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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...

2008-10-04 21:00:11

By P Sangeetha Prakash Raj is one actor who has a commanding screen presence. While actors of his age are making desperate efforts to cast themselves as mass heroes, Prakash is content playing character roles to perfection. The thinking actor is currently busy with the promotion of his latest flick Abhiyum Naanum, a family drama that talks about the relationship of a father with his daughter. "Every woman, be it your friend, wife, lover or mother is someone's daughter and every father...

2008-10-03 21:00:15

REDLANDS - The fall foreign film series of the Redlands Cinema Classic series continues with "Before the Rains," Oct. 14 and 16; "The Counterfeiters," Oct. 28 and 30; and "Romulus, My Father," Nov. 11 and 13 at the Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14. The series of foreign, art and specialty films is presented by the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund of the Redlands Art Association and the Krikorian Redlands Cinema 14. Tickets for each film are $10 for adults, $6 for students with...

2008-10-02 12:15:00

Nearly 150,000 workers in India's Bollywood film and television industry reportedly have gone on strike, forcing about 40 productions to grind to a halt. Variety.com said members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees, which represents a range of workers from extras and dancing girls to lighting technicians and camera operators, are staying away from work. Their demands include on-time pay, a 12-hour maximum work day and improved safety considerations, the entertainment industry...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Himanshi Dhawan NEW DELHI: With some film festival authorities screening movies without a censor certificate, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has issued a stern advisory asking state chief secretaries to ensure that stringent action is taken against such organisers. In a letter, I&B secretary Sushma Singh has asked states to ensure that either film festival authorities produce a certificate from the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) or an exemption...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

Excerpt from report by Indian broadcast industry website Indiantelevision.com on 1 October Mumbai: Television and film production schedules have been hit with around 200,000 workers affiliated with the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) going on an indefinite strike from today 1 October, 2008. Speaking to Indiantelevision.com FWICE president Dharmesh Tiwari says that this is a non-cooperation move. The strike affects all 22 crafts including actors, technicians, and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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