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Fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014: From Baby Doll, PK to Zindagi

Here's the updated and fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014: From Baby Doll, PK to Zindagi.

Baby Doll, Arpita Khan's wedding and PK among others made news this year. Baby Doll, Arpita Khan’s wedding and PK among others made news this year.

Here’s the fully loaded Bollywood dictionary of 2014.

A—Arpita Khan

She headlined this season’s biggest band baaja baaraat and upstaged Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar when she got the warring Khans, Salman and Shah Rukh to hug and make up. Again.


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B—Baby Doll

The anthem of the year that made Sunny Leone a legit Bollywood star. Fact of life: yeh duniya pital di.



Keeping aside the way the word was pronounced in the film, that Haider dared to bring Kashmir and AFSPA in mainstream conversation showed incredible chutzpah on the part of filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. Post release too there was lots of chutzpah going around with protests that the film is one sided. Do we really expect films to give solutions to strategic national issues? Chutzpah.


D— Deepika Padukone

Her twitter war on a leading newspaper that published a gallery of tasteless images featuring her showed that Deepika has a cleavage and a voice too.


E—Ex Factor

The public battle between ex-lovers Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia created quite a mess. Feisty Preity stood her ground and dealt it all with great self-pride.

Preity Zinta

F—Fawad Khan

There’s a new Hearthrob in town whose first name itself means Heart. The dishy Pakistani actor made us realize what it truly means to Love Thy Neighbour.


G—Genius of the Year


Alia Bhatt and All India Bakchod’s viral video was fun, fresh and an online rage. It also heralded a new coming of age for Young Bollywood who can indeed laugh at themselves.

Alia Bhatt

H— Hits

The alphabet of the year with maximum film titles—Highway, Hasee Toh Phasee, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Haider, Happy New Year, Hawaa Hawaai, Holiday—a Soldier is Never Off Duty. Almost all of them clicked except Humshakals, of course.

I—Ice Bucket Challenge

Which became the Bang Bang Dares courtesy Hrithik Roshan who threw challenges to his Bollywood colleagues to promote his action adventure. The best dare was Ranveer Singh dressed as Krrish on Linking Road dancing to Main Aisa Kyun Hoon.




Of course Sanjay Dutt style, full of furloughs. Kamaal R Khan cracked the best joke on this topic when he tweeted “waqt aur Sanjay Dutt kaise nikal jaate hain pata hi nahin chalta.”

Sanjay Dutt PK Sanjay Dutt’s latest furlough saw him attending a special show of the latest Aamir Khan megahit, ‘PK’.


The photo op of Salman Khan flying kites with Narendra Modi in the run up to the election was seen as a big statement by the actor’s Muslim fans. Salman also had the quip of the year in Kick where he said, “Main dil mein aata hoon.. samajh mein nahin.”



The appearance of Anushka Sharma and her lips on Koffee with Karan trended all over social networking sites. The actor took on the online bullies with grace and humour.

Anushka Sharma, Anushka Sharma lips

M—Man Bits

In Dedh Ishqiya, they called it ‘Gilli’, Rajinikanth did a movie called Lingaa while in Action Jackson Sonakshi Sinha kept wanting to catch a peekaboo of Ajay Devgn’s man bits because it was lucky for her.

N—North East


It took a biopic on MC Mary Kom for Bollywood to tell us that North East is also a part of India. Never mind the outrage about Priyanka Chopra’s casting that she did not look Manipuri enough, that we celebrated a national icon was happiness enough.

Mary Kom


In other words, Oh My God!! For reference watch PK and follow the madness post its release.

P—Poetry RIP


When you hear words like naada, g phaad ke, keeda, haddi, teri maa ka in songs, you know it’s time to call the gravediggers because music and lyrics just died. (PS: Kindly note my awesome pun on gravediggers—Haider’s gooseflesh inducing song which ironically was the very best of the year.)


The year belonged to the Queens. Be it Dedh Ishqiya’s sassy Munira, the troubled Veera of Highway, Hasee Toh Phasee’s misfit genius Meeta, Haider’s Gazala, Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS 2, Queen’s Rani, Mary Kom, Mardaani— our Patakha Guddis triumphed while most of our heroes did the same old same old.


R— Ranaussance


Matthew McConaughey had his McConaissance, with Queen our Kangna Ranaut had her McRanaussance. Hope she makes the most of it just like McConaughey. I’m ignoring Revolver Rani for now.

S—Shweta Basu Prasad

The Makdee girl braved the storm that hit her life and showed what true grit is all about.

Shweta Basu Prasad The sessions court in Hyderabad withdrew all charges against actress Shweta Basu Prasad in the prostitution case.


That first look of a naked Aamir Khan as PK with only the transistor almost broke the internet.

Aamir Khan, Aamir Khan PK


Abhishek Bachchan did so much ulti in the multi starrer ‘Happy New Year’ but the cinema crowd loved it.


Riteish Deshmukh’s performance in Ek Villain and the way he said his dialogue, “Sorry Madam!!! Aainda Aapko Shikayat Ka Mauka Nahi Milega” gave us the chills.

Riteish Deshmukh, Ek “Earlier, if I was offered 10 comedy films, I chose to do three. Now, if I get seven comedy and three drama, I will do two comedies and one drama,” he said.


W—Wrong Number

PK’s catchphrase can also be applied for Humshakals, Super Nani, Action Jackson, Fugly, Revolver Rani, Gunday, Kill Dil, Entertainment, Ungli. In other words, Why???


Bipasha Basu chose not to promote it while Saif Ali Khan termed it as a “mistake.” The aftereffects of Humshakals added the ‘Xtra’ in the entertainment that was lacking in the film.

Y— Youngistan

With Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff scoring hits and building on their audience base, it’s a relief to see young Bollywood doing alright.


Z— Zindagi Channel

For introducing India to some very talented actors from across the border to adding the wonderful Urdu word ‘masla’ in our lexicon, the new channel of Zee ushered a fresh style of storytelling in our entertainment landscape.

Zindagi Gulzar Hai A bouquet of Pakistani TV shows have hit the Indian small screen.

First published on: 30-12-2014 at 02:13:51 pm
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