So here we are again, with Anushka Sharma getting blamed –
this time for altering the process of cricket. Former cricketer Farokh Engineer
has accused the Band Baaja Baraat of meddling with the protocol and harmony of
the gentleman’s game. Farokh has claimed that the members of cricket selector committee
are all for getting in Anushka’s good books and are putting their real job on a
side burner. Calling it a Mickey Mouse selection committee, he accused them of spending
their time in getting tea cups to Anushka rather than doing what they should,
that is, selecting.
And that’s not all. Anushka has been dragged more and is accused
of some new things as well. Since Virat has a huge say in who gets selected, it’s
a trusted rumour out there that how being a suck-up to the wifey can improve their
chance of getting selected.
Anushka, in the past, hasn’t respond much to these rumours. But this time she decided to speak out against all the accusations hovering around her like flies. Here’s her Insta post…
They say, say a lie somany times repeatedly that it starts to look like the truth and I am afraid this is what has been happening with me. My silence has made the lies spitted against me seem true but that ends today.
My name has been used in fabricated stories claiming that I am part of close-door team meetings and influenced selection processes and I have kept silent. My name has been wrongfully used to say how I have been given preferential treatment or how I have overstayed my authorized time with my husband on foreign tours which if anyone really cared about finding facts from the board, would know that I have always and always followed protocol but yet. I kept quiet.
(Hmmm… Anushka uses but and yet together? It is either but or yet. But I won’t go much into that here cuz now is not the time.)
And whenever in the past a celeb is accused by the outside world, Bollywood jumped to support the ‘brethren’. This time was no exception either. Ranveer Singh was the first one to comment. He said:
Hahahaha! hard hard … Diyela hai.
Arjun Kapoor had his thought posted too, cheering sans pom poms!
She hits it out f the park. Massive strike huge hit it’s outta here !!!
What do you think? Does there lie some weight to these
Camera flashes, public scrutiny, crazy paps, and fiendish pressure,
anybody can collapse under such pressure that comes inherently with the celeb
culture. Surviving individually is a biggie, let alone keeping up a marriage.
No wonder lots of celebs split after short time or worse even, caught cheating!
In this jungle mess, PeeCee seems to be doing quite good, a
lot god actually.
So what’s her secret ingredient to maintaining such a beautiful
relationship with a world-famous singer? Priyanka talked! She said:
It’s tough, but I’m glad I’m married to someone who understands my ambition and drive.
Nick and I don’t go beyond two-three weeks without seeing each other. Wherever in the world we are, we keep in touch, and video call all the time! It’s important to make the effort to have the other person involved in your life. We do that. It won’t work out if I take on too much work’ — and that’s really unfair. It will work out if you want to make it work.
On talking about what specific quality in her that attracted
Nick to her, she said:
It’s the thing he fell in love with me for, that’s what he says! For both of us, our professional lives are very, very important. We both come from a non-entitled background; our careers were not given to us. We both have worked damn hard to be where we are, and have had a two decade long career each. We know what it takes to do what we do, and support each other.
Who else is noting all this down under their Couple Goal
So there it is! The actress-singer couple had their first
Diwali together and to say the least, it looks like a calm and peaceful affair.
But who needs anything else when you’re in love, right?
But apparently there were not much firecrackers on the scene
like you expect from a typical Diwali celebration. Instead there was
socialising with friends, a cake and some glasses of wine! Hey, that works too.
Yes, I know it’s too bad and too sad. Once the headline
grabbers no matter wherever they go – gym, streets, or restaurants, they were
in the news. But something happened and they are only friends now. So what
transpired between them? Apparently, both have parted their ways siting their
career as the reason. Apparently, their romance was meddling with their film
career where their hand holding alone was grabbing more attention than their
whole film. So both have decided to call it quits for now.
But there’s no bad blood between them. Everything is calm
and friendly which we can say for sure
as when they were clicked together for Diwali celebration, Sara stands
next to Kartik and he has his arm around her!
Just when her career is taking news leaps and bounds, the
news that her Instagram following has reached a new milestone couldn’t have come
at any better time. Deepika is now 40 million fans strong on the photo and
video-sharing social networking site. To thank her fans, she made this adorable
video, captioning it: 40 personalised notes for 40 of you. Thank you for all
your love!❤️ #40Million!
But don’t overthink it, most of them are prolly just bots, like about half of them!
Yep, she’s the chosen one. After the period roles she’s played beautifully – Mastani and Padmavati – this role is for her and her only. Talking about this great opportunity that has landed right in her lap, she said:
I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to be essaying the role of Draupadi. I truly believe that it is the role of a lifetime. While the Mahabharat is popularly known for its mythological tales and cultural influence, many of life’s lessons are also derived from the Mahabharat but most often from its men. Telling it with this fresh and new perspective will not only be interesting but also very significant.
One of the film’s producers
Madhu Mantena talked about the film and also praised Deepika whole-heartedly.
While we have all consumed the Mahabharat all our lives, the uniqueness of our film is seeing the same story from the point of view of Draupadi, who is one of the most significant heroines in our country’s cultural history. And Deepika is not just the biggest Indian actress today, but someone who can take this narrative across borders. If it weren’t with her, we would not be making this film on such an ambitious scale.
TBH we need a retelling of all
stories from a woman’s perspective. Who’s with me?