Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Ignore You!!!

I am trying to be a better weekender!!! So I’m gonna do the watchalong this morning, and then shut down my computer, completely unplug, and just Be. Y’all can talk, but I am going to be Living. At least, that’s the plan.

Things to Talk About!!!!

It’s Sid Day! Am I the only one who is strangely super fond of Sid? If you also like him, why do you think you like him? Is it because he is Super Super Handsome? Or because he seems to be working at becoming a better actor? Or because he keeps a generally low profile with no big scandals or relationships? Or because his instagram is a charming collection of book shots and dog shots and drinking coffee and puns?

Varun and Natasha Are Rumored to Be Getting Married, Do We Believe It?

Obviously we all WANT to believe it, and obviously they will get married some day. But do we believe that the public will learn about it through a weirdly specific leak to the media? Versus, say, an official announcement?

INSIDE DETAILS Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal will have a sunset wedding; Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in guest list

Rajeev Masand Quits Journalism to Run Dharma Talent Agency

Huh! This is interesting! Rajeev was always a good interviewer. But he fell into the same black hole that all Hindi film journalists have fallen into recently. Either you give up your friendships with the film people, or you stop attacking them in your writing, otherwise you are a hypocrite. In the pre-Social Media days, there was a lovely casual friendly relationship between film writers and film people and they could be kind in their writings. But now, if you don’t tear down every star and every film, you are attacked. So Rajeev gets to step back from that challenge, he can just maintain his relationships and work in the industry without being attacked all the time because he dares to say something nice (or, very rarely, not nice).

Okay, you all talk about that while I watch Baar Baar Dekho and then shut down my computer.

6 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Ignore You!!!

  1. Margaret! Yoo-hoo, Maaargaret. Where are you? Come back. How can I get thru a weekend without knowing how you feel about my comments?
    Just kidding.

    I like Sid M. He’s a pleasure on the screen, low-key, maybe a little too low-key becaue sometimes I get him mixed up with Shahid Kapoor.

    I like Varun’s acting and dancing and muscles, and Rajeev’s grinning put-downs make me smile. But really, I don’t care enough about either of them to care.

    Enjoy your break.


  2. Important news: The cat photo wasn’t the only Vijay photo from Manorama Calendar! There is also a dog photo!
    Happy Vijay Sethupathi Birthday everybody!

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  3. GOD I SLEPT THROUGH THE WATCHALONG!!! I’m mad at myself even though I needed the sleep after this week.

    I am very fond of Sid, we all know this, I don’t think it’s strange. It’s honestly mostly because he’s handsome, but I have no problems with that as one of the Token Young Readers here. And he is very charming and disarming in a way that doesn’t seem like any ulterior motives when he acts that way. I’m sure some guys who are aware they’re that attractive are only so personable as a means to get what they want, but Sid doesn’t seem like that. And he seems genuinely passionate about his craft.

    Something about Natasha is off-putting to me, so I never really shipped them, but if she makes Varun happy, that’s all I want for him, and I can get behind their marriage. I also love wedding pics so I’m super excited for that if the rumor is true.

    Huh, I noticed that Rajeev pretty much disappeared off the face of the earth and was wondering what happened. It’s kind of a shame, I liked his YouTube movie reviews. But good for him.


    • I think that’s right, Sid seems like a really decent guy, besides being pretty to look at. He doesn’t seem self involved and careless of other humans like beautiful model types sometimes do.


    • The newest rumor I saw is that it would be a COVID wedding, so just the ceremony in their house with close relatives. Which might be really nice for the couple, but is disappointing for those of us who like wedding photos.

      On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 4:30 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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