SEASON OF LURVE!
Malaika is supposedly returning to husband Arbaaz’s all-forgiving arms to give their marriage another shot. Anushka and Virat are all loved up again, but determined to keep it away from the public eye. Even Konkona and Ranvir, who had announced their separation last September, are evidently going in for marriage counselling to try and salvage their marriage. Working together in DEATH IN THE GUNJ just might have triggered the pangs of reconciliation. And last but not least, could the slightest thaw in the icy Ranbir–Katrina stratosphere have set in at Karan Johar’s birthday do in London?? Go on guys, make my day.
SEASON OF LUST?
Whoever knew angelic Shraddha was a real baaghi – as in rebel – in disguise?!! Decorum and caution had been happily thrown to the winds as she and her ROCK ON 2 co-star Farhan Akhtar supposedly got all touchy feely at the BAAGHI success bash of all places. If their suggestive dancing had onlookers goggling, jaws hit the floor when they also exited the party together in his car, with hers following. This new side of Shraddha’s, I sure like! Aditya Roy Kapoor, sorry honey, you’ve apparently gone and lost this one for sure.
It was that pristine white kurta that did it. Nothing spells impending marriage better than Iulia Vantur’s style transition from bustier-sporting hottie to fully-clad Sati Savitri, as she caringly supported Salma Khan as the family returned from a holiday. But even as congratulatory gifts poured into Galaxy, our bridegroom-to-be continues to act pricey… “No marriage is happening. At least, it’s not in my head so far…If I want to talk to my fans about my marriage, I have got my own platform to do that. I have Twitter and Facebook…Whenever it has to happen, the news will come directly from me.” Okay, but that means there will be marital news, right?! Bhaijaan is not telling. In fact, he gets even sterner blaming the media for splashing news about his wedding and “when it (marriage) doesn’t happen, it’s only the girl who suffers. Aise bolke aapne uski izzat ki dhajjiyan hi udaa di (you have stripped her of all her respect).” OMG, now we’re talking ‘izzat’! The nikaah should be just around the corner J
Sweet to see pretty little Navya Naveli Nanda being cossetted by her dad – the near invisible Nikhil Nanda – and her gorgeous mom, Shweta Bachchan Nanda. Yes, the couple who supposedly aren’t too hot on each other – which long-married couples are, anyway??!! – were with their daughter in the US at her graduation ceremony. This however, needn’t signal that all’s ticketty boo for the Nandas. In fact, I hear the only reason why Shweta and her purported love interest in B-town cannot make it official is coz Paa is preaching patience and time before they take their relationship to the next level. Much as I’m a big supporter of love and all that jazz, it’s hard to fault Paa’s advice, no, Kangana Ranaut?
FOOT IN MOUTH?
An eating disorder is not all Richa Chadda struggled with… the gal still has trouble with keeping her mouth shut, so to speak. Hours after she went to town talking passionately about how some of her “best scenes had to go,” director Omung Kumar piped up to confirm that SARBJIT was a bound script and the scenes he had narrated to Richa were exactly the same as what appeared onscreen finally. Gal, better to just let that bikini bod being flaunted all around do the talking for now, tee hee.
Check out the way Ash is holding on to hubby Aby’s hand. It’s what I call a vice-like grip. And it came at an award’s do, a couple of days after that infamous li’l embarrassment at the SARBJIT premiere, where Abhi had walked off in the middle of photogs clicking him and his beauteous wife. Clearly, Ash wasn’t taking any chances this time!
Girlies like Jacqueline Fernandez and Swara Bhaskar gush over their BFF, Sonam Kapoor. But the lissom lass is not beyond unsheathing her talons… Did you hear the way she reacted to the whole Purple Lips commotion? “I think it was great to do it on a 15th year, it’s cool. She was trending everywhere,” was Sonam smooth and snarky summation. In one casual sentence she not only drives home the fact of Ash’s veteran status, but also makes her choice of lippie look desperately needy. Sure she did mention that Ash carried it off with “aplomb” but adding, “I have done purple lipstick in the past, I have even done black for a shoot… People haven’t spoken about me!”…cleverly underlines the point she was making: she could carry off the trend that had Ash stumbling. No, the bridges are far from being mended between B-town’s fanciest chicas at Cannes, ever since Ash had supposedly vetoed Sonam’s plan to walk the red carpet at Cannes years ago!
BRATTY AND HOW!
Shahid Kapoor, the leading man and Tommy Singh, the loud, difficult, drug-tripping rockstar, both kinda fused all through the filming of the dark and disturbing UDTA PUNJAB. Sure, it’s great to have an actor get so close under the skin of his character but peeps from the set tell me that it made their lives on set rather a nightmare. From being bratty and difficult to driving his stylist nuts in his quest for a particular pair of shoes, our boy Shasha was evidently a tad too much in character. And that fabulous chemistry – yep on and off screen – with Alia Bhatt only had tongues wagging faster… If this is what comes from the teetotaller star downing extra cups of coffee for a caffeine rush, I shudder to think what our hero would be like on anything stronger!!
They’re saying Randeep Hooda didn’t attend Cannes coz his onscreen sister, Aishwarya supposedly didn’t want to share the attention. Ludicrous! I’d much rather go with Randeep’s own explanation for his skipping the fest… “There was no incentive for me to go (to Cannes). It was not that we were invited by the festival folk or that we were in the competition section. I just did not feel like going.” Whoa, an uncomfortable truth that will win him zero brownie points with Ash and Co!
While on Hooda, his mom was so disappointed to see his drastic weight loss during prep for SARBJIT. In fact her actual words went something like, “Doosre hero ko dekh, body bana rahe hai aur tu yeh kya dieting kar raha hain?!” But sonny couldn’t be swerved from his mission starvation and it had a highly annoyed Mommy Hooda telling him to ‘die of dieting’ before she left in a huff. Straight-speak is clearly genetic!
And on that lovely note, allow me to go follow the scent of more scandal brewing somewhere, some place… Catch ya next month, same time, same place!