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Gerard Butler Loves Slumdog Millionaire's Child Stars

Gerard Butler Loves Slumdog Millionaire's Child Stars

Gerard Butler spends the day with the child stars of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire in India on Saturday (May 2).

The five-star hotel festivities were all courtesy of the 39-year-old Scottish stud. How sweet!

Azhar Ismail (youngest Salim) and Rubiana Ali (youngest Latika) first met Gerard at the Oscars in February 2009.

Also pictured: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.

If you haven’t seem Slumdog Millionaire yet, why not?????

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  • comment

    if he is supposedly dating Pryanka why the fuck do you travel with male companions? lol

  • Eve

    I have to comment here that I have a gut feeling about all of this and it is that Gerry is being used to get publicty for Chopra and maybe even promote Bollywood. He was supposedly invited by Chopra and she had a party in his honor. Gerry himself even commented that he really didn’t want anyone to know he was there but it was obvious that his little playful escapades of proposing to her were leaked out. Is that what friends do?

    Even these pics with the slumdog kids is being taken by Chopra and since we’re all looking at them, she had no problem exposing these either. I think she has an agenda and I hope Gerry doesn’t get hurt.

    I know Bollywood is probably doing what it can to get their movies more exposure here in the US. During these stressful economic times and with all the outsourcing of American jobs to China, Mexico and India, people here just aren’t going get all that warm and fuzzy about it.

    I love Gerry and I hope something like this doesn’t do more harm than good for Gerry’s career because he’s a fantastic actor and has a great future a head of him if he uses his brain and not the other organs in his body to do his thinking for him!

    I’m sure Slumdog was a great movie and I plan on seeing it but the reality is, the movie going American public is going to spend the last of the hard earned dollars on food and things that aren’t coming from countries taking their jobs away.

  • LoneWolf

    #97-RDT-No I never believe what is said unless it comes directly from the source themselves and then again, if the wind blows in the same direction it does have my attention and also curiosity. Espically being prior service (Marines) reading the papers and hearing what I do and knowing what I know is enough proof for me right there to show how far people will go to get a story…..regardless of who it hurts or what it does to the source and their rep.

    As for Gerry, he is a good guy in his own way. But, as I also agree with other posters something has gone wrong somewhere and he is apparently trying to regain ground in anyway he can, this case PR. No, he wasnt a hit in Philly, HughE indicated that and I am sure it isnt hard to figure out and as for India, well you see how that is going and the “type” of attention he has gotten there. And LA, well those stories speak for themselves. (cant deny a video).

    Gerry is who he is and it is understandable his fans dont want to see this. Fine, who doesnt want to see someone they like in true form and also out in the rags/mags, etc. getting hit with the remarks he does. But at the same time they should not bash those who do see both sides and dont wear rose colored glasses. Gerry as I have said often needs to find who he is because he has at this time forgotten who he really is. Running to India and whereever isnt going to get it. He needs a long time out from all of it!!!!!! Who hasnt at one point in time hit the brakes and said “I need to take a break…..this isnt me or what I really do?”

    Everyone, no matter where your opinions lie, or what all you read/hear it all breaks down to one thing……Gerry is going to do what he is going to do no matter what is said and get attention however he can (PR) until HE at some point gets to a niche in the road to where reality does slap him in the face and there he will fade away and hopefully come back to the Gerry everyone know, remembers and many love (in their own way). Til then, who knows what is next….maybe pics of him and puppies/kittens from the Animal Socities…. Keep the faith…

    Peace.

    LW

  • http://www.chansondelange.com Swansong

    With all the crap published about celebrities, I don’t blame them a bit for wanting to manage their own positive PR.

    Swannie

  • LoneWolf

    #97-RDT. Forgot to respond to your other remark to where you say I think a celeb should break up with someone cause of their looks:

    First, never said that. And second, if it is all that ANYONE not just celebs is going for in regards to pursuing dating and/or a relationship and that is their looks then they have no one to blame but themselves if something happens along the way while dating or being bf/gf. True, it can go well, Im just saying it doesnt take looks to make a person. You can be very plain and yet be the nicest person around. BUT, then if you are worreid about who you are seen with in public….well, that is a mule with a different color….

    Peace.

    LW

  • MARLA

    Good morning Gerald Butlers’ FANS. I think that GB is getting nasty comments because the HUVANE MONEY MACHINE IS GETTING INVOLVED. This machine is SUPPOSEDLY paid by a certain person that we all know. This machine do not want the world to know that GB is dating MS. CHOPRA. The person that I am talking about was dumped recently. Huvane is trying to hook her up with her because she has a movie coming out, or maybe she wants to make a fool of herself and go to the CANNES AWARDS, just like the way she did at the OSCARS. SHE IS A PATHETIC PERSON.

  • StinkyLouise

    @LoneWolf-You stated that something has gone wrong somewhere. I’ll tell you what that is: Shattered, PS I Love You, Nim’s Island and RocknRolla. His post -300 flops.
    This Slumdog- India -PR blitz smacks of desperation. He needs TUT and Game to be hits.TUT might be a success because of Katherine Heigl’s previous hits but I think Game might flop, just like the Crank sequel.

  • LoneWolf

    #107-Weezie, this is what I mean-he is “grabbing at straws” (like the PR, doing any project like TUT, Game etc without research the pro/cons) to get himself back to where he was…but this is the wrong way. Like I said, he needs to take a long break from EVERYTHING and come back being espically particular with what projects he takes on and definitely stick to what he himself has said…..keep his private life private….)no more videos, the carousing and so forth) and avoid those who(for the real reason) wants to use him for their own “career/s” and not to be friends. Just my opinion/observation of course.

    Peace.

    LW

  • tugger

    Mmmmmmm….isn’t he just picking out his new ‘young’ girlfriend!

  • sAD

    Nice PR!

    Eve,,,wake up. He’s not a child, he’s a big-boy now and is more than capable of taking care of himself, and we don’t know that Gerry’s people didn’t leak the information coming out of India. And lets not forget Gerry’s boyish stupidity at constantly proposing to Chopra at a party, KNOWING she has a boyfriend. Talk about insensitivity. Does that man’s brain not fire on all cylinders?

    Marla…could it be that it’s more than Huvane that’s drawing nasty comments. It could be that people are realising that he now has the taste for fame, and wants it at any price. Somebody once said there no such thing as bad publicity, and I’m sure his PR people have brought him up to speed about his recent womanizing image, and this is a very nice way to dampen things down. Afterall, he knows his fans will forgive him anything.

    Stinky Louise and LoneWolf (106 & 107)….well said, except Lonewolf, I think it’s a two-way street as far as using people. You have to work-it in Hollywood, and he’s has been around long enough to know how to do just that. Exposure is the name of the game and it takes two to tango, so both parties could be after the same thing. Being photographed with a pretty model/writer/actress/dog walker, does his (and her’s) profile a lot of good.

  • LoneWolf

    110-sAD. You are right. I am a firm believer that there are 2-sides to everything (because there is), which I usually indicate often in what I say, post or write. This time I forgot to include it. Thanks for bringing that point up.

    Peace.

    LW

  • LoneWolf

    #110 sAD-Also, forgot to add, you spoke of Gerry’s stupidity…how about causing trouble with his “joke”. He more than likely assumed everyone would think it was a joke-thus funny……he should have checked out the Indian protocal for “jokes”.

    http://www.masala.com/11820-shahid-priyanka-have-yet-another-tiff

    Peace.

    LW

    *imdb also has it on the GB page (news….)

  • people please!

    Does anyone really care about this shit? It’s all a joke anyway and he’s probably laughing all the way home with his male companions. Another reason to link him to her and his constant proposing to her. Make it look like he is straight. duh

  • skeeter

    @Lonewolf, StinkyWeezie and cubeD…all well said. And Buster Brown…sweet.

    I’m sure of all us posters would look cute posing with the SD kids.
    Wouldn’t we all. They would make any of us seems like heros- those children are adorable.
    So as for GB timing-what the heck…do you think he would be doing this 1 year from now? probably not.

    GB and Piggy: the new Thing 1 and Thing 2.

  • whocaresaboutpriyanka

    Just because he went to her party doesn’t mean they’re dating or anything. Her boyfriend was there and Gerry would have to be stupid to hit on a woman when her boyfriend is there. The Indian websites have him proposing to her when actually it seems it was a joke of his to show her how impressed he was with the party she threw for him.

    Btw, note to Marla: a lot of people want Gerry, not just one person, hon! Don’t presume to read people’s minds and think you know what they want or not. I think most of us are intelligent enough to know as much as we admire Gerry, we’ll never have him. I think what you wrote could be applied to you for all we know.

  • nyob

    I don’t know who was responsible for the leaking of these photos to the media – gerry’s camp, priyanka’s camp, or the kids’ parents – but whoever it was is a disgusting famewhore. The kids are adorable and are bigger stars right now than either of these two wannabes. It disgusts me that someone would use them for attention. And don’t tell me for a second that this is not a PR move by someone. This was a private party in India and ends up on a US celeb gossip site within 24 hours – come on. It makes me want to vomit. At least the children look like they were having fun – that should have been the only point of this party.

  • myopinion

    Even if it was a joke I think it was in very bad taste to spend the night “proposing” to a girl in front of her supposedly bf, kind of humiliating for the guy. I guess that’s his sense of humour! hmmmm
    She’s no doubt a beauty but too young again, has this man dated anyone over 30? Don’t answer, I’m guessing…NOT! :)

  • Sugar

    People he was JOKING. I remember when one of my husband’s friends came over and I made him such a great dinner, he said, “your cooking is great, please marry me.” We all laughed because it was a joke to show his appreciation. My husband was there and of course didn’t think anything of it. Stop over analysing everything this guy does. My GOD!

  • not really funny – kinda sad

    The difference is that your husband’s friend said it once, not every 30 min. over and over again.

    That joke would get old after the first 3 times. But Priyanka probably had to keep forcing a laugh because it’s Gerard Butler. There is a point of taking a joke too far.

  • http://juxtjared.com pafan

    The bottom line of the party with the kids was that they seemed to be having a blast. Look at their faces and the way they obviously relate to GB. Remember, he met several of them in the U.S. at Oscar time. Most of them still live in conditions we in the U.S. would consider poor and most will likely never make another movie.
    And, so what if there are pictures in the media? What’s the difference if it’s Angelina or Madonna gussied up in fake African garb posing for photogs over and over again? GB has enough going on in his life that he doesn’t have to stage a party for these kids to get a few pics in the media. Get real peeps.
    I also am amused by those who put him down as needing to change his life. So, he’s making lots of money, has many diverse film projects ahead, has traveled all over the world, has friends who obviously like him everywhere, has homes in New York and L.A., ‘drives fast cars’ to quote an earlier negative post, has thousands of fans who love him and is enjoying life. I bet millions of people would be willing to change places with him in a heartbeat. And you who post batsh#t about him on here, what do you have to compare?

  • HE IS gay

    The proposals are a joke because he is gay. Come on, every f@g hag out there has had proposals from their g@y friend!

  • please

    why the hell can’t we post easily anymore?????

  • oh really now

    Maybe we should go back to the old threads. You could say anything there. LOL

  • ****

    I wish I could finger his ass.

  • LoneWolf

    #117-If I remember right Jasmine (Burgess) his date/gf in NYC was 31…… meaning she is the oldest. Now, if you count the lunch date with Laura Harring she is 44 (maybe 45 now).

    Peace.

    LW

  • Popcorn, anyone?

    Dear Jared,

    Why are my comments being moderated? Was #124 moderated too?

    Much Love…

  • even benign stuff

    comments being moderated – yes

  • even benign stuff

    yes it seems that comments are being moderated – leaving just the crazy stuff and the fans

  • StinkyLouise

    Comments moderated? Awwww, Jared, say it isn’t so!
    As for the Gerry and Piggy gossip, when my friend gave me some info on the Bollywood scene she also said not to believe ANYTHING in the Indian rags. They are as bad, if not worse, in making up garbage. Look at the Tom Cruise/scouting for movie location BS.

  • Popcorn, anyone?

    If Butler has ANYTHING to do with Cruise, I’m outta here! That’s it. He’ll be jumping up and down on Craig Ferguson’s couch proclaiming his love next.

  • people please!

    Isn’t Laura Harring considered a Fag Hag?…pftt

  • i wonder

    who his two male friends are who are with him.

  • slum dog crap

    first of all these kids are not all slum kids… only 2 of them are. the rest are normal child artists and some of them have been on indian tv before.
    #132 one of the males looks like GB’s assistant… Hally or some thing… i am sure GB nor piggy wanted publicity and it was circulated by the child’s parents. there are actaully some more pics in mumbai mirror and there are a lot of other ppl sitting around the table. so it could’ve been any one of them.
    as for GB, Piggy, Shahid love triangle we’ll have to wait and see… no one actually confirmed Shahid was datin Piggy it was all rumoured!!! who knows!!!!

  • @133

    his assistant?? How do you know he has a male assistant?

  • StinkyLouise

    Maybe she means “assistant “!

  • @Stinky

    you mean like wink wink assistant? lol

  • jayenne

    Apparently, fans know nothing about the real GB, but all the haters do. I hate to break it to you people, but TMZ and other gossip mags/blogs/tabloids aren’t exactly the most reliable sources of information. You want REAL dirt on this guy, you’ll have to dig much deeper than that. Good luck to you.

  • @137

    duh.

  • paula

    http://bollywoodbuzz.blogspot.com/2009/05/backpacking-butler-floors-bollywoood.html

    Here’s a little different perspective on the Indian trip.

  • tiana1

    Dirt? Prejudice is dirty… I will never love him less because of his sexual preferences… I admire this man… NO MATTER WHAT…
    Break it for us? Haters don’t know more about Gerry than his fans. They simply don’ t understand the meaning of the words REAL FAN.
    Gerry is a great person!!! I respect him… that’s it… period.

  • Sugar

    I don’t think Gerard is gay, but even if he was, big deal

  • just bored with the PR now

    In conclusion – I am just heartily bored with the GB PR Factory – If it was a Private Party – make it private – whoever GB really is (I think that we shall never know as he seems only to be a shell of just hype and PR).

    Whatever he now does, he appears to have sold out to the PR machine to be a Hollywood celebrity (sure it is a big move from his Scottish roots) and has forgotten to be the ‘actor’ he wanted to be – unless he is acting the role of his life (that is the role of ‘Gerry Butler’ Movie Star)?

    I am totally frustrated with the whole charade from the rabid fangurls and their unblinking defence of his every move, to the haters who proberly have something interesting to add, and those who are interested by his work but just get all the disperate accounts about him that add up to a confusing and bizarre portait of ‘Gerry Who?’!

    Eventually I guess that each and every group of his fans, from the fangurls to the haters and the average joes who buy tickets to see is rather disperate and peculiar range of movies will all lose patience with all the hype and wonder who he really is?

    This is just more boring and pointless PR and each and every person who posts here (good, bad and wierd) are just part of the the GB PR machine -They must be laughing out loud at all of us.

    A pity – what a waste of time and of a life!

  • slum dog crap

    ;D no i didnt mean wink wink!! well i dont know if this guy is still his assistant… he is the guy he intorduces as his assistant in the documentary of wrath of gods. there are another few vedio’s with him in it as well…. he looks like the same guy. da vedio’s are in youtube

  • @Slum dog crap

    Maybe it was just his assistant for that movie.

  • StinkyLouise

    A friendly warning to those of you clicking on links from Indian blogs and gossip sites, some of them have infections, Trojans etc……Make sure your anti-virus is updated or just avoid them.

  • To PR or not to pr?

    Come guys, we know hollywood is all about the pr, Gerry’s not superman, he can’t don on a cape and leap tall buildings with a single bound or feed the saving slum kids in India with a few loaves and 5 fish….what makes us the fans, the public, pay attention or look out or look up to these actors, is well yes…of course their movies, but what happens when all the good roles get given to the likes of Sean Penn and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, there are more movie stars than movies. I think Gerry’s choices have been reasonable considering the choices. You work with what you got, until the time is right, hopefully for him it will be “Burns” and going back for a stint to Scotland, his roots, might make him rethink where he’s heading in life and his career. He’s a smart man, who knows what he’s setting up for himself down the track, he might trade Hollywood for Bollywood. As for Priyanka Chopra, she is a very beautiful Hindu woman…I can’t see their friendship being anything more than that, of course Gerry would be attracted to her, but if he was seroius, I think he would have to become a Hindu to marry her. These bollywood stars aren’t even allowed to kiss on screen, let alone in public, remember the hype when Richard Gere kissed that bollywood actress/model in public. I’m sure he doesn’t like the way the pr machine is heading himself, maybe he has no choice or say. PR or not, the fact that Gerry caught up with the children from the Slumdog movie, shows me that they really touched his heart, he loved the movie and felt for their plight.

  • brazilian woman

    #146
    I agree with you.

  • find a new PR team

    I am not sure that ‘Burns’ will be a big movie – looks like it will be an art house flick and very limited release – its supposed to be an epic poem or something – its all financed out of Scotland in honour of the 250′s Anniversary of Robert Burns’ death. Newsworthy in Scotland, but not holding my breath that it will make it further than the Scottish Inland Border.

    I also have to say that GB apparently turns down a great many scripts – so what he gets seems to be what he chooses. I am sick of all the PR deluge – often not helped by GB himself – including the TUT stuff afirming that the role in TUT this summer is ‘him’ (that is a chauvanistic, manwh*ring, womanizer – mind you so was Robert Burns), and he seems to live that image up to the full, as countless blogs, gossip sites and his own interviews might suggest. Now we have the ‘He’s just a big soft puppy’ (fangurls words not mine) which seems too contrived for words.

    What are the rest of those of us who are neither fans nor haters to think. I agree with #146/142 in that he seriously needs to get off this particular PR bandwagon and do some re-grouping and find reality once again. And as far as Philip Seymour Hoffman and (recently) Sean Penn et al are concerned, great movies, but niether they behaving like an ‘immature moron’ (#52) (so maybe there is a hint here for GB).

    Feel negative about this post, but like those posting above, I just feel that he is quickly losing his way, and although the fangurls will forgive him everything, the box offices may not long term.

  • To PR or not to pr?

    @148
    You make some very good points, the only thing I would just like to point out is that Sean Penn and Phillip Seymour Hoffman even though great actors in their own right, do not affect their fan base the way Gerry does, whether its because they are not as good looking as Gerry, or they are married/ have partners and so the fans don’t fantasy about them the same way they do with Gerry. There’s just something about Gerry, that keeps most hanging in or hanging on, for whatever reason, either its clever PR timing or he redeems himself in some way ever so slightly. Anyway even if he is in real life like the character he plays in TUT, the truth of the matter is, even though I haven’t obviously seen the movie yet, I got a feeling that the ending will go either one of two ways, he changes his ways to become the kind of man Heigl falls for or he realises that he will only get the kind of girls that fall for manwh*ring womanizers. My fav saying is “if you always do what you have always done, then you’ll always get what you always got”. He’s had Alan Siegel as his agent for years, maybe he needs to change agents, cos he will always get what he’s always got, “mediocre”, when he could get great.

  • http://juxtjared.com pafan

    I think GB is too loyal to his friends and business partners to boot any of them unless they would do something to stab him in the back. He just may be too nice for his own good in Hollywoodland.
    The man does have something that draws his fans in and keeps the majority hanging on. I’d say it’s a combination of looks and personal charisma. While Penn, Hoffman and others may draw people to some of their acting roles, GB has a more personal effect on people. Those who get hooked want to know every detail of his life.

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