November 2017 – Bollywood Blind Item 5
The second blind item for today comes from Mid Day. It’s from a special column that is written on a weekly basis, but only features relevant Bollywood blind items from time to time. The blind item is a bit funny, depending how you see it. Actually, it’s something that we have wondered for a long time.
How do celebrities manage to fall in love, get married and have kids when they themselves are like attention-seeking kids, who have to be the center of attention the whole time. By the way, we know the below incident happened because those who attended this party found it really funny how this actor and his girlfriend just started singing instead of letting the real singer perform.
Maybe they wanted an album collaboration with the singer or something. That said, it must be exhausting for foreign acts to entertain all these ego-centric Bollywood stars when they come to India. It’s like honey and bees! Selfie, Selfie, Selfie!
Anyways, check out the blind item below.
So you think you can sing?
Recently, at a swish SoBo soiree, the talk turned to the massive egos and attention-demanding activities of the Mumbai celebrity brigade. From engineering flashy entrances surrounded by gun-toting guards, to winning spurious awards and championing spurious charities, there’s all manner of artifice. But this story about a top actor had us in splits. Apparently, so hooked onto his own celebrity was he, that we are informed at a party that was hosted in honour of a major international act by a Bollywood star a few years ago, a leading star had broken un-encouraged and impromptu into loud (and tuneless) singing just when the international act, (shy for all his mega stardom,) had been persuaded by those present to sing. “It was un-buh-leevable,” says the narrator of this delicious anecdote. “Here you have the hottest singer in the world, actually singing for you and we had to put up with this besura awaz from the other corner of the room yodeling away…” Ah, the Mumbai celebrity ego…