Ashok Amritraj News
American producer Ashok Amritraj to host a show on Doordarshan!
The show aims at uniting young filmmakers from Middle East, India and Singapore
Indian-Amrican producer Ashok Amritraj, who has produced films like Walking Tall and Bringing Down the House, will host a television series on Doordarshan. Click here to read more
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013: Forest Whitaker, Jacki Weaver and Hiam Abbass attend
International stars add bling to the ADFF 2013 opening ceremony
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker charmed the audience at the star-studded opening gala of the seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival with his humility as he accepted the Black Pearl Career Achievement award at the ceremony. Hollywood film Life of Crime gave an entertaining kick-off to the extravaganza. Click here to read more
Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa to be showcased at 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival
ADFF’s seventh edition to host a special programme to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema
The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), starting here Oct 24, will host a talk – ‘100 Years of Indian cinema: Studying the past to define the future’ – with filmmakers from the country. The discussion will be held here Oct 27, according to the ADFF official website. Click here to read more
Why is Hollywood star Van Damme visiting India?
The Expendables 2 star, who had expressed the desire to work in Bollywood, will be in New Delhi in September. Here’s why
International movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme will be in New Delhi on his maiden visit to India for the global launch of former tennis player and Hollywood-based Indian filmmaker Ashok Amritraj’s autobiography in September. He is looking forward to meet his Indian fans during the trip. Click here to read more
Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Kal Penn: Hollywood is teeming with Indian faces
And if we go by what Shekhar Kapur says, the next Spider-Man could well be Asian
The fierce love-hate debates about Rockstar last week drowned out a milestone. On 11.11.11, an approximately US$130 million Hollywood movie directed by an Indian and starring an Indian actress in the lead role was released. Immortals, a fantasy about gods, mortals and mythical creatures, is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar (a graduate of Bishop Cotton School and Hans Raj College) and features Mumbai gal Freida Pinto as the virgin oracle Phaedra. Sadly, the film was a clunker—American critic Roger Ebert started his review with the line, ‘Immortals is without doubt the best-looking awful movie you will ever see.’ But it underlined an important fact: Indians are finally arriving in Hollywood. Click here to read more