Habits they say die hard. While many of us make plans and resolutions each year-end, to give up smoking, to shed some of that extra flab, to reach work on time, to control splurging etc. very few of us actually succeed.
Why only the common junta, even our very own tinsel-town stars do make resolutions which usually appear in each and every tabloid around the year-end. However, we decided to go on a different trip and speak about our wish-list for our very own B-town celebs. So go ahead, read on and find out what could be different in 2008 if our Bollywood stars decide to change a few of their habits.
Brand Bachchan: Well, it would be quite a relief to hear Papa Bachchan's interviews without him mentioning his 'beta' and 'bahu', AB Jr.'s interviews without the word 'Pa' and Ash's interviews without the mandatory giggling. Are we asking for too much?
Shahrukh Khan: After seeing and hearing King Khan here, there and everywhere talking nineteen to the dozen about OSO, Chak De India and the six-pack abs , it would be nice if SRK takes a short sabbatical for a while. The distance would surely make our hearts long for him.
Anurag Kashyap: With the sequel of Hanuman having flopped, the latest SMS joke doing the rounds is 'Agar picture bekaar ho, toh usse bhagwan bhi nahin bacha sakte' It would do Anurag and us movie-goers a lot good, if the director instead of wasting time by writing blogs and taking potshots at his colleagues, he invests the same amount of time on writing some meaningful and less complicated scripts.
Rakhi Sawant: - The whole of last year , Rakhi had this habit of promising not to appear on any more reality shows , then appearing in one last reality show , then crying foul over the format of the show and finally going to her favorite 'Midia' with her baliye Abhishek in tow. Rakhi darling, your good old friend Mika has shifted his focus to his work and the results are there for all to see what with his chartbusters like 'Mauja Hi Mauja' and 'Aye Ganpat' rocking us even now. Why don't you learn a lesson or two from him and start focusing on Bigger and Better things.
Aamir Khan: Well what can we ask to change in a person who is well umm…almost perfect .However, with TZP now done with, we wish the maverick actor once again doesn't go on his annual self-imposed exile from the media and fans only to resurface towards the year end when his remake of Ghajini hits the screens. While Aamir, your fans would sure be over the moon if you are seen and heard as often as you update your blogs online.
Himesh Reshammiya: The music composer turned singer turned actor made quite a sensational debut last year with Aap Kaa Surroor last year. However, after romancing the teenaged Hansikaa , we pray he chooses slightly older heroines in his forthcoming three films. However with news doing the rounds that the very young Shwetha Kumar (daughter of film-make Indra Kumar) is being talked to play the lead in his remake of Karz , one feels Himesh ain't in any mood to change his old habits. We only hope his recent appearance at a popular school's silver jubilee function wasn't to look out for the heroine of his next love story…
Salman Khan: While the beefcake actor surely must be on cloud no. 9 after unveiling his wax replica at Madame Tussauds in London , we hope the phirang influence doesn't rub off on him too much. Sallu dear, we are all quite bored and irritated with your by now famous accent and would really be thrilled if you can get rid of it this year. If you need help ,it won't be a bad idea to take out some time and sit with Katrina during her Urdu&Hindi speaking diction classes so that both of you can be accent-free completely.
Shilpa Shetty : - Its been one year since you were announced winner of the Celebrity Big Brother. While we all appreciate your achievement ( no mean feat surviving in a house full of strangers out to get you for 3 loooong weeks) , it would make sense to move out of anything that's remotely connected to the Queen or the British capital. After all, we still love you more when you do your thumka and conquer U.P and Bihar rather than Birmingham.
Yash&Aditya Chopra: We all know that the last year has not been one of the best years for this famed father-son duo. However, they have no one but themselves to blame for giving the go-ahead to inane scripts like Jhoom Barabar Jhoom , Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. We wish that the duo, who have invested crores of rupees in building one of the most state-of- the-art studios in the country do not resort to cost-cutting of any kind while zeroing in on script-writers for their films.
Sanjay Gupta: The maverick director tried something kinda 'original' with his last film Dus Kahaniyaan where he tried to pack in ten short stories in two hours. Alas most of the stories had enough style but no substance. Hence it will be great if Gups goes back to his tried and tested method of 'inspired' kahaniyaan for his future films. He is much more familiar with that and like always his vast collection of DVD's could surely come in handy for any last minute assistance.