Reading Bollywood gossip is like catching up with a vicious group of “special” 10-year-olds. Everybody’s angry at each other because their beautiful bottoms aren’t being kissed enough, this person is cheating on that person with another person and everybody knows it but nobody’s allowed to talk about it because all these people are from “good families” and only people from not-good families do “those types” of things, if you’re friends with person A then person B won’t talk to you and you’re not allowed to work with anyone other than A and his friends, etc.
So it’s pretty pointless to get angry about the crazy things these people say. It is, however, quite impossible to keep your jaw from dropping to the floor every once in a while. Consider, for example, this statement by Abhishek Bachchan, currently doing press for his just-released Drona:
“I never had any enmity with Salman. He is my senior and my friend, why would I have any rivalry with him!”
— Abhishek Bachchan, 2008
I wonder how Aishwarya Rai feels about that?
“I stood by [Salman Khan] enduring his alcoholic misbehaviour in worst phases and in turn I was at the receiving end of his abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity.”
— Aishwarya Rai, 2003
Yup, that’s exactly the guy I’d want my husband to be friends with.