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By Devansh Patel, December 10, 2009 – 08:21 IST

Abhishek Bachchan Indian cinema’s finest premiere comes to an end. People all over the world are doing the monkey dance. Such is the hysteria. Facebook status of various friends read that all those who’ve watched Paa proclaim it to be one of the biggest hits of it’s time. It’s strange, but it’s true, a newly wed couple decided to watch Paa and postponed their honeymoon for a day. Is Paa becoming a revolution in itself? UK’s Harrow Observer columnist and Bollywood Hungama’s London correspondent Devansh Patel asked a few rapid fires to the Paa himself, Abhishek Bachchan, on the feedback he’s been receiving or has received so far. “The kind of reactions that I have been getting be it on facebook or twitter or via SMS or via email has been overwhelming. Overwhelming because I still haven’t managed to answer all of them, there have been so many of them! And without trying to sound very pompous I think 99% of it is all very very positive. The response has been fantastic, I don’t think I have ever received response to any of my films like the way we have received for Paa“, answers Bachchan junior. We recall the day when Big B was all tears after watching Abhishek perform in Guru and so we asked the multi-talented Abhishek, “Did that happen to you while you were watching Amitabh Bachchan as Auro?” Surprisingly, he replied, “Yes”, and after a long pause, said, “No too, because every time I got sucked into the film and tried to react to it emotionally, the producer in me would wake up and try and find ways that I could have done certain things better. So for me, it was like balancing – being an actor and a producer, and a lot of times the producer in me would not allow me to be the actor whole heartedly. So although I do think its Pa’s best performance till date, I still feel that as a producer I could have performed a lot better.”

For the two days after the film was released, all the social networking sites were flooded with comments, suggestions and some interesting and thought provoking reasons to go and watch Paa. One such interesting suggestion read – Don’t you feel that a film like Paa should be doing the rounds of the international film festivals and should be screened especially for the BAFTA members? To which Abhishek comments, “I think that’s being a bit presumptuous, I am more than happy that our Indian audience and the Indian diaspora is watching the film – I think film festivals and BAFTA and all are although very prestigious, are things that the international jury will decide. If that is the fate of the film, I am happy. What I am most excited about is that our audience is currently enjoying the film.” Getting Abhishek Bachchan over the phone these days is like making a call to the White House. AB is a busy man and an even busier producer. All the running around has boiled down to many one liners – Paa is a hit! Paa is a super success and Paa is inspirational. One last question to the busy man, “How content is the producer today?” we ask. The answer was filled with content. Abhishek replies, “I am very content, it’s been just a few days since the release and my film is already in overflow which means it has covered its costs, I am in profits. So as a producer, economically speaking, I am very happy!”

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By Devansh Patel, October 1, 2009 – 14:22 IST

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone Yash Raj Films has announced its next project which will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film will star Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone as the lead pair. Both the actors have extremely challenging roles to play in this love story set in the gritty streets of Mumbai. The film is slated to go on floor this December and is scheduled for a 2010 release. Watch this space for more details on this film.

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By Devansh Patel, July 17, 2009 – 11:07 IST

Is it possible to stir up passion after the flames of romantic love die down? How can one maintain a loving relationship that satisfies and stimulates year after year? Bollywood Hungama‘s London correspondent and UK’s Harrow Observer columnist offers one simple solution for stoking the fires of lifelong intimacy: awakening and uniting the Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul. These four freedoms-the essence of human nature-have the power to transform a love lost partnership into a divine union sparkling with limitless pleasure and unconditional love. We got hold of actress Adah Sharma to discuss just that because she too believes that sensuality and sexuality lies between the ears and not between the thighs. So in this third episode of ‘Intimacy’ we bring you the exclusive talks which lie in between the Debonair, Kamasutra, Porn films, Sex toys and much more. Time to explore the romantic and an erotic world with Adah Sharma.

First time heard about Sex:
When I was six years old and my mother was watching the Bold and the Beautiful, that’s when I first heard about the word ‘Sex’. I asked her what it was and the answer I got back was – When two individuals love each other it’s called Sex. When my mother explained me and my best friend about what the ‘periods’ were that’s when she actually discussed about ‘Sex’.

Mood for Romance:
I think when you’re even sitting with your mate on a park bench and getting intimate, it can be termed as romantic. For me getting intimate would be getting into the head of that person. For me, sensuality and sexuality lies between the ears and not between the thighs. I think a man who knows how to turn off the lights turns me on.

Seasonal Love:
Spring is an eternal season for me as far as romance is concerned. Having said that, seasons do not have any effect on the way I may feel for my boyfriend because my feelings are not seasonal.

Debonair – the Indian Playboy:
I don’t think I have to look at a magazine to get ideas for romance and sex. I’ve never in my life flipped through pages of Debonair. But the first time I saw nudity in a magazine was of model and actor Milind Soman where he was seen sitting in an athlete position. The nudity was very well shown and the picture did not look naked. It was a cover of a magazine. The second instance I can recall is of Milind again with his then girlfriend and model Madhu Sapre in a shoe advert where both posed nude with their private parts covered with a python around their bodies. It was very impressive and bold.

Being sexual and being erotic:
The most erotic thing for me would be to find out what a man thinks when he gets erotic. What goes in his mind at that time? Wish I had the sixth sense for it. As far as sexuality is concerned, if one is comfortable in their own skin, it’s like being sexual. But you can be sexual in many ways. By the vibes you’re setting out, the way you walk, the way you dance or even the way you drink a glass of water. That too can be sexual sometimes.

Bollywood romance:
I love the scene in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna where Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerjee are shown having a cup of coffee. There is some coffee seen on the side of Shah Rukh’s lips and when Rani goes to wipe off, that’s when the reality strikes and she realises that he still hasn’t had his first sip. I actually got goosebumps after seeing it because it’s all about reality and imagination of romance.

Hollywood romance:
Basic Instinct. I think it’s a mixture of romance, sensuality and being erotic. It’s by far a cult classic. I think Amitabh Bachchan or Hrithik Roshan are fit to act as Michael Douglas in the Hindi remake of Basic Instinct.

Porn Films:
I’ve never ever seen a porn film in my life but have seen some of ‘C’ grade Hindi films which can be termed as a part of porn. I cannot name any of those films.

Kamasutra:
I’ve read the entire Kamasutra and I own one copy of it. Kamasutra is a very technical book and you need a great degree of strength, fitness and flexibility to perform when you make love. Most people today are satisfied with only visual thinking that this is how they’ll have sex and think that they can do all the positions in the book. But trust me; you need to be really agile. My boyfriend and I have read the Kamasutra together.

Positions:
The guy standing on one hand and one leg making love is by far the most impressive sexual positions I’ve read in the Kamasutra. I don’t know that name of that particular position but I can only remember what it was all about.

Posing Nude:
I’ve always maintained that I like to leave a little bit to the imagination. If I don’t I’m giving the audience an easy way out. I like that degree of difficulty that one puts into them. I don’t think I’ll ever pose nude.

Sex toys:
I saw some bizarre sex toys while I and my friend were doing shopping in Colaba. Initially we didn’t know whether the schools compass box look-a-like was actually a sex toy. It was in a shape of a bus and a train. We came to know after we read ‘dildo’ written on it. That’s the first and the only time I saw and picked one in my hand.

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