Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday Gossip!

Greetings, friends, today is another day!

Although, it's not Friday, like I wish it was - Thursday is still pretty good.

Okay, then, what have the gossip columnists written for you today?

* Here's the one real story today -
Youtube is looking to expand into the Bollywood and cricket markets for viewers outside of India! Now, if they are smart, they'll add regional cinema to that list, as well, because it is a lot more difficult to get regional cinema than it is to get Bollywood.

"For most Bollywood producers, distribution in non-traditional markets is a problem and then the only choice left for people in those markets is piracy," Gautam Anand, Director, Content Partnerships, Asia Pacific for Google , said in an interview. "At least this way we are legitimizing views and monetizing it."

* But this one is almost as good - Ranbir Kapoor has refused to endorse a
fairness cream.

* Rituparna Chaterjee over at
IBN questions if Priyanka Chopra is overrated.

What then is Chopra's staying power in Bollywood? Is she part of a well-oiled PR machine, moderately talented, willing to better herself, good looking or simply tenacious? Her balance sheet in the last seven years lacks any considerable hits that can be called her own.

* And Priyanka herself doesn't help matters by explaining that
she didn't do any of the intimate scenes in 7 Khoon Maaf - it was body doubles.

* Prachi Desai will be doing a
Tamil film opposite Arun Vijay.

* And Prithviraj is going to
Bollywood - potentially opposite Rani Mukerjee!

* Vidya Balan was spotted in Goa with UTV's
Siddharth Roy Kapur and the media is having a field day with all the speculation. I think it was probably just a business meeting of some sort.

Mahesh Bhatt was the only person to come to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's aid in India.

* Literally the last thing any Bollywood film needs is for a
team of experts in the United States to evaluate it.

* Rekha turns down a role in Rajini's
Rana, because, HELLO, she's not the sister type. Now, if they offered her the sex bomb role, you know she'd accept in no time!

* Jackie Fernandez is going to play an
adult model... you know, the naked kind of adult model... in Jism 2.

* Deepika Padukone is so
high maintenance! She throws a fit over wearing the bikini in Housefull and now stories are out that she threw a fit about the outfit for her Dum Maro Dum item song and the lyrics of the item song and, well...

Dippy, it's called an ITEM SONG - it's going to be provocative. What did you think was going to happen? Did you think you would be doing a
mujra in an anarkali suit?

Ugh. And look at her rib cage - in no universe is Deepika Padukone sexy. She looks like she'd either burst into tears or break into two if anybody tried to touch her.

Mallika Sherawat in
Thank You - this is how you do a sexy item number. No rib cages on display, no whining... Mallika is a pure sex bomb!


eliza bennet said...

Good for Ranbir. Well done kiddo!

And I fully support legit regional cinema on youtube idea. Everybody wins with that no?

Deepika looks so weird I can't even look at her yaar. There is something odd about her.

As for Priyanka, I think it is good connections. The woman is entitled some industry favours simply by starring in films starring Uday Chopra and Herman Baweja. But she is not a good actor and the only performance of her I actually liked was in Kaminey.

Sal said...

It's perfectly fine not to find Deepika sexy, but it also seems fair to concede that many do. I find someone like Vidya Balan extremely sexy, but I also find Deepika attractive. If it's okay to be curvy and full-figured, it seems to me that it would also be acceptable to be thin or even skinny. The girl's been an athlete all her life; we have plenty of girls at college who eat healthy and look this way just because they work out a lot and are perennially active. By reacting with an "ugh" to any sort of body type, be it full-figured or skinny, one only encourages that sort of body-image fascism that seems so serious when in conjunction to people who are heavier or plus-size but is treated in such a cavalier fashion but can be equally damaging in relation to a thin person. One could easily say that Mallika's boob job indicates a discomfort with her body that is not sexy, but at the end of the day, as long as somebody is healthy and comfortable with their choices, more power to them.
Also, I've read just as many reports that say Deepika was having fun on the set and encouraged the choreographers to make the song sexier.

Filmi Girl said...

@eliza Today our thoughts are in perfect harmony.

@sal Your point on body fascism is well taken and thank you for calling me on it. :) My negative reaction to the prominent rib cage is really a negative reaction to how the media fetishizes extreme thinness at the expense of every other body type.

However, in regards to Deepika specifically, I have it on good authority that she threw a temper tantrum on the sets of Housefull about wearing the bikini and I haven't seen a single report of her having fun on the Dum Maro Dum set - just the reports of her wanting the sexuality toned down.

I do understand that some people find her sexy but for the life of me I can't see it. The girl looks like she would burst into tears if anybody suggested actual sex to her. To me, that's not sexy.

batulm said...

Filmi Girl, I was impressed with Ranbir Kapoor's stand. Though I found the media report on this funny, ending as it did with "but Deepika and Kat both endorse fairness creams". Yes, so??

I don't find Deepika sexy, but I think she's cute, and attractive in a nice, girl-next-door way.

Filmi Girl said...

@batulm Cute, I can see. :)

rugged said...

Firstly thanks for taking heed and mentioning Ritus name for the Priyanka chopra dissection article.
I dont like to see things in a negative way,I dont think it would have been an issue if he went ahead n endorsed the fairness brand coz the money hungry Shahrukh khan and Shahid Kapoor had done it, without much bruhaha and incase it was for publicity well smart move, keep it up boy :)
peace out

Bombay Talkies said...

Dips' ribcage is (barely) showing in that pic because she's stretching her torso. If she were standing up straight she'd look completely normal. She's a slender girl but she's not a bobble head with bones protruding all over the place. It's a the pose that's the problem. I think she looks fine.

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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