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Starlite
(acolyte)
11/11/06 08:36 AM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: th0mas]  

In reply to:

Indeed - without the moustache the resemblance is even better than I imagined.


That's also because he isn't making Borat faces (and has different hair). Facial mimicry counts for a lot. I think he could really look like Freddie if he chose.



96dbFreak
(acolyte)
11/11/06 03:32 PM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: th0mas]  

In reply to:

Freddie came from a persian family which moved from India to Sansibar when he was born.


He was born in Zanzibar because his Indian father worked in the British Colonial Office there. His parents were Parsi-Zoroastrian. The Parsi were descendents of Persians who emigrated to India a millenium ago, Their religion, Zoroastrianism was Persian in origin.

Given that Freddie's parents, grandparents, great grandparents (etc, for a thousand years) would have been born in India, I think it's safe to describe Freddie as Indian.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Starlite
(acolyte)
11/11/06 05:50 PM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: 96dbFreak]  

Yet his looks are far more Persian than Indian. Maybe his family didn't mix.



Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
11/11/06 05:58 PM
Like Bob Marley.. new [re: Starlite]  

Nah.

I reckon his mother was fucked by a white, British Colonial Officer who had enormous teeth.



Monkeyboy
(band intro)
11/11/06 09:15 PM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: 96dbFreak]  



Goodbye yellow-haired toad...

Tin
(stardust savant)
11/11/06 11:58 PM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: 96dbFreak]  

All right, Wiki quoter, I stand corrected. However, he still does look much more Persian than my concept of East Indian. And yeah, I do have friends from Mumbai and Pune, who are more dark skinned than Freddie was, explaining my own skewed perceptions.

Regardless, I still think Sacha is a great pick!



It is my opinion and I am unanimous in this, because it is my opinion, which is, in fact, mine.

96dbFreak
(acolyte)
11/12/06 00:16 AM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: Tin]  

Granted I dragged that info up from Wiki...but I knew it 25 years before Wikipedia was invented.

There are a billion people in India. They don't all look the same.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
11/12/06 00:54 AM
Boogie with Stu too new [re: 96dbFreak]  

Wow Stu, way to go! You totally got the better of the generally wise and informative Tin on a minor point regarding the ancestry of a long-dead homosexual pop singer!

This totally reverses all the many and spectacular failures that have comprised your life so far!

Maybe now you'll finally get something published and be able to justify your profile's laughable claim that you're a 'writer'!


Seriously Stu, it's great to see somebody treating the murky area of Freddy Mercury's ethnicity with the seriousness it deserves.

It's a celebration!

96dbFreak
(acolyte)
11/12/06 02:30 AM
Re: Boogie with Stu too new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

I've earned a living that has supported five people in the most expensive city in Australia for the last 12 years as a 'writer'. Suck shit, Kiwi twat.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Starlite
(acolyte)
11/12/06 01:08 PM
Re: The Show Must Go On new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

There are a billion people in India. They don't all look the same.


....Yeah. Regardless, very few of them look much like Freddie.

Though I'm not sure whether we're arguing ethnicity or casting now? I'm getting a little lost here. If ethnicity, according to wikipedia there have been mixed results on whether Parsis are closer to Iranians or Gujarati Indians biologically, but nevertheless, they are not pure Indian because most Parsi communities strongly shun intermarriage.

However, if we're arguing casting (which would make more sense), I really don't know of any Indian actors who have any resemblance to Freddie, even the North Indian ones.

Arjun Rampal:


John Abraham (he can't act, really, but I think he's closest in looks):



(I'm sorry, it's hard to find any decent photos of him where he's NOT half-naked.)

Hrithik Roshan (current Bollywood golden-boy):




Of course the other problem with Indian actors is that they are all built like something obscene, and I have no idea how they'd portray 70s era Freddie.





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