Thursday, July 31, 2008

some Bollywood news : live drama in Bollywood / "the Unforgettable Tour" a

it seems to be getting more like hollywood everyday unfortunately..

petty remarks, blatant competitiveness, and jealous arguments aren't as "behind the scenes" as they used to be in Bollywood apparently.. no longer are these feuds being kept private among bollywood actors, now they are becoming regular fuel for the tabloids.. just like Hollywood i guess..

last year's Om Shanti Om, possibly SRK's biggest hit yet, caused all sorts of controversies...From wikipedia: "Om Shanti Om landed into a controversy with veteran actor Manoj Kumar, for showing him (actually his body double) in a bad taste."
In response, [Kumar] stated that "Indian audiences had made Manoj Kumar into an icon ... That icon has been wounded, made fun of....." Apologies were made and scenes were even supposed to be edited, but the damage was already done..

Now this... I just read about the recent spat between Sharukh Khan and Salman Khan during Katrina's birthday.. (ok, this is mindless tabloid gossib-- they're behaving like frat boys-- but anyway... )

has Bollywood always been this way behind the scenes? or is the worst of Hollywood (the name calling, backstabbing and mudslinging, and breaking up to make up) rubbing off on these young Hindi stars ?

check out the little video piece on this courtesy of olivecookie.com


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on a more positive note , since im bringing up the East meets West dilemma, Amitabh, Abhishek, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, among other top ranked Bollywood stars, will appear in Houston this Saturday as part of Amitabh's "the Unforgettable Tour"

This is a true class act... no matter what the recent tabloids tell you, Bollywood will never lose its respectability as long as Amitabh is at the helm..

Looks like they'll be in New York on the 15th! : )

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