For anyone who doesn’t know, Bollywood Ka Boss is a new Indian television show on the Sahara Filmy channel, hosted by Boman Irani. It’s a Hindi film trivia quiz show, and I was very honored to have them do a special short segment on me: a pagli American girl who essentially has nothing better to do all day but obsess about Hindi movies and retain all kinds of useless information about them.
It was lots of fun! I can’t believe that Boman Irani ever did anything but act (although he did)—he seems to have been born to entertain. He is effervescently tireless, an amazing singer, genuinely funny, and one of the nicest and most down-to-earth human beings I’ve ever met. He also knows more film trivia than anyone I’ve ever met, way more than I ever will (although he seems to have many better things to do than obsess about Hindi movies).
They ask some tough questions on this show! I would encourage anyone who loves Bollywood and has access to Sahara Filmy to watch it and learn. I really enjoyed myself and hope they got some footage they can use, anyway. Everyone was very warm and welcoming and put me at ease (although I was much more comfortable behind the scenes than in front of the camera).
Coincidentally, one of the contestants there on the same day (Shilpa) also reads this blog—it was great to meet her. Small world! And finally, if they ever see this, I’d really like to thank Meena, Sonam and Mohan in particular for taking such great care of me, and Raju for making it happen.