Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan - III

My friend in the United States of America tells me that this is not the first time Indian films/India has been mentioned on a popular talk show, Jon Stewart and even Conan O'brian has made references to them. This piece just proves that there is someone on Stephen Colbert's staff who is an Indian and is possibly upto date on the going's on in Bollywood.

Stephen Colbert is making fun of Indian stars - just like he makes fun of any other "current affairs" related issue. So in a way that is something to take notice of, its like making fun of the Americans by saying – “oh so you think Rosie and Donald feud is the only celebrity feud that the nation cares about - look at the Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan feud- the Indian nation cares about that feud” and in the same vein its all a joke. For e.g., if Preity Zinta is at the party how dare Amitabh Bachchan not be there like she is so important how can you not go.

Anyway do check out >

  • You Tube

  • and search on Stephen Colbert and watch a few of the videos you'll get an idea of what its all about.

    Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan - II

    Coming back to the reason why I am writing this piece. Bollywood has arrived in the mainstream television in the United States of America. For e.g., check out the following newsclips of Stephen Colbert. His act is really a mockery of the joke of a news channel 'Fox news'. Stephen Colbert's "character" is a spoof of all the different news anchors on Fox news. This segment (first link) was part of a bigger one called celebrity feud's. Rosie and Donald Trump's feud was mentioned as well.


  • Stephen Colbert 1

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  • Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan - I

    The amount of time, paper, energy, money and media space that is being spent on the so called "rivalry" between Amitabh Bachchan is scaling new heights by the day. Firstly, it was remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 superhit film Don in which Shahrukh Khan took on the role of Vijay/Don. Then it was the "hot seat" when Shahrukh Khan took over as the host of the third season of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) which went on air yestreday (January 22, 2007).

    All the media is going all over the place in making a mountain out of a molehill and creating more gossip to feed to an ever hungry audience.

    Wednesday, January 17, 2007

    Rang De Basanti - Out of Oscar Race

    The shortlist prior to the nomination of the final five nominations in the Best Foreign Film Category for the Oscar Awards were announced today and Rang De Basanti is not in the list. But, it was heartening to know that Deepa Mehta's Water was shortlisted in the nine films that would compete for the final five spots in the Best Foreign Film Category for the Oscar Awards. However, Deepa Mehta's Water is a Canadian nomination.

    Tough luck for the nominations Rakyesh Mehra but great film nonetheless!!!

    All the best Deepa Mehta!!!