News Round-Up: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Getting Divorced, Zayed Khan is Getting Relaunched, Anil Kapoor is Getting All Our Hearts

More news-news than I anticipated today. Still nothing super exciting (unless you have a mad passion for Nawazuddin, or are a Zayed Khan super-fan), but at least something beyond “so and so’s maid tested positive” (stories that always make me think “wait, are the household servants still allowed to travel, or are they separated from their families indefinitely?”)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui Getting Divorced

Not much here, his wife filed for divorce and full custody, and her lawyer did a controlled rumor that there is more to the story. Pretty standard divorce rules so far, her lawyer isn’t going to put all his cards out, but he is going to make sure Nawazuddin’s lawyers know they are willing to go public with something. And maybe there is something there, and maybe it is really nothing but she wants custody and so is going to make nothing sound like something.

But also, the lawyer indicated that the situation came to a head because of the quarantine. Which I have been wondering about! Are we going to see more celebrity divorces because of quarantine all over the world? Different from all the regular divorces we might see, because part of it is perception. It’s easy to pretend to the public that your failed marriage is fine so long as you can quietly lead separate lives. But once lockdown hits, the whole shell game of “oh, our marriage is fine, I’m just living over here for 4 months during filming” falls apart.

Zayed Khan is Getting Re-Launched

I like Zayed, but isn’t he FREAKISHLY OLD for a re-launch? I think of that as more of a 30 year old’s game, and Zayed is 40. Also his Dad is coordinating the launch, and I think 79 is also FREAKISHLY OLD to try and save your son’s career.

Speaking of Sanjay, if I say “sleazy producer guy who cheated on his wife with Zeenat Aman and then hit her in public at a party so hard he damaged her eye”, this is exactly the picture that comes to mind, right? Really remarkable outside/inside matching moment.

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Anil Kapoor Writes Anniversary Instagram for Wife

Anil and Sunita’s anniversary is today, and he did a lovely little instagram post. Be sure to read the whole thing and click through every picture! FOR HAPPINESS

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How 19th May became the best day of our lives!⁣ ⁣ I proposed to my girlfriend Sunita and asked her to be my wife… our wedding had been delayed a lot because I wanted to be sure that I could take care of her in the way she deserved and give her everything she could ever dream of…in the very least, I needed to be able to afford to buy a house and hire a cook!! I just wanted to be worthy of her…⁣ We got married on 19th May, against all odds….I still remember when I entered her house on our wedding day and saw my bride, she was smiling and I had tears in my eyes… Tears of happiness, but also nervousness… I mean it was my wedding day! Our wedding was planned and executed within a day, and yes we may not have had a big wedding or even a honeymoon, which she still teases me about, but it was still the best thing that ever happened to me….it was now or never for us and I’m so glad we took the leap that day and started our lives together… many people prophesied that marrying so early would be disastrous for my career, but all I knew was that I did not want to waste another day without her and wanted her by my side through it all… for us it was never career or love.. it was always love AND career…⁣ I won’t say in the end we lived happily ever after…because it is not even close to the end of our love story… we still have a lot of love to share together, forever…. ⁣ ⁣ Happy Anniversary to the love of my life, my wife Sunita… @kapoor.sunita

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Oh, and yesterday’s post, for the anniversary of his proposal, complete with Anil’s voice doing a recorded message. HEARTS!

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#SoundOn⁣ ⁣ 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺…⁣ 𝘖𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝟷𝟽𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘢𝘺, 𝘐 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝟷𝟾𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘐 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱… 𝘐 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘦… ⁣ ⁣ 𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭! 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳!⁣ ⁣ Watch out for our wedding story tomorrow… @kapoor.sunita

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38 thoughts on “News Round-Up: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Getting Divorced, Zayed Khan is Getting Relaunched, Anil Kapoor is Getting All Our Hearts

  1. Well, i hope he wasn’t an abusive creep. If not, it’s a shame she didn’t divorce him at another time so he could come on a post-divorce mid life crisis trip to Europe. But presumably there is something deeply wrong with him, so.

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  2. I have only seen Zayed Khan in one movie, and from that movie I don’t think he is an awesome actor, nor do I think he is amazingly gorgeous, but he is taller than average…

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    • Taller than average, good enough! Let’s give him another chance at 40!

      I think I’ve seen him in maybe 4 movies. I find him charming and pleasant onscreen, I don’t mind watching him at all, but he doesn’t really set my world on fire.

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  3. Anil is complete #HusbandGoals. I mean, whenever Harsh gets over from his high brow cinema and sneakers phase and wants to be actually serious in life he has the perfect father to take advice from on matters. As long as he is smart enough to realise it.

    Curious to see how the Nawazudding divorce drama will be as things go on…or if there is going to be any in the first place

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    • Anil is a delight, always. And this is the kind of anniversary message I like to see on social media. It’s not a love note to his wife, like instead of just saying “I love you” over breakfast he has to show off and shout it to the world. Instead it is more like an after dinner toast, I want to give a speech to everyone about how awesome my wife is and our marriage.

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    • Thank you! And also, thank you for the website link. I love these websites that give legitimate news with a positive spin only. Why not? there’s just as many good stories in the world as bad, if not more, and usually they are more useful for us to read.

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  4. I read the headline as Naseeruddin Shah and my heart just stopped. I mean, no idea what he’s lke as a husband, but he and Ratna seem to make such a great team, coming out and complaining about Hindi cinema together.

    As for celebrity divorce wave: I wonder about this. It’s not like anyone is stuck together in a like a 2-bedroom apartment; it seems like people with enormous houses can just avoid each other.

    Yay, Anil. Sunita looks so lovely. I hope Sonam is looking forward to getting older.

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    • I assure you, if there is any news related to the Shah-Patnak marriage, the headline will read “Ratna Pathak”. I know where the true allegiance of this community lies.

      With the celebrity divorce wave, if you have been playing the “no no, I’m just out of town for filming/on tour/vacation with old friends” game, maybe a house just can’t be big enough? maybe you have been putting continents between each other for months and going back to a house is impossible?

      That’s in the American context where it seems far more common to do a slow lowkey separation until time is right for an official announcement. In the Indian context, on the other hand, I very much wonder about the lowkey non-married couples. Like, are Sunny and Dimple separated indefinitely now? We already had the blind item maybe about Vicky and Kat. What about Arjun and Malaika? Ayan and Ranbir? Hrithik and Shweta?

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      • Alia and Ranbir are quarantining together, rumor has it, which is a perfect opportunity for her to get sick of him. Sunny must be with his actual wife? Or are they quietly separated? Arjun and Malaika, I feel sure, are quarantined together. I’m imagining a quarantine bubble with all the Kapoors and their significant others.

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        • I think Sunny officially lives with his wife all the time, maybe even in a combined family situation. And then he quietly goes on vacations with Dimple and stuff. But that’s not happening now, no 5 nights home, 2 nights gone, kind of relationship is going to fly.

          The thing with Arjun and Malaika is, she’s got a son! And an ex. So if she and Arbaaz are quarantining together for the sake of the kid, that leaves poor Arjun out in the cold. And I really really hope that Ayan is quietly quarantining with Ranbir and Alia for his own sake. But on the other hand, that would also help Ralia last a little longer, and none of us want that.

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          • I don’t think Arjun quarantines with Malaika. A few weeks ago he made a video about his routine and she was commenting on his Instagram. For me, it means she wasn’t there with him.

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  5. I didn’t know Nawaz was still married and has children, thought he separated long ago. I don’t know what to think of him since that thing in his autobiography came out!
    Sonam looks so much like Sunita in that wedding picture!

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    • Maybe they separated long ago, but have been keeping up appearances?

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  6. I haven’t seen Zayed for ages and was curious how he looks now e.g Fardeen Khan was quite handsome in the past but now gained a lot of weight and he’s hard to recognize. Zayed was never handsome or talented so I’m very surprised he will be re-launched.

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    • Yeah, I may have been too quick to report this, let’s see if anything comes of it.

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      • I’m glad you did because it made me think about young Fardeen Khan and that in turn made me think about Prem Aggan which makes me very happy because it’s the funniest movie ever. I love it.

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