15LS01A.qxd 12/14/2013 7:12 PM Page 1 c m y b sunday | december 15 | 2013 | chandigarh TRIBUNELIFE+STYLE EXPERIENCING FAME Roopal Tyagi, who plays Gunjan in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, feels her life has changed considerably after doing the show. She says, "Earlier, I would give myself time, but since Sapne Suhane, I have no time to breathe!" PAGE 2 Þ LOCK THE MOISTURE Since the cold weather tends to dry your hair, it takes a special effort to keep your hair healthy in winter. The winter brings along cold and fog, as well as dry and luster-less hair too. PAGE 3 Þ JOINT ACCOUNT Bipasha Basu and Harman Baweja are quite a couple even if they may not admit it. As a result, their romance is proving profitable to them and they are getting offers to endorse products together. PAGE 4 Þ NARGIS’ CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS! Of late, actress Nargis Fakhri has been craving for chocolates. "I love ice-cream but today is a chocolate day. I had bounty bar and coffee chocolate and chocolate with almonds. PAGE 4 Þ Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan called it quits; now Hrithik Roshan’s thirteen-year-old marriage is over. So what’s with celebrity marriages going wrong after so many years of togetherness? We find out… Marriage woes Mona C HILDHOOD sweethearts who face all the odds together, are photographed smiling hand-inhand, giving these ‘happily married’ interviews and then carrying on the starry journey…on the face of it many couples look just made for each other, till one day they head for splitsville! Aamir Khan-Reena Dutta, Saif Ali Khan-Amrita Singh and recently Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne have parted ways; that too after years of courtship, marriage and kids! Yes, divorces are increasing in general, but celebrities have seldom enjoyed marital bliss. Ironically, those who have the money, fame, success and love of millions of fans have lacked PARTING WAYS: (L-R) Hrithik-Sussanne, Amrita-Saif, Brad-Jennifer, Tom-Katie and Aamir-Reena. Write on the mark PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Manpriya Singh An influx of literary festivals is the latest to divide the fraternity. There are those who moonlight the cause of literature while others would prefer a restricted access to things. Rahul Saini relies on the metaphor, and speaks of booze and books in the same breath. "Somewhere too many of literature festivals definitely dilute the concept but it's still better than having booze parties," laughs the 31-year-old author, while sitting at Browser's, Chandigarh, and gearing up for a literature festival to be held in Panchkula. "I'll be talking about my upcoming work, which is a series of two books — the first being titled Paperback Dreams." After Those Small l'l things in Life and Love, Just Like In The Movies and The Orange Hangover, it's a take on the minds and lives of the youngsters, albeit a little differently. "What disappoints me as an author is that many take to writing for the fame aspect of it. All that some people want is the high of seeing their name on a book, and their book on the shelves." Read on Recalling some of his favourites, he says, "The Three Investigators influenced more than the usual Hardy Boys and Enid Blytons. Then later it was Robin Cook and Erich Segal." Fairy tales somewhere find LINE MAGIC: Rahul Saini Author Rahul Saini has caught the pulse of his readers well. He uses metaphors to connect with the present generation a mention too. "It's been two years since I've been working on the work that involves the supernatural. I've explored the idea of immortality." It's a stark graduation from talking about the youngsters in urban India. From creating a world where the boy gifts his girlfriend a soap, an architect loses his job and the like. "There was a time when I used to love romantic comedies; now I cannot stand them,' shares the boy who was once an architecture student and now a faculty. "I like to only teach the first-year students. They are like wild horses and there is certain energy about them." firstname.lastname@example.org c m y b marital bliss. Marriages hardly last long in the film industry, not only in Bollywood but in the West too. We have seen the infamous splits — Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise–Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony! These fairytale romances had the fans hooked — the couples had the good looks, were hugely successful; painted the town red with display of mutual affection only to end up parting ways. While some marriages break, there have been chinks noticed in the longest running marriages as well — Dilip KumarSaira Bano, Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan. What ails celeb marriages? When millions of fans are ready to die for the stars, why do their spouses decide to walk away on them? Rahul Mittra, producer of films like Bullett Raja, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, blames it on the complicated creative process. “Being an actor, producer or director is so time-consuming and the pressure is so huge that it gets tad tough to balance personal and professional life. We often joke about widows of cinema. Your spouse, if he or she is not from the industry, has to be even more understanding to pull it on,” says Rahul. Choosing the right script, shooting that takes one away for months, post production, promotion, release and thinking of the next step always keeps stars in the industry unsettled. “The creative process and high stakes keep one so engrossed that there are times when I don’t even want to respond. But then there in this mad world, relationships are the first causality.” Actor Mita Vashisht believes marriage is not just about taking the vows, but much beyond. “Marriage is also about friendship, commitment, families, kids, money and much more. A couple, celebrity or not, needs to work on the relationship on a daily basis. Sadly they break, as much in the glamour world as outside. Looks, fame, success are outer things; they cannot save a marriage for it works on a very deep level.” Divya Dutta agrees with Mita, but has seen divorces happen in celeb and nonceleb friends equally. “The very concept of staying together, like our parents, uncle-aunts lived, despite differences, is no more applicable. Today be it men or women, they are open to options and also living independently,” says Divya Dutta. What intrigues her is the fact that while we all give second and more chances to blood relations all the time, why the same is not applicable for a marriage! The glamour industry only makes it difficult as the schedules are erratic and long; then there is proximity with co-stars. She Individual call Divorces have today become a trend. Chandigarh-based sociologist Kiranpreet Kaur blames it on increasing emphasis on individuality. “Marriage calls for lots of adjustments, it’s not just about two in a relationship but the next generation as well. Sadly, compatibility and integrity are fast disappearing from life. One wants so much from the career and so much for the self. If both partners want to live a life on their own terms, marriage cannot last,” says Kiranpreet, who also points out that when there is so much noise about sustainable development of environment why have we turned a blind eye towards sustaining human relationships. feels only a couple knows what’s best for them and it’s ridiculous to judge anyone, but doesn’t shy from admitting, “In the recent case, I am equally fond of both of them and wish they come together.” email@example.com
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