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Raveena not keen on signing films for the heck of it

12 June 2013 5:14 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, June 12: Raveena Tandon's comeback film "Shobhna's 7 Nights" might have won awards at various international film festivals, but the actress is not keen to sign more films unless something interesting comes up.

"I have already finished one film called 'Shobhna's 7 Nights', which was actually made for international film festivals. It has already been released at festivals, it has won awards all over and now if something interesting comes around, I'll do it, otherwise I am not very keen," the 38-year-old said here Tuesday at an event held for a cooking oil brand.

Directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay, "Shobhna's 7 Nights". »

- Machan Kumar

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Writer accuses Anurag of lifting his story for Bombay Talkies

29 April 2013 8:04 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Anurag Kashyap's short film which comprises of one segment in the upcoming compilation Bombay Talkies has run into trouble. Writer Nishant G. Ranjan claims that Kashyap's upcoming short film is apparently based on his work.

Nishant further claims that he had sent his story, revolving around a person who wanted to make Mr. Bachchan listen to the poems written on him, to Kashyap in 2011. However, since there was no reply form Anurag's side, Nishant forgot about it.

It was only on reading reports about Anurag's short film did Nishant realize the similarities between both the stories. On inquiring further, he figured that this was very much his own story, and he took up the case with the Film Writer's Association (Fwa).

In earlier interviews, Anurag had claimed that the story for the short film was one of the first scripts he ever wrote. At that time it was »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Pankh director to take legal action against Zoya

19 April 2013 9:22 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Back in 2010, Pankh, featuring Bipasha Basu, Lilette Dubey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh and newcomers Maradona Rebello and Amit Purohit, hit theatre screens across India. The film sunk without a trace, however, the writer- director Sudipto Chattopadhyay made several rounds of various film festivals with the film. Now, three years later, we hear that Sudipto is planning to take legal action against Zoya Akhtar for apparently lifting his film for her story in Bombay Talkies.

Apparently, after watching the trailer of Zoya's feature and learning about the storyline, Sudipto felt that Zoya has lifted the central idea of his film, for her upcoming Bombay Talkies. Further reiterating he says that Zoya's film is exactly what was shown in his, with almost every bit of the story line being similar. If that wasn't enough, Sudipto further claims that certain scenes have been blatantly lifted from his film without giving him credit. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Raveenas item number in Shobhna Seven Nights

21 February 2013 3:41 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Whenever one hears the name Raveena Tandon, the only song that precedes the name is Mohra's 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast', one of the 'premier' item songs of the 90s that made her an overnight sensation. Though Raveena hasn't done too many item numbers in her career, she has agreed to do one item song in Sudipto Chattopadhyay's Shobhna Seven Nights. Buzz is that she said yes to the song on the condition that it would be done aesthetically and with no suggestion of eroticism. The item song called 'Iss Jism Se Mujhe Azaad Karo' is sung by Shibani Kashyap. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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