Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Week in April???

Happy Monday!!! I am chipper because I slept late, all my co-workers are grumpy because it is Monday. So I will take my cheerfulness to the DCIB community where I know it is ALWAYS welcome!!!

Here is where you ask me everything from “how did you celebrate Easter” to “what do you think of the new Deepika-Amitabh movie announcement?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new questions!

Now, question for you! If you could make one Indian film star dress up like a giant Easter Bunny, who would it be?

I’m going for Hrithik. I want to see how he hops.

9 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Week in April???

  1. Are you excited to see Deepika as Amitabh’s boss? Do you think they’ll keep the fashion magazine setting? Is this Azure’s formula, pairing Amitabh with a talented, younger female co-star, and is there anything wrong with that? And how are they so good at getting favorable western industry coverage?

    As long as we’re going giant Easter Bunny, I would like to see Tangabali from Chennai Express with fuzzy rabbit ears.

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    • I am very nervous about this pairing! Because it could so easily turn into “foolish woman learning wisdom from old man”. Not in a simple way, I don’t think it will be a “begone back to the kitchen” sort of thing, but to have a young woman need Life Lessons from an older man makes me itchy. On the other hand, I loved loved loved them together in Piku. And I think both of them have a professional private sort of attitude towards work that makes them a good pairing.

      I would also like to see Tangabali with Easter Bunny ears! It will make up for missing my nephew this year. They tried to put ears on him, and he screamed so hard he turned blue, so then they gave up.

      On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 1:02 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Very sorry nephew was not in the mood to be cute for you all. Maybe next year.

        I can see what you mean about The Intern. Part of what made them work together in Piku was that Amitabh was really misbehaving throughout, which took away from his serious patriarch vibe. I think it could be fun to see them in a similar relationship without the family obligation, but you’re right, not if they revert to typical roles they’ve played in the past – Amitabh the wise father figure who gets to romance on the side, Deepika as the repressed good girl who needs to be rescued from her ambition. We need difficult but irresistible Deepika and a slightly bumbling but capable Amitabh.

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  2. Saw this question on Twitter and thought it would be super interesting to apply to Indian film. It’s kept me thinking for a few days. Which (Indian) director would you want to direct your life? I think the original was “life story,” but I started thinking of a director directing my actual life and I thought that was more fun. I think we need also to say it can’t be Yash Chopra, because that’s too easy.

    Love Anurag K., but, yeah, no.
    Vikramaditya Motwane: my life would be full of beautiful relationships but difficult and sad, so gonna pass here too.
    Hrishikesh Mukherjee: Just too exciting, whether happy or sad.
    SLB: Tempting. Sometimes I’d like my life to be passionate and gorgeous. But also too exciting.

    I think I’m going to go with Soojit Sircar, because I get to be a regular complex flawed person. (But I’d like my life to be more Running Shaadi than Madras Cafe).

    What do you think?

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    • What a fun question! And I don’t even know if I would want it to be Yashji, because that means there’s a 50/50 chance I end up with my first love with whom I have nothing in common. And I am TOTALLY stealing this for a discussion post!

      On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 8:45 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. I have a question on sanitation in India! I have this question because while driving my father around insanely bumpy dirt roads to take him to dunes he can’t climb, he happened to mention that according to “Rotary” people in India prefer to poop in the woods and that is why many don’t have toilets at their houses. Now I saw the first hour of the movie Toilet before I decided it was crap, and this movie, combined with some fun Paragu fight/flee scenes is pretty much all I know about outdoor crapping in India. And yet with my limited knowledge I was highly suspicious of the “Rotary” logic. So is there anyone who knows the particulars to outdoor crapping in India, and if it is a good, bad, or neutral thing, and if lack of personal toilets is in fact connected to a love for pooping in the woods? (Additionally I recognize that practices vary by region, but I don’t know enough to know what region(s) I am supposed to be asking about).

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    • Hey, Rotary eradicated Polio in India! They know stuff!

      In Hinduism, feces are considered extremely unclean. Thus the Dalits having the job of cleaning up sewers and cleaning bathrooms and so on. So yes, in simple terms, you could say that it is prefered to defecate very far from the living/eating quarters rather than having a toilet in the house. But it would depend on the people and circumstances. You could have a Brahmin family living in a rural area who turns down the possibility of an indoor toilet because it is gross to have feces in the house, it is “cleaner” to go in the fields. But that’s not going to apply to a crowded city slum where folks are pooping in the street because there is no infrastructure.

      On my mother’s side, they had an old old family farmhouse. And when she was a little girl and would visit, there was always dust in the bathroom. They installed the indoor bathroom for guests, and prestige, but no one really felt comfortable using it. The women went to the privy and the men went to the barn, like they always had. That’s what I always think of with the India stuff. If you aren’t used to it, the idea of pooping inside instead of outside feels really wrong.

      On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 1:38 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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