Blissfully married to Telugu star Mahesh Babu for over a year and awaiting motherhood, Namrata Shirodkar has taken to domestic life like a fish to water.
"I'm totally enchanted by my new life. Mahesh Babu and I live in Jubilee Hills. We shifted to our house six months ago. This is just our temporary dream house. We're building our real dream house brick-by-brick."
Namrata, who now lives in Hyderabad, is cut off from Mumbai.
"But in many ways Hyderabad is like an extension of home. My mom and dad visit me every six months. Then friends from Mumbai keep dropping in on their way to Tirupati. Tabu is shifting base from Mumbai to Hyderabad. So, I keep bumping into her."
Namrata has always been a bit out of Bollywood.
"I've put on weight. I was never career-driven. Now when I'm married to a superstar I'm just happy being part of my husband's success. Whoever says marriage is scary doesn't know what she's talking about. Marriage has sobered me down. Not that I was ever wild."
She did have to go through a long period of suspense before getting Mahesh Babu's parents' consent.
"It was people around them influencing them, I guess. But I'd say the wait has been worth the while. And that period of expectancy gave Mahesh and me a chance to know each other really well. Mahesh's family and I get along famously. In fact, his elder sister and I are very, very close."
She raves about her husband.
"Mahesh is the best thing to have happened to me. Yes, he has a huge female fan following. But I feel really, really secure with him. The females are crazy about him. They call on my number asking if they could talk to him. I've stopped answering strange numbers. His latest film is the biggest rage. But no temple for Mahesh. That's a very Tamil and not Telugu thing."
Namrata is no stranger to a fan following.
"But there's a difference between Shah Rukh Khan and Mahesh Babu. These people in Andhra (Pradesh) go into a trance when they see a star."
She rarely misses the arc lights.
"I was fond of my work. But I'm so happy in my new life that I don't miss acting. But yes, I do have a lot of time on hand. Mahesh has been really busy. But for the past week he has been home. So I got some precious time with him. He has been working really hard."
When asked if she looks after her husband's career, Namrata jumped: "Are you crazy? He's not the kind of husband who'd want me to interfere. You know one doesn't really get to know a person until you actually live together with him. Mahesh and I have our spaces worked out."
Namrata sighs in deep contentment.
"Hyderabad isn't as fast-paced as Mumbai. At the same time it's a fun place. There're lots of parties and dinner but I'm confined till the first week of October when our baby is expected. I'm so nervous."
Plans of coming back to films?
"Right now I'm just looking forward to playing the role of a mother. Maybe later."
2011/9/14 11:27:32 Former Bollywood film star and Miss India Namrata Shirodkar w/o prince Mahesh babu was questioned by a CBI team in connection with the Emmar Properties case, which the investigative agency is pursuing for the past two weeks.
The inquiry is about the land she purchased for Emmar Properties for a villa. CBI sleuths went to her house to question about her purchase of villa site and checked the documents.
After the Emmar issue had come up CBI issued notices to many high profile people, including film stars, kin of cabinet ministers, politicians and industrialists.
Mega star Chiranjeeviâ€™s son Ram Charan name is also in this list, those who had dealings with Emmar properties. (INN)
2006/11/4 3:44:02 Abhishek Bachchan is a busy man juggling between his personal as well as professional life. He is neck deep in work and has got several films lined up for release and he has already signed a few more and refused several others. One film that he has decided not to do is the remake of Telugu super hit film ‘Pokiri’.
The latest buzz is that Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu (Namrata Shirodkar’s husband) who also played the lead role in Telugu version will also be starring in the Hindi remake which will be directed by Puri Jagannadh, the director of the original version and Ram Gopal Verma will be producing it.
Although Abhishek loved the film but he felt that somehow he didn’t fit the part. Let’s see what Mahesh Babu makes of his debut.
2011/9/23 9:14:19 Prince Mahesh babu, his wife Namrata, director Sreenu Vytla, actor Prakash Raj and some others have joined Mahesh Fans for watching Dookudu movie at Sudarshan Theater, Hyderabad, for the morning show today.
Mahesh's wife Namrata said she likes the movie very much. Prakash Raj said she is really proud to be part of this great film. Sreenu Vytla said is happy for reaching the expectations of Mahesh babu fans.
On June 17 Amrita Rao turned a year older. She spent her birthday visiting Shirdi with her uncle and his family.
So no party, no merry-making? "For me, being with my family and praying for what I have is far more important than looking out for a good time. But yes, I got more SMS and calls to wish me on this birthday than ever before, thanks to Vivah. The whole day I was busy replying to the messages and greetings."
Amrita has just completed a Telugu film. "It's entitled Athidi. I'm paired opposite Namrata Shirodkar's husband Mahesh Babu who's the biggest star of Telugu cinema." Post-Vivah Amrita has been looking for the right roles. "Language is no barrier. The important thing is to do work that will take me beyond Vivah."
2011/9/15 11:26:29 Tollywood continues to be under CBI scanner for the second day today with Mega star Chirajeeviâ€™s son and young turk, Ram Charan Teja being questioned by the sleuths of the apex investigation agency here.
Ram Charan, who shot into prominence with his macho performance in Maghadeera, was questioned by the CBI in connection with the Emmar Properties case. Nearly 85 persons, including film stars, kin of cabinet ministers, politicians and industrialists were notices for buying villas in the Emmar Properties, promoted by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and others. The main allegation is that APIIC went out of the way to allot the land at a throw away price to the Company.
Ram Charan was accompanied by his uncle Allu Aravind, who is top producer in tinsel land. On Wednesday, actor Mahesh Babuâ€™s wife Namrata Shirodkar was also questioned on similar charges. (INN)
2011/9/22 2:53:35 Prince Mahesh babu may handle dozens of villains with single hand in his movies but he too need to be maintained by his wife at home. His wife Namrata has said this during a chit chat with media people when she attends a function recently. She said "I have two children. One is my son and the other is my husband Mahesh babu. He too needs to be taken care of like my child. Otherwise, he will make a big mess at home."
2011/10/27 6:53:03 Veteran actress and prince Mahesh Babu's wife Namrata Sirodkar opines that, the present heroines in the film industry are no matching to oldies like Sridevi, Madhuri Dixith and Kajol.
She said "These girls can't even speak fluently in Hindi. During our time, if a heroine can't speak Hindi, the director and producer used to send her for Hindi tuition before starting the shooting. But, these days they are inducted into films only because of their glamour and not because of their acting talents. Their work in the movies is also very casual and not upto the mark. However, I am still enjoying watching their Hindi movies. Now, and then some of them terrifies me like the ones in our Telugu movies."
Speaking about her family life Namrata said "My husband gives very much importance to two things. The first one is up-keeping our family reputation and the second is his film profession. He is very caring. He loves to play with our son Goutam. Some times, I have to intervene to stop him from granting everything that Goutam asks for. He loves me very much and always prefers to take my advice before taking any major decision. Our bond becomes stronger after my parents died."
"I know he has great fan following across the state and also know about the girls who are ready to die for him. But, we both consider it as a part of profession and won't take it seriously. Mahesh never like to show his stardom before us or anyone. He behaves like any simple man and in a quiet matured way. His approach towards others is very friendly and often people will surprise and praise him for his simplicity," said Namrata
2011/5/22 5:06:43 Prince Mahesh babu’s wife Namrata who was also an actress in the past has confined to home after marrying the prince. Later, she was never found in any of the news headlines until now. But, recently she has provided some stuff to news-hungry media people. Namrata has filed a petition in Nampalli court against her carpenter who flees away with some amount paid by her for doing some carpentry work in her home. Hence, the court orders Jubilee Hills police to file case against the carpenter and to trace out him to recover money from him.
T-Series is all set to launch Adnan Sami's long awaited album " Kisi Din". In true Adnan style, the first video is a melodious track which portrays the pain of losing a dear one. In "Teri Yaad" Adnan reminisces about a woman whom he loved and grief over losing her just after professing his love for her.
Adnan's all previous albums had popular faces from Bollywood like Rani Mukherjee, Amisha Patel, Mahima Chowdhary, Raveena Tandon, Namrata Shirodkar, Bhumika Chawla and Aarti Chabaria so there was a curiosity in the music circuit about this new album as well. A lot of speculation about the new girl in the album has finally ended as it now revealed who she is!
This beautiful and mysterious woman is a newcomer "Avanne" who came by this offer quite accidentally. This lady was quite anxious initially and really wasn't very keen on doing albums. Even when she was selected to do the video, she was in two minds, she admits. "I was told that it would be a nice sweet video. But when I realized it was Adnan Sami's song, I was floored."
The entire experience was an eye-opener for this pretty lass. She had fun on the sets and the director made her feel thoroughly at ease. Even Adnan, though such a big star, went out of the way to make her feel comfortable. And from the look of the video, this lady sure looks like she's going to go places!
The Music release of the album will be on April 12th at Cinemax Theatre, Versova….so don't miss this new offering from Adnan Sami!
2011/9/7 15:41:01 As reported earlier, CBI has served notices to prince Mahesh babu and his wife Namrata, Ram Charan Tej, Ravi Teja and many others in the film industry as well as in the political parties who have purchased properties in Emmar properties in Hyderabad. Out of 100 people who were served notices, eminent people like Brahmani, veteran actress Manjula, Minister Geeta Reddy, former PCC president D. Srinivas, Bharati Reddy are in the list, who were asked to submit the full details of their transactions with Emmar Properties for possessing the properties. Some Kolkata based companies are also in this list. It is learnt that, Mahesh and Namrata were summoned for 14th of this month. CBI wants clarification on how the Emmar was able to sell the plots at a throw away prices where as they actually costs lakhs and crores in the market.
2011/2/14 3:56:29 Its’ ‘LBW’ (Life Before Wedding) for Jr.NTR who is getting ready for his marriage with Narne Lakshmi Pranathi. He seeks one month leave from film industry for his marriage. Now, that Jr.NTR’s marriage is conformed to 5th of May he has to wrap up all his busy shooting activities at least before 15 days. Soon after his ‘Lagna Patrika’ was wrote down, he told the media that, he will take a month leave from his busy film activities for his marriage. Hence, he has to finish up his ‘Rachcha’ film 15days before to his marriage date that is around April 15th.
2007/3/12 13:03:07 In a recent survey, a majority of Indians have said that they give first priority to their career. Marriage comes only second. Another interesting fact that came to light was that the youth in India want to put off their marriage till their thirties.
With the software boom and mushrooming BPO industries, jobs are aplenty. Even then a majority want to postpone their marriage till they are thirty plus.
Another interesting fact that came out in the survey was that 47 per cent of the respondents said that marriage was the last thing on their minds. 87 per cent of those surveyed said that they would like their wives to work even after marriage.
2007/11/21 17:56:41 Arthi Agarwal marred an NRI, Ujwal Agarwal secretly today. What has surprised observers and industry people is the total secrecy under which the marriage was performed. The marriage is an arranged one and both the families were present. Then why the secrecy?
Not a single person from Tollywood has been invited for the marriage. Even the unit members of 'Gorintaku' – Arthi's latest film in progress, are clueless about the marriage.
Rumours are floating thick and fast. The most plausible among them is that Arthi is now carrying the child of Ujwal. She is four months pregnant. If the marriage were held in public, then everyone would come to know about it. So the parents of Arthi decided to perform the marriage in secret without inviting anyone.
Who was the mystery woman actor Sanjay Dutt was spotted with hand-in-hand at the recent Screen Awards held in Mumbai?
While some say it’s his new wife, others claim that though they have not tied the knot, they have been seeing each other since he broke up with Nadia Durrani.
The new face was identified as Manyata and her real name is supposedly Dilnawaz Shaikh. The Dubai-bred lady in Sanju’s life apparently belongs to a conservative upper class family, working in her family’s textile business.
The actor’s friend, director Dharam Oberoi revealed that Dutt and Manyata knew each other very well and were dating.
Sources say Dutt is very fond of Manyata who he met through common friend, producer Nitin Manmohan.. She apparently stood by him through the trial and the verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
While some say the couple already tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Dutt’s Bandra house and have been living together since November, other sources say marriage is definitely not on the cards right now with Dutt awaiting his sentence and focusing on his daughter Trishala.
Dutt has denied his marriage with Manyata and as all celebs put it, said, “You (media) guys would be the first one to know if that was the case!”
But Dutt is not Manyata’s only ticket to showbiz. The once-divorced lady apparently did an item number in Prakash Jha’s Gangaajal.
Sources say Dutt’s sisters Priya and Namrata were not too keen on his relationship and apparent ‘marriage’ with Manyata but now they have accepted her in the family.
2010/11/27 16:05:21 Jr.NTR has no time for his marriage. He was engaged to Pranathi d/o Narne Srinivasa Rao some six months ago. Everyone expected that he will get married in November this year. But, NTR who is busy with his current movie Shakti shooting couldn’t find time for his marriage. The auspicious days for marriage end in this month and there is no Muhurtams until February next year. Neither Jr.NTR’s family members nor the bride’s parents come out with any certain date for their marriage. So, it is expected that he may get married in coming February, in which his co star Allu Arjun also plans his marriage.
According to inside sources it is learnt that Jr.NTR is not in a hurry for the marriage, but once got married he needs a long interval in his career to enjoy his marital life. That’s why he plans to finish all his present commitments first and then only plans for marriage.
Actor Sanjay Dutt on Wednesday withdraw his marriage declaration, filed with Manyata, before the South Goa Sub Registrar.
The couple filed an application before the Salcete Sub-Registrar saying they do not wish to solemnise their marriage under the Portuguese Civil Code, 1867.
They said the documents they had annexed at the time of marriage should be treated as withdrawn and cancelled from all legal effects.
Sanjay and Manyata now want to register their marriage under special Marriage Act of 1954. The registered marriage of February 7 was dogged by controversies following doubts over how Manyata could obtain a residence certificate in Goa.
South Goa district administration on Monday had issued showcause notice to Manyata seeking clarification as to why her residence certificate, submitted in connection with her court marriage, should not be cancelled.
2007/11/27 7:58:09 Mahesh Babu has fans ranging from children to adults and from teenagers to housewives. Everyone swears by his cute looks and handsome personality and film stars are no exception. The latest to come out in the open and admit her fondness for Prince is none other than Abhinayasri.
The hot sexy item girl has no inhibitions to say that she simply adores Mahesh Babu and if she were ever to get a chance to spend a moment in private with the actor, the first thing she would do is to hug him tightly and plant a big kiss! Hope Namratha Shirodkar is listening.
Jr.NTR’s marriage with Narne Srinivasa Rao’s daughter Lakshmi Pranathi, which is planned for November this year is said to be postponed. Earlier, it was told that Jr.NTR is keen for his marriage and wants it to be performed in Nampalli Exhibition Grounds amid his Fans. But, due to his busy schedule in Tollywood he asked his elders to postpone his marriage to next year.
But, viewing the career graph of NTR one can’t assure that even in the next year also he can allocate dates for his marriage and honeymoon. When, the situation will be same then why did NTR wants to postpone his marriage to next year? There might be a strong reason other than this, which neither NTR or anyone else from his family wants to disclose to people.
Is it his would-be Lakshmi Pranatrhi’s age factor that concerns him to postpone their marriage? Is there any difference aroused between the two families over some issue? Does the Narne family, especially Lakshmi Pranathi start disliking his romance with hot babes in the films? Did any producer for whom NTR has signed a film is putting pressure on him to postpone his marriage, because it will adversely affect his movie shooting and lands him in financial problems? Or did they all really found some advantage in postponing their marriage? Let, the time clears all these doubts.
2011/2/12 11:21:05 Tomorrow is the D day for Jr. NTR, because elders of his family and his would-be Lakshmi Pranathi’s will meet at bride’s house to write down the ‘Lagna Patrika’ (wedding card) for their marriage. The muhurat for this ceremony is set to 8.05 am tomorrow. It is learnt that Jr’s marriage will be performed on 5th of May this year.
Narne Srinivasa Rao, father of the bride has gifted a luxurious bungalow that costs Rs.20 crores in Hyderabad to Jr.NTR after the engagement. Most probably, the new couple may shift to this bungalow after their marriage.