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Yash Chopra has been crowned the ‘father of contemporary Indian Cinema’ in Melbourne

Written by on April 24th, 2013

Yash Chopra, considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Bollywood, has been bestowed with the title ‘Father of Contemporary Indian Cinema’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The late director, who sadly passed away in October 2012, is being given this title due to his strong […]

Hrithik-Katrina starrer Bang Bang to release on May 2014

Written by on April 19th, 2013

It has been confirmed that Siddharth Anand’s upcoming film Bang Bang, an adaptation of the Hollywood film Knight and Day will release worldwide on 1 May 2014. The film, which will star Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the leading roles, will officially commence shooting next month. It was initially scheduled to release on Valentine’s […]

Ayushmann Khurana says he’s carved a ‘niche’ as an actor-singer

Written by on April 19th, 2013

Ayushmann Khurana has recently stated to an Indian newspaper that he’s finally been able to carve his niche within Bollywood as an actor-singer. The 28 year old, who catapulted to stardom following the success of his debut film Vicky Donor (2012), stated the following to the Times of India. “I am not competitive at all. […]

Sanjay Dutt granted four weeks to complete work before returning to jail

Written by on April 17th, 2013

The Indian Supreme Court has approved of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s request for more time before returning to jail. Dutt has been granted four more weeks of freedom under “humanitarian grounds.” He made this request in order to fulfil his film commitments before returning to jail on the grounds of illegally possessing weapons back in […]

Ayushmann Khurana says he’s never faced rejection

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Ayushmann Khurana has said how he feels lucky to have never experienced heartbreak in his life so far. The 28-year-old actor and singer, who is fast acquiring superstar status following hits like Vicky Donor (2012) and Nautanki Saala, made this comment recently in an interview with the Hindustan Times. “People say that heartbreak is often […]

Vicky Donor was ‘Oscar worthy,’ according to Yami Gautam

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Actress Yami Gautam has said that Vicky Donor (2012) should have been India’s official submission for the Oscars, as opposed to Barfi! (2012). Vicky Donor starred Yami and Ayushmann Khurana and is based on an young unemployed man who becomes a sperm donor. It was one of the major critical and commercial hits of 2012 […]

“Vidya Balan changed Bollywood,” according to Huma Quershi

Written by on April 16th, 2013

Bollywood newcomer Huma Qureshi has acknowledged the unparalleled contributions which Vidya Balan has made to cinema. The 26 year old actress, whose new film Ek Thi Dayaan will be releasing this week, stated to the Indian press how Vidya has transformed the audiences’ attitude towards women in Bollywood. “”I think that Bollywood is changing very, […]

Pran is conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Written by on April 15th, 2013

Veteran actor Pran, who is known for being one of the greatest villains Indian Cinema has ever produced, has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the Government of India. Awarded for his contribution to films, Pran Saheb will receive a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of RS. 10 Lakhs and a shawl which […]

Shah Rukh Khan launches collector’s edition of Filmfare to mark 100 years of Indian Cinema

Written by on April 12th, 2013

Shah Rukh Khan has officially launched a special collector’s edition of the renowned magazine Filmfare, which is celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. The cover features Shah Rukh, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar and hence; Filmfare have created history by uniting these three legends to pose in a single frame. Shah Rukh attended the press […]

Vidya Balan opposes any remake of Mother India

Written by on April 11th, 2013

Whilst launching a special issue of Cineblitz Magazine, which celebrates 100 Years of Indian Cinema, Vidya Balan expressed that to remake Mehboob Khan’s magnum opus Mother India (1957) would be unachievable. “I don’t think anybody would even dare to remake ‘Mother India’ and if someone does then I will salute him, but I will not […]

Dhoom 3 is ‘shaping very well’ according to Abhishek Bachchan

Written by on April 11th, 2013

Abhishek Bachchan has said that his upcoming release Dhoom 3 is shaping well and is near completion. The third installment of the Dhoom franchise, the film will see Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif taking on the leading roles, with Abhishek and Uday Chopra reprising their roles from the previous two films. Here is what Abhishek […]

Chashme Baddoor Movie Review

Written by on April 6th, 2013

David Dhawan’s remake of Chashme Baddoor is supposed to be a laugh out loud comedy. Though the film is far from perfect, it does deliver as promised and there are many moments that you will find amusing to watch. Starring Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu, Siddharth Narayan and Divyendu Sharma in key roles, Chashme Baddoor is […]

Indian Cinema has ‘progressed,’ according to Amitabh Bachchan

Written by on April 4th, 2013

Amitabh Bachchan has recently emphasised in the presence of the media that Indian Cinema has progressed and its level of prestige has grown rapidly in recent years. The 70 year old Bollywood legend stated the following in a year which marks 100 years of Indian Cinema. “In these 100 years we have (made) a lot […]

Ek Thi Daayan Music Review

Written by on April 4th, 2013

Ek Thi Daayan is an upcoming horror film which has been directed by Kannan Iyer. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin in the leading roles and is all set to release in cinemas on 18th April. The film is based on a magician named Bobo who encounters a beautiful […]

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Himmatwala Movie Review

Written by on March 30th, 2013

Himmatwala is an official remake of the 1983 release which had Jeetendra and Sridevi in the leading roles. Directed by Sajid Khan, this version stars Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah. The original, with the exception of the soundtrack, it should be asserted that the 1983 Himmatwala is by no means a classic and it contains a […]

Ali Zafar talks about Chashme Baddoor and more at a London Press Conference

Written by on March 26th, 2013

Bollywood star Ali Zafar attended a press conference at the Montcalm in Central London to promote his upcoming comedy film Chashme Baddoor. This is Ali’s next major project after Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and London, Paris, New York (2012), two films that were very well received. Directed by David Dhawan, Chashme Baddoor is a […]

Sanjay Dutt sentenced to five years in jail

Written by on March 25th, 2013

Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt has been ordered by the Indian Supreme Court to spend five years in jail, in connection to the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Sanjay was convicted in 2006 for being in possession of an illegal AK-56 firearm which he bought from those who planned the tragic blasts in Mumbai. 257 people died from […]

Anushka Sharma will not be cast in Shekhar Kapur’s Paani

Written by on March 21st, 2013

News circulated earlier this year that Hrithik Roshan is to play the leading man in Shekhar Kapur’s forthcoming magnum opus Paani. According to the latest rumours, Anushka Sharma was linked to playing the female lead in this film, which is being produced under Yash Raj Films. However, Bollyspice can confirm that there is no truth […]

Himmatwala is no ‘Mughal-E-Azam,’ according to Ajay Devgn

Written by on March 21st, 2013

Ajay Devgn has defended his decision to star in Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala, by claiming that the original film is no Mughal-E-Azam. Ajay had the following to say to the Indian media regarding this: “We would never try to attempt a Mughal-E-Azam, because we could never try to beat Mughal-E-Azam. We can only do […]

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Filmfare unites three legends of Hindi Cinema for special issue

Written by on March 18th, 2013

To mark 100 years of Indian cinema, Filmfare Magazine will be releasing a special issue which will see three iconic actors gracing its front cover. They are of course Mr Dilip Kumar, Mr Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Shah Rukh Khan. All three actors took part in a photo shoot on Thursday at Dilip Kumar’s residence, […]

Old Hindi DVDs to disappear from the shelves

Written by on March 17th, 2013

During a year when Indian Cinema is celebrating 100 years since the first moving picture was made, it is unfortunate that we have to report recent news regarding DVDs of old Hindi films. According to a leading Indian newspaper, a number of distributors have decided not to renew licences which permit them to sell films […]

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