In Passing

September 17, 2011 05:20 pm | Updated 05:22 pm IST

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt

Shifting focus

Post-marriage and post-kids Sanjay Dutt seems to have matured. There are no escapades involving him and he seems totally focussed on home and career. Dutt also seems to have realised that politics is not his cup of tea. So for the moment he's set aside any aspirations on that count. “I am an actor, a creative person and wish to focus on only that now.” He explained that he was busy with his home production, which will soon be launched. “I am totally involved in every aspect of it,” said he. Commenting on his short stint in politics, he said that, on a recent visit to UP he realised “netas can do better acting in real life than we actors can do on the big screen.” But he hastens to clarify that he has no ill will towards anyone. “All those people are still my friends.”

Chatting up kids

Just when one thinks that chat shows have been done to death, up comes yesteryear actor Juhi Chawla ready to launch her chat show with kids eight years or younger. Surprised? But Chawla claims her format is different from the others being aired on TV. “This is only with kids and they are super intelligent and exhausting,” said Chawla. She decided on TV because it was a huge medium that has undergone a sea change. “I am constantly amazed at children and their creativity. They use almost any word in the right context and their minds function faster and better than adults.” Chawla admitted that her initial inspiration were her two kids. Let's see what they have to say once the show is aired.

Call of home

Home is where the heart is; an adage that seems to apply to Mallika Sherawat who is busy globe trotting. Sherawat said she missed the hospitality and warmth of people back home in Mumbai. “No country can match the hospitality that people here offer.” And the person she misses most is her brother. “He's my only family so…” But that doesn't get Sherawat down. Her work comes first and living out of a suitcase is a professional hazard. But she is definitely looking forward to a change in her image. “I'd love to work with the new generation of directors, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap and so many more. They make fabulous movies and I'd love to be part of that experience.” Meanwhile she is content with the way her life and work are shaping out.

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