When Bollywood celebs doled out unsolicited advice to their colleagues
In view of Deepika Padukone's 'Don't marry Ranbir Kapoor' tip to Katrina Kaif, we take a look at a few instances of actors offering unwanted advice to their contemporaries
Verbal spats and unnecessary banter are not new to the film industry. Time and again, Bollywood celebs take a dig at their contemporaries and make headlines. Recently, Deepika Padukone set tongues wagging at an awards show when she advised Katrina Kaif not to marry Ranbir Kapoor. Dippy has earlier talked about how RK needs to work on his 'boyfriend skills' so we aren't sure if her advice to Kat was out of concern or she just wanted to take a dig at her ex. Nevertheless, we highlight a few stars who have made unwelcome comments on their colleagues in the past...
To: Parineeti Chopra
From: Sonam Kapoor
This fashionista is known to speak her mind and that often lands her in trouble. On a chat show last year, Sonam was quizzed about what fashion advice she would give Parineeti Chopra. She promptly replied that Pari should stop wearing tight-fitting clothes. When Pari appeared on the chat show later, she remarked that Sonam should think about an alternate career that requires her to speak at length, given her garrulous nature.
To: Sonam Kapoor
From: Imran Khan
Imran Khan is not one to spark or be involved in controversies. However, he garnered a lot of attention for his comment on Sonam Kapoor. Apparently, the actor once said that Sonam should do more films than magazine covers.
To: Abhishek Bachchan
From: Prahlad Kakar
Abhishek Bachchan got a piece of advice not from a contemporary but from ad filmmaker, Prahlad Kakar. During a film festival, Kakar had apparently stated that Abhishek should retire from acting as he has had 17 flops in a row. He further rubbed in the insult by saying that the actor's name should be mentioned in The Guinness Book of World Records for starring in a string of flops. Abhishek later took to a microblogging site and said that Prahlad Kakar was a comedian, not an ad-filmmaker. He added that when Kakar features his own son in commercials, he didn't have the right to poke fun at him.
To: Minissha Lamba
From: Shobhaa De
A verbal war ensued when De tweeted about the actress' detention at the city airport for carrying undeclared gold and diamond jewellery while returning from the Cannes Film Festival. She had posted online that Minissha was a 'wannabe' and that she should have left those borrowed rocks at home and dazzled with her talent instead. To this, Minissha said that real writers wrote books and did not slander on networking sites.
To: Katrina Kaif
From: Deepika Padukone
Apparently, when Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor's intimate pictures from their Ibiza holiday were leaked online in 2013, she had remarked that actors should be careful when they step out in public places. Also, last year, on Karan Johar's chat show, when asked about what she would want Kareena Kapoor to do if she wasn't in show business, Deepika quickly responded by saying 'Charity'. This response was in connection to Bebo's statement that film roles which she had turned down — in this case Ram Leela — had made the actresses, who accepted them, famous.
To: Kareena Kapoor
From: Anurag Kashyap
The filmmaker is known to be vocal about most issues. Recently, Kashyap advised Kareena Kapoor to focus more on a film's content instead of finding out who would star in it. The actress took this comment in the right spirit and remarked that her family members felt the same way and that she has done films for her friends numerous times.
When Anurag's younger brother, Abhinav Kashyap parted ways with Salman post Dabanng (2010) and Arbaaz Khan chose to direct the sequel instead, Anurag took to Twitter and said, "Salman Khan thinks he made my brother's life. Hope he can do the same for his brother Arbaaz with Dabanng 2 (sic)."