Goooooooooood morning, world!
GOOD MORNING, MADHURI!
Enjoy her on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa!
Let's hit the gossip!
* Shahrukh Khan is under fire for his performance in Dhaka - among the charges: smoking cigarettes.
* And the best thing you will read all day, Govinda goes to get a hair treatment and then leaves before the treatment because his astrologer told him to.
* Despite my campaigning to bring Preity Zinta back, it's Priyanka Chopra for Krrish 2.
* Lolo is talking D.I.V.O.R.C.E. again.
* Manisha Koirala has stopped talking divorce but is still bored being a housewife and wants to get back to acting.
* Abhay Deol is doing an item song in Tera Kya Hoga Johnny!
* Saif is replacing Ajay Devgn in Aarakshan.
* Will we see a movie about the inside story of 1947? Read an interview with the author of "Indian Summer."
Did it ever strike you that the book would make for a good screenplay?
From the start, I was struck by the filmic aspects of the story. First, because India itself is epic. Second, because there's a poignant human story at the centre of it. On film, the way you make sense of epic events is usually by identifying a human story to take you through. There are deliberate references in "Indian Summer" to the Hollywood movies Casablanca and Brief Encounter, both of which resonate with the emotional core of the book. I haven't been involved in the adaptation – having written the book as history, I didn't want to rewrite it as fiction.
* Milan Luthria is a man after my own heart. He talks filmmaking!
And while the 70s as a theme is very popular in our industry right now, we're not churning out the same kind of cinema. I find serious films that are devoid of entertainment highly boring. We, as an industry, need to go back to the basics and focus more on scripts, performances and music.
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