Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday: Where's the party tonight? On the dance floor with Akshat!

LOOK WHO IT IS!!!! Little Akshat Singh in a Japanese curry commercial! And the netizen comments are surprisingly complimentary (and marvel at his English ability on the Ellen show) and I was impressed with the fact that the commercial is pretty dead-on Bollywood-ish for a non-Indian product. Go Akshat! 頑張れ! スターになろう!


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The current lack of big Bollywood releases has meant the smaller hits Queen and Ragini MMS 2 have been getting more press than if they were released laster in the year. For Queen it's a lot of hype for Kangana and for Ragini it's meant a lot of Sunny Leone coverage and "the moral police" out in force. Sunny herself says:

“I want them to know I am working hard to make a career, just like everyone else in every profession. And Ragini is the answer to all those who thought I could do only one thing.”

I'm actually sympathetic to both sides. As a woman in the West, in a good profession, able to have a life without a man, I cheer on Sunny's attitude of treating pornography as a job like any other. However, I can also see the other side and am sympathetic to those who wish that the images of women in popular culture weren't overwhelming sexual… I don't have men eve teasing me on the way to the bus, so I can afford to appreciate Sunny's journey, you know?

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Rumors of Hrithik and Deepika in Nitya Mehra's time traveling romance… is it 2007 in here or what? Since Nitya comes from the Hollywood-Farhan Akhtar school, I don't have much hope for this.

But I'll watch if it's Hrithik.

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Is Mani Ratnam making a spy thriller? Wild speculation on his next film.

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Sonam is not doing SRK's Fan.

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Anurag Kashyap's Ugly is going to New York for the New York Indian Film Festival. Sounds like a party! Where's my invite, AK?

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The first look of Tiger in Heropanti… trailer to come on Friday. Oh, please let this kid be worth talking about, good or bad.

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A lament for the single screen theater

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Two words: REVOLVER RANI

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Vinod Khanna AND Suniel Shetty?! Why aren't I watching this right now? This feels like another film along the lines of Red Alert, important story, slow moving, kind of clunkyily directed, but powerfully acted. I'm in.

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Chintu's son teases a new Pepsi ad campaign… is HE going to pretend to be an intern? Is looking for an intern? Do I think Pepsi is disgusting and am just waiting to see if the ad is entertaining? Did I really just want to type "Chintu's son" because it amuses me?!

And where's Ranveer's condom ad?! WHERE?

1 comment:

Yunus Perveez said...

Usually i'm not a stickler for these things but why is Tiger wearing such terrible shoes for his teaser?
I am kinda looking forward to Heropanti, it seems to have a bit of a 80's vibe in a good way. I do wonder if Sajid is going to pull a Vipul Shah on Tiger, as Commando although a solo release for Vidyut didn't requirement much commitment in terms of finance.

How long are commercials in Japan? This seemed to go on forever...not that it was bad or anything...

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