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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Now you can play with Priyanka Chopra

And Shah Rukh Khan, if that's what you want, as Bollywood becomes Dollywood. The Hindustan Times reports:
Dolls immortalising Bollywood's leading stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra will be sold in the UK from August 1 under the brand name 'Bollywood Legends'.

The first four 'Legends' ... have all been immortalised for their fans with the stars themselves having been involved throughout the process of creating their dolls, the manufacturers of the dolls claimed on Monday.
Sadly, no voodoo shit here, and no pins or needles sold with the dolls. I was struck by the last line of the report:
The 12-inch dolls have been meticulously crafted, with attention paid to every detail, from their outfits and their expressions down to Shahrukh Khan's famously curved eyebrows.
And to think I never noticed his eyebrows. I think they should make mechanised dolls that ham just like Shah Rukh does. And Priyanka's need not be too lifelike, or it will be too unlike her acting.

By the by, Lalu Prasad Yadav became a doll ages ago. What kind of kids play with dolls like that, I wonder.
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