There's been enough talk of 'good' friends this August already. We suppose, its just as well to go and revisit the 'estranged' friends and lovers of tinsel town while the bonding month of August lasts us.
There are all those cases of once upon a time thick friends, who of recent times have turned into mutually launched cold war foes! ... Occasionally, the war has not been harmlessly cold ...
Professional rivalries, personal hiccups, all love lost, et al ... here's how unbecoming matters have turned old friendships from sweet to sour!
On July 16th, Katrina Kaif
's birthday party got more interesting than it would have been when an argument was triggered between Salman Khan
and Shah Rukh Khan
. It is said that Salman was constantly reminding Shah Rukh about how his show Dus Ka Dum
was successful while Shah Rukh's Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hai
flopped. If rumours are true, Salman was quite angry about the fact that Shah Rukh had turned down his offer for a cameo appearance in his brother Sohail Khan's home production Main Aur Mrs. Khanna
Reports say that the argument slowly shaped into a verbal fight as the party proceeded. When it looked as if the verbal fight would become a physical one, Aamir Khan, Katrina and Shah Rukh's wife Gauri intervened to calm things down between the stars.
Shah Rukh Khan
eventually left the party in a huff with his wife.
Will these two ever become friends again?
This one is of two best friends who turned lovers, and have now allegedly parted ways, not on pleasant terms.
Rumours had it that Salman had supposedly thrown all of Katrina's stuff out of his Galaxy apartment when he found out that she was in touch with John Abraham, another of his tinsel town foes,via SMS(s). Salman, it was heard, got greatly infuriated and decided he no longer wanted Katrina in his life. But all that buzz was squashed when assured their fans through a public assurance that belied any such happening. Katrina admits that she had been SMSing John, but it was all work-related in regards with the shooting and release of their common movie New York
, but also maintains that she was no longer in touch with John beyond professional concerns.
Things however have looked ever so dicey between Sallu and Kat, what with one instance or another making headlines ever so frequently.
One wonders then, if things will return to the good old days for the couple again?
and Shahid Kapoor
were once the hottest couple in Bollywood.
While sources claim that Kareena's dumping of Shahid had much to do with their string of onscreen flops together, a part of it was triggered purely by Shahid's BO hit Vivah
, opposite Amrita.
Kareena put herself into hunting an alter lucky mascot who could launch her on a better pedestal in Hindi cinema, and that was when Saif happened. Eventually the two confessed being an item on national television, after many public denials previously. The duo is said to be formally engaged and have been going steady for a while.
Of course there was ex boyfriend Shahid, very upset about his break-up with Kareena who for herself had done much better in getting over the heartbreak.
Shahid and Kareena had come face to face once again when they had to shoot the remaining portions of Jab We Met
. While shooting, they showed no signs of cold vibes or any distaste but after the shoot wrapped up, they refused to speak to each other.
And as far as their mutual harmony goes during the post production work of their latest release Milenge Milenge
, one has little hope of a mature patch up between the two, even as cordial colleagues.
Kareena and Priyanka Chopra
were believed to be friends at one time but it seems now to be the case of two arch rivals unlikely to be friends.
Their friendship soured when controversies concerning Bebo and Shahid were created, allegedly, just to gain popularity for the movie, Kaminey
At Priyanka's official website's launch for her movie Pyaar Impossible
, she was asked about the accusations made by Kareena against Priyanka and Shahid. In her defense Priyanka reminded them of how futile it was to even imagine that the team of Kaminey would resort to any such antics when the movie had great cast, great banners, and the renowned producer Vishal Bhardwaj to boast of. Eventually, Kaminey
and Kambakkht Ishq
hit the halls together, and rivalry saw no end.
and Vivek Oberoi
had their first spat over their common love interest in the now Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan. Things have yet to cool down and resolve between the actors, from then to now.
Back when Vivek was a newbie in the industry, he had made a big mistake in becoming foes with Salman. It is known that Vivek called a press conference and told them that Salman had hounded him with 41 drunks calls that were very unpleasant. And never again have they spoken to each other.
Sources also reveal that Vivek, in later cognizance of his blunder, had even tried to apologize to Salman at the Rajiv Ghandi Awards Function but Salman refused to acknowledge him. He even refused to know someone by the name of Vivek Oberoi
Together for three years at one time, Vivek and Aishwarya had ultimately succumbed to a nasty split. Rumour has it that the main reason for their break-up was Aish's refusal to acknowledge their relationship publicly; additionally Aishwarya's mother never approved of Vivek because of his inability to keep their relationship clandestine. Yet another reason for parting ways was that Vivek wanted to concentrate on his career whereas the Rais wanted the two to get married as soon as possible.
After Aishwarya returned from her Hollywood shoots, she made herself busy with Bollywood projects.
At the premiere of Vivek's movie Home Delivery
, Aish was nowhere present and Vivek had only come with his family which clearly proved that things really were over between the two.
And that's how somethings stand, rather precariously, in B-town. While onscreen endings in Hindi cinema are famous for their happily ever afters, off screen relationships are often on rocks.
Here's wishing for greater prevalence of harmony in Bollywood, among our many beloved stars.