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On Tuesday afternoon the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg gave the Mahurat shot of Onir's Hamlet adaptation Veda. Curiously the event , attended by Onir dear friends Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Suri, was held at the Taj hotel in Colaba where the dastardly 26/11 attacks had happened. In fact the Mahurat shot was taken in one of the rooms that was under terror attack. Nick Clegg had never before attended any Bollywood event and was quite fascinated by the proceedings. Says Veda's producer Bhavna Talwar, "It was an exceptional honour to have the honourable Deputy Prime Minister of the UK at our Mahurat. I suppose the fact that we are doing an adaptation of Shakespeare must have influenced his decision to be at the event." Clegg who hobnobbed with Veda director Onir, producer Bhavna Talwar and Juhi Chawla said, "Amid the colour, the drama and the spectacle of Bollywood, »
In Bollywood, one's loss is another's gain. After years of staying away from the limelight, 90s diva Sangeeta Bijlani decided to make a comeback in the entertainment industry with a glamorous role in Onir's film Shab. Now we hear that it is Raveena Tandon who will replace her in the film. Sangeeta, though excited about her character, shied away from doing intimate scenes and hence decided to quit the film. Respecting her decision, Onir continued to search for a female lead and later, Raveena was roped in for the film. Confirming the news, Onir said, "Yes, she is doing the role." The film will also have Sanjay Suri in a prominent role, however, according to Onir, "It will just be a friendly appearance." »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 14th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and Diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 5 – 10) at the SoHo Tiffin Junction. Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 34 screenings (23 narrative, 11 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City.
The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions – Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festival covers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries – four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka – a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.
The festival’s Marathi films include Postcard and multiple-award winning films Astu and Fandry. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Fandry received rave reviews in India, winning the grand jury prize at the Mumbai Film Festival in October »
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