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BOMBAY TIMES (April 16, 2011)We never fought or argued and it never got bitter
Sweta Keswani talks to Roshni K Olivera about her relationship with Alexx and why things didn’t work out in their marriage
Sweta Keswani and Alexx O’Neil’s marriage may have ended, but the two continue to remain good friends. Here, the actress talks about how and why things didn’t work out in her marriage and about moving on…
IT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE… “We both married our best friend, which I thought was the best thing to do. Over time, however, we realised that we had different goals, desires and needs for the future. Furthermore, our professional commitments, my long hours on the sets in Mumbai and Alexx’s frequent film shooting outside kept us apart. And after having spent so much of our two-year marriage in different places, we found that we hadn’t created much of a married life together. Nevertheless, I have no regrets; we’ve had a wonderful few years together and so many amazing memories! While Alexx is a great guy and remains my close friend, I realised that I need someone different in my life. We never fought or argued and it never got bitter – which is simply unbelievable to most people! And I am completely at peace with the way things worked out, in fact, I’m extremely grateful to him and our relationship; they helped me to understand my own limitations and shortcomings — things that I can work on in the future. These years and our split have been an empowering More >
Bipasha denies being with him, but his girlfriend of five years has walked away
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; March 26, 2011) South siren Shriya Saran and Rana Daggubati have split. The decision to break their five-year-old relationship (they managed to keep it discreet for the first three years) came after Shriya learnt about his proximity to Bipasha Basu during the shooting of Dum Maaro Dum, in which he debuts in Bollywood.
Shriya lost trust in her man after rumours of Rana-Bips first surfaced. Then came news of the Bips-John split and her worst fears were confirmed. An insider says, “Though Shriya and Rana never made their relationship public, everyone knew about it. It was understood that they would end up together someday. However, Rana started getting close to Bipasha and that’s when Shriya decided to end the relationship rather than wait around for him to outgrow his infatuation. Shriya and Rana are not even on talking terms anymore, even though she is still close to his family.”
BIPS SPEAK Says Bipasha, “It’s preposterous! Surely a gimmick of some sorts. Rana isn’t even my 3 am friend as reported. God knows where all this is coming from… give me a break and some respect, please! Sometimes it’s tiring to know about your own self through papers. Bizarre! Rana is a newcomer who is paired opposite me just like Ranbir Kapoor was in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Neil Nitin Mukesh was in Aa Dekhe Zara. I believe in making a newcomer More >
BOMBAY TIMES (March 11, 2011)
On Wednesday, BT carried pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and his new object of affection — Nargis Fakhri— sneaking out of a Mumbai multiplex with his friend Ayaan Mukherji in tow. RK’s public outing sent out the message loud and clear: It’s over between him and Katrina Kaif. Grapevine has been abuzz for a week that they’d split. The movie date confirmed it. Sources close to the pair say that they’d seen it coming. There had been trouble brewing between them eversince Ranbir and Nargis were linked. He kept telling Kat that they were all rumours, until a tabloid carried pictures of them celebrating her birthday at a Bandra lounge bar.
WHAT WENT WRONG A source close to Katrina says, “The rumours of Ranbir and Nargis were true all along and that was proved two days ago. It was what drove Kat and him apart. Even though Ayaan was with them that night, it means nothing. Ayaan was also friends with Deepika and Kat.” In fact ‘Sheila’ was not happy when she learnt that Ayaan had cast Deepika and Ranbir for his next. She didn’t like the fact that her beau was to be paired with his ex. But now she has become the ex! It will be interesting to see if this will affect the casting of Magadheera in which the Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani pair come together again.
NEW ROMANCE Right now the Kapoor lad is smitten by the bohemian ‘rockstar’ and isn’t crying over his broken relationship. More >
It is learned that the real reason for their marriage going kaput is apparently because Ali ate up Sara’s hard-earned money
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (MUMBAI MIRROR.COM; December 24, 2010) Sara Khan and Ali Merchant had their big show-it-off wedding on national TV in the Bigg Boss house
Though several reasons have been cited as to why the couple, who did not look like they were in love while at Bigg Boss house, might have called it quits, it learned that the real reason for their marriage going kaput is apparently because Ali ate up Sara’s hard-earned money.
A highly-placed source close to the couple reveals, “Sara was in a state of shock when she got out of Bigg Boss and reached her Lokhandwala home. She slowly started realising that Ali, with whom she had saved jointly, had used up all of the money. Sara right now has no penny left with her and has to start afresh in life and work harder because she also supports her family completely. Sara could not believe that Ali could have done this to her when she was away battling it out with contestants to win Bigg Boss.”
The informer adds, “Ali had never mentioned to her about using up their savings. Ali might be a businessman but it looks like all’s not going too well for him in his professional space. He was extravagant in his approach to life when Sara was in the reality show. Sara is upset that Ali had also hidden things from her like her grandmother’s demise. Sara feels that she More >
One of TV’s most loved couples, who shared a rock-solid marriage for 14 years, call it a day
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 22, 2010)
The entire nation watched them on TV not too long ago, dancing, hand in hand, utterly in love. It’s sad but one of the most stable couples in Indian television, Rajeev and Delnaaz Paul, have developed fissures in their 14-year-old marriage.
Delnaaz has moved out of their house in Malad, and is currently living in another one that is two buildings away.
A source close to the couple told Mumbai Mirror, “There has been friction between Rajeev and Delnaaz for quite some time now. They have been living separately for the past two months.”
Explaining what led to the separation, the source said, “They have had tiffs over many issues. And over time, they just started feeling like two very different people living together. It happens sometimes when you stay together for a long time.”
When contacted, Rajeev simply said, “Delnaaz is a lovely person. Yes, she and I have a few issues, which we need to sort out. But frankly, I don’t wish to say anything more on this at this point of time.”
Delnaaz on the other hand excused herself saying, “I am busy in a meeting. But I shall call you back.” That never happened though.
Finally, it was Delnaaz’s brother, popular TV actor Bakhtyar Irani, who confirmed the news and said, “Right now, I am the only person in the two families who is talking to both Rajeev and Delnaaz. I am More >
Refusing to appear on Koffee with Karan with Piggy Chops was the first sign. Now it turns out that the couple has called it a day, again
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 12, 2010)
Shahid’s decision to stay off the TV show Koffee With Karan (as we reported on October 8, 2010), was probably a sane one; his relationship with Piggy Chops, which was always on shaky ground has now fully given way. Yes, they have split.
This time unfortunately, there seems to be no hopes of a reconciliation. Both Shahid and Priyanka decided to part ways mutually, as things were just not settling between them.
A source close to Priyanka reveals, “Shahid and Priyanka are fond of each other. But once they are in a relationship, things get more intense and cease to work. Both individuals have different perspectives on life and are career driven. The actors never went public about their relationship because they were always very uncertain about its status. Things always kept fluctuating and they were on and off for a long period. Only a few months ago did they patch up, only to break up though.”
Apparently things went downhill after Priyanka returned from her Khatron Ke Khiladi shoot in Brazil. The source adds, “The constant fights finally ended the relationship.”
Not too long ago, they were spotted together during the screening of Priyanka’s latest release, Anjaana Anjaani, but it seems that the cracks in the relationship had already begun showing. More >
Attacked with personal questions and remarks at a press conference, about her break-up with Salman Khan, the actress started bawling. Personal questions are banned from now
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 26, 2010)
On Tuesday evening Katrina attended the worst press conference of her life, where a session organised for one of the brands the actress endorses turned out to be a free-for-all grueling barrage of questions about her split with Salman Khan.
At first Katrina took it in her stride and tried to smile through most of the questions. But soon, completely unnerved by the jibes and comments from the members of the press, Katrina lost all control over her emotions and blurted, “If Salman says we’ve split, it must be true.” She walked out of press conference soon after. But this wasn’t before she actually bawled in front of everyone.
A close friend, who accompanied the actress, said, “Katrina is a strong girl and not prone to public display of emotion. But on Tuesday night she broke down and wept after the event, wondering why she was being subjected to questions on something that Salman had said.”
Elaborating on why Katrina is so angry, her friend added, “Firstly, it was unfair of Salman to speak about their so-called split; they had decided between themselves that they would never talk in public about what transpired between them.
Katrina has been hurting ever since Salman made the remark that he is now single. Katrina, on the More >
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Now that the couple is trying to give love a second chance, Isha is willing to make amends even at the cost of her career
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 28, 2010)
Not all cricket-Bollywood link-ups go the Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra way. India’s fast bowler Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani are back together and are trying to make things work, come hell or high water. In fact, Isha is making serious amendments to her list of priorities, now that Zaheer and she are giving their relationship a second chance.
Isha and Zaheer dated for nearly two years before calling it quits in 2007, post which they didn’t stay in touch. Both of them quietly stepped out of the media glare to get back to their respective careers. Interestingly, neither Zaheer nor Isha was linked with anyone else in these two years of separation from each other. Obviously, the two couldn’t sever emotional ties. Now, they’ve decided to give love another chance.Isha Sharvani
Though no one knows who initiated the reconciliation, a source close to the couple tells Mumbai Mirror, “Despite splitting up, Isha and Zaheer could never forget each other. Friends in their circle knew that a reunion was inevitable.”
But it’s come at a cost. Though Isha can’t stop smiling after Zaheer came back into his life, she has started taking liberties with her career. Recently, she bunked the shoot of Kingdom Of Dreams in Delhi and she was eventually asked More >
Another famous cricketer-film actress relationship goes for a toss
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 24, 2010) India’s leading off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Bollywood actress Geeta Basra have parted ways about two weeks ago. Not so long ago, Harbhajan had even introduced her to his parents during his sister Sandeep Kaur’s wedding in Jalandhar (Mumbai Mirror, March 19). The couple had even discussed marriage then.
Confirming the break-up, a friend of Geeta’s says, “Harbhajan called off the relationship. He is now going around telling friends that he is looking for a new girlfriend.”Harbhajan Singh
However, we hear, they still talk to each other. “There is no animosity at all. It’s just that they are no more a couple. They began to have differences, shortly after the IPL. The incompatibility levels amassed to irreconcilable proportions. Things spiralled out of hand.”
Geeta is feeling low but putting up a brave front. After all, she was very attached to Harbhajan, supporting him and cheering for him lustily on the ground in the many matches he played. “She really wanted this relationship to work. A lot of her friends in the industry want to ask her why this happened, and so suddenly. However, it would be very mean to ask her so soon.”
Standing up for Geeta, her friend adds, “She will now concentrate on her career. She has been getting a lot of offers for films. She should have realized that most relationships in More >
// // // The friendship between Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan was an enviable one. A dynamic director had teamed up with a man whose sheer star power gave credence to her vision of cinema . Together, they delivered hits and the partnership seemed rock solid. And then, as they say, good things never last.
One fine day the friendship went sour, shocking the entire industry. Was it a temporary phase or did the fissures run too deep? What no one knew was what transpired between the two.
Here’s the real story of what went on behind the scenes between two powerful, strong headed people. The news was already out that Farah Khan was doing Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar. Shah Rukh had kept her waiting too long, and naturally one can’t wait forever. However, the repercussions were probably more far reaching than Farah bargained for as this took a toll on her next project.Farah Khan Shah Rukh Khan
One day, Farah told Shah Rukh that she had decided to remake the 1982 blockbuster Satte Pe Satta. The star, who was already a bit upset that Farah hadn’t waited to do Tees Maar Khan with him, heard her out patiently. But the verdict was a firm no.
Shah Rukh told Farah that he doesn’t want to do the Satte Pe Satta remake. But Farah had already spoken to Raj Sippy’s son Mintoo about buying the rights. Minto was More >