I’m going to try to be better about putting out news posts for these smaller stories just so you can discuss them. Although also, REMINDER, you can always mention these stories or post links to them in the Wednesday Watching post. That’s what it is there for! Even if it’s not Wednesday. Just like you can always ask me any questions on Monday Morning Questions, even if it’s not Monday.
Well, Aayush Sharma finally officially has a movie with a title and everything, “Loveratri”. Which meant nothing to me when I first heard it, but makes more sense now. It’s a Gujurati romance, centered around the nine nights of Navratri. Thus “Loveratri”.
Last reports had a first time director working from a remake script. But now it is supposed to be first time director working from an original script. Set in Gujurat because the director is Gujurati. Which is a much better sign, sounds like there is someone with some actual inspiration for the story involved somewhere.
(Nothing will ever compare with this Navratri sequence)
What I absolutely do not believe is the version being floated now of the director seeing Aayush, wanting him for the role, and then asking Salman if he would be willing to do it. It makes it seem like this big artistic coming together, but there is no way that’s how it happened. There were rumors of Salman looking for a movie for Aayush for ages, even if this director came to him, he came to him knowing that suggesting Aayush for the lead would get his movie funded, no matter how terrible the guy is as an actor.
Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana who normally would be in that small regionally grounded kind of love story, is doing something totally different and is working on an action film. Reports have it that his Sriram Raghavan film has him playing a blind piano player who gets caught up in some kind of crime thing.
Which is brilliant casting for Ayushmann! So he gets to be gritty and violent and stuff, but in a struggling average person kind of way, which is his sweet spot. I really don’t want to see him as a perfect action hero, that would be totally unbelievable.
Everyone Annual Days
This is just a small thing which I found interesting. Shahrukh and Suhana went to AbRam’s school’s Annual Day function. Which is the first time I found out that AbRam and Aaradha are in the same school. As are, apparently, a whole bunch of other industry kids.
So going back to that feeling I had at Adira’s birthday, that there is an effort to build up this connection in a new generation, sounds like that is happening on another front as well, with all of them going to Dhirubhai Ambani International School together.
(They look so tiny! And Shahrukh looks so blonde!)