Article By Manish Mishra
Rumour Has It
Miss Malini is easily India’s unrivalled gossip queen. In a short span of time, the BLOGGING POWERHOUSE has entrenched herself in the film and fashion industry thanks to successfully creating a niche for no-holds-barred BOLLYWOOD GOSSIP, tell-all images and JUICY VIDEOS, all of which have an unsparing eye for detail. Here she recalls some of the favourite and forgettable encounters with B-Town movers and shakers…
1.ONE THING YOU WISH YOU COULD PUBLISH, BUT COULD NEVER RISK TO…
“80 per cent of the things I know I can never blog!”
2.YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY INTERVIEWING EXPERIENCE?
“It was with Shah Rukh Khan! During the promotions of Happy New Year, I was shooting for my TV show MissMalini’s World and for fun, I took my husband Nowshad along and asked SRK to teach him his signature “Raj Air Hug”, it was awesome. (And totally made the mammoth 8-hour wait worth it!)”
3.YOUR WORST CELEBRITY INTERVIEWING EXPERIENCE?
“Way way back, when I was a radio DJ, I remember getting totally star-struck with Abhishek Bachchan and asking goofy questions like, ‘Have you ever been in love?’ In hindsight, quite cringe worthy (I was literally depressed for two days), but then years later, I met him and he was really sweet and funny and said, “OMG MissMalini I had no idea you were real, I thought you were an anime!”
4.I WOULD RATHER BE DEAD THAN HAVE TO INTERVIEW …
“Kamaal R Khan.”
5.THE LAST CELEBRITY RUMOUR I GOOGLED…
“I don’t google them, I read my own blog. (Laughs). It was the Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone breakup rumours. They’re not true. They’re together and adorable as ever.”
6.CELEBRITY WHO’S STYLE NEVER DISSAPPOINTS?
“Kangana Ranaut, she’s just an over all badass! Her style is unique and refreshing and constantly evolving. She’s a risk-taker and does it so well.”
7.WHICH CELEBRITY IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A MAKEOVER?
“They all seem to be holding up pretty well these days honestly, but there was this time Saif Ali Khan wore a ganji and leather jacket to the GQ best dressed awards, a curious choice! But now his adorable accessory Taimur is winning daddy mega brownie points for cuteness!”
8.WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON AIRPORT LOOKS?
“I was talking to Deepika Padukone about it the other day! It’s such a big thing now. It takes a lot of work to look so effortlessly casual!”
9.CRAZIEST RUMOUR YOU BELIEVE IS ACTUALLY TRUE?
“*Laughs* well the crazy ones aren’t true usually. For the craziest ones I’ve heard, read my book!”
10.BOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST GOSSIP QUEEN?
“Karan Johan lol kidding. It’s me. And apparently, Ranbir Kapoor is the gossip king!”
11.THE GREATEST SINNER IN BOLLYWOOD?
“Can I tell you who’s not? Shorter list!”
12.BOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST ‘ALL WORDS NO PLAY’?
“It’s a Kapoor, you guess!”
13.WHO IS YOUR CURRENT GIRL CRUSH?
“Deepika Padukone and my BFF Parul Kakad.”
14.WHO SHOULD EVERYONE BE FOLLOWING RIGHT NOW?
“Priyanka Chopra, she’s taking over the world!”
15.IF YOU COULD BE INVISIBLE AND FOLLOW ONE BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY FOR A DAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?
16.COUTURE OR HIGH STREET?
“It depends on where you’re going. But as you can see, I love to dress up! Wearing Falguni and Shane Peacock feels like being in a fairytale!”
17.THREE THINGS YOU NEVER LEAVE YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT?
“Cellphone, kajal and a LIV it up – hangover cure!
18.DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
“I do. I’m a really good matchmaker. Call me if you need help!”
“The Internet! It changed my life!”
20.WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EATEN?
“I ate octopus once and it was disgusting. I also didn’t know before I ate it, which made it worse!”
21.A CELEBRITY WHO’S WARDROBE YOU WOULD LOVE TO STEAL?
“Alia Bhatt and Blake Lively!”
22.THAT ONE FASHION FAUX PASS?
“Wearing the wrong underwear. That’s cringe worthy. Go commando!”
23.IF YOU HAD ONE SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“To travel through time.”