Happy Monday! Extra happy for me, because I get to go on vacation on Friday (wee!). Not from the blog of course, I never take a day off from you, but from everything else. In the meantime, I want to give you answers, and a question of your own!
As always you can ask me anything from the personal (“are you going to see Pari?”) to the specific and factual (“what does “Pari” mean?”) to the general discussion question (“why is horror as a genre going more and more mainstream in Hindi films?”)
The only rule is, you have to let me answer first! The discussion is just better that way. But if you have something you want to add on to the discussion, leap in once I give my first response.
I have two questions for you this week, a sad one and a happy one. First the sad one, When did you fall in love with Sridevi?
For me, it was the first time I saw the “Mere Bindiya” song from Lamhe. I didn’t even see the whole movie, just that one song. It was the way she realistically put on her bangles. Not with the elegant graceful dancer like moves that some actresses use, as though they have never struggled with anything in their life, but also not with the overacting of some actresses as though the pain of bangles is too much for their frail frame.
And then a happy question for you inspired from the Dil Chahta Hai post on Friday! When did you fall in love with Akshaye Khanna? (taking as a given that all thinking people are at least a little bit in love with Akshaye)
For me, Hulchul. That moment when he goes to Kareena’s room and shyly confidently tells her that he knows she is in love with him, but isn’t ready to say it yet, and that’s okay, he can wait.