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2008-09-16 00:00:21

By Anuradha Varma Remember mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, who turns into Superman to rescue damsels in distress? Well, don't judge a book by its cover, not even in real life. For instance, your tour operator could be a Bollywood villain in an alter ego. And the techie you're in a meeting with might just be the one who can cure you of nagging aches and pains. There are also those who go with the flow as life leads them in different directions. For Tenzing, Bollywood's 'newest' villain...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

By Meena Iyer Until very recently, it was terribly infra dig to be a film scribe. And one doesn't have to be Einstein to figure why anyone associated with Tinselville was treated like an outcaste. "Back in the 1970s, it was always the filmis and the rest of the world," says veteran film magazine editor Bharathi Pradhan. Naturally, the film journalist, someone who eked out a living following the lives of "men and women who danced and sang for their supper" was termed a bimbo and a parasite....

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin