It’s not easy for Bollywood Celebrities to admit certain shocking facts due to their star status. There are not many people who would confess to facing sexual harassment, paying bribes and cheating on their girls. We salute their spirit and list out 10 shocking star confessions:
CONFESSION 1: I’ve faced sexual harassment, says Chitrangada Singh
To prepare for her role in director Sudhir Mishra’s tentatively titled Inkaar, Chitrangada Singh recalls her personal memories of being sexually harassed in ‘aggressive’ north India. The film is about sexual abuse at workplaces.
“Since I spent most of my growing years in Delhi and Meerut, I have had my share of such experiences; a couple were really bad ones too,” says Chitrangada.
CONFESSION 2: Yes, I have cheated, confesses Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir and Deepika were dating for two years before they broke up in November 2009. At the time, it was rumoured that Ranbir had cheated on the actor with his Rajneeti co-star Katrina Kaif, which led to their split.
“Yes, I have, out of immaturity, out of inexperience, out of taking advantage of certain temptations, out of callousness,” said Ranbir in an interview in the October edition of entertainment glossy Stardust.
“You realise it now, when you grow up and you value it more — why be in a relationship, why be committed to someone when you cannot be committed? I’ve realised that now. That’s why I don’t want to jump into a relationship with anybody because … unless you have a special bond, a special equation with somebody, somebody who you can be committed to, somebody who can trust you, who you can respect, there’s no point,” he said.
CONFESSION 3: I have cellulite, can’t wear a bikini, admits Sonam Kapoor
Actor Sonam Kapoor, who played a computer hacker in Players, feels that she is yet to achieve the body to don a bikini onscreen.
“I don’t have the body for bikini. I don’t look like Bipasha or Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma. I am not thin. I have a big bum, big arms, I have cellulite,” Sonam said.
“I have lost a lot of weight but I don’t want to portray that as of now. I think I can look hot even without wearing a bikini. When I feel I need to work harder to acquire the perfect shape for a bikini I shall do so. As of now I don’t have patience and I want to maintain healthy eating and normal lifestyle,” Sonam added.
CONFESSION 4: I married Sara only for publicity, declares Ali Merchant
Television actor Ali Merchant confessed that marrying actor Sara Khan was the biggest mistake of his life. Ali had a nikaah with fellow TV actor Sara Khan in an episode of reality show Bigg Boss season 4 in November 2010.
The two separated within days of the much-hyped marriage, fuelling reports that they did it for money. Ali admitted that he did it for publicity.
“I got married on TV for publicity. Anyone in my place would have done that,” he said in reality show Sach Ka Saamna.
CONFESSION 5: I paid bribe for my new house, accepts Vidya Balan
It is rare to hear a star accept their mistakes. So when Vidya Balan admitted to paying a bribe for her new house at a public awards event recently, it was a surprise for everyone. The actor even took a pledge of ‘bribe bandh’ on stage, assuring the audience that she would never opt for the easy way out again by greasing the palms of officials to get things done quickly.
Vidya explains, “While getting my new house in Khar registered in Mumbai, I paid a bribe, something I have done all my life. When you break a traffic signal, even though you don’t necessarily want to, sometimes you are in a hurry to get to some place and end up paying the cops to let you pass. Though I must say I’ve never flouted traffic rules intentionally.”
CONFESSION 6: It’s best kept a secret, Govinda on extra-marital affair
In a shocking confession, Govinda admitted to having extra-marital affair but refused to divulge details about the same. “Somethings in life should not be spoken about publicly. Its best kept a secret,” he told a daily.
CONFESSION 7: Stammering made my childhood hell: Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan recalled his traumatic childhood days on Farah Khan’s celebrity chat show Tere Mere Beach Mein, around three years back.
“Everything seems normal till you start talking. The minute you start talking, you get stuck and you don’t know why? Right from your toes to the ends of your hair strands, you are in complete shock. Your heart palpitates, you don’t understand and you are aware of people looking at you. You can compare it to hell,” Hrithik said.
“Unfortunately, it’s one of those handicaps that is made fun of. Especially kids, you can’t blame them but they end up being mean because it looks funny. So the childhood of a person suffering from a problem like this is pure hell… you have to go through all those little moments of hell,” the actor said.
CONFESSION 8: Don’t know how to make friends, admits Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan confessed on the Koffee With Karan that he didn’t know how to make friends and keep them, and that he couldn’t always tell people that he loved them.
SRK said that if Salman and Farah were upset with him, it was completely his own fault. He added that he couldn’t just pick up the phone and say sorry because he couldn’t ask people to come back to him, and not because of any ego issues.