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Salman Khan to host Renault Star Guild Awards
Considered to be the official awards for the film and television industry, the event would see the Dabangg Khan carrying forward his Bigg Boss act and this time, it would be in front of the who’s who of the fraternity
The ninth edition of the Renault Star Guild Awards, presented by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India Today, will have Salman Khan as the host of the show. The event, which is held in order to commemorate extraordinary achievements in cinema and television, will be held on January 16, 2014 at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai. Click here to read more
BOOK REVIEW: Anupama Chopra’s ‘First Day First Show’
The author’s knowledge and deep understanding of Hindi cinema reflects in her writings
In her book on Shahrukh Khan – King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema – film critic and journalist Anupama Chopra gives a background of the industry and the business of Bollywood over the years at regular intervals. This helps in understanding the backdrop against which the star is emerging, his decisions and risks, and eventual rise as a superstar. Chopra’s knowledge and a deep understanding of Hindi cinema reflect in her collection of writings bound together in her latest book, First Day First Show – definitely an account ‘from the Bollywood trenches’, as the tagline goes.
What makes the book stand apart is the total lack of bitchiness and animosity, perhaps because the author is also the wife of a successful filmmaker (Vidhu Vinod Chopra). Imagine, she must be in on the juiciest gossip (though she may deny it) and yet, she has to carefully draw a line between her professional and personal lives. Click here to read more
Anushka Sharma: I’m lucky to work with Shahrukh Khan again
After Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Anushka wasn’t sure she would get another chance to work with the King Khan of B-town
Anushka Sharma has been roped in for Yash Chopra’s next untitled film where she teams up with Shahrukh Khan again. “I didn’t think I will get a chance to work with Shahrukh again after my first film, but I did. Click here to read more
Ready: A critical view
While Sallu bhai was riding high on the success of Ready, the critics didn’t sound too happy. Find out what the critics said, and tell us what you think about Salman Khan’s Ready!
Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times: One Ram Pothineni plays hero in the original Ready. Salman is at present the closest North India might get to a Rajinikanth. He doesn’t play a role. The character plays Salman. Sometimes he doesn’t bother lip-synching to his own lines, wanders around disinterestedly, often looks straight to the camera that’s as much in love with this casualness. Click here to read more
Salman Khan’s ‘Ready’ was not critics’ favourite
There was no doubt that Ready won the hearts of many people but what about the critics? Well, they had a lot to say about Ready and most of it was not very good. Mayank Shekhar complained of neck-ache, Kaveree Bamzai thought that the movie comprised of ugly relatives and uglier villains and Rajeev Masand thought that you probably don’t have a life if you enjoy movies such as these. It was only Nikhat Kazmi who enjoyed, but that too under certain conditions. But that’s not all, there is much more than this that the critics have said. Read on to know the entire story and do tell us what you thought about Ready!
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