Bollywood stuntman Tinu Verma has been playing a cat and mouse game with the cops after attacking his stepbrother, Manohar Verma, with a sword. Apparently they have been in some sort of legal tussle over land and property and last week Manohar saw some of Tinu’s men working in his residence, he lost his cool and attempted to stop them. This got Tinu very angry and he attacked his brother with a sword. Manohar suffered serious injuries and needed urgent surgery as metal rods had to be inserted in the Madras Café action director’s legs. Tinu alleged that his share of land had been encroached upon by Manohar, police said.
ARJUN KAPOOR MAKES UP WITH STEP MUM?
When Boney Kapoor left his family to marry South Indian siren Sridevi, Arjun Kapoor was not able to forgive his father. Both kids from Boney’s first marriage, Arjun and sister Anshula, have pointedly kept away from Sridevi.
Recently, Arjun attempted to put a rest on all these speculations and is giving out the vibes that all is well in the Kapoor household.
“She is a fantastic actor and I immensely respect her body of work. The less I say, the better it is. At the end of the day, she is my father’s wife. She is a very talented actress and Chennai is her home…It would be very unfair of me to let my personal baggage fall on her body of work, especially in a place like Chennai, where she is loved and respected.”
This was in reference to the new film he is working with Alia Bhatt and was down South when asked about his relationship with his step-mother.
This is most probably a ploy to promote his film because at the IIFA awards in Macau, I witnessed that when Boney Kapoor, Sridevi and their two daughters were due to appear on the green carpet, Arjun Kapoor refused to be anywhere near them. He returned back to his room until he was assured that his father and his family had gone into the auditorium. Not only that, just a couple of weeks ago, Arjun was also ‘missing’ from Sridevi’s 50th birthday party where the cream of Bollywood had been invited. Time will tell how long this fake relationship will last.
OM PURI ON THE RECEIVING END OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
Om Puri, an internationally acclaimed actor, is in the middle of a domestic violence claim that his wife has filed against him. An interim protection from arrest has been granted to the actor and the judge has adjourned the hearing on his anticipatory bail application, with a directive that Om Puri go to the police station everyday and co-operate with the probe.
Nandita Puri has also alleged that Om is ‘absconding’. On hearing this, Om was deeply wounded and visibly upset.
"I've been shooting the entire day. If Nandita says I am absconding then I am afraid she is speaking of a situation I am not aware of. I have nothing to hide. I don't need to run away.
"I don't even know what domestic violence means. Because I've never indulged in it. If anyone, I am the victim here, not she. Only I know how I've suffered all these years just to safeguard and protect my son Ishaan from the consequences of my broken marriage.
"I've taken enough. I can't anymore. My wife wants to destroy me. I can't let her. I've responsibilities towards myself, my son and others who are dependent on me. She thinks she can accuse me of anything and gain sympathy because the laws in this country are heavily weighted in favour of women, and rightly so considering the rise in incidents of violence against women in our society. But the same laws are also misused by privileged vengeful wives who want to destroy their husband's career and lives.
"She accuses me of violence. I don't even stay in our flat together anymore. I've been living for quite some time in a humble flat while she lives like a queen in the terrace flat, the first home that I bought with my hard-earned money.
"I've toiled incessantly for 40 years, given my wife and son the best life possible. And this is what I get in return?
"I've taken all the pain and humiliation for our son's sake. But now I've reached breaking point. I am shortly calling a press conference to clear my name. I am supposed to travel to Europe in a few days to shoot for my next international project. If this ugly allegation prevents me from traveling for my work then I promise you, there will be hell to pay."
Om says he’s had enough and will fight this through.
SOME MOVIES TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS MONTH
SHUDH DESI ROMANCE – September 6
Starring: Parineet Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor
Directed by: Maneesh Sharma
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Music: Sachin - Jigar
ZANJEER – September 6
Starring: Ram Charan and Priyanka Chopra
Directed by: Apoorva Lakhia
Produced by: Mahi's Entertainment, Puneet Prakash Mehra, Sumeet Prakash Mehra, Flying Turtle Films
Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Chirantan Bhatt, Anand Raj Anand
GRAND MASTI – September 13
Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdesani and Riteish Deshmukh
Directed by: Indra Kumar
Produced by Ashok Thakeria
Music: Anand Raj Anand, Sanjeev Darshan
PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO – September 20
Starring: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz
Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi
Produced by: Ramesh Taurani, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapoor
BY THE WAY….
Priyanka Chopra says she is not bothered about the release of her film " Zanjeer" coinciding with " Shuddh Desi Romance" starring her cousin Parineeti. The Chopra sisters are set to clash at the box office with the release of their respective films 'Zanjeer' and 'Shuddh Desi Romance' on September 6.