Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Independence Day?

Happy Monday! I should be finishing building a linen cabinet and/or taking out trash and/or emptying and rearranging boxes. But I’m not! Instead I am sitting here peacefully writing the Monday Morning post like usual, because I gotta get back to real life.

Here is where you can ask me anything you want from “what color is your new bathroom?” to “What is the deal with Indian Independence Day and how is it different from Republic Day?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new questions!

Now, question for you! It’s Saif’s birthday! What is your favorite Saif performance?

I gotta go with Kal Ho Na Ho. Very few actors could have pulled off that role, which looks deceptively simple. He manages “goofy friend with a hidden core of sensitivity and caring” to “sensitive and caring boyfriend who can still be goofy and cheer you up”. The film truly rises and falls on his performance, Shahrukh has the showy role, but if Saif had made a single mistake, the movie wouldn’t work.

8 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Independence Day?

  1. The heat makes me groggy and the central air that cost so much to install gives me a headache. All this to say, I’m not getting much done this month. I’m behind on DCIB, mostly staring out the window or watching movies that I can take in chunks, like the anthologies. The recent one by Mani Ratnam, nine episodes, and the one with Harshvarrdan where he plays a movie star and a few others. Their names elude me at the moment and I’m too lazy to get up and look. But they were good except the latest installment of Hostages and all of Special Ops on Hotstar. DId you see/review any? I follow Tried & Refused (odd name) on You Tube and tend to agree with him.

    So nice to hear you’re actually in! I moved in January, not the best month, and hosted a HUGE Easter brunch three months later. A little too soon, no table and the good dished were still unpacked, but it was fun. You having a house-warming?

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    • Yeah, the heat was killing me a bit too, especially with moving at the same time. Once I get my custom couch, currently estimated sometime in October, I want to host an in person movie night! That will be my house warming 🙂

      On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 3:03 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. How is the house coming? Do you feel like you can start to see what home looks like or is it still all topsy turvy and chaos?

    Saif: agree about KHNH, it’s a tricky balance and he’s really solid and really funny, a great scene partner to both SRK and Preity. I enjoy late era Saif too, though – Sacred Games make me look at him differently. I feel like the way he’s going, out there being brave and trying stuff, he’ll land on the right role sometime in the next number of years and make something iconic.

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    • I’m getting closer! I finally started opening and emptying boxes this weekend, which is depressing short term because now I have box stuff everywhere. But long term, progress! All my clothes are now in places, and most of my sheets, and about half my kitchen stuff (still haven’t found my plates and silverware.

      I’m counting on Memorial Day Weekend to be the big push forward. And if that doesn’t do it, Thanksgiving weekend!

      On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 3:06 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Sacred Games. Yes! He was amazing in that, didn’t flaunt the pecs, just
      made us watch and bleed with him. His career has gone from pop to white wine to straight up vodka, no ice. A good progression.

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  3. I think Saif stole KHNH from SRK. He and Priety had more chemistry and his character was more real and likeable. Maybe that is why I have never been a fan of that movie. I feel SRK is wasted. But I really like the movie Yeh Dillagi, not so much for Saif, as for his chemistry with Akshay and well, I always love Kajol. So that might be my favorite Saif movie.

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    • Thank you! I agree! About KHNH I mean. It took me a few watches to see it though. SRK is so showy in that movie, it wasn’t until watch #3 that I realized SRK’s showiness only works because Saif is there doing all the heavy lifting without making it look like he is even trying.

      On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 8:18 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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