Mumbai’s rude. No, we didn’t say that, the Reader’s Digest did. Sadly enough, we never got our hands on that issue. We had ‘points to ponder’ (heh).
But the folks at RD probably never expected retaliation from the only remaining people who subscribe to their magazine – the Bollywood elite.
Madhavan, who gave new meaning to ‘Humor in Uniform’ in Rang De Basanti, retorted in classic randomness:
Either the writer in Readers Digest doesn’t understand the Marathi language or must have got stuck in the Mumbai rains or a Virar local. [Link]
Which, as we all know, are conditions that nullify any rudeness test.
Adnan Sami – Yeah, sure. Mumbai is the rudest city in the world?just as much as monkeys fly out of my butt. [Link]
Hard to say if he was going for sarcasm there. Not because he is from beyond the border, but because we strongly believe something does hide in his butt, and it could very well be a monkey or three.
Bachchan Sr. took a break from hamming activities to issue a statement too.
Amitabh Bachchan: “Rude? Says Who? On the contrary, it’s one of the most loving, giving, compassionate and endearing cities in the world.” Link
Yeah, except when doing voice-overs for gangsta flicks. Then it becomes the ruthless city that drinks your ‘khoon’ and leaves you for dead.
Bipasha Basu: …the love and the generous care of Mumbaikars for somebody like me who was a nobody kept me going. Link
Translated into man-talk, that means Mumbaikars, like everyone else in the world, love boobs.
Who can not love her? Or offer her generous care?
And finally, what’s a Bollywood ‘Quotable Quotes’ session without a little word play. It’s like Anupam Kher and Dino Morea share the same (much shattered) funny bone.
Anupam Kher: “Did Readers Digest really say that? Sorry we don’t digest.
Dino Morea: I can’t digest Reader’s Digest’s comment. [Link]
Such dazzling humor. You know what? We don’t know about Bombay topping the rude list, but it sure as hell ain’t topping the witty actor list.