"The overall Budget is positive for the education, entertainment and energy sectors. Finally, the FM has admitted that India is a nation of moviegoers. Clarification on custom duty for imported cinematographic films will benefit some. It would have been nice if cinema tickets were subsidized.
Entertainment tax in certain states is high. The government must give this a thought. What makes me happy is that the education incentives, especially in primary schools in rural India, will continue. "
Hoo, boy. Where do I even begin? This statement expects us to believe that :
- Katrina Kaif has a reasonable understanding of how the economics of the energy and education sectors work.
- Katrina Kaif understands the taxation structure for imported cinematographic films.
- Katrina Kaif actually said this.
Of course, it's very possible that Ms.Kaif is, indeed, an intelligent and thoughtful young woman who reflects on many aspects of civil society, global economics and existential philosophies whenever she gets some time off from pretending to be a dumb bimbette and making lots of cash.
But consider this TV interview I once saw. The words are not accurate, but the exchange is reproduced precisely as it occurred.
Dumb Interviewer Chick : Do you have any problems with being perceived as just a pretty face ? With how people only pay attention to your looks and not your brains ?
Katrina Kaif : Not at all. I have no problem if people keep harping on my beauty and, you know, don't talk about my . . . you know . . . er . . . um . . . ah . . . er . . . whatever it's called."
Dumb Interviewer Chick " Whatever it's called."
Both nod vigorously.
Katrina Kaif didn't even show enough intelligence to remember the word 'intelligence'. Perhaps it was because she was simultaneously calculating the fiscal deficit.