While actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Twinkle Khanna have chosen to get married within the industry, others like Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji got married outside the film world. Here is a list of actresses who chose to get outside the world of acting.
1. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty broke a lot of hearts by marrying Raj Kundra, who had made a fortune by investing in a wide range of ventures – from real estate to mining. “I’ve waited so long for my wedding. Outwardly, the only thing that’s different are the choodas and the way I’m dressed. Inside me, everything feels the same. I’ve known Raj for so long that it feels no different otherwise,” Shilpa was quoted as saying during the time of her wedding.
2. Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
Every 90’s kid was obsessed with Juhi Chawla’s overwhelming and breathtaking beauty. While Juhi made us weak in the knees with her performance, she made Jay Mehta fall in love with her words off screen. A businessman through and through, Jay is the co owner of Kolkata Knight Riders with Shah Rukh Khan.
3. Tina Munim and Anil Ambani
Tina Munim’s or Tina Ambani’s wedding Anil Ambani is probably the most famous wedding in the history of actress married to businessmen. Just like any other couple, theirs had its fair share of ups and downs. There was a long period where the duo didn’t speak to each other at all. However, everything’s fair in love and war, right?
4. Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol married her long-time boyfriend Bharat Takhtani, who is an entrepreneur, in 2012. This was one of the most talked about weddings back then and made quite a splash.
5. Celina Jaitley and Peter Haag
While Celina Jaitley didn’t have the most glamorous on screen life, her off screen one is certainly envious. Celina found love in the form of Peter Haag, an Austrian businessman. The duo is already parents to twin sons and believe it or not, they are expecting twins again! “Doctor was doing an ultrasound and Peter asked the doctor if it is twins this time too. The doctor said yes and we both were initially shocked,” Celina said in a statement.
Quite an interesting number of people have married outside the fraternity, right? If you think we’ve missed some couples here, let us know in the comments below.
Bollywood Films Which Show Love Has No Gender
India recently passed a law which said Section 377 is no longer valid and that love no longer has any gender boundaries. Simply put, people who fall in love with those belonging to the same sex are no longer liable to prosecution and can do what their heart desires. While this in itself is a commendable move, it is only fit that we take a look at Bollywood films which showcased love over boundaries long before this act was abolished. Check out these films here!
1. Margarita With A Straw
Margarita With A Straw, directed by Shonali Bose and starring Kalki Koechlin, broke not one but two stereotypes. The film not only explored love between Kalki and her partner, it also showed how it was possible to love despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Bose addressed this issue with subtlety, giving everyone goals like never before.
Aligarh, directed by Hansal Mehta and starring Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpai, addresses the story of how a professor gets suspended from college because of his gender preferences. A representation of the struggles people in the country go through for doing the unexpected, Aligarh is a film that people need to watch to understand the life of the repressed.
3. My Brother Nikhil
My Brother Nikhil, directed by Onir, explores the sexuality of a man and about how he was affected with AIDS. This film explored both these situations at a time when both homosexuality and AIDS were a huge taboo! My Brother Nikhil brought to the fore the struggles of Nikhil and how only his sister helped him through the most difficult times of his life. A must watch for people to realise what happens when others are pushed into a corner.
Deepa Mehta’s Fire addressed two serious issues at the same time: homosexuality and family discord. Both Shabhana Azmi and Nandita Das are stuck in marriages that are not working and in the middle of this imbalance, love starts blossoming. Trouble starts brewing when they want to be together and society goes against this “unholy” union. A bold take on love beyond boundaries, FIre puts forth the troubles one does not expect.
5. Bombay Talkies
Bombay Talkies, a culmination of several stories by several directors, stands out primarily because of one particular story from the film: Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh by Karan Johar. Showing the story of a married couple (Vidya Balan and Randeep Hooda,) this particular story talks about how despite being a part of the media world, people are still averse to the idea of homosexuality. Some even say this is a take on Karan Johar’s personal life and when you watch it, you realise this could actually be the story of an everyday family man!
With India embracing the issue of homosexuality, it is now time for our directors to tell these stories! If you think we missed out on any films like these, comment and let us know!
Best Celebrity Tweets This Year!
There was a time when our Bollywood stars were distant and inaccessible. However, with the internet being used on such a wide scale and regular basis, the connect between the audience and the celebrities is increasing on an everyday basis! Check out these really hilarious tweets by the people who rule our hearts and screens!
1. When Google does NOT always have your back
T 828 – Mary Kom !! wins her boxing bout, insured a Bronze ! What a story ! A Mother of two from Assam, creates moment of pride for India !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 6, 2012
This is when he learnt how to to apologize!
T 828 – Sorry correction : Mary Kom is from Manipur, not Assam .. apologies !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 6, 2012
2. Who wants to gift Salman Khan a dictionary?
The most heinous crime is killing an innocent
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 19, 2014
3. When Uday Chopra makes fun of himself
Thinking of numbers again. Do you think Zero is a number? I’m thinking not. If numbers are a representation of value then zero signifies the absence of value. So zero is not a number…BUT then, what about negative numbers like -1 or -57.67 are these numbers then?
— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 1, 2018
4. The ultimate typo queen!
Eat london Heathrow airport pic.twitter.com/fpaOb2axkz
— ameesha patel (@ameesha_patel) October 27, 2015
5. Of course we have to end this list with Sonam Kapoor!
That feeling when you realise it was just a bad dream!😂😅 pic.twitter.com/ObnK1hxnmg
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 10, 2018
6. When Rishi Kapoor forgot the film he acted in
O Gosh noooo. What film is this? Has to be long back. I am so much younger and thinner lol https://t.co/5RrTWjq3UO
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 10, 2018
7. When Arjun Kapoor said no to PeeCee’s money. Oops
Hey Priyanka I don’t want all ur money… I just want u to enjoy the film the way it is just like u enjoyed the trailer for its simplicity and honesty. And also a big thank u for the words and await the GIF arrivals https://t.co/U1SSc82dKP
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 13, 2018
8. When Karan Johar schooled all the parents
GPS shows you the way! Is there one for emotions as well? Apparently it’s called a Parent….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 15, 2018
When our celebrities say and do silly things, it is always fun to have a laugh at their expense, right? But what makes all the trolling so much more exciting is that the celebrities respond, making light of the entire moment! If you have any fun celebrity interactions like these, comment and let us know!
Varun Dhawan And His Best Performances So Far
Varun Dhawan, undeniably the most sought after man of the hour, has been a part of the coveted 100 crores club not once, but four times! With not a single box office disaster to his name, the young actor has definitely come a long way from when he made his debut in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year! With 9 supremely successful films in his kitty, it only makes sense to take a look at some of Varun Dhawan’s best performances in the past!
1. Main Tera Hero
Varun Dhawan’s first ever film with his father, Main Tera Hero was arguably one of Dhawan’s best performances during the growth of his career. Named as the Govinda of the current generation, Main Tera Hero gave Dhawan the title of being a complete riot, with an unabashed touch of innocence,
Touted as one of Dhawan’s extremely intense film to date, Badlapur was the film that changed his career trajectory. A story about a man avenging the death of his wife and son, the film failed to make a major splash at the box office, earning less than 100 crores in its lifetime, despite the film being appreciated by the critics.
Despite having a strong cast (Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon) in the lead roles, Varun Dhawan managed to make Dilwale his own! With his flawless acting, perfectly timed comic scenes and superfluous dialogue delivery. Dhawan definitely shone bright like a diamond in this Rohit Shetty directorial!
4. Badrinath Ki Dulhania
There is something really adorable about an Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan pairing, which was brought to the fore with Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the sequel to Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. What makes this film so loved is that it was the second time Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan were seen together, giving us major Student of the Year feels!
Varun Dhawan broke free from his chocolate boy image with this Shoojit Sircar directorial. With October, Dhawan established himself as an actor to watch out for and proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is killing it and is here to stay!
From his first ever movie to his latest one, Varun Dhawan has grown exponentially. If you think we missed out on any of Varun Dhawan’s amazing past performances, comment and let us know!
Love Sonia: Five Reasons You HAVE To Watch This Hard Hitting Film
When you watch a serious issue displayed boldly on the silver screen, do you have it in you to turn your eyes? No, right? That is exactly what happens when you watch the trailer of Love Sonia, the latest Rajkummar Rao offering, showing us the dark side of the world through the eyes of human traffickers. Here are five reasons you just have to watch this heart wrenching film when it hits the screens tomorrow.
1. Hollywood and Bollywood collide
Directed by Tabrez Noorani, Love Sonia brings together two drastically different worlds together for a unique film. From Demi Moore to Richa Chaddha to Rajkummar Rao, this film boasts of having some truly brilliant stars to its name! Definitely worth the watch, right?
2. Sai Tamhankar gains ten kgs for the roal
Sai Tamhankar, a critically acclaimed Maharashtrian actress, put in a lot of effort in order to prep for her role in Love Sonia. To make her part seem all the more credible as a prostitute turned pimp, Tamhankar put on a solid ten kgs to seem convincing! If no other reason, this dedication is a major reason to watch the film!
3. The no holes barred script
After Udta Punjab showed us the dark side of Punjab and the under belly of the drug world, Love Sonia brings to the fore the struggles of a family perpetually stuck in the throes of poverty. Ever single member of the cast does justice to their role, playing their part to perfection. The script is so raw, so true that it hits in all the places you need to pay attention.
4. Girls rescued during the shoot
If the above reasons were not enough for you to go watch the film, then this one definitely should make you run to the theaters. During the making of Love Sonia, director Tabrez Noorani used to conduct random raids at suspected brothels in an attempt to rescue girls kept there in captivation. He would pose as a set unit man, conducting his research at brothels and then tip off the police. Through his effort, more than a dozen girls were rescued!
5. Mrunal Thakur went into depression post shoot
There are some roles which take a long time to get over and there are others which just stay with you for the rest of your life. Mrunal Thakur, making her debut in Bollywood with such an intense story, went into severe depression for the longest time. The fact that she chose such a strongly emotional film to make her debut is commendable, to say the least.
Films like Love Sonia do not come by often and when they do, you definitely cannot miss the movie. Right from when you watch the trailer, you realise there is a Sonia in every girl wandering the streets and if that does not make you want go and help the little girl, then maybe, just maybe the film itself will. Do not forget to tell us what you think of this movie when you watch it in the theaters tomorrow!
Ganesh Chathurthi: Bollywood Songs On Ganapathi Bapa That Have To Be On Your Playlist
Ganesh Chathurthi, the time where you celebrate Lord Ganesha, is officially here and how! The elephant headed God has always managed to capture our hearts with his actions, his behaviour and his unique personality so it is only fit we welcome him with Bollywood, right? Right! With the season starting Today, these songs HAVE to be on your playlist!
1. Gajanana from Bajirao Mastani
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, this devotional song was awe inspiring, to say the least. Performed to give wisdom, power and intellect to the Peshwa, this song featured Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. With the backdrop of Lord Ganesha, Gajanana was an ode to the greatness of Lord Ganesha!
2. Jalwa from Wanted
Sung by Wajid and featuring Salman Khan, this song has everything you could want to make your Ganesh Chaturthi special. With special appearances by Govinda, Anil Kapoor and Prabhu Deva, Jalwa plays in your ears long after you finish listening to the song. Listen to it here!
3. Ga Ga Ga Ganapati from ABCD 2
With a Western twist, this song had both a visual appeal as well as a lyrical appeal. Debut of choreographer Remo D’ Souza and sung by Hard Kaur, Ga Ga Ga Ganapati is a treat to both the eyes as well as the ears! A definite must have for your Ganesh Chathurthi playlist! Listen to it here!
4. Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi from Viruddh
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan, with music composed by musician duo Ajay Atul, Shree Ganeshay portrayed family values. Filled with the sentiments displayed that come with Ganesh Chathurthi, this song is what you need for your playlist this season! Listen to it here.
5. Deva Shree Ganesha from Agneepath
This high on energy emotional song starts off with bells ringing at varied pitches, infused with high percussions and intense beats. Composed by Ajay Atul, sung by Ajay and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the song is quite worth the experience. Listen to it here to make your day better and exciting!
Here is wishing all of you a very Happy Ganesh Chathurthi! If you think we missed out on any songs that have to be on this list, comment and let us know!
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