In an ideal world this man would have been called a brat. But in Bollywood, throwing tantrums are perks of stardom. Recently, while flying to Kolkata to shoot for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday, actor Ranveer Singh had a proper flare-up when he was informed by the airhostess that they’d run out of non-vegetarian food. Talk about hunger pangs. A good excuse for the hissy fit came from a source who explained that Ranveer is on a strict diet for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela, hence needs meaty nourishment. But considering his track record, perhaps we know better.
Kohli’s Dance Moves
Virat Kohli might be among India’s finest batsmen, but his latest ad has soured our love for Hangover, the gyrating song by Portuguese EDM artistes Buraka Som Sistema. Godrej has made Kohli’s face move clownishly to the song while he copiously sprays his body with their Cinthol deodorant. With all that sweating on the field you do need a ton of deo Virat, but thanks for obliterating our memories of Sistema performing with their enviable booty-shaking dance artistes. We now have to live with the visual assault of your alarming close-up on-screen, every time the song plays.
Everyone’s doing the Harlem Shake, even The Simpsons. The Internet meme has even taken over work places. The Roadies version ends with a bubble-wrapped Raghu flat on a table, and The English National Ballet dancers’ graceful pirouettes are reduced to a jumble of arms, legs and bare-chested cowboys. However, avoid the dance if you’re in a mine. Australian mine owners Barminco fired 15 of their workers for shaking it in the Agnew Gold Mine, saying they violated the company’s “core values of safety, integrity and excellence”.
John Abraham (Of course, because acting is clearly incidental)