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Why is Rani Mukherjee insecure?

Seems Rani Mukherji, who has plenty of time to spare considering she’s acting only in Aditya Chopra’s productions, has apparently brainwashed him into dropping Asin from his next project.

entertainment Updated: Feb 21, 2009 18:26 IST
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Cast away

Howdee doo hoo my chocolate tortes? I was savouring a steaming cup of Morrocan cofeee which Madhu my Mottu Maid had brewed for me, taking in the sights and sounds of the city from my sunny porch when, with an unwelcome jangle, Graham Bell’s invention announced the beginning of a work day.

Never mind if it’s a lazy Saturday for others, a gal has to toil for her daily caviar. It was a jasoos from Juhu with some ‘breaking news’. I can’t claim to be as pleased as he.. nor will the gorgeous Asin.

So, aaj ki taaza khabar is that the Asin, the talk of tinsel town after Ghajini, won’t feature in Yash Raj’s project toplining Shah Rukh Khan. She was supposed to have replaced Katrina Kaif.. she was out of reckoning after Salman Khan’s war of words with SRK at her janam din bash last year.

Seems Rani Mukherji, who has plenty of time to spare considering she’s acting only in Aditya Chopra’s productions, has apparently brainwashed him into dropping Asin.

Apparently, the self-proclaimed Queen at YRF has no problems with cute Kat.. or Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. Reason they are hooked and booked. But she doesn’t want a single siren anywhere near her Adi. Kyun, kyun?

Kyunki, jasoos says, Rani wasn’t pleased with the attention Adi bhai was showering on Anoushka Sharma during the making of Rab ne Bana di Jodi. And despite a three-film contract, has ensured that Anoushka doesn’t figure in any of Yashraj’s forthcoming movies. Such insecurity, I tell you. Look at me, I’ve let my silver-bearded Vyjjy run loose and yet he keeps running back to me.

Keep them waiting
Aah.. how equations change.. more so in our matlab ki movie nagariya. Bharat Shah will agree. He’s feeling really letdown by Salman Khan’s royal ignore. And to think that at one time this heera merchant had invested in Sallu’s films.
Suna hai Bharat bhai had not only personally invited the star for son Rajeev’s wedding reception at the Turf Club on Thursday night.. but had also requested him to “please be there”.

He even sent him a few reminder calls. But Sallu who is shooting for London Dreams in Karjat, didn’t take any of them. Seems he made his staff answer them for him and assure the financier-producer that ‘bhai’ would be at the reception.
It was only past the midnight hour that Shah admitted to himself that Salman wasn’t going to show up. Sob, sob!

Not again
Now, here’s Mottu with some andar ki baat about the Khan household. She claims to know why Malaika Arora Khan was conspicuously absent by hubby Arbaaz’s side at the premiere of his Mere Khwaabon Mein Jo Aaye at a Juhu multiplex the other night.

According to Mots, Malaika attended a trial show of the movie at Adlabs in Film City last week.. and wasn’t exactly pleased with the way Arboo’s role had shaped up.

So, Malaika told hubby she wasn’t going to walk into this premiere on his arm. As a result, bechara Arbaaz had to go solo and put on a brave face. Tsk tsk.

Traffic director too
How I wish I had been around to see this for myself! A birdy from Bandra dropped by to tell me that she spotted Kunal Kohli driving out from Bandstand.

According to tweety, the director was in a mad rush to get somewhere and honking loudly when stuck in a traffic jam.

Seeing no one care about the hoot toots, Kohli stepped out of his car and started directing the traffic himself.

After 15 odd minutes of instructing, the cars started moving. A relieved Kohli got back in and zoomed off before my birdy could compliment his traffic directing skills. But then, such is life dearies.

First Published: Feb 07, 2009 16:13 IST