Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bollywood class of 2011... are skeletons?

The new Filmfare cover touting the Bollywood class of 2011

Okay, Prateik Babbar, sure. He's a legitimate new star with well received performances in
Dhobi Ghat and Dum Maro Dum and he looks fine.

But Shraddha Kapoor?! Give me a break! Bollywood nepotism at work yet again. First of all she debuted in mega-flop
Teen Patti in 2010 and second of all her film this year, Love Ka The End, got a big NO THANK YOU from audiences and critics.

Why not pick Pooja Gandhi, who had one of the year's few hits so far in
F.A.L.T.U.? Or one of the many television actresses who are set to cross over in smallish films?

Plus, Shraddha Kapoor looks like a bobble-head! Look at those twig arms - please tell me this is photoshopped because I'm getting flashbacks to Nicole Ritchie and the hordes of big-haired, big-headed, skeletal girls who took over Hollywood a few years ago.

Losing weight does not count as a 'talent.'

Lord help me, if this kind of thing continues, I'm really decamping completely for South Indian films. Even the worst actresses down South at least don't look like famine victims.


Lime(tte) said...

First of all, I just have to tell you, that some people *are* naturally thin - my arms don't look any better than that, and I'm pretty sure I'm not being anorexic.

Secondly: I agree, that they should have picked someone else. I haven't seen LKTE yet, but I didn't like the promos at all - in contrary to F.A.L.T.U.

And thirdly, I know it's tempting, but I would never consider decamping for S. I. films. I just love Hindi films, no matter what comes.

Filmi Girl said...

@lime(tte) Thanks for the comments AND for calling me out on my body snarking. It's a bad habit of mine, for sure and I apologize if I made you feel bad. :(

I should have been clearer in saying that she looks unnaturally thin - out of proportion. Anushka Sharma and Kajal Agarwal are good examples of actresses who are naturally thin and who look very proportionate.

You can always tell actresses who have starved themselves because their heads look way too big for their bodies and their limbs too frail... signs that Shraddha is showing.

Yunus Perveez said...

Is she really that skinny? Maybe its just a more regimented work out routine... im not a fan of starvation but if a couple of crunches and sit ups and laying off the ladoos in the case of Govinda can help. i m all for it :-)

I guess that Pooja Ghandi doesnt get a push as her producer is a douche(Vashu just has one of those faces + plus you mentioned she wasnt romantically paired so in Bollywood she is like a sister?) and having the YRF branding behind Shradda has an extra sheen. Was she a child artiste before or something? she looks weirdly familiar.

I really dont think Prateik is the future of anything. I like the guy but dont see much in him.

(im just teasing you and pushing your buttons)

Filmi Girl said...

@Yunus *buttons pushed* ;P

Lime(tte) already scolded me for snarking on Miss Skinny-Minny! Maybe it's the angle or make-up or something that is making her look unappealing.

But to the more important point - there are way more interesting people in the "Class of 2011" than Shraddha Kapoor.

maxqnz said...

I agree, she looks unhealthy, especially compared to a naturally skinny person like Anushka. Plus, googling her shows that she used to look a lot better. She has a 3-film deal with YRF, maybe the infamous BMI clause again?

Also agree about the TV actresses - there are some absolute stunners on the Hindi smallscreen, that even make this tired old man go hubba hubba

luscious-words said...

As you and others have said, there is a difference between the naturally thin and the unnaturally thin. IMO Shraddha Kapoor falls under the latter category. Her head is not proportionate with the rest of her body. Mind you, one of my friends at work is naturally thin so I have a good comparison guide. My friend's head and arms look proportionate to the rest of her body.

All that aside, I'm finding myself falling away from the newbies and more interested in the old-timers.

bollywoodfoodclub said...

LOL on "Losing weight does not count as a 'talent.'" Of course putting aside the whole naturally thin concept, I think when I'm so distracted by the thinness that I wonder if they're sick, have and eating disorder, etc.. and can't watch and enjoy the performance it's counter productive. Examples of "OH MY! LOOK AT HER HIP BONES! WILL THEY PIERCE THROUGH HER SKIN HERE!" in "Love Mera Hit Hit."
I would prefer to watch something like so I don't have to worry about such things.

All the best!

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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