No word yet on new films this weekend at the theater but I probably won't go see the new Prakash Jha but if there is a new (or newish) Tamil film, I'll try to get out.
NOW! Let's put aside stupid rumors of Katbir marriage--like Rishi would ever okay this and hit the news!
Nandita Das talks about the dark side of fair and lovely.
Where does South Asia’s obsession with fair skin come from?
There are many theories for this. But the one that seems most plausible is that for centuries the upper class has been fair, and the working class dark. The former works indoors and has had the best nutrition while the latter toils in the sun and is underprivileged in many ways. Mixed marriages led to greater diversity. But instead of celebrating this diversity, we, as a nation, have become obsessed with being fair skinned, as that seemingly represents power, wealth, and privilege.
Temptations Reloaded in Australia and New Zealand hooks Madhuri.
We can't be cranky because KAJOL IS COMING BACK!
Wow. Ajay is really throwing Sajid Khan under the bus for Himmatwala.
Have an adorable on-set report from the UK sets of what is probably 1920: The 10th Sequel of Whatever We Can'T Think Of A New Title.
Here's the guy who owns the property where they shot:
“I’ve spoken to the location manager and, apparently, a lot of Indian films are made in England.”
I don't know why I find that so cute. I just imagine somebody out of like The Vicar of Dibley or something saying it.
Irrfan Khan vs Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
And probably Irrfan Khan vs Naseeruddin Shah.
And rumors I do care about--blind item about a director dating a "dusky actress." A female director dating a dusky actress. Hmmm....
Why does everything about Besharam feel like we're time traveling back to 2003? With Ranbir as a slightly less manic SRK?