7 items from 2012
Director: Deepa Mehta Screenwriter: Salman Rushdie Starring: Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Siddharth Narayan, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Soha Ali Khan, Anita Majumdar, Darsheel Safary. Running time: 148 mins Certificate: 12A "At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom…" Pandit Nehru's immortal words rang out, as he declared India free of British rule, and so began the events of history that would mark all our fates. Midnight's Children tells the story of two such children, born in the same hospital at the very moment when India wins its freedom - one the child of a middle-class couple born to privilege, and the other the child of an impoverished street singer. Their nurse Mary (Seema Biswas), blinded by her love (more) »
- By Priya Joshi
Great news for our readers: BollySpice will be reporting exclusively from this year’s London Film Festival. The festival is the UK’s biggest film event, with 225 films showing. It enters its 56th year and is a 12-day celebration of filmmaking from around the world, with a host of previews and premieres.
The festival has a new Director, Clare Stewart, who previously ran the Sydney Film Festival. This year she has introduced a new theme-based category for films, clustered around the themes of Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic and Family. This new approach is designed to help festival goers find the films that mean most to them and to open up entry points for new audiences.
The festival has also introduced competitive sections that are given much more prominence in the festival campaign and programme. The Best Film Award in partnership with American Express; the Sutherland Award »
- Anjum Shabbir
The 56th BFI London Film Festival has announced its official line up of films in international competition. The list includes Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children. It's a film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name. It features an ensemble cast of Shriya Saran, Satya Bhabha, Siddharth Narayan, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose, Soha Ali Khan, Anita Majumdar and Darsheel Safary. The film will have its European »
Today the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) began unveiling the films that will feature as part of this year’s festival line-up. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of Tiff, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the festival revealed the films that will be screened as Galas and Special Presentations at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.
Fans of South Asian and diaspora cinema will, no doubt, be delighted to learn that there are several films to be featured this year. Probably one of the most anticipated films for South Asian film fans is Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel, which will have its World Premiere at TIFF2012. Mehta’s film stars Satya Bhabha (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as the protagonist Saleem Sinai, and features a cast well known to fans of South Asian cinema, including Shriya Saran, Darsheel Safary (Taare Zameen Paar), Anupam Kher, »
- Katherine Matthews
We've been talking about John Wildman's horror flick Stripped for about two years now, and we are extremely happy to report that the little indie flick that's home to some stunning eye candy is finally gettin' cookin'!
From the Press Release
Wildworks Productions announced that the horror thriller Stripped, initially set to film two years ago in 2010, will begin principal photography in Dallas, Texas this June. Directed by John Wildman from a script co-penned by Wildman and Justina Walford, the film will star the previously announced trio of popular horror film scream queen Tiffany Shepis (pictured below; The Violent Kind, Night Of The Demons), adult film icon Michelle “Belladonna” Sinclair, who will make her mainstream feature film debut, and internationally accomplished actor Samrat Chakrabarti (The Waiting City, Kissing Cousins). The film also stars Michael Guarnera (“Desperate Housewives”, “NCIS”).
The effort to get the film before cameras is headed by executive producers Ruth Mutch, »
- Uncle Creepy
The Nanubhai Education Foundation hosted their Fourth Annual Gala on Friday, April 27th at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York City with over 400 guests and notable celebrities. Spokesman for Nanubhai Education Foundation, 90210 Actor Manish Dayal, along with Heroes Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, Nurse Jackie Actor Arjun Gupta, Actors Samrat Chakrabarti, Pooja Kumar, Sheetal Sheth, Ami Sheth, Manu Narayan, CNBC Reporter Seema Mody, Celebrity Photographer and star of Bravo TV’s Double Exposure Indrani, Former Canadian Cricket Team Captain Ashish Bagai and Philanthropist Karen Koeningsberg attended in support of raising funds for the progress of education in rural India. “Nanubhai’s 4th Annual Gala was a definite success. We exceeded our goals and all funds raised will be put directly to our mission of reforming rural education in India. I would like to personally thank all the awesome people who attended the event and look forward to many »
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Nanubhai Education Foundation will be hosting their upcoming gala on April 27th at the exquisite Angel Orensanz Foundation of Contemporary Art in New York City.
Spokesman for Nanubhai Education Foundation, 90210 Actor Manish Dayal, along with Heroes Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, Actor Samrat Chakrabarti, Actor Ami Sheth, Celebrity Photographer and star of Bravo TV’s Double Exposure Indrani, Former Canadian Cricket Team Captain Ashish Bagai, and Philanthropist Karen Koeningsberg will come forth to honor and raise funds for the progress of education in rural India. The annual gala will be a glamorous evening of cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, entertainment, music, dancing, a live auction and much more. Spokesman for the foundation, Manish Dayal says “Nanubhai’s mission and work overall inspires me and I am honored to represent this innovative organization which works to improve education in developing areas of India without incurring overhead that prohibits real change. Nanubhai is a solid »
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