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Friday, March 4, 2011

8 Girlfriends of Salman Khan

Salman Khan is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. He has a huge fan following. He had also his fair share of romance and break-ups with the top actresses of Bollywood. In this post, I am going to talk about the women that came into Salman Khan’s life. With some of them, he had serious relationships and some were just rumors.

Sangeeta Bijlani:

The first lady Salman Khan dated early in his carrier was Sangeeta Bijlani. Winner of Miss India beauty pageant 1980, Sangeeta Bijlani was a popular model and actress. Sangeeta Bijlani came to Bollywood in the late 80s. It was believed that Salman Khan had a serious relationship with Sangeeta Bijlani but for some reasons, the couple broke up. After their break-up, Sangeeta Bijlani married former Indian Cricket team captain, Azharuddin. Even after breaking up with Salman Khan, Sangeeta Bijlani had good relationship with Salman Khan’s family members. Last year, Sangeeta ended his fourteen year old marriage with Azharuddin. She went to Salman Khan for help.

Somy Ali:

After Sangeeta Bijlani, the girl who came to Salman Khan’s life was Somy Ali. Born to an Iraqi mother and Pakistani father, Somy used to live in the U.S. She then came to Mumbai to build up an acting career. In 1993, at the age of 19, she starred in Anth with Sunil Shetty which became a big hit. Somy Ali and Salman Khan had a long time relationship but the two eventually broke up. Rumor spread out that due to Salman Khan’s excessive drinking and abusive behavior, Somy Ali had to live him. After leaving India, she obtained bachelor’s degree in Pyschology from Nova Southeastern University of Florida. Then in 2010, when Salman Khan launched a charity foundation named Being Human, he ran into trouble again with Somy Ali for she also launched another charity foundation “Human Being” back in 2007.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:

After Somy Ali, the women who came in Salman Khan’s life was none other than Aishwarya Rai, winner of Miss World 1994. The two came together while doing 1999 blockbuster Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachcha’s on-screen chemistry looked great. Unfortunately, their love life was a very turbulent one. Aishwarya Rai became another victim of Salman Khan’s abusive behavior. He used to call her on the phone late at night and shouted and pounded on the door. He even abused Aishwarya Rai. In March 2002, Aishwarya Rai finally broke up with Salman Khan. Even after breaking up, he stalked Aishwarya Rai for a long time. It was said that one night being drunk, he stormed into Aishwarya Rai’s house and broke furniture and threatened his family. Her family filed complaint with police.

Katrina Kaif:

The next lady to enter in Salman Khan’s life is Katrina Kaif. This British-Indian actress and model met Salman Khan during her struggling days in Bollywood. She debuted in a movie called Boom directed by Kaizad Gustad. The movie bombed at the box office. Katrina Kaif was busy with small time modeling assignments and during this time she met Salman Khan. Salman Khan introduced her to big time producers but no one was interested to caste her for poor Hindi accent. Then in 2005, she was paired up with Salman Khan in Maine Pyaar Kiyun Kya. The movie was a hit. She was also the female lead in Salman Khan and Govinda starrer, Partner in 2006. In 2007, she also got her first big hit with Akshay Kumar in Namastey London. With each success relationship between Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan went sour and eventually they broke up.

Bruna Abdallah:

After Katrina Kaif it was Bruna Abdullah. Bruna Abdullah is an Indian model of Brazilian and Arabian origin. She caught Indian audience’s attention with her sizzling item song performance “Rehem Kare” in Anubhav Sinha’s action movie, Cash. She also appeared in I Hate Love Storys with Imran Khan. She was first noticed on Channel V’s show India’s Hottest. It was said that after Katrina Kaif, Bruna Abdullah became Salman Khan’s love interest but there was no such evidence. Later, she clarified that there was no such relationship between her and Salman Khan. She had only two meetings with Khan, one was related to work while the second one was a social meeting.

Claudia Ciesla:

Rumor about romantic relationship between Salman Khan and Claudia Ciesla started to spread when news came out that Salman Khan introduced her to his family. He said,

“Claudia is a very nice girl and I have introduced her to my family.” Claudia also spoke highly of Salman Khan. Salman Khan also said Claudia Ciesla is his “special friend.” Later, Claudia, in an interview, said, 'Salman and I are just good friends. He is not my boyfriend, as has been reported here. Everyone knows that it's Katrina Kaif who is his girlfriend and not me. I haven't even been that long in India to start controversies.'

Asin:

After Claudia, the girl with whom Salman Khan was romantically linked was Asin Thottumkal of Ghajini fame. Asin and Salman Khan did two movies- London Dreams and Ready. A picture of London Dreams, showing Salman Khan on his knees before Asin, started a new rumor. Even South Indian media claimed that Asin and Salman Khan got married but later it was revealed that the two shot a wedding sequence for Aniz Bazmee’s upcoming movie, Ready.

Hazel Keech:

The latest rumor that is spreading about Salman Khan is about his relationship with British model’ Hazel Keech. Hazel came to India to work with Salman Khan in his upcoming movie, Bodyguard. The movie was shot in Pune and it was reported that the two had a great time in Pune. It was reported that the two were having a good time and they enjoy each other’s company. Hazel and Salman went on biking in Pune. Who knows if this is just another rumor or not?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Goga Kapoor passed away at the age of 70

Famous character actor of Bollywood, Ravinder Kapoor, popularly known as Goga Kapoor, passed away today. The actor was 70 years old. The actor left behind his wife and three daughters.

It was a natural death. His fellow actor, Gajendra Chauhan, said "He was ailing for nearly six months. It was a natural death. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters. His youngest daughter Payal is an actor. He was one of the most active committee member of Cine Artistes Association."

Goga Kapoor started his acting carrier in theatres. In his early years, he worked in many English plays and once he also played a role opposite Amitabh Bachchan in one play. Initially, he did not find any work in Hindi movies and turned to theatres but soon his acting talent got recognized. In 1971, he did his first Hindi movie, Jwala. In the movie, he had a strong but crucial role.

Goga Kapoor then got many offers in regional movies. At one point he stopped working and after two years came back to Bollywood with Ek Kunwara Ek Kunwari. In the movie, he again played a negative role. Eventually, he played negative characters in many movies and became widely recognized as a villain in the movies in the 70s and 80s.

Some of his notable movies are Zanjeer (1973), Muqaddar Ka Sikander (1978), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Dostana (1980), Shaan (1980), Lawaris (1981), Satte Pe Satta (1982), Coolie (1983), Mard (1985) etc.

His last movie was Darwaaza Bandh Rakho. He was rumored to be playing a small in Karan Johar’s remake of Agneepath.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Asha Bhosle will start her acting carrier with Maaee

Till date, she has rendered her beautiful voice to all those actresses that you see on the screen. Now, legendary singer, Asha Bhosle will try her luck in acting for the first time. The singer is going to make her acting debut in Maaee.

Asha Bhosle acted in several music videos and it shows that she also has a great talent for acting and looks charming on camera.

Maaee will be produced by Nitin Sarkar and it was Asha Bhosle’s charm that made him decided to bring her in his movie. Asha Bhosle will play the title role in his movie.

Maaee tells the story of a woman whose son abandons her and she goes on to live with her daughter and son-in-law.

The movie will be directed by Mahesh Kodiyal and this is his debut movie as a director. Till date, he directed numerous ad films and he has no doubt that Asha Bhosle will just do full justice to the character.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ranveer Singh vs. Ranbir Kapoor: Who will be the next big superstar of Bollywood?

Ranveer Singh is only one-film old but the actor has shown immense potential and now Yash Raj Films is planning to turn Ranveer Singh into the next big superstar of Bollywood.

It has been reported that prior to Ranveer Singh, the movie, Band Baaja Baaraat was offered to Kapoor scion Ranbir Kapoor but he did not accept the role which offended Aditya Chopra, YRF head honcho.

As a result, he took Ranveer Singh for the movie and the rest is known to you all. It has been said that Ranveer Singh will only work in YRF movies for the next three years.

Production of his next movie has already started and a third movie is on the way. Rumor is out that Ranveer Singh will also appear in Dhoom 3.

Ranveer Singh is now very much confident. So, how is Ranbeer Kapoor feeling about all this? Well, he is not anxious at all.

Rumor of a romantic relationship between Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, his co-star in Band Baaja Baaraat, came up in the news but the two clearly said that they are in no mood of getting into a romantic relationship right now.

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