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Bollywood Stars To Campaign For UK MP Keith Vaz.

In Bollywood, India, Politics on April 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

Keith Vaz, the member of Parliament from Leicester East will bring in Shilpa Shetty to campaign for him.

“In India, Bollywood stars stand for parliament themselves,” says a member of Vaz’s campaign team. “It will be lovely to see them bring a bit of razzmatazz to the campaign.”

That should take the spotlight off the expenses claims controversy he is embroiled in. And this is also the guy that led protests against Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ in 1989.

In February 1990, he wrote in the Guardian newspaper urging Salman Rushdie not to publish the book in paperback because “there is no such thing as absolute freedom of speech” (BBC profile of Keith Vaz)

Of course Indian media is more excited with the Bollywood connection in UK politics. Because…obviously the Bollywood razzmatazz is far more important than the profile of the politician.

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Kapoor Continues To Shine On “24”

In Bollywood, Entertainment, India on March 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm

We hadn’t joined the “24” band-wagon until just a few seasons ago, but like everyone else, we’re completely hooked now. 

Also, we at first thought that Anil Kapoor’s role, as President Hassan, was going to be short-lived one (as so many are on the show), but his role has continued to get stronger, and more involved in the plot (we likey).

We knew his character had something up his sleeves as that’s the predictability within the show, but how, that we still don’t know and are eagerly awaiting to find out each Monday.  Surely Jack will save the day?!

How SRK Missed A Publicity Coup On MNIK.

In Bollywood, Film, India on February 12, 2010 at 7:33 am

Imagine the message Shah Rukh Khan would’ve sent to the Sena if he showed up at a Mumbai theatre, in support of the brave fans who thronged theatres in defiance of the Sena’s divisive politics.

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan woke up in Berlin to thank his fans for giving a full house suppport [sic] for his latest film “My Name Is Khan.” “As the film releases and reports pour in praising Karan’s work I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has gone to see the film,” he tweeted. (full post at Hindustan Times)

Get Rid Of The Phrase ‘India’s Answer To…’

In Bollywood, India on January 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

Evidently India has an answer to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. The ‘answer’ is ‘Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun.’ Alright then. Let’s clear two things:

(a) Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain is a classic. Few filmmakers in the world will even come close to the nuance and maturity of Lee’s handling of this film’s subject. Let alone a film whose title ‘Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyun’ can’t even decide which language they want to get their point across in. (b) We’re quite sure Ang Lee didn’t set out to make Brokeback asking ‘What will India’s answer to my film be?’

 And while the list is seeming endless, here are some other stupid ‘India’s answer to’ references:

Brangelina – AbhiAsh

Google Earth – Bhuvan

Marilyn Monroe – Asha Sachdev (???!!!!)

Gregory Peck – Dev Anand

Gerri Halliwell – Manisha Koirala

To China – A train to Sikkim

Walmart – RelianceMart

Twitter – Gupshup

Viagra – Caterpillar Fungus

Madame Tussauds – Siddhagiri Museum

Anil Kapoor on 24. Season premiere tomorrow. (Trailer)

In Bollywood, India on January 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Looking forward to Jack Bauer in one of our favorite shows.