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Kalpana Lajmi is seriously ailing and forgotten by her fraternity

9 March 2016 3:05 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

She was the queen of all she surveyed. Kalpana Lajmi was the director to watch out for, the most promising female director since Aparna Sen, when Ek Pal and then Rudaali stormed the festivals and even made a neat profit. Today, at 62, Kalpana is isolated and in desperate need of financial aid for a serious kidney ailment. Kalpana, who used up all her savings to look after her mentor and companion Bhupen Hazarika in his dying days, is isolated and all but forgotten. Shockingly, the bio-pic on slain actress Priya Rajvansh which Kalpana was supposed to direct, has quietly passed on to another director. A sure sign that the film industry has forgotten her. In this hour of need, only a few close friends Neena Gupta, Ila Arun and Soni Razdan are there by Kalpana's side. In fact, Soni, we came to know, is trying to organize a regular fund »

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Are Rustom and Love Affair both inspired by the real life Nanavati case

26 February 2016 2:16 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While we are in awe of Akshay Kumar's suave look as the Naval Officer Rustom Pavri, this black and white image from the film Rustom reminds us of a case that had once created history in real life. The actor's look with a moustache resembles the real life naval officer Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati who was involved in the most controversial case of crime of passion that can be traced back to 1959. The case that had once changed the course of law owing to its twisted nature had K M Nanavati as a prime suspect who was accused of killing his wife's lover and his old friend Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja. What further adds to our suspicion, is that Akshay Kumar and the makers of Rustom though have maintained silence when it comes to details of the film, during the promotions of Airlift, the superstar had revealed that Rustom too (like »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Pooja Bhatt to launch web series on women and orgasms

8 February 2016 5:19 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While Mahesh Bhatt has often dealt with several bold topics in films like Arth and Zakhm, this time around his daughter Pooja Bhatt has decided to go a step ahead. Going digital, the former actress and film director has decided to celebrate women's sexuality by launching a web series on women and orgasms. The 12 episodic web series titled 'Oh!' will have 12 different stories of women hailing from different parts of the country, from Kohima to Kanyakumari, who celebrate the sexuality and body with stories that are inspired from books like 'Breast Stories' by Mahashweta Devi. Claiming that she is no way promoting immorality, Pooja Bhatt stated that she aims to break free from the stereotypical images of women in the Indian society who are often submissive when it comes to matters of sex and do not have a voice of opinion. From tracing the journey of Bhojuri cinema girl »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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