What do Gears of War and Halo 3 have in common besides being two of the biggest titles in the Xbox 360’s three-year history? Here’s what – Ranbir Kapoor, a Bollywood star on the rise, has worked as a game developer on both blockbuster titles, or at least that’s what his latest release will have us believe.
As part of a tie up between Microsoft and Yashraj Films, Gears of War and Halo 3 will appear prominently in the film Bachna Ae Haseeno, and Kapoor, who plays an Xbox 360 developer-slash-womaniser in the film, will be seen developing these two games.
To be fair to the makers of the film, the majority of people who will watch this film will have no idea what Gears of War and Halo 3 are, so to them this would seem like a perfectly good idea. But to the rest of us, there is so much wrong about this that I’m not even going to get into it. Suffice to say that Bollywood has a glowing track-record of blending reality with fantasy and mind-boggling ridiculousness, so this shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone. And after hearing about the appearance of the Xbox 360 in a film based in 2050 (Love Story 2050), I think we’ll happily settle for this scenario.