Sallu was the first from the industry to call on SRK after his son Aryan’s arrest. In 2015, SRK had visited Galaxy Apartments to meet Sallu a day before the verdict in his 2002 hit-and-run case
Shah Rukh Khan with son Aryan
Salman Khan’s late Sunday night visit to Mannat followed by sister Alvira Khan Agnihotri meeting Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan on Monday has reinforced the bond the two superstars share from being friends-to-foes-to-pals again. Sallu was the first from the industry to call on SRK after his son Aryan’s arrest. In 2015, SRK had visited Galaxy Apartments to meet Sallu a day before the verdict in his 2002 hit-and-run case.
A section of netizens referred to the Dabangg star as a “true friend” who may never party with King Khan but will be there in his time of need. Some industry folk took to social media to express solidarity with Shah Rukh, including filmmaker Hansal Mehta, actors Pooja Bhatt, Nafisa Ali and SRK’s Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994) co-star Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.
Ash in Paris
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the ramp at the Paris Fashion Week 2021 for a cosmetics brand she endorses. The show, held at the Trocadéro against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, saw Ash rubbing shoulders with actors Helen Mirren and Amber Heard. Abhishek and Aaradhya are accompanying Ash. Junior B shared a snapshot from the Arc de Triomphe and wrote, “Family time.” Aishwarya is combining work and holiday.
Gurmeet Chaudhary and Debina Bonnerjee renewed their wedding vows according to Bengali rituals. The actor couple tied the knot over a decade ago in a temple. As it was a low-key ceremony, Bonnerjee always yearned to be a typical Bengali bride and follow the customs and traditions. Her wish finally came true.
On Monday, Tahir Raj Bhasin took off with parents, Rajan and Gauri, to Lonavala. It was a surprise trip to celebrate his mom’s 60th birthday. His folks are visiting him in Mumbai after almost two years due to the pandemic. “All celebrations over the past year have been via video calls. They live in New Delhi, so I missed having them around during Diwali, Ganpati, and especially on my birthday in April,” says the actor. As his mother is a nature lover, the doting son booked an eco-friendly resort for the getaway. “It is just the family time we needed,” he adds.
Is Sid referring to Samantha?
South actor Siddharth shared a cryptic post on social media on cheaters after Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya announced their separation. “One of the first lessons I learnt from a teacher in school... cheaters never prosper. What’s yours?” he wrote. Siddharth and Prabhu were rumoured to be a twosome in 2013. The Rang De Basanti (2006) actor’s tweet did not go down well with several netizens. “Have you heard of the phrase ‘below the belt’... Siddharth? I wish that your teacher had taught you that,” wrote a social media user. Another added, “It shows how people have grudges in their hearts. She might be your ex-girlfriend, and now Chaitanya’s ex-wife, that doesn’t mean she’s a cheater. She is still the same bold, independent woman.”
The capital connection
Akshay Kumar is back from London, where he was shooting for Ranjit M Tewari’s Operation Cinderella. On Monday, the Khiladi kicked off another schedule of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi. The actor was spotted shooting around Chandni Chowk for Aanand L Rai’s directorial venture. “The morning run on the set brought back so many memories as it was in my birthplace. And how lovely it was to hear the chatter of the people around,” posted the superstar.
Katrina Kaif was spotted at Mumbai airport on Monday on her return from London. The actor travelled from Austria, where she was shooting for Tiger 3. She was keen to spend a couple of days with her family. Co-star Salman Khan returned a week ago to begin work on Bigg Boss 15. Earlier, the two were filming for the action-thriller in Turkey and Russia.
Jackie Shroff played party planner for Asha Parekh’s 79th birthday celebration. Over the weekend, he hosted a bash at his Khandala farmhouse for her near and dear ones, including bestie Waheeda Rehman. Shroff decorated the place with balloons to make it extra special. He admires the two veterans and loves their films.
Kareena Kapoor Khan let out sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan’s odd food habit on her birthday on Monday. Bebo recalled how Soha dipped spicy chicken pieces in a bowl of water before tucking into them during their first holiday together in the Maldives. “I knew she was one cool woman. It has been a pleasure knowing you since,” Bebo wrote.
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