The family is so much fodder for blogging that I don’t have to even think for a second about what I would write about!
I am sure everyone by now knows about what Ashutosh Gowariker said when he received the IIFA Award for best director in Macau:
Priyanka I love you, but I don’t know how you got the award for best actress when Aishwarya was also nominated in the same category for Jodhaa Akbar.Maybe it is because you are very hard-working and she is a natural. Jayaji was just asking me the same thing.
(Aside1: Yes, the source for this story is indeed bollyadda.com, tells you how jobless I can get sometimes!)
When I saw this, the first thing that came to mind was, Aishwarya is a natural? I almost fell off my chair!(Seriously, how many of you think she IS a natural? She looks great, yes, but…..) Anyway, so I was wondering why Ashu would say something so humiliating on the podium. He actually took away all credit from bechari PC and turned it into a who deserves it more battle! But that was that and I almost forgot about it until Jaya Bachchan said this:
It is being presumed that Ashutosh unnecessarily mentioned my name regarding Aishwarya’s omission from the awards. The fact is, I suggested he bring up the question on stage, We were discussing why Aishwarya had not been given any award for Jodhaa Akbar. I suggested Ashutosh bring up the matter. When he mentioned my name, he wasn’t doing anything wrong, I find it very strange that Aishwarya who lived her part and looked every inch the royal Rajasthani queen in her body language and overall performance was ignored. For all I know, she must be really good in it. I haven’t seen Fashion. She’s undoubtedly a good actress. I don’t have any objection to her winning the award. But I wonder why Aishwarya’s fine performance was ignored.
(Aside 2: Did you observe how I am in touch with all the latest breaking bollywood news in spite of being on the other side of the ocean? Where there is a will…… This time though, the source is more respectable…)
OK!!!! I have so much to say, but so little time. So, here are some bullet points:
- Jaya aunty has way too much time on her hands. She should probably think more about that Rajya Sabha seat?
- Jaya aunty is a MOTORMOUTH. No finesse at speaking at all.
- Looking good NOT = good performance
- Bahu was NOT ignored. Not getting a nomination = ignored. She did get nominated na?
- Should the khandaan get ALL POSSIBLE RECOGNITION on earth? Oh, sorry, my bad, I forgot that the IIFAs were actually Bachchan awards!
For a minute, maan lo that Aishwarya’s performance in Jodha Akbar was scintillating. You find it strange that she didn’t win, Jaya aunty, here is what is stranger, you admit that you haven’t seen Fashion at all, how can you say bahu deserved it more than PC? For all you know, bahu’s performance was scintillating but PC’s could have been earth shattering…no? And,
If (earth_shattering > scintillating)
Conclusion – GO WATCH FASHION!