Indian paparazzi were really over-worked this year what with one celeb
break up after another. Rumour mills were running rough as stars came
together and stars separated. Some idyllic relationships broke up and
some profitable liaisons estranged. Especially so in the world of
business, cinema and cricket.
People were leaving old
unions, and new unions didn't last. Some relationships were meant to
be, some were meant to be broken. We give you a list of the most
shocking break-ups of 2007.
Who did Deepika Padukone date last? Where did Yuvraj draw the line?
What's the news on Shahrukh's broken relationship? And do Salman and
Katrina make it to the list of Top Break-Ups Of 2007 - or don't they?
Shilpa Shetty & what could have been her first English flick
Shetty had to bid adieu to what could have been a Bollywood actress's
first concrete foray into Hollywood. Shetty was all set to act in Quick
, Slip me a Bride
being produced by Renu Patel.
project bombed because Shetty asked for a handsome amount of (you won't
believe it!) 350,000 pounds. And that's not all. It is said that she
wanted half the amount to be paid before she shot any scene at all. It
seems Shetty also asked for the shooting to be postponed to next year.
One wonders why! The producers had no option but to give up on the Big Brother
star who came to England's notice for her unruffled behaviour against 'racism' on the show.
Ms Kapoor and Mr Kapur parted ways
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur's break up has lead to many sorry
faces. The nation seems to have taken it personally. After four long
years the vibrant couple separated for unknown reasons. Rumours have it
that although Shahid was made to look the weaker side, that is not the
case. The break up has been mutual and the two are moving on gracefully
with their lives. Even after the break-up, Shahid and Kareena were seen
voraciously promoting Jab We Met
, their new release together. The movie is a hit across the country.
names are already being associated with fellow stars. While Kareena is
making public appearances hand-in-hand with Saif Ali Khan, Shahid was
linked with Vidya Balan.
It was a tragic separation. Actor par excellence Aamir Khan lost
custody of brother Faisal Khan in a legal battle against his father
Tahir Husain. It was a heart-breaking separation for Aamir. The episode
became messy after his father and his mentally unstable brother spoke
against Aamir in print. So much so, that the family of the star had to
issue a statement in the press clarifying for Aamir that he tried his
best to help his father and brother for the past 15 years but the fact
has only acted against him. And they felt Tahir Husain should now take
full responsibility for Faisal. Meanwhile, Aamir is focusing on his
directorial debut Taare Zameen Par
. Keen on producing good cinema irrespective of tragedies in his personal life... that's the Aamir Khan we love.
In true nawabi style
Saif fell in love with Rosa Catalano when he divorced wife Amrita Singh
and said goodbye to his children. This year he broke up with Rosa and
instantly started dating Kareena. It's a complicated story.
started dating Italian belle Rosa soon after his divorce with Amrita.
In their two years of dating, Saif and Rosa made public appearances at
numerous events. But no more. Saif is now making headlines with
new-found girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. Whose gain is this? We really
don't know. But Saif is a happy man with his new-found love and with
his career graph. He's signing many new films and he has also launched
his own production company Illuminati Films with producer Dinesh Vijan.
Rosa, may we add, has gone back to Switzerland.
Deepika Padukone breaks up with Nihar Pandya. Or doesn't she? We don't know!
Months before her film Om Shanti Om
was set to be released, model-turned-actor Deepika Padukone was already
in the news. Then, it was not for her acting skills or her bouffant
hair but for her romance ruffles.
It seems Deepika broke up with Nihar Pandya, the guy she had been dating before OSO
came her way, a few months before the release of her film. Hearsay also
has it that Dhoni and Yuvi are trying to woo the damsel. It will be
interesting to see who the babe decides to date in 2008.
Yuvraj & Kim go for a toss
Was it Yuvraj or was it his mother who gave up on Kim? Nobody knows.
But cricket star Yuvraj Singh and his girlfriend of four years Kim
Sharma separated a few days before they were to announce their wedding
say Yuvi's mother had a problem with the girl. Others say it was her
obsessive and abusive behaviour that led Yuvraj to bid adieu to his
long-term relationship. Kim has been spotted with Vivek Oberoi since
then but nobody has really bothered to follow this link up it seems.
Obviously, we're all more interested in knowing who Yuvi will hook up
Shahrukh Khan's breaks ups with KBC
Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati
had created enormous impact on his audiences. So when Shahrukh took over the KBC
mantle it was a tough fight. He hugged his contestants and gave them
massages in an emotional moment. While Khan thoroughly enjoyed the show
and employed his gift of the gab to change KBC's
grave quiz show image, TRPs of the show reflected a decline. Data showed KBC
III's steady decline episode on episode. Finally the show was pulled off the air in April this year.
So it was a touching goodbye when Shahrukh quit KBC
Guests on the show included Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Salman
Khan and Katrina Kaif. Shahrukh also cried on the show. But all's well
that ends well. The Badshah
is back with a bang and has had two hits this year-Chak De! India
and Om Shanti Om
Rumour has it; KBC
might also be back next year. We'll wait and watch.
Tulsi leaves Ekta Kapoor
one was a long-standing affair in the real sense of the word. Smriti
Irani was recognized as Tulsi Virani for six long and successful years.
She became a household name and everyone was hooked to Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
. But Smriti bid adieu to Ekta Kapoor and Kyunki
to turn producer. The show has been replaced by a so far unconvincing
Gautami Kapoor as Tulsi. It'll be a struggle for her to establish
herself as Tulsi. But fans are still hoping Smriti and Ekta patch up
for TRP's sake.
Rahul Dravid puts aside his captaincy
Dravid gave up his successful captaincy of the Indian cricket team
before he left for the Australia series this year. The Wall felt he
needed to concentrate on his game. Rahul gave his opinion to Sharad
Pawar, who passed on the resignation to the BCCI. The 33-year-old said
he would extend "full co-operation to his successor and contribute as a
batsman and senior player." Dhoni took over as captain and India won
the Twenty-20 world cup series. Rahul gave an opportunity to his junior
and remains a hero of the team. This is one break-up that's doing
wonders for everyone concerned
Ambani v/s Ambani
and Anil Ambani's estrangement continues to be the talk of the town.
The brothers are set to resolve the KG Basin gas controversy after a
Bombay High Court order sought the two to amicably resolve their
differences within four months. Their teams are likely to indulge in
hectic negotiations. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries also termed
recent reports that said it was buying out the younger brother Anil-run
Reliance Natural Resources Ltd as 'canards'. As the brother's fight it
out on the home turf, Mukesh is now the World's richest man - ahead of
the illustrious Bill Gates.
Sal-Kat - Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na!
almost made it to the list but the way things are going we're sure by
the time this list is published the two will have kissed and made up.
Looks like we're going to have to wait till next year to know the fate
of this relationship..