Good morning!!! Another cold day is here upon us in Washington, DC... but I baked a delicious gingercake last night so my stomach is warm and happy.
Now, let us see what the gossip rags have laid out for us.
* Saif and Bebo have decided to stop performing at weddings for cash. (Sharmila Tagore thinks it's tacky!)
* After the (expensive) failure of Anjaana Anjaani, the Saif-Priyanka starrer Two States has been put on hold for the moment.
* The November schedule of Agent Vinod is canceled.
* Real cityscapes are the new trend in Bollywood.
Actress Vidya Balan, who recently shot amidst the Delhi crowd for her upcoming film, recalls that though fun, it was scary. “Luckily, by the time people started noticing the camera and the crew, we had already shot our scenes,” recalls the actor.
And Kiran Rao does the same in her free-floating Dhobi Ghat, which she says is not 'plot-driven.'
* Madhuri Dixit is back in Mumbai to film her reality show!
* And watch out for Yana Gupta who might be making a comeback.
* Pamela Anderson is stirring up the media in Mumbai.
* Sonam Kapoor chatters about stuff.
"I’m shocked, I can’t believe that Abhay would make such statements! He’s a well brought-up boy and I’m really fond of him. We spoke when he was in Spain recently and he seemed so normal,” says Sonam Kapoor, reacting to Deol’s comment that too much energy was wasted on styling and he wouldn’t take chances with films like Aisha again.
* Mahesh Babu wants Telugu actors in the Telugu 3 Idiots.
* I come across articles about Nepali actress Rekha Thapa every once in a while and I would love to see a film with her!
* Katrina Kaif is doing an action role next.
* Deepika Padukone is so young and naive. Sometimes I can't even stand it...
Deepika is also of the view that typically male-oriented or female-oriented roles don’t exist anymore. She says that the industry, which is known to be a predominantly male-oriented one, gives a fair shot to women as well. “Why just films? In every field, women have caught up with men and how! And just like everything else, a film also needs both, male and female protagonists who play equally important parts in the film."
Does she live in fantasy-land? Deeps knows that Masala Pradesh is not a real place, yes?
* Bipasha Basu talks about her new role.
“This is a period drama and I will be playing a Maratha warrior called Tuleja Naik,” she is upbeat. Well, it’s apparent that there will be no dearth of challenges.
“I will be learning horse-riding (she plays a bodyguard!), deep-sea diving, fencing etc. I could not make enough time for a longer preparation. However, I’m confident, I will be able to do all this,” she says.
* Read an epic retelling of a visit to Mani Ratnam by a clueless but earnest American.
When we Americans think of Indian film, it is often Slumdog Millionaire and Bollywood, Bollywood, Bollywood. Bollywood is based in Mumbai - "Bombay" - in India's center. High quality films from South India are often not promoted heavily as Bollywood. Raavanan was shot in location in South India in the Kerala Forest in the language of both Southern and Central India (Tamil and Hindi).
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