Just a note, there is SO MUCH out there about the Bachchan-Sea Link flap but none of it seems important. Well, nothing except Shotgun Sinha's comments (via @daddy'sgirlali) on the matter which, as always, are hilarious. Can we just get the guy a talk show and be done with it?
Sinha, who is apparently not on good terms with Bachchan despite the two working together in many a box office hits like Dostana, Kala Pathar, Shaan, and Naseeb, said "it is not a national duty of Amitabh Bachchan to propagate and promote, become brand ambassador right from digestive pill to hair oil or opening Bandra-Kurla sealink express.
* You know what story I'm all over, though: the one where Arshad Warsi does stuff! He talks about his upcoming film.
"My next step will be direction. I am working on a script," said Arshad. "The film will be a quirky, action comedy. It will be a Guy Ritchie kind of film with effective one-liners and stuff."
Dude, I have so many ideas for this - all excellent, of course, you know I have great taste - so hit me up!
Also, apparently Shortkut 2 is go. I can only hope that it's better than Shortkut 1, which was abysmal. I couldn't even finish watching it and I'm probably as big a fan as they come. Also, I could never finish Goal.
* See, this is why I loathe most critics: they hated Ranbir's Youngistan Ka Wow commercials! Who could hate this?
Thankfully not the public, who embraced Youngistan and now Ranbir is doing a super-pricy Pepsi ad which we all already knew about but it's still fun to see "Youngistan Ka WOW"!
Indian ads really are the best.
* Mumbai's gay community applauds Ricky Martin's decision to come out of the closet.
Make-up artiste Cherag Bambboat agrees. "I see so many people in the entertainment industry who are gay, but secretive. Though, now, things are changing. This gives Ricky so much dignity and self-respect, I am sure he would be more at peace now," he said.
* Shahid Kapoor travels back in time with school memories!
Remember any girls from your school days?
Yes. There was a girl in my school when I was in Standard 8 whom I had a crush on and I used to go to tuition class only because she went there but she was also keen on another guy and dhokha happened!
* Deepika Padukone is trying a new acting style in Housefull and believe me, I am excited to see it. Also, how did I miss that Housefull opens April 30th and not this weekend like I thought it did.
Clearly, I am in need of a professional scheduler. Any takers? I can't pay much (or anything) but I promise you that most of my life revolves around knowing things like when the new Akshay Kumar film opens.
* I love this story from Gurrinder Chadha:
"Sendhil flew to London and we had lunch," informs Chadha. "He said he was determined to be in one of my films and happily he was perfect for the role; a good-looking out of towner who has not been in touch with Roopie and her family for a while. Sendhil was great on set, extremely disciplined and conscientious, and he made many a female heart flutter when he did a take - and some guys too!" she laughs.
And read an interview with Sendhil!
How’s your on-screen interaction been with Shabana Azmi?
I didn’t have too many scenes on camera with Shabana. The only dialogues that we have were limited to me saying, ‘Hello Aunty’ and she saying, ‘Hello Raj’. Off-screen, we had a good time. When I was in Mumbai to shoot Shor [note from FG-Ekta Kapoor's film], we had exchanged text messages. Someday, I’d want to do another film and even, a play with Shabana.
* Bebo is going to be playing a role based on the Marilyn Monore in Madhur Bhandarkar's next film. If I trust anybody to get the tragic life of Marilyn right, it's Bebo. Well, Kangana, too, but Bebo is a great choice.
* Jacqueline Fernandez didn't want to dub for herself in JKSAH.
"I am new to Hindi and this is why I was relieved when someone else dubbed for me in my debut flick ALADIN. For obvious reasons, I was always under the impression that same would be repeated in JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI as well since my Hindi still hadn't reached perfection while I was shooting for the film."
But if she's an alien, then her Hindi wouldn't have to be perfect! Score! Maybe all aliens sound like they are from Sri Lanka... I mean, we can't say for sure that they don't...
* Bipasha Basu threw a temper tantrum at a promotional event and it sounds pretty bad. I wonder what happened to make Bips so upset...
The source adds that because Bipasha had come in late, she could only meet half the contest winners. The event had started without her, She refused to wait for an hour saying she was in a hurry and had to leave. The event managers and the brand folk refused. The actress got up, almost rudely ticking them off and stomped out to her car. In fact, she was so upset that she even left her managers behind before anyone could even react!
* Ranvir Shorey is going to be in a new movie!! Hooray!
The story talks about a group of people who find themselves in various situations that threaten their survival and when they try to get out of their respective mess, their greed and karma takes over them. The mixture of funny yet real life gives you a full dose of entertainment and comedy.
And one man who can easily handle a mixture of 'funny yet real life' is Ranvir Shorey!
Speaking of the man, I wish WISH I could go see his new play.
Based on "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat" (the book recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders; patients who have lost their memories) by Oliver Sacks, the play saw temperatures soaring inside a city auditorium, even as Kolkata experienced thunder showers on Saturday evening.
* Oh, I love Miss Thing! Katrina is only going to do solo-heroine films from now on.
"I am not saying I won't do films with other leading ladies, but for now, I'm happy in the space I am. Why should I unnecessarily rock the boat? And yes, I am finally about to lock the deal to produce my film. It's a fabulous role and I've been angling for the remake rights for quite some time. I'd like to get down to it as soon as possible."
This had better be the remake of Hors de Prix that