Nargis Fakhri-Shahid Kapoor romance: publicity gimmick?
Our investigative minds suggest that the latest link-up may just be an active PR’s unimaginative handiwork
The first story about the Nargis Fakhri-Shahid Kapoor liaison was that the Rockstar babe attended Mausam actor’s birthday bash on the sun baked sands and beaches of Goa. Ranbir Kapoor is supposed to have introduced the good-looking single actors. Anyway, soon sources began claiming that there was more between these so-called ‘good friends’. Some reports took it a step further by alleging that the Kingfisher babe had moved in with the Sasha in his plush pad. And that’s not all. Another story insisted that the young lady’s mother, who was in town recently, was also spotted visiting Shahid’s apartment in Lokhandwala, Mumbai.
With so many stories doing rounds, we thought it was time to separate the wheat from the chaff. And that’s when we discovered from our informant that Anjaana Anjaani director Siddharth Anand is contemplating to sign Nargis opposite Shahid in his next film. We don’t know if it’s the Hindi remake of Tom Cruise’s Knight And Day or something else. Given our filmi folks’ obsession to link co-stars when a movie is in the making or releasing, we couldn’t stop from thinking, maybe the ‘Sasha-Nargis’ romance is a publicity gimmick. And so, we’d like to believe Rockstar beauty when she says there’s no love brewing between Shahid and her.
Wethinks it’s time B-townies came up with smarter and cooler tactics to publicise their films coz we are no longer giving in to these humdrum stories!
First Published: 10.30 AM IST 03.23.2012