And we’ll tell you exactly why we’re saying that. It’s been a good weekend of Holi for Bollywood. Gossip Gals have had so much to share and still catch up on Bollywood. Talking about Salman Khan, Sunny Leone and Deepika Padukone, the girls had a relaxed lunch on Saturday by the poolside at the new JW Marriott hotel in Mumbai near Sahar International Airport. Top of the list was Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan Sharma’s first Holi post wedding, and the party pictures she shared. The do was at Salman Khan’s now famous farmhouse in Panvel, and, of course, our star Gossip Gal was invited!
Salman the Good Samaritan earlier celebrated Holi with kids from an orphanage in Rajkot, and then in Mumbai with his mother Salma and the entire Khan clan. Just out of swine flu scare after his co-star Sonam Kapoor contracted the virus, it was nice to see Salman fit and fine and celebrating Holi with his family. Among Salman’s friends seen at the party was Preity Zinta and Bigg Boss 7 contestant Elli Avram.
Preity Zinta has a new lover
But gossip ladies were not so much interested in Salman’s equation with Elli, as they were with Preity Zinta’s alleged new boyfriend with a name that goes as Gene Goodenough or something. Preity refused to reveal anything but looked so happy that we know Gene is indeed ‘Good enough’ for her. Tsk, tsk! Now we know why Preity keeps rushing to LA, not bothered anymore about her former beau Ness Wadia or the case she filed against him.
Deepika Padukone has the last laugh, while Katrina Kaif sulks
Oh, yes. Deepika Padukone got some relief from the AIB Knockout roast case and was not charged or arrested. But no, we’re not talking about that when we say she had the last laugh. Gossip Gals are amused how her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor’s mother Neetu Kapoor who once scorned her, posted a picture of her son and Deepika as her Instagram ‘status’ on Holi! Now this was a Holi song Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, but Neetu could’ve just cut out Deepika from the frame, right? Gossip mills are churning out stories of Neetu having outgrown her fondness, if there was any, for Ranbir’s live-in partner Katrina Kaif. Apparently, she is not finding any favours from her to-be mother-in-law. Now that’s really a last laugh for Deepika! Meanwhile, Ranbir and Katrina did not celebrate Holi.
The Bachchans – Amitabh, Jaya, Aishwarya and Abhishek – celebrate Holi
Gossip Gals are happy that Abhishek Bachchan who has launched his official Facebook page is pretty regular with his updates. The Big B Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek shared Holi updates, but the Gals were disappointed not to see more pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and little Aaradhya. Aishwarya who recently exposed her new look through the Vogue magazine cover should’ve posed for some Holi pics, wot say? Especially since the gossip ladies were not at the Bachchans, having spent time in Panvel at Salman’s.
Sunny Leone’s Holi party spoilt by Rakhi Sawant!
A couple of the Gossip Gals managed to attend Holi parties in the Bandra-Juhu-Andheri stretch, and here’s some goss from there. While most parties with Bollywood starlets and TV stars were the regular affair, at this do in Versova, the ladies had the most fun. The reason was the spectacle that Rakhi Sawant made of herself. The former item girl-turned-politician crashed on to the stage where Sunny Leone was performing her item songs, and tried to steal the show. Sunny was amused but maintained her composure and smiled, which we admire her for! Rakhi’s act was stupid and revealed the competition she felt because of the svelte and sexy Sunny Leone, who went to perform songs from her forthcoming film Ek Paheli Leela, including Saiyaan Superstar. Check out the video below if you don’t believe us girls!
India’s Daughter, Nirbhaya – we owe you one
The Gossip Gals parted on a sombre note this time. The controversy surrounding the BBC documentary on rape victim Nirbhaya, titled India’s Daughter, has unnecessarily been banned in India and on YouTube. The Indian government might have taken the decision to ban it because of the insensitive comments made by the poker-faced rapist Mukesh Singh.
But we suggest the censor board, or Mr Prime Minister Narendra Modi take a look at the entire documentary, and then take a decision whether to revoke the ban or not. After all, Nirbhaya’s father himself wants his countrymen to see the story of his daughter. For the government, how about trying to educate boys at a young age that rape is not a joke? (READ MORE GOSSIP GAL | Photos: Instagram and Facebook verified accounts of celebs and Zoom TV.)