Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Post! In which we rename "Kick" to "Crash."

Good morning! I hope everybody had a relaxing weekend! It certainly wasn't that way in Glasgow, Scotland where a stunt car crashed into the city chambers on the sets of Salman's Kick. And then they sent Randeep Hooda out for a meet-and-greet with fans.

And a fond farewell to Jagdish Raj, who played a police inspector in films like Deewar and Don. He passed away this weekend. My thoughts are with his family.


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Bollywood Hungama, who will be handling the digital campaign for Krrish 3, discusses why digital campaigns are so amazing and the preferred choice of promotions for all discerning filmmakers. *cough*

Maybe it's just me but who has time to watch 8 billion behind-the-scenes videos and participate in online chats and haunt official facebook pages and do all that other stuff... are they targeting people with no jobs but who still have high speed internet access? And will those slackers in their parents basements with time for all this, actually pay for tickets in the end?

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Waheeda Rehman says what we've all be thinking and by "we," I mean "me."

"I don't believe in remakes. I think original films are classics and one can't make it or match upto it (original film) the same way. And even if they do there will be comparisons...it's not a good idea," she said.

Also, she loves Varun Dhawan. Because she obviously has excellent taste.

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Balaji and UTV are preparing for battle with Chennai Express vs. That Horrifically Spelled Title I Refuse To Remember How To Type. With UTV allegedly grabbing all the screens for Chennai Express... how will Balaji handle it...

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Haaaa! Shahid Kapoor is too cute.

“There is no strategy as such but I have now decided I will do three films a year. Doing fewer films was a bad idea because it’s boring to sit at home.”

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Guess who?! That's the sexiest man I've seen in my life, says film viewer.

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Sigh. The big news though are LEAKED PHOTOS OF KAT IN A BIKINI and oh, yeah, she's with Ranbir. And SOME DUMBO tried to call Salman for a quote on the leak. HAAAA! Now, that's news.

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Just go away, Poonam Pandey. No, that's not fair. She shouldn't be the target of threats or violence just for stripping down in public - it's her body, she can do what she wants - but, really, her whining to the media is driving me crazy. It's not like she's a martyr for women's rights or anything, she's an aspiring Real Wife of Bombay whose claim to fame is offering to get naked for the pleasure of the Indian Cricket Team.

"Why me? I just feel some elements are trying to cash in on my popularity."

Why you, sweetie? Well, the relentless self-promotion has apparently paid off and you are getting the attention you wanted - just not the type of attention you wanted.

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SPEAKING of relentless self-promotion, Priyanka Chopra gets a milkshake in Hollywood and nobody mentions that Mallika Sherawat got one, too, in 2009. Because it's such an honor, don't you know! Definitely worthy of wall-to-wall news coverage.

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Maddy is shooting out in Los Angeles? For a Hollywood film? Huh.

I wonder if he met up with Pito, who has been shooting for Jon Hamm's Million Dollar Arm. It's been fun following his tweets~ Jon Hamm seems like a really nice guy.

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Bonus review of Issaq from FirstPost. A bit late to the game but I couldn't resist after reading this:

We’re not yet sure what Prateik’s talents are as an actor except denouncing surnames. And the most memorable role he has played till date was only second in importance to Genelia D’Souza’s hair clips in Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa. In Issaq, Prateik mistakes himself to be in a Nike commercial. He runs in more languid slo-mo than Kajol in “Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam” and he jumps over more rooftops than Akshay Kumar has for Thumbs Up. And then there’s his dialogue delivery, which is a scary reminder of how Katrina Kaif mangled lines in Boom. Not much is required of our Juliet. Dastur looks facewash-ad fresh and pretty. She wears a whole bunch of nice kurtis throughout the film. Brownie points to her for that.

The comments are also pretty excellent, if you're looking for some lulz.

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BECAUSE THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH SHAHID KAPOOR BEING CHARMING! Seriously, this man! The twinkle in his eye gets me all giddy~ I cannot wait for Phata Poster Nikla Hero.

1 comment:

odadune said...

Pretty much given up on OUATIMD being successful, I'm just hoping it will be my kind of guilty pleasure and that Akki doesn't get thrown under the bus too badly for the film's failure. (He managed to be out of the country for most of the postproduction/editing process and has made it very clear that he has no control over the marketing and is only Following Orders on that front...so, hey, maybe he'll be lucky in that regard.)

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