Shahrukh Letterman Taping Report, FULL FINAL VERSION! READ FOR LATEST UPDATE!!! (No Spoilers)

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Because Shahrukh’s newest longform interview was in America, and tickets were open to the public, there were a few DCIBers who were actually able to attend! I asked them for their stories of what it was like, without any details of the actual interview (because I want to be surprised and I am selfish that way). Oh, and no SPOILERS in the comments please either, even rumors. I’ll delete them if I see them, so other people like me who want to go in fresh can stay uncontaminated.

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Vital Question: Which is the Sexiest Shahrukh Song?

I suspect some of you will have STRONG OPINIONS on this question. I also feel like maybe I have done this post before? Or something similar? Anyway, it is a vital question that deserves constant revisiting and revising. And since tastes differ, it is also a question that should spark some interesting and enlightening discussion!

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Sexy Sex Sex! In Hindi Film, Songs in Which Sexual Acts Outside of Procreation Are Implied

I just put up a post about kissing onscreen, and a comment from Alisa/BollywoodNewbie got me thinking about how maybe the reason kisses are so shocking is because they are the one act everyone understands. While all the other stuff that is just implied goes right over people’s heads. Not “against the grain” things, but things that have no logical explanation beyond sex, and imply sex which is not procreational and married and in the missionary position.

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On Screen Kisses Discussion Post: When Do We Like Them, When Do We Hate Them?

Thanks for Catherine (by the way, Catherine, I owe you a greeting card! Email me your address and I will send it off) and Whitney bringing this up in the comments because I think it is a super interesting topic to consider, especially in the Indian context.

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Aditya Chopra Birthday Post! Pick Your Favorite Yash Raj Movie Part 1, Mere Shaadi to Bachne Ae Haseeno

Ready for me to be lazy? All I’m gonna do is list off all the Yash Raj movies produced since Aditya took control. And then you can pick your favorite. And maybe I’ll review it or something. And I am going to start with the first era of YRF under Aditya, 2002 when he took control and started cranking out multiple films a year (instead of his father’s system of one film every few years), to 2008 when he started having multiple flops a year and decided to re-tool.

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Hindi Film 101: Salman, Aishwarya, Viviek, Primary Source Original Statements 2003

I guess Viviek just did another scummy thing using the Aish-Salman story? Not surprising, he has been breaking boundaries and making public what should be private for the past 16 years. The Viviek press conference was the start of the road that lead to what we have now with Kangana spewing hate at the world and the media gobbling it up, and believing it. NOTE ABOUT COMMENTS: This post is purposefully about 2003 and the aftermath. So ideally, any comments will place the whole situation in context of the original situation, Viviek and Salman and Aishwarya, the media, private and public divides, and abuse.

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Blog Updates! Film Review List Is Now Up to Date, So is the Hindi Film 101 List, and Shahrukh Letterman Post Has Loads of Fun Details!

I spent the whole day cleaning and organizing, both my kitchen and the blog. And I want you to see and appreciate what I did! Well, not my kitchen, it’s still not that great. But the blog stuff, YES! Most especially, there’s a reason the “Shahrukh on Letterman” post is at the top of the homepage, it’s really cool! And Updated as of this afternoon. Check it out!

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De De Pyaar De Review (SPOILERS): Love is Messy

Well, this was an interesting movie! Really did not go in the direction I thought it would. More time spent on stories I thought would be quick, and less time spent on stories I thought would be long. If you want to be as surprised as I was you can read the “no spoilers” review. If you want to know what to expect in advance, for real, not just what the trailer says, you can read this. And of course if you’ve already seen the movie and want to join the conversation, you can read this.

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De De Pyaar De Review (No Spoilers): It’s All About the Woman

Luv Ranjan is such a FASCINATING artist!!!! I can’t think of anyone else who brings together such different sensibilities within one artist. And, in this case, within one movie! He didn’t direct, but he produced and wrote the script, and it is pretty clearly more of a Luv Ranjan movie than anything else. Really interesting, a film that is both a fun light sexy situational comedy, and also a drama about being a woman and being a man and being a family.

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Hindi Film/Film 101: Cannes Film Festival, What Is It and Why Should We Care?

I really want to do a “red carpet looks” post, but I’m not the best place for it. Especially in a “hot off the presses” kind of way. I don’t have a subscription to a photo service, so I am just stealing images from other sites in a very haphazard way, which means it’s best if I wait until things have settled down a bit before I try it. But I can at least give a starting point for what Cannes is, behind the glitz and glamour. Be warned, this is a very cynical and practical post, so it may not be much fun.

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Bharat Trailer and the Three Khans Playdates

Another Bharat song! Is this the last one? I think it’s the last one. Or maybe not? We’ve still got 3 weeks left, what else are they going to do if there are no more songs? Oh, and there is a super super cute news story going around about the Khans that just makes me happy and I want it to be true.

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Friday Classics: Ghulam, No One is Past Hope of Redemption

I really love this movie. It was one of the early films I saw, one of the first movies I watched where I was told “this is an actual good movie”. And it is! It is an actual good movie! Not just a fun romance with something deep down below, but deep straight through.

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