indian directors

baefikre  asked:

with all this talk about mira, a smol question: she said she didn't "get" airport looks or nepotism but aren't shahid's parents actors...?

LOL yeah, that part made me laugh, especially since Shahid’s brother is about to debut as well (although I know he auditioned and he isn’t debuting with an Indian director). 

We’ll see how Mira feels about nepotism when Misha wants to debut as an actress lol there are differing degrees of nepotism, but Shahid certainly benefitted from having parents in the industry, and even worked in his father’s directorial debut. And I’m sure people in her family have gotten jobs from relatives too. I mean, she should understand the value of connections, it’s what got her married to a movie star in the first place…

6 female directors of color you need to know 

The film industry has an abysmal track record when it comes to representing and employing women of color. A study by the Women’s Media Center found that only 2 of the 565 directors of the 500 top-grossing films between 2007 and 2012 were black women.

But they are out there and are doing incredible work, so add their movies to your list.

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the first Indian film director, looks over a filmstrip, 1913.  Before working on movies in 1912, he worked as a portrait photographer, make-up man, assistant to a German illusionist and as a magician.  He went to England to train in cinematography and editing and  purchased his film equipment there before returning to India.

tbh whether you like it or not, that new Coldplay Beyonce song is definitely cultural appropriation. The sole purpose of that video being in India was for the aesthetic, and nothing else really. If they actually cared about appreciating the culture they would have hired an Indian director and/ or producer, and possibly even feature an Indian co-singer. The fact that all the major video team was non Indian, shows that they wanted to exploit the beauty of India, without giving anything in return. 

know I now loads of people don’t really give a shit about cultural appropriation, but I wrote this specifically for all the people who are bending over backwards to defend the music video. It’s cultural appropriation whether you like it or not

On the day the Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore was forced to resign following his remarks at the weekend, when he suggested that women “should get on their knees” and be thankful for the men’s game boosting their own profile, the world No1 Djokovic has now come under severe criticism from two of the biggest names in the game. The Serb believes that men deserve a greater monetary reward because their ticket sales and viewing figures are superior.
That drew a withering response from Williams as well as Djokovic’s long-time rival Andy Murray, both in town for the Miami Open, which begins on Thursday, who both questioned the legitimacy of his claims. “It has been disappointing,” Williams, a 21-times grand slam winner, said of the reopening of the equality debate. “If I have a daughter who plays tennis and also have a son that plays tennis, I wouldn’t say that my son deserves more because he is a man. If they both started at three years old I would say they both deserve the same amount of money.
“I have been playing since the age of two and it would be shocking to say my son would deserve more than my daughter. It is irrelevant. Novak is entitled to his opinion but if he has a daughter – I think he has a son right now – he should talk to her and tell her how his son deserves more money because he is a boy.

I’m a die hard Beyoncé fan but I also hate cultural appropriation so I get angry when something is wrongly shown about a culture but this music video honestly isn’t that bad.

I get how it can seem like cultural appropriation but come on:
• The Main directors were Indian and so they would’ve pointed out if they felt as if something was being portrayed incorrectly or rudely.
• They’re not trying to STEAL or APPROPRIATE anything, they’re appreciating beautiful Indian culture and using it to portray the equally beautiful message in their song.
• The outfit that everyone is so mad about was made by an INDIAN designer, not someone who doesn’t understand the culture.
• Beyoncé being a strong black woman knows what it’s like to have HER culture appropriated and obliviously wouldn’t feel comfortable doing the same to someone else’s culture.

I get that there were some exaggerations and alterations but it’s was NEVER meant in a mean derogatory way.
Can’t we just enjoy this beautiful piece of art without looking for all these little small problems within it ?

so let me get this straight, people are mad at Beyonce for a video and song that isn’t hers and was directed by an Indian director who came up with this whole idea of turning her into a Bollywood actress….

I’m guessing ya’ll wanted her to be like “no sir, I will not participate in this because I’m appropriating your culture and although I’m only in the video for about a minute in total and my name isn’t even featured in the title of the song, my say is the only one that matters so cancel anything else you may have on your schedule and come up with a new video treatment that suits my tastes” 

*cue media outlets calling her a “diva” and difficult to work with*