Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday: There are like cool girls out there.

Are you in Windhoek, Namibia?? Free Bollywood festival!! And a pretty great line-up, too! Check it out!


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I'll open with this essay on expecting actors to also 'be human' aka 'care about people other than themselves.'

You could say those are mere movies and cannot be taken too seriously. Yet there’s something called artistic integrity. I can’t help but wonder how someone like Vijay, the persona played by Bachchan in all those defining dramas, brings himself to represent someone like Modi and what he stands for. I know that the actor is merely a brand ambassador of Gujarat and not that of its chief minister. But then Modi is Gujarat and Gujarat is Modi.

Then again, in the old days, you had a lot more filmmakers coming from politically aware backgrounds and who felt an obligation to say something about the human condition, as well as entertain. Vijay might care about that stuff but Raj and Rahul just want to sell you a Pepsi and get in your pants (after marriage, natch.)

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SS Rajamouli's new film. Do I need to know more to be excited? No. But in case you do...

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Sonakshi Sinha posts red hot selfie; internet melts. News at 11.

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Katrina Kaif: The hardest working woman in show business.

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Somebody called up Pankaj Kapoor to grill him on this Shahid Going Bald story that is taking the filmi media by storm!!

As a father and an actor, I think it’s fantastic! I am extremely happy that he decided to shave his hair. It’s a part of being an actor. If the role demands something, one must do it. Every actor should do whatever is required to breathe life into a character. Though Shahid is a mainstream star, he decided to go bald. A lot of credit should go to him for that. It shows his maturity and commitment towards his work. A lot of directors will feel happy because this proves his serious approach to his work. Shahid means business and will go to any lengths to satisfy his director and play the part to perfection. The audiences, producers and directors will realise his capabilities and caliber as an actor and entertainer.

I love that Pankaj Kapoor thinks so highly of his son! Somebody should always do this when Shahid does stuff. "Shahid signed a crap film with some girl he's banging! Call Pankaj-sir for comment!"

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It seems really ridiculous to have Abhay's entitled, navel gazing rom-com and 12 Years a Slave in the same headline. At least Frankenstud was kept to just an image. #Justsayin

Also, is the 'shockingly' really necessary in this headline? *cough* Considering Preeti Desai's inability to emote, her terrible Hindi and the fact that she has clearly not put in an iota of work into studying dance, you've got to wonder whether Desai would have been considered for this role if she wasn't dating the hero and producer of the film. Well, anybody who saw her wooden turn in Shor in the City wouldn't wonder about that at all. Luckily, Raj & DK were smart enough to cast her as a wooden model/beauty queen, so it was all cool but, yeah…

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Farhan Akhtar, on the other hand, should never be quoted on anything ever because hoo boy.

"Today, I like to reinvent myself with every role rather than be a stereotypical actor who comes up in the list of names when a particular role is being discussed."

I just imagine hundreds--thousands--of professionally trained, very talented actors with no family connections gnashing their teeth when they see Farhan run his mouth off about his alleged 'acting.' And then those actors go back to memorizing their lines for a television serial audition.

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I'm not sure how much of this Salman Khan x Blond Romanian Lady news is true but it is everywhere today for some reason.

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Harman Baweja still under the impression that anybody other than daddy gives a shit about whether or not he gets his nth re-launch.

My favorite part of the story is this:

The idea was to bring in a complete turnaround. After all, Harman had been way too soft in each of his films so far, especially WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE. If there had to be a shift, it had to be a major one at that so that he was seen in an altogether different avatar.

So… he was too 'soft' as a Hrithik clone and a cricket player? That was the problem?

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Heyyyy! It's Ranvir Shorey! And he's doing stuff on TV! (Come back to films, Ranvir!! We miss you!)

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And while Salman's ancient court case gets major air play, in real time, a youth is killed protecting antelopes from poachers. These are the kinds of stories that could make amazing and meaningful films, if the guys with the purse strings and power like Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar took their heads out of their pampered asses.

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Aamir Khan on how hitting women isn't a macho thing to do.

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Trailer for remake of Kahaani!

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Trailer launch for Main Tera Hero featuring Varun being a charming showboat, Ileana's badonkadonk, and Nargis as a dippy American sorority girl saying things like, "Everybody says girls can't get along but that's a load of bull. There are cool girls out there."

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1 comment:

Mo Pitz said...

Ugh, you know who perpetuates the idea that women can't get along? Dummies like Nargis. Women who say things like, "I just really like to do men stuff more than women stuff: like watch sports and drink whiskey." Um, I watch sports and drink whiskey and don't particularly like shopping and don't obsess about shoes. That doesn't make me less of a woman or enjoy the company of other women less. That makes me a person. Drives me crazy!

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