Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bollywood Ka Boss

He almost died once. He was almost jailed on corruption charges. His company went bankrupt. His house almost got attached. He has appeared in some of the world's worst commercials. As well as some of the world's worst movies.
SRK's forthcoming film's rights get sold for Rs 74 crores. Aamir Khan gets a Rs 7 crore fee for Mangal Pandey. Hrithik signs a three-film deal for Rs 35 crores.
His fees vary between gratis and a Bentley.

And yet... the title of today's post belongs to him and it will continue to be that way for the next one million years.
Because till then, people will still fantasise on the roles he could have done, they will discover newer nuances of his performances and whenever they see Deewaar on television, those eyes will still raise goose-bumps.

And may he live till then. Happy Birthday.

Finally, Bollywood enters mainstream quizzing with a prime time show, produced by the ever-dependable Siddharth Basu. I, for one, would be very interested in watching a show that talks about Hrithik Roshan's pre-Kaho Na days... and that's just the promo! The actual questions will be much tougher.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dipta,

I have been reading your site for quite sometime now but haven't really commented.

However, today's post is simply awesome! He, indeed, is Bollywood Ka Boss. I loved him in Anand. And who can forget Chupke Chupke (Have you done any post on it, by the way?)


the mad momma said...

Oh God Dipta.. do you want us to declare it a national holiday?!

ooh good question - if you had to choose between food and the Big B..which would it be? I dont mean starving yourself. I mean...what are you a bigger fan of?

The Line of Beauty said...

I doubt questions will be tough in BKB..they asked me first film of rani mukherjee, for last question :)..anyone else out here who qualified for the written?

Dipta Chaudhuri said...

@ PK: You are right. Hrishikesh Mukherjee deserves a post.

@ TMM: Between not having mutton and not watching an Amitabh movie ever again, I would give up mutton. But I probably would not give up non-veg.

@ TLoB: You had the luck of the draw. Trust me, the questions will be really tough.
And I have qualified for the written test.