RediffractionSome recent "Bollywood" stories that have the Rediff hallmark:
* The story Diya comforts cancer patients informs us that "a special screening of Chingaari -- Kalpana Lajme's film about a prostitute and a priest -- was held for the patients, and the filmmaker was joined by Diya and vocalist Ila Arun".
Now, I greatly sympathise with the cancer patients and hope their treatment goes well with the least amount of suffering. But judging by how the film seems to have turned out, was it necessary to add greater pain to their lives by showing them the film? No wonder they needed comforting, even if it was only Diy[?]a Mirza doing the balming.
* In the irresistably (?) titled Chaos with Shahid & Kareena, we are informed to our distress that Priyadarshan continues to haunt us (like a sore on an adamant barnacle) with yet another film with picks from his usual desi-Ikea furniture store cast (compounding it this time with Messrs. Kap[oo|u]rs and Dhupia). To balance "the horror, the horror!", Rediff provides this wonderful nugget:
"Which, for Chup Chup Ke, is saying a lot, considering Kareena plays a mute girl and Shahid pretends to be one."
Whether Shahid really turns out to be a mute girl or not, you'll have to watch the film. Or you could read the remaining slides, which, I suspect, might be less painful.