Disclaimer: Kindly excuse the grammatical mistakes. The author is one of those people who pronounce Gucci as gakkee and he giggles like an idiot when someone mentions the writer Ayn Rand.
Bang Bang! is the official Bollywood remake of Knight And Day, a hit Hollywood action movie. Official remake is just a fancy term for Pritam’s unpatented work ethics.
Hrithik Roshan has charged 30 crore rupees for this movie. Yes. 3 followed by *does mental calculations while doing abacus gestures with hands*… 8 zeroes! My initial reaction was a very slow yet loud “Oh! Bhen! C#%d!“. However, I now think that it hardly matters. 97% of guys would still be going to watch Katrina only. Hrithik’s role was initially offered to Shahid Kapoor but he refused because he wanted to avoid comparisons with Tom Cruise. That, and Tom Cruise threatened to put kerosene and douse himself if Shahid Kapoor portrayed him on screen.
Hrithik Roshan promoted this movie by issuing #BangBangdare to other actors of Bollywood. Now for those who don’t know, this challenge is similar to the ALS ice bucket challenge, except that:
1. It was for the awareness of plight of divorced actors who owe their ex-wives their property, cash and all body organs of the present and the next three lives.
2. We do not get to see any wet male nipples and/or wastage of water.
Fun fact: A bridge in Manali where some parts of the film have been shot has been renamed as ‘Bang Bang point‘, which for some misunderstanding has led to a mass tourism influx of mostly unmarried couples from UP and Delhi.
The movie has been directed by Siddharth Anand, famous for his critically ignored, financially disastrous and career-destroying Ta Ra Rum Pum and Anjaana Anjaani. His Salaam Namaste was a hit though. But then it was based on a hit formula of Preity Zinta getting knocked up before marriage by the unbelievably fertile one-shot impregnating machine Saif Ali Khan. ‘Kya Kehna‘? Say Haw.
Shahid Kapoor however will make his presence felt this Friday in Haider, a movie in which Vishal Bhardwaj tries to prevent him from over-acting once again after having succeeded in Kaminey.
What is Shahid Kapoor’s favorite way of scoring a goal?
God bless freedom of speech.