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  Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 7:22:41 PM

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Gender and sexuality film festival touches a gamut of issues
New Delhi, May 16 - From women-centric themes about gender bias and physical and sexual violence to issues relating to homosexuals and eunuchs, the International Festival On Gender Sexuality touched upon several sensitive issues in 45 films from different parts of the world.
May 16, 2007 - 2:12:06 PM

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No reservations about John acting in 'Sahib Bibi..': Rituparno
Mumbai, May 16 - It looks like the 'media mischief' between talented Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh and John Abraham is over and the two have joined forces for 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'.
May 16, 2007 - 11:05:25 AM

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Gangster's mom sues 'Shootout..' director Sanjay Gupta
Mumbai, May 16 - Sanjay Gupta's 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' has opened up a Pandora's box. The mother of the slain gangster Maya Dolas, played by Viveik Oberoi in the film, is up in arms against the film and has sent a legal notice to the producers.
May 16, 2007 - 11:04:44 AM

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'O Maria' overtakes 'Thala' in Malayalam charts
Kochi, May 16 - 'O Maria' from 'Goal' still has people tapping to its youthful beats as a new song from 'Big B' enters the chart.
May 16, 2007 - 9:22:49 AM

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'Vinodayathra' revives Dileep's career
Kochi, May 16 - 'Vinodayathra' continues to top the list of favourite Malayalam films as new release 'Goal' makes an entry on fifth position.
May 16, 2007 - 9:12:37 AM

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Pritam's 'In dino' rocks the charts
New Delhi, May 16 - Pritam's 'In dino' from the film 'Metro' remains on top of the Hindi audio charts, which is dominated by Himesh Reshammiya.
May 16, 2007 - 7:50:56 AM

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'Fool 'N' Final' music: hear it, forget it
Film: 'Fool 'N' Final'; Music Composer: Himesh Reshammiya; Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, Himani Kapoor, Himesh Reshammiya, Hanif Shaikh, Jayesh Gandhi; Rating: **
May 16, 2007 - 7:33:32 AM

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Apex court halts criminal proceedings against Shilpa
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday halted all criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty who has been targeted for a public appearance during which Hollywood actor Richard Gere kissed her on the cheek.
May 15, 2007 - 9:29:27 PM

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Apex court halts criminal proceedings against Shilpa
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday halted all criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty initiated by various courts in the country for the controversial on-stage pecks Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheek during a public show here.
May 15, 2007 - 6:24:58 PM

India Entertainment
Amol Palekar teams up with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Yet another magical team has emerged in the world of Hindi film music.
May 15, 2007 - 4:28:42 PM

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Celina signs Hollywood film
Celina Jaitley is going international. She has recently signed an international film titled 'Love Has No Language' and will portray the character of an NRI born and brought up in New Zealand.
May 15, 2007 - 4:27:58 PM

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Apex court stays proceedings against Shilpa in kiss row
New Delhi, May 15 - The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended criminal proceedings against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in a Jaipur court over the controversial on-stage kisses Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheeks during a show here.
May 15, 2007 - 3:48:36 PM

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Tisca to turn tipsy for Gupta's 'Alibaug'
Mumbai, May 15 - Actress Tisca Chopra, last seen as a volatile daughter-in-law in STAR Plus' political soap 'Sarrkar', is pulling out all stops to play an alcoholic in Sanjay Gupta's 'Alibaug'.
May 15, 2007 - 2:54:53 PM

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Ashutosh, Hrithik not going to Cannes, but Ash might
Mumbai, May 15 - Though director Ashutosh Gowariker and leading man Hrithik Roshan won't be attending a show-reel presentation of 'Jodha-Akbar' at Cannes, its leading lady Aishwarya Rai is expected to do the honours.
May 15, 2007 - 11:10:05 AM

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'Sivaji' songs rule Tamil charts
Chennai, May 15 - With no impressive releases in the last couple of weeks, the Tamil audio list remains the same. Though not a great album by A.R. Rahman's standards, 'Sivaji' is still a big hit.
May 15, 2007 - 9:01:21 AM

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'Chennai 600028' a surprise Tamil hit
Chennai, May 15 - Distributors were not interested in 'Chennai 600028', neither were theatre owners because the film had no big names to boast of. But it has turned out to be a winner at the box office.
May 15, 2007 - 8:10:17 AM

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Suniel Shetty to carry mom-in-law's social work forward
Mumbai, May 15 - Actor Suniel Shetty has decided to carry forward the Save The Children India programme run by his mother-in-law who passed away last month.
May 15, 2007 - 7:39:04 AM

India Business
Indian Inc leaders to head for Cannes
New Delhi, May 14 - Captains of the Indian industry are all set to head for the Cannes Film Festival beginning this week to promote the country's entertainment industry and explore business opportunities.
May 14, 2007 - 9:11:01 PM

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Shilpa moves apex court over Gere kiss
New Delhi, May 14 - Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Monday moved the Supreme Court, seeking either annulment or transfer to a Mumbai court of all the criminal proceedings initiated against her by various courts in the country for the controversial on-stage pecks Hollywood star Richard Gere planted on her cheek during a public show here.
May 14, 2007 - 8:02:48 PM

India Business
BIG 92.7 FM to promote 'Jhoom Baraabar' songs
New Delhi, May 14 - BIG 92.7 FM station, an on-air partner for Yash Raj Films forthcoming venture 'Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom', will Tuesday air the songs from the film in a promotional venture.
May 14, 2007 - 7:48:40 PM

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Mesmerising Madhuri turns 40 Tuesday
New Delhi, May 14 - A beauty to reckon, virtuoso performer and excellent dancer, that's how actress Madhuri Dixit, who turns 40 Tuesday, will always be remembered by millions of her fans.
May 14, 2007 - 5:36:46 PM

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Narrating agony of homosexuals, eunuchs through film
New Delhi, May 14 - It may be the 21st Century but homosexuals and eunuchs continue to be mocked at and at times treated as criminals, outcastes and anti-social elements. A documentary film screened here brings out their agony, not just emotional but also because law is simply not in their favour.
May 14, 2007 - 4:02:11 PM

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I would've loved to do Sarkar's film: Vidya
Mumbai, May 14 - Vidya Balan laughs off allegations that she opted out of Pradeep Sarkar's 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' because she didn't want to play second lead in a Rani Mukerji starrer.
May 14, 2007 - 7:51:51 AM

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Aarti hoping her role in 'Shootout...' is liked
Mumbai, May 14 - Aarti Chabria is excited over her role in ready-to-release 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' in which she plays a bar dancer and Tusshar Kapoor's love interest.
May 14, 2007 - 7:35:57 AM

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Bollywood teen flicks fail to excite
New Delhi, May 13 - India with a 110 million people in the age group of 15-19 years has reasons to complain against its film industry that churns out the world's highest number of movies annually - especially when they are served with films like 'Good Boy Bad Boy'.
May 13, 2007 - 6:23:29 PM

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Two big Amitabh films releasing on same day
Mumbai, May 13 - Two of superstar Amitabh Bachchan's films - 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Shootout At Lokhandwala' - will release on the same day. Though he had requested that the latter be released a little later, the producer convinced him that it wouldn't make much of a difference.
May 13, 2007 - 5:04:12 PM

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Inspiring people to lose weight through 'The Big Feast'
New Delhi, May 13 - Fun-filled games and mouth-watering food were part of 'The Big Feast', an event organised here as a prelude to Sahara One channel's reality show where obese participants are encouraged to shed their extra kilos.
May 13, 2007 - 3:59:54 PM

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Mohit signs film with Aamir
Mumbai, May 13 - Actor Mohit Ahlawat seems to have rediscovered his place in Bollywood after leaving mentor Ram Gopal Varma's camp. He's gone ahead and signed a film with leading star Aamir Khan.
May 13, 2007 - 3:27:17 PM

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'Good Boy Bad Boy' - poor fare
Film: 'Good Boy Bad Boy'; Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Tanushree Dutta, Isha Sharvani, Paresh Rawal; Director: Ashwini Chaudhary; Ratings: *1/2
May 13, 2007 - 1:21:57 PM

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Rajnikanth's 'Sivaji' delayed in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 - The release of Rajnikanth's much-awaited 'Sivaji' might be delayed in Kerala due to distribution problems.
May 13, 2007 - 8:18:36 AM

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Gentle, real, well-mannered - Kangana's Mr. Right
Mumbai, May 13 - Marriage is at least six years away for talented actress Kangana Ranaut but that hasn't stopped her from listing out the qualities she wants in Mr.Right!
May 13, 2007 - 7:46:30 AM

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Malayalam films have become commercial products: Kamal
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 - Malayalam films have now become commercial products and need to be vigorously marketed to get the audience, believes ace Malayalam film director Kamal.
May 12, 2007 - 5:41:03 PM

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Film festival on gender, sexuality draws crowds
New Delhi, May 12 - Sensitive issues, poignant emotions and subjects that are not often discussed like cross-dressing, homosexuality and the human body were the mainstay of the international film festival on gender and sexuality, which attracted quite a crowd on its first day Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - 4:20:41 PM

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'Metro' - a witty look at insensitivities of city life
Film: 'Life In A...Metro'; Director: Anurag Basu; Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Shilpa Shetty, Shiney Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut, Konkona Sen Sharma, Irfan Khan, Sharman Joshi; Rating: ***
May 12, 2007 - 1:50:25 PM

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'Metro' rides high on Shilpa's newfound fame
New Delhi, May 12 - 'Metro' rode on the newfound fame of Shilpa Shetty in Britain to become the first Indian film to be premiered at London's Leicester Square where Hollywood hits like 'Casino Royale' and 'Harry Potter' have had their first screenings, say its happy distributors.
May 12, 2007 - 8:56:16 AM

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'Rice Plate' brings together Naseer, Shabana
Mumbai, May 12 - Two of Hindi filmdom's best known actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, have come together after 19 years for the film 'Rice Plate', which is the directorial debut of TV star Rohit Roy.
May 12, 2007 - 8:16:23 AM

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Pritam forms rock band for 'Metro'
Mumbai, May 11 - Music director Pritam Chakbraborty, who rocked the charts with 'Dhoom-2', formed a rock group for Anurag Basu's intriguing film 'Metro' that released Friday.
May 11, 2007 - 3:27:22 PM

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'Mehbooba' pictures leaked, Varma shocked
Mumbai, May 11 - Director Ram Gopal Varma is shocked to see pictures of the secretly-shot song 'Mehbooba', featuring both Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan with Urmila, leaked out on the net.
May 11, 2007 - 2:37:59 PM

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Kerala plans golden oldie Prem Nazir's statue
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 - A statue of legendary Malayalam film hero Prem Nazir, who broke acting records with his roles in over 700 films, is likely to come up here in a year's time.
May 11, 2007 - 12:19:34 PM

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'Kaada Beladingalu' - a film with a novel theme
Bangalore, May 11 - Moviegoers in Karnataka eagerly await the release of director B.S. Lingadevaru's Kannada film 'Kaada Beladingalu'. This is perhaps the first film that focuses on the impact of globalisation on rural India and its people.
May 11, 2007 - 8:28:28 AM

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'Shootout...' - just two tracks worth listening to
Film: 'Shootout At Lokhandwala'; Music Directors: Strings, Mika, Biddu, Anand Raj Anand, Euphoria; Singers: Anchal, Mika, Biddu, Anand Raj Anand, Palash Sen, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh; Ratings: **
May 11, 2007 - 8:28:01 AM

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Pyarelal recreates 70s magic in 'Om Shanti Om'
Mumbai, May 11 - The indomitable talent of music maestro Pyarelal, one-half of the imperishable Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo, is about to find a new level in Farah Khan's second directorial undertaking 'Om Shanti Om'.
May 11, 2007 - 8:06:20 AM

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This is Hindi cinema's golden age: Paresh Rawal
New Delhi, May 11 - Paresh Rawal, one of Bollywood's most versatile actors for whom the shift from villainy to comedy seems to have been a cakewalk, believes this is the golden period of Hindi cinema.
May 11, 2007 - 7:44:01 AM

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'Naya Daur': another B&W film goes colour
Mumbai, May 11 - In a tribute to his father B.R. Chopra, filmmaker Ravi Chopra will release the coloured version of the evergreen black and white classic 'Naya Daur' - all over India June 22.
May 11, 2007 - 7:30:27 AM

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Has Bipasha, Kareena war been reactivated?
Mumbai, May 10 - Some star or the other invariably ends up in a foot-in-the-mouth situation after every episode of 'Koffee With Karan'. Last time it was Bipasha Basu's turn.
May 10, 2007 - 7:52:21 PM

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Coming up, an Oriya TV serial on Lord Jagannath
Bhubaneswar, May 10 - A TV channel in Orissa plans to produce and telecast a mega serial on Lord Jagannath, the state's presiding deity. Orissa TV hopes to air the serial by September.
May 10, 2007 - 8:23:12 AM

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Meet Amitabh, Bollywood's Pied Piper
New Delhi, May 10 - He wears a multi-coloured patchwork long coat, his hair is beaded, head covered with a hat decorated with ribbons, flowers and feathers. He plays the bugle and sings and dances on the streets - that's how Shaad Ali is presenting Amitabh Bachchan in his third directorial venture 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom'.
May 10, 2007 - 8:05:28 AM

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Tabu cheers for buddy Shilpa
Mumbai, May 10 - Tabu made a rare public appearance for the first trial show of Anurag Basu's 'Metro', which was premiered at the Leicester Square theatre in London Tuesday. But there was a very special reason why the recluse was there.
May 10, 2007 - 7:47:11 AM

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National Film Awards announcement stayed by high court
New Delhi, May 9 - The declaration of the 53rd National Film Awards for 2005 was delayed further as the Delhi High Court Wednesday restrained the government from making the announcement on an allegation of corruption in selection process of the awards.
May 9, 2007 - 11:07:47 PM

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Shabana finds home for homeless
Mumbai, May 9 - Actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has a reason to rejoice. She has managed to find proper homes for hundreds of homeless slum dwellers in Mumbai.
May 9, 2007 - 7:56:07 PM

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Stay on announcement of national film awards
New Delhi, May 9 - The 53rd National Awards for 2005-06 were further delayed Wednesday with the Delhi High Court staying the announcement till July after receiving a complaint of corruption in the selection process.
May 9, 2007 - 5:44:14 PM

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'Parzania' once more in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, May 9 - 'Parzania', a film on Gujarat's sectarian violence of 2002 that faced screening 'bans' in the state, will now have a second show in Ahmedabad thanks to an NGO.
May 9, 2007 - 11:27:37 AM

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'Metro' presents mayhem in big cities
New Delhi, May 9 - Life in a metro is like a boiling pot, where lack of time, the mad race for money and success, drying emotional quotient, entangled relationships lead to emotional turmoil and heartburn. Anurag Basu's 'Life In A... Metro', releasing Friday, gives us a picture of all this.
May 9, 2007 - 9:37:33 AM

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Discussing gender, sexuality through a film festival
New Delhi, May 9 - The Indian capital is set to host a film festival on 'gender and sexuality, identities and spaces' starting May 12, with works of several artistes from different parts of the world.
May 9, 2007 - 9:13:11 AM

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I recommend meditation for all actors: Kangana
Mumbai, May 9 - Work pressure, controversies, personal problems - recently Kangana Ranaut had been through a rough patch and to combat all the problems she has taken to meditation in a big way.
May 9, 2007 - 8:33:15 AM

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No 'Hey Baby' for Himanshu's baby
Mumbai, May 9 - Model-turned-actor Himanshu Malik, who did those infamous kisses with Mallika Sherawat in 'Khwahish', turned down Sajid Khan's offer to cast his infant daughter in his film 'Hey Baby'.
May 9, 2007 - 8:04:07 AM

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Mammootty for Left youth role in containing communalism
Chennai, May 8 - Malayalam superstar Mammootty Tuesday stressed that the Gujarat carnage in 2002 'would not have happened' if the Communist Party of India-Marxist's - youth wing had been stronger in that state.
May 8, 2007 - 7:21:40 PM

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IIFA brings cultures, countries together: Amitabh
New Delhi, May 8 - The International Indian Film Award -, which started as a celebration of Indian cinema abroad, has brought cultures and countries together, superstar Amitabh Bachchan, brand ambassador of IIFA, said here Tuesday.
May 8, 2007 - 6:06:58 PM

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Did Bipasha and Arshad have a tiff in London?
Mumbai, May 8 - Stories that she squabbled with her co-star Arshad Warsi on the set of 'Goal' in London have Bipasha Basu baffled.
May 8, 2007 - 9:02:19 AM

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Emraan goes outside the family fold
Mumbai, May 8 - Bollywood's serial kisser Emraan Hashmi has stretched his wings beyond the family fold with his second outside film 'Good Boy Bad Boy' that releases Friday.
May 8, 2007 - 8:26:51 AM

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'Munna' - a slick action film sans soul
Film: 'Munna'; Cast: Prabhas, Ileana, Prakash Raj, Kota, Sukanya, Rahul Dev, Venu Madhav, Bharani and others; Director: Vamsi Paidipally; Producer: Dil Raju Music Director: Harris Jayaraj
May 8, 2007 - 8:25:58 AM

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Irrfan's son makes his debut with 'Metro'
Mumbai, May 8 - First it was Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'. Now Irrfan Khan's three-and-a-half-year-old son Ayaan makes an appearance as his dad's son in Anurag Basu's 'Life In A... Metro', releasing Friday.
May 8, 2007 - 8:25:06 AM

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Amitabh to brief media about eighth IIFA event
New Delhi, May 7 - Amitabh Bachchan, one of the brand ambassadors of International Indian Film Academy -, will give an overview of the various activities planned for the eighth IIFA awards Tuesday at a press conference.
May 7, 2007 - 4:39:34 PM

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Saif walks the ramp for Provogue
Mumbai, May 7 - If you thought Saif Ali Khan had crossed enough bridges to last him a lifetime, here's more on the guy who can use expletives in 'Omkara' as effortlessly as drive race cars in 'Ta Ra Rum Pum'. On Wednesday he walks the ramp for the first time for Provogue.
May 7, 2007 - 4:13:26 PM

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New technology paves the way to Cannes for 'Dharm'
New Delhi, May 7 - The Hindi film 'Dharm', which will premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival beginning May 16, was shot with high-definition - technology and represents a breakthrough for Indian cinema, says cinematographer S. Nallamuthu proudly.
May 7, 2007 - 1:34:40 PM

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Shilpa planning to buy apartment in London
Mumbai, May 7 - With lots of plum assignments awaiting her in the West, Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty admits she may eventually buy an apartment in London for 'practical convenience'.
May 7, 2007 - 9:36:02 AM

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I wanted Saif's character to stay with poor: Sharmila
Mumbai, May 7 - Actress Sharmila Tagore says she liked her son Saif Ali Khan's latest film 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' but wasn't too happy with the climax. She wanted him to stay in the cabbies colony in the film.
May 7, 2007 - 9:35:33 AM

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It'd be a pleasure to return to Zee: Gajendra Singh
Mumbai, May 7 - TV music show producer Gajendra Singh, who left Zee to join STAR, says he is still attached to the channel and wouldn't mind working for it again.
May 7, 2007 - 8:56:14 AM

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Second-hand equipment, but 'Dharm' goes to Cannes
New Delhi, May 7 - The Hindi film 'Dharm', which will premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival beginning May 16, was shot with a second-hand camera and borrowed lenses from Britain, says S. Nallamuthu, who takes pride in calling himself India's first high-definition - cinematographer.
May 7, 2007 - 7:53:08 AM

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It's mission India for Hollywood
New Delhi, May 6 - While an Indian court's decree to arrest Hollywood star Richard Gere for kissing in public has been hogging international and national headlines, away from the limelight New York's friendly neighbourhood superhero, Spider-Man, has cast his web so wide in the country that it is almost impossible not to get caught in it.
May 6, 2007 - 4:46:52 PM

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'Spider-Man 3' is endearing and exasperating
Film: 'Spider-Man 3' -; Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco; Director: Sam Rami; Rating: ***
May 6, 2007 - 4:19:36 PM

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Post-Yatra, Gautam Ghose shoots film on Bengali novel
Mumbai, May 6 - It looks like literature and cinema have become best friends. While shooting for his Hindi film 'Yatra', Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose has quietly shot a film based on the work of Bengali litterateur Samaresh Majumdar.
May 6, 2007 - 12:01:16 PM

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Shipa-Gere 'kissing' case hearing on May 26
Jaipur, May 5 - A local court hearing the 'kissing' row involving Hollywood star Richard Gere and India's Shilpa Shetty Saturday fixed the next hearing for May 26.
May 5, 2007 - 5:03:41 PM

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Some rare bhajans in Lata's rarer voice
Mumbai, May 5 - Lata Mangeshkar's fans are in for a rare treat. A 17-year-old private recording done by the singing legend for a temple has been unearthed by a quirk of fate. The album, 'Sumiran', is set for an early release.
May 5, 2007 - 1:37:17 PM

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'Yatra' - 'Devdas' tale shifted to domesticated domain
Film: 'Yatra'; Cast: Nana Patekar, Rekha, Deepti Naval and Nakul Vaid; Editor, Screenplaywriter, Cinematograper & Director: Gautam Ghose; Rating: **
May 5, 2007 - 8:27:07 AM

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DDLJ: a phenomenon that defies explanation
New Delhi, May 5 - Boy meets girl, sparks fly, love blossoms, parents disapprove but finally true love triumphs. In Aditya Chopra's hands that very predictable plotline transformed into the magical 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' which has completed an incredible 600 weeks.
May 5, 2007 - 8:25:13 AM

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We can't encourage sectarian ideas, says Sharmila
Mumbai, May 5 - The controversial Marathi film 'Mumbai Amchich', which targets non-Maharashtrians, has been held up by the Censor Board because certain portions are inflammatory, says its chief Sharmila Tagore.
May 5, 2007 - 8:11:21 AM

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Parliamentarians and media to view 'Parzania' soon
New Delhi, May 4 - Parliamentarians and members from the media would soon get to view Rahul Dholakia's controversial film 'Parzania' depicting the plight of a Parsi family during the 2002 communal violence in Gujarat.
May 4, 2007 - 7:49:51 PM

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First Serve Toonz signs up BBC for Wolverine series
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 - First Serve Toonz, a joint venture between Toonz Animation India and London-based First Serve International, Friday announced a deal with the BBC for a new animation series, based on the iconic character, Wolverine.
May 4, 2007 - 6:04:11 PM

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Chandy confuses between actors Jagathy, Jagadish
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 - Kerala opposition leader Oomen Chandy goofed up between the wedding dates of the children of two ace Malayalam comedians Jagathy Sreekumar and Jagadish.
May 4, 2007 - 2:45:29 PM

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Kasamh se, Prachi hates playing mother
Mumbai, May 4 - Prachi 'Bani' Desai is quite upset about the generational leap in her successful Zee TV serial 'Kasamh Se'.
May 4, 2007 - 10:19:46 AM

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Playback singers always in the background, says Alisha
Mumbai, May 4 - Post 'Kajra re' Alisha Chinai must be rocking. Or so you're likely to believe. But the singer has another story to tell.
May 4, 2007 - 10:19:09 AM

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Mira Nair's choppy midair experience
Mumbai, May 4 - Art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai has a lot to answer for - specially to filmmaker Mira Nair.
May 4, 2007 - 9:59:36 AM

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'Yatra' was a bumpy ride for Goutam Ghose
Mumbai, May 4 - Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose isn't too pleased with the experience of releasing his third Hindi film 'Yatra' starring Nana Patekar, Rekha and Deepti Naval.
May 4, 2007 - 9:58:39 AM

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'Mungaru Male' album sets sale record
Bangalore, May 4 - 'Mungaru Male' has recorded the highest sale for a film audio in the past five years.
May 4, 2007 - 8:50:46 AM

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'Mungaru Male' going strong even after 125 days
Bangalore, May 4 - 'Mungaru Male' has completed 125 days but is still going strong amid predictions that it will be the biggest grosser in Kannada cinema.
May 4, 2007 - 8:50:21 AM

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I won't fall into the controversy trap: Rekha
Mumbai, May 4 - Rekha, one of the most reclusive Bollywood actresses, is in no mood to talk about the various controversies surrounding her film 'Yatra', releasing Friday, that she says have been created as people want her to retaliate.
May 4, 2007 - 8:49:17 AM

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Beware of Rakhi, the lethal seductress
Mumbai, May 4 - The unstoppable Rakhi Sawant has been telling anyone who cares to listen to her that she's the main lead in Rahul Rawail's comedy 'Buddha Mil Gaya'.
May 4, 2007 - 8:33:01 AM

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Movie mogul to revive 'Aakhri Mughal'
Mumbai, May 4 - Movie mogul J.P. Dutta might have suffered a serious setback with his lavish costume drama 'Umrao Jaan'. But you can't keep a giant down. He's now planning another film that would once again take him back in time.
May 4, 2007 - 8:16:30 AM

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Much ado about nothing!
Mumbai, May 4 - Recently, while shooting in Durban for Abbas-Mustan's 'Race', Bipasha gave her friends a scare. The otherwise gregarious Bips had suddenly turned into a recluse.
May 4, 2007 - 8:03:21 AM

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AbhiAsh filming rights were given to no one: Big B
Mumbai, May 3 - Shrugging off reports that filming rights of the AbhiAsh wedding were given to a TV channel, Amitabh Bachchan said that no such deal was struck with any media firm for the sale of pictures or filming of 'a very private moment'.
May 3, 2007 - 2:24:33 PM

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'Spider-Man 3' hitting Indian screens with 700 prints
New Delhi, May 3 - Hollywood's much-awaited comic book-based action adventure 'Spider-Man 3' is releasing in five languages in India Friday.
May 3, 2007 - 9:46:52 AM

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Yash Raj Films-PVR feud still on
New Delhi, May 3 - With 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' not releasing at PVRs in Mumbai and Gurgaon, the feud between Bollywood's biggest production house Yash Raj Films - and India's best-known multiplex brand PVR Cinema continues.
May 3, 2007 - 9:15:10 AM

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'Antakshari' contestant sings with 162 stitches in mouth
Mumbai, May 3 - Apurva Apte couldn't speak as a child. Now, with 162 stitches in his mouth after a major surgery, he'll be seen singing his lung off on May 28 on Zee's 'Antakshari'.
May 3, 2007 - 9:13:15 AM

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'Save film heritage from perishing'
New Delhi, May 3 - India is celebrating 60 years of independence and in these last six decades our cinema has come a long way. But the flourishing film industry remains ignorant about the importance of film preservation. The result: original prints of a landmark film like 'Sparsh' have perished.
May 3, 2007 - 8:57:55 AM

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Mammootty to star in film on Rajiv Gandhi killing
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 - After two Tamil films on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, a third big-screen interpretation of the tragedy is on the cards, this time in Malayalam with matinee idol Mammootty in the main lead.
May 3, 2007 - 8:24:46 AM

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Rakhi's spunk wins Bhansali's heart
Mumbai, May 3 - The one person that Rakhi Sawant singled out for praise on 'Koffee With Karan' Sunday was filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
May 3, 2007 - 8:24:19 AM

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Yuvan scores another hit with 'Aduvari Matalaku...'
Hyderabad, May 3 - The album of 'Adavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule' tops the Telugu charts this fortnight.
May 3, 2007 - 8:23:34 AM

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Venkatesh makes a winner of 'Aduvari Matalaku...'
Hyderabad, May 3 - 'Aduvari Matalaku Arthale Verule' overtakes 'Dhee' and emerges as the winner among the fortnight's Telugu films.
May 3, 2007 - 8:20:41 AM

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Chronicling India's tiger crisis in film
New Delhi, May 2 - Filmmaker Krishnendu Bose has painted a grim picture of India's tiger crisis and the dwindling number of the majestic animals in a film called 'Tiger: The Death Chronicles', which is being screened in the capital Thursday.
May 2, 2007 - 6:28:56 PM

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Cinema treat comes Delhi's way
New Delhi, May 2 - A blissful summer is here for movie buffs - young and old - with a month-long European film festival for adults and a weeklong cine-camp for kids in the capital.
May 2, 2007 - 3:44:07 PM

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'Mukhbiir' climax in a dilemma
Mumbai, May 2 - To live or to die. That is the dilemma hanging over the protagonist of 'Mukhbiir' as the producer wants it one way and the director in another.
May 2, 2007 - 9:03:55 AM

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'Vinodayathra' beats other Vishu releases
Kochi, May 2 - With all Vishu releases still going good, the surprise winner is director Sathyan Anthikad's 'Vinodayathra'.
May 2, 2007 - 8:52:44 AM

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Energetic 'Thala' enchants Kerala
Kochi, May 2 - This list has hardly changed over the past fortnight, except for the song 'Muthumazha' from 'Big B' entering the list.
May 2, 2007 - 8:50:51 AM

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Aadesh teams up with Grammy winner
Mumbai, May 2 - If all goes well, the sound of the Indian dhol will rise and swell in the US. Composer Aadesh Shrivastava has teamed up with Grammy award winning Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean for a song and used 60 dhols in the score.
May 2, 2007 - 8:24:57 AM

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Shilpa - a blessing in disguise for Deols
Mumbai, May 2 - After 'Naksha' and 'Big Brother', Sunny Deol's box office standing isn't quite in the pink of health. However, his career seems to have got an unexpected boost in the arm, thanks to Shilpa Shetty whose presence in the Deols' family film 'Apne' has made it a source of keen interest worldwide.
May 2, 2007 - 8:14:36 AM

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Rani's mantra for super-slim figure
Mumbai, May 2 - For those who are wondering how Rani Mukerji managed to get into those short skirts in Siddharth Anand's just released 'Ta Ra Rum Pum', the actress reveals it all.
May 2, 2007 - 7:49:25 AM

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Feluda, Goopy-Bagha sequels will mark Ray's anniversary
Kolkata, May 1 - As the 86th birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray is celebrated Wednesday, perhaps the most befitting tribute will come from his son who is planning sequels of two of the master filmmaker's best-known works.
May 1, 2007 - 4:26:49 PM

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'Yatra' is all about a writer's journey
New Delhi, May 1 - Known for giving a socialist touch to his movies, Bengali director Gautam Ghose tries something different with his new film 'Yatra' releasing Friday. The film weaves together the visualisation of a filmmaker with the imagination of a writer.
May 1, 2007 - 10:14:24 AM

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Shankar gets a song as B'day gift
Mumbai, May 1 - Very few know that singer Shankar Mahadevan, who is a part of the terrific trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, is also a part of the fabulous 30-year-old band called Shakti that boasts of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and famed guitarist John McLaughlin.
May 1, 2007 - 10:13:22 AM

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Rahman's 'Sivaji' tops the charts
Chennai, May 1 - A.R. Rahman's 'Sivaji', composed with Rajnikanth in mind, is creating records, though it may not be the music wizard at his best.
May 1, 2007 - 9:17:52 AM

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Remake film rules Tamil box office
Chennai, May 1 - 'Naan Avan Illai', the remake of K. Balachander's old classic that had Gemini Ganesan in the lead, is slicker and technically superior. It has appealed not only to the urban audience but to rural movie buffs too. Jeevan consolidates his position after his successful 'Thiruttu Payale'.
May 1, 2007 - 9:17:14 AM

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Randeep secretly playing 'Love Game'
Mumbai, May 1 - Randeep Hooda has been secretly shooting a slice-of-life romantic comedy titled 'Love Game'.
May 1, 2007 - 9:15:03 AM

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Big B turns dialogue writer for 'Last Lear'
Mumbai, May 1 - Conquering new peaks has become a bit of a habit for Amitabh Bachchan. He did it yet again on the sets of his English-language film 'Last Lear' when he penned down some on-the-spot Hindi dialogues for a scene with Preity Zinta and Bengali superstar Prosenjeet.
May 1, 2007 - 8:12:40 AM

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Malayalam film stars join hands for fund-raiser film
Kochi -, April 30 - Almost all leading Malayalam film stars will come together to act in a film, officially launched Monday and being made by the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes - to raise funds for the association's activities.
Apr 30, 2007 - 3:18:15 PM

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Kajol's heart is set on Malayalam 'Heartbeats'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 - Bollywood actress Kajol is all set to play a lead role in a Malayalam film tentatively titled 'Heartbeats'.
Apr 30, 2007 - 12:51:42 PM

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Ash will bring more bliss to family: Amitabh
Mumbai, April 30 - In the afterglow of the AbhiAsh wedding, Amitabh Bachchan says he is looking forward to his new daughter-in-law bringing more happiness into the family.
Apr 30, 2007 - 12:50:52 PM

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Commemorative stamp on S.D. Burman soon
Agartala, April 30 - The central government will soon bring out a commemorative postage stamp on Sachin Dev Burman, the legendary music maestro and scion of the royal family of Tripura.
Apr 30, 2007 - 9:39:15 AM

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Kangana to do an ad with Salman
Mumbai, Apirl 30 - If there are any doubts about Kangana Ranaut's growing clout in the entertainment market, her latest triumph should put all questions to rest. She's not only been chosen by international shoe company Red Tape to endorse their brand, the actress will shoot with Salman Khan for a TV ad.
Apr 30, 2007 - 8:59:24 AM

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Smoking was damaging my health: Saif
Mumbai, April 30 - Saif Ali Khan, who was rushed to hospital in February after he complained of chest pain, has sent off a letter to all his producers saying that he is fully recovered but will not work on Sundays anymore.
Apr 30, 2007 - 8:58:33 AM

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Another banal Bollywood fare as biggies refuse to change
New Delhi, April 30 - Yash Raj Films latest offering 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' doesn't have anything new to say. This Saif Ali Khan-Rani Mukerji starrer is just like old wine in a new bottle with the same rich-girl-meets-poor-boy and falls in the classical love formula.
Apr 30, 2007 - 8:57:38 AM

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Cameras to roll inside parliament for film on A.K. Gopalan
New Delhi, April 30 - Three decades after the death of A.K. Gopalan Nambiar, one of the leading lights of the Indian communist movement, his life and the long years he spent as a parliamentarian will be captured on celluloid as shooting begins inside parliament's precincts.
Apr 30, 2007 - 7:36:04 AM

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Rituparno Ghosh's 'Dosar' goes to Cannes
Mumbai, April 29 - Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's two-year-old movie 'Dosar', a chronicle of a crumbling marriage, has been selected for the 60th Cannes Film Festival in the Les Cinema Du Monde section.
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:12:46 PM

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Is intimacy in Bollywood back in closet?
New Delhi, April 29 - The Hindi film industry has come a long way from the days when a kiss between the male and female lead in a film was represented by two flowers meeting and intimacy was suggested by lights being switched off or a setting sun.
Apr 29, 2007 - 4:58:41 PM

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Mandira lands in flag controversy
Jaipur, April 29 - Actress and cricket commentator Mandira Bedi has landed in a bit of trouble with a complaint against her for showing disrespect to the national flag.
Apr 29, 2007 - 4:50:00 PM

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I pay more taxes than Hrithik: Amitabh
Mumbai, April 29 - Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan claims he is the 'top' tax payer in the country with Rs.15.59 crore -, and with Aishwarya Rai joining the family, the Bachchan family's total tax would be around Rs.25.3 crore -.
Apr 29, 2007 - 4:48:19 PM

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After Bachchans, Deols plan to tap collective equity
Mumbai, April 29 - Inspired by brand name Bachchan, the Deols are now planning their own collective strategy.
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:11:37 AM

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Who's spreading rumours about Karan-Himani link-up?
Mumbai, April 29 - Television actor Karan Oberoi was outraged over rumours in a section of the press linking him with his co-host Himani Kapoor on Zee TV's 'Antakshari'.
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:08:54 AM

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Sikh authority pardons Mandira Bedi after apology
Amritsar, April 28 - Akal Takht, the highest body of Sikh religious affairs, has accepted the apology of actress, model and cricket commentator Mandira Bedi regarding the use of a Sikh religious symbol on her body as a tattoo.
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:07:50 PM

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Shilpa won't take part in Australian 'Big Brother'
Mumbai, April 28 - Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, winner of the British reality show 'Celebrity Big Brother', has denied all reports of her participating in the 'Big Brother' house in Australia.
Apr 28, 2007 - 3:58:54 PM

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'Tara Rum ...' a romp through life's ups and downs
Film: 'Tara Rum Pum'; Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ali Haji, Angelina Idnani, Jaaved Jaffri; Director: Siddharth Anand; Rating: ***
Apr 28, 2007 - 2:11:33 PM

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Cannes: wake up call for India
New Delhi, April 28 - India, one of the largest filmmaking countries in the world, has again failed to mark its presence in the Cannes Film Festival's main competition section.
Apr 28, 2007 - 11:39:32 AM

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Without heroine, Ekta's 'Kasturi' left in the lurch
Mumbai, April 28 - Barely hours before the telecast of Ekta Kapoor's new soap 'Kasturi', there was a crisis at Balaji - they were minus their main protagonist.
Apr 28, 2007 - 8:37:38 AM

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Month-long European film fest kicks off
New Delhi, April 27 - Cinema enthusiasts in the capital can look forward to viewing some choice European films with the inauguration of the nearly month-long 12th European Union Film Festival here Friday evening.
Apr 27, 2007 - 11:35:17 PM

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Court asks for probe into 'KBC fraud'
New Delhi, April 27 - The Delhi High Court Friday directed the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission - to probe allegations of malpractices by producers of the popular 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' - game show on Star TV.
Apr 27, 2007 - 11:14:38 PM

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I'd never race cars, says Saif
Mumbai, April 27 - Thought Saif Ali Khan plays a car racer in his just released 'Ta Ra Rum Pum', in real life he stays away from such risky sports.
Apr 27, 2007 - 5:58:24 PM

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My dance move was a misread of Indian customs: Gere
New Delhi, April 27 - Hollywood superstar Richard Gere Friday said his 'dance move was a naive misread of Indian customs', expressing surprise at the media storm over his onstage-kissing episode with actress Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness campaign in the capital.
Apr 27, 2007 - 5:34:17 PM

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'Jodha Akbar' to be unveiled at Cannes
New Delhi, April 27 - Director Ashutosh Gowarikar's historical love saga 'Jodha Akbar' is likely to have its first screening at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in May.
Apr 27, 2007 - 5:31:48 PM

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BIG 92.7 FM buys Bollywood music copyrights
Chennai, April 27 - BIG 92.7 FM Radio has signed agreements with three leading Bollywood music copyright owners to provide some of the finest music from Hindi movies to its listeners.
Apr 27, 2007 - 12:48:02 PM

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Rani models her 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' performance on her mom
Mumbai, April 27 - Bollywood's reigning queen Rani Mukerji doesn't regret doing 'Baabul' that turned cold turkey at the box office and is quite upbeat about her next film 'Ta Ra Rum Pum'. She says she has modelled her performance in the film, releasing Friday, on her mother.
Apr 27, 2007 - 9:05:17 AM

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Jassi stars Mona and Karan to wed next year
Mumbai, April 27 - After film diva Aishwarya Rai, television's own dream girl Mona Singh, aka Jassi, might be the next bride-to-be from our relationship-friendly entertainment industry.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:31:39 AM

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'Good Boy Bad Boy' makes for drab music
Film: 'Good Boy Bad Boy'; Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya; Singers: Akriti Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Himani Kapoor, Vinit, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Zubeen Garg; Rating**
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:31:05 AM

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No life without wife's parents, says Madhavan
Mumbai, April 27 - Sooraj Barjatya will envy this. In a scene straight out of one of his feel good films about family ties, actor R. Madhavan is currently in the US with his extended family.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:20:32 AM

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Cezanne quits 'Kasautii...' for films
Mumbai, April 27 - After weeks of dilly-dallying, Cezanne Khan's character has finally been bumped off on STAR Plus' long running soap 'Kasautii Zindagi Kay'.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:17:48 AM

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Probe into VIP treatment to Bachchan family at Tirupati
Hyderabad, April 26 - Authorities at Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh Thursday ordered a probe into the VIP treatment given to the family of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan during their recent visit to the temple.
Apr 26, 2007 - 5:15:44 PM

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Richard Gere issued arrest warrant for 'obscene' act
Jaipur, April 26 - A court in Jaipur Thursday issued a non bailable arrest warrant against Hollywood actor Richard Gere for 'indulging in an obscene act' when he planted kisses on Indian actor Shilpa Shetty during an AIDS function in Delhi.
Apr 26, 2007 - 4:11:51 PM

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AbhiAsh wedding pics leaked by neighbour: Amitabh
Mumbai, April 26 - Amitabh Bachchan blames sneaky guests for the AbhiAsh snaps splashed on the Internet just hours after the nuptials - despite the super-care taken by the first family of Bollywood to keep the year's mega wedding under wraps.
Apr 26, 2007 - 11:05:33 AM

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'Shilpa can't be jailed for pecks on cheeks'
Mumbai, April 26 - Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has recently been in the news for one reason or another. Some lawyers have gone to the extent of filing cases against her after she received pecks on her cheek from Hollywood actor Richard Gere, terming them 'obscene kisses', at an event in the capital to promote AIDS awareness.
Apr 26, 2007 - 8:59:46 AM

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'Raqeeb' is a sound compilation
Album: Raqeeb; Music: Pritam; Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, Gayatri Ganjawala, Alisha Chenoy, Zubeen, KK and Tulsi Kumar; Ratings: ***
Apr 26, 2007 - 8:43:36 AM

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I'm one of the leading producers on southern TV, says Ekta
Mumbai, April 26 - She not only rules the Hindi entertainment channels, TV tycoon Ekta Kapoor is also one of the leading producers of southern television shows and has now joined hands with STAR to create software in three regional languages.
Apr 26, 2007 - 8:42:25 AM

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I'd be elated if our channel beats STAR at the TRP game: Sameer Nair
Mumbai, April 26 - Sameer Nair, head of NDTV's upcoming entertainment channel, says the challenges of his new job are going to be greater: 'The stakes are higher, so the victories and losses are also higher.'
Apr 26, 2007 - 8:31:09 AM

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Himani happier post Sunil's departure
Mumbai, April 26 - The departure of co-host Sunil Pal from Zee's 'Antakshari' has left Himani Kapoor much happier - and quite relieved.
Apr 26, 2007 - 7:48:23 AM

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Fans following Raj Kumar's footsteps, pledging eyes
Bangalore, April 25 - Legendary Kannada actor Raj Kumar has made a major posthumous contribution to the cause of voluntary eye donations in Karnataka.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:16:48 PM

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Gajendra plans new shows for STAR and NDTV
Mumbai, April 25 - If you think music show maverick Gajendra Singh is likely to be daunted by the frontal attack by his former Zee channel bosses, you're in for a surprise.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:30:35 AM

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'Ta Ra Rum Pum' is a mix of success, love, tragedy and hope
New Delhi, April 25 - 'Ta Ra Rum Pum', Yash Raj Films' first release of the year, coming out next week, is about a man, his family and how they overcome the obstacles that life puts in their way.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:30:03 AM

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Poor response to 'Life Mein...' puzzles Vikram Bhatt
Mumbai, April 25 - The audience has snubbed Vikram Bhatt's recent release 'Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie' and the response has puzzled the director - he calls it his most original film to date.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:05:09 AM

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Bored with comedy, Arshad turns assassin
Mumbai, April 25 - Bollywood's most loved comic actor Arshad Warsi admits that he is fed up of doing comedy. Now he's all set to turn negative with an author-backed assassin's role in Kabeer Kaushik's film titled 'Qazaa' -.
Apr 25, 2007 - 7:46:14 AM

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Zeenat Aman on campaign trail from D.P. Yadav to Congress
Lucknow, April 24 - Yesteryears Bollywood star Zeenat Aman, who campaigned for D.P. Yadav, Uttar Pradesh's controversial politician who has a number of criminal cases against him, has turned to help the Congress now.
Apr 24, 2007 - 10:28:22 PM

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Finally, Gujarat gets to see 'Parzania'
Ahmedabad, April 24 - Rahul Dholakia's film 'Parzania' about the plight of a Parsi family during the communal violence of 2002 in Gujarat has finally had its first public screening in the state, after facing virtual ban from some Hindu rightwing organisations.
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:04:20 PM

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Narein shines in stale 'Panthayakozhi'
Film: 'Panthayakozhi'; Cast: Narein, Pooja, Geetha and Lal; Music: Alex Paul; Director: M.A. Venu; Producer: Lal
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:42:15 AM

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Preity endorses Go, but it has nothing to do with Ness
Mumbai, April 24 - Preity Zinta's decision to serve as brand ambassador for GoAir may have raised some eyebrows, but the star shrugs off any 'loose talk' that it has anything to do with boyfriend Ness Wadia.
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:13:20 AM

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Saif bounces back with several prestigious projects
Mumbai, April 23 - While Saif Ali Khan is back after a longish illness and has restarted his work with an ad campaign for Provogue last week, he has also said yes to a number of projects after a long break.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:08:05 AM

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Dilip Kumar compliments Harsh Chhaya
Television actor Harsh Chhaya is often praised for his acting acumen but when it came from legendary actor Dilip Kumar, he was overwhelmed.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:06:15 AM

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Rohit Roy's non-stop super act
Mumbai, April 23 - It seems TV star Rohit Roy is determined to prove himself as an on-camera multi-tasker - he is running from one set to another for his films and serials and even ended up shooting 36 hours non-stop for the soap 'Viraasat'.
Apr 23, 2007 - 8:45:54 AM

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I want to take optical illusions further: Shah Rukh
Mumbai, April 23 - He has just wrapped up his quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' and now Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is about to take a long-due sabbatical to spend time with his family and work on a special project.
Apr 23, 2007 - 8:45:12 AM

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Pritam's 'In dino' retains top position
New Delhi, April 22 - Pritam's 'In dino' remains on the top of Hindi audio charts during the week that saw no new entries on the list.
Apr 22, 2007 - 6:45:55 PM

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Amitabh apologises for attack on media
Mumbai, April 22 - Amitabh Bachchan Sunday apologised for the attack on three photo-journalists by security guards escorting the car which had the newly wed couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan outside his family residence Prateeksha.
Apr 22, 2007 - 6:45:15 PM

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Crucial summer ahead for big-ticket Bollywood
New Delhi, Apr 22 - With the hype and hoopla surrounding the matrimonial alliance between two of India's biggest names in entertainment behind us, it is time to turn our attention to the not-so-rosy economics of film trade.
Apr 22, 2007 - 6:14:19 PM

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'Mungaru Male' a Kannada mega hit
Bangalore, April 22 - 'Mungaru Male' is set to become one of the biggest hits in the history of Kannada cinema. It tops the fortnight's list of Karnataka's films.
Apr 22, 2007 - 4:49:29 PM

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'Mungaru Mule' leads Kannada audio race
Bangalore, April 22 - Like the film, the album of 'Mungaru Mule' is topping the Kannada audio chart this fortnight.
Apr 22, 2007 - 4:43:16 PM

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Abhishek, Aishwarya pray at Tirupati temple
Tirupati, April 22 - Newly-wed Bollywood star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Sunday prayed at the Tirupati temple here, making their first public appearance after their high-profile wedding two days ago.
Apr 22, 2007 - 2:32:19 PM

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Orissa artist sends Abhi-Ash 'auspicious' lacquer dolls
Bhubaneswar, April 22 - An Orissa artist has crafted lacquer dolls - a bride and groom - for newly-weds Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai and sent the gift, considered auspicious for married people, to the Bollywood stars.
Apr 22, 2007 - 11:32:55 AM

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John flies in - but not for Abhi-Ash wedding
Mumbai, April 22 - John Abraham is currently shooting for 'Goal' in London and flew back into Mumbai on the day of the Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai wedding. Those who saw John emerging from the airport presumed he was there for the marriage Friday. But that's not why he was here.
Apr 22, 2007 - 10:26:10 AM

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Anupam to do Pakistani film, steps into Boman's role
Mumbai, April 22 - A play on screen, an India-Pakistan co-production, a thriller, a name it and Anupam Kher is doing it.
Apr 22, 2007 - 8:39:36 AM

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Abhishek, Aishwarya to offer prayers at Tirupati temple
Tirupati -, April 21 - Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, who tied the knot in Mumbai Friday, are expected to arrive here Sunday to pay obeisance at the temple of Lord Venkateshwara.
Apr 21, 2007 - 4:34:47 PM

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A bogus love triangle that is best avoided
Film: 'Kya Love Story Hai!'; Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Karan Hukku; Directed by Lovely Singh; Rating: *
Apr 21, 2007 - 2:13:28 PM

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Sikandar Kher's fling with Miss India Sarah Jane
Mumbai, April 21 - Was Sikandar Kher, who's all set to make his debut in Hansal Mehta's thriller 'Woodstock Villa', dating new Femina Miss India World Sarah-Jane Dias some time back?
Apr 21, 2007 - 9:17:43 AM

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After break up, Saif finds comfort in the company of kids
Mumbai, April 21 - Not too many people know how emotionally vulnerable Saif Ali Khan has become in recent months. The departure of ladylove Rosa has left him more attached to his two children Sarah and Ibrahim than ever before.
Apr 21, 2007 - 9:10:00 AM

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Sonu forces Bunty Walia out of world tour
Mumbai, April 21 - The Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Kailash Kher world tour titled 'The Incredibles', set to kick off on May 10 covering 15 cities in the US, Britain and Canada, has got into trouble because Sonu apparently demanded more prominence in the publicity campaign than singing diva Asha.
Apr 21, 2007 - 9:07:01 AM

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Look-alikes entertain eager crowds at Abhi-Ash wedding
Mumbai, April 20 - A large crowd of onlookers, gathered outside the Bachchan bungalow here Friday for a glimpse of what was touted as the wedding of the year, were entertained by some whose sole claim to fame was their resemblance to some stars.
Apr 20, 2007 - 11:26:23 PM

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Abhi weds Ash...finally
Mumbai, April 20 - Colour, confusion and crowds... It was every bit the grand filmy wedding as Abhishek Bachchan, astride a horse, wearing an off-white sherwani and a white turban bedecked with flowers, arrived on a hot Friday evening to wed Aishwarya Rai.
Apr 20, 2007 - 6:33:35 PM

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Abhishek and Ash as I know them
Marriage of the year? Looks more like the marriage of the century. I cut through the appreciative screams to a flashback nine years ago at a function to facilitate Anup Jalota where I saw Abhishek Bachchan for the first time.
Apr 20, 2007 - 5:01:57 PM

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Starlet arrested for dramatic suicide attempt before Bachchan wedding
Mumbai/Srinagar/Lucknow, April 20 - A small-time actress who allegedly slashed her wrist in front of Abhishek Bachchan's house in Mumbai, claiming he had jilted her, was Friday arrested for attempted suicide hours before the star actor was to marry Aishwarya Rai.
Apr 20, 2007 - 4:24:16 PM

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Starlet arrested for attempting suicide at Abhishek's gate
Mumbai, April 20 - A small-time actress, Jahnavi Kapoor, who allegedly tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrist in front of groom-to-be Abhishek Bachchan's house claiming that he had jilted her, was arrested here Friday.
Apr 20, 2007 - 3:01:48 PM

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Did Karan Johar's friends snub Rakhi Sawant?
Mumbai, April 20 - In a shocking display of star snobbery, none of Karan Johar's friends allegedly agreed to appear on his popular talk show in an episode where item girl Rakhi Sawant played guest.
Apr 20, 2007 - 1:27:38 PM

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Starlet attempts suicide at Abhishek's gate
Mumbai, April 20 - A small-time actress, Jahnavi Kapoor, allegedly tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrist in front of Abhishek Bachchan's house here, claiming that he had jilted her.
Apr 20, 2007 - 12:42:48 PM

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Curtains for KBC 3 - and quizmaster SRK gets top billing
New Delhi, April 20 - Superstar Shah Rukh Khan signed off the first season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' with his characteristic flourish in a special two-and-a-half hour show with Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif who took home Rs.1 crore.
Apr 20, 2007 - 12:40:10 PM

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Sanjay Gupta's friends spring a surprise on his birthday
Mumbai, April 20 - Director Sanjay Gupta's friends sprang a surprise for him on his 40th birthday bash - they not only organised a party at Taj Land's End but also got his former wife to attend.
Apr 20, 2007 - 9:14:37 AM

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Rahman casts spell again with 'Sivaji'
Hyderabad, April 20 - Music wizard A.R. Rahmam casts his magic spell again with the Telugu version of 'Sivaji'. It tops the list this fortnight.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:43:13 AM

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Screenplay promises 'Dhee' success at box office
Hyderabad, April 20 - Director Sreenu Vaitla's hugely entertaining screenplay promises to make a winner of Vishnu's action film 'Dhee'.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:42:44 AM

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Priyanka is hot favourite on KBC
Mumbai, April 20 - Almost 90 percent of the men who occupied the hot seat opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' - had one dream. They all wanted to take Priyanka Chopra on a holiday.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:26:08 AM

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B&W classics in colour? It's like painting Taj Mahal pink
Would you take away colour from Vincent van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'? Then why talk of adding colour to Guru Dutt's 'Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam'. Autumn brings with it its own splendour. Can you imagine repainting its auburn hues with translucent greens to give it back its lost youth? It would look gross. And it disturbs the soul.
Apr 20, 2007 - 8:08:31 AM

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European film festival coming to India
New Delhi, April 19 - Movie buffs can look forward to an interesting ensemble of modern European cinema to be showcased during the 12th European Union Film Festival in India starting April 27 in the capital.
Apr 19, 2007 - 9:56:53 PM

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Abhi double exposes chinks in wedding security
Mumbai, April 19 - The public and the media may be in splits, but police are certainly not amused at a Rajasthan shopkeeper's prank - to pose as Abhishek Bachchan and almost slip into Aishwarya Rai's high-security apartment two days before their starry wedding.
Apr 19, 2007 - 5:03:26 PM

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Where's the party tonight? At Ash's place
Mumbai, April 19 - The Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai blockbuster union has the perfect Bollywood cast. From lead stars to the guest-list, the credits for their Friday wedding are ready to roll with designer dresses, special henna and flowers flown in from Kerala.
Apr 19, 2007 - 2:10:54 PM

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Hirani marvels at Amitabh's acting skills
Mumbai, April 19 - 'Munnabhai' creator Raj Kumar Hirani worked with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in an Emami hair oil ad and hasn't stopped raving about the superstar since.
Apr 19, 2007 - 9:50:13 AM

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Udit Narayan's son looking for acting assignments
Mumbai, April 19 - The media has been splashing news of playback singer Udit Narayan's son Aditya joining Zee TV as the host of a music-talent show, but the young man is also poised for a career as an actor.
Apr 19, 2007 - 9:49:10 AM

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Ravi Kishan is the Bhojpuri Spiderman
Mumbai, April 19 - Hollywood comic-book film 'Spiderman 3' is being dubbed into Bhojpuri with Ravi Kishan lending his voice to the main lead.
Apr 19, 2007 - 9:16:57 AM

India Entertainment
The musical notes of AbhiAsh's sangeet
Mumbai, April 19 - The sangeet ceremony that kick-started revelries for the Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai wedding saw starry guests like Ajay Devgan and Preity Zinta, and a colour theme of purple and blue at the Bachchan residence Prateeksha in Juhu here.
Apr 19, 2007 - 8:56:17 AM

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Kerala hums songs from Vishu films
Kochi, April 19 - Songs from films released during Vishu make it to this list, with 'Thala' from 'Chotta Mumbai' topping the charts.
Apr 19, 2007 - 8:21:59 AM

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