Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Gossip: The 1000 Crore Club edition!

Hey, everybody!! Back in action after a lazy weekend in Northampton, Mass visiting my sister. It's a super-cute town with a lot of delicious food. I think I ate my way down both sides of the main street and then stopped for dessert at one of Northampton's many candy stores.

Actually, it reminded me of Stars Hollow from the Gilmore Girls, if you follow my dated reference point.

Anyways, let's see what we missed!


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The Filmfare Awards aired and since I don't have five hours to devote to an awards show for which I already know the results, Firstpost has all the lulz for you.

Saif — who is starting to look like the lovechild of Paul Anka and a lounge lizard — and SRK — who must realise that when you’re pushing 50 unless you’re Ozzy Osbourne a wee ponytail simply looks stupid — were quite the letdown. Jokes on masturbation and not much else were the flavour of the day.

Videos of the performances are getting taken off of youtube or I'd post some. I have to admit I've grown quite fond of Ranveer Singh's ridiculous mooch and I want to see it dancing around on stage.

Awards, schmawards… what we really care about at these things is fashion, bitch faces caught out in the audience, and the dances.

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Karan Johar is harping on the just like Hollywood model again. This time it's about expanding growth to 1,000 crores.

Adding to this, Karan said: “Hollywood is a much bigger market. It has six to seven films releasing on a Friday. Here, if more than one film releases, it is considered as a war. There is so much made out of two films released in a single day.”

Why not a billion crores from 600 films all releasing on the same day? Why stop at 1000?

There is just something so shortsighted about these grand pronouncements.

Bollywood seemingly has no idea why people choose to watch its films instead of Hollywood ones nor is it seeing how Hollywood is struggling these days. Ticket sales are DOWN in the US right now and Bombay's elite wants to imitate that model?

Here's the deal - if Karan Johar and co. want to join the 1000 crore club model with vapid global-reaching Transformers type fare, they have to erase all the cultural markers that make an Indian film an Indian film - just like Hollywood did. But if they do that, then the current global market for Indian films isn't necessarily going to turn out. We'll all have to judge Gaadi Ka Robot against Transformers and currently Hollywood has better production values and can show more sleaze. Welcome to the 1000 crore club.

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In related news, according to Saifu, Race 3 is going to be "less plastic" than Race 2. Because nobody does depth and meaning like Abbas-Mustan.

Said Khan, “We all felt that ‘Race 2’ was a little plastic, so we are working towards making the third one more impactful. It will have more substance to meet the style.”

And by "we," he means "I."

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PC's biggest concern with playing Mary Kom? A bikini body.

You don't even know how I'm dreading this film.

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Kai Po Che premiere pics! I'm really looking forward to this one...

Ranveer Singh and his ridiculous mooch.

Farah Khan and Huma Qureshi.

Karan "1000 Crore Club" Johar.

Arshad Warsi and wifey.

Irrfan Khan being too good to pose.

One Mr. Hrithik BAMF Roshan.

Vidya and hubby.

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What do we think of this? I keep getting horrible flashbacks to Bachna Ae Haseeno...

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If Jackky Bhagnani wants to win me over, this is the way to do it...

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2 comments:

Stuart Martin said...

That Firspost article was mildly entertaining until she took a crude swipe at Sonakshi's weight. Definitely not cricket!

Filmi Girl said...

That and the reference to the Bengalis... but it was the most mildly amusing of the lot.

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.

xoxo Filmi Girl