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Going by the  number of Bollywood stars who have  vacationed  in the Maldives during the last  one years, the  oceanic paradise , the  breathtaking  beauty spot, has indeed  transformed into the  no 1 touristic attraction on the  globe.

Why just Bollywoodians  ? Even Priyanka Chopra’s brother-in-law Joe  Jonas  took his newly-married wife  British actress Sophie Turner  to the azure haven in  the Maldives  for their honeymoon.

 Priyanka Chopra a frequent flyer to Maldives  is whispered  to have  got  her bro-in-law an all-expenses  paid honeymoon  . The  trip, it is rumoured, was in-house as long as  Joe and Sophie let the world know they had a ball in Maldives.

If truth be  told, it doesn’t take  much for a celebrity  to win  an all-expenses paid vacation to the  Maldives. All he or she has to do in return is let the world know  there is no better  place to unwind. And  in many ways, that is not a false endorsement.The Maldives is a stunningly scenic and serene  place to vacation.And we really don’t need ShahRukh Khan or Malaika Arora to tell  us that. But they insisted.  Both the media darling flew down to  the Maldives(though separately,  thank God for  small  mercies) and  gushed from their vacation on social media  , pictures duly telling their own  story of family-friendly  fun and enjoyment.

Why do stars love  everything  free? Many of them  are known to avail  of  the meals  during shooting far beyond their  work.  Dabbas are filled with the  shoot-food and taken  home  for  family and staff.

Freebies are a  big turn-on for stars.And what better opportunity for freeloading than an  all-expenses  vacation  in the bluest water  of  the  world? Reliable sources inform that  Maldives  tourism is pressing hard on the  pedal to ensure Bollywood celebrities  choose  this vacation spot as their no.1 getaway.

A  well-placed  source  from Maldives divulges  the  desirability of this  dishy destination for  Mumbai’s  Page 3 crowds. “Everybody from Saif-Kareena(with Taimur, of course) and Malaika-Arjun  Kapoor to the smaller stars is  invited to visit here. In return  of the hospitality the  Bollywood brigade is  only expected to post  fun pictures on  social media.”

Incidentally , Maldives  is only following  Mauritius in  hosting holidays for Bollywood stars  . For many decades now Mauritius  has  flung open  its doors to  vacationers  from Bollywood. It looks  the two islands are  now in  competition to grab Bollywood’s attention.

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