Ice ice babies
Howdee doo ho my apricot pies? Vyjjy, My beau with silvery beard, wanted to fly me to Vienna this weekend.. but I’d rather be home in my penthouse with Pumpkins my Poodley Voodley, Rapchik Rajni and Madhu my Mottu Maid for company. Meanwhile, here’s a platter of nuggets from tinsel town for you.
While most newcomers are quick to adopt the starry ways of their seniors, they’re a little slow on camaraderie. Why else did Deepika Padukone and Asin not exchange even so much as a hi at a beauty contest they were judging on Sunday evening? What’s more they didn’t even smile at each other.
But chalo, call it sheer coincidence or whatever you must, they still had one thing in common.. neither had much to say or even ask the contestants.
I’m told it was only when the organisers insisted that Deepi and Asin come up with one question each.. and that too during the swimsuit round.
Now now.. given the kind of social and charitable work Deepi and Asin are associated with, apart from movies and endorsements, one would have thought they would be more chatty.
Or was it just that they were within handshaking distance of each other that they maintained an icy silence. Brr!
Oi oi.. now I’ve just got an e-mail from Saif Ali Khan, expressing unhappiness with an item I carried in this column about his production, Love Aaj Kal.
He clarifies: “It was reported that Love Aaj Kal has gone over budget and has burnt a hole in the financier’s pocket. This is grossly untrue and in fact the film has been completed way before time and way under budget. You can check with the financier Eros International on that. Also the patchwork of the song that is being completed in Bombay was always supposed to happen.”
Further on, Khan’s mail says: “We understand it’s a gossip column and usually it is believed that there is no smoke without a fire in gossip. But in this case there is smoke (trying to be generated to fill pages) coming out without a flicker, forget a fire. We hope you understand our point and will kindly look into this matter. We do not have a problem with things being written as long as they are verified or cross checked with reliable sources.
Specially since it concerns reputations and financial stakes.”
Point noted. But my khabru still stands by his story. Tsk tsk.
If there ever was a poll on the host with the most in glamour gaon, trust me If there ever was a poll on the best host and dost in glamour nagariya, trust me dahlings, Karan Johar would beat the competition hands down. A khabru from Dharma Productions tells me that the filmmaker had a get-together for the cast and crew of his film, Jehaad (tentative titled), at his Khar home on Monday night.
Of course, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were there.. the party would have been adhura without the sexy couple. It was a great bash with the best khaana-peena, music and dance and khoob sari baatein.
Before this, KJo played host to Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan and engineered a patch-up at his
pad on Sunday night.. that bash ended only at 6 a m on Monday morning. Man, being a host can be so tiring! If I lose out on my beauty sleep even one night, I’d worry about dark circles etc etc. But KJo only worries about his dosts.
Wah bhai wah!
Okay, Rapchik Rajni tells me that hungama about Hrithik Roshan and biwi Sussanne breaking up is nothing more than someone’s wild fantasy.
Yes, Sussanne has shifted bag, baggage and bachas to daddy Sanjay Khan’s house. But that is because renovation work and pest control was going on at her own ghar. She returned Tuesday evening.
Mottu is astounded that everyone else is taking credit for the “breaking news” about Duggu boy’s newfound dosti with
Barbara Mori, his Kites co-star. And how these close encounters have not gone down well with his begum Sussanne.
Mottu is mega upset that some have chosen to overlook the fact that I was the first to tell you about Hrithik’s frequent visits to Oakwood Premiere where the Mori family was put up when they accompanied Barbara to Mumbai for the shoot of Kites.
Khair, I’m not going to brag about myself. I’m just happy that Sussanne is back home and has proven the split story wrong.
Now, Mottu wants to pakao me with some lekhak-nirdeshak Abbas Tyrewala’s self-imposed house arrest. Seems the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naadirector has locked himself up in his home and is just too engrossed with the scripting of his next, 1-800 Love,
featuring his biwi Pakhi opposite John Abraham.
According to Mots, producer Madhu Mantena has been asking Abbas to meet up regarding pre-production work.. but no avail. And you know what? The director is too preoccupied with writing to even meet his direction team.. so that they can get cracking and organise things before shooting begins. So they’re just hanging around waiting for the captain to come out of his self-imposed exile.
Ooof! Makes me want to exile Mottu for the next few days at least. But then, such is life dearies.