'Baadshah of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan turns 48
SRK's favourite role was the one in 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na', and his all-time favourite Hindi movies include 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', 'Masoom', Sholay, and 'Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin'. • His favourite phrase is 'Let's do it'. Shah Rukh never asks anything for ...
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Salman supports 18 International Children's Film Festival India
The 18th International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI), popularly known as The Golden Elephant, organized by the Children's Film Society India (CFSI) has found a strong supporter in none other than Salman Khan. CFSI approached Salman Khan to ...
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Jasmeet Reen to direct Farhan in and as Sahir
It is going to be quite a coming together of talent. Filmmaker-singer-actor Farhan Akhtar will star as writer-poet Sahir Ludhianvi in a bio-pic that new director Jasmeet Reen would direct. Ashi Dua who produced Bombay Talkies, that very effective and ...
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Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Fukrey that released in June this year came as a surprise hit, especially with its popularity in the North.
The film starring Pulkit Samrat in the lead role is being re-released on public demand at PVR in Delhi and will have select shows at the multiplex this week along with other films like Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, Grand Masti and The Lunchbox.
In the past, it was Aamir Khan's Rang De Basanti that was re-released on public demand.
Chennai Express: Racing to Box Office records
The film had surpassed 3 Idiots, which had grossed 2.75 crore. It was merely a sign of things to come for Chennai Express. With over 3,500 screens in the country reserved for the film, the widest release for a Hindi film till date, there was little ...
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'Bhaag Milkha...' puts spotlight back on Bollywood sports films
Just as Farhan Akhtar sprinted ahead of his rival on the race track in the climax of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, this film, based on Indian athlete Milkha Singh's life, has been racing ahead of competition at the Box Office, grossing more than 70 crore and ...
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'Regional cinema allows risks with subjects'
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Exploring regional pastures with Marathi film "72 Miles - Ek Pravas", about a young boy who makes his journey into self-actualisation against the backdrop of rustic India, Ashvini Yardi of Grazing Goat Pictures says "limited ...
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India’s fastest runner, the legendary Milkha Singh, is running very fast again, this time at the box office. The bio-pic on his life “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” has created a global stir and the sprinter is bowled over by Farhan Akhtar’s depiction of him in the movie. The simple-hearted legendary athlete cannot hide his glee at [...]
Farhan Akhtar promoting film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' on the sets of India's Dancing Superstar
Whether it's because of an objectionable dialogue or some other content that had miffed lawmakers, Bollywood filmmakers have had a tough time releasing their films in Pakistan. Time and again, certain dialogues or scenes are highlighted out of context, and this eventually results in the film being banned there.
One look at the upcoming trailer of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB) and it seems that the film might be treading on those lines. A sneak peek of the trailer reveals that Milkha Singh (played by Farhan Akhtar) refuses to go to the country as he lost many of his family members in the riots following the Partition of India in 1947. Apparently, even the name of the film is derived from the last words Milkha's father spoke to him (during the Partition).
In the scene, Farhan tells Dalip Tahil, who plays Jawaharlal Nehru, "Mujhse nahi hoga. Main Pakistan nahin jaaunga". The movie traces Singh's journey from a region that is in present-day Pakistan to India. He later represented India at international athletic meets.
As Singh's childhood in Pakistan is prominently shown in the film, such a dialogue in the trailer might impact the release of the film there. Ask the production company Viacom about this, and the spokesperson of the film says, "BMB is a biopic of a living legend. Some facts cannot be altered or changed. Milkha Singh had refused to go back to Pakistan. So, if it affects our release, we won't be able to do much."
The upcoming Farhan Akhtar film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which promises to be a true blood sporting feature has been in the headlines for a while now. The latest on the film is that the producers Viacomm 18 and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have promised to donate Rs. 5 crores of the film's earnings to former Olympian Milkha Singh's charity, if the film manages to yield any profit at the box office.
Earlier, the makers of the film had announced that they would be donating a part of the film's profits which approximated to 20 percent to the charity. However, that has since been changed to a definite figure of Rs. 5 crore, with an understanding that if the film does fare better than expected, the contribution towards the charity will also go up.
Singh's charity basically works for the empowerment of women in rural areas.
Watch Promo: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bollywood Friday wished “peace”, “happiness” and “love” for friends and fans on Eid-ul-Azha. Celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Farhan Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Madhur Bhandarkar took to Twitter to extend their greetings. This is what they wrote: Bipasha Basu: Eid Mubarak to all! Peace and happiness forever. Shabana Azmi: Eid mubarak sabko. Khushi, sehat, amn aur [...]
Bollywood director and actor Farhan Akhtar recited the poems from the Rajeev Paul's Poetry book Mumbai, Mohabbat aur Tanhai
Aamir Khan's son Junaid to enter Bollywood
Do you think like many other Bollywood stars, Junaid is also taking an indirect route to an acting career? Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir and Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam Kapoor assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the production of his film 'Black'. Later ...
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Movie Review: Salud! Cocktail's cool, classy with charm to spare
Ever since Farhan Akhtar captured the zeitgeist and (re)defined the genre with Dil Chahta Hai (DCH), Hindi movie friendship has never been the same. Vows and tears and pledges of loyalty (a la 'Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge') are now irredeemably old ...
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Bollywood ... where fame and fortune are fleeting
So the question "Excuse me, would you like to be in a Bollywood movie?" needs careful thought. The well-dressed woman is in my Mumbai hotel lobby recruiting Westerners as extras for a movie, offering 500 rupees ($ 9) a day. We are to play patrons at a ...
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Rotten Tomatoes suspends comments on 'Dark Knight'
... the first Hindi film actor to gain superstar status in Indian films, has died after a brief illness. Rajesh Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief ...
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