Karan Johar‘s goof-up at the Filmfare Awards had everyone in stitches. Usually at an award function that is televised live, if someone stumbles over their words on stage it is edited out, but not this time around. Johar was supposed to announce the winner of the lifetime achievement award, Tanuja, and speak a little bit about her background, but he kept fumbling over the words ‘naayab kaalakaro’ while reading off the teleprompter. He tried several times but just couldn’t get it right. Everyone laughed, especially Tanuja's daughter Kajol Devgan, which made Johar laugh even more while trying to get the sentence out. He said, “How could you do this to me, Kajol? It’s your mother receiving the award!” Eventually film director Farhan Akhtar ended up getting on stage, reading the sentence correctly before leaving. Eventually Johar got it right and Tanuja came on stage and collected her award from Amitabh Bachchan.
FIVE COUPLES WHO NEED TO JUST GET MARRIED
They’re always in the news, they’re always saying that they’re just good friends but the truth is that we are now bored with their ‘just friends’ business. Here are five couples who should get out of the friend-zone and start giving out wedding invitations.
RANI MUKHERJI & ADITYA CHOPRA
Countless times we have mentioned how this couple has been seen together on holidays, travels, family functions, so much so, Rani was a prominent fixture at Yash Chopra’s funeral. The family has been waiting for the one year of mourning to pass and it is believed the two will be tying the knot next month. It’s not a rumour this time, we hope!
BIPASHA BASU & HARMAN BAWEJA
John Abraham got married and moved on without a backward glance. His long time ex-beau Bipasha Basu is now rumoured to be looking to setting up house with her current man, Harman Baweja. Bips’ family approve of Harman and say he treats their girl very well. So maybe 2014 is the year this couple might just end up tying the knot.
SOHA ALI KHAN & KUNAL KHEMU
I know right? Even we agree they need to just officiate the whole relationship, pick out some curtains and do the pheras. Maybe Saif Ali Khan can convince his little sister on the merits of getting married and settling down.
ABHAY DEOL & PREETI DESAI
Sparks flew between the two, way back in 2009, when the duo’s eyes met each other at the success party of Dev D. They’ve been inseparable since then… Now, they are also doing a movie together. In a recent interview, Abhay had confessed,“I’m very happy in my current relationship with Preeti Desai, and I couldn’t ask for more. I would love to settle down soon”. Well, we can’t wait for them to officiate things ASAP.
ANKITA LOKHANDE & SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
The Shuddh Desi Romance star is in a relationship with his TV co-star Ankita Lokhande for a long time. They are even living together these days. They have never shied away from talking about each other in public. Then what on earth is stopping them?
BOMAN IRANI’S SON IN TROUBLE
Boman Irani and his son Danesh Irani's names have come up in connection with the QNet case. For the uninitiated, the father and son duo were apparently involved in a multi-level marketing firm QNet, associated with the Malaysia-based direct selling firm accused of duping investors. Now we hear that the Mumbai Police have issued summons to Irani's son in connection with the case, demanding that he appear before investigators on Friday for questioning.
Apart from this, the EOW recently froze Danesh's bank account, which had Rs. 25 lakhs. While a scrutiny of Danesh's bank account has revealed that about Rs. 40 lakhs had been received by him from QNet in 2013.
This case came to light after Gurupreet Singh Anand, filed an FIR against QNet in August last year, and subsequently approached EOW with a two-page complaint giving details about Danesh's suspected role in the case. Gurupreet has also alleged that Boman and former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira had participated in the company's promotional events.
Currently the accused have been charged with cheating and forgery under relevant sections of the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.