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Friday, December 31, 2010

Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Tees Maar Khan’ gets good response in Box Office

Farah Khan is now happy for the success of her latest film, ‘Tees Maar Khan’ which brought both Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar together once again in the lead roles. On 24th December 2010, ‘Tees Maar Khan’ made its release in almost all the theatres.

There is a big reason for Farah Khan to be happy for the success of her new released movie, ‘Tees Maar Khan’. This talented choreographer and director was tensed about the success of her film. She didn’t think that it would get good response from the audience around the world.

However, she didn’t have to be disappointed on the festive season of Christmas and New Year.

All the credit of ‘Tees Maar Khan’ box office collection should go to the pair Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar. However, Katrina Kaif’s item number ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ registered a bumper response at the box office.

Most of the multiplexes across India were 100% houseful on the opening day. However, at some places, the occupancy was 90%, but it is as good as houseful. So, it is enough to understand that the film has earned huge amount of money.

On the first day of its release, the film collected Rs 14 crore. It was Akshay Kumar’s biggest opener of his entire career.

Fans will be watching to see if ‘Tees Maar Khan’ makes any new record.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan will work together with Aamir Khan for Delhi Belly

Hindi movie fans may surprise to hear that legend Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, will lend his voice to Aamir Khan's upcoming movie 'Delhi Belly'. It is really hard to believe for anyone who knows the animosity between these two actors.

No one could expect to see these two top actors working together in a film. However, this unbelievable thing is going to happen soon. This incident once again has proved that there are no permanent friends and enemies in Bollywood.

This is not the first time that Amitabh Bachchan is going to lend his voice. He was seen lending his voice for Aamir Khan's first home production Lagaan.

Few days ago, both Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao went to visit Amitabh Bachchan on sets and they had long closed door meeting. They left almost after two hours. And yesterday morning Amitabh Bachchan dubbed in a suburban studio for Delhi Belly.

However, Aamir Khan will not perform any character in this film. He will narrate the story only.

Aamir Khan never forgot to give thanks to megastar, Amitabh Bachchan. He said:

"Amitji is just too cool... He has once again been most generous and loving to me," he posted on his Facebook page.

In Delhi Belly, youngster Imran Khan will play the lead role. It is going to be the second joint venture for both Imran and Aamir after the successful of ‘Jane Tu Ya Jane Na’. On January 21, the much awaited ‘Delly Belly’ will break with ‘Dhobi Ghat’.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Madhuri Dixit will play the role of Sonam Kapoor's mothering in Freak Friday

Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor, has offered Madhuri Dixit to play the role of Sonam Kapoor's mother in his remake of Freaky Friday.

It is obviously a good opportunity for the former Bollywood queen, Madhuri Dixit, who is looking to make her comeback in Bollywood.

However, nothing has confirmed yet. Madhuri Dixit is looking at the film scripts to see if any of them is compelling enough to tempt her to return to Bollywood. If everything goes well then Madhuri will be performing the role of Sonam Kapoor’s mother in the film.

The Bollywood version of ‘Freaky Friday’ revolves around mother-daughter relationship.

However, Kirron Kher was offered for the role first time, but she refused to act mentioning some date related issues. Madhuri Dixit liked the script but she is yet to give her final answer.

Since 2000, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit were not seen acting together. This pair has some super hit films such as Pukar (2000), Beta (1992) and Tezab (1988).

Big producers- Yashraj Films, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and UTV have already given her tempted offers. So, let us see if she will accept Anil Kapoor’s offer instead of them.

Fans will be happy to see Madhuri Dixit once again in a Hindi movie.

Monday, December 27, 2010

ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2010 announced Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif most profitable actors in Bollywood

Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif will be announced the most profitable actors in Bollywood at the ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2010. Abhinav Kashyap will be the first director and screenwriter who will get the most profitable director trophy.

This is for the first time that actors have been evaluated on the terms of their box office performance rather than their acting.

Ajay Devgn has beaten top actors like Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor to get this award. However, Akshay Kumar has moved into the top four putting Ranbir Kapoor behind. It is because Akshay had more release than Ranbir and thus the cumulative returns that he has given back are more than Ranbir.

Katrina Kaif will become the most profitable actress in 2010 beating Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan who are respectively holding the 2nd, 3rd and 4th position.

There was a stiff competition in the women’s section. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made his place into the top four overtaking Sonam Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.

On 28th December, 2010, ETC, India’s first Bollywood channel, will reveal ETC BOLLYWOOD BUSINESS AWARDS 2010. ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2010 it a different kind of award ceremony which will judge Bollywood on the basis of business the industry has generated in year 2010.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Tees Maar Khan: Shahrukh takes his revenge on Farah

Only few years ago, Farah Khan and Shahrukh Khan shared a very good relationship. Their relationship was so good that Farah referred Shahrukh as her brother. However, that relationship turned sour when Shahrukh had a clash with Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder over a movie script. After that Farah Khan took Akshay over Shahrukh Khan in her upcoming movie Tees Maar Khan which upset Shahrukh very much.

Shahrukh got the opportunity to express his anger at the recently held Mumbai Police Mela at Andheri. On December 19, 2010, the Mumbai police Mela took place where many renowned Bollywood stars appeared and performed. Farah Khan and his Tees Maar Khan crew also appeared at the show to promote movie. While Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Farah Khan came to promote the movie, suddenly Shahrukh Khan walked on the stage with his body guard and walked towards the audience. An eyewitness said:

"SRK and his bodyguards started walking towards the audience. Sab logon ka dhyaan SRK par chala gaya. And though they glanced at Farah, Akshay and Katrina, their attention was divided."
"SRK and his bodyguards started walking towards the audience. Sab logon ka dhyaan SRK par chala
gaya. And though they glanced at Farah, Akshay and Katrina, their attention was divided."

Recently, Shahrukh Khan Patch up with other renowned actors in Bollywood have been the headline of the media. Shahrukh amended relationship with Vishal Bhardwaj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sunil Gavaskar and Aishwarya Rai.

However, Shahrukh Khan, the king of Bollywood is not yet ready to maintain his relationship with Farah Khan. Shahrukh Khan and Farah already worked in two hit movies- Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. It all stated when Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder was working on a movie script which Shahrukh was supposed to act. Shahrukh didn’t like the script and told Shirish Kunder to change the script and this disagreement crated a crack between the relationship of Shahrukh Khan and Farah Khan. It looks like Shah Rukh Khan is still upset with Farah Khan and though he mended his relationship with other Bollywood celebrities, he will not mend his relationship with Farah Khan so soon.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

'Tees Maar Khan’ director Farah Khan speaks highly of Akshay Kumar

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie 'Tees Maar Khan’ will be released in theatres next week. Akshay Kumar is now busy promoting his movie. 'Tees Maar Khan’ is a 'con comedy' and this movie is an important work for Akshay Kumar because for the first time Akshay Kumar is working with Farah Khan.

In an interview with indiaglitz, Akshay Kumar shared his experience with the director. Farah Khan is a very talented director and choreographer. She has hit movies like 'Main Hoon Naa' and 'Om Shanti Om' to her credit. Though woman, Farah Khan is a very hard task master. She demands full attention for her actors on the set. Akshay enjoyed very much working with Farah Khan. Akshay said that both he and Farah shared the same mentality towards their work and profession.

He said, “We work well together because we come from the same school of ‘work hard, try harder’. We both dream of being the Invictus duo of Bollywood, the ‘Unconquerable Ones’. If you don’t have passion for work, then don’t come. You can see our passion literally oozes out of us and I believe that’s how it should be”.

One more time 'Tees Maar Khan’ will bring together the hit on screen pair Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif together. Along with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, Akshaye khanna and many other talented actors worked in the movie. Akshaye finished shooting of the movie within 60 days and Farah is very happy with his dedication and sense of professionalism. She speaks very highly of Akshay Kumar all the time. He says that he feels very flattered that Farah Khan speaks highly over because she is not the kind of person who compliments others for their work.

Though Akshay Kumar started as the action hero, he established himself as a comedy actor with hit movies like Welcome, Sing Is King. Let’s see if 'Tees Maar Khan’ re-establishes his image in Bollywood in the coming weeks.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Karthi plays a double role in Siruthai

Karthi is going to play a double role for the first time in his upcoming Tamil action film, Siruthai, which is scheduled to hit the big screen in January 2011. It has been produced by Studio Green.

It is thought to be a special project for the lead actor, Karthi. Now, producers are busy for promoting the film vigorously. They are focusing Karthi’s character as a part of the promotion.

Karthi will be seen playing two roles in his upcoming movie. In one character, he will play the role of a pick pocketer named Rocket Raja, while the other character he will be seen to perform role of an IPS officer named Rathinavel Pandian. The story of this film is about a thief.

oneindia reported: The film revolves around a small time thief in Chennai, who along with his friend Pattu Poochi (Santhanam) are indulged into petty thefts. He becomes completely perplexed, when a small girl claims him to be her dad. Later, he realizes that he has identical looks of Rathinavel, who has been the saviour of innocent villagers of Devipatnam. But his rivals kill him and finally Rocket Raja completes Rathinavel's mission by putting an end to realms of baddies.

Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Siruthai is a remake film of the Telugu blockbuster Vikramarkudu. Other stars are Tamannaah Bhatia, Santhanam and Baby Rakshana.

Vidhyasagar has composed the music of this film. Na. Muthukumar, Pa. Vijay, Vivega and Arivumathi are four top lyricists who have written songs. Mumbai-based audio company Venus has bought the audio rights of the film.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Akshay Kumar demands Rs 27 crore for ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ sequel

Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, has become media headline not for his forthcoming movie, Tees Maar Khan, but for his sudden fee hike. Now, this is the most circulated news in the media.

Akshay Kumar has demanded an enormous amount of Rs 27 crore when Ekta Kapoor’s production house, Balaji Telefilms, was approached him to play the role of Dawood Ibrahim in the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Akshay Kumar has been requested by Ekta Kapoor, Balaji Telefilm's head honcho, to reconsider his fees because such a huge amount will make a big impact on the movie maker to rake any profit.

Ekta Kapoor is interested to cast Akshay Kumar in her upcoming sequel. Now, everything is depending on the actor. If everything goes well between them then Akshay Kumar will be seen taking over the character from Emraan Hashmi where he had left the character of Shoaib Khan in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Emraan Hashmi was the lead actor of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. His character was made based on real life underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

However, Akshay Kumar is not the only actor who has increased his fees. Several other actors in Bollywood are also in the race of increasing their payment in the coming year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bipasha Basu wishes John Abraham on his 38th birthday

December 17, 2010 was John Abraham’s 38th birthday. It was his girlfriend, Bipasha Basu, who had never forgotten the day to celebrate his birthday with a bang. On her twitter, she wished her boyfriend tweeted a childhood picture of John and posted a message saying, 'This cute kid's Birthday is 17th dec!Nw he has grown up 2 b a very handsome man."Happy Birthday J"!'.

Though John did not open his Twitter, Bipasha has never forgotten to take the opportunity to thanks his fans.

It is yet to know how this hunky actor had celebrated his birthday and what he had got from Bipasha. However, John should feel happy to get a girlfriend like Bipasha and she should admit that girlfriend like her is the best gift he can ever get.

John Abraham is now a popular actor in Bollywood. Being a middle aged man, he is still the cynosure of many female eyes for his handsome looking and muscular body. He has already acted in many hit films like Dostana, New York, Jhootha Hi Sahi etc. He is also known for his love for bikes and his fondness for collecting the fastest bike. He makes the bike more popular in India.

Shahrukh Khan back on small screen with ‘Zor Ka Jhatka’

If you are a die hard fan of Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan, then you should be happy to hear that King Khan is going to make his appearance on the small screen with a reality show, Zor Ka Jhatka. It is the new Indian version of the obstacle course reality show, Wipeout. He will host this game show that will be aired on NDTV’s Imagine TV.

From January, it will be aired on Imagine TV. The first season will have 16 episodes.

Well known Indian celebrities will be taken to Argentina for this game show where they will be seen competing for prize money of $330,000 (£210,000).

Wipeout is a widely popular game show that has been aired successfully across 22 countries including USA, UK and Australia. It is the time to see if gets equal popularity among the Indian fans. No doubt, Shahrukh Khan’s witty joke and funny comment will add extra salt to this extremely competitive game show.

It is not the first time that Shahrukh Khan has been offered for any game show. Before that, he hosted Indian versions of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and Are You Smarter than a 5h Grader?.

The contestants of this show are- Akashdeep Saigal, Amit Sareen, Ashima Bhalla, Bhakhtiyaar Irani, Claudia Ciesla, Debina Bonnerjee, Dimpy Mahajan, Gaurav Chopraa, Gracious D' Costa, Hanif Hilal, Jennifer Winget, Karishma Tanna, Krushna Patil, Kushal Punjabi, Manas Katyal, Manoj Kumar, Mink Brar, Narayani Shastri, Natasha Suri, Payal Rohatgi, Priyadarshani Singh, Raja Chaudhary, Rohit Verma, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sonika Kaliraman, Annie, Vindu Dara Singh and Vrajesh Hirjee.

It is totally different from other game shows or reality shows. It is expected that Shahrukh Khan and Imagine TV will get good response from the audience.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salman Khan and Asin Thottumkal acted Ready will be Released on 27 may 2011

Salman Khan may have become old but to his fans, he is still young and popular. There is a possibility that his next movie with South Indian actress Asin Thottumkal will be released on 27 May 2011. The name of the is “Ready”.
The actress Asin has praised Salman Khan for supporting her and stated that she is a good friend of Salman. She also praised his professionalism and all the support he provided. In the last few years, Salman Khan has not done quite well in the box office and it is not clear whether Ready will be a success in the box office or not. Really, it is time that Salman Khan will focus on either retiring or getting married and start a normal life.
I know that many of his fans will become annoyed with me for saying this kind of thing but the reality is that he is not the young actor anymore. He is now 45 years old and it is time that he focuses his own life and happiness. 

Kajol will take a break for her second child

Kajol makes her comeback to Bollywood for promoting her latest flick, Toonpur Ka Super Hero, with husband Ajay Devgn. She took a break as she gave birth to a baby boy this year. But the reality is that she is giving more time on promoting the film keeping her new born kid away. She is really facing a tough time.

Perhaps Kajol is planning for a break once again. Until her new born baby turns three, Kajol will not be signing any new films. With the animation flick, TKS, she will make appearance with her husband Ajay Devgn. Earlier this couple was seen in Raju Chacha, which was a Kids flick.

After long break, Kajol made her successful comeback with Fanaa. Then she was appeared in a very few films like My Name is Khan, KANK and We are family again and proved herself that she still can attract audience in the theater.

Kajol is called one of the finest actresses that Bollywood has ever produced. Even she is also the very rare actress who has got success in the film industry without showing her body or acting in any offensive film.

She is well remembered to the mind of her fans because of her sizzling chemistry with Shahrukh Khan.

TKS will be released on 24th December 2010.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Salman Khan remarks causes Katrina Kaif to break down at press conference

Katrina Kaif recently had the worst press conference of her life. The actress on August 24, 2010 attended a press-conference organized by one of the brands she endorses but instead of asking any question related to the brand, the journalists kept on asking her about her break up with Salman Khan.

Few days ago Salman Khan in an interview said, “I have broken up with Katrina. We were friends then for everybody, we are friends now.” This remark resulted into relentless questioning of media people about her split with Salman Khan.

Initially, Katrina Kaif remained calm but at the face of continuous questioning and unpleasant remarks, she could not control herself but broke down into tears. She lost control over her emotions and blurted "If Salman says we've split, it must be true."

Soon she walked out of the conference. A close friend of Katrina Kaif, who accompanied her to the conference, said that Katrina Kaif is a strong girl and never breaks down in public but that night she became very upset and wept after the event because she was continuously questioned on something that Salman Khan said.

Katrina Kaif has decided to make certain modifications in her contract to make sure that next time media people asks only questions related to her professional works and endorsements.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Puri Jagannath will make debut in Bollywood with an action movie

Puri Jagannath is a prominent Tollywood film director and producer. He is well-known for his Telugu action movie Pokiri. Pokiri was remade in Hindi as Wanted where Salman Khan acted in the lead role.

Now, he is going to make his debut in Bollywood with an action movie. Rana Daggubati has been signed by the director to act in the lead role.

It is not the first Hindi film for Rana Daggubati. His debut film Dum Maro Dum starring with Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu is yet to be released. Rohan Sippy directed Dum Maro Dum is slated to be released in the first quarter of 2011.

Puri Jagannath confirmed the news and said his first directing film in Hindi would also be made in Telugu. It is confirmed that Rana will play the lead role but he has not yet decided who will be the lead actress.

It would start shooting by next month. Nallamalupu Bujji will produce this film.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Video of Dil Se Mere Song Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Movie

Dil Se Mere is an excellent song of a flop but very nice movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Movie. This movie was supposed to become a flop because it was mainly for the university students and they form a tiny minority of the movie goers in India. Anyway, the story is very nice and touching.
The song Dil Se Mere was sung by Mahalakshmi Iyer and Shekhar Ravjiani. It means don’t go away from heart. It is melodious and one of the best Hindi songs of the 1990s. Dino Morea and Sanjay Suri are in this song alongwith the heroine of Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Movie Rinke Khanna.
If you have time then enjoy the song from YouTube:


Monday, August 16, 2010

Sreeram Chandra wins Indian Idol 5

Sandeep Acharya’s winning of the Indian Idol 2 was a big upset for N.C Karunya of Andhra Pradesh was a better performer than Sandeep but this time Andhra Pradesh got it all right, Sreeram Chandra from Hyderabad won Indian Idol season 5.

The grand finale of the popular TV reality show, took place on August 15, 2010, the Independence Day of India at Filmistan Studio. 24 year old Sreeram beat Bhoomi Trivedi of Gujarat and Rakesh Maini from Agra.

A versatile and talented singer, Sreeram remained favorite from the beginning. Prior to participating in the Indian Idol 5, Sreeram Chandra worked as a playback singer. He already recorded a song with Shreya Ghoshal, another top singer. Some of the movies where Sreeram did playback singing are: Asta Chamma, Prayanam, Andari Bandhuvayya, Notebook, Neramu Siksha, Nachavu Alludu, Jallu, 18,20 Love Story, One,Happy Journey, Sunami7X, Prema Khareedu, Cheekatilo,Mulla Kireetam, Apple.

Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan was present at the grand finale and announced the winner. Mr. Bachchan said that he watched Indian Idol for his wife loves the show. He said, “It is very difficult to satisfy her because she has very strong likes and dislikes. Since she followed this programme, I followed suit,”

As the winner of Indian Idol 5, Sreeram Chandra would receive a cash prize of Rs.5million, a car, a motorbike and a one-year contract with Sony TV and a chance to sing in one of the upcoming movies of Yashraj Films.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

South Indian film industry is against IIFA 2010 Awards

It seems that India’s most prestigious award ceremony function, IIFA Award, will be criticized as it is going to be organized in Sri Lanka, Colombo. Tamil supporters are now showing strong protest against this event. They are asking everyone to boycott this event.

Recently, South Indian film industry joined the boycott-IIFA chorus. They are also asking Bollywood not to take part in this gala event.

It is also reported that pro-Tamil groups in Tamil Nadu have asked Bollywood to boycott the event that will start from June 3 to 5.

Boycotting the event does not mean that they are against the event that will be organized in Sri Lanka. Behind this protest they showed the evidence of alleged killing of civilian Tamils at the height of conflict between Sri Lankan army and LTTE last year.

Let’s see what will happen next.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Imran Khan made pair with Sonam Kapoor in I Hate Luv Storys

The upcoming Hindi film, I Hate Luv Storys, starring by Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles is going to be the first directorial film for Punit Malhotra.

It is also going to be the first film for Imran Khan- Sonam Kapoor pair. Audience can see them acting together in this romantic comedy flick.

Movie lovers may get wrong idea from the title. However, young debutant director, Punit Malhotra, who has assisted in many hit films, has an in-depth idea about the story of the film. It has made based on the background of Bollywood.

Rumor spread out that the film has taken on the so-called romantic liaisons of the film industry. However, sources revealed the truth that the movie talks about pro-love story.

Both Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor are the protagonists of this film who play the role of assistant director and production designer. On the other hand, actor Sameer Dattani plays the role of a director.

Though the idea of the movie has taken from real life experiences, it has a very lighthearted approach to the concept of love. To make the film much valuable to watch, many instances have been given a modern touch.

The character Imran Khan was shown very practical who is indifferent about love. On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor was shown as a die-hard believer in the concept of love.

I Hate Luv Storys will hit the screen on July 2, 2010. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the on-screen chemistry between Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan starts training to make his daughter to be sporting in nature

It is known to all that King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, is a devoted father to his children: Suhana and Aryan. But hardly anyone knows the secret that he has started training to his daughter and her friends to be strong and sporting in nature to win the battle of life in future.

Shah Rukh Khan has gained more experiences in his own life and that is why he wants his daughter to be as solid as rock to survive the attack of future in the world when she would start going out and face the world on her own. To face bear and grin with stoicism, rare mental strength is needed.

To be familiar with defeats and some odd situations that we face in our everyday life, being sporting in nature is important. However, his influential movie, Chak De! India, can help the girls to have the same stamina and power. His comments as a coach in this film will inspire the girl to be like sporting in nature.

However, Chak De! India was a film, but Shah Rukh Khan wants his daughter Suhana and her friends to assume the same in real. He wants to mix together his training sessions with jocks and stories.

It will be the matter of great joy that girls will get Shah Rukh Khan who is the busiest actor in Bollywood now.

Though, Suhana is too young to think about the film or any other alternate career, SRK wants her to be strong and sports in nature. It will help them in any field to take her decision in any situation.

SRK is now busy with his upcoming sci-fi movie, Ra 1. He will play the role of superhero in this film. He will wear a special costume for superhero part. His superhero dress has been designed by American designer. Another superstar in this film is Kareena Kapoor. She will play the role of SRK’s wife. She will be seen wearing jeans. She will be the mother of an eight-year-old son in the flick.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Critics said: Kites will bring Bollywood to Hollywood

Hrithik Roshan and Barbari Mori starrer Kites has become the much anticipated film of this year. It is going to be released on 21st May 2010. However, the English version of Kites will be released one week later (28th May 2010). Perhaps Kites is going to be the first Hindi film that will represent India in Hollywood. This upcoming film has been described by some critics as bringing Bollywood to Hollywood. But the question is at what cost it will be brought to the West.

Kites has been modified for the West to create a big appeal to a wider audience. In this version, dance and song scenes will be cut and replaced with some steamy scenes. However, it is also 40 minutes shorter than the Indian version of the movie.

Hollywood filmmaker, Brett Ratner, has edited the English version.

Hrithik Roshan said that the tale of this film makes it a global blockbuster. Kites tells the love story about two people who fall in love despite not knowing a common language.

Anurag Basu is the director of this film. He is considered one of the forward-thinking filmmakers to emerge from India. He is also said to be fearless in his vision of breaking the conventions associated with Indian filmmaking.

Let’s see if it hits the box office.

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Shah Rukh Khan will lead Bollywood stars' cricket team against Sri Lanka in IIFA

IIFA has organized a twenty20 charity cricket that will be played betwen Bollywood stars' cricket team and Sri Lankan players at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on 4th June, 2010.

It is said that Shah Rukh Khan will be the captain of Bollywood stars' cricket. On the other hand, Kumar Sangakkara will be seen leading his team. Bollywood stars took part in the Bollywood stars’ cricket team.

Local and Indian singers would be performing there to add the excitement to the event. It would also give an especial opportunity to the fans to rub shoulders with their favorite stars.

It is not a special game as general rules of cricket game will not be changed. But Bollywood team gets to have eleven players in a rotating manner so that every player gets a chance to perform.

The aim of this charity match is to make good collaboration between the two countries.

This friendly match could please both Sri Lanka cricket and Sri Lanka Tourism as it will contribute to Habitat and UNICEF.

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Aishwarya Rai appeared in a traditional Indian outlook at the 63 annual Cannes Film Festival

Bollywood beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, appeared in a traditional Indian outfit during the premier of 'Outrage' at the 63 annual Cannes Film Festival. Her Indian look fascinated everyone while she walked the red carpet with her husband Abhishek Bachchan.

Aishwarya Rai was also accompanied by her mother Vrinda Rai and team of 'Raavan' that will be premiered in the most prestigious and world's oldest film festival.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is the brand face of cosmetic giant L'Oreal, was usually seen in western outfits due to the rules. As per rules, she must wear western outfit which will be designed by Elie Saab.

This time, she showed her Indian side at the sixth day of Cannes Film Festival wearing a sari designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. It is thought that her Indian look could decrease the criticism that was created for her western look. Last she was seen in a sari at Cannes Film Festival first at the premiere of 'Devdas' on 23rd May 2002.

In 2003, when her green sari and chappals at the 'Dogville' premiere were criticized even bye the unfashionable, the brand, L'Oreal made sure that she wears designers outfits.

There we can see a race between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone as the young actress preferred Indian wear. Deepika Padukone said that she likes to represent India in this event. She also said that she finds sari very Indian and sensuous.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kites is set to make its biggest ever release worldwide

Kites is going to make a new record of the biggest ever release in the history of Indian cinema as it will be shown in over 2,300 screens worldwide on 21st May 2010.

This much anticipated Kites film will be shot over 1800 screens in India and over 500 screens outside the India. Reliance BIG Pictures is the distributor of this film.

It is reported that Kites will be released in two phases. On 21st May, it will be released in India, US, UK, UAE, Australia, South Africa and 30 other countries in its first phase. In the second phase, it will release in additional 30 countries including various non-traditional markets.

Cast and crew of this film are Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Rakesh Roshan, Rajesh Roshan, Anurag Basu and Brett Ratner. For the promotion of the film, they have travelled to New York and London. However, both Barbara Mori and Brett Ratner will be doing additional promotion in Miami and Los Angeles.

Let’s see if it becomes the highest grossing movie or not.

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Hollywood director Brett Ratner edited Kites

American filmmaker and music video director, Brett Ratner, has come to the centre of attention after editing the English version of the latest Indian movie Kites which is starring Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori in the lead roles.

This talented director admits that he wanted to bring Bollywood movies to the masses. He has edited Kites to make it more accessible for mainstream audience outside the India.

Brett Ratner, who has directed many hit films including Rush Hour, is a huge fan of international cinema and would like to see foreign movies a more common occurrence in cinemas.

He said to iesb.net that he will introduce the film to audience that normally would have never seen in a Bollywood movie. He also said that the business is changing as 3-D technology is adding with movie to create extra impact.

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Hrithik Roshan is optimistic about his forthcoming movie Kites

Bollywood dance superstar, Hrithik Roshan, is hopeful about his forthcoming movie, Kites, which will be released on 21st May 2010. It also stars Mexican beauty, Bárbárá Mori, in the female lead role. It has been produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Anurag Basu.

Kites brings Hrithik Roshan back in the film industry after two years of break. Last he was seen in a starring role in 2008 alongside the former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai in Jodhaa Akbar, which is made based on the love life of Mughal emperor Akbar and his Hindu wife, Jodhaa.

The much anticipated Hindi language fillm, Kites, will be released on Friday in India and 35 other countries. It would be the biggest ever worldwide release of an Indian film as it will be shown on 500 screens around the world.

Kites is made in two different languages; Hindi and English. The length of Hindi version is 130 minutes. On the other hand, English version is just 90 minutes. Bollywood song and dance scenes were cut from English version and replaced with steamier scenes.

Kites catches the attention to all Indian fans. It tells the story of two lovers who falls in love despite language barrier. They run away from Mexico and goes on the run across the United States.

Despite taking long break from cinema, he will come back again in the mind of audience with Kites.

It is the time to see if it can make new record or not. It is expected that this film will make new market for Indian cinema in Mexico because of their Mexican actress in this film.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Aishwarya Rai vs Deepika Padukone: Western outfit vs Indian dress

There has been a clash between the two Bollywood actresses; Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai because of their outfits at the ongoing Cannes film festival. Deepika Padukone created a strong buzz after making her appearance in a traditional Indian look. On the other hand, former miss world, Aishwarya Rai, appeared in Western outfit. This thing has become more like a war between them.

Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a western cloth as she is the brand ambassador of international cosmetic giant L’Oreal. As per instruction, she must wear international western designer wear. This thing has created negative impact in the mind of her fans. However, she has planned to walk at the gala event wearing Indian dress designed by Sabyasachi.

On the other hand, Deepika Padukone caught the media attention for traditional Indian outlook. This decision came from her childhood desire of spreading Indianness to far-away shores.

Let’s see if it creates any worst relation between them.

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Aishwarya Rai will wear Indian dress at the 63rd Cannes film festival

Indian actress, Aishwarya Rai, has been criticized for her western look outfit at the Cannes Film Festival.

According to her spokesperson, Aishwarya Rai has walked the red carpet in western outfit until now as part of an international term for Loreal.

This beautiful actress is the brand ambassador of this company.

She has planned to talk down the red carpet at the gala event wearing Indian outfit which will be designed by famous fashion designer, Sabyasachi.

Aishwarya Rai starrer Raavan will be screened in this occasion. She will be seen wearing Indian dress for the event. It also stars actor Abhishek Bachchan and southern superstar Vikram in the lead roles in two different languages.

Raavan has been directed by Mani Ratnam. Raavan is a negative character that was taken from epic Ramayana.

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Mallika Sherawat brings snake to unveil Hisss at the Cannes Film Festival

Bollywood actress, Mallika Sherawat, has brought a real snake in the promotion of her upcoming movie, Hissss, at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. In this movie, she plays the role of a snake-woman.

Hissss has been directed by Hollywood's Jennifer Lynch. Other stars of this film are Irrfan Khan and Divya Dutta.

Lead actress Mallika Sherawat will be seen promoting her other new film, Love Barack. It will also be screened at the film festival.

Love Barack is a comedy film which has been directed by Doug McHenryset. It is set during Barack Obama's campaign for the US Presidency. The shooting of the film was completed in Los Angeles last month.

Mallika Sherawat is passing a nice time at Cannes with her new friend Hollywood actress Salma Hayek and she had dinner with her.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been criticized for red carpet gown

Bollywood beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, walked the red carpet at the premier of much awaited film, Robin Hood, wearing tailed lavender gown designed by Lebanese designer, Elie Saab’s Spring collection. Former Miss World looked elegant in this dress which was fully embroidered. She had round solitaries to add the beauty of this dress and sported a buffon hairstyle to complete the look.

Despite her beautiful outfit she has been criticized on the red carpet. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got mixed reactions from the designers across the board. Some think that Aishwarya wore the perfect dress that match with her. On the other hand, some of them said that she could have done much better if she had worn a saree.

According to the well-known fashion designer Ritu Kumar, the dress was too voluminous and it made the pretty actress look squat and big. Designer, Vijay Arora, thinks that Aishwarya Rai looked absolutely ravishing and the color of the gown suited her just right.

Thirty-six-year-old actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has attending the much awaited Cannes Film Festival since her film Devdas was screened there in 2002. She was one of the Indian actresses who have been invited to attend in this international film festival. Other two actresses are Deepika Padukone and Mallaika Sherawat.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sarah Thompson in Raajneeti

American actress, Sarah Thompson, is going to make her debut in Bollywood with an upcoming Hindi film, Raajneeti. In this film, she stars opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

In Raajneeti, Sarah Thompson plays the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s American girlfriend. She will be seen along with Ranbir Kapoor in almost 15 scenes.

Her character’s name in this film is Sarah. She studies with Ranbir Kapoor at Harvard University. Sarah accompanied Ranbir until her lover was forced to return to India due to the family’s political commitments.

Prakash Jha directed Raajneeti will be released on 4 June 2010. It tells the story of Indian politics. Cast and crew of this film are Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif, Manoj Bajpai, Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Ranbir Kapoor.

Thirty-one-year-old actress, Sarah Thompson, is a popular face in American TV and film industry. She got fame in comedy-drama movie, Cruel Intentions 2, which is a prequel to Cruel Intentions.

In 2008, she signed up for the film after a three-hour breakfast meeting with film director Prakash Jha in Los Angeles. Since then she started taking Hindi lessons and now she is capable of reading and writing this language.

Brazilian model, Gisele Monteiro, came into Bollywood with Love Aaj Kal. Mexican beauty, Barabara Mori, has caught the attention with her upcoming movie, Kites. Now, it is time to see Sarah Thompson in silver screen.

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