Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon

Blast from the Past Thread #16, pg 128, epi 180 (Page 48)

wiwy IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 12:16pm | IP Logged
Has this interview of Barun in The Telegraph, Calcutta, T2 (19 August, Monday) been posted on IF?Confused Or should I post it?Wink

Barun the charmer

Barun sobti unplugged €" films, fans and more
Barun Sobti at The Tollygunge Club. Picture: Anindya Shankar Ray

He€™s no longer Arnav Singh Raizada of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, but that role continues to define TV heart-throb Barun Sobti. In town to shoot for Mitali Ghoshal€™s22 Yards, a Hindi film by MS Productions, the Delhi boy chatted with t2 about quitting television and playing a cricket agent raised in Calcutta...

So, what do you like and don€™t like about Calcutta?

I don€™t like the humidity. I like the food. It is new for me. I have been to Park Street. That looks good. And Calcutta looks traditional. I don€™t think it is old school.

What food have you tried here?

I like shukto. I like the yellow dal a lot and the mustard fish.

When 22 Yards was offered to you, what did you make of the story?

I just got lucky I believe. I remember Samrat (Ghoshal, the script-writer) narrated it to me the first time last year in November. I loved it from the beginning. I play a sports agent (Ron) in the film... he is a modern-day boy yaar. See, I first of all did not know that you have sports agents, despite the fact that I am an avid follower of cricket. So, to know about the concept was exciting. There is not a dull moment in the script. There is nothing in the film that you will feel we have done for the heck of it. Everything seems a natural progression of events. That€™s what I like. I am not that kind of person who would do out-and-out filmi and loud stuff.

What kind of a body language will Ron have? Have you seen Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise€™s famous sports agent act?

I haven€™t seen that film but I have been told that we are not trying to make a Jerry Maguire.

What has Mitali told you about the character?

He is flamboyant, a cricket agent who pretty much does everything right. Sometimes, time is not that kind€. Mitali, what should I say are Ron€™s characteristics? Deep! It is way beyond words now!

[€œHe lives in south Calcutta now but has grown up in the north. He left north Calcutta when he was 10,€ says Mitali]

This is one of your first films and Mitali€™s debut. How are you helping each other?

We have done a lot of workshops. I have done a lot of scenes with everyone in the film. So, we think we are doing everything right.

You have had a successful television career. Your fans would have the same expectations about your films€

I hope people expect that and I deliver. Watching television is very different and drawing someone to shell out 1,000 bucks for three hours is very different. That€™s where promise comes in.

You€™ve never dreamt of a big-banner debut€

Yaar, if I was thinking that I would be walking down (the street) and some big producer would be like, €˜Oh! That€™s the guy!€™... I did not have that expectation.

Despite the success TV gave you?

I keep giving myself reality checks. I know that nothing is impossible but instead of dreaming, I thought hard work would be a better option.

Did you give this TV-to-screen switch a lot of thought?

No, it wasn€™t thought out. Even if films did not happen, I would have still quit television because it is gruelling. I don€™t think I can work for 12 hours, without break. So, it wasn€™t a very calculated move. And it wasn€™t for films that I left. I left for health reasons... I extended it by seven months. I wanted to leave a long time back but my producers did not want.

You must have got fan mails asking why you quit€

Oh a lot! It was remarkable because I hadn€™t seen such popularity of a character even when a show was off air. What I had heard and seen was out-of-sight-is-out-of-mind, especially in the television industry. People haven€™t done that to me.

Even that did not make you think twice about going back?

See, people perceive it this way that, €˜Oh! He is dreaming Bollywood now.€™ That is not the problem. I have a problem with the amount of hard work you have to put in. And if I go back, I can do character roles, which are not that bad. But then they are not given that much attention in television. They shoot for 10-15 days a month. If you are a lead and a hit, you are gone. You will be shooting every day. No breaks, no personal time. For my marriage (to Pashmeen Manchanda), I took a one-day leave. I got married in a rush. I chose not to give that life to myself and my family. That is why I quit television. My plan was to move out of the country initially. It just so happened that I started getting films.

Move out of the country and do what?

I could sell groceries! I don€™t have a problem. (Smiles)

That€™s brave of you€

It is not the first time actually. I am sure I will be able to make it if something goes wrong.

Your favourite TV-to-screen success story, in terms of role models?

No one€ see, I respect people, but the point of having no role model is that everyone has his own story. I don€™t want to think that if it has happened to him, the same would happen to me. I would have to carve my own path.

Coming back to 22 Yards, are you a sporty guy?

I am sporty in the sense that when I was a kid, I wanted to play all the time. Even in the blistering Delhi afternoon, when no one wanted to play with me, I would bang the ball against the wall and bat.

And it€™s always been cricket for you?

Cricket, football and now squash. If I am at home, I play squash every day. Sometimes we play five-a-side football matches. I follow Sachin Tendulkar. In football, I used to like (Zinedine) Zidane and Ryan Giggs. Now Messi.

We will have to ask you about your huge female following. You€™ve always had this kind of attention from girls?

It is not new. Every time this question is asked, I am like why?! (Smiles) What do I say? I am obviously not going to say that I feel bad. I am not trying very hard to charm them. I have never done that! I think that€™s the reason why they are charmed! (Smiles) In school, office (a call centre in Delhi where Barun worked for seven years), I was quite popular.

Have you ever been this crazy for anybody?

I have loved Sachin Tendulkar€

A girl, we mean!

Nahin nahin€ I am pretty subtle in my ways. I think my wife is pretty happy with what she€™s got. For me too, I got lucky that we got married.

Currently digging into: Curry and rice

A movie that inspires: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Current soundtrack I love: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Favourite actors: Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

Favourite actresses: Sonali Bendre, Tabu


Don€™t trouble the newspaper too much! Take things easy. Thank you for loving and watching my shows. Carry on doing the same. (Mitali: And please watch 22 Yards) Everyone€™s going to watch 22 Yards! Don€™t worry!

Why do you love Barun Sobti? Tell [email protected]

Edited by wiwy - 23 August 2013 at 12:19pm

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 12:18pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by wiwy

Has this interview of Barun on 19 August, Monday been posted on IF?Confused Or should I post it?Wink

no idea
but pls post it na
wiwy IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 12:31pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by salooni

Originally posted by wiwy

Has this interview of Barun on 19 August, Monday been posted on IF?Confused Or should I post it?Wink

no idea
but pls post it na

Okay. Just posted!

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 12:33pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by wiwy

Originally posted by salooni

Originally posted by wiwy

Has this interview of Barun on 19 August, Monday been posted on IF?Confused Or should I post it?Wink

no idea
but pls post it na

Okay. Just posted!

ook just readingLOL
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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 12:40pm | IP Logged
wow it was awesome 
i just hope tv rule changes and we 
can see our arshi back 

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 1:02pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by indi52

episode 170 after the dance

as the music died down and the astonishment turned to applause, reality stepped in. it was time to leave the stage and walk out to people, let the world in. she looked back tentative... still in shock, still not quite certain as to what happened or how. he walked behind her, she cou;dn't quite fathom it all... and he? was he a little lost in another world too? he kept moving as though seeking something... she turned to look at him, and there he was... and he noticed her and looked right back, a hint of smile, an appraising look, a question in it?

she had to leave... somehow she found her way to the room, and shut the door, then turned and at last all the feelings on her face. she was frazzled, excited, nervous all at once. she couldn't understand what was happening to her. in a piece of beautiful writing and direction, the episode went to its next high after that elevating tango. khushi's emotions, her state of mind at that assault on her senses, that beckoning to her heart, that convulsive response of her gut... what was happening to her. sanaya portrayed a young girl in disarray impeccably... she who was so ready to be woman... look at what she remembered... him wrapped around her, his hand on her navel, both undulating in the closest embrace... and hey devi maiyya what was that... a sound rose in the room, she clutched her chest.

yes, dhak dhak was back. she had worked so hard to forget it, suppress her acidity forever. she'd almost succeeded. but now, after that dance, after that romance, after the smile in his eyes, the heat in his hands... they were back. his submission had had its way with her. she was yes was his. dhak dhak dhakdhak.

as he was hers. and maybe the realisation was so big he needed to rest a bit away from all, and return to equilibrium. he went and leaned against a pillar, a tiredness about him. but rest was denied. the family needed answers. how? what nahin, what the? what was that... it was nothing. the matter of fact man was not going to explain things to his slightly loopy and certainly interfering fam. her partner hadn't come, so he danced with her... that's all... really? well i am pleased they badgered him for it got me the slightly cocked eyebrow look, the roll eyes up edition, the purse lip sexily version (bet he practices that in front of a mirror, he knows how devastating that downward drag of his lips is, i know i know). finally, he called it a day with the deadpan... everything isn't about winning and losing. what! sister almost passed out, grandmother looked aghast, cousin was now certain this is not his bhai, nk looked more clueless. not a matter of haar jeet? was this arnav singh raizada? in a way it was, in a way maybe it wasn't. he seemed to be in a rush... where was he going?

when she opened the door she was sure it was her sis. and that dhak dhak had to be handled. denied... it was all his fault.  who would have thought that laad governor... no she was not going to give in... who did he think he was... makes no faraq to her whatsoever. again great insight into such unsettling feelings, the claim of desire, the force of love... she had to protest.

and it had to be not jiji but the man who leans like a god, of course.

at some point, all thought, movement, rambling had to cease. this was it. eternity in a grain of sand has been sighted i believe, but in the angle of a body, one shoulder casually against a door, two perfectly tucked hands? the lord of dance, nataraja, had done his cosmic number, destroyed all apathy, and started creating love.

Indi, just loved "after the dance", reminds me of "the bachelor's- after the final rose."  Just loved his casual lean, his sexy pout/lip, his predatory walk to her and then his owning right to let down her hair.OMG!!!  Just loved this episode and your review.  You are making me feel better!  Keep it up girl!

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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 1:05pm | IP Logged
it seem this time education board have to remove water pollution chapter from books
as it is raining from yesterday evening 
to till now 
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Posted: 23 August 2013 at 1:11pm | IP Logged

Hello friends,

It is August 24th and it is the birthday of our coolbie blaster Chalhov. On the blasters' behalf, Indi, Katelyn and myself have worked on a special birthday thread for her.
Chalhov's birthday thread is open. Do come and take a look. Smile 

Chalhov's Birthday Thread! Come Celebrate! 

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day, Chalhov. Smile

Edited by DurgaS - 23 August 2013 at 1:23pm

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