Tuesday, September 06, 2011

new column: "Bollywood Journal" on The Wall Street Journal's India Real Time blog

I am absolutely over the moon to announce that I am a new columnist for the India Real Time blog of The Wall Street Journal! My column, "Bollywood Journal," appears Tuesdays and covers...well, basically whatever filmi topic I want to write about in under 1,000 words that isn't gossip or movie reviews. Squeeeeeeeeee! The first one was published this morning and discusses a handful of foreign films that I think Bollywood should take a crack at.* Read it here and tell me what you think! Regular readers of this blog are probably already laughing at the idea of me trying to keep a piece to just 1,000 words. Editor Self has her work cut out for her, that's for sure.

Squeeeeeeeeee!

* After the column was published, a friend told me that one of the films I suggest actually has been given the filmi treatment but I hadn't found it in my research, which clearly wasn't as thorough as it should have been! Gah!

14 comments:

SVH said...
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SVH said...

Wow. What a smart move on the part of WSJ. The whole blogger lineup is impressive but you are the zingiest of the lot. As far as remakes...I'd love to see Bollywood do versions of The Women, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Big. Trading Places? Also Midnight Cowboy (kidding).

veracious said...

Wow, congrats! :D

/not jealous at all

eliza bennet said...

Congrats Beth! I liked your article and like the pic as well (it wouldn't have been the same without mini Khan :) )

Kitten Caboodle said...

wowee! Beth, you are awesome beyond words. congrats!

Mansi said...

Great Beth! read your article from twitter... Way to go! :) I'm soooo happy for you.

Mansi said...

Great Beth! read your article from twitter... Way to go! :) I'm soooo happy for you.

jennyketcham said...

How great, Beth! All your long hours of Bollywatching has paid off! I'm looking for an excuse for mine :-) I'll look forward to reading what you come up with. Is it weekly?
Jenny
Filmigoris.net

VirginiaK said...

Once again, can't say it too many times, how fabulous!!

I hope Beth's fans who do have ideas for Bolly-suitable remakes will post them on the WSJ site - it's an India site so in my version of reality, directors actors and producers -- the ones that haven't found this blog yet - will read your ideas and follow your suggestions and give us what we want!!

VIRGINIA KELLEY

Mette said...

Woooow - congratulations!

memsaabstory said...

Many congrats on your new career in journalism! Lovely article :)

Sound Of Music is given a few twists and Indianized as Parichay with Pran as Captain Von Trapp and Jeetendra as Maria, ha ha (one of the twists).

We should do a list of operas too, because those suckers have a lot of masala in them :)

batulm said...

It was a really good article, Beth. Look forward to many more.

Pessimisissimo said...

Congratulations, Beth! Excellent (and fun) first post, too.

By the way, my verification word is "squion"--perhaps squions are like photons of squee?

Sending many squions your way,

P.

questionairre said...

Tees maar Khan was a big disaster both critically and commercially.