Compiled by Anoop Kumar
(This article is sponsored by Monique Kornfeld, Esq.)
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been living with her in-laws since she got married in 2007 and has been performing the duties of a daughter-in-law to perfection. On and off, Indian media have reported small tiffs between Aishwarya and her mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan, but all these rumors were hushed-up with a pretty family outing and the Bachchans posing happily for the photographers.This time the noise of the rift is growing louder and it has become hot gossip now.Ash is known to share a strong bond with both her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya. However, if rumors are to be believed then Aishwarya is keen to move out of the family home and live separately with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. The disagreement between the ladies has increased over time and they have brought their not-so-friendly relationship to the forefront.
Soha Ali Khan still cannot figure out why she opted to make her debut with 2004 film 'Dil Maange More', which had three actresses in the lead. The 35-year-old actress, who was new to Bollywood at that time, said it was a terrible decision. "I don't know why I chose to make my debut with 'Dil Maange More'. The film had three leading ladies -- me, Tulip Joshi and Ayesha Takia -- opposite Shahid Kapoor. I was fresh to Bollywood at that time because I had just come back from England and had no clue about hero-heroine dynamics in India," Soha said here while discussing the portrayal of women in cinema and TV at an event. Soha said she took the film because she found her character progressive because she dumps her boyfriend over her career.
Unlike Sunil Shetty who made it a point to be present for his lovely daughter Aathiya's first day of shooting, Aathiya's co-star Sooraj Pancholi preferred to do it alone.`I didn't want my parents there. And my father(actor Aditya Pancholi) didn't want to be there to see me start shooting. He thought I'd get self-conscious if he came to watch me. But I had my own reasons for not wanting my parents to see me give my first shot. I want them to watch me in the complete film, not while shooting it. I want to make them proud and happy. We shot at Kala Ghoda. All the butterflies in my stomach disappeared when my director Nikhil Advani said, 'Action'. It was as if I had come home.All my anxieties vanished,` says Sooraj.
Aamir Khan said that he doesn't support any political party and would not align with any of them at an event related to his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'."I want to be away from politics. I want to align with issues that are important. I support a thought and not a party. I want to support an issue irrespective of any political party. I would not wish to align with any party," Aamir told PTI.As part of a promotional strategy for her next film "2 States", Alia Bhatt has sent out a public invite to the "engagement ceremony" aka the "2 States" movie promo launch. The film's trailer will be launched Friday. To spread a buzz about it, Alia has posted an engagement card on social networking platform Twitter.The card read: "As esteemed members of the family, you are invited to the engagement ceremony (or the '2 States' movie promo launch) between Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt).
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