26.4.07

Bollywood's Most Wanted

Judge Dinesh Gupta issued warrants for the arrest of Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty for "transgressing all limits of vulgarity" during their appearance at an HIV/AIDS event. Gere laid some smooches on Shepta, and she was berated by the judge for not resisting his "advances."

Gere effigies have been burned all over India in protest. If arrested, he could face up to three months in prison.

....huh. Yet no one has been charged with the murderous stoning of Indian widow Munnuswamy Pavanamma from Andhra Pradesh in 2003 by her own family and neighbors for the terrible crime of being HIV-positive. Police dismissed the murder as her "having died of natural complications from her illness."

I didn't realize that blunt head trauma and bleeding head wounds were common complications of HIV...?

So I guess the message is: contracting HIV/AIDS in India is pretty deadly - especially for widows. Good to see the government is taking such proactive action to help fight the spread of the disease and raise awareness by arresting Richard Gere. Who was there trying to raise awareness.

Click here to watch the "highly sexual, erotic" (and pretty silly) video.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I would think that being kissed by Gere would be punishment enough.

Man, I can't tell you how very, very lucky I feel to have been born in the USA. Worrying about a kiss over a woman being stoned to death is appalling. Ooops, did I violate cultural relativity? Tough.