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Tech Mahindra partners Airtel in seven African countries


August 12th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 12 IANS) Tech Mahindra, a leading Indian IT outsourcing company with global footprints, has started customer care services in seven African countries as a partner of telecom giant Bharti ... Read more...

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A good story, not budget, decides a film’s fate: Actor Madhavan


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) It's only the story and the script that decides the fate of a movie at the ticket window, feels actor R. Madhavan, adding that the ... Read more...

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SRK as producer was a happy accident in Dubai: Director Abbas


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) After playing radio jockey, anchor-presenter, theatre artist and actor in showbiz, Roshan Abbas has now turned director and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has produced ... Read more...

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Rahat’s detention upsets some, others tightlipped


February 15th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) The manic headlines on Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's detention in Delhi on the charge of carrying undisclosed foreign currency have upset some in ... Read more...

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Debutant directors have passion for work: Anupam Kher


February 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) He's done more than 400 films but still yearns to act with first-time directors. Anupam Kher says debutant filmmakers keep him alive as an ... Read more...

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Priyanka happy for cousin’s debut with Yash Raj Films


February 15th, 2011 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is very happy that her cousin Pariniti Chopra is making her debut as an actress with Yash Raj Films."Pariniti is my sister. ... Read more...

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I want to be a bankable actor: Nilesh Sahay (Interview)


February 9th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai Feb 9 (IANS) Nilesh Sahai has a legendary film legacy with greats like Sunil Dutt and Nargis as his grand uncle and aunt, respectively, and the newcomer, who ... Read more...

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I was very scared of Rishi Kapoor initially: Anushka Sharma


January 30th, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma reveals she was initially scared to shoot with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor with whom she shares the screen in her latest ... Read more...

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‘Dabangg’ sweeps Mirchi Music Awards


January 28th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) In this award season, only the film awards were not enough for actor Salman Khan starrer "Dabangg", its music also swept the Mirchi Music Awards ... Read more...

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I’ll colour all my films if ‘Hum Dono’ succeeds: Dev Anand (Interview)


January 27th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Dev Anand is 87 but doesn't hide his excitement at watching his hit 1961 film "Hum Dono" in colour. He wants audiences to see his charming ... Read more...

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Bollywood steps out of studio - into real locations


January 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Shooting behind the closed doors of a studio on a set made to resemble a kitchen or a court is now passe. Bollywood directors are ... Read more...

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Finally, things are on track: Sudhir Mishra (Interview)


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) His last film "Tera Kya Hoga Johny" hasn't yet seen the light of day and so director Sudhir Mishra says his forthcoming "Yeh Saali Zindagi" comes ... Read more...

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I’m fortunate to debut with ‘Dhobi Ghat’: Kirti Malhotra


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Her three-year long association with the Indian film industry as a costume designer never led her to face the camera, but Kirti Malhotra couldn't say ... Read more...

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I’m choosy because my work, not my face, sells: Irrfan Khan (Interview)


January 21st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) From Doordarshan serials to Hollywood films, Irrfan Khan has traversed a long path. The 48-year-old actor says he is very conscious about which project he ... Read more...

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Aamir assures his support to A.K. Hangal


January 20th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Aamir Khan says he will do the needful for 95-year-old character artist A.K. Hangal who is languishing in penury. "Certainly we need to do something. ... Read more...

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Is Bollywood losing faith in award ceremonies?


January 20th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The number of award ceremonies is growing in Bollywood, but many stars seem to be disillusioned with them. Aamir Khan was the first to boycott ... Read more...

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‘Dhobi Ghat’ my personal tribute to Mumbai: Kiran Rao


January 10th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Kolkata girl Kiran Rao, who moved here after finishing her masters in mass communication from Delhi's Jamia and found both love and a career, says ... Read more...

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Want to make Dubai film hub too: Fest chairman


December 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The Dubai International Film Festival was a great platform for countries that do not produce too many films, to market Arab cinema and also make Dubai ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s ‘Inshallah, Football’ bags Dubai Film Fest award


December 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The 7th Dubai International Film Festival wrapped up with a glittering ceremony honouring the best of world and regional cinema, with Indian documentary "Inshallah, Football" ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Filmmart reaps success at Dubai Film Festival


December 19th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 19 (IANS) Dubai Filmmart, the marketing division of the Dubai International Film Festival, brokered international distribution deals for a number of films but it will be a while ... Read more...

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Want to return to India for another film: Sendhil Ramamurthy


December 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, known for his roles in TV series like "Heroes" and "Psych", has shot for a film on the "noisy" streets of ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook at Dubai Film Festival to support her movie


December 18th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) British model-cum-actress Kelly Brook, who attended the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival to support her film "Removal" that was screened here Friday, said ... Read more...

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My dream to make ‘Agneepath’ a hit: Karan Johar


December 16th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Karan Johar, who is remaking his father Yash Johar's production "Agneepath", says it's his dream to make it a commercial hit this time around."My decision ... Read more...

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Indians won’t like to see me sing and dance: Colin Farrell


December 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) Irish actor Colin Farrell says he can go to any place to work, but feels it would be a disaster if he sings and dances in ... Read more...

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Shooting in Darjeeling was memorable, says British actor


December 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) "The Way Back" was partly shot in India and British actor-musician Jim Sturgess who plays lead role in the true-life soldier story says shooting in Darjeeling ... Read more...

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Dubai fest expeccted ‘The King’s Speech’ Golden Globe citing


December 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) organisers were so sure about British actor Colin Firth's film "The King's Speech" sweeping the Golden Globe nominations that ... Read more...

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Karan Johar to discuss foreign ventures at Dubai fest


December 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar would discuss prospects of business and cultural collaboration with various foreign film industries at the 7th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Thursday, ... Read more...

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Dubai world premiere for ‘Khule Darwaze’ short film


December 14th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Ashish Pande's short film "Khule Darwaaze" (Open Doors) is will have its world premiere at the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival and the ... Read more...

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Aparna Sen’s ‘Iti Mrinalini’ housefull at Dubai film fest


December 14th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Movie buffs here seem to be enjoying Bengali actor-director Aparna Sen's movie "Iti Mrinalini" as the two screenings of the movie at the Dubai International Film ... Read more...

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Aamir Bashir’s ‘Harud’ in competition section at Dubai fest


December 13th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) The directorial debut of actor Aamir Bashir's "Harud" is competing for Muhr Asia Africa awards at the seventh edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and ... Read more...

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Colin Firth honoured with Variety’s International Star award


December 13th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Renowned British actor Colin Firth has been honoured with the International Star of the Year award by Variety magazine at the 7th edition of Dubai International ... Read more...

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‘The King’s Speech’ opens Dubai film fest, Firth feels honoured


December 13th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) Colin Firth starrer "The King's Speech" opened the 7th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) here and renowned British actor says he is humbled ... Read more...

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I never thought I’d make it through 10 years: Abhishek Bachchan (Interview)


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan, who has had more misses than hits in his 10-year-old acting career, says he never thought he would be able to survive this ... Read more...

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I always crave for a big hit: Akshay Kumar (Interview)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Akshay Kumar's last two outings - "Khatta Meetha" and "Action Replayy" - failed to make the cash registers jingle. This hasn't dampened the Bollywood star's ... Read more...

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Recording live after 30 years was fantastic: Asha Bhosle (Interview)


November 27th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle is excited on recording live after 30 years - with singer and sitarist Shujaat Khan - for an album that will have ... Read more...

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