Faridoon Shahryar's Blog

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Show Must Go On

My dad has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He is 75. Prognosis isn't good. These are tough times for us as a family. Work has to go on simultaniously. I am smiling and chirpy in my interviews with celebrities, for that is work. Viewers are not expected to understand what's going on in my mind as I am trying to bring out information from the stars. I tell myself before each interview, that its gotta be my best ever, irrespective of the turmoil that I'm going through. Life goes on. The show must go on as well.

Past few months have been a tremendous learning experience. What do the blood reports signify, what are the safe sugar levels, which part of brain affects which faculties, ghastly side effects of chemotherapy, MRI scan, CT scan, PET scan, what sort of diet has to be given, stomach ailments, sudden drop in immunity levels...phew! Aarefa has been a pillar of support and managing things expertly. Insha, in spite of being a kid has been very very cooperative and adjusting. I've been having a severe back ache but still I keep telling myself to keep going on...in an attempt to hopefully prolong the Inevitable and hopefully make it as painless for Abba as possible. My elder brother keeps commuting between Dubai and Bombay and we are always on the phone...we don't have any option other than taking each day as it comes and tackle each emergency to the best of our ability.

Incidentally, Mr Amitabh Bachchan has agreed to give the Jnanpith Award for 2008 to my father Professor Shahryar. The function will happen in September or October this year in New Delhi. Date is yet not finalised. We hope and pray that Abba will collect it himself.

Alright Margaret, i am still active on my Blog even though twitter once again has been a good diversion. This is what came naturally to me. Hopefully, will try and post, more brighter things in the days to come.

Cheers and best wishes!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Theatrical Trailer Of 'Mausam' On Bollywood Hungama


So what do you guys think of it?

Did Shahid-Sonam Have Differences On The Sets Of Mausam?


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Live Webcast Of 'Mausam' First Look Promo Launch On Bollywood Hungama

We at Bollywood Hungama will be bringing the Live Webcast of the first look promo launch of 'Mausam' at 18:30 Hrs (IST) on Monday July 11. I did a joint interview with Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor yesterday as they spoke about the promo. Shahid said, its a 2 min promo that will whet the appetite for more. Shahid and Sonam seemed to share a fun vibe. I asked them about the reported differences between the two. Shahid confirmed that there are 6 songs in the film while Sonam spilled that Shahid will be seen dancing in the film too.

Want to know more about the interview? Why don't you check it out first thing Monday morning (July 11) on Bollywood Hungama :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ram Gopal Varma On Political Threats, 'Love' And Why He Thinks Aamir Is God


"Salman Khan's First Film.,..": Katrina Kaif

The first part of Katrina Kaif and Abhay Deol is a super fun interview. In fact I've never seen Katrina so relaxed and enjoying herself in any of our previous interviews. The camaraderie and chemistry between the two is cool. Katrina speaks about films ZNMD, films opposite Shahrukh, Salman and Imran while Abhay talks about his choice of films and why he likes Dibakar and Navdeep as directors. Hope you enjoy this video!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

90 Sec Don 2 Promo, Mausam Promo With ZNMD, Rockstar Pushed To November?

Katrina Kaif was a lot of fun in our interview yesterday. Abhay Deol was our other guest along with Kaif. Both enjoyed themselves, pulled each other's legs and commented on the respective career choices that they've been making. Katrina spoke on 'Ek Tha Tiger' opposite Salman Khan and also shared her thoughts on being part of Yash Chopra's next directorial venture starring Shahrukh Khan. I asked Katrina how does she feel on the rumours that she may be part of Dhoom 3. She is also excited about 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' opposite Imran Khan.

I also did a joint interview with Farhan Akhar and ZNMD director Zoya Akhtar. The Don 2 promo is coming with ZNMD and Farhan told me that the promo is approximately 90 seconds. According to a reliable source 'Mausam' promo may be coming with ZNMD. Also, it has been learnt that Ranbir Kapoor's Rockstar may be pushed further for a November release.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Imran Khan To Work With Sonam Kapoor Again?

It was nice catching up with Imran Khan at the Bollywood Hungama Meet N Greet a short while back. Khan interacted with his fans and even shook a leg to Switti Switti. During the interview, Imran spoke on his alleged cold war with Ranbir Kapoor, being under Aamir's shadow, the controversies surrounding Delhi Belly, its Box Office response etc.

Imran said that he may be working with Sonam Kapoor in a movie soon. He is excited about Mere Brother Ki Dulhan with Katrina Kaif and Short Term Shaadi (Not the final title) with Kareena Kapoor.