Some baby, claiming to be my son, just took a 3 and half hour nap. Now, I know this cannot be my baby, because my baby only takes 15 minutes naps. He also woke up in a good mood.
This is definitely not my kid.
But I think I’ll hang on to him for a bit. I hope Christina likes him.
"Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers."
“I fear that maybe audiences — the masses — won’t like Dhobi Ghaat. Because it’s a very fine film. I mean people who have knowledge of cinema, who are sensitive, who think from the heart and are emotional, this film is for them.”
Really, Mr Khan? (Aamir Khan)
Do please put a sock in it, sir.
Suddenly your new film is too good for your audience? And your audience, the reason you are who you are, perceived as cerebral even while hawking low-fat snacks, is suddenly not sensitive enough, not emotional enough — and not well enough versed in film theory — for you? Bah, humbug.
The sheer level of condescension in that quote is alarming. For one, calling the Indian audience short of sensitivity or emotion is a stretch in any book. We’ve always been suckers for high drama, even in comic scenes. You know, the kind of films where vacuum cleaners birth infants just so caricatured fathers can have changes of heart? Yeah, those wouldn’t work if the audience didn’t react with its heart and forgive all the farce.
- Is Aamir a star only because we’re too dumb?
"I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it."
"The two most beautiful words in the English language are “Cheque Enclosed."
— Dorothy Parker