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June 2016

Zeenat Aman’s love life – Day 884

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The most awaited Indian web series, Love Life & Screw Ups first look poster wasLove Life and Screw Ups First Poster launched with much fanfare in New York at My True Colors Festival. It marks the digital debut of all time diva Zeenat Aman. She will be again seen in a super glamorous avatar of Joanna, a non-apologetic vain, happy go lucky owner of a café. A story of bunch of friends and their love life, the series is written and directed by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma. Sharma a self proclaimed fan of Aman chased the actor for two long months before he got an appointment with the yesteryear star. He admits that she was unsure about going digital but was hooked when she heard the concept, even remarking that “this could have been a movie!” Zeenat has chosen the ‘70s look for the character complete with long skirts and goggles.

For the role Zeenat went on a strict diet and did a rigorous work out to look the part of Joanna.  LL&SU is first Indian series to star popular names from TV, theatre, modellingand cinema.

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Ek aur​ Begum Jaan – Day 883

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Daisy Shah started as a dancer got her break with superstar Salman Khan and is now experimenting with theatre. She says sDaisy Shah 1he was attracted to venture on the stage because the role of a courtesan was promising and she trained with a professional Kathak dancer to portray the character. Music being an integral part of the courtesan culture and Daisy insisted on singing on stage as well. While some of her detractors laughed at her attempt to experiment so early in her career Daisy is happy to have taken the plunge. “Theatre is more challenging than cinema as everything happens on the spot. The reactions are spontaneous and you can make out if the audience is affected by your performance. In films I have mostly done glamour roles but on stage I have the option to play a complex character like begum”

Begum Jaan is about an innocent girl Uzma whom destiny transforms into a renowned courtesan of Lucknow appreciated as an exemplary dancer and a soulful singer. The play will be premiered on 2 July at Rang Sharda Auditorium, Bandra and is directed by Pradeep Gupta.

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