Good morning, lovelies! Today in gossip we have a rant on the Bollywood documentary, some creepy photos of Rajesh Khanna's new ladyfriend, Sonu Sood returning to Tamil films, Kay Kay Menon lamenting the rise of marketing, HARD KAUR performing at the WOW Awards, Imran Khan pretending to be a rock star, and MORE!
* Koel Purie gives a satisfying rant on Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.
There is no narrative structure, no voice over, no story piecing it together. It has some strange bytes from Shashi Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Shekhar himself that only confounded the confusion. There is an overdose of Aishwarya because the makers know she is loved here in Cannes and is an easy ticket in. The French sitting next to me were left more flummoxed about Indian cinema than before and many walked out of the screening. No amount of belly dancing down the red carpet could save this colossal embarrassment.
This has been the most frequent complaint I've seen about the film, that it doesn't explain Bollywood as much as confirm audience stereotypes of it being just flashy naach-gaana with no content.
* Read about the star of the new NRI film When Harry Tries to Marry!
* Rajinikanth enters the hospital again.
* Dharmendra's sister passed away. My condolences to the Deol family.
* Click if you dare... creepy pictures of Rajesh Khanna and his new "ladyfriend," who is niece to Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
* Yash Chopra is working with A.R. Rahman and possibly Shahrukh Khan, who acknowledges his weight loss.
* Sonu Sood is returning to Kollywood! And they are lucky to have him!
* A new book looks at the Afghan roots of famous filmi families.
* Kay Kay Menon thinks marketing has taken over Bollywood. And he's right. Karan Johar was just quoted congratulating himself on the same thing just a few days ago.
"I have nothing against marketing...but if one does extensive marketing then why do they need actors. With this creativity of a film has become secondary. Marketing has taken over the film. Awareness of a film is necessary but one must do it in a creative way," he said. The 48-year-old actor feels it is not the established stars or an item song that make a hit film. "Cinema is not about wearing 'bikni' and showing 'six packs'...All these are secondary," Kay Kay said.
Well, Kay Kay is starring in a film that got me psyched even with no six-packs or bikinis - a con film starring Naseer, Atul Kulkarni, and Ravi Kissen! Talk about a gathering of talent!
* Ekta Kapoor wants a sequel to Ragini MMS.
* Poor Alexx O'Nell is being hounded by link up rumors.
What is the Indian fascination with rock stars?