Monday, March 03, 2008

The 2008 Filmfare Drift Awards

I finally decided I would watch an Indian awards ceremony - my previous experiences having been hurriedly aborted after watching the dazed looks on the participants amid all the ensuing confusion. Clearly, I used to tell myself, Indian award shows aren't ready for (my) prime time yet.

But I actually enjoyed the 53rd Filmfare awards because they had the right touch of craziness - a lot of it due to SRK and Saif doing a Mumbai Bitches routine. But also because loopy awards (Fresh Face, anyone?) were handed out with impunity.

If sponsors can get nutty awards inserted, why can't the public? I decided to take matters into my own hands and give out awards for the ceremony.

Gauri Khan 2008 Filmfare AwardsThe Parmeswar Godrej Award

Years ago when pictures of Parmeswar Godrej used to get published in anya filmi magazines, there would be a write up about how fashion forward she was and how gorgeous and classy she looked. And all I could think of was: What is wrong with you people? This is one scary chick! Come on now, you know this to be true: Parmeswar is in Whoopi Goldberg territory.

And I'm sorry to say but Gauri Khan is headed that way. The only question I have is: who lied to the poor woman? Surely she must have asked someone how she looked before she stepped out of the house. And that chamchaa must have said "Ati-hot, Gauri!" Shame on you, chamchaa! Next time, calmly pull her aside and say "Behen, you look like E.T. about to do three rounds of Turkish Oil Wrestling"

The Behenji Award

I thank Megan for pointing this out first - yes, Vidya Balan does dress like a behenji. And her bedazzled orange outfit made her look like an Aruna Irani-themed phirki.

Vidya Balan 2008 Filmfare AwardsThere's a Bomb in the Building Award

Man that Hrithik Roshan sure is one tense guy. He looked like he had a rod up his spine all the time he was there. He didn't have much to fear because wisely, I noted, SRK and Saif stayed away from poking fun at the new superpower in town.

Maximum Phokat Publicity Award

The beneficiary clearly was Prasoon Joshi who won an award for himself and then went to pick up two for Aamir Khan reminding us each time that Aamir doesn't accept awards (unless they are the cash kind).

The One Flop Away from Berojgar Award

SRK put a face on the general bitchiness in Bollywood and met it head on. And while Saif and he were in the middle of that "Money for Weddings" gig, I thought what are the chances that Beyonce, Britney and Christina Aguilera would get together and skewer themselves for doing bar mitzvahs for a couple of hundred thou? Zip!

Saif Shahrukh 2008 Filmfare AwardsIgnore all the spontaneous PJs and the tired gay jokes - his send up of Ram Gopal Varma and Saawariya were both fun to watch. And while his star power lets him get away with it - there really was no reason for him to do all this. Except to entertain low brow people like me. For this selflessness, I thank him.

The Entertainer of the Ceremony Award

Well that producer had me in splits. Because he had clearly sent out a bunch of cameramen to film people for ten minute stretches. Then as the show unfolded, producerji edited in footage with savage fun. Many memorable edits resulted. Innuendos were made. Implications were constructed.

The best among them was a cut to an extreme close up of Rekha whenever a hot young actor was on stage. This hilarious edit situation reached new lows when Darsheel walked on stage to get his award. Cut to Rekha again. Tremendous! Next time forget presenting, SRK should do the editing.

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90 comments:

meena said...

LOL Aspi, you hit on all the things I noticed. Full points to Saif and SRK for making it a "cheap vulgar crass" hoot. ..always a plus when our larger than life heroes make fun of themselves with gusto. Take that academy awards!

-It took me a few takes to recognize Gauri Khan. Talk about a tan job gone wrong! and with the pale pink lips she looked like a bad caricature of an African doll...or it could be that I just dont get haute couture!
-Vidya Balan didnt look like a behenji, she looked like she just came from the local thakur's haveli after her mujra performance.
-tabu looked great.
-Neetu, I know you are a star mom, but do you need to go all matronly? c'mon black pants and a kurti? are you kidding. BTW gorgeous daughter.

Aspi said...

I noticed that Rishi's daughter looked excellent too. But that Neetu, she always wears favors pants it seems. In any case, is Dimple really becoming a blond?

Mind Rush said...

The winner of the Fun Fare award is:
(drumroll)---Drift! (claps)

Your coverage here is as LOL entertaining as the SRK-SAK duo. You have the advantage of being more incisive, intelligent, and dare I say, charming.

Mind Rush said...

Years ago, I would take Black and White photos via a manual 35mm SRL camera. When the film roll was developed I examined the negatives before printing them out.

Gauri Khan took me back to my days in the dark room. She looked like the negatives of my film.

I just kept wanting to print her!

Amrita said...

HAHHAH, I totally missed the Rekha leching coz every time she came on, I was covering my eyes and whimpering for mommy to come save me from the monster. by the way, that dude in the white khadi suit next to her was her best friend cum secretary cum alleged girlfriend, Farzana.

Also, Aamir needs to get the stick out of his ass, Gauri is suffering from a common Delhi girl syndrome (Too Much Money, Too Little Taste Disease) and Vidya just needs to wear the damn sarees already.

Plus Rishi + Neetu = Adorable! And yes, the family looks went to the daughter. Sorry, Ranbir. Hot bod though.

*~mad munky~* said...

I managed to get catch the last 30 mins of this...switched the tv on to see Saif and SK prancing about in towels *ooh-err*

Is it me or was Akshay Kumar dancing in treacle? He could barely be bothered to lift his legs in the routine he did....

:o)

Aspi said...

Yaar, Mind Rush, thank you.

Amrita, man, I wish I had known - would have paid more attention.

~mm~ good to hear from you again. I was just telling myself: need to figure out who this Mark Ronson is that she's talking about.

headmistress said...

I usually love the cheese-fest of Indian award shows, but the SRK-Saif combo had me wanting to gouge my eyes out - or theirs'. Yep, Hritik looked quietly psychotic - I loved how his missus kept muttering a few quiet words to cool down the burgeoning fury - I kept hoping he would rush the stage and take the two in a headlock.

and Gauri -aargh, tanbooth accident? what happened to you, woman? She reminds of the episode of SATC when Samatha got a chemical peel and had to wear a veil to some big bash.

Anonymous said...

Gauri reminds me of the Sienfeld episode where Kramer fell asleep in a tanning booth and then goes to meet his black girlfriends' parents.

Its nice to be back in Austin, albeit its a little cold here. Still recovering from a five day wedding.

Vidya Balan looks totally hideous. What a waste of a beautiful face.

Missed the award show. I am sure I will catch the rerun. Why was Hrithik mad?

- Joules

leera said...

Ok, desperately waiting for the online uploads of what was obviously a 'tackiness abounds in intended and unintended hilarity' type show.

The P.Godrej award could easily be the 'wannabe drag-queen' award.

Also Aspi's astute observations on Madam Godrej reminded me of the time she was a presenter at the Filmafare awards and the pallu of her saree perpetually slipped off on stage causing my mom to bitchily remark - "Look at her showing off the brocade blouse she's wearing underneath!"

Also does fashion forward mean overtanned drag? Donatella Versace has confounded me everytime I see her.

Poor Vidya Balan, I agree with Joules that a beautiful face was lost in all that nauseating orange zardozi.

Btw no mention of Saifeena's other half, heard she performed and won. Any noteworthy moments?

ritha said...

LOL Aspi..great job! Any idea where I can watch this online???

Tanny said...

Great write up Aspi, have been reading this blog of yours for a long time and I have alot of fun reading all the entries. For those of you who want to watch the awards online:
http://iluvdesi.com/viewtopic.php?f=0&t=4540
Use this link, the award is divided into 13 parts and the quality is nice

Aspi said...

Yoo, Joules. Glad to have you back, if a little cold. Hope the trip went well.

I believe Hrithik *may* have been mad because of Saif and SRK's shenanigans.

leera, this bad tan wierd look might be a fag hag thing - but I could be wrong. In any case, Kareena performed in a sort of a cabaret madam discipline type of outfit. But she thanked Shahid in her acceptance speech which I thought was kind of cool.

tanny, welcome. And thanks much for the link. For the life of me I would never have found it on the usual sites.

Mind Rush said...

My take on Hrithik at FF event...

He was not mad. Driftji astutely decoded his expression as being "hyper-vigilant." Ritwik was tersely awaiting the verbal arrows that he assumed were headed his way (too much Akbar training??)

In everyday lingo we would say that this person is anxiety- ridden. BTW, who on this blog told us that Hrithik never leaves home without his war paint? It all fits now...He is always well-defended against the world.

anu g said...

Great write-up Aspi.
Gauri reminded me of my kids when they had to go thru their Sunday ritual of an oil-bath. I used to smother their head and body with oil, (tie up my daughter;s hair tightly,) and leave them to play around for an hour by when they absorbed a lot of dust alongwith oil. The difference is they would have a full scrubbing later, while Gauri forgot that and walked straight to the Awards Ceremony. She definitely deserved the Na-real wardrobe award, though Vidya came a close second with her terrible outfit.
The Sks were great fun to watch, though at times I think most people didnt understand some of their humour. I remember when the camera panned on twinkle, she was laughing at their comment on askshay,then her face turned into a puzzled look when the banter continued as if to say, 'was that a joke or an insult', and then a smile cos she didnt want to come across as a person who didnt follow the joke.
Kareena's coy act seems so put-on. But the most na-real comment was when Deepika said she didnt espect to get the fresh face and debutante awards. Cmon, Give us a break!

Aspi said...

anu g, that oil-bath is a terrific visual. Probably the most accurate one yet.

I wonder what people in India are saying about the "cheap, vulgar" show (SRK's comments, not mine).

indiequill said...

leera - the thing is all over youtube. type in "filmfare 2008"

megan said...

why should hrithik laugh at the lame jokes? most of the so called jokes were below the belt and not funny.. its supposed to be a formal award show (what a joke)..also srk and his asskissers should also for a change make those jokes on their own band of brothers..

Hrithik didn't have to be fake and laugh at all the bad jokes which have been done to death..and are predictible..

Hrithik rocks and he made me respect him so much more.. you're not another sheep in the herd..

that is why megan is your fan, bb..

Aspi said...

Good point, Megan. SRK did stay away from the Preity, Juhi types - who are in his camp. But he did go after Rani a bit didn't he (can't remember exactly what he said).

LP said...

Yes Megan.I totally agree with you.Was that humor?I felt like the show was a bit exaggerated. Why criticise Akshay so much?I did not find anything funny when SRK got the award.And infact I think it was the quietest moment.

megan said...

Rani is so irrelevant these days, no one cares about her.. they just dropped one lame joke on her to appear as if they are also picking on the woman sleeping with the Chopra son..

she probably wouldn';t mind being the butt of everyone's jokes as long as she gets another movie with the so called king khan..

Payal said...

Agree with you about Gauri's fashion sense. Though, she has access to the best of everything..
like that D&G silver dress, she still made it look quite ghastly!

and that shade of pink lipstick! yikes!

sidekick said...

aspi, funtaastik! FF awards nite exists so that aspi and the drifters can partay. very fun comments everyone.....

i'll admit i was much entertained by the cheap, crass, vulgar duo even if the PJs were a little stale. otherwise when does one get chance to see ritwick close to an apoplectic fit and gauri khan in a shiny trash bag cinched with some gemstone ties looking ready for an oil bath (great analogy anu g). apart fm the spray tan gone bad, why does gauri have no eyebrows? that plucked chicken look does her no favors.

saifeena is so yesterday... i'm more interested in deepibir /ranbika. question for mind rush: is this just another movie promotion ya phir body language mein kuch baat hai? pls bring yr expertise to bear.....

joules welcome back! pliss to do a fashion round up of the hot styles in india :)

Bella said...

Hritik is hot, in every way possible....
*sigh* lemme just go into dreamland now :)

megan said...

neil's dancing was so cute.. he is so adorkable, love you too, bb
he was the best thing about the show fo sho next to hrithik's sexyface

m said...

make that the only 2 things worth watching in the entire show

*~mad munky~* said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ronson ;o)

Anonymous said...

I am with you on Hrithik's sexiness until he opens his mouth. My teenage neices would imitate his nasal twang and say "Mallika-e-hindustan aap bhool rahi hain aap apne shohar se baat kar rahi hai".
Not so hot then. It was like Koi Mil Gaya Rohit all over again.

- Joules

Aspi said...

Man, I'm loving this post. All my favorite people are here except Saritha - but then she's mera gaon mera desh.

Aspi said...

Now that I think about it Sania isn't here and neither is Tania. Maybe Sania is busy making those plans to come to the Midwest. Amazing business schools beckon.

Pratik said...

Fab Concept :-)...I agree abt Gauri Khan, especially after her model-like photo came on magazine cover....so much of difference...

I didn't watch the awards but saw trailor..the one in which Saif-SRK bitch abt critics

anu g said...

I miss Saritha too. In fact she was mentioning that she would love to write about the Filmfare awards too. I guess she can give a desi angle to it when she gets the time.
Aspi, u were asking about the indian effect..surprisingly no protests from the self-annointed-moral-brigade who tend to protest against most movies/songs/speeches etc.We were getting jhalaks of the show on most news channels. I guess there r so many award shows which look the same , that this was zara-hatke, and everyone welcomed the change!
I havent seen Johny Gadar or Saawariya.But Neil came across as much better hero-material - looks, dancing et al. I pity the poor guy...lost out to Ranbir. Is Ranbir actually better than Neil in the acting dept?

Aspi said...

anu g, thanks for the indian pulse. It surprises me that there isn't more of a storm in a teacup over this.

Malz said...

This is the best write up on Filmfare awards and some of the comments here are so funny..
I'm so glad I found this site..even though I dont post much I'm a regular reader and it always makes me :)
BTW I have seen Gauri's oily look pics many times in flimy mags but this one takes the oil can!!

girlie girl said...

Superb write up Aspi! My god Gauri looked horrible!! The oil-bath analogy was hillarious, anu g. I agree with you Meg, the SKs comedy was terrible. It was just cheap shots at people...those that are not in the 'King-Khan' club. The performances were ok...the best was Neil and maybe Kareena, the worst, Deepika! She looked like a stiff stick who couldnt bend or anything. I didnt like her dancing at all.

The funniest moment though was Himanshu's performance. I couldnt even see his face, the hair was covering every inch of that face. Is that his real hair...I've heard a lot of rumors...anyone know!?

desigirl said...

Hey
Ams pointed me in your direction and man was it a hoot reading your account or what? I so badly wish now that I could've watched it! Maybe I'll go and trawl YouTube!

BTW, Mark Ronson is a Brit music producer. He produced some tracks for Amy Winehouse etc and won the Best Brit Male at this year's Brit awards.

Keep 'em coming!

megan said...

wtf is up with Mark ronson? how did he get in this convo, seriously he randomly became the topic of convo EVERYWHERE..

"Is Ranbir actually better than Neil in the acting dept?"
HELL NOOOOOOOOO. My bb deserved the best debut actor for Johnny Gaddar.. love the movie love the performances

but indian award shows almost ALWAYS rewards the undeserving

megan said...

wtf is up with Mark ronson? how did he get in this convo, seriously he randomly became the topic of convo EVERYWHERE..

"Is Ranbir actually better than Neil in the acting dept?"
HELL NOOOOOOOOO. My bb deserved the best debut actor for Johnny Gaddar.. love the movie love the performances

but indian award shows almost ALWAYS rewards the undeserving

Aspi said...

desigirl, welcome. Tanny posted this link to the show earlier as well if you want to watch the entire block. YouTube might get you some good bursts.

girlie girl, Himesh was worth his own post. But I couldn't find any pictures of him :( I loved the fact that he did his howl even after SRK-Saif ne usko chhola.

And all this reminds me: I still need to see Johny Gaddaar.

Anonymous said...

Anu g, do watch Johny Gaddaar if you get a chance. A different genre of movie for Indian cinegoers.

Interesting plot, interesting acting and the hangover of a 70's Amitabh movie made the movie such a worthwhile proposition to watch.

I personally thought Neil has Hrithik's look and is a lot better than H in the acting department. Neil's style of acting is very natural (Rishi Kapoor, Amir Khan style) while Hrithik subscribes to the SRK/Dilip Kumar style of acting.

- Joules

m said...

lol Neil only did one movie and he was awesome in it yes but he still can't be compared to hrithik

Neil's grandfather Mukesh (some old school singer) and Hrithik's grandfather Roshan (some old school music compoaser) were best friends.. but i don't think two of them are close toe ach other, they're just aquaintainces

Neil however grew up with Ranbir and are very close to the Kapoors (Rishi and the gang not the girls)

also Rishi Kapoor is such an average actor, OMG he was so loud and annoying and hammy in his movies. Everytime I try to watch his movies on TV it gives me a massive headache.

I prefer Shammi (when he was younger) and his dancing and the thing he did with his head and the mooooves and his beer gut.. if that doesn't define sexiness i dont know what does?

Anonymous said...

Gauri Khan looked like an oily doily.

Anonymous said...

I was comparing two styles of acting - one is the SRK/Dilip Kumar style - popping of veins, stagish, melodramatic (watch H. in Mujhse Dosti karogi) the other is a more natural style a la Amir Khan, Abhishek bacchan, Vivek Oberoi etc.. Not saying one is better than another but I prefer the natural style.

- Joules

meena said...

I noticed that no one mentioned "the most stunning" thing in JA, ..no not the jewelry, Hrithik's Hair!

So Megan, as the resident HR expert you might know this - who styled his hair?

Aspi said...

Indeed, I did notice that Ritwick seriously toned down his acting in D:2. I'm sure he had a chat with an acting coach or two. In J-A he has these little missteps but I think he was working hard at creating a character which he probably didn't fully pull off - but he's on the right track I think.

On the other hand, I'm being honest here, Rishi Kapoor was cute and cuddly and all that but man that guy could overact. Actually I haven't seen anyone from the Kapoor khandaan who didn't overact - haven't seen Ranbir yet.

Fortunately his pairing with Neetu captured the romantic imagination of a generation and he was off to the races. But if I had to count the number of times he showed up in movies with that gut of his hanging over a college desk, I'd have to rethink that lifetime achievement award.

meena said...

Joules you are right about Hrithik's style of acting. Proof is the movie that nobody seems to have watched - Main Prem ki Deewani Hoon.
Hrithik's role in this movie would have been better played a more spontaneous actor.
Movie sucked by the way.

m said...

MPKDH, please don't open wounds here..that was one of the worst mvoies i have ever seen, Yaadein comes close..

LOL who styled Du's hair in JA? no idea.. but that hair was so HOT.. I wish I could have sexual intercourse with that man

anu g said...

Welcome back, Joules.
On the Neil/Ranbir debate, it looks like the Om Shanti Om dialogue where Shreyas tells SRK (to change his surname to a Kapoor or Kumar to be successful) is proven true here. I pity poor Neil, wrong timing for a debut.He has lost out to Ranbir in all the awards until now.

Anonymous said...

Aspi, but compare him to the actors of his times - Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Manoj Kumar. Rishi was a lot less stagish.

Hrithik's hair does look beautiful in JA. Infact, this is the best he has ever looked.

- Joules

Aspi said...

This I have to agree with.

Amrita said...

Megan - I dont know what Ronson's doing in this convo but at least he's cute. What if it had been Pete Doherty? *shudder*

Aspi, Ranbir's debut is not the movie to watch if you're seeking a ham-free performance. Neil definitely acted Ranbir's pants off. Although SLB deserves at least half the flack for making the poor kid do the things he did. Agree with you and Joules that JA was Hrithil's best outing so far - I've never been a fan but this time I actually found him attractive.

Deepika btw is apparently the new slut of Indian media - Beautiful 21 year old won't commit! This evidently calls for a stoning!

http://www.bollyadda.com/2008/02/deepika-padukones-boyfriend.html

m said...

the thing i don't get about deepika is why is she hooking up with FUGGALICIOUS men??

my grandmother always says life is too short to have sexual relations with ugly boys

Aspi said...

Yuvraj, we hardly knew ye! Boy, I'd hate to think what will happen if Ranbir has another flop.

Bella said...

hrithik is not the most good looking actor there is right now, but honestly, i would take him over anyone... he just has something abt him

Neil is like a Hrithik clone, if he loses a few kilos and maybe spends some time in the sun, they will look identical :)

but ya, i like them both, but i like Hrithik more

He still had the hair at the awards... maybe that's why he looked oh so hot...

desigirl said...

Megan,
Don't know about Ronson taking over the bloody convo but I noticed a previous comment of Aspi's where he had wondered who the heck this Ronson bloke was and I decided to respond. Problem?

Aspi said...

Yaar, Mind Rush, thank you.

Amrita, man, I wish I had known - would have paid more attention.

~mm~ good to hear from you again. I was just telling myself: need to figure out who this Mark Ronson is that she's talking about.

megan said...

^ whoa raw nerves!

anyhoo

"hrithik is not the most good looking actor there is right now"

well in Bollywood who do you think is hotter? :D

Anonymous said...

ok, I did'nt see the filmfare awards but caught up with some pictures and youtube videos.

Firstly nice to see a lot of actresses wearing designer gowns and dresses. Secondly even the actors are very sharply dressed although most of them went for the safe dark suit - dark shirt look.

Preity-Ness make an adorable couple, always appropriately dressed. Bips new hairstyle suits her. Thought her dress looked like she was carrying a backpack. She did sport some killer shoes. Her arm candy John looked awesome as always.

Deepika, please drop the whole tattered mermaid style dress. That has been done so many times before. Priyanka cute dress but what is with the leather strap. And Twinkle needs to shed a few pounds. Someone please tell Vivek that hairstyle (is it hair extensions?) is so not happening and Ranbir looks like a waiter at a chinese restaurant.

Wow, Rekha looks gorgeous although I am getting a little bored with everyone wearing a white saree. How does Karishma stay so thin. Must be doubly hard being a Kapoor.

Since Saifeena has anyone seen Kareena in anything but a saree. Its so boring. What's the point of shedding all that weight if you are still going to appear wearing a saree.

Hrithik looks good but the whole open chest-jeans look is a little casual for the event.

- Joules

Aspi said...

DG, most people throw words around here fondly (or so I'd like to think). Besides mostly anything goes in terms of topics. I usually just write posts so I can hear what people have to say about the world in general.

Joules, great observation on Bips. Man that woman never looks bad to me (and now Megan can throw a few choice words at me).

Someone mentioned it but I thought Deepika was an awful dancer as well.

And so: who's the ugliest sucker in Bollywood these days? Come on now, you're allowed to say it. Its not mean and suchlike. I vote for Kunal Kapoor only I know everyone around here really likes him.

leera said...

I always thought the fugliest award belonged to Tusshar kapoor.
He comes across as such a good kid though. Any other profession but this!

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Raj Babbar's son if you consider him a part of bollywood. Yeah, Tushar takes a close second. Sunil Shetty - not very happening.

I personally think Kunal Kapoor is quite good looking. He needs to drop the whole unshaven-unshowered look.

- Joules

Aspi said...

And to follow up on Joules' nomination, here is a picture of Arya Babbar. The man's entire body looks like a potato head.

girlie girl said...

I dont like that one guy who was in Murder, who makes out on screen with every actress he works with. I can't remember his name...anyone!? Also, not a big fan of Shreyas Talpade either, espeically now with the whole hair-band look!! WTF, when did women's hair accessory become a fashion statement for men?!?!

m said...

bollywood is full of fuglies

tushar, suneil shetty, srk, emraan hasmi, dude from my name is anthony gonzalves (love child of vivek O and shahid K), shreyas talpade, ajay devgan, vivek oberoi, sonu sood, akshay kumar the list is endless

ritha said...

uglies are dime a dozen - men mostly.
krishan kumar (http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7917/aajamerijaan1993sa9.jpg)
akshay kumar when he was all hairy like a chimp,sunil shetty,tusshar kapoor (god he is not fit to be hero's sidekick even!),ajay devgan, abhishek bachchan in his earlier days(how maha average was he!) etc etc.

Aspi said...

ritha, that has to be the most god awfully ugly actor I have ever seen in Bollywood. And I'm accounting for Asrani's foray as hero in Gujarati films.

Thanks for sharing!

leera said...

I am with you!

On an aside, so glad you covered the filmfare awards, bollywood at the drift always makes for a flurry of hilarious comments.

Cinderella said...

i missed the show and reading all this here i feel bad even more.i missed all the fun;((((((

hope there is a re-telcast soon!

Did Shahid Kapur get any award?he for sure desevred one for his role in jab we met!

Anonymous said...

Dont worry Cinderella, you didnt miss much in the show. It was an aboslute disaster with terrible comedy and the people who deserved the awards, didnt get one. I enjoyed reading Aspi's recollection of the award show more than the show itself! Aspiji, what would we do without you!!

--girlie girl

Aspi said...

I must say I love it when everyone stops by with their chappu sharpened. It makes for a fun morning.

Now I will pretend to be Bappi.

garlee garl, tumne kaha mere liye achha hey. Mey yeh blogging India mein pehli baar laye hoon. Ab saab log blogging kaarta hey to bahoot achha loga.

Anonymous said...

Hahhahah!! I think your "Bappi" is better than the original Bappi!! LMAO!!!

--girlie girl

Amrita said...

God, Kishen Kumar! Isn't he heading up T-Series these days? My fave story about him was the one about this movie that he starred in and his bro (late Gulshan Kumar) really wanted to see succeed. Apparently, the crowd got up at intermission and tried to leave but found that they'd been locked in. Hee hee hee. They had to stay for the entire performance.
Best. Story. Ever.

Anonymous said...

I think T-series is being run by Bhushan Kumar (Gulshan Kumar's son). He has a very hot looking wife - Divya Khosla

- Joules

Aspi said...

Talk about a captive audience. But that is a hilarious story. And to think all they had to do was tell the audience everyone would get a free pen at the end of the show.

ritha said...

Hey I got another story abt Krishen kumar...he was in some b-grade movie with shilpa shirodkar...some murder mystery i guess and as a publicity stunt, they actually got one of the major newspapers to print this as a headline "krishan kumar murders shilpa shirodkar"...hahaha! wht a hoot..."acha sila diya tune mere pyar ka" was a "famous" song from this movie.

Aspi said...

Hmmm...a running theme in Kishen's life seems to be "Love me...or else!"

desigirl said...

Aspi,
I have come to the conclusion that reading your and Ams' account of the night was waaay better than watching the show! (Who said sour grapes?)
And your comments..... may the madness go on!

m said...

OMFG i talked to my cousin who lives in vancouver last night..and she told me she had a fling *cough sex* with one married actor (now divorced) when he was there shooting for a movie 2 years ago. I am so disturbed... dayum

Aspi said...

Boy, since every movie these days is shot in Canada and every actor is married that could be anyone. Not that I'm trying go guess or anything.

ritha said...

Hmm M said he's divorced Aspi...how many heroes does that leave us with? my first thot...saif..sanjay dutt?! Meg...more hints plz!

Mind Rush said...

Wow, Aspi, you got 79 comments on this one! It's one popular blog entry. Keep it up!

m said...

lol okay he's not a B/W actor, he is a B list Hollywood actor married to an A lister at that time.. :D

i was so shocked

Aspi said...

We can all guess, can't we?

Could have been Stuart Townsend, but he never did marry Charlize Theron.

Could be Ben Affleck if you consider JLo an A lister. And it would certainly fit Affleck's profile.

Could be Ryan Phillipe.

Can't think of any other A-list Hollywood actresses married to B-list actors. Its not a common event. A-list actresses are more likely to marry movie moguls.

ritha said...

Hey Aspi I think Ben Affleck is a grt guess...I rem there was some controversy when he was shooting for some movie in canada...

Mind Rush said...

M, out with the info, already!

m said...

ok it is ryan phillipe, apparently they met at some club and were taking each others' clothes off in few hours and other things i dont wanna disclose here.. but i seriously hope she doesn't somehow come here ont his blog and find out i hang out @ desi blogs and talk about stuff..

fuck i am so drunk and i kinda well did some stuff a decent and nice desi girl aint supposed to do

but like aspi be rdy 2 delete some stuff tomorrow afternoon when i am sober and dem realize things

ugh ok whatevs

Amrita said...

M - oh ew, I'd tell her to go get checked out coz he's supposed to be the skankiest skank in tinsel town. No idea what he may be packing. But otoh, good going! :D 2 years ago was when he was prime manmeat - or about as prime as puddingface can get.

Ritha - LOL! I'd forgotten about that! they REALLY wanted him to be a success. i see anuradha poudhwal i.e. the next Lata Mangeshkar went the way of the dodo.

Aspi said...

Always ready to do that for you m.

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m said...

well if srk and his faithful pet saif think all those people who kiss their asses and pretend to be nice to them to their face and laugh at every kantaben jokes and applaud every single lame thing they do are actually "friends" then they need a mental checkup asap.. once srk isn't on top, we'll see how many of his "friends" stick by him

it was low of them to make lame jokes and bash VVC, who at least has made some great movies that will be remembered in years.. so i don't think he will be fretting over some awards that bear no meaning..

did Saif forget that VVC gave him Parineeta, Eklavya and they ahve done movies together.. But did he have his head so far up srk's you know where that he didn't care about that.

Desi celebrities with their herd mentality makes megan sick

m said...

plz forgive my bad grammar and spelling mistakes had a long day

its a misssstaaaakeeee