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Kangana Ranaut on her decade in the Hindi Film Industry!

28 April 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

She came, she saw, she conquered! That’s Kangana Ranaut’s decade-long Bollywood journey in a nutshell. Ten years ago on this day, the actress made her big screen debut with ‘Gangster’ that released on 28th April 2006. Kangana portrayed her character’s longing and pain with such intensity that it made people sit up and take notice of this new ‘curly-haired girl’. The film went on to become a hit and Kangana to win her first debut award!

The actress talking about her 10 years in the Hindi Film Industry said, “I am extremely proud of my rags-to-riches story, it’s fun to be a misfit or an underdog if you acknowledge your gifts and befriend your obstacles,” says Kangana talking of her journey so far.

From being treated like an ‘outsider’ to being hailed as the reigning ‘Queen’ of Bollywood and a style czarina, the powerhouse performer has come a long way since her debut. »

- Stacey Yount

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Sajid Nadiadwala starts 2016 campaign with Baaghi, has plans in place for half-a-dozen films

23 April 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Sajid Nadiadwala stays on to be an ultra-busy man. His Baaghi is set for release in less than a week from now. On the other hand the promotion of Housefull 3 has kick-started as well. No wonder, next few months would be quite engaged for the man who has close to half a dozen films lined up in different stages of production.

“Baaghi is his first release of 2016 and this is where he is bringing together Tiger Shroff and Sabbir Khan again after Heropanti. The action-musical combo flavor has worked with the youth and this is what would set the ball rolling on 29th April once the film hits the screens. The promotion has been quite meticulously planned, right from the time its posters were unveiled to the theatrical promo that was unleashed and the songs that have followed. Tiger and Sabbir had delivered a hit in Heropanti while Shraddha »

- Joginder Tuteja

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Saif Ali Khan gets injured on the sets of Rangoon

22 April 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Saif Ali Khan, who is busy shooting for Rangoon, seems to have suffered a minor setback during the same. The actor suffered a few injuries on the sets of this Vishal Bhardwaj directorial. Recently, Saif Ali Khan was seen making public appearances in a crepe bandage. While we spotted Saif with a bandage around his foot at his mother-in-law Babita Kapoor's birthday bash, he was seen sporting the same even on his arm when he was seen with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan at the airport. Revealing details about the same, Saif added that he suffered these injuries whilst shooting for a few action sequences on a bridge which was the part of the climax scene of Rangoon. The actor, who agreed to have hurt his ankle and also suffered a few other wounds, however, expressed that it was definitely fun experience and these are just a part of life. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Shahid Kapoor wraps up Rangoons shoot

18 April 2016 4:42 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Life just couldn't have been better for Shahid Kapoor. While on one hand, he is all set to become a father in real life, on the other hand, the trailer of his next film Udta Punjab just released. Amidst all this, Shahid has also wrapped up the shoot of his much talked about and much awaited period film Rangoon. Shahid Kapoor announced the wrap up of the film on Twitter saying, "Morning tweeps. Last day on #Rangoon trailer launch of #UdtaPunjab big day. Feeling the vibes." Besides Shahid Kapoor, Rangoon which is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut in the lead roles. The film is slated to release on September 30 this year. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Kangana to holiday like a ‘Queen’

15 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Post an intense and a gruelling shoot schedule and juggling with élan a hectic line-up of commitments, Bollywood’s reigning star Kangana Ranaut will finally be taking a much-needed break. Post the wrap-up of the final leg of Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’, which is scheduled in a week’s time, the three-time National Award-winner plans to take a solo trip to an undisclosed location in Europe or Australia, quite like her character Rani in ‘Queen’ we hear!

In fact, a source close to the actress reveals that no one except for her closest family and friends are aware of the destinations she has planned.

A source shares, “Right now all we know is that Kangana is planning a solo trip to Europe. It’s been very hectic for Kangana with her new brands that she recently shot for, as well as Raju Hirani’s cricket commercial with Ms Dhoni and Virat Kohli. »

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Vishal Bhardwaj praises Kangana calling her intelligent and hard-working

6 April 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Director Vishal Bhardwaj heaped lavish praise on his ‘Rangoon’ actress Kangana Ranaut while speaking to media at a recent event.

Talking about the three-time National Award-winning actress, Bhardwaj said that Kangana is not just intellegent, but also very hard-working. The highly-acclaimed filmmaker even complimented Kangana on her fine acting skills. In fact, wowed by her dedication and impressive acting, his unit had earlier referred to Kangana as a ‘one-take actor’.

Interestingly, both the filmmaker and the actress have received National Awards for two years in a row now (Bhardwaj for (Haider and Talvar) Kangana for Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns) and are currently busy shooting for the classic romance ‘Rangoon’ in Mumbai.

Well impressing a filmmaker who features on just about every actor’s must-work-with list is certainly no mean feat, but for Kangana, her flawless performance on-camera seems to have done it for her with ease!

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Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut to lock lips in Rangoon

30 March 2016 5:53 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ever since Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon has gone on floor, it has been making news for many reasons. Be it its casting that comprises of Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut or its period story, the film has definitely got everybody talking about it. The latest buzz is that after Kareena Kapoor Khan locked lips with Arjun Kapoor in R. Balki's Ki & Ka, we hear that Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut will be doing the same in Rangoon. Even though there is no confirmation of the same, the buzz states that the said 'liplock' scene has been done as per the demand of the script. Watch this space for developments. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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‘Baahubali’ Wins Best Film at India’s National Film Awards

29 March 2016 4:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Beginning” won best feature at the Indian government’s annual National Film Awards. The film grossed some $90 million in India and is releasing across 30 international territories.

Veteran Amitabh Bachchan was named best actor for his performance in “Piku,” while Kangana Ranaut won best actress for “Tanu Weds Manu Returns.” For Ranaut, the win is the second in a row after last year’s plaudit for “Queen.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali was named best director for “Bajirao Mastani.” Neeraj Ghaywan won best debut for “Masaan,” a film that won the Fipresci Prize and the Avenir Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2015.

Samuthirakani won supporting actor for “Visaaranai” that had won the Amnesty International Italia Award at Venice 2015.  Tanvi Azmi won supporting actress for “Bajirao Mastani” and the film also won best cinematography for Sudeep Chatterjee.

Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma shared original screenplay for “Piku” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns, »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Shahid Kapoor shares a shot from the challenging Rangoon!

23 March 2016 8:24 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It seems Shahid Kapoor has had to work harder than ever before for his role in Rangoon. The actor recently shared this instagram post.

Finally back after the most demanding and exhausting sched of my life. #rangoondiaries

A photo posted by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:12am Pdt

Described as an epic period drama set in the 1940s with a gripping love story at its heart, Rangoon is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, features music by Gulzar and also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.

Talking about the film earlier Bhardwaj said, “Amalgamating a story like this with experts from the industry is like a dream come true for me. I am delighted that a project so close to my heart has not only started shaping up well but will be portrayed as an epic story of love and drama in a never seen before avatar.”

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- Stacey Yount

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Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar and Disney India unite to bring back memories of the Jungle Book India grew up on!

23 March 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

How do you separate Mowgli and the stories of Jungle Book that we grew up watching every Sunday with the joyous track “Jungle jungle pata chalaa hai..”?

You don’t! And that’s what Disney India is doing next. Bringing this memory back! In a very special collaboration with Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar, the studio is releasing a reversion of the original track composed by the duo 23 years ago!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnO1usyMyEo

“Jungle jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai…’ was not only my first successful song but, more importantly, it was my first collaboration with Gulzar saab. We were under a huge time constraint when we first made the song and didn’t even have a moment to process what we were doing. We could never have imagined how popular it would be! After 23 years it’s been an absolute delight to revisit the song. »

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Kangna Ranauts father confesses about gender discrimination in their village

12 March 2016 4:35 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

A recent statement of Kangna Ranaut revealed the existence of gender discrimination in small towns and villages as the actress went on to claim that she was an unwanted girl child. Asserting the same is her father, Amardeep Ranaut who reportedly not only agreed to his daughter's statements but also threw light on the backward condition of their village. Stating that a daughter's birth is often treated as a funeral in his village that is located in Himachal Pradesh, Amardeep confessed that they too were victims of the same and had in fact, not even distributed sweets after the birth of Kangna. Readers may be aware that Kangna is actually their second daughter, while Rangoli is her elder sister. Rangoli also manages the publicity and personal affairs of her superstar sister and is herself an acid attack survivor. The two sisters, Rangoli and Kangna Ranaut recently came together for an »

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Lin’s raring to go!

17 February 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Lin Laishram is all set to make her presence felt in Bollywood. The gorgeous model from Manipur will be seen playing a rather interesting role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon.

Talking about her struggle in B-Town, Lin admits that people do tend to stereotype her based on their looks, but she insists that she prefers to focus on the positivity. “I think it’s a great time for actors. So, while I can’t say that the entire concept of the typical Indian beauty has changed, it is certainly evolving. Actresses here are already redefining the Bollywood beauty and I am only happy to be a part of that brigade. So I am not bound by boundaries, nor by looks,” states the actress, who was in consideration for the lead role of Mary Kom in the Omung Kumar biopic until Priyanka Chopra bagged it,

Looking forward to her big ticket Rangoon, »

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Turbaned no more Shahid Kapoor abandons pagdi in Rangoon

17 February 2016 8:20 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It is a case of too many too soon. With a whole lot of our Bollywood stars playing Sikhs in recent films, and some more coming up-Vicky Kaushal in Zubaan and Tiger Shroff in The Flying Jatt - Shahid Kapoor will no more be playing a turbaned Sikh in Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon. According to sources close to the project, that was the original plan. "Shahid has never played a Sardarji before. And it was felt he would look dapper in a turban. But then, a whole lot of stars like Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar appeared on screen as a Sardarji. So, Vishal Bhardwaj dropped the idea of casting Shahid as a Sardarji." The actor's role has now been altered. Apparently, Shahid Kapoor now plays a Muslim character, as it was important to cast him in a culture-specific part as the film, according to a source in the know, »

- Subhash K. Jha

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10th Asian Film Awards – Nominees 2016

3 February 2016 9:22 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

In an online free live stream conference the Asian Film Award Academy announced the list of nominees for the 10th Asian Film Awards. The Assassin (Taiwan) by Hsiao-Hsien Hou lead the list with 9 nominations (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Sound), Then comes Bajirao Mastani (India) by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Best Film, Best Editing, Best Original Music, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects) and Port of Call (Hong Kong) by Philip Yung (Best Supporting Actress, Best Newcomer, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography) with 5 nominations each. Mountains May Depart (China) by Jia Zhang Ke, Mr. Six (China) by Guan Hu and Veteran (South Korea) by Ryoo Seung-wan have 4 nominations each.

Best Film

The Assassin (Nie yin niang) by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Hong Kong, China, Taiwan | 2015 Bajirao Mastani by Sanjay Leela Bhansali – India »

- Sebastian Nadilo

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'The Assassin' leads nods for Asian Film Awards

3 February 2016 5:07 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin leads the nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards with nine nods, followed by India’s Bajirao Mastani and Hong Kong’s Port Of Call with five apiece.

The Assassin, which won best director in Cannes last year, was nominated for best film, director, actress (Shu Qi), supporting actress (Zhou Yun), cinematography (Mark Lee Ping-bing) and four other technical categories.

Another sumptious period epic, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, was also nominated for best film, along with best editing, original music, costume design and visual effects.

Philip Yung’s social drama Port Of Call, based on the true story of a mainland prostitute who was murdered in Hong Kong, picked up nods for best supporting actor (Michael Ning), newcomer (Jessie Li), screenplay, editing and Christopher Doyle’s cinematography.

Rounding out the best film category are Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart (France-China); Hashiguchi Ryosuke’s Three Stories Of Love (Japan »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Kangana Ranaut Floors Director Vishal Bhardwaj with her performance

25 January 2016 1:08 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Photo Credit: Prasad Naik

Kangana Ranaut is busy shooting for her upcoming film Rangoon in the city. The actress who has impressed the industry and audience with her dedication and hard work has managed to floor Director Vishal Bhardwaj. While shooting, Kangana would not only deliver a brilliant performance in a single take but the shots were often approved by the director at once. This led the crew of the film, to call her a “one take actor”, a tag that is not common on the sets of a Vishal Bhardwaj film.

A source from the sets revealed, “Kangana excels at her work and for Rangoon, she mostly has been giving excellent shots in just one take, so everyone has started calling her ‘one take actor’. She is also very professional in her acts. For instance, there’s a particular scene, which required her to feed a Japanese prisoner. Since it was a prolonged shot, »

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Rangoon slated to release in September this year

24 January 2016 12:23 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

This autumn, experience the epic romantic drama Rangoon in which Vishal Bharadwaj brings together the acting prowess of Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor that is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Vishal Bhardwaj and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The ensemble only gets better with the addition of maestro lyricist Gulzar’s words to Vishal Bhardwaj’s scintillating music.

Vishal who is known for making movies which have not only achieved remarkable box office success but also for its sheer cinematic brilliance, has delivered hits like Haider and Talvar (produced), both of which have released in the Gandhi Jayanti week of October 2. Given that Rangoon is the film closest to his heart, the makers have decided to follow the tradition and release Rangoon on September 30, 2016 (Gandhi Jayanti week).

With Sajid’s impeccable track record, Vishal’s creative genius and Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ ability to back strong content ─ September 30 is the date »

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Kangana’s one-take acts impress Team Rangoon!

22 January 2016 9:27 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Kangana Ranaut, who is portraying a fearless character Nadia in Rangoon, has impressed Vishal Bhardwaj with her convincing performance during the shoot. The actress apparently has been delivering a very realistic performance, forcing the filmmaker to okay her shots in one take due to which the crew of the film has begun calling Kangana “One-taker actor”, a title which doesn’t come easily on a Vishal Bhardwaj set.

A source from the sets says, “Kangana excels at her work and for Rangoon, she has been giving excellent shots in just one take. And so now everyone has started calling her ‘one-take actor’. She is also very professional in her approach. For instance, there’s a particular scene, which required her to feed a Japanese prisoner. Since it was a prolonged shot, she ensured that she washed her hands every time and also insisted the Japanese translator on the sets conveyed it to the actor. »

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Viacom 18 Motion Pictures to co-produce Kangana Ranaut starrer Rangoon

20 January 2016 5:20 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rangoon starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead will now be co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures along with Vishal himself and Sajid Nadiadwala.

Kangana has started shooting for the second schedule of the film. The film is set against the backdrop of the second world war where she will be seen playing a film actress. She has also been training in horse riding and sword fighting for the role.

Rangoon is Kangana’s first period film and she’ll be seen in an all new avatar. Kangana has also cut her hair short to a Marilyn Monroe style for her character Julia and will be seen playing the ultimate seductress.

The film also stars Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor along with Kangana.

 

The post Viacom 18 Motion Pictures to co-produce Kangana Ranaut starrer Rangoon appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

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Shahid Kapoor hurt on the sets of Vishal Bhardwajs Rangoon

16 January 2016 6:48 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Readers may be aware about Rangoon filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's ambitious love story that has been set against the Second World War's backdrop. During the shoot of the film a couple of days back, a freak incident took place between the film's lead actor Shahid Kapoor and a Japanese actor. The shoot of the film came to an abrupt halt when the duo were shooting a fight sequence and the Japanese actor got hurt during the shoot.

Shahid Kapoor (who plays an Indian army officer in the film), got his finger injured and also got fever as he was wet because he was shooting in rain for more than over six hours. Speaking about the incident, Vishal Bhardwaj said Shahid's doctor has advised him to rest. He added that the Japanese actor, who got hurt in his chest, was immediately rushed to the hospital. The reports of his X-rays »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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