The year has come to an end and not surprisingly, a lot of news from Bollywood made it to the headlines. Here’s looking back at events that shocked us, surprised us, delighted us, broke our hearts or simply had us talking. Read on as we journey through the major Bollywood stories of 2013. And we’ll be seeing you next year for a lot more Bollywood news and gossip. ;)
jiah khan committed suicide
Just revisiting this piece of news and reading up on the events that followed left me dejected. In June earlier this year, 25 year old Jiah Khan (who had reverted to using Nafisa as her name) ended her own life. Her mother, Rabiya Khan released a suicide note and consequently, Jiah’s boyfriend, Suraj Pancholi was taken in by the police. The last news report suggested Jiah may have been murdered and that the situation may have been set up to look like a suicide. While we don’t know the truth, we hope Jiah is in a better place. And nobody treads down this wretched path in the future.
hrithik roshan and sussanne roshan announced their separation
In September, MissMalini told you the sad truth about Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan heading for splitsville. While their PR representatives denied it at the time, in December, Hrithik himself released a statement to the media confirming the news. Sussanne also issued a statement and spoke about it with the media at the opening of her new store. This is the saddest we’ve felt while saying we-told-you-so.
ranbir kapoor and katrina kaif’s beach holiday photos were leaked
The grapevine was already abuzz with rumours of Ranbir Kapoor dating Katrina Kaif. It was when the two went on holiday to Ibiza that everyone had something to talk about. Photos of Katrina in a bikini with Ranbir close behind her were leaked. A while after the leak, Katrina wrote to TOI expressing how upset, distressed and invaded she felt. On the other hand, Ranbir took on a zen like state and claimed he had no problem with what people said about him. Incidentally, on Koffee With Karan, Kareena Kapoor Khan let the ‘kat’ out of the bag (pun intended), calling Katrina her sister-in-law. On the show, Ranbir even joked that Ibiza tourism should pay him.
salman khan and shah rukh khan hugged!
I feel a tad silly mentioning this but c’mon, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan hugged it out! Since their epic fall-out in 2008, the two had avoided each other’s paths. But in July, at Baba Siddique‘s iftaar party, they shared a hug. Of course, everyone went nuts over this jhappi. And recently, on Koffee With Karan, Salman admitted that he holds on to his good memories with SRK. We’re still to know what SRK has to say to that.
shah rukh khan’s surrogate child
Shah Rukh Khan had a third child through surrogacy but before the addition of this baby to their family, there were rumours that SRK and Gauri had checked for sex determination. Finally, SRK put the media whispers to a rest by releasing the following statement and welcoming baby AbRam to his home:
By the way, Shah Rukh Khan believes he’s the best dad in the world and we agree with him. :)
sanjay dutt in and out of jail
Sanjay Dutt has previously been convicted by a TADA court for illegal possession of weapons that had relation to the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993. In May 2013, he surrendered before the court to complete the remaining three years of his sentence. But he has been in and out of jail since then for different reasons.
There were also some other highlights from the year gone by.
Bigg Boss 7 became controversy central
This season of Bigg Boss Saath 7 hosted by Salman Khan kept everyone entertained and talking. From Tanishaa Mukerji and Armaan Kohli being caught in a compromising position, the rumoured pressure Ajay Devgn was putting on the show’s producers to have Tanishaa evicted, Armaan Kohli being arrested thanks to Sofia Hayat to Kushal Tandon leaving and re-entering the house and finally, Gauahar Khan winning, it was a crazy roller-coaster ride.
So that’s our roundup of the biggest Bollywood stories of 2013. Did we miss out an any? Here’s hoping for an eventful 2014. We know you’ll keep it up, Bollywood, but more happy shiny and less sad please. :)