Beads of sweat cover the face Indian street performer, Somnath Sohavane, as he entertains crowds with his enactment of Charlie Chaplin's 'The Tramp' at the city's iconic Gateway of India promenade in Mumbai on May 27, 2013. Sohavane, 32, a struggling actor dreams of making it big in Bollywood to become a star. Sohavane, hailing from Aurangabad district of the western Indian state of Maharashtra supplements his income by performing stand up skits to enthrall crowds at Mumbai's popular tourist spots while he is not doing rounds of the city's myriad film studio's.
If you asked me to name the funniest comedian of all time — was it Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harpo Marx? — I'd immediately say Richard Pryor. He just had a very sweet way of turning something, anything into hilarity. And being so utterly honest, he would just get right through to you. I loved him -- he was amazing.
Okay, so maybe he can't top Kavitha's dad in 70's trendiness, or David Kiley's dad in general badassness, but he DID dress up as Charlie Chaplin on Halloween 1971 AND he carried my mom across the snow on their wedding day, which makes him tops in my book!
If Charlie Chaplin were alive he would make a film about Putin similar to The Great Dictator. In this case Cameron has shortchanged Marina Litvinenko and justice more generally for the sake of realpolitik with Mr Putin.More quotes »
Fake Chaplins mark actor's birthday in India
is 79-year-old Arjunji Bhimji Karia, a retired bus driver, who counts himself among Chaplin's oldest fans."I saw my first Charlie Chaplin film when I was a young boy of 10 in Karachi, before my family moved from Pakistan to India," said Karia."I would mimic Read more »