This post comes to you from the airport between flights! So, not a lot of time for research or content, but enough time to throw up something quick based on twitter.
This popped up yesterday, and was soooooooooooo cute, so I am glad to have an excuse to post it. As we all know (I am sure), Amitabh has a viewing every Sunday he is in town. The crowd gathers outside his gate, he stands on a box, they open the gate, he waves, and then goes back inside. This Sunday, apparently an infiltrator made it all the way through the gate, past the barricades and guards, and up to the foot of Amitabh’s box.
(with the little glasses!!!! So cute!!!!!)
In slightly more interesting but less cute news, Salman made sure we know that he has started casting through the Being In Touch app. Which is kind of fascinating, the idea of using the app to connect directly to anyone who wants to be in one of his films. Of course, the fact that the first person cast using this method is going to be opposite Salman’s brother-in-law, definitely not a direct merit based choice of a star, mitigates the idea slightly.
Finally, in weird news, Irrfan Khan posted this statement:
I say “weird news” not because he might be sick, because of course anyone can get sick, but “weird news” because Irrfan is not usually the type to be this public about his personal issues. If you look through the rest of his twitter timeline, it is almost entirely tweets or re-tweets related to his films. Trailers, songs, promotional meetings, that kind of thing.
It’s also very strange to announce that you might be sick and will know for sure in 10 days. Why not just wait the 10 days?
None of this is to say he isn’t sick, there is an earlier post about having jaundice just a few weeks ago which might have been the beginning of this disease journey, and certainly when you are sick and freaking out from the uncertainty, it might seem temporarily reasonable to you to put up this kind of a “I don’t know what’s happening but I’m making an announcement anyway” post. Heck, maybe he thought it was needed because it will shortly become a little obvious if he isn’t participating in any Blackmail promotions. But so long as we are having a discussion about it, this is the thing that strikes me as most unusual about it, to put up this kind of post without even knowing for sure what you might have.
Anyway, that was a downer, let’s end on a happy note!