Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on a Bleak Monday?

Happy (?) Monday! As long time readers know, I really really struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Right now, daylight savings hasn’t ended so I am waking up in the dark, and in Chicago it’s been overcast for two days now and looking to stay that way. So I am BLEAK. Better since coffee and vitamin D pill and walking the dog, but still pretty bleak. Ask me happy things!

Here is where you get to ask me anything from “What is the happiest song you know?” to “Who has the cutest baby in Indian film?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of happy things to say.

And now, a HAPPY question for you!!!! It is national Cinnamon Roll day. Who is your favorite cinnamon roll (using the new urban slang) in Indian film? Character or actor?

(slang meaning: a male character who is good gentle and kind, often one who goes through emotional suffering.)

Going old school! Dharmendra in Bandini. Nutan was a FOOL

Bandini explores the human conflicts of love and hates intertwined in the  mind of Kalyani (Nutan). | by Bollywoodirect | Medium

24 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on a Bleak Monday?

  1. Cinnamon roll is new slang for me, thank you. First thoughts: Said in KHNH and Shahid in Jab We Met. (Had to switch my brain back to Indian film, this is a super common character type in K-drama).


    • Oooo, YES Saif in KHNH!!!

      Also, you MUST read my fanfic from yesterday. I tried to do K-Dramas but I don’t think I got it right. Need expert help.

      On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 11:53 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. I love SRK is Kabhie Han Kabhie Naa and also as previously mentioned Saif in KHNH is also amazing. I have way too many such as Aman also in KKHH (who I firmly believe should’ve ended up with Kajol instead of SRK) and also another SRK one is him in RNBDJ. I think SRK is really great in these kind of cinnamon roll roles and it makes me swoon much more than his bad boy roles


  3. Now I want cinnamon rolls. When I was a high school exchange student in Alabama, my host mom used to make amazing ones. But since I can’t bake like that, I’m just going to fix us some hot chocolate with cinnamon.

    Oh, and I’m planning to bake cake pops with our big boy this week. Any suggestions on decoration?


    • My Mom’s cinnamon rolls are yeast dough based and take FOREVER and are delicious. You make sweet yeast dough, let it rise, then roll it out and roll it into rolls, then let it rise again, and finally bake it. Were your cinnamon rolls like a sweet bread, or were they more like a pastry with frosting?

      Put hats on the cake pops! Little bitty hats!

      On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 1:39 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I don’t really recall frosting, but they were fluffy and too sweet to call them bread. Though I was thinking, with respect to the slang term, that a cinnamon roll at least isn’t the least healthy food choice.

        Do I have to make the hats myself?


  4. Forgot to ask in previous comment – are you putting pumpkins and other decorations outside your new house? Our neighbood put up a 12 foot skeleton.


  5. I am really in need of some happiness right now. We’re doing standardized testing this week, and it was only supposed to affect me today, but because of poor planning, it went haywire almost immediately, so they canceled it and are making up for it the rest of the week, perhaps the next week and a half, which affects my plans, and I’m stressed beyond belief, but so are all of my coworkers. I’m going to Canada this weekend to see a childhood friend get married, and I’ll really need the break.

    Anyway, I’m gonna make a list to answer your question:
    – Varun in HSKD
    – SRK in MNIK
    – Sid in Hasee Toh Phasee
    – Arjun in 2 States
    – SRK in RNBDJ
    – Good Tiger in War

    I’m definitely forgetting some but I’ll come back.


  6. “Good, gentle and kind” is my fav type of men. Prithviraj in Koode counts as cinamon roll, or is he too sad and traumatized? Arjun in Namaste England and Half girlfriend; Vijay Sethupathy in 96, oh oh Vikrant in the first half of Haseen Dilruba is the king of the cinamon rolls.

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    • Definitely Prithviraj! I think accepting suffering is a very cinnamon roll trait.

      On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 8:09 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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