By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Mallika Sherawat on Bachelorette India is quite a disaster. Simpering, snorting and failing miserably to look like a prospective bride, she makes all the hopeful bridegrooms on the show look like they had jumped into the wrong compartment of a train that was supposed to carry them to paradise.
There are so many single girls in Bollywood who would have fitted the bill much better. Here’s looking at the best of bachelor girls of Bollywood:
Tabu: She has no dearth of admirers. At 40, Tabu looks better than she did at 30. Her serious relationships with producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Telugu star Nagarajun did not lead to the altar. With her rare and precious combination of Hyderabadi grace and cosmopolitan wisdom, Tabu would have been the perfect dulhan on Bachelorette India.
Bipasha Basu: Single always ready to tingle….Bipasha’s breakup with her long-standing beau John Abraham was followed by whispers of intimate friendships with her Singularity co-star Josh Hartnett, her Dum Maro Dum co-star Rana Daggubatti and now Harman Baweja. All three could be her prospective grooms on the show. Bipasha can walk away with any man whose name doesn’t have a ‘J’ in it. Jab tak hai John….
Preity Zinta: She hasn’t been in a relationship ever since she broke up with Ness Wadia. Now after two years of rigorous entrepreneurship, surely Preity is ready to take the plunge. I recommend only the strong-willed wannabe grooms for Preity. She can’t suffer under-age pinup boys at all. That kind of eliminates the Varuns and the Sushants.
Sushmita Sen: The ever-gorgeous, ever-seductive Ms Sen remains the single-most desirable single girl in the entertainment business. She would be to the Bachelorette what Oprah Winfrey is to talk shows. But there is a problem. Sushmita makes every man feel special. So picking one groom on the show would be impossible.
Neha Dhupia: Single , sexy and solitary…Neha Dhupia is all of that. A couple of broken relationships. And she is standing at the threshold where something new and spectacular needs to happen in her life. Marriage is a good option. But be warned: Neha is not the simpering-bride material.
Diya Mirza: Blame it on Vidya Balan. Diya was all set to take the plunge with her filmmaker-boyfriend Sahil Sangha when Vidya stepped daintily into the picture offering to play the lead in Diya and Sahil’s production. Now Diya has postponed her wedding plans. So here is Plan B . Why not do the next season of Bachelorette and invite Sahil as one of the grooms? At least this time the televised swayamvar won’t be a fake. What happened to the chosen bridegrooms of Rakhi Sawant and Ratan Rajput? No doubt Mallika’s groom would also disappear due to “irreconcilable differences” Ha,ha.