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Sunday, July 23, 2006

How not to praise your director

Not much is expected from starlets when they speak to the press besides chirpy prattle, but still, they should watch what they say. Consider Rimi Sen speaking about "Golmaal":
I play a sweet and beautiful girl in the film. The best thing that I like about the film is that though it has four heroes, I am the only heroine. Rohit Shetty is amazing as a director. He can make even a black African look pretty.
Ahem. "Even a black African," it seems. Pickled Politics picked up on the issue here, correctly lambasting Sen and Glamsham, where Yahoo! India got the feed from, and Glamsham instantly changed the words on their site to "He can make anyone look pretty." (That's rather fishy: if Sen said it, how can they change the words? If they agree it's objectionable, surely they should just remove the offending bit entirely from the piece. And if she didn't say it, does that mean they made it up?)

In case Yahoo! also amend their text, Pickled Politics has a screenshot here.

(I read about this entire drama after Gaurav Mishra emailed me and pointed me to his post on the subject.)
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