March 15, 2009

Happy B'day Abhay + random abhay news

Happy Birthday to Abhay, who was celebrating in Bombay today!. There is also an brief interview of his out here- its interesting that the only thing the writer found worthy of highlighting were his views about marriage :D- I love sensational journalism!

Also, read this piece. on Bollywood leading men, and the title just ticked me off: "Time to Hunt for New King of Bollywood"- really??? Because SRK has had a couple movies that haven't done well, there is a search for a "New King"? Aamir's and Hritik's consistent hits obviously haven't affected the writer's judgement. Akshay Kumar apparently never made the list, despite only 1 flop in a barrage of movies. Neil, Ranbir, Shahid, Abhay and Emraan are referred to by their lineage and not by their body of work, which I doubt any of them would appreciate. And any of them is expected to step into this supposed vacuum- which I am not even quite certain exists. [sigh] That's more than this article deserves, so I'll just stop right now :)

Lastly, a Abhay film festival is in the works, to be kicked off with Socha Na Tha, and repraisals of his other movies already reviewed on this blog. So what if we have spoken about them before? An Abhay movie can bear prolonged discussion, especially here :)


dunkdaft said...

Wah !!
Happy Birthday Abhay [very next day to my beloved actor Aamir !!]

Great. At last you are working on Film Festival. And what a coincidence?? I am working on 'Socha Na Tha' as my series of 'Forgotten Soundtracks' and listening its OST since last few days. Lovely songs !! Lovely Movie too...waiting for your take.

Bhargav Saikia said...

What's Abhay's next release?

Anonymous said...

Happy burday to Abhay! Cant wait for the Abhay fest to begin. Have only seen him in Manorama and Lucky but am already curious about the rest of his filmography and need to find which one of his other movies I should watch first!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Darshit: I just cant find a good print- thanks for reminding me- sending out another request now to my dvd sourcer.

Bhargav: If you go by IMDB, its an "Untitled Road Movie," by Dev Benegal. However, there are also rumors of "Junction," the Emma remake w/ Sonam and Cyrus, Dibakar Bannerjee's next and 2 movies that he himself is producing. So there is stuff coming, but except for the road movie, which is in post production, the other stuff should be 2010.

Bollyviewer: Have you seen Honeymoon Travels? Its one of the best movies of 2007, and has a lovely bit of Abahy in it. And if you havent, see Ahista Ahista- I wept a lot, and wanted to brain Shayan Munshi when it ended :D

Beth Loves Bollywood said...

Fabbity fab fab! I will have to join the party later due to Shashi Week commitments - but on the other hand, how thoughtful of our FMPBFs to position themselves so closely for joint celebrations.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Beth: Very! it speaks to their inherent perfectness that they chose to be born about the same time :D