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2008-10-14 00:00:30

By TANVI TRIVEDI Thank god for multiplexes. They have saved the day and created blockbusters this year for the Indian dream factory- Bollywood. Rock On!!, A Wednesday, Race, Mithya, Jaane... Tu Ya Jaane Na, Welcome to Sajjanpur are all surprise hits of 2008 and owe their commercial returns to multiplex audiences. Contemporary, sleek films with smart production values, intelligent scripts, small budgets created specially for a niche urban audience falls in the category of multiplex...

2008-10-11 00:00:25

By Arifa Akbar Their all-singing, all-dancing glamour lit up the dark days after the Wall Street crash. As the credit crisis bites, they are making a comeback. By Arifa Akbar Their upbeat plots and jolly tunes gave the public a boost in the aftermath of the 1929 Wall Street crash. Now, amid the latest economic turmoil, musical films are back and aiming to bring more light-hearted relief to modern-day audiences. Long after such stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Doris Day and Gene...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

Scenes from a Bollywood movie are expected to be filmed in Bath next month. Casting sessions for the film Veer - starring an actor dubbed the Brad Pitt of Bollywood - are being held in the city on Friday and Saturday. The film stars Salman Khan, who has also written the story on which it is based. The 42-year-old has had to put on extra weight for the film, in which he plays a warrior. The casting sessions are being held in St Michael's Place, outside the Little Theatre Cinema, from...

2008-10-09 15:00:16

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is adding blogging about fashion trends on the Internet to her resume. "It will be fashion-oriented. The (Web) site will have updates not only on Kareena's fashion trends, but also the trends which take place all over the globe," the actress' representative told Press Trust of India. "There have been a number of occasions where Kareena has actively participated in designing her costumes in films." The publicist said Kapoor has always wanted to design her own...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

The upcoming film Shoot On Sight, directed by Jag Mundhra, produced by Aron Govil, a USA based NRI, and being released world wide by Aron Govil Productions Inc., just got less hot and controversial, since certain inflammatory and sexual scenes and language had to be deleted from the Indian prints. It is reported that in one of the scenes Om Puri makes a heart-wrenching speech with considerable inflammatory words that had to be trimmed for the Indian market to avoid any potential for...

2008-10-06 21:00:21

By NICOLE DASTUR Remember Mahek Chahal, the nayee padosan from the not-so-popular 2003 film of the same name? Well, the girl's back with a string of films under big banners, a new worked-out bod, "lot's more knowledge about the industry and acting," as she honestly admits, and, much to her dismay, a strong link-up with Salman Khan. Her first release this year will be Boney Kapoor's Wanted: Dead and Alive, where she stars with Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Mahesh Manjrekar and Vinod...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring Bollywood dancers looking for their big break have an additional month to enter Bollypop, an online dance competition sponsored by Verizon to help showcase the growing number of Bollywood movies and music videos the company offers its FiOS TV and V CAST customers. Due to popular demand, Verizon has extended the deadline of the contest (http://www.verizon.com/bollypop) to Nov. 7. The original deadline was Oct. 7. The extended deadline also...

2008-10-06 00:00:24

By Review by Kiren Kaur WHAT exactly is the recipe for a successful film? Throw in some action, a bit of comedy, mystery, murder, intrigue, beautiful people and you have the making of something good. Like in Vikrant, now showing in selected cinemas. The Tamil film, starring Sri Kumar Harichandran, who is also the scriptwriter and associate director, is his first after he beat Rosyam Noor for the Best Actor award in 2006's Malaysian Oskar awards for Ethirkaalam. Vikrant proves that his...

2008-10-04 21:00:11

By AAKANKSHA NAVAL SHETYE There's a twist to the tale. M F Husain, who was planning to hold a special screening of Shyam Benegal's Welcome to Sajjanpur for friends in Dubai today and had even invited its actress - Bollywood hottie and his muse Amrita Rao to attend, has had to postpone the show. Amrita, unfortunately, was unable to fly to Dubai because the visa office there is shut for the Eid holiday. "I am disappointed, but I'm looking forward to meeting her later this month when she...

2008-10-04 21:00:11

By SRINIVASA RAMANUJAM As I strut into the celebrity's home at T Nagar, the security guard is puzzled that I want to meet Jothika. "Are you sure," he asks. He cannot be blamed - reporters usually come in armed with notebooks and recorders to either meet legendary actor Sivakumar, the handsome Surya or the talented Karthi. But, I'm certain that I want to meet Jothika. It's been almost three years since she gave her last solo interview and I'm secretly thrilled that she's breaking her...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.