Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Gossip!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Irish bars are all opening at 8am today, so who wants to meet for a pre-work shot of whiskey?

Before that, let's get to the gossip!

* Shammi and Deepika:
best friends!

* Sunny Deol
sounds off on a bunch of different things.

"It's a changed industry. Nothing works the way it used to. A few films click, and that's it. I'm not interested in any kind of politics. And the directors ...we need good directors. The directors we (the Deols) have given a break to have run away after working with us. Everyone is into their own kind of cinema, not necessarily sensible cinema."

* Katrina Kaif is out of
Rockstar and Anushka Sharma is in. Also, Anushka is totally crushing on Ranbir. (Who can blame her?!)

Also, now people are saying Ranbir not Aamir for the
Kishore Kumar biopic.

* The only Bollywood starlet to make a cameo in
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai will be Priyanka Chopra.

* Dharmendra was admitted to the hospital will
chest pains.

* Rahul Dev's wife was very ill while he was filming

* Arshad Warsi has already said
this story is false.

* The monkey in
Housefull is some sort of fancy Hollywood monkey and for some reason, this is news.

Lahore sounds like a really interesting film.

* Imran Khan's hair is causing continuity problems for
I Hate Luv Storys.

* Dimple Kapadia refused to cut her hair
for a role.

* Shiney Ahuja's first
post-jail film is about ready to release. Ek Accident also stars Soha Ali Khan.

* Shahrukh Khan doesn't feel that Bollywood is
global enough. This kills me because it insinuates that fans in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe don't count as much as us whiteys in Western Europe and the US.

Bollywood royalty came out to support Luv Sinha!


Rishi Kapoor and Shotgun Sinha!

Luv Sinha!

FICCI Frames Meet

God, Katrina Kaif is gorgeous!

I love that the dynamic duo are wearing name tags, as if anyone is going question who SRK is...!


Lady Gaga on the cover of
Elle India - when are we going to see her in a Bollywood film?


dayshaze said...

Re: SRK's comments at FICCI.

Filmigirl, love your blog, but I have to disagree with you. Western audiences (US, Canada, Europe) consider Hindi cinema "niche" cinema. Until the point that the audiences are comfortable enough with the Hindi feature presented (best examples are Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Slumdog Millionaire, to some extent), it will continue to be independent, niche cinema.

Bollywood is doing a great job adapting to a changing time in order to get access to the Western dollar (creating slicker movies like Race, Ghajini; better marketing points like using Akon, or Snoop Dogg), but still keeping the essentials about what makes Hindi cinema so great.

I am encouraged and excited by James Cameron and Robert de Niro's enthusiasm for Hindi cinema. I think the worldwide releases of My Name Is Khan, Kites and Road, Movie are a sign of wonderful prospects for a genre of movies that needs more love and attention.


Filmi Girl said...

Heya! I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say, which is this: basically, Bollywood is already popular in Africa, Eastern Europe, and all over Asia. So when SRK says that Bollywood hasn't gone global, what he means is that Bollywood is considered a niche market in the US, Canada, Australia, and Western Europe.

Me being me, I took it as SRK admitting that the white opinion counts more than those folks in Africa, Asia, etc.

Note from Filmi Girl:

I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.

If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.

xoxo Filmi Girl
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