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2008-07-02 00:00:18

Newcomer Neil Nitin Mukesh's next film Freeze is a science fiction about a guy with a camera that has supernatural powers. And apart from taking photographs, the actor performed some breathtaking stunts too. Hesitant to talk about the film's USP, Neil said, "We've had movies about people who could see the future. But here the whole concept of the 'camera can't lie' has been used in an unexpected way." Besides learning to take photographs like a pro, Neil had to pretend he could see more...

2008-06-28 00:02:24

By AFSANA AHMED Move aside Angelina Jolie and A Mighty Heart - the story of journalist Daniel Pearl, come in Apoorva Lakhia and Mission Istanbul. Giving media professionals around the world a much needed shot in the arm is this daring director who has always been fascinated by the bravado of journos. "They display unique courage whether they report truth or gossip," says Lakhia whose new film, the espionage thriller Mission Istanbul, has four characters playing journalists on the war...

2008-06-27 00:02:22

PUNE: The Aashay Film Club has organised a two-day programme to pay a tribute to noted playwright and scriptwriter Vijay Tendulkar. The tribute will begin with 'Ankahi', a documentary on Tendulkar, directed by Santosh Aychith. The film gives an insight into the different facets of Tendulkar. Tendulkar, who passed away on May 19, was known for his plays like 'Ghasiram Kotwal' and 'Sakharam Binder' and also the screenplays he wrote for critically acclaimed films like 'Ardha Satya',...

2008-06-23 00:00:15

By Bhavani Krishna Iyer I WENT on a wild goose chase for tickets for Kamal Haasan's latest film, Dasavatharam, which opened simultaneously in India and Malaysia on June 13. After several failed telephone bookings, I ended up in an hour-long queue at GSC One Utama - and still didn't get a ticket for the film. Finally, the cinema at PJ State Lotus had first-row seats left on a Sunday night. I didn't mind risking my neck for Kamal, although my family thought I was crazy. After such a...

2008-02-26 18:00:19

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2006-09-03 23:59:59

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Latino pop singer Shakira is interested in dancing for a Bollywood film that her Indian choreographer-filmmaker friend will begin shooting this year, a newspaper reported on Monday. The Times of India said Shakira was so impressed while working with top Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan during rehearsals for last week's MTV awards that she expressed a desire to dance in the planned film. "Right now, it is just that we have agreed to work with each other," Khan...

2006-08-31 00:11:21

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A rare Bollywood sequel to a blockbuster comedy about a lovable thug opens on Friday, reviving the pranks of the gangster who must dodge barbs from independence icon Mahatma Gandhi this time to win his ladylove. One of the most-eagerly awaited films of the year, "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (Carry on Munnabhai), is the sequel to the 2003 superhit "Munnabhai MBBS," the story of a Mumbai mobster who pretends to be a doctor and for whom laughter is the...

2006-08-28 02:13:01

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Bollywood filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who stood apart with his touching stories about India's teeming middle class, has died of kidney failure, hospital authorities said on Monday. Mukherjee, 83, who started his career in 1948 as an assistant director, made over 40 Hindi films and was regarded as a trendsetting Bollywood director. He was ailing for some weeks and was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, where he died late on Sunday. Mukherjee's films...

2006-08-22 22:26:17

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will play a genie in his first children's film along the lines of the Arabian Nights fantasies, a newspaper said on Wednesday. The film, tentatively named 'Alladin and the Mystery of the Lamp', will go into production next year, the Mumbai Mirror said. "Right now, I am scouting for international talent to do the special effects," director Sujoy Ghosh was quoted as saying by the daily. "Mr. Bachchan is very clear about the fact that...

2006-08-22 01:09:50

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Miss Universe and Bollywood star Sushmita Sen will star alongside Richard Gere in a Hollywood film to be shot in Argentina, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Sen, who is among a small group of Indian actors with growing international recognition, had already signed up for the film, the Mumbai Mirror quoted her as saying. "And yes, Richard Gere plays the male lead," Sen told the newspaper, adding that U.S.-based filmmaker Sutapa Ghosh would direct the Miramax...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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