A Big Hello...
...to all you lovely Masala! readers! For those of you who don’t know me, a quick intro: I’m MissMalini – a social media jedi who eats, breathes and sleeps Bollywood. I spend my days jetting from movie promotions to fashion weeks to the most fabulous page 3 parties around town – rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of B-town and bringing my readers the inside scoop on it all! #LivingTheDream. I’m super excited to be giving Masala! a glimpse into my life every week and look forward to taking you all on the journey that is my life!
As you know, Vidya Balan is on her promotional tour for her upcoming film, Begum Jaan and we got to go live with her from the Facebook Headquarter itself! As usual, Vidya was lovely as ever. She shared that, just like us, she has a low tolerance for when it comes to watching violence on screen – even more so when that violence is directed towards women. In fact, she revealed that in one scene where she had to slap a little girl really hard, the girl got a locked jaw for a few seconds and Vidya started trembling and couldn’t stop crying. That’s intense!
AASHKA AND BRENT
Nach Baliye season is upon us, which means love is in the air at every moment. Television couple Aashka Goradia and Brent were at the MissMalini HQ and we couldn’t get over how cute they are. The two of them just couldn’t keep their hands off each other and it was adorable (really!). We played a round of Most Likely To… with them and we have to say, this is one couple that it totally in sync. Speaking about their stint on Nach Baliye, Aashka said that the tricky part is that all the judges look at different criteria while judging. For instance, Terence focuses on the technique while for Sonakshi, it’s all about chemistry and feel. The couple also revealed that they don’t consider any other couple as competition per se, but they really do admire Sanam and Abigail’s dancing.
The UEFA Champions League trophy, which has been making rounds around the world, finally landed in Mumbai and I got to meet both the trophy (yes, it’s important enough to get human status!) and former Liverpool FC player Luis Garcia! Mumbai beat out Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata in a Twitter contest to host the UEFA Champions League trophy in India. It was such an honor to be present, especially since this was the first time ever that the trophy has made its way to Mumbai!
IN OTHER NEWS...
Oh and did you hear that Arpita Khan Sharma is reportedly miffed with elder brother Salman Khan?! Apparently, it’s because Sallu has been unable to launch her hubby, Ayush Sharma, in Bollywood as promised because he’s been super caught up with his own film commitments. Fair enough though, no? In other news, Karan Johar recently hosted a glamorous bash for Christian Louboutin, which saw the who's who of the film industry in presence. From Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh to Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan, and even Shahid and Mira Kapoor (who was looking super hot if I may add). Wonder how many red soled shoes also made an appearance at the star-studded bash!