Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Gossip: The more mass-oriented than Rowdy Rathore edition!

The most interesting gossip today is this: IIFA in Vancouver? I thought they were out of the running... hmmm... is it worth trying to go this year? I'm not sure I have the money after my globe-trotting this fall.

Producers are still fighting the service tax issue.

The Centre's decision is effective from this month and film and TV actors will be charged 12.36 per cent service tax on their earnings on programmes and endorsements. Artistes are opposing the move, saying it would cast additional financial burden on them as they were already paying income tax.

Kai Pop Che to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

How can the Inkaar team go around and say all this crap with a straight face?

If a particular song-dance sequence shows a woman being stalked and wooed by a bunch of men in a playful and romantic manner and she is enjoying the attention that she is getting then it in no way sends out a wrong signal.

And Sudhir Mishra is just so threatened by actresses waiting to charge sexual harassment.

And, in a turn for the book, he also told us that he is propositioned by wannabe actresses so much, that he has stopped taking calls and keeps a watchman outside his door!

Meanwhile, a Marathi producer has been arrested for raping a struggling actress.

And first reviews of Inkaar say it's audience harassment.

Here is a thoughtful piece on sexism in Bollywood.

The film going audience has been primarily male, and continues to be. Don't let the comfortable gender neutrality of multiplexes fool you into believing otherwise. Most movies that break the 100 crore barrier (soon to be 200 crs) are aided by single theatres, where the gender ratio flips.

Mahesh Babu is not going to be your crossover king.

The superstar said though he was getting many offers from Bollywood, he would like to concentrate only on southern cinema. "I want to do great Telugu films and I am focusing only on that," he said

If anybody can handle Sasha's diva ways, it's Prabhu Deva.

Shahid Kapoor is taking no chances this time. Having goofed up in his judgement regarding several recent fiascos including his own father Pankaj Kapoor’s ‘Mausam’, the talented young actor is not willing take any chances. Shahid wants ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ to be even more mass-oriented than Prabhu Deva’s ‘Rowdy Rathore’.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall on that set...

Sajid Khan is saying Himmatwala will be Ajay's biggest hit yet. I am willing to believe it. Put your trust in Sajid, people. The man who made Housefull 2 is not going to steer you wrong.

Sanjay Dutt's role in Zanjeer has been extended. Is this a good sign or a bad sign? Either Sanju is just that awesome or they are worried about Cherry… (or maybe worried about PC sucking really bad.)

Bips in Vikram Bhatt's 3D sci-fi Creature.

In possibly my favorite story of the day, Randeep Hooda gets sent fan art and decides to make a press release out of it.

And enjoy this Himesh Reshammiya mash-up video!

1 comment:

Jai said...

Sexism in films takes the form of female objectification, whereas in TV it takes the form of male objectification.

Sex sells. In TV it is sold to women and in film it is sold to men. I don't think either industry should be blamed for what people (men and women)are willing to buy.

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