The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Veteran Actress Zeenat Aman Is in Love

This Valentine has brought in love in veteran actress Zeenat Aman's life despite her denying rumours that she is all set to tie the knot with her 36-year-old beau. Despite the denial, she does confess that she has given marriage some thought.

At 60, Zeenat has lived a colourful life and has acted in memorable Bollywood films like Yaadon Ki Baarat, Don, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and The Great Gambler.

Her pivotal roles include movies opposite veteran Dev Anand in Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Heera Panna, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Prem Shastra, Warrant, Darling Darling and Kalabaaz. Zeenat reigned over the 1970s in Bollywood as the ultimate sex symbol and one of my favourite song filmed on her is definitely Laila O Laila from Feroz Khan's Qurbani.

She married actor Mazhar Khan with whom she had two sons who are now in their 20s. They divorced and Mazhar later died in 1998. Zeenat lives with her business beau Sarfraz Ahmed who is a Pune-based businessman and is a Shiv Sena member.

Zeenat said: "Yes, I am in love. There is someone in my life, I won't deny it. But I am not getting married! Not right now at least. Yes, he has proposed to me. But I haven't decided to take the plunge as yet. No doubt my boys are my priority. Now there's this man and he's serious about our relationship. He wants to get married, so I am thinking about it." She adds, "If at all there's marriage, it would be very quiet. At my age I can't have a big fat wedding, though I feel you are as old or as young as you feel."

Wishing Zeenat all the best in her newfound love.

No love lost between warring Khans

They are at it again but of late it seems as though it is Salman Khan who is doing the needling at every given opportunity. I suppose my strong bias towards him lets me think that he's probably just guarding his territory and has these barbs ready on hand because he tolerates no nonsense.

The latest flare up happened while Salman Khan was shooting an advert with Aamna Shariff. The ad was being directed by a rather prominent ad-cum-filmaker and during the shoot the director was not happy with Salman's take and made him redo them several times. Salman, who is a rather chilled out person, does not expect anyone to interfere with his shooting nor does he ask any questions. At one point Salman walked towards Aamna and the director made him redo it and retorted: Agar walk karana hai toh kisi model ko bula lete. (If you wanted me to walk you should have just asked a model to do it).

They continued shooting and once again the director made him redo his shots several times until Salman finally retorted back: Agar acting hi karani thi toh Hrithik ko le lete. Aur agar over acting karani hai to Shah Rukh ko le lete. (If you wanted someone to act you should have taken Hrithik and if you wanted someone to over-act you should have taken Shah Rukh.)

Yes. He walked out of the frame after that. Like a true film hero!

The Mirchi Music Awards 2013 night saw many noted Bollywood actors, singers, music composers under one roof celebrating the talents and honouring those singers and composers who has done exceptionally well in 2013. Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards was being judged by distinguished jury members, veterans and maestros from the music industry.

The jury members include Ramesh Sippy, Ashutosh Gowariker, Sooraj Barjatya, Prasoon Joshi, Anu Malik, Aadesh Srivastava, Lalit Pandit, Louiz Banks, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam, Suresh Wadkar, Talat Aziz and Ila Arun.

Jasmine Postwalla, East FM's operations director, was at the event and conveyed the glitz and glamour she witnessed via phone.

And the winners are:-

Song of the year:-

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin from Agneepath

Album of the year:-

Agneepath

Mirchi Listener Song of the year:-

Radha

Mirchi Listener album of the year:-

Student Of The Year

Male vocalist of the year:-

Sonu Nigam, film - Agneepath, Song - Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin

Female vocalist of the year:-

Shreya Ghosal, Film-Agneepath, Song:-Chikni Chemali

Music Composer of the year:-

Ajay-Atul, Film-Agneepath

Lyricist of the year:-

Javed Akhtar, song-Jee Le Jara, film-Jab Tak Hain Jaan

Upcoming male vocalist of the year:-

Arijit Singh, film-Sanghai, song-Duaa

Upcoming female vocalist of the year:-

Neeti Mohan, film-Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Song-Jiya Re

Upcoming music composer of the year:-

Rochak Kohli and Ayushmann Khurana, film-Vicky Donor-Lakhon Mein Ek

Upcoming Lyricist of the year:-

Rochak Kohli and Ayushmann Khurana, film-Vicky Donor-Lakhon Mein Ek

Song representing Sufi tradition of the year:-

O Saiyyan, film-Agneepath, singer-Roop Kumar Rathod

Raag inspired song of the year:-

Bolo Na, film-Chitagong, singer-Shankar Mahadevan

Indi pop of the year:-

Satyamev Jayate, film-Satyamev Jayate

Lifetime Achievement Award:-

Asha Bhosle

Contribution to 100 years of cinema:-

Amitabh Bachchan

Contribution to music:-

Ameen Sayani

Golden Era Award:-

Baiju Bawra film

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