dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I defy you to watch Dhoom 2 and not to emerge in a complete hormonal frenzy.



Ostensibly, the plot follows the adventures of a tough cop (Abhishek Bachchan) and his goofy sidekick (Uday Chopra) who are trying to catch a super-thief (Hrithik Roshan). Or at least that is the way it was supposed to go at the planning stage, I think. But somehow between planning and filming things turned inside out, if for no other reason that they signed up Hrithik Roshan to play the super-thief. Any present-day (i.e. post Koi Mil Gaya) director who has Hrithik in a movie and doesn't center it around him is possibly insane and probably perversely against earning money. Not to mention that Hrithik is the only "younger" Bollywood actor I can see who has that ineffable something associated with star power: when he is on screen you just want to look at him and no one else. Sorry, Abhishek Bachchan, I love you and all, but when it comes to star wattage, you lose!



Anyway, instead of what was probably the original outline, D2 became about the awesome yet woobieish super-thief Aryan (Hrithik has never looked hotter in his life. When I first saw him on the screen in D2 I literally gasped), his quest to evade the rather dour and irritating cop, his clever plans to steal various artworks, and (best of all, for me) his love affair with a starting-out fellow thief, the brash Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai). In fact, the movie-makers nailed the coffin for anyone becoming interested in the good guys by casting the Hrithik/Aish combo. Arguably the most beautiful woman in Bollywood, Aishwarya is also one of the very few women in BW who can keep up with Hrithik on the dance floor. Even more amazingly, Aishwarya who has never had much chemistry with her co-stars simply sizzled with Hrithik. Just check out all the dozens of Hrithik/Aishwarya vids on youtube! Personally I find RPFing them icky because both are married to other people (Aishwarya is married to Abhishek Bachchan, amusingly enough) and Hrithik is a father of two, as well, but...I guess it means the chemistry worked.



Anyway, I bring you some awesome D2 caps. The plot is typical silliness but I swear, you won't care...not with the hotness and the chemistry and bit a dysfunctional OTP. Cap quality not as good as I wish because quality of source isn't as good as my DVD. Hotness still shows.

Their love is so spiritual. If by spiritual you mean full of sex. Not spoilery )

Hrithik/Aishwarya became one of my top Bollywood on-screen couples after D2, and Jodhaa-Akbar proved their chemistry wasn't a fluke. Now they are going to co-star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, and seeing that SLB (Devdas, Saawariya) is my favorite Bollywood director, and nobody can portray love the way he does? Oh...it's my dream come true!

This is a cool Hrithik/Aish D2 vid:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I defy you to watch Dhoom 2 and not to emerge in a complete hormonal frenzy.



Ostensibly, the plot follows the adventures of a tough cop (Abhishek Bachchan) and his goofy sidekick (Uday Chopra) who are trying to catch a super-thief (Hrithik Roshan). Or at least that is the way it was supposed to go at the planning stage, I think. But somehow between planning and filming things turned inside out, if for no other reason that they signed up Hrithik Roshan to play the super-thief. Any present-day (i.e. post Koi Mil Gaya) director who has Hrithik in a movie and doesn't center it around him is possibly insane and probably perversely against earning money. Not to mention that Hrithik is the only "younger" Bollywood actor I can see who has that ineffable something associated with star power: when he is on screen you just want to look at him and no one else. Sorry, Abhishek Bachchan, I love you and all, but when it comes to star wattage, you lose!



Anyway, instead of what was probably the original outline, D2 became about the awesome yet woobieish super-thief Aryan (Hrithik has never looked hotter in his life. When I first saw him on the screen in D2 I literally gasped), his quest to evade the rather dour and irritating cop, his clever plans to steal various artworks, and (best of all, for me) his love affair with a starting-out fellow thief, the brash Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai). In fact, the movie-makers nailed the coffin for anyone becoming interested in the good guys by casting the Hrithik/Aish combo. Arguably the most beautiful woman in Bollywood, Aishwarya is also one of the very few women in BW who can keep up with Hrithik on the dance floor. Even more amazingly, Aishwarya who has never had much chemistry with her co-stars simply sizzled with Hrithik. Just check out all the dozens of Hrithik/Aishwarya vids on youtube! Personally I find RPFing them icky because both are married to other people (Aishwarya is married to Abhishek Bachchan, amusingly enough) and Hrithik is a father of two, as well, but...I guess it means the chemistry worked.



Anyway, I bring you some awesome D2 caps. The plot is typical silliness but I swear, you won't care...not with the hotness and the chemistry and bit a dysfunctional OTP. Cap quality not as good as I wish because quality of source isn't as good as my DVD. Hotness still shows.

Their love is so spiritual. If by spiritual you mean full of sex. Not spoilery )

Hrithik/Aishwarya became one of my top Bollywood on-screen couples after D2, and Jodhaa-Akbar proved their chemistry wasn't a fluke. Now they are going to co-star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, and seeing that SLB (Devdas, Saawariya) is my favorite Bollywood director, and nobody can portray love the way he does? Oh...it's my dream come true!

This is a cool Hrithik/Aish D2 vid:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I defy you to watch Dhoom 2 and not to emerge in a complete hormonal frenzy.



Ostensibly, the plot follows the adventures of a tough cop (Abhishek Bachchan) and his goofy sidekick (Uday Chopra) who are trying to catch a super-thief (Hrithik Roshan). Or at least that is the way it was supposed to go at the planning stage, I think. But somehow between planning and filming things turned inside out, if for no other reason that they signed up Hrithik Roshan to play the super-thief. Any present-day (i.e. post Koi Mil Gaya) director who has Hrithik in a movie and doesn't center it around him is possibly insane and probably perversely against earning money. Not to mention that Hrithik is the only "younger" Bollywood actor I can see who has that ineffable something associated with star power: when he is on screen you just want to look at him and no one else. Sorry, Abhishek Bachchan, I love you and all, but when it comes to star wattage, you lose!



Anyway, instead of what was probably the original outline, D2 became about the awesome yet woobieish super-thief Aryan (Hrithik has never looked hotter in his life. When I first saw him on the screen in D2 I literally gasped), his quest to evade the rather dour and irritating cop, his clever plans to steal various artworks, and (best of all, for me) his love affair with a starting-out fellow thief, the brash Sunehri (Aishwarya Rai). In fact, the movie-makers nailed the coffin for anyone becoming interested in the good guys by casting the Hrithik/Aish combo. Arguably the most beautiful woman in Bollywood, Aishwarya is also one of the very few women in BW who can keep up with Hrithik on the dance floor. Even more amazingly, Aishwarya who has never had much chemistry with her co-stars simply sizzled with Hrithik. Just check out all the dozens of Hrithik/Aishwarya vids on youtube! Personally I find RPFing them icky because both are married to other people (Aishwarya is married to Abhishek Bachchan, amusingly enough) and Hrithik is a father of two, as well, but...I guess it means the chemistry worked.



Anyway, I bring you some awesome D2 caps. The plot is typical silliness but I swear, you won't care...not with the hotness and the chemistry and bit a dysfunctional OTP. Cap quality not as good as I wish because quality of source isn't as good as my DVD. Hotness still shows.

Their love is so spiritual. If by spiritual you mean full of sex. Not spoilery )

Hrithik/Aishwarya became one of my top Bollywood on-screen couples after D2, and Jodhaa-Akbar proved their chemistry wasn't a fluke. Now they are going to co-star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, and seeing that SLB (Devdas, Saawariya) is my favorite Bollywood director, and nobody can portray love the way he does? Oh...it's my dream come true!

This is a cool Hrithik/Aish D2 vid:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
One of these days, there should be a movie which is nothing but three hours of Hrithik dancing.

Here he is in a promo for Krrazy 4 (he is not a movie, it's a gimmick thing):



Man, he has no bones in his body.

Check him out in 'dhoom again' song in Dhoom 2:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
One of these days, there should be a movie which is nothing but three hours of Hrithik dancing.

Here he is in a promo for Krrazy 4 (he is not a movie, it's a gimmick thing):



Man, he has no bones in his body.

Check him out in 'dhoom again' song in Dhoom 2:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
One of these days, there should be a movie which is nothing but three hours of Hrithik dancing.

Here he is in a promo for Krrazy 4 (he is not a movie, it's a gimmick thing):



Man, he has no bones in his body.

Check him out in 'dhoom again' song in Dhoom 2:

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, watching 'Dil Laga Na' is totally giving me the irrational reaction of whether I should be watching this without parental supervision. And not only do everyone's clothes stay on, I haven't even lived at home as a regular thing for 10 years. Thus bringing one to the important question whether Hrithik Roshan dancing open-shirted is enough to give a movie NC-17 rating by itself. I am still pondering.

And on the hotness note, I found this really random MV, of Hrithik and Aishwarya from Dhoom 2 intercut to some French song, and the combo of breathy noises in the song and the sheer eye-popping visual hotness is making me want to have a lie-down.

MV in question )

Being shallow is SO good. I can't wait until October and Jodha-Akbar.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, watching 'Dil Laga Na' is totally giving me the irrational reaction of whether I should be watching this without parental supervision. And not only do everyone's clothes stay on, I haven't even lived at home as a regular thing for 10 years. Thus bringing one to the important question whether Hrithik Roshan dancing open-shirted is enough to give a movie NC-17 rating by itself. I am still pondering.

And on the hotness note, I found this really random MV, of Hrithik and Aishwarya from Dhoom 2 intercut to some French song, and the combo of breathy noises in the song and the sheer eye-popping visual hotness is making me want to have a lie-down.

MV in question )

Being shallow is SO good. I can't wait until October and Jodha-Akbar.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, watching 'Dil Laga Na' is totally giving me the irrational reaction of whether I should be watching this without parental supervision. And not only do everyone's clothes stay on, I haven't even lived at home as a regular thing for 10 years. Thus bringing one to the important question whether Hrithik Roshan dancing open-shirted is enough to give a movie NC-17 rating by itself. I am still pondering.

And on the hotness note, I found this really random MV, of Hrithik and Aishwarya from Dhoom 2 intercut to some French song, and the combo of breathy noises in the song and the sheer eye-popping visual hotness is making me want to have a lie-down.

MV in question )

Being shallow is SO good. I can't wait until October and Jodha-Akbar.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Title: Sunehri’s Decameron
Fandom: Dhoom 2
Tech stuff: 1994 words
Characters: Sunehri (Sunehri/Aryan)
A/N: I mentioned a really long time ago that I wanted to write a Sunehri story (right after seeing D2) and then forgot all about it. But I kept thinking about it off and on, so here it is. A Sunehri story? Yes. I am one of the people who did like her and was rather interested by her. So anyway, here it is. Set before and during the movie.

If her hands weren’t cuffed, she’d be tempted to bite her nails, glittery nail polish be damned. )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Title: Sunehri’s Decameron
Fandom: Dhoom 2
Tech stuff: 1994 words
Characters: Sunehri (Sunehri/Aryan)
A/N: I mentioned a really long time ago that I wanted to write a Sunehri story (right after seeing D2) and then forgot all about it. But I kept thinking about it off and on, so here it is. A Sunehri story? Yes. I am one of the people who did like her and was rather interested by her. So anyway, here it is. Set before and during the movie.

If her hands weren’t cuffed, she’d be tempted to bite her nails, glittery nail polish be damned. )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Title: Sunehri’s Decameron
Fandom: Dhoom 2
Tech stuff: 1994 words
Characters: Sunehri (Sunehri/Aryan)
A/N: I mentioned a really long time ago that I wanted to write a Sunehri story (right after seeing D2) and then forgot all about it. But I kept thinking about it off and on, so here it is. A Sunehri story? Yes. I am one of the people who did like her and was rather interested by her. So anyway, here it is. Set before and during the movie.

If her hands weren’t cuffed, she’d be tempted to bite her nails, glittery nail polish be damned. )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Remember how I mentioned that Bollywood superstars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai were sued for public indecency and lowering the dignity of women and what not for kissing in a movie? Said movie being Dhoom 2?

Well, here is a screencap of the actual kiss:



Shocking! Horror! My eyes! (Of course, by these standards Joo Ji-Hoon and Yoon Eun-Hye in Goong should get at least ten years jail time and all American stars should be put away for life)

Well, if you thought, that was a crazy lawsuit, just you wait.

Poor Aishwarya Rai and her crazy-magnet. I think you know if you even skim my LJ that Rai has recently become engaged to Abhishek Bachchan, another Bollywood star.

I have just read this:

Case filed against Ash's tree wedding

Patna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Patna High Court against Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai for marrying trees to overcome astrological differences with her fiancé Abhishek Bachchan.

Lawyer Shruti Singh, who filed the PIL earlier this week, says the ritual promotes untouchability.

"I filed a PIL to stop such practices as reportedly conducted by actor Amitabh Bachchan for his future daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai. It is in violation of Article 17 of the Constitution, which prohibits untouchability. It also violates fundamental human rights," said Shruti.

Aishwarya is a Manglik (astrologically Mars-bearing), which is believed to have negative consequences for her impending marriage. The actress is said to have married a peepal tree at Benaras, a banana tree at a Bangalore temple and a god's idol in Ayodhya.

According to Shruti, the fact that Aishwarya had to marry the trees and the idol before marrying Abhishek, who is a non-Manglik, amounts to untouchability.

"The rituals performed by Aishwarya, Amitabh and Abhishek would only promote superstitions and blind faith among common people," Shruti, who is also a women's rights activist, said.

Her PIL requests the court to issue a directive to the state government and the Bihar State Religious Trust Board (BSRTB) to stop the practice of marrying a Manglik-born bride first with a tree, god or animal prior to her marrying a non- Manglik man.

She has sought a ban on the performance of such marriages at temples in Bihar including Shitla temple in Patna, Baikatpur temple near Fatuha and the Shiva temple at Deoghar.

The activist has also demanded a public apology from the Bachchan family for asking Aishwarya to enter into such false marriages.

"An FIR should be filed against Bachchan, his wife Jaya and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for encouraging such practices," Shruti said.


P.S. No one even knows if the tree-marriage has happened or is a weird media rumor.

Graaaaaah.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Remember how I mentioned that Bollywood superstars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai were sued for public indecency and lowering the dignity of women and what not for kissing in a movie? Said movie being Dhoom 2?

Well, here is a screencap of the actual kiss:



Shocking! Horror! My eyes! (Of course, by these standards Joo Ji-Hoon and Yoon Eun-Hye in Goong should get at least ten years jail time and all American stars should be put away for life)

Well, if you thought, that was a crazy lawsuit, just you wait.

Poor Aishwarya Rai and her crazy-magnet. I think you know if you even skim my LJ that Rai has recently become engaged to Abhishek Bachchan, another Bollywood star.

I have just read this:

Case filed against Ash's tree wedding

Patna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Patna High Court against Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai for marrying trees to overcome astrological differences with her fiancé Abhishek Bachchan.

Lawyer Shruti Singh, who filed the PIL earlier this week, says the ritual promotes untouchability.

"I filed a PIL to stop such practices as reportedly conducted by actor Amitabh Bachchan for his future daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai. It is in violation of Article 17 of the Constitution, which prohibits untouchability. It also violates fundamental human rights," said Shruti.

Aishwarya is a Manglik (astrologically Mars-bearing), which is believed to have negative consequences for her impending marriage. The actress is said to have married a peepal tree at Benaras, a banana tree at a Bangalore temple and a god's idol in Ayodhya.

According to Shruti, the fact that Aishwarya had to marry the trees and the idol before marrying Abhishek, who is a non-Manglik, amounts to untouchability.

"The rituals performed by Aishwarya, Amitabh and Abhishek would only promote superstitions and blind faith among common people," Shruti, who is also a women's rights activist, said.

Her PIL requests the court to issue a directive to the state government and the Bihar State Religious Trust Board (BSRTB) to stop the practice of marrying a Manglik-born bride first with a tree, god or animal prior to her marrying a non- Manglik man.

She has sought a ban on the performance of such marriages at temples in Bihar including Shitla temple in Patna, Baikatpur temple near Fatuha and the Shiva temple at Deoghar.

The activist has also demanded a public apology from the Bachchan family for asking Aishwarya to enter into such false marriages.

"An FIR should be filed against Bachchan, his wife Jaya and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for encouraging such practices," Shruti said.


P.S. No one even knows if the tree-marriage has happened or is a weird media rumor.

Graaaaaah.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Remember how I mentioned that Bollywood superstars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai were sued for public indecency and lowering the dignity of women and what not for kissing in a movie? Said movie being Dhoom 2?

Well, here is a screencap of the actual kiss:



Shocking! Horror! My eyes! (Of course, by these standards Joo Ji-Hoon and Yoon Eun-Hye in Goong should get at least ten years jail time and all American stars should be put away for life)

Well, if you thought, that was a crazy lawsuit, just you wait.

Poor Aishwarya Rai and her crazy-magnet. I think you know if you even skim my LJ that Rai has recently become engaged to Abhishek Bachchan, another Bollywood star.

I have just read this:

Case filed against Ash's tree wedding

Patna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Patna High Court against Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai for marrying trees to overcome astrological differences with her fiancé Abhishek Bachchan.

Lawyer Shruti Singh, who filed the PIL earlier this week, says the ritual promotes untouchability.

"I filed a PIL to stop such practices as reportedly conducted by actor Amitabh Bachchan for his future daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai. It is in violation of Article 17 of the Constitution, which prohibits untouchability. It also violates fundamental human rights," said Shruti.

Aishwarya is a Manglik (astrologically Mars-bearing), which is believed to have negative consequences for her impending marriage. The actress is said to have married a peepal tree at Benaras, a banana tree at a Bangalore temple and a god's idol in Ayodhya.

According to Shruti, the fact that Aishwarya had to marry the trees and the idol before marrying Abhishek, who is a non-Manglik, amounts to untouchability.

"The rituals performed by Aishwarya, Amitabh and Abhishek would only promote superstitions and blind faith among common people," Shruti, who is also a women's rights activist, said.

Her PIL requests the court to issue a directive to the state government and the Bihar State Religious Trust Board (BSRTB) to stop the practice of marrying a Manglik-born bride first with a tree, god or animal prior to her marrying a non- Manglik man.

She has sought a ban on the performance of such marriages at temples in Bihar including Shitla temple in Patna, Baikatpur temple near Fatuha and the Shiva temple at Deoghar.

The activist has also demanded a public apology from the Bachchan family for asking Aishwarya to enter into such false marriages.

"An FIR should be filed against Bachchan, his wife Jaya and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for encouraging such practices," Shruti said.


P.S. No one even knows if the tree-marriage has happened or is a weird media rumor.

Graaaaaah.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Obscenity case filed against Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan

03rd Dec 2006 10.00 IST
By Agencies

A case has been filed against Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan for an alleged obscene sequence in their recently released Dhoom 2.

Don't you go kissing, people! )

AND (even crazier):

Director Gowarikar gets notice for distorting history in 'Jodha-Akbar'

IANS - 12/2/06

Ashutosh Gowarikar's "Jodha-Akbar" is in trouble with a Jaipur court issuing notice to the director for allegedly distorting historical facts in the Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai starrer.

The notice was sent following a petition filed by the Rajput community urging Gowarikar not to distort history in the portrayal of Jodhabai.

OMG, a movie might be, like, fiction! )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
Obscenity case filed against Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan

03rd Dec 2006 10.00 IST
By Agencies

A case has been filed against Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan for an alleged obscene sequence in their recently released Dhoom 2.

Don't you go kissing, people! )

AND (even crazier):

Director Gowarikar gets notice for distorting history in 'Jodha-Akbar'

IANS - 12/2/06

Ashutosh Gowarikar's "Jodha-Akbar" is in trouble with a Jaipur court issuing notice to the director for allegedly distorting historical facts in the Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai starrer.

The notice was sent following a petition filed by the Rajput community urging Gowarikar not to distort history in the portrayal of Jodhabai.

OMG, a movie might be, like, fiction! )

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