Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Annoying surprise

OK I admit this is quite annoying. Indiatimes has a small photofeature, " The actors who surprised us" and it mentions stalwarts like Vivek Oberoi in Shootout at Lokhandwala, Lara Dutta in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Katrina Kaif in Namaste London and that Channel V veejay whose name I forget. But not Akshaye!

(I was initially annoyed but while writing this piece, it occured to me that maybe Akshaye giving off a brilliant performance is not "surprising". People expect that and even complain that it's not brilliant enough!)


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Anonymous said...

Agreed that it's "strange"!

What about Shah Rukh Khan's natural performance in was not that brilliant enough!!!!!!!! It was not surprise performance either. Yet, Shah Rukh Khan was appreciated for his performace and won an award for Swades!

And, Akshaye Khanna plays Harilal Gandhi naturally and with conviction. And one does not need to give a surprised performance to win acclaim!

Anonymous said...

Akshaye Khanna has given a stunning performance as Harilal and Abdullah Gandhi in the film of Anil Kapoor!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...Akshaye Khanna was fantastic especially as Abdullah Gandhi! His 'vagabondage' scene in the rain was brilliant. I could not believe that Akshaye Khanna could act like that. It was his superb performance!