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Dia changes her surname from Mirza to Handrich

entertainment Updated: Jan 30, 2009 20:10 IST

Hide and seek
Morning my strawberry tarts! The sun is shining.. life is beautiful.. I’d like to laze in my boudoir a while longer. But kya karoon, a gal has to work for her daily caviar.

Okay, so you know what?

Hiding behind caps and scarves is passé. There’s a new way to go incognito now. Just change your mode of transport.

Seems when apni Bipasha Basu doesn’t want to attract unwanted attention, she forsakes her precious Porsche for a Skoda Octavia.

One of my tweety birds saw her stepping out of the not-so-grand car to dash into Abhishek Apartments in Juhu.

Nah dahlings, her boyfriend John Abraham hasn’t bought a new home there. Momma Basu stays there.

But if tweety saw her, so did many others. Ahem! Don’t ask me what mode of transport will she use to meet Momma Basu the next time. A cruising bike or what?

Dad’s the way
The whole world and its distant cousins in outer space are making changes in their names. So why not Dia Mirza? Dunno if it will help her but well, what’s to stop her from trying?

Now on Dia will stop using Mirza. She wants to be called Dia Handrich. And before you ask the connection, let me tell you that she has adopted her late father’s surname. Frank Handrich was, in fact, an interior designer who was based in Munich.

Back to Dia Handrich, since that’s the name she will be using in the credits of her movies.

But the big question is.. does she have any movies, except for Tezaab Karkhana?

So special
Here is Madhu my Mottu Maid. She claims that even though Hrithik Roshan is only making a special appearance in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance, he has considerable footage.

According to Mots, Zoya was to make her debut with Kismat Talkies, featuring Dugu boy.. but the project didn’t materialise even after investing considerable time on getting it rolling.

Since Hrithik didn’t want to spoil his relations with Farhan Akhtar and company, he allotted more dates for Luck by Chance.. but requested Zoya to credit it as a ‘special appearance’.

Really now!

Taking it easy
Now a kauwa has just dropped by to kaw kaw that Ajay Devgan who is shooting at ND Studio in Karjat for Vipul bhai Shah’s London ke Sapnay is tired of the long drive to and from his Juhu bungalow, day after day.

So he’s chosen to stay at his farmhouse which is just a few minutes drive away.. to avoid the daily commute. Wah wah.. how wise is that?

Wiser than chartering helicopters to and fro like apna Akbar during his epic costume drama na! But then, we’re going through a recession and even Jahapanaa would have to compromise.

Meanwhile, Kajol, who’s back with Nysa bitiya after wrapping up the shoot of My Name is Khan in the US, is planning to join hubby for the weekend.. before AJ wraps up the schedule and the Devgans drive back home, saath saath. Kewl.

Drive on
Like always, give her a finger and she’ll grab the arm. Now Mots wants to tell me that she spotted Karisma Kapur with hubby Sanjay and daughter Samaira outside Bandra’s Otter’s Club the other evening.

She was cruising along Carter Road when she saw the Kapurs stepping out of the club.. they appeared to be still waiting for their car for quite some time when she returned 15 minutes later.

Mots even asked her hunk to offer them a lift.. but just then the Kapurs’ car arrived.

Thank god for small mercies. I shudder to think of the embarrassments Mots would have caused. But then, such is life dearies.