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  • Maaya 7:59 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Shah Rukh Khan and gang gear up for SLAM The Tour 

    You can always trust Shah Rukh Khan to practice what he preaches. In one of his brand endorsements, he says, “One life: Make It Large”. Living upto this slogan, Shah Rukh Khan and his Happy New Year team have not just planned a worldwide tour named SLAM (which we had earlier reported), but it seems like they have promised to make it like never before.

    In what is touted to be a big Bollywood extravaganza, SLAM The Tour (STT) will see the stars entertaining the audiences live. Besides Shah Rukh Khan, these stars include the likes of Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singer Kanika Kapoor.

    Speaking about STT, Shah Rukh Khan said, “I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all. I am super excited and looking forward to being in your city along with my colleagues Farah, Deepika, Madhuri, Malaika, Abhishek, Boman, Sonu, Vivaan andKanika. We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. So mark your calendar and be there at SLAM, THE TOUR.” …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 6:05 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Which film will represent India at the Oscars this year 

    The potential Oscar contenders from India this year in the ‘Best Foreign Language’ category seem to have gone commercial with a vengeance. Last year, Anurag Kashyap created an ugly hungama over the selection Gyan Correa’s Gujarati drama The Good Road instead of Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox.

    This year, the films that are up as contenders as India’s official entry to the Oscars include two big Hindi blockbusters, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram Leela. Curiously, two of Hansal Mehta’s films Shahid and Citylights are both contenders to represent us at the Oscars.

    Even more significantly, there are three Marathi films in the reckoning, namely Mahesh Limaye’s Yellow, Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry and Srihari Sathe’s Ek Hazarchi Note.

    There is also the one Bengali film, the very powerful Jaatishwar, the bio-pic of the Portuguese poet Hensman Anthony who wrote poetry in Bengali with Prosenjit in a National award winning performance.

    A source from the selecting committee said, “The films in race to represent the Oscars are varied and very, very Indian. Any of them could represent India.”

    However, sources say the most likely contenders are Hansal Mehta’s Shahid and Srijit Mukherjee’s …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 6:05 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Chitra Singh wants the Bharat Ratna for Jagjit Singh 

    Ever since his death in 2011, the Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh’s wife Chitra Singh has been fighting a lone battle to get her husband the recognition he deserves.

    “I think he deserves the Bharat Ratna, no less…The country must give him his dues. Manmohan Singhji released two commemorative stamps on Feb 8 of Jagjitji. That was okay. Theek hai. But what about the recognition that Jagjit Saab deserves?”

    The Ghazal maestro’s widow, herself a renowned Ghazal singer in the 1970s and 80s had been persuading Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi for many years to award a Bharat Ratna to her husband.

    Sighs Chitraji, “They gave Jagjitji the Padma Bhushan in 2003. 11 years have passed since. Every year we expected him to get the Bharat Ratna.”

    In 2012, at a function in Delhi on Jagjit Singh’s first death anniversary, Chitraji met Sonia Gandhi to invite her for a function on the first anniversary. And Mrs. Gandhi, though graciousness personified, couldn’t help with the Bharat Ratna.

    Says Chitraji, “Soniaji was extremely gracious. I was told I wouldn’t be given more than 5-7 minutes. But she spent 40 minutes with me. I raised the subject of the Bharat Ratna for my husband. But …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 6:05 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Sushant Singh Rajput starts prepping for Paani goes from 1940s to 2050 

    For Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for leap of generations that could fracture any actor’s performing abilities.

    But Sushant, who with just three films, has prepared a roster of character-portraits rather than star-vehicles for his career, is all set to make a 110-year journey in the course of two films.

    While in Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Sushant Singh Rajput plays a detective in Kolkata in the 1940s, in Shekhar Kapoor’s Paani, he is cast as a ghetto-boy from Mumbai in the year 2050.

    The cultural and chronological leap is tremendous. And Sushant is revelling in every bit of the challenge.

    Says Sushant, “I’m ready to make a 110-year leap from my last film to the next. In Detective Byomkesh Bakshy though, I had to go back in time to the 1940s, I had solid reference points. I watched a lot of films from that era. Then of course, Dibakar was there to guide me. With Paani, there are no reference points. I’ve the freedom to interpret my character in any way I like. In the rehearsals and workshops, Shekhar Kapoor has allowed me complete freedom to do what I like with the character. Such supreme freedom is also a …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 6:05 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Sanjay Kapoor joins the cast of Vikas Bahls Shandaar 

    Sanjay Kapoor, who was last seen in the Vivek Oberoi starrer Prince, will now be seen once again on the silver screen in the Shahid Kapoor- Alia Bhatt starrer Shandaar, which is being directed by Vikas Bahl.

    News reports have it that he will be playing a key role in the film, which is of Alia Bhatt’s sister’s husband’s brother. Reports also state that he is presently in London where he will be shooting for the film over the next few months.

    Besides Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Kapoor, Shandaar also stars Pankaj Kapoor, who will be seen playing the role of Alia Bhatt’s father in the film. …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 5:14 am on August 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ram Gopal Varma rips apart Lord Ganeshas devotees faith 

    While the whole of India was extremely happy to welcome Lord Ganesha (who is also known as the ‘elephant God’ or ‘remover of the obstacles’) during the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the maverick film maker Ram Gopal Varma took to twitter and not just questioned the devotees’ faith on the elephant God, but also ‘directed’ a few personal questions at Lord Ganesha himself! In simple words, RGV did nothing but to wage a war of words questioning everyone’s faith and devotions.

    He started off asking questions like “Does Lord Ganesha eat with his hands or his trunk?”, “Can someone tell me if today is the day Ganesha was originally born or is it the day his dad cut his head off?” He then, went on to plead his innocence by stating, “I have an innocent question…can someone please tell me how a Lord who couldn’t save his own head will save others heads?” He added that, “Can someone explain how someone can cut off a child’s head who was just trying to protect his mother’s modesty? Am sure devotees know better.”

    He also questioned about Lord Ganesha’s paunch by stating, “Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or …read more

    Via: bollywoodhungama

  • Maaya 2:38 pm on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Con hain woh 

    Stories of con men, their traits, charm and tricks have always kept the masses entertained. Emraan Hashmi’s latest film Raja Natwarlal is bollywood’s latest con film offering. Until the audience and critics decide its fate, take a look at the movies that are centered on con artists and how they pull off the score…


    Raja Natwarlal (2014)
    Other than similar names, the only thing common between Emraah Hashmi’s Raja Natwarlal and Big B’s Mr Natwarlal (1979) is that the films are stories of a con man. We all know how amazing Amitabh Bachchan was in Mr Natwarlal, but will the gen y’s serial kisser pull of the role of a con man with much élan, only time will tell.


    Lootera (2013)
    Ranveer Singh played a con man in Lootera who visits a village in West Bengal only to plunder away with the ancient wealth of a local zamindar. While doing so, he falls in love with the zamindar’s daughter (Sonakshi Sinha). Ranveer won many accolades for his jaw dropping performance in this film. The critics were in awe of both these actors.


    Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011)
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    Via: filmfare

  • Maaya 10:45 am on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Goodbye MAMI?: the inside story 

    Khalid Mohamed on the lamentable closure of the 15-year-old MAMI film festival…unless there’s a miracle, coming Monday
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    Via: bollywoodjournalist

  • Maaya 10:35 am on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ranbir Abhishek Varun at Indian Super League 

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    Via: filmfare

  • Maaya 4:16 am on August 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Kay Kay Menon 

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    Kay Kay Menon (K. K. Menon) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema.

    Sun, 1966-10-02

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