Saturday, September 23, 2006

Grand Prix and.....Bollywood..err...

Tanu tells me that Schumacher has declared that he will retire from formula one racing Well, yeah, formula one racing will not be the same without him, I agree. Then, she adds, it's worse that he will be replaced by Kimi Raikkonen, who probably(here Tanu will vehemently shake her head and say, 'definitely') is nowhere near the charismatic Schumi.
Am not that bothered...and that's not because I don't watch F1 too closely. That's also not because I am impervious to Schumi's charms and abilities.
That's mainly because ever since remakes started happening in Bollywood, and they chose Shahrukh to step into the shoes of first Dilip Kumar (in Devadas) and now Amitabh (in Don), and Mohit Ahlawat is chosen to play Jai in the Sholay remake...I am now reconciled to the fact, that you don't always need personality and ability to replace anyone. Sighhhhhhh...if only they had thought about remakes when I was moving towards my twenties...am sure I would have loved to act opposite Aamir in any remake...any role...

9 Comments:

Blogger Tanushree said...

Yes, Kimi replacing Schumi feels as jarring as SRK replacing the BigB. I was watching "Don" the other day (the movie, not your hubby) and was marvelling at how awesome BigB is even in his silly bowtie. All I know is that I am not going to watch SRK in "Don", even if I get free tickets this time. Once bitten (KANK), twice shy. As for Aamir, what did he have when you were in your twenties that he doesn't have now? :D

Sat Sep 23, 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Truly excellent point about Aamir. And if all the Khan boys can still be great at 40whatever (I'm including Salman in here because I know some people lurve him, even though I am not one of those people, but I wasn't sure about the rest of your readership), then surely we, who are no longer in our 20s, are just as fabulous?

Sat Sep 23, 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Aparna said...

@Tanu:
I was watching "Don" the other day (the movie, not your hubby)

Thanks for the disclaimer!
And yeah, Amitabh manages to look modern in anything he wears...
Aamir had and still has charm...but Bollywood seem to eb slightly biased against debutants past twenty.

@Beth:
We were, are and will awlays remain fabulous (it took a lot of a tucked away confidence to write this statement!)...but the Indian screen seems to be much too biased against us..ahem... 'matured' women...

Sun Sep 24, 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schumi is a shrewd driver. His success is not completely attributed to his driving skills. A part of Schumi success has to be credited to Ferrari (remeber Ferrari giving instruction to other driver to loose to make Schumi champion, and Schumi colliding with his competitor just to win the race.). Yes, Schumi is a great driver, no doubts about that. I believe Raikonnen is driving Mercedes which is not as good as Ferrari. He will do good with Ferrari and let's hope F1 remains the same. A single person really cannot take the charm out of the game.

Mon Sep 25, 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger babasko said...

thanx for including salman, beth ;-)

and of course we´re fabulous and anyone not acknowledging it is not...

Mon Sep 25, 03:32:00 AM  
Blogger Aparna said...

@Babasko:
of course we´re fabulous and anyone not acknowledging it is not...
...welcome to say that out publicly and should go and get all his senses checked :)
Thanks for dropping by.

Mon Sep 25, 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous spiralarchitect said...

Schumi probably is an all time fav for a lot of people....of course he turned Benton Ford into a world class F1 team. He managed to cut down pit stop timings from 11s to about 6s and helped them in developing better engines. His challenge came when he joined Ferrari. Having the name as well the engineering skills, Ferrari did justice in the first few years, but as the rules changed, Ferrari did not and that probably is the pitfall for Schumi. Kimmi on the other hand is a very good driver and believes in assisting his fellow team members. My money will be on Alonso...lets see what happens
As for Shahrukh in Don...well all i can say is yuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkkkk

Tue Sep 26, 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Aparna said...

@SA: Glad to see you drop in after such a long time.
I hardly know about F1, so won't agree or disagree....about shahrukh, I agree.

Tue Sep 26, 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Aparna said...

@Anon:
A single person really cannot take the charm out of the game.

Sometimes they do...but let's hope...I stopped watching Wimbledon closely after Ivan Lendl left...

Tue Oct 17, 10:24:00 PM  

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