Vanity Fair


Compiled by Poorva Rajaram

The unattainable Bipasha Basu, Photo: AFP

She’s Not So Easy

At this point, there is no such thing as a welcome addition to the proper noun Heroine Item Numbers (Sheila, Munni,et al). However, there is one song that should get points for audacity: a song titledBipasha, starring Bipasha and about Bipashaness (lyrics include, “I’m not so easy, I’m not so easy, you can never ever get Bipasha”.) Accusa – tions have surfaced that the song is copied from the Beyonce Knowlesand Shakira duet Beautiful Liar. Upon closer examination, though, most of the plagiaristic aura of the song comes from choreography taken and reduced from Beyonce’s Single Ladies.



Think, He’s There Somewhere

We are just going to assume that it is unethical for us to write about Harman Baweja without a refreshed sentence or two. So, Harman, of Love Story 2050 and What’s Your Rashee and Priyanka Chopra’s once-boyfriend fame, is making a comeback (the word actually applies). He will join Sanjay Dutt in Dishkiyaaon, a film that will be produced by Shilpa Shetty. Apparently, Shetty might not star in it even though the action-film template appeals to her.


Magic Road Show

After 3 Idiots was dubbed into Mandarin and released in China, we have another intuitively heartwarming tale of a Bollywood commercial release abroad that miraculously has nothing to do with the NRI market. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’Guzaarishwill release in Peru, as part of UTV’s bid to tap into the global market. We were wondering what themesGuzaarish has that will be of interest to Peruvians and there was no easy answer. However, all we remember is that the film was startlingly pretty. There are worse things to export.


Riteish Deshmukh

‘‘Genelia is a better actor than me’
Riteish Deshmukh
(True. Maybe every Bollywood marriage should begin with such honesty)


A Doll’s Boss

Too often, celebrities who join politics bring to it only a faux-smiley warmth and a lot of other fluff. A nice change from this archetype will be Bigg Boss participant Dolly Bindra as she brings her deeply reviled presence into politics. If there ever was a politician who didn’t need an added hectoring presence, it would be Mayawati, but Bindra will still join the BSP. Just this simple piece of news throws open more profound questions about celebrities, vote banks, love and hate. We simply wonder if her Bigg Boss surliness can actually lose her votes.


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