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Rana Daggubati: I found the strangest time to get married

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Written by A. Kameshwari
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Published: May 23, 2020 6:22:33 am


Rana Daggubati recently got engaged to Miheeka Bajaj.

Rana Daggubati recently opened up about his relationship with fiancée Miheeka Bajaj during an Instagram live with actor Lakshmi Manchu. He revealed what made him take the plunge and much more.

Excerpts from the interaction:

What made you think that she’s the one?

For the first time, I thought we should do it quickly. So, she must have done something. When things are good, I don’t ask questions. I just went with the flow.

The girl was right. I can’t put it in words. I met her and felt I can do this long term with her. It happened quick and in the most simple manner.

How did your family react?

They were shocked and extremely happy. It was something they wanted since a long time.

How did Miheeka react?

She was shocked too and then was extremely happy.

How did your friends and exes react?

Everyone was extremely happy, and everyone was like “finally.”

What did your sister say?

I think everyone was just waiting for this to happen. It was a moment of enjoyment for everyone.

You got engaged. Will your wedding be a grand one?

Depends on the world’s situation. I found the strangest time to get married (chuckles).

How did you get to the point where you felt ‘I am ready to do this’?

I think the other person has a lot to do with this. If you meet the right person, good things happen. You feel like going ahead.

Did you propose to her on the phone or meet in person?

She knew where I’m getting at when I called her. And then she met me in person, that’s it.

I remember I said a bunch of things together. For me, it was serious. It was commitment. When I met her, that’s the time I felt I am ready to do this. It was that simple, for real.

Also See: Inside Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj’s roka ceremony

So, was it like a spark?

Yes, 100%.

Were you not nervous?

Not at all! Maybe if I was getting married at an early age, I would have felt the nervousness. It just felt like the right time.

Why didn’t you marry a Telugu girl?

Miheeka was brought up in Hyderabad. She lives right next to us in Jubilee Hills. She can speak Telugu, not fluent in it but yes. Also, our worlds are the same. The fun fact is that she is friends with my family, and I know her circle of friends in Mumbai.

What does she do?

She has an event management company. She is into fine, nice things.

Was there a reason to not marry someone from the industry?

I never thought about it. I met her, I liked her, and that’s it. I found love.

Also Read | Miheeka Bajaj and Rana Daggubati get ‘officially’ engaged | Who is Rana Daggubati’s fiancee Miheeka Bajaj?

What should a man look for in their life partner?

It’s important to know yourself well. I think when you understand yourself, you will see and understand the right things fast.

What have you been up to during the lockdown?

Since we all have to stay home and there’s nothing else to do apart from watching whatever there’s on TV or OTT platforms, I thought what is it that interests me apart from films. I enjoy talking and animation. So, I made this animation talk show. It’s an existential fun show, which will be out soon on an OTT platform. I realised we can stay creative in any situation. We get used to a form of shoot and work life, but that’s not the only way. As an artiste, you can find many ways to engage yourself. The lockdown time made me think a lot, so much that I am getting married.

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Remembering lyricist Yogesh Gaur: 10 best songs by the veteran writer

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Written by Arushi Jain
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Published: May 30, 2020 10:24:22 am


Yogesh Gaur wrote the lyrics of Rajesh Khanna’s song “Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli”. 

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, 77, passed away on Friday. He gave Hindi cinema some memorable songs in films like Anand (1971), Mili (1975), Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Baton Baton Mein (1979), Manzil (1979) and many others.

He penned the lyrics of melancholic songs like like “Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye”, “Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli”, “Rajnigandha Phool Tumhare” and “Maine Kaha Phoolon Se” among many others which are remembered to this date.

While paying him a tribute on Twitter, Javed Akhtar mentioned how the late lyricist Yogesh never got his due. He tweeted, “deeply sad to know that an exceptional lyricist Yogesh ji has passed away He wrote a number of great songs like kahin door jab din dhal jaye or zindagi kaisi hai paheli or kaee baar yun bhi dekha hai yeh jo man ki seema Rekha hai . Strangely the world did not give him his due.”

Lata Mangeshkar who sang several songs written by Yogesh Gaur was also saddened by the news of his demise. “Mujhe abhi pata chala ki dil ko chunewale geet likhnewale kavi Yogesh ji ka aaj swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Yogesh ji ke likhe kai geet maine gaaye. Yogesh ji bahut shaant aur madhur swabhav ke insan the. Main unko vinamra shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. (I just got to know about the death of Yogesh Ji who wrote many heartwarming songs. I have sung many songs written by him. He was a very calm and composed man. I pay my respects to him),” she wrote on Twitter.

Here are 10 of the best Hindi film songs written by Yogesh Gaur:

Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli (Anand)

Kahin Durr Jab Din Dhal Jaaye (Anand)

Rajnigandha Phool Tumhare (Rajnigandha)

Rimjhim Gire Saawan (Manzil)

Janeman Janeman Tere Do Nayan (Baton Baton Mein)

Na Jaane Kyun (Chhoti Si Baat)

Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Baton Baton Mein)

Maine Kahan Phoolon Se (Mili)

Uthe Sabke Kadam (Baton Baton Mein)

Tum Jo Aao (Sakhi Robin)

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Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa shares emotional note, writes ’till we meet again’

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Updated: May 30, 2020 9:49:10 am


Irrfan Khan had passed away on April 29 this year. (Photo: Sutapa Sikdar/Facebook)

Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar shared a note remembering the actor after a month of his death. Sharing photos of the Angrezi Medium actor, Sutapa wrote, “‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.’ It’s just a matter of time…milenge baaten karenge…. Till we meet again.”

Irrfan passed away on April 29 after a long battle with cancer.

Earlier, Sutapa Sikdar had written a beautiful note talking about her journey with Irrfan.

“It’s difficult to explain what a wondrous, beautiful, overwhelming, painful and exciting this journey has been. I find this 2 and 1/2 years to have been an interlude, which had it’s own beginning, middle and culmination with Irrfan helming the role of the orchestra conductor, separate from the 35 years of our companionship, ours was not a marriage, it was a union,” the note read.

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‘Milenge Baaten Karenge’! Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Sikdar Writes a Heartbreaking Facebook Post a Month After he Passed Away

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A month after actor Irrfan Khan passed away from cancer in Mumbai, his wife Sutapa Sikdar remembered him with a beautiful Facebook post. The popular actor left the world for his heavenly abode on April 29 and telling all that their bond is beyond death, Sutapa took to Facebook and posted a never-seen-before picture of Irrfan along with a note that brings tears to one’s eyes. In the note, she wrote about meeting her late husband at a place which is away from the worldly things. Also Read – Irrfan Khan Donated For COVID-19 Patients But Didn’t Want Anyone to Know, Late Actor’s Friend From Jaipur Reveals All

Also Read – Irrfan Khan Lived in a Rented Flat, Tigmanshu Dhulia Reveals a Heartfelt Trivia About Making Haasil With Late Actor

Sutapa has been holding a brave face by asking the fans to stay strong when her own world has crashed down. She asked the fans to remember Irrfan in their hearts by helping others and doing the right thing in life. Sutapa and their son Babil-Ayaan also planted a ‘raat ki rani’, Irrfan’s favourite plant, where the actor was laid to rest. Also Read – Vishal Bharadwaj Honours His Friend Irrfan Khan With a Screenplay That Breaks Heart Into Pieces

Recently, one of Irrfan’s close friends in the industry – Vishal Bharadwaj,  who has also directed the actor in Maqbool, 7KhoonMaaf and Haider among other films, dedicated a screenplay to his dear friend. Explaining how he stood alone at the edge of Irrfan’s grave while looking at his heavy eyelids for the one last time in this world, Vishal recalled all the happy-sad moments he got to spend with Irrfan in his lifetime.

Irrfan passed away after a two-year-long battle with the neuroendocrine tumour. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital. May his soul rest in peace!





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