2018 – January – Bollywood Blind Item 6
What we have below is Rajeev Masand’s usual weekly blind item. This time, it’s about something that we have all known and heard about for years now. It doesn’t seem a surprise at all about why and how this young guy grabbed this role.
It seems to us that there are three levels of reactions when it comes to extra-marital affairs in Bollywood. The first reaction is shock from the people involved, barring the people having the affair. Then, there’s the angry reaction where the wife and kids leave the house for a couple of weeks or months and the families have to deny everything claiming that the house is haunted and all that crap. They do eventually manage to persuade the wife to come back to the cheating husband and haunted house. Lastly, there’s the acceptance reaction where everyone involved realise that they are better off accepting the situation and let things run its course. By that we meant that the wife has accepted to become a doormat and leave it up to the husband to get over his infatuation. Little does she know that as soon as he’s done with one, he will hop on to the next; like catching a public transport. Speaking of being a doormat, when will Mrs Funnybones write a book about this? She has an out and out experience with this situation.
Anyways, check the blind item below by Rajeev Masand to see what we are talking about. Piggyback riding is what everyone wants to do to this superstar. Poor old man!
A Case of Sour Grapes
Whoever said that actresses are the bitchiest lot hasn’t spent much time with male actors. The gossip being circulated by a handful of young B-level male actors concerns the casting of a major film, the latest instalment of a successful thriller franchise. According to these catty young men, the only reason a semi- popular young actor landed a part in the movie is thanks to his sibling’s closeness to the A-lister heading the film, and especially his family.
It’s probably a case of sour grapes for those spreading the story, given that most young actors would’ve given an arm to be cast alongside the superstar in what will likely be another blockbuster.
Young Actor: Saqib Saleem
Sibling: Huma Qureshi
Film: Race 3
Superstar: Salman Khan
Closeness’ reason: Affair with Sohail Khan