Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday! TGIF!

I think this weekend... Bol Bachchan, maybe? I'm really looking forward to re-watching the next title in the 100 Crore Club. That's right... DABANGG! Everybody do the belt dance!

And now news!

* Freida Pinto is so annoying.

On if she'd ever do a Bollywood movie:
"I enjoy doing independent film, so if an independent film comes out of India, I'll be so happy."

I guess she didn't chichat with Anurag and Kalki while they were doing cameos in Trishna. Can she just stop pretending she's some amazing artistic actress instead of a model who caught a lucky break?

* Okay, I was wondering when this story was going to break... Rajesh's long time girlfriend Anita Advani has popped up in the news demanding cash money. I think it's only fair considering the family wants to turn his house - where she is living - into a museum. Don't just kick the woman to the curb with nothing! Have a heart!

* And... apparently Laila Khan - the starlet famous for being murdered - played opposite Rajesh Khanna in his 2008 "comeback" Wafaa: A Deadly Love Story.

The world is a strange place.

Before we leave Rajesh, some local color from Rajesh's funeral in The Hindu. It's a nice piece.

A large number of fans turned up from the neighbouring state of Gujarat. “Some 51 luxury buses have come from various parts of Gujarat,” Kushal Singh, a fan of Kakaji [as Mr. Khanna was fondly called] from Ahmedabad told The Hindu. The Gujarat contingent marched, carrying a garlanded photograph of the veteran actor, shouting,“Long Live Rajesh Khanna!’ and ‘Rajesh Khanna Zindabad!’

* Rumors of Aishwarya Rai going back to Hollywood.

* Was Bipasha dropped from Shootout at Wadala because John Abraham is a big baby?

* I'm surprised it took this long - Nagesh Kukunoor has no funding for his next film. Did the ex-producer finally see his last few films and realized he had signed on for a major bomb?

Kukunoor remained unavailable for comments.


* Another gori model is back in business. Angela Johnson is in the running for Sher Khan.

* The busy life of Bollywood stylists...

In an India where most fashionistas look like clones who all shopped at Zara, cultivating a unique style is evidently not a popular pursuit. But Anaita has a positive spin on that too. “In the long run, we will be a better dressed nation. For me, it’s a thrill to see people who shop at Zara, though sometimes I feel like telling them, ‘Don’t buy that, it doesn’t suit your figure.’ But they will get it right one day.”


Thelondongirl said...

it might just be the grief or a bit of spin, but apparently she tried to climb in the car/cart?? with the coffin and Akshay stopped her. I think its a little abhorrent that they are ousting her from the grieving along with the family, surely they knew she was with him. i know yahoo is the best but here is the link on Kaka's gf woes

Thelondongirl said...

sorry yahoo isnt the best*

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Pinto needs to STOP. I just can't with her. She has no training, no talent, and hasn't even been a fixture in Hollywood for long enough to forge (or fake) either one. Unfortunately, for those of us smart enough to see her for what she really is (a delusional, over-confident, fame-hungry opportunist), she won't disappear from the radar anytime too soon. She'll keep kissing a$$ and clawing her way around "the biz" until she's exhausted all of her options. And even then, she'll probably manage to snag some sort of long-term cosmetics endorsement deal (a la Andy McDowell), so she can still get her face-time on air for all perpetuity. She's pseudo-marketable in Hollywood right now because people are intrigued by her "exoticness" (btw, so weird when anyone who isn't white is labeled "ethnic" or "exotic" -- umm, what does that even mean when applied to another human being?!?!). But she won't last for the long-term. Not as a respected or highly demanded actress, at least. I will put my money where my mouth is if she does.

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