Arti Dani brings you the latest gossip from Bollywood

Arti Dani brings you the latest gossip from Bollywood

There are reports that Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are expecting their first child.

By Arti Dani

Published: Mon 22 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Feb 2016, 9:38 AM

Neerja's script is a winner
Sonam Kapoor's Neerja is winning hearts of the audiences and also achieving great results at the box-office. A film with two leading ladies (Sonam Kapoor and Shabana Azmi) shining at the box-office is not an everyday story of the Indian movie business. This proves that a good script will find an audience even if it swims against the tide. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Neerja is FLYING HIGH. Day-wise growth in biz clearly indicates it has won hearts and conquered the box-office. Sun biz was TERRIFIC...#Neerja has EXTRAORDINARY growth on Day 2. Metros are ROCKING, while mass circuits, which were slow, are gradually showing upward trend...Appreciation of audience translates into BO numbers. Power of solid content! (Sic.)"
A breath of good news
For the last few months, we have been constantly hearing about break-ups and divorces happening among Bollywood stars. Finally, there is a breath of good news. Even though they are not confirmed, we can't help but rejoice at these good tidings. There are reports that Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are expecting their first child. The couple got married last year in a low-key ceremony in New Delhi. There are also reports that 41-year-old Preity Zinta might be tying the knot with her American friend Gene Goodenough very soon. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza are also all ready to welcome their second child.
Deepika and Priyanka are in sync
We are still wondering if it's our imagination or everything related to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone's Hollywood debut films is happening in sync. The announcement of Deepika's xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and Priyanka's Baywatch came around the same time. Following which a video surfaced online where Vin Diesel was praising his co-star Deepika; a few days later we saw a video of Dwayne Johnson praising his co-star Priyanka. Recently, Priyanka posted a picture with the entire cast and crew having coffee at a script-reading session. Four hours after Priyanka posted that picture, we saw Deepika posting a picture with her international cast and crew having dinner. Too much of a coincidence, eh?
Low budget Indian film shines at Berlin
Big budget movies like Dilwale, Wazir, Fitoor etc have not done well at the box-office recently. The business of Hindi film industry is going through a low phase. Big stars will have to start giving importance to good content and scripts because that is the demand of the hour. Who would have imagined that the lethal partnership of Rohit Shetty - Shah Rukh Khan - Kajol would result in a disappointing box-office collection? Who would have thought that a Sonam Kapoor film will gain critical and commercial applause? Young filmmakers with almost no finance and zero star power are winning awards at major film festivals. Last week Malayalam film Ottaal won Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival. This is the third year in a row that an Indian film has won at Generation KPlus section at Berlinale. In 2015 it was Dhanak and 2014 saw Killa walking away with the honour.
New Best Friends
They were paired together in a big-budget family film. The movie as expected created wonders at the box-office. But it came as a surprise that these two actors with dramatically different personalities became close pals during the shooting of this film. The actress is not considered very likeable and is not part of the friends/party circle in the Hindi film fraternity. The actor is an eternal bachelor and is always surrounded by females. Recently she finished giving interviews for the success of her recent film and rushed off to catch a Hollywood movie screening with this superstar. The superstar is rumoured to be dating a foreign beauty but our sources insist that this friendship is special and unique for him.

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