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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.

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...

2009-03-07 16:30:00

India's movie industry is poised to take advantage of the success of Slumdog Millionaire and expand globally, experts say. Amit Khanna, chairman of India's Reliance Big Entertainment film group, said India's so-called Bollywood could soon be a global cinematic power by developing links with Hollywood, which has its eyes on India's potential, The Washington Post reported Saturday. There is a natural synergy between the film industries in India and the United States. India is a democracy, has a...

2009-01-23 14:15:34

The Mumbai-set movie Slumdog Millionaire, which won four Golden Globes and has been nominated for 10 Oscars, had its Indian premiere Thursday night. The BBC said the movie -- directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle on a budget of just under $10 million -- will be getting as wide a release in India as a major Bollywood film would. The movie has already racked up about $50 million in ticket sales at U.S. and U.K. box offices. The British broadcaster said the movie about an impoverished,...

2009-01-22 13:21:43

India's slow-growing animation and gaming industry could hit 1.3 billion this year with the help of the country's first 3D videogame, inspired by a hit Bollywood thriller about a man with short-term amnesia. "Ghajini," the PC game based on the Hindi-language film of the same name, was launched in India this month and will soon be marketed worldwide by Indian film distributor Eros International PLC. The box office smash is loosely based on the 2000 Oscar-nominated Hollywood thriller Memento,...

2009-01-15 10:27:01

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is criticizing the celebrated film Slumdog Millionaire for depicting India as a Third World, dirty underbelly, the BBC said. Directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle, the movie was the big winner at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles Sunday night. It also earned 11 BAFTA, Orange British Academy Film Awards, nods including one for best picture, when nominations were announced in London Thursday. However, Bachchan -- an actor who has appeared in more than 140...

2008-12-22 07:16:00

MUMBAI, India, December 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an unprecedented manner for a Bollywood title, the Aamir Khan starrer 'Ghajini', written and directed by the acclaimed A.R. Murugadoss, will add a further 22 countries to its huge India release pattern on December 25th. Orchestrated by BIG Pictures, the motion pictures brand of Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd, the widely anticipated remake will premiere day and date in over 300 cinemas. The original Tamil language film was a box...

2008-11-28 09:33:54

India's Bollywood film industry ground to a halt Thursday as violence stemming from terror attacks in Mumbai kept workers at home, The Hollywood Reporter said. More than 140 people were killed and more than 300 injured in the terrorist incidents, which began Wednesday and continued Friday. Much of the violence took place at the posh Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, a hot spot where many celebrities stay and film business is conducted. The Hollywood Reporter said Australian television star Brooke...

2008-11-14 09:00:19

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- mywaves, the largest free mobile entertainment destination for consumers, today announced a partnership with Mukta Arts to deliver trailers, behind the scenes interviews, music videos and outtakes of its films, including the highly anticipated release of Mukta Arts' latest film, "Yuvvraaj" at http://www.mywaves.com/msite/yuvvraaj. In addition to featuring Mukta Arts video content on mywaves, the Bollywood studio will also kick off an innovative...

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