Thursday, January 27, 2005

Bollywood moments 1

A couple of weeks ago legendary Bollywood actor Amrish Puri died at the age of 72 from a blood clot in the brain. This punjabi thespian played some of the best villians in Indian cinema for the nearly three decades, who can forget Mogambo from "Mr.India" ? Or the stern, but loving patriarch from "Virasat." He was the villian-priest from "Indiana Jones and the temple of doom," incase y'all didnt know. A real loss for both fans, and India.
Also, 70s actress/bimbo Parveen Babi also died at the age 49 in her sleep. I believe the cause of death was diabetic complications with a bit of booze thrown in. She was on the cover of TIME back in the day, shown as a "modern Indian, with unconventional western looks." Amazing what wearing a bikini and showing cleavage can do to "modernize" third world woman....Needless to say, TIME wasnt really interested when their "modern Indian" pin-up girl was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent the last 15 years as a recluse. I doubt they'll even acknoledge her passing.

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