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Harishchandrachi Factory Theatrical Trailer

Written by on January 12th, 2010

Not only has the film Harishchandrachi Factory won numerous awards at prestigious film festivals, it is also India’s selection for the Academy Awards. The film is about India’s first feature film Raja Harishchandra and the road director Dadasaheb Phalke took to get it made. Starring Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Mohit Gokhale and directed by Paresh […]

Chetan Bhagat is no ‘Idiot’ when it comes to ‘Three Mistakes of My Life’!

Written by on January 11th, 2010

Novelist Chetan Bhagat recently caused as stir in the press when he publicly denounced Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Aamir Khan, and Rajukumar Hirani for not properly crediting him as the author of the story behind super-hit 3 Idiots. The 3 Idiots team hit back, explaining that they had bought the rights to adapt Chetan’s novel “5 […]

Rakhi and ishQ Fight on Stage

Written by on January 11th, 2010

True to the title of their new music album Jhagde, the catty Rakhi Sawant and the wacky singer-composer-lyricist ishQ Bector, got embroiled in a strange spat on stage, this week. During the launch of their second video titled ‘Bhoot’, Rakhi and ishQ began an impromptu conversation to entertain the cheering crowd at a packed shopping […]

Bollywood Animators Bring Charlie Chaplin Back to Life

Written by on January 11th, 2010

In one of those idea that seems so obvious in retrospect, Bollywood animation company DQ Entertainment will be producing an initial series of 104 six-minute Charlie Chaplin animated adventures based on his silent movies. “Mr Bean has delighted everyone for a number of years… It’s very, very clear that to tickle people’s funny bones you […]

Swathi and Aamir Share Locations

Written by on January 11th, 2010

Siberian-born former TV anchor and phone-in host Swathi has been raving about working with Vikram in Kashmir. “Vikram is a great actor and a thorough professional,” she says, “He doesn’t have an ego even though he is one of the leading actors of Kollywood.” After her big success in Subramaniapuram and Ashta Chamma, Swathi is […]

“Shahid and Genelia make an excellent on-screen couple” – Ken Ghosh

Written by on January 11th, 2010

Coming this Friday, Bollywood fans will get the chance to see Ken Ghosh’s Chance Pe Dance, a film starring Shahid Kapoor and Genelia D’Souza. This is Ken’s third film, and the story goes back to his roots and to Shahid’s as well because it is all about a struggler waiting for that one big break.The […]

‘Jab We Met’ Inspires Hollywood Film

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Very often, we hear and read about “Hollywood-inspired” movies in Bollywood. This time, it’s the other way around! A Hollywood film, Leap Year is said to be inspired by Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. This would be the first Bollywood box office hit to inspire a Hollywood film. Leap […]

Imran to romance Deepika in Break Ke Baad

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Fans of Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone can rejoice because the two are the newest jodi getting ready to take to the silver screen. The two gorgeous stars have signed on to be part of the film Break Ke Baad. The rom-com film is going to be produced by Kunal Kohli and directed by his […]

‘Paa’ and ‘3 Idiots’ Sweep Star Screen Awards

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Paa swept the 16th Annual Nokia Star Screen Awards last night with Amitabh picking up the Best Male Actor Award, Vidya Balan – Best Female Actor Award and Arundhati Nag, Best Female Supporting Actor. In addition, Amitabh and Abhishek picked up the Best Jodi Award and Pratik Katare was Best Child Actor. Amitabh and Abhishek […]

Kangna Ranaut Likes to Look Ordinary

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Kangna Ranaut, who turned many heads at the premiere of Dulha Mil Gaye in a short waisted off-the-shoulder olive green dress with peacock fringe, says she enjoys high fashion but likes to also explore high street labels. “I’ve every big designer from Galliano to Alexander McQueen in my wardrobe,” she explains, “But since I come […]

BBC Asian Network Celebrates A.R. Rahman

Written by on January 10th, 2010

The BBC Asian Network will dedicate a whole day of programming to the celebrated composer, A.R. Rahman on Thursday 14 January. The composer, who has had huge success with his soundtrack for British film Slumdog Millionaire, will be featured across most programmes throughout the day. A.R. Rahman first came to the attention of Western audiences […]

Hrithik and Farhan’s Joint Birthday Celebrations

Written by on January 10th, 2010

Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar shared their birthday celebrations at a party organized by Hrithik’s wife, Suzanne. Hrithik’s father, Rakesh Roshan, and his sister, Sunaina (executive producer of the upcoming film, Kites) have been busy working so the party preparations were left to Suzanne, informs a source close to the family. Jewellery Designer, Farah Khan […]

Live Tweets from Apsara Awards

Written by on January 10th, 2010

With Twitter around these days, by the time Awards Ceremonies are screened on TV the news of winners will be old news. With live tweets from the red carpet and venue, the latest event was the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards. Live tweets were coming in from film journalist, Faridoon Shahryar who was […]

Aadesh Srivastava Lashes Out at Pakistani Artists

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Music director Aadesh Srivastava, expressed his ire at the trend of Pakistani artists coming to India and trying to become a part of the Indian music industry. “In no way is this a discrimination on the basis of one’s nationality or religion. The thing is. We’ve got enormous music talent in our own country, and […]

Salman’s Encounter with Ash and Katrina

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Meeting your past girlfriends after a bad break-up can be an uncomfortable affair. It can get worse if you are Salman Khan. Recently, Sallu had a nightmarish experience when he ran into not one, but two of his past girlfriends – Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif. Salman was at Mehboob studios, Bandra to give interviews […]

Ahmed Khan’s Visa Rejected

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Sajid Nadiadwala’s Anjaana Anjaani is being shot in US but is missing one of its crucial crew members – choreographer Ahmed Khan. He was denied a visa for the shoot. Ahmed was supposed to leave on December 30th for New York. However he was told by the authorities that there was an issue with his […]

‘Monsoon Wedding’ hits Broadway

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Accomplished filmmaker Mira Nair is currently working the Broadway musical version of her hit film, Monsoon Wedding. It is said that the stage version will feature an Indian cast and will include circus acrobatics, aerial acting, theatre, music and dance. Nair says that is glad to be back to “crossover movies” after her “Hollywood sojourn”. […]

Sudhir Mishra Shoots his Next in Paharganj

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Bollywood came calling on a chilly Sunday morning, in Delhi. While most of the residents were cosily tucked away in their beds, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra was busy shooting away for his film, Dil Darbadar, the sequel to his film Is Raat Ki Subeh Nahin. The movie starts Chitranganda Singh, Saurabh Shukla, and Irrfan Khan. Actors […]

Narayani Shastri to Make her Bollywood Debut

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Pretty TV actress Narayani Shastri has opted to launch her Bollywood career with a de-glam look for the comedy Na Ghar Ke, Na Ghat Ke which will also star Paresh Rawal and Om Puri. “While shooting for the film, I felt like I was leading a dual life,” she says, “The role required me to […]

Aspara Film and Television Awards 2009

Written by on January 9th, 2010

Award season has officially begun in Bollywood. The first award ceremony which honored the best in Bollywood was none other than the Aspara Film and Television Awards. And because Twitter is “the” place to “hang out” for most Tinseltown celebs, the likes of Farhan Akhtar (@Karthikcalling) tweeted as he departed for the ceremony, “Tonight we […]

Amitabh Bachchan Plays a Newsreader to Promote ‘Rann’

Written by on January 8th, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan knows how to get under the skin of the character he’s playing on screen. In 2009, he did it with Paa and in 2010, he’s doing it for Ram Gopal Varma’s keenly awaited Rann in which he plays Vijay Harshwardhan Malik, a media baron in search of a balanced equilibrium between news and […]


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