Hindi Film 101: Filmi Babies (and a few older kids), the Adorable Little Munchkins That Will be Running the Industry in a Few Years

This is not a “oh boy, these are the next stars to launch!” post. This is a 101 post, it’s just the basic names and general ages of the children of celebrities, so when I (or other media outlets) casually refer to “Hrehaan” or “Nyssa”, you will know who we mean.

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News Round-up: I was a little wrong, but also super right! (Box Office, and one film canceled and another release date announced)

Kind of a slow week news-wise, I think everyone is still in shock from the one-two of the Farhan and Ranbir-Kat break-up news.  But there were a couple of low-key industry news items that have filtered out.  Some of which I predicted, and one of which I did not.

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Rani had her baby!!!!!

Named “Adira”, a combination of Aditya and Rani.  I don’t know about this trend of made up names.  Even “AbRam”, with that funky spelling, I am dubious.

Her birth was announced on twitter first by Rishi Kapoor, of all people, and then confirmed by Uday Chopra’s twitter soon after.  However, a few hours earlier, SRK’s twitter had a random comment “…there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child….”  This could just be one of those random things he says sometimes, or it could be his trip to the hospital pep message for Adi.  I choose to believe the latter.

No word yet from Amitabh, who is usually ALL ABOUT the baby announcements and congratulations.  On the other hand, this baby is so very special, it’s possible he isn’t tweeting because he is actually at the hospital.

Moving on to the more important issues, who could this baby marry when she grows up?  AbRam is of course an option, good family, right age, will probably be super handsome when he grows up.  Would look good on her arm.

Then there’s Aamir’s son Azad, another good family, with producing background from his grandfather and great-uncle as well as his father.  Plus, heightwise, it might work.  Adira’s mother is of course super short, so it might be nice for her to marry someone whose father is super short, so they would match and look well in pictures.

Yug, Kajol and Ajay’s son, is also in a reasonable age range, should be comfortable with a strong matriarchy, and well-connected.  Of course, he is also Adira’s cousin, but it is a very distant relationship and I think they could get past that.  And it would solidify her claim on the Mukherjee owned studio complex, and an official Yash Raj-Mukherjee business merger would be great for the industry.

The Chopra’s do have a history of May-December marriages, which opens up the field beyond the current batch of babies.  In the slightly older range, there’s Aarav Kumar.  He hasn’t done much yet (since he’s like 13), but he looks exactly like his grandfather, mega-star Rajesh Khanna, and he is getting the karate training so he can be like his father, action star Akshay Kumar.  Plus, his Grandma is Dimple, and she is awesome.  Definitely a respectable match who would be okay with strong women.  And could serve as a bodyguard as well as arm-candy.

There’s also Agastya Nanda, Amitabh’s grandson.  He’s not an industry kid, raised in Delhi by a businessman father, but genetically, he is the ultimate prize.  Grandson of Amitabh, great-grandson of Raj Kapoor.  And a supportive spouse for the new head of Yash Raj studios should maybe have a business background instead of a straight film one.

And then of course the ultimate hope, she turns out to be gay and gets together with Aaradhya and achieves domination of the entire world.