46! Pretty soon he is going to have to acknowledge that he is straight up middle-aged, not just “mature”. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Yay, it’s Madhuri’s birthday! Officially, in America, not just in India like when I put up my last post. I already posted the first 25 reasons I love her, now here are the last 26. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
It’s Madhuri’s birthday today! Well, today in India. But I want to start celebrating as soon as possible, so I am putting up my birthday posts today. And it’s a big birthday, and she is a big star, so I am doing one reason for every year she was alive, 51 in total. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Anushka is 30! And still younger than me (just like she was last year, such a coincidence!) and has accomplished so much more. Oh well, such is aging. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Shahid! I have to admit, I am secretly a bit of a Shahid fan. And so he will get TWO dozen reasons I love you, instead of the usual dozen (this is an updated and reposted post)
I already did a dozen for Amrita, I’m TIRED! So only a half-dozen for Udita. Mostly songs. And one super sexy scene (see if you can guess which one!)
Amrita Singh! She has such a fascinating life story that I can’t resist writing about her. And it’s her birthday, so why not?
A bit odd calling a 41 year old “baby”, but I am a sucker for alliteration, so I am sticking with it. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Another birthday! And another one I am mostly excited about because of the song options. There is often a secret motive behind these birthday posts, that being that I really want an excuse to dig through all the songs of the birthday boy or girl. And Urmila has such great songs!
A dozen really doesn’t seem like enough for, arguably, the greatest actress Hindi film has ever seen. But I will start with a dozen and maybe add on next year.
Happy Birthday Preity! Can’t believe this is the first year I am giving you a post! Sorry for the past two years, oh well. To make up for it, many many things!
I don’t do directors often with these birthday posts, but Priyadarshan is distinctive enough, and also crosses multiple language industries that all are addressed by this blog, that I feel like he deserves a post. If only a small one.
I am always up for an excuse for a songs post! And Kavita is a hidden gem of a playback singer, not as famous and revered as Lataji or Ashaji, but an amazing singer.
A director! Not that common. But he is such an interesting and distinctive director that I can’t resist doing a post on him.
It’s Sidharth Malhotra’s birthday! I’m not going to do a full 32 reasons I love you, but I will shoot for at least a dozen. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy 43rd Birthday Hrithik! This is an UPDATED post from last year, 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)
I never get much comments on my birthday posts, but this one I have hopes! I am picking, maximum, only 50 songs. Which means I am obviously going to be leaving brilliance out. You get to point out the important things I missed in the comments!
Happy Birthday Dips! Sorry I am so late, early January is a bear to deal with. But I am taking a break from the make-up-for-the-holidays rush of work at work, and the cleaning of the apartment and putting away of presents at home, in order to write this post. Because I love you, 32 times over.
So, earlier today, I posted the first 20 reasons I love Salman Khan (not as much as I love Shahrukh, but still quite a bit). Here are another 20, the same 20 as the last 2 years, because I still love him the same.
I am a Shahrukh person, not an Aamir or a Salman person. But I can still appreciate not-Shahrukh stars for the wonderful people they are, even if that person is not my particular person. And Salman is wonderful. Which is what I have said for 3 years running now, and it is still true.
Wait, did you think in all the preparation for Salman I would have forgotten him? Never! Oh, and also Christmas. But even Jesus’ birthday can’t distract me from celebrating Anil! 58 today, and I am doing 25 reasons I love him, for the age he was when he got married. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
You’re dead, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating. Your legacy lives on in many ways. So I am going to count down 63 reasons I love you, one for every year you lived (until you died). (obviously this is a reposted post from last year, I don’t have time to come up with 63 new reasons every year, not even for Raj)
I finally read it! Don’t tell my friend who brought it for me all the way from India 2 years ago, only for it to sit on my shelf unnoticed unloved and unread. Until now! It took a while, but I finally finished it. And it was fascinating in lots of little “history of the industry” ways.