Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Post: TOIFA SPARK ETHNICGATE!

The Times of India Awards haven't even begun but are already inspiring a lot of drama.

Vikram Bajwa, member of B.C. Liberal Party, minced no words as to the discrimination which will follow, past these Awards for Indo-Canadians, as majority of B.C. taxpayers are against such "wasteful money spending", by B.C. Govt.

Apparently, B.C. Premier Christy Clark has become embroiled in "Ethnic Gate." and it seems the TOIFA is just one of many strategies for winning "ethnic" votes…

It outlined a strategy to appeal to ethnic voters that included “quick wins” to be had by apologizing for historical wrongs affecting certain ethnic groups and building a stable of supporters to call in to radio talk shows. The uproar also relates to using government staff and resources for party purposes.

There is a lot more out here on this scandal - and it looks like Vikram Bajwa is really on a tear!

“Why should an average B.C. resident pay through their tax dollars $11 million to $15 million for a bunch of Indian movie stars to come here for a day?” Bajwa said.

I wonder if this story will get picked up in the Indian press… the only story I saw today on TOIFA in the Indian newspapers was this press release on TOIFA celebrating Women's Day by flying Dia Mirza and Diana Hayden out to the River Rock Casino Resort in Vancouver.

Because it's not a REAL promotional event if Dia Mirza isn't there.


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Karan Johar scores Hrithik Roshan for Shuddhi!

Tweeting the confirmation of the film producer Karan Johar posted, "Team Agneepath is back...@KaranMalhotra21 will direct his next with @iHrithik in a 2014 diwali release titled SHUDDHI(purification)".

I cannot wait!

(No heroine yet but Kat is out because she doesn't get on with Karan Malhotra.)

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Here's a little more on Highway - the Randeep Hooda/Alia Bhatt starrer directed by Imtiaz Ali.

‘Highway’, our source informs us, is “a travel tale, a road movie, a romance between a chirpy girl and a brooding stranger which would take the pair to Himachal.”

No foreign model who can't act announced yet but time is young…

Perhaps Imtiaz is still "testing" a few out.

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Lonely Planet does a short travel series on Bollywood locations for domestic travelers in India.

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Adah Sharma, who impressed me a few years ago in 1920 is moving South to play a dancer in a Telugu film.

About her role she says, “I play a dancer settled in Hyderabad. So there is a lot of scope for dancing in the film — eight songs where I got a chance to flaunt my skills for somersaults, back-flips, cartwheels, belly-dancing etc. It’s a strong character too. I am glad this film marks my entry in South.”

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OP Nayyar's Granddaughter - a former Miss India World and doctor - is venturing into films with an item.

As is adult film star Shanti Dynamite.

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Tiger Shroff.

Um… maybe they thought he was offering samples of a protein shake or something. You know these 'Muscles From Mumbai' actors and their protein shakes.

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And Ranbir Kapoor is going to put on a few pounds for the Kishore Kumar biopic. Sigh. Kishore Kumar… just the name is enough to make me all wistful. That voice. THAT VOICE!

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And… the trailer for Satya 2: This Film Is Utterly Unnecessary

I'll just point you to one of the comments below ("Click on the button above this video") from a "Neil Nitin":

Its "Businessman" telugu remake for sure. In telugu it was hit just because of Mahesh Babu...i dont think this new comer might be able to pull it off what mahesh has done in telugu. His dialogue delivery is also not upto the mark.

3 comments:

Bastard Keith said...

WHAT IS RAM GOPAL VARMA DOING?

Has there ever been a major director who suffered such a precipitous tumble both commercially AND artistically? It's as though Aag poisoned his system.

Mo Pitz said...

It's 2013. It's time the dubbing stopped. Awful.

khiladi2002 said...

Subhash Ghai has done that.

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