Monday, October 29, 2007

Bolly Blog 12 - Deepti The Sikh and the Tango

So today it's a quick post...as I have a ton of work to do. We have finally resolved ourselves to the fact that the old AD has screwed us up big time - so I am having to re-do the entire shooting schedule today, while the rest of the team continues shooting. Doing a schedule usually takes days, if not a week or two, so I'm under the gun here...

Last Sunday we actually got a couple of hours off - and there was a holiday in progress - the end of Ramadan, which I learned is the month in which Muslims must fast during daylight hours and eat when the sun goes down. The purpose of fasting for Muslims is to teach patience and humility - this is the way it was explained to me at a party for Eid (I think it's pronounced "Eat" at least that's what I heard.)

Uma and I met a couple in our local cafe about a week ago, Firdarsi Hydrie, who is a local journalist. We had a very interesting conversation with them...They invited us to their Eid party and I attended it with Deepti our 2nd AD...as Uma was too busy working on his shot lists.

We had some very good food and met a lovely man, Dr. Mette, a doctor of children's medicine that had just taken up Tango dancing. His tale was just like the Richard Gere/Jennifer Lopez movie - He stumbled upon a class at his local gym and gave it a try - Now he is obsessed and plans his life around his tango lessons, going almost every day. Deepti turned him on to a new teacher...She has learned tango as well....(Who knew Tango the "thing" in Inida!). I insisted that they give us a little performance right in the middle of the party....pix below....His moves were quite accomplished and I must say his turban really added to the dance!

Do a little dance....


Get Down tonight!....


Just one more surreal moment for ya, from half way around the world!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good morning Shan!
I just read your last 3 blogs. Connor was very excited about Shive's e-mail. He's been working on a letter for 2 days and then he has to leave to go to his mom's...we'll hopefully get it out soon. This is terrible about your AD! I love your photos and your stories are funny and bitter sweet.
XXOOHeidi

steven said...

I turned down that Richard Gere movie. It was a Bullock vehicle at the time. I'd pay to see those 2 dance over Gere/Lopez anytime.
Steven

Anonymous said...

RE-Gere/Lopez movie - I think it was originally a Japanese movie.

Shannon 18 hour days, hang in there that has got to be tough, not that I'm one who would know - six hours feels like a long day for me (sorry) again from Steven's earlier post, he really is Shannon funniest and best looking friend - listen to what he says at all times.

I hope everything continues to move along and It sounds like your having an amazing time, any chance that your going to spend a little extra time in India after the shooting is done and spend some time with new fiends?

Anonymous said...

William

Shannon McMahon Lichte said...

William! - thanks for the comments...yes yes yes..it's STEVEN STEVEN STEVEN....Every day all day....(Happy Bday stevie!)...Also re: previous comment ....THEY HAVE NO BACON...because pigs are sacred and walk the streets...xoxo Shan