The last week in Bollywood was quite a tumultuous one with the shocking news of sudden demise of the first female superstar Sridevi. On the other hand, Esha Gupta is back in the news for being a target of trolls, while Anushka Sharma is making headlines fo various reasons. Here’s a detailed lowdown of all that happened in the world of Bollywood celebs in the week gone by…
The entire industry and the world mourned the loss of the iconic actress Sridevi who died an untimely death in Dubai on February 24, where she was having an extended stay after the wedding ceremony of nephew Mohit Marwah. The death of the actress remained a mystery for three days and multiple theories were drawn. Initial investigations suggested that she died of cardiac arrest, but later it was realised that she died due to accidental drowning. After the investigations were completed at the Dubai Sridevi’s mortal remains were repatriated to India and her funeral procession saw millions of fans coming out to pay their last respects to their beloved actress. The icon of Bollywood was cremated with state honours, wrapped in tricolour. Her ashes will be immersed at Rameshwaram by husband Boney Kapoor. May her soul rest in peace.
The actress had been consistently grabbing headlines with the scariest screamers of her film Pari. And when the film released, it was lauded by critics and audience alike. So much so that comparison of the film’s VFX were drawn with the films of Hollywood. This is definitely a gamechanger for Bollywood and a new bar has been set. Moreover the film has been touted as a profitable venture for the makers even before the release. Being made on a small budget of Rs 18 crore, Pari had already earned Rs 10 crore from its satellite, music, digital and other ancillary rights. Moreover, after watching the film at a special screening, hubby Virat was all praise for wifey Anushka. And then just yesterday, a new look of the actress from her upcoming film Sui Dhaga released that also grabbed attention. So all in all, a great week for Anushka.
Esha Gupta is one actress who wears her heart on her sleeve. Not on to mince words, is quite vocal about her opinions on social media. Time anad again the actress has been the target of internet trolls, but nothing bothers her at all. She continues to do her thing like a boss. Recently, Esha took to Twitter to express her disturbed state of mind after looking at the horrific circumstances in Syria. “I don’t care which country or religion or government I have, humanity is dying. The children are dying and it needs to stop,now #SyriaIsBleeding,” [sic] she wrote. She was soon criticised for her tweet, but she sent out another tweet in reply, “Your dumbness is profound, there is a difference when you are KILLING them. That’s the problem with you trollers, good for nothing, even in Humanity you see borders. Even for children you see religion. This is what is called the dark age. #HumanRightsDiedInSyria #PrayForSyria.”
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif
King Khan just added another feather to his cap this week by beating Tom Cruise to become the second most searched celeb on Wikipedia. The 52-year-old actor is now second only after popular Television sensation Kim Kardashian who remains in the first position. With this, SRK has beaten heavyweights like Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise. The actor is currently shooting for his next titled Zero that also stars Katrina Kaif. A picture of the two from the sets grabbed quite some attention due to the caption that read, “When the company is sooo scintillating & exciting that u can’t keep ur eyes open! Serves them right for calling me to early morning shoots for #Zero ( Pic courtesy: Katrina my media manager )” [sic]. This was written by SRK who addressed Kat as his media manager! Moreover, a picture of Katrina from the film, looking radiant as a bride also became a talking point on social media.
Holi in Bollywood was a relatively quite affair in respect of the late Sridevi. However, thorough professional Ranveer Singh stuck to his Holi commitment with a brand which was made way earlier, and he hosted Pharrel Williams as he came down to launch a line of Holi inspired clothing. Pictures and videos from this epic Holi party surfaced online and Ranveer was seen in his elements, joined in by Pharrell with the right spirit.