Be it Meena Kumari in “Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam” or Tabu in “Astitva” – the Hindi film industry has witnessed a range of actresses essaying women-oriented roles powerfully. Here’s a look at the top 10 such portrayals, on the occasion of International Women’s Day Saturday. * Nargis’ Radha in Mehboob Khan’s “Mother India” (1957): Nargis […]
Bollywood's 'tried and tested' love formula
Bollywood is almost entirely about love stories, and in particular, about that eternal love story between films and formulae. There are some amar prem ke formulae that filmmakers find particularly hard to break up with, especially after one hit film ...
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Sonam Kapoor to act in Battle of Bittora adaptation
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, March 06, 2014 - 11:59 hrs IST. #. After playing the ambitious political leader in Raanjhanaa, actress Sonam Kapoor will now play the role of a politician in the adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's book 'Battle of Bittora'.
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Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla
Director: Soumik Sen
The title of the film Youngistaan which recently ran into trouble after Pepsi Co. filed a lawsuit against them for copyright infringement, now gets to retain the title but on the condition of displaying a disclaimer along with it.
Pepsi Co. was upset when MSM Motion Pictures and Pooja Entertainment's film was titled Youngistaan considering the fact that they had run a campaign with the same name. Hence they had filed a case against the producers as they had the trademark for 'Youngistaan'.
However, now, the two parties have settled amicably where Pepsi Co's rights on the word have been acknowledged and the title of the film too will not undergo any change. However, the filmmakers have been asked to carry a disclaimer on the title credits of the movie, theatrical trailers and end slate in all their official digital media communications. Thrilled over the change of events, Vashu Bhagnani of Pooja Entertainment also revealed that he is happy about the settlement and wanted the title as it aptly depicts the spirit of the film.
Youngistaan stars Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooq Sheikh, Boman Irani in prominent roles and is slated to release on March 28, 2014.
The Real Indians of New Jersey: "Prisoners" Movie Writer Takes "Red Road" To ...
Airing Thursdays on the Sundance TV, The Red Road takes place in an east coast enclave occupied by the Ramapough Indians. Until producer Sarah Condon sent him a newspaper article about the region, Guzikowski says, "I'd been living in New York city ...
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India court blocks release of film on pink sari vigilantes
NEW DELHI An Indian court on Wednesday blocked the release of a Bollywood movie after a woman complained the film was based on her life and gang of pink sari-clad women vigilantes, reports said. The Delhi High Court said "Gulaab (Pink) Gang" would ...
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Reprehensible Indian movie
“The Bastard Child”, a 160 minutes' duration Hindi film is supposed to depict events of 1970/1971, which led to the breakaway of the province of East Pakistan to become Bangladesh. In the recent past, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid has ...
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Subhash Ghai-directed “Kaanchi” is set for an April 25 release and the filmmaker says he didn’t plan to release it during the election period. India will go to polls from April 7. The Lok Sabha elections will be spread over nine days ending May 12. “I wanted to release the film in December, but as […]
Actress Preity Zinta has denied news reports that she may contest Lok Sabha elections against Congress MP Priya Dutt on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. According to media reports here, the BJP is keen to rope in Preity to fight against Priya Dutt from the North-Central Mumbai constituency. When asked about the same by […]
How we tune in
... Picture choices for the 1928-29 season: William Wellman's Wings, which remains spectacular in the air if inelegant on the ground, and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, lauded as the season's “Most Unique and Artistic Picture”.
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'The Lunchbox', 'Shahid' to get Anti-Kela award
Irrfan-starrer "The Lunchbox" will get the Anti-Kela for "showing the world that Indian films are not all song and dance", and "Shahid", on real-life slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, will be awarded for "being the best biopic made by Bollywood in a long time ...
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How I met the great Lata Mangeshkar
Those days, we heard her songs whenever we tuned into any Indian radio station. Then I got married to a senior flight engineer of Biman, Sharif Alamgir Hossain -- and traveled with him to many countries, getting to see art galleries, museums and ...
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The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the release of forthcoming Hindi movie “Gulaab Gang”, reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari-clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, saying that if […]