Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Whatever happened to...

Anu Agarwal – Remember her? The Aashiqui girl? She did a series of forgettable movies like Khalnayika and just vanished. I hear she had a really bad accident and has since retired from public view.

Rahul Roy – And where is he? He too hung onto the coat tails of the Bhatt camp and did a few movies like Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi. I heard he was turning director. But I guess out of sight is out of mind.

Ayesha Dharker – She last did Terrorist and hasn’t been seen since. I miss her on the silver screen.

Antara Mali – Her I do not miss. Last seen in a forgettable movie called Naanch with Abhishek Bachchan. The only thing I remember about this movie – is that he boob size changed with every shot.

Mamik – Aamir Khan’s bhaiyya(big bro) in Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar and Preity Zinta’s bhaiyya in Kya Kehna. Looks like no one wants a good looking bhaiyya anymore.

Aziz Mirza – He’s made some really good films like Yes Boss. He was a partner with SRK and Juhi Chawla to form Dreamz Unlimited – they made Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani. I wonder whats happened to him.

Minu, Sonia Singh, Rini Khanna nee Simon – Does anyone remember these English newsreaders for Doordarshan? They were so good. Sometimes I think I watched the news just to see and hear them read government propaganda.

Siddharth Basu – How can you forget the quiz master of Quiz Time? Charming, such good diction, always in control…..o I could go on. I saw him do a few Quiz Time spin-offs, but with the advent of satellite TV, e just faded away somewhere.

Ayesha Jhulka – She was such a fine actress. Hopes of marriage with Armaan Kohli led her to give up her film career – and he never married her. I last saw her do 2 bit bhabhi roles in movies.

Meenakshi Sheshadri – Do you remember this icemaiden of the 80s. Such a fine actress. I’m told she got married and wants to have nothing to do with the public eye now.

Madhu – Or Roja as we knew her – another fine actress. I don’t know if she’s still doing anything down South.

Jugal Hansraj – This Masoom kid was last seen in family friend Yash Chopra’s Mohabbatein. Wonder what he’s up to now?

Mamta Kulkarni, Sonu Walia, Somy Ali – and scores of other bimbettes blown in by the wind…..now scattered who knows where.

Farooque Shaikh – O I had such a huge crush on this guy – in all those funnies with Deepti Naval. Last seen doing ‘Jeena Isi ka Naam hai’ on Zee TV – and that was last year, I think. Where is he now?

If anyone has more public/media personalities to add – feel free…. These are all I could think of.



At 3:06 AM, Blogger ~nm said...

Ohh I also admired Meenakshi Sheshadri's acting skills.

And yes would love to see Farooq Sheikh doing "Jeena Isi ka naam hai" No one does a better job at it. The other's didn't even meet upto 30% of the finesse he had when he hosted those shows.

I would also like to see Rohini Hattangadee and her hubby in the serial 'Waagle Ki duniya' They both were hilarious in that serial.

At 3:55 AM, Blogger Just Like That said...

Sai Paranjpye and her cute green eyed daughter Winnie. I used to love that serial they had.. forgot the name..

Kaushalya (Kitu)Gidwani, Deepti Naval,

Manjunath- that adorable boy of Malgudi Days

hehe.. I remember the newsreaders.. they were nice, made the news eminently hearable. the current gals are not a patch on them.

And Ayesha Dharkar was one beautiful eyed terrorist!

At 5:09 AM, Blogger iz said...

Anu agarwal joined teh Bihar school of yoga in muger to cure herslf. Now she's lost her sense of space, as in she can't gauge distance.

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Swati said...

Rahul Roy was seen in BIG BOSS on sony TV.

Yeah , even I liked Mamik and he was last seen as priety zinta's bro in Kya kehna.

Yeah Kitu Gidwani ,Malvika Tiwari and the heroes and herioine of Tum Bin ..cannot recall names now.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Pri said...

Madhu – acted in a Tamil soap where she looked really really skinny. Also seen at various ribbon cutting ceremonies.

At 4:05 AM, Blogger artnavy said...

have too much to clarify- will put it on my blog as a post okay?

At 4:33 AM, Blogger artnavy said...

NM- u seem to have mistaken Rohini Hattangady ( Khandaan and Kasturba in Gandhi) for Bharati Achrekar ( Waagle ki Duniyaa0 with Anjan Srivastav- The latter two figured in an indo- american movie- really nice- forget the name though- Flavours maybe

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Poppins said...

Hey nice list. Rahul Roy acted in Bigg Boss or Big Brother (or some such crappy reality show) and won it also I think!

Remember that Aashiqui song where Rroy and AAgrarwal are in the water, you can't even tell the difference between the two of them with their hair splattered wet :)

At 7:40 AM, Blogger Rohini said...

Sidharth Basu did a show called Mastermind. And now we runs a production company that produces a lot of these reality shows...

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Just Like That said...

S Basu also produces that show on Sahara Filmy called Bathroom Singer, I heard.

From quizzing to bathroom singing, its a long way... haven't seen it, but am sure it ought to be good, if he's anywhere near it.

At 2:14 PM, Blogger GettingThereNow said...


At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't sidharth basu in charge of kaun banega crorepati?

At 7:03 AM, Blogger the mad momma said...

jugal hansraj is still working out i mumbai. the last time i went to interview a nobody like himanshu malik he kept trying to walk onto the frame and i finally had to ask him to bugger off.

sidhartha basu's production company does a lot of stuff - BBC mastermind etc.

rahul roy as everyone else mentioned was last seen on big boss.

good post... brought old memories flooding back

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At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Rahul said...

these all are shades ...which appears and take them self off......but the light still remains somewhere within ....

Though they are not in the list of social media and entertainment happenings ...

but they still give reasons to us ...for searching them.


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