Sunday, September 5, 1999
SUCCESS, they say, goes to ones head first and later settles down somewhere in the belly area. But in Akshaye Khannas case, theres been no such success except media euphoria and Border, yet the guy is showing all the signs of prosperity. Its incredible, how from a boyish, charming young lad, Akshoos transformed into a mature man, who looks much older than his 25 years.
First, it was the receding hairline, then the beer belly and now the flab seems to have acquired a will of its own, setting down wherever it can.
Not done, not done. Especially in a profession where your assets are a sexy body and a sensational talent-strictly in that order. So, Akshoo baba, take a leaf out of papa Vinods book and get back to your terrific, trim self. You wont regret it. I promise!
And Ranis too
Another one to join the weight-wagon is Rani. Everytime she appears on T.V she seems to have added a couple of kilos and all in the wrong places too. For starters, Rani Mukherjee is short, then her entire frame is square (and that includes her face) and to top it all she is putting on so much weight.
In reality, shes a lovely looking woman with tons of talent. All she has to do is shed all those ugly pounds and we will have a stunner who can silence all her detractors.
She wowed the audiences with her cameo in Dil Se, then she zapped the viewers with her sensuality in Soldier and now Preity Zinta is all set to shock everybody with her stark performance in Tanuja Chandras (remember Dushman?) Sangarsh.
Hey, the girl has come up with such an amazing act in an intense film that its going to make everybody sit up and go gaga/wah-wah!
For appearances sake!
First, it was Salman Khan, then Anil Kapoor and now its Sunny Deols turn to opt for the magic and moolah of special/guest/friendly appearances. For starters, the Punju guy is appearing in Deepak Shivdasanis Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, which already has on the marquee Ajay Devgan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.
Funnily enough, all these stars insist that they are doing such miniscule roles as "a favor for a dear friend" but it seems that the reasons are absolutely material. After all, when did you hear of stars doling out favors or having so many dear friends?! Like they say and wisely so appearances can be deceptive!
A promise from Yash
Yash Chopras Mohabbatein promises to be a multi-starrer in the true, magnificent style one has always associated with the Yash Raj banner. Even at the time of writing Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Jimmy Shergill and newcomers Uday Chopra (Yashs other son and Adityas brother) Shamita and Preeti had already signed on the dotted line. Talks are on, to rope in Sridevi to play Bachchans wife otherwise Yash will approach "another beautiful actress of yesteryear" for the role.
The film that will span
three generations promises to rekindle the memories of Kabhie
Kabhie. One hopes for everyones sake it does,
for movies like that come but once in a lifetime and a
repeat performance, if not entirely improbable, is going
to be very tough especially with the spectre of
Yashs last star-spangled Vijay looming
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