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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...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

The Vijay- Nayanthara action entertainer Villu, directed by Prabhu Deva is making brisk progress. Last week, during the nights, action scenes were canned for the film in and arond the busy streets of Chennai. The film has some awesome action scenes which are very crucial to the story. After completing the Chennai schedule, the unit has now left for Pollachi to shoot a song for the film. According to sources in the industry, Prabhu Deva wants to shoot the ultimate Kuthu song for the film....

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By VIKRANT SHANDILYA Aamir Khan's a perfectionist. And unusual. And courageous too. And he loves every single one of these epithets. In fact, the actor goes a step further and tells you that he has worked hard to build this reputation today. "But before everything else, I am instinctive. I listen to scripts of the film as an audience. My reactions to films are very emotional. I laugh, I cry, I feel bad. And then, I only pick up stories that attract me. For instance, even when I do a...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By SHALABH ANAND BAJPAI The sexy actor Priyanka Chopra is in a league of her own. The ex- Miss World has done all kinds of roles ranging from comedy to action. She is once again in news for her recent 'futuristic' film. In an exclusive interview, Priyanka gets talking about her latest movie, her chemistry with the Hrithik lookalike Harman Baweja and more... Earlier this film had been signed by Kareena Kapoor and then she walked out. Is that correct? Yes. I think I was lucky, and I...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

Vishal gave three consecutive hits - Pogaru, Pandem Kodi and Bharani - is doing a Salute under home production banner. The film's being produced by his older brother home Vikram Krishna and directed by A Rajasekhar. The film, starring Nayantara in the female lead, is almost completed and the filmmakers are planning to release it on Independence Day. As one expects it, Vishal is excited about a home production. "I am looking forward to this movie for two reasons - one, this film is...