The Telegraph
Wednesday , October 10 , 2012
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no laughing matter

Anyone who knows Salman Khan will tell you that he loves a good laugh. But as the head honchos at Colors recently realised it’s not very wise to joke with the actor about his fees. Just days after all the formalities were completed for Salman to return for the third season as the host of Bigg Boss 6, the bosses were chatting with him at his home in Bandra. While discussing the plans for the forthcoming season and the concepts for the promo shoot, someone from the Colors team joked about his high remuneration [hiked this season.] The bosses had no idea that the seemingly harmless comment didn’t go down well with Salman the Tiger. So, imagine their surprise when the actor was MIA from the promo shoot for the next three days. Not only did the promos get delayed, the channel and production company supposedly lost lakhs as Salman was sulking. He returned to the sets only after he was sure that the Colors bosses had learnt their lesson.

looks vs talent

It’s no secret that looks trump talent in Bollywood. This should explain why an actress like Parineeti Chopra who has proven her chops with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade doesn’t have directors queuing up to sign her. Recently a director called an established casting director looking to cast someone opposite an A-list actor. When Parineeti’s name was suggested, the director said, “I want someone talented like Parineeti but prettier”. The casting director who was lost for words promised to keep looking. For now, the 25-year-old only has Maneesh Sharma’s untitled film on her plate though there has been talk that she’s been cast opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam.

second coming

When these two off-beat actors tied the knot almost two years ago, they couldn’t have been more in love. The birth of their first child only cemented their love further. But it hasn’t been smooth-sailing since. Months ago there were reports that their marriage is crumbling and that a divorce was imminent. The couple have been leading separate lives and haven’t been seen together for months. Close friends who had been witnesses to their volatile relationship had all but given up all hope of reconciliation. But it seems like the couple have decided to give their marriage another shot for the sake of their child. Hopefully, there will be a happy ending to this story.

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