Tomorrow is Raksha Bandhan (yes?) and Indian Express has a photo gallery of famous Bollywood siblings! I'll have to find a nice picture of my brother and sister and I to post tomorrow.
India Today reflects on the lack of brother-sister bond in films today.
"Comparatively, one sees less of the sister in contemporary cinema as the brother-sister bond is considered a box office liability at a time when commercialism has overruled social responsibility from current scripts," Ausaja told IANS.
Randeep Hooda will try to keep up with Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah in Coffin Maker. Good luck with that, buddy. (Links to TOI press release.)
Filmfare has a glamour shot of Naseer from the film. It's kind of fun! (In that cranky, morbid Naseer-ssab way!)
This is an odd little story--Sidharth Malhotra sends a cease and desist letter to two kids running a fansite. Obviously I don't think there is anything wrong with fanclubs but if they were selling merchandise based on his name (as the screencap of their site seems to indicate) then that is crossing a line.
Did Sanjay Dutt apply for parole or was it just a slow news day?
From the "did I just read that" file comes this book review of the Great Tamasha. I was reading the New York Times Book Review supplement--like I do every Monday at work--and I came across this little gem:
At a film shoot in Kashmir, a Bollywood leading lady originally from Queens, with a name like a Bond girl, Nargis Fakhri, is literally spoon-fed by an assistant to protect the wet henna on her hands. “Dude, it’s gross,” she says, not about the mutton curry placed in her mouth as she is being interviewed, but of her first impressions of Mumbai. “I was, like, standing looking out my hotel window thinking: ‘You know what? This is gross.’ ”
So, the author was on set of Rock Star? I'm kind of curious to see what other pearls of wisdom spill from the lips of our Manic Pixie Bollywood Girl.
I've been enjoying the hoopla surrounding Madras Cafe. Apparently now the rumor is that part of the story comes from the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
Photos of the celebrations for Thalaivaa's release!!
Celebration inside the theater! I only wish I could join in. I really enjoyed the film and I'm glad all the Vijay fans in Tamil Nadu can, too! Ah! I want to watch it again!