'President Kalam would always say -- this was one of his pet sentences -- that "If you don't do anything, there will be no difficulties but if you do things, there will be difficulties. You have to overcome them. Don't be afraid of difficulties".' 'He was particular about people's ideas, what they were saying, how to respond to them and how much we could we implement of what they suggested.' 'He was the first President in the world to make powerpoint presentations and that became a talking ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Acting is a very crazy profession to be in. Mentally and emotionally, we have to go into a particular zone and come out of it and keep on doing it. I am sure acting takes a toll on everyone and maybe that's why logon ko actors pagal lagte hai.' Tabu shares some beautiful nuggets with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia. 'Tabu, you are in a very tough profession. They make the best of the best doubt themselves.' The "truth" of this observation, made by one of her close friends, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The films that I have done haven't been the drab, boring kind. Whether it was Chandni Bar or Astitva, I was very clear about choosing films that I knew had commercial elements in it.' 'Salman is like family to me. He has changed a lot in the past few years. He was totally different when I shot with him for Jai Ho. He has mellowed down, but I don't like him like this.' In the first part of an interesting chat, Tabu gives Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia an insight into her life.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I have done a lot of films for friendship and whenever I have done that, I have suffered.' Ajay Devgn gets candid with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia about his career, and Drishyam. IMAGE: Ajay Devgn in Drishyam. Ajay Devgn, stumped? Yes, and all it took was one question. Which of the many characters that he played in his 24-year-long career in the industry would he invite home? First, Devgn smiled. "My characters?" Yes. His characters. There was a long pause, followed by ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'He was very clear that he would never, ever lower the dignity of the office that he had held. It's been almost eight years since he demitted office, but not once did he forget that he still carried that legacy.' 'To think that in this day and age, there can be a man like Dr Kalam reinforces your strength in humanity and all that is good in it,' says Meera Johri. IMAGE: Enthusiastic children greet President A P J Abdul Kalam at a school in Bengaluru. Photograph: Jagadeesh/Reuters Dr Kalam left ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'There is a time for grace and there is a time for dignity and, sometimes, there is a time to fight. We should never back down from that fight. Don't let them win. Don't let them bully you.' 'I challenge any of my detractors to come find me, stand in front of me and say the things they said. They won't. It is so much easier to hide behind a handle on Twitter.' 'Rarely will people try and have an intelligent, rational, balanced argument. It will immediately escalate into hate speech.' A selfie ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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