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Cinema nobody’s birthright: Varun Dhawan


September 12th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Director David Dhawan's son Varun, who will be making his acting debut with Karan Johar's "Student Of The Year", says that filmdom belongs to everyone ... Read more...

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‘Gangs…’ male dominant, but with strong women: Huma Qureshi


May 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Anurag Kashyap's "Gangs of Wasseypur", being screened at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, is a male-dominated script, but had room for strong female ... Read more...

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It’s hard to keep up good work in Bollywood: Kalki Koechlin (Interview)


May 16th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin comes from a non-film background, but the actress has managed to carve a niche for herself with her unconventional choice of scripts. ... Read more...

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Independent music returning in a big way: Salim Merchant


April 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Independent music, long overshadowed by Bollywood, is witnessing a resurgence with many non-film albums making a mark on the music scene today thanks largely ... Read more...

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Sreeram has velvet voice: Shaan (Snippets)


April 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singer Shaan is all praise for the talent on music show "Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar 2", but especially has high hopes from "Indian Idol 5" ... Read more...

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Theatre keeps my skills sharp: Amrita Puri


March 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actress Amrita Puri, who was noticed for her behejni-turned-modern makeover in her debut film "Aisha", says theatre helps her maintain her acting skills."I have done ... Read more...

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Observing dad on sets helped: Rohit Dhawan


September 27th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Rohit Dhawan says his filmmaker father David Dhawan never taught him nuances of filmmaking, and he learnt the art by observing him on the sets."Watching ... Read more...

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‘Michael’ to be premiered at Toronto fest, director nervous


September 5th, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Debutant director Ribhu Dasgupta, whose "Michael" is the only Hindi film selected for world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, says he feels honoured but ... Read more...

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Being a model helps in Bollywood: Sonal Chauhan (With Images)


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Many believe that modelling is shortcut to Bollywood but model turned actress Sonal Chauhan feels the only advantage of modelling is that it makes ... Read more...

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Small town talent should get platform: Mallika Sherawat (Interview)


January 15th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bold and beautiful Mallika Sherawat says most of her films are for adults and so she turned to television as it would help her connect with ... Read more...

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I have become more disciplined in life, says Kangana


October 21st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Oct 21 (IANS) She started her Bollywood career at the age of 17, and over the period of four years, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut says, the industry has helped her ... Read more...

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Goldblum sold pens before acting happened


July 19th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum sold stationery over the phone before he ventured into acting. The "Jurassic Park" star had only one job other than acting, where he spent a ... Read more...

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Surya, Vijay Join CM At ‘Vamsam’ Audio Launch


July 3rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): South Indian superstars Surya and Vijay shared the dais with honorable Chief Minister M. Kalainyar Karunanidhi for releasing the music of "Vamsam'. The audio launch was ... Read more...

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I never want to be anonymous: Shah Rukh Khan


March 25th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan loves his celebrity status and admits he would never want to live without it even for a few moments. "I don't want ... Read more...

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I can wear chiffon sari for Yash Raj’s next: Anushka Sharma


July 2nd, 2009 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) She was not introduced with the poise and glamour associated with typical Yash Raj heroines. But newcomer Anushka Sharma, who danced her way into ... Read more...

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It wasn’t easy for Aamir too.


March 25th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Aamir Khan might have hailed from a film background but it wasn't easy for him to make it to Bollywood.For the uninitiated, he's a son of renowned film producer Tahir Hussain. ... Read more...

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Bollywood is a place for everyone: Mohit Suri (Film Snippets)


March 6th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Mohit Suri, director of "Raaz - The Mystery Continues", denies that entry into Bollywood is restricted to those with godfathers and says there is huge scope for ... Read more...

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I’m comfortable in army quarters: Anushka Sharma (Interview)


January 2nd, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) She has been catapulted to star status with her debut in "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi". But Anushka Sharma says she is a simple girl just like her ... Read more...

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Raman Thediya Seethai: sheer poetry on celluloid (Tamil film review - Rating ***)


September 20th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Raman Thediya Seethai" (RTS); Cast: Cheran, Pasupathi, Nitin Sathya, Vimala Raman, Karthiga, Navya Nair, Gajala, Ramya Nambeeshan; Music: Vidyasagar; Cinematography: Rajesh Yadav; Direction: Jagannath; Rating ***"Raman Thediya Seethai" (Ram's quest for ... Read more...

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I wasn’t Aamir Khan’s choice for ‘Jaane Tu…’: Manjari Phadnis


July 17th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) (IANS) Manjari Phadnis, who played the second lead opposite debutant Imran in the hit flick "Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Naa", said she was not producer Aamir Khan's choice ... Read more...

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Newcomer defends filmmakers on casting couch issue


June 17th, 2008 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Many Bollywood professionals have been caught in casting couch controversy, but it is not always the directors, producers or other senior people's fault, says newcomer Reeth who makes ... Read more...

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Rs.50 million spent on promotion of `Khushboo’


June 10th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Bollywood producer Pahlaj Nihalani, who is known for introducing new actors with big budget movies, said he has spent a whopping Rs.50 million for promotion of his latest ... Read more...

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