News Round-Up: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Getting Divorced, Zayed Khan is Getting Relaunched, Anil Kapoor is Getting All Our Hearts

More news-news than I anticipated today. Still nothing super exciting (unless you have a mad passion for Nawazuddin, or are a Zayed Khan super-fan), but at least something beyond “so and so’s maid tested positive” (stories that always make me think “wait, are the household servants still allowed to travel, or are they separated from their families indefinitely?”)

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Valentine’s Week of Sex: Humare Dil Aapke Paas Hai, a Cheerful Family Friendly Rape Romance with No Sex

This is “sex week”, and this movie fits the theme because it is so extremely NOT about sex. In a good way. It’s a movie about how sex is a fact of life, but it is also something you can just choose not to have in your life and that is okay too. I mean, that’s not officially what it is about, officially it is about rape and societal judgement, but it’s also about a rape survivor going on to have a totally chaste romance. Consider that your “trigger warning”, but it’s also a pretty well-known plot twist to this film, so it’s not a spoiler exactly. Speaking of spoils, this is a very 2000s movie so it won’t be for all of you. If you aren’t planning to watch it, please spoil yourself! The plot is insane!!!

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Silly Sunday FanFic: BollywoodNewbie and HolyMuffinSallie’s FanFic for Hrithik and Anil and Sanya!

I can only take credit for kind of pulling all of this together, not for the ideas, that is all BollywoodNewbie/Alisa and HolyMuffinSallie. But it is so good, I feel the need to edit it together and expand and put it up on the blog.

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Hindi Film 101: The Job of a Director, Hollywood versus India

I just reviewed Junglee, one of the few Indian movies directed by an American which I can still legitimately call “Indian”. And in that review, I started talking about what is and is not universal in the job of a director, and then I realized I really should make this a 101.

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Silly Sunday: 5 Christmas Movie Ideas in 3 Sentences Each for the Indian Market!

I have seen sooooooooooooooo many Christmas movies in the last few days. And now I really want to spend Christmas in a small cheap to film in town in Canada. It’s not Christmas if I’m not seeing a bunch of random Canadian extras around an aging former family sitcom star in a Christmas sweater! Anyway, this goodness needs to break into the Indian market, and I am here with 5 separate plot ideas and suggested casting.

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Netflix Serieses for Shahrukh! Red Chillies, Take These Ideas Free of Charge!

Having another lazy night, eating popcorn and watching BBC mysteries while the dog sleeps. It’s one of those days where it is so cold outside that once you get inside, your body goes into hibernation mode. Anyway, this means it is a good time for me to do a nice cosy little post, the ideas we have crowdsourced for the Netflix family series that Shahrukh should make in order to have a nice work-life balance while still keeping his face in front of the world in a non-controversial way.

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Daily Hrithik Shipping Post: War Sequel!!!! What Jodi Do We Want Next?

I have Ideas!!!! And you can pick and choose among them. Don’t limit yourself, if this is like the Bond or Mission Impossible films, it could go on and on and on with a different love interest each time. Pick one, or two, or three!

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Work from My Sister’s House?

First time I have tried this, the cheap plane tickets meant my flight isn’t until this evening, so it just kind of makes sense to work from her house. But I don’t know, working from somewhere else? Trying to focus on work stuff like family is right there? It all seems difficult.

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