|James Woods |
He seems like a lot of fun!
|Old People |
What a fun-loving human trafficker!
That's the most recent one, I think. This is news to me too.
Hamm, the issue was that he took a lot of money from those people, then never fulfilled his half of the bargain, then never returned the money. There was nothing benevolent about it; even if there had been, he was aiding illegal immigration and setting people up with black-market businesses.
Here's a brief example of one of the cases: http://www.traffickingproject.org/2007/10/indian-singer-convicted- on-trafficking.html
More recently, in the Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Daler-Mehndi-ap pears-in-court-in-human-trafficking-case/articleshow/26490005.cms< br />
Everything I've read about the man in the last 10 years indicates that he is a smiling villain.
That was unnecessarily harsh. I just think that there are enough legitimately goodhearted entertainers in the world that we shouldn't lavish our adoration on someone who's a coldhearted fraud.
no i always just thought he was a funny looking round towel head to point and laugh at, carry on
Also, how many of us in the States, Canada, really anywhere outside of India have thought about this guy since the Clinton years? It'd be like finding something out weird that Psy did, 5 years from now. Everything else on his Wikipedia paints him as a wonderful Philanthropist.
I think about him twice daily.
Being a big star in India still puts him ahead of almost any US celebrity, at least in music.
For comparison, R.D. Burman (who was arguably the top film composer of his generation, basically the next S.D. Burman) released something on the lines of 20 albums a year. His best selling album in the early 90s outsold the entire sales history of the entire Beatles catalog in less than a year.
When the Tunak Tunak Tun video reached western audiences, Daler's level of popularity was comparable to, I don't know, Madonna at the peak of her career?
|infinite zest |
Cool! This guy's also the voice of Great Tiger in the new Mike Tyson's Punch Outs.
Did he just challenge Shao Kahn?
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