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Gossip corner: Mr Steam No. 1

Now, now, Uncle Govinda is really letting off steam, which is why Mottu is not crossing his path.

entertainment Updated: Jan 12, 2009 14:12 IST
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Playing pink pong

Hi my lemon crepes (best at my house, not at a Khar-Danda crepe railway station).. I did fly to Rajasthan and Delhi to get some of the winter mazaa.. but what to do?.. as soon I landed there.. the temperatures shot up.

Hope it didn’t have anything to do with me or my research assistant Dimwit Mirza, or Madhu my Mottu Maid, or arm-pudding Vyjjy, or dear Vaziran bua who went off for a camel ride.. and is now in her chambers, nursing a dancing back. Sweet she is, she wants to wed a sheikh who owns a hundred and one camels. Any takers?

None? Thought so actually. And listen if Mottu doesn’t quit surfing the net to find out the length and the breadth of the role Aishwarya Rai Bachchan occupies in the new Pink Panther movie, I’ll take away her laptop right now. She says that Ash Begum has gone down in the credit roll, even below Emily Mortimer and Jean Reno. Did he invent Eno?

All eyes and ears are glued on the amount of footage and the nature of the role played by India’s Most Recognisable Star in the World (or so the trumpets blow). We’re all praying every day and night that Ash’s role is lengthier and more key to the plot than Mallika Sherwat’s was to Jackie Chan’s Myth.

The suspense is truly killing.. Or should we just not worry.. and concentrate our energies on such other earth-shaking dilemmas as.. will Dadoo B ever do that film based on the book Shantaram? After all the hooh and haah, kya hua ji?

Aaj ki Zanjeer
And it’s not fresh-from-the-farm news that veteran Prakash Mehra often huffs under his breath about Amitabh Bachchan whom he made with Zanjeer. In recent years, Mehra sir has wanted to make another movie with Dadoo sir, but the latter has politely backed off. Muqaddar ki baat hai, jaani.

Now Prakash Mehra’s son, Amit Mehra, has been hankering to turn director. But noooo.. darlings.. you’re not likely to see a Zanjeerputra ever.. because talk in the market is that Abhishek Bachchan has said thanks, but no thanks.
Bet Jr is looking for more exciting scripts and projects like Drona. Eeeeeew.

Mr Steam No. 1
Now, now, Uncle Govinda is really letting off steam, which is why Mottu is not crossing his path. The only steam she likes is steamed chicken, steamed fish and steamed veggies.

On the other hand, I believe Uncle G really blasted a group of people close to him. He was in a rage.. but about what, they’re still clueless. They heard him out, then returned home with question marks on their faces.

The reason for the rage is still being investigated.. I’ll let you know the results, if any.

Quite a Rashimon
Hey, I really like Priyanka Chopra. Since it’s the season for discounts and sales, she’s also slashed her price by half.. and you won’t be surprised to know that it’s for What’s Your Rashi?.. in which she has been paired with.. now don’t fall asleep guys.. Harman Baweja.

I do hope the blue or pink teddy from Love Story 2050 makes a special appearance.

Be that as it may, PC is shooting for the film non-stop for 45 days. And bets by bookies are on that Harman will send her a mountain of orchids for X’mas and then chocolates for the New Year.. and really, by now, he should get her a better teddy too. No?

Aap oye...bahaar oye
One thing’s for sure. If I ever elope with Abhay Deol (dig his dimples but he’d better get himself a huge Sholay-type hit first), then I’ll never be bored. Like he can teach me how to salsa which he has learnt. And then he can teach me Spanish which he has also learnt.

But best of all, I lurrrrrv Abhay because he’s now trying his hand out at painting.

Which means, he’ll surely have to be better, far better than our Bandra Picasso, Salman Khan, to win my heart. I’m very aesthetic types, you know. But then, such is life dearies.