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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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2009-01-22 13:21:43

India's slow-growing animation and gaming industry could hit 1.3 billion this year with the help of the country's first 3D videogame, inspired by a hit Bollywood thriller about a man with short-term amnesia. "Ghajini," the PC game based on the Hindi-language film of the same name, was launched in India this month and will soon be marketed worldwide by Indian film distributor Eros International PLC. The box office smash is loosely based on the 2000 Oscar-nominated Hollywood thriller Memento,...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NDM Bollywood Dance Studios & Productions announced today that tickets for its highly anticipated production of Nakul Dev Mahajan, The One Man Bollywood Show will go on sale November 1, on Ticketmaster.com and by calling (213) 365-3500. Nakul's historical performance is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Theatre in West Los Angeles, with partial proceeds to benefit Pratham, an India-based non-profit organization that...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Bhama Devi Ravi CHENNAI: Ahead of Deepavali, the only cameras that are rolling uninterruptedly in the city are the security cameras installed by the police. For the makers of films and TV commercials, finding the right shooting spot has become a tough proposition. While the police have banned outdoor shooting in the day time, shooting floors have become scarce. "Big films like 'Ayirathil Oruvan' have moved to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad because of lack of adequate floors in...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By SHARIN WADER That Nana Patekar is one of the great characters of Bollywood, there is no doubt. For a shoot with BT, he dressed in dhoti-kurta- topi, the typical attire of the Marathi manoos. No, he isn't joining Raj Thackeray despite the rumours. "I'm too blunt and straight forward for politics, but I'm friends with all," he said. He was dressed in character for the role he is playing in Rakesh Sarang's Horn Ok Pleassss... - that of a truck driver. Not so long ago, he played a cabbie...

2008-10-14 00:00:30

By Sarit Ray Even if he were not an actor, it would be impossible to miss him. At 6 ft-something, Kunal Kapoor is easily the tallest man in the house. In the city for a launch, he towers over all, a European model with stilettos the only one reaching up to his ear! Kunal may be in an arguably nascent stage of his Bollywood career, but make no mistake about this guy's popularity - he sends the flashbulbs into a tizzy and has the ladies hooting as he walks down the ramp in all- black and...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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