I’m ignoring the story about Kalank raising ticket prices because it includes super depressing comments like “movies are for rich people”. Instead, fun stories! PC with her usual ridiculous PR, Malaika and the wedding happy-happy, and a remake I am genuinely excited about.
Call me a cynic, but I am pretty sure PC’s PR is providing the exact language for this story. Basically, Priyanka is the saintly one who brought the brothers back together. That’s the story. “Leaked” by insiders. (story here)
You ready to giggle at quotes and giant PC PR leaps?
While Yoko Ono’s relationship with the legendary John Lennon is said to have been one of the primary reasons why the band Beatles broke up, Priyanka Chopra who is now married to Nick Jonas is being credited with bringing her husband back together with his two brothers.
That’s the opening that reads like something her PR firm wrote. Now here is the “quote” from an “Insider”.
“Priyanka encouraged her husband Nick to re-open dialogue on their association as a band. Since it was Nick who is said to have broken the band, Priyanka personally played the doting sister-in-law to Kevin and Joe and coaxed them to sit with her husband for conversations on re-grouping. If it wasn’t for Priyanka, the Jonas’ new album Sucker wouldn’t have happened,”
Oh Priyanka, you cheer me up! It’s true, you are just like Yoko but better, and you are the perfect sister-in-law who deserves all the credit for the album you did not write or sing on.
Malaika-Arjun Wedding Rumors
This also cheers me up, because I am so happy about this couple. Rumor has it that Malaika and Arjun are getting married Easter weekend in a church in Goa. What a happy thing, an Easter wedding! Don’t know how Malaika’s divorce fits in with a church wedding, but then I’ve never been super clear on Catholicism and divorce rules anyway. (story here)
Rohit Shetty-Farah Khan Remake
It was announced a while back that Farah and Rohit would be coming together to make a movie, which I think is a great idea because they have very complimentary styles. And now rumor has it that the movie will be a remake of Satte Pe Satte, which itself was a remake of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. Which was a movie my mother wouldn’t let us watch while I was growing up because the plot is kind of gross. Surprisingly, the Indian version of the plot is a lot better!
Let me spoil the original Indian version for you! Or not, you can skip this section if you think you might watch it someday. It is very fun. It starts out like the American 7 Brides for 7 Brothers and then takes a real turn. SPOILERS start. Amitabh is the oldest of 7 brothers who live in a remote lumbar camp. He comes to town and gets sick and stays at a hospital where he falls in love with spunky nurse Hema Malini. He marries her and takes her back to the camp where she makes all the boys get cleaned up and stuff. Meanwhile at a near by vacation camp, there is a group of young women who revolve around a sweet wealthy heiress in a wheelchair. Amitabh’s brothers romance all of them. But meanwhile, the heiress’s evil uncle has hired an Assassin, Amitabh 2 with Grey Hair, to kill the heiress. But while attempting to kill her, he ends up hitting her in such a way that she can walk again! And then she and the assassin fall in love and Amitabh 1 and Amitabh 2 unite to fight off the evil uncle’s goons. HAPPY ENDING. Spoilers Over.
If you read the spoilers, you can see how this is the kind of fun insane masala 70s movie that Rohit Shetty and Farah can both do so well. If you didn’t read the spoilers, just take my word for it. There’s action scenes, and big dance numbers, and a spunky heroine and a hunky hero and all kinds of good things.