Not much else to write about today, and I felt like I couldn’t just let it go with the Shahrukh birthday post and Happy Diwali, so let’s throw in a last minute post on the Secret Superstar theme!
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.
Karan just posted a new column on NDTV. He was supposed to be a columnist for them, right? But after 2-3 postings last year, it kind of died out. And now we get another, clearly inspired by the Sanjay Leela Bhansali incident.
There are two parts to this story, and it’s the aftermath I find much more interesting and radical. So I’m going to start there and work backwards.
Do you think it’s possible someone at Eros is reading my posts and going “hey, this white lady’s right! We shouldn’t spend money on Bhansali, it’s a bad bet!”? Do I have that much power? What should I do with it next?
This is all industry news, really, but I find it interesting. Especially considering that UTV/Disney just announced it was shutting down, every little studio move is now exciting.
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?”
Nothing terribly surprising in box office, so I am mashing it in with a couple of other stories as well.
This weekend, over the course of 30 hours, I went from having seen no Devdases to having seen all 4 important Devdasi, and read the novel. Oh, and I also watched Dishoom. And went grocery shopping. I didn’t sleep much, but what’s more important? Sleep or seeing every famous version of Devdas within the same 24 hour period so that I never have to think about them again?