One thing I did learn, though, while googling around for information on Loehmann's - they had been briefly shut for health code violations in December 2012. Ew.
Speaking of violations, the juicy story today is SAIF ALI KHAN FORCED OUT OF VIP LOUNGE at the Lucknow airport.
The economizing nawab only had an "executive club" boarding pass which did not entitle him to VIP LOUNGE access.
The Nawab of Pataudi demanded to speak to the General Manager of the airport. But, we hear that by the time the GM arrived to handle the situation, an angry Saif had stormed out of the VIP lounge. Later the General Manager sat with the actor in the regular lounge until he boarded the flight to Mumbai.
HA!!! I can just picture Saifu scowling in a corner, forced to breathe the same air as us normals.
Saif vs. the indignity of having to sit in a public waiting room is a much more fun story than Sanjay Dutt going to jail.
You know, I do agree with the view that at the time he was young, stupid, and seduced by the power and glamor of playing with guns. Though he deserves to be punished, of course, but what pleasure can we really take in a story about an uncle being sent to jail.
If you can stomach it, here is Sanjay Gupta, Anurag Kashyap, and Sujoy Ghosh discussing Quentin Tarantino.
Sujoy is on point but the other two… it's getting so every time Anurag Kashyap opens his mouth, my bullshit detector kicks into high gear.
Anurag: I feel sad if somebody steals my work before it has come out. After, is all well. I’ve really never seen directors feeling offended if someone’s copying their work. They feel good about it, they feel flattered. It’s actually the producers, the studios who stand to make money and lots of film geeks who feel offended.
Sujoy: I don’t know because normally people don’t steal anything directly probably because they only take an idea. Like I take a lot of ideas from him (points at Sanjay.) Half of my movies I copy his style, you’ll never know it. But it’s more or less just learning the style in order to represent something visually.
Film geeks like the guy who, in 2008, was outraged (OUTRAGED!) at people thinking Aamir was a copy of Cavite? What was his name? Let's see… one Mr. Anurag Kashyap.
And THIS guy who is outraged (OUTRAGED!) that somebody would say Lootera's music is copied. What's his name? Um… Anurag Kashyap.
So, people copying from him is fine. Just fine! But never insinuate that he or any of his friends are ever influenced by anything other than the overwhelming emotions of being put-upon men who a) don't know what love is and b) just want to be writers, man.
Geez, Vashu Bhagnani should have spent more on buying the critics and less on last year's viral video hits.
Although, Rediff's check seems to have cleared.
But the review you want to read is on Daily Bhaskar, where Mayank Shekhar really has fun ripping into it!
Eventually, you’re either a star or you’re not. You either have fans or you don’t. No harm trying still. Ambition is a bitch. It’s only the audience that suffers sometimes, that is, if they choose to buy the ticket of course.
DAMN! THAT is how you end a review of a Jackky Bhagnani film. Bravo!
Irrfan Khan is going all out and it's not even for a Hollywood film! He'll have a perfect Karachi accent for Nikhil Advani's D-Day.
So get the awards for Singlehandedly Solving India-Pakistan Relations ready!!
Wow. Prabhu Deva's brother is the one choreographing SRK's item in Chennai Express because they want to keep it "sober." AKA Prabhudeva was too busy for this shit and/or Shahrukh can't handle his sweet, sweet moves.
But you do kind of have to love that an item in an SRK film obviously will include SRK.
Obviously. SRK knows why people go to his movies - to see him do stuff.
Priyanka Chopra is allegedly upset that Sunny Leone is hogging the spotlight in Shootout at Wadala.
Ajay Devgn explains manly roles.
"Be it Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore, Singham... You can't take a boy as it won't to do justice to the film and the role. Like boys can do romance and all but eventually they grow to be men. The boys (young actors) are just beginning. Everything is about maturity and being a man.. Heroism is being a man," Ajay told reporters.
Do watch this adorable trailer for Thangameenkal!!