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Katrina-Ash war may intensify

Ash’s commitment with a product range company expires later this year and representatives have already touched base with Katrina Kaif over the possibility of teaming up end 2009.. or early 2010.

entertainment Updated: Apr 04, 2009 12:19 IST
Hindustan Times

Model girl
Morning my banofee pies! I’ve just refused a billion dollar endorsement deal. Everybody who is somebody is signing contracts.. left, right and centre. But I choose to stay away from the bhed chaal. I don’t need no endorsement, is my new mantra. This, at a time when everybody is asking for more. But then, I’m not everyone, right?

Meanwhile, according to Rapchik Rajni, the Katrina Kaif — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rivalry will only get more intense this year. Nah, it’s not about movies, but ads, my dahlings.

Apparently, a company whose product range Ash endorses, is debating over whether to renew the contract with her.. and at the same price or not?

Ash’s commitment expires later this year.. and representatives have already touched base with Kaif over the possibility of teaming up end 2009.. or early 2010.

Kat has been scoring high on various opinion polls even though some of her contemporaries have been around longer time and have established their credentials as actresses.

How I would love to tell you more details about this deal seal.. but it’s a kinda sensitive, right now because the company in question is yet to take a final call on their model gal.

Watch this space for more.

Don’t watch man!
My cutie dolly, Lolly was at Cinemax near Lokhandwala Complex for a dekko of Watchmen with her hubby. And in strolled the Chhota Nawab, in a gulabi shirt over a pair of denims, accompanied by a dost.

No, it wasn’t Kareena Kapoor but some stranger.. and male. They sauntered just in time to catch the 10:30 p m show of the angrezi action flick.

But five minutes into the movie, Saif Ali Khan was shifting restlessly in his seat. The do becharas.. Saif and his friend, not Lolly and her hubby sillies.. however stayed put, even after the interval, in the hope that the maar dhaad would get better. They were obviously disappointed. It was worse for Saifu because his Bebo was not by his side. Now she would have been a welcome diversion.

After what seemed like eternity, Saifu and his buddy finally upped and left. And within 15 minutes the film ended. Tsk tsk.

What’s this?
Oi oi.. here’s Madhu my Mottu Maid with my mint tea. And almost immediately she launches into a monologue on Manjari Phadnis ki punctuality ke side deffects.

Seems the Jaane Tu gal had reached the venue for a recent event a little too early. Actually, it wasn’t her fault. She was told the bash would flag off at 7.30 pm and she was there on the dot. But no one else was watching the clock.

The show got moving only a couple of hours later. Meanwhile, early bird Phadnis sat around, despondently asking the PR guys if any presswala wanted to interview her. No luck.

In a bid to kill time, she even hung around with the bachcha party performing at the event. And they immediately got into the ragging mode.. crooning, “What’s this?.. What’s that?”.. her line from Jaane Tu.. pointing to everything from a half-full water glass to the chandeliers, tablecloth and even used tissues.

Bechari Manjari, this time she didn’t have a dialogue writer to bail her out of their tricky question hour. Really now!

Tantrum pum pum
I don’t mind Mottu hanging around at five star hotel lobbies and coffee shops. But I will have to bar her from reality show shoots.

Otherwise, she’ll give me daily updates on the likes of Gauhar Khan.

I don’t know who she is, but Mots tells me that this Ms Khan could well win the Most Unpopular Person Award from amongst the contestants of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa or some such.

First, she had a tu tu main main with her choreographer Hanif Hilal.. and before he left the show, Gauhar got personal and insulted him on stage. This hasn’t gone well with the channelwalas who are quite fond of Hanif otherwise.

Mottu’s even found out that television actor Karan Singh Grover, footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and even the attention-seeking music artiste Hard Kaur are polling more votes than Gauhar.

She says all will be thrilled if the Tantrum Queen is booted out this weekend. Oof! Kya karun is Mottu ka? But then, such is life dearies.

First Published: Apr 04, 2009 12:07 IST