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Oscar-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala passes away in New York
The novelist-screenwriter was part of the Merchant-Ivory Productions team
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the German-born novelist and award-winning screenwriter for Merchant-Ivory Productions, died Wednesday at her home in New York. She is survived by three daughters. Click here to read more
Poorna Jagannathan’s tribute to Nirbhaya: The Jyoti Project
The Delhi Belly actor is part of a play based on the Delhi gang-rape incident
New York-based actor Poorna Jagannathan, who was seen in Aamir Khan’s production Delhi Belly, is the executive producer of a play based on the Delhi gang-rape incident of December 16. It is called The Jyoti Project, named after the victim who is addressed in the media as Nirbhaya, Damini, Amaanat and so on. Click here to read more
John Abraham: My only three friends in the industry are Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Kumar
The role has to have an edge, says the Bollywood heartthrob, who made sexy look sexier in Jism and grey even greyer in New York. After a decade in movies, John believes his middle-class roots have helped him balance his personal and professional life
John Abraham, who turned producer with the super hit comedy Vicky Donor, doesn’t want to stick to “funny” films. Click here to read more
Manisha Koirala’s cancer treatment to take six more months in the US
The actor, who is currently undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer in New York, is unlikely to return home for the next six months
Manisha Koirala, who is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, will stay put in the US for the next six months at least. “Manisha is recovering. I had a word with her yesterday (Sunday). She said she is feeling much better now. Click here to read more
Manisha Koirala discharged from New York hospital
Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala underwent cancer surgery recently and she will be in NY for another three months for treatment
Manisha Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, underwent a successful surgery in New York. She has been discharged from the hospital and is stable, said her manager.
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The Great Gatsby: Amitabh Bachchan makes his presence felt!
Big B makes us proud as he snugly sits with his hat amidst Hollywood stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire and Carey Mulligan
The Great Gatsby was a book written by F Scott Fitzgerald based in 1922 New York and revolved around a mysterious millionaire called Jay Gatsby who was known to hold extravagant parties. Click here to read more
ENGLISH VINGLISH movie review: Sridevi’s rockstar comeback!
The actor delivers a power-packed performance and leaves an indelible impression – and that, after a 15-year vacation from Bollywood!
Is Sridevi on her way to becoming India’s Meryl Streep? Or Susan Sarandon? Seriously, we don’t know if such comparisons are valid, ‘coz Sridevi is our very own Sridevi, so let her be her. Yes, those are the kind of reactions she would draw from audiences when they watch her new film, English Vinglish, which is also the directorial debut of Gauri Shinde. Click here to read more
The Reluctant Fundamentalist kickstarts Venice Film Festival
Mira Nair’s East-meets-West story opened the 69th Venice International Film Festival on August 29
The 69th Venice Film Festival opened Wednesday with Indian director Mira Nair’s political thriller that explores life changes of a young Pakistani man rising through the ranks on Wall Street after the 9/11 attack. Click here to read more
Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ will be a superhit: Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan shows his support to friend and fellow actor Salman Khan for his film Ek Tha Tiger
Aamir Khan loved the promos of friend and actor Salman Khan’s film Ek Tha Tiger, and is looking forward to seeing the film. Aamir says that it will be successful at the box office. Click here to read more
Kabir Khan: Salman Khan can get me a great opening at the BO, but after that it’s just me
The Ek Tha Tiger director confesses that his spy thriller is now beyond him, and has become a beast of its own. He is also hopeful that his film will have a long run and survive even after the hype and hoopla (thanks to Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif) surrounding it settles down
Director Kabir Khan is a fantastic storyteller, and we say this without even watching his forthcoming Eid attraction, Ek Tha Tiger. As a documentary filmmaker early in his career, he has picked up many of his personal experiences and has a huge bank of stories that he is waiting to tell. Click here to read more
What will rule the BO after Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Agneepath’?
We saw Bollywood tilting heavily towards the dhishum-dhishum thing not so long ago. But now it’s gradually turning towards more romantic stories and more funny stuff and… what? We are not sure yet. So why don’t you help us figure this one out!
This year began with Agneepath breaking box office records. But we were hardly surprised, were we? The action-wave in Bollywood probably started with Ghajini, back in 2008 and it sure looked like ‘action’ had become B-town’s favourite word by the end of last year. After Aamir Khan’s stint with maar-dhaad we saw other stars stepping into the arena with Kaminey (Shahid Kapoor – July 2009), Wanted (Salman Khan -September 2009), Raavan (Abhishek Bachchan – June 2010) Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (Ajay Devgn – July, 2010), Dabangg (Salman Khan – Sep 2010), Rakta Charitra (Vivek Oberoi – October 2010), Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap (Amitabh Bachchan – July 2011), Singham (Ajay Devgn – July 2011), Bodyguard (Salman Khan – Aug 2011), Force (John Abraham – Sep 2011), Don 2 (Shahrukh Khan – December 2011), Players (Abhishek Bachchan – January 2011), Chaalis Chaurasi (January 2011) and Agneepath (Hrithik Roshan – January 2012). Click here to read more
Katrina Kaif turns 28! Happy birthday to her!
The Ek Tha Tiger babe celebrates her birthday today. Here’s your chance to wish the leggy lass a very happy birthday!
Born on July 16, 1984, Katrina Kaif made her Bollywood debut in the 2003 film Boom starring Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Jaffery, Jackie Shroff and Madhu Sapre. Subsequently, she appeared in Sarkar and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Born in Hong Kong and raised in many countries including Switzerland, Germany, France and England, Katrina came to India to try her hand at modeling and acting. Click here to read more
Indian editor KG Suresh on jury of Plural+International Youth Video Festival
KG Suresh, director and chief editor of Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India), will be part of the international jury for the fourth edition of Plural+International Youth Video Festival. Suresh is the first Indian to be nominated as a jury since the inception of the 2009 and the only South Asian to be part of this year’s seven member international jury. The festival is organised annually by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organisation for Migration. The festival dates are yet to be announced but the award ceremony date has been revealed and it will be held December 6 in New York. The other members of the jury are Kristine Collins (Canada), Hyunsook Chung (South Korea), David Ritchie (USA), Farah Mohammoud (UK-Sudan), Mariana Araujo (Mexico) and Valenti Gomez i Oliver (Spain). The festival recognises youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterised by intolerance, cultural and religious divisions and supports youth in addressing the key challenges of their communities related to migration, diversity and social inclusion.
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What makes Irrfan Khan so charismatic?
The Paan Singh Tomar actor seems to be the fave of Bollywood as well as Hollywood. But how and why did he get to his enviable position?
He is an actor among the stars, a name filmmakers trust more than they do superstars. After all, it’s a given that with Irrfan Khan in your film, you almost never fail. So what is it about the actor that makes him so ‘wanted’ by film industries in Mumbai and Los Angeles? Quite simply: he is versatile. Click here to read more