Thursday, May 2, 2013
Prime Beef, Delhi-Style
Dear Mr. John Abraham has gone distinctly butch for his latest epic, a rather grim-looking picture called Shootout at Wadala. He sports a rather more traditional Bollywood hero than usual - short hair and trim moustache, and is even more than usually formidably fit. I thought about running the controversial big number from the picture, "Laila" (one of the things I like about Bollywood is that even the wildest action pictures still contain a Big Number or two), but he remains resolutely shirt-wearing throughout, a sad fact that can't overcome even the most extravagant production values.
His costar in the picture is Miss Sunny Leone, a new sensation in Mumbai, but a fixture in Hollywood - or at least the San Fernando Valley - for the past decade. Given the Indian film industry's notable conservatism (despite its fevered romances, morality still rules with a firmness not seen in American pictures since the Hayes Code), it's fascinating that it has so readily embraced a woman whose previous titles include Alabama Jones and the Busty Crusade, The House of Naked Captives, and the particularly piquantly titled Shut Up and Fuck Me.
Well, if nothing else, John can give her a run for the money in the busty stakes...