"There is a breed of journalism that preys on celebrities in the worst possible manner crossing all lines of privacy and decency. Running these pictures shows support for this school of journalism.
I request that all media running these pictures please refrain from doing so. I have a wonderful relationship with the media and have been accessible to the media at all times. There is no reason for this furtive and invasive behavior."
Oh, Kat! I love you and empathize. She has tried hard to keep her private life private and not to trade on relationship make-ups and break-ups and link-ups for publicity but... the hungry maw of today's celebrity journalism doesn't care about privacy. Just page clicks.
I wish I didn't know as much about some of these stars as I do. There is something to be said for mystique, for just letting actors' talents (or lack there of) speak for them. Do we want proper film stars or do we want celebrity gossip fodder? I don't think we can have both.
I'm happy to see Kat back with Kabir Khan! He has gotten some lovely performances from her.
Ranveer is trying his hand at writing scripts? Okay! I'm up for anything he wants to do, quite honestly. Ranveer is endlessly entertaining. ALL HAIL OUR NEW BOLLYWOOD OVERLORD!
You guys, Priyanka Chopra just really wants to help people be proud of being Indian. We've totally misunderstood her "international" moves. She's just trying to SAVE THE WORLD by appearing in crappy animated films and working with Pitbull on C-grade dance tracks.
With her music and film career expanding outside of Bollywood, Chopra said she was now in a position to change common misconceptions that people may have about India.
"It was really hard for me when I went to school in America, and I don't want that to happen to any more kids or people who come from my part of the world. So if I can do something to change that perception, I'd be happy," she said.
And how, exactly, does singing about being "exotic" and wearing a bikini help that Indian-American girl in high school navigate stereotypes people might have about her? I'm just asking.
Is Temptations Reloaded actually happening? Huh!
Anupama Chopra gives SRK a pretty good grilling, though she doesn't ask a single follow up question.
Anupama: Last year when I interviewed you in London, you said to me, “I really want to do something special for the next twenty years. Let’s make bigger failures if we need to. Small failures are very boring.” But Chennai Express seems like a film designed to risk as little as possible. How is this film special?
Mr. Khan: The essence of the film which attracted me is that it’s a film about not being able to understand each other because of the language, cultural barrier, or sometimes even just how two people are. Whatever I understand in the film is what the audience understands. If you are watching this film and don’t know this language, you’d be as dumbstruck as I am in the film. To me, that is very unique and a challenge. As far as success goes, I think that follows Rohit Shetty. I don’t really have to do anything. I would love to be part of a successful Rohit Shetty film otherwise it would seem like everybody succeeds with him but me.
That's not quite true - I believe Sanjay Dutt in All the Best wasn't exactly a box office hit.
Also, the media have made a big deal of Shahrukh playing his age in Chennai Express but let's get real - his character merely mentions being 40--almost ten years younger than SRK's actual age--and the trailer doesn't show much difference between "40" and his "ageless" Raj/Rahul act. So, does it really matter other than as a promotional talking point? I'm going to go with no.
Salman Khan's UK VISA has been canceled. What is Kick going to do?
And some rumors of upcoming films.
Wait... I thought Anil Kapoor's son was getting launched in this film. Does that mean he's not the hero?
Star sons and producer sons are a source of endless fascination... for me. I'm so curious about Tiger Shroff's debut! And his newfound bromance with Suraj Pancholi. Instead of hassling poor Katrina Kaif, who really doesn't want the attention, why not just give us more of the follies and foibles of these chuckleheads? So much more entertaining!
Breath a sigh of relief, everybody!! Madhur Bandar-car's next with star--and I quote--a top actress and two other actors. Well, then.
Shoojit Sircar on Nargis's relaunch.
But the point is, I was looking for a foreign war correspondent with an accent and I thought she fit the bill perfectly. In fact, initially Nargis was afraid to take up the role, but I did few readings with her and gave her references of war correspondents so that she could prepare for it. And I don’t think anybody will have any complaints for Nargis after this film.
Not having any complaints is a far cry from "enjoying" or "being impressed with." I'm sure it's cold comfort to all the talented, struggling actresses out there who don't look like half-white supermodels that Nargis is getting a second chance at not annoying the audience.
Please to be enjoying John Abraham and Ducklips Fakhri wandering around looking like they're in one of those fashion magazine shoots where the models cavort with the "exotic" locals.
To cleanse your palate, how about a pretty, romancey Yash Raj picturization! Sometimes, looking like one is in a shampoo commercial is exactly what is required from an actor and actress. I LIKE IT! And luckily, this film DOES NOT have a story by Aditya Chopra OR Devika Bhagat, so chances are it will be as fluffy and emotionally satisfying as the trailers and songs are promising!