Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Deepika’s Birthday?

Happy Monday! I slept and slept and lazed and lazed and I have hopes of no longer feeling low energy and sick at work.

This is where you can ask me anything you want, backstory on a gossip tale, what movie you should watch next, or just what the last movie is that I saw. Feel free to keep circling back all week as you think of new questions!

And I have THREE questions for you, just to start the week off right! You can answer whichever you feel you are qualified to answer:

Vidya Balan’s birthday was last week, what is your favorite Vidya movie?

Hmm. Of the movies Vidya has been in, I think Guru.

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But of the movies that are centered around her and distinctly “Vidya” movies, I think Tumhari Sulu

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Deepika Padukone’s birthday was yesterday, what is your favorite Deepika movie?

This is easy, Chennai Express! Great performance from Dips, super happy movie.

AR Rahman’s birthday is today, what is your favorite Rahman song?

I’m going old school! “Smiyai” from Kandukonden Kandukonden.

8 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Deepika’s Birthday?

  1. Film Companion has an hour long interview with Hrithik in front of an audience. Anupama, why you do this to my sweet, dumb boo? I need fanfic of Hrithik and India’s first female Nobel prize winner falling in love and how she thwarts Kangana & Rangoli (who doesn’t actually exist and is one of Kangana’s multiple personality alters).

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    • I have written that fanfic! Well, sort of. Rani as an awesome PR professional who saves Hrithik’s career after dumb public mistakes. He falls in love with her, but she has sworn never to get involved with her clients, what to do? https://dontcallitbollywood.com/2018/03/25/silly-sunday-rerun-last-years-new-movie-ideas-for-rani/

      And I am glad to hear that you have dug deep and found a love that can get past petty things like “intelligence” and be based on important things like “good looks and dancing ability”.

      On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 1:07 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Ha, the hilarious thing is all of the men I’ve dated/married IRL have been brilliant and I can’t deal with dumb guys at all but you don’t have to talk to your fantasy boyfriend. If I actually dated Hrithik or someone like him I’d probably put a pillow over his face while he slept.

        I love all those fics but especially the Aamir-Rani one.

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        • Remember Ali Zafar in Dear Zindagi? And the way Alia stares into the distance, horrified, once she starts actually talking to him?

          On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 2:41 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • I thought that interview was decent. Yes,it was too long and he was rambling on and on. But finally seems to have let gone of his inhibitions & letting it all flow. I did not buy his story about his inputs making Kabir the character that he is & a whole other stuff. But God it’s rough to look past that face. As long as he keeps looking this good onscreen,he can ramble on. His response on Main Prem Ki Diwani was also fun to watch for all the expresssions.

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      • How did Anupama do interviewing him? Was she caught in the forcefield of The Face or did she manage to escape?

        On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 4:44 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Rewatching pieces of Ho Mann Jahaan made me think about Fawad and Mahira again. I remember seeing that movie for the first time after seeing her in Sadqay Tumhare and watching them both in Humsafar. In both series Mahira’s characters were strong but demure and old fashioned romantic. Seeing her as a modern woman musician in Western clothes, singing lead and dancing was such a shift. But that’s how she originally got noticed, right? As a VJ? Anyway, made me think she and Fawad would be interesting candidates for 101s too, now that you’re working on the younger generation. Their careers have followed such different paths than the Hindi stars. Only wish they had more movies out now to talk about! Mahira is working constantly but her films either don’t make it over here or they’re out for one weekend and gone, with no streaming option to look forward to. Fawad is off doing his reality competition for screenwriters, which might be a nice way to nurture talent, but I selfishly want him where I can see him.

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    • My impression is that the VJ/musician path is really common in Pakistani TV/Movies. I wonder why? Anyway, I love that Mahira is a former American college student and convenience store worker, divorced single Mom, and just generally awesome and free and modern.

      On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:39 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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