Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Gossip: A visit to the Bad Idea Club...

Good morning, Internet!!! There isn't anything worth watching this week, so check out this new book on masculinity in Bollywood!

According to [co-editor Rohit K.] Dasgupta, writings on masculinity are a new area of discussion in India. "Masculinity in Bollywood has seen a sea change from the sensitivity of Dev Anand; we are now confronted with the hypermasculinity of John Abraham, Salman Khan and others."

And on to news!!


And from the Bad Idea Club comes this disastrous sounding film which will star Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) and feature the country group Sugarland.

Dear Bollywood Press, it's not called the January Jinx when a film like Players flops, it's called Releasing Terrible Films in January.

Speaking of… the star of Players, one Mr. Abhishek Bachchan, will be hosting the Zee Cine Awards with Riteish Deshmukh.

Mrs. Abhishek Bachchan is looking to make her comeback in 2013. I eagerly await any film Aish is going to do!

The Hindustan Times looks at business managers turned producers, including one Mr. Karuna Badwal who is producing Chennai Express after having managed Shahrukh since 2007.

An interview with Paresh Rawal sheds a little light on his film choices and talks villains.

The National award winning actor believes that villains have not changed much in films over the years. "Villains have always showcased the bad side of the society in our films. They have not gone through much change. They only have become more sophisticated over the period of time and now, villains are considered as the hero of the film," he says.

I love a good curmudgeon and Paresh Rawal has been giving me plenty to work with lately!

Sudhir Mishra pretends that Inkaar has social value and is not copied from Disclosure or, indeed, Aitraaz.

There is a very thin line between harmless flirting and sexual harassment. Do you think a lot of people are crossing the line?

It's the habit of men to often cross that line. How do you know whether you have crossed that line? That's another question? How far can you go? Those are debates, and it all depends on the women in question. If she says you are crossing the line then you stop, as simple as that.

Film producer Karan Morani's daughter Zoa Morani is beginning to sign some small films. We'll see if a) she's any good and b) how long she can play this game before ending up like noted Stage 3 Clinger Shazahn Padamsee.

Ayesha Takia is all but retired. Which is kind of too bad. I love Ayesha Takia.

A call for Russia to start wooing Bollywood.

Shahid Kapoor: a total handful on set.

Says Rajkumar Santoshi: “He doesn’t only come on the sets, do his job professionally and go away. He is there constantly adding to the drama and the comedy."

Trailer for the "Bollywood Wannabe" video game... I'm not sure what to think, either.

ETA: The trailer for the Neil Nitin Mukesh-Sonal Chauhan film 3G... The horror part is when you receive a call and... IT'S FROM NEIL NITIN MUKESH!

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