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No wedding bells yet

There’s a new twist in the saga of Saif and Kareena’s wedding — apparently the marriage, which was supposed to have taken place on October 16, has been postponed to the end of the year and contrary to buzz, it will not take place in London.

Earlier, Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore had suggested that the movie would take place on October 16. But recently, Saif himself contradicted these claims, saying that the wedding wasn’t actually around the corner. 

 “I have not fixed a date for the wedding yet. It is going to be a year-end wedding,” Saif says. When asked whether the wedding will be solemnised as per Hindu rituals or a traditional nikaah, Saif adds, “It is a very private thing.

I don’t want to talk about it.”

He also laid rest to claims that the couple was set for a London wedding, by saying, “The wedding is not happening in London for sure. I can’t talk about the details of the wedding as it is our private matter. It is personal.”

The couple has been dating for five years, and speculation regarding their nuptials have been at an all-time high of late. They had initially claimed they would tie the knot after the release of ‘Agent Vinod’, but the date was later pushed to October 16.

Saif has two children — son Ibrahim and daughter Sara — from his previous marriage with actress Amrita Singh in October 1991. Kareena too was in a relationship with Shahid Kapoor before breaking off with him after three years.

In September last year, Saif's father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away, following which the actor formally assumed the title of the Nawab of Pataudi. As of now, Saif is basking in the success of his recently released rom-com, ‘Cocktail’, where he is seen romancing Deepika Padukone for the third time besides newbie Diana Penty.

The film grossed approximately Rs 36 crore in the first three days of its release. “I am very happy with the response the film has received. I did keep an eye on box-office collection. I am happy that the film is doing well,” the actor says.

Protecting Dilip’s home

Several Peshawar civil society groups  and activists from Pakistan’s North West area have formed a jirga — or council — to work for the protection of Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar. 

The civil society groups involved in the move include the Bangladesh, Bharat and Pakistan People’s Forum, Karwan, Citizen for Clean Environment and Almi Pushto Congress.

The jirga urged the local government to name the two ends of the historic Qissa Khwani Bazar after Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor. Hopefully, this move will soon see some results.

More credit to writers

Ali Fazal, who was last seen in Always Kabhi Kabhi, may just be three films old, but he already has very strong views on the industry he works in. The actor admits that he feels writers should get more limelight.

“Commercial cinema is getting good writers and I think that is what is changing. The script is very important. Even if it is a comedy and not serious cinema, writers should get more coverage — the way directors and actors get.

They are the ones who are running the show right now,” Ali insists. The 26-year-old actor started his career with the serious role of Joy Lobo in Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ and went on to do a chocolate boy character — that of Sameer Khanna — in Always Kabhi Kabhi. He is now set to feature in the comedy Ban Gayi Baat.

The actor feels it is great that people are accepting different sorts of scripts, and adds, “It’s amazing. There is a Rohit Shetty film that worked brilliantly and caught the masses. And then, there is a beautiful movie like ‘Vicky Donor’.”

Getting lots of praise

Shruti Hassan’s Bollywood stint may have faded into nothingness and her much-hyped film ‘3’ might not have done as well as expected at the box office, but the actress still has something to be thankful for — she won the best female debut award at a prominent ceremony held recently in Chennai. 

   In fact, Shruti had also picked up a couple of awards last month. “I feel great receiving such appreciation for my work. It’s been a great journey so far,” smiles the actress.

It seems she’s one of the best known and most promising actors in the South — perhaps she can still manage to make a mark in Bollywood? 




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