B-4 | Friday, November 30, 2018 www.WeeklyVoice.com Saif Deserves Accolades He Got For ‘Sacred Games’ By Subhash K. Jha expected, guilt-ridden about the eting, the constant uncertainty impact. “Did I say too much? is gone. This is the most self-as- : Its good to see Should I have been more re- sured phase of Saif’s life. We saw Saif Ali Khan back in the reckon- strained in my comments? After how much at peace he was with ing with the web series ‘Sacred all, she is my children’s mother. his daughter, the very lovely deb- Games’. He deserves to be at the That will never change.” Saif ag- utante Sara Ali Khan, on Karan top. Thats where he belongs. onised, as only Saif can. Johar’s show. Over different periods of time, I assured him it was ine. He As I watched him look so re- I’ve interacted with all the three needed to have his say. Then laxed with Sara, I remember my Khan superstars -- Shah Rukh, came his relationship with Rosa irst meeting with Saif at his well- Salman and Aamir. I was on very (where is she now?). That too appointed apartment. He met me warm terms with all three in dif- didn’t end too well. Saif was warmly, led me into the study and ferent time zones. Until major looking for something in his said he would be back in a while differences cropped up and things Signiicant Other. He found that-- and forgot that I was waiting just ceased to be hunky-dory. person while shooting for Vijay there. More than an hour later he Saif, the fourth Khan superstar Krishna Acharya’s “Tashan” in emerged, all apologetic. is a special case for me. To be- Ladakh. We could Saif-ly say that He has evolved not only as a gin with, I am one of his mother the one good thing which came human being but also as an actor. Sharmila Tagore’s greatest fans. out of “Tashan” was Saif’s re- His performance in “Baazaar” Even today when I speak to her Tagore fan? For me, Saif was my ing through a traumatic break-up lationship with Kareena (which is his best to date. So what if it my hands tremble and I gush like favourite actress’ son to begin with his irst wife Amrita Singh. is more than what the director’s didn’t work? In the way he looks, a schoolboy. She laughs off my with. Then he married Kareena Saif had a lot to say and, at that demoniacal dud “Thugs Of Hind- his genteel manner and the luc- effusiveness, even warning me with whom I’ve shared a very point of time, I think he trusted ostan” has to redeem itself). tuations in his career, Saif is the once that “such things” are not al- warm relationship in the past. me a lot. The interview where he I think Saif is more at peace millennial’s who, lowed to be said any longer. This happened much later. When lashed out at Amrita was (natu- with Kareena than he has ever incidentally, was Saif’s mom’s But who can stop a Sharmila I irst got to know Saif, he was go- rally) a sensation. Saif was, as been. The restlessness, the idg- favourite co-star. Rebel Star And Politician Singer Mohammed Aziz Ambareesh Passes Away Dies After Heart Attack MUMBAI: Veteran Bolly- BENGALURU: Veteran Kan- (Mandya) to allow them travel to wood playback singer Moham- nada ilms rebel actor M.H. Am- Bengaluru for paying homage to med Aziz, best remembered for bareesh died at a private hospital him. his naughty rendition of the song here on Saturday night following The last rites of Ambareesh ‘My Name Is Lakhan’, passed af- a heart attack, a duty doctor said. body was performed on Monday ter away on Tuesday, after a heart He was 66. near Smaraka at Kan- attack in a private hospital, a fam- “Ambareesh died at around teerava Studio in the city’s north- ily member said. 10.15 p.m. after a massive car- west suburb with state honours. Aziz, 64, collapsed at the diac arrest (heart attack) a couple Ambareesh was former cabinet Mumbai Airport after deboarding of hours after he was brought to minister in the previous Congress from a light on Tuesday our hospital in the evening due to government from May 2013 to afternoon. He was rushed to the breathing (respiratory) problem,” June 2016 when then Chief Min- Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle the doctor told IANS from Vi- ister Siddaramaiah sacked him where he breathed his last a short kram Hospital in the city centre. along with 13 other ministers in while later. His body was taken to were picturized on Amitabh The super star of the Kannada a major reshufle of his ministry. his suburban Kandivali home. Bachchan, Mithun Chakravorty, ilm industry is survived by his He was Union Minister of State Born in ’s Ashok , , Anil Ka- tweeted Kumaraswamy. widow and multi-lingual actress for Information and Broadcast- Nagar as Syed Mohammed Aziz- poor and other leading actors. In consultation with the family, Sumalatha and son Abhishek. ing in the irst UPA governmentun-Nabi in July 1954, he started Deeply inspired by the legend- the chief minister has directed As the shocking news of Am- and a Parliament member from his career as a restaurant singer ary singer Mohammed Rai, at the oficials concerned to make bareesh death was lashed on lo- Mandya Lok Sabha constituency, in Kolkata till he got a singing one point of time Aziz was con- arrangements for the public and cal news channels and went viral about 100km from here. break in a Bengali ilm, “Jyoti”, sidered the musical heir to his fans to pay their last respects to on social media, hundreds of his Ambaressh was also a member before he shifted to Mumbai and idol for his versatility and range Ambareesh at Kanteerva Stadium frenzied fans thronged the hospi- of the state legislature, represent- sang for the ilm “Ambar” of singing. opposite Cubbon Park. tal, wailing for the sudden loss of ing Mandya and Srirangapatna (1984). Later, he was spotted by Besides Hindi, he sung in Ben- “#Ambareesh was a rebel who their legendary hero. segments as a Congress and Jana- the music director and gali, Odiya and other languages was loved by all. He carved a Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. ta Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader. got his irst major breakthrough in during his career spanning nearly unique place in both politics and Kumaraswamy, cabinet ministers Ambareesh entered ilmdom Bollywood with the song “Mard three-and-a-half decades. ilms. He leaves back a legacy K.J. George, D.K. Shivakumar through the role of ‘Jaleel’ in Taangewala” (Mard, 1984). Some of his memorable Bol- that will be cherished by his fam- and Tamil superstar Rajnikanth veteran director Puttanna Kana- Subsequently, he sang for top lywood numbers solo and duets ily, friends, fans and followers. were among the several political gal’s ‘Naagarahaavu’ in 1972. music directors like , include ‘My Name Is Lakhan’, May his soul rest in peace and his leaders who paid tributes soon He alsoAacted in ‘Shubhaman- O.P. Nayyar, Kalyanji-Anandji, ‘Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se’, ‘Lal Du- family get strength to bear this after doctors declared Ambareesh gala’, ‘Antha’, ‘Chakravyuha’, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Bappi Lahi- patta Malmal Ka’, ‘Dil Le Gayi loss,” said the chief minister in dead. ‘Masanada Hoovu’, ‘Olavina ri, R.D. Burman, , Teri Bindiya’, ‘Tu Kal Chala another tweet. “With a heavy heart, visited Udugere’, ‘Hrudaya Haadithu’, , Raam-Laxman, Jayege, To Main Kya Karunga’, Kumaraswamy also assured the hospital and met the griev- ‘Odahuttidavaru’, ‘Diggajaru’ , Nadeem-Shravan, ‘Patjhad Sawan Basant Bahar’, the fans to arrange special buses ing family members of my dear and ‘Elu Suttina Kote’, where he Jatin-Lalit, ‘Tu Mujhe Kubool, Main Tujhe from Ambareesh’s home district friend rebel star #Ambareesh,” played an acclaimed role and others. Songs sung by him Kubool’ and ‘Behna O, Behna’. SRK, Kangana, Vijay To Share ‘Passion To Paycheck’ Tales MUMBAI: Film stars Shah me. I am excited to have the op- Rukh Khan, Kangana Ranaut and portunity to share my story with Vijay Devarakonda will share the audience through the Signa- their personal ‘Passion to Pay- ture Masterclass platform.” check’ stories with a live audi- Kangana said: “My journey ence as part of Signature Master- has been really personal and I class, to be held across six cities dreamed that it would ever be one starting December 15. that could inspire people. Shah Rukh will talk about his “I love the fact that I get the journey to the audience in Luc- chance to share my story with know, while southern star Vijay people in such an intimate will share his experience with the way. As a woman, I understand Hyderabad audience. Kangana the struggles we undergo and will travel to Gurgaon, Kolkata, through my masterclasses, I hope Guwahati and Pune. to inspire women and men alike Popular VJ-actor Cyrus Sahu- to follow their passion irrespec- kar will host the interactions. tive of the barriers and challenges Looking forward to the experi- they face.” ence, Shah Rukh said in a state- “Arjun Reddy” fame actor ment: “I came to Mumbai from Vijay also hopes to inspire the Delhi with nothing more than a youth. “Everyone has a dream...I passion to act. I had grown up was lucky enough to have been amidst the great actors on the given the opportunity...” campus of the National School This will be the third season of of Drama and that really inspired the Signature Masterclass. ‘Alia Has Raised Bar For Herself’ MUMBAI: Filmmaker Megh- The daughter of veteran lyri- na Gulzar says actress Alia Bhatt cist-poet Gulzar, Meghna , who has raised the bar for herself in showed the -Pakistan spy cinema with her role of Sehmat drama against the backdrop of the Kaur -- the Indian spy -- in the 1971 war through the ilm, admit - movie “Raazi”. ted that Alia was her irst choice “Alia performed quite chal- for Sehmat. lenging scenes in the movie. She “I could not see anyone else would be trembling before you play this part. If she (Alia) had say action but the moment cam- not done the ilm, I would have era rolls, you see the performer in made it. Alia’s vulnerability, fra- her taking over everything. She gility itted the character which has raised the bar in acting for I imagined. I am grateful for the herself, “ Meghna told IANS. belief she put into the character.”