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Sushant Singh Rajput
Wanted? Sushant Singh Rajput Photo: Fotocorp

PR Prophecies
Maybe it’s the Indian penchant for matchmaking or the doing of overzealous PR agents, but the rumour mill goes into overdrive whenever a young actor makes an impression, linking him or her to future projects with a bevy of directors. Whether or not it has any semblance of truth, it seems. Sushant Singh Rajput, of Kai Po Che! fame, has been anointed the latest Great White Hope. News reports saying that he had been signed by Karan Johar were met with denials from Johar’s company, and now Sanjay Leela Bhansali has denied approaching him, saying he barely knows the guy.
Shane Watson
Photo: AFP

Why Victory Is Far Away
Defeat often calls for desperate measures. Following his team’s consecutive losses, Australian coach Mickey Arthur had asked his side to make a presentation on how to improve the team’s performance. When vice-captain Shane Watson, batsman Usman Khawaja and pacers James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson failed to show up, they were dropped from the side. An agitated Watson even pulled out of the tour. Our two cents? A little introspection never harmed anyone, guys.
George W Bush
High art George W Bush

Art Maketh The Man
Former US President George W Bush is a man of many talents. Leader, cheerleader (ah college days), orator, and now, artist. A hacker recently leaked emails stating how the ex-Commander in Chief liked to paint himself in the shower (er?). This startling piece of news was followed up with an interview with his art teacher Bonnie Flood who revealed her talented student also liked to paint dogs. “He is going to go down in the history books as a great artist,” she said. She was certainly right about the first part.
Uddhav ThackerayGive Ajmer shrine Diwan the Bharat Ratna’
Uddhav Thackeray (Lauding the Diwan for opposing Pakistani PM Raja Pervez Ashraf ’s visit)