When vamps turned heroines & heroines turned vamps


I was chatting up with an advertising colleague-turned-film producer about the recent success of The Dirty Picture. We were cruising through time and the women stereotypes we so well articulated 10 years ago. They helped clearly distinguish the Lakme skincare woman from the Ponds skincare woman & so on. We used women from Indian mythology freely as we did the characters depicted in Indian cinema. And well the changes as we chatted up today were palpable.

The trend really started more than 15 years ago. And one of my earlier posts did observe how the concept associated with classical beauties/heroines of yester years was often dismissed as conservative in todays age. Has The Dirty Picture changed anything? DKCS (‘Don’t know Can’t say’, as research feedback would exclaim). But it’s amusing how the ‘thinking actress’…
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What I want to learn from Dhoni


I know, I know…he’s been flagged as the superstar over & over this summer on Indian media. And why not?!! Finally we have another picture to look at after 28 long years. It isn’t that he is the finest or the coolest or suavest that got him on this blog. The fact that I (a non-cricket & a big soccer & tennis fan) saw some sparkling truths that made me interested in him beyond the sport itself is the point to be noted. More so after Chennai Super Kings reached the finals effortlessly. So, oru whistle podu.

M.S Dhoni from the heartland of India is not known because of his lineage; his family isn’t famous, he is no urban slicker…but possibly everyone in India loves & respects him today. It’s merely the game of…
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