What a fantastic year this has been for our Indian actresses at Cannes, no? Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone have absolutely rocked it. But Diva has followed them all along their red carpet journeys. And I must say the ride up to here has been a bumpy one if not unbearable! Oh come on! Everyone makes fashion blunders (except Diva, of course) and comes out of it. A type of dress here and a makeup trend there, these ladies have all tried, tested, failed and evolved on the red carpet.
Shah Rukh Khan, as soon as I say the name, most of us imagine a handsome man standing amidst a beautiful valley, with his arms outstretched waiting for his lady love to come to him. Yes, he is the ultimate definition of romance in Bollywood! Over the years we have seen him sweeping countless leading ladies (and us too) right off their feet. But the King Khan of Bollywood is not only the King of romance, but of all the emotions that can be humanly portrayed!
The FilmFare night was such a success! And so much fun, sachchi! I know you wish you were invited, but none of you are Diva, no? Oh what do I say – it was truly a magical, star studded evening! So many of our well deserving stars took the black lady home this weekend. With some of the best stage performances the awards function was definitely the biggest ever in the Bollywood calendar. And don’t even get me started on the bold and raw fashion statements made by our favourite celebrities! Our leading ladies experimenting with colours and the men fashionably trying out new combinations. Take a look for yourself!
She should have got an award just for this Atelier Prabla Gurung gown!
Sonam looked stunning in this Elie Saab masterpiece.
Priety Zinta and Gene Goodenough
They sure are more than just ‘good enough’!
Sushant Singh Rajput
I’m loving Pari’s transformation. Isn’t she gorgeous?
Turning up the heat!
Newly weds, new parents, and Mira’s red carpet debut. #CoupleGoals
Swara looked like an absolute dream in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla
Loving Varun’s bow tie!
Is it any wonder Sushant is her steady date?
This man will never grow old. Never.
Bollywood celebrities have been playing with our feelings for the longest time now. Are they friends? Are they more than friends? Oh wait.. do they actually hate each other? Sigh!
We went into details of these bollywood celebrities’ love-hate relationships so you don’t have to:
Priyanka Chopra & Deepika Padukone
Whoever said two actresses cannot be friends? These two set Karan Johar’s couch on fire when they appeared together on his talk show. Deepika even went out on a limb to say Priyanka was her first friend in the industry. And after all that time they shared space on the silver screen and brought our cold, dead hearts to life. They’re now taking Hollywood by storm, and even though they may be rivals on screen, we hope they remain friends off screen!
Alia Bhatt & Parineeti Chopra
We must say, Karan Johar really has a knack for making sure commoners like us know the relationship status of our favourite celebs! When Alia and Parineeti made their debuts around the same time, rumours of their rivalry were doing the rounds. The PYTs cleared the air on Karan’s show with Pari thanking Alia for supporting her through her low phases. Their PDA from their current Dream Tour is just too cute to handle!
Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor
Everyone knows these two were inseparable ever since they did Gunday together! In fact, if we didn’t know better, we’d pretty much think they were dating each other! Bollywood’s livewires Arjun & Ranveer often refer to each other as ‘Baba’ and their social media PDA is on point!
Shah Rukh Khan & Salman Khan
Status: It’s Complicated
Sigh. These two. Their love-hate relationship is the most talked about relationship in Bollywood, and it’s not least because they share a surname! With the two biggest superstars of the industry constantly at war, it makes for many pretty awkward moments for their common friends. Well, apparently these two have buried the hatchet with SRK gracing Sallu’s sister’s wedding last year.
Anushka Sharma & Deepika Padukone
While everyone wished these two were friends, there has been a very apparent rivalry between Anushka & Deepika. It began with Anushka feeling sidelined when she didn’t become an overnight star like Deepika. And then came Ranveer Singh. Even though Deepika’s romance with Ranveer blossomed much after his break up with Anushka, it’s now as good as set in stone that these two will almost never be friends.
But then, it’s Bollywood. It’s where wives don’t recognise their husbands after a clean shave, and where plastic surgeries change more than just faces! Kuch bhi ho sakta hai with bollywood celebrities!
Akshay Kumar is a true hero, always looking to protect his fellow citizens, and we’re not just talking about his recent roles! He’s particularly protective of the country’s women and has even set up his own martial arts training institute, which trains women in self defence and helps protect them from potential attacks!
…. And what they actually mean!
Try as they may, our beloved Bollywood celebrities will never learn to be cryptic, no? Everyone always knows what they’re not saying, and what they’re really saying when they’re saying things. But, for the uninitiated, here’s a list of the things bollywood celebs say, and what they really mean!
1. I took a break from acting
What they want us to believe – I am a much planned person. I had planned my career very meticulously and I had A LOT of work waiting for me, but I needed a break and so I took one.
What they actually mean – I am UNEMPLOYED! I am so out of work but I term it as a break and I need to be in news so I just go on telling media that now my ‘much needed’ break is over and I am ready to work. Bring me work!
2. I don’t pay attention to rumours
What they want us to believe – Rumours don’t affect me. Yes I hear about them but I am too busy with my work commitments. And I think reacting to rumours is a waste of time and unnecessary.
What they actually mean – I just love rumours, it keeps me in the news more than my films do! And ofcourse I can’t react because some of the linkup rumours are true, but hey it’s my life! I hate it when rumours die down so I may be have a special PR team for just that!
3. So what if we are separated we still respect each other
What they want us to believe – We are two mature adults who have decided to live our lives separately. We still respect each other and will still be friends. Things between us have ended very mutually and cordially. We need our privacy at this time.
What they actually mean – I don’t want to see his/her face anymore, but ofcourse I am a celebrity I cannot be myself. I would have ripped him/ her apart in the media but he/she can also do the same to me n I don’t want my reputation ruined more than it already has been. The proceeding is still going on and I need a proper settlement, so ofcourse we’ll act friends for some time.
4. I take up projects that encourage me to work hard
What they want us to believe – I have multiple offers made to me every day but I reject them all. I actually go through the whole script and then decide. My co actors and production house don’t affect me, my role does. So when it a role that needs a lot of work and interests me I take it up.
What they actually mean – I have a shortage of scripts right now! I am ready to do any role. I am very particular about my co actors and production house but I have no films right now and well, I have bills to clear. So yeah I am going to take up unconventional roles once a while just for my bills.
5. I wouldn’t mind if I have to work with him/ her (Ex Lover)
What they want us to believe – We are mature as persons and as actors. We keep our personal and professional lives apart. Working together is not an issue because we have both moved on with our lives.
What they actually mean – Working with him/ her means a chance to be close to him/ her again, I wouldn’t miss that. Because ofcourse I have not moved on! Also, all the publicity that it would bring to the film and to me is definitely going to get me more films!
6. The audience now accepts unconventional films and that is good
What they want us to believe – The mass audience has grown out of the masala movie phase and now likes unconventional films and that is so encouraging. It gives us inspiration to work harder and enter into different genres which were never touched or never accepted in the past.
What they actually mean – OMG the audience has become so smart. This means that my favourite masala movies won’t work anymore. This scares me to death! I will have to work really hard, because now the actual actors will take centre stage and glam people like me are gonna be in trouble, a lot of trouble.
Dear Deepika, We Love You
What are you upto lady? When are you going to stop giving us so many #RelationshipGoals ?!
And we are not even talking about your relationship with the heartthrob Ranveer Singh. Yes, we are talking about the number of other relations that are connected to you. Be it your strong ties with your father, your friendship with your co stars or your rapport with your personal team, you have always been great with all of them. And we all praise for you. Here are some things that we really love about you!
Oh Ranveer! How am I going to get over you, you part charmer, part roadside romeo?!
I was just thinking about when I fell in love with you. I think it was when I watched Band Bajaa Baraat for the first time. Maybe jab tumne bread pakode ki kasam khayi thi! Sigh.Or maybe when I tried to find the line that separated Ranveer and Bittoo, and couldn’t find it! The way you adapted to Bittoo so easily like ‘makhan’ is just too much to handle!
No wait. It definitely was when I heard rumours of you dating that nakchhadi Shruti and I was so jealous! Badi aayi business ke rules sikhane wali – ho gaya na usko bhi tumse love? Actually, I think I fell in love with you when I saw you dancing to Ainvayi Ainvayi – main toh lut gayi tumhare naam pe Ranveer!
Well. Aadha ishq, aadha hai, aadha ho jayega – Tumhe! #ILoveYouRanveer #KabhiTohNazarMilao
… Khair chhodo!
The Ex – Files – Bollywood Style!
Everyone knows how quickly our favourite celebs go from being friends to foes and back. One day they’re ‘just good friends’ and the next, they’re on the verge of breaking up! It pains us to realize that 2016 has developed some seriously bad juju for love in Bollywood, and it’s only March!
And while the Rajs and the Simrans are living their epic romances in lala land, looks like love in the real world isn’t every celebrity’s cup of tea. Or coffee. Or even wine!
The Diva says – Please kill me! No! No! No don’t hesitate my dear, just finish me off! Maar dalo mujhe! How to live if the net world conspires to come between you and me? Sachh, let’s be honest – am I asking you for diamonds? No nah? Or gold? Arrey baba, I am not even asking you to gift me a pair of Prada sunglasses. Nahin, our rishta is too pure for such cheap demands.