Friday, August 22, 2008

Ask Mummy....

Remember Sridevi's one and only quote when she was the reigning rani of Bollywood? No matter what Sri was asked by journos, her one standard reply was, "Ask Mummy..." Well.... that's exactly what the Bombay High Court has told the warring Ambani Brothers, believe it or not!! Poor Kokilaben. I would hate to be in her shoes. What the courts find too hot to handle has been conveniently passed on to Mrs. Ambani Sr. Like it is so easy for a mother to sit the two naughty boys down and say, " Beta.... aisey mat karo.... gas de do, na?" Justice J.N. Patel made this preposterous suggestion, even as Baby Brother Anil said he was willing to meet Big Brother Mukesh, 'anywhere, anytime,' to sort out the prickly issue . Fortunately, the Bench had the good sense to add that since this was not merely a family dispute, a quick resolution is in the public interest.Let's see how it pans out...
Meanwhile, the Shabana Azmi issue is hotting up - and how! She called this morning, but that was to invite me to stepson Farhan's movie 'Rock On.' Naturally, we got talking about the controversy and she expressed her distress at just one isolated quote being taken out of context from a lengthy interview with Karan Thapar. I suggested that she circulate the transcript of the entire exchange, in order to provide the full context. Don't know how much that will help. Often these things spiral out of control and snowball into a gigantic national controversy - which is exactly where this is headed. The film industry is taking sides, and now Shatrughan Sinha has jumped into the fray as well.Shabana will have to walk over egg shells for the next few days, till this blows over.But she is not an adept, seasoned politician for nothing.However, some of her industry colleagues are not as intelligent or well-connected. Arshad Warsi should stay out of this and stick to Gandhigiri, before a short-'Circuit' takes place.
Since so many of my blogdosts have written to ask about Kiara's health, I am happy to report I just spoke to the vet, who is confident Kiara is responding to the treatment.As for those of you who want me to put up her pic (she's a real stunner!), I'll seek help from my youngest daughter Anandita. Till then, pray for her speedy recovery.
And Happy Janmashtami.

14 comments:

*Aham* said...

Thank you de. Happy Janmashtami to Chuck De (You) Haddi De (Kiara) Desi De's (All De's herre) and videshi De's (Arundhati, Avantika, etc).

:-) Aiiyooo Ammma...
Sridevi and Hema, both Doosri Aurats. Both with punjabi Sasurals. Both, mom pallu holders (I dont know about sridevi much in this regard, but Hema's mom Jaya Chakravorty was more popular than Hema)

Kolkila ambani, poor thing i dont exactly know if she knows to read and write well. But is she is going to guage nifty, sensex, profit, loss, ledgers to decide on an equal split. Really Sad.

Everything that shabana speaks becomes a controversy. she comes across as a very no shooo shaaa grounded person. I feel that there is some political agenda behind targeting her. Because she is a liberal and secular muslim. Infact she spoke very matter of factly.

Anindita, Jaldi karoo na... Kiara ko dekhna hai hume.

Praveigne said...
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Praveigne said...

so have u watched Rock on? The title track is very inspiring!

and how about Phoonk? Waiting for ur review... :)

Double Seven said...

De,
Kiara is a pussy?

Okay and Happy Janmashthmi to you?
I am going for Hema Malini show at ISCKON tomorrow... looking forward to her show...

Respect and love for you as always...

77

Double Seven said...

Happy Janmashthmi.*

Kush said...

Hello De.

From the read of it, the Azmi controversy seems just so bizarre. It is absolutely ridiculous to make her the target of something that may have been referred to in a greater context. I think much of Modern India is too foolishly touchy-feely on every thought/expression/utterance that is out-of-the-box. And this speaks of nothing but heightening insecurity.

Sometimes I feel our country is a democracy just in name. Sad!

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Kris Bass said...

I had been to a gig tonight. And one of the popular bands Zero had a very basic question to ask for the makers of 'Rock On'. What's a big Indian rock band without a bass guitarist? Fair, I would say, as no band ever has been succesful without a bass guitarist. And no, I'm not saying it because I'm a bass guitarist myself. It is a fact.

The music sure is catchy. But honestly, I don't have too much of hope in that movie in terms of quality. Having said that, I'd go and still watch the movie just to see what my fledgling career could end up.

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

What's Shatru's beef? He'll comment on anything and everything these days. He should follow his own advice and shut the f up i.e. khamosh, like he used to say.As always, pardon my French.

Why do the Ambanis have to fight each other? They have a gazillioion dollars each. Why not get along with your own flesh and blood?

Anonymous said...

Poor Kokilaben. However the woman is probably smarter than the whole lot of them. Atleast I hope she is.

If Shabana Azmi was really so smart and sensible and all that jazz, she would be more media savvy and would know how to get her point across. She dosent. Nuff said.

And why cant another blowhard just like her... Shatughan Sinha have an opinion too? Whats wrong with that? Neither of them seem to speak sense or the truth of the matter. So why not? He is just adding to the radio static.

Arshad Warsi needs to rethink his chatter.

Saif's statement of only sticking to muslim builders is almost funny. I can only laugh at the economic stupidity of that statement. By extention of his statement, perhaps we should all be accorded economic opportunities and jobs and business based on our religions. Perhaps he should also only make movies only with coreligionists. Where would it end? Where would that leave him in the Industry then? Maybe he needs a taste of his own economic blockade.

Another Kiran in NYC

Arjun said...

both those naughty boys deserve a spanking... mebbe mommy is the only one who can give it to them!

On a more serious note - this issue ain't gonna get resolved so easily.. not with their current mindsets!!

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Maddy said...

Happy Janmashtami to you all the De(s) out there!!

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