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Inside track of actresses’ lives - the fascination continues


August 18th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) What is life like behind the arclights? What compromises do women make in their journey to stardom? Do the glitz and glamour come for ... Read more...

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For TV, Balaji sends revised version of ‘The Dirty Picture’


July 11th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The content of Viday Balan starrer "The Dirty Picture" has been revised to ensure it is suitable to be broadcast on television channels."A revised U/A has ... Read more...

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Bengali version of ‘Dirty Picture’ stalled, Rakhi upset (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The Bengali version of "The Dirty Picture" has been stalled after Ekta Kapoor objected to its title. Rakhi Sawant, who was set to play the ... Read more...

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Bengali version of ‘Dirty Picture’ stalled, Rakhi depressed


July 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The Bengali version of "The Dirty Picture" has reportedly been stalled after Ekta Kapoor objected to this. Rakhi Sawant, who was set to play the ... Read more...

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Balki to shoot his next with Big B at year-end (Movie Snippets) (With Images)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Filmmaker R. Balakrishnan aka Balki, who presented Amitabh Bachchan in unimaginable roles in "Cheeni Kum" and "Paa", is gearing up to explore one more side ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ in Kannada excites Veena Mallik


May 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Mallik has started work on the Kannada version of "The Dirty Picture", saying the film is packed with glamour and sentiments that ... Read more...

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‘The Dirty Picture’ in Kannada: Ekta Kapoor opposes title


May 6th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Banaglore, May 6 (IANS) Director Trishul of "Baba" fame has titled his next Kannada film "The Dirty Picture", but filmmaker Ekta Kapoor is unhappy and has filed a complaint ... Read more...

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‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ leads IIFA nominations


May 4th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Zoya Akhtar's road movie "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" is leading the nomination pack of the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards with 14 ... Read more...

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Filmmakers line up biopics - with Bollywood twist (Feature)


April 30th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) The commercial success of "The Dirty Picture" gave new life to biopics. Bollywood has now lined up a slew of real people's real stories, though ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ TV premiere stalled despite cuts, Bollywood furious (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The much-anticipated television premiere of Vidya Balan starrer "The Dirty Picture" was stalled at the last moment Sunday, despite 59 cuts in the film ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ TV premiere stalled, director Milan Luthria shocked (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Director Milan Luthria, who helmed "The Dirty Picture", is shocked and disappointed after the television premiere of his film was stalled at the last minute ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ TV premiere stalled, Tusshar upset


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The much-awaited television premiere Sunday of "The Dirty Picture", which has an adult certification, has been stalled, one of the actors in the film has ... Read more...

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I want to believe it, says Vidya on first National Award


March 7th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who was declared the best actress for playing a sex symbol in "The Dirty Picture" at the 59th National Awards Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan plans ‘dirty dancing’ post-break


February 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan wants to improve her vocabulary, on the one hand, to express her feelings towards the success of "The Dirty Picture". On ... Read more...

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Potpouri of hits - Top 10 Bollywood movies (2011 in Retrospect) (To go with Bollywood went from gloom to glory)


December 15th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) From real life sagas to sci-fi and experimental to sentimental dramas - Bollywood's potpourri of hits offered a wide range of themes. Films like ... Read more...

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Bollywood went from gloom to glory, singing ‘Ooh la la’ (2011 in Retrospect)


December 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
(Attn Editors: This is the first in a series of yearenders by IANS, covering in depth a range of events in fields such as sports, economy, entertainment, politics and diplomacy ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan open to doing Southern movies


December 11th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she won't mind working in southern language movies if she comes across a good script."If I get a good script, ... Read more...

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Bollywood wakes up to women-centric themes


December 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) There was a time when women-centric films were bound by the 'parallel cinema' tag. But now they seem to be treading a successful path ... Read more...

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Court asks police to book Vidya Balan for obscenity


December 8th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Controversies continue to dog "The Dirty Picture" with a city court directing police to book actress Vidya Balan for posing for indecent photographs on the ... Read more...

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‘The Dirty Picture’ not one day wonder, cash registers ringing


December 4th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Vidya Balan's no-holds-barred performance in "The Dirty Picture" has received an overwhelming response and has managed to gross Rs.20.32 crore at the domestic box office ... Read more...

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‘ ‘Dirty Picture’ needn’t have been banned in Pakistan’


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) "The Dirty Picture", which features Vidya Balan in her boldest avatar ever, has been banned in Pakistan for being too explicit, but Girish Johar ... Read more...

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‘The Dirty Picture’: Needlessly smutty (IANS Movie Review - Rating: **)


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Dirty Picture"; Cast: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor; Director: Milan Luthria, Producer: Ekta Kapoor; Rating **Is it a voyeuristic peep-eye or the projection of a ... Read more...

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Shobhaa De predicts awards for Vidya (Movie Snippets)


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) She is usually critical of actors and filmmakers, but columnist and novelist Shoba De is all praise for Vidya Balan's "Ooh la la" performance in ... Read more...

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Andhra High Court clears ‘The Dirty Picture’


December 1st, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Clearing decks for the release of the much-publicised "The Dirty Picture", the Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a writ petition by the kin of ... Read more...

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Lust is part of our lives: ‘Dirty Picture’ director (Interview)


November 26th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Milan Luthria is charting unknown territory by exploring the wild side of a woman with his new movie "The Dirty Picture". The director is ... Read more...

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Vidya’s oomph may bowl out other biggies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Vidya Balan's sexy avatar, itsy bitsy clothes, cleavage-showing blouses and raunchy dance numbers in "The Dirty Picture" are receiving jaw-dropping reactions. Fans and trade ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ not a formal biopic


November 4th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) The makers of Vidya Balan starrer "The Dirty Picture" have clarified that the film is not a formal biopic."With reference to the legal notice received ... Read more...

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If kissing is a way to remember me, so be it: Emraan Hashmi (Interview)


September 6th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Poor Emraan Hashmi! There seems to be no getting away from the "serial kisser" tag despite his many protestations and he's back to locking lips ... Read more...

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Movie trailers: Bollywood’s cuts its first look right


September 1st, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Be it "Agneepath", "The Dirty Picture" or "Rockstar", the recently released trailers of these much-awaited three films have received a thumbs up from members ... Read more...

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Simpleton to sexy siren: Vidya Balan goes ooh la la!


August 31st, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Forget the bespectacled Radhika of the "Hum Paanch" series, the demure Lalita of "Parineeta" or even the rustic Krishna of "Ishqiya"! An evolved Vidya ... Read more...

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I wasn’t uncomfortable with bold scenes: Vidya


August 30th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) She is at her boldest ever in "The Dirty Picture", but actress Vidya Balan says she never felt a sense of discomfort shooting for the ... Read more...

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As sultry as it gets-Vidya in ‘The Dirty Picture’


August 26th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Vidya Balan has never exposed as much - but in the first look of "The Dirty Picture", inspired by late southern sex icon Silk ... Read more...

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I’m not ready to make wedding album: Vidya Balan


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Reports claiming that Vidya Balan secretly married UTV Motion Pictures' head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur have been splashed all over the net but the ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ could be India’s ‘Boogie Nights’: Ekta Kapoor


May 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Saucy, sensational and shocking - that's how producer Ekta Kapoor defines her most special project "Dirty Picture", which she feels could be touted as ... Read more...

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Indians don’t need films to watch sex: Ekta Kapoor (Interview)


April 28th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Bored of the idiot box, TV tzarina Ekta Kapoor is fearlessly entering the bedroom space with films like "Love Sex Aur Dhokha", "Ragini MMS" ... Read more...

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