another dreary day...

It has been a dreary week. Grey skies are overpowering my usual sunny disposition and really all I want to do is sleep. I've had enough rain, tornado warnings and funnel clouds to last the rest of the summer, so today I thought, in an attempt to bring me out of my stupor, why not post a few of my favorite Bollywood moments.

I love film and tv awards shows. I usually can't wait for the Oscars, the Emmy's, the Golden Globes, and while I watch to see who walks away with a trophy, my favorite parts are the ones in between. I think the success of the show rests on the shoulders of the hosts, and, while we've seen some terrible jobs (ie. David Letterman - ouch!), there's also been some very memorable ones. India's film fraternity has the Filmfare awards and 2008 provided the platform for my favorite Bollywood Bromance jodi to strut their stuff. Shah Rukh and Saif were hilariously crude and outrageous in their hosting duties and I, for one, loved every minute of it.





and who could forget...



I love Karan Johar. His movies rank high on my list and so does his show Koffee with Karan. Some funny moments and "offtakes"....



And with that I would like to end off with some heartfelt well wishes to Mr. Bachchan, as he's had to head back to the hospital for some tests after experiencing stomach pain the other day. Get well soon.





7 Response to "another dreary day..."

  1. bollywooddeewana says:
    July 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    yes indeed, get well soon Mr Bachchan,you ain't going no where soon

  2. jocelyn says:
    July 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    I loved SRK's and Saif's turn as hosts. They were so funny. Have you seen the AirTel commercials?

  3. shell says:
    July 9, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    @ bollywooddeewana - we'll send happy thoughts together.

    @ jocelyn - Namaste and welcome! I don't think I've ever seen an awards show as entertaining as those two made last year's. I've seen some AirTel ad's, but I don't know if I've seen all of them. The one that stands out in my mind is one where Shah Rukh is trying to make Saif sound pitiful and sad over the phone to Kareena. Too funny. Now, I'm going to have to go see if I've watched them all.

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  4. bollyviewer says:
    July 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Last year's Filmfares were the most hilarious ones ever. I forwarded all the "entertainment" and awards to get to the two's banter! Didnt know about the AirTel commercials. *off to find them on youtube*

    PS: the KwK offtakes are awesome. More such clips, please!

  5. shell says:
    July 10, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    @ bollyviewer - I didn't catch Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor in any of this year's show, though I read my fair share of controvery surrounding something that was said to someone in the audience (the exact details are foggy right now).

    I'm glad you liked the clips. I'll try my best to find more gems! You'll have to let me know which AirTel ones you find. Maybe I'll post my favs.

  6. Jules says:
    July 13, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    OMG! That was so funny!! You'd never see anything like that in Hollywood... when Akshay came on to accept his Na-Real Award!!

    Thanks for that... it helped distract me from the fact that my AmiBachy is in hospital!

  7. shell says:
    July 13, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    If only awards shows were like that! And you're welcome!