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I met Dawood Ibrahim once: Sanjay Dutt


August 15th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Tuesday admitted meeting underworld don Dawood Ibrahim once at a dinner that was hosted by him in Dubai. The actor ... Read more...

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Actors to pay staff from own pockets, producers happy


July 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Film producers, who have been shelling out extra money to pay an actor's staff during shootings, can heave a sigh of relief. The Film and ... Read more...

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Fiji is new hotspot for Indian movies


June 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Fiji islands are emerging as the latest hotspot for Indian films, with three movies, "3G", "Warning" and "Ammali Tumaali", being shot in the ... Read more...

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Parliament passes copyright amendment bill


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Tuesday accorded to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which will provide royalty to lyricists, remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related ... Read more...

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Southern film industry can wait: Asin Thottumkal


March 20th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Asin Thottumkal is in no mood to return to southern movies - at least, not right now. The actress is comfortable in Bollywood and ... Read more...

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No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government's decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.The film ... Read more...

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No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government's decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.Post "the ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan face of Victoria’s Indian Film Festival


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Victoria's Indian Film Festival to be held in Melbourne this year."I am delighted ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s Feb 23 strike called off


February 21st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood's planned strike Feb 23 to protest against the imposition of a service tax on the film industry has been called off after a meeting ... Read more...

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‘Ishqiya 2′ will be cult: Arshad Warsi (Movie Snippets)


January 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Arshad Warsi, whose performance in "Ishqiya" won him critical acclaim, says the movie's sequel is going to be a cult film."Spent New Year's (eve) ... Read more...

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Ladakh film fest to debut in 2012


December 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The picturesque Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is set to host its first film fest in the coming year and the organisers say that ... Read more...

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Half-hour Sunday slot on Doordarshan for short films


November 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian documentary film makers Saturday welcomed the information and broadcasting ministry's decision to reserve a half-hour prime time slot every Sunday for short films on ... Read more...

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IFFI ‘foisted’ on people, says Goa Church


November 24th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) The Church in Goa Thursday accused the Congress-led governments in New Delhi and Goa of being insensitive to local sentiments and "foisting" a film festival ... Read more...

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Malayalam movie industry in throes of crisis


November 16th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Constant tiffs among film organisations and escalating costs have led to a crisis in the Malayalam movie industry, known for classics like "Perumthachan" and "Ajayan" and ... Read more...

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Kerala producers call off film shootings from Saturday


November 11th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 11 (IANS) Film shootings scheduled to start Saturday have been halted as production costs have shot up dramatically, an emergency meeting of the Kerala Film Producers Association decided ... Read more...

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Xinjiang beckons Indian filmmakers


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Cashing in on the popularity of Bollyood films and stars like Shah Rukh Khan in China, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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Airport Metro open to filmmakers


October 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi's swank Airport Metro Express (AME) can now be seen in all its speeding glitter in Bollywood films as the Reliance Infrastructure-led concessionaire will ... Read more...

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Indian films set to make inroads in Japan?


October 17th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) While Indian films have a global reach, they have yet to find a foothold in Japan. A senior official of Japan's oldest production studio says Rajinikanth-starrer ... Read more...

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Kannada actor, wife apologise to Kannadigas


October 9th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 9 (IANS) Kannada actor Darshan and his wife Vijayalakshmi Sunday apologised to the people of Karnataka for their marital tiff which even led to the star's arrest.On Sep ... Read more...

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High court grants conditional bail to Kannada actor


October 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 7 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Friday granted conditional bail to Kannada film star Darshan, who has been accused of assaulting his wife. Justice B.V. Pinto granted conditional bail ... Read more...

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Kannada actor Darshan denied bail in wife assault case


September 20th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) Leading Kannada actor Darshan, arrested for assaulting his wife, was denied bail Tuesday - for the second time in a week.Sessions court judge R.B. Budihal rejected ... Read more...

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I’m relieved, says Nikita after ban is lifted


September 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) I'm relieved and happy, said Kannada actress Nikita Thukral after the Kannada Film Producers Association (KFPA) Thursday revoked three-year ban on her.The KFPA had banned her ... Read more...

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Ban on Nikita lifted


September 15th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) The ban on Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been revoked by the Kannada Film Producers Association (KFPA) Thursday.The KFPA had banned her for three ... Read more...

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Kannada actor awaits bail in wife beating case


September 14th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Leading Kannada actor Darshan, arrested last Friday for assaulting his wife, will have to wait till next Monday to know whether he will get bail.Sessions court ... Read more...

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Actress Nikita Thukral banned for 3 years for having affair with co-star


September 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangalore, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bollywood has slammed a three year ban on star Nikita Thukral for “causing” the marital problems between star Darshan and his wife Vijayalakshmi. The ban has been ... Read more...

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Kannada actor denied bail in wife assault case


September 13th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) A Bangalore court Tuesday denied bail to leading Kannada actor Darshan who has been arrested for assaulting his wife, though she withdrew her complaint against him.First ... Read more...

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Most hurting decision, says Nikitha after being banned


September 11th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) What mistake have I committed to endure such a harsh punishment, asks multilingual actress Nikitha, who has been banned by the Kannada Producers' Association (KPA) for ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth supports Hazare’s movement


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajnikanth Tuesday extended support to social activist Anna Hazare's India Against Corruption (IAC) movement and said corruption is a disease which needs to be uprooted ... Read more...

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Kannada celebs support Anna, join rally at Freedom Park


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Kannada superstars Vijay Raghavendra, Srinagara Kitty, Shivaraj Kumar, Ganesh and Vijay Tuesday participated in anti-corruption rally to support Anna Hazare, whose fasting in New Delhi entered ... Read more...

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Punjabi family comedy ‘Breakaway’ to premiere at Toronto


August 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Akshay Kumar co-production "Breakaway", a hilarious Punjabi family comedy on the lines of "Bend It Like Beckham", will have its world premiere at the Toronto ... Read more...

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Locarno, where independent Indian filmmakers rise and shine


August 9th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 9 (IANS) As many as 12 independent filmmakers are in the spotlight at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival. From networking to meeting co-producers to having access ... Read more...

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FM channels ecstatic, musicians upset after Mumbai court verdict


July 27th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High Court ruled that they don't have to pay separate royalty to composers and lyricists for ... Read more...

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Kerala film stars to campaign against liquor


June 7th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu Tuesday said the government will rope in leading Malayalam film stars to support the anti-liquor campaigns.Announcing a 100-day programme for his ... Read more...

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Single-window clearance for film shooting in Himachal


May 5th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 5 (IANS) Remember Dev Anand singing "Tu kahaan yeh bataa iss nasheeli raat mein" on the streets of Shimla?From black and white films to new age romance ... Read more...

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Lollywood movies existing only on paper?


May 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 1(ANI): Lollywood, the Pakistani film industry based in Lahore, seems to be in action only on paper, as some 18 films have been registered with the Pakistan Film Producers Association ... Read more...

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