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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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