Just keep going: Irrfan Khan shares touching post

New Delhi [India], Mar 20 (ANI): National Award winning actor Irrfan Khan, who is suffering from a rare disease, has posted a touching message on social media.

With a photo of his reflection, the ‘Hindi Medium’ star wrote a philosophical quote by Rainer Maria Rilke.

He shared on Instagram, “God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing. Embody me.n Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in.”

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand #rainermariarilke.”

The 51-year-old revealed last week that he is diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour. The actor is currently in London for his treatment.

irrfanGod speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Shah Rukh Khan can charm a microphone

Actor Anushka Sharma says Shah Rukh Khan’s genuineness made it easy for her to do on-screen romance with the superstar in their upcoming film, Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Anushka, who made her debut with Shah Rukh in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, has teamed up with the 51-year-old actor for the third time in the new film by Imtiaz Ali.

Asked how was it to romance Shah Rukh, Anushka told reporters, “Extremely easy. He has a lot of genuineness. If you see this song, his eyes have a lot of genuineness when he looks at you with love.”

“In my opinion, Shah Rukh can romance this mike also. He can look at the mike with the same kind of love he would look at the most beautiful woman in the world,” she said.

To this, SRK added in a lighter vein, “As long as you’re holding it I can romance it, otherwise no.”

They were speaking at the launch of Hawayein song from the movie, on Wednesday. The duo was accompanied by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and music composer Pritam.

The 29-year-old actor has worked with directors like Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra but said the best part about Imtiaz, with whom she has teamed up for the first time, was the “moments” he brought out between the two characters.

“His films are love stories but I don’t think the characters are aware that they are in love. There is some internal travel, soul searching which happens and then they realise it,” she said.

“That’s when they discover love… he has a very deep understanding of a man-woman relationship,” she added.

The film is scheduled to release on August 4. Hindustan Times

The blockbuster Hindi movie Jab Harry Met Sejal will be screening with English subtitles from August 4 at CEL circuit cinemas. It is imported by BMN Enterprises (who brought Baahubali 2) and distributed by Cinema Entertainments Pvt Ltd (CEL) The movie will be screening at Majestic Colombo, Regal Gampaha, Lido Borella (4.15 pm), City Cinema Mt Laviniya (4.15 pm), Savoy Premiere, Excel World, Liberty Lite Colpetty, Capitol Maradana, Plaza Kalutara, New Imperial Kurunegala and Ratnapura, Areena Katugastota, Chaya Kegalle, Vista Lite Ja-Ela, Sky Lite Matara, Queens Galle, Jothy Ratnapura, Willmax Anuradapura, Sinexpo Kurunagela, Nikado Kadawata, and TP Kaduwela

If a character challenges me, then I am like a bull: Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee says different roles pose different kinds of challenges; adds that he is lucky to have worked with directors who have given him creative freedom.

With powerful and offbeat roles in films such as Aligarh (2015) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Manoj Bajpayee has showcased a gamut of emotions on screen. Ask the actor if he only likes taking up roles that are different and complex, and he says, “If the character says try me, or if it really challenges me then I am like a bull. When Aligarh was offered to me, it actually scared me. Not because I had to play a homosexual role, but because of the kind of performance it demanded.

If an actor doesn’t know how to give characterisation, he will never be able to give different kind of performances. Various roles pose different kind of challenge on the actor.”

Most actors rely on the director’s sensibilities for the projection of a character. Manoj, however, prefers to bring in his own interpretation to the table. “I bring in my own interpretation, but with the approval of the director. Be it a Ram Gopal Varma, Anurag Kashyap or Hansal Mehta, each one of them has given me loads of space. They never interfered. I’ve been lucky. They have so much respect that they give me a free hand to interpret and discuss with them,” says the actor.

I enjoy photoshoots if they aren’t random or aimless: Katrina Kaif

Actor Katrina Kaif, who is famous celebrity photographer Mario Testino’s latest muse, says she has been “following his work” for years.

Be it A-list stars, musicians, supermodels or other artists, he has captured a plethora of celebrities – over the years – through his lens. Now, Katrina Kaif has become famous celebrity photographer Mario Testino’s latest muse with a much-talked-about photo shoot. “It was really nice [shooting with Mario]. During my growing up years and especially, since I started out as a model, I’ve admired Mario’s works. He has an eye for detail and shoots women in a certain way,” says the actor.

The Bang Bang (2014) actor feels “anyone who follows the fashion or photography industry” knows that he is a legend in his field. I have been seeing his work for years, which, I feel, is unique. After a certain point, photography on that level can start to have a similar feel. But I think, you can always tell an image that he has clicked. There is some sort of an edge to it,” she says.

Does she enjoy photo shoots? “I do as long as they have a specific intention and aren’t random or aimless. Before going in, I need to know what kind of image we are trying to create. If you have clarity, enthusiasm and a nice theme, it can be a lot of fun,” she says, adding that it makes for a “much more enjoyable shoot” when one bonds well with a photographer.