16 March, 2008

blackberry tooth

Tuesday i bought hair clippers, they stopped working on Saturday.
Wednesday i was an extra on some film. there was only one other western. turns out she is the girlfriend of one of my agents. she's from Canada and has a black tooth. she is madly in love with him. she flys to India twice a year to be with him. he totally cheats on her. she works at McDonald's in Canada.
Wednesday night i did a night shoot. it was an outdoor rock concert. it was semi fun. black tooth was there.
Thursday i did a movie staring Govinda, he's an actor turned politician, turned actor. he's a bit of an ass but everybody loves him here. the shoot was fun. a big dance production. i don't think i will be able to be seen though. i got to meet one of my favorite Indian extras...I'll explain. there's a film called "om shanti om" in the liner notes of the CD they have photos from the set etc. this one kid is in every picture. i think of him as my extra guru. it's hard to get in every photo from a set. one time some friends were looking at my "om shanti" CD and they said "who is that freaky guy in every picture". i felt hurt. anyway he was on this film and i said i recognized him and you could tell that it really made his day.
Friday i did the same Govinda film. one of the production guys wears a wig, a really bad wig. i took a photo.
Saturday i got a call that the salman khan film i did a few weeks ago needed me back this coming week. it requires that i go out of town for the shooting, 4-5 days. i really loved working on this film and am excited. only trouble is...the 20th is Holi and i wanted to be here (my colony) to celebrate. [Holi is a festival where you wear white and people throw colored powder on you...it's so much more than that but i don't feel like explaining...lazy author here.]

ok here's more holi info:

On the first day, bonfires are lit at night to signify burning the demoness Holika, Hiranyakashipu's sister.

On the second day, known as Dhuleti, people spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each other. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the coloured powders has a medicinal significance: the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors. A special drink called thandai is prepared, sometimes containing bhang (Cannabis). People invite each other to their houses for feasts and celebrations later in the evening.

speaking of holidays, i completely forgot about lent and Easter. i was talking with this American guy and he mentioned he gave up drinking for lent. i had forgotten all about it. i met an Indian christian that invited me to come to church with his family on Easter.

anyway so i will be away next week and not blogging. my plan is, since i will be "on vacation with salman all week", i am going to force him to become my new best friend. wish me luck!!!

this is a hilarious video from Govinda's past. he played superman here in India. i love spidergirl!!!

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