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Engagement rejection story a hoax, Bollywood actress Kaif says 0

Nita Naidoo, Bollywood File columnist. (SUBMITTED)

By Nita Naidoo, 24 hours Vancouver

According to the Times of India, it’s rumored Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif shot down Ranbir Kapoor’s marriage proposal in favour of her career. (REUTERS)

According to the Times of India, it’s rumored Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif shot down Ranbir Kapoor’s marriage proposal in favour of her career. (REUTERS)

Bollywood recently had a rare fairy-tale interrupted moment. According to the Times of India, it’s rumored Katrina Kaif shot down Ranbir Kapoor’s marriage proposal in favour of her career.

The question of whether women can really have it all is one that’s hotly contested, even today. Forbes author Michael Noer once famously published an article entitled Don’t Marry Career Women. And while many women, indeed most in the Western world, successfully balance the dual role of breadwinner and homemaker, it’s not the pattern everywhere.

The thought of rejecting the chocolaty-eyed prince of the Kapoor dynasty may leave some women (and a few men) scratching their heads in disbelief, but marriage has ended the careers of many Bollywood actresses. After uttering the words “I do,” Gayatri Joshi, Bhagyashri Patwardhan and Sonali Bendre, among others, all exited stage left.

That said, the tide seems to be turning. Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor are excellent examples of leading actresses who have retained their popularity post-matrimony.

According to the Times of India, Ranbir Kapoor is extremely serious about Kaif, and while no one can blame the 30-year-old actress for being career minded, it’s embarrassing for the Kapoor family, and particularly Kareena who recently referred to Kaif as “sister-in-law” on the daytime talk show Koffee With Karan.

Kaif has since gone on record with the Hindustan Times and claimed the whole thing was a ruse, saying, “no one has asked me, yet.”

After ringing in the new year in New York, Kapoor and Kaif will be spending a month in Thailand filming for Jagga Jasoos, where they might be sitting down for much needed a heart to heart away from prying eyes.

Of course, not now doesn’t mean not ever. As Mae West once famously said, “ Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution."

Bollywood gossip, guess who?

1) Which two actors dress exactly like each other — and why are they getting it wrong?

2) What was Salman Khan caught doing on camera ?

3) Which actor is rumored to purposely spoil scenes if they are being outshined by a co-star?

 Answers to Blind Gossip Items will be revealed next week on RJ1200's Mornings with Paras and Sharanya, at AM1200.

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