India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

More than ‘just good friends’ in Bollywood


“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.