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Bond gals bond

Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Shilpa Shetty bonded big time at the IIFA FICCI Frames event.

entertainment Updated: Feb 19, 2009 14:56 IST
Hindustan Times

Bond gals bond
Hi my cinnamon-infused éclairs. How goes it on your side of the fence? I’m doing okay types, can’t actually reveal to you all the deadly secrets I have in my hat — got to be nice-nice, no? Because that is so moi.

So listen.. for starters, Rapchik Rajni wants to tell me about the great bonding shonding our actresses display when they meet aamne saamne. It’s another thing that they wouldn’t want to hear anything remotely similar to what they say about their rivals.. behind their backs, of course.

Like now she’s super excited about how Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and even Shilpa Shetty.. minus beau Raj Kundra.. hung around together at the IIFA FICCI Frames event at Renaissance Hotel on Wednesday.

Although they came in separately, they greeted like long lost sisters when they learnt that they were to sit together. So all rivalry they nurse for one another, except for La Shetty of course, was thrown out of the window and the four actresses got talking and laughing.

Really, even I’m surprised that Bebo, Preity, Priyanka and Shilpoo discovered within moments that they have sooooo much in common.. ki baatein khatam hi nahin hoti.

Wonder who were they bitching and gossiping about so much. Or shouldn’t I ask?

Rajni is wondering whether they are better actresses off screen than in front of the camera. Really now.

Convince kiya jaaye
Okay, we know that the directors Kajol instantly gets along with are few and far in between. But now a jasoos from Juhu claims to add one more to the long list of whom Kadso has differences of opinion with.

Seems the fiery actress didn’t always get along with director Kirit Khurana during the filming of Toonpur ka Super Hero.

Apparently, Kajol would have an alag interpretation to Khurana’s explanation of the shot.

So Kadso and Khurana would first discuss their viewpoints and only after they had arrived at a mutual agreement, would they shoot the scene.

Anyway, now that the shooting is wrapped up, but for one song, the only thing I can say about this is all’s well that ends well.Yawn da yawn!

Basic instinct
That he’s always itching to take off his shirt, t-shirt, vest.. is common knowledge. But now it looks like Salman Khan is heading below the belt. That’s what a mynah from Mahalaxmi discovered when she dropped in at Famous Studio, where Sallu was shooting his special appearance for the television show Dance India Dance.

It so happened that Sallu was obliging requests from the audience to shake his leg a bit.. when someone suggested he take his shirt off and do his number.

Bas, aur kya? Sallu said that he didn’t want to show his lean body, which he had worked very hard for.. courtesy his
forthcoming movie. And if anyone wanted to see it, they would have to pay for the ticket and see the film.

And then, as an afterthought, he quipped that he’d rather undo his pants for a change instead.. since he had spontaneously un-shirted himself on many occasions before. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeww! How cheap is that, no?

Family at work
Madhu my Mottu Maid has just sauntered in with my litchi cremosa, looking very pleased with herself. Knowing her penchant for useless info about chhutputt types, I didn’t bother asking her anything.

Certainly not the kind to stay silent for more than five seconds, Mots proudly announces that she has a tiddy-bitty about the Deols today. Aur baat yeh hai ki Sunny paaji will be seen in a cameo in their production Cheers, being helmed by Sangeeth Sivan.

The Vijeyta production toplines Dharmendraji, Bobby and Soha Ali Khan.. and chachera bhai Abhay in a special appearance. So with Sunny paaji’s inclusion, this is the first time all the Deol actors will be seen in a movie.

Mots also adds that riding on the acclaim for his concept of and performance in Dev.D, Abhay has set his sights on Hollywood now.

Currently in Los Angeles, he’s believed to be in talks with filmmakers there. Looks like by the time Abhay returns, there will be plenty of reasons to celebrate and say cheers too.

So very busy, really
What’s Mottu now? She’s laughing like she’s lost it. After struggling to control her laughter, she tells me that I should have been there at the fashion event at Sophia College on Wednesday afternoon.

I’m told that the hostess introduced their celebrity guest Chunky Panday as the Bollywood man with a very busy schedule.. and yet, he had taken some time off to attend their function.

Bas, aur kya.. the gals burst out into loud guffaws.. that bechara Chunky had no option, but to force himself to smile.. at their amusement. But then, such is life dearies.

First Published: Feb 19, 2009 13:00 IST