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Ranbir and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s come together?

Written by on October 3rd, 2011

Rumour has it that Ranbir Kapoor has been finalised alongside Sharman Joshi for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s (VVC) next. The film in question is titled ‘Chithiyaan’ (Letters) and is set to be a romantic film. However, VVC is will not be stepping into the director’s shoes, but produce this one instead. The last tine VVC directed […]

Rakeysh Mehra believes in Sonam

Written by on September 27th, 2011

He cast her in Delhi 6 when she was only one film old, that too an unsuccessful film (Saawariya). Four films later (I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha, Thank You and Mausam), despite luck evading her, Rakeysh Om Mehra still believes in Sonam Kapoor and has shown so by signing her for his next film – a […]

Farhan Akhtar – The Marathon Man

Written by on September 27th, 2011

Farhan Akhtar seems to literally be racing nowadays! After being signed on as the lead actor in Rakeysh Om Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, where he will have to undertake 6 months intensive training to gear himself up for the role of an athlete runner, Farhan Akhtar has much more on his plate over the coming […]

Bol Movie Review

Written by on August 31st, 2011

Back in 2007 a British-Pakistani friend strongly recommended the film Khuda Ke Liye, which she watched with us. Having never seen a Lollywood film before, I recall being impressed with the production values, acting, music and concept. Now years on with the export of so many great Pakistani singers to Bollywood (Adnan Sami, Rahat Fateh […]

Two Decades of Akshay Kumar

Written by on August 27th, 2011

Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Bhatia) has just completed 20 years in the Indian film industry on 23rd August, with his first solo outing Dancer released in 1991. With no filmi connections or lineage, Akshay built a niche for himself working in no less than 7 ‘Khiladi’ films, establishing himself as an action star, where some […]

Bodyguard – A Bollywood Hat-trick?

Written by on August 24th, 2011

There are three people looking for a hat-trick from the upcoming release Bodyguard: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and film director Siddique. Salman delivered two blockbuster Eid releases in the last two years— Wanted (2009) and Dabangg (2010) and is now looking forward to delivering a hat-trick with Bodyguard this Eid. Kareena Kapoor delivered two blockbusters […]

Dabangg 2 in 2013

Written by on August 6th, 2011

We all know that Arbaaz Khan’s debut as a producer was last years highest grossing film Dabangg and now the highly anticipated sequel will be his debut as a director. Asked if he felt any pressure, Arbaaz replied in a recent interview, “If you have your core team figured out, and a good script, I […]

Karan Johar’s Sex Comedy

Written by on July 25th, 2011

He’s worked with all the top Khans, bar one: Shah Rukh (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Salman (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Saif (Kal Ho Na Ho), but never with the big A – Aamir! Now the king of candyfloss wants to change tracks and turn his hand to a sex comedy a la Delhi Belly. So […]

Sri Devi’s Bollywood Comeback Goes on Floor!

Written by on July 20th, 2011

Great news for Sri Devi fans: she’s back! After a fifteen year hiatus, Sri Devi will be seen in a a new film titled Hinglish Vinglish, which has just hit the sets. The diva bowed out of comeback in 2003, when Yash Chopra offered her a role in Veer Zara, as she’d just given birth, […]

Asha Bhosle To Act In A Bollywood Film!

Written by on April 27th, 2011

Following in the legendary Kishore Kumar’s footsteps, his contemporary and legendary singer Asha Bhosle will also now be seen acting in a film. Convinced by her sister Lata Mangeshkar and son Anand, Asha Bhosle (76) will be seen in the recently launched Maaee where she will play the main role. The story of Maaee tells […]

It’s Ranbir VS Imran on September 9th!

Written by on April 23rd, 2011

In the red corner we have Ranbir Kapoor and in the blue corner is Imran Khan. Both contenders hail from filmi-families, both are roughly the same age, both are friends, both are vying for the same audience… Ranbir and Imran are now due to battle it out at the box office on 9th September, with […]

Stallone’s Bollywood comeback

Written by on April 16th, 2011

Word from B-Town is that Sylvester ‘Rocky’ Stallone will be gracing the Bollywood screens once again, but this time rather than Akshay Kumar, he will be ‘kicking’ about with Salman Khan! The film in question is the Salman Khan — Sonakshi Sinha starer Kick, which is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and is a Hindi […]

Rishi Kapoor to grace NYC Indian Film Festival

Written by on April 16th, 2011

New York City is home to some great film festivals: New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, NYC International Film Festival and of course: the New York ‘Indian’ Film Festival. In its 11th year and taking place between 4th-8th May next month, the festival is a celebration of feature films, documentaries, and shorts from across […]

Big B in Spanish remake

Written by on April 4th, 2011

Bollywood has always borrowed from Hollywood films, but the recent need has been to secure official rights, especially following recent public notices being issued by Hollywood studios. Hollywood on the other hand has borrowed continuously from European cinema, including a remake of the 1997 Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Close your eyes) into the 2001 […]

Shootout at Lokhandwala sequel

Written by on April 4th, 2011

After announcing Once upon a time in Mumbai 2, producer Ekta Kappor will now make Shootout at Lokhandwala 2. The first part did relatively well at the box office in 2007 and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Tusshar Kapoor, Sunil Shetty and Arbaaz Khan and was co-written and directed by Apoorva Lakhia. After […]

Game

Written by on April 1st, 2011

From the makers of Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On!! and Karthik Calling Karthik comes Game. Some of defining features of the films produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani are their original story lines, great music, witty dialogues and memorable characters, each of which bought something fresh and different to the audiences. They once again […]

Calling all Bollywood script writers!

Written by on April 1st, 2011

We’ve all been there before — lured into the cinema by big stars, hit music and lavish advertising, only to walk away thinking: where an earth was the story? One of the key headliners from FICCI Frames this year was the dire situation of Hindi film scripts. What’s FICCI Frames you ask? It’s a Mumbai […]

Ameesha Patel: Down but not out!

Written by on March 23rd, 2011

Folks, remember Ameesha Patel? The actress made her debut in one of the biggest films of 2000, Kaho Naa Pyar Hai, opposite heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. She followed it up with Gadar: Ek Prem Katha – one of the biggest hits in the history of Indian Cinema. A dream debut and an amazing follow up, for […]

Scene by Scene: Company

Written by on March 21st, 2011

One of the defining characteristics of Hindi films is the interval. So often, the first half of a film is merely the pre-cursor for the second half: setting up the background and characters — preparing the viewer for an explosive second half which is where the real crux of the story takes place. For many, […]

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