What a month it’s been. Hard cash even harder to come by than true love. And the growing Power of Plastic, pun intended. But in the midst of this demonisation – oopsie, I do mean demonitisation – news that makes my eyes gleam like I’d laid hands on a stash of small currency… Come, let your goss gal Hurricane Hansa spill the coins…
HE’S GOT HER BACK…
My model-like movietown mole was in the VIP enclosure at the Coldplay concert and while hanging out backstage – wasn’t she the lucky one?! – she tells me the loudest cheers for Farhan’s performance were coming from right beside her… Yep, Shraddha Kapoor, probably his biggest fangirl at the moment, cheering on loudly from the wings!
These two are looking pretty thick, I tell you. At one point, SK was even supposedly spotted hoisted up on her co-star’s hunky shoulders to get a better view of the show… Nice view for those watching too, tee hee.
But seriously, the man, in return, is totally smitten. Wants to ensure she gets her due whether as a person, a singer and an actress. Sees himself as a mentor of sorts, aiming to shape her future. Whoa, that’s serious stuff. Pity Mr and Mrs. Kapoor are being so stubborn about allowing the lovebirds to live in. Could it be they are waiting for a ring to be slipped on the finger first…?
…AND HE’S SENT HER BACK!
Speaking of rings, it appears that none will be coming poor Iulia Vantur’s way, is what the latest buzz suggests. The lass, who we’d heard was all geared up to say her ‘kubools’ to the nation’s oldest eligible bachelor, is back in her hometown and looking dejectedly single. Bhai meanwhile is celebrating his unchanged single status with the delicious new distraction called Amy Jackson. Word has it that it was Amy and not ‘Rajini Garu’ – as Sallu so loyally claimed – that was the real reason for him turning up at the 2.0 event. Bhais will be bhais, no!
WILL KAT FINALLY SUCCEED?
‘Friends’ fans, remember how Rachel pointedly proved to Ross that with them, “It’s never off the table”? Well something kinda similar has been cooking between Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor. These exes are generating ‘Ohs!!!’ as they are spotted chatting and meeting up at common friends’ parties. Just happy reconnecting as friends? That’s apparently all that Kat will show to the world… till her rolling-stone loverboy slips an engagement ring on her finger. May RK prove less slippery this umpteenth time around!
I’M INCREASINGLY CONVINCED THAT SALMAN’S FONDNESS FOR THE FIRANGI LASSES HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE LANGUAGE BARRIER AUTOMATICALLY RULES OUT THE NEED FOR LONG CONVERSATIONS THAT WOMEN ARE KNOWN TO ADORE AND MEN LIKE BHAI ABHOR… AND WHEN WORDS ARE RENDERED MEANINGLESS, ONLY AHEM… ACTIONS MATTER!
DID MAMA CHOPRA MEAN RANBIR??
I’m loving this whole new side to Priyanka’s mommy Dr Madhu Chopra. Suddenly she’s being seen and heard and making waves too. Take her latest revelation about how one of her daughter’s co-stars had played a prank on her – but got pranked himself. Seems they were shooting for a film, in the middle of sea and PC had to jump in, followed by the hero who comes to save her. Now the hero decided to have some fun at her expense – when she jumped into the deep, he and the rest of the crew moved away in the boat instead. What he hadn’t reckoned with was that the lass was a strong swimmer and happily ploughed through the waves. She sure didn’t need no saving. In Ma Chopra’s word, “The hero got so pissed!” And obviously things never warmed up between PC and the un-heroic hero, whom we have good reason to believe was ol’ Ranbir Kapoor during the time they shot for ANJAANA ANJAANI – though all PC’s mommy will do is smile and not tell.
THE MASSAGE THAT WASN’T…
So some sources have been hyperventilating over the news that Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhavan took a break while shooting for their BADRINATH KI DULHANIYA in Singapore… And supposedly spent time in the spa of a five-star hotel having themselves a couple massage. Dear horrified souls, a couple massage involves trained massage therapists administering massages to two people at the same time. It has nothing to do with a couple administering massages to each other! Hope this makes the massage… ooops, message – clear.
DID HARSHVARDHAN KAPOOR ACTUALLY DEIGN TO DROP PEARLS OF WISDOM ON THE ART OF PERFORMING, BEFORE AAMIR KHAN OF ALL PEEPS?? SOMEBODY GIVE HIM AN AWARD…FOR BIGGEST MOUTH OF THE YEAR, MAYBE.
Anushka Sharma is the boss lady all the way. They’re saying she insists on vetting every single questionnaire before interviews, probably to run her red pencil through any queries that veer too close to her personal life. They don’t like it at all. The secrecy spills over to all things professional as well. The cast of her upcoming production PHILLAURI have supposedly been sworn to secrecy about all matters concerning the film. They don’t like it either. But the lady means business and it wouldn’t pay to thwart her. C’mon, if we admire such steely resolve in a man, why not applaud it in a woman, eh?
So Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan have finally filed for divorce. Sad but then forced to stick together in name merely because the Khandaan forbids divorce, would have been tragic. Guess this means we’ll be seeing a lot more of the lovely lady and her hunky friend Arjun Kapoor. Sources tell me he is still a regular visitor at her Khar apartment…
…And guess this also means Arbaaz’s brother Sohail and wife Seema no longer have to grin and bear it if they don’t want to.
A little beyond Khar and rumblings emerge from the Bandra home of this power couple. He is supposedly a tad too fond of a young co-star from his upcoming film. The missus is quirky but not boho enough to pretend it doesn’t matter. This is widening the cracks in a marriage that is already showing wear and tear over the past 11 years. Will they keep up the façade while living separate lives? Or is another shocking split on the cards? Call me a dreamer but I’m really hoping they work things out.
I have to stop myself from jumping to conclusions now that Hrithik and Sussanne have supposedly drawn close to each other. It’s strictly platonic, I’m told, and they relate as friends who have a shared history and have come to terms with the not-so-nice chapters. Call me a fool, but yep, that’s a big smile of hope you see plastering my mug!
On that note, with fingers crossed, I’ll say ciao. Catch ya next month, my sweets – or then sooner still, in an ATM queue somewhere J