Category — Reality Shows

The law is an ass. So is the judge.

Star Plus hasn’t run out of ideas – yet. It still keeps churning out newer reality shows – but this time with a twist. Apparently, a new show to be in air soon – Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano will have a donkey as the judge, instead of the usual Reshammiyas and Sidhus.

Kavita Kaushik will be anchoring the show along with a live animated character Ghadhashri. As the name suggests it is a donkey, which will scrutinise each gag and gives his expert comments in place of judges.

So, what’s new you might ask. Don’t Himesh, Abhijeet, Annu Malik et all look like asses? Worse, they even bray like them.

January 3, 2009   2 Comments

The Dawood Ibrahim Namesake

India’s most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim apparently was on a flight from London to Mumbai – and was trapped by investigators.

In a case of mistaken identity, a passenger by the name of Dawood Ibrahim, who had flown in on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London, was detained at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) by sleuths of the Intelligence Bureau and Mumbai Crime Branch.

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Another airport official said the interrogators even pulled on his beard to make sure that he wasn’t wearing a disguise.

A close friend of mine tells me that a few months ago a man named Himesh Reshammiya arrived in a flight from Amsterdam – and met with similar fate by the security staff at the Mumbai airport.

First, the security staff brought a laundry clip – the kind with powerful springs – and set it up on his nose. Next they asked the suspect to sing a song called “Lut jaaun, lut jaaun”. When the man managed to sing, in spite of a blocked nose, the security staff went for a further confirmatory check. They pulled at his hair. When their fears were confirmed that he wasn’t wearing a toupee, they breathed a sigh of relief.

The entire security staff then pulled out  their ear plugs, relaxed the security alert and let Mr.Reshammiya go.

December 15, 2008   2 Comments