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Vidya Balan to host Ted Talks on television in India

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Powerhouse performer Vidya Balan has been approached to host Ted Talks on television in India. In a unique format, Ted America is being brought to Indian television and the actress is their first and only choice to host the show in the country.

Ted is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". Ted began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages.

Sources reveal that the foundation wants to do a Hindi television show to cater to the Indian market and they are currently in talks with a leading Gec to air the show. Apparently Vidya is extremely excited to be part of this especially since the agenda of the show is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. »


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Watch Trailer of animated web series The Blazing Bajirao

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With a tremendous response to the teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, here is yet another attempt of the makers to generate some more curiosity. As a part of the promotions of the film, the team will be releasing an animated web series called 'The Blazing Bajirao'. The animated web series will give us a glimpse into the life of the Peshwa Bajirao and will showcase different aspects of his life, from being a warrior to fulfilling the duties as a son and also about his love life. The web series is said to release in September. »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Amitabh Bachchans twitter account hacked

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It seems like some hackers from the deep dark web have found their next victim in the form of none other than Amitabh Bachchan. In fact though the actor's twitter account was recently hacked into, not much damage was done expect for him seeming to follow a few sex sites. Commenting on the same Bachchan was quick to post a note on twitter saying, "Whoa !..My Twitter handle hacked ! Sex sites planted as 'following' ! Whoever did this, try someone else, buddy, I don't need this !" However this did not here! It seems that the megastar's trouble increased and he recently complained of having received a few abusive messages and he took to Twitter to also say that he has filed a complaint with the police. Amitabh Bachchan's tweet read, "Okaay .. !! Plot thickens ! Had been getting several really dirty abusive sms for a year .. just handed all of them to »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Hollywood stunt director Robert Miller roped in for Azhar

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International stunt and sports director, Robert Miller aka Rob Miller who has worked on several Hollywood films including John Miller Must Die and License to Wed, apart from international sitcoms like One Tree Hill and The Office has been roped in to direct the sports sequences in Msm Motion Pictures & Balaji Motion Pictures' Azhar starring Emraan Hashmi.

The sports director who last worked on National award winning sports films Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and <>Chak De! India will now be chalking out and directing some crucial highlight scenes in the entertainer based on the life and times of former Indian Captain, Azharuddin...Sources reveal that Rob and his team of stunt and sports coordinators are currently in London, where the film is being shot. Recently we spotted cricketer Azharuddin flying to London to overlook the filming of the cricket scenes and support Emraan Hashmi in the portrayal of himself. »


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Original Kick star Ravi Teja meets remake superstar Salman Khan

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It happened at the Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's 60th birthday bash. Kick star Ravi Teja met Salman Khan who played the lead in the Hindi remake of Kick. And there was an instant connection. Says a guest at the venue, "Salman greeted the original Kick star Ravi Teja very warmly with a hug and a smile. They spoke for quite a while. Salman Khan was curious about Kick 2 in Telugu which has just been released. When Ravi told Salman about a double role in Kick 2 Salman said he too is playing a double role in the Kick sequel, but Salman is not doing a remake of Ravi Teja's Kick 2" Says Ravi Teja whose sequel to Kick released this weekend, "Salman and I met at Chiranjeevi Sir's bash. We spoke and he was kind enough to ask me about my new Kick sequel. I told him there were some problems. »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to learn Arabic

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For the first time in her career we will get to hear Aishwarya Rai Bachchan speaking in...Arabic! Sanjay Gupta's thriller Jazbaa would be dubbed into Arabic. This would be the first Indian film to be dubbed into that language. Explaining the reason for going so far out of the way for linguistic substance Gupta said, "This is for the huge Arabic market for Bollywood cinema. And we have the channel Zee Arabia as platform to promote the film." Apparently, Aishwarya has taken on herself the challenge of learning the Arabic language to dub the lines herself. Says a reliable source, "Aishwarya feels another voice would ruin her performance in Jazbaa. And the film is very important to her, as she makes a comeback after three years. She can't afford to let anyone or anything spoil it for her." »


- Subhash K. Jha

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