Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Gossip!

Are you in London? Atif Aslam and Sonu Nigam are performing!

It was a late night for me yesterday but I powered through and gathered links for you!

* Stop coloring classic black and white films: A plea.

What is the necessity of colouring classics when none of the coloured versions have hit the box-office bull's eye? When four years ago there was an offer to colour Ray's masterpiece, “Pather Panchali” (Song Of The Road) the entire Bengal film industry was up in arms. Mrinal Sen, Sandip Ray, Buddhadev Das Gupta and Goutam Ghosh openly came out on the streets in protest and the attempt was stopped. Even the likes of Sir Richard Attenborough, Martin Scorsese and Meryl Streep protested against the colourisation of Ray's black-and-white classics.

* I have gone from cautiously optimistic to really not looking forward to Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai 2. Imran Khan has been finalized. Ugh. Akshay is going to steamroll him.

* Saif Ali Khan faced protests over hiring a Saudi national instead of an Indian at the guest houses where pilgrims from the region stay when they go on the Haj.

* Salman Khan demands to be paid one rupee more than Shahrukh.

* I'm not sure what this means - besides that anything SRK related is news - but the new head of ISI has some sort of link to Shahrukh.

* And speaking of King Khan - Red Chilies USA.

* Mahie Gill snags a role in Dabangg 2.

* Naseer is shooting a film in Pakistan.

* Sunidhi Chauhan is getting married.

* Rhea Kapoor trademarks the title Herogiri.

* Read a profile of Emraan Hashmi.

Hashmi’s ascendancy is inexplicable. Nobody saw it coming, least of all his own family. His grandmother Purnima Verma, a character actor in Hindi films, consoled him when he declared his intention to be an actor: “You don’t have to be a hero. Not everyone must be a hero.” His chances were thin. By his own admission, “I look the way I look” and “I can’t dance to save my life”. He is the oddball in the male star system in the industry. His acting chops have been negligible so far. He inspires critics to higher prose as they tear apart his scowling and glowering at the camera.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

LOL, at the SRK & ISI link. It is the identity crisis Pak has been facing for the last 60+ years. Most Pakistanis like to pretend that they have no connection with the Indian subcontinent - that majority of them are not converts, but invaders of Arab ancestry.
So whenever a connection like SRK's pops up, it is very inconvenient & embarrassing for them. And lo & behold ISPR has already issued a denial. 
The funny thing is, deputy general of ISI also is an uncle of Saifu!
How much ever they want to hug Saudi Arabia,  poor fellas, their Indian roots/connections come back to haunt them.

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