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2008-08-11 00:00:21

By AMRITA MULCHANDANI There's a southern invasion in Bollywood. Kollywood's reigning divas have taken over screen space in Mumbai and have even bagged some of the most talked about films this year. Genelia D'Souza, Shriya Saran, Priyamani, Sada, Asin, Shruti Hasan to Trisha are no longer just headturners seen in the odd commercial on television. From selling cola and toothpaste to being serenaded by the likes of Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar is no mean feat. But then...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By RITU VERMA A child actor, singer, television host and now a Bollywood debutante - Aditya Narayan is climbing the ladder of success rapidly. Son of singer Udit Narayan, Aditya shared the recording studio with his father and Asha Bhonsle way before he had touched teens. After sharing screen space with Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Urmila Matondkar, Aditya forayed into the telly world. In no time, he catapulted into a teen sensation as the super cool host of Sa...

2008-08-07 09:00:39

TOP performers in Birmingham's Bollywood Dance School will be providing the entertainment at a summer fete in Coventry city centre next week. Hina and Co have agreed to appear at the annual fete at Methodist Central Hall, off New Union Street, which will offer crafts, games, cakes and plants between 10am and 2pm. Organisations wishing to rent a pounds 10 stall should call 024 7622 3564. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-04 18:00:34

BOLLYWOOD films on Tyneside are apparently like Number 1 buses in Heaton. You wait for what seems like an eternity for one and then two land at your bus-stop at once. Nevertheless, the news that a second Bollywood feature film is being shot in the region, which comes just a few weeks after the first film crew (shooting Kaun Bola) arrived on Tyneside is pretty exciting. Shooting began on Apni Boli Apna Des (Our Language, Our Country) last week and will carry on until September....

2008-08-03 18:00:12

CAMERAS are rolling as a blockbuster Bollywood movie is being shot in the North. A trailer for a new Eastern feature film is being filmed by Tynemouth Priory in North Tyneside. Called Apni Boli Apna Des, which translates as "our language, our country", the movie is billed as "a family drama about love, loyalty and sacrifice". It will tell the story of a young man who struggles to make it as a successful singer despite his family being immersed in debt. Starring Indian Bollywood...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

CONTACT centre workers added a touch of spice to lunch breaks with a Bollywood dancing class. Professional bhangra dancers, including high-profile actor Amit Jalopara, paid a surprise visit to the Stockton-based Virgin Media centre to teach staff some elaborate moves. She said: "Bollywood dancing is a mix of bhangra and classical Indianmoves so isn't easy to pick up, but the staff were great sports and gave it a really good go." The event was held as part of the launch of Virgin...

2008-07-22 12:00:47

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring dancers can enter Bollypop, an online dance competition sponsored by Verizon to help showcase the growing amount of Bollywood movies and music videos the company offers its FiOS TV and V CAST customers. The Bollypop (http://www.verizon.com/bollypop) contest is open to all U.S. residents and is maintained by Saavn, the largest digital distributor of South Asian movies, music videos, audio tracks and ringtones. Contest entrants can be either...

2008-07-13 00:00:15

A month ago (June 6), CT had come up with an article on why multiplexes are pushing the few Bengali releases to the morning shows and thereby not doing enough to promote regional cinema. The show timings effectively pointed out to the discrepancy in treatment given to Hindi and Bengali releases. What's pleasantly surprising is that some amends have been made and there isn't a single morning show for Khela at any of the multiplexes. And Love, another multiplex release, has got just one...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By Meena Iyer Pahlaj Nihalani and Kumar Mangat are producers scorned. Their films Khushboo and Haal-e-Dil made it to the multiplexes one Friday in June 2008, but didn't stay there even for three days. When Nihalani's kin was turned back from a multiplex screen because his film was withdrawn without notice, the enraged producer created a ruckus in the foyer and threatened to file an FIR against the multiplex. Ultimately the theatre owners gave in. They played a show for his 18-member...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Considering his achievements, you would think Shyam Benegal a proud man. But meeting him, reveals a down-to-earth and amiable person. It is an easy conversation. The renowned filmmaker was recently in Goa for a film festival. Unfortunately, ill health temporally hampered his stay but after a quick visit to a local doctor, he was back to his energetic self. The doctor's visit caused him to remark, "I am better. A nice Goan doctor cured me. I have great trust in Goan doctors because my...


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