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2009-07-01 14:45:00

State Farm(R) is sending one talented singer to the silver screens of India NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you have what it takes to sing in a Bollywood movie? Prove your chops are best in the first-ever Bollywood singing competition. Hosted by Saavn, the world's largest marketer and distributor of Bollywood entertainment, and sponsored by State Farm; one winner from the US will be given the chance to fulfill the dream of singing on-screen in a Bollywood musical. The winner will be...

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2009-06-15 07:37:19

Jodhaa Akbar was named best picture at the seven-hour-long International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony in Macau, China. The movie about a Mughal king's love for a Hindu princess picked up a total of six prizes, including the best actor honor for Hrithik Roshan and the best director gong for Ashutosh Gowariker. The film also took the awards for best song lyrics, best music direction and best male playback singer, the BBC said. Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra won the best actress title...

2009-05-07 10:14:00

The World's Largest Distributor of Bollywood Entertainment Releases Five Films for Free Online Streaming NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Saavn, the world's largest digital distributor and marketer of Bollywood entertainment and Hulu, an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites -- all for free, anytime in the U.S., have teamed up to stream Bollywood films. The initial launch will include five contemporary hits from India,...

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2009-05-06 11:15:25

Nigeria passed Hollywood as the world's second-largest film producer after India's Bollywood, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. A UNESCO Institute for Statistics survey released this week said India's Bollywood film industry produced 1,091 feature-length films in 2006. In comparison, Nigeria's Nollywood moviemakers made 872 productions while the United States produced 485 major motion pictures. Film and video production are shining examples of how cultural...

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2009-05-05 15:27:25

Hollywood's 20th Century Fox is suing Bollywood's BR Films over what it has described as an unauthorized remake of its 1992 big-screen comedy My Cousin Vinny. The BBC said Fox is suing the Indian company for $1.42 million in Mumbai's High Court, claiming the dialogue and story for Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai are too close to the American version, which co-starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. BR Films has denied the allegations, arguing its film is original because the characters and settings are...

2009-04-13 22:53:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulu Watumull and Mukesh Assomull today announced they have partnered with American Empire Media Group of Los Angeles, California to kick off the new Bollywood Indian television game show "Bollywood Squares." The partnership will release details for the game show for the 2010-2011 season, at an event to be held in Mumbai, India, September 25, 2009. The show is planned to be a grand collaboration of a wealth of talent to be assembled in India. Gulu...

2009-04-13 10:31:00

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Saavn (www.saavn.com), the largest digital distributor of Bollywood entertainment, announced today that Rishi Malhotra has been appointed president and COO of Saavn, and partner in [212]MEDIA. Malhotra is responsible for further accelerating the growth of Saavn, which is already the world's fastest growing Bollywood media and marketing company. He oversees programming, distribution, and strategic entertainment deals for the company. Saavn is the...

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2009-04-03 15:10:24

Slumdog Millionaire co-star Anil Kapoor has signed on for a role on the U.S. television drama 24. The Indian actor played the game-show host in Millionaire, which won the Oscar for best picture this year. The Hollywood Reporter said the Bollywood star is set to join the cast as a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the United States on a peacekeeping mission in the upcoming eighth season of 24. Kapoor has acted in more than 100 movies in India.

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2009-04-03 14:15:02

A group of Bollywood film producers says it plans to go on strike after failing to reach a profit-sharing deal with Indian multiplex owners. The Press Trust of India said the film producers are to go on strike Saturday for an indefinite amount of time. The move reportedly will prevent the release of new movies into the theaters involved in the failed negotiations. Our demands are just; we want equal shares in profit sharing, which is the norm all over the world. The situation is not in our...

2009-03-17 09:01:00

LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five-year-old Indian cinema sensation and former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, will receive the Nielsen Box Office Award. The award, which is given for outstanding contribution to Asian film, will be presented to Ms. Chopra by The Hollywood Reporter during the 3rd Annual Asian Film Awards on March 23rd. The Asian Film Awards, which recognizes professionals for outstanding achievements in the field of Asian cinema, will be held as part of the 33rd...