Is the CtrlC CtrlV the trusty side kick of Bollywood? Starting from,oh, so, many, decades, shouldn’t we be having hoi polloi archetypes in Bollywood by now? OMG, Did I just forget about Aamir Khan,A R Rahaman? They are truly exceptional, aren’t they? Never hear them participating in the social media gimmicks of ice bucket contests, to cure a disease. What Aamir Khan does, is, in reality,is create a fantabulous show like Satyameva Jayate, to atleast educate people about how certain deep social issues effect the society. It’s such a privilege to have people like him, who actually do something about whatever he ruminates upon. Bollywood’s copycatism of taking groupie selfies and participating in the ice bucket contests, you know, just to go with the flow, and get some more brownie points on pointless fame.
Aamir Khan worked his sweat and blood on a show to create awareness and the degree of research you see in his shows is simply a spectacle. If only he would ever fall for these gimmicks and do the same, he wouldn’t be Aamir Khan. Come to think about the class of movies he chooses, PK, Lagaan, 3Idiots, there is a fantastic thought in their making. A thought,unaffected by ifs and buts.
Looks like Bollywood just can’t couldn’t wait to get their buckets out. Being original is not their prerogative. Or it is just not in their bucket list either. As interesting as it might seem, irksome it is, to see them do, and go with the flow, when they have potential to make millions on shady movies, their millions, pretty much does not give them original thoughts. It does not need astrologers, mahurats, ichings, to be original. Maybe you don’t have to be original to be powerful, coz maybe there is no originality hidden in power and money.
As for the Ice bucket hogwash, Mumbai rains are doing that, everyday. What Ice bucket challenge do you want to have in the middle of a downpour? seriously?