In Passing: Memory time

Updated - November 26, 2021 10:29 pm IST

Published - August 16, 2009 04:52 pm IST

Ms Rekha, Actress.
Photo : Bijoy Ghosh (Digital Image)

Ms Rekha, Actress. Photo : Bijoy Ghosh (Digital Image)

Yet another actor joins the bandwagon of penning memoirs: the elusive Rekha. The diva claims that she has been putting down her memories but intends to go one step further and make a film of it. “I have been picking the memories of my life and carefully going back in time to see who are the people who shaped my life and made me realise that I am a product of love. The most important being my mother,” said Rekha. She added that she wanted to share her experiences and “thank those people who made me who I am today. What I am doing cannot be expressed in few words and I want to express my gratitude through the visual medium as well.” But what everybody is wondering is whether Rekha will reveal all or whether it’ll be yet another of those where every attempt is made to obliterate the warts. Only time will tell.

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Guessing game

Sunny Deol is angry. Papa Deol is upset and the entire Deol clan is looking for retribution. Why? Because some radio station dared to use spoofs of Sunny and Dharmendra in conversation. Deol, who took umbrage ato this, said he “found the entire spoof in bad taste and not within reasonable limits.”

The lawyer representing Deol claims that they are prepared to haul the radio station to court for a huge amount since this was causing ‘distress’ to his client. But after the initial outburst, Deol is tight-lipped. Meanwhile well wishers insist that the said radio station is in the wrong. “All this time there have been imitations and he hasn’t ever said anything. Surely there is some reason to this?” is the argument. But Deol isn’t saying anything. It’s always good politics to keep your audience guessing.

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Pulp fiction

If collaboration be the way forward, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is certainly not shying away. Kashyap — known for his unconventional scripts like “Dev D”, “Yuva”, “Shool” — said that he was definitely looking forward to working with director Danny Boyle.

“Nothing has been finalised yet,” said Kashyap, “I am off to London and we will be collaborating on two or three films at least.”

Boyle and Kashyap had interacted on some technical specs for their respective films earlier. About “Slumdog Millionaire”, Kashyap said that, though he had some reservations about the film, “it was fantastic. I could not understand why the slum kids had to speak such accented English. But I do understand why it won rave reviews in the West. Indian films don’t have India in them because our cinema isn’t about us; our directors want their movies to be clean and shiny. That attitude has to change,” he said.

And he has a surprise up his sleeve. His latest is not a romance but a film based on pulp fiction comic dog called Doga. Kashyap is quick to add he’s not averse to romance but then it’s got to be a bit more gritty and grainy.

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