The eight edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been inaugurated Wednesday by Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group, and Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan amidst the cream of literary minds, joining hands together for a healthy debate and enriching discussion.
Bollywood remains a top draw at the Jaipur Literature Fest with a string of film celebrities like Waheeda Rahman, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad among others set to explore the intertwining of cinema with literature.
Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor, who is riding high on the success of her recently released film 'Khoobsurat', wishes to play a yesteryear superstar in future. The actress has interestingly her eyes set on none other than the legendary Waheeda Rehman.
Yesteryear screen goddess Waheeda Rehman marvels at the superior current filmmaking techniques and praises the `smart and focussed``young generation, but says that the present lot has `a shorter life` on the screen as compared to those of her time.
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman today said that she was clear on two things when she started her film career - one that she will not wear a bikini and other that she would not change her name as was the phenomenon at that point of a time.
It pains veteran actress Waheeda Rehman to talk about her "soul sister" Nanda in the past tense. She says she will always remember her friend of 55 years as a "thoughtful, caring and loyal" person, who loved to cook and never let "an iota of professional insecurity" come in the way of their unique friendship.
Picture this - stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and the evergreen beauty Waheeda Rehman dancing to the tunes of AR Rahman`s "Jai ho" along with the Oscar composer on stage. This picture perfect moment came alive in the capital Saturday.
Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman got a standing ovation as she received the inaugural Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.