Stardom comes with its own trials and tribulations. Not only does one need to have the talent, but one also needs to handle fame well.
Then there’s the whole promotional rigmarole that a star has to go through every time a film is up for release. And yes, not everyone is equally witty. At a time when celebs are asked more about their personal lives than their work, the art of speaking well does come in handy. Nothing reiterates this more than some recent statements that a few Bollywood stars have made. Be it big or small — several actors and actresses have made remarks that made us wonder, ‘What got into them?’
Whether they said these things merely to catch us off guard, to grab headlines or because they were unsure themselves is anybody’s guess. hitlist brings you some of these ‘huh-huh’ statements made by tinsel town’s leading names...
Our take: Given her past, Kangna clearly knows a thing or two about complicated relationships. But that’s no reason to let it seep into her present. A rethinking of what she said is in order, we’d say.
Our take: Okay, Anushka. Point noted. But please practice what you preach and instead of saying what makes you nicer than others.
Our take: We wish that Emraan had paid heed to his co-star Humaima Malick’s statement. The Pakistani actress admitted that her kissing scene will be edited out in Pakistan. Indeed, is there such a thing as a family film that also has kisses galore? We suggest you seal your lips either way.
Our take: Hahahaha. Says the man who has all the women in the industry eating out of his hands. We rest our case.
Our take: Why talk so much about projects you let go of? Hope Bebo chooses films worth talking about instead of harping on about films that she could’ve been a part of and how she inadvertently gave her competition a fighting chance.
Our take: Err. That would have a certain Kapoor scion very worried, especially in the light of recent rumours about the couple moving in together. Besides, 20 to 30 years is a long time, now isn’t it?
Our take: Oh no, not again. The actress is known to put her foot in her mouth and looks like this was one of those moments. The jury’s still out on what brought on this wave for appreciation for Kat’s ‘shamelessness’.
Our take: Is Mrs Chopra trying to give us some hints here? But then again, ‘I want to start a family soon’ would have probably done the trick, as opposed to making sweeping statements about her purpose on earth.
Our take: Ever heard of the saying, Silence is golden? Yes, that one. And oh, checking one’s facts before speaking, if at all, is always a great idea.