First trailer from Delhi Belly and all I can say is... EW. I will follow that statement with: Do No Want.
* Bollywood celebs have banded together and pledged a nice sum of money to ailing AK Hangal.
* Gulzar and Javed Akhtar raised hell at the Jaipur literary festival.
When asked by an audience member whether colouring of classics like Mughal-e-Azam would be considered bad too, Gulzar promptly said, "Yes, it should not have been done. Who are we to redo K Asif''s vision?"
Oh, AGREE! Colorizing films is never an improvement.
They raised more hell.
The Bollywood personality, who was in the Pink City to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the Diggi Palace here, spoke at length about Urdu language, literature, culture and said it did not belong to a particular caste or community. "I want to dispel the impression prevailing in a section that Urdu is Pakistan’s language with clarification that the language has rich literature and work about Hindu religion, Purana(s), festivals, Hindu deities, Gods, Goddesses, Ram, Krishna, Radha and Ganga and moreover about Hindu culture, life and philosophy," he said.
I wish I could have been there..
* Read a run down of the five most expensive films of 2010.
* One of those expensive films was Tees Maar Khan - Farah Khan gives a post game interview:
Everyone thinks of your films, with their sense of madness and total suspension of disbelief, as being very close to Manmohan Desai's. Is he one of your favourites?
Well, of course. I love his movies, but the two film-makers I really admire are Vijay Anand and Nasir Hussain. I think there's no one to beat Vijay Anand's technique, shot-taking and above all, his song picturisation; he was just the best. Nasir Hussain kept making the same movies over and over again, but I love them all. They had such a lovely breezy feel about them; when we went to see them as children, it was like going on a picnic.
I love that Farah Khan loves Vijay Anand! Goldie made some of my all-time favorite films!
* Those of us dreading a Shahid-Deepika starrer can now breathe a sigh of relief. Heer-Ranjha is shelved.
* Four word: Riya Sen Plus Zombies in Shaadi of the Dead.
* The Kites lawsuit is dismissed.
* And a must read on Disco Dancer from Anuvab Pal whose book on the film is going to be out shortly!
Indeed, Disco Dancer was voted by many film critics not only as the worst film ever made but the worst film ever made in the 1980s, which is a significantly bigger achievement because we made some spectacularly awful cinema in that decade.
To give you some examples: Dharmendra fought a love-child of a bear and a woman without much question of such a creatures' origins; Amitabh drove a taxi that flew (which was Not the main story of "Khuddar"); Amrish Puri as the legendary villain Mogambo had a hideout under which molten lava flowed.
Note from Filmi Girl:
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