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Vidya Balan to Play Rani’s Sister in Mehta’s Next

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Vidya Balan is the latest big name being linked to Deepa Mehta’s upcoming film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children. The actress recently confirmed that she has met with the acclaimed director to discuss the possibility of playing Rani Mukerji’s sister in the film. Balan is reportedly very excited at the prospect of working […]

SRK Keeping Fans Entertained and Informed on Twitter

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Social networking site Twitter is definitely the place to be for Bollywood fans who want to stay in the know, with an increasing number of stars, including Abhishek Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan taking advantage of the popular site to communicate with fans and each other. The brightest star in the Twitterverse […]

Indian Film Fails to Make Oscar List

Written by on January 21st, 2010

The highly successful 2009 Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory has encountered its first real stumbling block since its release. The award-winning and critically acclaimed film, nominated as India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar, failed to make the short list, announced January 20th, 2010. The film, from veteran theatre director and first-time film-maker Paresh Mokashi, is […]

Max Stardust Award 2010

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Bandra Kulra complex in Mumbai was home to the biggest names in cinema as Max Stardust Award 2010 honored the best in cinema in the year gone by. Whilst Preity Zinta and Mr. Bachchan were the ones that left with the biggest smiles, the night was not all about winning and losing but instead celebrating […]

Permission Not Granted to Shoot

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Jawahar L. Jairath’s forthcoming feature film Phaans- Ek Jasoos Ki Kahani had faced many hurdles during it shooting. While Jawahar had intended to shoot in Pakistan and at Wagha border, he was forced to build sets of both. Pakistan did not give permission and Wagha border was not safe for the unit hands and artists. […]

Abhishek Bachchan leaves ‘Paa’ for ‘Rann’

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Two years back, maverick director Ram Gopal Varma worked wonders at the box-office with the Big B and his baby in Sarkar Raj. Seems like the bond the three share is still very strong and evidently so during the making of Rann! It so happened that Abhishek Bachchan was shooting for Paa in the compound […]

‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’ Website Launch

Written by on January 21st, 2010

Warner Bros. and Wide Frame films today launch the official website of their forthcoming light hearted comedy movie Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Scheduled to release on 26th February 2010, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? is a laugh riot produced by Warner Bros. Pictures India and Wide Frame Films starring National Award winners Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal […]

Tera Kya Hoga Johnny Releases on YouTube

Written by on January 21st, 2010

It seems that Sudhir Mishra has a serious Gadaar irking around his own office. The director and cast of the sequel to Johnny Gadaar found themselves surprised when they awoke to the sequel of the film, Tera Kya Hoga Johnny all over You Tube. Over the course of the last 24 hours, the film has […]

My Name is Khan Preview

Written by on January 20th, 2010

My Name is Khan is ready to release next month and if you have already had a chance to grab a copy of the CD, you have been treated to a glimpse into the synopsis and a note from director, Karan Johar. In what seems like a diary entry, Rizvan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) tells […]

Siddharth full of Praise for Nicolette Bird

Written by on January 20th, 2010

Siddharth is full of praise for his co-star in Striker, actress Nicolette Bird. “Nicollete looks like an angel in the film,” he says, “She’d talk about Kolkata and I’d often share my experiences of shooting in Howrah. I’d want to do a Bengali film someday. I’m good with languages. If the script is good enough, […]

Slumdog Child Stars Reunited for Another Film

Written by on January 20th, 2010

Rubina Ali, Ayush Khedeker and Azharuddin Ismail of Slumdog Millionaire will be reunited in a Welsh movie about a philanthropic millionaire who helps out at a homeless shelter. Producer Nirvashoo Jithoo says, “We are so excited about this. At first, it seemed it was going to be impossible to track down the children but we […]

Date Clash causes Priyanka to turn down Sippy

Written by on January 20th, 2010

Date clashes often mean that actors have to turn down great offers and give priority to previously signed films. The latest date actor to have to do this is Priyanka Chopra who had to turn down director Rohan Sippy’s forthcoming project. Unfortunately, her dates clashed with Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, Ek Bataa Saat where she will […]

Irrfan Khan signs with Deepa Mehta

Written by on January 20th, 2010

In filmmaking, there have been two specific camps — Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta. Irrfan Khan, who has been described as a “Mira Nair groupie” (The Namesake and The Kosher Vegetarian) will soon be working with Deepa Mehta in an upcoming film, Midnight’s Children. Deepa’s offer to Irrfan came about the same time that Mira […]

Rakhi and ishQ take legal action on Censor Board

Written by on January 20th, 2010

In a swift move that has taken the entire film industry by surprise, firebrand Rakhi Sawant and singer-composer-lyricist ishQ Bector, have gone ahead and taken legal action on the industry’s regulatory body, the Censor Board. Recently, the Board passed a diktat that the word ‘kamine’ be deleted or bleeped out from the mukhda (opening verse) […]

Shahid on a Winning Spree

Written by on January 19th, 2010

In 2009 Shahid Kapoor went from lover boy to bad boy. He went from sweet Aditya Kashyap to stammering Charlie and lisping Guddu. And with that single move, Shahid Kapoor went from star to actor. If that wasn’t enough, he made the industry stand up and look which ultimately has led to him winning numerous […]

Taare Zameen Par Revisted

Written by on January 19th, 2010

The award winning Taare Zameen Par, directed and starring Aamir Khan follows the story of Ishaan (Darsheel Safary). Ishaan is a young boy who loves art and has a brilliant imagination, but he struggles in school with reading, writing and arithmetic and at home because he is not understood. Thought of as a problem student […]

Big B Mourns for Jyoti Basu

Written by on January 19th, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan mourned the passing today of communist leader Jyoti Basu, who has died at the age of 95. He had visited Jyoti the day before in hospital. “Deeply grieved and send our prayers and condolences,” Amitabh blogged, “A huge pillar in the Indian political firmament has fallen. The nation is in grief.” Jyoti had […]

Ishitta Sharma Back to Reality

Written by on January 19th, 2010

She may have caught our attention playing a ghost in TV’s Kya Hadsa Kya Haqeeqat, but Ishitta Sharma is more than pleased to find herself as a real person in an SRK movie – Dulha Mil Gaya. “I was overjoyed, excited and overwhelmed by the fact that I got to meet him,” she says, “He […]

Amitabh Bachchan Becomes Brand Ambassador of Colors

Written by on January 19th, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan, named Superstar of the Millennium by a BBC Poll and the first Bollywood star to have his wax figure at Madame Tussauds, has been unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for COLORS, a Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd channel and India’s number one Indian Hindi entertainment channel. COLORS, the Viacom 18 network’s first branded […]

Studio 18 & Asian Express Collaborate to Promote ‘Rann’

Written by on January 19th, 2010

In a unique promotional initiative, leading film major, Studio 18 has collaborated with the Leeds-based publication, Asian Express National newspaper, to release a special issue of Rann Times UK-wide. Produced by Sheetal Vinod Talwar and Madhu Mantena of Ghajini and directed by the maverick, Ram Gopal Varma, Rann top-lines the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan with […]

Sonya Jehan Steps in for Aishwarya

Written by on January 18th, 2010

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s fans may have been disappointed when she had to pull out of husband Abhishek’s Crooked – but ears pricked up when the news was announced that Pakistani-born actress Sonya Jehan would be maintaining the glamour quotient in a film that already stars Sarah Jane Dias, Gul Panag and Shahana Goswami. It’s not […]

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