Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jo reveals shocking news about Dumbledore

Here at at Carnegie Hall, New York Jo said something shocking, but interesting news about the Hogwarts School Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

A young fan asked J.K. Rowling whether Dumbledore finds "true love". Rowling said "Dumbledore is gay" and "fell in love with the charming wizard Gellert Grindelwald but when Grindelwald turned out to be more interested in the dark arts than good, Dumbledore was terribly let down and went on to destroy his rival." That love, she said, was Dumbledore's "great tragedy." The audience reportedly fell silent after Rowling's admission, then erupted into applause.

Well this is a bit weird, our who DD point-of-view will change. Anyway, clever Jo. You might have told us years ago. She told :
"If I'd known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago!"
Those who don't know, Jo is on her Open Book Tour answer several questions about Harry Potter.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Meet the Dubbing Stars

Hey guys, I got something special for you today! I've got a special interview of some Harry Potter Hindi Dubbing stars.
Let me introduce you to them -

The inital guy is Mr. Rishabh Shukkla, the voice actor of Lord Voldemort.
Next is Karan Trivedi, the voice actor of Harry Potter.
Then is (left) Nachiket Dighe, voice actor of Ron Weasley.
Then from right is (slightly old looking with moustache) Dilip Sinha, voice of Hagrid.
And far... right is Parignya Pandya our Hermione Granger.

There is a beautiful post at Indian Express , if you have time, you can read their bio and interview.


Friday, October 12, 2007

WB & Jo sues Kolkata's community

Well, this is a proof of WB and Jo being very protective over Harry. Yesterday, Warner Bros. sued a community based in Kolkata for creating Hogwarts 'look-alike' castle pandal for the upcoming Durga Puja.

For those who don't know, Durga Puja is a festival, celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal.
In this long-running festival, people workship goddess Durga in very attractive temple-like 'pandals'. The community which has summoned at Delhi High Court may have wanted to do something 'different' but, unfortunately- Its all about Loving Harry!

WB wants two million (crore) rupees for permission to present this castle like pandal. This much cost for a pandal is pretty high, anyway.

"We had no clue that we had to seek permission from the author,"

said Santanu Biswas, the head of the community. Best of luck, Mr. Santanu!

The community, obviously don't have enough money to pay fine. The case will start in Delhi High Court on Friday.

UPDATE- The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to restrain a Kolkata-based Durga puja committee from using the statues and images of Harry Potter characters during the nine-day festival. Wow, great news.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Jo got a new member in her family

Our favorite author, J.K. Rowling has got a new member for her family. Oh, no not what you are thinking. She has adopted Sapphire, a retired racing dog from the Greyhound Rescue Fife.

She has also made donation of £1,000 (around 1.5 lakhs) to the shelter's owner, Mrs. Fernie.
According to her-
"When I looked at the cheque I couldn't believe it. The first thing I noticed was the amount she had made it out for. Then I spotted her name and realised who it was. I just said, 'Oh, I didn't recognise you,' and she just smiled politely. She was a lovely woman - the whole family were very nice."
On a small not, this is MuggleIndia's 99th post.