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As described in my filmi fotos of India part I and part II, I found bits of Bollywood all around, and unfortunately I most often saw them from a moving vehicle and my camera was turned on too late for a good picture. This photo taken near Agra is distorted by the car window, but I like the color and the fact that two of my favorites, Amrish Puri and Ajay Devgan are in the movie poster. I don’t know what film this poster is from since I can’t read Devanagari script. If you zoom into the photo you can make out more stars.

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The most popular films during my visit to India were Aamir Khan’s Ghajini and Shahrukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi as these theaters all show.

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In addition to the Ghajini film posters, there were also these other Ghajini ads all over. At first I didn’t understand this Ghajini cartoon, but then realized it was a cute advertisement for Amul butter. If you look closely you can see the Ghajini cartoon arms read I slice bread and I make sandwich. Read about the advertisement and see a much better picture of it HERE.

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I liked the cute ad, but I also like butter and Aamir Khan. Here’s another picture from the train where you can see some Amul butter:

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I can’t talk about Aamir Khan without giving equal time to Shahrukh Khan. This photo of SRK was taken in Ludhiana. The car broke down across from the sign. No problem though, since it left me some time to worship the sign of SRK. Enjoy!

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Update: Thanks to theBollywoodFan for identifying the movie poster from the first image as Sangram (1993).  He also let me know that Amul did a similar ad campaign when Rang De Basanti was released in 2006.  Here’s their cute Young De Basanti image.

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Now for part II of my series of filmi related pictures from my trip to India.  I mostly took pictures from some type of moving vehicle, so I didn’t always get the best shots, and often didn’t realize until reviewng the photos just what I had captured.   Sometimes I found traces of Bollywood where I least expected.  Raj Babbar (lower left) popped up on this political billboard in Agra.  Would you vote for Raj?
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I wasn’t expecting to see Halle Berry in Ludhiana, but I did.
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Yesterday I posted about Abhishek  selling cell phones all over India. Now  look closely at this photo from Amritsar and see if you can tell who else is selling cell phones.

 

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I was only snapping away at the lovely chaos of India and didn’t even realize I’d captured Shreyas Talpade here until I zoomed in.  What a nice surprise.   While riding the Shatabdi Express from Ludhiana to New Delhi, I snapped another picture, not knowing if was filmi until I took a closer look …

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 and found Deepika Padukone.

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I’m still working on uploading my photos from my recent trip to Mother India and I’ll post a link to them soon. In the meantime I’d like to share the filmi related photos from the trip. This first photo I’ve included here may not appear too filmi, yet it is and I’ll tell you why. Have you seen the classic film Deewaar? If so, wouldn’t you think of the wild factory fight scene from the film if you found yourself in any type of factory or warehouse in India? I know I did! In case you need to be reminded, here’s that scene:

india0809-3412 Here I am touring Noni’s factory in Ludhiana. His favorite actor is Sunny Deol. Noni spoke of high thinking and simple living and did not attempt to fight me in the factory, which is always a possibility for any fan of Sunny Deol, who is really a fighter on screen. Instead of fighting, he was a very gracious host, yet after seeing so many fight scenes in factories in Bollywood films, I had to be prepared. I look all peaceful here, but if need be, I would have taken him down along with all the workers! Believe that! O.K, not really.

The Bollywood star who I saw the most on billboards during my trip was Abhishek Bachchan. He was advertising a cell phone company and these billboards were everywhere:

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 Sometimes there were just billboards of Abi scowling, like this one. Grrrrrrrr:

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Karisma (look hard and you can see her in the top left of the photo) and Kareena, were also being used to endorse beauty salons and crackers, as in the small explosive devices. Somehow I don’t think the Kapoor sisters were aware of their images being used here.

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Finally, I found Shilpa Shetty selling Vodka. Isn’t that rather racy for India? From afar I thought it was an ad for perfume, or maybe some kind of energy drink, but closer inspection revealed it was for vodka! Can a nice Indian girl endorse liquor?

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