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When a dancing icon like Hrithik Roshan praises someone’s dancing abilities and performance, there is no way that it’s anything less than spectacular. Such was what we now believe was Freida Pinto’s brilliance in her last release Desert Dancer where she plays a dance performer who’s the inspiration for the character of Afshin Ghaffarian. The film is based on his life story set at the time when dance and music was banned in Iran.
Hrithik Roshan seemed spellbound by her performance in Desert Dancer and sang her praises on a popular social networking site. Freida was very humbled by his kind gesture and shares her response here since she’s not very active on social media.
Says Pinto, “Gosh why would i ignore him? We’ve had a lovely email exchange. I did miss his call because I was travelling but it’s very kind and »
- Press Releases
A few days ago, Hrithik Roshan decided to speak his heart out when he was left in awe of Indian-Hollywood actress Freida Pinto after seeing her performance in Desert Dancer. While the superstar, a brilliant dancer himself, took to Twitter to praise her, it was rather surprising when the actress did not respond to his tweets. When Hrithik Roshan decided to wish her personally, he apparently tried contacting her but in vain. Hrithik then took to Twitter to talk about it saying, "Has anyone out there seen 'Desert Dancer'? Pure passion ignited. Most incredible film I have seen. Such amazing actors. Bravo to d entire team. N how amazing is Frieda Pinto. Nver seen anyone dance like that. Wanted 2 wish her but she doesn't pick up my phone! Maybe she'l get this. ;)" However, it seems that somebody finally contacted actress Freida Pinto to tell her about Hrithik Roshan's best wishes. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
James Lafferty, you’re a long way from Tree Hill, N.C.
The Oth actor has joined Wgn America’s period drama Underground in a recurring role, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Premiering in 2016, the series follows a group of slaves who plan their 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation, helped along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad. Lafferty will play Kyle Risdin, a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.
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In September 2015, at the United Nations, New York, 193 world leaders will adopt a series of ambitious goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. The Global Goals campaign is a global collaborative effort to ensure that these Goals are world famous and that they are successfully acted upon.
Project Everyone, founded by Richard Curtis, aims to make the Global Goals the most famous Goals on the planet by sharing them with 7 billion people in 7 days from the moment they are adopted. The more people that know about the Goals, the more people will work to ensure global leaders drive change and the more young people will be inspired to join a new generation of Global Citizens.
Richard Curtis is today calling on the media community in Cannes to join the Founding Team to help get the Goals to everyone on the planet. He said, »
- Press Releases
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, but thanks to The Playlist we’ve got a new batch of images from the film, which shows off its all-star cast including Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Wes Bently and Teresa Palmer; check them out here…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. »
- Gary Collinson
Directorial enigma Terrence Malick‘s latest Knight Of Cups is currently awaiting a release date. The writer/helmer’s work of late has divided commentators into “profound!” and “pretentious!” camps, with entries such as The Tree Of Life provoking cheers and boos in equal measure.
While the cinemagoing public are deprived of his latest offering, some promotional shots have been released which display Malick and Dop Emmanuel Lubezki‘s typical flair for eye-catching imagery:
Unveiled at the Berlin International Film Festival, anticipation is naturally high whatever the outcome. Cups follows Christian Bale as tortured movie scribe Rick, who roams around Hollywood pondering the nature of existence.
Yes, it looks like Rick really is having a tough time of it, but never mind, »
- Steve Palace
After much anticipation, hype, and expectation, Terrence Malick's long awaited "Knight Of Cups" finally debuted in February at the Berlin International Film Festival (read our review) and then...well, that was about it. We haven't really heard much about the film since. But a batch of new images have arrived featuring the trio of lead stars in the movie. Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett are the big names in the picture that also features appearances by a slew of others including Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, and far too many more to mention here (for example, Jason Clarke pops up but doesn't even have a line of dialogue), and follows Rick, a Hollywood writer having an existential crisis, while grappling with complicated relationships with his father and the women in his life. These new images are certainly a nice peek at the beautiful photography by Emmanuel Lubezki, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Ruth Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Freida Pinto and Andrew Rannells were all in attendance at the 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. Saturday afternoon. Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic “I really don’t know much—I’m pretty much coming in saying, ‘Teach me. I’m here,’” Pinto told Vogue at the event, admitting […]
- Chelsea Regan
Louise O’Neill’s award-winning feminist sci-fi Ya novel, Only Ever Yours, skewers the beauty myth with disturbing precision…
If you’ve ever suspected that celebrity fashion magazines should come with cigarette packet-style health warnings (Self-objectification is highly addictive: don’t start / Can cause a slow and painful erosion of self-esteem / Protect children: don’t make them breathe your unending consumer-driven quest for physical improvement) then Only Ever Yours’ brutal skewering of the beauty myth will likely speak to you.
Louise O’Neill’s debut Ya novel didn’t so much speak to me as run at me screaming. Consumed in a single sitting, I found its storytelling as magnetic as it was troubling. Most disarming though, was its ability to mind-read. It amplified inner voices that I’d tamped down to dormancy over years of reprogramming, replaying them with alarming clarity.
It’s an alarming novel, not least because »
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »
- D. Zhea
The talented Freida Pinto, who has been making news globally because of her reel life as well as her real life, has now yet another reason to pat herself on the back and feel proud about. The buzz is that, she is now all set to join the cast of The Jungle Book, that's directed by Andy Serkis. Speaking about the same, an insider source said that, "Freida Pinto has always been very clear and focused with her film choices and has chosen roles that are diverse and interesting. She has already worked with Andy once before and with him directing this The Jungle Book; she was very keen on being part of his directorial venture. Freida has grown up reading the 'Jungle Book'. So, when she was presented with the opportunity to be part of the film, she was elated as its part of her childhood." The film, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline reports that Pinto will take on a live-action role in the blockbuster pic, on which Serkis is set to make his directorial debut. She joins The Americans star Matthew Rhys, who is playing explorer John Lockwood, and Bad Words breakout Rohan Chand, who won the role of Mowgli, in the production, which will blend live-action and motion-capture to adapt the classic by Rudyard Kipling.
No details yet on which part the actress will play, but Jungle Book: Origins tells the story of an orphaned human boy raised by jungle animals including a friendly bear and a wise panther, so it’s perhaps likely that Pinto is playing either an explorer or Mowgli’s birth mother.
The motion-capture cast is »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: In a reteam of sorts, I hear that Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is joining the Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins at Warner Bros. She’s lined up to play one of the live-action roles opposite Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand in the hybrid motion-capture pic that’s based on the Rudyard Kipling classic. Slumdog breakout Pinto was in 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes with Serkis who is directing Jungle Book from a script by Callie Kloves. He’s also… »
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas on the Oscars' Red Carpet Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas at the Academy Awards A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the film's original screenplay, arrives with his wife and fellow Inception producer Emma Thomas at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Of course, Christopher Nolan also directed Inception, but he was not included in the Academy's Best Director shortlist. Instead, nominated were: David Fincher for The Social Network. Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan. Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit. David O. Russell for The Fighter. Tom Hooper, the eventual winner, for The King's Speech. In case the incredibly successful British filmmaker was disappointed, angered, or downright outraged at being bypassed one more time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts »
- D. Zhea
There are many firsts which Aamir Khan has attached to his name. Adding yet another to his list of 'firsts' is him being the first Bollywood personality till date to have been invited to the 3-day 'Women In The World Summit' which started yesterday in New York, USA. Aamir Khan, in his speech, touched upon the issues of tackling taboos in India. He also interacted with the multi-faceted personality Zainab Salbi, who also happens to be an Iraqi- American humanitarian, entrepreneur and author. In addition to that, Salbi also happens to be the daughter of the (in)famous dictator Saddam Hussein's private pilot. The said event will see the presence of many heavyweights like Helen Mirren, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, Hilary Clinton amongst others. When asked about the experience, Aamir Khan said that it was an enriching experience. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.
Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.
Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation. Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope. Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »
- Melissa Thompson
The film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.
SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.
Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »
- Dave McNary
While Freida Pinto is aware she doesn't look like the typical Hollywood starlet, she admits it's a concept that rarely crosses her mind. "It's hard because the first thing people see when I go into an audition is that I am 100% Indian, but I don't remember a time in my life when I did not see myself as a world citizen," the 30-year-old beauty tells Net-a-Porter.com's The Edit. "When I watch films, I can always imagine myself as the female lead – even if it's Minnie Mouse." Photographed by Chad Pitman, Pinto stuns on both the cover and the publication's inside images, showing off her insane bod while giving Michelle Obama a run for her money in the enviable »
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