Tuesday, November 29, 2005

"Mooch" ado about nothing !!

I have been living in Hyderabad for the last 6 months.. Most of my commuting time on the over-crowded roads of the city is spent in gazing at monumental south indian movie hoardings, erected on all sides. While I was gazing at one such poster one day, a queer query struck me.

Why do almost all south indian heroes sport mustaches?? And why do none of the Bollywood heroes do so??

The only south India hero without a mustache I can recall is Madhawan (There might be a few others, but the overwhelming majority does have a mustache). While Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Raj Kapoor and Raj Kumar come to my mind as the only mustached hindi film stars. When Anil Kapoor had just joined Bollywood, someone had even told him, “A mustached man cannot become a Bollywood star!”

I wonder what could be the reason behind this hairy dichotomy??

1 comment:

chaos said...

hmm... interesting :)