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2010-01-09 11:14:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ - Since first lit in Greece in November, the Olympic Flame has passed through many corners of Canada, including the country's most northern, southern, and eastern points. This video package features the runs of South Korean gold medalist Lee Kyung Chun in Tofino, BC; Australian gold medalist Alisa Camplin in Dawson City, Yukon; Japanese speed skating star Ikue Teshigaware in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador; Chinese Olympic superstar Yang Yang in...

2008-11-13 15:00:16

TORONTO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Deepa Mehta with Akshay Kumar announced today the pivotal character of Mewa Singh will be played by Vinay Virmani (photograph attached) in his debut film Komagata Maru. Vinay is a recent graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. Mewa Singh, a young Sikh man, enraged by the injustice and duplicity he and his countrymen were subjected to, assassinated at point blank range William Charles Hopkinson. Hopinkson was the principal...

2008-09-17 21:00:17

By Meena Iyer MUMBAI: In the time of a possible global meltdown, this filmland snippet sounds like the overblown talk typical of Bollywood fare. But insiders insist it is true - that UTV has signed superhit hero Akshay Kumar for their next film for a staggering Rs 71 crore. Ram Mirchandani, founder & COO, UTV Rampage Motion Pictures, confirmed that their company had signed the Singh Is Kingg star. "But the remuneration figure being bandied about is far less," he said, adding warily,...

2008-08-19 12:00:00

By Kaveree Bamzai Anita Hassanandani takes a deep breath, says Jai Mata Di, and dives from a 12-storey building. Yana Gupta smiles while a creepy crawly walks over her face. Pooja Bedi remembers her children before diving into ice cold water. In Colors' new Khatron ke Khiladi (with an average first six-day TRP of 1.53), Akshay Kumar may be the star, wearing a singlet and knee-high trousers, but it's the women who are walking away with the wows. The role reversal is everywhere. In Ugly...

2008-08-15 00:00:25

You'll find Planman Motion Pictures' Arindam Chaudhari with a happy grin on his face these days. Reason? The audience's reaction to the trailers of Planman's film, The Last Lear, which are being shown with the latest Akshay Kumar- Katrina Kaif blockbuster, Singh is Kinng. "The audience found it thought provoking and engaging. And that is exactly the kind of reaction we had hoped to generate," says he, adding, "And if the audience reactions are something to go by, here comes another...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By Nikhat Kazmi Why so serious? The joker's signature question seems to have become the signature tune of Bollywood's box office currently. The nerdy sardar, Happy Singh's goofball antics are all set to rewrite box office history with a staggering weekend take of Rs 28 crore for Singh is Kinng. This has supposedly surpassed the two other mega-flicks which saw an unprecedented initial hoopla, Om Shanti Om with Rs 26 crore and Dhoom 2 with Rs 24 crore as their opening weekend...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By JAYA DRONA It's raining stars in Delhi these days and Bollywood biggies are surely making a beeline to be in the capital to promote their films. All the hungama surrounding the film notwithstanding, the starcast of the film, Singh Is Kinng, was in Delhi recently on a promotional visit. Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vipul Shah and Anees Bazmi - were all here. Katrina looked much at ease as she spoke about how happy she was to be in Delhi. She spoke about her upcoming films, Salman and...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By SHARIN WADER The buzz was that Abbas-Mastan, who are planning to make an action thriller, had approached the hottest property in Bollywood to do the film. But Akshay Kumar had turned down the offer, after which the filmmakers opted for John Abraham. Here's the lowdown. "We approached Akshay, but it wasn't for the action thriller. We have another project in mind and it's completely unlike from what Akshay has done before. And as for John, he was our first choice for the action...

2008-07-06 00:00:15

By TANVI TRIVEDI Call it lack of imagination, bad scripts, audiences focusing on IPL, but the first half of 2008 just hadn't been a picture-perfect script for Bollywood. The second half promises plenty of action, more big ticket films, newer stars making their splash on 70 mm and an estimated Rs 600 crore at stake. Take a closer look at the most eagerly awaited flicks of the second part of the year - Love Story 2050, Jaane... Tu Ya Jaane Na, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Singh Is Kinng, Ghajini,...


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