Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who Is The Greatest Gambler Of Bollywood?

While releasing a film during Diwali is regarded as the best bet to earning good revenues likewise playing cards during Diwali is a tradition which is consistently being observed over the years. 

A card bash at eminent star residence is a trend and is much awaited. During these Bollywood ‘Patta’ (Cards) parties amounts running into several lakhs are won and lost. 

It may stun the readers but Mr Perfectionist turned Samaj Sewak (thanks to his socially awakening TV show Satyamev Jayate), Aamir Khan's Bandra home turns into a party mood during Diwali. According to an inside source, “ Half a dozen card tables are put up at his first floor Union Park residence in Bandra, where Flush, Poker and Rummy are played. The stakes, they say, ranges from Rs 5 a point to Rs 5,000 a point.” 

While Aamir Khan is yet to send the invites, reports have it Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and the twins Amin and Karim Haji are on the guest list. His director friends Rajkumar Hirani, Karan Johar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ashutosh Gowariker and Ayan Mukerji are also likely to be present.

Among the yesteryear stars actor Jeetendera is considered as the king of card parties and continues to rule the roost. His sprawling bungalow Krishna is crammed with tables on two floors giving it the feel of an Atlanta casino. Jeetendra maintains, "It is a tradition every Diwali." 

From papa Jeetendra the party is now conducted in style by daughter Ekta Kapoor. She usually has gala affairs and this time, she will be joined at the card table by close friends like Karan Johar, Neelam Kothari and actors she has worked with, like Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Emraan Hashmi, Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor.

Akshay Kumar, Bollywood's original Khiladi is also good in cards and usually walks away with huge booty. 

Bollywood top notch filmmaker Karan Johar too participates in these parties but says, “I play cards only because it is a tradition during Diwali, though I end up losing most often.” 

Shilpa Shetty and millionaire husband Raj Kundra's are also known for their lavish card parties. Shilpa Shetty, says, “I play cards as it is customary." However her husband, the grapevine goes, has a terrific winning streak at the tables in Vegas. And he can beat anyone at Poker. "Yes," says Shilpa, "I have learnt to play Poker from Raj. While I am a novice, he is very good.'' 

As regards Salman Khan, he loves to have card bash for close friends but is poor at the game. 

And last but not the least the Cards Party at Amitabh Bachchan’s Juhu residence Jalsa, is the most esteemed affair as it witnesses the who’s who of Bollywood. Big B is seen in full mood as he celebrates Diwali and enjoys the customary card party along with his close friends.

Kapil Sharma’s Tagline 'Babaji Ka Thullu' Plagiarized In HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Celebrated standup comedian Kapil Sharma’s super hit punch line 'Babaji Ka Thullu' in his Comedy TV Show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ has been plagiarized in the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone much anticipated film HAPPY NEW YEAR!

According to reports the movie directed by famed filmmaker Farha Khan was censored by Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U certificates but the censors objected to few punch lines that they felt were indecent and offensive, hence were altered or deleted. One such dialogue in the film was 'Babaji Ka Ghanta'. The Censor objected to the term ‘Ghanta', pointing at its derogatory meaning.

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A member of the crew of HAPPY NEW YEAR acknowledging the report said, “It is true that we had to alter the phrase 'Babaji Ka Ghanta' to 'Babaji Ka Thullu' to satisfy the censors.” 

He added, “In fact initially we had plans to adopt 'Babaji Ka Thullu' but later we dropped the notion as we thought people would allege plagiarism charges against us for lifting the tagline from Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Show. However the irony is that ultimately we have been obliged to use Kapil Sharma’s Babaji Ka Thullu.” 

The punch line Babaji Ka Thullu which has taken the nation by storm has become a kind of national anthem in India. Truly the punch line in the movie HAPPY NEW YEAR will add to the movie’s entertainment value and will bestow more fame to Kapli Sharma’s popularity. 

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Kapil Sharma is on sky nine these days. His heydays are at its best because his TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil has become a rage on Indian Television. It is the only show that has been used as a platform to promote Bollywood films from Amitabh Bachchan (BHOOTNATH RETTURNS) to the elusive Rekha (SUPER NANI)! 

In fact even the entire team of HAPPY NEW YEAR was present with its entire lead team to promote the movie recently at Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Show.