REVEALED the truth behind Priyanka Chopra’s mysterious tweet!
We hear Priyanka Chopra has been named for yet another endorsement, Reliance Digital’s Earth 2 from LYF Smartphones. Click here to read more
Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham — Anant Ambani’s birthday bash was a star studded affair!
The Ambanis hosted a grand celebration to mark Anant’s birthday after Mumbai Indians-Rising Pune Supergiant match at Wankhede. Click here to read more
OMG! Reliance India Limited buys 58000 tickets of Aamir Khan’s PK?
Is it a promotional strategy for this Rajkumar Hirani film or something else? Find out the full story!
This year’s biggest and much awaited release, Aamir Khan’s PK is finally out in theatres today which I am sure most of you are going to watch right away! Click here to read more
Will Shahrukh Khan bid for a soccer team in Indian Super League?
Nita Ambani’s IMG-Reliance and Star India to launch soccer league and Bollywood stars have expressed interest in bidding for a team
Nita Ambani‘s IMG-Reliance and Star India have pacted to bring a super soccer league to India and foster local talent. Jim Gallagher, spokesman for IMG Worldwide in New York, said that Reliance Enterprises, IMG and Star India will each have a one-third interest in the super league. Click here to read more
Why is National Award-winning documentary And We play On not finding any takers?
And We play On, Pramod Purswane’s National Film Award-winning film on how hockey player Vivek Singh’s battled cancer does not interest many
“Yuvraj Singh recovered from cancer. A documentary was made on him, all corporates wanted to buy it and it was showcased to millions on national television,” says Rahul Singh. “Vivek Singh died of cancer. A documentary was made on him, it won the National Award, but no one is interested in releasing it.” Click here to read more
Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam song Love ki ghanti lifted from Bella ciao: listen!
Bollywood composer Lalit Pandit confesses to have copied from the Italian number
Bollywood, which has been trying to overcome its history of copying from the West, has pounced on composer Lalit Pandit, whose number Love ki ghanti for Ranbir Kapoor‘s film Besharam owes a lot to Italo tune Bella ciao. Click here to read more
Brad Pitt comes to Mumbai!
The MAMI Film Festival will open with the Hollywood actor’s latest film, Moneyball
So the 13th annual Mumbai film festival (October 13-20) will open with Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and close with Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman. The move shows festival backer Reliance’s keen desire to get further into bed with Hollywood, though how a baseball themed film like Moneyball will fare with cricket-obsessed Indian delegates who are clueless (like most of the world) about the American sport is anybody’s guess. Cineswami’s guess is that they’ll hang around the opening speeches hoping that Pitt makes an appearance and then sneak off to the bar at the opening night gala party then minutes into the film. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan continues his war with Ajay Devgn
The superstar severes his ties with Eros for helping Ajay Devgn fight against Yash Raj Films
Shahrukh Khan, it seems, is a man who doesn’t let go of things so easily. Perhaps that is why the actor is still continuing his war with Ajay Devgn Click here to read more
London wants Bollywood’s money
Cineswami informs us about the Mayor of London’s offer to Bollywood filmmakers, including Sajid Nadiadwala, and the new Creative Sector Tax Relief in the UK
It’s common knowledge that the United Kingdom is in the throes of a double-dip recession and though the British film establishment parades numbers in the billions of pounds, the truth is that most of the money comes from Hollywood productions shooting in the country. Click here to read more
14th Mumbai Film Festival: Technical glitches mar the event
Cineswami takes a look at what went wrong at the prestigious event this year
It is one of the richest festivals in the world, backed by the multi-billion behemoth that is Reliance, but the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI)’s 14th Mumbai Film Festival has run into a raft of technical difficulties leading to several screenings being cancelled and leaving delegates who have parted with their hard earned cash outraged. Click here to read more
Zee’s Ditto TV to air BIG CBS Prime and BIG CBS Love
With this partnership, Ditto TV has ramped up its offering to 27 channels, with plans to scale up to 50 channels
Ditto TV, India’s first OTT (Over-The-Top TV) distribution platform from Zee New Media (the digital arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), announced the addition of BIG CBS Prime, a general entertainment channel and BIG CBS Love, India’s first international women’s entertainment channel to its kitty. With this, Ditto TV has ramped up its offering to 27 channels, with plans to increase this to 50 channels very soon. Click here to read more
Reliance MediaWorks to raise Rs 600 crore through rights issue
Funds raised will be utilised to reduce the debt of the company
Reliance MediaWorks Ltd, a film and entertainment services wing of the Reliance group, has approved raising an amount of Rs 600 crore by issuing additional shares to its company’s shareholders via rights issue. Click here to read more
Losing the ‘Will To Live’
Since all of you love me so much, Cineswami will be with you more often and since I am all over the industry like a rash, I’ll faithfully pass on the itch
It has come to Cineswami’s attention that the Anil Ambani branch of the bifurcated Reliance businesses that is all over the Indian media like aforementioned rash has appointed a new CEO for their Big Cinemas chain. Now, this gentleman is no doubt the salt of the earth, the kind of person who’ll give up his seat on the bus to a pregnant lady (if CEOs travel on buses that is). He has solid experience behind him – 19 years at Unilever in India and Vietnam. Click here to read more