Janhvi Kapoor returns to Dhadak, Irrfan Khan diagnosed with a rare disease – meet the newsmakers of this week

Pooja Nayak
From Janhvi coping up with Sridevi's to Irrfan Khan's illness, here's what happened in the week gone by...

That way, this week has been very emotionally draining for Bollywood. Where on one side everyone is still struggling to come in terms with Sridevi’s sudden demise. The news of Irrfan Khan being diagnosed with a rare disease has further left everyone in a state of shock. Like what’s even happening with this sudden pall of gloom setting upon the industry with depressing news coming one after another? Here, we take you down the week gone by with these top 5 newsmakers…

Irrfan Khan suffering from ‘rare disease’

One day you get to hear Irrfan is down with Jaundice and a few days later you see him issuing a statement saying he is suffering from a “rare disease”. Indeed, life is so unpredictable as Irrfan mentioned in his statement, “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days, when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me.” Although some insensitive people are busy spreading rumours abiyt him suffering from brain cancer but we believe, we should allow Irrfan to address the issue when he thinks it’s the right time. Let’s not complicate things when the circumstances are already so difficult.

Janhvi’s life after Sridevi’s death

Coping with the loss of a dear one is the hardest thing to deal with. More significant the loss, more intense is the grief. We can only imagine the turmoil that Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor must be going through after the sudden demise of Sridevi. In fact, they are still reeling under the fact she’s know more, just like most of us. But like how they say, the show must goes on, Janhvi is already back on the set of her first film, Dhadak, to fulfill her mother’s dream. Yes, Janhvi finally resumed shooting for the film on Friday and from what we hear, it was a rather dramatic scene. Not to mention, the entire Kapoor family also came together to cheer up Janhvi on her 21st birthday by hosting a sweet surprise. Click HERE for all pics

Shammi Aunty no more

After battling an illness for the past few years, veteran actress Shammi passed away on March 06. Popularly known as ‘Shammi Aunty,’ the actress was 89 years old and had a career spanning over 64 years in Bollywood. Being part of the golden era, Shammi had worked with several legends like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and so on. She had also worked with several TV actors. The entire fraternity had come together to pay their last respects. However, given that Shammi had no relatives except an adopted son Iqbal Rizvi, who stayed closeby but not in the same apartment, she was alone when the end came near…

Sunny Leone blessed with twins

Sunny, who had adopted a baby girl last year, has now been blessed with twin boys via surrogacy. She broke the big news on Twitter along with a family picture and further issued a statement saying, “This is truly God’s Plan! We didn’t know we were going to have a chance to have such a big beautiful family. We are beyond overjoyed and are truly blessed to have all 3 miracles in our life. Our family is complete. The Weber’s!! Lol.  We chose to do surrogacy with a fertilized egg from Daniels genes and my genes. Asher and Noah are our biological children and God sent us a angel surrogate to carry our boys until they were born.” Click HERE for the pic

Movie releases

This weekend has four releases – Hate Story 4 which is an erotic thriller, Baa Baaa Black Sheep that is a crime comedy of sorts, 3 Storeys that looks like a promising thriller and Dil Juunglee that is a light-hearted romantic comedy. As expected, all 4 films are doing below average business at the box office, giving last week’s release Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety a yet another successful week.