Post by odadune on Oct 26, 2014 4:31:31 GMT
This was a fun thread from the old forums, and I thought it might be cool to revive it.
My advice to the women.
To Madhuri: if someone offers you a good role as a mother with smallish children (the age of your real life kids, for instance) don't automatically turn it down. Be flexible, within limits, on your paycheck-your husband is prosperous, you have a tv hosting job, you guys can't be doing all that badly for money. Choose your next project based on the director as much as the script. And don't give up.
To Priyanka: Don't rely too heavily on Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Dude is pretty talented, but he is also nuts. Don't rely too heavily on the other men in your life either. Save lots of money, invest it wisely, look after your mother. Choose better songs for your recording career, and dial back the autotune. For guidance on how to extend the length of your career beyond that of an average heroine's, look to Rekha's filmography.
To Vidya: wear orange saris and cats-eye makeup more often. Don't let your husband run your life or your career. Never give up, never surrender-but I think you already know that.
To Kareena: I personally think the Kabir Khan movie is a good judgment call, so please don't prove me wrong on that one. If you're going to be making only one film a year for the foreseeable future, make it count.
To Katrina: Please have the cheek fillers removed, they are disturbing. And cut back on the botox. Good luck with Fitoor-I think you are going to nail it, no matter what anyone says. About Ranbir-I don't think he's going to change, so you'll have to make up your own mind about whether you want him in your life as is.
To Sonakshi: Don't let your brothers sponge off of you, and don't do any more cameo favors for friends, or love interest roles in Rajnikanth movies. Don't pin too much hope on a career in the South-the lone female cast member can be something of a pet on a Bollywood masala set, but on a Tollywood or Kollywood set she tends to be more of a bystander. Looking forward to your action heroine role with Murgadoss-good luck. And remember: if you can't get the roles you want in other people's movies, produce your own from time to time.
To Shraddha: Don't rely too heavily on your boyfriend or your father for guidance (although, if the latter disapproves of you working with an established star from the 80s, 90s or 00s, he probably has a reason for it). Don't burn bridges with the media or with film producers. Don't try to overextend yourself in the time-management department. You seem like someone who has a bit of a crazy streak inside-try letting it out in the movies more.
To Parineeti Chopra: I admire your decision to go after meaty roles, even if the films don't always succeed (Dawaat E Ishq) or bring you into contact with people who try to mess with your body image (Hasee Toh Phasee). You've chosen the tougher path, so stay strong and don't falter. And don't let the people who think women should be shaped like twigs dictate to you.
To Lisa Haydon: keep working on dubbing in Hindi-you don't need to be conversationally fluent in it, just capable of understanding and enunciating the words well enough to say them with more or less the correct emphasis and emotional content. Don't go looking for husbands in India. Do keep working in films-you were the best thing about Queen IMO, you will probably be the best thing about the Shaukeens, and sooner or later you will get that dream project-your Ishqiya, your Cocktail. And if you're offered a remake of a Tamil film called Arrambham, make sure that they're offering you the Nayantara role (which has a tragic backstory and some interesting disguise/alter ego stuff going on) and not the Taapsee Pannu role.