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Nikki7,

Thanks for posts about India, they have been very informative. I do remember hearing about the pink knickers campaign; it was in some of the media outlets in the US. And in the some things may be the same all over department: In politics there is a lot of conflict here in the states between the urban centers and the more rural areas too, that has come into play in the last couple of elections with both sides strongly disagreeing over various social issues. Which I won’t go into because I don’t want to start a fight! ;)

I’m glad Gerry is having this opportunity to travel to India. I was also glad to hear he is traveling with Richard LaGravenese. I seem to recall ether from the HBO feature on PSILY or the DVD, that LaGravense thought a lot about his good friend, the late Ted Demme while writing the screenplay. In fact they used a duplicate of Mr. Demme’s urn for the Gerry Kennedy remains in the movie. And LaGravense talked about how GB reminded him of Ted Demme. So I’m glad a friendship has endured between the two of them and of course there may be a working component to all this as well.

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Nikki I am so enjoying your insights and corrections of some of the misconceptions the world has about your culture. I have always loved the Indian people I met in my life, and I enjoy the music so much. I hate to admit that the only "Indian" movie I have seen is Bend It Like Beckham which had an onscreen kiss between an Indian girl and a white man (yummy JRM).

I am so grateful to learn more about the culture from an Indian woman. Thank you for all your insight and honesty.

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Lisa

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I thought Bend It Like Beckham was a British film. I know it has an Indian director, but Im not sure what constitutes a Hindi film. Any insight Nikki?

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Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm learning so much about India and they're culture right now :) Thanks again. I never knew it was frowned upon to show PDA, thats so not fair :(

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. *hugs and love to all*

-Kayla

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I thought Bend It Like Beckham was a British film. I know it has an Indian director, but Im not sure what constitutes a Hindi film. Any insight Nikki?

Well, Bend It Like Beckham does have an Indian director BUT it ain't an Indian Film Industry or a "bollywood" production.

It's a kind of "HINGLISH" movie like Bride and Prejudice, American Desi, The Namesake etc. I mean ... it got Indian actors and actresses (and some English too), it's "kind of" about the Indians abroad and is in English.

Hindi movies are just well ... movies but in MOST of them we do have songs. Though now a lot of films are being made with no songs. And we don't mind them! :)

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WOW! I've got to say! After following this thread for a while, I am learning so much about India and it's culture and customs that I never knew! Then I think about Gerry being there for any length of time, especially loose in the country (not to mention around all those beautiful, exotic Indian women!) and I'm thinking "uh' ooohh! Knowing our boy, :whome2: and his "spontaneity" :omg2: about everything, I feel it's not just a matter of "if" but more just a matter of time! LOL :behave:

D

Aye, don't you worry!!! He might be very spontaneous and all of that but he is a very wise man. :) Plus, I think because he is mingling with the Indian actors here ... they would kind of guide him. :p

And once he is at the right place, away from the media glare ... then well, he can go ahead and do whatever! LoL.

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Movie about India: Just saw "Outsourcing" and what a funny and great movie. Hubby and I just loved it.

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Okay, even though the movie was on Star Movies yesterday I haven't watched it as yet. But I'm really doubtful as to how much "about India" it might be.

I see discovery, travel and living channels and people from all kinds of places come to India and they go to the 'not so pleasant to eye' places and shoot there! Why?

There's this dialogue in a hit hindi movie "Munna Bhai MBBS" (it's a comedy) where a character of the movie asks a Chinese tourist as to why people coming to India want to see poverty over Taj Mahal? Why do they prefer seeing that?

The other day I was watching a show on Travel and Living and I heard the guy visiting India say "If you want a holiday where you can lie on the beach and drink martini then, India is not the place for you."

I so wanted to tell him, it is the place for you if you want it to be. If you go and stay in the most down market motel/hotel and then expect you have a great view from the "window" of your hotel room then you are bound to get disappointed. (Or maybe not ... if that is what you are expecting).

I have also seen the people of our own country escorting the tourists on these shows taking them to the "slum areas" and telling them THIS IS REAL INDIA. It's a shame. It's like they want to cast such an impression. They probably don't realize the affect of their own actions. In the very same show the couple was taken to the "old city area" (these areas are famous for their exotic shops and street food etc. Though even I personally don't like visiting them much as it's not really "POSH" and you also need to mind your clothes among the other things. Also, it's extremely crowded.) where they asked two teen girls Do you have to wear 'salwaar-kameez' all the time? You don't wear western clothes?.

Thank god, that stupid escort wasn't around and there are people who want to convey the right things. They told them it's not true and they are wearing what they are wearing because of the locality. (The couple themselves were wearing traditional).

And thanks to the government now you can actually come and tour the "Rural India".

Sometimes I wish to study direction and go to all the places abroad and shoot in such places of theirs. It's not like they don't exist. I really don't know if I'd find much audience for such a documentary BUT what I mean to say is that if you go out to a place and purposely hunt for their negative/weak spots you will find them.

There's this whole joke that the board sends that movie to the Oscars which has "Sand, Snakes and Camels" (I think I'm missing something there.) BUT I think they are wrong. We need to send those movies to the Oscars which have "Slums, Poverty and all the possible negatives of our country."

A lot of people are saying many distasteful things about Indians and Indian movies after Slumdog Millionaire won. But they forget that it is NOT an Indian movie in the 1st place. It's a movie shot in the WEAKEST SPOT of India in an otherwise prosperous city of Mumbai by a very clever man called Danny Boyle. I'm not being sarcastic. He just knows the audience well.

But we as Indians are very happy people. We criticize our own country in front of the world. And when the world criticizes us we are still happy. :l We concentrate on the 'accolades' received. That is both our minus and plus. I think the only reason why we should be happy is Rahman's recognition because that is the only award WE got as Indians. I'd also like to add here that THIS is definitely not one of the best works of Rahman. And that should probably make him and us even more happy! :)

It's amazing how TAARE ZAMEEN PAR failed to get even the nomination in the Foreign Film Category!

I'm not trying to offend or criticize anybody here and I hope no one takes me in the wrong manner.

In the end I'd just like to say that there's a lot of imagination, perception out there and sadly, not all of it is in a very positive manner. We know that and we joke about it too. We got good sense of humor all right!

On a more serious note: It's great that people actually want to know about India and the really the REAL INDIA unlike the one it is portrayed as!

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Oh, I just wanted to tell you that the post above is like a general post and not a reply to you. Damn, I should have erased that quote thing. I mean I kind of started the whole topic with the movie thing and then went on to talk about other things. :)

Anyways, I'm glad you liked the movie and I want to see it too! :)

Love

Nikki

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Your welcome GALS.

Okay, I'm feeling a bit sane now.

And yeah ... Priyanka was never engaged!!! She is just 25 or something and at the moment she isn;t that much into love. She is being linked with every actor 'cuz as the rumours go ... She has broken up with her ex. Her co-star in this very film : Harman Baweja. She completely doesn't talk about it in public. So, no one really knows but I think Gerry (by mistake maybe) has spilled the beans by saying she is already with someone. :p And IF rumors are to be believed it is Shahid Kapur.

You know what do they have in common? They both have reached their career highs after their recent movie. Gerard : 300, RocknRolla, PS: I love you AND Priyanka : Fashion, Dostana (gay-comedy).

Sadly, people ... she won't be making babies and to tell you the truth ... Im not complaining! :p

Why won't she be making babies? Is something wrong with her?
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Nikki,

Thank you so much for posting! This thread has taken on a life of it's own, all becuase Gerry is traveling in India.

I love hearing more about your culture. People don't realize that we are really so much a like all over the world.

We all have our own customes and history but at the end of the day we are all just people.

I love to travel myself. I find that if you embrace the differences as well as the similarities when experiencing a new place, then you come away with a real love and understanding of the country and people.

Keep om posting Nikki!

Hugs,

Cheryl

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Your welcome GALS.

Okay, I'm feeling a bit sane now.

And yeah ... Priyanka was never engaged!!! She is just 25 or something and at the moment she isn;t that much into love. She is being linked with every actor 'cuz as the rumours go ... She has broken up with her ex. Her co-star in this very film : Harman Baweja. She completely doesn't talk about it in public. So, no one really knows but I think Gerry (by mistake maybe) has spilled the beans by saying she is already with someone. :p And IF rumors are to be believed it is Shahid Kapur.

You know what do they have in common? They both have reached their career highs after their recent movie. Gerard : 300, RocknRolla, PS: I love you AND Priyanka : Fashion, Dostana (gay-comedy).

Sadly, people ... she won't be making babies and to tell you the truth ... Im not complaining! :p

Why won't she be making babies? Is something wrong with her?

LOL

No no !!! She's absolutely fine as far as we all know. That was in reply to some1z post saying butler and chopra would make very fine babies! :p

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Nikki,

Thank you so much for posting! This thread has taken on a life of it's own, all becuase Gerry is traveling in India.

I love hearing more about your culture. People don't realize that we are really so much a like all over the world.

We all have our own customes and history but at the end of the day we are all just people.

I love to travel myself. I find that if you embrace the differences as well as the similarities when experiencing a new place, then you come away with a real love and understanding of the country and people.

Keep om posting Nikki!

Hugs,

Cheryl

Hi Cheryl

I absolutely agree and love your point of you. As you have mentioned above.

It is indeed my pleasure to be heard by such wonderful and open-minded people. As in one needs to be open minded to know the 'real' things. If you know what I mean.

Plus, it gives me one more reason to love Gerry! :)

Hugs Back,

Nikki

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Hi there Nikki... :wave:

Tell me what you think of this: I have noticed in the last two years that there ARE some on-screen kisses in certain movies, and obviously it is going to happen more and more. I think right now it seems to be between actors and actresses who are NOT married to anyone.

But where I go to the Indian movie cinema here in our local Indian community, the audience (which is 99% Indian), gasps at any kissing, or a slogan on a t-shirt or blatant adultery...(like SRK and Rani in "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna")...

Did Salman actually kiss Lara Dutta at the end of "Partner"???

I know I saw a kiss very recently in something in the past year..."Dostana", or maybe "Bachna Ae Haseeno"? Oh no, I think it was in "Dhoom 2"...Ash and Hrithik :wuv: ...I didn't mind at all...I guess because it was Hrithik...I thought it was about time! Ha! (But he IS married, Ash was not at the time.)

I think Ash might have kissed Dylan McDermot in "Mistress Of Spices"? I know there was a bedroom scene, but maybe just artistically rolling around, and no actual lip-to-lip action. :kisswink:

I remember sitting there watching it and thinking..."why wasn't GERRY in this one?" He would've been GREAT in it!!

And in "Salaam Namaste", quite a large group of people actually got up and walked out of the theatre when Preity Zinta was reading her pregnancy test!! The whole theme of the film was very bold for a Hindi film.

Take care!!

Goodnite.

Hey,

The last time I was on ... I was in a hurry. So, I signed in again now to say something.

Like I said your post really shocked me and I thought a lot about it last night.

gasps at any kissing, or a slogan on a t-shirt or blatant adultery

And in "Salaam Namaste", quite a large group of people actually got up and walked out of the theatre when Preity Zinta was reading her pregnancy test!!

I mean I just thought WHY Indians living abroad would have such reactions when the Indians living here in India don't have such reactions! And after thinking over a lot ... I think it is MAYBE due to the fact that the Indians settled there are homesick and they miss India (naturally). So, they try and 'reach' India through movies. You know ... Like they expect to see the Karan Johar kind of movies (okay, say barring KANK- kabhi alvida na kehna) which talk about a 'big happy family' or the Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge types where you can see the traditions and the mustard fields and some of the customs back home.They probably force their children to watch such movies 'cuz they want their kids to be in touch of their roots etc. [You know this whole crisis thing] So, probably Salaam Namaste didn't meet their expectations. Or anything which is not in the lines of Swades makes them gulp with horror.

What I mean is that they expect to see the roots in the film and they kind of want the films to make up for their homesickness. Now, somebody tell them that though the customs and traditions very much exsist things are changing back home too. And so the movies and their subjects - living in, extramarital affairs, homosexuality etc. Also, the audience back home has matured and become more open minded than they'd probably want to believe.

But they needn't worry, we do have film makers making movies specially for them. :)

Also, I really don't remember movies like this had a kiss in it and this didn't. LoL. I mean I was kind of overwhelmed by your deep knowledge about Hindi movies. *kudos to you* But I'd have to go back down the memory lane and really research if I was to make a list of " Movies with kissing/intimate Scenes" for you. (BUT I DO THINK THAT DHOOM 2 HAD A VERY BEAUTIFULLY SHOT SCENE).

My idea is not to tell you that we have n number of movies which have n number of kissing scenes BUT my point is to convey that people very much accept those movies which have such scenes and they are not offended by it. (All the exceptions and all of that stay intact ... as I explained earlier).

Otherwise, why would movies like 300, PSILY, Titanic, Feast of Love, American Pie(s), Juno etc etc would even be released here and become such hugely popular movies among the people.

Also, don't you think we need to give our directors some credit that they make some very wonderful love stories and scenes, capable of giving goosebumps without showing the intimacy. [Okay, this thing just struck my head right now and I suddenly feel kind of proud of them. :p] Say : Veer Zaara, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Khamoshi etc etc.

Now, if you don't agree to this then maybe the sub-titles and the translation is to be blamed. I mean, sometimes they don't quite convey the original thoughts in the original mood as efficiently. :)

But seriously, those people out there need to get a life and stop spoiling the image! :p LOL

I think I wanted to say something more but I forgot!

Love

Nikki

Ps: I know I talk a lot! :D and i absolutely love it! *wink*

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Hi Nikki - I wanted to say that I hope that most people here and in other countries outside of India don't look at the films like Slumdog Millionaire and assume that all there is to India are slums and poverty and desperation. Here in the U.S. too there are areas where people are very poor, there are areas that are overridden by gang violence, or drugs, or both. I don't say that to imply that we have poverty akin to that many other places suffer, I've visited a couple of countries where the poverty was beyond what I'd ever seen anywhere here. However, there are films made here too about the worst of places, the darkest underbelly to be found.

I remember in college I had a schoolmate who had come to the U.S. from Nigeria and he was surprised to find no cowboys on horseback and gunfights in the street (well, not usually, and not where we lived then). While films can certainly give people a glimpse into life in another place it is only a glimpse, and only shows what the filmmakers wanted to portray, which is never going to be a well-rounded or full picture. I've seen photos of parts of India that are stunningly beautiful, and the people certainly seem to fit that description as well. Hopefully people know that there is ugliness and beauty to be found in most places, and if you are going to visit a new place you might want to seek out the beauty first (at least that's what I would do). I can understand your anger, frustration or confusion about why people would purposely seek out the worst in your country, when there are so many other things they could see, like the things that have brought Gerry back there for another visit. It sounds like his plans are to see some special and beautiful places on this trip.

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PS: Have you seen BLACK ? It's a nice movie. Plus, there's a kissing scene between Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh in it. (Now that we are talking about it ... I just thought I might add).

Oh my goodness!! I just realised you said AMITABH, and not Abhishek...I was thinking "Abhishek" :cunning: when I first read this...No, I have not seen this one, BUT I've always wanted to rent it so...I am running down to my local Indian shop right now!! (Hee hee...)

Here's the thing; I realise that every country, county, faith, heritage etc, has their own beliefs, customs, traditions, history, religious tradition, morals, values, etc, etc, etc. And I also know that the Hindi films which are the most popular in India and in the US Indian communities are considered "Wholesome and Family Entertainment"...I mean, Nikki you know this, in their Film award shows, that is actually the name of the award category. And these are the movies I have the opportunity to see and have fallen so much in love with. I myself was raised in a very conservative family, way back from my mothers grandparents from England, so I have no problem with the custom of being conservative, and having private moments stay private.

I think because of this, the Hindi films in the "wholesome/family" genre are so much more romantic than the films of Europe and the US. I think there is alot more detail in the sweet and touching moments so unlike anything we see in our American films...which is why I own so many more Indian dvd's and love them so much.

I recall a film industry report just a couple years back which stated that Hollywood made about 320 films that year while "Bollywood" made over 640. They have such a WIDE global fan base, not just limited to India and Indians living abroad. A Persian friend of mine said his mom used to watch Hindi films when he was a little kid back in Iran. And I know they are very popular in the southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia.

I think the majority of Americans would name films like "Monsoon Wedding", "Bend It Like Beckham", "Bride & Prejudice", "Mistress of Spices", "Water", "The Namesake" and "Slumdog Milionaire" if they were asked about films from India, (and I don't know about you Nikki), but to me, these are NOT "Hindi" films; meaning that they do not fall into the category of the "typical" Bollywood mass-apeal films. They are simply films written or directed by Indians, (or a "Britisher") about Indian people.

I felt like Danny Boyle throwing in a song & dance number at the end of "Slumdog", was a freindly nod to the Bollywood film industry rather than poking fun at it. I could go on and on but I won't, I'll spare you! ...haha.

Basically films are meant to entertain us, and over the past several years, in my own opinion, no one can entertain like Bollywood. I was so happy when I discoverd this "hidden world", which really only seems to be hidden from the US. It has taught me alot about the most basic customs of a place I had never known before.

Lastly, I remember seeing that whole screw-up by Richard Gere on an INDIAN news station here in So Cal...and I was shocked because I knew what it meant, and I could not believe he was THAT stupid!! It wasn't even like he placed his arm lightly around her...He over completely over did it!! And the sad part is that SHE was the one "in trouble", NOT him!! They reported it as if SHE had committed a crime.

Wow...I hope Gerry IS more aware of the mores of this country, because it may not only hurt him, but have even heavier consequences for the one he's with.

Okay, that's all for now...gotta go watch my movie!!

Nancy

p.s. to DRAGON SLAYER...LOVE your Gerry siggy...I'd have to say that that pic of Gerry is one of top two of my fave of ALL times. :wuv: Love that picture and that time period in my Gerry fandom.

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Also, I really don't remember movies like this had a kiss in it and this didn't. LoL. I mean I was kind of overwhelmed by your deep knowledge about Hindi movies. *kudos to you* But I'd have to go back down the memory lane and really research if I was to make a list of " Movies with kissing/intimate Scenes" for you. (BUT I DO THINK THAT DHOOM 2 HAD A VERY BEAUTIFULLY SHOT SCENE).

Nikki

:funnyup::funnyup::funnyup: Nikki, you are very funny...You don't have to make a list for me, but you can if you want to :kisswink: ...that is hilarious!! I guess it's just that the Hindi films I have the opportunity to see, (and I see alot), are the ever SO popular and well-loved "typical" Bollywood films.

(I had typed out my most recent reply before seeing the added page of posts so it's funny to me and I found it VERY sweet when you talked about the romantic moments seeming SO MUCH more romantic in the films when the "intimacy" is NOT shown...and as you can see in the post I'd started before I read that, that I have found it to be true too!) :wuv:

When I fell in LOVE with Aamir Khan, I would print out a list of all his films from online and take it down to my local Indian store and mark them off one by one as I rented them. There were SO many early films with Aamir, (we're talking like his films made in the 90's), and EVERY time it looked like there was gonna be a kiss, I just couldn't wait..BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED!! And I was SO FRUSTRATED!! :tantrum: I almost gave up on him. (HAha!)

And then I finally had to start checking out Shahrukh's movies because after quite a few Aamir movies, the ladies at the shop kept trying to get me to watch him, and I thought, "Boy, these ladies really like this Shahrukh guy." :p And by the second movie ("Pardes"), he looked at the girl in a certain way, and I thought, "Hummm...maybe there is something there", but by the third movie, he looked at Ash in "Mohabbetein", after the bus pulls away, and that was it. I fell hook, line and sinker!! With just a look!! :thud: And I've never recovered!! :whiteflag:

I even got to see HIM live in concert in LA in 2004, along with Saif Ali Khan, and Arjun Rampal :cunning: , Rani, Preity and Pryanka. It was a blast!!

Can't believe I missed the tour with Hrithik and Ash a couple years ago. But I keep hoping Shahrukh will come back again.

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Thank you for all of the insight. I love learning new things about people and they're culture. Very fascinating indeed. Thank you Nikki. *hugs*

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Hi Nikki - I wanted to say that I hope that most people here and in other countries outside of India don't look at the films like Slumdog Millionaire and assume that all there is to India are slums and poverty and desperation. Here in the U.S. too there are areas where people are very poor, there are areas that are overridden by gang violence, or drugs, or both. I don't say that to imply that we have poverty akin to that many other places suffer, I've visited a couple of countries where the poverty was beyond what I'd ever seen anywhere here. However, there are films made here too about the worst of places, the darkest underbelly to be found.

I remember in college I had a schoolmate who had come to the U.S. from Nigeria and he was surprised to find no cowboys on horseback and gunfights in the street (well, not usually, and not where we lived then). While films can certainly give people a glimpse into life in another place it is only a glimpse, and only shows what the filmmakers wanted to portray, which is never going to be a well-rounded or full picture. I've seen photos of parts of India that are stunningly beautiful, and the people certainly seem to fit that description as well. Hopefully people know that there is ugliness and beauty to be found in most places, and if you are going to visit a new place you might want to seek out the beauty first (at least that's what I would do). I can understand your anger, frustration or confusion about why people would purposely seek out the worst in your country, when there are so many other things they could see, like the things that have brought Gerry back there for another visit. It sounds like his plans are to see some special and beautiful places on this trip.

I just wanna give u a BIG HUG! :)

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Also, I really don't remember movies like this had a kiss in it and this didn't. LoL. I mean I was kind of overwhelmed by your deep knowledge about Hindi movies. *kudos to you* But I'd have to go back down the memory lane and really research if I was to make a list of " Movies with kissing/intimate Scenes" for you. (BUT I DO THINK THAT DHOOM 2 HAD A VERY BEAUTIFULLY SHOT SCENE).

Nikki

Nikki, you are very funny...You don't have to make a list for me, but you can if you want to ...that is hilarious!! I guess it's just that the Hindi films I have the opportunity to see, (and I see alot), are the ever SO popular and well-loved "typical" Bollywood films.

(I had typed out my most recent reply before seeing the added page of posts so it's funny to me and I found it VERY sweet when you talked about the romantic moments seeming SO MUCH more romantic in the films when the "intimacy" is NOT shown...and as you can see in the post I'd started before I read that, that I have found it to be true too!) :wuv:

When I fell in LOVE with Aamir Khan, I would print out a list of all his films from online and take it down to my local Indian store and mark them off one by one as I rented them. There were SO many early films with Aamir, (we're talking like his films made in the 90's), and EVERY time it looked like there was gonna be a kiss, I just couldn't wait..BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED!! And I was SO FRUSTRATED!! :tantrum: I almost gave up on him. (HAha!)

And then I finally had to start checking out Shahrukh's movies because after quite a few Aamir movies, the ladies at the shop kept trying to get me to watch him, and I thought, "Boy, these ladies really like this Shahrukh guy." :p And by the second movie ("Pardes"), he looked at the girl in a certain way, and I thought, "Hummm...maybe there is something there", but by the third movie, he looked at Ash in "Mohabbetein", after the bus pulls away, and that was it. I fell hook, line and sinker!! With just a look!! :thud: And I've never recovered!! :whiteflag:

I even got to see HIM live in concert in LA in 2004, along with Saif Ali Khan, and Arjun Rampal :cunning: , Rani, Preity and Pryanka. It was a blast!!

Can't believe I missed the tour with Hrithik and Ash a couple years ago. But I keep hoping Shahrukh will come back again.

God .. both your posts make me made me smile.

You are so cool! LoL .... I mean that sounds soo TEEN-ish but I cant help saying that.

God, I could actually forget that you are not an Indian OR you are not some1 who lives in India!!!

And I completely agree that MONSOON WEDDING etc are NOT hindi films/"bollywood movies".

Okay, now I'm in a rush. I'l catch you later!

Love

Nikki

PS: As a SRK fan maybe you'd like to know. He says, " I'm too shy for kissing scenes" and " I'm too shy with women" and " I'm so shy that I can't walk up to get my food from the buffet if my wife is not along with me. "

*Jus a bit of trivia which makes me laugh so much ... like in a 'cute' way*

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I want to say hello to all the GALS. I've been reading this topic and learning a lot. And all because of Gerry and his travels. :cunning: I come and read but rarely post but I'm going to start.

There was a thread on the "Classic" movie site on IMDb a few years ago about movies made in India and members from India were giving recomendations of what we should see for an overview. One I saved that was shown on TCM during a period they were showing a lot of films from India with a director from India as a co-host - was Mother India from back in the '60s, I think. Around 3 or more hours but the lead actress was great. Do you know it, Nikki? I also taped Junglee 1961 and Awaara 1951. Enjoyed seeing them. Guess I should get them out and watch again cause I've forgotten what they were about. :embarassed:

I just read an item that said

Gerard is "gobsmacked about making my Bollywood debut" in Priyanka's new romantic comedy. We learnt that Gerard will have a cameo as a chai wallah who dreams of making it big in Bollywood. He and his four friends are spending two days in Jaipur for costume fittings (apparently Gerard has quickly become an expert at tying the safa) and intensive training in Bollywood song and dance technique.

. Did I read to fast and you guys have already discussed this. I think that is great that Gerry will appear in this film, if true. :wow2:

But what is a safa. And what is a chai wallah? :unsure: Thanks for any insight you can give.

Catch you all later.

Jane

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I just googled chai wallah and it says, according to Slumdog Millionaire, it's a tea servant as Jamal was. I believe a safa is the scarf or turban which is worn in the movie.

I'm sure Nikki can clarify these two terms.

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