Posts Tagged ‘Shah Rukh Khan’

We Are You, Khan

OAug 28, 2009

If you were anywhere near what’s affectionately known as the “Bollyverse” within the last few days you’ve no doubt heard that last weekend Shah Rukh Khan, a star who needs no introduction to anyone on this website, was held for over an hour of secondary questioning at the Newark NJ airport on the way to […]

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I see God in you – do you see her in me? [Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi]

ODec 29, 2008

At its core, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008, dir. Aditya Chopra) is a story of good people trying to make the people they care about happy. How they do it is full of fumbles, bumbling, well-intentioned goofs, mistakes and the conundrums of logic that go with plans that seemed logical at the moment but […]

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Young Gifted and Brown

OAug 4, 2008

Last night my friend asked me “Why do you like Hindi films so much?” I get this question relatively regularly, especially from people who grew up watching them, which I didn’t, and/or who grew up in India (which I didn’t). One of these days I’ll have to ask why they ask. I replied to him […]

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My new story on Indian Cinema – East Bay Express

OJul 30, 2008

I’m the feature story in this week’s East Bay Express – a Northern CA weekly. Namastey East Bay: The local Indian filmmaking community has Bollywood dreams. The goal is not as far-fetched as it might once have seemed. I’m excited about the feature because the Express is the only one of several local magazines […]

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