The wonderful Roshan Seth, in admirably grumpy style, lays the smackdown on the Hindi film industry.
Points of note:
- Roshan didn't like Rang de Basanti or Mangal Pandey (ha ha! Roshan ji, we should hang out) or Black (we seriously should. Seriously.).
- But Roshan was offered the role of Zaara's father in Veer Zaara and he turned it down because Yash Chopra didn't have a script to show him. Roshan ji. It's Yash Chopra. For the love of all that is masala, it couldn't have been so terrible (and indeed, it was fabulous!). Get yourself out there, man!
- We also liked the irony of having a Guru clip follow his ranting against Mani Ratnam. (Which, once again, it's freaking Mani Ratnam, things aren't quite so bad!)
Anyway, sigh. Roshan Seth. He's so great.
Why do we love Roshan Seth?
- He was the first Indian actor we ever crushed on like MAJORLY, thanks to his role in Gandhi.
- His big soulful eyes.
- His penchant for postcolonial roles.
- His penchant for looking distant and thoughtful in postcolonial roles.
- Did we mention his big soulful eyes?
- Also his cheekbones.
Also in the news: Very exciting!
After watching our noble blog companions get written up in The Times of India, and after much jealous woeing and sighing and anxious anticipation on our part, we have finally hit the big time. Yay! Fish sticks for everyone!
We now return you to our regularly scheduled PPCC programming.