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Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta passes away
The acclaimed lensman succumbed to cancer at a Mumbai hospital
Cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away in Mumbai today. He suffered from cancer and was being treated at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West. Actor Arjun Rampal who made his Bollywood debut in Mehta’s Moksha in 2001 had paid a visit to the ailing veteran just a few days back.
Mehta was an ace lensman and shot award-winning movies like Jabbar Patel’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Shekhar Kapur’s Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Mr. India and Bandit Queen Click here to read more
IIFA Awards 2012: What’s in store at Singapore?
Highlights of the much awaited extravaganza of the year
The 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend will be held from June 7-9, 2012 in Singapore. The annual gala this year will have events like the IIFA Awards, IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Rocks and the IIFA Film & Music Workshop. Managed by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the mega event is held in a different country each year and is one of the most awaited industry events. Here’s a look at what’s in store at IIFA Celebrations 2012 at Singapore. Click here to read more
Mallika Sherawat is a beautiful actress: Fagun Thakrar
Fagun Thakrar is a name that came out of nowhere at the Cannes film festival and managed to earn titles like ‘Shekhar Kapur’s muse’ and ‘the girl who got more attention than Mallika Sherawat’.
After a quick background check we discovered that the lady has an interesting line of work on her filmi resume. Her recent project was an American movie, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, opposite Kal Penn and Martin Sheen. Denying rumours of an affair with Kapur, Fagun clears the murky air Click here to read more
When Bollywood did Cannes
Inside story of what ‘Bollywood’ really does at Cannes
If you can forgive the terrible pun in the headline, my excuse is that the piece justifies it. The question is, who am I? As you may have gathered, I am the august Cineswami and this is the first of many rants, and hopefully some raves about that many-splendoured beast known as Bollywood. Click here to read more
Shekhar Kapur @ Cannes: running around the wrong tree
They came together to make a really ambitious project happen, but the best laid plans…
He is known as the ‘festival favourite’, but this time Shekhar Kapur will not bring back much fan mail – not the nice kind, anyway! His latest, an 81-minute “wallow in Bollywood dance numbers”, as Hollywood Reporter says, called Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, has been fairly uniformly panned by the critics who feel that “the very kind of movies the documentary celebrates is swiftly vanishing from Indian screens today”. Click here to read more