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Filmmaking more challenging now: Sonu Sood


June 6th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Sonu Sood, who has been an active part of Hindi and southern language films in his over decade-long career, feels filmmaking has become a ... Read more...

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Lyricist Gulzar’s name missing from electoral rolls!


February 16th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Well known lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar had to return disappointed from a Bandra polling booth as his name was missing from the electoral rolls here ... Read more...

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Rakeysh Mehra teams up with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for ‘…Milkha’


February 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) After Ashutosh Gowariker, another A.R. Rahman loyalist in Bollywood has had to switch to another composer. It is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who has teamed up ... Read more...

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Bollywood galore at Riteish-Genelia sangeet


February 1st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) From Sanjay Dutt, Gauri Khan to Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan -- the who is who of Bollywood gathered for the sangeet ceremony of Riteish ... Read more...

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Lovely meeting beautiful Bollywooders: Winfrey


January 17th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) International talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, who is in India to shoot for her new show, is all praise for Bollywood celebrities after meeting them ... Read more...

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Aamir-Kiran name son after Maulana Azad


December 10th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have named their newborn son Azad Rao Khan after freedom fighter and independent India's first education minister ... Read more...

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Aamir, Kiran blessed with a son


December 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have been blessed with a son, who was born through IVF to a surrogate mother at a ... Read more...

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I’m not doing ‘2 States’: Priyanka Chopra


June 29th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has denied signing a film based on Chetan Bhagat's book "2 States: The Story of My Marriage", which is said ... Read more...

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Scripting a new story for Bollywood scriptwriters (This is the second in a series by IANS on Bollywood’s behind-the-scenes people)


March 26th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Gone are the days when the script was the weakest link of a movie and multi-starrers were a sureshot way to success. As the ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum…’ heads to Oscar library


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The screenplay of Ashutosh Gowariker's latest historical drama "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" will soon be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more...

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My film offers different take on Chittagong uprising: director


December 17th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Anurag Kashyap may have put his hand in the Big B's nest, tacitly accusing the megastar of stalling his production "Chittagong" to create space ... Read more...

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Does The ‘Indian Poverty’ Theme Will Only Take ‘Peepli Live’ To The Oscars?


December 13th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mother India was India’s first nomination for Academy Awards for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ in 1958. The film starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar, was also based on rural India ... Read more...

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Idealism in cynical times? No takers for “Khelein…” in film loving India (Comment)


December 11th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Here's a snap quiz... Who is Surjya Sen? Chances are most have heard the name vaguely mentioned in the context of the freedom struggle but no more. A hidden ... Read more...

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My dream role is Kajol’s part in DDLJ: Deepika Padukone


December 5th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Deepika Padukone loves romantic movies and says her ultimate aim is to do what Kajol did in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ)."I loved DDLJ and my ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’: rare, precious movie on nationalism (IANS Film Review; Rating: ****)


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se"; Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikandar Kher, Vishakha Singh; Rating: ****There's ongoing sense of serenity compounded by a feeling ... Read more...

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Movie Review : Phas Gaye Re Obama


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Subhash KapoorStarring: Amol Gupte, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Manu RishiDirector Subhash Kapoor, who is just two films old, will be competing with two well settled directors of Bollywood ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Ashutosh GowarikerStarring: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Feroz Wahid Khan, Vishakha Singh, Sikander Kher, Shreyas Pandit, Mahinder Singh, Samrat Mukherjee, Monty Munford, Amin GaziDirector Ashutosh Gowariker is again back to periodic ... Read more...

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Abhishek an ideal brand ambassador (Movie Snippets)


November 30th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan's loyalty to the brands he endorses seems unquestionable. The actor dug into his Omega collection for a vintage watch to wear in his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Abhishek, Surya And Obama: Who Will Win The Friday Fight?


November 30th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Apart from these two serious kinds of films, viewers will also have a choice to go for a laugh riot with Subhash Kapoor’s Phas Gaye Re Obama. It stars Neha Dhupia, ... Read more...

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Mayawati inspires Neha Dhupia


November 27th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia says she took inspiration from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to get her regional dialect right for her role of a female gangster in ... Read more...

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Ash and I have perfect equation: Hrithik


November 16th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, who will be seen with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Guzaarish", feels that he shares a perfect equation ... Read more...

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Abhishek’s role in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ homage to Zanjeer cop


November 13th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan's role in "Dum Maaro Dum" is a homage to his father Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of an irate cop cleansing corruption in the ... Read more...

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Aamir wants wife Kiran in limelight for ‘Dhobi Ghat’


November 13th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Bollywood's ace actor-producer Aamir Khan has stepped back to let his wife, Kiran Rao take centrestage to present the first look of her directorial debut "Dhobi ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan Did Not Know What The Chittagong Uprising Was!


November 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actor Abhishek Bachchan will next be seen on the big screen in the Ashutosh Gowariker production Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. And though the actor will ... Read more...

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I was ignorant about Chittagong uprising: Abhishek Bachchan


November 8th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma Shimla, Nov 8 (IANS) After box-office dud "Raavan", Abhishek Bachchan is returning to the big screen as freedom fighter Surjya Sen in Ashutosh Gowariker's "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum…’ music composed in Goa hotel room


November 7th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) A Goa hotel room is serving as a studio for singer-composer Sohail Sen who is creating music for Ashutosh Gowariker's upcoming period film "Khelein Hum Jee ... Read more...

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Gowariker’s new film took inspiration from Bengali music


October 30th, 2010 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Sohail Sen, who has composed music for "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" (KHJJS), says he referred to various genres of Bengali music for the soundtrack of the ... Read more...

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12th Mumbai Film Festival ends


October 29th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Oct.29 (ANI): The 12th Mumbai Film Festival, organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, ended with a gala closing ceremony.The eight-day-long film festival showcased over 600 films from ... Read more...

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Lack of reference made playing Surya Sen difficult: Abhishek


October 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is playing freedom fighter Surya Sen in the forthcoming period film "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", says lack of reference about Sen made ... Read more...

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2010 has been a great year for me: Deepika Padukone


October 7th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Deepika Padukone says 2010 has been a great year for her as she had three releases and two more are in the pipeline."It's been a great year ... Read more...

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All Is Well With Buddha & Gowariker, Says BK Modi


September 27th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Recently, there was a buzz that the collaboration between filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and industrialist BK Modi has gone sour because of some losses in their joint project ... Read more...

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‘Dhobi Ghaat’ made me fall in love with Kiran again: Aamir


September 13th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan admits he was not enthusiastic about wife Kiran Rao's "Dhobi Ghaat" script. But after the story reading session, he says he ... Read more...

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This Year Toronto Film Festival Will Miss Rani And Priyanka


September 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The esteemed Toronto International Film Festival has started its 2010 journey yesterday on September 10. This year, no "masala' Bollywood film is going to be screened ... Read more...

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Ashutosh Gowariker connects with fans on Twitter, Facebook


August 17th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker will soon be connecting with his fans on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to answer queries on his forthcoming film ... Read more...

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Ashutosh Is All Abuzz About Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey


August 16th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ashutosh Gowariker, a maverick filmmaker, is coming up with his next cinematic venture, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, in last month of this year. The ... Read more...

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