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Re­cently at an awards func­tion be­fore leav­ing, Ka­reena Kapoor Khan was pos­ing for pic­tures on the red car­pet. And in walked ex beau, the gor­geous Shahid Kapoor. But when he saw the Begum strik­ing poses, he froze. But be­fore the shut­ter­bugs could ask him to pose with Ka­reena, he took a step back and hastily moved away from the red car­pet. Is it be­cause he didn’t want to get clicked with Ka­reena or would one Ms Mira Kapoor throw a fit if he even dared to open the ‘X’ files?

But what­ever it was, it sure put Ka­reena Kapoor Khan in a bad mood. No won­der, she was throw­ing tantrums ga­lore at the me­dia in­ter­ac­tion. One jour­nal­ist ac­tu­ally asked her, ‘ Aap ka mood acha nahi hai kya?’ Pat came a sting­ing re­ply from the Begum her­self… ‘ Abhi chalo 12 baj gaye hai, ghar jaana hai, chalo now, say fast’. And we thought late night events and par­ties were Bebo’s fave. Hmmm!

Talking about tantrums, seems like a sub­tle cat fight is at play be­tween the up­com­ing debu­tantes of Bol­ly­wood. Yes, we’re talking about Jah­nvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan who were at one time best of friends and would be seen to­gether at lunches, din­ners and brunches. But alas, all is not well be­tween the two. Sup­pos­edly, ev­ery­thing was hunky dory un­til their film poster’s first look was re­leased. Since then, these two gor­geous beau­ties haven’t been seen hang­ing out to­gether, well not even at the par­ties... Hmmm looks like the com­pe­ti­tion is on the rise now.

Per­haps it’s be­cause of Big Daddy Karan Jo­har? Per­haps both these pretty gals want to be his fave. But hey, guess what… both aren’t! KJo’s new fave is the very gor­geous Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar. At a re­cent event, Karan was all praises for Manushi and show­ered her with hugs and kisses. Is she go­ing to be a part of the KJo gang? Will she have an en­try as grand as Alia Bhatt on the big screen? Only time will tell…

Celebri­ties usu­ally take an off from work to have some fun on their va­cay mode but Pari­neeti rolls her dice a dif­fer­ent way, While shoot­ing, Pari took off for a day and went trekking with her crew mem­bers. Dressed in a black track­suit and bright pink shoes, the ef­fer­ves­cent ac­tor was su­per en­er­getic. While her team got tired and trudged slowly, Pari was all smiles and was briskly walk­ing at high speed. This gal def­i­nitely is on a high!

Talking about highs, we have to face that Gol­maal Again is in­deed a ma­jor hit and has col­lected umpteen crores. But let’s face it… it was just a silly flick made for the masses. So it’s sur­pris­ing that Ajay makes it sound like he has done an award win­ning dra­matic film. He is quoted in a daily pa­per talking about what ap­peals to him about a film, ‘The story has to touch your heart or in­spire you, you can’t be in­se­cure and say, let’s add a song or an ac­tion se­quence or some com­mer­cial an­gle to it just for the sake of it. If a script touches your heart, it will touch ev­ery­one’s heart pro­vided it is made with that

hon­esty’. He adds fur­ther that the au­di­ence to­day has in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure and that ‘keeps you on your toes’. To un­der­stand these heavy duty ob­ser­va­tions makes me won­der, should I again see Gol­maal Again. In case there was some deep philo­soph­i­cal mes­sage that I did not un­der­stand.

But I must ad­mit, how­ever, that the film has kept Ku­nal Kemmu and Tusshar Kapoor away from the un­em­ploy­ment’s line. So they have some­thing else to talk about be­sides flaunt­ing their chil­dren’s pic­tures or cel­e­brat­ing their birthday par­ties. Thank you Ro­hit Shetty!

That brings me to the new film that Shah Rukh Khan and Anand Rai are mak­ing which is un­ti­tled. Strangely enough, ev­ery­one keeps re­fer­ring to Shah Rukh Khan’s char­ac­ter as a ‘dwarf’. May be some­body should ex­plain to them that ‘dwarf’ is a deroga­tory term. It’s like call­ing a Black Amer­i­can ‘nig­ger’ or a Ma­ha­rash­trian ‘ ghati’. I thought these ed­u­cated gentle­men would know that the cor­rect word is ‘lit­tle men’. Tut Tut!

There’s an­other shock­ing news that’s mak­ing peo­ple go, ‘Oh No!’ The buzz is that Anil Kapoor who did such a won­der­ful job in Shankar’s

so­cial drama hit Nayak: The Real

Hero will not fea­ture in the se­quel ac­cord­ing to the mak­ers. They want a fresh star in the se­quel and in­ci­den­tally, the film too will also have a new di­rec­tor. The film has been in the pre-pro­duc­tion for a long time but one won­ders if Anil Kapoor’s jhakaas per­for­mance can be bet­tered in the se­quel by any­body else? Let’s hope so… for the maker’s sake who have brought the rights to the movie at a sky high price.

She’s got her heart in the right place. Yes, it’s the gor­geous Daisy Shah who very cutely adopted a li’l pup at the Adopathon 2017 or­gan­ised by the World For All An­i­mal Care & Adop­tions (WFA). Sup­pos­edly, one look at the puppy eyes of the li’l fel­low and Daisy in­stantly fell in love. She says, “The minute I held him, he started lick­ing my face and bit­ing my fin­gers... I just couldn’t re­sist adopt­ing him.” Daisy has named him Kiki so the Kiki and Daisy love af­fair con­tin­ues….

Raj Kum­mar Rao is a busy bee and how! Af­ter the suc­cess of his two films New­ton and Bareilly Ki Barfi, he now has no dates to give to any of his forth­com­ing projects as he is busy with his Balaji ALT web se­ries Bose: Dead/Alive and Fan­ney Khan. Be­sides, he had an ac­ci­dent on the sets and his leg was frac­tured and the shoot of Fan­ney Khan had to be post­poned. Take care Raj Kum­mar! Suc­cess is very fickle. Some days, you’re ris­ing high, on oth­ers, you plum­met to the ground. OOOOO

Two very tal­ented singer mu­si­cian brothers Ar­maan Ma­lik and Amaal Ma­lik are sup­pos­edly not see­ing eye-to­eye and their par­ents can’t do any­thing about it. Ap­par­ently, the sib­ling ri­valry is much deeper, though they put on a façade of be­ing lov­ing brothers but the in­side story is that they have any­thing but brotherly feel­ings for each other. It’s time the Ma­lik’s sort out their fam­ily prob­lems be­fore they hit a false note in their mu­si­cal ca­reer!

Can you imag­ine a film of JP Dutta with­out Ab­hishek Bachchan? But, sup­pos­edly, Ab­hishek has walked out of his men­tor JP Dutta’s forth­com­ing war saga Pal­tan. Sup­pos­edly, he had even been signed up and ev­ery­thing was hunky

But the buzz do­ing the ‘rounds is that the di­va­li­cious Aish­warya Rai Bachchan is the one who is ad­vis­ing Ju­nior Bachchan on his ca­reer these days. Sup­pos­edly, she is ap­par­ently not happy with the way her hubby Ab­hishek Bachchan’s ca­reer is pro­gress­ing and has asked him to change his PR Team which has been with him for a long time. But this time round Ash is hell-bent on tak­ing mat­ters in her hands and mak­ing things right for Abhi. Patni Ho To Aisi! What say!

Vicky Kaushal, the new star on the hori­zon, is a busy ac­tor and his date di­ary is full. Fine! But does that mean he can’t even sit through a script read­ing ses­sion by his men­tor Anurag Kashyap? Poor Anurag was seen twid­dling his thumb on the sets of Vicky’s film, wait­ing for the star. Is this the case of a star be­com­ing too big for his boots even be­fore he has tasted suc­cess? Talking about be­ing on a high horse, Queen Kan­gana Ra­naut is be­ing dif­fi­cult at the shoot of her own am­bi­tious biopic Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. Sup­pos­edly, she’s con­stantly throw­ing tantrums and is giv­ing her di­rec­tor Kr­ish a tough time as she is seen di­rect­ing the film her­self. So the at­mos­phere on the sets is any­thing but homely. Pull up your socks, Kangs and get work­ing! Or else you will be a Rani of yore! Talking about an­other per­fec­tion­ist, Aamir Khan who was slated to star in the biopic of In­dia’s famed astronaut Rakesh Sharma has ap­par­ently opted out of the film. The rea­sons cited are ap­par­ently date prob­lems but ac­cord­ing to re­li­able sources, the pre-pro­duc­tion took a lot of time and Aamir lost all in­ter­est in it. And af­ter the suc­cess of Dan­gal and Se­cret Su­per­star, he has moved on to fresher pas­tures. …Guess Aamir re­fuses to touch the skies just yet! Talking about Se­cret Su­per­star, sup­pos­edly Aamir’s pro­tégé Zaira Waseem is mak­ing head­lines again. Not only has she got her al­leged mo­lester ar­rested. Some man had sup­pos­edly mo­lested her on a flight and she had taken to twit­ter to com­plain about her or­deal. Any­way, kanoon ka lamba haath got the man be­hind bars. But strangely enough the teenage ac­tor is in the docks too. The Twit­terati ap­par­ently dragged Zaira’s mom’s pro-Pak­istan posts out and so this young ac­tor is now be­ing trolled like crazy. Of course, the ra­zor sharp tongued Zaira is fight­ing back… Well, looks like the real Dan­gal has just be­gan…

Talking about Dan­gal, there has been much ado about Nawazud­din Sid­diqui’s Mem­oir. Though he has with­drawn his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy be­cause he had re­ceived a lot of flak of be­ing ac­cused of “ex­ploit­ing and dis­re­spect­ing” women to sell his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy be­sides be­ing slapped by a le­gal no­tice. He has now put the blame on his ‘in­ner Manto’. Nawaz, who is play­ing the role of Sa­dat Hasan Manto in Nan­dita Das’s film, says, “Yeh sach maine nahin, mere an­dar ke Manto ne bul­waya tha. Mu­jhe Manto mein jo sabse achhi baat lagi, woh yeh thi ki un­hone apni life mein jo sach dekha, wohi likha.”

Three sea­sons ago when Ro­hit Shetty was a guest on Kof­fee With Karan, he hinted that he was go­ing to team up with Karan for a film. Well, wait no more! He has teamed up with KJo for the first time for a film ti­tled Simmba star­ring Ran­veer Singh. While the first poster is out, it’s ev­i­dent that we have a new badass cop in B’town, and he is Ran­veer who plays San­gram Bhalerao. And though the poster looks su­per slick, the film will only re­lease one year later. Howz that for a new gim­mick?

Talking about gim­micks, Ar­jun Kapoor was in the news. Sup­pos­edly, a drunk fan had man­han­dled him and cre­ated quite a ruckus so much so that the cops had to be called. It made head­lines in a front­liner news­pa­per. But when we asked Ar­jun about it, he dis­missed it all off as ‘false news’! Su­per strange this!

dory be­fore Ab­hishek made this sur­pris­ing move. Won­der what went wrong… But what­ever it is, hope the duo can solve it over a drink or two!

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