Friday, September 15, 2006

Definition Bollywood.

From the U.S. State Department website:

These melodramatic, flashy films typically run more than three hours and showcase Indian culture, dance, songs and, most important, romance. Whether set in the modern day or in colonial times, most films boast a lavish wedding scene, as authentic Indian weddings remain a highly valued tradition...Perhaps the most typical aspect of Bollywood films is the assured happy ending to give audiences an uplifting finale.

Sounds quite a bit less impressive when you narrow it down like that....I can't hate though, the State Department also funds an American cultural ambassador for hip-hop.

[Also, please note, only two photos are included in the article. One in which Ab1 and Ab2 share space with Aishwarya AND the not so fabulous photo of Bollywood Boyfriend #1 included here. This clearly proves who's hottest!]


Recovering Baptist said...

That photo is a prime example of the many reasons I heart Bollywood. First of all, leather pants. Nuff said there. Second, Aishwara Rai's normal, lovely, teeny little bit of flab around her midsection. Third, old men dancing. Fourth, there are never enough sequins. Ever. I could go on, but instead I'm going home tonight to watch Kal Ho Naa Ho.

flygirl said...

bad, bad hair. again. sigh. i suppose there'll be a counterpost on good hrithik hair? (hopeful look)