Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and I get to leave early on Friday to go visit my sister, woo! Oh, and in the meantime, I have a question for us all to chew on from Niki.
First, what are we all reading and thinking and watching this week? I’ll go first!
Reading: Still going through Dilip Saheb’s bio. It’s great! Very slow going, but the journey is so pleasant I don’t mind. I’m up to college when he first became friends with Raj Kapoor. Raj flirted with ALL the ladies (who is surprised? Anyone? Anyone?)
Thinking: I need to reorganize my kitchen!!! I put everything in temporary not great places when I moved in 5 months ago (like, silverware really should not just be sitting permanently on the counter). So I finally bought a new kitchen cart which The Internet says only takes 5 hours to put together, and you should have a magnifying glass for the instructions, and then once that is set up, I need to empty all my cabinets and put everything back again in a different configuration.
Watching: Finished Stranger Things, it was supposed to be on in the background while I put together the kitchen cart, but I got totally sucked in and that didn’t happen. Also almost done with Father Brown, but considering an immediate rewatch because it’s not like I actually paid attention to the mysteries. Otherwise I will need to find another soothing period murder series. Maybe time to go back to Miss Fisher? Has she actually kissed the police inspector yet?
Now, question for you! Courtesy of Niki in the comments yesterday on the post about Shahrukh not having signed any new films at all and being open for projects. What director do you want to see Shahrukh work with who he has not worked with before?
For me, as I said to Niki, I think I might like to see Shahrukh with Sooraj Barjatya. Just a few years back I wouldn’t, Sooraj seemed to be more about the big ensemble films and I like Shahrukh best with character dramas. But he would have been an interesting fit in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and I would love to see what he and Sooraj would come up with together. And second choice, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari who wrote and directed Bareilly Ki Barfi. Has a really great way of working with actors, very rich characters and setting, and Shahrukh always does interesting work with female director. Third choice, AR Murgadoss, let him do an action movie but one with some depth and pain in the action.
Or, opening this up totally, what director/actor pair in Indian film would you like to see come together for the first time?
A lot more thoughts here! I want to see Kajol in a Guari Shinde film centered on her character. I want to see Sonam work with Karan Johar, they both are so good at appearances being part of the character. I want to see Fawad Khan work with Anurag Basu, bring some dignity to those troubled male characters. I want to see Ayan Mukherjee work with Anushka Sharma, give her the calm maturity he gave Dips and Konkona. And I want to see Alia work with her father.