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Mani Ratnam announces his bilingual, ‘Kadal’
The maestro filmmaker’s last bilingual outing Raavan in Hindi and Tamil did not fare well at the box office. This year Mani Ratnam has planned to make another bilingual titled KadalMani Ratnam has announced his next film on the life of fisherfolk called Kadal (sea). The bilingual will be shot in Tamil and Telugu and will have Gautham and Samantha Prabhu as the main leads. Click here to read more
What will rule the BO after Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Agneepath’?
We saw Bollywood tilting heavily towards the dhishum-dhishum thing not so long ago. But now it’s gradually turning towards more romantic stories and more funny stuff and… what? We are not sure yet. So why don’t you help us figure this one out!This year began with Agneepath breaking box office records. But we were hardly surprised, were we? The action-wave in Bollywood probably started with Ghajini, back in 2008 and it sure looked like ‘action’ had become B-town’s favourite word by the end of last year. After Aamir Khan’s stint with maar-dhaad we saw other stars stepping into the arena with Kaminey (Shahid Kapoor – July 2009), Wanted (Salman Khan -September 2009), Raavan (Abhishek Bachchan – June 2010) Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (Ajay Devgn – July, 2010), Dabangg (Salman Khan – Sep 2010), Rakta Charitra (Vivek Oberoi – October 2010), Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap (Amitabh Bachchan – July 2011), Singham (Ajay Devgn – July 2011), Bodyguard (Salman Khan – Aug 2011), Force (John Abraham – Sep 2011), Don 2 (Shahrukh Khan – December 2011), Players (Abhishek Bachchan – January 2011), Chaalis Chaurasi (January 2011) and Agneepath (Hrithik Roshan – January 2012). Click here to read more
Vikram in Bollywood again
South superstar Vikram is planning his second innings in Bollywood. The actor was first seen in Mani Ratnam’s RaavanVikram is on seventh heaven with the success of his recent release Rajapattai at the box office. But that’s not the only reason for the star’s happiness. A li’l birdie tells us that Vikram has been signed by Beejoy Nambiar of Shaitan fame for a film. Click here to read more
Groove to Govinda’s songs on his birthday!
B-town’s most-loved comic hero and dancing superstar, Govinda turns 48 today. We take a look at his best songsDuring his college days, Govinda was apparently obsessed by Mithun Chakraborty’s Disco Dancer (1982). That became his greatest influence as far as his dancing skills are considered, which could put a younger actor from the current lot to shame. Born Govind Ahuja on December 21, 1963, he was born in a film family – his parents were both actors and his mom was a singer – who went through troubled times. But Govinda overcame them all delivered some of the biggest hits in Bollywood – right from his debut in Illzaam (1986), to Love 86 (1986), Khudgarz (1987), Hatya (1988), Dariya Dil (1988), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988), Hum (1991), Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No.1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No.1 (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Dulhe Raja (1998), Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jayegi (1999), Anari No.1 (1999), Hadh Kar Di Aapne and Joru Ka Ghulam (2000) and Jodi No.1 (2001). His last hit was Partner (2007) along with Salman Khan. Let’s take a look at some of his wacky, funny and romantic songs that were chartbusters. Also, add your own fave Govinda numbers to the list! Click here to read more
Mani Ratnam to salvage Sonam Kapoor’s career?
For a long time the Mausam babe resisted south Indian film offers. However, when Raavan filmmaker Mani Ratnam went to her, she couldn’t say ‘no’. And wethinks she did a wise thing!It is no surprise that Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor who started out doing films in the south, is inundated with film offers from the same industry. But for a long time the Mausam babe kept turning it down. Rumour has it that Ghajini director AR Murugadoss was keen to cast her sometime back. Anyway, Sonam has finally bitten the bait of south films. Maverick director Mani Ratnam has cast her in his forthcoming film, tentatively titled Pookadai. Click here to read more
Manoj Bajpayee: A passionate lover in ‘Lanka’
He acts the role of a dark, passionate lover in Vikram Bhatt’s Lanka. In this one, the character actor shares screen space with Tia Bajpai and Arjan Bajwa. Manoj Bajpayee explains what is special about his Raavan, why as a serious actor he doesn’t want to stick to his ‘territory’, and why he would not like to re-play Satya’s Bhiku MhatreBollywood has seen the rise of a couple of Raavans in the recent past, and Manoj Bajpayee plays the last of the kind in 2011 in Lanka, a Vikram Bhatt film. According to him this Raavan is unlike his contemporaries. Click here to read more
Happy birthday, Nikhil Dwivedi!
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