Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday gossip!

Today in Gossip... Cherry buys a polo team!! And some other odds and ends...

* Anupama Chopra explains Bollywood's female directors to the New York Times.

Actresses draw the press’s attention, but actors are the bigger power centers, specifically the three unrelated Khans: Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman, who have been stars for two decades. In the past female filmmakers were largely relegated to art-house films and smaller budgets. But now Ms. Akhtar and a handful of other women have cracked Bollywood’s glass ceiling by succeeding where it counts the most: the box office.

It's a pretty basic "Bollywood exists" article but it's nice to see a GOOD writer on Bollywood showing up in the NYT.

* Shammi Kapoor's ashes have been immersed in Kashmir.

* I have been avoiding all Bodyguard reviews until I see the film but I couldn't help but notice that there are fair number of these types of articles floating around.

Film critic Khalid Mohammad feels the news of his health trouble, which came five days before the release of "Bodyguard", has worked in favour of Salman. "Salman Khan has a good fan following and his presence in itself is charismatic. There's also a sympathy wave riding on the actor, who is being treated for a medical condition," he said.

In other words, articles trying to figure out WHY Bodyguard is doing so well at the box office despite the fact that *gasp* the critics felt it was a mediocre film. I can't answer to the quality of the film but I can say that critics enjoying a film has NOTHING to do with final box office. There are a lot of factors that go into a popular film and your average viewer doesn't care if it's a copy or a remake or if the story is trite, as long as it entertains.

Salman, for his part, is sticking with a good thing. South remakes.

* Saif Ali Khan's father Tiger Pataudi has been hospitalized.

* And Cherry bought a polo team. Look, I can't make this stuff up!

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