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CANDID CHAT: Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor says she is guilty of just that…

MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 4, 2010)

It has been a year of fluctuating fortunes for Bollywood’s most powerful actress — Kareena Kapoor. The janta and her sceptics will never let her forget that she had three duds in 2009 with Kambakkht Ishq, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and Kurbaan. But just when they were nailing her coffin, she bounced right back with the biggest hit of them all.

Like a cat that has swallowed the cream, Kareena smacked her luscious lips and said, “There I was licking my wounds when God above answered my prayers. Honestly, I’m delirious. To think that I started 2009 with a whimper and ended it with a bang. Someone up there heard me.’’

Just before she set off on a tour of England with Saif Ali Khan, the incorrigible Bebo said, “2010 has a lot of promise. I sincerely wish the Midas touch continues. I’ll start the year with my idol, Shah Rukh Khan, with whom I’m travelling to Miami for RA 1. Then I’m going to be traipsing the globe with Saif in Agent Vinod. And, if Aamir keeps up his promise to me, the two of us will end up in a romantic film by the end of the year.’’ Jumping like a child, she asked, “Listen, is it wrong to love more than one Khan at a time? I’m guilty of just that. Shah Rukh and Gauri are my close friends. I love Saifu. And as for Aamir, well, what can I say? He’s the new Khan on my block.’’

Gamely she takes the blame for her duds. She knows the critics dipped their pens in poison when she did KI and MAMK. “My funda is simple,’’ said Bebo. “Actors should be like scientists, always willing to experiment. I experimented and I failed. That doesn’t take away from my acting abilities. If I don’t experiment, the same guys will write — she’s a plastic doll on screen. One does take chances with one’s roles and if the films fail, I’m more heartbroken than anyone else. Don’t forget films are all I live for. I give my films everything I have. So failure does affect me. But to write me off each time I have a flop is unfair.’’

Maybe, but that’s the way things in Bollywood work. One Friday you’re a handmaiden, the next Friday you’re the Queen. And, if you’re lucky, you can get an extended lease at the box-office. Like Bebo just managed. meena.iyer@timesgroup.com
Himesh Reshammiya plans to celebrate the completion of 500 songs with a grand bash, where he will felicitate his father

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 01, 2009)

Himesh Reshammiya

Singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya is elated about crossing the 500 songs-mark as a composer. With Mann ka radio from Radio, Himesh has successfully composed 500 songs and is planning to celebrate in a grand fashion. Himesh plans to felicitate his father Vipin Reshammiya at the party, as he attributes all his success to him. The details of the party are being worked out and Himesh plans to invite everyone from the industry.

Our source says, “Himesh is riding high as the music of Radio has been received well by the audience. In fact, Himesh didn’t know that Mann ka radio was his 500th song till his manager told him about it. It has been 11 years since he first recorded Odh li chunariya for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. Now, he’s close to completing 100 films as a music composer. Himesh has decided to thank all the people who have helped him in his career. In the mid-October bash, he will also felicitate Bhushan Kumar of T-Series for his association with him since 11 years. Amitabh Bachchan will be specially invited for the party, even as Radio’s release will clash with Amitabh’s Paa.”

Himesh doesn’t seem too perturbed about the clash as he says, “I would love to invite everyone who is responsible for my success and of course, Bachchansaab, who is my idol and inspiration. It will be my privilege if he comes. I am aware that my film’s release clashes with Paa, but I see it as an honour to be pitted against such a legend. We are releasing the film on December 3, a Thursday, due to astrological reasons.”