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How to break a home
Salaam baja laati hoon my akhrots. Wonder what baja means.. but I do love the sound of it. Vajiran bua has taught me how to say it right, in perfect Urdu diction and lehza.
Meanwhile, rumours have reached me that Madhu my Mottu Maid doesn’t like bua grabbing so much attention from me.. silly Mots. I adore everyone born on this planet.
Except for the Liar No. 1 of show biz. And that’s Madame Dia Mirza who makes up horribly childish stories when she should be learning the ABC of acting.. if anyone still wants her that is.
The news about this Dia is that she’s the one who’s responsible for breaking up the home of Arshad Warsi-Maria Goretti and their two adorable kids.
Arshad was shooting for his home production in London for weeks with this Dia.. and that’s when Maria heard rumours about her husband and Mirza Aunty. Inevitably and with dignity, Maria walked out on Arshad. And whenever he’s in town, she ensures that her friends are around with her.
Oh dear, when actresses find their careers fading, like Aunty Dia obviously does, this is what happens. Grow up aunty.. and smell the coffee. Or are the nostrils clogged?
Who’s calling the shots?
Oi, Vaziran is now telling me that the Shahid Kapoor-Rani Mukherji face-off continues on the Chandigarh location of the Yash Raj movie they’re shooting there. Minus canteen omelettes. RELIEF!
It’s being whispered that director Anurag Singh has been bypassed by Raniji who’s calling the shots herself. Naturally sweet, professional Shahid doesn’t like this one bit. Neither does he like the fact that he has to wait endlessly for her to show up on location.
So, he leaves his room only after Raniji has reached the location.. and also gives her a taste of her own medicine, by yakking away on his cell phone before a shot is finally taken. Oi, wonder how this movie will turn out? Or will it go the Taare Zameen Par way with the director quitting.. and err, Rani taking over. Tsk tsk.
The plane truth
And I was at the airport when I saw Soha Ali Khan who had missed her flight to South Africa. I told her not to worry. I was about to fly to Cape Town — just love an evening out, watching the ostriches and zebras, you know.
Yeah, so I gave Soha a lift on my private plane. And was dozing when Mottu piped up as usual to ask Soha impertinently, “You can’t possibly be dating Kunal Khemu, could you?”
To that Soha smiled sweetly and responded, “No way. I’d rather jump off this plane.” I like this girl, like me she has club class.
Those oodles of noodles
I’m sure she has just discovered the fact that there are noodles, dim sums and yum yums in Chinese cuisine. Because she’s attacking Chini khaana as if the doctor had banned biryanis and idlis for her.
Whenever Sanjay Dutt isn’t in town, Manyata zooms off for Chinese.. and was seen in the company of her Man Friday-Saturday-Sunday Dharam Uberoi and family at the Pan Asia restaurant at the ITC Grand Maratha.
Bhabhi Manyata devoured the dim sums while Dharam Uberoi ensured that no one bothered her for autographs. Is he okay or what? I just can’t help geeeegling.
VIPs don’t lie
Odd sight of the week: Manisha Koirala asking for a VIP corner at the China House and being seated er.. near the restroom. Manya, a girl and two boys were protected from the thousands of fans (where, where?) by ribbons, barbed wire fences and partition screens.
Then after a hearty dinner, apni Manya suddenly leapt up from the VIP corner and danced, danced, danced from 2 a m to 4 a m. Help, did she think the restaurant was a gym? But then such is life dearies.