Happy Wednesday! I had SUCH a productive weekend! Didn’t clean or cook or do laundry, but I did finish the Anu Aggarwal autobiography and watch a ton of movies, which is a kind of productivity.
For reading, finished “Anusual” and now I am starting “Prem Hai Mere“. I have high hopes for it based on the title alone. Thank goodness I have a full year before Thugs of Hindostan comes out, so no hurry on finishing that book. So boring!
For watching, I saw SO MANY movies! Judwaa on Friday night, then Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and one other movie (won’t tell you, review going up at some point) in theaters on Saturday, and then Arjun Reddy Sunday morning. And Neram Sunday night. And then Raja Hindustani in a super fun watchalong with you all on Monday morning. Followed by a legitimately good Tamil movie (that I won’t tell you about because the review isn’t up yet, but it is a Gautham Menon) that I streamed just for me. And then another Malayalam. I worked SO HARD!
(Not this one. Was going to be this one, but stupid Herotalkies didn’t have subtitles! So I picked another one from the “related suggestions” list)
And then for thinking, I am thinking “should I talk to my maintenance guy again about fixing the stove? I hate to be a bother, but it has been 3 months.” And also, “I should have switched my clothes over this weekend! I’m FREEZING and I’ve already worn all my long sleeved shirts that aren’t in storage!”
Now, question for you! If you could recast any one role in any movie, what would it be? Or what would they be, you can have multiple answers! The first things that come to mind for me are Priyanka and Ranveer with Kareena and Ranbir in Dil Dhadakne Do (the original plan for the cast). I think the cast as we got it was fine, but the meta-ness would have been off the charts with Kareena and Ranbir, plus they would have been perfect in those roles.
And then second choice would be Shahrukh with Shahid in Happy New Year. He was just too old for the role! It was supposed to be a promising young MBA graduate with his whole life ahead of him, not this craggy old dude.
And third would be Siddharth with Rajkummar Rao or Sushant Singh or really anyone else in Kapoor & Sons.