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May 10, 2005

Stop the Badness

Ajay Devgan looking coolSo Dustin Hoffman won an Oscar for playing an autistic guy in RAIN MAN. If only scientists could go back in time and kill him before he accepted that role perhaps we'd be safe from the avalanche of actors playing retarded characters in movies right now. I know "retarded" isn't the most sensitive word to use, but what other way is there to describe what Rosie O'Donnell did on TV last week?

Now, Ajay Devgan (see photo - looking cool) is playing "a mentally retarded man who has the brain of a seven year old" in Bollywood movie, MAIN AISA HI HOON. As if that wasn't enough to make you turn on the gas and seal up the windows, Leon Lai in Hong Kong is doing the same dern thing in a movie with Chapman To. Granted, it's being directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, who did INFERNAL AFFAIRS, but still...could we declare a global moratorium on this before we make the actually mentally retarded men with the brains of seven year olds pissed off enough to do something about it? They're going to want a percentage of the back end gross and merchandising, and there's just not going to be enough profit points to go around.

(Thanks to Hong Kong Entertainment News in Review and TVgasm)

May 10, 2005 at 07:41 AM in News | Permalink


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