Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday gossip!!! Yay!

Okay, CURSE MY TIMEZONE! Apparently while I was sleeping, the Rowdy Rathore trailer leaked and then was TAKEN DOWN FROM EVERYWHERE. Nooooo!

Also, curse my luck because I had to sift through like a billion reviews of Mirror Mirror that showed up in my alerts because *gasp* it has a "Bollywood" song in it. Or something. I haven't seen any video and have no intention of seeing the film so I can't comment how "Bollywood" it is or isn't.

BUT! Today has some pretty good gossip going... do you dare to dive in and see?! DO YOU?!

* Top story status obviously belongs to this gem.

A lot is being said about Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's on screen and off screen bonding these days. One can't help but wonder whether it is all a gimmick to promote their forthcoming film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, directed by Ayan Mukerji!.

WHAT? ARE YOU JOKING RIGHT NOW! A PUBLICITY STUNT?! Are you sure we're all talking about the same classy Deepika Padukone who would never use her personal life to gain attention?!

Seriously, Seriously? Do you think we're all that stupid?

* Producers seem more willing to battle the IPL this year but still no big films coming out.

* Vivek Oberoi busted smoking cigarettes. Noteworthy because he's an anti-smoking brand ambassador for the World Health Organization.

Oh, Vivek Oberoi... you just don't know how to do this "celebrity" thing, do you?

* Dawood Ibrahim is apparently not happy with being portrayed as a criminal in Bollywood film. Um... what?

“Humare naam pe yeh Bollywood wale picture banake paisa kamaate hai, samjhe naa. Par woh Haaji bhai (Dawood) ko desh drohi aur world’s most wanted terrorist bolte hai jo unki image ke liye accha nahin hai (Bollywood is earning moolah by making films on the underworld. But, the way they're calling Haaji bhai a traitor, it's not good for his image),” said the source.

Also, according to the article, Akshay is going to be all lovelorn in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2. Why aren't I watching that movie RIGHT NOW?

* Manisha Koirala is returning to Bollywood!! And not just to Bollywood's finest bars but to Bollywood films! Yay!

* Here's one thing to look forward to in Student of the Year... Farah Khan choreographing a love song!

* This is called don't bury the lead. Why do I have to read an entire article before seeing that JIMMY SHERGILL will also be in Dangerous Ishq!?

Also, I think it's kind of funny that all these small-time actors playing opposite big heroines are really going out of their way to justify that their roles are important in the film, too. I've seen Arjun Rampal saying shit like this for Heroine and Dino Moreo for Jism 2 and both Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi back during The Dirty Picture ramp up. Pssssst... guys. We're in on the secret that y'all aren't leading men. You don't have to pretend with us.

* Does anybody else feel like Shahrukh Khan is just aimlessly chasing anything that he thinks will get him massive box office? First he is trying to play off his old Raj/Rahul image with (Not) London Ishq and then he's chasing every director whose had a hit within the last two years. This time it's Karan Malhotra, director of Agneepath.

Our source close to Dharma Productions however indicated that the filmmaker's next project would be a rugged action film with 'tailor-made' roles for Dutt and SRK. While the two actors have been very friendly off screen, they had never come together for a full-fledged production ever. This would be the first.

Look, I like rugged action as well as the next person - probably more than the next person - but I don't need to see two 50ish actors going at it. Give me some Vidyut Jamwal!

* Now that's all settled. Aamir is shooting for Dhoom 3 soon and then taking on Rajkumar Hirani's film starting in December.

* Oh ho ho! Is it Piggy Chops out and Kangana Ranaut in over at Team KJo Headquarters?

* Jackie Shroff joins the cast of Kochadaiyaan. I am excite. I love Jackie Shroff.

* And... Tiger is
not making his debut in Aashiqui 2.

* I think this was reported already but Malaika Arora Khan to Munni it up in Gabbar Singh.

* The Censor Board wants to take the erotic parts out of erotic thriller Hate Story.

* Enjoy a journalist doing some delightful Gawker-style reporting by responding to Shekhar Kapur's tweet about hating irresponsible advertising with a huge post about Shekhar Kapur's ads for things like cigarettes.

* Here is an interesting (and extremely wordy) post on Agent Vinod and the Pakistani government's ban on it.

Other strands of Agent Vinod too subtly attempt to forge new perceptions about Pakistan and its people, albeit partonisingly, and in a tone quite didactic, a voice India often adopts in speaking to its smaller neighbours. But to fathom it you will need to know the story of Agent Vinod.

* Oooo! I want a copy of this!! Prakhash Jha has putt out a book about Rajneeti!

Trailer for NTR Jr's Dammu! God, I love Southie masala films...

Tezz music promo!


Bombay Talkies said...

Speaking of Farah Khan, some site did an interview (well, I think it was meant to be an interview, but only the answers seem to have been printed) with Saroj Khan, and she wasn't pulling any punches when it came to Farah (or Vaibhavi Merchant for that matter). It was bitch-tastic.

Sal said...
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Sal said...

IDK if the "not-leading-men" rule applies to Emraan. He is one of the top five when it comes to what they call the B and C centers; I think filmmakers are usually pretty smart in using him. They foreground him during the publicity to get the small-town eyeballs, give him that one great song that is sure to be a chartbuster (apparently he is personally involved with selecting them), and write roles that work around his persona and don't require too much acting. I mean, the whole "Abraham becomes an actor" in TDP was a pretty obvious ploy to give the front-benchers their hero. The role itself, I'd say, was (often illogically) aggrandized to justify his presence in the movie. I might personally not get the craze around the guy, but it's there. He is hugely bankable.

Moimeme said...

Sorry you missed the Rowdy Rathore trailer, FG. But apparently the official release for it is on April 2, so you only have a few days to wait for it. I thought it was good, though highly reminiscent of Wanted and Singham and Dabangg, too, though it wasn't tongue in cheek like Dabangg, but more earnest like Singham. Action was like Wanted, very Tamil masala style. I thought Akshay got the "rowdy" characterization spot on.

(Now I don't know if I'm making you feel better or worse by this lengthy description. Apologies if I made it worse for you.)

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