2018 – July – Bollywood Blind Item 4
Since it’s a very slow news day today for blind items, we went out to search for the ones from last month that we did not share. This one comes from Hindustan Times in a collumn by Malavika Sangghvi. It is about this actress, who is breaking news everywhere these days. She is not breaking news for her career choices, but for her personal life. For all those, who have known her and have been fans of her, can attest to the fact that this lady is private. So to see her all out and about with her latest squeeze (they were squeezing hands) is quite a sight to see indeed. Could it be that she got tired of being in the shadows or rather being behind her king all these years that she is letting loose now? Or is it still very much of that PR-made relationship theory?
If it is the latter, they are definitely speeding things up because they know no one is buying it. Like the Sherbat-wala happening in Bollywood, things are speeding up. The question is, are they willing to take the biggest step of all to prove their love? Will they get engage or even married just to shut people up? Let’s see, but we doubt this will happen. It is funny to see them try all things like this, just to get attention. All of these PR-manufactured couples, it is ridiculous at this point. But hey, it’s their life so that’s on them and not us. Can’t really point a finger as to why these couples think they can fool people that easily. Their fans might be gullible, but what about the rest? Maybe they live in a bubble and can’t seem to comprehend our level of understanding between what’s reel and real.
Check out the blind item below from HT. By the way, this actress just announced that she has signed her next Hindi project. As this was quietly announced, another actress also chose to announce that she will have a small role in this big budget film that this actress has been signed on to, which coincidentally stars the other actress’ ex.
“It seems as if she’s trying to prove a point, na? After all, the last time around was so clandestine.” It was our usual film jasoos, commenting on the high-profile and much reported liaison between a leading Bollywood star with international credentials, and her younger American paramour, a singer-actor himself. The two had made a very public visit to India, and were then seen heading off in a PJ to Goa. The filmy jassoos who’d spent most of his life analysing the slightest nuance or change in the body language of stars, had found this newest couple’s PDA a trifle lacklustre. “Look, she’s a woman of the world and a very successful one at that, and no one has any right to judge her personal life, but even her friends in the industry are wondering if this new romance is not one of those ‘manufactured by publicists’ types — so prevalent in show business abroad,” said the filmy jassoos.
“You know, how, when a star’s career is waning or requires tweaking, an orchestrated for the media affair can often set things right?” he elaborated. Perhaps, you are right, we said to the FJ, but then what accounts for his meeting her mom at an upscale restaurant in Mumbai recently? Surely that points to something more tangible?
“He met her mum, because in India, that’s how these things are done. Now, the ‘romance’ has official sanction…” winked the FJ, all-knowingly.