On a related note, I do hope Gulabi Gang makes it to Netflix Streaming or Hulu. It seems like this documentary would have some interest in the West.
Tickets still available for IIFA… although I wonder if it's the like $5,000 seats left or the $50 ones. Although I don't wonder enough to check on the website.
And the nominations are out. It's the same batch of suspects but boy does it warm my heart to see this:
Performance in a Comic Role
Arshad Warsi - Jolly LLB
Riteish Deshmukh - Grand Masti
Varun Sharma – Fukrey
Performance in a Negative Role
Rishi Kapoor - D-Day
Rishi Kapoor – Aurangzeb
Supriya Pathak - Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela
Vivek Oberoi - Krrish 3
I'd have put Kangs in the Negative Role category instead of Supporting Female but I'm glad she was recognized.
Aamir is ramping up efforts to bring Satyamev Jayate down South by getting Mohanlal as his brand ambassador.
I'm just going to leave this here:
I heard Priyanka Chopra saying on television that the 1971 war led to a partition between India and Bangladesh. The ignorance in Bollywood is unbelievable. I think Indian audiences are tired of being taken for granted."
(I hope he's exaggerating because even I know that's wrong.)
Aishwarya is not playing a Kalari warrior… yet? I hope that 'yet' is there because I would like to see that movie.
I cannot get enough of adorable Akshat Singh!!!!
It was his first visit abroad, but Akshat couldn't get to see anything of the US.
"I flew in with my parents. We just shot my dance and came back. But I travelled all over America in my dreams," said the boy with big dreams.
AWWWW! HOW CUTE IS HE?!
Are we tired of the six pack? Ready for a return to the 'one pack' of yesteryear's heroes?
But if a man is fit and can afford a full-time trainer (they come dime a dozen in Mumbai suburbs, ready to roll out a wannabe actor), getting a six pack these days is a two-month job. Starvation and training for 4-5 hours a day at the gym does it. Steroids and supplements help, too, though no A-list star has yet gone on record to say he took to artificial measures.
I liked the ending the best:
What the six-pack trend has done to the regular guy in India, his envy complex, his relationship with his gym and his body may be another story; but what it has done to the Bollywood hero is clear. It has made him a look-alike. Cinema will eventually remember originals.
Stay strong, Prabhudeva. Don't let Hollywood push you around.
So much lack of talent and vapid expressions in one place! Freida and Nargis together at last!
Have a new Kyary Pamyu Pamyu video!! There's a polar bear playing electric guitar.