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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....

2008-07-18 00:00:24

By SHARADHA SRINIDHI In a year that's been quite disappointing movie-wise so far, Jannat turned out to be an unexpected hit and Emraan Hashmi is riding high on its success. But he denies that the cricket angle was solely responsible for its run at the box office. "Apart from the script, the performances, music and promos were good - that got people's attention. Moreover, match-fixing is something that no other Bollywood movie has portrayed," says the actor, who admits that he's not much...

2008-07-14 00:00:23

By Malini Sen The much-acclaimed film Taare Zameen Par explored with deep sensitivity how a dyslexic child can shine in school if he receives the proper support, and how the same child can lose his way if there is no understanding of his special need. The film's writer and creative-director, Amole Gupte, tells Malini Sen that every child is truly special. How would you define inclusive education? An Inclusive education, to me, is one that does not practice selective exclusion- weeding...

2008-07-13 00:00:15

A month ago (June 6), CT had come up with an article on why multiplexes are pushing the few Bengali releases to the morning shows and thereby not doing enough to promote regional cinema. The show timings effectively pointed out to the discrepancy in treatment given to Hindi and Bengali releases. What's pleasantly surprising is that some amends have been made and there isn't a single morning show for Khela at any of the multiplexes. And Love, another multiplex release, has got just one...

2008-07-10 00:00:19

Our lensman spotted Shah Rukh Khan at Mumbai's international airport. The actor was returning from London, and limping heavily. We decided to find out what was amiss. And discovered that after hockey (Chak De! India) and cricket (IPL), Shah Rukh's latest new sports fixation is football. He played a lot of football in London, and ended up spraining his leg. His old pal, Mir Ranjan Negi, who is a Customs officer at the airport also came to greet SRK at the airport. The duo chatted for a...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

Actress Shilpa Shetty may not be a popular heroine anymore in India, but in the UK the Shilpa fever still soars. And, it is this Brit popularity that brought to the fore the resurrection of a film - Humsaaya: The Shadow - that was shelved a long time ago. The film, which has Dino Morea in the lead, was shelved due to differences between the producers. However, with Shilpa's Big Brother win, a UK production house has shown interest in the project, and in all probability the film will...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By ERAM AGHA Vishal Malhotra, known for giving youthful buoyancy to the characters (remember Ishq Vishk, Dor and Jannat) and he plays gave such rehearsed replies to our queries that it almost appeared as though he had a premonition of what will be asked. Surprised, when we conveyed our thought to him, he surprised us yet again. "I'm just too spontaneous." With Kismat Konnection ruling his mind these days, it isn't strange that he wants to talk about it rightaway: "Shahid and I play...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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