Anonymous asked: why haven't anupam kher or kirron kher been invited on the show?

They probably wouldn’t draw as big of an audience as the younger actors do. And in the end, it’s all about ratings.

iwanthappilyeverafter asked: Most akward moment of this season? And funniest moment? Btw love ur blog?
  • Most awkward moment: It’s a toss up between Salman calling himself a virgin and Kareena calling Katrina her sister-in-law while Ranbir looked like he wanted to strangle her.
  • Funniest moment: The Nargis/Freida ep was full of funny moments, and so was the Arjun/Ranveer ep. It’s hard to choose just one!

And thank you very much!

dilleke23 asked: So, as per reports, "The Fault In Our Stars" is getting a Bollywood remake. How do you feel about this? Who do you think would be a good lead pair? HOW MUCH MORE DRAMATIC ARE THEY GONNA MAKE IT!!??

This will either be a pleasant surprise or a total disaster. The thing is, the story is not THAT great, but it has a lot of quirks and small details that make it somewhat special and I’m afraid that all of that is going to be thrown over in favor of SUPER INTENSE MELODRAMA. Plus, Ansel and Shailene did such a great job in the film that I don’t think anyone will be able to quite measure up?

I could see Saqib Saleem playing Augustus. He’s cute and he still looks young enough to play a teenager (and he’s a good actor to boot). I cannot think of a single actress who would make a good Hazel, although I’m fairly confident the part will be offered to Alia lol. Actually, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if she could pull off the acting this would probably be a great debut for someone like Jhanvi Kapoor. Whoever it is, I hope it’s a relative newcomer and that they look like a teenager because that’s important, I really don’t want the roles to be aged up. 

Anyway, I think everyone is appropriately skeptical about this film being remade lol

Anonymous asked: I know it's been ages, but something pops up here and there and I get a little miffed w/the whole Vivek thing and how most ppl go on and blame Aish for it. Like she's some Lady Macbeth who goes around manipulating others. And then some saying how she dropped him for Abhi. Well, I mean she was still with him for like 2 more years. And honestly which girl doesn't want to marry a gorge, kind man from a good family? How is she a gold digger? And why always so much hate for her? PS: I <3 you guys.

If I’m not mistaken, Vivek has come right out and said that Aish was against the whole press conference thing and called him immature for it (of course, he framed it in a way that made it sound like she was unappreciative, but nothing points to her being the one to goad him into doing it). 

And you’re right, they dated for two years after that. It all boils down to this “stand by your man” idea, as if a man doing something for you means you’re indebted to him forever. It’s the same way that people say that Katrina used Salman for success and then left him. Relationships just don’t work out sometimes? You do not have to feel tethered to someone for the rest of your life just because they’ve helped you in a tough situation, or protected you, or because you’ve been with them for a long time. If you’re not happy, get out. And honestly like how are you going to call a self-made millionaire a gold digger? She makes more money than her husband! Like…?

People hate women in general but some women evoke particularly strong feelings of hatred in society, and that’s another essay for another day :/ But suffice to say people believe the story they want to believe, and she will probably go down in history as the femme fatale of men’s film careers.

Anonymous asked: GENUINELY asking- was that sarcasm? Does anushkas PR team really do that? Or are u saying they should since another actress's does?

Yeah, I was being sarcastic. Actually, I don’t think anyone’s team should do that to the point where it becomes transparent, but since everyone else is rushing out to make themselves look like the most in-demand actress (and they can’t ALL be the first choice, right?), maybe that’s what Anushka should do, too. Since some people seem to perceive her career as a failure, even though she’s doing comparatively better than a lot of her contemporaries…

Perception is everything and it’s like if people don’t constantly hear about what you’re doing and what’s going on in your private and professional life, they forget about you or think you’re fading.

Anonymous asked: Do you belive that Anushka Sharma has any chances to be on top? After all those flops? Is there any faith?

"after all those flops" uh, what? She’s only done seven films. At least three of them were huge hits (not sure about Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl). What is this long list of flops you’re referring to?

She’s part of three of the highest profile releases over the next year. I think she’s doing just fine.

Anonymous asked: I know you're not really a Kareena fan but if you had to name a couple of things that you like about her, what would it be? Xx

Uhhhh…she has nice skin? She doesn’t hide her relationships? And her illusions of grandeur are downright hilarious tbh like her quotes provide endless entertainment.

Anonymous asked: Which bollywood actors do you think have no interest in acting or cinema but they're there because of money/survival or because they're not good at anything else? I dont know if this makes sense. lol

Emraan, Saif, and Kareena have all said they don’t even watch Indian films. I’m pretty sure it’s all about the money and lifestyle for them.

I think Katrina works really hard, but I don’t think she really cares about quality or cinema in general. Salman…if he thinks what he’s doing equals caring about acting, then god help us all.

And then there are people like Nargis and Esha and all the other models slash actresses who seem like they’re just out to have fun.

And I think a lot of people like the idea of being perceived as a good actor more than they do the art of acting or even movies in general…but that’s just my personal opinion, so I don’t want to name any names. But it’s like…I think they want people to say great things about them and they want to have a good reputation and be called number one and get all the magazine covers, but the passion for what they’re doing isn’t there.

Anonymous asked: Hey! I love your blog. Your answers to the questions are well-written and witty. The gifs are really high quality. What software do you use to create them?

Thank you!

I use Photoshop cs6 :)

and no fucks were given

Anonymous asked: Hi love your blog! I was wondering how it's possible that srk is the second richest actor in the world when he doesn't do as many movies as other Bollywood actors like salman khan? Is he just more expensive to cast in movies or is does he do a lot of advertisements or what? I mean I love him to death but I just want to know more about how the industry works I guess.

First of all, I’ve only ever seen that from one source so I’m not 100% convinced it’s true. But let’s say, for argument’s sake, that it is.

Money begets money. So assume that he makes millions of dollars from his films, and he also gets a share of the profits when those films become hits. Then he has Red Chillies, which produces and co-produces and does the special effects work for a lot of films, not just SRK’s. So that’s a second source of income. Then he makes millions from his endorsement deals and appearances. Then add the money he makes from the IPL.

So by this point, he’s already a multimillionaire and the only thing left to do is to invest his money wisely. Obviously I don’t know the specifics, but I know he has real estate holdings everywhere. I’m sure he owns shares in various companies. He probably has a team of people whose job it is to manage his money and earn him more money.

So at the end of the day, only a portion of his income actually comes from the films he makes. I guess you can just assume he’s been more enterprising with his fortune than the other Khans have been with theirs?

Anonymous asked: i really enjoyed kareena in jab we met, but doesn't she just play a mpdg in that movie

Manic? Yes. Pixie? Meh. Dream girl? Only if you have an ample supply of Adderall on hand at all times.

Anonymous asked: Hi there, I really love your blog! Keep up the good work. I have a question since you guys are from the US (or so it appears? Correct me if I'm wrong!). I know Bollywood movies have started gaining more recognition in the US, but does the average American know much about Bollywood? If so, what are their perceptions of them? Does it play heavily into their perceptions of Indians as a whole? Thanks!

I am from the US! My co-mod is from the UK, but I’m not sure what the situation is like over there so I’ll answer as best I can…

The short answer is no, the average American does not know about Bollywood. They might have a vague idea of what it is, but those notions usually stem from Slumdog Millionaire promotions and Bollywood routines on So You Think You Can Dance. Big B, Aishwarya, or SRK might be recognizable, but only just.

I think it’s more visible 1) in big cities and 2) in communities with a large Indian population. But like, I grew up in the Midwest, in a town with an Indian population of three families total, and Bollywood is not even remotely on anyone’s radar. If they do know anything about it, they just think that they’re colorful musicals and…that’s it. As for their perception of Indians as a whole…I didn’t grow up with any preconceptions about Indians, period. Which is both good and bad. It’s good because I wasn’t exposed to any negative stereotypes, but bad because the reason non-Indian communities know nothing about Indian Americans is because they have almost no visibility in popular culture. It’s a huge problem.

But I think you also have to understand that it’s not just Bollywood that the “average American” doesn’t know about. Hollywood has a complete monopoly on cinema in the US, so it’s not like they know anything about French films or Chinese films or German films either. You have to actively try to seek out foreign films because the chances of the average American movie theater playing them is slim to none (again, unless you live in a big city). 

So in general, I think the word Bollywood has entered the American vocabulary, but the majority of people don’t actually know anything about the substance behind it. It’s a very superficial understanding of what Hindi cinema is.

Anonymous asked: Ranbir lost his virginity at 15?! I didn't know that. When/where did that come out? And honestly, how freakin' sexist is this industry that when the KWK episode of Deepika and Sonam came out, everyone was backlashing against them when really Ranbir paints his own picture as a playboy. This just adds to it. Admits to having sex at 15, cheats on his girlfriends (low battery excuse? did everyone just forget that?), and the fangirls just like forget that and attack others.

yuPPP. He talked about it in an interview with GQ back in 2009:

Did you go to New York a boy and come back a man?
Er … No, no. I think I became a man much, much before I went to New York.

OK. So how old were you when you lost your virginity?
I think I must have been 15.

Fifteen! And how old was your girlfriend?
She was 15, too. I was seeing someone really seriously for two years.

Fifteen is young, but having sex at a young age doesn’t make you a bad person. What’s bad is the double standard. If an actress gave an interview where she talked about having sex at fifteen, getting drunk, smoking weed, and hanging out with people who do coke and ecstasy (all of which he talked about in that interview), just imagine what people would say. Women have to be sexy but pretend to be virginal and angelic until they’re married. Obviously, it’s unfair.

And as far as the Deepika and Sonam stuff…yeah. The reaction was and continues to be ridiculous.