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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

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From director to actor, role reversal is in


August 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) From behind the camera to in front of it, all for the love of cinema. Indian directors are increasingly donning the greasepaint and taking on ... Read more...

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Independent films can help tackle issues: Dhulia


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is riding high on the success of "Paan Singh Tomar", feels independent filmmaking can help tackle socially relevant issues in a ... Read more...

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Saif turns action hero in ‘Bullet Raja’


August 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) After delighting audiences with his youthful role in "Cocktail", actor Saif Ali Khan is set to try his action avatar for Tigmanshu Dhulia's new film "Bullet ... Read more...

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I dunno, says John on marriage plans (Movie Snippets)


July 30th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) His marriage plans have always drawn public interest, but for now Bollywood actor John Abraham says he has no clue about his marriage.The 39-year-old, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan bans gutka, plans fines up to Rs.10 lakh


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Wednesday banned the production, sales and storage of gutka (tobacco-laced paan masala), the fifth state in the country to do so, and Chief Minister ... 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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Actors are selfish as compared to directors: Nawazuddin


June 10th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Nawazuddin Siddiqui says while working on a film, artists are usually concerned only about their roles but a director is comparatively unselfish as he has ... Read more...

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Bollywood embracing trash of the west: Tannishtha Chatterjee


June 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has kept her distance from typical Bollywood potboilers, skin show and the glamourous look, feels the Hindi film industry is not ... Read more...

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Nawazuddin gets late recognition, says it’s never too late


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) He has been consistently delivering powerful performances in small roles on the big screen, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui didn't get recognition till his two films were screened ... Read more...

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Nawazuddin feels training must for actors


May 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played an abusive officer in "Kahaani" and an informer in "Paan Singh Tomar", says training is must for every actor."Training ... Read more...

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I want unconventional roles: Mrunal Jain (TV Snippets)


May 17th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Television actor Mrunal Jain, recently seen as Sameer Diwan in ongoing show "Hitler Didi", says he wants to do unconventional roles in Hindi films."I am open ... Read more...

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Dhulia to direct Indian adaptation of ‘Hamlet’


May 14th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) After bringing the story of athlete-turned-dacoit Paan Singh Tomar alive on the big screen, director Tigmanshu Dhulia is set to adapt William Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet" ... Read more...

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Foreign exposure pushes independent films in India (Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) If yours is a low- or medium-budget, independent movie project and it has travelled to prestigious international film jamborees, chances are ripe for a good ... Read more...

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Tigmanshu Dhulia makes acting debut with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia makes his acting debut with "Gangs of Wasseypur". Director Anurag Kashyap is full of praises for him and said that Dhuila is a ... Read more...

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It’s frustrating when your film doesn’t reach audiences: Rajat Kapoor


April 25th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor, who had to wait for two years to release his film "Fatso", says it's frustrating when your movie fails to reach the audiences."The ... Read more...

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Rani hasn’t said yes for Begum Samru role: Dhulia


April 14th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The industry is abuzz with news that Rani Mukerji has given the nod for Tigmanshu Dhulia's next, a biopic on nautch girl Begum Samru. But the ... Read more...

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Aamir never detained abroad, but Irrfan has been stopped


April 13th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Irrfan Khan, who shares a surname with Shah Rukh, has also been stopped at airports abroad for sudden checks, while Aamir Khan says he has ... Read more...

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More painful times ahead for Farhan!


April 13th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Essaying the role of an athlete is not easy. After undertaking a rigorous regime to get into the character of Milkha Singh, Farhan Akhtar will ... Read more...

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Priyanka misses joy of watching IPL (Movie Snippets)


April 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who performed at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai, loves watching cricket. ... Read more...

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‘We’re not rock stars, we’re musicians’


April 4th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) K. Mohan, the lead vocalist of music band Agnee, says they believe in making good music rather focusing on creating hit songs."Past experience has taught ... Read more...

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Irrfan to romance Aditi Rao Hydari in next film


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) After giving a thrilling performance in "Paan Singh Tomar", actor Irrfan is set to romance Aditi Rao Hydari in a new romantic comedy directed by ... Read more...

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UTV strikes Rs.150-crore satellite deals


March 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures, one of the prestigious filmmaking studios, has sold satellite deals worth almost Rs.150 crore for their current releases and upcoming slate of movies."At ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ set for Gulf release on popular demand


March 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) After doing successful business at the home box office, "Paan Singh Tomar" is set for screening in the Gulf region Thursday and that too on ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ team to care for former athletes


March 10th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Who says actors and films do not make a difference to the quality of our life? A biopic on the life of athlete-turned-outlaw Paan Singh ... Read more...

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‘Valmiki Ki Bandook’ upsets Valmiki Samaj


March 5th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Members of Haryana-based Valmiki Samaj have expressed resentment over the title of Jimmy Shergill-starrer "Valmiki Ki Bandook". However, the film's director Karan Butani says the ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ earns Rs.4.25 crore over weekend


March 5th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's biopic "Paan Singh Tomar", which has been receiving rave reviews from all quarters, has had a decent start in its opening weekend ... Read more...

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Big B praises ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, calls it true biopic


March 4th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia and actor Irrfan Khan have receive heaps of praise from Amitabh Bachchan for their film "Paan Singh Tomar". The megastar describes ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’ a rare cinematic treat (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Paan Singh Tomar"; Starring: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill; Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia; Rating: ****Some films are meant to run that extra mile to go beyond being a mere cinematic experience. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plans anti-tobacco awareness in schools


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Concerned over the growing tobacco product consumption among the youths, the Maharashtra government has decided to introduce a tobacco awareness course as a subject in schools, ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’: Untold tale of an athlete-turned-dacoit (IANS Preview)


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A national level athlete Paan Singh Tomar went on to become one of the most dreaded dacoits of Chambal Valley and director Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Read more...

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FIR against ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ director


February 28th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 28 (IANS) Alleging breach of promise, Balwant Singh, the nephew of dacoit Paan Singh Tomar, has lodged an FIR against Bollywood director Tigmanshu Dhulia who has made a ... Read more...

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Irrfan puts heart, sweat into ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ (Movie Snippets)


February 21st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia shot "Paan Singh Tomar" in Chambal in 48 degrees and Irrfan says that he could manage to shoot in the scorching heat ... Read more...

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Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ as oral cancer cases rise


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned "food products" in the government's new food safety guidelines. The move has been ... Read more...

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‘Bbuddah…Hoga Terra Baap’ Amitabh album all the way (IANS Music Review)


June 18th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap"; Music Directors: Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani; Lyricists: Vishal Dadlani, Swanand Kirkire and Anvita Dutt Guptan; Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Vishal Dadlani, Monali Thakur, Shekhar Ravjiani, Sunidhi ... Read more...

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