Thursday, March 09, 2006
Suzanne Roshan was in the limelight recently and no it does not involve Hrithik Roshan. She had many reasons to be happy because she is all set to launch her own designing store 'Suzanne Roshan House of Design.' She is also set to launch a furnishings line with designer Krsna Mehta called 'Sussanne Roshan and Krsna Mehta Home Line.' She is not the first star wife to open her own furnishing store. Post her marriage Twinkle Khanna had taken up a new profession of designing homes and offices. She owns her own lifestyle and interior designer store - . In fact so good she is at her new found love that she recently won the Elle Decor International Design Award for best wall finishes and coverings.Mother Dimple Kapadia is not far behind. She is into designing candles and has her own store 'Faraway Tree.'
Like them, a lot of star wives are making a name for themselves in different fields and professions-some of them being production and costume designing. .
Even though hubby Sanjay Kapoor's film career isn't going anywhere, wife Maheep Kapoor is making a name for herself in the jewellery designing business. She designs diamond jewellery for Natandas Jewellers and had a few shows displaying her works. Aamir Khan's ex-wife Reena was the production in-charge of his home production Lagaan and at one point of time even contemplated shelving the movie because it was going over budget.
Ayesha Shroff, wife of Jackie tried her luck in production but could not really find success. All her films including Grahan, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain and Boom bit the dust.Gauri Khan was a costume designer for a lot of Shah Rukh's movies which include Darr, Anjaam, Karan Arjun and Ram Jaane. Recently she ventured into production with a fair amount of success. Last year's Main Hoon Na was a big hit and this year's Paheli was India's entry for the Oscars. Her new film Happy New Year to be directed by Farah Khan will soon go onto the floors.
Sridevi, wife of producer Boney Kapoor has recently entered film production with films like Shakti - The Power, Run and Bewafaa. She also did costumes for Heer-Ranjha way back in 1992.Sandhya Gokhale, wife of director Amol Palekar is a script writer and had written the screen play for Paheli.Kamal Hassan's ex-wife Sarika was a designer for his film Hey Ram. Bobby Deol's wife Tanya helped debutant Bipasha Basu in her costumes in the Abbas Mustan film Ajnabee. Yesteryear's actor Bindiya Goswami, wife of producer-director J.P.Dutta designs costumes for all of Dutta's films.
Salman Khan's sister and actor turned director Atul Agnihotri's wife Alvira will turn designer when she will design clothes for Salman in his forthcoming Ravi Chopra film Babul. Actor Nirmal Pandey's wife Archana Sharma is the principal of City Montessori School, Lucknow. And finally bride-to-be Natasha Madhvani, daughter of yesteryear actress Mumtaz and fiancee of Fardeen Khan looks after her family property business in America and Britain.