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Gossip corner: Yeh kaisa dostana?

Looks as if Akki isn’t on ‘friendly’ terms with his once-upon-a-time good friend anymore. Read on.

entertainment Updated: Jan 12, 2009 14:13 IST your daily dose of gossips with Honey. She writes on the glamour world and the spicy scandals of Bollywood celebs

Yeh kaisa dostana?

How dee doo hoo my lemon tarts? On a rather cool day like this, I’d like to take off on a looooong drive.. just to shoot some breeze without worrying about those mundane matters. But what to do? A girl’s got to work for her daily caviar and some more.

Right now, moi is being bombarded with incessant phone calls by just every tweety bird in town about how and why Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra might never share a movie frame again. So? Looks as if Akki isn’t on ‘friendly’ terms with his once-upon-a-time good friend anymore. I’m not surprised? Are you? Well, well, Akki is at the receiving end of unfriendly vibes.. Shilpa Shetty ignored him at an event a few weeks ago. Tsk.

And now PC madam ignored him royally in Hong Kong, where the two performed for an event. Although initially, Piggy Chops did greet him cordially. My imaandaar jasoos swears that she’s a far better actress off screen than he can ever be, on or off the screen.

So although Akki and Pranks.. as her beau Harman Baweja calls her.. breathed the same air, barely some words were exchanged apart from the ‘Oh.. hi.. hello..’ which sounded like neither was prepared for the sudden encounter. So her beau Harman need not worry. Ditto Twinkle Khanna. Phew!

Deal chahta hai
Okay, looks like Salman Khan is perturbed by the tight monetary situation in showbiz town. The latest is that he has told producers and the director of Veer that he will reason with the distributors and ensure a mutually beneficial deal for the ambitious period movie.

Kyun? Kyunki not many buyers are sharing Sallu’s bravado enough to acquire the project for the high price the producers are demanding. Can’t blame them guys, since Sallu boy has written the period saga, with some ‘inspiration’ sprinkled from Hollywood’s The Gladiator, and downscaling its budget hasn’t really helped much.

Bechara Sallu! He’s not having it easy because his last hit Partner happened two monsoons ago.. and the distributors aren’t all that hot on him now.. blame it on God Tussi Great Ho and Yuvvraaj. But how can we blame them when Sallu creates his own problems by not wrapping up his movies on time? Ask Boney Kapoor.. he’s almost on the verge of renaming his remake of Pokiri as Wanted — Dates and More Dates. Oof.

Love in sync
What a day really! Now a birdy boo from Bandra wants me to lend an ear to something about Adhyayan Suman’s pyaar, ishq and mohabbat for Kangana Ranaut. Seems Adhyayan wants to make a memory of every thing, big and small, anything remotely connected with Kangana.

I’m told he has set O jaana and Soniyo, the songs from Raaz, as his caller tunes for premika Kangy’s calls. Reason: he fell in love with her while shooting for O jaana.. and Soniyo is how he addresses her with an extra dose of affection.

Birdy was also about to tell me how Kangy calls Adhyayan.. but I simply shooed her away. Does it look like I care?

Silence please
Aah, just what I needed.. a cup of piping hot tea with a dash of ginger. Madhu my Mottu Maid has brought it to my table.. which means she will insist on filling my ears with some info.. which she thinks is great.

Now she’s telling me about spotting Aunty Shabana Azmi the other afternoon.

Mots claims she had gone to gorge at Rajdhani at Inorbit Mall with her hunky boyfriend, when suddenly, everyone around went into the sssshhhh mode. Reason: Aunty Azmi, sauntered in with Daadi Sulbha Arya and a few of their sahelis.

According to Mottu, Aunty Azmi was just being her stern self there as well.. calling the shots and every now and then, glaring around to ensure that no one made any noise. Oof.. really now! Khamosh Mottu.

Mareez kaun hai?
Mottu doesn’t want to listen to me. She wants to blabber more.. now she wants to tell me about Lilavati hospital.. where model Gauhar Khan, dropped in, with a few friends. No problem with that, but Gauhar and her gal pals looked all dressed up in their six-inch stilettos to go for a party. Thankfully, by then, Saif Ali Khan had taken off on his holiday to France with Bebo.

Mots adds that she also bumped into Aamir Khan’s bhanja, Imran Khan, on her way out. And she wanted to ask him whom was he visiting, but he had vamoosed. She waited quite a while for Imran to return, but got tired and left when she saw Ronit and Neelam Roy. Must send her back to the hospital to investigate what Imran was doing there. At least, then I can be assured that I won’t see her until tomorrow. After all, such is life dearies.