Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Post: Let's hear it for Women!

Sonu Niigaam's mother has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.


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Read an interesting piece on the life of women junior artistes.

Their main concerns are basic amenities like toilets and transport. "We have to use toilets in the Film City canteen. Producers can have at least one vanity van for us to use as a washroom. There are times when we need to the washroom but are not allowed to do so by the production team because walking to the canteen takes about 15 minutes, which will hold up the shoot," laments Smita. Rehana, a junior artiste for 35 years says, "Locations like the lake and helipad in Film City have no toilets. One can't possibly walk from these locations to the canteen two km away, especially at night.'' Ramu, who works with junior artiste supplier Pappu Lekhraj said, "Some producers now provide vanity vans to women junior artistes but most people don't care about them.'' The girls say they earn about Rs 200 as conveyance for night shift and earn Rs 1100 per shift.

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There is something ghoulish about the media reporting on Manisha Koirala's deservedly emo cancer FB updates. LET THE WOMAN MOPE IN PEACE! She's going through chemo!

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Sridevi supports female taxi drivers! ♥

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A lovely love-off between Akshay and Hrithik Roshan! (Two-hero film, guys?)

“What he (Hrithik) brings to the dance floor is refreshing. He keeps getting better and better. He should be seen in more films and stage shows,” says Akshay.

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The more I read from Kapil Sharma, the more I really don't want to see his allegedly youth-centric I Me Aur Main.

“We’re trying to do stories that are bit centric. Blockbusters tend to stick to fairly straightforward superficial stories that try to straddle a bit of everything to cater to a larger audience. But with I, Me aur Main we’re trying to tell a nuanced urban-centric story with a bit more drama and entertainment that reflects what it’s like living in a big city today,” shares Kapil.

Right… sure you are. a) Nothing says "youth centric" like 40-year old John Abraham and b) judging by the promos, "nuanced urban-centric story" = would star Katherine Heigl and Josh Douche-amel if it was made in LA.

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Tamil version of Special 26 is on! (Tip to the producers: CUT OUT THE WALKING!)

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The grossly underrated yet talented actor Neil Nitin Mukesh was spotted at the promotions of his upcoming thriller ‘3G’.

HA HA HA! Oh, Bollywood press, never change. Did you print this verbatim from Neil's manager or did you change a few adjectives just to make it your own?

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Grossly overappreicated and overemployed Imran Khan starts shooting for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.

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Who else is ready for JOLLY LLB?!

Arshad looking like a boss while doing promotions!

And then looking MORE like a boss while dancing! *whistle whistle*

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A rather moody song from Bips' upcoming Aatma...

1 comment:

odadune said...

Awww. Akki fanboying his peers never gets old. I have the impression that Aarav goes to school w/ or is friends w/ some of the Roshan kids so maybe that's where this is coming from? In any case he echoes my feelings exactly: we should all get to see a fair bit more of Hrithik than we are currently getting. Not every actor is cut out for the 3-plus films a year thing that Ajay and Akshay pursue, but there's got to be a happy medium between that and Hrithik's game plan.

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