Friday, September 27, 2002

original plagiarism

Screen is out for the weekend and has its share of howlarious interviews. My favourite is the Salman Khan interview. The reason: the bare-above-the-waist hunk has signed on a Hollywood-Bollywood film Marigold. The young Khan has not been doing that well at the box office (he claims otherwise) and (surprise! surprise!) penned the story for the Diya Mirza vehicle Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge: Yes, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge was written by me, and I have to admit that may be it was slightly ahead of its time. It was good cinema...well shot. It was well conceived but perhaps it was not projected right. People didn�t understand the meaning and rejected the film. I think we slipped because the character was shown first as a Hindu and then as a Muslim.... Actually, Mr. Khan the story was ahead of its time, made in 1996 ... as The Long Kiss Goodnight. Of course, in a gender reversal Geena Davis became Salman Khan. But that shouldn't matter, right?

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