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Da-Bangg Tour Sydney 2017

I haven’t gone to many events since having Chhori as I love my time with my sweetheart. I always feel that I can catch up with events when she is older, as I can’t get enough of her now.

But I decided to leave her with her dad and go watch a Bollywood stars’ tour in Sydney on Saturday 22 April 2017. It was advertised as the biggest Bollywood show in Sydney with a star cast of

  • The Real SULTAN of Bollywood, Heart-throb of OVER a Billion Fans, THE HOTTEST & The SUPER DUPER Star SALMAN KHAN
  • FAMOUS Actor/Choreographer – PRABHU DEVA
  • GLAMOUR Girl Actress – DAISY Shah

I didn’t know everyone on the list but knew that it was going to be a fun night out with my girlfriends. So we bought the tickets few weeks ago.

It was held at Qudos Bank Arena and on the day of the event we got here almost an hour early to avoid traffic. I was so busy during the day, I didn’t even have lunch so we went to a café straight away before going to our seats.

The show started on time and the event host Manish Paul was funny, witty and hilarious and we couldn’t stop laughing. I haven’t notice him much before but now I won’t forget him. His jokes were spot on and kept the audience captivated. There was good amount audience interaction which made it even more exciting.

Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Deva, Bipasha Basu and Daisy Shah were great. They danced to popular Bollywood songs and the overall choreography was also great.

And of course, the highlight was Salman Khan who was captivating and entertaining and humble as ever. Everyone, especially the girls and the women went crazy when he came on stage and started talking. He is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood right now and it was great to see him and everyone else up-close and live.

But for me the unexpected highlight was Badshah. To be honest, I have seen his face before though I didn’t know his name but I really enjoyed his performance on the stage with the other 2 singers. They were so full of life that we didn’t want to stay seated; they made everyone dance. All the songs were really catchy even though I was hearing some for the very first time. He knew how to work the crowd and created this interactive atmosphere so we all felt like a part of this big concert.

Overall, we had a great time with full on entertainment for over 3 hours.

Here is the video of some highlights.

M from nepaliaustralian


The Man Who Sued God

I was looking to watch a movie last night and I saw one of my friends Facebook’s status: “OMG (Oh My God) is a great movie.”

So I googled and found out that it is a Bollywood movie and it looked interesting so I convinced my husband to get this movie from our local Asian grocery shop and we watched it together.

It is a film about our relationship with God, how instead of being God-loving, we have become God-fearing. How religion has become a business run by god-men  ( referred to as ‘salesmen’) who aren’t in fact very spiritual at all. While I was watching this movie, it came to me that I have watched a very similar movie before and then I remembered that it was “The man who sued God.”

The Man who sued the god (2001) is an Australian movie that I watched a long time ago and I really liked it. But over time I had completely forgotten about it.

The story was very similar in both movies but one aimed at the Hindu religion and other at the Christian religion but both conveyed the same message. My husband loved OMG and I did as well expect a few instances where it was hard for me to understand Bollywood humour and the subtitle didn’t help at those times.

So if you are into Bollywood movies then do watch OMG (Oh My God) but I am sure you will also love The Man who sued the god.

The story in a nutshell is:

Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was ‘an act of God’. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself.

Billy Connolly is excellent, his wit and charm is on display throughout the film and it is very, very, funny, most of the time. The story itself is very intriguing; it successfully provokes your thoughts and captures your imagination with interesting questions.

I don’t want to spoil your fun so please watch either or even both of the movies and tell me what you think.

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Star Obsession

I was recently going through a newspaper article and came across an article which talked about how celebrities are spending millions of dollars in security to protect themselves from crazy fans. I thought millions to protect from who? I did some googling and I was surprised to find a lot about crazy fans.

I have never understood the craze for celebrities. For last few days my Facebook wall has been full of my crazy friends who are fans of Twilight and are so excited to see the midnight screening of the movie that they keep on reposting the same thing again and again. I also have a friend who is so crazy about Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan that if anyone says anything bad about him she will fight with that person.

A While ago Miley Cyrus was here and there was this crazy fan who climbed on the stage scaring the star.

Every time there is a ticket sell of some band, I see people queuing for hours and hours to get the ticket. Don’t they have work to go to?

Another craze I have seen recently is for teenage singer Justin Bieber. Girls as young as 2 were in the crowd chanting his name holding cut outs that said “Marry Me”. Poor girls were so disappointed when, due to security reason, Justin couldn’t appear.

May be I don’t have that gene you need to be crazy about something. If I really think about it, I had never been so crazy for something that I skipped sleeping or queued for hours to get a glimpse of someone. Growing up I loved Backstreet boys and Bryan Adams and I would love to see them in concert but I will never be one of those fans who give everything to be close to their idols.

I like lots of actors, musicians, athletes but that doesn’t mean I will follow their every move.  On Google I came across the buzzard behaviour of fans of Bollywood actors. Here is the video of a fan worshiping Bollywood actor Amitab Bachhan.

Come on, seriously? Worshipping another human being and putting up his statue; I seriously think there is a limit on how much you can go crazy for another human being.

And there is this guy in India whose whole house if full of picture of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. He even named his kids after the star’s son and one of the characters from his movie.

I think there are healthy obsessions where you follow celebrities and their life for entertainment but to go to the extend you worship the person and fill every corner of your house with his photos is simply crazy.

Another example of crazy fan is those who go under the knife to look like their idol. Look at the photos below. Lady in UK spent $ 16,000 to look like Michael Jackson. There are many more examples if you search the internet.

Also there is Octo mum in US who wanted to look like Angelina Jolie and spent all her money.

What is with the woman who had surgery to look like real life Barbie?

I don’t know how people forget that celebrities are people as well, doing their job in the spot light. They have their personal life and families just as we do and I am sure they will love to be left alone for a change so they can let their hair down and relax after a hard days work.