Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Gossip: WHY DO I BOTHER edition.

Did you ever have one of those days where you just wonder why you bother? And I'm not even talking about the people who were apparently just so offended that I found Alex Pandian to be a pleasant time pass...

(A word of warning, I may or may not be a leetle cranky this morning.)

The big story today is SERVICE TAX that nobody wants to pay.

So… potential strike.

A producer on request of anonymity said, “All actors don't have the kind of money to bear an additional financial burden. Even if the producer is not paying in a certain case, is it fair for an actor with medium earnings to bear an extra burden in the form of entertainment tax?” In the event the Film and Television Producers Guild of India goes ahead with their strike, films including David, Special 26, Any Body Can Dance (ABCD), Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story are likely to be affected.

And the time-wasting story today is… a bunch of print spewed about WHY AREN'T INDIAN AWARDS MORE LIKE THE GOLDEN GLOBES?!

Because the Golden Globes are fair… (did anybody tell Kathryn Bigelow?)

The process needs to be more transparent, says filmmaker Kunal Kohli.

Oh! Because it's a lack of transparency not the fact that YOUR FILMS SUCK that has kept Kunal Kohli from winning awards. Got it!


If in Hollywood turning director has become a form of career triage, the big question is this: Why don’t Bollywood actors follow suit? Even Amitabh Bachchan, the man who has reinvented himself over and again in a wide array incarnations, has never taken that ultimate step. He’s done everything but: turned into an advertising mega-brand, conquered television, dabbled with singing, experimented with every kind of movie, be it art-house or kiddie flicks. He has the knowledge, intelligence and confidence to make the move. So why not just do it?

Maybe he doesn't want to? Maybe directing takes a different kind of talent than acting? Maybe the Big B is just tired? The entertainment industry isn't a career ladder from singer to actor to director.

Blah blah blah some story from a PR firm but Kangana looks lovely... although it's depressing as hell to see her paired opposite Sunny Deol.

Sanjay Dutt shows up on time for work; news story follows.

Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Talkies shoot is halted by the BMC.

Saif "Mr. Democracy" Ali Khan is back in London promoting Race 2.

I do take it seriously but I don't really believe in titles. We are a democratic country and the time for such titles is gone. I don't think it suits a film actor."

Because nobody knows about democracy and common folk like highly paid screen actors.

"Somebody" that's NOT Madhur Bandar-car (so the Bandar-car says)has been circulating an SMS saying that Madhur Bandar-car needed some girls for a film shoot.

And FINALLY something worth reporting: TABU + SALMAN!

Like, what is the point of this song? Why is she wearing a slip out in public and dancing around as if the music wasn't a midi-piano adult contempo number? And HOW TIRED ARE WE ALL of "sexy" moddles being cast as heroines?

This Ali Zafar commercial is by far the most entertaining thing I've seen... in all of 2013.


thediva_1 said...

ROFL! The "Why Bollywood doesn't have a Ben Affleck" may just be the STUPIDEST article I've ever read.

Ben made a good movie, as an actor. So what?

Can't we ask, why doesn't Hollywood have a Hrithik Roshan, as well? He acts brilliantly AND dances brilliantly too!

If you go onto the comments section for the piece, there are so many people shitting on Hindi cinema and raving of Hollywood's intellectuality. It's funny though because these are the very same people who run to the movie theaters to watch HINDI movies every weekend (after which, they go online and act like they don't)

There is so much insecurity in Hindi cinema, it's appalling. (another one of the many reasons that I love Salman Khan. He doesn't have that Hollywood "complex") ;)

Mo Pitz said...

Tabu? I'd say I'm impressed but likely she'll end up playing his mother or something. Ugh.

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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