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I think it is completely understandable that the majority of actors attend the Oscars for the sake of promoting themselves, their movies or just plain ol' face recognition. It's a simple PR tactic really. But I have to say, I don't quite understand why La Rai was floating down the red carpet at the Oscars this year. Honestly, I didn't even know she was there - I didn't even see her lurking in the background as E! interviewed Hollywood celebs. Having been in an Oscar-winning film, and with a slew of international projects in production, I totally get why Freida Pinto would attend the Oscars. She has established her mark on the West and has done an admirable job keeping her name alive with stratgeic magazine shoots, party apperances and the like. Freida has successfully avoided a total fadeout after the Slumdog mania died down. On the other hand, La Rai made a dull thud in Hollywood with the Pink Panther 2 (a film that is languishing in my NetFlix queue), and then all but vanished only to reappear this year at the Oscars. Doesn't. Make. Any. Sense. And not that anyone cares, but Mallika S. was also present. No idea why. Photo: getty.


Exactly my thoughts when i heard she and jr ab were invited.
Ps can u please remove word verification?Pleassee
desipolitan said…
Done and done, Classy :)

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