Remember Sridevi's one and only quote when she was the reigning rani of Bollywood? No matter what Sri was asked by journos, her one standard reply was, "Ask Mummy..." Well.... that's exactly what the Bombay High Court has told the warring Ambani Brothers, believe it or not!! Poor Kokilaben. I would hate to be in her shoes. What the courts find too hot to handle has been conveniently passed on to Mrs. Ambani Sr. Like it is so easy for a mother to sit the two naughty boys down and say, " Beta.... aisey mat karo.... gas de do, na?" Justice J.N. Patel made this preposterous suggestion, even as Baby Brother Anil said he was willing to meet Big Brother Mukesh, 'anywhere, anytime,' to sort out the prickly issue . Fortunately, the Bench had the good sense to add that since this was not merely a family dispute, a quick resolution is in the public interest.Let's see how it pans out...
Meanwhile, the Shabana Azmi issue is hotting up - and how! She called this morning, but that was to invite me to stepson Farhan's movie 'Rock On.' Naturally, we got talking about the controversy and she expressed her distress at just one isolated quote being taken out of context from a lengthy interview with Karan Thapar. I suggested that she circulate the transcript of the entire exchange, in order to provide the full context. Don't know how much that will help. Often these things spiral out of control and snowball into a gigantic national controversy - which is exactly where this is headed. The film industry is taking sides, and now Shatrughan Sinha has jumped into the fray as well.Shabana will have to walk over egg shells for the next few days, till this blows over.But she is not an adept, seasoned politician for nothing.However, some of her industry colleagues are not as intelligent or well-connected. Arshad Warsi should stay out of this and stick to Gandhigiri, before a short-'Circuit' takes place.
Since so many of my blogdosts have written to ask about Kiara's health, I am happy to report I just spoke to the vet, who is confident Kiara is responding to the treatment.As for those of you who want me to put up her pic (she's a real stunner!), I'll seek help from my youngest daughter Anandita. Till then, pray for her speedy recovery.
And Happy Janmashtami.