Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stars are moms too!

These beautiful women are in the limelight every single day. They are public figures and everyone wants a piece of them. How to they handle being moms too? Celebrity moms speak out...

"I started off being a pretty strict mom but I find myself easing off, because now I'm not trying to figure Renee out; she tells me. She had a very strict itinerary because it was the only way to get her to understand discipline," says Sushmita. 

"No one agreed with me, but hats off to my little one… She's proved everybody wrong! She speaks her own mind and has her own sense of discipline..." - Sushmita Sen

'Janhavi and Khushi, my two daughters, are my life. I have adopted a balanced approach in bringing them up. I'm neither too strict nor do I pamper them too much.' - Sridevi

"My husband keeps telling me that I'm the best mother ever… I want my children to enjoy themselves. They go to their friends' houses; have them over to play, but they know their limits. I generally don't have to tell them "don't do this" or "don't do that".' - Sridevi


'You know, I have always disagreed with the term "full-time" mother. Once you're a mother, you're always full-time, irrespective of whether you have a career or not?" Sonali Bendre

"There are enough people to mollycoddle Ranvir, so mostly I end up playing the disciplinarian.' - Sonali Bendre


'In some ways I am like an Indian parent. I like to fuss around the children, I like to feed them. But in some aspects you have to let them be their own people. If one of them is throwing a tantrum, I just let him be for a bit. Then I say, "Okay, you can sit here and cry all you want.' - Madhuri Dixit-Nene


0nce you're done, you can call me and we can talk sensibly about it." This is for him to understand that there's no point in a tantrum; he has to communicate. This attitude helps them get over that madness that they get into sometimes. I want to be more like my mom, gentle yet strong; I want to be their friend rather than a very dominating personality.' - Madhuri Dixit-Nene

Stars sans makeup

Take a look at your favourite stars stepping out hastily in 'airport style' . Who looks most attractive without make up? Tell us
From Katrina Kaif to Isha Kopikar, here's a look at Bollywood stars sans makeup as they are snapped at the airport. Photos

Indian beauty queensty queens

Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra...there was a time when Indian beauties made it to the top. Though Reita Faria won the Miss World title in 1966, it was Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai who started the trend when they bagged the Miss Universe and Miss World titles respectively in the year 1994. Among all these divas, who do you think is the most beautiful? Choose your beauty amongst the beauties.
Sushmita Sen - Miss Universe 1994

Aishwarya Rai - Miss World 1994


Lara Dutta - Miss Universe 2000

Priyanka Chopra - Miss Universe 2000

Diya Mirza (right) - Miss Asia Pacific 2000. That year, India bagged all the top three crowns with Lara winning the Miss Universe title and Priyanka the Miss World crown.

Yukta Mookhey - Miss World 1999

Diana Hayden - Miss World 1997

Reita Faria - Miss World 1966

Zeenat Aman - Miss Asia Pacific 1970

Nicole Faria - Miss Earth 2010

The Original Divas of Bollywood: Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore is a name which is synonymous with grace, beauty and, her trademark, winged eyes.
However, there's more to this actress than just the above traits. She is not only an actress but a doting wife, mother, homemaker, ex- Censor Board Chief and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was one of the very first actresses who made being a sex symbol trendy before making her transition as a serious actor.
The Beginning
Sharmila Tagore began her career with Satyajit ray's Bengali film 'Apur Sansar' in 1959 at the tender age of 14. Her Bollywood debut was the film 'Kashmir Ki Kali' opposite Shammi Kapoor, as a beautiful and innocent flower-seller in the heavenly Kashmiri landscape, after which there was no looking back.
Claim to Fame
Sharmila Tagore really burst on the scene when she appeared in a bikini in the film 'An Evening in Paris' becoming the first Indian actress to do so.
The Oomph Factor
Sharmila's oomph factor lies in her ethereal charm and elegance,topped with her infectious dimpled smile. In the older days, her winged eye-liner look hugely added to her aura, not to mention that it was a major trendsetter.
 The Calling
Acting came calling to her when she was spotted by renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray while she was still studying in school, all of 13. Her father was persuaded to let her act, which he did only because the film was a combination of well-regarded Ray and renowned author Bibhutivibhushan Bondopadhyay whose story it was.

Did You Know?
In the film Parineeta, Sharmila Tagore's son, Saif Ali Khan rides on the same train Tagore rides on in Aradhana.

Sharmila Tagore Now
At present, Sharmila Tagore is busy taking care of her ailing husband keeping aside everything else. She retired from the Censor Board in March and was last seen in the movie 'Break Ke Baad'.

Starting off as a gawky teenager in her first film, who had to be shouted at by the director, to the legend that she is considered today, Sharmila Tagore's career has indeed, been a remarkable one. Despite setting the trend of being sexy in Indian cinema, Sharmila Tagore went on to grab performance oriented roles, proving her versatility. After opening the road to future divas of Bollywood, Sharmila embarked on her own journey in the glittering B-town which was not only successful but highly distinguished.