The Week That Was: 29th December to 4th January
How has the first week of 2014 treated you all? It was an interesting one as far as I can see. It was the week of resolutions made and already broken, of new hopes, dreams and desires for some, of partying non-stop and of Alok Nath memes. I mean if that’s not a magnificent start, what is? Read on to know what happened this week in terms of celebrity gossip, films and more.
Alok Nath’s Sudden Fame
Here’s a name we haven’t thought about in quite a while: Alok Nath. Yes the principled and righteous babuji from many a Bollywood movie, was seen trending on social media this whole week. Last Sunday, his films “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum” and “Hum Saath Saath Hain” were aired on television and thus began the era of Alok Nath jokes. We think he’s pretty lucky to be a sensation compared to the likes of Rajnikanth. Respect babuji, respect. If you ask us, most of them are hilarious and this has been one of the most entertaining viral trends in recent times.
Michael Schumacher’s Ski Accident
It came as a shock to millions around the world as their idol Schumacher met with a ski accident this past week. The race car driver was skiing in a French Alpine resort when he fell and lost consciousness after his head hit a rock. He was saved only because he was wearing a helmet. Since then he’s been fighting for his life and has been put in artificial coma. Fans around the world are praying for his speedy recovery and even celebrated his birthday which was on 3rd January by taking part in a vigil and praying for their favourite idol. All our prayers are with Schumi and his family, we really do believe with all our hearts that this, is not your last lap sir.
Oprah Winfrey To Wed?
Not many people know this, but Oprah Winfrey has been seeing someone for more than 3 decades! Whoaaa! Talk about commitment. She and Stedman Graham, who is a motivational speaker, first began dating in 1986. They got engaged 6 years after that and have been engaged since. Recently after a very emotional trip for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Stedman realized that he still wants to marry the love of his life. Oprah was very emotional as she took Mandela as a father figure and Stedman was there in her time of need. He wants to ask her to marry him again, even though Oprah has told press in the past that she doesn’t really want to get married. But here’s the thing, the silly Indian I am at heart, I really do hope she marries the love of her life and they continue to live happily ever after. Watch this space for more.
John Abraham Married
From one marriage story to another. Yes, turns out Bollywood hunk John Abraham is already married. He just chose to play it cool and let the world know through twitter, as he wished his fans happy new year from John and Priya Abraham. We didn’t take John to be the nonchalant kind, but I guess people change with age and relationships. Congratulations to our favourite bawa, you broke a few hearts, but that goes with the territory. We wish you and the wife wedded bliss!
First Look of Happy New Year
Now here’s something to be excited about. The first poster of one of the most anticipated film of 2014, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Happy New Year’, is finally out.
The first poster shows its lead actors – Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah – posing at an open vault door and diamonds and other jewels glittering at the corner.
Looks like the film is about some kind of robbery. I do know that they shot at the Atlantis in Dubai so you can guess that the opulence factor will be there. The tag line is “Iss Diwali… Todenge Taale India waale”, which I’m not too kicked about. But as long as it’s got Farah Khan’s brand of humour, and not that of husband Shirish Kunder or brother Sajid Khan, I guess we can count on it being a hit!
This was this week’s round up. Looking forward to an amazing year. Stay happy, stay blessed and stay InOnIt this new year.