Good mornings! How is everyone today?
It was a dreary, rainy day yesterday but the sky has cleared and the sun is shining forth!
Let's hit the gossip!
* Trisha talks Akshay Kumar and Khatta Meetha.
“Akshay’s so disciplined. He reaches the sets at 6.30 am sharp for a 7 am shot and is extremely dedicated, hardworking and a complete sweetheart. But he is fun-loving too and keeps the atmosphere lively with his jokes and pranks.”
You know what I don't get - Katrina Kaif is ridiculed for her accented Hindi but a lot of the Southern actresses get a pass. Why is that? It's certainly not all of them (Jackie Fernandez gets flack for her Hindi) but Trisha is being dubbed and nobody seems to care.
Kat discusses her Hindi:
“What makes it all easy is that I have a very good memory. So, no matter what lines you give me or how long it is, even if runs into three-four pages, it’s never a challenge to memorise it."
* And speaking of La Kaif, she will be doing a belly dance number in Tees Maar Khan!
* There is so much of wrong in this article about Abhishek's upcoming projects.
"Dhoom 3 is being scripted. Dhoom is nothing without Uday and my character. We are the backbone of the film."
Really? Because I think most of the movie-going public is under the impression that Dhoom is about sexy thieves and their sexy chemistry with sexy Aishwarya Rai. There is a reason that the Dhoom 5 promo from Om Shanti Om was hilarious and it's not because Uday is essential to the Dhoom franchise.
The actor has just returned from Greece, where he was shooting for Game. The action scenes in Game were the opposite of the ones in Raavan. While Abhishek's character had to survive on his instincts in the jungles in Raavan, he has performed some slick action stunts for Game.
Oh, for the love of Sri Devi! Why are people continuing to give Abhishek action-oriented roles? Has Drona taught us nothing?! NOTHING?! (Watch how the editor tries to make it look like Abhi can competently dishoom by alternating between Xtreme close-ups of his opponent and Xtreme long shots where you can't really see what Abhi is doing.
* John Abraham has become a Deepika fan.
* Rajshree Ojha cast Sonam Kapoor in Aisha without ever having seen her act.
* Krrish 2 will show us how it's done. And by 'it,' I mean a SUPER-SMASH HIT!
* Not for the first time and certainly not for the last time - I wish I lived in Mumbai. Ushers at the theaters are going to be given vintage 1970s uniforms to promote Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai!
* Ashmith Kunder talks Lamhaa and working with his (marginally) more famous brother.
Why do you think writers don't get due credit in our industry?
It is not just writers; most of the technicians also don't get any due in our industry. To an extent the DOP gets money as well as billing in publicity. The other technicians are mostly ignored, be it the Writer or the Editor. The makers would rather give credit in publicity material to a Lyricist who has written 4 songs, which makes up for 20 mins in a film but never to an Editor who has contributed to 120 mins of the film!
* This just in - Sherlyn Chopra looked better before her plastic surgery and weight loss.
* Bips talks Lamhaa.
When quizzed about her role in the film, Bipasha said, "I play a young girl who has been manipulated by the person, who brings her up.
Aziza believes she's been trained in the right way, but later she undergoes a major transformation in the way she thinks."
This is like Filmi Girl cat nip... *wants to watch Lamhaa right now*
* Vikram's Vedi starts July 15th!!!
* I cannot wait to see Madharasapattinam!! The Behind the Woods folks liked it!
Madharasapattinam is a pretty often seen love story where poor boy meets rich girl, much to the angst of the family. But, it is the backdrop and the treatment that make it a different experience. Watch Madharasapattinam for some great art work, cinematography, performances and to appreciate an effort that is a rare occurrence in Tamil cinema.
And apparently Amy Jackson is quite good - much to everyone's surprise, I'm sure. White Ladies Who Can Act don't often find their way into Indian films of any sort.
Note from Filmi Girl:
I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.
xoxo Filmi Girl