A delightful Bollywood jab in this week’s Onion:
Yeah, making fun of Bollywood is just too easy sometimes. Of course, I’m not the only one who does it. There’s also my writer friend Rohit (who’s been threatening to read my blog) who wrote this funny piece a while back on serious writing, Bollywood, and how never the twain shall meet.
Here’s a taste (click here for the full column):
“‘Where?s the song?’ he said. ‘Er, in the carnival?’ I suggested, helplessly. ‘Hmm?we need more songs?um, suppose that we make all the six friends singers going to the carnival?’ Very shortly, I was thanking him for lunch and I never heard from him again, nor do I wish to. Before this disaster, I saw a television producer for work, and he wanted me to write a Hindi remake of Fatal Attraction, and if that was not fatal enough, in 52 episodes of an year-long serial. What did he want, I wondered, Glenn Close making one threatening phone call in each episode till Michael Douglas dies with boredom?”
Nice work, Rohit. I look forward to reading more.