Happy Wednesday! It’s Wednesday, right? I was up kind of late last night working on the Telugu review. But now I will have coffee and it will all be better.
Reading: I got my Savitri book! Fascinating, it’s not written by an academic or professional at all, but rather a dedicated fan. It’s a little bit of a bio and a lot of comprehensive film summaries and interpretations. Basically, it’s all the Telugu fansites and books and everything out there combined and condensed into one massive English language book. Thank goodness! That’s all I wanted.
Watching: Now that I’ve seen Raazi and am a super Meghna Gulzar fan, I’m having a friend over tonight to watch Talwar. I’m excited!
Thinking: I gotta manage sleep better. I was doing so well too! Went to bed early Sunday and Monday, and then blew it on Tuesday. And probably another late night tonight. Oh well, movies are important.
Now, your Wednesday question!
It’s Karan Johar’s birthday week!!!!!! What do you most wish for him this year?
If I were a Fairy Godmother, I would wave my magic wand and let him get married this year. Not that everyone has to be married to be happy, but Karan has expressed over and over again how lonely he is and how much he wants companionship. And obviously I wouldn’t wave my magic wand and make him attracted to women, I would wave my magic wand and make same-sex marriage legal and socially acceptable in India.
At the very least, even if he doesn’t get married, I do want him to be in a safe stable happy relationship, again because he has said he wants that, not because everyone needs it.
Professionally, I want him to continue stepping back and stepping forward at Dharma. That is, I want him to step back as a producer, do more films that take their lead from the director rather than him. More Raazis, Ittefaqs, Agneepaths, and so on. Let him step back a little from managing every detail of the movies he produces. And I want him to step forward a little more and make more films like his short in Lust Stories, small fun projects that let him grow as a director without the pressure of it needing to be a big hit.