Random No News News Round-Up: Raid Sequel, Alia Escapes Ranbir, Hrithik Reminds Us That Personal Triumphs Start in the Home Gym

Since there is no real new news, we have this delightfully vast vista for our imagination to make up news. Let us all wildly speculate together!

Raid 2 Might Happen!

I really did not think this was going to happen, of all movies. I mean, I love Raid, you all know I do. Who doesn’t love a lowstakes film with Ajay in his fancy tax collector pants? But a sequel? Really? I hope it keeps the same tone, no need to up the stakes, I could happily just keep watching him go around making speeches about law and duty to tax dodgers, with his random team of modestly dressed 80s office workers.

Biggest wish of course, spin off series about awesome Gayathiri Iyer, the female tax inspector.

Raid Actress Gayathri Says 'Glad My Debut Is With A Realistic Role'

How about you, my fellow Raid fans? What is on your wish list for this film that may or may not happen and about which we know nothing?

Alia Escapes Ranbir!

Mahesh Bhatt mentioned on social media or something (this is a no news post, so I don’t care enough to track it down) that Alia came to visit. They live nearby so she walked from Ranbir’s apartment to theirs for a visit, but kept mask and gloves on the whole time and sat at a distance. But no word on whether Shaheen was there or what.

Anyhoo, I am now worried about Shaheen and Pooja! Here are two young women with conditions that can be exacerbated by stress and isolation, who may still be living alone (and Shaheen lost Alia who used to live with her when she moved in with Ranbir). I want Alia to move back home, and Shaheen and Pooja too, and then Mahesh would be so happy, and they could all watch movies together. Actually, I want to move in with Mahesh and Soni Razdan and watch movies with them, don’t you? Forget Alia, adopt me as your third daughter! (although my parents are nice too, last night we got Turkish food delivered and watched Baby Driver)

Hrithik Gives Us Life Advice, Lift Weights

Hrithik, you are so cute. The things that in other people I would find irritating and narcessistic, somehow I just find charming with you. Anyway, his response to people feeling in distress is to repost his triumphal lose the weight/gain the muscle video:

Have you not seen this video? You must drop everything and watch it. As guaranteed a cheer up as Salman’s “singing” videos.

Okay, that’s it! All the news I have today! Or “news”, since this is really nothingness. But we have a canvas to paint on, what do we want for Raid 2?

What is the happiest Bhatt household in our minds that we will create in reality by wishing?

Why is Hrithik so charming when he should be irritating? Or is that just me?

48 thoughts on “Random No News News Round-Up: Raid Sequel, Alia Escapes Ranbir, Hrithik Reminds Us That Personal Triumphs Start in the Home Gym

  1. I can’t ever decide whose family I would want to go live at for an extended period fo time: Mahesh Bhatt or Anil Kapoor. But yes, if their daughters were around, I would love to sit around and watch movies with them.

    Oh, also Aaryan and Suhana are home with Sharukh. I read it on MissMalini and I generally trust her “news” more than other sources like Pinkvilla and Bollywood Hungama.

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    • I think I might slightly lean Bhatt in this situation. I’d love to hang out with Sonam and Rhea, but I don’t know if I want to live in close quarters with Harsh. His personality seems like it might be a bit of a “look but don’t touch” thing. But I would sooooooooooooo hang out with Pooja and Shaheen and Alia all the live long day. And then Mahesh could make a movie about it that makes all the women seem strong and complex and good, and him look like garbage.

      Oh good, I want them to be home! They may not want to be home (I haven’t heard a lot of college kids going “woo-hoo, back in my childhood bedroom!”), but I am happy.

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      • Oh Harsh would absolutely be confined to the gym if I were living in the Kapoor household. Like in Heer, we would set up a nice bed, shower, and maybe a TV and some comic books in there and he would be brought meals at regular intervals. He gets to workout all day and I get to spend time with the rest of the family and watch movies!

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        • But with a one way mirror, so whenever you are feeling down, you can stroll over and spend some time watching the Harsh.

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        • This way is the only way. Lock him in a room with shoes all day, take him out at night. Has he even posed shirtless to cheer us up? I can’t remember seeing it.

          By contrast, Meezaan Jafery has been an examplary quarantine celebrity, doing shirtless farming and also posing shirtless with his dog and also posing shirtless in the gym. I’ve grown very fond of him.

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          • Wait, is he the one Angie is mad at because he cut his hair? Is it worth it to get shirtless dog photos of the hair is no longer good?

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          • That’s the one. But for me, he has redeemed himself by his excellent understanding of what kind of content I need right now. He also did an adorable Q&A. As opposed to Harsh who did a streamed conversation with some instagram lady. I don’t understand what kind of disorder you need to have to think that is content.

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          • Well, as you can see in the above post, Hrithik reposted his hilarious gym video, so I have a soft spot for him at the moment.

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          • And Salman did his giggle enducing self-serious music video! All kinds of joy.

            Now I just want Saif and Kareena to post Taimur photos, more people with their dogs, and some kind of social media wet t-shirt contest for all the boys.

            Although Zoya did say I think that they are spending quarantine writing MIH season 2? So, yaaaay for MIH season 2. And also, yaaay for Reema and Zoya apparently quarantining together like the adorable couple they are!

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          • I don’t really know anything about Meezan Jaffrey and I have to see him in something to develop a crush on him, but his Instagram is on point! Maybe this is the motivation I need to watch Mahlaal, although, I am not in the mood for tragic endings at all. Also, is it just me, or does Meezan look what would happen if Kunal Kapoor and Ranveer Singh had a baby?!

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          • The Internet says that he was Ranveer’s standin for Padmavat, so how perceptive you are!

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          • I mean, is the ending tragic or is it campy and hilarious? It’s your call.

            If you like older cheesy movies especially you will love it. Honestly the only movie from the past few years I’ve enjoyed unreservedly. I did a review on my blog if you want to read more about it. Should be spoiler free.

            Haha he does look like that, such a movie star face. A good boy who deserves good things.

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          • Thanks, Popka. You know I love older cheesy movies. I will check out the review on your blog. Also, spoilers don’t bother me at all. In general, I spoil most movies before I watch them so I know what to expect.

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      • Bhatt family all the way. After what I just found out about Sonam’s husband and the inhuman way he and his company treat their workers, I’m done with Sonam and her family. They’re just garbage.

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        • I already had a bad feeling about Sonam’s husband because he is a sneaker collector? Anyway, I still like the Kapoors, but if we are talking folks I want to hang out with indefinitely, I think the Bhatts have a slight edge.

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          • I just came across a labour rights monitoring organisation report( WRC) about how terribly Sonam’s husband treat their workers. They were beaten and abused physically and verbally in the most despicable manner, and all because the workers wanted better working conditions and drinking water. Yet the company’s revenue is close to a billion dollars a year. Just sickening. I can’t imagine Sonam or her family don’t know the kind of people she has married into.

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  2. That Hrithik video was so inspirational! It made me want to get up off of my couch, put on my coat and hat (it’s snowing here), put on my latex gloves and my face mask and go to the grocery store. To buy Snickers! That’s what he was eating, right? Not some silly health/power bar. SNICKERS!

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    • It always makes me think “heck, I don’t have to work out!” Because he looks pretty darn good to me at the start, which means gym bodies are pointless in terms of attracting the opposite sex.

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  3. Okay, I finally watched the Hrithik video and there is NO WAY he has the dehydrated 6 pack abs at 6:49 in the video one day before he started shooting for Kabir Singh and did not show them in the movie! He clearly got them after the shooting was over and before the release of the movie. But over all, the video is just so hilarious. Thanks for posting it.

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    • I love the video, the inspiring music behind is what really makes it for me. Also the transparent use of a hat to make us not see Hrithik’s bald head.

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  4. This might turn out to be just rumours, but in a small corner of Twitter (that I habit), there are speculations that Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are together or dating and he is staying in her house now during the quarantine.

    https://www.peepingmoon.com/exclusive-news/news/43979/Exclusive-Vicky-Kaushal-is-home-but-whose-home.html

    Now, these could be just rumours or tin foil hat theories, but I seriously wish this would be true! She deserves to be happy! There was a thread once on Twitter on all their meetings and all that, but I can’t seem to find it now. But just wanted to post about it here just in case. I seriously wish these two were or are together! Somehow just seems right and I want Kat to be happy and this is some happy gossip if found to be true!! 🙂

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    • Oh! A friend just sent me a blind item about a “superstar” stopped by police when visiting his actress girlfriend? Maybe it’s them!

      This makes me so happy, thanks for sharing!

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      • Gladly! I wanted to share this for the longest time, but it didn’t feel like anything concrete, but this “broomgate” comes the closest apart from shots in front of a restaurant and some Twitter/Instagram interactions that could be labeled as coincidental at best.

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    • I love them together and I want this to be true so badly! They were both at the same Holi party that Nick and Priyanka were at this year. I hope they’re really a thing. I just want Katrina’s happiness and Vicky seems so sweet and endearing that he’ll be good to her.

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  5. I don’t really have much to contribute except I saw that you mentioned Baby Driver and I absolutely LOVED that movie, and no one I know has even heard of it.

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    • It’s so good! I think I heard about it on the blog, when it first came out someone or other mentioned it on a Wednesday Watching post as one of the best movies they had seen.

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    • I am sticking with him being endearing largely because he is such an incredibly excellent Dad (it appears). Like, the same things that make him such a great Dad, are what make him so likable. He is able to be really really excited about what someone else wants and pleasing them, not just empathy but like Joyful empathy. And he loves it when other people do well.

      Also, yes, those boys are going to get the launch of their dreams, if they want it. And if they want to be, like, practical nurses, Hrithik will be there in the front row at their graduation leading the cheers, and pointing to everyone else saying “that’s my son! The one in the pink scrubs! He’s going to spend his life giving people sponge baths and pills, isn’t that WONDERFUL?? I am so proud.”

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