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Considering the amount of non-filmi background, it’s rare to run into much material surrounding Nimrat Kaur, who was so fantastic in The Lunchbox. This is a photoshoot by Bikramjit Bose for MW Magazine during the release of the movie.

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I hope she gets to do more films, at least one a year, because with that weird Bollywood casting directors, you never know. uh huh~

More images here.

Two of my faves… in an almost optical illusion snap with Yash Chopra, no? I remember I ran into this picture when I read someone freaking out at Sonam Kapoor’s feet size. Then someone mentioned Sonam is really tall and mentioned other tall people in Bollywood, that’s when I googled Tabu’s name + giant xD and ran into this:

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My first thought? “She IS a giant! She must be like six feet tall~” Then I remembered Rani is short, and all was well.

This is how me and my friend must look like to other people. I even have the freshness to wear sneakers and flats all the time, my tininess had never bothered me for some reason, as I’ve always been one of the smallest kids in a class.

As of lately, India has had a er… quite “dynamic” back and forth in terms of LGBT standings. Though not long ago, Hijras won the right to be legally recognized as a third gender in the country, there’s still this bit of problem when the Supreme Court went back to criminalizing homosexual relationships. But people have been fighting for their right to love~

Writer and filmmaker brothers Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh (who wrote the beautiful poems in Udaan) put together a beautiful (film) poem titled Ishq Ki Ijaazat – Let Love Be my Right, which features a voice-over by actress Huma Qureshi. Brownie points for Huma!

For this and Dedh Ishqiya ;)

Transcript of the English subtitles after the break~

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Partly translated in English~ but fully in Español at Cinencuentro.

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For those fathers who always play down their worries and fears.

我想你,爸。