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Riteish back with 'good friend' Genelia

Riteish Deshmukh who is now sporting a short crop is back with ‘very good friend’ Genelia D’Souza.

entertainment Updated: Feb 21, 2009 18:25 IST
Hindustan Times your daily dose of gossips with Honey. She writes on the glamour world and the spicy scandals of Bollywood celebs

Dil, Dosti

HeyLo my sweets. Since it’s a Sunday I was planning to sleep in late.. on my pink satin sheets. But I’m up and awake.. and my ears are burning from all the gup my angoorvine has been feeding me.

Most of the khabar is from Tusshar Kapoor’s bash at the family bungalow on Friday night. Sis Ekta, who’s observing a maun vrat as far as the media is concerned, hosted it to celebrate Tushki’s success in Golmaal Returns. The party was pushed back by almost two months following the terror attack in the city last November.

Lots of familiar faces made it a night of dhoom dhamaka. The guest list included yaar dosts like Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Neha Dhupia and her squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya, Sameera Reddy.. going solo, Amrita Rao, Ameesha and her man Kanav Puri, Malaika Arora Khan with sister Amrita Arora and her fiancé Shakeel Ladak, and devar Sohail Khan, Shreyas Talpade and wife Dipti, Rohit Shetty, Bunty Walia..

I’m already out of breath. Phew! But wait, I have to add one name.. Tushki’s recent regular companion, Celina Jaitly, who sizzled in a T-shirt and denim hot pants. Whatever happened to the firang Madhu my Mottu Maid saw her with a couple of days ago? Has Tushki banished him across the seven seas.

My jasoos is humming Pyaar kiya to darna kya for Kareena Kapoor. She looked lovely in a yellow sari but refused to pose for pictures with boyfriend Saif Ali Khan. I’m told they’ve decided on no more ‘together ’ photographs. Kyun, kyun?

Ayesha Takia and fiancé Farhan Azmi were comfortable together..

I can hear the wedding bells already. Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak also seem perfectly matched.

Badhai ho!
It does my romantic heart good to see these love birds. Vyjjy’s hoping I’ll say ‘yes’ too.. sorry, but the dilwala will have to wait for this dulhaniya for another quarter of a century.

Meanwhile, thank God for small mercies. Riteish Deshmukh had got rid of his fringe cut. He’s now sporting a short crop and is back with ‘very good friend’ Genelia D’Souza. He even left with her. Now don’t jump to conclusions.. they were probably discussing making a movie together, considering no one else in the industry is pairing them up. Tsk tsk.

Into the blue
Urmila Matondkar was missing from Tusshar’s party. She was celebrating her own 35th janam din with her friends at Similan Islands in Thailand.

After spending the last few birthdays in her ghar with her parivaar, oomphy Urmi opted to do something hatke this time.
She’s gone through a crash course in swimming and even learnt scuba diving.

And on her salgiraah, was exploring the blue waters. I’m sure she must have found many a coral and pearl. Aha, that sure would be the perfect gift for herself. What say Urmi?

Working overtime
Now what’s this I hear? Salman Khan didn’t head home even after ‘Pack up’ on the Veer sets. His van remained parked at Film City and Sallu stayed in.. perfecting the script for the next day’s shoot. Wah, he’s on the write track, finally!

According to my parinda, the only one who was allowed in was Zarine, his heroine in the film. Now, now, before you put two and two together to come up with one two ka four, let me tell you he’s only playing professori to the Katrina Kaif lookalike.

Instructing her on dialogue, expressions, body language.. you get the drift? Wah, now he’s doing overtime as a director too.

Money, money, money
Looks as if Rapchick Rajni is spending a lot of time with Mots. Why else would she calling me with info on Chunky Panday? Of all people, I tell you.

Anyway, point is that Chunky was partying hard at Hard Rock Café on Thursday night. Biwi Bhawna was nowhere around. Chunks was with a few friends but the only one Rajni recognised was Arti Surendranath.. thanks to her trademark garish outfits.

Haan, so Chunks and company were listening, or rather, pretending to listen, to One Track Mind.. but in between they were loudly discussing economic policies across the globe.

Chunky moaning about money, money, money. Why am I not surprised?

From the chaat room
Now Mottu wants to add her two bits too.. this time she’s droning about Rahul Mahajan. She was digging into tikkas and kababs at Hyatt Regency’s Glasshouse when she spotted Mahajan sauntering in, aleke akele.

What? No Payal Rohatgi? Not that anyone is missing her here. Khair, Rahul headed straight for the chaats and binged on paani puris and kachoris. When the chef arrived, Mahajan started discussing chaat recipes with him.

Mottu’s wondering if Rahul will tell Payal to prepare paapdi chaat when he drops in at her place the next time. Does it look like I care? But then, such is life dearies.

First Published: Feb 09, 2009 17:13 IST