Friday, February 26, 2010

Snigdha Pandey and Farrukh Saipov at Premiere of Muhabbatnoma

Snigdha Pandey and Farrukh Saipov at the premiere of their new Uzbek film "Muhabbatnoma-Legend of Love"-The Valentine's day this year was special for the Uzbek film Industry and the people of uzbekistan as for the first time in the history of uzbek Cinema a film released with Mixed cast and crew from India and Uzbekistan.For the Bollywood crazy people of Uzbekistan it was a much awaited event.The premiere saw the who's who of the Uzbek industry braving the snow(which came down in torrent).The film stars Indian Actress Snigdha Pandey and Uzbek Superstar Farrukh Saipov.

Snigdha looked resplendent in an Indian saree and smiled and posed for the shutterbugs charmingly.She drew a lot of warm smiles and cheerings from the crowd and papparazzi alike as she chatted amicably in Uzbek with help from Co-star Farrukh.let's all of us wish all the people associated with this film lots of luck n hope that the film sees a release in India soon.Am keeping my fingers crossed :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bella terra photo shoot

I was in Tashket recently for the premiere of my new Uzbek film "Muhabbatnoma-Legend of love"Little had I known when I had signed this film that i will lose my heart to this beautiful city 3 hours flight away from Delhi.I was warned that the mercury dips really low in the winters but no one told me how beautiful the city looks shrouded in snow and how warm the people there are.

This was my second visit to tashkent, the first time I had gone for the shooting of our film.Going there again felt like coming home to me.The people there take hospitality very seriously and go out of their way to make guests feel at home.I loved their tradition of ladening the table with a variety of sweets,nuts,home pepared delicacies and offering guests tea in choi-pyaalas.I was amazed at the extent of similarity between Uzbek and Urdu.They have so many words in common with our language that within a week's time I had started conversing(with difficulty) in Uzbek.The language sounds very sweet n romantic and like in our very own Urdu it seems like Uzbeks whisper even when they are getting angry :)
I was Shot for the cover of the leading Fashion Magazine of Uzbekistan-"Bella Terra".I decided with my stylist to wear the national costume of India-Saree as well as an Uzbek costume complete with the cap and a sling bag..Here are some unedited pictures from that shoot.I think I managed to look both Indian and Uzbek convincingly...will post the cover of the magazine as soon as I can lay my hands on it :)