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2009-08-22 13:32:05

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan says his conflict with authorities at Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., was not a publicity stunt. The popular Bollywood actor said being questioned by U.S. immigration officials at the New Jersey airport was not an attempt to draw attention to his new movie, My Name Is Khan, which is about the problems faced by a Muslim man in the United States, Variety reported Friday. I don't want to sound pompous, Khan said of the Aug. 14 incident. But Shah Rukh...

2009-07-01 14:45:00

State Farm(R) is sending one talented singer to the silver screens of India NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you have what it takes to sing in a Bollywood movie? Prove your chops are best in the first-ever Bollywood singing competition. Hosted by Saavn, the world's largest marketer and distributor of Bollywood entertainment, and sponsored by State Farm; one winner from the US will be given the chance to fulfill the dream of singing on-screen in a Bollywood musical. The winner will be...

2009-05-30 13:26:00

Child actors Azharuddin Ismail Shaikh and Rubina Ali, known for their roles in Slumdog Millionaire, now have permanent homes, an Indian official says. Ashok Chavan, chief minister for the Indian state of Maharashtra, said in a statement he will use his post's discretionary quota to allot homes in northwest Mumbai to the child actors and their families, Thaindia News reported Friday. The chief minister's secretrariat said in the statement the nearly $8,500 cost of each of the homes will be...

2009-05-07 10:14:00

The World's Largest Distributor of Bollywood Entertainment Releases Five Films for Free Online Streaming NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Saavn, the world's largest digital distributor and marketer of Bollywood entertainment and Hulu, an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at Hulu.com and other online destination sites -- all for free, anytime in the U.S., have teamed up to stream Bollywood films. The initial launch will include five contemporary hits from India,...

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2009-05-05 15:27:25

Hollywood's 20th Century Fox is suing Bollywood's BR Films over what it has described as an unauthorized remake of its 1992 big-screen comedy My Cousin Vinny. The BBC said Fox is suing the Indian company for $1.42 million in Mumbai's High Court, claiming the dialogue and story for Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai are too close to the American version, which co-starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. BR Films has denied the allegations, arguing its film is original because the characters and settings are...

2009-04-13 22:53:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulu Watumull and Mukesh Assomull today announced they have partnered with American Empire Media Group of Los Angeles, California to kick off the new Bollywood Indian television game show "Bollywood Squares." The partnership will release details for the game show for the 2010-2011 season, at an event to be held in Mumbai, India, September 25, 2009. The show is planned to be a grand collaboration of a wealth of talent to be assembled in India. Gulu...

2009-04-13 10:31:00

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Saavn (www.saavn.com), the largest digital distributor of Bollywood entertainment, announced today that Rishi Malhotra has been appointed president and COO of Saavn, and partner in [212]MEDIA. Malhotra is responsible for further accelerating the growth of Saavn, which is already the world's fastest growing Bollywood media and marketing company. He oversees programming, distribution, and strategic entertainment deals for the company. Saavn is the...

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2009-04-03 14:15:02

A group of Bollywood film producers says it plans to go on strike after failing to reach a profit-sharing deal with Indian multiplex owners. The Press Trust of India said the film producers are to go on strike Saturday for an indefinite amount of time. The move reportedly will prevent the release of new movies into the theaters involved in the failed negotiations. Our demands are just; we want equal shares in profit sharing, which is the norm all over the world. The situation is not in our...

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2009-03-07 16:30:00

India's movie industry is poised to take advantage of the success of Slumdog Millionaire and expand globally, experts say. Amit Khanna, chairman of India's Reliance Big Entertainment film group, said India's so-called Bollywood could soon be a global cinematic power by developing links with Hollywood, which has its eyes on India's potential, The Washington Post reported Saturday. There is a natural synergy between the film industries in India and the United States. India is a democracy, has a...

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2009-02-23 08:43:53

Public celebrations broke out in India as the Mumbai-set, feel-good movie Slumdog Millionaire won eight Oscars, including best picture, CNN said. Smile Pinky, which was also made in India, earned the best short documentary prize at the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night, which was Monday morning in India. This is the finest hour of Indian cinema in the global scenario, Anand Sharma, India's junior external affairs minister, told CNN. I cannot describe this...


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