Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Gossip

Today in gossip - IIFA CRAZY... also Aishwarya is pregnant, Salman and Katrina are going to Iraq, and oh, so much more!

* We've all heard the big news... Aishwarya Rai is pregnant! Is her child going to be
Bollywood's first celebrity baby?

* Aishwarya's baby
almost took away the news cycle from IIFA but you can't keep an extravaganza down!

Deepa Mehta reminds us that
Bollywood is pop culture, not Indian culture.

"Mumbai Mike" at the
Toronto Sun does a video blog in which he wears a turban and plays "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies on a Sitar while explaining that Bollywood movies always have happy endings.

Toronto Star has a photo slideshow of actors arriving at the airport while The Globe & Mail covers the crowd reactions. And The Huffington Post is camped outside The Royal York... and Toronto Star goes inside to talk to the staff.

Toronto Life lists six reasons that the awards should find a good home in Toronto... including that the zoo has an elephant available, which lead to heated comments saying that the elephant was not, in fact, for rent.

Meanwhile the
CBC's man in Mumbai discovers that Indians know nothing about Canada except Russell Peters.

Continuing the classiest of the coverage, they also have a
video blog on the rise of the Indian movie theaters in Toronto. Very interesting!!

* Salman and Katrina's
Ek Tha Tiger is going to be shot in Iraq. It's not as odd a choice as it sounds - the film is directed by Kabir Khan, who did the brilliant Kabul Express.

* Salman also explains that he doesn't do
boring films. Clearly he never saw Main aur Mrs. Khanna... zing! No, for the most part, it's true. Even Salman's flops usually have something compelling about them.

* One more reason to like Sonakshi Sinha - she is taking
PR lessons from Katrina Kaif. Talk about a lady who knows how to manager her image!! La Kaif is a much better example to follow than some of the other giggly starlets blabbing their entire private lives to the media.

* Check out Hot Uncle Suniel Shetty doing stunts on the sets of
Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega!

* Prithviraj and Rani Mukerji in a

* Is Kajal Agarwal badmouthing
South Indian films?

* Boney Kapoor is in
financial trouble... the reason? Living a high rolling lifestyle. I suspect that borrowing against a Harman Baweja-starrer that has yet to be completed or released is not the wisest business move.

* Farhan Akhtar talks
about his career and snippily answers questions on various 'controversies.' (I would be snippy, too, Farhan!)

Imran and Ranbir were approached but they backed out [of ZNMD] saying you are too old to be playing their friend?

Could be. They haven't told me that. Everyone has their own reasons.

* Dia Mirza wants to make
socially relevant films with her new production company. I hope that doesn't just mean first world problems or poverty porn... I was reading this book yesterday called Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America and it really made me just frustrated with everything about society. I hope Dia Mirza means tackling this kind of issue when she says socially relevant...

* Lastly, the BIG B dislikes
remakes... did he ever give comments on Don or Don 2?


Kaitlyn said...

Big B doesn't like remakes - so what was RGV ki Aag?

The Bolly 'Hood said...


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

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