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

Happy Monday! Big news, I am trying to go caffeine free. After my New York weekend I kind of overdosed and got all weird and jittery. So no more! I will just be mildly sleepy all the time instead.

This is where you can ask me anything from what movies I am reviewing next, to what a Hindi word means, to the name of that one actor you like from that one movie. All week keep swinging back here any time you think of something you want to know!

Now, question for you! Inspired by writing about Nadia Wadia yesterday. Which modern actress do you most want to be the hero of a big action movie?

Anushka! NH10 was kind of it, but it was also a downer. I want her to be the wild brave reckless daughter of a gangster who must avenge him when his enemies kill him, all fun and colorful south Indian style. Maybe she has an evil twin?

26 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After International Women’s Day?

  1. For an action film it’s Katrina, no contest. She already proved her chops with Tiger Zinda Hai and even Bharat. She’s the only Bollywood actress I can picture really kicking ass on a Hrithik or Tiger level.

    Reentry into my life has been a bit bumpy after India 😭 especially with all the coronavirus news. My doctor told me I should stay home for two weeks just to make sure I didn’t pick up anything during the flight. Ugh.

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  2. I’m voting for Katrina, too, as my favourite in body-(action)-focussed roles…and I think she can play a suprising register of good/bad action heroine.

    Reading your DCIB weekend journeys, I admire your energy. But it also seems to be stress to experience all this in such a short span of time.
    Are you a “journey-person”? Did you write something about your travelling to India?

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    • I am NOT a journey person! Thank you for asking. I am a good traveler, in that I am really good at reading maps and finding places to eat and packing a bag and stuff like that, but I also get homesick about 5 minutes after leaving home. But I am trying to power through because there are so many wonderful things to experience and learn and do if you travel.

      I’m traveling again this weekend, just a quick couple hour train journey for a family thing. Which is super important and I will regret it forever if I don’t do it, the exact kind of travel I should be doing.

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  3. I just read Ayush Sharma will be playing a dreadful gangster in his new movie and it made my day. It will be remake of marathi film Mulshi Pattern, and Salman will do a cameo (sure, otherwise who would watch it?)
    Ayush will also be in hindi remake of Goodachari and I just can’t imagine how somebody thought it is a good idea. I saw Goodachari and it’s kind of movie that need strong and good actor in the lead. Ayush has none of Adivi Sesh’s talent or charm.
    I wonder how many flops Salman needs to stop supporting his brother in law.

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    • He needs to move Ayush into “producing” or something, like he did with his brothers. The man just does not have a face for the big screen.

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  4. The first person I would want to see is Anushka. Second Taapsee, based solely off her performance in Manmarziyaan. Third Vidya. Forth Juhi (you never said they had to be young, just modern). Actually the more I think about it the more I like the idea of a kick butt Juhi action hero, so maybe I’ll put her at #1.

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    • Good news! Taapsee and Juhi both already had action movies! They weren’t very good, but they exist. Taapsee was the lead of Naam Shabana, and Juhi was the lead of Mr and Mrs Khiladi. But that was when she was young,

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      • Sweet! Thanks for the info. Though I do want to see Juhi do one NOW. Then I could compare it to when she was young, though I do need to see the one from when she was young first!

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        • I couldn’t find Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi with English Subtitles, so I “speed watched” it, without subtitles, fast forwarding until I came upon an action seen. First off, it seemed like most of the movie was in song. Second I only found one Juhi action scene, at the beginning, and she was TERRIBLE. She couldn’t kick or throw a fake punch at all! I guess physicality does matter in action. So either Juhi actually works and trains for a role, or I’m jumping on the Katrina bandwagon (although I still have to see the Taapsee movie and I think Anushka would rock).

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          • I watched Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi years ago, like when I was in college, and never felt the need to revisit. Sounds like that was a good decision!

            Naam Shabana also fits with the other post from today, since the Villain is Prithviraj and the male “hero” is Akshay Kumar, and obviously Prithviraj wins in sexiness there.

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          • I just saw the Taapsee movie. Akshay was barely even in it, and yes the villian was much sexier. Actually I really like the first half, Taapsee was great, but it kinda fell apart in the second half. I would happily see Taapsee in a similar role again, though her punches would be more believable if she actually had some arm muscle.

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          • Yeah, the second half kind of turned into a series of action sequences without a lot of connective tissue. I wish it had been successful enough to inspire a franchise, I would have happily watched Taapsee’s story as “damaged woman who takes her anger and becomes Super Action Spy” unfold more and more.

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  5. With the amount of times she’s been the love interest in action movies, it’s about time Katrina get her own action movie. But Anushka is probably second.

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