Bollywood pays tribute to Satyadev Dubey
Bollywood stars tweeted their tributes to 75-year-old theatre guru Satyadev Dubey who passed away on Sunday after suffering from a prolonged illness.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: 'Sudden news of the passing away of Satyadev Dubey ..a huge theatre icon .. committed and passionate about his craft .. Condolences !!'
Anupam Kher wrote: 'The Giant of Hindi Theatre Satyadev Dubey is no more. He was ruthlessly brilliant in his commitment to theatre. Great loss. RIP.'
Madhur Bhandarkar defined his demise as a great loss. 'A brilliant theatre actor & extraordinary screenplay writer, Satydev Dubey's demise is a huge loss 2 the industry. RIP!' he updated.
Director Anurag Basu tweeted: 'We lost two giants of theater this year,badal sarkar and now satyadev dubey.aaahhhh!!! fond memories of long addas,arguments, criticism ,dubeyji borrowing cigarettes ,his scodings..invade me.'
Shabana Azmi wrote: 'The theatre stalwart Satyadev Dubey passed away half an hour ago.its been a terrible year for artists..he was a giant of theatre.'
Ken Ghosh was also saddened with the news. 'Sad to hear of the demise of Satyadev Dubey, he had very kindly conducted an acting workshop with the all new cast of Ishq Vishk,' he updated.
Ranvir Shorey wrote: 'Saddened to hear of Dubeyji's demise. Will miss him. RIP. '
Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: 'Satyadev Dubey the icon of the world of theater has passed away! Fond memories of our days of wandering invade me. Alvida Dubeyji! Love.'
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
How Bollywood stars celebrated Christmas
While some celebrities shared their plans for Christmas, others tweeted their wishes.
Here's how Bollywood stars celebrated Christmas:
Shah Rukh Khan wished his fans waiting outside his house to get a glimpse of him. 'Merry christmas my friends...this year try & drop cynicism on twitter & otherwise. Be +ve & be a lil more patient with the world. Bless u. Crowds outside house...in christmas spirits...always get overwhelmed by their love when I come out to greet them heart fills up with warmth,' he tweeted.
Mahesh Bhupathi spent his Christmas with wife Lara Dutta and Shah Rukh. 'Spent Christmas Eve with Don and Ayesha. Learnt a few moves, Can't complain :) Merry Christmas folks,' he wrote with the picture.
Shruti Haasan wrote: 'Having a super duper christmas with my two favourite women my mum and sis!this christmas we are celebrating with a dosa feast.'
Shazahn Padamsee tweeted: 'Just had a lowellyyy christmas lunch (full of calories!) At my favourite place gajalee. The bombil fry and fried sea bass are to DIE for!!!'
Pooja Bedi wrote: 'Had the most amazing Christmas party at home last night with family & close friends! So much merriment, laughter & an indescribable bond!'
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted her wishes: Wishing my twitter family a very Merry Christmas..May all your dreams come true..'
Kunal Kohli had a working Christmas. 'Working on Xmas which also happens to my anniversary ! Had a good shoot. Now family time. Back to work tmrw early morning,' he updated.
Akshay Kumar too wished well. 'Merry Christmas to all of you! May you be with the people you love and who love you. I am so grateful for everything! Good health, a roof over my head, great friends, people who love me, but most importantly an amazing family!' he wrote.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted: 'Merry Xmas guys...may we all be blessed with peace and contentment..n the happiness to live and love..and be loved..Thank u all for lovin me'
Nafisa aka Jiah Khan tweeted: 'Merry christmas! I'm stuffed with food after a huge family dinner! Devoured the xmas pudding too! Now santa pls bring me a magic diet pill!'
Shilpa Shetty missed London on Christmas. 'Missing London,roast turkey,yorkshire puds n mince pies with custard(yum)n decoratin the christmas tree,usually Christmas is always there:( This time it won't be a White Christmas but Its still time to be merry..ho ho ho a very merry Christmas to all of you my tweetos..Enjoy:) :)' she wrote.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta
Stars on vacation
Madhuri Dixit is in Maldives, relaxing. 'Excited! Off to the Maldives for some rest and relaxation....Hope everyone is having a good holiday season!' she tweeted.
Ajay Devgn too is holidaying with wife Kajol. 'Enjoying the christmas air! Gonna sign off for the holidays an see u guys back in the new year! Ciao!' he updated.
Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali tweeted: 'On a flight to Goaaaaaaaaaa. Holidays have officially begun. Happpppppyyyyyyyyyy '
Pooja Bedi is abroad with her kids. 'On holiday abroad with my kids till 2nd of January:) won't be tweeting or replying very much! Hugs, love and happy holidays to everyone,' she tweeted.
Image: Madhuri Dixit
Sherlyn Chopra's Rs 50 lakh deal gone wrong
Starlet Sherlyn Chopra's Rs 50 lakh deal with Dhoom director Sanjay Gadhvi has reportedly gone wrong. The buzz is the director decided to back out of the project over creative differences.
Recounting the entire episode, she tweeted: 'Met a lady(an executive producer)last year who I got emotionally attached to.I believed in my heart that she was the mom I never had before. And so,as the producer of the film,I decided not to proceed with the pre-production of the film untill the script was thoroughly repaired. Director(Mr.Sanjay Gadhvi) and I had different opinions of the script which was made under his supervision by Mr. Ameet Mehta(writer of Don).'
Chopra added: 'My "maa" then put me onto Ms.Swapna Joshi(director of Damadamm).We shot a song sequence in Sept 2011 without having a concrete screenplay! When I began questioning about why shooting schedules were being made without having a concrete screenplay/dialogues,I was asked to shut up. Moral of the story-Film-making is not an "indulgence". It is a business venture which requires consciousness and common sense which I lacked.'
But there is still something to look forward to. The actress is all set to play a sexy Santa for a film by her production house Emmanuel Productions Pvt Ltd.
Sharing a picture of herself as Santa's girl, she wished her fans a blessed Christmas. 'Here's wishing all my lovers,haters and the ones who are neither a Blessed Christmas!!!' she tweeted with the picture.
Image: Sherlyn Chopra