Jerusalem Film Festival News
The show goes on
Cineswami landed in Mumbai on Wednesday evening after a trip to Israel for the excellent Jerusalem Film Festival and was shocked but not surprised by the images of the latest round of bomb blasts unspooling on every television screen
On Thursday morning, the good citizens of Mumbai woke up and set off to work as per normal routine, their spirits dampened only by the incessant and heavy rain. The spirit of Mumbaikars has correctly been hailed and needs to be lauded again and again, but the bare fact of the matter is that this can’t go on. To return to Israel for a moment, I was stopped and frisked very often and I had to carry my passport at all times to prove my identity. While it is too much to ask for Israeli levels of security in Mumbai that has a population of 21 million, compared to Jerusalem’s tiny 800,000, is it too much to ask for a national intelligence service that is as good as Mossad, so that these attacks can be nipped in the bud? Click here to read more
Bollywood’s airport woes – now SRK and Aftab!
After Minissha, Anushka and Bipasha, it’s Shahrukh and Aftab who faced trouble
It’s good to see that Bollywood stars are also seen to be ordinary citizens of this country these days. And most of them are brought down to earth with a resounding thud when they are indulging in their jet-setting lifestyles. The toughness that they are facing these days at the airport shows that either the authorities are either getting more efficient and, of course, less lenient, or else the stars are not as careful as they may have been earlier. Click here to read more