Monday, March 20, 2006

you know, it tastes Bollywoody

Okay, not really. But I am still delighted to have found this

at my local grocery store. Trolling Devon in Chicago turned up no celebrity-emblazoned packaging, but the IGA in walking distance from my house came through. Is SRK actually on Lux packaging or just in ads? Because I would love some SRK soap.

14 comments:

michael said...

any indian grocery store or some normal one?

The Comic Project said...

cool..that's one maggi i wont eat :-) SRK is on lux ads only, didn't see any packaging with him on it. You're in chicago .. I was there a year or so ago for a few weeks. commuting daily between Des Plaines and downtown chicago.

Beth said...

Michael - a normal grocery store, believe it or not! It has a pretty big international section, but I was still surprised, especially after not finding any in the Indian neighborhood in Chicago.

TCP - I'm not in Chicago (I'm 2 hours south, in Champaign-Urbana), but I visit frequently. I'm so sorry to hear about your commute! Yuck! What did you think of the city?

Obi Wan said...

I'm not sure people would be able to stand SRK on their soap packaging also. As it is, his bath-tub ad for Lux(don't know if you've seen it) is ugly enough!

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

SRK on a soap will not sell soap. So no SRK on soap. But lots of SRK on TV. His latest ad is with Compaq.

Beth said...

That is really sad about the soap. And I love the bathtub ad! Of course, I am not usually remotely swayed by Hollywood stars on products (although they don't seem to do that as much, at least not for stuff sold here), but there's something truly delightful in bumping into Preity at the grocery store. As it were. Something about the unexpected and the recognition - I was probably the only person in the store who knew she was a movie star and not just some chick with noodles.

Anonymous said...

I love the bath ad too. ^^

Rachel in NS

Kaddele said...

Well, Kareena Kapoor is on Lux chocolate soap packaging ... it's a shame my local Indian store was already sold out when I came ... CHOCOLATE SOAP!!!! (Chocolate soap with SRK would be way better though ... )

Anonymous said...

SRK is a chain-smoking, 5 foot nothing, hamming idiot who cheated on his wife with Juhi Chawla. They had a huge raging affair. How can you guys idolise actors so much? Falling in love with characters in films is fine but a person whom you've never met, whom you only now through publicity articles? That's really wierd. Get a life and idolise people for their ideals, not because they look good on screen!

Beth said...

So, brave anonymous soul, you know of this heated affair through first-hand experience, then?

There are plenty of people in my daily life that I hold dear for a variety of reasons, including their ideals. The movies are just for fun. You remember fun, right?

Obi Wan said...

Bravo Beth :-)

anonymous: You are completely entitled to your opinion, but then, so are we to our own idiosyncracies, including loving the on-screen avtaars of actors, without bothering about their off-screen escapades. We do it because we love doing it. I hope we have the right to these simple pleasures of life :-)

Si said...

Can I ask which C-U IGA? 'Cause I would like to go buy Preity myself :)

Beth said...

Si - the IGA just off of Mattis. Go at once! I was there yesterday and they still had a few Preity packs. None at Am-Ko, though.

Si said...

Thanks, I found them :) I left a couple on the shelf for the next desperate Preity fan.