The Week That Was: Tennis The Menace
Just last week we lamented at how the rain was playing hard to get, and look how it proved us all wrong. It’s almost as if it read The Week That Was
So here’s to garam chai, long drives, soulful music, corn on the cob (I don’t feel like calling it bhutta today), the sound of rain, the smell of wet earth and cooler temperatures. But more importantly, here’s to enjoying all that and more with us as we fill you in on all the gossip!
Djoker Has The Last Laugh
My timeline is a war zone right now, with people either berating or congratulating the winner Novak Djokovic who has won his second men’s singles title at Wimbledon after an epic five-set final against Roger Federer. The Serb defeated his opponent 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (6-4), 5-7, 6-4 after almost four hours on Centre Court, reclaiming the title he lost to Andy Murray a year ago. While we congratulate the 27-year-old (yep, that’s his age) champion Novak, we also want to ask him how on earth he could concentrate on playing knowing that not only was the whole world watching him on TV, Prince William and Kate are there in person, along with Kate Winslet, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, and David and Victoria Beckham. Even the mere thought makes my stomach drop—no djoking. Way to go, young man, way to go!
From tennis news to more tennis news: on 2 July in a press conference, Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, admitted she had no idea who Tendulkar was. And the rest, as they say, is Internet history. In probably one of the stupidest arguments of recent times, Sachin fans (all Indians, basically) have overreacted, and how! Not only did hate messages, abuses and memes make their way to Sharapova’s fan page, but #whoismariasharapova began trending on Twitter. People also threatened to never watch her play again. Hmmm, on behalf of Sharapova I’d like to say, she cares a lot about your sentiments. Well, NOT.
Directed by Anjaana Anjaani director Siddharth Anand, the first look of Bang Bang shows the lead stars, Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan, wrapped around each other, muscles ripping and all. Obviously in the background, things are exploding, lest we start thinking it’s not an action movie. While I loved their pairing in ZNMD, I’m not very impressed by this first look. Also, it looks like it has a huge Dhoom hangover. I guess it’s too soon to decide if Bang Bang really does create a dhamaka. What say?
Now this is another film I’m really looking forward to. Even though I didn’t particularly like Coctktail, I still look forward to Homi Adajania’s brand of films. Besides, this one has lots of interesting things about it—it’s a 90-minute movie in English and Hindi and stars Deepika Padukone as a Goan girl (doesn’t she look the part completely?), Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh (guest appearance). It also has veteran powerful performers Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia. Phew! Need more reason to be excited about it?
And here is a trailer of the trailer!
Alia The Singer
All this week, Samjhawan has been stuck in my head. Not that I’m complaining—it’s a beautiful song! Quite clearly, the Humpty Sharma promotions are at their peak, and everywhere you look, you will hear Alia singing the song or talking about singing it. I do think it takes guts to venture into the world of music when you’re still a newbie in Bollywood, but I guess this Bhatt girl’s got all the confidence she needs. Besides, she now claims that someday she would like to cut an album a la PC. Well, I don’t know if she’s there yet…but have a listen anyway:
That’s it on The Week That Was folks! Peace out
Photos courtesy: businessofcinema, aayamaza, india.com, hellomagazine, wikimedia