2016 The Year of Heartbreaks and Heartaches! 

By Deepti Duggal

The year 2016…also a Leap year.. a year good for love and romance according to astrologers but it seems our stars in showbiz are bent upon proving our poor ‘jyotishis’ wrong. While the whole world welcomed 2016 with a kiss and hug , our stars kissed and hugged each other good bye…
Here we bring you some of the heart clenching celebs’ breakups which have taken over the B-town these days….

1) Farhan Akhtar – Adhuna Bhabani

Love really does wonders to one and does not even see the age difference, so while we thought that Farhan Akthar and the much older to him Adhuna Bhabani were the couple to look up too, one was left in shock when they announced to go their separate ways after 16 years of marriage. Although they both did it in the most dignified way keeping their kids as their utmost priority, a little birdie said that it was Farhan’s proximity to his Wazir co star Aditi Hydari that led to this bye bye. We are also as clueless as everyone else…

2) Ranabir Kapoor- Katrina Kaif

Ranabir left Deepika and Katrina left Salman to be together… sounds like a jigsaw puzzle, but when they both came together we thought we would see one more Big Fat Kapoor Wedding ! This was further strengthened when the pics of both of them kissing on the terrace on 31st eve went viral. But alas our hopes were shattered when they both decided to go their own ways. Its been 4 months today and last heard is that Katrina has moved out bag and baggage from their love nest…. The reason still being a secret. Oh c’mon guys.. the suspense is killing us !!

3) Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma

Their famous On-Off relationship was the talk of the town. While this couple had been quite open about their status, from Anushka being trolled on twitter when Virat didn’t perform well to their secret rendezvous in foreign lands, still it took a toll on their happy go lucky fairytale and they parted ways. It was rumored that Virat wanted marriage while Anushka wanted career…Last heard they are trying to get together and hence the season of dinners and holding hands in public have again started.

4) Arbaaz Khan – Malaika Arora

Their love story was everyone’s dream love story.. meeting for a coffee ad to getting married in one of the biggest filmy families, it seemed nothing could go wrong. But all fairytales don’t have a happy ending and most of us fainted when we heard that this couple had also split. While both kept quiet and made us think and think over the reason, some said it was due to Arbaaz’s financial incapability to support his wife to some saying that it was Malaika’s lifestyle that caused the rift. Ultimately they just gave a dignified statement. Only time would tell us the real reason.

5) Hrithik Roshan – Kangana Ranaut

The most controversial of relationship and the most ugly of breakups. To cut a long story short, it all started when Kangana called Hrithik as her “ silly ex” , Hrithik sending a legal notice and then started a series of legal notices, emails going viral, Kangana’s so called obsession with Hrithik… phew… now that’s tiring….

Last heard they were still embroiled in the legal tussles and in the meantime Hrithik was on holidays with his sons and Kangana was winning the National award.

But inspite of the breakups, Bollywood also tasted some marriage times like Priety Zinta marrying Mr Goodenough and Karan Singh Grover marrying Bipasha Basu… well that would be told in another tale till then lets for the last time wish that these heartbreaks don’t hamper the bollywood business.



Five ‘Item Songs’ That Rocked Bollywood This Year

(By Mukta Singh) The item numbers are hot in demand in Bollywood these days. Every actress worth its name has either done it or dying to do one big ‘item number’. Katrina did it in ‘Agneepath’, Bipasha in ‘Jodi Breakers’ and the only actress to be mentioned twice in this league, Kareena Kapoor who charmed the audience in ‘Agent Vinod’ and recreated the magic in her upcoming movie ‘Heroine’.

Images of Kareena Kapoor swinging wildly on the beats of ‘Halkat Jawani’ have generated tremendous buzz for the movie but the question remains, which one of these item numbers will be the ‘Item Song of the Year’?

1- ‘Anagrkali Disco Chali’ from ‘Houseful 2’: This number is one of the most popular songs of the year. Malaika Arora Khan plays a ‘rebel’ of sorts in the song. With her dusky complexion, toned body and fabulous looks she can always only to kill more people with her lip biting ada. She has a unique style of dancing which brings life to most of her songs.

2-‘Chikni Chameli’ from ‘Agneepath’:  When Katrina jhatkoz her kamar on screen with a little pahua tied to her waist she creates a riot on screen.  The lyrics of this song beat even the wildest of fantasies. The attire which she wore in the song is traditional and it adds more sex appeal in the song. Hanging dangerously low on her waist and choli barely covering her assets Katrina stole the show in ‘Agneepath’. No wonder some commentators believe that Agneepath wouldn’t have got that kind of audience without this hot ‘Chameli’.

3-‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’ from ‘Agent Vinod’: The next item number on our list is ‘Dil Mera Muft Ka’  which couldn’t fire the box office collections as expected but it became a popular number of the movie. Mujra has been one of the oldest dance forms shown in our movies. Kareena Kapoor captured the spirit of Mujra for this number. But in spite of her efforts the song couldn’t leave a lasting impression on cine goers.

4-‘Bipasha Pyar Ki Bhasha’ from ‘Jodi Breakers’: Next in the list is one song which exploits actress Bipasha Basu’s sex appeal to the maximum. Even her name is not spared in the song. Bipasha proudly flaunts her body in a figure hugging dress and inviting people to learn ‘Pyar Ki Bhasha’. Who wouldn’t want to learn this language of love when it is coming straight from one of the sexy sirens of Bollywood. We could only say to Oh Bipasha ‘ Kudrat Ne Fursat Se Tujhe Tarasha’.

5-‘Halkat Jawani’ from ‘Heroine’: With ‘Heroine’ as one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year of Kareena Kapoor is all set to rock the stage with her fiery item number. She  looks stunning in the vibrant lehnga choli. . With those smouldering eyes, jhatkas and latkas and jaw dropping expressions she has managed to shake the world of item numbers in Bollywood. This item number has it all. From the lyrics to the sex appeal and the song instantly connects with the audience. Whether song will be the item number of the year 2012 is difficult to predict.

These five item songs are the most popular numbers of the year but we have nearly 100 days more to go in 2012. I have prepared the list well in advance but I am pretty much sure that these songs will be discussed by the movie lovers in December when they will be getting ready to welcome a new year.