Monday, June 25, 2007

Why I am against Akshaye doing When Kiran meets Karen

Comments are always welcome on my blog. Critical comments even more so, as long as they are respectful towards my hero.

I am not against lesbian films per se; in fact, a couple of years ago there was a rumour that Akshaye was acting in a gay movie and I supported him wholeheartedly. As long as the script is written nicely and he has a good role, I wouldn't mind him doing such stuff.

I am "hostile" to this particular project because I know how these kind of movies pan out. A movie that's called When Kiran meets Karen? The title itself sounds so icky. The story is none too promising. I don't know how Akshaye would fit in such a setup.

It's irritating as it is to see him share space with lesser actors and never get credit when the movie is a hit. It's time he did more leading roles. As he does so few movies, I don't want to waste his time and mine on something that's not going leave a lasting impact. I know it won't help him commerically and it doesn't look too radical to help him get critical acclaim (gay and lesbian movies have become a staple now and how lost any novely purely as gay and lesbian movies; that leaves us with the plot and the plot here is mediocre.)

I also know that most of the so-called crossover stuff is just soo pretentious and plain boring. Except Meera Nair and Deepa Mehta I don't think anyone makes decent movies in that genre.

See, all these things go in mind, I really don't want Akshaye doing When Kiran meets Karen.

BTW, I reported the news here before the Times of India did!


Anonymous said...

Thankzz a lot 4 saying that "Comments are always welcome on my blog. Critical comments even more so, as long as they are respectful towards my hero." As Akshaye Khanna's faithful fan, I too always commented on his career of acting...Akshaye Khanna is a very good actor who knows acting and whenever he is given something challenging he proves his worth like he always did in Border, Taal, Dil Chahta Hai, Humraazz, Deewangee, Hungama, Hulchul, 36, China Town, Salaam-e-Ishq...I am sure Gandhi, My Father will be a great movie and prove his credentials as an actor to the classes and masses to a great extent. Even in Naqaab and Race, he'll be applauded for his performance as always! He has the charishma, charm and style in his smile as well as acting! I'm impatiently waiting for his I'm tired of these Roshan, Khans and Bachchans.

carla said...

Thanks very much for the additional thoughts on the project. I have a better idea of where you are coming from now.

My question was not meant to be disrespectful to you or to Akshaye and I hope it didn't come across that way. :) Congratulations on scooping Times of India and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

You are right, it's irritating to see the great actor of such high caliber Akshaye Khanna share space with lesser actors and never get credit when the movie is a hit, for instance in Dil Chahta Hai, he did win a trophy for the best supporting actor only from Filmfare and special jury award from screen videocon award only. And, Saif Ali Khan got the best comedian awards from Filmfare and screen videocon...then, he got best supporting actor from other awards for Dil Chahta but only Akshaye Khanna fully deserves this trophy! Same goes for Humraaz case, Akshaye Khanna won best villain award only from IFFA award because of Ajay Devgan's role in Deewangee which is not as better than Akshaye Khanna's performance! Yes, "It's time he did more leading roles."