Good morning, everybody!
First things first, the Thank You trailer is out:
Regressive gender roles? Check. But if this is about Akshay Kumar being a khildadi everywhere and charming Anna, Irrfan, and Bobby Deol's wives, then I can live with it.
Look, I'm only human! What do you want me to do when Akshay is pelvic thrusting all over the place? I can't resist that! Plus, it's nice to see Bobby Deol back in action and there is something really satisfying seeing Master Thespian Irrfan Khan get all filmi.
Now, let's see what the gossip columns have thrown up for us today:
* A new song promo for Game! "Mehki Mehki" feat. Sarah Jane Dias.
Now, finally, here is something in Game to look forward to!
* There is a cranky new book on film songs: "A Journey Down Melody Lane: Making of a Hindi Film Song" by Raju Bharatan
The harshest words, in the context of Bharatan’s perceived decay of Hindi film music, are however reserved for the Big B, who he blames for prioritising violence and violent dialogue over music. In a chapter titled "The Great Fall!", he punches hard, “If you, therefore, asked me to underpin the one solid reason for the decadent decline of Hindustani cinesangeet, I would say it is Amitabh Bachchan. ....the Big B...betrayed a sad lack of social conscience in the thoughtless idolising of violence ...”
* If the IIFAs bring on Akshay Kumar as their brand ambassador this year, I will be a VERY happy girl.
* Deepika Padukone might be doing an item song for Power Star Pawan's adaptation of Love Aaj Kal.
I've said it once and I'll say it again - Deepika Padukone is NOT SEXY nor can she dance. Cute? Fine. Some people think so but Deepika has that look of the innocent girl next door. Of course, I am willing to be proven wrong - I love a good item song - but nothing we've seen from Deepika before merits the kind of fuss going on in the Bollywood gossip columns about her song in Dum Maro Dum. If it's even as good as, say, Jackie's in Housefull, I'll eat my hat...
This is just embarrassing... for everybody. She can't lipsync. You can see her counting out the (very simple) moves in her head. And instead of a sultry expression, she just has a nervous grin.
Please, tell me what is so sexy about this that everybody is allegedly so excited for in Dum Maro Dum.
You know, I think Preity Zinta is actually the actress that Deepika should be taking her cue from. Preity has that same "girl next door" energy about her but Preity makes it work for her. She's not sleazy or seductive in her item song from Main aur Mrs Khanna but she gives off a healthy sexual aura.
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