The Week That Was: Of Dedicated Wives And Half Girlfriends
How are we ladies feeling this Monday? Pampered and relaxed after an awesome Raksha Bandhan celebration, I hope. If you’re bummed about it being Monday, I have two awesome points to make:
1) You can totally go shopping this week with all that moolah raked in, courtesy the bhai log!
2) It’s only a four-day week, so it’ll fly by. Friday is 15th August, remember? Never felt so patriotic before? I thought so. Now cheer up as you recap everything that happened in The Week That Was.
For those of you who grew up on the adventures of Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu like I did, I have heartbreaking news. Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of the iconic characters, and one of India’s most successful cartoonists, passed away last week. Considered the Father of Indian Comics, he pioneered the trend in India to have comics based on Indian lives. Prior to that, the only options for comic lovers in India were the foreign ones. RIP sir, you enriched our childhood. The characters you created will live in our mind forever.
The Award Is Saif
So the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honour, was conferred on Saif Ali Khan in 2010 for his contribution in the field of art (lucky for him that Humshakals hadn’t happened at that point)—but apparently the government is planning to take it back! This is owing to the Mumbai court framing charges against him for assaulting an NRI businessman at a hotel here. Biwi Kareena clarified at a promotional event, ‘Government has already issued a letter saying they are not taking his Padma Shri back’. Eh Waaoww!
Sitaron Mein Dosh?
I can’t decide if we should be happy or sad about this news, but Fox Star Studios has announced that a Bollywood remake of the beautiful Hollywood movie The Fault In Our Stars is in the pipeline.
“Every once in a while comes a special film that goes on to define the emotions of a generation. The Fault In Our Stars resonates with the emotions of today’s youth and has found appeal across audience demographics. We are hugely excited to be adapting the film for Bollywood and can’t wait to get started,” Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh said in a statement.
The film received a positive response when it released in India and is now being remade in Hindi by Fox Star Studios, which holds the original rights to the film and the book.
The makers are currently gearing up to adapt the script to suit Bollywood sensibilities. Now, this is the part I’m worried about. Those of you who have seen the film would know that it’s so poignant and moving that it really doesn’t need any over-the-top drama happening at all. We hope Bollywood keeps it nuanced and just as beautiful.
Oooooh! Yet another new Bollywood pairing. According to a leading daily, Alia and Sushant Singh Rajput will star opposite each other in Homi Adajania’s next project for Illuminati Films. Although the director hasn’t confirmed it, I hope it’s true! With his edgy brand of cinema, you can always expect something different from Homi. This movie could just be the much-needed push for Sushant’s career. As for Alia, what can we say? She’s on a frickin’ roll!
“Once upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with a girl called Riya. Madhav didn’t speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn’t. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn’t. Riya suggested a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend.”
Well, if you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about, this is the synopsis of Chetan Bhagat’s new book title, Half-Girlfriend. And no, I don’t know what that term means, I’ve never heard it before. But then nor has anybody. Also, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that the book will be made into some big budget movie which will make a lot of money. So while the twitterati had a gala time making fun of Chetan Bhagat, I’m guessing he laughed along; probably on his way to a bank.
That’s it on The Week That Was. Wish you a week full of fun and madness.
Photos courtesy: thehindu, chitramala.in, thefaultinourstarsmovie.com, pardaphash, ibnlive.in.com