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Monday, 25 February 2013

Ram Gopal Varma to release “The Attacks of 26/11″ in English

Ram Gopal Varma to release “The Attacks of 26/11″ in English

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Ram Gopal Varma has been struggling to taste the success at the box-office since ‘Sarkar’ which was released back in 2006. But however, he was always able to grab attention towards him by making controversial and terrible movies.

But now he is showing promising signs through his upcoming movie ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ which is based on Mumbai attacks which took place in 2008 and killed 166 people at Hotel Taj in Mumbai.Flick stars Nana Patekar in the lead role and also features Atul Kilkarni and Ganesh Yadav as the supporting cast. Movie is also being shot in English simultaneously and will be released worldwide.

Giving the confirmation, Ram Gopal Varma said: “‘Attacks of 26/11′ is also in English. The film is the same, it is just that the lines are in English and Nana and other actors have spoken their lines in the Queen’s language.”

Nana said: “I do not know how to speak English. I mugged up my lines and said them in English.”

Releasing March 1, the crime saga will hit the screens with 1,100 digital prints and 165 analogue prints in Hindi and Telugu languages. Release date of English version of the movie is not yet revealed.

Hope Ram Gopal Varma will end his success drought with this movie.


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Directors feel Shahid Kapoor is a Superstar in the making

Directors feel Shahid Kapoor is a Superstar in the making

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Shahid Kapoor, who was the most promising young actor when he made his debut through ‘Ishq Vishq’ and then struggled to establish himself in Bollywood until ‘Jab We Met’ came which truly turned his career and made him an overnight star.

However, he did not taste much success after ‘Jab We Met’ even though he had acted in big budget movies which were directed by successful directors with Kaminey being the only exception.

But directors seem to be very confident about Shahid’s talent. He is now acting in two promising movies “Phata Poster Nikla Hero” and “Rambo Rajkumar” which are directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and Prabhu Deva respectively.

Rajkumar Santoshi who feels Shahid is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood said “I always knew Shahid was extremely talented. Now when I’ve worked with him, I am amazed at how versatile he really is. In my film, he has to portray both dark and light shades. He handles both the comic and dramatic scenes with equal ease. His mother-son scenes with Padmini Kolhapure brought tears to my eyes. And he is so hands-on on the sets; it’s a delight to work with an actor so focused on his work. I am definitely working with Shahid again.”

Prabhudeva was very impressed with Shahid’s acting in ‘Kaminey’ and ‘Mausam’ and feels he has terrific acting skills present in him, also said “We are starting the film in Gujarat on March 1 with a song. I like to begin shooting with a song. It makes the entire team happy and light-hearted.”

Also known as India’s best dancer Prabhudeva praised dancing skills of Shahid Kapoor saying “he is definitely one of the swiftest dancers in India”.


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John Abraham urges women to get themselves checked regularly

John Abraham urges women to get themselves checked regularly

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Bollywood hunk John Abraham is a big time fitness freak and health conscious. He has always supported healthy living. Now, the actor has raised his voice in support of breast cancer awareness.

John urges women to get themselves checked regularly.

“I’d like to speak about one cause that’s breast cancer and it is something that can be detected early. That’s one of the initiatives here. Just go out and get checked yourselves for something that can prove to be fatal in future,” John Abraham told the PTI.

Earlier too, several Bollywood stars have spoken to create awareness of breast cancer among women.

Just recently, actress Sonam Kapoor spoke in support of breast cancer. Ms Kapoor also urged her friends and fans to show their support for it. A Source told DNA, “Sonam is a fashionista. So she”s urging everyone she knows to wear pink when they step out on October 21. It will be a small gesture but at least its a step forward. The most important thing that Sonam realised was that most people are still unaware of the seriousness of the disease and think that it can”t affect them.”

John was present with his I Me Aur Main co-star Prachi Desai.

Directed by Kapil Sharma, the film releasing Friday also stars Chitrangada Singh


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Winners, losers and stair-eaters: Your guide to the 2013 Oscars

Winners, losers and stair-eaters: Your guide to the 2013 Oscars

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The 2013 Oscars went down last night and were full of hits, misses and one gif-worthy fall. First-time host Seth McFarlane had viewers split with his humour, but received an overall thumbs up for his musical-themed Oscars, incoporating everyone from Harry Potter to Captain Kirk. The biggest surprise of the night was courtesy of Argo’s win for Best Picture, beating out Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and the big budget musicial, Les Miserables.

We’ve broken the night down into a few easy Oscar categories of our own to get you caught up on what you missed from last night’s festivities.

Best Recovery

On her way up the stairs to accept her Oscar for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence suffered most winner’s worst nightmare with her fall. She gracefully recovered and managed to mumble out a coherent speech.

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Reason We’re Happy the Award Season Is Done

Anne Hathaway was wonderful as Fontaine in Les Mis. No one is arguing that. Did she deserve an Oscar? Yes. Did she deserve all the awards she’s won this season? Yes. Has she become the Taylor Swift of the acting world with her constant “Ermahgherd I just won?!” face? Yes. That’ll do, Anne. That’ll do.

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Most Endearing

The clear front runner, Adele was still shocked when she picked up an Oscar for Best Original Song for Skyfall. Everyone that watched her perform live earlier in the night knew the award was hers for the taking, but the UK singer was still genuinely happy and surprised to be part of the prestigious club of Oscar-winners, unable to hold back tears during her speech.

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Biggest Surprise Talent

Let’s add ‘dancing’ to the list of talents Charlize Theron excels at, just in case ‘pulling off that short hair’ wasn’t enough to make you jealous.

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Proof That Sandra Bullock Isn’t Perfect…But Still Kind Is

While opening an envelope, Sandra Bullock made this face. Honestly, I’m still focusing on how toned her arms look.

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Check out a full gallery of the 2013 Oscars Red Carpet, as well as pics of stars from the Vanity Fair after party and Elton John’s Annual Viewing Part.

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Did Kanye rant or just say some truths, but really loud?

Did Kanye rant or just say some truths, but really loud?

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People are calling Kanye’s side-chat at his London show on Saturday night a full-on rant, which Rolling Stone surmised as “largely focused on the relationship between art and commerce”. I’ll be honest here. Before watching this video I had my apprehensions. “No,” I begged YouTube. “Don’t let us hate on Mr. West any more then we have to already!” But I watched anyway and was surprised. The media has Kanye made out to be this weird monster, but I just think he was communicating on a really visceral and real level his misgivings about the entertainment industry.

As transcribed at Rolling Stone, “Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n—- now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please? Just for three million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my back yard. So I’ll tell all my fans your s— is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you. . . . What’s my public rating now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money for some corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing right? Okay cool.”

Watch Kanye’s “rant” for yourself here. But viewer’s discretion is advised (he has some pretty colourful language) and tell us what you think in the comments section.

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Did Kanye rant or just said some truths, but really loud?

Did Kanye rant or just said some truths, but really loud?

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People are calling Kanye’s side-chat at his London show on Saturday night a full-on rant, which Rolling Stone surmised as “largely focused on the relationship between art and commerce”. I’ll be honest here. Before watching this video I had my apprehensions. “No,” I begged YouTube. “Don’t let us hate on Mr. West any more then we have to already!” But I watched anyway and was surprised. The media has Kanye made out to be this weird monster, but I just think he was communicating on a really visceral and real level his misgivings about the entertainment industry.

As transcribed at Rolling Stone, “Can I sell a drink for you please? So you can help me put on a better show. Please corporations. Can you please support me, Kanye West? I swear I’m a nice n—- now. I swear I’ll put the pink polo back on. I swear to you. Please? Just for three million dollars. I need it so bad. I need a new pool in my back yard. So I’ll tell all my fans your s— is cool. And if they believe in me they should also believe in you. . . . What’s my public rating now? Are people liking me again? Enough to get some money for some corporations? They forgot about the whole Beyonce thing right? Okay cool.”

Watch Kanye’s “rant” for yourself here. But viewer’s discretion is advised (he has some pretty colourful language) and tell us what you think in the comments section.

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Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos talks mental illness in Hollywood

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos talks mental illness in Hollywood

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It might not be Bell Let’s Talk Day, but that doesn’t mean the discussion is over. Take Passion Pit’s front man Michael Angelakos who has struggled with bipolar disorder and issues with mental health in the past. With the whole Oscar buzz surrounding Silver Linings Playbook, Michael tweeted out his thoughts regarding the movie’s portrayal of mental health. Michael tweeted out, “Cheap use of mental health as legs for plot. “@lfitzmaurice: To be perfectly clear: did not like Silver Linings Playbook very much at all”” and addressed one response by tweeting, “So? “@MEH957: @mangelakos you do know that David O’Russell has a son who’s bipolar, right? #silverliningsplaybook””

Michael’s main thesis was that Hollywood misappropriates the portrayal of mental illness for added effect stating, “It’s very much in right now — in Hollywood, mind you — to use mental illness as a way to bring added or almost entirely all drama to piece”. Michael then posited that, “Be it TV or film, it’s lazy and usually, perhaps inadvertently, regressive. That being said, it has to exist in some capacity for discussion”. Michael then furthered his point by tweeting, “Lets allow Hollywood to dramatize so there can be backlash/discussion. See, insurance companies barely recognize mental illness as health”.

Though it doesn’t mean that Hollywood shouldn’t include the theme of mental health in films, I think Michael’s point was that people are complex and that mental illness shouldn’t be a way to blanket a whole, especially for entertainment purposes. Michael conceded and tweeted, “Well, great to see people care about the issue. We still have a long way to go. Have a lovely day and give someone a hug.” And then he ended with, “Okay, really. The director, cast, and intention all great. Depiction of mental health questionable. That’s it.”

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments section below and check out our Bell Let’s Talk Day site for more ways to keep the conversation going.

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First Look: Shaadi ke side effects

First Look: Shaadi ke side effects

After giving a hilarious film of tom and jerry love affair with “Pyaar ke side effects” back in 2006, Pritish Nandy is back with the sequel “Shaadi Ke side effects”. Reprising the roles of Trisha and Sid are Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar. The film will look into the lives of Trisha and Sid after they get married.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects begins where Pyaar Ke Side Effects ends. Except the lead pair, everyone including director Saket Choudhary and music director Pritam remain. SKSE is a funny, clever, wild film full of the fascinating ways love works before and after marriage. PKSE had four songs that became very popular, and the story had very strong connectivity with the audience, so we decided to make a sequel. Unfortunately, it a took a while in writing. Saket is a brilliant director but a slow writer!” says Pritish Nandy, the producer of the film.

Vidya who gained a lot of weight for her performances in ‘ The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’ had to loose a lot of weight for this movie as she had to look compatible with Farhan Akthar who is very slim. Pritish Nandy said about the unexpected casting, “We make cinema that is big and also intelligent. Farhan is one of the most intelligent actors today. He and Vidya are two of the biggest stars for last couple of years. It will instantly make my film topical. Both of them loved the script immediately.”

Here is the first look from the movie.

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Madhuri Dixit launches her own dance academy

Madhuri Dixit launches her own dance academy

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On Friday Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit tweeted “We have a huge surprise in store for all you dancers and budding dancers! Watch for news on Monday”

While many speculated that it it could be the announcement of a new season of a dance reality show she has judged before. Putting a full stop to all the rumors, Madhuri launched her own online dance academy for all her fans. She tweeted “World wide launch of my dance academy!!!! http://www.dancewithmadhuri.com, http://www.madhuridixit-nene.com  Come dance with me!!!!”
“I have had a passion for dance since the age of 3. I want to share it with you and bring everyone together in a social way through dancing. No matter who you are, you can learn to dance at your own pace, in your own setting, and socialize with people around the planet. dancewithmadhuri.com  is an online dance academy which is accessible anywhere, anytime on any device!” she added.

For now, she is heading to Lucknow to shoot for Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Dedh Ishqiya” with Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin shah.There are also rumors that Madhuri is likely to feature in a fiction TV show. However, there is no confirmation on that front.


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