BOOMTOWN SOUNDWAVE RAP Ustad Fashion remembers frenzy in his teenage the city years THE TIMES OF INDIA I MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 Getting naughty with a hottie! ...and the younger he is, the better ‘Chalti kya , Meena Iyer I TNN A hero is only as old as the heroine he romances on screen, is a popular Bollywood saying. That’s the reason why you have 61-year old Rajnikant romancing a 36-year-old Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in scious effort to alternately romance a 42-year- old Akshay Kumar and a 26- year-old Imran, because she does- n’t want to be classified as Impala mein?’ Akshay to woo Ash by taking her on a long drive Robot. Or a 45-year-old Salman being Meena Iyer I TNN of Action Replayy. This car was one Khan romancing a 22-year-old older of the most defining vehicles in Sonakshi in Dabangg. than she In 1958 Chevrolet manufactured the the retro period. And at a very Now there is a reversal of is. Impala to counter the growing dramatic point in my film roles. “Whether it is Katrina Hollywood popularity of the Cadillac. The Akshay owns an Impala. The Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika screen icon Demi American public lapped up the car adds a new dimension to his Padukone or Priyanka Chopra, Moore, who is Impala and so did the Khannas, personality. Such is the impact they all want to romance married to the Kapoors and Kumars. In the of the Impala that when it Imran Khan, Shahid Kapoor or much younger late 60s and through the 70s, the arrives on screen you are auto- Ranbir Kapoor, the generation Ashton Kutcher, car to be seen arriving in, espe- matically transported into that after the Khans, because it told a lifestyle cially in Bollywood, was the era.’’ helps cut their screen ages,” magazine that she Impala. So impressed were the Vipul is right. Romance in says a leading filmmaker. is indeed a Puma superstars of that era by the car, the 70s, especially for the So in Shakun Batra’s Short- (an older woman that they even had a song in a affluent, inside or out- Term Shaadi, Bebo will woo who romances a 70s film that went — Caroon side of Bollywood Imran; in Abbas Ali’s Mere younger man). PAIRING UP: Imran Khan mein ek car chuni hai, car meant a long car Brother Ki Dulhan, Kat will And our very own and Deepika Padukone chuni hai Impala. drive. Sources say serenade him; and, in Danish Bollywood leading in a forthcoming film In all likelihood that there is a Aslam’s Break Ke Bad, ladies have no that it is the song moment in the film Deepika is steaming it up with compunctions of Akshay Kumar will when Akshay feels the light-eyed actor. Priyanka being Cougars or croon before he he is losing out on is also scheduled to do a photo Pumas either. Bebo says, “I’m younger than me on screen. contemporaries says just the gets behind the Ash… and in a bid shoot with Imran to see how equally at ease romancing But if there is a great film opposite. She is clear that she wheel on October to woo her back he they make screen magic. SRK, Aamir, Saif, Salman offer, I’m going to grab it. wants to romance 25 to take his lady gets her to drive But Deepika is one up or Imran as the case , Honestly the hero’s age is the Imran/Ranbir because it defi- love Aishwarya with him in his on all of them. The may be. I’m not neces- last thing I think of when I nitely changes the audience’s Rai Bachchan for Impala. Of course, actress, who is just sarily looking to accept a film. It has to be a good perception of her. And it also a spin on Aishwarya falls 24, is making a con- romance someone script and a great role.” brings an element of freshness Mumbai’s back in love with However, another of Bebo’s to the film. Marine Drive. him. And it This handsome could well be a SRK to the couple, who are stroke of gearing up for genius to have Vipul Shah’s Akshay give Action Replayy people tips on that opens how to worldwide on romance rescue Diwali, has bor- Impala rowed the car style. from the gregari- ous filmmaker just for that romantic drive. On that day Actor bails out penniless filmmaker Akshay will also play love guru and offer Prithwish Ganguly I TNN she could finish her movie. Shailja tips to people on how stayed in the city for a couple of to woo a girl by tak- If you must do philanthropy then , months, worked inside SRK’s office ing her on those long do it like Shah Rukh Khan. The with full support from the actor’s romantic drives. And Bollywood Badshah recently team. She is now creating waves in it doesn’t end there. helped out debutant filmmaker America with her debut movie that There could be a Shailja Gupta by silently fund- is set to show at all major film festi- pleasant surprise in ing the entire post-production vals. “I thought my film would store for the readers of of her film Walkaway that never see the light of the day said ,” this article and for apparently ran into crores. BT Shailja. “I had no clue how to go those who buy tickets of has learned that the director was about making a film and the budget Action Replayy as well. in dire straits without any naturally went out of control. I was One hears that Vipul is money to fund her post-shooting devastated thinking that all my actually planning to get work. Having done a project with hard work was ruined. But then some lucky person to drive Shah Rukh when he was in the SRK gave me a helping hand.” An with Akshay and Ash in the US, Shailja decided to ask him for official from SRK’s side confirmed very same Impala after the GOING RETRO: help. What she didn’t expect was this development but the actor, who advance booking opens. Akshay Kumar SAVING THE DAY: Shah Rukh Khan. To SRK would invite her to Mumbai has never ever spoken about his Says Vipul, “The Impala and Aishwarya Shah Rukh, sms SRK to 55558, toll-free and open the doors of his home philanthropic work, remained is a very important part Rai Bachchan in from your Airtel phone, and get free updates, photos and videos production office for free so that silent. the film was a college bully. I When I was 16 I had no plans to be an actress. I had finished school and had just enrolled for engi- neering in England. I must confess the studies were tough. I would bully the other students into giving me their homework. 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