But that doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate!
To help the poor American journalists tasked to cover the event, I decided to give you all a sneak peak of the ebook I'm working on! I'm re-editing my BOLLYWOOD FOR BEGINNERS series and am going to have it all in a nice, compact file for Kindle or iPad or whatever! Then when somebody is all like, "What is Bollywood, anyways?" You can point them to it!
So, enjoy! Let me know what you think:
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And American journalists! Please. Don't make assumptions. If you don't know something, LEAVE IT OUT. Nobody will think less of you for not having an opinion on Shatrughan "Shotgun" Sinha's work. (Although, for my money, everybody needs to see him camping it up in Shaan. Also, everybody needs to read his ridiculous advice column in Filmfare.) And if you're feeling ambitious, feel free to e-mail me or any other blogger with questions. We're all happy to answer! If I seem unfriendly (which I'm not but I get that) try Beth over here or Asim over here. Mmmkay?
AND FOR THE REST OF US!
Let's enjoy the vicarious gossip and pap photos and hope there's some scandal to top RANBIR PARTIED TOO HARDY 2013. (Ah, those were the days.)
The Tampa Bay paper may be the one to follow for immediate updates but I'll keep an eye out: