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2008-08-12 00:00:29

By Priyanka Dasgupta What impression of India did you get in Pakistan when you were shooting for Ramchand Pakistani? I've been a part of many Indo-Pak peace initiatives. Those across the border have a lot of curiosity about India. Today mainstream Indian films are getting released there. Earlier pirated DVDs would be in circulation. Some of our actors have their roots there. Yet, sometimes, they feel that we behave like the big brother. Was the experience of shooting in a Pakistani...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

By SHARIN WADER Tut-tut, you do not invite Salman Khan to cut the ribbon and inaugurate a new gym and then present him with a blunt scissors to do the job. Especially without his ghar ka Katri(na). It brings out the animal in him! That much, we could have told Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil who took the Bollywood muscleman to Thane to do the honours at his friend Prabhod Davkhare's new fitness studio. Non-plussed for a moment, Salman attacked the stubborn ribbon with his...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Jeff Vice Deseret News BRICK LANE -- ** 1/2 -- Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson; with English subtitles (East Indian dialects); rated PG-13 (profanity, sex, slurs, violence, vulgarity, nude art) Even a single misstep could have turned the British drama "Brick Lane" into one of those predictable, made for the Lifetime cable channel melodramas. As it is, the film narrowly avoids doing it. A good, mostly fresh- faced cast certainly helps in that regard, as does...

2008-08-06 21:00:21

Please consider an interview with director/writer Dilip Mehta and producer Noemi Weis. These courageous filmmakers made "The Forgotten Woman," a quietly powerful documentary that looks at the destitution and marginalization of 20 million widows in India. These women are forced by age-old traditions to live out their remaining years isolated from and shunned by the society at large. This staggering number almost equals the entire population of Canada. As part of Independent Documentary...

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....

2008-07-24 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...

2008-07-18 00:00:24

By AAKANKSHA NAVAL SHETYE Moviegoers are being treated to a new song in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na after Aamir Khan gave in to demands of his fans on his blog. The actor was in a dilemma over the song Jaane Tu Mera Kya Hai that is in the music album, but not in the film that's successfully launched his nephew Imran Khan as the hottest new-Khan-on-the- Bollywood-block. It was picturised as a romantic number on Imran and Genelia D'Souza but had been edited out of the final cut to keep up with...

2008-07-18 00:00:24

By AFSANA AHMED In a cunning strategy that's new to Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor has done away with a premiere show and private screenings of his new film with Vidya Balan opening tomorrow; instead, the actor is holding special shows today across a chain of multiplexes only meant for college girls. Tickets to the shows are being sold, yes - actually sold at a premium, after the girls produce their college identity cards. The fringe benefit to this is that not only do his fans get to see the...

2008-07-18 00:00:24

By MANDVI SHARMA I'm actually standing in a park, looking at the sky and waiting for my kids to paraglide from a mountain," says Farhan Akhtar over the phone. The director, actor, father of two little girls and now rocker says that he'd love to give more time to his kids. "But with two films and all, it's tough to find more time. So whatever gives me the opportunity to spend time with them is welcome," he says. Farhan says his kids are very excited that their dad is on screen, but are...

2008-07-18 00:00:24

After a dud like Vaana, Meera Chopra is pinning her hopes on her forthcoming film with director Chandra Sidharth of Aa Naluguru fame. She is teaming up with young actor Sharwanand, who shot to fame with Gamyam. The young pair could work up a good chemistry on- screen to revive the career of promising director. The romantic entertainer will commence its shoot from August, according to sources. Meanwhile, the pretty lass will be testing her luck in Tamil filmdom with a Tamil film as well....