High on gadgets
Bollywood stars have their fetish for gizmos too. Nilufer Qureshi checks out the gadget-friendly guys in showbiz.
A gizmo freak. He knows the working of a mobile phone even without going through its instructions manuals. He sends e-mails from his phone. He spends hours on his laptop surfing or chatting.
He makes his own family movies with his digital camera. He loves downloading TV serials and music from the net. He records music for his friends' iPods. Addicted to video games and play stations.
If he had not been an actor, he would have been an electronics engineer. He repairs everything at home right from the light switch to his TV and music systems.
He subscribes to techie-international magazines. Since he's computer and internet savvy, he doesn't have to watch TV for the newsbreaks. During long-haul trips he watches movies on his laptop.
"I'm not a boy-with-toys kind of a guy," he states but he has a thing about cell phones. He changes the handset frequently. A big votary of Blackberry.
Net-savvy, he also keeps himself updated about high-definition technology, both in the realms of DVD watching and in filmmaking.
"I'm a gizmo man," he states and is know to edit little movies on his laptop. Also a proficient photographer, he stores the images he likes - particularly of his family and those shot on the sets - on the laptop.
At home his computer is always connected to the net. His music system is another weakness. He's constantly burning CDs for friends. And his Porsche car is equipped with gadgets galore.
Shah Rukh Khan
If he is not buying toys for his children then he's buying gizmos for himself. He's net savvy. Can have video conference conversations with his kids. He has all the video games and is perhaps the only actor to have a retro juke-box with super-sound in his home. He owns a communicator and is amongst the few actors who is very sms friendly.
His laptop is his best friend. He reads the newspapers on the net and replies to e-mails at lighting speed. He has his own blog and is very tech savvy. His cell phone is used to reply to messages and mails and yes sometimes, he clicks pictures too. He plays video games because "it's therapeutic for the soul."
He's an internet buff and was one of the first to go comp-savvy. He has his own webcam and blog... loves to chat with friends and fans. Foes not allowed.