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2008-09-12 18:00:21

By LAURA CAPITANO The first time I saw the term "Bollywood" in print, I thought it was a big ol' typo. No sir, it's really the term for the Hindi branch of India's cinematic tree. The convenient combination of Bombay and Hollywood is appropriate, as most Bollywood scripts are inspired by successful American titles. If you're looking to round out your usual movie-going experience with some foreign flavors, the AMC Regency Square 24 theater regularly carries Bollywood movies. They're not...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

Twentieth Century Fox ventures into Asia LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Twentieth Century Fox said Wednesday it has established a studio in India, heralding its venture into Asia. As the latest Hollywood studio to explore the Asian market, the entertainment company will specialize in local productions with the Indian studio based in India's Mumbai, home of the Bollywood industry. The new studio will be a joint venture with the Asian satellite broadcaster STAR, called Fox STAR...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

By Joan Dupont The Toronto festival has always been rich ground for films from India. This city is home to Deepa Mehta, famous for her trilogy on the making of modern India - "Fire""Earth," and "Water." The director has set her new film, "Heaven on Earth," on Canadian soil, portraying an Indian family cloistered in anger and frustration. It is a bold film, with Preity Zinta, a Bollywood star, as a young girl shipped abroad to marry a man she has never met, and who rejects her. It does not...

2008-09-03 18:00:21

AN ERDINGTON Bollywood dance club has honoured one of its students after she became a dancing star in her own right. Angela Whitehead, aged 53, has won the Student of the Year award for the second year running at Hina and Company Bollywood dance classes. She started dancing as a way to keep fit but quickly gained a reputation as a great dancer and is now performing her Bollywood moves on TV. Teacher Hina Chavda said: "Angela has won Student of the year 2007 and 2008 along with being...

2008-08-30 21:00:16

By SANAT SAVANAL Not long ago, Bollywood films always came up with tried and tested music. Now, with the boom in Indipop, times have surely changed. Some Indipop stars like Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das, Lucky Ali and others have blown us away with unforgettable songs. Though, given a chance, these artistes prefer cutting their own albums than the glittering world of Bollywood. Vasundhara Das, who came out with her own pop album, says, "The difference between a playback singer and a...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

By Kaveree Bamzai Anyone find anything odd in Bollywood celebrating its recent "Hollywood " coups? Happy because it got Snoop Dogg, a man well known for running into trouble for possession of marijuana and guns, and for having been a professional pimp for two years, to sing a song for Singh is Kinng? Over the moon that Kareena Kapoor was made an offer to act in a film directed by Daniel Silverman who, according to her over-heated publicity machine, directed The Devil Wears Prada and The...

2008-08-26 03:00:38

By BARKHA MATHUR This talented actress may not have been cast in lead roles, but, Shifaali Shah sure dominates the frames, which have her playing a part. The actress, who began her career with some inspiring performances on television, is now seen in powerful cameos on the big screen. The latest buzz is that Shifaali will be playing the lead in Barnali Shukla's directorial debut with husband, producer, director Vipul Shah in the male lead. And finally, she would be playing her age. In a...

2008-08-26 03:00:38

By SHARIN WADER Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan can fight for their share of the Chennai pie, but in Kochi, there is nobody to challenge Mohan Lal. In this backwater city of Kerala, the Southie superstar is King. And everywhere in Kochi, there are kingsize posters of Mohan Lal whose new film Aakashgopuram is drawing in fans from all corners of the state. BT met the people's hero in Kochi itself. Mohan Lal, who has settled down in Dubai, came dressed simply in a polka dotted shirt and white...

2008-08-24 22:57:30

By ANSHUL CHATURVEDI The 'Indian Mujahideen' recently warned four leading Muslim actors - Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman and Saif Ali, all, coincidentally, answering to the name of Khan - that if they didn't keep off working in Indian movies, they'd run the risk of 'paying a price'. More recently, Saif - who responded to the Mujahideen threat by saying he'd "rather be shot than not do a shot" - was in the news for articulating the fact that he had to go to a Muslim builder to look for a house,...

2008-08-24 22:57:30

By JAYA DRONA Vipul Shah isn't really surprised. The global rights for his next, yet-to-be-shot film London Dreams have been sold for a record Rs 120 crore, and this comes right on the heels of the box office success of Singh Is Kinng. London Dreams stars Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, and South Indian actress Asin, and the amount is almost double what OSO and Jodhaa Akbar's rights were sold for. But Vipul says this was in the coming. "Cinema is growing at a certain pace. It's just that...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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