Tuesday, August 05, 2008

August Linkology

For anyone new here, welcome the the Drift. Here is how Linkology works: if you find anything funny, touching, entertaining or just plain worth sharing, leave us a link in the comments section with your take on it. I'll put it up here and on the front page as soon as I can and we can take a look at it, amuse ourselves and discuss it here.

Twenty two customs officers - caught with their pants down (from Mind Rush)

Jimmy Aaja lives on - in Hollywood! (from girlie girl)

Unlike other actors I don't even do drugs - Neha Dhupia

Ashok Amritraj to make yet another classy movie

The actor from Tarzan - The Wonder Car makes a comeback

Big B provides solar lanterns to villages in India

Priyanka's secretary harasses the star, runs away, gets arrested, faces charges

How dare you compare me to that chor Pritam! - Ismail Darbar

Harry Potter sues his Indian brother (from girlie girl)

Himesh caught bald (from Bella)

Dheeraj O Bama: the long wait for the US press (from )

The Bombay Bitch talks to Monty Sharma (from Pitu)

Vishal on the rise of Vishal & Shekhar

Karzzzz the movie promo (from j)

Sonu Nigam gets ambushed by kiss miss (from Bee)

Why Meena is pissed at the Kuselan promos

God Tussi Great Ho and Bachna Ae Haseeno open

Singh is King - the game (from Cinderella)

Olympics - the fashion run down (from Lin)

Kidnap - the new Imraan Khan movie trailor (from girlie girl)

Manoj Kumar wins case against OSO - aaraam se! (from anu g)

Inside Vidya Balan's new photo shoot (from anu g)

Abhijeet: no more fighting for Indian singers (from anu g)

Pritam the forgetful (from anu g)

In bed with auntyji (from Pitu)

Aamir's Gajini cut - the storm in the teacup (from girlie girl)

Yeh Aditya hai ki Aditi? (from anu g)

Rahul Vaidya dumps Prajakta Shukre (from m)

Paris for Prez! (from Mind Rush)

6 ingredients for a green clean home (from Kanan)

What do action directors and Family Planning have in common?

70 comments:

Kanan said...

Aspi, thank you!

It might not be the right place for this but I love the natural cleaning suggestions given on here:

6 ingredients for a green, clean home

Aspi said...

Kanan, anything of interest is probably of interest to us. So worth a shot.

And I'm telling you - there is nothing in the world a lemon can't take care of.

Or mint.

Mind Rush said...

Paris for president...gotta see this video.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/08/05/2008-08-05_paris_hiltons_new_attack_ad_fires_back_a.html

Aspi said...

Hilarious! I dislike ageist stuff - and I'm talking about McCain's vid not Paris'

m said...

http://www.santabanta.com/cinema.asp?pid=21776

Rahul Vaidya dumps Prajakta LOL

"Rahul's behaviour has changed after winning the Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar" crown and he completely started ignoring Prajakta after the show got over. He perhaps is enamoured more by the adulation he is getting after his win.

He is loving the female attention he has started getting after winning the Superstar title.

He wants to make a career as an actor now and old friends and old love like singing are no longer on his agenda! He has made it clear to her that he is no longer wanting to carry on with their relationship."

j said...

Finally a candidate I can vote for ;) Atleast we can enlessly comment on what she is what she isn't wearing.

girlie girl said...

Paris' video is hillarious! It was such a great way to get back at McCain...

anu g said...

Aditya? Looks more like an Adithi!! http://www.buzz18.com/news/tv/aditya-narayan-celebrates-in-style/73571/0

Aspi said...

He looks like a tremendously cute girl with an inappropriate cleavage.

girlie girl said...

I dont understand why this hair style of Aamir's is such a big deal. It's basically your run-of-mill buzz cut.

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article&sectid=30&contentid=20080806200808060218087195d856201

what's the fuss about?!


Anu g, can't see that website at work but will definitely check it out later...

Pitu said...

http://www.buzz18.com/slideshow.php?id=73141

In bed with Auntyji. Yuck :-p

anu g said...

Pitu, u call Vidya an auntyj? Poor girl....she dresses, and she is damned,and she un-dresses and she is damned. Akhir kya karegi bechari:).

svr said...

I'm surprised at the Vidya link -- you think it might be engineered? I really can't see her doing that sort of a shoot just for the heck of publicity!

As for Rahul, sadly for poor Prajakta, but we saw it coming -- if it hadn't already happened! He's in good company -- the long list of guys who dump women the moment their going gets good ranges from Einstein to Saif. Though given that he can't even act out the part of an acchha insaan with consistent credibility, I'd like to see how he turns actor!

anu g said...

Abhijit left all alone.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/TV_Buzz/Abhijeet_will_not_fight_anymore/articleshow/3333328.cms

anu g said...

SVR, sorry to diasppoint u, but its true. This is what she said to cnn-ibn news:http://www.ibnlive.com/news/vidya-balan-gets-bold-in-a-bedsheet--take-a-look/70527-8-17.html

anu g said...

Bhullakkad Pritam:).

http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/article.asp?id=2969

svr said...

Damn!! I totally get that she wants to ditch the good-girl, traditional-sweetheart, Parineeta image, but couldn't she, like, get a tattoo or something?! Why does she have to go the Mallika route?!

Aspi said...

Yaar, based on what I saw I don't think that's a particularly revealing shoot. I don't recall seeing any more than when Vidya dresses normally.

Now is the image that Vidya is tweaking? I thought her image in Parineeta was seductress enough. She has a low slung sexuality that comes through all her movies - I don't think she needs to advertise it separately.

j said...

Agreed, Vidya unlike Soha has a sexuality about her. Her problem is that she entered the industry late and so is competing for roles with younger actresses. Because of this she tries to look younger and hip and comes across as someone trying way too hard and more like a behenji.

I think she would look pretty sexy if she dresses the way she did in Parineeta.

Vidya's Agent said...

behen j, kya point hai!

Yeh Vidya Balan ko kaun samjhaye? Madam is never listening - only talking on the phone, yelling and saying things like "I want to look sexier" and staring at a picture of Shahid Kapur. Madam has no free time.

Pitu said...

Anu g, I think the auntyji thing is about attitude and persona. Not really about the way they dress (or undress). Sharmila Tagore for eg. (and others may disagree) is in her 60s but she is not an auntyji at all. In her interviews, she comes across as incredibly intelligent, sexy (yes, I said sexy) and she speaks her mind. If I met her somewhere, I'd love to sit and chat with her. Vidya (along with Rani Mukherjee) I'd completely ignore.

Vidya's interviews are soooooo boring and her whole persona says "main baingain ke liye is se jyada ek paisa nahi doongi" :-p

I don't care wot she wears. She is pretty but she puts me to sleep. I find Preity Zinta very engaging though. She can wear something very traditional (like say, the Veer Zara lungi outfit) but her spunk and attitude shines thru.

girlie girl said...

I agree with Pitu. She just doesn't have that confidence. Even when she wears a simple Jeans/Kurti thing, she still looks really uncomfortable. and a person who is that uncomfortable with themselves cannot have that pazzaz you need on screen. She just needs to stick to what she looks best on her...why fix it if it ain't broken. Stick to salwaar kameez/Sari...the traditional stuff...and by sari i dont mean wearing a halter blouse or skimpy stuff like that...it doesn't suite you honey! you can be traditional and simple and still be sexy!

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svr said...

hmm, I don't know about low-slung sexuality -- I guess, a girl holding up a bedsheet vs. a girl wearing an off-the-shoulder top come across as two very different kinds of people to me! The first, I'd put in the Mallika box, the second maybe under the Aishwarya/Deepika/Preity Zinta box. But I guess actresses (and other people) think differently! Maybe there's a Kareena box all by itself...

Pitu said...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article&sectid=30&contentid=2008080820080808022555313da426652

Aditya is in the news again :-p

anu g said...

I knew Manoj Kumar used to say his dialogues aaram se.....didnt know he woudl file(and win) a case against OSO aaraam se, more than a year later/???http://www.ibnlive.com/news/manoj-kumar-wins-case-against-om-shanti-om/70697-8.html

girlie girl said...

OMG Pitu...i know you're just as excited as I am about this...

http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2008/aug/08video.htm

Aspi said...

Yaar, I don't get it. How does Manoj Kumar win this case? Its satire - pure and simple. Maybe even comic homage.

Henceforth I shall call him Whinage Kumar.

j said...

Because he is so patriotic ;)

Yeah, that was my fav funniest part in OSO. Please don't spoil it Mr. Bharat.

svr said...

Criminal suit?? Farah and Shah Rukh are alleged criminals for making fun of Manoj Kumar?! [insert favourite rant about Indian legal system].

On a complete tangent (but in similar spirit!), does anyone here have any idea why no one ever flamed The Great Indian Novel? Every time I opened that book, I marvelled at how much flaming potential it had (besides, of course, his great sense of fun!) From the ultra-religious figures, to the ultra-atheist figures, everyone should have demanded to burn the book! It's a big open question in my head.

Anonymous said...

how many drifters are going to the chicago show of the unforgettable tour this weekend?

Aspi said...

Anon, a few are. Drop me an email if you'd like to swing by and say hello.

anu g said...

Shahrukh and Salman no longer friends,says Salman

Lin said...

So I know I've been M.I.A for some time. I am ending up spending much less time in all the B-Wood related matters. Both because I've been busy and also because I really don't care so much anymore.

But I'll always be sure to keep up over here, even if I disappear from the comments for a while.

So anyway, I *have* to chime in on that Abhijeet link. I'm not going to go into the politics of it.

But Raja Hassan is better than Rahat Fateh Ali Khan? REALLY? I mean REALLY? Granted, RFAK is older and has gotten better over the past few years, but still.

(And I know there are a lot of Raja fans here, but I hold strong to my statement.)

Oh, also, through Megan's constant praise of Junoon, I did youtube it the past week. And watched whatever clear performances I could. And man, wow that's some good singing the contestants are belting out week after week.

I think Ali Abbas is cute. :)

Lin said...

Also, the NYT gives the low down on the outrage, countering opinions, and defenses given all around the world in the past three days when it comes to the fashion at the Opening Ceremonies.

India is mentioned right after the U.S. :)

Although I got more of a chuckle out the hooplah with the Aussie outfits.

Lin said...

Oops, forgot the link.

http://olympics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/what-the-world-is-saying-today-neatness-counts/?hp

m said...

hey Lin!! yeah good choice! Ali Abbas is a major cutie! and that voice and the singing OMG

but well my reality show boyfriend is Lakhwinder..he's mah fave on the show.. he is so underrated.. in fact i had liked one of his songs before the show but never rly paid attention...but now i am a fan

m said...

i read an article online that sanjay dutt gave an interview and claimed that he has had sex with over 200 women..

WHAT A MAN SLUT

AkD said...

over 200 women??? i know only 15 of dem...damn!

Aspi said...

Lin, great link. And yes, Bollyinterest can ebb and flow. You just have to with it.

That Sanjay Dutt comment. I find it entirely believable. During shows especially, massive opportunity presents itself.

m said...

yeah i have no doubts about the quantity but i wonder the "quality" of girls that he has porked.. EWW

i want him to do another interview bragging about all the STDs he has contracted..

Aspi said...

Boy am I enjoying the Olympics or what?! The officials must have watched some serious Bollywood stuff to come up with this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7556058.stm

Cinderella said...

how sick that is..

m said...

What? China doing THAT? i mean a country like China misleading people?

IMPOSSIBLE! :D

girlie girl said...

I know...those people just bought themselves a non-stop ticket to HELL for that!

Anonymous said...

This seems old news..not sure if you guys have already seen it or not..i saw this today and it is hilarious
http://www.desihits.com/blog/article/sonu-nigam-gets-attacked?gclid=CN2Sh9WzvJQCFRkcewods3WjLg

-bee

j said...

For Himesh Fans

Karzz promo

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/broadband/video/Movie-Promos/myjsyh36/3/Promo-1-Karzzzz.html

Seems like an exact copy of Karz although I like Urmila cast for Simi's role.

Aspi said...

j, many thanks! This makes for great friday viewing. The sheer randomness of it all interrupted by Himesh's flying kicks. Priceless.

Cinderella said...

I saw Singh is King and i found the name so irrelevant.it's just about ONE communty and there are equal number of good guys and bad guys i it.....ofcourse,Akshay being the [more than] good guy!it revolves only around them.no one else involved...i din't understand Singh is King over whom?himself????

the movie is ok..just another timepass bollywood comedy!
except for Akshay no one else has anything to do in it.without doubt he does a good job but nothing special.seems like roles are actually being written for him now.
Katrina looks beautiful[as usual].all she does is smile and laugh and dance once in a while.nothing more than that.
there is no one else with any kind of substantial role.Om Puri is wasted.Neha Dhupia,unnecessary!so were the rest of them actually!

the only other person i liked was Ranvir Shorey.he does a decnt job.dosen't overact anywhere and is not annoying as some of the others were.

You can watch it if u have too much of extra time on your hands and wanna have a few laughs..or if your an Akshay fan and like stupid comedies which take you nowhere.otherwise there's nothing khaas!
i missed the first 10 mins of the movie and i have no regrets.
i maybe wrong.my sister liked it but i din't.so you can take a chance.And if you do,do tell me how relevant the title was:P

Cinderella said...

i finally got to see an episode of SRGMP today but no Himesh,no fun:(

Aspi said...

Hey Cinderella, thanks for the review. I noticed in the promos that Katrina has a terrific sense of color and what looks good on her.

Pitu said...

http://bombaybitch.com/site/the_bitch_s_date_with_monty_sharma/

Over Rated said...

this is funny:

http://www.236.com/news/2008/08/22/media_waiting_for_obama_vp_ano_8441.php

Bella said...

hehehehe

'nuff said

http://www.bombaybitch.com/site/himesh_caught_bald_/

Funny even if it isnt true

girlie girl said...

Harry Potter suing his Indian brother...

http://news.yahoo.com/story//nm/20080825/film_nm/hari_dc

haha!

Pitu said...

That's so stupid- didn't expect such a knee-jerk reaction from Warner's!

girlie girl said...

I know! you'd think they've seen enough of thse spoof movies to have a sense of humor! come on...go rent scary-movie, epic-movie, date-movie type crap!

Aspi said...

If Hari Putter is clearly a spoof, then the case won't hold in court under "fair use". Either something more is afoot or someone in the press got free food to create some news.

megan said...

HAHAHAHA OMG guys do you remember like months ago when Aspi wrote a blog about something and mentioned Pooja Bedi and like she randomly makes an "appearance" defending herself!!!!!!!

today i was reading Bombay Bitch about her being in some desi reality show

http://www.bombaybitch.com/site/pooja_chali__bigg_boss_/

and then she made a comment on it as well being all defensive just like how she was in here..

"thanks for the clawing.. people only can pull you DOWN when you‘re UP above them!!!!"

HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG!! she must like google herself all the time to see what people are saying about her then get all worked up and like say how everyone else are trying to bring a sista down cuz she is above everyone else..

Bee's said...

well rowling and warner have always been sensitive about the Harry potter thing..
last year they sued a Kolkata-based Durga Puja (famous festival of us bongs) committee for breach of copyright because the group has been building a model based on Hogwarts School as pandal for the celebration!!!!
http://www.netglimse.com/news/491

Bee's said...

and she lost the case

Anonymous said...

and earlier this year, she sued someone for having a Harry Potter encyclopedia type book...I mean she's already made her billions...let someone else cashin $10,000 off of it. I dont remember what the outcome of that case was...

girlie girl said...

oops, that last comment was me BTW...

girlie girl said...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article&sectid=30&contentid=2008082620080826024027340b0eb7c0


Mithun song in Hollywood movie?? Totally thought of you when i read this Aspi!

Aspi said...

gg, thanks! I wonder if Bappi and Ghai are on to the fact that this song evokes tacky waves of fun in people.

girlie girl said...

Has anyone seen the Zohan movie?? Tell us how it was? I had no desire to see that movie but i may just have to rent the dvd (or PPV it) to see that part!

Aspi said...

Zohan got panned but it made money. In other words, it performed like a Sandler movie. I think I'll give it a miss - like the last three Sandler movies. He got replaced by Will Ferrell a while ago.

Anonymous said...

ahem..
http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2008/aug/27sd1.htm

Aspi said...

Boy, she looks good whenever she shows her neck. I'm a nascent fashion genius!

On the other hand, that funny looking guy next to her looks exactly like me - only better looking and better dressed.

girlie girl said...

Anyone see this?!?!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/business/worldbusiness/01vogue.html?em

I'm discusted down to my core by this!