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Reach of TV and scope of cinema very vast: Pankaj Kapoor


November 30th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) While admitting that theatre, TV and cinema have their own respective importance, actor-filmmaker Pankaj Kapoor says that compared to the stage, the scope of television ... Read more...

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Children’s films: Bollywood wakes up from its slumber (Nov 14 is Children’s Day)


November 12th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Once upon a time, films catering to children remained in the precincts of parallel and serious cinema in Bollywood. Over the years, the genre ... Read more...

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Being air force pilot was childhood fantasy: Pankaj Kapoor (Interview)


September 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) He wanted to be a pilot and some of that childhood fantasy helped him create "Mausam", says Pankaj Kapoor whose directorial debut "Mausam" is centred on ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ was written for Shahid: Pankaj Kapoor


July 12th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actor-turned-director Pankaj Kapoor admits that the story of his directorial debut "Mausam" was specifically conceived for his actor son Shahid, but he had no specific names ... Read more...

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My joy multiplied with Rekha’s win: Vishal Bhardwaj (Interview)


May 20th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Vishal Bhardwaj bagged his fourth national award Thursday, but more than being happy for himself, the filmmaker-singer-composer was elated over his wife's first win.Both were honoured ... Read more...

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This is the best of times for Bollywood: Vishal Bharadwaj


March 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Filmmaker-screenplay writer Vishal Bhardwaj, who is revelling in the success of "7 Khoon Maaf", says the movies have now become a holistic experience in ... Read more...

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10-day spring literary carnival in Delhi from March 4


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Literature and spring will blend to form a creative cocktail at the 10-day Spring Fever, an annual literary festival, here March 4-13 at the India ... Read more...

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Playing 40 was the toughest: Priyanka Chopra (Interview)


January 25th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) From a 21-year-old to a 65-year-old, Priyanka Chopra portrays almost every crucial stage in a woman's life in her new thriller "7 Saat Khoon Maaf". ... Read more...

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Ruskin Bond Has Special Appearance In ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’


January 24th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
, which is based on the writer’s short story ‘Susannah’s Seven Husbands’.The novelist will have his big screen appearance and he has jokingly said that he asked Vishal not to cut ... Read more...

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I expanded my story for ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’: Ruskin Bond (Interview)


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Ruskin Bond, the grand old "sahib" from Landour in Mussourie, has been bitten by the tinsel bug. The novelist will make his maiden foray on ... Read more...

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All’s Okay Between Shahid And Vishal


August 14th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and renowned director Vishal Bhardwaj once had a cold vibe between them while shooting for Kaminey. They had some issues over ... Read more...

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‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ - a warm journey from innocence to awareness (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


May 14th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Bumm Bumm Bole"; Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Darsheel Safary, Ziyah Vastani, Rituparna Sengupta; Director: Priyadarshan; Rating: ***Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's "Children Of Heaven" comes down to earth ... Read more...

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In ‘Mausam’, Shahid will surprise all: Pankaj Kapoor


February 9th, 2010 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Seasoned actor Pankaj Kapoor is all set to make his directorial debut with "Mausam" with son Shahid in the lead. The father is confident that ... Read more...

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Big B impressed by Vishal Bhardwaj’s movies


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) There are many filmmakers who are keen to sign Amitabh Bachchan for their projects, but the megastar is impressed with none other than Vishal Bhardwaj and ... Read more...

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Vishal is an extension of me: Gulzar


October 24th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Legendary lyricist Gulzar, who has collaborated with filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj for many ventures, says the latter is his "extension" in both life and career. "I believe Vishal ... Read more...

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Vishal Bharadwaj - from critical acclaim to blockbusters


August 23rd, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) His directorial debut "Makdee" didn't rake in the moolah but was widely appreciated. So were "Maqbool", "The Blue Umbrella" and "Omkara" for their alternative ... Read more...

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TRADE: Kaminey hits the bull’s eye!


August 18th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Joginder Tuteja Vishal Bhardwaj has done it. His 'Kaminey' has hit the bull's eye, hence continuing cheers for Bollywood, which has now seen fourth big money spinner in a row. Even though ... Read more...

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National Award-winning editor directs dance extravaganza


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Popular film editor Aarif Sheikh, who won the National Award for "Samay – When Time Strikes' and who has been the man behind the edits of acclaimed movies like "Makdee', "Maqbool', ... Read more...

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Children’s films a genre neglected, directionless: experts


August 6th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) No money, no focus, no good directors. Despite honourable exceptions like "Makdee" or "Taare Zameen Par", children's films are struggling in India, feel experts. Sai ... Read more...

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Delhi boy to act with Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor


July 9th, 2008 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) It's a dream come true for 14-year-old Rahul Kumar, who has got an opportunity to act with Bollywood stars Aamir Khan and Kareen Kapoor in ... Read more...

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Pavan Malhotra lost ‘Brick Lane’ part for want of meat


March 27th, 2008 - 8:45 am ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Pavan Malhotra lost the coveted role of a boorish Bangladeshi immigrant - protagonist Nazneen's husband in Sarah Gavron's much-acclaimed movie "Brick Lane" - at ... Read more...

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