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Celeb bashing: A new trend that is catching up

Celeb bashing: A new trend that is catching up

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan

There is something common between celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Soha Ali Khan, something which has been prodding at the back of our minds for quite some time now. Something, which we think it’s high time should be told from a perspective.

Well, if you have been following the news, you might have seen the beautiful letter that Amitabh Bachchan penned for his granddaughters. You might also have seen pictures of Soha’s visit to the Golden Temple, and Ganpati pandals. And, you must also have noticed flak that the two received for their respective actions. While people bashed Amitabh Bachchan’s letter for being a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie ‘PINK’, Soha was subjected to trolls for being a ‘Muslim’ and worshipping an idol.

Such was the intensity of hateful responses, that both Big B and Soha had to come out and justify their moves. That is what got us thinking. Has celeb bashing become the new trend?

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is pregnant with her first child, is bombarded, time and again, with questions related to her first child. On one such occasion, on being asked if she wants a girl or a boy (which was a wrong question in the first place), the actress subtly answered that she would prefer a Baby girl over a baby boy. Uproar and furore on social media was what followed, just because she spoke her mind. No one thought that since she was brought up in a family of two sisters, bringing up a girl was the only thing she knew and desired, and that certainly does not mean that she would discard a baby boy.

Criticising celebs and bashing them for everything that they say has become the new way of coming into the limelight. After all, it’s easy to blow things out of proportion, and many at a times it is us media who light up the flame which becomes into a full-fledged fire.

If we remember correctly, Soha was targeted once more, when she commented on the economic figures and status of the country. Such was the height of being mean that twitteratis shamed her by saying that she was just a Bollywood bimbo who was crying for attention and had no knowledge. Soha, being a royal that she is, ignored them, but calmly replied with her degree from London School of Economics.

Aamir Khan’s comment on how in recent times his wife feels insecure had so many bashing him on social media and asking him to go to Pakistan, just because of his religion. Forget Aamir, even Shah Rukh Khan, with all his popularity and the love that his fans have for him, was on the receiving end of abuses for just being honest and stating a fact. By doing such things, people did nothing but prove the stars’ point.

It certainly makes us introspect. Is it media’s fault for sensationalising everything and blowing it out of proportion, or is it a fact that people are using social media way too much, to the extent of jumping at the first chance that they get to shame a celebrity? Or is it really a publicity stunt on the part of the celebrities, to come back in limelight once out of news for long?

We may never know and we can only speculate. But one thing’s for sure, bashing a celeb for having an opinion has certainly become a trend now, and people are getting offended for no reason at all. Intolerance is creeping up fast.

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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