Compiled by Nishita Jha
Too soon To rewind
So, the first look for Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) brand new Shah Rukh Khan-Katrina Kaif movie is out, and you are excused if you, like us, choked on the words “brand new”. Leather jacket, check. Guitar-slungover-shoulder with old-school woven strap, check. Greenery, and a landscape that suggests
trans-continental love, double check. YRF would have us believe nothing has changed from the eternal romance, except its leading lady, but we know better. Behind that doting paternal smile, is SRK also wondering if it’s appropriate to star in a remake of your own biggest hit? Any thoughts, Simran — Katrina? No? We didn’t think so.
If it weren’t bizarre enough that there is a crater on the moon called Shah Rukh Khan, the latest to have his own mouthful of sky is none other than the eternally spurned lover, Shahid Kapoor. We hear Sasha’s fans (take a moment to let that register) pooled in on his birthday and got a star named after their favourite actor. Apart from wondering if this is the only way we can incontestably call Kapoor a star, we’re also wondering where a certain Miss Chopra’s telescope is trained these days.
Not Born This Way
Shame on you for going on about society’s double standards when it comes to ageing. If you thought the men in Bollywood have it easy, you obviously missed Salman Khan’s latest confession on how it takes thrice as much hard work to stay fit at his age. This couldn’t have been an easy admission from the man who inspired a whole generation to join the gym. Following Sonam Kapoor’s exposition on cellulite and Hrithik Roshan’s tales of depressive binge-eating, is flab to fab Bollywood’s newest meme?
Shekhar Suman, the yesteryear’s actor who never leaves us alone long enough to make a comeback, has now turned director. After his attempts to woo Anna Hazare on the small screen, Suman’s latest offering is a medical thriller. Starring son Adhyayan with Giselli Monteiro (the Brazilian actress whose debut almost convinced us that she was Made in Punjab), the film will tell the tale of an anaesthetised patient who can see and hear everything against his will. An experience that the film’s audience is sure to experience first-hand.