2 Minute Interview With
by AYSHA MANAHIL
In a short span of time, Emraan Rajput has carved a niche for himself in the local market by working with the leading fashion designers and photographers. The designer's sense of aesthetics is finely honed, and each of his creation is handcrafted to perfection with meticulous attention to detail. He has access to the best that the industry has to offer in terms of materials and workmanship, his designs depict the true colours of our eastern culture. MAG caught up with Emraan for a candid two-minute chat. Excerpts:
How would you describe yourself?
I am focused, perfectionist and determined, but everybody has some flaws and in my case that is being stubborn.
What made you choose this field?
Since childhood, I was deeply involved in the subject of Arts. As I grew up, I found Fashion Designing a field where I could exercise my full creativity.
Tell us about your typical day.
Very hectic – there is no start and no finish as it is a 24/7 job.
What do you do when you are not working?
I take off on weekends only, I enjoy shopping, swimming and hanging out with my mates.
Best thing about your work is...
It evolves everyday, the only thing constant in my work is change.
Who is your inspiration/role model?
In my field, it has to be nobody else other than Hassan Shehryar Yasin (HSY).
Favourite holiday destination?
What kind of music, movies and books do you like?
I like soft music, romantic movies and I am addicted to autobiographies.
It is a surprise.
Some words of wisdom for your fans?
Believe in yourself and respect your parents.
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At grammys rehearsal hearing Whitney Houston has passed away at 48. Everyone here is absolutely stunned.
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She was A TALENT & A LEGEND. She was never a "reality star" No jokes from me about Miss Houston today.
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Whitney Houston. What a sad tragedy. The end of the life of an incredible talent. RIP to an amazing singer and legend.
What's In A Movie Name
There is a long tradition of movies with titles derived from famous Shakespeare's quotes. Some of the most renowned films are listed below:
The Ides Of March (2011)
This 2011 American political thriller directed by George Clooney is an adaptation of the 2008 play 'Farragut North'. It is a star-studded drama about a newbie presidential candidate who gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. The film's title is taken from the famous Shakespearean play 'Julius Caesar'. In this particular scene, Caesar is warned by a soothsayer to "Beware the ides of March".
Band Of Brothers (2001)
Critically acclaimed 10-part television miniseries about World War II takes the inspiration of its title from 'Henry V', "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers". Its producers include Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, if Bard would have been alive he would surely have enjoyed this epic war series.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
The Robin Williams starrer 'What Dreams May Come's' title is derived from a famous line in Hamlet's "To be or not to be…" soliloquy, namely "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come". The movie is about the continuation of life beyond physical death.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Brian G. Hutton's movie title is taken from 'Richard III', "The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch". This 1968 World War II action-adventure spy film starrs Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in the leading roles.
North By Northwest (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock's thriller 'North By Northwest' also takes the inspiration from 'Hamlet', namely, "I am but mad north-north-west… When the wind is southerly, I can tell a hawk from a handsaw." The Cary Grant starrer is Hitchcock's most entertaining and delightful suspense film to date.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
To Be Or Not To Be is an American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The title is a reference to the famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy in William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Lubitsch's 1942 political satire classic marked the final screen appearance of comedienne Carole Lombard.
When Mom's Not Around
A salesman knocks at a door. 12 year old Sam opens, holding his father's Cuban cigar in his left hand. The salesman says:
"Hey youngman is your mum home?"
Little Sam taps the ash on the floor and says:
"What do you think?"