Saturday, September 12, 2009

Herewith the first official promo of film Aladin

Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore September 11, 2009 Fri 11:20PM

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury !!

Herewith the first official promo of film ‘Aladin’, directed by Sujoy Ghosh, of mad Bengali fame and starring as you can see and perhaps already know - Sanjay Dutt as the Magician in all his magnificence, Ritesh Deshmukh as Aladin Chatterji, because there are some hidden benefits when you work with a Ghosh, Jacqueline Fernandez in her first ever film, a Miss Sri Lanka and an absolute sweetheart playing Aladin’s love interest and a host of very committed artists and technicians, including a most dynamic special effects team that claims to have done that which has never ever been tried before in the field of effects - that of bringing out from a little lamp, Genius the genie, age about 500 years and eager to get back to a life of rest and relaxation after fulfilling the 3 wishes ordained by the rub of the proverbial lamp. Its fun its music its action and romance. It also has me running !!! Ha ha .. wanna see .. ok … get to this link on your computers -

That was me preparing to take off and punch the living daylights outta’ the villian !!

The reactions have been interesting to the ‘fishy story’ and thankfully within limits. There are some very suggestive ones as well. But no sweat. Its all in good humor, as it was meant to be. There were some lovely ideas of me being converted to the ‘cuttle’ variety and deliberately being sneaked in.. but thats another story.

The Google media coverage input informs me that two weeks into the release of the film ‘Black’ in Korea, it has reached the status of number 3 in their box office - the first two being Korean blockbusters. Korea ! Indian Cinema ! ‘Black’ ? A bit difficult to comprehend, but hey, there it is…

Colors CEO, Rajesh Kamat, gave me some statistics on the BiggBoss promo that was released and I thought I would share them with you, not for any particular reason, but purely to ask you if it makes sense to you, because I have no idea what this implies -

· A total of 159 News Stories in 3 days

§ 55 print

§ 48 online

§ 56 television

  • 5 front-page stories – Times of India, Hindustan Times, Mid Day, Daily News & Analysis and The Telegraph
  • Over 330 Minutes (5.30 hrs) of coverage on the news channels in 2 days
  • 35% of the stories mentioned Big B as the ‘Pop Philisopher’ in Bigg Boss
  • 68% of the stories stated that ‘Bigg Boss becomes Bigger with Big B’
  • Of all the comments made on the announcement, 62% were positive and 8% neutral

Anything !!!??

The new promo starts today at 7 pm IST. Nina Arora felt having seen the first one millions of times it was time to change it, so we did. See we listen to journalists as well !! Do we not ??

And here it is ~ TAAA DAADAADA !!

This BiggBoss 3 wishes to invite peoples ideas of who they would like to see inside the BiggBoss House. So there, for the benefit of those that wish to put in an opinion, is a number and a procedure to comply with. I can sense some really interesting names coming in. Abhishek had an idea of who he wanted in, but that, unfortunately shall be kept away from public consumption, in the interests of domestic harmony !!

There is much to see and observe in this post, so I shall abstain from my mundane life stroke philosophy stories and quotes and personal photographs. You do need a break at times and I would agree with you !!

Tell me tell me tell me … what you think …

Amitabh Bachchan

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