May 192011
 

Salman Khan’s Dabangg won an award for ‘wholesome entertainment’ from the the India’s most prestigious awards for films -The National Awards. A Malayalam film, Adaminte Makan Abu, has been selected the best film.

Adaminte Makan Abu‘s director Vetriraman Raman has also won the award for best direction. Marathi actress Mitali Jagtap and Tamil actress Saranya share the award of best actress for their outstanding acting in Marathi film Babnu Band Bajaa and Tamil film Pirivannam respectively. Dhanush was for his role in Aadukalam and actor Malayalactor Salim Kumar for his role in the Malayalam filmAdamante Makan Abu were awarded the best actor award.

Vishal Bharadwaj was awarded the best music director and his wife Rekha was awarded best playback singer. Do Dooni Chaar was awarded the best Hindi film.

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May 182011
 

Shatrughan Sinha daughter Sonakshi Sinha was signed by Shirish Kunder for his ambitious 3D directorial comedy movie Joker 2011. Sonakshi will play opposite to Akshay Kumar in Joker. The movie is a co-production between Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder’s companies, Three’s Company and Akshay’s Hari Om Entertainment. Shooting of the movie is being done all over India since January of 2011.

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May 162011
 

Har Pal, an upcoming Bollywood movie is directed by an art cinema director Jahnu Barua. Barua had  previously directed the critically acclaimed movie Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005).

Har Pal stars Preity Zinta, Shiney Ahuja and Isha Koppikar in the leading roles. The Bollywood legend Dharmendra appears in a supporting role as Preity Zinta’s father. The movie is made on the love story between two neighbors, Zinta and Ahuja. Here are a couple of posters of the movie.

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May 142011
 

Aamir Khan while unveiling the first theatrical trailer of his production house movie, Delhi Belly, Aamir Khan says, “It’s a kamina comedy… This movie is not for kids,” and it’s “meant only for the young at heart.” He however made clear that there is no skin show.

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For the second time, Aamir has asked the Censor Board for an ‘A’ rating for the movie and he told that he didn’t want any cuts. The first movie was his wife Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat, released earlier this year. The movie features Aamir’s nephew Imran Khan in the lead role.

Posted below are some photos and posters of the upcoming movie.

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Imran Khan in Delhi Belly.

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May 142011
 

delhi-belly Delhi Belly is an adult comedy and produced at Aamir Khan Productions. The film will be released on July 1, 2011. Delhi Belly is directed by Abhinay Deo and it stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Shenaz Treasurywala and Poorna Jagannathan among others.

First Look – Delhi Belly (English)

 

Song: Bhaag Bhaag DK Bose

Three flatmates and partners in crime – Tashi, Arup and Nitin are featured in the meanest comedy you’re ever likely to see.

May 142011
 

Actress Ameesha Patel has recently launched a production house named Ameesha Patel Productions (APP) and it has allocated Rs. 35 crores for its debut movie under the direction of David Dhawan. Ameesha also told that the second movie will also be made with Rs. 35 crores, spending a total of 70 crores for the the first two films.

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Ameesha told, "It will be a commercial, kickass, masala film with a big star cast including me." The proud actress boasted, "I am one of the most educated actors in the industry. This is how I can put my education to good use too."

While many actors previously had produced movies but most of them had failed. Ameesha however is confident on the success of her production house, “Many actors have turned producers recently, but their films have had budgets of  Rs 5-6 crore. I have spent one tenth of my budget on my launch party."

May 112011
 

Naseeruddin-ShahDirector Nalin Singh is planning to ask Naseeruddin Shah to play the role of Saddam Hussein in his upcoming film, The Trial of Saddam Hussein.

Nalin Singh’s previous project My Friend Hitler was dragged into controversy when the actor Anupam Kher’s fans protested against the actor from playing the role of Hitler. Finally, Raghuvir Yadav replaced Anupam Kher in Hitler’s role.

Actor and filmmaker Akbar Khan’s is also playing Saddam’s role in a move, From President to Prisoner, by producer-director Suresh Kohli. This will be the debut movie of Suresh Kohli, a Delhi-based documentary and short-film filmmaker.

Who do you think will resemble most of the Iraqi dictator, Akbar Khan (below) or Naseeruddin Shaha (right)?

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Apr 072011
 

Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming movies sound dirty. But, Ekta says that they aren’t as dirty as they sound. During the first look of Balaji Productions’ film Ragini MMS held yesterday, she was asked about the content of the movie in terms of dirtiness. All she told was that they aren’t overly ‘dirty’.

The newly released posters tell a totally different story. One of the poster says, "They don’t know it yet. It’s a threesome."

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Another forthcoming film of hers, ‘Dirty Picture’ stars Vidya Balan in the role of late south sex symbol Silk Smitha. It’s everybody’s guess that these movies should be full of sex or lovemaking scenes but, it is to be seen how far she has gone to make it realistic.

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Director Pawan Kripalani’s Ragini MMS is set to release on May 13. "Dirty Picture" is still under production and the release date is not set yet.

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Jul 082010
 

And what’s he saying about those marriage date rumours?

‘I Hate Luv Storys’ has collected approximately Rs.21.5 crore in the domestic circuit in the first three days of its release and hero Imran Khan says he is surprised by the “grand opening” it has got.
“I feel honestly very surprised with the numbers. I had told (director) Punit Malhotra that it’s a very good film and I was quite confident with the way it was promoted, but I didn’t expect such a opening,” Imran said.
Asked if he thought it was wise to release the film after ‘Kites’ and ‘Raavan’, he said: “I think everything went in our favour. There are things you can’t plan for and everything happened by good fortune.”
Imran has signed a film with producer-director Karan Johar and it was rumoured that he would be romancing Kareena Kapoor in the movie.
“See, I have signed another film with Karan, but until he announces it I can’t talk anything about it,” Imran said.
Imran is also wrapping up director Kunal Kohli’s ‘Break Ke Baad’, in which he will be seen opposite Deepika Padukone.
“It’s a romantic and coming of age film. It’s multiple genres,” the young actor said, unwilling to disclose anything more about the film.
Speculation was also rife that Imran may tie the knot with his girlfriend Avantika Malik in January 2011, but he denied it, saying that he would be shooting during that period.
“Actually in January, I will be shooting for Karan’s film,” he said.
Jun 082010
 
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Barbara Mori’s 12-year-old son Sergio will soon hit the big screen in a Mexican film, with his mommy. The movie is being produced by Barbara’s production house.

After having shot her first Bollywood movie Kites, the actress now plans to concentrate on her regional films, rather than on Hollywood .

A source reveals that, Sergio is quite excited to face the camera. “Sergio has been on the movie sets from quite an early age. He is looking forward to shooting with his mom.”

Sergio plays Barbara’s son in the film. The movie is about a single mother finding love, late in her life. It will showcase the mother-son bond between the two.

However, this isn’t the first time Barbara and Sergio will be facing the camera together. The two have previously done a commercial shoot for the global ‘Got Milk’ campaign.

May 172010
 
On a promotional tour for ‘Kites’ in the US, he watched his debut ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’
It was an emotional moment for actor Hrithik Roshan, as he witnessed a screening of his debut movie ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’ in New York and talked about his decade-long Bollywood journey leading to super stardom.
The 36-year-old, who is on a promotional tour for his upcoming international love story ‘Kites’ in the US, was in New York to present a specialscreening of his launch vehicle at the BIG Cinemas Manhattan in Midtown East to an audience of competition winners.
Hrithik shared with the audiences anecdotes from his early days as an actor and his overnight rise to stardom after ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’ in 2000. He also introduced ‘Kites’ where he has teamed up with Mexican actress Barbara Mori.
A love story about an Indian man’s affair with a Latin woman and their predicament as they don’t understand each other’s language, ‘Kites’ is about their thrilling journey filled with precious moments and unexpected betrayal.
Produced by his father Rakesh Roshan and directed by Anurag Basu, ‘Kites’ is being distributed and marketed by Reliance BIG Pictures. The movie premieres today (May 16) at the AMC Empire theatre at Times Square.
“We are pleased to have Hrithik Roshan join us at BIG Cinemas Manhattan, giving us an opportunity to introduce him to our audiences,” said Anil Arjun, CEO of Reliance MediaWorks, that operates the BIG Cinemas brand of cinema-chain worldwide, at the event.
May 172010
 

He’ll be in New York for his buddy Hrithik’s international premiere
Karan Johar has extended his holiday in New York to attend the premiere of Hrithik Roshan-starrer ‘Kites’ at Times Square today (May 16).

“It’s a big film for the Roshans who are very close to me and Shah Rukh (Khan). The success of ‘Kites’ is also very important to the film industry. I’ve a release ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ coming up in July. And if ‘Kites’ works, it’d mean favourable things for my films,” Karan told IANS over the phone from New York.

The Hindi version of Hrithik and Mexican actress Barbara Mori-starrer ‘Kites’ will have its worldwide release May 21, while the crisp and short English version, edited by Brett Ratner, will hit the screens May 28. The film is produced by Rakesh Roshan and directed by Anurag Basu. Reliance Big Pictures is distributing the movie.

Karan recently released the shortened version of his film ‘My Name Is Khan‘ in New York, and the edited version of ‘Kites’ will also be screened there.

“New York is an important venue for Bollywood. Shortened version of ‘My Name Is Khan’ was released here last week. Now it’s a shortened international version of ‘Kites’. So we are working towards the same goal of takingBollywood to the West,” said Karan.

Shah Rukh, who can’t attend ‘Kites’ premiere as he’s shooting for ‘Ra.One’, made sure his wife represents them both at this important occasion in the Roshans’ life.

Gauri travelled to New York with Hrithik’s better half Sussanne and they shopped before the grand premiere of ‘Kites’.

“Gauri (Khan) and Sussanne Roshan are here. We’re having the time of our lives. I am not thinking about work at all. Just enjoying myself,” said Karan.

Incidentally, Karan had gone to New York with the express purpose of writing his next screenplay. But he has drawn a blank.

“At the moment I’m all geared for the ‘Kites’ premiere. I can’t wait to see it,” he said.

May 082010
 

After facing betrayal in love at the tender age of 14, Barbara Mori, is coming in Bollywood in “Kites” as the better half (in the movie) of Hritik Roshan. Barbara hails from Mexico lives her life on her own wills. She doesn’t care what people say about her.

On the cultural difference between India and Mexico, Barbara says that it is much easier to live in Mexico as a single mom as compared to India.

Bárbara Mori Ochoa (born February 2, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a Mexican actress and model. Mori started work modeling and then later became a telenovela actress with TV Azteca. Her big break came with the remake of the telenovela Rubí of rival network Televisa in 2004 playing the title character.

‘Kites’ movie features Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori & Kangana Ranaut. Here is the preview:

Feb 072007
 

Mason Dixon, Rocky Balboas(RB) opponent in the ring, totally exhausted after the fight says – You crazy old man!

To whichRocky Balboa replies Dont worry, you will get there!

Its been a long time since I shouted like crazy in a hall. Its been a long time since I screamed my lungs out. And I clearly remember the last time I clapped inside a cinema hall that was when Mohan Bhargav was able to light the bulb in his native village in Swades.
A nd I did a combination and permutation of all these three things last Sunday when I saw the final installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE IN THE HALL!

It comes 16 years after Rocky V, which unfortunately did not do well. Rocky fans were unhappy that he ended his career right where he started it, on the streets. Plus he never got into the ring in Rocky V. Sly Stallone was clearly unhappy with the result and wanted to do another part. Where he could gave one of the silver screens biggest heroes a proper sendoff!

In his own words I felt obligated to try and end the series the way it should have ended. I was very negligent [with 1990’s] Rocky V. It just didn’t leave anyone with any sense of hope. It was very reflective of where I was at the time. So, it bothered me. And then around ’96, I thought, Oh, I want to approach Hollywood with the idea. And they said, basically, never. I kept going back and visiting and there was a certain studio head that wanted no part of it. So, at that time MGM was just not interested and I thought, This is never going to happen. Then, as fate would have it, MGM was sold [to Sony], new people in, and that was it. But I have to thank the guy who really got the ball rolling, [Revolution Studio president] Joe Roth.

The story begins 16 years after the last film. Adrian, RBs wife and the inspiration of his life, has died of cancer. His son has moved out of his fathers house but is not able to get out of his shadow. He is known to everybody as Rockys son. Rocky runs a restaurant by his wife’s name where he regales his guests with stories of his boxing days. And whenever he gets time, he goes to all those old places where Adrian used to work, the skating ring, Mickeys gym etc and tries to relive those memories. Of course he has Pauli, his old time friend for company, whose one liners are damn funny.

So mewhere else, the current heavyweight champion, Mason Dixon, is having a hard time. No one is there to challenge him. The ones that do are knocked out in the first round. His image has taken a beating. And moreover, there is a simulated cartoon fight between him and Rocky Balboa on ESPN which says Rocky would have defeated him if they were in the same era. Dixons managers seeing this an opportunity for making a lot of money come up with this idea of a fight between the two. Initially hesitant Rocky agrees. And for the rest I would urge all to see the film.

The high points of the film come right after this. Rocky’s training(yeah the running, the steps and then jumping with both the hands in the air – it’s all there) with the vintage Rocky music playing in the background. His emotional breakdown when Pauli tries to persuade him not to fight. A classic one liner There is a beast.somewhere down.in the basement who wants to come out comes right in the middle of this breakdown.

And the confrontation scene with his son which is the most defining scene of the film. The dialogues in this scene are legendary.

Rocky Balboa is not one of those movies which you see, enjoy and forget. Its one of those movies you watch and think about. Its one of those movies which you show to your children. Its one of those movies which cling on to your consciousness – for ever and ever. Its not about a superhero who flies, or who spins a web or has a batmobile. Its about a boy from the streets. Its about a fighter. Its about the beast within.

Thank You Sly Stallone. I really appreciate that!!!

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