Sadly in the hunger for news the entertainment media is swallowing every bone in the mistaken hope of finding some meat. This week there were two absurd reports which no one swallowed. One suggested that Shah Rukh Khan has turned down two roles offered by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Firstly, our actors should know it is extremely bad manners to talk about turning down roles. Nowhere else in the world do actors and their overzealous PR machinery speak on roles that an actor turns down. Secondly , which are these two films that Bhansali is making to offer them to Mr Khan? He hasn’t even begun planning his next. Thirdly at this juncture in his career when the projects that he’s choosing are letting him down, why would Mr Khan turn down Bhansali?
Even more ludicrous are reports that Priyanka Chopra is likely to do a sequel to Aetraaz. So says producer Subhash Ghai. IsPriyanka Chopra mad to return to the role of the female predator who crawls and slobbers all over her employee Akshay Kumar. In this era of Harvey Weinstien the last role Priyanka Chopra would play is that of a sexual predator.
Stars want to be politically correct in their postures both off and on screen. But for that to happen they first need to look at their own lives and rectify the anomalies and contradictions. So please don’t give interviews after downing a few pegs in the evening and then deny your quotes when you see them staring at you the next morning.