Somebody whose name rhymes with "Schilmi Girl" had a bit too much fun last night and woke up too late to do a real gossip post before going to work this morning.
[*slaps self on wrist*]
But here are a few links for you:
* I did another episode of Upodcast with Asim and Steven and you can listen to it here!
We discuss lessons learned from Bollywood in 2010 and what we want to see in 2011.
* And this is an interesting read on the NRI in Bollywood!
Bollywood captures this moment of NRI intervention, quite like an elder in transit, putting in place two warring youngsters, before resuming his regular duties. The NRI protagonist does not come here entirely on his own volition. A crisis, either here or in his foreign home, forces his temporary visit among 'the less civilised', compelling him to treat this brief sojourn as an exile. Banished from his heaven by accident, or fate, he bravely goes about bettering his native earth, earning his lost merit back again, before being called back to the Western dreamland once again. Alternatively, he may be seen as the Kalki avatar, the tenth and last incarnation of Vishnu, charged with cleansing the earth of all irreligiosity, refilling it with NRI righteousness all over again.
* Ashutosh Gowarikar has no room to complain when he talks about the declining importance of historical films in Bollywood.
Talking about the debacle of his latest film, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Gowariker said, “It’s not that we failed to communicate with the audience. The audience failed to come to the theatres. The film didn’t have much entertainment value, but since it was about a revolutionary, I had to be true to the story. I could not take creative liberty and show romance instead. We also fell short on marketing.”
WHAT? Isn't having the audience failing to come to the theaters the definition of failing to communicate? This guy drives me crazy with his pretentions. Do you know, he reminds me of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons on that episode where Comic Book Guy got to make his dream sci-fi movie it showed realistic space travel that took years to get anywhere and had no sound. Accurate but not great film-making.
* Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar hate each other enough that Ajay is spreading rumors that his womanizing character in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji is based on Akki.
* Akshay Kumar has also fired his security guard for pinching his son Aarav. It's a bizarre story and who knows what the truth is but no guard should be pinching any child! That is unacceptable!
* And Salman Khan stands by his friends - he has told Farah Khan that he will work with her even if nobody else will.
The best part of this article is the first comment, which really sums up my reaction to many of these "news" stories that float around.
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