It’s an epidemic! Of people publically acknowledging the problems in their marriages and taking legal action instead of just living in misery and hypocrisy! Oh, and also Dilip had another brush with illness, but is home again now.
I was just thinking about how divorce is, and isn’t, addressed in the celebrity gossip because I am gobbling up the new completely unreliable and absolutely delicious Rekha biography. I was wondering if the whole affair/no affair controversy would be handled differently today, when a public divorce and acknowledgment would be a more viable option. Would that have made the rumors less believable? That if nothing official and legal was happening, than it was all just a publicity stunt. Or would it have made no difference at all?
I mean, look at Himesh Reshammiya! He just went to court and filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years. No big media circus, no hiding out of the country, none of that. They even issued matching statements, emphasizing their commitment to co-parenting their son and that the split was a mutual decision.
In honor of his maturity and good sense, my favorite Himesh song:
Meanwhile, Dilip Sahib! Another health scare! Saira noticed a swelling on his leg and brought him in to the hospital. They checked him over and sent him home again. So far so good!
You know, if I were a massively important and famous film figure, I think I might want to be the third or second to last to die. This incredible amount of focus on every little detail of Dilip’s health, Dev didn’t get that. It’s only now that we only have the one Golden Age star left, the entire country has turned it’s attention spotlight on this one poor old man. As am I, because it’s Dilip! Once he goes, who’s next in line? Shashi?