I am going into cruise control for a few days and primarily just putting up some pictures. When I went for Indian buffet last week I did my usual stop for the latest Bollywood gossip rags. These magazines are total rubbish for the most part and in general consist of stars ratting each other out or denying that they are having sex with their co-stars. I get them for that reason of course because I need to know who Kareena Kapoor is sleeping with (Saif Ali Khan if you need to know) but mainly for the pictures of the stars. The female stars. Now I could post some of the pictures of the men like Sanjay Dutt . . .
but I admit to prefering pretty pictures of pretty women and I still stand by my assertion that India has the best looking actresses in the world as of now. So over the next few days I am going to be very lazy and post some photos gathered from these magazines. But before I do that, a few other items of note. In the comment section of the Cinema Epoch post, Brian Hu was kind enough to mention an article he wrote on these DVD's two years back and knowing you probably don't read the comments as religiously as I do, I thought I would give the link here. It's an excellent article and gives a good map on which ones to buy.
By the way you may or may not note that much of the music that I had on this Blog has vanished for reasons I went into earlier - but through an amazing coincidence it has all shown up on another Blog run by who knows. So if you ever want to listen to some of that music, you can still find it here. And as musical company on this read, here are two fun songs from Bollywood.
I read over on Glenn's A Pessimist is Never Disappointed Blog that The Twins are reuniting for a concert in April. There is a God. We can only pray that Twins Effect 3 is in the works. Or maybe Just One Look . . . Again. The scary thing is that Glenn mentions that they are approaching 30 years old! How did that happen. One day you are a summer breeze, ten years later you may as well have a death curse. But wait a second. If they are almost 30, how old must I be? Let's not think about that. The Twins will be forever young. And forever cute. I figure if this is happening, world peace is not far behind and who knows maybe the Republicans will vote for health care reform! Nah. Let's not get crazy. Any way I for one am happy that Gillian is on her way back - what happened to her was a bad rap - I mean who hasn't video taped themselves having sex with Edison. Right? Right?
And then over on Asian Fanatics Forum, someone posted that Gigi Lai is two months pregnant and after having trouble conceiving for a while one thing she did was change her name to "Li Jia Er" which apparently phonetically comes close to meaning "my ovaries are open for business". A few other folks seem to think this story may not be true but most people were shocked that she changed her name. But this is what cracked me up. Her husband is Ma.
"Ma reportedly decided to buy another luxury residence for Lai as a gift after Lai was found to be pregnant and will bring her to pick out a place once the their child's condition is stable. Ma had previously bought his wife a villa, a yacht and a luxury car worth a total of about HK$17.2 million (S$3.1 million), spent HK$20 million (S$3.6 million) to expand his brother-in-law Lai Ying's beauty salon business."
What the hell. He clearly doesn't want a crying baby anywhere near him! Anyway, it is good to know that Gigi married well. Hong Kong actresses have their own 401K plans - marrying rich. Btw, I am changing my name to "Win Lottery".
Back a post or two I mentioned in the comments section that Dev Anand became very un-cool in the 1970's. One reason for this is he began an awful habit of wearing terrible head gear like this from Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Take a toke man. Your hat will look like a garden.
So the pretty pictures. Let's start off with Kareena Kapoor, grandaughter of the great Raj Kapoor. She used to be all curvy and seductive but for whatever reason has gone on the Cecilia Cheung diet.
Next we have Kajol, the actress who really got me into Bollywood films. She married, retired, had kids and has come back but without quite the splash I was expecting. That final picture is of her and her hubby - an actor. His watch must weigh as much as Kareena now.
One trend in Bollywood over the past few years is actresses who are willing to flaunt it and actresses who have the bodies to do so. Celina Jaitley and Sameera Reddy as proof in the pudding.
and finally we end with a touch of class as I like to on this oh so classy Blog! Aishwarya.