Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Post: Wirework in Progress... warning.

Do we need to have another chat, media? On the list of Things That Are Not Okay is posting pictures of a 10 year old boy on his birthday because YOU think his papa is Aamir Khan. I was tempted not to link to the post but I trust that you will be responsible with your clicks. Really classy move to put the word alleged in scare quotes. That's really socking it to a 10 year old boy who has done absolutely nothing to warrant any sort of press attention other than having a self-absorbed mother obsessed with being famous.


The Jiah Khan story isn't done yet.

Apparently the police found additional letters from Jiah at Suraj Pancholi's house. The charge seems to be that he beat her before her death, which, if it's true, is certainly something he should be criminally punished for.

I've been trying not to read too much of the commentary of this because the Internet id is just too disturbing.

Suniel Shetty has come out pro-Suraj and says Suraj's debut with his daughter is still on.


Family dynasties at work are fascinating, as are Bollywood-Politics links. Chirag Paswan who tried to debut in Bollywood but flopped miserably now appears to be okay with following in his father's footsteps. He's in Bihar to campaign for his father.

A large number of people turned up to see the actor-son of Paswan but he talked about politics only. "The Nitish government has been befooling people, especially the youths, in the name of development," he said. "If there has been so much development in the past eight years, why is the state government demanding special status for Bihar."

If you don't have charisma or genuine public support for your platform, the only thing that will draw a crowd is stardust.


Chennai Express is getting a solo release - Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2 has been pushed back.


Once again going outside his wheelhouse, good old plastic face Saif Ali Khan to play the regular middle class guy at the center of the Naram Garam. Seriously? Why does Saif take these roles? Unless the character isn't a regular middle class guy but a well-preserved, upper class 40ish rich guy. What regular middle class guy has botox, hair plugs, and a brow-lift?


Rajkumar Gupta is producing a romantic thriller. I am there.


The media machine just keeps churning... come on, idiots! GOOGLE BEFORE YOU POST THINGS! Cherry is NOT - I repeat, NOT - actually being featured on biscuit packages in Japan.



Kick to start up in July and looks like it will be filming in London! So, try not to get tangled in the wires, London dwellers!


Let's turn to my favorite punching bag... NEIL NITIN MUKESH! I think he needs a nickname. How about One Shot Nandu after his Lafangey Parindey character? It also happens to be my favorite film of Neil's. And, yes, I include Johnny Gaddar which was great in parts but Neil's performance in it was pretty terrible and mostly involved his infamous Pee Pants Face.

When asked if he has plans to make films like 'Dabangg', 'Rowdy Rathore' or 'Singham', in which the heroes were portrayed larger-than-life, he answered in the negative.

"For everyone, the definition of larger than life is different. For me larger than life means films like 'Johnny Gaddaar'," he said.

But Neil won't let us forget his biggest (and only) genuine hit... although I suppose New York counts, too. Even if THAT also mostly involved his Pee Pants Face rather than actual acting.

You're living too much in 2007, dude. But I'll be going to see Shortcut Romeo for lovely Puja Gupta and my new Bollywood BFF Ameesha Patel. *waves Team Ameesha flag*


Just what we've all been waiting for! Sohail Khan to direct a Fearless Nadia biopic. Well... at least it won't be too artsy.


You have to respect that 40-something Madhuri Dixit is still a big enough draw that people are making films for her. I've really got my fingers crossed for Gulaab Gang and Dedh Ishqiya.


Sunny Figueriedo said...

Always a pleasure to read your blog, but I can't help but wonder: how come you're suddenly an Ameesha fan?

Maya said...

Lol an Ameesha fan?? Agree about Madhuri but GG was written for Rani & Vidya according to the director.

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