News Round-Up: Dharma Turns Down Nepotism, Kangana is Still Working, So is Abhishek, Jacqueline Finally Gets a Leading Role, and Anil and Sonam are Co-Starring

Lots of little announcements today!  A few that I have many thoughts about, and a few I don’t care about that much but are still worth repeating.

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Padmavati, Orientalism, History, and Art

Happy Monday!  And the Padmavati trailer is out.  Was released in the middle of the night.  Quite a thing to wake up to!  And be warned, this started as simple discussion of the trailer and ended up going into a whole different and very intense kind of direction.  Which probably most of you will disagree with, I am happy to debate you in the comments so long as you remain respectful of those who disagree with you.

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News Post: Kangana/Hrithik and Others

Well, I have to dip my toe back into the insanity of the Kangana/Hrithik situation, which has just boiled over again (now I am picturing a pot boiling over and my dipping my toe into it).  And then, as a reward, I get to talk about SK Films restructuring, which is much more exciting.

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My Favorite Secret Superstar Song is Out! And Also Another One

Aamir tweeted this morning that it was his No. 1 song from the movie, and it is definitely mine!  This is the song I have been going on about, the one we hear a snippet of in the trailer and I have been waiting for the full version.  Oh, and there’s another song that came out a few days ago and I somehow missed, so I might as well talk about that one too.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek-Dutta Mystery Continues, Sonakshi is Happy, RK Studios is Not Happy, DON 3!!!!!!

Yay!  For the first time, actually follow-up news stories!  I am getting better about this, checking the news at least once a week so I’m not totally out of the loop.

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Tom Alter Dies, Hindi Cinema Has Lost One of Its Outstanding Actors

Asmita just alerted me in the comments that Tom Alter has passed away.  Which immediately brought up his face in my head.  He has been in sooooooo many movies.  And he did such a good job in them! (If you are interested in seeing a recent performance, he was in M Cream which is now on Netflix)

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News Round-Up: Shahrukh and Vikram-Vedha, Mahira and Ranbir, RK Studios Will Rebuild

I am still just gently dipping my toe back in the news pool, so I expect you in the comments to provide more information and background than I have after skimming headlines for the first time in a week.  But there are some stories just too big to miss!

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New Songs! Judwaa 2 and Secret Superstar

THANK GOODNESS, promotions are starting up again for things.  Otherwise, I have no content!  Although, just you wait in about 3 weeks when we are drowning in “first looks” and “teaser trailers” for everything for the holiday season, I will be complaining about having too much content and not enough time.  But today is not that day!

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How I Spent my Morning, Followed By Important Streaming News!

Have you noticed I’ve been doing slightly more of those “this is my life in song form” posts?  It’s partly because my fall is getting busier and busier and there are some days when all I have time to do is tell you all what I have been doing instead of blogging.  And partly because I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and I feel like you are all my friends, so why not tell you about my life?  Anyway, if you are bored by these posts, just skip to the end for the streaming news you should know.

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Three News Items to Start You Talking: RK Studios Fire, Salman Gets an Award, Tiger Zinda Hai Wraps

I used to do news posts all the time, remember?  The problem is, I can only provide legitimate commentary if I am constantly on top of things.  And I just ran out of time to check 3 different news sources everyday and be that aware of every little thing.  So the only news posts I can do are boring factual ones, and then you guys have to provide the commentary in the comments. (this post comes to you from a Wisconsin public library, turns out I can’t resist blogging even while out of town)

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25 Years SRK Director’s Book Excerpts! Courtesy of Gwen in the Comments

This is essentially a joint post.  I am not lucky enough to have a copy of this book, but Gwen from the comments is and put up excerpts for us from each section. YAAAAAY!  I want to post them here to make sure you all see them, and also add on what I can, that is, a little more background information about each film/director.

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New Songs! “Oonchi Hai Building” and New Secret Superstar Song

Thank you Aamir!  Both for releasing a song timed so I can watch it before leaving for work, and for telling me in advance what time you would be releasing it so I could plan around that!  Of course, I still had to write the actual post, but I can do that anywhere.  Oh, and thank you Dhawans for giving us such fun songs!  Twice!

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Prabhas is Building Dollywood?

Asmita in the comments pointed me towards this story, thereby giving her the post-inspiration hat trick (this one and this one and now a third).  And it made me start thinking about a bunch of different possible business opportunities in the new interconnected corporate entertainment world of India.

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Anusual: Anu Aggarwal’s Autobiography is a Judith Krantz Novel Come To Life

Well, that was a terrible terrible very fun book!  I believe essentially not one word of it, but BOY was it fun to read!  Oh, and it also taught me nothing about the film industry, just a lot about Anu (who wasn’t really in the industry for that long).

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Two Trailers, Two Remakes: Chef and Judwaa 2

Well, this is FASCINATING!  It didn’t hit me until I watched the Chef trailer and then the new Judwaa 2 song right next to each other, but they are both remakes!  In ways that couldn’t be more different.  A sign that the industry doesn’t know if it should look back, or look out for the new hit.

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Trailer Post! Judwaa 2, Bhoomi, Secret Superstar

Well, trailer time is upon us again.  We had that little burst during Ramadan, then everything kind of slowed down a bit as JHMS and Toilet dominated the news cycles.  But now they are successfully running in theaters, so we can all focus on what’s coming up after them.  Two big things out today, full Secret Superstar song and Judwaa 2‘s first trailer.  Oh, and Bhoomi came out a few weeks back, I just never got around to writing about it.

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Trailers and Songs! Baadshaho, A Gentleman, Bareilly Ki Barfi

Let’s through out a nice general discussion type post!  For those of you who aren’t interested in my scene by scene of JHMS or Monday Malayalam or Tuesday Tamil.  We can all talk about Ajay Devgn’s midlife crisis and how increasingly charming Siddharth and Kriti are looking in comparison.

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Netflix List for August! JAB WE MET!!! See What Imtiaz Was Doing Before JHMS! (Thank you Accessbollywood.net)

Accessbollywood.net does the real work of keeping this list updated, if you want a day by day update, subscribe to them.  My update is only like once a month or so when I feel like it.  But it does give some tips on what to watch and what not to watch, so that’s helpful! I hope.

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