Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday Gossip!

Good morning, all! It's time for your Bollywood gossip!

The trailer for
F.A.L.T.U. is out!

I'm actually looking forward to Jakky Bhagnani's relaunch!

* Read a cranky piece on
Bollywood kitch...

If that is not enough, one has to contend with a renewed love for kitsch in pop-ular culture. Bollywood, the storehouse of everything kitsch decided to up the ante with over-the-top ritzy styled productions like Action Replayy and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai. Zangoora: The Gypsy Prince, the Bollywood- styled musical, the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games have all been an ode to Indian kitsch. Even the publishing world followed suit with Chennai-based Blaft reviving tamil pulp fiction with the screaming for attention kitsch covers.

You know, as much as I love actual films from the 1970s, I do understand this feeling. There is something really tiresome about a constant rosy nostalgia for the immediate past. And worse, the reduction of complex ideas and personalities to kitchy slogans and t-shirts. In the USA, you are constantly coming across things like tote bags with Audrey Hepburn on them, as if owning and displaying her image conveys a bit of her glamor to the bearer.

It's like people only want the
Om Shanti Om version of the 1970s - like Gabbar Singh on a tea towel - and not the actual complex vision of the films from then.

* Prem Chopra is going to receive the
Mother Theresa award.

* And Asha Bhosle is going to be
in a film!

* Is Aamir Khan going to sport a giant
handlebar mouche for Reema Kagti's film?

* First time producer
Vinod Bachchan is pleased with the reaction to Tanu Weds Manu.

My Friend Hitler clarifies that it is not glorifying Hitler.

* Rumors are flying that it will be
Ranbir-Kat for the Magadheera remake.

* Jiah Khan is in Mumbai; not getting married; and may have some
announcements soon.

* Pakistani rock band Jal will be writing for a
Bollywood film!

* Rohit Shetty is blowing up 20 cars for the opening sequence of

Dostana 2 has been dropped by Karan Johar.

* Here is one for Sunny Deol fans -
somebody cycled from Allahabad to Varanasi to meet him!

1 comment:

Lime(tte) said...

It's always a bit of a risk if you're excited for a film, and have high expectations, but F.A.L.T.U. looks quite promising. I love the principal, btw.

And Asha in a film - how lovely,

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