Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
“We are just good friends” has to be the most overused phrase in Bollywood (or even Hollywood) for that matter.
A couple of years ago, each time rumour mills started working non-stop about a “friendship” between celebrities, the two concerned parties were sure to come up with a statement about how they were just good friends.
Of course, there are a lot of Bollywood stars who are genuinely good friends, but cast your mind back to Aishwarya-Abhishek or Lara-Dino and you will see a lot of “we are good friends” statements before the relationship was “outed”.
I do see some change in this attitude though, and Preity Zinta is a good example.