There is the courtesan, Saeeda Bai (Tabu), who Maan (Ishaan Khatter), Mahesh’s younger son is infatuated with. Like the book, A Suitable Boy is essential a story of four families — the Kapoors, the Mehras, the Nawab of Baitar and the sophisticated Chatterjees — Meenakshi (Shahana Goswami) is married to Lata’s stuffy older brother, Arun (Vivek Gomber), and Meenakshi’s brother, Amit (Mikhail Sen) is courting Lata). … [Read more...] about ‘A Suitable Boy’ review: A lavish, if predictable offering from Mira Nair
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Published 27 years ago and weighing in at 1,349 pages, Vikram Seth’s landmark novel narrates the story of Rupa Mehra’s hunt for a ‘suitable boy’ for her daughter Lata in a newly-Independent India that is preparing for its first elections. Tabu says she has not read it. For Nair’s series, Welsh screenwriter Andrew Davies condensed it into eight (later six) episodes. Interestingly, for someone who has played several powerful female characters from classical literature — be it in the Shakespeare adaptations Maqbool and Haider, or Rajiv Menon’s take on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Kandukondain Kandukondain — Tabu has often gone with the script and the director’s vision rather than read the original. For Saeeda, the actor met Seth personally, to understand how he wanted her to be portrayed on screen. “I wanted to see her from the writer’s mind — her emotional graph, as he sees it. Then I tried to do it my … [Read more...] about Tabu: The queen of quiet intensity
Shweta Tiwari's estranged husband Abhinav Kohli, recently spoke exclusively to ETimes TV and revealed that he is worried about his four-year-old son, Reyaansh. He has made an appeal to people clicking selfies with Shweta Tiwari to ask her to send their son back to him. The actor also revealed that he has tried every possible way to reach Reyaansh and Shweta but has not been able to see his son. From visiting the set of her TV show to calling her, the actor has done everything. Abhinav says he was with their son for 40 days and took care of him when Shweta was tested COVID-19 positive and her mother and daughter Palak refused to take care of the kid. It was his mother and him, who looked after the little boy. Abhinav has alleged Shweta of threatening him by calling cops. He also stated that Shweta tried her best to lure him by giving new toys, bringing home a fish tank, but their son refused to go with her. Abhinav says Shweta left Reyaansh with me, the same person who she feels was … [Read more...] about Exclusive – Shweta Tiwari used daughter Palak to get rid of me; now trying to take away my son: Abhinav Kohli
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali KhanActress Kareena Kapoor Khan is going to be a mommy again! On August 12, the actress and her husband Saif Ali Khan confirmed that they are expecting their second child. They released a statement that read: "We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family!! Thank you to all our well-wishers for all their love and support." The actress has been quite active on social media, post the announcement and fans definitely can't get enough of her. She was also recently papped amid one of her shoots in Bandra. From photoshoots to walking the ramp and appearing on TV shows, Kareena had worked through her first pregnancy as well. She has time and again said in interviews that she won't let pregnancy slow down her career. Saif and Kareena, who tied the knot in 2012, welcomed their first child Taimur Ali Khan on December 20, 2016. Photo by Raju Shelar/MMCL … [Read more...] about Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan expecting first child
There is no shying away from the fact that Drew and the ‘Modern Day Maharaja’ have a tight bond. While they may have had their feuds in the ring, Drew regards Jinder as a good friend who has taught him so much about our country. Drew discusses their friendship and the ups and downs they have shared. He also shares a funny memory he has with Jinder from back in the day. “We are so similar, close in age, and when we met, we instantly became friends. From Jinder I learnt about just how nice the people of India are and well aggressively nice, because they will not take no for an answer. I remember once being on the road with him, we went out one evening with his cousin and returned to Jinder’ s apartment where he had just one bedroom and one bed. I told him I would sleep on the couch, but Jinder and his cousin insisted that I take the bedroom and be comfortable. It reached a point where I think they would have beaten me up if I didn’t take the bedroom,” … [Read more...] about WWE Champion Drew McIntyre reveals his ‘desi’ side and it’s sure to make you fall in love!