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Bollywood Marriages: Made in heaven or made in Bollywood?

4 Feb

Do you ever wonder why the FM radios in the country don’t ever wish the Bollywood stars on their marriage anniversaries, while they make a hell lot of noise on their birthdays? Of course the smart Radio stations very well know the volatile nature of the celebrity marriages.  It’s kind of funny how Bollywood portrays the image of the heroes and heroines in the movies, fell in love with someone and stay with him/her happily ever after. In reality these Bollywood actors change their spouses at their will and are ready to commit their life with someone who is married or divorced without any second thoughts. In India the marriages are surely made in heaven and the divorce saga is something which has really not touched the common man of our country, like in some other western countries. Bollywood movies can be given some credit for binding the couples of the country for long, but if we look into the real married life of these Bollywood actors it says a different story. One thing which is sure, be it Bollywood or Hollywood, for people with deep pockets, changing spouses is really not a big deal.

Let’ have a look at some of the Bollywood’s marriages:

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
After thirteen years of marriage and two children with actress Amrita Singh, Saif Ali Khan married Kareena Kapoor on 16th October 2012.

Saif's first marriage with Amrita Singh

Saif’s first marriage with Amrita Singh

Saif Ali Khan's second marriage with Kareena Kapoor

Saif’s second marriage with Kareena Kapoor

 
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty married Raj Kundra on 22nd November 2009, Raj Kundra’s first spouse was Kavita with whom he has a daughter. In 2004 Raj Kundra was ranked by SUCCESS magazine as the 198th richest British Asian.

Shilpa Shetty with Raj Kundra

Shilpa Shetty with Raj Kundra

 
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi
Lara Dutta married Mahesh Bhupathi on 16 February 2011. Bhupathi was earlier married to model Shvetha Jaishankar, but they divorced after being married for seven years.

Lara Dutta with Mahesh Bhupathi

Lara Dutta with Mahesh Bhupathi

 
Sanjay Dutt and Manyata
Sanjay Dutt married Manyata in 2008, before that he was married to Rhea Pillai and Richa Sharma with whom he has a daughter.

Sanjay Dutt's first marriage with Richa Sharma

Sanjay Dutt’s first marriage with Richa Sharma

Sanjay Dutt's second marriage with Rhea Pillai

Sanjay Dutt’s second marriage with Rhea Pillai

Sanjay Dutt's third marriage with Manyata

Sanjay Dutt’s third marriage with Manyata

 
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao on 28th December 2005. Khan was first married to Reena Dutta with whom he has two children.

Aamir Khan with Reena Dutta

Aamir Khan with Reena Dutta

Aamir Khan with Kiran Rao

Aamir Khan with Kiran Rao

 
Smita Patil and Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar left his wife Nadira to marry film actress Smita Patil. Smita died of post-partum complications two weeks after giving birth to their son Prateik Babbar. After the death of Smita Patil, Raj Babbar patched up with Nadira with whom he has two kids Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar. Juhi Babbar is married to Anup Soni, the famous anchor of Indian TV series Crime Patrol. Anup Soni has two daughters from his first marriage.

Raj Babbar with Nadira

Raj Babbar with Nadira

Raj Babbar with Smita Patil

Raj Babbar with Smita Patil

 
Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar was married to Honey Irani before he married Shabana. Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are Javed’s children with Honey Irani.

Shabana Azmi with Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi with Javed Akhtar

 
Sarika and Kamal Hassan
Kamal Haasan was married to Vani Ganapathy for ten years before his marriage with Sarika. Haasan divorced Sarika in 2004 and is now living with former Tamil actress Gouthami Tadimalla.

Sarika and Kamal Hassan

Sarika and Kamal Hassan

Kamal Haasan with Gouthami

Kamal Haasan with Gouthami

 
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
Boney Kapoor divorced his first wife Mona, with whom he had two children, Arjun and Anshula to marry Sridevi.

Sridevi and Boney Kapoor

Sridevi and Boney Kapoor

 
Karisma Kapoor andSanjay Kapur
Karisma Kapoor married a divorcee Sanjay Kapur, an industrialist, CEO of Sixt India in 2003.

Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur

Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur

 
Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani
Raveena Tandon married a film distributor Anil Thadani on 22nd February 2004 , who was married to Natasha Sippy.

Raveena Tandon with Anil Thadani

Raveena Tandon with Anil Thadani

 
Mahima Chaudhary and Bobby Mukherjee
Mahima Chaudhary married Bobby Mukherjee, an architect, in 2006. Bobby was previously married to Aparna Gandhi and has two kids from his first marriage.

Mahima Chaudhary with Bobby Mukherjee

Mahima Chaudhary with Bobby Mukherjee

 
Vinod Khanna and Kavita
In 1990 Vinod Khanna married Kavita, prior to this Khanna was married to Geetanjali with whom he has two sons Akshaye Khanna and Rahul Khanna.

Vinod Khanna  with Kavita

Vinod Khanna with Kavita

 
Hema Malini and Dharmendra
Dharmendra converted to Islam to marry Hema Malini. Dharmendra was earlier married to Prakash Kaur and has four children with her.

Hema Malini and Dharmendra

Hema Malini and Dharmendra

Vishwaroopam: Anti-Muslim or Muslim’s Pride

29 Jan

Vishwaroopam movie wallpaperIn yet another religious controversy over a film, the Tamil Nadu government has banned the screen of Vishwaroopam in the state by fifteen days from the original scheduled date. Allegations have been made by various Islamic organizations which include the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham (TMMK) stating that the movie is trying to project Indian Muslims as terrorists. TMMK says that it “targets Muslims and their beliefs”. The protesters even burned the posters of the movie and shoe-slapped Kamal Haasan’s images in front of his office in Chennai. TMMK leader Jawahirullah said “There is a danger that the public may view any Muslim with a beard as a terrorist waiting for an opportunity to plant a bomb.” Apart from Tamil Nadu, the movie also suffered protest in Andhra Pradhesh, Karnataka and Kerala. In Malaysia and Sri Lanka the film was removed out of theatres, citing the ban in Tamil Nadu.

Protest against Vishwaroopam in Chennai, India

Protest against Vishwaroopam in Chennai, India

 

The question we Indians have on our mind, is this movie really portraying bad image of Indian Muslim brothers? From the trailers of the movie it looks like the movie is focused around Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The terrorists in the movies are the Taliban and the Jihadis, not the Indian Muslims. Are those protesters on the streets agreeing with the agenda of Taliban and Al-Qaeda who kill innocent people in the name of religion? Kamal Haasan has touched upon a subject which is already much highlighted and talked about by various media across the globe, nothing new has been added to the movie to create fire or cheap publicity as it seems to be now. The fact that the Central Board of Film Certification has approved the movie and Kamal Haasan held a special screening of the movie to Muslim community proves that there is nothing wrong in the movie and it does not hurt the sentiments of any religion or community.

 

So who are the people on street protesting against the screening of Vishwaroopam? India is a diverse country with too many people having many different beliefs; this fact has been milked by various organizations and parties to their advantage. Apart from Muslims even the dalit community has been exploited by their community leaders to their advantage. Saffron terrorism, Islamic terrorism are the words been used loosely by the so called leaders who fail to understand that terrorist do not have any religion or colour.

In Kerala, the protest against the movie was facilitated by an organization called Popular Front of India (PFI) which according to the Kerala government had connections with SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India), an organisation banned by the Centre. On July 4, 2010, two PFI activists were arrested in conjunction with an incident in which they allegedly chopped the hand off of a Kerala professor who had allegedly offended the religious sentiments of his students. It is alleged that the attack resulted from the ruling from one of the “Taliban-model” courts operating in the state of Kerala. Two boys were kidnapped in June 2011 from Mahajan College premises in Mysore and murdered by members of Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD), who sought ransom of 5 crore rupees to raise funds for their organisation. Karnataka Forum for Dignity was merged with PFI in 2008. Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham (TMMK) which is protesting against the movie is alleged to have links with SIMI and is believed to be controlled by SIMI cadres. In 2005 TMMK even urged the Government of India to lift ban on SIMI. The president of TMMK was arrested in the communal violence that triggered after the 1998 Coimbatore bombings.

It’s quite evident that the group of people agitating against the movie are nowhere related with the innocent Muslim brothers of our country, their intents are questionable and unnecessarily they are trying to use the movie to gain emotional grounds of Muslims who are deeply related with the Islam religion. The movie revolves around the terrorists who unfortunately happen to be Muslim. We Indians sincerely hope that Government of India finds a way to crack down the organizations who manipulate the innocence of Indian muslins in the name of religion.

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Bigg Boss Season 6 winner: Urvashi’s 50 lakh Vs. Imam’s millions hearts

13 Jan

Salman Khan Announces Bigg Boss 6 winner

Bigg Boss 6 winner – Urvashi Dholakia

Finally the winner of Bigg Boss Season 6 has been announced; surprisingly Urvashi Dholakia goes home with Rs50 lakh and the Big Boss trophy. It really makes us wonder if the winner is actually decided using votes of people or by the Bigg Boss team. Sometimes you feel that the decision is based on the voting but blessed by the final verdict of celebrity host Salman Khan. It’s kind of funny to see that the voting lines of the Bigg Boss were open till Saturday, but the Grand Finale in which the winner was announced, actually took place on Friday. If we go by the people’s choice, without any question Imam is the true winner.  You ask any person following the show from Day 1, he/she will only say Imam. A lot have been said, especially by Urvashi about Imam not respecting women, ill-mannered etc. etc., but the audience who have seen the show from Day 1, whole heartedly support Imam. Imam’s popularity is quite evident, be it Facebook, Twitter or any article on Bigg Boss, Imams supporters have spoken everywhere in huge numbers.

Bigg Boss contestants in water except Urvashi

Bigg Boss contestants in water except Urvashi

Imam’s greatest drawback was he being too straight forward and not being politically correct at times. There were moments where Imam went to the extent of opening his mouth against biggest boss Salman Khan, which might have gone against him in the final decision. One great quality of Imam which everyone lacked in the hose was not talking about anyone behind their back, he was a kind of person who used to play silly pranks, but was never part of any housemate gossips. Bigg Boss winner’s decision was quite evident in the penultimate show when all the contestants except Urvashi were forced to enter into the cold water of the swimming pool. The audience who followed the show completely should agree that Salman’s soft corner for Urvashi was quite evident in his Friday’s appearances on the show.

So what makes Urvashi the final winner remains a big mystery, but one thing is sure it’s not just the votes which decides the winner. Urvashi definitely has won Rs 50 lakhs but undoubtedly Imam has won millions of fans all over the world.

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Dabangg 2: Do you need a review to watch Salman Khan movie?

21 Dec

Dabangg 2 movie review starring Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash RajAfter 23 years of his Bollywood career Salman Khan on December 21, 2012 will be seen in his first ever sequel of Dabangg which also happens to be the directorial debut of his brother Arbaaz Khan. Salman Khan’s rise to fame since last three years has left all his Bollywood competitors behind. The 100 crore journey started from Wanted in 2009 and is continuing till date. So which movie is competing against Dabangg 2, it’s his own move ‘Ek tha Tiger’ which released earlier this year and has done a business of Rs 186.2 cr. Times of India has valued Dabangg 2 at 180 cr. The movie releases in 3000 screens in India and 450 screens overseas.

Bollywood Hungama has given 4/5 rating, India TV and Rediff have given 2.5/5 stars to Dabangg 2. The fact of the matter is does Salman Khan’s movies require any rating? Or do people care about Dabangg 2 rating? Surely not, Salman’s movies have passed all those rating syndromes from so called movie critics. Salman fan base knows, irrespective of the reviews, the movie will be full of entertainment in large doses. The fear factor in Bollywood industry exists for everyone but not Salman Khan. People are no more talking hit or flop, the discussions are weather Dabangg 2 will break the business record set by Salman’s previous movie ‘Ek tha Tiger’. Whatever critics or anti-Salman Khan Fan writes, the fact is Dabangg 2 with a production cost of Rs 40 cr is definitely a profitable deal and will surely take Salman Khan to new heights.

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Aishwarya Rai – Do celebrities always need to stay fit?

4 Dec

Aishwarya Rai is one celebrity who has probably received harshest flak from the media for her post-pregnancy weight gain. Is it really human to criticize someone who is going through the natural process of a human cycle? Why media forgets that Aishwarya is also a woman who is has turned a mother and is probably feeding her baby day in and day out just like any other woman in the world.

It’s really good to see that Aishwarya didn’t listen to the crazy media persons criticizing her and comparing her to some other celebrities like Celina Jaitley who gave birth to twins in the month of March in 2012 and was spotted recently in bikinis. Without a doubt Aishwarya is enjoying her motherhood and good to see that she is not listening to the critics who probably seem to be more concerned about her figure than her personal happiness.

Loosing those extra flab is really not a big deal for celebrities like Aishwarya, her presence at the Cannes this year has definitely silenced her critics with her new glamorous look. She looks pretty in a new jewellery advertisement and seems to be on the right track towards regaining her post-pregnancy fitness.

Hats off to Aishwarya for handling her personal life so well and not letting critics come in her way to motherhood unlike some other actresses who move to strict diet regime immediately from day one.

We are sharing some of her pictures from past to her present days:

Aishwarya Rai - 2012 Pic 1

Aishwarya Rai – 2012 Pic 1

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Aishwarya Rai – 2012 Pic 2

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Aishwarya Rai – 2012 Pic 6

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Aishwarya Rai – 2012 Pic 7

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Aishwarya Rai – 2012 Pic 8

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Aishwarya Rai – 2011 Pic 2

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Aishwarya Rai – 2011 Pic 3

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Aishwarya Rai – 2010 Pic 2

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Aishwarya Rai – 2002 Pic 2

Aishwarya Rai – Miss World 1994

Aishwarya Rai – Miss World 1994

Son Of Sardar vs. Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Ajay Devgn vs. YRF

5 Nov

Son of Sardar vs Jab tak hai jaanIt’s a clash of superstars this Diwali with Shahrukh Khan’s “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and Ajay Devgn’s “Son of Sardar” both releasing on the same day at the box office.

The bollywood movie screening has changed considerabely over a period of time, it no more matters if a film is a hit or a flop, however it does matter how much money a movie gains during the first 3-4 weeks of its release. With Son Of Sardar(SOS) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan(JTHJ) releasing on the same day a sincere war has begun between both the banners to capture the maximum number of screens across India.

As per media reports, Ajay Devgn Ffilms(ADF) has accused Yash Raj Films(YRF) of manipulating exhibitors and distributors to release their film in more theatres than SOS. It has filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India(CCI) stating that before the release of Ek Tha Tiger, in August 2012, YRF had reportedly used their dominant position in the market to enter into an arrangement with the exhibitors saying that they will give them Ek Tha Tiger only if the exhibitors agreed to reportedly give their Diwali release prominence over others. Rafiq Gangjee, vice president, marketing and communications, YRF, said: “For a company like ours, which has maintained the highest standards of work ethics and fair play, this has really come as a shock. We would like to clarify at the outset that we still haven’t received any notice from the commission and will suitably represent our stance if and when called upon to do so. Worldwide, as well as in India, distributors often sign deals for their complete annual slate of films to simplify the process. We trust the Competition Commission will also see it as universally acceptable fair business practice,” he added.

The buzz around both the movies is strong, but given the fact that Jab Tak Hai Jaan is late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial before his sudden death on Oct 21 2012, and that it marks the coming together of Chopra with power-brand Shah Rukh Khan after eight years, expectations are high from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Salman Khan made his stand clear by supporting Son of Sardar and warned Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter, he wrote “Pathan Ke Yaar Se Panga Mat lena. Sorry yaar..Diwali bekaar without Son of Sardaar.” Shah Rukh reacted to this issue at a press meet on his 47th birthday “I was reading about it today…there are enough screens for both the movies. This is all legal matter and I am no one to speak anything about it. Thankfully it is not my production house. Hope the issue gets resolved and both the films do well. Ajay mera dushman nahi hain. Screen distribution mera call nahi hain”.

The good part of this tussle is that it has surely brought out the dirty games these movie banners play to make money, the message that comes out from Bollywood is that its not only about making a good movie. Looks like both the banners are insecure about their movies and unknowingly leaking the untold stories and hidden truths of Indian movie industry out in the public. If a movie is good and has what it takes to be a hit, it will surely be a hit and will make lot of money irrespective of the number of screens it starts with. 3 Idiots started small and eventually became bollywood’s all time super hit, but looks like the YRF and ADF are more worried about the initial gains than the long term rewards which only comes if a movie is really good as 3 Idiots.

With each passing day the war between Devgn and YRF is taking new turn. In the end its the audiences who will decide whether it’s Shahrukh or Devgn who will rule the box office this Diwali.

YP Singh after Salman Khan – another publicity stunt

3 Nov

YP Singh on Salman KhanFormer cop-turned-activist YP Singh held a press meet along with his wife Abha Singh in Mumbai to show what he says is an ‘expose’ on how the Mumbai police helped actor Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case drag on for 10 years.

Highlights of his press conference:

- We always blame the courts for delay but actually its the litigants who are responsible for the delays.
- Litigants and defendants are in collusion in Salman Khan’s case.
- Mumbai Police helping Salman Khan evade the law.
- Mumbai Police is helping Salman Khan. Summons weren’t summoned properly.
- Salman khan was absent 82 times when summoned by the court.
- Is there pressure from Salman Khan? Was there pressure from the state?

Looks like YP Singh more than trying to get justice to right people is after the cheap publicity for himself. Come on Mr. YP there are many other burning issues you can go after than highlighting the issue of 2002. YP Singh was the former colleague of Arvind Kejriwal in India against corruption organization, all his recent press meets clearly shows that he is jealous of Kejriwal’s popularity and hence trying these cheap stunts to attract the crowd and somehow enter into politics, he is a former officer in the police force of India who left to become a lawyer and we all know that 90% of politicians in our country are lawyers.

Salman Khan as of today is the most popular actor of Bollywood and pointing fingers at him will surely bring lot of fame to YP which he is desperately looking out for.
Why not defame the real goons who are ruling or country and responsible for the current bad state we are in? Why not bring justice to Sonali Mukherjee who is fighting for her life since past 10 years? Please Mr. YP singh go after people who are really threat to our country. Many people living on streets of India die of hunger because of sick policies of Indian government than coming under car wheels of celebrities.

Saif Kareena – Cannot understand celebrity marriages

18 Oct

Saif Ali Khan, Amrita SinghSaif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor

 

 

 

 

 

Saif Ali Khan a father of 18 year girl and a 11 year boy, got devorced in 2004 and now marrying a bollywood  beauty,  32 year old Kareena Kapoor. In reality if a normal Indian guy does it we are sure he will be looked down upon by media as well as the whole country, so why everyone is so much excited and happy about Saif-Kareena wedding,  guess its the celebrity factor. The limitations set by Indian society does not hold good for the people with money and fame.

We think the marriage of Saif and Kareena is a bad example for Indians who look up to them as their heroes and role models in life. The funny part is that even Saif’s son and daughter are supportive of their father marrying a different women. The newspaper columns about Amrita Singh(Saif’s first wife) attending the sangeet and his son and daughters marriage party plans makes us even think further what is the Pataudi and Kapoor family trying to give to India.

The marriage of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor conveys the following messages:

1. Saif’s son and daughter love their father leaving their mom and marrying Kareena
2. Randhir Kapoor and Babita are very excited about their daughter Kareena getting married to a man who already has kids 18 and 11 years old
3. Sharmila Tagore is happy that his existing grand kids will get few more babies to play with.
4. The Indian media is very happy with the marriage so day and night they are talking about this on their channels and passing them loads of good wishes.
5. Ir-respect of you being a father of 18 and 11 year old, feel free to fall in love and marry the woman of your dream.
6. No harm in marrying a man who is father of 18 and 11 year old, as long as he has money.

Anyways this is what it is, we can just watch it from far and enjoy what these wonderful celebrity families have to offer to the people of India.

God bless the newly wedded couple and hope they stay together forever.
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