Thursday, September 19, 2013

Meryl rumored to be in talks for "Cowboys and Indians"

The Times of India is reporting that Meryl may be in early talks to star alongside Indian actress Padma Shri Sridevi in a film entitled Cowboys and Indians (dots, not feathers).   From the article I've linked, they gave no indication what the story actually involves or when filming would be expected to begin.  I did a quick Google search to 1) find out who the hell Sridevi is (apparently she's a big deal in India) and 2) see if there is any other info on what this film may entail.   I came up short. It would be cool to see Meryl involved in a film with some Asian influence.

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  1. What does dots not feathers mean?

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    1. I used the often utilized term "dots not feathers" to illustrate that the "Indians" for this film are likely natives of the country India and not American Indians or Native Americans. The former often have the red "bindi" dot that I believe has religious and other significance. The latter (American Indians) historically wore feathers in much of their clothing or decorative dress.

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  2. Sridevi is the First Female Superstar of India. Acting since she was 4 years old, the 50 year old actress she has worked in over 200+ films in five languages and is considered one of the most legendary and iconic actresses of Bollywood. In a recent CNN-IBN poll, she was declared 'India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years.' Last year her film 'English Viglish' became a global blockbuster. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it got a 10 minute standing ovation and Sridevi was hailed by the media as 'India's Meryl Streep.'

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    1. Thanks for the info! I was surprised there wasn't a Wikipedia page about her. I'll be very interested to learn more about the possible pairing of her and Meryl and what the film may be about.

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    2. hey Jeff... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sridevi
      please follow the link to know better about Sridevi... the goddess of Indian Cinema.
      subho

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    3. She is the First Female Superstar of India and Institution of Acting. We all adore her. People called her Indian Meryl Streep of India. Have a lOOk

      http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-17/news-interviews/33901885_1_sridevi-gauri-shinde-boney-kapoor

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  3. sridevi is big big deal, she is beautiful, cute, funny, and amazing powerhouse talent with gorgeous eyes. If you want to see the amazing talent of sridevi watch Sadma, english vinglish, mr india, nagina and being no.1 in numerous indian film industries. I can't wait to see her act alongside greatest world actress mryle steep. she was once offered a film by spielberg who was in awe with her.

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  4. chaalbaaz also, there is too many to choose from, but my first would be sadma, english vinglish. the name sridevi means the goddess

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  5. There of course is a Wikipedia page on Sridevi. Check it out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sridevi

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    1. Thanks for the link! I googled her full name and it didn't come up. I should've gone right to the Wikipedia page and typed it in. And it's on listed under "Sridevi." Pretty famous to go by one name. ;)

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  6. Meryl Streep and Sridevi to act together? Wowwww ! On cloud nine!
    This will create a magic in the entire history of the World Cinema.
    Hollywod's legendary actress Meryl Streep and India's only female superstar actress Sridevi. What a heavenly combination!
    This is something that the entire world will look up to and surely going to be a path breaking movie!!!

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  7. World Cinema's pathbreaking news ever: Meryl Streep and Sridevi to act together. http://goo.gl/DJAT4y

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  8. Hollywod's legendary Meryl Streep and India's only female superstar actress Sridevi. What a heavenly combination!
    http://goo.gl/DJAT4y

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  9. Meryl Streep and Sridevi together are going create a magic in the entire history of the World Cinema!
    http://goo.gl/DJAT4y

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  10. America's Meryl Streep and India's Sridevi to create a magic in the history of World Cinema! http://goo.gl/DJAT4y

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  11. News of this casting coup is all over the Indian media now - http://www.filmsofindia.com/viewnews-2834

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  12. She is the First Female Superstar of India and Institution of Acting. We all adore her. People called her Indian Meryl Streep of India. Have a lOOk

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-17/news-interviews/33901885_1_sridevi-gauri-shinde-boney-kapoor

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  13. Thanks for all the info, everyone. I just wish there was more info on what the film may actually be about. And so fare this news is so preliminary. Let's not forget a few years back when Meryl was going to do a remake of the French film "Chaos" with Aishwarya Rai: http://www.memsaab.com/2008/06/24/aishwarya-meryl-streep-can-movie-get-any-better

    Never happened.

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  14. SRIDEVI is all time female super star of india ,....she worked as actor since her childhood.from the age of just 4 years old.....she worked in 5 diffrent languages movies......she is all time highly paid actress of india......she called hero of her movies in male dominated indian film industry...in 2012 her movie ENGLISH VINGLISH is global blockbuster and got highly acclaimed by indian and international critics and media relased in asia , germany , us , canada , usa , dubai etc.....in month of december ENGLISH VINGLISH will release in japan....she prove again and again her outstaning talent in movies like.....sadma , mr india , chaalbaaz , chandni , lamhe , gumrah , laadla , khuda gawah , judai , english vinglish.........

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  15. SRIDEVI is all time female super star of india ,....she worked as actor since her childhood.from the age of just 4 years old.....she worked in 5 diffrent languages movies......she is all time highly paid actress of india......she called hero of her movies in male dominated indian film industry...in 2012 her movie ENGLISH VINGLISH is global blockbuster and got highly acclaimed by indian and international critics and media relased in asia , germany , us , canada , usa , dubai etc.....in month of december ENGLISH VINGLISH will release in japan....she prove again and again her outstaning talent in movies like.....sadma , mr india , chaalbaaz , chandni , lamhe , gumrah , laadla , khuda gawah , judai , english vinglish......etc...she worked in more then 250 movies in different languages.....she is declared all time greatest actress of 100 years of indian cinema and one woman industry in 1980,s to 1990,s

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  16. Jeff here is one video sridevi shows her wide range of expressions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHJOqaBC3RQ

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  17. Sridevi hailed as India's Meryl Streep - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7y53lNuWsM

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  18. UPDATE - Sridevi confirms that she is in talks for this film. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/tamil/news-interviews/Sridevi-confirms-Hollywood-offer/articleshow/24479813.cms

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    1. I saw that. There's really no new information other than that Sridevi has apparently confirmed "in talks." I'm still skeptical about this, as there have no reports from Hollywood about this. All sources have been Indian thus far. Time will tell of course.

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  19. SRIDEVI - THE ENCHANTRESS : http://www.filmfare.com/features/the-enchantress-sridevi-4675.html

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