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Zohra Sehgal: 7 lesser known facts about the legendary actor!
As the legendary actor passes away at the age of 102, we take a look at some lesser known facts about her
Zohra Sehgal, a quintessential Bollywood diva who played character roles with aplomb in a career spanning over seven decades in both theatre and cinema, left for her heavenly abode yesterday (June 10) at the age of 102. Click here to read more
102 year old Zohra Sehgal passes away
The veteran actor was 102 when she died
Zohra Sehgal passed away in New Delhi a few minutes back. She had started her filmy career as dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She moved on to appear in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films. She was also part of some hit television series. 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
London Film Festival 2013: The Lunchbox to vie for Best Film
But Indian cinema is cruelly underrepresented at the fest, feels Cineswami
It is indeed wonderful news that Ritesh Batra’s delightful The Lunchbox (Dabba), starring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, is in official competition at the London Film Festival and will compete for best film alongside some of the best directors across the world. However there are only 7 films of South Asian origin out of a total of 234 selected features, just 3 percent. It just doesn’t add up. Click here to read more
Zohra Segal turns 101 today: Wish the veteran actor a happy birthday!
The legendary Zohra Segal is more than a century old now, keeping pace with Indian cinema as it celebrates 100 years of its existence
Zohra Segal was born on April 27, 1912 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, as Zohra Begum Mumtaz-Ullah Khanon. The acclaimed actor-dancer turns 101 today. The thespian celebrates her birthday even as Indian cinema itself is in its centenary year. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan gets a call from an ailing Pandit Ravi Shankar
The actor calls this his ‘most privileged moment’, and shares more on his family’s association with the sitar maestro and his elder brother Uday Shankar
Prolific blogger and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan got a tinkle from none other than Grammy Award-winning sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar last night, even as the musician was preparing to go in for surgery. Click here to read more
Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’: Customs release restored print
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation that restored the print paid a huge duty for it
After a delay of 25 days, the restored digital print of Kalpana – noted dancer Uday Shankar‘s 1948 film on experimental dance – was finally handed over to its Indian restorer who will give it to the National Film Archives of India (NFAI). Click here to read more
Film city in Kolhapur soon: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday stressed on adopting new technology and said that the state is trying to facilitate filmmakers with alternate locations for shoots. He felt regional media and filmmaking is creating a lot of excitement the state is, therefore, trying to create alternate locations for film shoots. “A film city in Kolhapur (in southern Maharashtra) will come with a lot of financial incentive to work in that city,” he said while speaking at inugural of the 13th edition of the three-day global convention FICCI-FRAMES.
Talking about the use of technology, he said: “A huge employment opportunity has been created in a lot of areas in entertainment. We have to begun to use power of technology to educate our people via broadband, internet. Digitalisation will hence create a more equal society.” “This will ensure that growth is not lopsided and inclusive, that that benefits go to each and every person living in the country,” he added.Click here to read more
65th Cannes Film Festival: When will the Indian films be screened?
Be sure to catch Gangs of Wasseypur, Miss Lovely, Kalpana, Peddlers and Chana if you are in Cannes from May 16 to 27
If you have plans to head to the south of France to escape the Indian summer, be sure to attend the 65th Cannes Film Festival, to be held from May 16 to 27 this year. And not just for the international films, but also the five Indian films that will be showcased. Click here to read more
Zohra Sehgal’s mentor, Uday Shankar’s film ‘Kalpana’ to be shown at Cannes Film Festival
Well-known dancer and choreographer, the late Uday Shankar’s directorial debut Kalpana has been chosen for screening at the Cannes Classics 2012 programme
Anurag Kashyap’s Peddlers, Gangs Of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Gangs Of Wasseypur – Part 2 will be showcased at the fest. And so he is elated with the Indian offerings heading to the cinematic jamboree next month. Click here to read more
Aamir Khan: TV show is a dream come true
Aamir Khan’s first TV show will bring real stories and emotions of people on the small screen and will be telecast in eight languages
After Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, it’s Aamir Khan’s turn to make his debut on the small screen. The actor will be seen in a yet-to-be titled show which he calls his “most ambitious project”. The production of the show is yet to start and it will go on air next year. It is being jointly produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Star India. “This show is my most ambitious project. This began as a dream some three-four years ago. Uday (Shanker of Star) coaxed me with the idea that I should think of dominating television now. That is how the spark ignited. After that meeting I actually started thinking about it passionately,” Aamir said. Click here to read more