Sunday, February 22, 2009

We Are Like This Only

Why do we Indians have to make a mockery of ourselves in front of an international audience?

First it was SRK who turned up at the Golden Globe Awards wearing a tie inside his shirt, in line with his 'Don' look. As if people in Hollywood knew what his "Don" look was all about! There is a time & place for all the tomfoolery that SRK does and the Golden Globe Awards was not it. He can get away with his silly antics at the Filmfare Awards but at an international ceremony, such acts only make one look stupid.

Then Anil Kapoor decided to be one up on SRK. At the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, where he won the 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture' award, he touched Anthony Hopkin's feet while receiving the award! Hopkins obviously didn't know the significance or relevance of this gesture & was taken aback!

I really don't understand why we have to make a fool of ourselves in front of the whole world. It would've made sense had Anil Kapoor touched the feet of his father or a senior Indian actor, who would've gotten the relevance of this gesture. For Anthony Hopkins it would be one of the "I-had-no-clue-what-he-was-doing-I-thought-he-was-going-to-pull-my-leg!!" stories that he would narrate to everyone he meets for quite sometime.

Can never imagine someone like Amitabh Bachchan or Abhishek Bachchan do something like this, and therein lies the difference between class and crass.


Moonshine said...

Why hasnt he done it till now to anyone else.. why doesnt he touch the touch the stage like all indians do!!!

Scarlett said...

Worse still, he did the 'my name is lakhan' dance after the Oscars at the venue itself!!

The knife said...

given that Hollywood had a Bollywood theme - what was with that song and dance routine? Perhaps he should have done his my name is Lakhan step

Scarlett said...

He did! And he looked like an idiot doing it.

Moonshine said...

Oscars was totally like a hindi movie song and dance show this time.. hugh jackman was singing quite well!!!

The knife said...

I guess we can cut him a bit of slack> he has gone where no Indian potboiler actor has gone before after all. And exhuberance makes people do strange things - Pat Cash climbing up Wimbledon to kiss his gf, S G waving his shirt or even at Oscars - Halle Berry's outburst after winning, ditto Michael Moore, Adrian Brody deep kissing Halle Berry.

Of course, you can say that Anil Kapoor hasn't won but he was part of the team.

I can now gloat about the fact that I recently was in the same flight with him to Delhi ;)

Moonshine: one more Bollywood aspect - did u notice the camera cuts from Brangelina to Jennifer Anniston? Very Bachchan Rekha stuff from Filmfare