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Friday 17 June 2011

Dick Bruna
Inspired by Crafty Chica's recent blog post on random photos I woke up this morning (I'm having a day off so it's ok to indulge) and decide to post all the photos I have of me and famous people. Not that I've met many but if I was on Facebook I would post them there and since I'm not, they are just hidden away on my computer....but no more!! I shall be adding any future ones to this post so I can have a gallery condensed in one place. 
Sadly there are no dates (I forgot to do that) and they are in no order of importance apart from image number 1....Dick Bruna, the man who invented Miffy. He is a genius and for me, the most exciting famous person ever. When I heard he was in Londinium I literally had to chase him around town to all the various bookshops he was at until I could finally get in the queue to meet him. What a legend!
Abhishek Bachchan
 Abhishek Bachchan was the first Bollywood star I interviewed and what struck me was that when he entered the room he commanded instant attention. He was like a hologram, and probably the most well dressed person I've ever seen - totally pristine suit, expensive watch, all round A'List vibe around him.
John Abraham
Where to begin? Bollywood hunk John Abraham is the best looking man on the planet, when I heard he was filming in Brick Lane one Sunday morning I dropped everything and hung outside his trailer until the lovely crew knocked on his door and asked him to come out and meet me!!!! I'm not ashamed, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Hrithik Roshan
I interviewed Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan about his waxwork that had just been unveiled at Madam Tussauds and he looked like a waxwork himself. He was the perfect interviewee, a total talker but very interested and switched on.
Raj & Pablo are my favourite DJs, without them my life wouldn't be the same, their weekend show on BBC Asian Network is a must listen and their monthly Bollywood clubnight is one of the most fun nights out in town. That's my good friend Bosun with us.
Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore
 Soha is Sharmila's daughter who is a Bollywood super sensation. Someone as A'List as this is hard to talk to as there really is nothing to say but her daughter, also a Bollywood actress was sooooooo approachable, I wish she was one of my friends.
Sarfraz Manzoor
I met Sarfraz when I recently filmed a snippet for BBC Newsnight - he's a journalist but I only got myself photographed with him because my sister is a big fan!
Tasmin Lucia Khan
And another journalist, this time a TV newsreader - she's currently on ITV's Daybreak. I interviewed her about what it was like to care for someone who has cancer and I was very impressed. She spent all morning at a photoshoot then went to work (she was presenting BBc 60 Seconds then) until midnight whilst she was fasting for Ramadan. 
This is a random desi rnb? hiphop? dance music star? I interviewed him in Birmingham at an Asian music awards event. I can't remember his name but I'm sure he had a Canadian accent and his music had a Sean Paul/Jamaican vibe?? Anyone recognise him?
When I heard Barbie was at my local toy store I had to get down their with my niece who was only a few months old (she's 6 years old this month!) Note her hat, it's a pink wollley one with curly blonde hair attached, this is what they sell in Bangladesh to make kids look pretty!
This Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter said to me last week when I took this at Hampstead Theatre 'you do know I'm actually not Rastamouse, I'm Reggie Yates?'......who is he fooling.....he IS Rastamouse whether he admits it or not (he voices the character, that's enough for me).

So there you have it, some photos of me and famous people. I know, I haven't met many but I'm proud of these pics anyway! More to follow maybe if I ever meet any more!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you've met a good deal of famous people, never realised you had a segment on newsnight, I'd have tuned in. Ohh my, that picture brings back memories,I look so different..lol