Srk’s bundle of joy, AbRam.



Amidst all the noise that has been going around, the sweetest is the one made by our new-born baby, AbRam.

He was born prematurely by several months but has finally come home.

Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for a long time now.

As a family our silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of emotional strife that we have been going through due to his health.

We wish to make a special mention and thank Dr. Jatin Shah for his expertise and contribution. We also wish to thank all the other doctors, nurses and medical staff who have made his life possible. As trying were the times, we never lost hope that life always brings with it.

Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child. The baby was born much before the speculations of ‘sex determination’ and other ‘issues’ pertaining to the same were being raised in the media by some organisations.

Suffice to say his coming home puts to rest completely false and at times insensitive claims of sex determination and alleged illegalities.

We also apologise to all those other doctors and hospitals who had to face unwanted scrutiny and questioning by some parties.

Our son is a surrogate baby and the entire process is bound by strict confidentiality. We would appeal to all, to allow us to cherish this private moment as a family.

It seems unfortunate that I have to explain/clarify so many aspects for our new-born baby. Wish it were just a simple message of happiness on behalf of the family.

They say a baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Post this statement, I hope we all move on too.



I have been too busy apparently watching the movies  to keep check on sensational Bollywood news, such as this. Shahrukh and Gauri welcoming a surrogate baby.

When did THAT happen? how? is the birth mother related to either of them? did they have to shop for a surrogate? is the baby half Srk’s or half Gauri’s? Where have I been, on Mars?

However that may be, I understand the longing for a baby when you start hitting middle age. Young children keep you young in spirit, mind and physically fit (running after them 24/7) Babies rock. They are symbols of hope, of future, testaments of love, sharing, giving.

Mubarak to Shahrukh and Gauri, welcoming baby joy AbRam after much worries into their home and hearts. At the end of the day all DNA questions are irrelevant. A new life emerged and a boy is going to be loved and cherished in one of India’s most illustrious families. May AbRam grow up healthy and happy! The road ahead of him is already shining in the limelight.

And the kids must be ecstatic too.


Awesome trailer of Chennai Express


I thought I had worked through my long-standing obsession with Shahrukh Khan, but watching the trailer of Chennai Express, the flame rekindled.

I remembered all for sudden that I heard he got injured on the set. Poor Srk. He has been always taking risks and paid for some of them dearly. For some reason I always worry when athletes or movie stars get injured. They often get pumped up with highly addictive painkillers, just to finish the movie, the run, the challenge…

Baby on board of Chennai Express

I heard that Srk will also get a baby delivered via Express. A good summer for him and Gauri, who, I bet, has forgotten by now how to change diapers. But luckily that’s like riding a bicycle, the knew-how memory comes right back to you.



the looooong-awaited screen kiss

The Kiss

The Kiss

How many years,  DECADES,  have we waited for Srk’s first kiss? on screen, okay…. As for me,  since Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

After watching Jab Tak Hai Jaan  I have to say… too little too late, because for so many years he has been avoiding the kiss and alone the subject of it that, I think, we all made our peace with the hero who never kisses. Now, in a moment of midlife crisis, obviously,  Shahrukh plants one on Katrina Kaif. And guess what, the chemistry between these two wasn’t right. It’s not the longing and romantic, heart-throbbing kiss, it’s just  “a kiss” – with no attachments. No tingling in the air.  He basically sacrificed this last bastion of privacy for no good reason. I almost feel bad for him. check it out. He looks MISERABLE.

Probably it was Yash Raj’s idea, bad idea. And we can’t blame him..Anymore anyway. The kiss was supposed to be the dot of the i in his prolific and exciting career as filmmaker and producer. It hasn’t worked out as he had planned. Nothing in life ever does.  Right now he is probably up there in heaven, scratching his head, thinking to himself ‘ I had planned that so well and look how underwhelmed every one is with these lukewarm kissing scenes’…

Yeah, Yash. C’est la vie. We know how that goes with things we await so anxiously for so long…they always have a way of letting us down.


Shahrukh Khan ‘funambules’ through US immigration

On behalf of my country I want to apologize to Shahrukh  for the inappropriate behavior of these  immigration officers for making his life miserable for a second time in a row.

I understand if he never wants to come back here and that’s the worst possible outcome for his fans in the US and for Bollywood. It’s leaving a shameful mark and will make other stars weary.

I commend him for honoring his engagement at Yale University after this un-welcome ceremony. Very different from how VIPs are treated in India, btw…



I understand the importance of national security but I don’t understand what happened there at Immigration! Shahrukh has been in and out of this country for YEARS! how can they still detain him, scrutinize his papers?  I am sure Srk was able to provide the paperwork proving his speaking engagement at Yale. Couldn’t they make a simple phone call? especially after this fiasco a few years back. Certainly the US immigration computers will spit out the history with this global  traveler.

Having said that, immigration officers here and abroad are a pain in the neck on average. They are taught to assume the worst, I guess. I can still understand that one needs to be cautious as a rule of thumb, but for heavens sake,  MAKE THE TRAVELER feel welcome! Be polite, offer them comfort while you check out with the authorities with whom you are dealing with.

I had similarily bad experiences here in America before I got my citizenship. Israel, Italy and India’s officers aren’t much nicer either, truth be told, whenever they suspect anything fishy. So maybe 5% of travelers have something to hide, but 95% of travelers are clean, if not more! Immigration and custom officers treat everyone like suspects, criminals, especially foreigners. During their training as immigration officers they ALL should be taught manners, regardless with whom they are dealing with…they are so rude in general! You can do this job respectfully and honorably just as effectively.

If you are alerted to a VIP coming into the country, which I am sure Srk’s entourage did, be cordial. Immigration is the visit card of a country. A traveler is excited to be visiting a place other than home, excited to be there. If you are treated disrespectfully in the first five minutes you don’t want to conduct any business there anymore. I know a few who despise the country based on their first encounter with Immigration services! And this needs to change! I am not saying rice and flowers… but just manners, please. Show some respect.

Yale video and transcript below.



RGV got out of bed on his left foot. Again.

I can’t help it but  i get the impression RGV  has a shot too much to drink kabhi kabhi, then gets the overwhelming desire to check out twitter…and the rest is history.  cuz the things he says at times….. tztzzz :-) either that or he really likes to provoke people. He is so fantastically gifted and makes great films but why does he have to say such nasty things? I wonder if he is just such an unhappy and bitter human being. Hey, RGV kya hua? got out of bed on your left foot today?

when you follow him on twitter he makes you laugh and cry at the same time…he’s so funny at times but some insult is always lurking around the corner.

Chill, RGV, play nice!

RGV insults SRK and his children

By: Bollywood Mantra Staff on 22nd March 2012

Ram Gopal Varma at Shiva - Press Conference

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma who is known for his daring statement has remarked badly about Shahrukh Khan and his children. Shahrukh who is known as a doting father in the industry has been targeted by Ram Gopal Varma. SRK’s love for Aryan and Suhana is known to all. Despite hectic schedule, he makes sure that he fulfills all the responsibility of a father.

SRK is a cool dad and his love for his kids is not hidden to anyone but RGV seems not happy with the superstar. Targeting SRK, he tweeted, “If all children are so innocent nd have beautiful hearts how come most of them grow up to become bastards?” RGV wrote this on twitter after Shahrukh posted, “Missing my lil boy and girl….they have such small lovely hands….and such large beautiful hearts (sic).”

This is not the first time that RGV has badly commented about any star. It has become his habit. If any film dismal badly at the box-office, he is sure to pass out humiliating remarks.

If one recall when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy was declared, he remarked, ‘I hate beautiful woman getting pregnant’.

This time Ram Gopal Varma has targeted Shahrukh Khan’s kids and sure SRK will not leave the filmmaker at any cost. Let’s wait and see how SRK counter attack the filmmaker.

Read more: RGV insults SRK and his children  | Aryan Khan | Ram Gopal Varma



You’ve waited patiently: the Ghantas are out! and the winners are….

I am surprised at the no shows.  I think it would indicate they have a sense of humor if Srk and Salman had shown up… well, there is always Next Year! :-)

(a radiant Sonam Kapoor receiving her WTF WAS THAT award)


Worst Film: Ra.One      (deserved, if you consider the amount of time and energy wasted for this super expensive production )





Worst Actor: Salman Khan (Bodyguard and Ready)  (Salman should be flattered for getting TWO performance awards)






Worst Actress: Nargis Fakhri  (disagree, should have gone to  Simran Mundi for Jo Hum Chahein)

Worst Director: Anees Bazmee (Ready, Thank You)  (Anees couldn’t come to receive the award but says Thank You…ssssaaaallllaaaa)

Worst Supporting Actor: Prateik Babbar (Dhobi Ghat, Aarakshan, Dum Maaro Dum)

Worst Supporting Actress: Hazel Keech (Bodyguard)

Worst Couple: Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri  

Worst Item Number: ‘Dhinka Chika’ (Ready)

WTF Was That: Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor   Thank you Sonam for gracefully showing up to receive the honor

That’s Anything But Sexy: Kangana Ranaut (Rascals)

Worst Story Ripoff: Desi Boyz  (hey don’t you touch my favorite abs! :-])

Worst Breakthrough: Nargis Fakhri (Rockstar)  (Simran Mundi)

I am disappointed my favorite worst screen couple slash movie wasn’t in the run..

Silly Sallu

A rupee is not what is used to be.  Or is it?

Oh please, guys, give us a break! :-)  The Germans have a proverb:  Hochmut kommt vor dem Fall… pride comes before the fall (?) Well, we don’t know. maybe it’s just a rumor but it would be the height of silliness if it were true that Salman demanded one rupee more than Srk  to work in Aditya Chopra’s next. It’s funny but at the same time insulting.

Here we are again,  and what’s one rupee between good old frenemies?
This lingering animosity between the biggies of Bollywood is somewhat amusing for the spectator but it’s a loss for the industry. It would be such a great thing to see Srk, Salman, and let’s throw Aamir in the pot, ALL act together in a film. I hope one day they will  lay down their axes and surprise us with a joint venture!  It will be a superhit.  But they shouldn’t wait too long – cuz  we’ll be all grandpas and grandmas stumbling over our walking sticks.  On the bright side,  it might become a classic shown in nursing homes.
this is the better news on the Salman front:
Salman to play Lord Krishna in Akshay’s next movie….  “It is about an atheist (played by Akshay Kumar), who suffers losses due to an earthquake and files a case against God asking him to compensate him for the loss” – if That doesn’t sound fun….
I say, YES!  and maybe Akshay can write in a role for Shahrukh and then we clash the titans in the heavens and get it over with :-)
I love how Akshay gets along with EVERYONE!  Salman, Srk, Aamir… why can’t you be like Akki? ; – )