March 10, 2009

News- or lack thereof

The Dev D dvd is rumored to be out in April, and is also supposed to include an extensive "The Making of" piece- cant wait, but wish I knew a definitive date- please clue me in if you are aware!

Aside from that, I am seriously suffering from lack of Abhay news- maybe I can just go rewatch all his movies again- yeah, sounds like a plan.

Unrelated, but interesting: Anil may be appearing in 24- I normally dont watch that show, but if he is playing, I am watching, I am watching.


ajnabi said...

Oooh, Anil on 24??? I really hope that happens, I'd love to see him!

dunkdaft said...

I read sumwhere that DVD is available on Netflix.
But, yeah, cant wait its release in India. I think it will feature two songs that were not there in movie. [and some adult rated stuff :-D ]

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Ajnabi: Yeah- he'd be so cute!

Darshit: But I dont think they are selling it on Netflix- I wanna buy! The Netflix version is also odd- the online description sounds like that of the original Devdas. I'd like to know if someone has actually bought the DVD, 'cos there seems to be only pirated stuff floating around- ugh, so frustrated! :)

Nicki said...

Rewatch. Rewatch. Rewatch!

Yeah, rewatch Abhay movies!

That's what you have to do when you're missing someone....

Or nothing else is interesting. :)

Nicki said...

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Mira Nair. Abhay Deol. Mehreen Jabbar. Aseem Chhabra. Gautam Bhan. Anil Bathwal
Migration (17 mins), Beauty Parlor (19 mins), Excerpts & Shorts (15 mins)

Sunday, March 15, 2009, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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6-6.30pm Reception & Exhibition of Sunil Gupta's Work
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Aseem Chhabra: leading S.A film & entertainment journalist and board member of SAJA.
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Anil Bathwal: Visual Artist & Ex-Creative Director, Ogilvy Advertising. Currently advising companies about corporate image, marketing and new media.
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Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Omg Nicki- brilliant find! I wish that I lived in NY, or at least (at least!) was a millionaire and could fly there at a whim- [sadness].

Folks who live out there- this sounds like a fun deal!

Bhargav Saikia said...

I just hope the DVD releases soon. Have been waiting to watch the movie so badly!

Stella_1 said...

hey, some news. Aladin with Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt is coming out in July! Yay!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Bhargav: You and me both Bhargav- I just need to see it again. and again. and again. :D

Stella: I have to admit im curious about Aladin, despite Sanjuy's current weirdness re: his sister. I can easily imagine Amitabh as the genie, but am enthu about Sanjay, who is probably the villain of the piece, and Reitesh appears perfectly cast- although Shahid would choice too...