Rani Mukherjee to Marry…Some Guy

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…random men everywhere who aren’t Aish/Bips/Shabana-devotees gnash their teeth and shake their fists at the sky impotently. Or not.

Oooooh, DRAMA! An anonymous tipster leaves juicy news on the…well, news tab (via SAWF):

Bollywood star Rani Mukerhee, 29, is all set to marry film maker Aditya Chopra, 36, son of Yash Raj Chopra. A commitment ceremony or “Roka” was held Monday at the Chopra bungalow in Bombay.
A source close to the family told the Hindustan Times: “The roka took place at the same Chopra bungalow where Chandni was shot. Around 60 people (family and friends) attended the ceremony that included Rani’s parents Ram and Krishna Mukherjee, brother Raja and his wife. Present from the Chopra clan were brother Uday, dad Yash Chopra and mum Pamela Chopra.”

Awww, that’s so cute! My last two german shepherds, who were litter-mates, were also named Raja and Rani. And no, I didn’t name them, so shut up.

“Rani wore a maroon saari with silver embroidery and Aditya wore a kurta-pyjama, both designed by designer Pallavi Jaikishan. Pam aunty didn’t seem very happy, as she has a soft corner for Adi’s ex-wife, Payal. Another function will take place at Rani’s house next week,” the source added.

Why do I care, when I am a clue-free Mallu ABCD who has gone on record as not paying attention to Bollywood? Because it’s JUICY. Duh.

Aditya was recently divorced from Payal Chopra, whom he married in 2001.

Ah, so THAT is why anonymous tipster namechecked Angelina Jolie! Apparently, Rani is a homewrecker, but my half- third- quarter-hearted googling found nothing. If the girl Big B got creepy with in KKKG really did break up this guy’s marriage, I’m sure one of you will edify us with confirmation of such sordid details.

According to the Mumbai Mirror, Aditya’s decision to divorce Payal, who is the daughter of a close friend of father Yash Raj, has strained relations between the father and son.

I can’t be the only one thinking…all this would make a great Bollywood movie? Life imitates art…? Annnnnd, I’m bored again. Who wants to talk about Obama, caste or saffron balls? Anyone?

278 thoughts on “Rani Mukherjee to Marry…Some Guy

  1. What’s with all this hating on vodka gimlets?

    Don’t you think “gimlet” looks like “giblet” a little?

  2. Don’t you think “gimlet” looks like “giblet” a little?

    But, it tastes a lot sweeter, let me tell you, you teetotaller you!

    Also, for the gin fanatics here, I recommend the Rosemary Gimlet. It has Hendrick’s gin, lime juice, simple syrup and muddled fresh rosemary topped with ginger beer. Magnifico! You can’t have just one!

  3. But, it tastes a lot sweeter, let me tell you, you teetotaller you!

    I think it is the sweetness, paired with the fact that vodka is effectively flavorless, that makes me dislike it. I dislike cosmos for the same reason :)

  4. I like vodka essentially because it doesn’t have the strong flavor of alcohol. And a gimlet on the rocks has the combination of bitterness on top, and the sweet rush at the end, which is just wonderful. I don’t think I’ve had cosmos, maybe once a long time ago.

    I was on a White Russian phase, though, for quite a while after the Big Lebowski (not with creamer!).

  5. would we be able to do that this Monday (the 25th) or next (the 2nd)? 2nd please.

    Rahul, Aren’t I such a good kid? Indha maanavanukku noorukku nooru. Cent per cent. Sau mein sau.

    I say! Those are some great references. And I see you have quite a talent for humor too, sir. Could one enquire whether you have seen “Mission Kashmir”? If so, could you perhaps let us know as to its viewability? It’s the Film Club spirit, sir.

  6. What’s with all this hating on vodka gimlets? Judgmental much? Don’t be dissing on my Bombay.

    no hating on vodka gimlets – just not my thing, you know? it’s one of many potential flags in my three-flag system. though i’m pretty sure bombay would never raise any of the other flags, so she and i are good to go. and in any case, what is life if not accompanied by a generous does of air force shenanigans?

  7. it’s one of many potential flags in my three-flag system.

    Life is apparently much more complicated than I had been led to believe. My momma so stupid she never told me life was a box of minefields.

  8. Life is apparently much more complicated than I had been led to believe.

    tell me about it. the flag system was a turning point in my struggle for romantic victory – purely out of necessity. how i miss those days when kanjoos, chauvinistic, insulting, cosmopolitan-drinking, poorly-sexing men wouldn’t have raised any flag at all for us ladies….

  9. how i miss those days when kanjoos, chauvinistic, insulting, cosmopolitan-drinking, poorly-sexing men wouldn’t have raised any flag at all for us ladies….

    I have been called many things, but never cosmopolitan-drinking. How dare you!

  10. I have been called many things, but never cosmopolitan-drinking. How dare you!

    how you undersell yourself – perhaps you would have obviated my need for a flag system. then again, maybe not – i mean, vodka gimlets? and viagrous protest? the third flag is bound to be lurking somewhere close behind…

  11. Although, why does everything in life, be it harsh sentencing or a romantic life, have to be run according to the out system for baseball? I mean, why not four downs?

  12. Although, why does everything in life, be it harsh sentencing or a romantic life, have to be run according to the out system for baseball? I mean, why not four downs?

    because three is the perfect number – nice and curvy. but seriously – am i supposed to wait for a guy to show a minimum of four unworthy traits? i barely want to wait to see two, but out of guilt that i am quick-judging, i leave it at three. and i don’t look to baseball for anything, except boredom.

  13. three is the perfect number – nice and curvy

    As an Indian kid who likes maths, I was going to say that, no, 6 is a perfect number, but figured that maybe I should get away from my computer and see what it would take for three to tango.

    i barely want to wait to see two, but out of guilt that i am quick-judging

    What if he makes you pay for his cosmo? Is that a double play?

  14. Because sometimes you do get a fifth down…

    Well, hema, don’t get me started on the arbitrariness that is the college bowl championship system.

  15. Seems like someone has a thing for the taken man

    hmmm…taken man sounds like the ‘object’ of desire is passive

    Several more husband stealers listed here:

    http://news.sawf.org/Bollywood/38966.aspx

    and this doesn’t even include the affairs and second marriages in political families in the subcontinent not to mention the South-ruling celebrities that Bollywood has no time for

  16. Well, hema, don’t get me started on the arbitrariness that is the college bowl championship system.

    Don’t tell me you want one of those newfangled playoff thingies…

  17. What if he makes you pay for his cosmo? Is that a double play?

    i don’t mind paying, but if he makes me, possibly a double play (and not for any gender discrimination, but because i never make people pay for the things that i consume). to be honest, sometimes i do just leave it at two (obvious) flags when sometimes their overall aura contrbutes as the third. who is this brilliant man you have in mind? i feel as if we’ve already met…

    but figured that maybe I should get away from my computer and see what it would take for three to tango.

    care to share your findings?

  18. I like vodka essentially because it doesn’t have the strong flavor of alcohol.

    The flavor of alcohol, or a distinct flavor unto itself?

    I’m with hema. I feel like if someone has messed up three times within the intro period, do you really want them to get a 4th chance to move back to 1st down?

  19. Don’t tell me you want one of those newfangled playoff thingies…

    I am far more radical than that. Let me just say that Moneyball’s Billy Beane has nothing on what I’d like to see in football.

    who is this brilliant man you have in mind? i feel as if we’ve already met…

    Unfortunately, I don’t know any cosmo drinkers. I guess I don’t get admitted to that kind of crowd. But I will keep an eye out for you. Watch this space.

    care to share your findings?

    Without going into too many details, there’s a reason I wasn’t up early today. Me and three, we are going to make it legal with a menage.

    The flavor of alcohol, or a distinct flavor unto itself?

    You’re right, a distinctive flavor. It makes it go down much easier.

    I feel like if someone has messed up three times within the intro period, do you really want them to get a 4th chance to move back to 1st down?

    I wasn’t arguing with the choice of the number three, as to how much everything seems to be governed by “three strikes and you’re out”. I was just saying, why not, “four downs and you’ve lost the ball”. If there’s some penalty scheme for 2 errors, that would be fine too. “2 terms and you get a presidential library”?

  20. Several more husband stealers listed here:

    Okay, what’s with that article conflating dating divorcees with having a relationship with an already married person?

  21. I am far more radical than that. Let me just say that Moneyball’s Billy Beane has nothing on what I’d like to see in football.

    Don’t want to jack(fruit) the thread, but dude, I’d definitely like to hear what you have in mind.

  22. Well, right now, they are more nebulous thoughts than a concrete proposal. Certainly not enough to convince a football/baseball loving, Tamil speaking, triple-tattooed, Palakkad origin expectant mom :) But, to hear them such as they are, meet me over at rahulsmutiny at yahoo.com. I guarantee that you will be disappointed with the brevity of my ideas though.

  23. Heh. I might have to take you up on that, but just to clarify, it’s the husband who’s from Palakkad. :)

  24. I PERSONALLY THINK THAT RANI- MY QUEEN, SHOULD NOT ENGAGED SOMEBODY’S EX HUSBAND,BUT IF SHE IS IN LOVE WITH HIM I THINK THAT IT IS DESTINY THAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR HER SHE HAS WAITED A VERY LONG TIME.

  25. Aw, Rani saw how much marriage boosted Aishwarya’s social capital and wants in on the action for her own withering career.

    Do it, Rani, do it!

    (How many days until the Abhi-Aish divorce? Say it’s soon….)