We are just friends. I don't believe in dieting or plastic surgery. I have a lot of offers. He/she is like family to me. No, it's not true!
When Genelia D'Souza's baby bump piqued the media's curiosity in April, Riteish Deshmukh denied the buzz but announced it to the world a month later. Pic/Satyajit Desai
These are some of the pet lines of Bollywood celebrities, who appear to spend as much energy on staying in the limelight as on guarding their privacy. They are mostly — if not always — ready to play the denial card when asked about personal or touchy subjects. But sooner or later, the truth tumbles out. Here's bringing to you some celeb lies of this year that were eventually nailed.
No, no: Much was said and written about the dusky Bengali beauty dating actor Harman Baweja but neither of them batted an eyelid while facing questions about their alleged affair.
We told you so: In May, the rumours were put to rest when Bips posted this on social media about her man, Harman: “Stating the obvious!Yes Harman n Me r a couple :) Finally I have met a person who is a far better human being than I am.Blessed.”.
No, no: It is not unusual for expecting parents to be superstitious about announcing to the world about the imminent arrival of their little one. So, even when we saw Genelia D'Souza's baby bump in April and curiously asked Riteish about the good news, he chose to dodge the truth bullet.
We told you so: Riteish admitted to the pregnancy over a month later. The couple was blessed with a baby boy last week.
No, no: She was spotted with cricketer Virat Kohli on several occasions — watching football matches and dining at restaurants —but stayed in denial mode when quizzed about her relationship status.
We told you so: Virat recently went on record confirming that they were indeed a couple.
No, no: Known to be one of the most transparent celebs in B-Town, the actor never misses an opportunity to proclaim his fondness for his 'Ram Leela' co-star Deepika Padukone — but there was never an official confirmation about their relationship.
We told you so: Haven't we seen pictures of the duo taking vacations together? Why, we recently saw photos of the actor visiting Dippy on the sets of her upcoming film, Piku! Sometimes, when words fail, pictures speak louder. Innit?
No, no: The producer hit headlines for his decision to turn director for the Salman Khan-starrer 'Kick'. And we found out that Nawazuddin Siddiqui had been cast as the villain. However, when we enquired about the same, we got a big 'No' for an answer.
We told you so: We were hardly amused when we saw Nawazuddin playing the baddie. Tsk tsk.
No, no: The filmmaker's
forever project, 'Paani', which is about water wars in a world of the future, is waiting to flow for almost 13 years now. We had heard about Hollywood star John Travolta making an appearance in his film, but Kapur had dismissed the rumours.
We told you so: At a Bollywood awards function in the States, Travolta himself confirmed the news!
No, no: He is known to be vocal and honest about his projects. But when asked about top Bollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese backing his upcoming movie, 'Bombay Velvet', he rubbished the buzz.
We told you so: The international version of the film is getting finishing touches from Scorsese's editor, Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker in Los Angeles.