What’s Swara’s survival kit?

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhaskar believes her survival kit, primarily comprising her friends and family, helps her sail through the ups and downs in her showbiz career.

“Friends who make fun of all my problems, however serious, family that bails me out every time, three furry cats of three different sizes, children’s literature…,” Swara told IANS on being asked about her survival kit.

There’s more.

“BBC’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, old Hindi film songs, Maggi noodles and lots of adrak chai. Also, the realisation that there is a whole world outside the frame of that camera lens and the set where the film is being shot,” she added.

The actress, seen in films like “Madholal Keep Walking” and “Tanu Weds Manu”, is now awaiting the release of her films “Aurangzeb” and “Raanjhanaa”.


I’m a gizmo freak: Arjun Rampal

Model-turned-actor Arjun Rampal, who is on the cover of tech and lifestyle magazine Exhibit, admits he is a complete gizmo and gadget freak.

“I personally am a gizmo freak and love to be updated with the latest gadget and technology launched in the tinsel town,” Arjun said in a candid chat during the cover shoot, a statement said.

He posed for the eighth anniversary edition’s cover of the magazine.

Arjun looks dapper in a black and white suit, and his shoot has been designed and executed by popular photographer Subi Samuel. Arjun, who loves going behind the DJ console once in a while, also likes to edit short movies on his laptop and is also a proficient photographer.

His music system is his weakness and has his own mini mixing machine at home to help him mix his tracks.


Ashley Lobo’s yardstick for a good dancer

Choreographer Ashley Lobo, who is a judge on ongoing dance reality show “India’s Dancing Superstar”, believes a good dancer is anyone who can make the audience groove.

“My yardstick for a good dancer is that when you’re watching them, you want to dance yourself. So, whether you’re five or 75, if you make me dance, you’re great,” Lobo told IANS.

“If you dance on the stage, and the audience feels like dancing with you, you’re the star – that’s my mantra,” added the choreographer, who has worked on movies like “Dhoom”, “Guzaarish” and “Rockstar”.

Lobo, who runs Danceworx, a network of dancing schools, co-judges “India’s Dancing Superstar” along with Geeta Kapur and actor Riteish Deshmukh. The show airs on Star Plus.

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