Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Shammi’s Birthday Week?

Happy Monday! I am trying to feel energetic and awake even though the sun JUST came out, and I’ve been awake for half an hour. Blurgh.

This is where you get to ask me any question you want, from “who is Shammi Kapoor?” to “why should I care?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of anything you want to ask, you can come back here any time.

Now, question for you! As we enter the cooler months, which do you prefer, sweatpants or leggings?

Personally, I think leggings have a slight edge for me. They are a bit easier to move in, while sweatpants tend to slip around and need to be yanked up or have the drawstring tightened. Obviously I am talking about modern soft knit comfy leggings, not Sadhana leggings.

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8 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Shammi’s Birthday Week?

  1. DDLJ’s 25th anniversary is tomorrow and with it comes a fun announcement.


  2. Two questions this week.

    1. I watched the Dolly Parton documentary on Netflix because my friend is going through a Dolly love affair and I figured she must be amazing if she gave away a million books through her foundation. It’s fun and worth watching but the thing I couldn’t stop thinking is how much she sounds like SRK when she talks about fame. She always wanted to be a star, and how can she be annoyed with people for wanting to talk to her or take pictures when that’s what people do with stars? Dolly is a persona she works for, not many people know the real life version, etc. She’s also just a consummate songwriter, it’s the thing that sustains her and keeps her in the game, at the same time that she’s not precious about it. So here’s the question: what other stars belong in that category of massive adulation of fans combined with unabashed, compassionate, I’ll do my job and never let you down stardom? And does it tend to happen more with musicians here than film stars?

    2. What is in the mysterious envelope that arrived at my house today?


    • 1. I feel like it does happen with musicians more in America. Just something about how our pop culture developed differently. Maybe with the death of movie theaters? When actors became little people on a TV set and musicians became folks on a stage with screaming fans, the magic shifted? Anyway, I can’t really think of any modern actors who are so clearly persona larger than life combined with sincere never-let-you-down caring for fans. But I can think of so many musicians! Starting with Elvis, who had his flaws of course, but there are also stories of him doing really loving caring above and beyond things for his fans. And he definitely developed that persona he worked for more than anyone else, so much that the real person kind of got lost. Taylor Swift is quietly awesome today. I am sure there are more people, I am just bad at thinking of American pop culture figures. Something else to think about, maybe if you don’t do that, you end up burning out that much faster? I can think of loads of spectacular incredibly talented incredibly suddenly famous folks who had tragic stories. You need to figure out how to divide yourself in two and protect yourself, if you are going to survive.

      2. I don’t know what that package is, but I am sure whoever sent it is very relieved to know it arrived safely and wants you to wait until the upcoming November 2 holiday to open it!

      On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 11:29 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Have you seen Shammi in his 50s B&W movies?He is even more handsome there than his 60s self,if that were possible.Bonus pencil moustache in many of them,and he pulls them off like nobody else.
    Sadhana in this picture is wearing churidar,not leggings.Churidars have pleated ankles and furnished with hooks and eyes.Unpleated,they are about one feet longer than the leg.


    • Yes! there’s an old photo of him I use all the time from the early years, soooooooooo cool:

      On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 1:39 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Thank you! These are really good. Margaret seal of approval! Clever, loving, original, not just nasty making fun.

      On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 3:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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