As I am already beyond tired of family wedding drama (with still a month to go), let's forget all about bullshit heteronormative rituals thought up by the American Wedding Industrial Complex and concentrate on the big story today, which is from Mid-Day, which is on top of the Nargis-Uday flirtation. Nurday? Urgis? Let's make it happen, people, and ship her out to LA to be a real housewife.
CNN has a long piece on Hollywood studios trying to break into India.
Hollywood's biggest names have nonetheless had to grapple with an unusual challenge as they attempt to crack the Indian market, says Jehil Thakkar, head of media entertainment at KPMG in Mumbai, namely the unusual reluctance of local film-goers to warm to their main product.
India has proved almost uniquely resistant to imported English-language films, with foreign efforts taking only 9 per cent of the country's box office last year compared to about half of the market in China.
So, the biggest challenge for Hollywood studios trying to break into the Indian market is that PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO SEE THOSE FILMS.
*brb loling forever*
"In a very short span of time, the financing architecture of the industry has changed completely," says Mr Malhotra, who estimates that roughly three-quarters of film funding in India is controlled by larger corporate groups, up from about a tenth only 10 years ago.
This is less funny. I have a feeling in another ten years we'll look back and see the influence of corporate money on film content was just as corrosive as mafia money.
Instead of sympathetic gangsters, rape, and T&A, you have your ignoring of the problems caused by corporations, navel-gazing romance, and T&A.
US studios are trying to get around the lack of interest in their project by casting Indian actors in bit roles. Hello, Amitabh in The Great Gatsby.
One of the better 100 years of Bollywood pieces...
Cinema actually has been the most vibrant medium for telling India its own story, the story of its struggle for independence, its constant struggle to achieve national integration and to emerge as a global presence.
And Jerry Pinto gets in on the action! Part 2 and Part 3.
Jerry Pinto gets it.
Ameesha Patel is going to Cannes and we're all excited...
And we're also excited about Isabella Kaif (?) getting launched, since it is almost assuredly going to be a disaster.
I'm still really looking forward to Raanjhanaa but why isn't this a lip sync-song?
And a little video on the making of Lootera!
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