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Learning came with the experience for ‘Khwaabb’ director


August 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) "Khwaabb" is his first movie and director Zaid Ali Khan says that irrespective of which film institute one has been to, it is the movie-making ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Character rules small screen, not story: Samir Soni (With Images)


August 16th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) "Parichay-Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka" has taken a 10-year-jump. Samir Soni, who plays the male lead in it, says it will take the plot to ... Read more...

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Nandita to direct play (Movie Snippets)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After making short films and a movie, actress Nandita Das is now directing a play that focuses on inequalities in the society."At the moment I am ... Read more...

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Bollywood report card: Small films boost box office


June 18th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Small is big in Bollywood. In the first five months, small-budget non-commercial films have kept the cash registers ringing and kept filmmakers happy, trade experts ... Read more...

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Porn star excited to work with Lohan


June 18th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Adult film star James Deen, who is set to work with actress Lindsay Lohan in upcoming film "The Canyons", says he cannot wait to ... Read more...

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World looking at us through ‘Bollywood window’: Writer Mushtaq Sheikh


May 29th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The worth of a popular work of literature is now often judged by a little tagline, "Soon to be made into a motion picture", ... Read more...

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Mainstream cinema not my cup of tea: Nandita Das


April 24th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Critically acclaimed actress-director Nandita Das, who took a sabbatical to take care of her baby, is set to be back with a bang - but says ... Read more...

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‘Women more assertive, men more macho in Bollywood now’


March 28th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years - the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema ... Read more...

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Dharmendra, Shabana, Mira Nair to get Padma Bhushan


January 25th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi and filmmaker of international repute Mira Nair were named for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian honour ... Read more...

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Naseer feels Vidya enjoys enviable position in filmdom


December 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Naseeruddin Shah, who worked with Vidya Balan in two films -- "Ishqiya" and "The Dirty Picture", believes that his co-star now holds an enviable position ... Read more...

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I’m nervous about my TV debut: Sanjay Dutt (Movie Snippets)


July 30th, 2011 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt is excited about his TV debut with reality show "Bigg Boss 5", but admits he is nervous too!"I'm pretty nervous doing it. I've ... Read more...

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Booking Bollywood: A new literary genre in making (With Images)


July 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Bollywood is coming alive in fine print. A spate of innovative books is not only documenting Indian moviedom for posterity but also throwing meaningful ... Read more...

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New content, support set stage for theatre’s resurgence (March 27 is World Theatre Day)


March 26th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Indian theatre is reaching out to a wider cross-section of people. With more funds, greater corporate interest, use of the internet and content that touches ... Read more...

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Dance heritage helps Indians appreciate ballet: Moscow ensemble


February 16th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The millennia-old heritage of 'nritya-abhinaya' in classical dance and mainstream cinema help Indians understand the language of ballet, say members of the 45-year-old Grand Moscow ... Read more...

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Is Malayalam Film, Naayika, Anchored In The Life Of The Deceased Actress, Sreevidya?


January 20th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
has, as its female protagonists, Madhu and Sharada, who are the actresses of yesteryear.Naayika has been scripted by Deedi Damodaran, who had previously been the scriptwriter of Gulmohar, which had ... Read more...

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A woman director faces many biases: ‘Turning 30′ filmmaker


December 15th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Women work in almost every department of filmmaking in Bollywood these days but still have to face prejudices, says debutant director Alankrita Srivastav who is ready with "Turning ... Read more...

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I thrive on meaty roles in small films: Rajat Kapoor


December 12th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) He was the hassled host in "Bheja Fry" and the sinister paedophile in "Monsoon Wedding". Versatile actor-director Rajat Kapoor says he thrives on offbeat ... Read more...

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My films are a process of self-annihilation: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Interview)


November 24th, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, often accused of making overtly flamboyant and whimsical movies, says his films create the world he lives in and are ... Read more...

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Renjith Tries To Offer Something Different With Pranchiyettan


September 17th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Megastar Mammootty starrer Malayalam movie Pranchiyettan and the Saint has received reviews following its Ramzan release last week. The rare kind of story telling of the film ... Read more...

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Raveena Tandon On Amul Chhote Ustaad


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Raveena Tandon is a National Film Award winning actress, a movie producer and an ex model. She will return to the small screen on "Amul Chhote ... Read more...

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Still no visibility for parallel cinema in India: Amol Palekar (Interview)


July 30th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Parallel cinema is still struggling to find a place in India and even multiplexes have not been able to create space for it, says veteran ... Read more...

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This is a very good time for actors: Shabana Azmi (Interview)


July 29th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) A whole lot of independent cinema and a variety of mediums have made this a very good time for actors of all ages, especially those ... Read more...

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Performing an item song would be awesome: Beauty queen Amin Dhillon


June 15th, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Here's a beauty queen with a difference. Like her peers, Miss India Worldwide Canada Amin Dhillon also wants to join Bollywood, but only as an ... Read more...

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Neha Dhupia: Next Action Queen?


June 11th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): She is sexy and definitely one of the few actresses in Bollywood who is not afraid to speak her mind. With her kitty full of films ... Read more...

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‘There Will Be Blood’ voted ‘Greatest Film Of The Decade’


December 14th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Film experts have voted Oscar nominated flick 'There Will Be Blood' as the 'Greatest Movie Of The Decade'.The 2007 period drama, the story of a silver-miner-turned-oil hunter's brutal ... Read more...

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Bollywood overshadowed Marathi cinema, says Amol Palekar


November 30th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Actor-director Amol Palekar says he is happy with the fact that Marathi cinema is back in the reckoning after being overshadowed by Bollywood movies for years. "Marathi ... Read more...

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‘Kurbaan’ a brilliantly designed terror plot(IANS Film Review; Rating ****)


November 21st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Kurbaan"; Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Om Puri, Kirron Kher; Director: Rensil d'Silva; Rating: ****"When a bomb explodes, mainly the innocent die," says Vivek ... Read more...

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Oz Sex Party says ’sexpo’ not that erotic, thanks to NSW censors


October 26th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): The Australian Sex Party is all set to stage an Erotic Short Film Festival in New South Wales, but the event would be minus any X-rated material, thanks ... Read more...

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Couldn’t meet MJ, but Indian choreographer makes Jermaine dance


October 14th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Bollywood choreographer Remo D'souza had always dreamt of meeting his idol Michael Jackson, but his wish remained unfulfilled due to the singer's death. The ... Read more...

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Minnisha hasn’t got her due in Bollywood: Shyam Benegal (Interview)


September 8th, 2009 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Bengal describes Minnisha Lamba as an "exceptionally good" actress but rues that she hasn't got her "due" in Bollywood. He feels his ... Read more...

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Rituparna SenGupta Confess- My Teacher had a crush on me


August 28th, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
An unconventional face Rituparna Sen Gupta doesn't need an introduction. Rituparna has come a long way in realistic cinema as an actor. To have won a National Award in 1998 the ... Read more...

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Remo all set for next directorial venture


August 12th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After garnering loads of critical-acclaim for his debut venture Lal Paharer Katha (a story of the red hills) a Bengali film, in Dubai International Film Festival, the choreographer Remo has now ... Read more...

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‘Dostana’ to kick start iView film fest in New York


August 11th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Director Tarun Mansukhani's hit movie "Dostana", a light-hearted take on homosexuality, will open the iView Film Festival starting Aug 28 in New York. The director, who said ... Read more...

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Are enough Bollywood films dealing with Indian sub-cultures?


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Historical epics, book adaptations, sci-fi thrillers and tragedies - Hindi cinema is churning out movies on multiple themes. But do many of them deal with ... Read more...

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