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Are the two still together? Or have they split? BT gets you the answer
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; February 5, 2011)
There is a lot of ambiguity about when Bollywood’s most desirable woman Katrina Kaif and her Dabangg (fearless) boyfriend Salman Khan called it splits. One of the reasons for this confusion is because this time around, Alpha-male Salman didn’t react to their parting as he has done in the past.
On earlier occasions when Salman split with his girlfriends, Somy Ali or Aishwarya Rai, the star usually made a public display of his displeasure. This time he is all quiet and dignified; in fact he hasn’t even shown his remorse to anyone except to very close family and one friend. Bollywood waited with bated breath for Salman to pour a soft drink in public over Katrina’s head or go below her Bandra home and holler, but the actor has chosen to maintain a safe distance from Katrina. As a result with each passing day there is a lot of curiosity building up.
Says a top actress, “Even now people are wondering if Kat and Salman are together. Or has she really moved on?’’ In answer to this, an insider told us, “Bhai knows that Katrina has moved on. However, he has decided not to react. He just wants to let go.”
One hears from close sources that Salman’s closest friend and adviser, who is also Katrina’s agent, and a couple of family members have reportedly advised the actor not to speak about their split. The insider says, “Kat More >
Nishtha Arora | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 1, 2010)
It is just three months to the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi, and former Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mani Shankar Aiyar has raised his voice further against the “enormous waste of money on India’s biggest sporting event to which the poor won’t have access at all”. Mani, who is all in favour of the same money being spent on anti-poverty and welfare measures, has now voiced shrill disapproval about the organising committee’s “obsession with Bollywood” on his blog. Speaking from his past experience of the Commonwealth Games 2006 in Melbourne, Mani says that crores of rupees were offered to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who surely didn’t need that money.
“I heard it was Rs 4 crore for a four-minute appearance in that programme, which lasted 11 minutes. Then, Saif Ali Khan was also there, and yes, I’ve said this before too, that Saif got Rs 75 lakh for his performance,” says the former minister. “All this Bollywood, glam and the tamasha angle are proof of the organising committee’s obsession with Bollywood. Even the cheerleaders in IPL failed. We have a 5,000-year-old civilisation, why limit its presentation to just Bollywood?”
The Congress Party has distanced itself from Mani’s views and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit has been carrying out a spirited battle of repartee with him on the Commonwealth Games. But Mani remains indefatigable in his criticism. Over and above More >
// // // After the tamasha of Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan’s televised swayamvar, the candidate for the next season of Swayamvar is still in the process of getting finalised. The channel is frantically talking to a few cricketers and the latest news is that the two cricketers who were being considered, have turned down the offer.
Following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s refusal to get married on television, Yuvraj Singh too showed little interest in the offer.
While Dhoni categorically said ‘No’ to the channel, Yuvraj has diplomatically told them that he needs time to think.
But a source from the television industry said, “Yuvraj has a steady girlfriend, Grace (who was earlier dating Vivek Oberoi). He surely doesn’t want to get married amidst a tamasha.”
Yuvraj’s official spokesperson confirmed and said “The production housed (SOL) wants Yuvraj to do the Swayamvar show, but he would not like to get married on a public platform like that.”Yuvraj Singh MS Dhoni
On his 46th birthday, he calls himself an old and timeless but happy soul. But that’s not quite true. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the easiest people to rile. He is as famous for throwing temper tantrums as he is for marching to his own drummer. But what to do? He’s like that only
By Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 24, 2010)
• How do you look back on the two years plus since Saawariya and its failure?
I have become a far more evolved person. I have understood what success means, what failure means, what relationships mean. What other things I need to do in cinema as an expression of finally expressing myself as a human being. What are the wrong things I have done, what are the mistakes I have made, what corrections I need to make.
// // // • How do you cope with failure?
I am used to it. I started off with Khamoshi that didn’t do well at all at the box office. It completely shatters your mind as a first filmmaker when you realise that your first film has completely not connected with people. It’s a different matter that today people like Khamoshi a lot and think it is my best work. But as a debut it brought about a lot of turmoil in my life. It’s been a long long life of seeing lots of failures on a personal and family level. I have seen lot of struggle in my house, around my house. I only started seeing success with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
• You always lived more in your head than in reality…
Yes, and that life is very beautiful as well as More >
Acclaimed actor Om Puri is enormously upset with his wife, journalist-columnist Nandita for highlighting some of his most private sexual incidents to market her biography, Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri. A discernibly upset Om said, “I don’t care if she’s my wife. I won’t let her get away with it.
I am in Chandigarh shooting for a film. On Monday I heard Nandita speaking about the biography she has written on me. I was shocked by her revelations. It was so cheap. She was talking about my sexual encounters as though those were my biggest achievements!”
Om’s main reason for being upset is Nandita’s revelation that he had sex with his maid Shanti at the age of 14. She has also exposed Om’s longstanding liaison with a woman named Laxmi with whom Om was sexually and emotionally involved.
Om is livid. “My wife has reduced a very important and sacred part of my life to cheap and lurid gossip. I had shared these dark secrets with my wife as all husbands do. If she chose to make them public at least she should’ve made sure to maintain a dignity about experiences that are a valuable part of my life. Has she forgotten that I have a standing in society and I’ve worked hard to achieve all that I have today? I won’t allow her to throw it all away for the sake of sensationalism.”
Om says that Laxmi More >