We just subscribed to the iPad version of Encyclopaedia Britannica for a princely sum of $1.99 a month.
Well, what do we think we did first.
Yes, schmucks, yes.
We searched for our Bollywood stars on the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
There are some surprises here.
Real big surprises!
We found separate profiles for trash king Akshay Kumar, that preening budda Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor and Ashok Kumar.
But not Shahrukh Khan, the King of Bollywood.
Isn’t it strange that the Akshay ‘Chutiya’ Kumar (who makes money off stolen Hollywood shit) should find a place but not the Pak-loving Chutiya Shahrukh Khan.
As even the dimmest of Indian dimwits knows, compared to the fame and name of Shahrukh Khan, both in India and with the diaspora, Akshay Kumar is a jeero (as the Indians pronounce zero) in Bollywood.
Another notable personality missing in the Encyclopaedia Britannica is Lata Mangeshkar, who’s sung countless melodic songs in countless Bollywood films.
It’s a mighty shame that both Shahrukh Khan and Lata Mangeshkar find only a passing mention in other articles.
If you’re curious, other notable Bollywood personalities that find a place in the Encyclopaedia Britannica include Padmini, B.R.Chopra, Johnny Walker, Nasir Hussain, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Satyajit Ray, Feroze Khan, Aishwarya Rai, A.R.Rahman, Raj Kumar and Vijay Tendulkar.
No Rajini Either
Sorry, all ye Tamil twits.
Rajinikanth does not have a listing.
Do the folks at Encyclopaedia Britannica realize the gravity of Rajinikanth’s omission.
Yes, we’re talking of the Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth, the only human to have counted to infinity, TWICE. 😉
We wanna know which blithering idiot is in charge of the profiles section at the Encyclopaedia Britannica.