Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by spiderman123, Feb 6, 2012.
How can you forget that english is the most widely spoken language in the world so the reach of hollywood movies are way greater then bollywood movies..Many times hollywood movies ain't that good but they still earn decently as they cater to the wider audience..
It's not just the spoken language itself. People have been preconditioned into believing that being "white" and speaking english guarantees success in life. As I alluded to earlier, skin creams to whiten skin are popular and speaking english puts you in a higher class. It's why dark people who can't speak english are looked down upon, regardless of how educated or talented they may be.
You also see athletes from other countries in sports like Manny Pacquiao in boxing or Rafael Nadal in tennis. They could not speak any english. But when they became stars, they had to learn english in order to communicate with the western world and to market themselves better. English is a necessity.
Good observations on skin color.
However, do remember that SRK was pretty dark or wheatish when he started off on TV. They are not white-skinned by any means, even Salman is "wheatish" (brown).
Roshan and Amir are fair. But the above 2 obviously use a lot of makeup to look fair.
Once there was an actor from the Kapoor family (name with K i think) who had an English Mum and he was white, but he failed totally. Maybe today he would have succeeded.
Painfully true. You are obviously Indian to know so much.
But you miss out on one tiny but crucial observation which i highlighted in another thread. Being fair is still not enough. Your facial features can also give you away. You can be very fair with coarse (less refined features) and the "higher class" can spot you out from a distance (e.g people from the hills/ J&K etc). You can be dark with refined features and people will again know that you are not lower class and treat you accordingly.
Sentinel and his evergreen observations on skin colour.LOL..Nearly every indian is brownish ranging from dark brown to light brown..Even i am brown as you can see in my pic(just neglect the scrowling look on my face.I just wanted to mantain my passion and intensity..hehe)
That's GOAT stuff senti..You hit the nail on the head..I understand what you are implying..why didn't i ever think that?
When I first saw the thread title, I had substituted e for a in Paes and thought what kind of thread is this
It is not just acting; direction, sound mixing, editing, screenplay everything was top notch in that movie. They haven't made one to match Sholay.
It was a complete package. That opening sequence where the cop comes to Ramgarh and is picked up by a villager at the railway station and then they ride into the village with Sholay theme playing in the background and titles rolling by still gives me goosebumps.
And then there is RamJaane, Koyla and magalomanical "main hoon na" kinds.
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