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Shabana Azmi, Rampal, Sanjay Dutt – bald and the beautiful!
Films have often looked to larger than life historical figures for inspiration and Mahatma Gandhi has been the answer more often than not for filmmakers
Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy has been foundation of many Bollywood films. But the father of our nation has inspired Bollywood in more ways than the obvious. Click here to read more
Shahid: Censor board orders change in ‘Gandhi’ dialogue
The controversial dialogue in Hansal Mehta’s film has been modified
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked director Hansal Mehta to change a dialogue in his much-talked about forthcoming movie Shahid. The members of CBFC felt that the dialogue, “Apne aap ko jihadiyon ka Gandhi Click here to read more
Independence Day Special: Hey Ram, Kaalapani and Pazhassi Raja showcase patriotism
Independence Day is all about the patriotic feel, there have been remarkable films from the south film industry that have portrayed our India’s struggle
To get you into the spirit of Independence Day, we bring you some of the top Southern films that celebrate this epic period of Indian history Click here to read more
Prakash Jha: I’m not here to create social jihad
The director says his film Satyagraha is a story about a father-son relationship and not inspired by any movement. Kareena Kapoor also speaks about her character in the movie
Filmmaker Prakash Jha, known for his political dramas, says his upcoming film Satyagraha is not about any movement but a story about a father and son relationship. “It’s not a story of Mahatma Gandhi, Anna Hazare or Nirbhaya but it has the essence. It’s a story about a father and son and their relationship. The film is not inspired by any movement,” he said. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan to fix IPL 2013 final?
Cineswami talks about SRK at the Indian Premier League finale and the ongoing spot-fixing controversy
Had you for a moment there, didn’t we. Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and some members of team Chennai Express will be present in Kolkata during the Indian Premier League (IPL) final to promote the film and in the process fix the lack of glamour at Eden Gardens. Though SRK’s team, the Kolkata Knight Riders crashed out of the tournament, the star will at least be allowed into the ground unlike at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai where he is persona non grata after being part of a fracas there last year. Click here to read more
Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha to be screened in South Africa
As per Amitabh Bachchan, the film is neither based on Gandhi nor is he playing a similar role. Why then, we wonder, is the film being screened in SA?
Amitabh Bachchan denied that his character in Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha bears any resemblance to freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, even after sporting a similar grey-haired and spectacled look. And if Click here to read more
Should Sanjay Dutt be granted mercy because he is ‘Munnabhai’?
Bringing to life Mahatma Gandhi’s values on the big screen is an act of redemption, or so many believe, demanding freedom for the beleaguered Sanjay Dutt. But is it?
When everyone from B-town is cheering loudly for their very own Sanju baba, mooting his bada dil and goodness quotient, others are holding havans and doing endless pujas to make sure that God gives Sanjay Dutt the freedom they think he deserves. Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan bonds with Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal and Prakash Jha on the sets of Satyagraha: pics
The superstar shared some interesting memories from the sets of his forthcoming movie
After keeping a low profile for quite some time considering his health issues and television work commitments, the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is back Click here to read more
Republic Day special tribute: Patriotic song Ae mere watan ke logon completes 50 years!
Kavi Pradeep’s patriotic number immortalised by Lata Mangeshkar has completed 50 years. Read the story behind the poet and his inspiration to write it
It is a song that is sung on every patriotic occasion, had moved India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to tears and its strong morale-boosting words provided solace to a nation agonised by the defeat in the 1962 Indo-China war. Ae mere watan ke logon (O people of my land), penned by National Poet Pradeep Click here to read more
Bigg Boss 6 house will give home like feel: Sabu Cyril
From modern facilities to natural feel – the spacious ‘Bigg Boss’ house promises to give a home like experience to the inmates, says National Award winning art director Sabu Cyril, who has designed it for the sixth season going on air today (October 7)
From swimming pool to gym to green passage to hand pump, the house erected in Lonavala will give inmates, who will be locked there for 98 days, sufficient space to vent and cool off. Last season the house was built in Karjat. Click here to read more
Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh takes digs at the PM & Mahatma Gandhi – lands in fresh trouble
The filmmaker has been asked to make six cuts in his film for various objectionable portions
After declaring Chakravyuh song Tata, Birla a ‘personal attack’, the Central Board of Film Certification has now put pressure on filmmaker Prakash Jha to delete some portions where there is an apparent direct taunt at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The line in question – Bahut dekhi teri sardari – is seen by the censor board as a ‘pointed reference’ to the PM, as he is a Sardar belonging to the Sikh community. Click here to read more
Asha Parekh, happy birthday!
Legendary actor Asha Parekh turns 70 on October 2. We wish the beautiful and big-hearted lady a very happy and fun-filled birthday!
In Bollywood, the month of October is considered special, most importantly because it marks the birthday of two iconic Bollywood stars – Amitabh Bachchan (Oct 11) and Rekha (Oct 10). Click here to read more
Malayalam film Papilio Buddha in hot water over Gandhi slight
The South Indian movie has been banned by the censor board for allegedly belittling the Mahatma
Some 64 years after Nathuram Godse’s bullets felled Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of our nation, the Mahatma continues to be the subject of attack – on celluloid. Producer Prakash Bare and director Jayan Cheriyan’s Malayalam film Papilio Buddha has been banned by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on the grounds of denigrating the Mahatma. Click here to read more
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a very proud man
The Ferrari Ki Sawaari producer looks back at his career and feels that he has done a great job
Vidhu Vinod Chopra thinks that people perceive him as, in his own words, an arrogant bugger but the fact is that he is responsible for some of the finest works in Bollywood. Click here to read more
Mahatma Gandhi dancing with girl is an actor!
A fake picture of the Father of the Nation, MK Gandhi has been doing the rounds on the Internet
If you happened to see a picture of legendary Indian Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, merrily dancing away with a white girl at a party while still in his dhoties, take heart – it is not him! Take a closer look, and you will see that the image is real, but the Gandhi in it is fake. Apparently it is an Australian actor posing as Gandhi who is shaking a leg with the lady. The two were captured at a charity gala in Sydney, say reports. Click here to read more