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Uday Chopra: My father was like an elder brother, Aditya is like a father
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The third installment of B-town most awaited franchise Dhoom is coming up by December 20. As we all hold our breath to see what Bollywood''s most popular and loved franchise has to offer this time.The happy go lucky Ali played by Uday Chopra gets candid with indiaglitz to share some vrooming Dhoom...
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Aamir Khan: Wonderful to see Azad imitating my tap dance
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Aamir Khan - B-town guarantee of cinema with sense and sensibility has made the tinsel town most popular and highly awaited 3rd installment of India''s premiere production house YRF Dhoom shoot to sky rocketing expectations with his presence. The trendsetter in tinsel town''s promotions techniques,...
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali - "My temperament doesn,t allow me to make a Rowdy Rathore"
Saturday, December 14, 2013

B-town filmmaker with respect Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s love this time in Ram - Leela is sniffed with LSD (Lust, Sensation and a bit of Dhoka to his style). Again the influence of Gujarat is evident and he admits that his adaptation of Shakesphere''s Romeo and Juliet is taken from Gujarat folk...
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Hrithik Roshan:
Sunday, October 27, 2013

At the age of 38 Hrihik Roshan has gone through numerous physical trauma''''s than any actor has ever had. First his knees gave way during the making of Kites. He went in for various treatments but healed over a period of time. Later he suffered from a double slip disc and underwent brain surgery...
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This maverick Film maker who is also called as the ''''Showman'''' made most notable films such as Kalicharan (1976), Karz (1980), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989), Saudagar (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Pardes (1997) and Taal (1999). He launched Mukta Arts, a film...
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Ajay Devgn: No Friday can change my preferences
Sunday, August 25, 2013

The invincible Ajay Devgn has done it all.. comedy, intense role, social drama''s, action roles. Ajay Devgn versatility as an actor is unquestionable.. He is back once again with his favourite Prakash Jha in Satyagraha.. Ajay''s greed to excel is the same and he doesn''t changes preferences every...
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Shoojit Sircar: Critics' approach towards John & Nargis will change after 'Madras Cafe'
Saturday, August 24, 2013

The national award winning director Soojit sircar is all set to make his audience think with his latest release ''Madras Cafe'' starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakri and debutant Rashi Khanna which is a political thriller set on Sri Lankan civil war. Soojit is very confident about his script and...
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John Abraham: I have complete respect for Salman
Friday, August 23, 2013

The Bollywood''s masculine heartthrob John Abraham is on cloud nine as 2013 seems to be very lucky for him as his two films ''Race 2'' and ''Shootout At Wadala'' did really well at the box office. Now it is the turn for his home production political thriller ''Madras Cafe'' directed by Soojit...
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Sushant Singh Rajput: Our society is hypocrite on relationship issues
Thursday, August 22, 2013

With all the trappings of a star, Sushant Singh who has jumped from theatre to television and being trained in dancing to being a martial expert, has left no stone unturned. He is just one film old but today the actor has producers vying for him. A three film deal with YRF and a film Peekay with...
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Sonakshi Sinha: I will quit acting after marriage
Friday, August 16, 2013

The ''''Dabbang'''' actress Sonakshi Sinha who is flying with the rainbow colours after her critical acclaimed film ''''Lootera'''' is here with her latest romantic gangster saga ''''Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara''''. We got candid with this beautiful lady about her latest release.
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Imran Khan: I'm Happy That I Am Compared To Ranbir Kapoor
Friday, August 16, 2013

The chocolate boy of the industry Imran Khan enters a zone of Gangster love saga with his latest film ''''Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara''''. IndiaGlitz got candid with this boyish charmed actor to know more about the film..
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Shruti Haasan: I thought I am too ugly to be an actress
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

South Superstar Kamal Haasan''''s daughter Shruti Haasan who debut in Bollywood with ''''Luck'''' is back with two releases in the same day - ''''Ramaiya Vastavaiya'''' and ''''D-Day''''. IndiaGlitz caught this beautiful actress and chat on her upcoming release.
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Prabhudheva: I'm A Newcomer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The best dancer of the country Prabhudheva, who made a mark in Bollywood as a hit director with his action films, is all set to showcase his first Hindi romantic film ''Ramaiya Vastavaiya'' (remake of Telugu superhit film ''Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana'') starring newcomer Girish Kumar and Shruti...
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Girish Taurani - Salman & Hrithik are my favourites.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Bollywood every other year a celebrity kid is launched.. And the next such person is Girish Kumar, the son of Tips owner Kumar Turani who will be seen romancing with Shruti Haasan. IndiaGlitz had little chat with Girish about his debut journey.
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I did this film for Vikramaditya
Friday, July 05, 2013

The current heart throb of the Bollywood Ranveer Singh who stole everyone''s heart with his former film is now set to show his serious side in this upcoming poetic drama ''Lootera'' directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. IndiaGlitz caught this young and enthusiastic actor for random chat.
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Aanand L Rai: Sonam is underutilized
Thursday, June 20, 2013

''Tanu weds Manu'' famed director Aanand L Rai is back with his most awaited small town love story starring Sonam Kapoor and south superstar Dhanush. IndiaGlitz got candid with the director and had chat over the movie ''Raanjhanaa''...
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Rakesh Roshan: I've to make an appointment to meet Hrithik
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

B-town''s one of the filmmakers who dwell on high-end technology through their films, Rakesh Roshan, gets candid with IndiaGlitz - baring his heart out on industry friendship, fitness, his dedicated son and committed actor Hrithik Roshan and their most awaited superhero flick - Krrish 3. Excerpts...
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Sonam Kapoor: I copy Rekha, Sridevi, Nutan...
Thursday, June 13, 2013

She is the daughter of Always Looking-Young-Handsome Anil Kapoor. She started her career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali''''s ''''Saawariya''''. She is the spokesperson for French beauty brand L''''Oreal. With a career span of approximately 9 films, She still prefers to keep her personal life away from...
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Deepika Padukone: I'm More Comfortable with Ranbir & Ranveer
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The ''Cocktail'' Veronica is all set to showcase her girly side in her upcoming film ''Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'' opposite her ex-Ranbir Kapoor. IndiaGlitz caught this sexy lady for random questions -
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Ranbir Kapoor: I''m Embarrassed to Be Compared with Senior Superstars
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The next gen superstar Ranbir kapoor who bagged all the awards in 2012 with ''''''''Barfi'''''''' is all set to showcase his wild side in his upcoming next release ''''''''Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'''''''' where he is playing a role of a adventures video photographer. IndiaGlitz caught this...
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Prem Soni: Salman & Priety Are My Only Friends From The Industry
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Preity Zinta''''s comeback film ''''Ishkq In Paris'''' director Prem Soni whose life is shaken up and down due to loss of his father and fighting his own illness of cancer last year. IndiaGlitz got candid with this brave heart director who fought with his illness and back to release his delayed...
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Someday I really hope I will work with Kajol
Thursday, May 16, 2013

The south superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran who started his acting inning in Bollywood with ''''Aiyaa'''' is very excited to showcase his performance to audience in his second film ''''Aurangzeb''''. IndiaGlitz got this talented actor candid and talked about his first Yashraj film experience.
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Dibakar Banerjee: It is the duty of every director to break the expectation of the audience
Thursday, May 02, 2013

The national award winning director Dibakar Banerjee next film is Bombay talkies which is a amalgamation of short story by 4 directors of Bollywood includes Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar. This film is the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. IndiaGlitz got candid with this ace...
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Anurag Kashyap: There was 14 years of silence between me & Bachchan saab
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The ace film maker Anurag Kashyap is all set to refresh his early days in Mumbai by his upcoming film ''''''''Bombay Talkies'''''''' which is a celebration of completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema. Anurag''''''''s film is about a Bachchan fan who sits out his superstar bungalow to get his...
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"No one asks Shah Rukh Khan when will he do a 'Dark' or an 'Edgy' film?": Neil Nitin Mukesh
Monday, April 29, 2013

The actor who not only has Good Looks, But also chooses the role which stays in one''''s mind for a long time. The actor who choose unconventional work for himself - From ''''Johnny Gaddar'''' to ''''Jail'''' to the latest thriller ''''3G''''. Son of ''''Legendary'''' singer Nitin Mukesh, Neil...
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David Dhawan: In 100cr films there's no story; there is masala
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The King Of Comedy Director David Dhawan is back with the remake of ''Chasme Baddoor'' starring Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Dibendu and Tapsee. IndiaGlitz got candid with this talented director where he talked about new generation films and its audience, son Varun and his forthcoming projects...
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David Dhawan: I work on a plain conviction
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The King Of Comedy Director David Dhawan is back with the remake of ''Chasme Baddoor'' starring Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Dibendu and Tapsee. IndiaGlitz got candid with this talented director where he talked about how he was convinced by Viacom to do the remake.
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Tamanna: Himmatwala is very special film for me
Saturday, March 30, 2013

The ravishing Tamanna Bhatia who made her first on screen debut in Bollywood and then shifted her career base to South, is being re-launched with director Sajid Khan''''s 1983 remake ''''Himmatwala'''', that had Jeetendra and Sridevi in lead. While the film has hit the screens, Tamanna gets candid...
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Sajid Khan: I am proud of my films but not egoistic
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Heyy Babyy! Here''''s the man who makes cinema halls run ''''Housefull'''' with his masaledaar entertainers and now is all set to his present his new generation ''''Himmatwal''''... Blockbuster Director Sajid Khan opens up on everything with IndiaGlitz - his movies, his lead hero Ajay Devgn, action...
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Ajay Devgn: Meaty Roles Are For The Men
Thursday, March 28, 2013

You can''t compare the two films. 3 Idiots have done a phenomenal business. I am not even thinking about that. We are just hoping that the film does very well and accepted by the audience and they enjoy it.
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Women find sex appeal in a fat like me...Amazing - Ram Kapoor
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

After getting too hot on small screen Ram Kapoor is all set to kick the funny bone of yours with his upcoming comedy ''''Mere Dad Ki Maruti'''' under Y Films - YRF youth wing banner... IG got candid with Ram Kapoor who bared it all.
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Akshay is best in comedy: Arshad Warsi
Monday, March 11, 2013

The Bollywood circuit is turning lawyer with his upcoming film ''''Jolly LLB'''' which is a satire on our judiciary system. IndiaGlitz got candid with Arshad Warsi and talked about his journey.
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Nana Patekar: I''d great responsibility while doing ''The Attacks of 26/11''
Monday, February 25, 2013

Nana Patekar plays the role of a Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police based on the character of Mumbai supercop Rakesh Maria in the film ''The Attacks of 26/11'''' directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film produced by Alumbra Entertainment and Eros International to release on 1st March is a blow by blow...
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26/11 will reveal something unknown - Ram Gopal Varma
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ram Gopal Varma has made his most ambitious film till date - The Attacks of 26/11 produced by Alumbra Entertainment and Eros International. The filmmaker is gung ho about the way his most emotional movie till date has shaped up even though he agrees that this film is not something to be happy about.
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100 crore club is ridiculous, industry is not a stock market - Irrfan Khan
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Irrfan Khan has indeed come a long way. Starting with bit roles in Television to be accepted by the Hollywood Film Industry has not been an easy pathway. Today he is on a high having won accolades and awards for his role in Pan Singh Tomar. The film has made it to the Oscars list. He is back once...
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Item Numbers show women as commodities - Mahesh Bhatt
Saturday, February 09, 2013

Bhatt camp latest offering Murder 3 is coming next week. The film is an erotic thriller on the lines of its earlier franchise. Bhatt disagrees that women are shown as commodities in their films. In fact he says Item numbers show women as commodities. Over to Mr. Bhatt..
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Friday, February 08, 2013

Sara Loren is finally set to make her Bollywood debut with Vishesh Bhatt''''s debut directorial venture ''''Murder 3''''. The Pakistan actress had earlier debuted as Mona Lisa opposite Himesh Reshammiya in Pooja Bhatt''''s directorial venture ''''Kajraare''''. Unfortunately, she couldn''''t grab...
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I am very grateful to be compared to Nutan - Aditi Rao Hydari
Friday, February 08, 2013

Aditi Rao Hydari is no ordinary woman. Having a royal lineage to her background the actress has not had an easy pathway to films. She started off with films in the South when director Sudhir Mishra saw her and cast her in the lead for his ''Yeh Saali Zindagi''. But that was not it; the actress...
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"Unlike Hollywood, there is more spontaneity in Bollywood" - Vinay Virmani
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Prior to ''David'', youngster Vinay Virmani has worked in one film, ''Breakaway'' (a.k.a. ''Speedy Singhs'') which was an Indo-Canadian production and stays on to be one of the highest grossing films in Canada. Just when one would have expected him to step into yet another solo lead project, he...
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Monica made those intimate scenes easy for a shy guy like me - Neil Nitin Mukesh
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Neil Nitin Mukesh is a conventional actor with an unconventional choice. The actor has always chosen films that are different from the norm of bollywood. Experimenting with his roles he is trying to create his separate niche and has been quite successful at that. 2013 is the year that he is looking...
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Ranbir and I have behaved maturely - Deepika Padukone
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Deepika Padukone - the b-town glam quotient has grown in leaps and bounds.. Today she stands confidently and speaks about her work with an elan. With four films set for a release this year she looks back on her career and her choice of films and proudly states that she is not afraid of healthy...
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Neeraj Pandey has given me something to show in Special Chabbis - Manoj Bajpai
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Real stories and realistic characters have always fascinated Manoj Bajpayee. The actor has almost made it a rule to play real life characters be it a coal mafia in Gangs Of Wasseypur or a naxalite in Prakash Jha''''s Charavyuh. Now he will be seen as a CBI officer in Neeraj Pandey''''s upcoming...
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Akshay and I share similar interests - Anupam Kher
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It has been almost three to four decades in the film industry for B-town talent extreme Anupam Kher the versatile veteran is almost 450 films old in bollywood and holds a very special place in the hearts of his audiences. Whether he is the happy go lucky friend in Lamhe or a police officer in A...
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No Need to shed clothes to look hot - Kajal Agarwal
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tollywood and Kollywood sensation Kajal Agarwal who made her debut in Singham with Ajay Devgn is looking forward to her next B-town release Chabbis Special opposite Akshay Kumar now. Kajal who has made a grand entry in bollywood with ''''Singham'''' is now awaiting the response for her next Special...
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Akshay is not casted for his stardom in my film - Neeraj Pandey
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Director Neeraj Pandey is back with Special Chabbis. His last film A Wednesday based on Mumbai blasts and the fight of a common man against the blasts received a lot of awards and critical acclaim. Once again Neeraj Pandey''s Special Chabbis is based on real life incidents. This time he has Akshay...
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Salman and I are friends, no competition - Akshay Kumar
Friday, January 18, 2013

2012 has been the year of hits for Akshay Kumar. Agog with excitement Akshay Kumar is looking forward to 2013 with the same enthusiasm and gusto his next Special Chabbis is swelling in popularity day by day. In conversation with indiaglitz the actor speaks about his role in Special Chabbis and why...
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"Audience will keep thinking who is right - Rahul or Maya" - Arjun Rampal
Friday, January 18, 2013

Arjun Rampal is always a pleasure to interact with. Never really short of words and ever so promising when it comes to making a great copy, he impresses with his cool demeanour while maintaining a casual atmosphere. For someone who has managed to make a definite place for himself in the industry...
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"Women are seen as emotional fools" - Sudhir Mishra
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sudhir Mishra is all set with his ''most commercial'' film till date in the form of ''Inkaar''. Even as the film gathers heat and promises some good entertainment for the audience this Friday, Sudhir Mishra, whose last flick ''Yeh Saali Zindagi'' had showed the world that he could adapt himself...
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Vishal Bhardwaj is the most sarcastic man I know - Anushka Sharma
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

B-town tall, lovely and bubbingly the most desirable Anushka Sharma in a tete a tete with indiaglitz speaks her heart out on Bijlee, Matru and finds Vishal Bhardwaj to be the most sarcastic man on earth.
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Vishwaroop has to cross 150 croes otherwise it''s a failure for me - Kamal Hassan
Monday, January 07, 2013

Indian cinema''s ace talent Kamal Hassan is set to mesmerize again with his next ''Vishwaroop'' which has topped the controversy pages for Kamal''s decision of having a DTH release on Jan 10 before the actual theater release.. in a rare interview with indiaglitz Kamal - one of the leading method...
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Khiladi 786 character is invincible and can do wonders, just like Rajanikanth - Akshay Kumar
Thursday, December 06, 2012

After the stupendous success of his film Rowdy Rathore, Akshay Kumar is all set to once again return to action again with the upcoming film Khiladi 786. It now remains to be seen whether the film turns a blockbuster like Rowdy Rathore. Indiaglitz finds out with Akshay Kumar
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Khiladi 786 is coming in 250 screens no tussle with Talaash - Himesh Reshammiya
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Love him, hate him but you cannot ignore him.. that''s the charisma of India''s sufi rock star Himesh Reshammiya..Coming back after a sabbatical for two years after turning an actor, Himesh Reshammiya is back with a bang as a music composer and singer. Churning hits after hits the singer, music...
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"Today at least I live in a better place" - Sidharth Malhotra
Friday, November 30, 2012

It has been over a month since the release of ''Student of the Year'' and it''s lead debutant Sidharth Malhotra is now finally out of all the euphoria that had surrounded the film till its release. While it is now official that the Karan Johar directed affair is the highest grossing film ever with...
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"Aamir and I have wanted to work with each other" - Rani
Thursday, November 29, 2012

''''Talaash'''' has caught on the buzz, and how. A film, which was said to be low on hype till about a fortnight back, has galloped ahead in a major way. Even as response around the content is still coming in, the lead protagonists of the film, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor, are...
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Taking inputs from actors is true nature of film making - Reema Kagti
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reema Kagti on Aamir, Talaash and much more
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QSQT - we tried to make a new film, Talaash - we made a new film - Aamir Khan
Saturday, November 24, 2012

In the second part of interaction with indiaglitz B-town perfectionist Aamir Khan opens up on his relationship with his directors, ''''Taalash'''', ''''Dhoom 3'''', being ''''perfectionist'''' and much more..
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As a producer it is my right to book in advance - Aamir Khan
Thursday, November 22, 2012

Actor turned producer.. B-town perfectionist Aamir Khan defends the so called ''unhealthy''pre booking practiced witnessed during the release of JTHJ and SOS by saying its fine for a producer to book in advance but also maintains that he is not conscious about the 100 cr club thing and still feels...
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PI story is bullshit but still it''s so fantastic & that''s its charm - Ang Lee
Thursday, November 22, 2012

Master filmmaker Ang lee on spirituality, cinema and his latest wonder ''''Life Of Pi''''
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I love masala movies. I love it and I miss it-Tabu
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tabu on missing bollywood and her dream coming true with ''Life of PI''.
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We have to work on layers and strategy to release and promote our films-Irffan Khan
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

India''''s gifted talent Irffan Khan on the master Ang Lee, Life Of PI and much more
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YRF is trying to fool people by saying there are 10,500 screens - Ajay Devgn
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

B-town Singham has vowed to fight till last Unfortunately the actor has been caught in the web with his latest film Son Of Sardaar. According to Ajay ''Cinema is not an emotional investment'' speaking his heart out with indiaglitz the actor puts his point and explains why it is important to have a...
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JTHJ is my biggest achievement in the industry - Anushka Sharma
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Anushka Sharma made her debut with Yash Raj Film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008. The film was a blockbuster hit. There on Anushka Sharma signed a three film contract with the Yash Raj banner giving one hit after the other. Today at 25 working with the doyen of cinema Yash Chopra himself the actress...
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Salman, Akshay, Ajay.. I don,t call them uncles - Sonakshi Sinha
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

B-town bubbly and the most lovely Sonakshi Sinha gets up close and personal with indiaglitz and shares it all..
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If you needed more theatres then you should have booked it early - Shah Rukh Khan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

King Of Romance Shah Rukh Khan bares it all with indiaglitz about his image, stardom, his love for woman, Yashji and SOS, JTHJ controversy.
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Anurag Kashyap reputation is at stake - Kunal Kapoor
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sitting relaxed in casuals b-town talent Kunal Kapoor is thrilled with excitement and fun for his upcoming laughter ''''Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana''''.. indiaglitz gets close to the actor who shares it all...
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"Alayana would forget my compliments" - Manisha Koirala
Saturday, October 13, 2012

To talk about Manisha Koirala''s achievements over the years would be repeating the obvious. However even the lady has moved on and now with ''Bhoot Returns'' running in theatres, she has made her comeback as a leading lady in a mainstream film.
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"I Believe in Goodness to Humanity Not Idol Worship" - Paresh Rawal
Monday, September 17, 2012

Paresh Rawal is excited about his upcoming film Oh My God and believes that it will bring about a change in the thinking of many people. He says that the film has filled a void which centered around many unanswered questions. Indiaglitz speaks to the actor about him turning producer and this film.
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"I have No Complaints Against God But Against Humanity"- Akshay Kumar
Monday, September 17, 2012

He has often been termed as the Khiladi Kumar, but Akshay Kumar is all out to prove that he has more to his name than just a tag. The 45 year old actor , who has spent two decades in Hindi cinema will now be seen in the role of God in his forthcoming film Oh My God being made under his new banner...
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"Sexuality And Horror Go Together" - Vikram Bhatt
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vikram Bhatt is back with the Bhatt Camp after a gap of seven years with Raaz 3 now. The film will see the comeback of the bong damsel Bipasha Basu in the Bhatt Camp with this film. The director who has mastered the horror genre says that Raaz 3 is not just a film. It is a slice of his own life....
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"Our Industry has been bitten by the 100 crore club" - Mahesh Bhatt
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mahesh Bhatt the director who has given us films like Arth and Saaransh is now busy churning out sequels right from Raaz to his latest Jannat. The director talks about making brands that the consumer is interested in. In an in depth interview with indiaglitz, Mahesh talks about the response to Jism...
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Salman is the same, circumstances around him have changed - Katrina Kaif
Monday, August 13, 2012

Dressed in black ''Beign Human'' t-shirt and a torn light cream jeans B-town most wanted Katrina is happy, elated and excited for the year''s most awaited biggie ''Ek Tha Tiger'' coming on screens this August 15, produced by India''s premier banner Yash Raj directed by the talented Kabir Khan and...
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Working with Yash Raj was like working with brothers, family - Salman Khan
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dressed in perfectly fit designer t-shirt and jeans with a light grown beard... B-town goldmine the macho Khan Salman Khan is going all out to promote his next biggie ''Ek Tha Tiger'' with India''s premiere production house Yash Raj... finishing his round of promotions with top channels, the super...
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Love grows over the years - Boman Irani
Monday, August 06, 2012

Boman Irani is all set to romance Farah Khan in Bela Sehgal''s Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi. From a doctor to an eccentric Parsi grandfather Boman Irani has attempted different roles. Now playing a lover boy to the hilt indiaglitz caught the actor who says this is the first time that he has...
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"I am a very romantic person at heart" - Farah Khan
Monday, August 06, 2012

Choreographer, turned director turned actor is ready to debut as an actor with Bela Bhansali Sehgal''s ''Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi'' opposite Boman Irani. The rom com will see Farah and Boman romancing each other. Indiaglitz caught the forty plus Farah who says that even today she is very...
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KSKHH belongs to the genre of American Pie - Ritesh Deshmukh
Thursday, July 26, 2012

The super cool team Ritesh and Tusshar is back with their naughty humor on screen with ''Kya Super Cool Hai Hum''. Indiaglitz chats with Ritesh Deshmukh to know more about their coolness.
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Ritesh tries to be over smart - Tusshar Kapoor
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tusshar Kapoor who will be turning super cool and naughty in the Adult comedy sequel ''Kya Super Cool Hai Hum'' gets candid with Indiagllitz and spoke about his latest release.
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"I accept failures as well as hits with aplomb" - Ekta Kapoor
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

After a series of hits with The Dirty Picture and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Ekta Kapoor is all set to release the sequel to 2005 hit Kya Kool Hai Hum. An adult comedy Ekta is all set to bear the back lash that the film will carry. Currently mired in controversies with the censors over her film...
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Glad to begin with Cocktail, no regrets for Rockstar - Diana Penty
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Model turned actress Diana Penty is all set to debut with her film Cocktail.The girl was auditioned for Rock Star; however the role was bagged by Nargis Fakri. Unfazed Diana decided to move ahead and is now looking forward to Cocktail where she plays the role of an urban chic Meera. However unlike...
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I don,t care what is written about my relationships - Deepika Padukone
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

B-town tall and the beautiful Deepika Padukone is looking forward to her third film with Saif Ali Khan. In a no holds barred interview with indiaglitz the B-town topper in the most desirable list speaks about her forthcoming film Cocktail, her on screen and off screen relationships and her...
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Lucky to work with all the pranksters in Bollywood - Asin
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

South sensation Asin has started making her mark in Bollywood and now she is teaming with the 100cr club stalwarts Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgan in Bol Bachchan. Indiaglitz caught with the pretty talent and learnt something interesting regarding the highly awaited comedy starring ''Ajay Devgn,...
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Ajay, Rohit had made me richer as an actor - Abhishek Bachchan
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Abhishek Bachchan is back with a bang with his upcoming release Bol bachchan where he is teaming up with 100cr club team Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty in a double role. Indiaglitz caught with Abhishek who appeared happy and excited to be part of this crazy world of ''Bol Bachchan''while he shares...
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Asin and Prachi are spoiling my name - Ajay Devgn
Monday, July 02, 2012

The awesome twosome 100cr club gang Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty are coming together once again to kick your funny bones with their upcoming release
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Abhishek is like on house on fire - Prachi Desai
Saturday, June 30, 2012

The blue eyed girl of Ekta kapoor, the lovely Prachi Desai is all set to kick your funny bone with her upcoming Rohit shetty flick Bol Bachchan where she plays the love interest of Abhishek bachchan and sister of Ajay Devgan. IG caught the bubbly talent from her tight promotional schedule and...
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"If you can't be the best than be different" - Sonakshi Sinha
Thursday, May 31, 2012

B-town next glam queen is set to make the audience swing again in her forthcoming in Prabhudheva''s ''Rowdy Rathore'' with Akshay Kumar. IndiaGlitz caught the beautiful actress where she shared her heart about the film and much more...
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I didn't choose Akshay, he choose me - Prabhudheva
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ace dancer and superhit director Prabhudheva is set to prove his mettle once gain in Bollywood mass appeal with his next ''''Rowdy Rathore'''' after the super hit ''''Wanted''''. IndiaGlitz got in touch with Prabhudheva who shared some interesting insights on ''''Rowdy Rathore''''.
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I am lucky to be escaped from controversies – Akshay Kumar
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

B-town entertainer Akshay Kumar - the Khiladi of all is set to regain his crown of action King after seven years with the hit director and ace dancer Prabhudeva''s ''Rowdy Rathore'' which is hitting the screens this Friday. Akshay in a tete-a-tete with IndiaGlitz shares it all....
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I will never fool my audience - Habib Faisal
Sunday, August 05, 2012

Like all filmmakers cinema is his bread pakoda but Habib dips it with the tea of reality... After winning major acclaims for ''''Do Dooni Chaar'''' Habib is coming up with some raw attitude with ''''Ishaqzaade'''' produced under India’s premier production house Yash Raj banner, the movie stars...
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"Amitabh is an actor, Rajinikanth is special effects" - Ram Gopal Varma
Monday, March 05, 2012

B-town trendsetter of gangster flicks is coming back to rule his ''Department'' of guns and goons. IndiaGlitz spoke to the filmmaker who says he believes in setting trends and not following them. And on his opinion on the megastar Amitabh Bachchan and the magnificent Rajinikanth he says
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Actors are used by politicians - Sanjay Dutt
Monday, March 05, 2012

Sanjay Dutt speaks with IndiaGlitz on his role in Department, his children and politics... Excerpts
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"People love underdogs"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sauntering in his suite at Hotel Sun N Sand almost two and a half hours later than the time.. Anil Kapoor, who looks smart and suave, succeeds in managing to make them eat from his hand by apologizing for the delay.. Indiaglitz spoke to the actor who spoke at length about Tezz and much more..
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"TEZZ has got nothing to do with SPEED"
Saturday, April 21, 2012

In between the shots on the sets of his latest film KAMAAL DHAMAAL MAALAMAAL, the ace director Priyadarshan sets out to talk with indiaglitz about his latest release TEZZ, and his time management with B-town late comers on sets
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Tezz is my 43rd film with Priyadarshan
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mohanlal, the Malayalam megastar, and winner of several National and State awards, is doing a special appearance in Pridarshan directed ''Tezz'' his third film in Hindi and his 43 rd with Priyadarshan. Indiaglitz got in touch with the actor par excellence where he spoke ''Tezz'' and much...
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Blood saves life but sperm gives life
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blood saves life but sperm gives life says Ayushman Khurana who is all set to make his bollywood debut with Vicky Donor. The actor who has dabbled in all fields right from Journalism, to a Radio Jockey, to theatre, and Television as a VJ and Roadie says that he is very selective when it comes to...
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Sajid Khan has not blindfolded me by his advice - Jacqueline Fernandez
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Says Jacqueline Fernandez who according to reports has found the liking of director Sajid Khan whose sequel to his hit ''''Housefull'''', ''''Housefull 2'''' is topping the B-town promotion charts. In a candid conversation with IndiaGlitz, Jacqueline shares about her ''''Housefull 2'''' experience,...
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Akshay & I get along very well - Asin
Monday, March 26, 2012

The beautiful, famous and talented Asin''''s fourth Bollywood flick ''''Housefull 2'''' is getting popular day by day. The franchise of hit ''''Housefull'''' has Asin paring with the B-town Khiladi Akshay Kumar. In a candid chat with IndiaGlitz, Asin shares her rapport with her co-star Akshay and...
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Hits, flops are part & parcel of Bollywood business - Akshay Kumar
Monday, March 26, 2012

B-town entertainer Akshay Kumar is coming to give you moments of fun and happiness in ''''Houesfull 2'''' - the much awaited sequel of the hit ''''Housefull''''. In a candid chat with IndiaGlitz, Akshay admits that its tough to be funny and being an actor he balances it with action by doing...
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Vinod loves to be seduced by sexy women - Saif Ali Khan
Friday, March 23, 2012

Says the Nawab of Bollyistan Saif Ali Khan who after successfully bonding with the B-town powerhouse Kareena Kapoor is all set to make the B.O. ''shake and steer'' to his secret tune with ''Agent Vinod''. Sitting pretty relax on the eve of his release at his office in Mumbai, the actor-producer...
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I will continue to dare on screen - Vidya Balan
Monday, March 05, 2012

Says Vidya Balan, the queen bee of Bollywood who is all set to bomb back on the B.O. with the mother of all stories ''''Kahaani'''' - her fifth female-centric film after ''''Paa'''', ''''Ishqiya'''', ''''No One Killed Jessica'''' and ''''The Dirty Picture''''. The thriller drama is directed by...
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Rahman moves with the times - Madhurshree
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Playback singer Madhushree, who interestingly has the word honey, not only in her name but also in her voice, is back once again with her favourite composer and idol, A. R. Rahman. Interestingly, her song ‘Sharminda Hoon’ from Gautham Menon’s forthcoming film, ''Ekk Deewana Tha'', is her first...
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I wish my mom would have been alive to see my work - Prateik
Thursday, February 16, 2012

He has carved hi niche naturally as an actor who is simply a delight to watch with his debut in ''Dhobi Ghat'', followed by a equally controlled performance in ''Aarakshan'' against stalwarts like Big B, Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgn and Manoj Vajpayee. Prateik the B-town''s shy guy is in news for his...
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I am a simple looking guy; people identify themselves in me - Imran Khan
Saturday, February 04, 2012

Spotting a beard (the look from his next ''Matru Ki Bijli Ka Man Dola'' with Vishal Bhardwaj) and wearing a cool rusted yellow jeans with a white tee, B-town heartthrob Imran Khan is sitting pretty relaxed in a cabin at Dharma productions office in Mumbai. After a snappy promo shoot with Karan...
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No fear of comparison with Big B - Hrithik Roshan
Monday, January 23, 2012

B-town''s Greek God in looks and the dancing sensation Hrithik Roshan got candid with IndiaGlitz and spoke at a length on vengeance, the women he likes, Agneepath and much more...
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I am scared by my character. I can't believe THIS IS ME! - Sanjay Dutt
Monday, January 23, 2012

Sanjay Dutt who plays Kancha the scariest villain today in town talks with IndiaGlitz about Villanisim, Vijay Chauhan, his daughter Trishala and much more...
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Abhishek is the Player in Players - Abbas Mustan
Thursday, January 05, 2012

The papas of B-town thrillers are back. Abbas Mustan the directors crowned SRK as the ''Baadshah'' and Akshay Kumar as ''Khiladi'' from their films. The superstars are glad to be called by the nicknames coming from Abbas Mustan directed titles ''Baazigar'' and ''Khiladi''. Now Abbas Mustan...
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Indian men are hot - Chitrangada Singh
Friday, November 25, 2011

Says Chitrangada Singh who is born to an Indian Army officer and married to Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa and is best known for her brilliant debut in Sudhir Mishra''s 2003 film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’. Having received the rare compliment of resembling the irresistible Smita Patil during her...
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I want to be remembered as an actress not just a pretty face - Hazel Keech
Monday, October 03, 2011

...Says Hazel Keech born to an English father and an Indian mother. Hazel flew to Mumbai from London with stardust in her eyes. The pretty face tried and tried but luck was not at her side... Then came the B-town man with golden heart Salman Khan who she proudly calls her mentor and things started...
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Akshay and John get bold and risky in Desi Boyz' - Rohit Dhawan
Friday, September 23, 2011

Says Rohit Dhawan, son of Bollywood ace, happiness quotient David Dhawan who is also referred as director No.1 by his followers. Rohit who is making his debut as the director in Eros International''''s upcoming entertainer ''''Desi Boyz'''' starring the handsome hunks of tinsel town Akshay and...
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Full Faith in Salman & in 'Bodyguard' - Siddique
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The award winning cult south Indian filmmaker Siddique who is making his debut in Bollywood with the most happening Khan Salman Khan is a soft spoken, down to earth person who has the unique distinction of making the same film thrice, in three different languages, speaks exclusively on his dream...
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Rohit Shetty - Out 200 films every year, 10 succeed & they are either remakes or for that matter seq
Saturday, July 16, 2011

Says Rohit Shetty, the director, who is known for his flair for comedy, tells IndiaGlitz that he is ecstatic to return to an action-packed film after a long time, with ''Singham''.
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You have seen the sizzle now see the steak - Mahesh Bhatt
Friday, July 08, 2011

On the eve of the release ''Murder2'' Bollywood''s most unconventional filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt chats with IG...
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'Murder 2' is totally different, next is 'Raaz 3' - Shagufta Rafi
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Singer turned writer Shagufta Rafi says ''Murder 2'' is different from ''Murder 1'' and the Nithari case is mixed with the plot. IG caught with the writer who spoke about ''Murder 2'', her association with the Bhatt camp and more....
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"Chillar Party is a film for Salman and his people (biradari)" - Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

UTV Spot Boy next ''Chillar Party'' is in news for various reasons. First of all it’s the maiden venture for B-town ''Dabangg'' Khan Salman Khan’s production house SKBH (Salman Khan Being Human), where Ranbir Item number is gaining popularity day by day. Second its promos are quite interesting....
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Nothing is Original; Actors don't have fun in doing love scenes - Mohit Suri
Monday, July 04, 2011

''Murder 2'' is getting hotter day by day. Sources claim it to be bolder then its prequel ''Murder''. IG caught with the director Mohit Suri who spoke at length about his upcoming erotic thriller....
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Riteish - "I am glad masses are loving 'Double Dhamaal'"
Monday, June 27, 2011

In the times when some of the most talked about films struggled to find much attention coming their way, ''Double Dhamaal'' is now in a comfortable situation. The film has not just opened very well and is now boasting of first day''s collections that are next only to ''Ready'', it is also finding...
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Amitabh Bachchan - People love the character, actor just joins in
Monday, June 20, 2011

Looking ''''cool'''' and dapper in black leather jacket, denim blue jeans and smart leather shoes, Amitabh Bachchan the man know needs no introduction is back to his action packed ''''angry'''' ways in ''''Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap'''' AB Corp''''s next after the magic called ''''Paa''''. Sitting...
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"I knew it would work" - Asin on her chemistry with Salman
Saturday, June 04, 2011

''Ready'' has opened to an extremely huge response with its Friday collections being next only to ''Dabangg''. Asin too has now managed a second successful film for herself after ''Ghajini'' even as she can now leave the disappointment of ''London Dreams'' behind. In a conversation with Joginder...
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Salman heart is very pure - Asin
Monday, May 30, 2011

South sensation Asin is charmed by the B-town ‘dabangg’ Khan Salman Khan. The hottie who earlier shared the screen with the B-town’s most handsome in ‘London Dreams’ finds Salman to have a heart of gold. In a brief tete-a-tete with IG, Asin reveals it all...
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Will direct a film for Aamir Khan - Salman Khan
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

B-town ‘muscle’ Khan Salman Khan the man with a heart bigger than his biceps is all ‘Ready’ to set the cash register ringing again louder with his forthcoming blockbuster ‘Ready’. After reviewing the concept of stardom and star power with a spectacular show with ‘Dabangg’ last year, this year...
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Sonam - "I am excited about 'Mausam' and 'Players'"
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Going slow but steady in her choice of films and the volume that she is handling in one go, Sonam Kapoor now has an exciting year ahead with ''Mausam'' arriving this summer and ''Players'' hitting the screen later this year or early 2012. With some promising times ahead, Sonam is happy looking...
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"My role in 'Always Kabhi Kabhi' isn't like 'Love Aaj Kal'" - Giselli
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Giselli Monteiro could well have forever been known as a Punjabi kudi if not for the declaration by the makers after the release of ''Love Aaj Kal'' that she in fact was a Brazilian model turned actress. So convincing was the girl in her portrayal of Harleen Kaur that it was clear suspension of...
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Akshay - "Me & Suniel are like a Double Malt whiskey"
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

After working in number of memorable films, most notably ''Hera Pheri'', ''Phir Hera Pheri'', ''Mohra'', ''Waqt Hamaara Hai'' and 2009 release ''De Dana Dan'', Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty would be reuniting with ''Thank You''. This reunion is special since the duo was supposed to be having...
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Abhishek Bachchan - "It isn't intimidating to work in multi-starrers"
Monday, March 28, 2011

Abhishek Bachchan is ready with two back to back ''solo films'' in the form of ''Game'' and ''Dum Maaro Dum''. Though there are other actors in the film as well (''Game'' also features Jimmy Shergill while ''Dum Maaro Dum'' has Prateik Babbar and Rana Daggubati as the added attractions), the fact...
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Tusshar Kapoor: I’m not an introvert at all
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Of the current crop of Bollywood stars, Tusshar Kapoor could easily top the list of the most misunderstood and underrated actors. But the surprisingly humble and low-profile star son appears to be determined to let his work do the talking. With his effortless panache as a tough guy in ‘Shootout At...
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"'Happi' is technically different from Chapilin cinema" - Bhavna
Friday, March 18, 2011

Pankaj Kapur''s ''Happi'' is up for release and film''s director Bhavna Talwar has no qualms in admitting that it is inspired from Charlie Chaplin''s cinema. While she cautions audience that neither does ''Happi'' ape Chaplin''s films nor does it have its characters enacting their scenes on similar...
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Amrita Rao - Tusshar has really evolved as an actor
Monday, March 14, 2011

When she arrived in tinsel town, it was her earthy, girl-next-door looks charmed Bollywood biggies and cine-buffs alike. But it was Sooraj Barjatya who used Amrita Rao’s simple charm to deadly effect in Vivah. And sure enough, the super hit Rajshri film catapulted her career to greater heights. The...
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Arjun Rampal - "A decade long journey isn't bad at all"
Saturday, March 12, 2011

In August this year, Arjun Rampal would be completing a decade in the history. It was this month in 2001 when the model turned actor had made his big screen debut with Rajiv Rai''s Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat. Though he has worked in around a couple of dozen movies over the decade gone by, Arjun...
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Shah Rukh give suggestions not orders: Roshan Abbas
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Roshan Abbas Roshan Abbas, King Khan Shahrukh Khan’s pal during his theatre days in Delhi is a successful anchor/presenter who had always harboured aspirations of being a film director. Here he gets candid with IG and shares his experience behind the happening of his first dream on celluloid...
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Vashu - "If 'F.A.L.T.U.' works, industry would want to work with Jackky"
Monday, February 28, 2011

As someone who has been in the business of films for a decade and a half now, Vashu Bhagnani is happy not just for his son but also the industry in general. That''s because he truly believes that with ''F.A.L.T.U'', Bollywood would gain another new face in Jackky Bhagnani, something that it has...
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Kumar Mangat on plans for DTBHJ series & more
Friday, February 11, 2011

Close to three years after his last success ''''One Two Three'''' (2008), producer Kumar Mangat tasted success with ''''Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji''''. In the interim he did produce films like ''''Toonpur Ka Superrhero'''', ''''Aakrosh'''', ''''Money Hai To Honey Hai'''' and ''''Haal-E-Dil'''' but none...
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Akshay Kumar talks about his film making strategy
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

In 2010, Akshay Kumar had as many as four releases - ''Tees Maar Khan'',''Action Replayy'',''Khatta Meetha'' and ''Housefull''. A year before was busy as well with Akshay being seen in ''Chandni Chowk To China'',''8X10 Tasveer'',''Kambakkth Ishq'', ''De Dana Dan'' and ''Blue''. Now 2011 appears to...
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"I watch a romcom only when my wife drags me" - Emraan Hashmi
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Emraan Hashmi is happy that for his first ever romcom, he chose ''Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji''. Though he has played a mischievous and naughty character for almost each of his earlier films, hardly a few belonged to the romantic genre. And now that he would be seen in this Madhur Bhandarkar directed...
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I’m not disappointed for not winning any awards in 2010 – Ajay Devgn
Friday, January 14, 2011

B-town most successful actor in 2010 Ajay Devgn is not all disappointed for not winning any award for his work in 2010. He has geared up to welcome 2011 with a smile, where he has a ‘date’ with newcomer Shahzan Padmasee in this slice of life helmed by the B-town master blender of facts with cinema...
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Ajay - Today’s kids are very intelligent
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

B-town’s off screen couple no.1 Ajay Devgn and Kajol are coming onscreen together once again in their upcoming live animated film ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’. This filmy jodi''s most renowned work was in rom-com ‘Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha’…….. Complementing and cementing the belief that opposites do...
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Anushka - I am a sucker for romantic comedies
Friday, December 10, 2010

Yash Raj Films’ ‘Band Baajaa Baaraat’ releases on 10th Dec (today) bringing yet another fun-filled family adventure of glitter, masti and love! Anushka Sharma unravels here the film’s essence, shares titbits about her character Shruti Kakkar, her co-star, newbie Ranveer, director Maneesh Sharma and...
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Ranveer - YRF has spoilt me to bits
Friday, December 10, 2010

He’s the new kid on the block, Ranveer Singh – who is currently basking in the limelight, thanks to Yash Raj Films’ latest venture ‘Band Baajaa Baaraat’. Covering his journey from boy-next-door to Bittoo Sharma, Ranveer shares here how life has been lucky to him by fulfilling his passion for...
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Imran Khan - I don’t see any competition with Ranbir
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bollywood prince charming Imran Khan is a cool dude who loves love stories that comes with commitments. After having a cool shower of success with ‘I Hate luv Storys’ the B-town lover boy now asks for commitments with the fashionable b-town tall and lovely Deepika Padukone in his forthcoming rom...
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Deepika Padukone - I value my relationships
Saturday, November 20, 2010

B-town’s glam quotient and one of the top favorite Deepika Padukone here reveals about relationships, love aaj kaal, and her experience while working with the Bollywood prince charming Imran Khan in her forthcoming coming of age rom com ‘Break Ke Baad’....
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"It hasn't been easy for me" - 'Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji' girl Shazahn
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Newbie Shazahn Padamsee escaped getting observed with a hawk''s eye in ''Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year'' because it had a male character (Ranbir Kapoor) as the central protagonist and the entire film revolved around him. However, in ''Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji'' she is the part of an ensemble cast...
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Imran initially said no, Ranbir was also in the list - Danish Aslam
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Joining the young brigade of the young, ‘cool’ but not restless new age helmers Danish Aslam considers himself to be lucky to bring b-town’s popular charmers Imran and Deepika together for the first time. Relaxed after completing his first maiden venture as director Danish believes that love...
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Vipul - "Public opinion is strong and contrary to some of the trade critics"
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Despite Akshay Kumar getting a thumbs-up by almost all critics for his simpleton turned debonair act, his film ''Action Replayy'' has seen some scathing comments coming its way. Though quite a few reviews have been on the positive side, there is a substantial list of many such reviews that have not...
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Beyond The Boundaries
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Producer Sanjay Bhattacharjee and accomplished model and actress Sushama Reddy’s new age production house ‘Seven Island’ strives to produce content driven, high quality cinema backed by the right talent. Focusing on exceptional scripts based on award winning books and universal stories, the company...
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"It is scary to make a worthy successor" – Tusshar Kapoor on G3
Saturday, October 30, 2010

In the ''Golmaal'' franchise, there has been an exit of Sharman Joshi and entry of Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade as well as Kunal Khemu over the last couple of instalments. However, three actors who have remained intact are Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor. While each of them has...
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I completely idolize Shahrukh Khan, I want to become an entertainer - Subh Mukherjee
Friday, October 29, 2010

Aiming to walk the Bollywood path of fame and being called as an ‘entertainer’ Subh Mukherjee is eagerly awaiting the public response from his just released action thriller ‘Nakhshastra’ where he plays the lead role, Subh is a gifted dancer who wants to die after doing a Salsa with Penolpe Cruz but...
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“Big B and I have not had a single fight” - Ramu
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Criticism may continue to hit Ram Gopal Varma from all corners but he continues to move on, especially so when he strikes big time with a film like ''Rakta Charitra''which is now garnering rave reviews from all over. Now that he is charged up like never before, Ram is all set to make further...
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"John adapted so well to being Sid" - Pakhi
Saturday, October 23, 2010

One can sense that there is a child like quality to Pakhi in the way she converses with you. Really, she comes across as someone who can''t do anything wrong. Pretty much extending the on-screen image of a child-woman that she plays in her recent releases ''Jhootha Hi Sahi'', Pakhi is every bit an...
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I am proud to be bold and sexy, am no Sati Savitri - Mallika Sherawat
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

B-town’s oomph quotient the bold and sexy Mallika Sherawat is back and the seductress is more dangerous, confident and of course sexy, as she brings the ‘Nagin’ days back again to Bollywood after 21 years, going all out for her new film ‘Hisss’, Mallika in a bindass chat tells that she is proud to...
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‘I am not possessive’ - Ajay Devgn
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He is on a roll, both professionally and personally. While Raajneeti brought him the appreciation, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge got him the laughs. He also recently became a proud father again, this time to a baby boy. If his next film, Big Screen Entertainer’s ‘Aakrosh’ is around the corner, his...
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I confess it’s my weakness to make films on unsung, untold heroes & heroines : Ashutosh Gowariker
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He proved his caliber as a master of periods with a motivational drama ‘Lagaan’ which made us believe that Aamir Khan as a producer due respects good art; then consolidated his position as the helmer with sense and sensibility with ‘Swades’ which introduced us to a suave new Shahrukh Khan; in...
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Kara Johar - "I would love to take credit for Shah Rukh's 'Ra.
Saturday, October 09, 2010

''Ra. 1'' is clearly Shah Rukh Khan''s biggest, most prestigious and expensive film till date, ''Ra. 1''. As has been a known fact, Shah Rukh Khan has put together the entire project along with the people closest to him. In fact the only odd man standing here was the one who was (ironically)...
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Rajni Sir flattered me again & again by passing comment on my Tamil - Aishwarya
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coming a bit late but filled with all the grace,Bollywood’s most beautiful alive Aishwarya Rai Bachchan speaks with Vishal Verma about her film ‘Robot’ with the Asian Superstar Rajnikant, her experience, and what makes her top the Indian film industry list of the most reckoning actress and much...
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‘Pyaar Impossible’ from the hero himself - Uday
Friday, January 08, 2010

And today is the D-day, when a world of youngsters and love opens up - ‘Pyaar Impossible’! Here, we bring you a juicy tete-tete with the producer-hero Uday Chopra…. Get to know about his whole experience on the making of this romantic film. From the film’s website to the characters, from the...
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Priyanka Chopra opens up on Pyaar Impossible
Thursday, January 07, 2010

Here we have chulbuli Piggy Chops who shares her views, experience and titbits about her forthcoming film ‘Pyaar Impossible’. Directed by Jugal Hansraj and starring Uday Chopra, the film is releasing tomorrow (Jan 8)…
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Tete-a-tete with dream girl Deepika - Part II
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Tete-a-tete with dream girl Deepika - Part I
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

With ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ all set to hit cinema halls in a couple of days we bring you up and close with the lead lady of the film Deepika Padukone. Deepika opens up on her experience shooting for ‘CC2C’, on her family, life and more. So gear up for what’s coming ahead!
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I don't live for money- Randeep
Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The nation noticed him when he appeared as the fearless handsome don in ''D'' and since then for Randeep Hooda the journey in Bollywood has been one huge experiment and he is a performer who gives equal importance to downfall as he gives to triumph and embrace failures always with a laugh in the...
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SRK's Interview On “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” – Part 2
Saturday, December 13, 2008

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SRK's Interview On “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” – Part 1
Friday, December 12, 2008

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"KIDNAP an edge-of-the-seat thriller" - SANJAY DUTT
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sanjay Dutt sees KIDNAP as his first release of 2008. Pitted against Imran Khan in the film, KIDNAP is a project that has continued to excite him over the months. Sanju baba talks:
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"The cuteness of Hari Puttar song appealed to me"- Shamita Shetty
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

She is sultry, she is seductive, and more than that, she is sexy siren Shilpa Shetty''''''''s lil'''''''' sis. But lil'''''''' sis of late seems to have taken up a fun masti number in a peppy Mirchi Movies'''''''' children''''''''s film Hari Puttar - A Comedy of Terrors starring young leaders of...
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Expressions of my life are my inspiration- Sameer
Monday, July 21, 2008

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‘Shahrukh is still a boy for me’- Aziz Mirza
Friday, July 18, 2008

Aziz Mirza is in no rush for making films or proving himself out. The director who has made very few films be it ‘Yes Boss’ , ‘Chalte Chalte’ ,’Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ and ‘Raju Bangaya Gentleman’ is very content with life and wants to enjoy it every single day. With ‘Kismat Konnection’ round...
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‘Mallika and Paresh always made fun of Rahul’- Sanjay Chhel
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. Sanjay Chhel is one man who has always kept open the doors of his imagination and transformed his ideas into reality. He is a multitalented person who has been a successful writer, director and...
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"We just provide cheap labor for Hollywood animation" - Soumitra Ranade (Part II)
Monday, June 30, 2008

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"We just provide cheap labor for Hollywood animation" - Soumitra Ranade
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Soumitra Ranade''s directorial debut in Hindi film industry was Jajantaram Mamantaram. This film was screened at The Cannes Film Festival and International Children''s Film Festival at Hyderabad, 2003. Now he is starting work on Janantaram Manantram 2. His forthcoming film is Friend''s Forever....
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A Chit Chat with Hemant Chaddha
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hemant Chaddha needs no introduction for the viewers of Television. He might have got rid of his long hair, but then for the guy who says that positive attitude is his success mantra, growing his hair long was just part of a passing phase. The loss of his long tresses has not even taken away a...
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“People simply can’t get enough of Shahrukh”- Akash Sharma
Sunday, May 25, 2008

We bring to you this week an exclusive encounter with Bulldog Media and Entertainment promoters Mr. Akash Sharma & Mr. Ramit Bharti Mittal who have acquired the license of ‘Paanchvi Paas’.
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Ugly publicity is the best - Dale Bhagwagar
Friday, April 18, 2008

He''s the driving force behind a lot of Bollywood news. He knows how to manipulate people''s perceptions of Bollywood celebrities. He''s also this year''s recipient of the ''Crossover Publicist of the Year'' award by Suvidha Gaurav Achiever Awards Foundation. He handles the PR for some of...
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Every actor would love to work under the Yash Raj Films banner - Minisha Lamba
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The scintillating actress Minisha Lamba has seen her career graph take a lift post release of several hits such as Yahaan, Corporate and Shaurya. With many more movies in the pipeline including the much hyped ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ under the Yash Raj banner, Minisha took a few minutes off before the...
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Interview with Juhi Chawla
Saturday, April 12, 2008

Interview with Juhi Chawla on her cameo in ''Baa Bahu Aur Baby''
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“I have had 50 drinks in one go!”-Ajay Devgan
Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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"I do want to direct films. But right now priorities are different": Manisha
Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Manisha Koirala, the Nepalese beauty, will be seen in the forthcoming entertainer ''Sirf - Life looks greener on the other side'' after a hiatus. Directed by Raajatesh Nayar, erstwhile assistant to Raj Kumar Santoshi, ''Sirf'' is presented by corporate house Pyramid Saimira. The film revolves...
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"I wanted to sing for Juhi Chawla" - Suresh Menon
Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Comedian Suresh Menon, popular TV anchor and Radio host, is all set to be seen as one of the four main leads in Rakesh Roshan''''''''s Krazzy 4, directed by Jaideep Sen. This is what he has to say about the film.
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I’m not comfortable endorsing cigarettes and Alcohol - Aamir
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

As Aamir Khan gears up to run with the Olympic torch in New Delhi on 17th April 08 commemorating the spirit of Olympics , we catch up with the actor as once again he gets into an environmental cause this time around with the Coca-Cola company who are global partners of the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
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"Hrithik guided me for KRAZZY 4 music" - Rajesh Roshan
Friday, March 21, 2008

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Himesh is one of my favourites - Sameer
Monday, February 25, 2008

With over 3000 songs to his credit, renowned lyricist Sameer finds his name in the Limca book of records as he celebrates his 50th birthday.
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“When you do a film you want more and more people to see it”- Vinay Pathak
Monday, February 18, 2008

After the immense success of ‘Bheja Fry’ the actor with a funny bone Vinay Pathak is on cloud 9. Making himself a niche in a highly commercial Bollywood market, Vinay has a lot more to offer us this year. We get up close with the actor to find out what’s keeping him busy. After the initial...
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‘What Hollywood did in 50 years, we will do in 10 years’ - Kishore Lulla
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It’s been a busy 2007 for Eros International—the London AIM (Alternative Investment Market) has listed the Indian media and Entertainment Company. It released 30 films, of which ten were global launches and has included such hits as Om Shanti Om, Namastey London and Heyy Babyy. However, in 2008,...
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Taare Zameen Par is the Masterpiece with my directorial debut -- Aamir Khan
Thursday, December 20, 2007

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“I keep my fingers crossed” - Maduri Dixit
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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"I have no qualms in doing bold scenes" - Nandana Sen
Friday, November 16, 2007

After debuting in GUDIA around a decade back, Nandana Sen returned with Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s BLACK in a supporting role of Rani Mukherjee''s sister. Later she was also seen in TANGO CHARLIE, MY WIFE''S MURDER and MARIGOLD and would soon be appearing in STRANGERS opposite Jimmy Sheirgill. Over...
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As actors they are two completely different people - Imtiaz Ali
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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"Script/promos and not a break up would affect JAB WE MET" - Shahid Kapoor
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Even as Shahid Kapoor''s split with three-year-old girlfriend Kareena Kapoor are doing the rounds fast and furiously, Imtiaz Ali''s romantic comedy, Jab We Met, their first romantic film together, is definitely B-town''s most talked about film. Looking dapper togged up in a printed shirt and...
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I felt I was working with Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Gulzar - Jaya Bachchan
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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There are three distinct look in the film for me - Rani Mukerjee
Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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I do relate to the character Chutki a lot - Konkana Sen Sharma
Monday, October 08, 2007

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I am playing a wonderful role in ‘Go’- Gautam
Saturday, October 06, 2007

Film ‘Go’, directed by Manish Srivastav, has Gautam opposite Nisha Kothari coming from a family of businessmen who own film studios in Mumbai. He makes his debut as an actor with RGV''s latest offering, ‘Go’. One thing Gautam has Going for him is his confidence. He was born in Mumbai.
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Shreyas Talpade wouldn't really pick up a gun and shoot - Shreyas Talpade
Friday, September 28, 2007

Shreyas Talpade''s DIL DOSTI ETC. releases today. He gets candid while talking about his film and the character of Sanjay Mishra that he plays.
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"Shreyas and me got over our nervousness for kissing" - Nikita Anand
Saturday, September 22, 2007

She is latest to join the unending list of beauty pageant winners who enter Bollywood. With her debut film, Dil Dosti Etc set for release soon, we caught up with Nikita Anand to know about her and her film.
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‘Dhokha’ is a tale of a Honest, Dynamic Inspector – Muzzamil
Thursday, August 16, 2007

With Pooja Bhatt’s film ‘Jishm’ John Abraham turned a super star from a model. It seems audiences are waiting for another John in the film Industry and they can find him soon as Pooja Bhatt’s Dhokha is releasing on 31st of this month. Don’t be confused, thing is that in this movie also Pooja...
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Chak De India is about achievement in the face off failure - Shah Rukh Khan
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

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“Ajay’s talent has not been tapped enough by mainstream films” - Rajkumar Santoshi
Saturday, July 07, 2007

He is one director who makes movies with a heart and that feeling comes up on celluloid. Director Rajkumar Santoshi is back again with a real-life story of a reel-life hero, Ajay Devgan, this time under Abdol Samee Siddiqui''''s production, ''''HALLA BOL''''. Here, we talk to the director on...
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‘Oldd Iss Goldd’ is the story is a comedy movie- Vikram Singh.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Vikram Singh is from Capital Delhi and his childhood aim was to become an actor. Vikram Singh has worked in movies like Sautan, Bombay Godfather etc. Few days back Vikram Singh came to Delhi. In this event we talked to Vikram Singh and there is some synopsis for that.
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I prefer an ensemble cast any day - Abhishek Bachchan
Thursday, June 14, 2007

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Jhoom came to me at a very difficult time - Lara Dutta
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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Love is always real and true love is even more real- Preity Zinta
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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The star cast was ruled by Aquarians – Bobby Deol
Monday, June 11, 2007

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“I am analogous to a ‘maachis-ki-teeli’ in ECKLL” – Neha Dhupia
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Neha Dhupia is standing at an exciting juncture of her career. After a much appreciated performance in ‘Chup Chup Ke’ last year, she wasn’t seen much in the months that followed. Her recent release ‘Delhii Heights’ may have proved to be a dud at the box office but none could deny the fact that...
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"Script of ECKLL was bubbling at 500 degree centigrade in me" - Sanjay Khanduri
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sanjay Khanduri is mighty excited. His near two years journey of getting his EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL on a platform is finally coming true on 18th May. He talks about the film and the journey he along with his actors have taken to make the film a possibility.
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“I was under the influence of 3 moms” – Viraf
Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bollywood sees a number of newcomers trying to make a mark in the industry but there are only a few who actually get a chance to realize their dreams. Viraf Patel is one of them. A new guy who is being launched by Pammi Somal in her debut as a director, Viraf is fast managing to catch some...
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“I am satisfied with my character” – Anjori Alagh
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Anjori Alagh daughter of well knowned actress Maya Alagh who worked in Advertisement, Feature Films & T.V programmes as well. Anjori Alagh also chose same path as her mother and made her debut in Bollywood with Baba Arts film “Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie” Produced by Ajhai Acharya and Direction by...
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“List banao, sabak sikhao” – Guddu Dhanoa
Monday, April 23, 2007

Guddu Dhanoa is a happy man. In spite of his BIG BROTHER arriving 4 years after it was announced, it has done well in single screens up North, its target audience. When number of other recent releases have failed to create any impact at the box office, Sunny Deol’s growl has surprisingly found an...
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"I am now taking a two month break" - Pritam
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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"I have ended my break with KLSH" - Kareena Kapoor
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It is rare to see an actress make transitions at such a frantic pace while portraying characters with different shades. After making an award winning performance in ''Omkara'', the Kapoor girl went on to sizzle in ''Don'' and is now rocking big time even as she makes a special appearance in ''Kya...
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You move 3 steps ahead and are pushed 5 steps behind – Celina Jaitely
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Real life is what drives Celina Jaitely to prepare for her roles, especially when something like SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM happens which is centered on the entertainment industry, Celina’s very own home. Here she gives a tell-tale account of how it’s a dog out dog world out there with survival of only...
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‘Say Salam India’ is all about the difficulties of up coming players – Sanjay Suri
Monday, April 09, 2007

Sanjay Suri, who’s dream was to be in Army and then a sportsman. But fate had different plans for him. He born in Beautiful landscapes of Kashmir and spent the first 19 beautiful years of his life there. After moving to New Delhi in 1990 Sanjay started modeling in various advertising commercial for...
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"I want to make my pair with Preeti Zinta" - Piyush Chopra
Friday, April 06, 2007

Now a days every channel is making new Talent Hunt Programmes, through this every channel and every mobile company are gaining profits as well as the new comers are also getting a platform to prove themselves. In this whole journey they even don’t have the God Father who can show them the right...
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Film ‘Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie’ is all about the youth - Ajhai Acharya
Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Field of film making is such a field where investment will be in crores, but if the audiences reject the movie crores of Rs got wasted. But after this Producer start his new project with this hope may be this time audience will like it. Ajhai Acharya is the makers of super hit films like Ishq,...
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Our own Dilli Di Kudi Akriti Kakkar is spreading fragrance of music in Mumbai
Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Flower starts giving aroma at its tender age as bud. Same as this Akriti Kakkar a melodious voice started singing at the age of 5 and performed on stage at her early age. These days one can hear her voice daily on FM as she sung songs like “Annan Fannan” for Namaste London and “Shaka Laka Boom...
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Film ‘Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie’ is all about the youth - Ajhai Acharya
Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Field of film making is such a field where investment will be in crores, but if the audiences reject the movie crores of Rs got wasted. But after this Producer start his new project with this hope may be this time audience will like it. Ajhai acharya is the makers of super hit films like Ishq,...
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Al Pacino makes me orgasmic - Sherlyn Chopra
Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sherlyn Chopra is waiting for her first film with a ''real'' powerful character to release soon. The film is none other than RED SWASTIK that is directed by none other than Vinod Pande who came up with Shiney Ahuja starrer SINS 2 years back. Though she has quite a few releases behind her, they...
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"I wanted to be part of something bigger" - A.R. Rahman
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A.R. Rahman has just released the single Pray For Me Brother and the song has almost become a rage now, at least amongst those who have been deeply affected by the huge emotional quotient of the number and are relating to the stunning visuals of the imaginative video. In the DVD version of the...
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As a Villain there is no variety in our work - Mukesh Rishi
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mukesh Rishi, the actor who worked in big movies like Sarfarosh, Indian, Gardish, Koi Milgaya, Run, Ghatak and Tumko Na Bhool Payenge etc. People recognize him with his worked then that of his name. And this is a big compliment in it self for any artist. He has became one of the busiest actor in...
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“I don’t really get easily excited about anything” – Kay Kay Menon
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Kay Kay Menon is the name that comes to your lips unanimously when asked about the best part of just released ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd’. As Partha, a Middle class Bengali, he was flawless in his act and came up with a natural performance that has been loved by one and all. And now he looks...
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‘Hat Trick’ is 2 hours of thrills, laughter and emotions – Milan Luthria
Tuesday, March 06, 2007

After months of planning and 45 days of principal shooting, director Milan Luthria continues to be busy as he gives finishing touches to his ‘Hat Trick’ while being engrossed in the film’s post production. In exclusive conversation, he shares with Joginder Tuteja about his shooting experience,...
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“Drama hai, lekin small dose mein” – Jimmy Sheirgill
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Jimmy Sheirgill has just been acclaimed for his performance in ‘Eklavya – The Royal Guard’. Close on the heels of the ‘royal’ film, he sees an urban release in the form of ‘Delhii Heights’ the film about which he is visibly excited. Playing a lead role in this directorial debut by Anand Kumar,...
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HTPL is not about heroes and villains - Dia Mirza
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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“The woman I play in RED is MOST me” – Celina Jaitley
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Celina Jaitley certainly knows what she is talking. After a brief lull in her career progress, she hit back hard with 3 back to back successes – NO ENTRY, TOM DICK AND HARRY and APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY. After making a mark in comedy, she is now attempting to combine her glamorous persona with...
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“‘Traffic Signal’ is SUEPRHIT” – Madhur Bhandarkar
Monday, February 19, 2007

There are mixed reports about the box office performance of ‘Traffic Signal’. Different trade magazines and websites are giving conflicting reports by stating it as ‘poor’ to ‘coverage’ to ‘average’ to ‘above average’. Joginder Tuteja catches up with the man at the hot seat, Madhur Bhandarkar,...
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"From HTPL, I learnt not to go for a package tour for my honeymoon" - Abhay Deol
Monday, February 12, 2007

Abhay Deol has played the intense guy in Socha Na Tha and Ahista Ahista. Now watch the dimpled Deol in director Reema Kagti''s Honeymoon Travels....., as he frolics, romances and dances in delectable Goa!
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None of the intimate moments in HTPL are vulgar or titillating – Raima Sen
Thursday, February 08, 2007

Raima Sen, the grand daughter of the legendary Suchitra Sen, has proved her acting prowess with films like Godmother, Daman, Choker Bali and Parineeta. With director Reema Kagti''s forthcoming Honeymoon Travels……., in which she plays a la-di-dah and daring newly wed, this talented actress displays...
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“The Industry is laughing at Bachchans,” says Anurag Kashyap
Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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“I was always confused,” says Anurag Kashyap
Monday, February 05, 2007

He is a maverick writer whose work you appreciated in films like ‘Satya’, ‘Yuva’ and ‘Nayak’. He was also the consultant on ‘Guru’ and ‘Water’. His stint with direction is going to see the dark confines of cinema hall as ‘Black Friday’ (A film on Mumbai Bomb Blasts of 1993) releases this Friday....
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“I love David Dhawan films,” says Madhur Bhandarkar
Friday, February 02, 2007

He loves David Dhawan brand of films. But he also relishes the poise of a Shyam Benegal too. Meet National Award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar as he gears up for his next film ‘Traffic Signal’. In a candid interview he breaks many a notion about himself and his style of filmmaking. “I am an...
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"Nikhil Advani didn’t like my photographs" - Anjana Sukhani
Saturday, January 27, 2007

After being a part of relatively small films like HUM DUM, SUN ZARRA and JAANA- LET''''''''''''''''S FALL IN LOVE, young Anjana Sukhani has entered the big stage with multistarrer SALAAM E ISHQ where she is paired opposite none other than Anil Kaoor. Joginder Tuteja talks to Anjana who has been a...
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“I do things spontaneously,” says Kunal Khemu
Thursday, January 25, 2007

Kunal Khemu is an actor by fate. Son of noted television director Ravi Khemu, he had never planned to come into cinema but an incidental brush with camera, light and action on the sets of his parents serial Gul Gulshan Gulfaam brought him under arch-lights as a child artiste. Kalyug of Mahesh Bhatt...
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“I want to surprise myself,” says Nikhil Advani
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Nikhil Advani, the former assistant of Karan Johar is going solo with his big ticket ‘Salaam-e-ishq’ starring the A list of Bollywood actors. As the film is releasing on 25th January (A Thursday as he wants to cash in on Republic Day Holiday), he tells Indiaglitz in a freewheeling interview that...
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“I’m selfish, I’m greedy…I want more,” says Sherlyn Chopra
Thursday, January 11, 2007

“All I am looking for in my man is right things at the right places,” says actress Sherlyn Chopra who claims to be “a good faker. I can fake anything”. Right. Well, she has films like ‘Naughty Boy’ and ‘Timepass’ to her credit which are high on seedy skin thrills and her forthcoming thriller ‘Red...
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“Time of Indians being taxi drivers is over,” says Padam Kumar
Friday, December 29, 2006

“The time of Indians being taxi drivers is over. We are the software guys today. So why not in cinema,” says Padam Kumar, COO-India of Roger Nair Productions, a company distributing Mani Rathnam’s ‘Guru’ thus making Canada as an official territory for Bollywood films. Check out his views on the...
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"I have had my share of twiddling my thumbs while sitting idle at home" - Ranvir Shorey
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

You laughed with him every time he came on screen, be it ‘Mixed Doubles’, ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’, ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ or the sitcom ‘The Great Indian Comedy Show’. Now get set to see the different side of Ranvir Shorey as he changes tracks with ‘Traffic Signal’ and ‘Mithya.’
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“I’ve never read Shakespeare,” says Randeep Hooda
Thursday, January 18, 2007

“To emote is not an actor’s job. It is to do what it has to do,” says actor Randeep Hooda who after impressing one and all with an impressive portrayal in his last film ‘D’ is back again with ‘Risk’ directed by Vishram Sawant. He doesn’t want to talk about his ex-girlfriend (or are they back...
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“You will see a new Govinda,” says Govinda
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Govinda is back and he is all over the place busy giving interviews for his forthcoming films ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and ‘Salaam-e-ishq’. The star of the masses is hoping for a turnaround after tumultuous last few years when his films flopped miserably, his political career was mired with controversies and...
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“I pray when I am in trouble,” says John Abraham
Sunday, December 17, 2006

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“We got death threats from Taliban,” says Kabir Khan
Friday, December 15, 2006

Kabir Khan is a vitriolic documentary filmmaker who turns a feature film director with his first film ‘Kabul Express’ based on his experiences in the post Taliban Afghanistan. He has signed a three film contract with Yashraj Films and no his next feature film won’t be based in Afghanistan. Over to...
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“I can’t strip myself of glamour,” says Tanushree Dutta
Thursday, January 18, 2007

“Glamour is something which I believe is an essential part of me which I can’t strip myself of,” says actress Tanushree Dutta who is awaiting the release of two films ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and ‘Risk’. Having started off her career with steamy roles in films like ‘Aashiq Banaya Apne’ and ‘Chocolate’,...
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“There is going to be fear,” says Arshad Warsi
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Arshad Warsi is having the time of his life post ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’. He is in demand. And loving every moment of it. If he is making the life difficult for ‘Bigg Boss’ inmates, the security concerns in Afghanistan while filming ‘Kabul Express’ kept him on his toes all the time. But no he didn’t...
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“Everybody says John Jaan,” says John Abraham
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

“Kabul Express is arguably one of the most commercial films. It is all about believing in what you are doing,” says Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham who has come in for a special appreciation from Steven Speilberg for his performance in Oscar nominated ‘Water’. After earning acclaim and public...
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“I have heard obnoxious remixes,” says Raghav Sachar
Monday, December 11, 2006

He is a young dude all of twenty five. But listen to songs from his debut film album ‘Kabul Express’ as a music composer and you sit up and take notice of this versatile genius. He sings like a dream and can play twenty five instruments. Wow! Well, he is a bit full of himself in terms of I Me...
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"love and emotions can't happen without heart" : Sukhwinder Singh
Thursday, December 07, 2006

Today, one of the most in-demand singers in Bollywood Sukhwinder Singh becomes the household name ever since he sang ''Chaiyya-Chaiyya'' while back in 1998. Before ''Dil Se'', Sukhwinder also did playback singing for lots of movies but the success came to him with Maniratnam''s ''Dil Se'' for which...
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“I am not a politician,” says Vinod Khanna
Sunday, December 03, 2006

“Politics is the biggest platform to serve the people. I have no other intentions in politics. I am not a politician,” says Vinod Khanna, one of the legendary actors of Hindi films who is making a comeback to films with Vishram Sawant’s ‘Risk’. Over to an exclusive interview with the man who gave...
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“My body responds very quickly,” says Aishwarya Rai
Sunday, November 26, 2006

“There was a certain body type that I was determined to work on, and I was very glad to discover that the first time in my life that I have got down to working out, my body responds very quickly and its very reassuring to know that,” says Aishwariya Rai in this second part of the exclusive...
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“I don’t think sequels work,” says Hrithik Roshan
Saturday, November 25, 2006

“I don’t think sequels work, or films of a certain kind work, I think what works is basically good films and bad films don’t,” says Hrithik Roshan in the second part of this exclusive interview. With his bravado performance in ‘Dhoom 2’ it goes without saying Hrithik is going to agree that sequels...
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"Even critics laugh at non-veg jokes" - Sangeeth Sivan
Friday, November 24, 2006

Talk to Sangeeth Sivan and you realize that he is not someone who minces words. And why should he? Especially after delivering a success in the form of ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’, a film that had kept many critics busy as they ripped it apart. But then the man at the hot seat of the director...
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“I don’t see Aryan as negative,” says Hrithik Roshan
Friday, November 24, 2006

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“Ali is like the North Star,” says Uday Chopra
Thursday, November 23, 2006

In a frank chat, Uday Chopra talks about ‘Dhoom 2’ and what all he wants to do to further his career.
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“I could have out-danced Ash, Hrithik,” says Abhishek Bachchan
Thursday, November 23, 2006

“I am convinced that I could have out danced Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan, Bipasha and Uday ‘toh baye haath ka khel hai’,” says Abhishek Bachchan jokingly in this exclusive interview. ‘Dhoom 2’ is a sequel to ‘Dhoom’ and Abhi is one of the actors (other than Uday Chopra) who have been repeated in...
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“Bipasha is a cool girl,” says Aishwariya Rai
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

“Bipasha is a cool girl,” says Ash. She adds that what’s common between herself and Hrithik is that both are obsessive about their work. Well, Aishwariya Rai is looking a million dollars in ‘Dhoom 2’ promos…The song suits her mantra….Krazy Kiya Rai…Yeah…The whoel country is going nuts on her...
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“Shooting in a bikini is not easy,” says Bipasha Basu
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

“Shooting in a bikini is not easy. I wanted to be a Cameron Diaz, I did not want to be a Pamela Andersen,” says Bipasha Basu in this second part of an exclusive interview on the experience of being a part of the ultimate style-flick ‘Dhoom 2’.
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“Bipasha’s sex Appeal Lies in her Eyes,” says Sanjay Gadhavi
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

“Bipasha Basu is one of the sexiest women in the world. Her eyes make her sexy. The rest can’t be captured by the camera,” admits director Sanjay Gadhavi in this second part of an exclusive IndiaGlitz interview. And no, he hasn’t signed Akhsay Kumar for his next film with Ashtvinayak.
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“After ‘Dhoom 2’ people will go to Brazil,” says Sanjay Gadhavi
Monday, November 20, 2006

“Mr Yash Chopra shot in Switzerland and it promoted people to choose that as a holiday destination. After watching ‘Dhoom 2’ people will feel like going to Rio in Brazil. It is Hot,” says director Sanjay Gadhavi who is excited about his big ticket release ‘Dhoom 2’ this Friday. The articulate...
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“Ash’s Looking Hot…So Why not,” says Bipasha Basu
Monday, November 20, 2006

Candid Bipasha admits that she must have been selected for playing super hot cop Shonali in ‘Dhoom 2’ because of her physical attributes. Well, there’s no doubting that she is looking hot-n-happening. Moreover, there’s a mystery surrounding as to who she is paired opposite for she is seen sharing...
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"Being a first time director meant ignorance turned into bliss" - Reema Kagti
Wednesday, November 15, 2006

2007 is all set to embark on a feel-good note as Reema Kagti''''s bus arrives along with a package tour in the name ''''Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.'''' Surprised? Well, that''''s the film in which Reema makes her debut as an independent director after working as an assistant director with a number...
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"American Blend provides me new identity" : Abu Malik
Monday, November 13, 2006

Son of renowned music director late Sardar Malik and brother of one of the best music director''s in the industry Anu Malik, ABU MALIK is the latest name from Malik family to join the list of music directors. After Dad Sardar Malik and brother duo Anu & Dabbu Malik, Abu has made his debut with...
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“I have got more than what I deserved” – Riteish Deshmukh
Friday, November 10, 2006

Riteish Deshmukh - a young man who has boasted of one hit every year, be it his debut flick ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ [2003], ‘Masti’ [2004], ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum’ [2005] and ‘Malamaal Weekly’ [2006]. Will he follow it up with ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ which releases today? Let’s get into a conversation with...
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“No Pets in My Latest Film,” says Sooraj Barjatya
Thursday, November 09, 2006

“I want to present Salman, the actor rather than Salman the star,” says Sooraj Barjatya, the original guru of Karan Johar as far as family films are concerned. The maker of super hits ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, Sooraj’s last film ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’ didn’t do magic at the...
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“Script is the Backbone of a Film,” says Shahid Kapoor
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

“I am being a bit choosy about the scripts that I want to do,” says the teenage sensation Shahid Kapoor who is nervous-n-excited about his next release ‘Vivah’. Having made a smashing debut as a college dude in ‘Ishq Vishq’ Shahid has had a rough ride in Bollywood for this eleven film old star...
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"We had a lot of convincing to do for KKG" - Savita Hiremath, producer, KKG - I
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Savita Hiremath - the lady who has taken us through a journey of our own house. A house which is middle class, has people like us, moments belonging to us and situations faced by us. Producer of this year''''s delightful success, ''''Khosla Ka Ghosla'''', she gets into a candid conversation with...
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'We had a lot of convincing to do for KKG'- Savita Hiremath, producer, KKG - II
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Savita Hiremath - the lady who has taken us through a journey of our own house. A house which is middle class, has people like us, moments belonging to us and situations faced by us. Producer of this year''''s delightful success, ''''Khosla Ka Ghosla'''', she gets into a candid conversation with...
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“I’m Still in RDB Groove,” says Prasoon Joshi
Saturday, November 04, 2006

“I am still in the groove of ‘Rang De Basanti’….I still haven’t come out of it. The message of the film is very strong….We still discuss RDB…,” says Prasoon Joshi, the lyricist par excellence and an advertising guru of the biggest magnitude in the country. Well, if you’ve feasted on the lyrics of...
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"It was un-cool to sing Hindi songs in school" - Anushka
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

She has sung two songs for Bollywood so far out of which one is a superhit [Title song - Golmaal] and the other has been noticed well [Title song - Zindaggi Rocks] before the movie came and went in a jiffy. We are talking about VIVA girl Anushka, who is now making her presence felt in the Bollywood...
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Interview with Suresh Thomas
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The world talks about music piracy and how it has impacts the industry in general. One also speculates about whether any action is taken at all to curb the evil. We get into a conversation with Suresh Thomas, MD Crescendo music, to talk about music piracy, company’s recent initiative on Artist...
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Interview - Madhur Bhandarkar
Friday, October 20, 2006

Madhur Bhandarkar has been known to come up with films that are born out of reality. ''''Corporate'''' was a recent example of that and upcoming ''''Traffic Signal'''' is no exception. Though this time around, as per Madhur, the film has been presented in a dark comedy format, unlike the dark...
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“I Shall Watch Jaaneman First Day,” says Priyanka Chopra
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

“It was very difficult to make Roma smile….I wanted her to be a tough chick,” says the sassy-n-stylish Priyanka Chopra as she gears up to earn accolades in a dream role as Shahrukh ‘Don’ Khan’s Damsel in Farhan Akhtar’s Big-Ticket opener this Diwali. Priyanka Chopra has been having a great run in...
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“Cold War Between Priyanka and Me,” says Isha Koppikar
Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A bit role opposite Karishma Kapoor in ‘Fiza’ didn’t do anything to further her film career. She had to sizzle hard to make the country go ‘Khallas’ in Ramu’s ‘Company’. It was a struggle thereafter shrugging off the item girl image till she left a mark as an actress with Ekta Kapoor’s sex comedy...
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“SRK Has Contagious Energy,” says Arjun Rampal
Monday, October 16, 2006

Arjun Rampal is an extremely good looking model who is a fine actor to boot. Having tried his luck with several promising films like ‘Ankhen’, ‘Yakeen’ and ‘Pyaar Ishq Mohabbat’ Arjun is yet to find success in Bollywood. He was noticed in a bit role in Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and now...
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“It’s Wonderful to Be Remembered,” says Boman Irani
Saturday, October 14, 2006

He calls himself a character actor but with superlative performances enhancing box office fate of recent movies like ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ and ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ Boman Irani is hot property in the Bollywood Business. He is all excited about playing DCP De Silva’s character immortalized by Iftiqar...
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“There are some interesting changes in the storyline of Don” – Priyanka Chopra
Saturday, October 14, 2006

Priyanka Chopra is enjoying her mega success in the form of ‘Krrish’. Though her ‘Aap Ki Khatir’ bombed at the box office, she is not overtly worried since ‘Don – The Chase Begins Again’ followed by ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’ are only expected to bring her higher on the popularity charts. Over to Bollywood’s...
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“Remaking DCH is Plagiarism,” says Farhan
Thursday, October 12, 2006

He is the hot shot director with a cult film like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ to his name. Now, he is in the thick-of-things as his Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Don’ a remake of Big B’s stylish flick by the same name is releasing shortly. IndiaGlitz brings you this exclusive interview where he talks about why SRK...
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“No Differences with Sonu,” says Himesh
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

IndiaGlitz exclusive with composer-singer-performer par excellence with Man-With-The-Cap Himesh Reshammiya as he talks about his US Tour, Himesh Reshammiya School of Msuic, the forthcoming concert at Wembley, UK where he shall be making “Big Announcements” and why he shall be doing only four films...
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“Renee Is Not Adopted,” says Sushmita Sen
Saturday, October 07, 2006

“I have an adopted son in the film, but my daughter Renee is not adopted,” says Sushmita Sen defiantly. Well, she is a true rock star who loves to do things on her terms and conditions and when she says something she means from the heart. The former Miss Universe remains a hot property in the...
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“CASH is unrealistically real and realistically unreal” – Anubhav Sinha
Saturday, October 07, 2006

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“This Has Been My Biggest Fight Back,” Says Anu Malik
Wednesday, October 04, 2006

“This has been my biggest fight-back because people did try to write me off,” says music composer Anu Malik who is basking in the glory of four back-to-back big releases ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’, ‘Zindaggi Rocks’, ‘Jaaneman’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’. He is upbeat about having withstood the Himesh wave and still...
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“I am enjoying acting”……………. says Aryan Vaid
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Well-known model, Mr. India and Mr. International, Aryan Vaid made his debuted in ''Market'' with Manisha Koirala, is presently waiting for his new movie “Manoranjan …..The Entertainment” to hit the theatre. Though he has worked in numbers of films like “Chahat”, “Sauda”, “The Deal”, “Fun”, “Aaisa...
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“Right Place At The Right Time,” says Kangana Ranaut
Monday, September 25, 2006

“It’s all about being at the right place at the right time,” says seductively cerebral actress Kangana Ranaut who made a smashing debut with Anurag Basu’s ‘Gangster’ early this year. Within a span of few months she has several big films up her sleave like ‘Metro’, Suneel Darshan’s ‘Shakalaka…’ but...
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“Marriage Is Such a Beautiful Institution,” says Nagma
Wednesday, September 20, 2006

“Marriage is such a beautiful institution. It’s the union of two people. And considering I am in the Film industry, I have to be that much more careful in choosing my happiness,” says actress Nagma who has had a super successful stint down South and now she has emerged as the superstar of the fast...
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“Hollywood Has Little Originality,” says Rahul Bose
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

“Some of the most boring and substandard cinema is produced by Hollywood. It’s got little originality. Their best is just about ok,” says Actor-Activist Rahul Bose who is basking in the positive reviews for his latest movie, uncharacteristically a romantic comedy named ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ with...
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“For Me My Film Is Important,” says S Ramanathan
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sirji, as S.Raamanathan has been known in the film industry in Mumbai as well as South, is a prolific and successful director. He has directed films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi as well. He has been directiong films since the last 46 years! S.Raamanathan started out in films with AVM''''s...
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“You Can’t Be a Star if You Are Not Glamorous,” says Urmila
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

“I think either an actor is glamorous or he/ she is not. Quite frankly you can’t be a star for a long time if you are not glamorous,” says Urmila Matondkar as she excitedly makes a comeback to her ravishing svelte look in this week’s release ‘Bas Ek pal’. Urmila has come a long way from being a...
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“It Is Survival of The Fittest,” says Sanjay Suri
Monday, September 11, 2006

“I don’t want to restrict myself as an actor,” says Sanjay Suri, a promising actor earnestly working towards creating a niche for himself in the big bad world of illusions. Having made a spunky debut with a small film ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’ (Also the debut film for Dino Morea), Suri went on to do...
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“Vivek Is a Really Cool Guy,” says Sameera Reddy
Saturday, September 09, 2006

“I did ‘Kalpurush’ because I wanted to grow as an actor,” says sultry siren Sameera Reddy who is pushing her luck for a change-in-image by doing National Award winning director Budhadeb Dasgupta’s ‘Kalpurush’ where she is shedding her glamorous image for the first time. She is currently promoting...
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“I Am Doing Films I Like,” says Juhi Chawla
Thursday, September 07, 2006

“Why do I have to establish myself any further! I am not doing the films that today’s heroines are doing,” says Juhi Chawla as she gears up for the release of her next film ‘Bas Ek Pal’ directed by Onir. Juhi came like a breath of fresh air with ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ opposite Aamir Khan and went...
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“I Just Want to Feed to the Sharks,” says Vivek Oberoi
Wednesday, September 06, 2006

“I just want to feed to the sharks,” says Vivek Oberoi. Well, the talented actor loves to give bold sound bytes. Although he hasn’t had much success coming his way, he is putting up a brave front as he gears up for his next release ‘Naksha’ co-starring Sunny Deol and Sameera Reddy. Having attained...
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“I’ve Had Clashes with Santoshi and Rahul,” says Sunny Deol
Monday, September 04, 2006

“I’ve had clashes with Rahul (Rawail), Santoshi (Rajkumar), but not with Sachin,” said Sunny Deol at the recently held Press Meet of his forthcoming action adventure film ‘Naksha’ co-starring Vivek Oberoi, Sameera Reddy and Jackie Shroff. Sunny hasn’t had a big release since the controversial ‘Jo...
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"Our albums have worked in totality" - SEL
Saturday, September 02, 2006

fter ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’, No.1 music trio, Shankar – Ehsaan - Loy are ready to ‘hit’ again with the super-hit soundtrack of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Don’, which is out in the market:
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“I would be stupid if I place my film next to KANK” - Onir
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

In the third and last edition of this 3-part interview, Joginder Tuteja catches up with Onir, director of ‘Bas Ek Pal’ to understand his comfort level with the film and how he is confused by the way critics function and arrive at ratings.
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“I Am Not Making a Home Video,” says Dharmesh Darshan
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

He has seen colossal success with Aamir Khan’s ‘Raja Hindustani’ which earned the actor as well as its heroine Karishma Kapoor their Best actor and Best actress awards. He has also made musicals like ‘Dhadkan’ and ‘Bewafa’. With Akshay Khanna and Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Aap Ki Khatir’ he has tried...
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With Luv... Searching for Success: Anupama Verma
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Model turn actor, Anupama Verma, who is famous for her fragile looks and thin figure, hails from New Delhi. But now she is based in Mumbai. This glamorous girl is the discovery of the photographer Shantanu Sheorey, who tested her for his Digjam Advertisement when she was only doing her ninth...
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“I Am Hungry But Not Insecure,” says Jimmy Shergil
Monday, August 28, 2006

“Onir is a very sensitive director,” says actor Jimmy Shergil who is having an eventful year. After playing the dumb guy in the hit film ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’, this cool dude went on to be a part of Naseeruddin Shah’s directorial venture ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’ where her lovemaking scenes with...
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"I am the worst singer ever," says Arshad Warsi
Friday, August 25, 2006

Arshad Warsi found his bearings with Munnabhai’s Circuit. Having been around for more than a decade an out of work Warsi had to depend on wife Maria Goretti for running the kitchen. That’s when Vidhu Vinod Chopra gave him the opportunity of a lifetime by believing that he can pull off the Circuit...
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”Tauranis doubled the price after watching the film” – Onir
Thursday, August 24, 2006

In continuation to an exclusive conversation with Onir, director of ‘Bas Ek Pal’, Joginder Tuteja finds out more about how the film’s music shaped up, target audience that Onir has in mind and how he ensured that film gives it viewers ample entertainment.
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“Nagesh Kukoonoor is a Genius,” says Gul Panag
Tuesday, August 22, 2006

“I think it’s important to do films that challenge me as an actor,” says Ex-Miss India Gul Panag who made an impression in her first film ‘Dhoop’. After having dabbled in modeling, being crowned sixth runners up in Miss Universe Contest and also wowing the small screen audience with her stellar...
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“I Have Seen MBBS 50 Times” - Sanjay Dutt
Monday, August 21, 2006

“I have seen Munnabhai MBBS 50 times,” says Sanjay Dutt. The controversial actor who completed twenty five years in film industry as well as his 47th birthday recently, is eagerly looking forward to his biggest ticket to fame and applause ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, a sequel to the superhit ‘Munnabhai...
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“Traditionally infidelity brings with it a negative messaging” – Onir
Monday, August 21, 2006

In a string of releases that coming weeks are about to throw, there is one film that is standing out amongst the crowd. Is it just the look factor or an assemble starcast that is responsible for that? Or is it plain expectation factor that is associated from the film’s director Onir who gave a...
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Shankar Mahadevan: “Himesh Has Achieved Something Remarkable”
Saturday, August 12, 2006

“Himesh Reshamiya may be getting repetitive but I think he has done his bit,” says Shankar Mahadevan, the music composer-singer par excellence. The Amar of the Amar Akbar Anthony trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, this good natured musical sensation is a classically trained singer who has been featured in...
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Ajay Devgan: “It was great of Saif to have cut his hair”
Thursday, July 27, 2006

“When you are doing one role then you are not thinking about anything else,” says man-with-a-brooding-intensity Ajay Devgan who is basking in the glory of a rib tickling ‘Golmaal’. And within a fortnight he is ready with the biggest release of the second half of 2006: ‘Omkara’ where he plays the...
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“Feels good to work with artists like Suniel Shetty and Om Puri” says Sammir Dattani
Thursday, July 27, 2006

Sammir Dattani, started his carrier with “Uff Kya Jadoo Mohabbat Hai ” which was released under the banner of Rajshri Films. After continuous flops Sammir Dattani is busy with his new projects Sammir Dattani is presently completed “Mukhbiir” which is directed by “Mani Shanker” under the banner of...
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“I Was Shocked At Seeing Dirty Men With Stubble,” says Bipasha Basu
Monday, July 24, 2006

“I am anti-smoking, so have a great time dancing to Beedi Jalaiyle, but smoking is not something that is good for anyone,” says sultry Bipasha Basu who is having a rollicking time as she has been accepted as a quality actress with ‘Corporate’ and with Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Omkara’ she is entering the...
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Quick Fix With Raima Sen
Friday, July 21, 2006

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Raksha Mistry - Emraan can now pull multiplex crowds
Thursday, July 20, 2006

As ‘The Killer’ releases tomorrow, excitement continues to build up for the debutant co-director of the film, Raksha Mistry. Joginder Tuteja gets into a conversation to know more about her choice of actors for the film, it’s USP, target audience and more!
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Interview with Nisha Kothari: “It feels nice to be a sex symbol”
Thursday, July 20, 2006

“It feels nice to be a sex symbol,” says sexy babe Nisha Kothari who is busy making inroads into the hit factory of Bhatt Camp. It is not as if he is not getting enough work from mentor Ram Gopal Verma. Maybe she is hungry for success as her debut film ‘James’ sank without a trace at the Box...
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“I Am Shocked At Being Called a Superstar” - Emran Hashmi
Wednesday, July 19, 2006

“The audience these days makes no bones about seeing kissing scenes or an intimate scene,” says heartthrob Emran Hashmi. Singer Kumar Shanu in a recent interview said that ‘in a country where Emran Hashmi can become a superstar then anything can happen’. Well, it is difficult to accept this 5 ft. 7...
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“Emraan and Irfan were so comfortable that they could have married each other”
Monday, July 17, 2006

“Emraan and Irfan were so comfortable while shooting for ‘Killer’ that I told them that they may as well get married to each other,” says Rakhsa Mistry. “I am an impatient kind of guy who has an editor’s attitude,” says Hasnain S. Hyderabadwala. The duo are zealously looking forward to their debut...
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Madhur Bhandarkar: “Critics Should Stop Scrutinising my Films So Closely”
Friday, July 14, 2006

“If I would have called my film to be ‘Business Ka Saudagar’ then I would have aimed at the masses, but with a title like ‘Corporate’ I knew my audience belongs to the multiplexes,” says ‘Corporate’ director Madhur Bhandarkar. Maker of acclaimed cinema like ‘Chaandi Bar’, ‘Satta’, ‘Page 3’ and now...
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"I always wanted a son like Salman" - Sajid Nadiadwala
Friday, July 14, 2006

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"Religion always brings with it controversy" - Pan Nalin
Thursday, July 13, 2006

In the concluding part of this exclusive conversation, Pan Nalin talks about the target audience he has in mind for SAMSARA, the chances of film’s success in India and how language is no bar when it comes to narrating an interesting tale!
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Irfan Khan: “Actors have always survived”
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

“Mani Ratnam doesn’t need me, I don’t need Mani Ratnam either,” says paragon of intensity Irfan Khan. The common-man-looking hero is turning away from ‘Chocolate’ to becoming a ‘Killer’. Yes, that’s the name of his next film releasing shortly where he plays the title role. The director duo of the...
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"We tried to give ''Chupke Se...'' all colors of life" : Vvicky
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

All of us are aware about the magic of glamour world that always attract the peoples and also make them crazy but craziness not works here it requires lots of hard work with complete devotion towards your work. It''s not easy to get success with just one effort one must have the guts to create...
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Voice of India……..Debojit
Monday, July 10, 2006

Debojit, a simple engineer from a small town of Assam was recently crowned the winner of SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2005 Contest. Debojit a civil engineer was happily settled in Assam but always had a dream to become a singer one day. In order to fulfill his dream he left his job and came down to Mumbai...
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“The Character of Mira is similar to me”…… Reema Ali
Saturday, July 08, 2006

Glamorous world of Bollywood is a major source of attraction not only for the Indian people but even the people from abroad are highly charmed in stepping in this world of Fame. There are many people who had come down to India for some work but were badly fascinated by the glamorous world of...
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Johny Lever: “Yes, I am making a Comeback”
Saturday, July 08, 2006

There was a time when his mere presence in a film helped its box office result. His comic timing with Govinda still stands unmatched. After a brief lull, he is back in his own element with hits like ‘36 China Town’ and ‘Phir Hera Pheri’. Paresh Rawal, the master comic actor vouches for his...
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Pan Nalin: I wanted women to be excited during love scenes
Saturday, July 08, 2006

2 days back we heard from Pan Nalin about the global reception that SAMSARA has received. Today, in Part II, he talks about challenges that he faced while finalizing the starcast and landscape for his film.
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Pan Nalin: SAMSARA’s strength lies in its simplicity
Thursday, July 06, 2006

As internationally acclaimed SAMSARA sees a release in India, its director Pan Nalin is all excited to share his experiences about the making of the film. In Part I of this into 3 part interview, he also talks about his film making journey and the reception it has received.
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Rohit Shetty: “A good film is a good film and it works”
Wednesday, July 05, 2006

“A good film works at the Box Office and a bad film doesn''t. It’s as simple as that,” says debonair director Rohit Shetty. With his tall-cool-n-lean look, he can pass off as a Hindi Film Hero, but he prefers to be a behind-the-scenes-man. Son, of action man of yesteryears Shetty, Junior is...
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Raksha Mistry - We love to direct action/thrillers
Tuesday, July 04, 2006

After Abbas Mustan, there is yet another director duo who believe that their strength lies in making tout action thrillers. Over to the better half of the duo, Rakhsa Mistry, who makes her debut with Vishesh Films’ ‘The Killer’ and talks about her association with the production house and Hasnain...
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Quick Fix with Shamita Shetty
Monday, July 03, 2006

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Tusshar Kapoor: “People who do any and every film end up with nothing”
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

He is an unconventional looking hero with a strong producer family backing him all the way. Having started off with a super successful ‘Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai’ (Kareena Kapoor’s biggest hit as a solo lead till date), Jitendra’s son Tusshar Kapoor met with a few speed-breaking flops till he came into...
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Rimi Sen: “I would do a ‘Black’ when I am old and can’t dance”
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

She says that she is not like the usual Bengali girls who are into intellectually stimulating cinema. In other words, no Satyajit Ray for her! She likes her song-n-dance, a dash of comedy, good people to work with and a large cast so that she doesn’t have the burden of expectations on her petite...
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Neetu Chandra - "My mom deserves 90% credit for what I am today"
Saturday, June 24, 2006

Remember last year''s comic hit ''Garam Masala'' where Priyadarshan created a riot with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in the lead? While the male starcast was acclaimed with the film''s success being attributed to them, one can''t deny the fact that the three leading ladies [Neetu Chandra, Daisy,...
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Rajesh Roshan: “I remixed my songs out of anger”
Saturday, June 24, 2006

He is a weaver of unmatched melodies. And for the last four decades he has churned out some great music in classic films like ‘Kunwara Baap’, ‘Julie’, ‘Des Pardes’, ‘Mr Natwarlal’, ‘Yaarana’, ‘Jurm’, ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and with his latest offering ‘Krrish’ breaking...
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Sharman Joshi: “Aamir Khan is a special guy”
Friday, June 23, 2006

He is not your typical conventional chocolate-good-looking Bollywood Hero. But, the dynamite talent that he possesses was witnessed by millions in Rakesh Mehra’s blockbuster of the year ‘Rang De Basanti’. IndiaGlitz brings you face-to-face with Sharman Joshi, the man who is better known these days...
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Rituparna Sengupta: “I don’t want to do skin show just for the heck of it”
Thursday, June 22, 2006

She is bewitchingly beautiful. And she also happens to be a gripping actress. Bengali superstar Riturparna Sengupta is restless-n-eager to make a big impression in the cut-throat world of Bollywood. Her debut Hindi film ‘Main Meri Patni Aur Woh’ earned critical acclaim. She played the role of a...
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Subi Samuel: “Life is not all about candy floss”
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

He loves shooting beautiful faces. And that also happens to be his profession. Incidentally he is very good at his job too. Before you jump to conclusions, let me put the record straight. Subi Samuel is no sharpshooter. He is an ace photographer who convinced his good friends Shahrukh Khan, Preity...
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I didn''t launch Kathputhli to cast myself as an actress - Mink
Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mink is quite happy with her transition from being an actress to a producer, with her maiden venture titled Kathputhli , which she has completed making with her brother Punnu Brar as her co-producer under the banner of their Bro & Sis Productions. Kathputhli boasts of an ensemble star cast...
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Neetu Chandra - "Madhur is responsible for my re-launch!"
Saturday, June 17, 2006

Remember last year''s comic hit "Garam Masala" where Priyadarshan created a riot with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in the lead? While the male starcast was acclaimed with the film''s success being attributed to them, one can''t deny the fact that the three leading ladies [Neetu Chandra,...
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Riteish Deshmukh: “I’m not dying to do solo films”
Saturday, June 17, 2006

Riteish Deshmukh is not the ideal choice for being a “Hero” in a Bollywood potboiler with his lean frame and average face. Starting with ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ (Which was a hit in Bihar), this down-to-earth son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh has carved a place for himself with his...
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Ashu Trikha: “Every film is a risk”
Friday, June 16, 2006

He began his directorial journey with Arjun Rampal, Diya Mirza starrer ‘Deewanapan’ that bombed at the box office. His next experiment of cashing-in on Neha Dhupia’s sexy image post ‘Julie’ failed as well when the erotic thriller ‘Sheesha’ failed to make any headway in spite of having sizzling...
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Rohan Sippy: “I hope I can always work with Abhishek”
Friday, June 16, 2006

A prodigal son does his colossal father proud. Yes, that’s the story of Indian Cinema’s giant Ramesh Sippy whose son Rohan Sippy is reckoned as one of the hottest directors after the innovative treatment he meted out to his Abhishek Bachchan – Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Bluffmaster’ that did well at...
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Quick Fix with Kunika
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Akshay Kapoor: “I am a huge Superman fan”
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Akshay Kapoor is a blue eyed boy with no godfathers he can call as his own. He made an inauspicious beginning with a Pritish Nandy Communications film ‘Popkorn Khao Mast Ho Jaao’ that was a disaster at the Box Office. After the hiatus of more than a year, he is in news for shaving off his hair and...
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Quick Fix with Preeti Jhaniyani
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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Rakhi Sawant: “I don’t need publicity”
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

“I don''t need publicity, the publicity needs me,” says item girl Rakhi Sawant. Rakhi Sawant who was recently seen-n-heard in Priyadarshan’s hit comedy Malamaal Weekly is known for her bold pop videos like Mujhe Budhdha Mil Gaya or Pardesiya or her censor-unfriendly sequence in Deepak Tijori’s...
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I am a dreamer – Nisha Kothari
Monday, June 12, 2006

Nisha Kothari hasn’t rested since the time she was seen in the role of an upcoming actress in ‘Sarkar’ followed by the lead role of a model in ‘James’. A couple of numbers in ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’ have been followed by her ongoing promos for ‘The Killer’ with Emraan Hashmi that looks promising to say...
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In the lead…Again
Thursday, June 08, 2006

“Romance in Alag is not typical” “Yes, I have made a conscious effort to go out there and let people know the real me” “I was very lazy till I saw the zest and energy of Hrithik Roshan” She is a pristine beauty that filters into lives of young men with the same subtlety as the sunrays...
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Interview: With director of the Mistress Of Spices, Paul Mayeda Berges
Wednesday, April 26, 2006

THE MISTRESS OF SPICES is Paul''s feature directorial debut. It is the fourth film he has co-written with his partner Gurinder Chadha. Paul is the former Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. He has made documentaries on the Japanese American community and...
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Krrish is my biggest film yet: Rakesh Roshan
Saturday, April 22, 2006

For the mathematically accurate Rakesh Roshan, every film that he has made, right from Aap Ke Deewane till Koi... Mil Gaya, has been creatively satisfying, in the sense that he has never been influenced by either the market forces, or the traditional norm. He has always carved his own niche,...
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Shiney Ahuja - I am a very easy going chilled out person!
Monday, April 17, 2006

After speaking to Shiney Ahuja, it was for the first time ever that I felt a strong urge to do an interview in person rather than a long distance call. This was one of the rare scenarios when the length of an answer was less than that of a question itself. 2 minutes into the interview and I feel it...
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A rendezvous with Imran Khan
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Imran Khan''s marriage in 1995 to the one of Britain''s richest heiresses, Jemima Goldsmith, caught the world''s imagination. The marriage of the Muslim cricket star to the British millionairess caused waves in his home country because he was in his 40s and she was only 21. Not only this... she was...
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Tulsi Kumar: My favourites are Lataji, Ashaji, and Sonu Nigam
Thursday, April 13, 2006

T-Series baron Bhushan Gulshan Kumar''s sister, Tulsi, is the next playback singer on the block. In her home-production, "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye", distributed by UTV, she lends her voice to Katrina Kaif in the title song of the film, with and by Himesh Reshammiya. Here, she tells...
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Kunal Kapoor: Proud to be an Indian!
Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So, thanks to RDB, Kunal Kapoor has bagged his first brand endorsement: from the new shirt brand ''Indian Terrain''. Of course, he would have preferred more films than he''s been offered so far, but we know that Kunal is an excellent actor capable of doing extremely well in the most demanding...
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Kangna Ranaut: "I don't want to do bewkoofana dance numbers of today"
Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Kangna may appear to be a child at heart but she has her own views about the song’n’dance routine in Bollywood. Also she has a special place in her heart for her first director Anurag Basu. Read on to find more as Joginder Tuteja continues talking to her in Part II of this exclusive interview.
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"Movie with a social message is important for the young generation" : Priya Dutt
Monday, April 10, 2006

Being blessed in the family of Late Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, Priya Dutt didn’t chose her carrier in the Bollywood Industry. Priya Dutt was recently seen in the launch party of music release of "UNNS" which was released under the banner of "Buneesha Films". Though she is least...
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"I feel so disconnected when girls my age talk of blind dates": Kangna Ranaut
Monday, April 10, 2006

She is the latest discovery from the house of Bhatts. She may be playing a serious, mature and an intense character for her upcoming film ''Gangster'', but when you speak to her you realize that she is still a child at heart. Barely 19 years of age, you feel that there is a lot about her that still...
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Beauty is not just about faces : Katrina Kaif
Friday, April 07, 2006

Model Katrina Kaif has finally moved beyond being known as Salman Khan''s lady. Having bagged a number of films (she''s particularly excited about the ''really different roles'' in Anees Bazmee, David Dhawan, Abbas-Mustan, Vipul Shah and Samir Karnik''s next), Katrina talks about her third big...
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"I am the surprise element in Chupke Chupke: Sushma"
Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A lovely young actor with a numerologied name, Sushma Reddy is romancing the celluloid screen. But this charming actress also makes it a point to take time from her busy schedule and devote it to her first love, modeling. The vivacious and alluring actress walked the ramp for Lakme India Fashion...
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Interview - Homi Adajania
Wednesday, April 05, 2006

2006 has been great year for film makers when diverse subjects are being appreciated all over. As ''Rang De Basanti'' celebrates its golden run at the box office, there is a small yet powerful film that is creating its presence felt amongst the movie lovers, in spite of the language barrier. We are...
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Imran Khan opens up on Rendezvous with Simi
Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Imran Khan, the handsome, charismatic Pathan, finally opens up on his life, love and dreams in a very special three-part Rendezvous with Imran Khan, which kicks off on Sunday, the 9th of April, at 9.30 pm IST on STAR World Legends do not come any bigger than this. Arguably Pakistan''s greatest...
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An interview with Director Saawan Kumar
Friday, March 31, 2006

Director Saawan Kumar Tak''s Saawan - The Love Season is due for release, and just as every film-maker goes through an intense emotional experience during the making of each of his films, Saawan Kumar Tak too experienced the same. The film is his 19th in a career of 30 years, and he says,...
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"The concept of the story of UNNS was natural" : Bhupendra Gupta
Monday, March 27, 2006

UNNS is the first film of Bhupinder Gupta as a director and script writer. This Movie is produced under the banner of "Buneesha Films" with Rituparna Sengupta, Sanjay Kapoor, Sundanshu Pandey, Juhi Babbar and Aman Verma as the star cast of the movie. Recently director and writer Bhupendra...
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Interview with Director Anurag Basu
Saturday, March 25, 2006

One movie that is making moviegoers curious in the month of April is ''Gangster''. Here we get into a conversation with the film''s director Anurag Basu to know more about the film, his experience while working with the Bhatts, music and cast of the film.
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New Face in the Glamorous Industry - Loveleena
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

There are thousands of people who are stepping into the glamorous world Of Bollywood. Loveleena is one of them who have always dreamt of becoming a star and has recently signed her first project Khujlli under the direction of Raj Sippy. Loveleena a girl from Ranchi who did her Studies from Delhi...
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"UNNS Dwells With The Sanctity of Marriage" : Rituparna Sengupta
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

After Gaining success in Bengali movies Rituparna Sengupta has now switched over to Bollywood. With the success of MAIN MERI PATNI AUR WOH, soon the audience can see her in next up coming film ''''UNNS''''. Recently music of Bhupender Gupta''''s film "UNNS" was launched at the JAM...
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'CHAND KE PAAR CHALO' revolves around character of a Banjaran Girl : Preeti Jhangiani
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Chooi Mooi Si... Ladki from Rajshri video steeped into Bollywood with a big banner of YASH CHOPRA’s "Mohabbatein". After the success of "AWARA PAGAL DEEWANA" & "LOC", Preeti Jhangiani was unable to create her own identity in the industry. In 5 years in bollywood, she...
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Chand Ke Paar Chalo is a Emotional Love Story : Sahib
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Shy guy Saahib who completed his graduation in commerce stream from Delhi University registers his entry in bollywood with his first film ''''Chand Ke Paar Chalo''''. Saahib with innocent looks plays the role of a photographer in the film. Though Preeti Jhangiani plays a leading role as a Street...
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An interview with Kailash Kher
Monday, March 13, 2006

Shut your eyes, exhale and concentrate - if you''re doing this at a Kailash Kher concert, you probably won''t be the only one. His voice can uplift your soul, soothe your worldly aches and pains, and even transport you to a world he describes through his songs: all because he sings with soul and...
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Interview with John Abraham
Saturday, March 11, 2006

The mega stardom and super success that top Bollywood heartthrobs achieve is something that would disorient just about anybody. We’ve seen once approachable actors become unapproachable and sometimes even rather high handed when their success goes to their heads. But happily, there’s no danger...
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I have started life all over again: Sanjay Dutt
Friday, March 10, 2006

"I don''t remember of any phase in my life where there have been no problems" Sanjay Dutt. Catch Sanjay Dutt in an exclusive tete-a-tete with Simi Garewal this Sunday, March 12th at 9.30 p.m. on Star World as he speaks of the various trials he has faced in life Mumbai, March 08,...
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Interview - Milan Luthria
Tuesday, March 07, 2006

After an average ''Kachhe Dhaage'' and not so great box office outcome of ''Chori Chori'' and ''Deewar'', director Milan Luthria has come up with trumps with a unanimously good response to the film. We get to know more about the movie''s outcome and the future plans, straight from the film''s...
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Golden Jubilee for Nadiadwalas
Monday, March 06, 2006

Sajid Nadiadwala, who has given consecutive hits like Jeet, Judwaa and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, is currently on a new high with his production company completing its 50 golden years in the entertainment industry. Excerpts from an email interview:
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A chat with Luke Kenny on 13th Floor
Monday, March 06, 2006

He''''s well known as the VJ, and now, has come up with a film that is bound to set several records, even if just for having several firsts to its credit! For instance, it''''s the first film of which around 90% has been shot in what is perhaps the tiniest set in Indian Cinema! It’s got the...
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Interview - Vishal (of composer duo Vishal-Shekhar fame)
Monday, February 20, 2006

Dus, Bluffmaster, Salaam Namaste, Zinda, Shabd, Karam, Home Delivery - whichever movie composer duo Vishal Shekhar worked on in 2005, the music turned into a success ranging from superhit to at least above average. Undoubtedly they are comfortably placed in the industry today with many more biggies...
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Gangster's Kangana will be the next Madhuri!
Friday, February 10, 2006

IndiaGlitz caught up with Mukesh Bhatt, and learnt that the ace producer has quite a few aces lined up his sleeve for his forthcoming film, Gangster. Excerpts from the conversation.
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Playing the role of Intelligence Officer in 'Mukhbir' - Om Puri
Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Om Puri has always been known for his distinguish Characters in the movies. The hero from the art films has 150 movies in his credit. You have admired Om Puri as a Strict Police Inspector in "Ardhsatya" or as a banwari in ''''Chachi 420''''. Adding more to his credit is the dance...
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I can't afford to falter: Raj Kumar Santoshi
Monday, January 30, 2006

Raj Kumar Santoshi, whose latest release "Family" has met with a lukewarm response at the box office, says he is planning a comedy as his next offering. Santoshi, known for making hard-hitting films, has shelved "Saamna", a political film that he was working on, to...
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I shared comfortable chemistry with Mallika: Rahul Bose
Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Known for doing meaningful cinema, Rahul Bose had no trouble co-starring with Bollywood''s oomph girl Mallika Sherawat in "Pyar Ke Side Effects". "Mallika and I come from different worlds and schools. But that has never been an obstacle in working with anyone. We shared a very...
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I don't think I'm fashionable: Abhishek Bachchan
Friday, January 13, 2006

It has been a memorable year for Abhishek Bachchan - three hit films, Elle magazine''s most stylish person of year and CNN''s entertainer of the year - but he says his biggest high was father Amitabh''s performance in "Black". Once tagged as a flop star, Abhishek is going places after...
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'15 Park Avenue' was easy for me: Shabana Azmi
Monday, January 09, 2006

Seasoned actress Shabana Azmi says she played her natural self in Aprana Sen''s "15 Park Avenue". "I look the closest that I do in real life. I have worn a lot of my own clothes. Javed said I have never sounded like I do in ''15 Park Avenue''," she said. The actress talks...
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Sony and I had a difference of opinion: Ekta
Monday, January 09, 2006

The ever-forthright Ekta Kapoor has no qualms about admitting she had a minor scuffle with Sony Entertainment - or its head honcho Tarun Katial to be precise. "I was rather annoyed with Tarun. They had left out my soap ''''Kkusum'''' from the invitation card of their party celebrating their...
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Bhansali exults as 'Black' is among Time's best films
Monday, January 09, 2006

Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s "Black" has been selected by Time magazine''s influential critic Richard Corliss as one of the 10 best films of 2005 - and the filmmaker is extremely elated. "It is a great victory for Indian cinema and all my cast and crew. It feels very comforting,"...
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Sachin, Supriya took every 'Nach Baliye' show as last
Monday, January 09, 2006

Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, who won "Nach Baliye", the TV dance contest for celebrity couples, say that they took their performance in every round as their last. "We always felt every performance was our last. That''''s what made us last so long," Sachin told IANS in an...
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Fusion music dead in the West: Trilok Gurtu
Monday, January 09, 2006

Fusion music is dead in the West and what is being promoted under that name is crude, commercial and soulless stuff, says Trilok Gurtu, one of the earliest exponents of the genre. "Fusion is dead in the West. Nobody cares for it there. World music is upcoming, good remixes are...
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'Shikhar' not based on 'Wall Street': Matthan
Saturday, January 07, 2006

Filmmaker John Mathew Matthan is baffled at comparisons between his second film "Shikhar", which has been panned by critics, and the Hollywood flick "Wall Street". "I never connected ''Shikhar'' with ''Wall Street''. I went back to ''Wall Street'' after the similarities...
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'15 Park Avenue' is my most honest film: Aparna Sen
Friday, January 06, 2006

At last, the lady reveals the truth. The role of the girl rapidly degenerating into a schizophrenic that Konkona Sen Sharma plays in Aparna Sen''s "15 Park Avenue" is based on someone very close to them. "This is too close for comfort," reveals Aparna about her latest film...
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I can't make 'Murder': Sooraj Barjatya
Tuesday, January 03, 2006

After a string of flops, filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya has launched a new film "Vivah" with Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapur, which he describes as his toughest from the writer''s viewpoint. Admitting that the Rajshri dictum of depth in relationships and romance had been missing in his recent...
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Dattani enters film for Oscars, hopes to set precedent
Saturday, December 31, 2005

Playwright-filmmaker Mahesh Dattani has entered his second movie "Morning Raga" at the Oscars even though it isn''t India''s official nomination and is hoping it will set a precedent. "Other filmmakers who feel they''re left out would now know there''s another way of doing it. One...
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I can't think beyond Shah Rukh: Farah
Thursday, December 29, 2005

Choreographer-director Farah Khan says Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will feature in all her future projects as he is a great friend and well-wisher. "More than professional reasons, my relations with Shah Rukh are very personal and he will be there in all my future projects. At this...
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An interview with the Bluffmaster team: Director Rohan Sippy and Writer Shridhar Raghavan
Monday, December 26, 2005

On the making of Bluffmaster and what lies ahead for both. OK, let me admit first that while I check out every kind of Bollywood movie, I have a strong liking for thrillers and suspense-based drama and as for stories with twists in the tail I absolutely mainline on them! Which is why a TV series...
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I want to do at least one Kannada film a year: Dattani
Wednesday, December 21, 2005

With lead roles in Madhur Bhandarkar''s "Corporate" and Mani Shankar''s yet untitled spy thriller, Sammir Dattani is flying high. "There was a dark patch after the release of my first film. But now when I look back I feel good about the way my life and career are shaping,"...
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'Apaharan' is a film with conscience: Nana Patekar
Monday, December 19, 2005

Nana Patekar is all set to wield the megaphone for Prakash Jha''s next project and says he is very happy with the way the director handled "Apaharan" that deals with Bihar''s kidnapping industry. "Picture achi bani hai (It''s a well made film). He has chosen a very hard-hitting...
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I feel youngest: ''Nach Baliye'' winner Sachin
Monday, December 19, 2005

When they celebrate their 20th marriage anniversary next week, Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar will not quite feel like an old couple - they have won a TV dance contest beating other pairs who were all younger! Among 10 contesting couples on the celebrity dance competition "Nach Baliye",...
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Great to be back in films: Amrita Singh
Monday, December 19, 2005

"It''''s great to be back on the large screen," says actress Amrita Singh, who has made her Bollywood comeback with "Kalyug" following her divorce with Saif Ali Khan. "I was initially very uncomfortable with the idea of playing the businesswoman who runs a porno...
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My Veeru wouldn't be quite the same: Ajay Devgan
Friday, December 16, 2005

It is confirmed that Ajay Devgan is stepping into the role of Veeru in Ram Gopal Varma''s "Sholay" - a remake of the 1970s blockbuster by the same name. Played by Dharmendra in the original, the part was offered to Abhishek Bachchan and then Saif Ali Khan. Both declined the offer for...
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D J Dave''s Punjabi Rock N Roll Bhangra Album Releasing 16th Dec!
Thursday, December 15, 2005

In an Indiaglitz exlusive, AANJO PC meets up with D J Dave from Malaysia, whose Punjabi album ‘MARR GAYE OYE’ is being released by T Series in Mumbai on the 16th of December. A peek into the artiste and the man.
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I don't think I replaced Ash: Priyanka
Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Priyanka Chopra says she didn''t know she was replacing Aishwarya Rai in the film "Bluffmaster". "I didn''t know Aishwarya was supposed to be doing this film. I don''t think I replaced her at all," Priyanka, who was here to promote the film that releases Friday, told IANS in...
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'Sholay' can never be remade: Rohan Sippy
Monday, December 12, 2005

Filmmaker Rohan Sippy, who is preparing to release his second movie "Bluffmaster", is quite certain about one thing - he will never remake his father Ramesh Sippy''s "Sholay". "Never. I don''t think it can be remade. It''s a flawless film, why would I like to remake it?...
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He would've cheered very hard: Apoorva Lakhia
Saturday, December 10, 2005

Amitabh Bachchan is recuperating in Mumbai''s Lilavati Hospital but his fans have been eagerly awaiting his film "Ek Ajnabee" - and Apoorva Lakhia will be remembered in cinematic history for coming up with the first Bachchan film after his current illness. But the director is hugely...
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Multistarrers suit me as an actor: Riteish
Wednesday, December 07, 2005

After being labelled as a ''wooden'' entry into Bollywood, Ritesh Deshmukh is suddenly hitting the right notes with his films and is ready to woo the audiences with his next release "Bluffmaster" where he appears as a petty thief. He has no problems with his ''comic image'' and...
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Sujoy Ghosh - director Home Delivery
Friday, December 02, 2005

A little nervous, a lot exhausted and still quite happy - that''s Sujoy Ghosh for you, director of cult flick ''Jhankaar Beats'', who now comes with his second movie ''Home Delivery. Joginder Tuteja gets into an exclusive conversation with the director!
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I do films to earn money for my music: Lucky Ali
Friday, December 02, 2005

Singer-actor Lucky Ali, last seen as a male nurse in Rajiv Babbar''''s damp squib "Kasak", says he acts in films to earn money for his first love, music. "Acting is not my full-time profession. Films for me are a momentary phenomenon and I act only to earn money," Lucky told...
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Interview - Viveik Oberoi
Friday, December 02, 2005

Straightforward and jovial are the best two words to describe Viveik Oberoi. One of the very few people who make a person at ease in the first 10 seconds of meeting him, one never realizes how time flies once you are in his company. Every bit a cool''''n''''trendy guy, Viveik gets into an exclusive...
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I love breaking the mould: Vivek Oberoi
Friday, December 02, 2005

His "Masti" might have pioneered the movement towards sex comedies, but his latest "Home Delivery" is progressive and doesn''''''''t rely on loudness or crassness to be effective, says Vivek Oberoi. Declaring that "Home Delivery" isn''''''''t sold to the audience...
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Funny man Shekhar Suman gets serious in new show
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

He has always made you laugh, now Shekhar Suman will also make you think as he anchors a new show called "Aap Ka Haq" on Sab TV''s new channel Janmat that seeks to help people get justice from "higher authorities". As the name suggests, the show is devised to help people get...
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Actual romance blooms in small towns: Neelesh Misra
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Neelesh Misra is many faces rolled in one - journalist, lyricist, novelist. But "writing songs" remains his first love, reflected in hit compositions like "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" and "Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale" in "Jism" with which he has created a niche for...
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Bold role in ''Chetna'' damaged my career, says Rehana Sultan
Monday, November 28, 2005

Yesteryears actress Rehana Sultan, whose thought-provoking films on female sexuality raised a few eyebrows, is now leading a life away from the arc lights. The heroine of films of 1970s like "Chetna", "Dastak", "Haar Jeet" and "Sajjo Rani", now lives with...
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Acting with Kareena like being on treadmill: Shahid Kapur
Monday, November 28, 2005

Bollywood''s rising star Shahid Kapur, who shot to fame in a very short span, finds it difficult to keep up with his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor on sets. Talking about Kareena he says: "She''s so good I''ve to be on my toes constantly. A newcomer like me has to try twice as...
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No Beckham sequel, says Gurinder Chadha
Monday, November 28, 2005

The rumor started in the British press and filtered all the way to India. Gurinder Chadha is to make a sequel to her cult film "Bend It Like Beckham". But Gurinder is amused and horrified at the very idea. "Am I completely insane to go back to Beckham? My dear, that train left the...
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I am a greedy actor, says Murli Sharma
Monday, November 28, 2005

After earning plaudits for his performances in films like "Maqbool" and "Main Hoon Na", actor Murli Sharma is looking forward to Prakash Jha''''s "Apaharan" to showcase his talent. Murli Sharma believes the slow and steady wins the race. He says: "I''''m always...
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It''s Bollywood call for Zeenat Aman again!
Saturday, November 26, 2005

The glamour girl of yesteryears Zeenat Aman, who stars opposite Rajesh Khanna in "Jaana", says that acting at this stage of life is not that easy. "The film is about young people and I''''d really like to do some good work. But at this stage I think it isn''''t that easy,"...
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''Iqbal'' star looking for a glamorous swing
Saturday, November 26, 2005

After winning hearts with his sensitive portrayal of a deaf and mute cricketer, "Iqbal" star Shreyas Talpade is now looking to don more glamorous roles. Riding the crest of his maiden success, the actor, who portrayed the title role in the Nagesh Kukunoor movie and earned the sobriquet...
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British band gets rocking in ''Bluff Master''
Saturday, November 26, 2005

British band Trickbaby is in the news because four of its compositions feature on the soundtrack of "Bluff Master". The music of UTV''''s Abhishek Bachchan-Priyanka Chopra starrer has been released in the market to a thunderous response. Abhishek Bachchan pays a tribute to the...
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Priyanka doesn't want bold roles
Friday, November 25, 2005

Priyanka Chopra doesn''t want to be in "adult" films because she feels she is still a child! In 2004, Priyanka scorched the headlines for her steamy role in "Aitraaz" and her on-screen chemistry with Akshay Kumar created a furore in filmdom. But now, she doesn''t want to play...
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Meet the conman!
Monday, November 21, 2005

2005 has been an exciting year for newcomers in Bollywood. And just when 2006 is round the corner, there comes another director whose style of direction catches you by surprise. Young Suparn Verma, an accomplished script/screenplay writer who has been associated with movies like Chhal, Yeh Kya Ho...
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Bengali women are exceptional: Rimi Sen
Saturday, November 19, 2005

She has romanced hot and happening Bollywood actors on screen, but the dusky Rimi Sen is dying to play character with negative shades. "I want to play an avenging angel - like Urmila Matondkar in ''Ek Hasina Thi'' or Madhuri Dixit in ''Mrityudand''," Rimi told in an interview. Rimi...
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Thank god, good directors didn''t forget me: Manisha
Thursday, November 17, 2005

Manisha Koirala, who is now busy working for Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh''''s "Khela", is thankful that good directors did not forget her despite a nearly two-year-long sabbatical. Manisha, who took time off after doing some 60 odd films in various Indian languages, including...
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Prakash Jha's tryst with kidnapping industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Director Prakash Jha, who is ready with yet another hard-hitting film "Apaharan", says he had to interact with both cops and robbers involved in the kidnapping industry in Bihar for it. "''Apaharan'', though the subject deals with crime, has a lot of social nuances. It is the...
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I live the character I play: Nana Patekar
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Actor Nana Patekar is upbeat about his new film "Apaharan." In the Prakash Jha directed movie, Nana Patekar plays a politician who is convinced that whatever he does, right or wrong, is a divine order. As the title suggests, this film is about ''kidnapping for ransom'', which Patekar...
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No hanky-panky in ITA awards: Shashi Ranjan
Monday, November 14, 2005

The Indian Television Awards (ITA) follows a transparent system while picking winner although there is great resentment among TV stars who lose out, says ITA convenor Shashi Ranjan. Shashi Ranjan says one "cannot please everyone" while looking for the best performers on television....
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Politicians, journalists malign me: Govinda
Friday, November 04, 2005

Actor and Congress MP Govinda, accused of having links with the underworld, is furious at a section of politicians and media that he says are trying to kill his career. The actor, known for his comedy films, has indeed had a spell of bad luck. His wife and children miraculously survived a...
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I think like my character in 'Swades': Shah Rukh Khan
Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Shah Rukh Khan turned 40 Wednesday, crowning a year in which he has got not just the Padma Shri but also popular awards for three very diverse films - "Veer-Zaara", "Main Hoon Na" and "Swades". To describe Shah Rukh as the single-most influential star-actor of the...
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Three Priyadarshan films in two months
Wednesday, November 02, 2005

After releasing two movies on the same date, writer-director Priyadarshan is now working on his next movie "Malamaal Weekly", which he hopes to release in December. Priyadarshan, who released his "Garam Masala" and "Kyun Ki" on the same day last month, claims nobody...
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Sony tie-up won't hurt my creativity: Bhansali
Monday, October 31, 2005

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is quite certain that entertainment giant Sony Pictures will exercise no pressure on his creativity as it ties up with him for its first Hindi film. "There will be no interference, only collaboration. I feel my creativity will be considerably enhanced by the atmosphere...
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I love experimenting with characters: Jackie Shroff
Monday, October 24, 2005

Jackie Shroff is still going strong. Not content with his work over the past two decades, the veteran actor says he''''s ready to experiment with more characters.
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Ideal partnership: Ram Gopal Varma on Adlabs tie-up
Saturday, October 22, 2005

It''s an "ideal partnership" on the creative and corporate level, says filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma of his Rs.1 billion tie-up with Anil Ambani-owned Adlabs that has interests in Bollywood''s production and distribution sectors. "We need larger number of films to keep the industry...
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Shabana Azmi elated with her play in Singapore
Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Shabana Azmi is just back from Singapore after doing a play there and is feeling on top of the world. And her new haircut and slim figure are adding to the happiness. Shabana played a leading part in Harold Pinter''s "Betrayal", by the Singapore Repertory Theatre. "Pinter''s...
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I think I''ve been loved for what I am: Rajpal Yadav
Monday, October 17, 2005

Scene stealer Rajpal Yadav, whose latest "Main Meri Patni Aur Woh" has recently been released, says there is no confusion in his mind about what kind of an actor he would like to be - and running around trees is not part of the deal. Charlie Chaplin is his inspiration even though he...
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'Hanuman' to herald animation trend: Mukhesh Khanna
Monday, October 17, 2005

TV artiste Mukesh Khanna, who lent his voice to an animated "Hanuman" that will hit the big screen Oct 21, feels celluloid comics have arrived. "I really feel that ''''Hanuman'''' is going to set a trend and more and more animation films will be made in India," said Mukesh,...
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'Salaam Namaste' one of biggest overseas hits: Chopra
Saturday, October 15, 2005

Filmmaker Yash Chopra says that despite its unconventional theme, "Salaam Namaste" is one of the biggest overseas hits. "Yes, ''Salaam Namaste'' was a big hit in India though not as big as ''Bunty Aur Babli''. But overseas, it''s one of the biggest ever... simply mind...
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India's biggest star turns 64
Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Even as Amitabh Bachchan turned 64 Tuesday, the superstar''s energy and enthusiasm is inspiring. Bachchan said his only wish on his birthday was for health and happiness for himself and his family and the opportunity to do good work. The megastar, who is these days hosting the TV game show Kaun...
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'Koi Aapsa' a cool movie with smooth narrative: Aftab
Monday, October 10, 2005

On screen, he may be the effervescent full-of-life adorable boy next door, but when he''s talking you can observe his calm and composed demeanour. Aftab Shivdasani will soon be seen in Ektaa Kapoor''s "Koi Aapsa" directed by debutant Partho Mitra. Ektaa Kapoor''s follow-up act after...
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Karan Razdan packs sensitive theme in new venture
Monday, October 03, 2005

Writer-director Karan Razdan is known for films full of glitz and glamour, but his latest venture "Umar" deals with a sensitive and sublime theme. The film is about the callous attitude towards old people and the story revolves around three aged men and their trials and tribulations....
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'Siskiyan' different from 'Dansh': Ashwini
Monday, October 03, 2005

Director Ashwini Chowdhary admits that his new release "Siskiyan" has some similarities with Kanika Verma''''s "Dansh", but he rejects allegations that he stole her theme. Chowdhary says his film, set against the backdrop of the Gujarat communal riots, has a different color...
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'Gandhi...' in the same genre as 'Saaransh': Anupam Kher
Saturday, October 01, 2005

Anupam Kher says that he is tired of people telling him that nothing could compare with "Saaransh". That carping might stop now with his portrayal of an Alzheimer''s patient in "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara", a script that so influenced him that he also stepped in to produce the...
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''Paheli'' was unanimous choice: jury member Vinod Pande
Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Choosing "Paheli" as India''''s Oscar nomination was not easy as all the films were of "really high calibre", but it was a unanimous decision taken by the jury after great deliberation, says Vinod Pande, acting chairperson of the Film Federation of India. Amongst the other...
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I never said anything about Mangal Pandey: Yash Chopra
Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Well-known filmmaker Yash Chopra, the distributor for "Mangal Pandey - The Rising", is upset over statements attributed to him saying that the 1857 Indian revolutionary was not a freedom fighter. "It''s very upsetting," says Chopra of the Sep 21 media report, which quoted his...
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Proud of 'Black' spot in career: Bachchan
Monday, September 26, 2005

Among a variety of roles the superstar has portrayed on the silver screen during his long career, Amitabh Bachchan is partial to one - that of the alcoholic teacher who leads a child out of her darkness in "Black". Even months after Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s film was released, Bachchan...
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Television is an important medium: Bhansali
Monday, September 26, 2005

Television doesn''t quite seem to be the medium for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who conceives grand films and goes into the most minute details. But the director is quite happy at "Black" - which features Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan, being premiered on the small screen''s Star Gold...
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Mohit Ahlawat makes 'James' possible: Rohit
Saturday, September 24, 2005

Debutant director Rohit Jugraj, whose "James" released last week, is all praise for hero Mohit Ahlawat, whose character in the film, he says, "is an amalgamation of all my childhood heroes". "Without him ''James'' wouldn''t have been possible. It would''ve looked like...
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No favour while acting in 'Dil Jo Bhi Kahey': Amitabh
Saturday, September 24, 2005

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan says that working in his friend Romesh Sharma''s project "Dil Jo Bhi Kahey" isn''t about doing him a favor. "Favor? That''s harsh," Bachchan told IANS in an interview, discussing the movie that released Friday. Excerpts of the interview:
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I am open to any kind of roles be it comic or even negative! : Karan Sharma
Friday, September 23, 2005

Star sons and daughters are known for making a foray into the world of Bollywood on a regular basis. But rarely do you a see a filmmaker''s son being launched with such fanfare. If one remembers hard, the last notable debut of a filmmaker''s son [who went on to make a mark] was Hrithik Roshan who...
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Interview with Annabelle Wallis - leading lady of Dil Jo Bhi Kahey
Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Sweet, perky, innocent and almost a Barbie doll - that''s how one describes Annabelle Wallis, a 21 year ''young'' British actor who makes her Bollywood debut opposite Karan Sharma as a leading lady in Romesh Sharma directed ''Dil Jo Bhi Kahey'' that releases this Friday. A charming girl with a...
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I enjoyed doing the Lux ad thoroughly: Shah Rukh Khan
Monday, September 19, 2005

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in an exceptionally blithe mood. The Lux advertisement, which has him in a rose petal strewn bath surrounded by four heroines who have modelled for the soap, is something he enjoyed doing thoroughly. "Some people think it''s a girlie ad, that it questions my...
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Interview Romesh Sharma [producer/director - Dil Jo Bhi Kahey]
Monday, September 19, 2005

Remember Gonsalves, Amitabh Bachchan''''s best buddy in the movie ''''Hum'''' who was given a lecture about philosophy of life by Bachchan while keeping a cockroach as a central character? The same Gonsalves - Romesh Sharma - now returns to filmmaking 14 years since the release of his last...
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David Dhawan denies rift with Salman
Monday, September 19, 2005

He laughs as though he was watching one of his more raucous comedies. But the rumor that there has been a serious rift between David Dhawan and second-favorite leading man Salman (presuming Govinda still occupies the position of Hero No.1) has been gathering momentum for a while. It''s even said...
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I had a ball doing 'Salaam Namaste': Abhishek
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Abhishek Bachchan says he enjoyed every moment of his comic role as a frazzled gynecologist in "Salaam Namaste" and insists it should not be labelled a guest appearance. "I had great fun doing the part. It was quite a change from everything I''ve done so far," says the...
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Mohit being marketed as matinee idol: Varma
Friday, September 16, 2005

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma makes a rather candid statement about his new production "James" - it has nothing new to offer. But wait, he hasn''t finished yet. Varma''s piece de resistance in the film is hero Mohit Ahlawat. "For the first time a film of mine was sold all over...
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Amitabh Bachchan put me at ease: Dhyaan
Thursday, September 15, 2005

After his outing in "Pyar Mein Twist", Kannada actor Dhyaan is nervously anticipating his next release, "Amruthadhare". He is still a little overwhelmed about acting with Indian cinema''s biggest superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen for the first time in a Kannada...
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I've been making too many sacrifices: Rehman
Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A.R. Rahman thinks he has been making too many concessions with the way his songs are treated in films and says Bollywood needs to be proud of its music again. "I''ve been making too many sacrifices, especially with the way my songs were used. I think Hindi films need to become proud of...
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'Iqbal' all about believing in your dreams: Kukunoor
Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Director-actor Nagesh Kukunoor is happy with the positive feedback his latest film "Iqbal" has received from audiences and critics alike. The simple story of Iqbal, 18-year old deaf-mute, dreaming of overcoming his economical, emotional and physical handicaps to become a national...
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One wedding and three films coming up for Fardeen
Monday, September 12, 2005

Actor Fardeen Khan, who has three film releases and his own wedding to look forward to this year, is understandably "very excited". "I am very excited. I have three releases this year. At the end of the year I get married. It''s an eventful year," Fardeen told IANS in an...
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I'm scared to step out: Madhur Bhandarkar
Monday, September 12, 2005

"Why talk about killing me? I''m just a poor director," says an upset Madhur Bhandarkar after news that model-turned-actress Preeti Jain had allegedly paid contract money to have him eliminated. Jain was arrested by Mumbai Police Saturday on charges of conspiring to kill the "Page...
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I'm not naïve about money: Boney Kapoor
Saturday, September 10, 2005

Producer Boney Kapoor is in the process of extricating himself from a financial crisis - his "No Entry" has just been released and he has managed to clear 50 percent of his Rs.400 million debt thanks to friends and "the good wishes of god". Admitting that his debts in the...
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Participative spirit KBC's success mantra: Bachchan
Thursday, September 08, 2005

Amitabh Bachchan thinks that it is the participative spirit of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" and not his presence that makes the show such a success. Amitabh is a busy man. He''s shooting round-the-clock for Ravi Chopra''s "Babul". There''s no time for him even to rejoice over the...
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I've a crush on Dimple! Sammir Dattani
Monday, September 05, 2005

Like any normal 23-year old, Sammir Dattani sighs at the very mention of his new co-star Dimple Kapadia. "She is, in one word, gorgeous. And though Soha Ali Khan is my co-star in "Pyar Mein Twist", I wish I could''ve eloped with Dimple-ji instead. "She plays my...
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'Iqbal' not inspired by 'Black': Kukunoor
Thursday, September 01, 2005

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has trashed suggestions that his "Iqbal" was inspired by the Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Black". "''Iqbal'' has nothing to do with ''Black'' in spirit, substance or treatment. My film just doesn''t get into the same space," he told IANS in an...
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Three is not crowd for Anil Kapoor
Monday, August 29, 2005

Anil Kapoor, who has a trio of releases lined up in a row, brushes aside charges of overexposure, saying he has portrayed very different characters in the three films as he likes to "break the rhythm". While in two of the films - "Chocolate" and "My Wife''s Murder"...
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Another Pakistani actress eyeing Bollywood
Monday, August 29, 2005

On the footsteps of Meera, another Pakistani actress Nirma is keen on trying her luck in Bollywood. Nirma, who has acted in 35-40 films as well as television serials in her country, says she wants to explore possibilities in the Indian showbiz industry. "I have been talking to a few...
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Setbacks bring me closer to god: Sonu Nigam
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Life has been somewhat bitter sweet lately for playback singer Sonu Nigam, with a near escape in Kabul, reports of a souring marriage and a semi-hit album under his belt. In an interview with IANS, the popular singer talks candidly about his feelings -- and his new found passion for yoga and...
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Varma on nagging wives and harassed husbands
Monday, August 22, 2005

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says he conceived the story of "My Wife''s Murder" before he was married but thinks it is perfectly natural for husbands to wish now and then that they were not married. "Forget about killing one''s wife, one does wish many times that one weren''t...
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Working with Varma made me focused: Jijy Philip
Monday, August 22, 2005

His directorial debut "My Wife''s Murder" has just hit the box-office, but 29-year-old Jijy Philip is already on to his next film - again with Ram Gopal Varma. "I have been working with Varma for the last five years and the only thing we discuss is films. It''s work, work and...
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Priyanka waiting for the 'Barsaat' drizzle
Friday, August 19, 2005

Actress Priyanka Chopra is having a lot of fun. "I''m shooting with Abhishek Bachchan for ''Bluff Master''. We''re in competition about who is crazier of the two. Actually he wins hands down," she says. She is at the moment swinging between success and personal pressures. Her father...
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I never prepare for my films: Kay Kay
Thursday, August 18, 2005

Critics club him with silver-screen stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri, but Bollywood actor Kay Kay Menon believes that the one trait that separates him from others is his "lack of preparation". "As an actor, I believe that one needs imagination rather than research to be...
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I did 'Mangal Pandey' for Aamir: Rani
Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Though Rani Mukherjee has only a cameo in the period film "Mangal Pandey - The Rising", the talented actress says she fell in love with the character of the prostitute she portrays in the film. Rani said she also wanted to be associated with the film because of director Ketan Mehta and...
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I''m just one anchor, says Amitabh of KBC2
Saturday, August 13, 2005

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan prefers to be modest while referring to the immensely popular television game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2" (KBC2) that began airing last week on Star Plus. "I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. I''''m just one anchor," says...
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KBC2 Amitabh more versatile: producer
Friday, August 12, 2005

The Amitabh Bachchan of "Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 (KBC2)" is far more versatile than the last time around, says the producer of the TV show that reprised last week. "I think his persona is now different, more versatile. During ''KBC'' the last time, he was more formal and more of a...
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'Mangal Pandey' not biography, but ballad: Ketan Mehta
Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ketan Mehta''s "Mangal Pandey - The Rising" was an idea in the making for almost two decades. In another time, Amitabh Bachchan could have played the legendary hero of 1857. Down the years, even Sanjay Dutt was considered for the title role that finally went to Aamir Khan. Here is...
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Don't mess with nature: Amitabh on coping with Mumbai floods
Monday, August 08, 2005

Don''t mess with nature is the lesson denizens of this financial and entertainment capital of India should learn from last week''s devastating floods that brought the city to its knees, superstar Amitabh Bachchan says. "Nature''s fury!! Well, what can you say? You never mess with it. Humans...
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Aamir speaks out on alienation as a Muslim
Friday, August 05, 2005

It was not until the late 1980s and early 1990s that Aamir Khan became conscious of his identity as a Muslim when the "rightwing in India really started whipping up negative feelings" and things changed, says the actor. "It was in these circumstances that I became conscious. At...
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'Mangal Pandey' will thrill, excite audiences: Aamir
Monday, August 01, 2005

Aamir Khan''s new release "Mangal Pandey - The Rising" is going to hit the theatres Aug 12. It is a much-anticipated affair, not the least due to Aamir''s new look with the handlebar moustaches and long hair. A few days ago Aamir was present along with the whole crew of "Mangal...
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Amitabh Bachchan on the new spell of success
Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is experiencing the heady feel of success with "Sarkar" and "Bunty Aur Babli" doing well at the box office. "I have experienced this earlier on in my career on several occasions... for it to happen at age 63 is miraculous," he said...
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I didn't know Ash was offered 'Bluff Master': Priyanka
Friday, July 15, 2005

Priyanka Chopra has sought to clear the air over her role in Rohan Sippy''s "Bluff Master", saying she was unaware Aishwarya Rai had been offered the part. Priyanka also said that she tried to speak to Aishwarya because she did not want the latter to feel she was trying to snatch her...
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'Sarkar' was special because of dad: Abhishek
Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"Sarkar" is a success. And Abhishek Bachchan is now looking forward to how his just-released "Dus" does at the box office. The glow of success shines bright on Abhishek''s career. "I can''t say I had different expectations from ''Sarkar''. Every film raises the same...
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Bollywood is conning the public: Neville Tuli
Saturday, July 09, 2005

Neville Tuli, the man who created the Osian''s Art foundation and changed the face of Indian art, says his next target is to bring laurels to movies from the country. "They (Bollywood filmmakers) are mostly fooling the people," said Tuli, whose efforts have seen a manifold rise in the...
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Why Boman is `luckiest guy on the planet'
Friday, July 08, 2005

Actor Boman Irani, who played a disgruntled dean in the medical satire "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." to perfection, says he is the "luckiest guy" on the planet as Bollywood is offering him specific and interesting roles. "I want to play roles that aren''t tailor-made. I''m...
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'Sarkar' should take me further: Abhishek
Thursday, July 07, 2005

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has declared that Abhishek Bachchan is a better actor than his father Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek insists this has to be a joke. "This has got to be the biggest joke of the century. You have to see dad in (Varma''s) ''Sarkar'' to know how outstanding he is,"...
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Shah Rukh helps me grow as an actor: Rani
Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Rani Mukherjee says her "Paheli" co-star Shah Rukh Khan has helped her grow as an actor. "He constantly motivates me to give my best. His dedication and focus have shown me how to conduct my own career," Rani told IANS in an interview. "He treats me like a child,...
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The son dawns on Amitabh Bachchan
Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Amitabh Bachchan feels son Abhishek has finally come into his own with "Sarkar", a film in which the two share screen space as father and son for the first time. "For Abhishek, who had been loaded with expectations and crushed under the burden of successive failures, to suddenly...
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I designed 'Sarkar' for Amitabh: Varma
Tuesday, July 05, 2005

"I designed ''Sarkar'' for Amitabh Bachchan," says filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. "In ''Sarkar'' I wanted to recreate the intensity that he exuded in ''Zanjeer'' and ''Deewar'', obviously keeping his age in mind. I think he''s the only actor in Indian cinema who can hold the camera...
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`Underdog' actress bags South Asian award
Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Shetal Shah, who won the best actress award for "Arya" at the South Asian Media Awards (SAMA) in New York this month, considers herself an "underdog who has suddenly found her place in the sun". "People have contacted me not only for interviews and auditions but also...
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There's a parallel between 'Titanic' and 'Paheli': SRK
Monday, June 27, 2005

Shah Rukh Khan sees a parallel between the disaster-romance epic "Titanic" and his latest offering "Paheli". "If you can believe that an 80-year-old woman can continue to love the man she loved as a young girl ("Titanic"), then why not the love story between a...
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New ''''Don'''' will be gadget-friendly: Farhan Akhtar
Monday, June 20, 2005

The new ''Don'', in the remake of the Amitabh Bachchan classic, will be gadget-friendly, but the gizmos won''t be overdone, filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says. "My ''Don'' will be gadget-friendly for sure, though I won''t overdo the gizmos. We''ve to keep in mind the technological advancement...
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I'm not worried about over-exposure: Bachchan
Monday, June 13, 2005

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is the least worried about Cassandaras who warn that he is getting too much exposure. "I''m repeatedly asked if I am not worried about over-exposure since I''m doing so many ads and films. Right now I''m just worried about exposure, not-exposure,"...
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I hope success lasts until I get married: Rani
Monday, June 13, 2005

Actress Rani Mukherjee calls herself a whacky person and says her latest release "Bunty Aur Babli" has given the audience a chance to see the "mad side" of her personality. "I am totally whacked out, freaky and fun-loving. (The character of) Babli is hysterically funny,...
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Only Saif and I know what the truth is: Amrita Singh
Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A marriage gone sour needn''t be an end, but a beginning -- just like it is for Amrita Singh who has bounced back into the limelight, looking and feeling better than she ever did, after her break-up with Saif Ali Khan. Her relationship with Saif and the way the marriage ended is "private...
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Meghna Naidu as 'obsessive lover' in 'Mashooka'
Monday, June 06, 2005

Meghna Naidu, who shot to fame with her item numbers, feels viewers will like her in a negative role in "Mashooka". After her skin show in "Hawas", she plays an obsessive lover in "Mashooka", which has been produced and directed by Afzal Ahmed. Meghna, who...
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'D' my tribute to 'Deewaar': Varma
Monday, June 06, 2005

Ram Gopal Varma, considered the master of gangster flicks, believes "D" - the latest venture of his production house - will set new standards in the genre and surpass his earlier films "Satya" and "Company". "''Satya'' and ''Company'' were stark and real...
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I want to work with Ram Gopal Varma - Aditya Bal
Monday, June 06, 2005

Aditya Bal is the new kid-on-the-block. With a seven-year long career in modelling, Bal is here to find a place among the gamut of Bollywood wannabes. He makes his debut with "Mashooka", a Time Magnetics presentation, produced and directed by Afzal Ahmad. Incidentally, Bal is the nephew...
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Call him 'D' hero, Sushmita's boyfriend, or Randeep Hooda
Saturday, June 04, 2005

He doesn''t mind being called a Ram Gopal Varma product or Sushmita Sen''s boyfriend because Randeep Hooda is confident of carving his own distinct identity in Bollywood. The star of Varma''s new film "D" that released Friday is often called cocky by those who see him from the outside....
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My films will always be about family values: Sooraj Barjatya
Saturday, June 04, 2005

As he ventures into making television soaps and even creating content for mobile phones and personal computers, filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya says he will always keep his production house firm on advocating what he calls "good Indian family values". "Good family values are the core of...
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Ram Gopal Varma targets woman gangsters, sharpshooters
Thursday, June 02, 2005

After four critically acclaimed films centred on Mumbai''s infamous ganglords, Ram Gopal Varma says he will now concentrate on women in the mafia and on small-time sharpshooters who kill for a few thousand bucks. "I will keep making films on the underworld. It is a world that fascinates...
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Buddhadeb Dasgupta returns with twin bonanza
Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Well-known Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, after his acclaimed "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" (Tale of a Naughty Girl), returns with two films, including a Rahul Bose-Sameera Reddy starrer. The poet-director''s "Swapner Din... Chased by Dreams" and "Kalpurush... Memories...
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Why Amitabh didn't let Shah Rukh pay him
Monday, May 30, 2005

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who refused to let Shah Rukh Khan pay him for an appearance in "Paheli", says certain bonds go beyond commercial considerations. He added that he did "Black" and "Kaante" too for emotional rather than monetary reasons. "I did...
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'Bose' was a complete experience: Sachin Khedeker
Monday, May 30, 2005

Actor Sachin Khedekar says he is "truly blessed" by the "complete experience" the making of "Bose: The Forgotten Hero" was but is surprised at the film''s lack of commercial success. "It was a complete experience for me as an actor. Not too many actors get such...
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Ash-bashing is going on constantly over here: Aishwarya
Saturday, May 28, 2005

Red carpet appearances in Cannes, being interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey show and included in Time magazine''s list of young achievers... Aishwarya Rai is going places but says the recognition abroad is not really a recent phenomenon. The star says she was recognized for her acting as far back...
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I have many memories of Chennai: Engelbert Humperdinck
Saturday, May 28, 2005

As he prepares for his first ever concert in India, evergreen singer Engelbert Humperdinck says he cherishes the memories of his childhood in Chennai, the city where he was born and lived for a decade. "I''m looking forward to the concerts in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and wish I could...
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'Nazar' is entirely my film: Soni Razdan
Wednesday, May 25, 2005

"I feel I''ve made a film I can be happy about," says Soni Razdan about "Nazar", which ran into trouble over a ''screen kiss'' between its Pakistani heroine and Indian hero and will still be the first Indian film to be premiered on Pakistan television. The thriller starring...
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DDLJ phenomenon that defies explanation: Yash Chopra
Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Filmmaker Yash Chopra says India''s longest running movie "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" is a "phenomenon that defies explanation". He also admits to tears in his eyes when his son Aditya Chopra, who made his directorial debut with the film, narrated its story to...
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Melodrama tougher than acting real: Smriti
Monday, May 23, 2005

To all those dismissive of "Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" as yet another predictable tearjerker on Indian television, actress Smriti Malhotra Irani has one answer - melodrama is tougher than reality acting. Smriti, who plays the popular character of Tulsi in the serial produced by...
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Political career too dear for me: Smriti Irani
Sunday, May 22, 2005

Smriti Malhotra Irani has a huge fan club thanks to her role in "Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", but the actress says she has set her sight firmly on a career in politics. Smriti says that coming to be known and called as Tulsi - the character she plays in the Balaji Telefilms soap -...
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Cannes won't go to my head: Nandita
Monday, May 23, 2005

Indian actress Nandita Das, who is thrilled about her Cannes experience as a member of the film jury here, vows she won''t let it go to her head. "Being on the Cannes jury is a great honour and privilege for me. It is a great opportunity just to be here and a huge learning experience since...
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Playing Umrao Jaan's daughter? Not me: Priyanka
Monday, May 23, 2005

Actress Priyanka Chopra is baffled by director Afzal Ahmed''s claim that she was supposed to play the role of Umrao Jaan''s daughter in his film. "I don''t even remember this guy. He had probably approached my dad with an idea that we never said yes to. And now he claims I was to do his...
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There're no shortcuts in 'Naina': Urmila
Saturday, May 21, 2005

"Naina" comes under her classification of "superior cinema" and doesn''t have a single careless shot, says an enthusiastic Urmila Matondkar about her recently released thriller. Urmila, who has essayed intense, different roles in "Bhoot" and "Ek Hasina...
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Raima Sen is perpetually in love nowadays!
Saturday, May 21, 2005

These days actress Raima Sen is learning about love all the time. As part of the cast of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Pradeep Sarkar''s "Parineeta", Sen is immersed in the enchanting love story that Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote more than 70 years ago. And the actress said after her...
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I will never do a mainstream film: Rahul Bose
Friday, May 20, 2005

Two things define actor Rahul Bose: his vow never to work in a mainstream film and his detachment towards everything which includes not owning a house, a car, not even wearing a watch. "I will never work in a mainstream film in Bollywood or anywhere else in the world, in any...
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I prefer 'Jism' to 'Mughal-e-Azam': Meera
Monday, May 16, 2005

"Mughal-e-Azam" or "Jism"? Pakistani actress Meera, whose controversial kiss in Mahesh Bhatt''s "Nazar" got her death threats and headlines, is clear about which one she likes - "Jism". "I have really liked bold themes like ''Jism'' and ''Murder'' and...
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I like dark humour and films that shock: Manan
Monday, May 16, 2005

US-based Indian filmmaker Manan Singh Katohora, whose "Arya" fetched him a best director nomination by the Desi Club''''s South Asian Movie Awards along with Mira Nair and Manoj Night Shyamalan, says he likes dark humour. "I also like bold and beautiful films that shock,"...
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'Black' came when audience was craving for change: Bhansali
Saturday, May 14, 2005

"Black" has just completed 100 days and Sanjay Leela Bhansali feels both stunned and sobered by the success of his film, which even he thought wouldn''t go beyond two days in non-metropolitan centres. But the fact that it was a hit even in centres like Patna is a lesson to filmmakers...
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Cannot handle stars with tantrums: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Friday, May 13, 2005

Writer, director, producer and the man behind films as varied as "Khamosh" and "Munnabhai M.B.B.S.", Vidhu Vinod Chopra sincerely believes he serves an "important function of bringing quality back to Indian cinema". And his latest "Parineeta", a remake of...
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I tried to react, not act: Chitrangada Singh
Friday, May 13, 2005

"Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi" has come and gone, but its leading lady Chitrangada Singh is a portrait of confidence. Everyone is talking about her resemblance to Smita Patil. Says the Delhi girl: "Actually a lot of people used to tell me I look like Smita. When I was in Class...
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'Veer-Zaara' has made me very happy: Yash Chopra
Thursday, May 12, 2005

"The doors between the two countries (India and Pakistan) will open very soon," says Yash Chopra, the man who embodied perfect love in his hit "Veer-Zaara" about an Indian Air Force officer and a Pakistani girl. Chopra, who recently attended a lunch with Pakistani delegates...
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Actors gaining acceptance in politics: Vinod Khanna
Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The entry of film stars in politics is a sign that Indian democracy is maturing and people are no longer sceptical about the commitment of actors to their work, says actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Gurdaspur was in the Polish capital on a four-day...
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Vivek high on ''Kaal'' success
Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Actor Vivek Oberoi is upbeat over his latest Bollywood outing in the spooky thriller "Kaal", which has been well received by audiences across India. Vivek denied that any rivalry marred his relations with his "Kaal" co-stars. "Shooting `Kaal'' with Ajay Devgan, John...
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Lata didn't know she was singing for teenager
Monday, May 09, 2005

At 75, Lata Mangeshkar has just sung for a 19-year-old with elan. Yet, the singer says she didn''t quite know she was lending her voice to such a young face. "Shayad yehi to pyar hai," Lata croons for newcomer Sneha Ullal in the film "Lucky". "I didn''t know whom the...
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Yes, prestigious projects on line: Priyanka
Saturday, May 07, 2005

Priyanka Chopra says at long last things have fallen into place for her, with several hit films under her belt and more plum assignments on the way. "It''s true. There are talks for some really prestigious projects with some of the best directors. I feel as though everything has fallen into...
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I plan to be around for 20 years: Shiney Ahuja
Saturday, May 07, 2005

Shiney Ahuja says he''s very different from the wheeler-dealer he played in Sudhir Mishra''s "Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi". "I wish I was like him. Maybe my career would''ve taken off in a big way by now. I''m idealistic about a lot of things, including my career. "I can''t...
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I've always attempted unconventional heroism: Ajay Devgan
Friday, May 06, 2005

He''s hard to pin down. But with two back-to-back high profile releases - "Kaal" and "Main Aisa Hi Hoon" - in his hands, Ajay Devgan has no choice other than to emerge from his shell. "Kaal was a very interesting concept," he says in his trademark drawl. But it...
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Secular Muslims must stand up: Javed Akhtar
Thursday, May 05, 2005

Well-known Lyricist-scriptwriter-activist Javed Akhtar believes secular Muslims must raise their voice against obscurantism in today''s "intolerant, communally divided" society. For a man who gifted Indian cine-goers their beloved angry young man, Akhtar perhaps has reason to be...
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I feel shy doing pelvic thrusts: Shah Rukh
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who finds subtle things more sensuous than in-your-face sexuality, says he felt embarrassed doing pelvic gyrations as an item boy in "Kaal". But the actor, who has played hero, anti-hero, supporting hero and now item boy, says he bent his own rules,...
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Shah Rukh a 'stud' in 'Kaal': Johar
Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Karan Johar promises that Shah Rukh Khan''s item number in "Kaal" will show that the actor can be a "stud if he wants to be". The "Kaal dhamaal" song in "Kaal" will have Shah Rukh Khan flaunting his muscles, says Karan, the film''s producer. Johar says...
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After 'Water', I feel I could retire: Deepa Mehta
Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Deepa Mehta can finally breathe easy. After causing a spark in a tinderbox, her film "Water" is finally complete and ready for an early release. With a new cast and new settings, the film will hit theatres in November. "I''m so glad I''ve got it out of my system. Now I feel I...
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I don't want to do skin thing any more: Lara Dutta
Monday, April 25, 2005

That Lara Datta is a cerebral actor is pretty apparent. "I''m watching and learning. I''ve become picky," the Miss Universe 2000 candidly told IANS in an interview. "Today trends are changing so fast. Suddenly the skin thing is no longer in," Lara maintained. In fact,...
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'Waqt...' is a totally Indian film: Vipul Shah
Friday, April 22, 2005

With the "Ankhein" cast behind him, and "Waqt - Race Against Time" around the corner, director Vipul Shah has managed to weave a creative cocoon around his career. His two films so far have been based on Gujarati plays, but as "Waqt..." starring Amitabh Bachchan,...
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Musharraf said I'm very popular in Pakistan: Rani
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Bollywood''s soaring star Rani Mukherjee can''t get over the dinner she attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. "To be part of such an event made me feel that yes, I''ve done something to achieve this," Rani told IANS in an...
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Shabana Azmi gets Canadian award
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Indian actress Shabana Azmi was presented with the Award of Excellence at the ReelWorld Film Festival here in recognition of her contribution to the independent film industry. Speaking to IANS after receiving the award Sunday, Shabana said, "Winning an award is a happy thing for an actor....
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I carry too much baggage: Victor Banerjee
Monday, April 18, 2005

Victor Banerjee, whose role in "My Brother... Nikhil" has come in for critical acclaim, says he has still to find his feet in Bollywood as he carries a lot of baggage. "I carry too much baggage... the baggage of David Lean, Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal... Even now, I carry the...
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Aishwarya was almost in ''''Hitch'''': director
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Andy Tennant, whose film "Hitch" starring Will Smith is opening here this Friday, says Aishwarya Rai had been one of the initial choices for the film. "I want to see Aishwarya Rai because she was almost in my film. We were all keen that she do it. But we had a demanding schedule,...
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'Kuch Meetha' a sweet and nice film: Samar Khan
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Journalist-turned filmmaker Samar Khan has something ''meetha'' (sweet) to offer in his directorial debut "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye". The film, which released Friday in theatres, talks about "the need for sweetness in all relationships", says Samar. The title comes from a very...
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'Mumbai Xpress' shot in innovative style: Kamal
Friday, April 15, 2005

Kamal Haasan is happy with the way his "Mumbai Xpress" has turned out. The film, releasing Friday, has a "very MTV ''grunge'' look that youngsters should find fashionable", says Kamal. The film, says Kamal, "gave me the happiness of a grand meal shared with close...
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'Sony has decided to get real'
Saturday, April 09, 2005

Tarun Katyal has turned around the slumping fortunes of Sony Entertainment. Since his controversial departure from Star Plus and induction into the rival channel, Sony has climbed from success to success, "Indian Idol" being the latest and by far the most major triumph. "It...
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'Huge financial fudging in Bollywood'
Wednesday, April 06, 2005

There''s financial fudging at every level in the Hindi film industry, says Amit Khanna, the president of the Film & Television Guild who is also the man who coined the term "Bollywood". "The cinema exhibitors are frequently thieves," Khanna, who is also the chairman of...
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We can''t seek solace in escapism: Mani Shankar
Tuesday, April 05, 2005

He has made "16 December" and "Rudraksh", and now the recently released "Tango Charlie", which Hyderabad-based filmmaker Mani Shankar says is based on "gut wrenching facts of separatist violence". His earlier films also broke new ground in mainstream...
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It was terrifying to share screen space with dad: Abhishek
Monday, April 04, 2005

Ram Gopal Varma says he''s a better actor than father Amitabh Bachchan -- something Abhishek, who claims to be Bachchan senior''s biggest fan, refuses to believe. "I know Ram is a huge fan of dad. He just wants me to have the courage to face the camera with dad," says Abhishek,...
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Bollywood has spotted the actress in me: Priyanka
Friday, April 01, 2005

Priyanka Chopra says with "Aitraaz" she has broken free of the glam doll image and joined the league of Bollywood stars who can perform. "It''s so difficult to make that transition when you''re perceived to be glamorous... Even a glamorous role should be...
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Lack of finance hurting independent filmmakers: Manu Rewal
Thursday, March 31, 2005

As his film flounders at the box office due to lack of publicity, "Chai Pani" director Manu Rewal says it''s all because of a major finance crunch. "For an independent filmmaker arranging money for his film is the biggest hurdle. From production to distribution, in every step you...
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'My...' is essentially a family story: Sanjay Suri
Tuesday, March 29, 2005

His vulnerable face has made an impression with memorable roles in "Pinjar" and "Jhankar Beats", but Sanjay Suri believes "My Brother...Nikhil" is his breakthrough film. "It''s my baby. It took me nine months to put together," the highly-talented, yet...
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Will Mona Singh Leave 'Jassi...' In May?
Monday, March 28, 2005

Jassi of the frumpy clothes, oversized glasses and braces has finally transformed into a svelte, well-groomed woman sporting a trendy hairstyle and wardrobe and ready to take on the world. For more than a year Jassi, the working-class icon in the popular soap "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin",...
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'Mistress...' brings my mother's kitchen alive: Aishwarya
Monday, March 28, 2005

Substance is what Aishwarya Rai is looking for in her twin roles as actress and Bollywood''s brand ambassador to the West, having just wrapped most of the shooting for Paul Berges'' "Mistress Of Spices" in Britain. "Can you imagine? We''ve almost finished the entire shooting in...
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I am not right for TV: Hema Malini
Saturday, March 26, 2005

Actress and MP Hema Malini is not too happy about doing television. It''s too much work, she says. "I''m the wrong person to be on television," Hema said about her serial "Kamini Damini" in an interview with IANS. She is, however, looking forward to a Bollywood version of the...
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I am looking for money, not praise: Mahesh Bhatt
Thursday, March 24, 2005

A string of controversies punctuate his 30-year filmmaking career - but nothing seems to derail veteran director-producer Mahesh Bhatt. "I have a problem with authority... That''s the way I have always been... Controversy brings things into focus," the outspoken Bhatt tells on the eve...
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Bollywood is utopian: German film buff
Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Dorothy Wenner laughs as she tells the story of the time when two young Turkish girls almost beat her up - all for Shah Rukh Khan. As a curator with the Berlin International Film Festival, Wenner has been instrumental in screening old and contemporary Bollywood films in Germany and helping...
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Nandana Sen looking forward to 'Tango Charlie'
Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Nandana Sen, who acted as Rani Mukherjee''s sister in "Black", has two major releases lined up to show off her acting prowess. The versatile actress is appearing in Mani Shankar''s "Tango Charlie" and Ram Gopal Varma''s "My Wife''s Murder". She has also signed...
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I want to give people good songs: Abhijeet Sawant
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

His rags-to-riches story gives every Indian youth the right to dream. Abhijeet Sawant, who was a Maharashtrian working-class boy till a few weeks ago, has become famous overnight as the first Indian Idol. "I want to keep my head on my shoulders," says Sawant, swamped by media attention...
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I like going into unexplored territory: John Abraham
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Looks like John Abraham is set to break the mould again. From Priyadarshan''s comedy "Garam Masala" to B.R. Chopra''s family drama "Babul" to Kabir Khan''s intense "Kabul Express" - Hindi cinema''s "cool villain" has his kitty full of varied characters...
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I am not enjoying politics: Dharmendra
Monday, March 21, 2005

Actor-turned-MP Dharmendra, who has often been criticized for skipping parliament and not showing up in his constituency, says his actions speak louder than words. "I am doing my job. I do not believe in asking questions or raising issues (in parliament) to be noticed by the media and other...
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''Tango Charlie'', a statement against war: Mani Shankar
Saturday, March 19, 2005

Director Mani Shankar says "Tango Charlie" is a strong statement against war. The film, written, edited and directed by Mani Shankar, penetrates into the psyche of a soldier and "is my way of paying a tribute to all the soldiers who die across the world each day in wars that are...
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'Black' inspires Karan Johar for next film
Friday, March 18, 2005

Ace filmmaker Karan Johar says he feels humbled by Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s "Black" - and inspired. "I feel humbled educated, enlightened and elevated," Johar, who is in London, told IANS in a telephone interview.
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Adnan Sami looking forward to release of 'Lucky...'
Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Adnan Sami is feeling jittery these days with the impending release of "Lucky - No Time For Love", for which he has scored the music. "Now when my first motion-picture album ''Lucky...'' is being released, I feel the same butterflies in my stomach that I did when my first album...
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I have been framed in this: Shakti Kapoor
Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Claiming he was "framed" by the television channel that filmed him purportedly propositioning an aspiring actress, Shakti Kapoor said he has apologized to the Film Producer''s Guild for his remarks against certain Bollywood fellow actors. "I have sent a letter of apology to the...
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Bollywood should ask 21st century questions: David Puttnam
Friday, March 11, 2005

Not many may know it, but Lord David Puttnam - the Oscar-winning British producer who has made films like "Chariots of Fire" and "The Killing Fields" - is a dedicated Indophile. The 64-year-old, who has even adopted an Indian girl, has a deep love for things Indian. And this...
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Individualistic, Koel Purie stands out
Thursday, March 10, 2005

Like the bird she is named after, does Koel Purie talk! Chirpy, sharp and in her own words, "bindaas", Koel is a new kind of experience for Hindi cinema. Not quite a square in a circle, but still individualistic enough to stand out among the Rais and Sherawats, Koel gives a riveting...
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I won't think of myself as a misfit: Nandana Sen
Thursday, March 10, 2005

When she came to Mumbai, she wanted to work with Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And Nandana Sen, who is also Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen''s daughter, has already worked with two and that''s without trying, she says modestly. The girl who made her presence felt with a...
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I''m completely love struck, says Namrata
Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Actress and former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar, who married Telugu actor Mahesh Babu last month, says her husband is her top priority now and her career comes second. The simple wedding Feb 10 was a very private affair with only close relatives in attendence. The actress, who has to her...
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'White Noise' is fiercely feminist: Rahul Bose
Monday, March 07, 2005

Actor Rahul Bose says his "fiercely feminist" release "White Noise" could not have been directed by a male director. He feels it is the first film that puts the female protagonist played by Koel Puri on the edge. "Koel''s character is vulnerable, psychotic,...
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'Sins' not a stepping stone to Hindi films: Seema
Monday, March 07, 2005

Actress Seema Rahmani says she does not view "Sins", which dwells on a forbidden relationship between a Catholic priest and his disciple, as a stepping stone to Hindi films. "I got into it with my eyes wide open. I don''t look at ''Sins'' as a stepping stone into Hindi films at...
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'Bewafaa' music is a chart buster: Dharmesh Darshan
Thursday, March 03, 2005

Director Dharmesh Darshan is confident his "Bewafaa", which released Friday, will do well because the film''s music, among other things, is a "chart buster". The maker of the massive hit "Raja Hindustani" is unflustered. He has not given last-minute pre-release...
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'Black' was a blessing: Shernaz Patel
Thursday, March 03, 2005

Watching her play Ayesha Kapoor''s ravaged mother in Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s "Black", you wonder where the petite and powerful Shernaz Patel had been hiding all these years. "Nowhere!" she laughs. "I just didn''t pursue cinema. I''ve been in theatre for a long time. I...
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India is the Shangri-la of the mind: Mark Knopfler
Wednesday, February 23, 2005

When you''re seeking Shangri-La in the mind, come to India, says legendary musician Mark Knopfler, best known as the voice and guitar of the band Dire Straits. "India offers a broad spectrum of philosophy and spirituality to those seeking a Shangri-La state of mind," Knopfler, whose...
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I am finally getting recognition: Rani Mukherjee
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Rani Mukherjee is happy at the way "Black" has shaped up and got her recognition as an actress. "I''m glad people are finally recognizing me," says the actress praised for her portrayal of a deaf and blind girl in Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s film. "Now the media is...
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One can be a youth icon in a sari: Kareena
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

From a prostitute in "Chameli" to a Muslim riot victim in "Dev", to a comedy role in "Hulchal", Kareena Kapoor seems to have emerged more confident than ever. She might have started 2005 with a sari-clad role in ''Bewafa", but Kareena''s all confidence about...
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No more pairing with Bipasha: Dino Morea
Monday, February 21, 2005

He''s the leading man of one of this millennium''s biggest grossers, but "Raaz" didn''t really help Dino Morea as much as his leading lady Bipasha Basu. And now three years later, the two are back together in a psycho-thriller. "Audiences had better rush to see ''Chehra''. It...
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I am not so busy: Vikram Bhatt
Monday, February 14, 2005

He may not be the most successful director on the scene but there is something about Vikram Bhatt that has the best of banners queuing up at his doorstep. He, however, denies that he is all that busy. I am not as over-committed as I am made out to be," Bhatt said in an interview with...
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Playing the good hero is quite boring: Hrithik
Monday, February 07, 2005

The good hero is becoming the bad, bad villain. And Hrithik Roshan is "instinctively excited" about playing the bad man in Yashraj Films "Dhoom 2", role he describes as a "great deal of fun". "I like the challenge of being bad," Hrithik told IANS over...
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''Black'' saved me from mediocrity: Amitab Bachchan
Thursday, February 03, 2005

After years of doing mainstream, escapist cinema, Amitabh Bachchan feels it is "Black" that has "unburdened him of mediocrity". "There''''s nothing in "Black" that I''''ve done before - not a single scene or shot...As an artiste I feel extremely...
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I've had hitches during every film: Madhur Bhandarkar
Saturday, January 22, 2005

His film "Page 3" has finally been released after many personal and professional ups and downs. But Madhur Bhandarkar almost seems to have got used to the hitches. "I don''t know what it''s like to make a film without hitches," Bhandarkar, who was last year accused by a...
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Family man Bobby Deol plays obsessive husband
Thursday, January 20, 2005

Unlike most Bollywood stars, Bobby Deol has no time for the playboy image. The self-confessed family man would rather party with his two sons than with his film cronies. "Family! My hobby is my family. I love spending time with them," Deol, in town to promote his new film...
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'Page 3' an ideal launch pad: Jay Kalra
Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"Page 3" is only his debut film, but model-turned-actor Jay Kalra already exudes the confidence of an established professional, having worked with two National Award winners, Madhur Bhandarkar and Konkona Sensharma. Rubbishing the contention that models cannot act, Jay, in an...
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I won't beg for work: Arjun Rampal
Monday, January 17, 2005

He hasn''t had many hits so far. But model-turned-actor Arjun Rampal says the industry has faith in his abilities and he won''t go begging for work. "Everyone in the industry knows me and my abilities. I can''t bring myself to go and beg for work. If they feel a role is meant for me they''d...
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Childhood, world jazz talents keep Sandeep Chowta busy
Monday, January 17, 2005

After debuting with a short film on drug abuse, Bollywood music composer Sandeep Chowta''s next project would be a film on childhood and an international jazz music album.
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I will never work with stars again: Mahesh Bhatt
Thursday, January 13, 2005

Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt has vowed never to work with star actors any more. They just don''''t make business sense, he says. "They are too expensive and I''''m not sure that they always add to the film. I have decided never to work with stars again. My strength is only the stories...
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I'd love to do that one potboiler: Konkona Sensharma
Wednesday, January 12, 2005

She has starred in "Mr & Mrs Iyer" and now "Amu", both sensitive films that deal with communal riots, but Konkona Sensharma says quite candidly that she can''t do a film "just for its message". "If a film is too preachy, it loses its audience," says the...
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Dubai bowls me over: Amitabh Bachchan
Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been appointed ambassador of the month-long Dubai shopping festival that begins Wednesday, says he is "bowled over" by the place and is amazed by its rapid progress. "Every time I go to Dubai, I am bowled over," Amitabh told IANS...
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I'm not looking to be a Bollywood star: Nandita Das
Monday, January 10, 2005

I am not a Bollywood star, never wanted to be, never worked towards it, says actress Nandita Das. "There''s no particular method to how I choose movies," Das told IANS in an interview. "I just choose the scripts that I like.
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'Anyone who can do anything to help must do': Rahul Bose
Monday, January 10, 2005

Bollywood actor Rahul Bose, just back from doing relief work in the tsunami-ravaged Andaman and Nicobar Islands, says he is glad at the way actors have come forward to help. "I''m glad that people like Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have been so generous. Nagma is also doing a lot in...
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Ashutosh Gowariker keen to make film on Gandhi
Friday, January 07, 2005

Bollywood film director Ashutosh Gowariker says Mahatma Gandhi is his latest muse.
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Only big directors for now: Shahid Kapur
Friday, January 07, 2005

Budding star Shahid Kapur wants to work with established directors for a while because he feels they have the clout to make films successful. "Now for a couple of years I need to work with established filmmakers. When I become a star then I can afford to work with new directors,"...
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Nothing prepares you for the devastation: Vivek
Wednesday, January 05, 2005

He can''''t forget the stench of death and decay. But, instead of fleeing, Vivek Oberoi decided to dig in his heels and help in what has turned out to be a "life-changing" experience. In an interview Vivek told IANS why he adopted the coastal village of Thevanampattinam in Tamil Nadu...
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`Mumbai Express'' an urban comedy: Kamal Haasan
Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Kamal Haasan, who is back in Bollywood with his latest offering "Mumbai Express", says his new comedy is a very young, very hip and urban film. He defended his choice of heroine for the film, Manisha Koirala, by calling her a true friend for accepting the role at the last minute....
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'Dil Maange More' should do well: Mahadevan
Monday, January 03, 2005

Actor-turned director Anant Mahadevan is keeping his fingers crossed that his latest venture "Dil Maange More", in which Shahid Kapur romances three heroines, would do well. "''Dil Maange More'' is definitely more mainstream. It isn''t treated the way comedies are generally...
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'Raincoat' role my most challenging: Aishwarya
Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Aishwarya Rai says her role of a deglamourised, tired-looking, overweight, middleclass housewife in "Raincoat" was her most challenging to date. "(Co-star) Ajay Devgan kept asking me why I put dark circles around my eyes. He thought that was excessively realistic. But I wasn''t...
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''Swades'' revisits old world values: Gowarikar
Monday, December 27, 2004

Ashutosh Gowarikar isn''''t worried over "Swades" not drawing in the crowds. "Such films do need more time to develop," says the director whose latest offering addresses problems such as rural poverty and illiteracy. Gowarikar denies having used Shah Rukh Khan as a...
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Rituparno happy over 'Raincoat'
Monday, December 27, 2004

Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh says he roped in Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan for "Raincoat", his first Hindi film, because he was keen to get his audiences interested. "They have to be used that way. Otherwise no one would come to watch my film. But I''m not using them only as...
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After Sri Lanka, it may be Pakistan for Shah Rukh Khan
Friday, December 24, 2004

The recent bomb blast during one of his shows at Colombo has left him shaken-- but that is no reason to stop performing, says Shah Rukh Khan, as he contemplates a visit to Pakistan. "I''ll go whenever I''m called...not merely as a goodwill ambassador, but as an entertainer," Shah Rukh...
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Britney looking forward to India concert
Monday, December 20, 2004

International pop idol Britney Spears has said she is looking forward to having a big concert in India, a country she loves for its wonderful people and food. "India is a place that''s full of culture and very interesting people," Spears told IANS in an exclusive e-mail interview....
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I'll make a James Bond film: Shah Rukh Khan
Saturday, December 18, 2004

"I''m only being used to communicate the director''s vision to the audience," says Shah Rukh Khan who has two films running in the theatres right now -- the much awaited "Swades", which has just been released, and the hit "Veer-Zaara". So, whether it is the role of...
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Rahul Bose - getting intense with Mithun
Friday, December 17, 2004

If you think Rahul Bose''s most intense moments in the Bengali film "Kaal Purush" are with heroine Sameera Reddy, you are wrong. "All my intense scenes are with Mithun Chakraborty who plays my father," Rahul told IANS in an interview about the film by Buddhadeb Dasgupta....
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Colombo attack not against me: Shah Rukh
Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Back from Colombo where there was a bomb attack on his controversial concert, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan maintained Monday the blast was not directed against him or his troupe. "It wasn''t a personal attack against me or my show," Shah Rukh told IANS in an interview.
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Doing ''Kaal Purush'' for love of acting: Sameera
Monday, December 13, 2004

Sameera Reddy says she was shocked to read that Bipasha Basu expected to be paid to work in a renowned Bengali director''s film. "A film like this has to be done for the love of acting," Sameera told IANS in an interview referring to "Kaal Purush" by director Buddhadeb...
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Bachchan left me speechless - on and off screen: Sandali
Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Actress Sandali Sinha says she found it quite easy to play a girl who is dumbstruck on meeting Amitabh Bachchan in her forthcoming film because that''''s exactly how she was feeling! She co-stars with Bachchan, Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar in Anil Sharma''''s "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan...
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Shah Rukh makes me weak-kneed: Gurinder Chadha
Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Guess who gets gooey-eyed and jelly-kneed for Shah Rukh Khan? Britain-based director Gurinder Chadha!
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Antara Mali believes in giving her 100 percent to work
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Antara Mali is different. Daringly so. In "Naach", the lissom actress has come up with some strikingly emotive dance numbers. Antara says "Naach" is not "an ordinary film about dance and dancing", it''s an "individual''s expression of art. I wanted to attempt...
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'Naach' realistic, not unconventional: Abhishek
Sunday, November 14, 2004

Abhishek Bachchan doesn''t think he is as good an actor as his father but says he has evolved greatly in the romance "Naach", thanks to filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. "Ramu gave so much freedom to me as an actor that it scared me," Abhishek told IANS in an interview about...
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Priyanka nervous about 'Aitraaz'
Sunday, November 14, 2004

Right now the most nervous woman in Mumbai is Priyanka Chopra. She admits some of the scenes she did in "Aitraaz" made her "squirm".
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Shah Rukh is nothing without packaging: Ram Gopal Varma
Tuesday, November 09, 2004

What is Shah Rukh Khan? Nothing without the right packaging, said director Ram Gopal Varma. "Shah Rukh Khan comes with a package, the best musicians, the best clothes, the perfect look - he is really smart to get all that just right. "My belief is that if the idea is right, then...
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My erotic scenes have a touch of evil: Manoj Bajpai
Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Manoj Bajpai hasn''t really been visible lately. So what has he been up to? "Good work!" he grins. "My new release ''Inteqaam'' will hopefully qualify as that. Though it''s a full-on mainstream film I don''t have a single song to sing. So my role is certainly not that of a...
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My life is full of sadness: Adnan Sami
Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Adnan Sami says he has suffered a lot of emotional pain and much of it shows in his music videos. The singer and musician, who is said to be one of the fastest piano players in the world, said his latest album "Teri Kasam", which was launched here Sunday night, would also reflect his...
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Prakash Rao hopes his sincerity will show in 'Morning Raga'
Wednesday, November 03, 2004

When you see the young sensitive actor playing the violin with Shabana Azmi in "Morning Raga", you want to know who he is. Meet Prakash Rao, son of the illustrious filmmaker K. Raghvendra Rao from Andhra Pradesh. For the offspring of a movie mogul, "Morning Raga" is an...
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'Morning Raga' hard work but worth it: Shabana
Monday, November 01, 2004

Shabana Azmi says she had to work very hard during the making of "Morning Raga" but the end result was worth the effort. "All in all, I was terrified because I was dealing with a hundred things in my life including parliament. But it has all been worth it," Shabana told IANS...
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Director John Mathew Mathan is the best: Shahid Kapoor
Monday, November 01, 2004

Bollywood''s new star Shahid Kapoor is mighty impressed by the director of his new film John Mathew Mathan, who catapulted to fame about four years ago with "Sarfarosh". "Working with him is an absolute dream," Kapoor told IANS in an interview.
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Kareena Kapoor thrives on new negative role
Monday, November 01, 2004

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor is thrilled about her negative role in a new film directed by duo Abbas-Mastan and to be released next year. "This will be my second negative role after ''Fida'' and I''m very excited about it," Kapoor told IANS in an interview here.
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For six years, I was shaken, confused: Dattani
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Indians have lost their identity in their haste to catch up with the developed world, says Mahesh Dattani whose latest film "Morning Raga" touches upon this theme yet again. "When I was in my early 20s, I changed from learning jazz ballet to bharatanatyam. I began to discover...
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Perizaad Zorabian hopes 'Morning Raga' will click
Friday, October 29, 2004

Perizaad Zorabian, who made an impressive large-screen debut in Nagesh Kukunoor''s "Bollywood Calling", has her hopes pinned on "Morning Raga" that released Friday across the country. Perizaad, who has created a very special niche for herself in Bollywood, says: "The...
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I like working with groundbreakers: Rahul Bose
Wednesday, October 27, 2004

He may be the first choice for English language films in India, but not one to rest on his laurels, Rahul Bose is now doing a Bengali movie. "I''ve signed a film with Buddhadeb Dasgupta. It doesn''t have a title yet. But much of everything else is in place already," Bose revealed in an...
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Horror film director is not a horror buff
Tuesday, October 26, 2004

"Vaastu Shastra" may be one of the scariest films ever made in Hindi. But believe it or not, its director Sourabh Usha Narang claims he was never a major horror buff! "Not at all...till about 11 months ago when I met Ram Gopal Varma for the first time," Narang told IANS in...
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I'm all for the truth: Anupam Kher
Thursday, October 21, 2004

Labelled repressive by documentary filmmakers, former censor board chief Anupam Kher asserts it is because of him that "Final Solution" on the Gujarat riots and Michael Moore''s controversial "Fahrenheit 9/11" were released. Responding to charges by documentary filmmakers,...
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Anoushka Shankar eager to expand horizons
Monday, October 18, 2004

At an age when most girls think only about dates and shades of lip gloss, Anoushka Shankar, daughter of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, has a cultural legacy to carry forward. Remarkably easy going, poised, shrewd and articulate, Anoushka, who has just been selected as one of TIME...
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I've made Aishwarya look accessible: Gurinder Chadha
Thursday, October 07, 2004

She is the queen of the marquee for the moment with her riotous, colorful "Bride & Prejudice" being one of the most anticipated and written about films in recent times, and Gurinder Chadha is all keyed up. The director of the hit "Bend It Like Beckham" says her audacious...
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I can't do another 'Jism': Bipasha Basu
Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Bipasha Basu can be credited with redefining the image of the Hindi film heroine in the last two years that she has been around with her unwillingness to play a submissive role or be bogged down by formulistic rules of feminine conduct. The star of films like "Jism" says she is...
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Audience is best judge: Akshay Kapoor
Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Akshay Kapoor, whose debut film "Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao" has just been released, sounds philosophical about its prospects.
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Priyanka Chopra's former manager files criminal case
Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Priyanka Chopra''s former manager, Prakash Jaju, is breathing fire against the actress. Jaju, who says Priyanka violated their legal contract when she unceremoniously announced that his services had been terminated, has lodged a criminal suit against her in an Andheri court in Mumbai. The...
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Family name adds to my self-worth: Soha
Friday, October 01, 2004

Soha Ali Khan is more classic than kitsch. And she has quite a legacy to carry on. "I carry my family name with me, I must admit, though not with any arrogance. But it does add to my self-worth," says Soha, the daughter of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore and the sister of...
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I would love to sing for Bollywood: Shaggy
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

International hip-hop and reggae star Shaggy has said he keeps returning to India drawn by the country''s soulful classical music and the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.
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I have never harmed other singers: Lata
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

As she turned 75 Tuesday, Bollywood melody queen Lata Mangeshkar said she had never harmed other singers'' careers and that her conscience was clear. "I''ve never wished or done harm to anyone. People may not believe me, but I know this to be truth," Lata told IANS in an...
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There's nothing between Akshay and me: Priyanka
Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Priyanka Chopra is distraught at rumors linking her with Akshay Kumar as well as producer Harry Baweja''s son Harman. "I''m extremely vocal about my life. But I can''t be expected to admit to a relationship where there''s none," Priyanka told IANS in a telephonic interview from the...
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I loved Hollywood: Shabana
Thursday, September 16, 2004

Shabana Azmi is just back from Hollywood, thrilled to have worked in a film on mainstream American politics. "All second generation expatriates tend to delve into the area of identity crisis. (But the film) ''''Waterborne'''' is mainstream American politics. That''''s what makes it very...
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I hope Shilpa gets an award for 'Phir Milenge': Revathy
Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Revathy has forever fought against being slotted. Today, after directing two thoroughly distinctive films "Mitr: My Friend" and now the widely-discussed "Phir Milenge", which deals with AIDS, Revathy is seen as a female filmmaker of formidable potential. While making...
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I've two hours to put Bollywood on screen: Zoya Akhtar
Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Daughter of Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, sister of Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar is the girl with the impeccable credentials getting set to take an insider''s look at Bollywood with her directorial debut "Luck By Chance" starring Tabu. "Why Tabu? Tabu is excellent, that''s why!...
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Working with Salman is out of the question: Aishwarya
Monday, September 13, 2004

Aishwarya Rai firmly brushes off rumors about her signing a new film with Salman Khan, saying that is "out of the question". As clear and focused about her principles and priorities as ever, Ash brushes off speculation doing the rounds about her doing a film with Salman. "Working...
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'Dil Ne Jise..' not another candyfloss film: Preity
Monday, September 13, 2004

Bubbly actress Preity Zinta protests that her new release "Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha" is not "just another sweet candy floss film". For Preity, the film, which features old buddie Salman Khan, "was a cakewalk". "The comfort level on the sets was very high. It...
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Why Santoshi shelved Bachchan film
Friday, September 10, 2004

Raj Kumar Santoshi says he has shelved a film starring Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan because he wasn''t happy with the script - and not because of competition from another director. "Not at all," Santoshi told IANS in interview when asked if his project "Ranveer" had been put...
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'Fida' didn't mislead audiences: Shahid
Tuesday, September 07, 2004

His second film, "Fida", has not done well. But Shahid Kapoor refuses to believe that and also insists there is nothing wrong with his on-screen coupling with Kareena Kapoor. "I''m very happy with the way my role and performance has been received," Shahid told IANS in an...
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"Eight" a mix of sex and religion: Karan Razdan
Monday, September 06, 2004

Writer-director Karan Razdan has come a long way since his days as a film actor. His two releases "Hawas" and "Girlfriend" reaped rich dividends at the box-office, and his latest flick "Eight" promises to have all the right ingredients of titillation and...
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NRI ready with Indo-Bulgarian Bollywood action flick
Saturday, September 04, 2004

Bulgarian based NRI Asad Sikander is in the business of importing cigarettes and sugar, is a fourth-degree Black Belt and now hopes to make it good in Bollywood with the first Indo-Bulgarian action flick "Bullet", in which he plays the protagonist. "I wanted to make a Hindi film...
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I wanted to be a rock star: Priyanka Chopra
Friday, September 03, 2004

Two back to back releases with "Asambhav" and "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" and Priyanka Chopra, who turned 22 this year, just can''t smiling as she goes from being a former Miss World to a busy, upcoming Bollywood actress. Priyanka says it was "very scary" to have two...
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Life after "Fida" is looking cool: Fardeen
Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Fardeen Khan is elated with the way "Fida" has shaped up. The Ken Ghosh-directed fast-paced thriller has helped Fardeen explore "new facets" to his acting career. "It offered me a chance to do something completely different from anything I''ve done in the past. It helped...
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I can do item songs too: Shreya Ghoshal
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal of "Devdas" fame mock complains that she''s often taken too seriously. "After ''Devdas'', people think I only sing melodious serious songs," laughs Ghoshal. "But hey, that''s not it. I don''t mind singing dance numbers and...
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Abhishek hopes his two films don''t affect each other
Monday, August 30, 2004

Abhishek Bachchan is excited over his two major films released this weekend - both starkly different in story and treatment. "Dhoom" is a "rollercoaster ride" with powerful motorcycles keeping company with the actors, while "Phir Milenge" is a "thoughtful...
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I know what's right for me, says jobless Preity
Friday, August 27, 2004

What does Preity Zinta have in common with Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan? Like her two favorite actors, Preity is currently unemployed! "Well... almost, unless you count the ads that I keep doing. Apart from those, I''ve no films on hand after Mr. Yash Chopra''s untitled film is...
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Shilpa Shetty tells why life is beautiful
Thursday, August 26, 2004

Shilpa Shetty is back with "Phir Milenge", Revathi''s new movie that deals with the touchy topic of living with HIV/AIDS, and she says she has grown as a person and as an actor. Describing her role in the new movie as a "powerful one", Shilpa told IANS in an interview that...
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My dream project is finally happening: Priyadarshan
Thursday, August 26, 2004

Prolific filmmaker Priyadarshan can barely contain his excitement about his new project starring the untried pair of Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor and inspired by the intense drama "One Flew Over the Cuckoo''s Nest". "It''s my dream project, and it''s finally happening,"...
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I won't be compassionate to you Mr Bhatt: Amitabh
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I won''t be compassionate to you Mr Bhatt: Amitabh (INTERVIEW) By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) India''s biggest star Amitabh Bachchan has taken some hard decisions about his movie career and his "public attitude" - no more...
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I can smile about 'Fida': Ken Ghosh
Monday, August 23, 2004

Ken Ghosh, who initially made a mark with advertisement spots and delivered a surprise success in 2003 called "Ishq Vishq", admits to keeping his fingers crossed for his second offering "Fida". "Just as ''Ishq Vishq'' was a campus thriller after a long time, ''Fida''...
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TV's Jassi sees herself in Bollywood
Monday, August 23, 2004

Popular Indian television star Jassi has said she wants to be a Bollywood star after she sheds her gawky persona as the popular nerd heroine. "Next I have Bollywood aspirations," Jassi told IANS in an interview on the sidelines of an interaction with around 700 women who sell...
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Award a triumph for 'Pinjar' team: Manoj Bajpai
Saturday, August 21, 2004

Manoj Bajpai, winner of special jury award for Best Actor of 2003 for his performance in "Pinjar", says the recognition is a triumph for the entire crew. Bajpai had lost his mobile phone Aug 14, a day before the 51st national film awards for 2003 were announced in New Delhi. "I...
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I''m going very slow and steady: Amrita Rao
Friday, August 20, 2004

With three hits in less than two years, petite Amrita Rao has come to be known as a lucky mascot and she doesn''''t really mind the tag because it''''s a sign of the success that has come despite having no godfathers in the industry. The girl from campus capers like "Main Hoon Na" and...
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Telebrands makes a ''different'' film with ''Aryan''
Thursday, August 19, 2004

The US-based telemarketing and mail order firm Telebrands makes its entry into the Indian entertainment scene with "Aryan", a film its makers promise is "different and not experimental". The film starring Sohail Khan and newcomer Sneha Ullal is being produced by Hiten Israni,...
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I need to do films, so I do them: Amitabh Bachchan
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Amitabh Bachchan has had a string of releases this year with "Kyun Ho Gaya Na" being the latest, but it is a role with a difference, he says, as he doesn''t don a uniform but is the genial uncle to Aishwarya Rai. If people are looking for a change, they know where to go, quips Big B...
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Working with Aishwarya was so much fun, says Vivek Oberoi
Tuesday, August 17, 2004

For Vivek Oberoi "Kyun Ho Gaya Na" has been an exciting project. He has had the pleasure of acting opposite his real love Aishwarya Rai and being pitted with Amitabh Bachchan was a "dream-come-true". "I''m a thorough professional," says Oberoi who maintains he did...
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Abbas-Mustan rewrite rules of mainstream entertainment
Tuesday, August 17, 2004

In a career spanning over a decade, Abbas and Mustan have co-directed such spectacular successes as "Baazigar", "Soldier" and Humraaz. Their fascination for the slick and sophisticated suspense thriller has, in many ways, rewritten the rules of mainstream entertainment....
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I did ''Kyun Ho Gaya Na'' for fun: Aishwarya
Sunday, August 15, 2004

As usual Aishwarya Rai is pressed for time. She has been on a promotional tour for her new film "Kyun Ho Gaya Na". And before she leaves for London, she's extremely gung-ho about her life and career.
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Vivek, Ash met during my film: Samir Karnik
Friday, August 13, 2004

Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai hardly knew each other when they came together to act in "Kyun! Ho Gaya Na", says director Samir Karnik adding he was "very strict" with them. "The nature of their personal relationship never colored my judgment. I''''m very strict on the...
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Amitabh wants request from Manmohan on Iraq kidnapping
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Cine star Amitabh Bachchan has said either Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh should make an official request for his intervention in the hostage crisis in Iraq. As the hostage crisis reached its 19th day Monday with reports that an appeal from Bollywood...
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I had to fight for justice: Amisha Patel
Saturday, August 07, 2004

Taking your parents to court is not an easy decision for any child, and it wasn''t for Amisha Patel either who says the entire episode has been painful but that she had been wronged and it was getting to be a "desperate situation". Amisha Patel, who has sued her father charging him...
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I''ve decided to reinvent my style: David Dhawan
Thursday, August 05, 2004

His "Musjhse Shaadi Karogi" has been declared a huge hit and David Dhawan admits that the recently released Priyanka Chopra-Akshay Kumar-Salman Khan starrer is more special than most of his other films. He describes the film as a combo that is aimed at the classes and the masses, a...
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Anupam Kher rubbishes reports of kissing scene
Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Strongly denying that he has done a passionate kissing scene in an upcoming film, actor and censor board chief Anupam Kher says he will never again do roles that make the audiences cringe. "That''s rubbish. Where do they get such information?" he told IANS in an interview while...
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Salman great to work with: Akshay Kumar
Monday, August 02, 2004

Salman Khan is a great person to work with and never interferes with others'' scenes or dialogues or tries to muscle into co-actors characters, says Bollywood hunk Akshay Kumar. Before he teamed up with Salman for the first time, Akshay was "warned" about how difficult he can be and so...
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Bollywood's approach to sexuality changing: Neha
Thursday, July 29, 2004

She picks her words thoughtfully. No wonder Neha Dhupia has managed to carry off the bold role of a sex worker in "Julie" without coming across as sleazy. "To say that I did those bold scenes because the script demanded it sounds so stale. I did it because I believed in it,"...
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'I am paying the price for being Madhur Bhandarkar'
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The maker of women-centric films like "Satta" and "Chandni Bar", Madhur Bhandarkar, who finds himself literally in the dock with a rape charge against him, says that it has all been blown out of proportion. Declaring that he is innocent, Bhandarkar admits that he knew the...
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'Water' shooting ends in Sri Lanka
Monday, July 12, 2004

Four years after Hindu groups disrupted the filming of Deepa Mehta''s "Water", the third in a trilogy of movies, the director has completed the film in Sri Lanka. The film, about the life of Indian widows, was originally based in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. But filming was...
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I'm never happy with my performances: Akshaye
Saturday, July 10, 2004

When he is free, Akshaye Khanna likes to twiddle his thumbs. And free time is something the talented actor has certainly in plenty - by choice. The son of yesteryear star Vinod Khanna wants to do a few good films that make him proud rather than many bad films. Highly critical of himself, a...
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I am more focussed towards my work now: Shilpa Shetty
Friday, July 09, 2004

Shilpa Shetty seems to be back in the reckoning after a lull following the controversy over her parents'' alleged links with the underworld. But those days are over and Shilpa is looking forward to her new release "Garv - Pride and Honor" and the forthcoming "Phir Milenge" in...
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I don't bag roles because I'm recommended: Arbaaz
Wednesday, July 07, 2004

He is the brother of a Bollywood star. But Arbaaz Khan, who has Salman Khan as a sibling, takes pride in getting roles on his own merit. "I am offered the roles, not because I am recommended, but because the director and producer feel I suit that character," Arbaaz said in an...
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I've done some films for the wrong reasons: Hrithik
Monday, July 05, 2004

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan feels he has acted in certain films despite not feeling inclined to do them -- a decision that was responsible for the trough he faced in his career. The actor is, however, full of praise for director Farhan Akhtar, the man who helmed his latest venture,...
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Can't imagine Aishwarya in Bollywood film now: Chadha
Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Director Gurinder Chadha says she can''t imagine Aishwarya Rai in a Bollywood film after casting the actress in her own movie "Bride & Prejudice". "It will be interesting to watch her in a completely different manner," Chadha, who is one of the biggest names on the British...
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Steamy scenes are no more embarrassing: Meghna
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

She started with the music video "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" and moved on to send pulses racing in the film "Hawas". Now she is starring in "Husn" and "Classic - Dance of Love". "For my first scene with Shawar Ali in ''Hawas'', I felt embarrassed as there...
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I never wanted to be an actor: Salman
Friday, June 25, 2004

Surprise, surprise! Macho man Salman Khan says he always wanted to be a director and took up acting only because no one took him seriously as a filmmaker. There''''s more. The Bollywood actor said in an interview that he likes romantic films and comedies, never mind his action hero...
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We seldom talk about a community's isolation: Bachchan
Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Amitabh Bachchan found it terribly disturbing to go through the barbarism of communal riots shown in "Dev", one of his most politically conscious films. But the superstar said he did the film because everything shown in it had actually happened and "to move away would have been...
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We shot with scorpions, sandstorms: 'Deewar' director
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Snakes, scorpions, sandstorms - the crew of "Deewar: Let''s Bring Our Heroes Home" braved it all during shooting, says director Milan Luthria. While it was tough making the escape thriller with India-Pakistan relations as its backdrop, he told IANS in an interview that it was also...
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'Lakshya' isn't a war film: Farhan Akhtar
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Robert de Niro, Francis Ford Coppola, Guru Dutt, Ramesh Sippy and Amitabh Bachchan... the names trip off easily when director Farhan Akhtar recalls the individuals who have inspired him. His sources are the individuals, not films, says the director of "Dil Chahta Hai" and now...
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'Mission Impossible' didn't inspire 'Asambhav': director
Monday, June 21, 2004

Director Rajiv Rai, who made "Gupt" and "Mohra", is back with a hi-tech thriller that he promises won''t give audiences time to eat their popcorn. "Asambhav" is a slick film that he could not have made 10 years ago, Rai told in an interview. He refuted rumors that...
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'Lakshya' character not based on real life journalist: Preity
Monday, June 21, 2004

The war correspondent in "Lakshya" has no similarity with any living journalist, says Preity Zinta who portrays the character in the film. The character of Romila is closer to her own than to any other person, Preity told IANS in an interview.
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How I've survived is a mystery: Naseeruddin Shah
Friday, June 18, 2004

It''s hard to imagine Naseeruddin Shah doing a typical Bollywood song and dance sequence. But not only has Shah done so in the past films of Rajiv Rai but he is also playing a "flamboyant, play-boyish character" in the director''s new movie "Asambhav". Shah, associated with...
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Eating boiled eggs for dream role: Arjun Rampal
Thursday, June 17, 2004

Several romantic films later, Arjun Rampal has broken new ground with an action film, "Asambhav". In an interview with IANS, the model-turned-actor revealed that he trained hard and lived on boiled food for days to get into the skin of his character, a commando.
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Shahid hopes for long, fruitful future with Kareena
Friday, June 04, 2004

His debut film was a hit. But Shahid Kapoor is treading the Bollywood waters cautiously, doing two films at a time. The son of Pankaj Kapoor, he has been hailed as a star in the making, thanks to his acting and dancing abilities. And he is also enjoying a "very special friendship" with...
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I may fall again: Shah Rukh
Thursday, June 03, 2004

His formidable star power now seems to be stuff that legends are made of. "Main Hoon Na", which comes close on the heels of three other major successes - "Devdas", "Chalte Chalte" and "Kal Ho Na Ho" - proves that when it comes to box office clout Shah Rukh...
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Rani isn't looking for big names to co-star with
Wednesday, June 02, 2004

She is one of India's best looking actresses but refuses to take credit for it. Also, it is a good comfort level with her co-stars that she looks for in her films and not necessarily big names. "I think it is more about the comfort level that you have when you work with certain stars....
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'Yuva' is a very special film: Abhishek Bachchan
Saturday, May 22, 2004

"Run" is, well, a run of the mill kind of formula film and the other is Mani Ratnam''''s "Yuva" which could give him a new lease as a serious actor, but Abhishek Bachchan manages to be excited about both his releases. Admitting that he never thought "Run" had any...
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Accident-prone Vivek runs around trees in 'Masti', 'Yuva'
Friday, May 21, 2004

A series of accidents has left Vivek Oberoi shaken, with some saying that he is the victim of black magic, others praying for him and he himself maintaining that he is "unbreakable". The mild attempt at humour apart, Vivek is just hoping that "whatever it is will stop". He also...
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Madhavan makes a comeback to Hindi films
Monday, May 17, 2004

Film star Madhavan is excited about his forthcoming release, "Ayitha Ezhuthu", directed by Mani Rathnam, but the role of a Bihari in London in his third Hindi movie is one that is close to his heart. Madhavan told IANS in an interview that he is at ease playing a cook from Bihar who...
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I've enough awards for next 40 years: Shah Rukh
Monday, May 10, 2004

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan does not mince words - not when he is talking about India-Pakistan relations and not when he is speaking about disrespectful youngsters. While denying that his new release "Main Hoon Na" was his first film with a political message, Shah Rukh said in an interview...
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He is tired of playing unhappy characters, says Irfan Khan who stars in the new movie
Saturday, May 08, 2004

He is tired of playing unhappy characters, says Irfan Khan who stars in the new movie "Charas". "Somehow my directors associate me with anti-establishment roles. I
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I don't like what I'm offered: Namrata
Saturday, May 08, 2004

She's one of the prettiest and most underrated actresses in Bollywood. But that isn't fetching Namrata Shirodkar the kind of roles she would like. In an interview with IANS, Namrata spoke about her two new films - "Charas" and "Bride & Prejudice" - and also dismissed rumours about marriage...
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Interview with Karishma Kapoor
Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Indian film lovers have seen her change from a gawky teenager to a mature woman over the years. But Karisma Kapoor, who took time off from showbiz after marriage last year, says her "best role ever" is in the offing only now.” There is still more of me to come," Karisma promised in...
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Interview with Zayed Khan
Tuesday, May 04, 2004

His debut movie was a huge flop. And Zayed Khan, son of actor-producer Sanjay Khan, felt bitter at the film industry
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Relationship with Aishwarya too private: Vivek
Saturday, April 24, 2004

Making appearances with Aishwarya Rai is enough of a public acknowledgement of their relationship, says Vivek Oberoi. The man who has bounced back with some of the biggest Bollywood projects 14 months after he had a near fatal accident says he has emerged stronger from all the controversies in his...
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Ram Naik neglected constituency: Govinda
Saturday, April 24, 2004

He is a 41-year-old chubby, middle-aged man who would rather wear his trademark white shoes and purple shirts but cant do so as he takes on Petroleum Minister Ram Naik in the North Mumbai constituency.

But Govinda doesnt seem to mind. He has taken to the politicians garb of white shirt and...
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No hidden agenda in my singing Vajpayee's songs: Lata
Saturday, April 24, 2004

Politics does not figure in their relationship, says legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar about Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "I look at him as a poet and he looks at me as a singer. Politics doesn
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My film is in Hrishikesh Mukherjee genre, promises director
Saturday, April 24, 2004

He has a great marriage going with Mandira Bedi, but that hasnt stopped ad maker Raj Kaushal from making a film on a man trying to dissuade his friend from tying the knot!

Kaushal, whose second film "Shaadi Ka Laddoo", starring his wife, is about to hit the screens, says it also shows the...
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My daughter has struggled a lot: Jeetendra
Friday, April 23, 2004

For Jeetendra, who started life in a tenement here, success was an arduous climb up the ladder. But, he says today, it is his daughter Ektaa Kapoor who has undergone the real struggle. Jeetendra takes pride in his children -- Ektaa, head honcho of Balaji Telefilms, India
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M.F. Husain's son held his own on 'Meenaxi'
Friday, April 23, 2004

He calls paintings his mother tongue, but to Owais Husain goes the credit for bringing his world-renowned artist-father
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I now see myself in new light: Irfan Khan
Friday, April 23, 2004

He used to feel hurt when people talked of his bulging eyes as a handicap. Yet that is one of the things that audiences loved about Irfan Khan in "The Warrior". Today, he says, this film, along with "Maqbool", changed the way he looked at himself. "I was even called a sex god when I was in...
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