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Pankh director to take legal action against Zoya

Pankh director to take legal action against Zoya
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.
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Aalaap attempts to reform naxalites with rock!

One of the interesting upcoming projects is the Rituparna Sengupta, Pitobash Tripathy and Amit Purohit starrer, Aalaap. With Indi-Pop rock band, Agnee, looking after the music department, and one track "Ek Nayi Roshni", already quite popular, it is but obvious that rock music constitutes the backbone of Aalaap! When we asked the lead actor of the film, Pitobash, about the same he told us, "Yes, the film is rock based, and it is quite unique (from the run of the mill
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Bijuka: SXSW Reviews

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Ashtar Sayed’s Bijuka (meaning “scarecrow”) is a compelling Indian film with a strong point of view regarding the high number of rapes occurring in the country. Unfortunately, while the message comes across loud and clear, the execution manages to be both dull and highly traumatizing for the viewer. Its purpose is reached at a high cost.

The film follows the story of a newlywed couple during their short time together. Lalli (Arti Rautela) is told she must obey and take care of her new husband and in-laws above anyone or anything else. Painku (Amit Purohit) talks with his friends about all his supposed conquests. When their first night together arrives, Painku shows no physical interest in Lalli. That continues night after night while Lalli is treated like the family's slave who can do nothing right. After some time, she tries to seduce him but is only called names and abused for her actions.
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Raveena Tandon to romance younger man in Shobhana 7 Nights

Raveena Tandon to romance younger man in Shobhana 7 Nights
There is good news for all Raveena Tandon fans. The actress, who made a comeback after five years with Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, has been signed to play the lead role in Shobhana 7 Nights, where she plays the character of a battered wife who finds solace in a younger man. Shobhana 7 Nights will be directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyaya, who earlier made Pankh starring Bipasha Basu and Maradona Rebello. The film Shobhana 7 Nights, is about Bollywood's struggling male actors, who turn to prostitution to earn an extra buck. Raveena plays a married 40-something columnist-author who is abused by her husband and finds solace in a young man who is one of the many strugglers in Bollywood. The boy becomes Raveena's toy boy as he is trying to make ends meet. The role of Raveena's husband is going to be played by Rohit Roy and young boy with whom Raveena's character gets
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