Happy Monday! Another week with a good discussion question (I hope!) for you all to answer! Along with, of course, asking me any questions you may have for me.
As always, you can ask me anything you like from the personal (“are you seeing Padman or Aiyaary this Friday?”) to the specific (“what are the two movies coming out this Friday?”) to the general discussion (“which movie this Friday will be the better film?”)
The only rule is, you have to let me answer first! Even if you have a good answer for something someone else asks. Wait for me to say my thing, and then jump in. It just goes better that way.
Now, question for you!!! A two parter!
Is there an actor/actress you just cannot see the appeal of? Like, you try and try but you don’t understand what people see in them?
Or, is there in actor/actress that you actually can see the appeal, and yet they still don’t appeal to you personally?
Or is there someone that you did not see the appeal for years, and then it finally snapped into place?
For me, for the first one, it’s Pawan Kalyan. And it’s not a handsome-not handsome thing or anything as superficial as that. I truly do not see anything special about him, anything that would make me interested in watching him on film. The fact that he is a major star (which I know is a true fact) is a total puzzle to me!
For the second, it’s Vijay. Again, I know intellectually that he is a huge star. And I can look at him and see why, there is a kind of fresh-faced charm and a clever way of dialogue delivery and even unusual acting choices. But it just is not something that I personally find appealing.
And for the third, it’s essentially every actor in Hindi cinema!!!! Because I have now seen soooooooooooooooooooooooo many Hindi films that, eventually, I will find the one film for each particular actor that makes it all fall into place for me. Like, John Abraham in Jhoothi Hai Sahi, or Akshay Kumar in Yeh Dillagi, or Ajay Devgan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Huh! All of those roles are really similar! So maybe it’s more that I have to see them playing an underdog where they really need to charm the audience, instead of the usual rock’em sock’em action hero perfect sort of roles. And this also means there is hope for Pawan and Vijay, I just have to keep watching movies until I find the one that really works for me.