Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Gossip!

Is there anybody out there going to Notre Dame? They are doing a small Indian film festival including No One Killed Jessica!! So go check it out!

And check out the Wall Street Journal's handy-dandy review round-up of London Paris New York, which seems like it's a perfectly adequate rom-com if you enjoyed Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

So, I won't be seeing it.

Maybe I'll give Ritesh and Genelia's film a chance instead this weekend since it seems heavier on the "com" than the "rom."

Did I mention that I am SICK TO DEATH of romantic-comedies? Seriously. Who scheduled a full month and half of I'm-30-or-40-and-don't-know-what-love-is nonsense?

* The line up to Ranbir Kapoor's world tour has gone through more changes than certain Khan's hairlines! Shahid is now out of the tour after having been in, then out, then in.

The story however, runs deeper. According to a source close to Shahid, the actor was not too happy being just an add-on in what was being called the Ranbir Kapoor world tour. "He was extremely upset with the constant speculations about him joining Ranbir in the concert. The talks were still on. And Shahid's representatives made it very clear that if they wanted the actor to be a part of it, the show has to be promoted as Shahid and Ranbir's world tour. Shahid also has a big fan following overseas. When two stars are equal, it can't be just one person's show," added the source.

Shahid, I love you - and you're a much better dancer than Ranbir - but he's the bigger star here.

* Some speculation on Special Chabbis, which will star Akshay Kumar and Kajal Agarwal.

* Sneha Ulall in a steamy video shoot.

* Isha Sharvani has walked out of Kamal Hasaan's Viswaroopam.

* Anil Kapoor turns down a Karan Johar film but yes to Khalid Mohamed writing a book on his life.

* Irrfan Khan is out of Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist

* It is Maddy's knee preventing him from taking on the Vettai remake.

* Not Bollywood related but Freida Pinto talks Trishna.

At least with Trishna, Pinto gets to play an actual Indian person, in India, for the first time since Slumdog Millionaire. Yet it's a side of India she had never really experienced. She grew up in Mumbai in a relatively wealthy and worldly family. Her mother was a teacher, her father a bank manager. She turned down acting and modelling offers until she finished university, and travelled across Asia presenting a glossy English-language travel show on Indian satellite TV before surviving a six-month audition process to land her Slumdog role. So playing an uneducated Rajasthani peasant was only slightly less alien than a mythical Greek priestess. She had to embed herself with the local family who play her own in the movie, learn the local dialect, even how to milk cows and goats.

Making of "Papa Toh Band Bajaye" from Housefull 2... is it me or is 2012 the year of Rishi Kapoor?


eliza bennet said...

"- and you're a much better dancer than Ranbir - but he's the bigger star here."

Yes no question about that.

Carol said...

Every year is the year of Rishi Kapoor. In my life.

OG said...

Hey FG,

The new Tamil Film "Aravaan" which released this weekend is getting awesome reviews.

Set in 18th century TN, the promos looked awesome but it looks like the film is a winner as well.

Check this out:

I sure will be watching it this weekend!


maxqnz said...

"Did I mention that I am SICK TO DEATH of romantic-comedies?" a sentiment shared by many, it seems. Scheduling pile-ups like this almost make me glad I have to wait for DVDs, at least that way it's on my schedule, not theirs.

Note from Filmi Girl:

I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.

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

xoxo Filmi Girl
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