Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
I missed the first episode of ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain‘ – the Indian version of an American reality TV gameshow – but millions in the country tuned in on April 25 to watch actor Shah Rukh Khan and a bunch of kids torture contestants with questions lifted from school textbooks.
At work the next day, a colleague kept distracting me by bursting into giggles every few seconds till I couldn’t take it any more.
“Shah Rukh Khan (giggle)… There was this (giggle) dude from Indore on the show who sang (giggle) Hindi songs in English and some rap in between”
“Shah Rukh introduced him (giggle) as the first rappist (giggle) on the show”