Just Bollywood – this week’s stories


Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt, who is facing a long jail term, has been given a month on humanitarian grounds to surrender himself to the Mumbai Police. He still has three and a half years to serve in jail in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts. The actor is in the idle of completing his hectic filming schedule because he had promised the makers of the three or four pending projects that he would not allow their projects to be shelved because of him. Sanjay is working around the clock to meet the deadlines and obligations.

Sanjay was convicted by the TDA for illegal possession of guns that were part of the consignment that were brought in to be used during the blasts in Mumbai back in 1993. Over 275 lives were lost in this deadly blast and well over 700 people were injured but he was set free. With just three weeks to complete all these obligations, it is still questionable whether Dutt will surrender himself and finish off the jail term. His family and friends are trying their very best to get him out of this but the general public outcry is that just because he is a privileged actor nothing will happen to him. Only time will tell!



Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan

Weโ€™ve always seen Arbaaz Khan in rather serious roles or roles that lean towards a negative side but now Salman Khanโ€™s brother is all set to prove he has a funny bone too as a judge in Sony TVโ€™s Comedy Circus. At present, his other brother Sohail Khan is the judge alongside Archana Puran Singh but Arbaaz will now be replacing his brother in the upcoming next season. This is going to be the 16th season of this very popular comedy show that showcases Indiaโ€™s best comics doing their thing.

It is also rumoured that Arbaaz will be stepping into Sohailโ€™s shoes on Comedy Circus as Sohail will now get busy directing his brother Salman in their upcoming home production, Mental. When asked about this, Arbaaz said:

โ€œI was open to do something on TV. Many things came my way, but they didnโ€™t excite me. When Sohail got busy, they (the channel bosses) wanted somebody to replace him. They have their own parameters and they felt they need meโ€ฆ they approached me. Sohail did it for two years, itโ€™s a long period of time.โ€

ย โ€œThe show gives an opportunity to let people know me and get a glimpse of me. Maybe there is some amount of seriousness attached to my personality โ€“ no nonsense type, who does grey roles.

โ€œTV is something where you canโ€™t escape. If you are not playing a character, then your personality will come across. How real is he? What are the things he talks about? They can form a different opinion about me post the show,โ€ he added.

โ€œItโ€™s not that the whole show is alien or unknown to me. It has been going on for seven years. There have been innumerable episodes. I am aware of what the nature of the show is and this show is about having fun. Sohail wanted me to do it. He said that I should do it. He just made it easy for me to make up my mind,โ€

Hereโ€™s looking forward to catching up with this serious actorโ€™s funny side!

Sony TV's award winning comedy show
Sony TV’s award winning comedy show


Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

Aamir Khanโ€™s TV show, Satyamev Jayate, has had a huge impact all over India and abroad too. With hard-hitting topics, which are usually met with denial or swept under the carpet and totally ignored, Aamir has made people sit up and talk notice of all the social issues affecting society. Not only social issues, the programme has also tackled many political issues.

The actor features on one of the seven special edition covers of Time which has had international icons like Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Pope Francis, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Jay-Z, Sheryly Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Daniel Day-Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Kate Middleton, Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg grace the cover too.

Raising these issues has given Aamir not just the description of a film star but that of an activist too, and this is not the first time that he has featured on the cover of Time magazine. He was on it in 2012 too for breaking the Bollywood mould and tackling Indiaโ€™s social evil.




Huma Qureshi on being questioned about her over-friendly relationship with Anurag Kashyap

โ€ No, I am not dating Anurag Kashyap and I am not going to let these stories affect my relationship with him or Kalki. My parents are fond of him and I wonโ€™t stop hanging out with him or stop going to his office because of these stories.ย Is a married couple not allowed to be friends with a single girl? Itโ€™s strange that these stories are coming in the last two months. Itโ€™s a convenient way of bringing me down given that I am doing a number of roles. And yes, Iโ€™d like to date someone, but unfortunately I am not dating anyone at the moment.โ€

– Huma Qureshiย 


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