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After ‘lassie who lacks oomph’ Shobha De calls Sonam Kapoor ‘super hot’
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AAP supports Shobhaa De; says government cannot tell private enterprises how to run their affairs
De invited trouble for herself after she expressed her irk over reserved timings in multiplexes for Marathi films
Amid a row over Maharashtra government’s move to reserve prime time slots in multiplexes for screening of Marathi movies, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday came out in support of noted columnist Shobhaa De who has raised hackles of Shiv Sena by criticising the proposal. Click here to read more
Why is Sonam Kapoor giving Vidya Balan style advice?
The style queen of B-town recently gave the Kahaani lady some unsolicited suggestions on what she should wear at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. Will Vidya do what Sonam says?
Vidya Balan might take serious umbrage after discovering that Sonam Kapoor – the style diva – publicly spoke about what she thinks The Dirty Picture star should wear at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. Click here to read more
Kareena Kapoor doesn’t need bodyguards to travel in Mumbai!
The style diva of Bollywood feels absolutely safe in the island city and doesn’t require security cordon to protect herself
When we met Kareena Kapoor – the ultimate style diva of Bollywood – last night at a plush hotel in Mumbai, where the actor launched her style diary, we could not help but admire Kareena for vocalising how safe she felt in Mumbai. Click here to read more
Rauf Ahmed, former editor of Filmfare, remembers Gautam Rajadhyaksha
The ace photographer brought in a new dimension to how celebrity portraits were shot
Gautam Rajadhyaksha, Bollywood’s most celebrated photographer, passed away after a massive heart attack in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, September 13. Rauf Ahmed, former editor of magazines like Filmfare, Zee Premiere, Screen, etc, was one of the photographer’s closest associates and among the first to recognise his talent. Rauf says, “When I took over as the editor of Filmfare in 1986, it was a very old-fashioned magazine and I revived it. Gautam had a very important role in this. He brought in a pictorial quality very rare in film magazines. Earlier, there was more focus to show the person’s achievement rather than how the picture was.” Click here to read more
Life and work of Gautam Rajadhyaksha
The man behind the brilliant composition of many pictures, Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away this morning. He started his career with the photo services department of Lintas India Ltd. He continued his passion for photography as and when time permitted. In the early 1980, Gautam got his big break in showbiz when he took portfolio shots of Shabana Azmi (classmate), Tina Munim and Jackie Shroff. Post 1987, Gautam took up commercial photography as a full-time profession. He was termed as a fashion photographer after his cousin, noted model and writer Shobhaa De invited him to capture celebrity portraits for her magazine, Celebrity. He simultaneously took photographs for other popular magazines like Stardust, Cine Blitz and Filmfare. Gautam is said to be the one who discovered Tina Munim, Salman Khan and model Sheetal Mallar. In 1997, Gautam released a coffee table book with portraits of about 45 popular celebrities from Durga Khote to Aishwarya Rai and called the book Faces. He received critical acclaim for his work in the field of Indian photography. Besides being a photographer, Gautam also ventured into writing screenplay for films. His first screenplay for the film Bekhudi was the launch pad for Kajol and his second film was the critically acclaimed Anjaam starring Madhuri Dixit and Shahrukh Khan.
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