Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Gossip!

Today in gossip - item songs, lavish songs, and concert songs all under discussion. Sex scenes, the lungi ban, and Silk Smitha's brother files suit...

* Sanjay Leela Bhansali thinks Bollywood needs the kind of films that he makes.

"Of course, we should have different genres like songless films, experimental films, realistic films but we also must have filmmakers who make the kind of films that I make films like Devdas, like the Bollywood musicals which the West is interested in. That breed of young filmmakers, able to shoot a song with lavishness, is something I am still not seeing coming in.

He was nodding along perfectly fine until he dragged the West into it. Who cares what we think? America, specifically, hates foreign films unless they come from England and are in "BBC English."

* Actresses want to shakes their booties in item songs and producers want to let them. Win-win-win?

* Chitrangda Singh is doing an item for Joker.

* Arjun Rampal's new television show brings anti-fans face-to-face with their the objects of their hatred.

* Shahrukh has decided that comparing his films with those other actors is demeaning and pointless...

He says, “I don’t believe in comparisons. In fact I feel it is very demeaning to compare every film of an actor because every actor has a different way of working and choosing films.”

No comment.

* Silk Smitha's brother files a complaint against the makers of The Dirty Picture.

Meanwhile Vidya Balan is going to be performing in some concerts to promote the film.

* Updates on both the Tamil and Hindi remakes of Traffic.

* WHAT? Weezy is doing a collaboration with Himesh Reshemmiya? WHAT?

* Here is another piece on the lungi ban at the cinema in Dubai. This one gives a bit more information.

The manager said white dhotis, a close cousin of lungis, will be allowed during Indian cultural festivals. "White dhotis have an executive look," he said.

Ah... now we're getting to the heart of the matter. It's like those No baggy athletic gear dress codes.

* Heroine suffers another setback.

* And check out this piece featuring a handful of directors talking about shooting sex scenes.

Here is Q:

Which is your favourite erotic scene from Indian cinema?

I don’t really like Bollywood and don’t think there’s anything remotely sexy about it. I mean Indian films and the whole tradition of titillation is something I do not care for. But I feel the closest Bollywood came to that titillation factor was in Mr India. For me, it was a classic example of how India is and how sex is supposed to successfully last in the mindset of moralist India — by putting an incredible sex scene in a children’s film.

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