They probably wouldn’t draw as big of an audience as the younger actors do. And in the end, it’s all about ratings.
And thank you very much!
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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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?
Manic? Yes. Pixie? Meh. Dream girl? Only if you have an ample supply of Adderall on hand at all times.
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.
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.