dangermousie: (Eklavya: kites)
As a continuation of that whole rumor of Saif Ali Khan getting Kareena Kapoor's named tattooed on himself? As I blabbed about here.

Well, it's a rumor no more.

Here it is:



Kareena's name in Devangari. And it's a HUGE tattoo. As someone said on Bollywhat, 'that's hardcore.' Heh. I suppose love definitely hurts in this case. Also, it's on a really visible part of his body! I guess they will now either need to name all his heroines Kareena or use a heck of concealer make-up and long sleeves.

You go Saif. I am totally amused.

Also, it will be surreal watching them in the upcoming Tashan (didn't they hook up on the sets?), because I am not even sure they are paired together in that movie. For all I know it's Akshay Kumar/Kareena there.
dangermousie: (Eklavya: kites)
As a continuation of that whole rumor of Saif Ali Khan getting Kareena Kapoor's named tattooed on himself? As I blabbed about here.

Well, it's a rumor no more.

Here it is:



Kareena's name in Devangari. And it's a HUGE tattoo. As someone said on Bollywhat, 'that's hardcore.' Heh. I suppose love definitely hurts in this case. Also, it's on a really visible part of his body! I guess they will now either need to name all his heroines Kareena or use a heck of concealer make-up and long sleeves.

You go Saif. I am totally amused.

Also, it will be surreal watching them in the upcoming Tashan (didn't they hook up on the sets?), because I am not even sure they are paired together in that movie. For all I know it's Akshay Kumar/Kareena there.
dangermousie: (Eklavya: kites)
As a continuation of that whole rumor of Saif Ali Khan getting Kareena Kapoor's named tattooed on himself? As I blabbed about here.

Well, it's a rumor no more.

Here it is:



Kareena's name in Devangari. And it's a HUGE tattoo. As someone said on Bollywhat, 'that's hardcore.' Heh. I suppose love definitely hurts in this case. Also, it's on a really visible part of his body! I guess they will now either need to name all his heroines Kareena or use a heck of concealer make-up and long sleeves.

You go Saif. I am totally amused.

Also, it will be surreal watching them in the upcoming Tashan (didn't they hook up on the sets?), because I am not even sure they are paired together in that movie. For all I know it's Akshay Kumar/Kareena there.
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
Last spam for the day, I promise.

But guys, there are apparently articles saying that Saif Ali Khan *swoon* (one of my most fave Bolly actors) got Kareena Kapoor's *squee* (one of my fave Bolly actresses) name tattooed on his arm.

LOL.

LOL.

Bollywood, I love you. I mean, I think you look awesome together and all, but seeing that you already have an ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend behind you, and seeing that Kareena and you are a really new couple, shouldn't you be a little more cautious, Saif? Tattoo removal is a pain.

Also, let's hope she doesn't numerologically change her name spelling again :)

Btw, I am so amused trying to imagine what is going through Babita's (Kareena's stage nightmare of a Mom) head. I mean, on one hand Saif is a huge superstar and is probably totally rich (apparently something she is SET on, a SO of her daughters has to be big star and/or rich), and plus he is a genuine literal prince to boot (of a tiny tiny place, but whatevs :D).

On the other hand, he is not only a different religion from Kareena (and she is a Kapoor! :D), but he is a divorced father of two, a decade older, who has a reputation as a total playboy and has volubly expressed his desire to never marry again.

Babita must be going bipolar with these! (I remember reading rumors she was trying to get his parents to make him marry Kareena :))

But a tattoo? He must really really like her. Or just have been very very drunk :P

For those of you wondering, here is what they look like:

Saif:



Kareena:

dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
Last spam for the day, I promise.

But guys, there are apparently articles saying that Saif Ali Khan *swoon* (one of my most fave Bolly actors) got Kareena Kapoor's *squee* (one of my fave Bolly actresses) name tattooed on his arm.

LOL.

LOL.

Bollywood, I love you. I mean, I think you look awesome together and all, but seeing that you already have an ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend behind you, and seeing that Kareena and you are a really new couple, shouldn't you be a little more cautious, Saif? Tattoo removal is a pain.

Also, let's hope she doesn't numerologically change her name spelling again :)

Btw, I am so amused trying to imagine what is going through Babita's (Kareena's stage nightmare of a Mom) head. I mean, on one hand Saif is a huge superstar and is probably totally rich (apparently something she is SET on, a SO of her daughters has to be big star and/or rich), and plus he is a genuine literal prince to boot (of a tiny tiny place, but whatevs :D).

On the other hand, he is not only a different religion from Kareena (and she is a Kapoor! :D), but he is a divorced father of two, a decade older, who has a reputation as a total playboy and has volubly expressed his desire to never marry again.

Babita must be going bipolar with these! (I remember reading rumors she was trying to get his parents to make him marry Kareena :))

But a tattoo? He must really really like her. Or just have been very very drunk :P

For those of you wondering, here is what they look like:

Saif:



Kareena:

dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
Last spam for the day, I promise.

But guys, there are apparently articles saying that Saif Ali Khan *swoon* (one of my most fave Bolly actors) got Kareena Kapoor's *squee* (one of my fave Bolly actresses) name tattooed on his arm.

LOL.

LOL.

Bollywood, I love you. I mean, I think you look awesome together and all, but seeing that you already have an ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend behind you, and seeing that Kareena and you are a really new couple, shouldn't you be a little more cautious, Saif? Tattoo removal is a pain.

Also, let's hope she doesn't numerologically change her name spelling again :)

Btw, I am so amused trying to imagine what is going through Babita's (Kareena's stage nightmare of a Mom) head. I mean, on one hand Saif is a huge superstar and is probably totally rich (apparently something she is SET on, a SO of her daughters has to be big star and/or rich), and plus he is a genuine literal prince to boot (of a tiny tiny place, but whatevs :D).

On the other hand, he is not only a different religion from Kareena (and she is a Kapoor! :D), but he is a divorced father of two, a decade older, who has a reputation as a total playboy and has volubly expressed his desire to never marry again.

Babita must be going bipolar with these! (I remember reading rumors she was trying to get his parents to make him marry Kareena :))

But a tattoo? He must really really like her. Or just have been very very drunk :P

For those of you wondering, here is what they look like:

Saif:



Kareena:

dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Ok, this is going to be sort of a mishmash of things.

I am reading Mr. Mousie’s awesome present, the Ayashi No Ceres manga. I adore the anime, but I love the manga more. The anime followed the first few volumes faithfully, but it seems to have skipped a lot of the middle volumes (for length reasons. Fushigi Yuugi was 51 episodes for 14 volumes. AnC is 24 eps for the same amount of volumes.) I don’t mind skipping the secondary character stuff, like more on Shuro or other C-Genomes, because I am all about the mains, but I do wish they had some of the awesome Toya/Aya stuff in the anime that they did in the manga. I am especially thinking of the scenes in volumes 6-7, where she comes to visit him in his hotel room before she leaves for Tokyo and they almost make love but then Chidori interrupts and as they are about to head out, Toya hears the assassins sent by the Progenitor (who is incredibly sexually jealous, duh), and he tells the girls to stay inside and goes completely efficiently berserk psycho on the squad, killing a whole bunch of them.

And Aya comes out to see the end of this and is horrified by the fact that Toya (who is basically covered in blood) is so unflinching and unhesitant about all the killing, that it gives him no pause. And she tells him that and slaps him and Chidori drags her away, and then I love the bit where Chidori tells Aya that, in love or not, she should forget about Toya however sexy he might be, because it is wrong that he seems to feel no emotion on all this death, that he has the knife out of his arm thing, as if he is some sort of a UFO subject, and that Yuhi is so much better for her. And then she actively proceeds to try to set the two of them up even though she sorta likes Yuhi herself. You know, the whole thing is very Buffy/Angel/Willow/Xander, you know?

GUUUUH. Toya is SO my manga boyfriend. He is all cold and messed-up and reserved but so all-consumingly in love with Aya, but he isn’t even sure what emotions mean because he can’t remember any. GUUUUH.

In other fictional boyfriend news, I am on ep 4 of Smiling Pasta and OHHHH, He Qun!!!! Seriously. He is awesome. SP is one of those rare doramas which is about nice guys finishing first. Because the heroine initially likes He Qun’s younger badboy brother, but she is really beginning to develop a thing for He Qun because he is just plain good. And the same is true for him. His ex, Rita, is a total bitch.

I just love how well-adjusted and grown-up he is. Unlike his silly younger brother who seems to be all about meaningless competitions with He Qun as if to prove his superiority, but he can’t compete with someone who doesn’t see the competition as there. Because he isn’t on Ah Zhe’s level, because he is that dorama rarity, an emotionally matured hero. Heh. I love the bit where Ah Zhe tries to do everything to drag He Qun into a race with him and He Qun is so uninterested. But he finally joins because he finds out XS would be bullied if he doesn’t. And he is running neck and neck with his brother but then he sees XS has fallen, and he knows she should not finish last or she would be mocked for another year and forced to wear a turtle costume, so he turns back and gives up the race and helps her get up and basically helps her across the finish line. And she is all ‘but why? You are going to be the slowest and have to wear the outfit’ and he just grins that then they can be turtle fiancés and ‘it’s cute.’

But the thing I love the most about it, is the fact that he isn’t doing it because he’s in love with her. (Just as he didn’t fish her shoe out for her because he was in love with her, or leave the movie screening because he thought his earlier behavior was thoughtless because he is in love with her). He likes her, true. And he is amused by her, and he loves her wacky affectionate family, so different from his own. He might even be slowly falling for her. (I love the bit where she is all ‘why did you do this and that for me’ and he comes up with random answers and then she momentarily stumps him and he comes up with something outrageous and then laughs). But he does all these things not for mad pash or anything, but because he is, ultimately, a very nice guy.

The same is true with his family issues. They aren’t OTT angst or anything. He doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but it’s one of those ‘I want my son to have a better image’ things, and his younger brother is having a years-long tantrum, but it’s not some really weird thing.

Basically? He Qun for the win.

In final, and unrelated comment, I was watching the KwK interview with Preity and Saif yesterday, on my Saif kick, and they spent a decent chunk of it denying any affair between them, but hey, I have no idea if they did or not, but ironically, I could totally buy that they did, after that interview. It’s the chemistry. It’s not the long-term friends chemistry Kajol and SRK had on KwK (in movies it’s entirely something else, but not in interviews). It was all teasing flirtatious sexy thing. Hmmmmm.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, OK, I know I shouldn't but whatever. This is probably of amusement/interest only to [livejournal.com profile] fivil, [livejournal.com profile] thelana and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian but whatever.

Anyway, Saif Ali Khan (see my Eklavya posts) recently ended up in the hospital with chest pains. Which is sad blah blah but he is supposed to be OK now, so I am not going to tear out my fangirl hair.

So this is not what the post is about. I am severely bemused by the media reaction which just...oh, Bollywood press, never change. There are articles about women crying because the guy is in the hospital (I don't mean family members, I mean fangirls), the 'eeeeee'-toned summary of a conversation with his girlfriend who understandably sounds cranky (and one with his ex-wife, who understandably sounds even crankier), some sort of 'aren't they wonderful' puff piece about the fact that his sister and girlfriend actually came to the hospital by rikshaw as opposed to a car (see! see! see! they are totally humble!), and a salivating breathless list of all the gliteratti who came to see him.

The thing that absolutely made me ROFL like crazy was a piece* by Subhash K. Jha, a celebrity journalist who makes me cringe like no other, exorting Saif to stop being so selfless in working himself to death in making all that money for his kids and the fact that he owes it to the movie industry to take care of himself, and (my favorite bit, horrific enough to be quoted directly), the statement that '[f]or a guy whose Nawabi antecedents sit naturally on his aristocratic shoulders the working-class anxiety is a bit too much to bear.'

*choke*

*pause*

*choke again*

How can anyone write this with a straight face? How?

There is also the comment about giving paternal advice and "I've always found you enormously laidback, to the point of seeming indifferent to social niceties" which makes me LOL like mad because in non-ass-kissing speak it just means 'really really blunt at best or totally rude at worst' (which, reading Saif's interviews, I could definitely see as he didn't mince words at all).

Oh God. Who said old time Hollywood is dead. We have it right here. Hellllllo Hedda Hopper. So, if Aishwarya is his 'daughter' is Saif his 'son?' I bet if they ever did a movie together, Jha would have a heart attack himself, trying to come up with enough superlatives for how awesome the movie is even before it releases.

I dread to think what would happen if SRK ever landed in the hospital. I wonder what articles were around when he had his back surgery.

*(That article does have a random quote I really loved though, Jha asking Saif 'Are you indecisive?' and him replying "No! Well…maybe yes…" Heh).
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, OK, I know I shouldn't but whatever. This is probably of amusement/interest only to [livejournal.com profile] fivil, [livejournal.com profile] thelana and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian but whatever.

Anyway, Saif Ali Khan (see my Eklavya posts) recently ended up in the hospital with chest pains. Which is sad blah blah but he is supposed to be OK now, so I am not going to tear out my fangirl hair.

So this is not what the post is about. I am severely bemused by the media reaction which just...oh, Bollywood press, never change. There are articles about women crying because the guy is in the hospital (I don't mean family members, I mean fangirls), the 'eeeeee'-toned summary of a conversation with his girlfriend who understandably sounds cranky (and one with his ex-wife, who understandably sounds even crankier), some sort of 'aren't they wonderful' puff piece about the fact that his sister and girlfriend actually came to the hospital by rikshaw as opposed to a car (see! see! see! they are totally humble!), and a salivating breathless list of all the gliteratti who came to see him.

The thing that absolutely made me ROFL like crazy was a piece* by Subhash K. Jha, a celebrity journalist who makes me cringe like no other, exorting Saif to stop being so selfless in working himself to death in making all that money for his kids and the fact that he owes it to the movie industry to take care of himself, and (my favorite bit, horrific enough to be quoted directly), the statement that '[f]or a guy whose Nawabi antecedents sit naturally on his aristocratic shoulders the working-class anxiety is a bit too much to bear.'

*choke*

*pause*

*choke again*

How can anyone write this with a straight face? How?

There is also the comment about giving paternal advice and "I've always found you enormously laidback, to the point of seeming indifferent to social niceties" which makes me LOL like mad because in non-ass-kissing speak it just means 'really really blunt at best or totally rude at worst' (which, reading Saif's interviews, I could definitely see as he didn't mince words at all).

Oh God. Who said old time Hollywood is dead. We have it right here. Hellllllo Hedda Hopper. So, if Aishwarya is his 'daughter' is Saif his 'son?' I bet if they ever did a movie together, Jha would have a heart attack himself, trying to come up with enough superlatives for how awesome the movie is even before it releases.

I dread to think what would happen if SRK ever landed in the hospital. I wonder what articles were around when he had his back surgery.

*(That article does have a random quote I really loved though, Jha asking Saif 'Are you indecisive?' and him replying "No! Well…maybe yes…" Heh).
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
OK, OK, I know I shouldn't but whatever. This is probably of amusement/interest only to [livejournal.com profile] fivil, [livejournal.com profile] thelana and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian but whatever.

Anyway, Saif Ali Khan (see my Eklavya posts) recently ended up in the hospital with chest pains. Which is sad blah blah but he is supposed to be OK now, so I am not going to tear out my fangirl hair.

So this is not what the post is about. I am severely bemused by the media reaction which just...oh, Bollywood press, never change. There are articles about women crying because the guy is in the hospital (I don't mean family members, I mean fangirls), the 'eeeeee'-toned summary of a conversation with his girlfriend who understandably sounds cranky (and one with his ex-wife, who understandably sounds even crankier), some sort of 'aren't they wonderful' puff piece about the fact that his sister and girlfriend actually came to the hospital by rikshaw as opposed to a car (see! see! see! they are totally humble!), and a salivating breathless list of all the gliteratti who came to see him.

The thing that absolutely made me ROFL like crazy was a piece* by Subhash K. Jha, a celebrity journalist who makes me cringe like no other, exorting Saif to stop being so selfless in working himself to death in making all that money for his kids and the fact that he owes it to the movie industry to take care of himself, and (my favorite bit, horrific enough to be quoted directly), the statement that '[f]or a guy whose Nawabi antecedents sit naturally on his aristocratic shoulders the working-class anxiety is a bit too much to bear.'

*choke*

*pause*

*choke again*

How can anyone write this with a straight face? How?

There is also the comment about giving paternal advice and "I've always found you enormously laidback, to the point of seeming indifferent to social niceties" which makes me LOL like mad because in non-ass-kissing speak it just means 'really really blunt at best or totally rude at worst' (which, reading Saif's interviews, I could definitely see as he didn't mince words at all).

Oh God. Who said old time Hollywood is dead. We have it right here. Hellllllo Hedda Hopper. So, if Aishwarya is his 'daughter' is Saif his 'son?' I bet if they ever did a movie together, Jha would have a heart attack himself, trying to come up with enough superlatives for how awesome the movie is even before it releases.

I dread to think what would happen if SRK ever landed in the hospital. I wonder what articles were around when he had his back surgery.

*(That article does have a random quote I really loved though, Jha asking Saif 'Are you indecisive?' and him replying "No! Well…maybe yes…" Heh).
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I rarely get excited about Hollywood movies any more. Bollywood ones though? Oh yeah, baby. I really need to make a post about all the Bolly movies I am excited about in 2007 because there are a LOT. But this post is not about that.

This post? Total eye candy. I bring you stills from my newest obsession, a Rajastani Shakesperean tale about family betrayal, love and murder. A.k.a. Eklavya.

No spoilers, unless you consider the fact that Saif Ali Khan is smoking hot a spoiler of some sort.

Saif Ali Khan as Prince Harsh. Just the way [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie likes 'em: intense, tortured, and hot. Side note: I was very amused to see Saif play a royal. Do you think he went Method? :D Let's hope his real family is a lot less dysfunctional. Seriously, the fact that the guy is a RL prince shall never cease to amuse me.



Enter here for more goodness )
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I rarely get excited about Hollywood movies any more. Bollywood ones though? Oh yeah, baby. I really need to make a post about all the Bolly movies I am excited about in 2007 because there are a LOT. But this post is not about that.

This post? Total eye candy. I bring you stills from my newest obsession, a Rajastani Shakesperean tale about family betrayal, love and murder. A.k.a. Eklavya.

No spoilers, unless you consider the fact that Saif Ali Khan is smoking hot a spoiler of some sort.

Saif Ali Khan as Prince Harsh. Just the way [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie likes 'em: intense, tortured, and hot. Side note: I was very amused to see Saif play a royal. Do you think he went Method? :D Let's hope his real family is a lot less dysfunctional. Seriously, the fact that the guy is a RL prince shall never cease to amuse me.



Enter here for more goodness )
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I rarely get excited about Hollywood movies any more. Bollywood ones though? Oh yeah, baby. I really need to make a post about all the Bolly movies I am excited about in 2007 because there are a LOT. But this post is not about that.

This post? Total eye candy. I bring you stills from my newest obsession, a Rajastani Shakesperean tale about family betrayal, love and murder. A.k.a. Eklavya.

No spoilers, unless you consider the fact that Saif Ali Khan is smoking hot a spoiler of some sort.

Saif Ali Khan as Prince Harsh. Just the way [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie likes 'em: intense, tortured, and hot. Side note: I was very amused to see Saif play a royal. Do you think he went Method? :D Let's hope his real family is a lot less dysfunctional. Seriously, the fact that the guy is a RL prince shall never cease to amuse me.



Enter here for more goodness )
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
I am behind on my flist and replies but will get to it ASAP.

OK, I am tired and about to take a nap, so all I'll say for now is...

DAMN.

Eklavya.

Saif, stop spoiling me with such awesome movies.

It would take a hell of a year to knock this out of my Top 5 for 2007.

The Plot: In a crumbling old town in Rajastan (?) sits a Raja in name only, a puppet in the present day, trapped in a mental time warp. He is played by Boman Irani (in an amazing performance). When his wife (played by the awesome Sharmila Tagore) dies, their only son, Harsh (Saif Ali Khan) who escaped to London years ago comes back for the funeral, only to discover a family twisted: his uncle and cousin, played with envious malice by Jackie Shroff and Jimmy Shergill are circling around the creepy, unstable Raja, his twin sister Nandini (Rimi Sen, awesome in her small role) is mentally handicapped. There are murder attempts, screwed-up family dynamics, a debate about the definition of one's dharma, and potential for love and hope with the luminous Rajjo (Vidya Balan), a chauffeur's daughter who has loved Harsh for a long time. But everything is tied around the secrets swirling around Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan, in his best role in years), the Raja's fanatically devoted bodyguard.

And you know what? I lied after all. I really want to talk about Eklavya. Which is just...Shakespeare goes Rajastan.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil, there isn't as much Saif/Vidya as there was in e.g. Parineeta, but it's integral to the story, and you know what? The movie was so awesome, I didn't mind.

Lengthy and spoilery )
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
I am behind on my flist and replies but will get to it ASAP.

OK, I am tired and about to take a nap, so all I'll say for now is...

DAMN.

Eklavya.

Saif, stop spoiling me with such awesome movies.

It would take a hell of a year to knock this out of my Top 5 for 2007.

The Plot: In a crumbling old town in Rajastan (?) sits a Raja in name only, a puppet in the present day, trapped in a mental time warp. He is played by Boman Irani (in an amazing performance). When his wife (played by the awesome Sharmila Tagore) dies, their only son, Harsh (Saif Ali Khan) who escaped to London years ago comes back for the funeral, only to discover a family twisted: his uncle and cousin, played with envious malice by Jackie Shroff and Jimmy Shergill are circling around the creepy, unstable Raja, his twin sister Nandini (Rimi Sen, awesome in her small role) is mentally handicapped. There are murder attempts, screwed-up family dynamics, a debate about the definition of one's dharma, and potential for love and hope with the luminous Rajjo (Vidya Balan), a chauffeur's daughter who has loved Harsh for a long time. But everything is tied around the secrets swirling around Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan, in his best role in years), the Raja's fanatically devoted bodyguard.

And you know what? I lied after all. I really want to talk about Eklavya. Which is just...Shakespeare goes Rajastan.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil, there isn't as much Saif/Vidya as there was in e.g. Parineeta, but it's integral to the story, and you know what? The movie was so awesome, I didn't mind.

Lengthy and spoilery )
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
I am behind on my flist and replies but will get to it ASAP.

OK, I am tired and about to take a nap, so all I'll say for now is...

DAMN.

Eklavya.

Saif, stop spoiling me with such awesome movies.

It would take a hell of a year to knock this out of my Top 5 for 2007.

The Plot: In a crumbling old town in Rajastan (?) sits a Raja in name only, a puppet in the present day, trapped in a mental time warp. He is played by Boman Irani (in an amazing performance). When his wife (played by the awesome Sharmila Tagore) dies, their only son, Harsh (Saif Ali Khan) who escaped to London years ago comes back for the funeral, only to discover a family twisted: his uncle and cousin, played with envious malice by Jackie Shroff and Jimmy Shergill are circling around the creepy, unstable Raja, his twin sister Nandini (Rimi Sen, awesome in her small role) is mentally handicapped. There are murder attempts, screwed-up family dynamics, a debate about the definition of one's dharma, and potential for love and hope with the luminous Rajjo (Vidya Balan), a chauffeur's daughter who has loved Harsh for a long time. But everything is tied around the secrets swirling around Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan, in his best role in years), the Raja's fanatically devoted bodyguard.

And you know what? I lied after all. I really want to talk about Eklavya. Which is just...Shakespeare goes Rajastan.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil, there isn't as much Saif/Vidya as there was in e.g. Parineeta, but it's integral to the story, and you know what? The movie was so awesome, I didn't mind.

Lengthy and spoilery )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
The movie I am most looking forward to in the next couple of months is not a Hollywood one. Nor is it an Asian one *gasp*



What is it? It is the Bollywood movie Eklavya, starring Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan. By the same people (and with a lot of the same actors) who made my favorite Bollywood movie of 2005, Parineeta. And the couple in that one, Saif/Vidya, are also a couple in this one, and I am in heaven.

Summary as taken from IMDB )

More yummy stills under the cut )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
The movie I am most looking forward to in the next couple of months is not a Hollywood one. Nor is it an Asian one *gasp*



What is it? It is the Bollywood movie Eklavya, starring Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan. By the same people (and with a lot of the same actors) who made my favorite Bollywood movie of 2005, Parineeta. And the couple in that one, Saif/Vidya, are also a couple in this one, and I am in heaven.

Summary as taken from IMDB )

More yummy stills under the cut )

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