I have avoided doing a full 101 on Kangana, because I follow a firm rule of “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. There are loads of people that I can look at and hate the sin but love the sinner. With Kangana though, somehow her “sins” are so tied up with her person that I have a hard time separating out “sin” from “sinner”.Continue reading
Happy 43rd Birthday Hrithik! This is an UPDATED post from last year, last year I did 15 reasons for the number of years since you were launched, this year I am doing 26 for your age when you were launched. And maybe this year I can resist posting that photo of you as a teenager with the Khans. (Spoiler: Most of my reasons are dances)
Why can’t the international police reveal everything to the gossip media? WHY?!?!? We have to know!!!!
So interesting what is considered “good” public image for fathers versus what they might do in private. And how, sometimes, they just don’t care about public image. And sometimes they have to care. And sometimes they pretend they don’t, but really do, which bothers me.
Full disclosure: I’m coming up on my 1 year blog anniversary in a few months, and I want to make it to a thousand posts before then. So get used to lots tiny little posts where you think, “wait, why didn’t she just combine this with the earlier post?”
I never thought the words “this is worse than Krrish!” would leave my mouth, but by golly Krrish 3 did it! Although at least it was fun-bad, not anger-inducing-bad like Ki & Ka.
Also, I realized halfway through the film, every single cast member has been part of a massive potentially career ending scandal! Viviek, Priyanka, and now Hrithik and Kangana. And heck, Rekha in the original! But not Priety. Unless I am forgetting something. She had the mob testimony thing, the messy Ness Wadia break-up, the bad plastic surgery, but I don’t remember any really really huge thing.
(moviemavengal is more forgiving than me in her review)
I turned on my computer this morning to find an urgent email from a friend with the above image attached. Which made me decide it is time to briefly dip my toe back into the madness that is the whole Kangana-Hrithik thing.
I am so enjoying this Kangana-Hrithik story. It’s the perfect kind of celebrity scandal where it crosses the line from “they’re just like us! Oh, now I feel bad about their problems” to “This is something that would never ever happen to a regular person and I feel no guilt about watching it.” Oh, and there is some minor industrial non-gossipy news happening as well.
(Another favorite part of the Kangana-Hrithik story, thanks to Krrish 3 there are a plethora of really odd looking pictures of the two of them)
Never make me direct Rishi Kapoor. Oh my goodness! He just gave an interview about Kapoor and Sons which does not make him sound very fun. For someone with such a bright and happy onscreen persona, he really does not come across as light-hearted in interviews. On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor, who comes across as sort of naive and simple onscreen has a really interesting business mind, which is makes me interested in her just announced next career move.
You know the movie Moneyball? Which talked about the sabarmetric approach to baseball, that allowed every player to be a quantifiable element in a team’s success? So, there is a constant effort to figure out a formula in Indian film that will, somehow, allow filmmakers to predict which stars will give them a hit.
Bollywoodhungama came out with a score card for 2015 for actors based on box office. Which is always hard to balance. They tried using two different scores, but ended up with completely contradictory results.
What is the best way to measure the star power of a Shahrukh Khan versus an Akshay Kumar? And who really won 2015?