauddin Khilji’s Soul

Ranveer Singh tweeted his farewell tweet.

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Ranveer singh Playing Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati
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    Ranveer Singh tweeted about his role in Padmavati.
  • He has wrapped up from the shoot of Padmavati.

Ranveer Singh tweeted a goodbye post for his role Alauddin Khilji

Actor Ranveer Singh who will be seen in upcoming movie Padmavati playing the role of Alauddin Khilji has recently wrapped up his shoot for the movie.Alauddin Khilji was held responsible for several brutal deaths in India and self-immolation by Indian women.

Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will be playing leads along with Ranveer in Padmavati.Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial is set to release on 1st December this year.

The actor informed his fans that he has lived the character of Alauddin Khilji and tweeted a sketched poster with a caption “your restless soul find its peace.”. Look at the tweet-

 

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Exclusive Interview: You’re never out of work, you’re constantly working ‘, says Actress Ragini Khanna

Ragini Khanna's Exclusive interview. The actress will be seen in upcoming movie Ghoomketu with Nawazuddin Siddique.

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  • Actress Ragini Khanna who got fame from TV Show ‘Sasural Genda Phool’, speaks about her experience working with Actor Nazwazzudin Siddiqui
  • Being from the family of superstar Govinda, Ragini Khanna shares her thoughts on nepotism in the industry.

‘Yes, it exists for some for many. Eventually your talent and your hard work matters’, Ragini Khanna opines about nepotism.

Q1. Why have you been away from the industry for such a long time?
I’ve honestly not been away for a very long time, I’ve been around. I was just searching for the right script and the right project to come back with. I lost health post doing a lot of television. My priority was to keep my health in checkup work which was allowed by myself. Now I’m absolutely willing to take up work because now I’m in my perfect shape and body.
Q2. Do you think going out of work is common in the industry nowadays?
You’re never out of work, you’re constantly working. It’s just about the how much visible you’re in front of the audience. In fact, I feel being too much into the audiences life is also a bit of an overdose, nowadays, everything needs to be your space. Actors are in everybody’s space. I generally believe in having a certain amount of exclusivity. As a person, I want to breathe an actor in my constant life. I don’t want an actor to be on my social media, my Facebook etc. Agreed an actor needs to be everywhere but when he has the right film or the right TV show. I could be incorrect for many people who think actors should be constantly seen, but for me, it’s more important to be rightly seen. It’s always quality over quantity.
Q3. Being from the family of Superstar Govinda, what are your views n Nepotism in the industry?
Yes, it exists for some for many. Eventually your talent and your hard work matters. Skills, crafts and your passion. For me it’s not about getting launched or making a first impression, it’s about longevity and sustaining and if ur not here for long enough then ur not good enough.
Q4. Being an actor which medium is more effort consuming, TV or Cinema?
TV is extremely physically consuming. you’re bound to lose your physical strength especially if you’re doing your daily soap. Because times constraints are too hectic. It’s extremely painful and exhausting.
Q5. Any plans to come back in the television industry? Of yes, What kind of role you would like to play?
If I get the right show, director and script, why not? I never differentiate between the mediums. For me, it was always content over the medium.
Q6.How was your experience working with one of the finest actors in Bollywood Nawazuddin Siddiqui?
My experience of working with Nawazuddin was phenomenal. He’s a very good actor and a better person to work with. He’s humble, sincere and genuine which is ideal to have all these qualities in your co-actor.
Asking about her upcoming projects, Ragini Khanna told NewsGram,’Really can’t speak much about it right now. I haven’t signed up anything. Nothing is official to speak about the project I’m considering or being considered for.’

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‘At one point, I even had suicidal thoughts and wanted to end things’, says Bollywood Actress Ileana D’Cruz

Actress Ileana D'Cruz was once suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Watch out what she has to say.

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  • Actress Ileana D’Cruz, who suffered depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, says at one point in her life she felt suicidal.
  • But once she accepted herself, she started feeling better.

Actress Ileana D’Cruz suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder

At the 21st World Congress of Mental Health here on Sunday, Ileana had a tete-a-tete with Organising Chairman Sunil Mittal on her struggle with depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Ileana was also awarded the Woman of Substance Award for her efforts towards raising awareness about mental health, read a statement.

She said: “I was always a very self-conscious person and was picked on for my body type. I used to feel low and sad all the time but didn’t know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help. All I wanted to do was to be accepted by everyone.

“At one point, I even had suicidal thoughts and wanted to end things. However, all of it changed when I accepted myself and what I was going through. I think that is the first step towards fighting depression.”

The “Barfi!” and “Rustom” actress said depression is “real” and people shouldn’t shy away from seeking help.

“It is a chemical imbalance in your brain and needs to be treated. Don’t sit back and think it will get okay but go get help. Like you have a sprain and go get yourself checked if you have depression, seek help,” she said, urging people to be like Winnie the Pooh. “He wore a crop top, ate his favorite food all day and loved himself, you can too.”

Ileana D’Cruz, whose mother was her biggest pillar of strength throughout, also said imperfections are a part of life.

“I am not saying that I had this miraculous recovery, every day is a process, every day is a step towards healing yourself and getting better. You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, and you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness.

“You may look at us actors and think that ‘Oh my God, they are so pretty, so perfect’. But that’s not how it is. It takes two hours to get ready and look like this. Love yourself for who you are and trust me if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person and your smile is your best asset.”

Ileana D’Cruz said she decided to open up about her struggle because “as someone people look up to, even if I can help a handful of people cope, it is worth talking about it”.

The World Congress was organized by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), a global alliance of mental health professionals, national health associations, NGOs, policy experts and other institutions.( IANS)