* Don’t be shocked by accents that aren’t Indian.
India was under British rule almost a century, from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Great Britain also had colonies in Africa, South Africa and the Caribbean and encouraged Indians to help develop these regions by offering financial stipends, free travel or land. Many Indians remained even after the colonies became independent. Cultural ties to their ancestral lands remain and many are fans of Bollywood film.
Got that, guys? Don't be shocked if not every brown person you greet talks like Apu from The Simpsons.
Don't make the mistake of wasting one of your 10 free NYT articles on Rachel Saltz's beyond stupid review of Gunday. She calls Priyanka Chopra the new Ava Garnder. I mean, seriously? Why does the NYT keep printing this shit?
You are better off with this better late than never piece on Salman Khan and the politics of Jai Ho.
I'm certainly not pro-censorship but Pakistani film fans should be grateful that it's this week and not another week that the films aren't being allowed in the country. By all accounts, you aren't missing much if you don't get to see Gunday. Unless you share similar tastes with Rachel Saltz and in that case, heaven help you.
(AND FOR THE LOVE OF HELEN, LEAVE HELEN OUT OF THAT MESS.)
Kapil Sharma to make his film debut in Y-Films's Bank Chor, which sounds fun! Y-Films is really cornering the market on entertaining, family friendly, DVD-type films.
‘Bank-Chor’ is a comic-caper that tells the story of three morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas.
Malaysian Legoland wants… YOU, Bollywood producers. I Google image searched it and it kind of looks like one of the sets from Golmaal 3. So, Rohit Shetty? The ball, er, legos are in your court.
KJo teases us with Shuddhi information. There's a release date but no cast. I don't know how that works.
Virat Kohli rushes in to defend Lady Love Anushka Sharma.
Says a source, “Virat feels that whatever Anushka has done to her lips is her private matter."
Or at least some source aka Anushka's secretary is claiming that to be the case.
But, seriously, Virat, dude, what an actress does to her face is our business since she is in the image business. She's a public citizen. Speaking out against mean spirited jokes and comments is one thing but she makes her living selling her image to us, so shouldn't be able to discuss it and what it means in a broader context?
Case in point: I'm a self-made woman, says Priyanka. Is she finally giving her plastic surgeons a shout out?! *BOOM*
Actually, that self-made career is one thing I respect PC for. She hustles like nobody else when she could have cashed out to be a rich housewife ages ago.
Whoa… Imtiaz. WTF, bro?
The film centres around the Stockholm Syndrome, and has a young, self-assured Indian woman fall in love with her kidnapper. Why did you choose this story, given the prevalence of violence against women in India?
It’s not so much a question of the Stockholm Syndrome. Veera feels instinctively protected when she’s with Mahabir. She senses that he’s not looking at her that way. Women have a sense about a man even before they’ve talked to him. Veera understands that for him, she’s a commodity and he does not take advantage of it personally, he doesn’t torture her. And she likes herself when she is with him.
So this whole time when I've been trying to give him the benefit of the doubt against dummies who just assumed this was a romancey hearts and flowers kidnapping film and not a creepy Stockholm Syndrome film, HE GOES AND CONFIRMS IT'S A SUGARY ROMANCE?!!!!!
I can only hope that Imtiaz is misreading his own film. That does happen. I'm still curious enough to want to see it, especially since neither Alia nor Randeep are Nargis Fakhri. Although, I find it hard to believe, I think Imtiaz still doesn't understand WHY everybody turned on her. (i.e. She's a terrible actress.)
Would you say that this film will do to Randeep what Rockstar did for Ranbir?
How can I say that. I hope it doesn’t do to Randeep what Rockstar did to Nargis.
Seriously? I'm not the biggest Randeep Hooda fan in the world but the guy is (at the very least) a competent actor. Why would the public turn on him for being a terrible actor if he's not? Imtiaz must now be a permanent resident of Head Up His Ass-Pradesh along with Anurag Kashyap and Sajid Khan.
Onir talks about how hard things can be.
In 2012, Onir's fourth movie - I Am - returned to the subject of same-sex relationships alongside other taboos such as sperm donation and child abuse, and was named best Hindi film at India's 2012 National Awards. But acclaim failed to translate into commercial success. "For me it was again a nasty discovery. After it won the national award I thought now I will get my film sold outside [India] and recover my money.
"And all that happened is that the satellite channels refused to show the film. Commercially every door was closed."
Yo Yo Honey Singh is tired of this shit. Fare thee well, sweet Yo Yo.
Arshad Warsi to do another Jolly LLB-style comedy.
Wait, wait, wait… RANVEER PAID TRIBUTE TO CHICHI'S DANCING AT AN AWARDS FUNCTION?! Where is this video?!
A quick search did not reveal it but have this:
Also, they used to call Ranveer Junior Govinda at school. OF COURSE! ILU RANVEER.
ETA: Ninja-ing in the Govida tribute!!
Ameesha Patel needs MORE FANFARE! MORE! Where's my copy of Shortcut Romeo?! WHERE?
Pepsi MTV Indies is apparently a bunch of dudes… and one lady painting a mural. Nice. So, the "we" doesn't include any XX chromosomes?
New World Order promo!! I love these guys!