Bombaywallah & Mumbaikar Discuss (6): I’m Your Sister! No, You’re Not!

Two friends – Bombaywallah & Mumbaikar – discuss the sudden discovery of Omar Abdullah’s cousin and Aamir Khan’s step-sister in Bollywood.

Mumbaikar: Do you know that Omar Abdullah’s cousin, Saniia, will be acting in the film ‘Sirf Romance, Love By Chance‘? She was earlier called Khalida, and worked as a bank manager in Delhi for three years, before she decided to try her luck in tinsel town and changed her name because her director thought it was not powerful enough! (link)

Bombaywallah: You know I don’t track Bollywood gossip and neither did you, if I remember right? I thought you were only worried about issues of national and international importance.

Mumbaikar: I didn’t, but now that cable TV operators are on strike, I’m spending more time with my three daily newspapers!

Bombaywallah: The troika of daily tabloids! No wonder I haven’t heard about it. Between my work and my blog, I am left with so little time that I haven’t read the newspaper in months now! But, anyway, what do Omar and Farooq Abdullah have to say about it?

Mumbaikar: Actually, that’s the really interesting part. While Khalida refers to Omar as bhaijaan, he has told The Times of India that he doesn’t know her at all! (no link)

Bombaywallah: So, it’s a case of: “I’m your sister!” “No, you’re not!

Mumbaikar: The interesting thing is that there’s another rumour of a rishtaa doing the rounds of tinsel town. People are saying that Jiah Khan, who is about to debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Nishabd‘ opposite Amitabh Bachchan, is the daughter of filmmaker Tahir Hussain, which makes her Aamir Khan’s step-sister. (link)

Bombaywallah: These wannabe actresses really know how to hog a few headlines!

Mumbaikar: Actually, she is not very happy with the rumours. Although she doesn’t know much about her father, she thinks that he was an American. Tahir Hussian, who admits that he is close to Rabiya, Jiah’s mother and a small-time actress from the yesteryears, has said that Rabiya is married to a man from Pakistan and Jiah is not his daughter!

Bombaywallh: Cousin! Step-sister! Not Sister! American husband! Pakistani husband! No husband! Bhahut confusion hai, bhai, tumhare Bollywood mein!

Overheard outside a multiplex at Bandra. Immediately afterwards, Bombaywallah and Mumbaikar almost had a fist fight over whether they wanted to watch the latest Bollywood blockbuster or the surprise Hollywood sleeper hit.

Read the other entries in the series here: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5).

2 Comments so far

  1. arvind (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

    This what a cabbie told me today:
    ” I have been in this city for the last 30 years….It is not Bombay any more! It is now Mumbai! and that reflects how things have deteriorated!”


  2. Gauravonomics (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 8:20 pm

    @ Arvind: I’m actually equally partial to both Bombaywallah and Mumbaikar, and by association, to both Bombay and Mumbai. ;-)



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