Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Gossip!

You guys, this is my 999th post!

Also... in case you weren't aware, I live in Washington, DC, which is facing some
real difficulties right now. Most of my family would be among those affected if the US Government shuts down, so please keep the 800,000 federal workers and many more men and women serving in the military in your thoughts through this stressful time.


* Yash Raj is planning on
cornering the youth films market with their Y Films releases.

No one knows the magic of youth better than YRF. The production house — known for its love triangles and family dramas — bounced back with Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) after a lean period. At the launch of Y-Films, its CEO Ashish Patil indicated that it was the super success of Band Baaja Baaraat that prompted YRF to experiment with new faces, directors and also fresh, youth-driven content.

But was BBB really a "youth" film? Almost everybody liked it - even though of us who aren't in our early 20s anymore.

* Shahrukh Khan is doing a medley of
Tamil and Telugu songs for the IPL opening ceremonies.

*
Akshay Kumar is out promoting Thank You!

Don't you find it ironical that box office and appreciation don't quite go hand in hand always? You saw that happening with Patiala House. Does that annoy or amuse you?

It's completely understandable and it happens not only in Bollywood but also in Hollywood. How many times do you see an Oscar winning movie smash records at the Box Office? Not many let me tell you. Recently
The King's Speech - a remarkable film released, how many average Joes do you know went to see it and appreciated it? But yes, it will go down in cinematic history and quite rightly so. The biggest movie of all time - Avatar - didn't even win an Oscar for 'Best Film'! It's the way the system works and I have to agree with it. Commercial cinema should be treated with a commercial response and artistic cinema should be treated like art. Such films are loved and admired for centuries but don't quite find a place in everyone's household! It's just the way it works.


* Read up on
Shahrukh's big gamble on Ra.1.

As it turns out, SRK isn’t leaving any stone unturned to ensure the success of Ra.One, roping in skilled Hollywood technicians, top music composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight), a Kareena Kapoor item song—and spending over Rs 100 crore in the process.

* INTERVIEW with
Arshad Warsi!

Today you have grown as an actor. You are successful, own a production house. Will you be sceptical to do a film where you need to be a hero’s friend as in Munnabhai?

Well, my mentality doesn’t change with time and therefore if I am required to play a hero’s friend in any film, I would not mind taking it up if the script, the filmmaker and the actor are good. I enjoy doing good films. And as far as the
Munnabhai sequel is concerned, I will be acting again opposite Sanjay Dutt. He is a senior actor, super talented and a nice guy. So I would not think twice.


* Is Salman Khan demanding
more money for Kick?





A new song promos from Jimmy Shergill's
Dharti!



And the making of "Mit Jaaye Gham"...


ETA: I still think there is something "off" about her dancing... like she's behind the beat or something. Are there any dancers out there who can explain it?

2 comments:

eliza bennet said...

Now I'm wondering what you'll do for the big K post. Looking forwards to it.

I hope the news will be good for your family and the rest of the workers.

Archee ologist said...

filmigirl, i think deepika did an okay job. nothing off with her beats here. :)

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.

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