Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Post: The Muscles from Mumbai (is not a thing or IS IT?)

Another horrible review from Rachel Saltz from I Me aur Main in which she tries to make up a slang term ("(Mr. Abraham is one of those Muscles From Mumbai actors.)"), speculates on the Changing Moral Landscape of India, and then gives away the plot twist.


Much better to read the Vigil Idiot's take. (Because, you know… abs!)

In better news, Kai Po Che seems to be doing better in its second week than either new release.


This is a sad story. Ayushmann Khurrana's domestic help committed suicide.

According to police, the actor-singer has been out on shoot since mid-February. Neighbours notified cops after foul smell began emanating from his flat last evening. Soon they reached the spot and opened the door with the help of a key-maker.

My thoughts are with Rudra Prasad Kaphale's family and if there was any foul play or mistreatment involved, I hope it is uncovered.


Hiroo Johar has been hospitalized! Poor Karan!! Our thoughts are with you, KJO! I hope she is okay.


And singer Mubarak Begum has hit hard times. She needs work...


(Varun with some lady admirers from here)

Varun Dhawan got into a scuffle with famous Bollywood brother Sohail Khan.

Sohail also reportedly roughed up the youngster, besides warning him in a stern tone to never mess with him again. Our source says that being younger and alone, Varun had no option but to apologise for the misunderstanding.

So the moral of the story for Varun is… get a posse? Judging by every film I've seen, a hero always needs to travel with at least one comedian and/or secondary hero. Maybe the curly-topped Roy Kapur brother is available.


Eros Entertainment's stock takes a nosedive and the company is being investigated.

Kamal Jain, Group GFO, Eros Media International said the company was not sure of the reasons behind the sharp selling of the stocks. “Our business fundamentals remain intact. We don’t know the reasons, but think an individual stock holder who held position has sold. The promoters hold 75 per cent stake in the company and none of our stocks are pledged.”


Freida Pinto has signed a film opposite Kai Po Che cutie Rajkumar Yadav. I'll be interested to see if her acting improves when she's in a language and environment she's (presumably) more comfortable in.

Meanwhile Rajkumar has a film waiting to be released - Shahid based on the life of the human rights advocate and lawyer Shahid Azmi who was murdered.

Says the producer:

"Any film based on a real-life hero is considered boring .Though Shahid is anything but a dull plodding bio-pic. In fact my director Hansal Mehta has made it like Life Is Beautiful. But like I said Kai Po Che has brought Rajkumar Yadav into the hero's league. Though Sushant Singh Rajput had the author-backed role, Rajkumar is the silent scene stealer."


SRK does a short film with Balki for Women's Day.


Akshay takes two comedy films to the bank.


Yo Yo Honey Singh will be singing for Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam.

And Madhuri is doing an item for Ranbir's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.


It's worth clicking through to see a delightful photo of John Abraham and to this one of our own pint-size John Cusak. Does "PK" stand for Say Anything?


Let's end on a happy note...

Om Shanti Om FLASH MOB in Japan!


odadune said...

I believe it's a play on the "Muscles From Brussels" nickname given to Jean-Claude Van Damme years ago. It's patronizing, coming from a western journalist, but given John's tendency to make himself look like a He-Man action figure, and the fact that even his friends make quips like (paraphrased) "It's nice to be working with John and his big shoulders again, after a gap of several years"...I can't say that it's a label he hasn't earned.

Filmi Girl said...

@Odadune That makes sense!! But... John isn't really a Van Damme type action star. ;P He's just a really buff, now kind of too old to be one chocolate hero.

John is hard to pin down. He's done some very smart films and some stupid ones. He's not a great actor but he can be competent if the director knows how to work him. And he's passible at comedy and terrible at both dancing and action.

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.

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