Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Gossip!

One more day to go before my test... I'm getting nervous!

Today in gossip - Vidya, Vidya, VIDYA! Also, related, ladies over 30 are the new IT GIRLS!

* I'm also really jealous of everybody who gets to see Dirty Picture this weekend! It's been getting a lot of praise and, more importantly, VIDYA BALAN is getting lauded from every media outlet there is. She's getting to be quite nuanced in her discussion of Silk Smitha.

Do you see Silk as a victim or as someone who was in charge of her life?

I see her as a bit of both. She is in charge of her life, her body and her sexuality. But society has a certain perception of women like that, so it comes at a price. I think the important thing is that through this film we understand that there is a person beyond the body, that there is a living, breathing soul inside.

* In related news, actresses over 30 are where it's at. Vidya, Rani, Bipasha, Aishwarya, Kajol, Chitrangda, and... MADHURI!

* Also, in related news, the fashion industry has labeled Vidya's voluptuous look a "no-no" in real life.

"Vidya has played a character, which was meant to be little voluptuous. But in everyday life, please don't wear that look if you don't have a perfect waistline. You don't want your love handles showing; neither do you want to make a fool of yourself. So only if you have a toned body, go for the choli," designer Nida Mahmood, known for her quirky and stylish blouses, told IANS.

This just makes me want to wear one of Nida's blouses with my less-than-perfect waistline hanging out and looking fabulous. What's the point of designing clothes that require some bizarre and strict body standard to wear?!

* Check out the FIRST international Indian star - Sabu.

Much before actor Shah Rukh Khan or “Shami Kaboor” (as actor Shammi Kapoor was called in the Gulf) took Bollywood to the world outside, there was Sabu. Sabu was India’s first international star after his debut in Sir Alexander Korda’s Elephant Boy (1937), and went on to get leading roles in British cinema, including The Drum, The Thief of Bagdad and Jungle Book.

* Unpacking the relationship between Canada and Bollywood.

Breakaway was the top-grossing English-language film in Canada this year. The story of a Sikh boy who leads an all-turbaned team to ice-hockey stardom, the Indo-Canadian venture, which also featured Rob Lowe, Russell Peters and Drake, has made close to $2-million – far above what most Canadian films take in. Its success has been no doubt due in part to the fact that more than a million Canadians are of South Asian heritage. “The impact of Indian migration in politics, culture and economics is huge,” says filmmaker Krishna.

* Preity Zinta lent the producer of Har Pal - her ill fated film with Shiney Ahuja - a pile of cash. Now he is not taking her calls. Well, if you lie down with dogs...

* Catch up with Aanand Rai, who directed Tanu Weds Manu. Apparently he's still in the process of casting a heroine opposite Shahid Kapoor in Raanjhana.

And for my friends who may not follow Kannada cinema - if there is ONE blockbuster to keep an eye on, it's Vishnuvardhana! Starring everybody's (i.e. my) favorite Kiccha Sudeep as hero and the glorious Dabangg villain Sonu Sood. Not to mention that Priyamani, who you might remember from Raavan/an is going to be the heroine.

This is one to watch out for!

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