Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Big B vs. SRK

Last night on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert did a bit on celebrity feuds. After Trump & Rosie, Jolie & Madonna, he finished it up with a fantastic bit on the apparent feud between Amitabh and Shah Rukh (Big B didn't go to SRK's New Year's Eve Party...!) with pictures, shots of all the other Bollywood stars who did go, video clips comparing them from Mohabbatein, and finished up with a reference to Dillip Kumar and Raj Kapoor.

Now, I found the clip online, but you have to slide the bar just over halfway to get to the section about Bollywood. Enjoy! I know you will!

1/11/07 UPDATE - Many, many thanks to Anangbhai, who uploaded the precise segment on Google Video!

22 comments:

Beth said...

That's the damn funniest thing I've seen in a week. Now if only I could find an opportunity to say "Let me tell you something: if Preity Zinta is there, you'd better f*&$ing show up" in a menacing tone. Wait, what am I saying? I will make an opportunity. Often.

I am so happy right now.

Pooja said...

HIL-a-RI-ous. I can't believe I tunred off the TV right before this bit. Now if SC could only pronounce the names correctly...

Anonymous said...

Does SC have an indian writer working for him? Who did the research for this piece? It just seems so randon to pick Amitabh Bachan and Shah Rukh Khan

babasko said...

AAAAWSOME...I love it how he has so muc trouble pronouncing the names


and Beth, ditto for the Preity Zinta quote. Thats just too good.

Can I get an collective Awwwww for not having neither The Colbert Report nor the Daily Show here on TV.

Twisted DNA said...

Really!? He did such a long piece on Bollywood! I am quite surprised... is Bollywood getting into the mainstream media in the US?! (I mean, how much more mainstream media can get than Colbert and John Stewart!)

It's hilarious piece!

TigerYogi said...

Faaaaaaaaaabulous!

And of course, he sided with Shah Rukh!! :)

Beth said...

I like this so much I've made new blog banners in their honor, so watch for them in rotation. (Or, if you're impatient,
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i258/bethwatkins/BLB/BLBbanner58.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i258/bethwatkins/BLB/BLBbanner59.jpg

anangbhai said...

I uploaded the specific segment on google video. Here's the link.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4787996060115144337&q=colbert

indianoguy said...

I think the pronunciation was intentional. Colbert kills the names on purpose, take for example Iranian President Mohammed Ahmadinejad. Truthiness or Factiness, What do you want?

Susania said...

Beth, the banners are FAAAAAbulous! and Anangbhai, thanks for uploading the clip - I've linked to it on the main blog.

Maja said...

Freakin hilarious! I love it :D
Babasko, do you have CNN? You can sometimes catch the Daily Show there late at night, I think it's the European edition or something like that, but still great.

pied piper said...

But folks, whose side in the feud? Vote here.

kage said...

ROTFLMAO!!! F*ing funny!!

The Buddha Smiled said...

Beth - waiting to see you throw that Preity Zinta quote into conversation!!! :)

Love this clip - but when Amitabh Bachchan gets into SC, we KNOW that the world is taking notice of that crazy thing we all love called Bollywood....

Vik said...

Nice find, funniest thing I have heard in a while. Truthiness!! Butchering of such fine names!! :)

Keith said...

Daily Show and Colbert report are both posted more or less in their entirety to the Comedy Central website, usually about a week after they air. Maybe sooner.

Entretierras said...

Hi! everyone!!! The video is great! Bollywood is becoming more and more popular all over the world :-) I saw on the TV channel E! that SRK made the list on the "top 100 sexiest men alive" (or something like that) and now Penélope Cruz wants to do some Bollywood and work with SRK...

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Dorothy said...

The Colbert videos sites on Shahrukh and Bachchan fued all appear to be removed! Can some one put it back out there, please? Or give another site for viewing it?

sushilsingh said...

Hi, Friend

The ‘Shahenshah’ of Bollywood to well-known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji

Bachchan in Allahabad on October 11, 1942.Amitabh is the only Bollywood Star to

have been honoured by the Madame Tussad's museum in England. The museum will

soon feature a life size wax idol of Amitabh. The actor was chosen after an open poll

in which the public could vote for any Bollywood star of their choice.Goes to prove

that even despite his recent failures Amitabh is till date the biggest Bollywood Star.

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