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Sarah Jane Dias to release her debut single

16 hours ago

After Priyanka Chopra decided to debut as a singer, it seems that she has inspired many Bollywood actresses to move forward with their passion for singing. Amidst Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, who have been lending their voices for the songs of their own films, we have Sarah Jane Dias who has decided to release her first single, 'Forgot to be me'. In fact, apart from composing and writing the song, she will also be seen in the music video of the same along with fellow actors Arunodhay Singh, hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani and VJ Bani. Excited about the new development in her career, Sarah also expressed her gratitude towards Arunodhay, Sapna and Bani for being supportive of her venture. Moreover, she also thanked the incredible support she received from the music industry which included Vishal Dadlani, Ankur Tewari, Sid Coutto and Mikey McCleary. It is being said, that the music »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Tejaswini Kolhapure delivers a baby girl

17 hours ago

During the promotions of the much delayed film Ugly, Tejaswini Kolhapure had revealed about her pregnancy. The actress, who is also the sister of veteran Bollywood actress Padmini Kolhapure, was excited about the release of the Anurag Kashyap directorial despite the controversies it was trapped in and was equally thrilled about embracing motherhood. And now, the actress has given birth to a little angel at the renowned Lilavati Hospital in suburban Mumbai. Tejaswini's husband, Pankaj Saraswat, expressed his happiness over the news and stated that since this is their first child after their eight years of marriage, she will be treasured and also assured that the mother-daughter duo are doing absolutely fine. Pankaj also mentioned about how actress Shraddha Kapoor was in tears while reacting to the good news and his father-in-law and classical singer Pandharinath Kolhapure's wish to make the newly born a singer just like him. However, revealing about the naming ceremony, »


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Rakesh Roshan to produce a film starring Irrfan Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari

19 hours ago

After the success of the superhero franchise Krrish, speculations were on the rise about producer Rakesh Roshan concentrating on a thriller with Hrithik Roshan and continuing with the next installment of Krrish after he wraps up the former. However, it seems that there has been a change in the plan. Though Rakesh Roshan has decided to produce a comedy thriller, it will be minus his son and superstar Hrithik Roshan. Apparently the film, which is yet to be titled, will star National award winner Irrfan Khan alongside the pretty Aditi Rao Hydari who will be seen playing his wife. Though nothing further has been revealed about the plot of this untitled film, we also hear, that it will also star Kunal Kapoor, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Vijay Raaz in prominent roles. Directed by Abhinay Deo, the film will have music composed by Rajesh Roshan. The film in question is slated »


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Happy Birthday Preity - The dimpled diva turns a year older today

20 hours ago

During the past year, Preity Zinta has been diligently rebuilding her life as an actress post her stint in the Ipl. She produced a fiasco Ishqk In Paris, and recently made a guest appearance with Saif Ali Khan in Happy Ending. Recalling childhood memories of her birthdays, Preity giggled, "My parents used to have these birthday parties in Simla where I'd stand at the door and ask the guests for my gift. And I'd ask them to leave if they didn't bring anything. Ah, childhood! You get away with so much when you are innocent. Bachpan ke din bhula na dena!" Preity will soon be seen in a completely rustic avatar opposite Sunny Deol in Neerraj Pathak's Bhaiyyaji Superhit. About her gradual return to acting she borrows her friend Shah Rukh Khan's line, "Abhi toh picture baqi hai, mere dost. If after 30 years I can convey even an iota »


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Bhatts opt for Adults Certificate to retain censored scenes in Khamoshiyan

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The steamy quotient in the Bhatts' new erotic temptation Khamoshiyan would have been seriously reduced if it wasn't for the Bhatts' willingness to accept an 'Adults' certificate. Sources say the film's prolonged love-making scenes would have been "seriously curtailed" by the Censor Board Of Film Certification. A source close to the censor board says, "The love-making scenes were unnecessarily prolonged. The censor board ordered three of the love-making scenes to be cut. Two of them were part of song sequences. There are a few other scenes of violence that have been chopped off, such as one showing a chicken's head being chopped off and there's an audio modification of the word 'f..k'. But it's the love-making scenes that were going to be largely affected." Apparently, the censor board was willing to let the above deleted scenes and the dreaded 'f' word remain, if the Bhatts wanted a 'U/A' »

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Visually impaired girls join Akshay Kumars martial arts school

29 January 2015 11:22 PM, PST

Readers may recall that Bollywood Hungama had reported about the superstar Akshay Kumar's initiative of starting a martial arts training school for women, in association with the youth leader Aditya Thackeray.

The latest development in this school is that, about a dozen of visually impaired girls have been a part of this school. Reports state that the (visually impaired) girls are getting trained in self-defense at Andheri Sports Complex. He added that these girls, who are generally accompanied by their guardians, help them to understand their instructor's instructions. Speaking about this, a proud Akshay said that he felt happy to put a smile on the faces of these children. He added that even he if he didn't do anything else in life, he wanted to instill confidence and power in women.

Way to go, Akshay! »


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Shooting schedule of Akshay Kumars Airlift precedes Singh Is Bling

29 January 2015 10:47 PM, PST

We all know that superstar Akshay Kumar, who just delivered a mega hit in the form of Baby is one busy man. Right after the release of this Neeraj Pandey thriller, Akshay has shifted focus to other upcoming films; however, the actor is now facing a little bit of date trouble. Apparently, Akshay Kumar had allotted the dates in the month of February to the Prabhu Dheva directorial Singh Is Bling. But now, the same have been given to the Raja Menon directed evacuation drama Airlift. Reason - he was not happy with the script of Singh Is Bling and he wanted it to be fine-tuned. And after this recent development, Akshay has decided to allot dates in the month of April to Singh Is Bling (co-starring Kriti Sanon). Speaking about the same, Singh Is Bling's producer Ashvini Yardi said that they were to start off early this year, »


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Three releases this week Will the film trade never learn

29 January 2015 9:06 PM, PST

For a while it was touch-and-go for this week's whodunit Rahasya. The film was embroiled in a legal battle with the parents of the slain girl Arushi Talwar who claim the film is based on their daughter's case. However, responding to the film's makers' protests the honourable court on Tuesday afternoon allowed the film to be released stating that the content and plot of Rahasya did not resemble Talwars' case in any prominent detail Overnight, as it were, Viacom 18 the producers of Rahasya scheduled the film again for release this Friday. Explained the Rahasya director Manish Tiwari,"As this is a legal matter we didn't want to take a risk. We had suspended all promotion and marketing. For all practical purposes we had decided to postpone the release. However when the honourable court ruled in our favour and very clearly said that Rashaya did not resemble the Arushi Talwar case, »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Bloody Indian not allowed in Hawaizaada

29 January 2015 8:59 PM, PST

You may have heard it in every film that has been made on the theme of Colonial India from Manmohan Desai's Mard to Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan. Somewhere or the other the Britishers in Indian films are bound to refer to Indian as 'bloody Indians' No more so. For Vibhu Puri's delicately drawn period film Hawaizaada which is set in Colonial India, the censor board in all its wisdom asked the 'bloody' to be removed from the 'bloody Indian.' Sighs the director Vibhu Puri, "I had no choice but to replace the word 'bloody' in 'bloody Indian' with 'crazy'. I am aware that the Britishers in our films have been shown to use the term 'bloody Indian' in numerous films. But if I had insisted I'd have got a 'UA' certificate instead of 'U'. So I preferred to change the supposedly offensive word as it made no difference to my narrative. »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Mugdha Godse to be showstopper at Indias first condom fashion show

28 January 2015 11:19 PM, PST

Mugdha Godse, who made her transition from modeling to acting after winning the 'Ponds Femina Miss India 2004 contest', was last seen in Prakash Jha's Satyagraha in a cameo. While the actress has been copiously missing from the big screen for a while now, we hear that Godse will soon be seen walking the ramp.

Interestingly, Mugdha will feature as the showstopper in India's first condom fashion event. The event which is being organized with an intention to break the barriers of taboo towards condoms will feature 36 teams with 78 students from 11 institutes who will be participating in this event by designing and creating costumes using Skore condoms.

Speaking about this unique show, Mugdha said that the participating fashion designing students came to her asking her to me model their outfits because they wanted a celebrity to grab more eyeballs and, thus, raise the awareness levels. Since she thought that it was a great effort, »


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Srk becomes first Indian to use Twitters Mobile Video Camera

28 January 2015 11:14 PM, PST

If there is any award for any individual who has many 'firsts' to his credit, then, needless to say that this award will be won unanimously by none other than Shah Rukh Khan. After having launched many a Fmcg brands, it was only about time for this super-man to conquer the cyberspace as well. He became the first Indian to have access to and use the newly launched Twitter's Mobile Video Camera app, an online editing experience that lets you capture and share videos up to 30 seconds in an instant and express yourself much beyond 140 characters. Speaking about Srk's association, Rishi Jaitly, Twitter's Market Director, India and South-East Asia said, "Shah Rukh Khan has always been setting global standards for how not just actors but all public figures connect with their followers using technology. He was the first Indian to use Twitter audio card to send voice messages on Twitter, »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Ayushmann Khurranas Hawaizaada declared tax free in Up

28 January 2015 10:07 PM, PST

Following closely on the heels of Pk, the government of Uttar Pradesh has declared the Ayushman Khuranna starrer Hawaizaada tax free in the state. Presented by Reliance Entertianment, Hawaizaada is inspired from the life and works of Shivkar Talpade who flew the first ever unmanned plane 8 years before the Wright Brothers. Set in 1895 during the British Raj, the film is directed by Vibhu Puri. Commenting on the development, Sanjeev Lamba CEO, Reliance Entertainment said "We are extremely happy to receive the tax free grant. This will ensure that the film will reach out to a much larger audience base. The achievements of Shivkar Talpade are largely undocumented and even un-credited. This film is our attempt to highlight one of his biggest achievements of flying the first plane ever at Chowpatty, Mumbai, in 1895. We are glad the authorities agreed with us on making the film available as tax free and we »


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Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali to launch Irshad Kamils book of verses

28 January 2015 8:47 PM, PST

They say that 'A lyricist is someone who can make a hungry man feel content with his songs'. Such is the impact of the songs that the lyricist pens. One of the best known lyricists in today's music arena is Irshad Kamil, whose work (read 'songs') became the talk of the town with films like Raanjhanaa, Rockstar, Love Aaj Kal etc...

Irshad, after having released two books on poems, is now all set to release his third one as well, under the title of 'Ek Mahina Nazmo Ka', which will be a compilation of 31 poems. This book will be launched in Delhi around next week by his eternal favorites Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali.

Speaking about the book, Irshad said that his book is a result of pressure-free writing and is a straight-from-the-heart compilation of poems. He added that the reason behind him writing this book was because he wanted »


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Vibhu Puris Varun-Parineeti starrer is a complete fabrication

28 January 2015 8:45 PM, PST

One morning this week director Vibhu Puri who is all set make his directorial debut with the period film Hawaizaada about India's first aviator, woke up to be informed that he was making a film called Chenab Gandhi with Parineeti Chopra and Varun Dhawan to be produced by Mrs Smita Thackeray. "That was news to me. I have a script called Chenab Gandhi which I was supposed to direct for Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The project didn't happen. I've the script with me. But I haven't approached any producer with it. Right now I am too consumed by the post-production and release of Hawaizaada to even think of any other film," says Puri. Puri says he hasn't met Parineeti or Varun for Chenab Gandhi. "I met Parineeti two years ago for Hawaizaada and never after that. As for Varun, I've never met him in my life. So I think the »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Gurinder Chadha to make film on Lord Mountbatten

28 January 2015 8:38 PM, PST

The 'Bend-It' Queen Gurinder Chadha is flying down to Mumbai next week to finalize the cast of her next film tentatively entitled The Viceroy's House. The film will chronicle the last six months of Lord Mountbatten's stay in India when the British Raj ended. Gurinder says she has unearthed an immense amount of hitherto-undisclosed facts about Mountbatten's final days in India. "There are the so-called facts that we grew up reading about Mountbatten's closing months in India. But there are secret documents which I've unearthed. These point to another truth which I'll reveal in my film." Gurinder, whose last feature film a black comedy entitled It's A Wondeful Afterlife was a bit of a letdown, has bought the rights of two very important books to make her Mountbatten film. "My husband Paul (Mayeda Berges) who has co-scripted the film with me and I have bought the rights of »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Arunoday Singh joins the cast of Mohenjo Daro

28 January 2015 8:36 PM, PST

Only yesterday, Bollywood Hungama had reported about Ashutosh Gowariker's eagerly awaited period film Mohenjo Daro going on floor. While we all are aware that the film has the Greek God Hrithik Roshan and debutant Pooja Hegde playing the female lead, the latest name to be added to the starcast is Arunoday Singh, who will be seen as Kabir Bedi's son and in a negative role. Speaking about this, Ashutosh said that they signed Arunoday because they wanted someone who was good looking at the same time, should also be fierce in order to play the young antagonist opposite Hrithik's character. He added that Arunoday will be more believable as Kabir Bedi's son on screen and that he suited the role perfectly. Meanwhile, an excited Arunoday Singh said that the action scenes will see him and Hrithik Roshan going head-to-head with each other. The icing on the cake, »


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Shah Rukh Khan joins Sanjay Bhansali to celebrate the Padma Shri

28 January 2015 8:24 PM, PST

On Tuesday evening it was a surprise party thrown by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sister Bela Sehgal and his friend producer-dress designer Shabina Khan at a suburban restaurant to celebrate Bhansali's Padma Shri. But the biggest surprise was the appearance of Shah Rukh Khan at the party held at the eatery Nido in Khar Mumbai. Shah Rukh not only showed up to congratulate his Devdas director, he stayed on for quite a while. Says a prominent invitee, "It was quite a night. All of Slb's closest friends had been invited by Bela and Shabina at the surprise party. Shah Rukh's appearance was a special surprise. Of course everyone spoke to him only about Us President Obama using Shah Rukh's line from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in his speech." Interestingly, the Shah Rukh-Bhansali dosti has been brewing for some time ever since Shah Rukh's brotherly bonding with Karan Johar went bust. »


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Richa Chadda saw 8 versions of Devdas to play Paro in Sudhir Mishras next

28 January 2015 5:06 AM, PST

Being a classic tale of romance, tragedy and betrayal, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 'Devdas' has been the love of filmmakers since decades. Time and again, there have been several adaptations of 'Devdas' which was made in several different languages and yet again, it is now Sudhir Mishra who has decided to re-tell the story in his own style.

Although it is believed that Mishra's adaptation is a mix of many films like Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, Devdas and even has shades of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', it is set in contemporary times and will be a refreshing approach from what people may have seen of the classic. Richa Chadda, who plays the role of Paro, saw as many as 8 versions of Devdas, simply to bring a difference to her portrayal and to understand the story's depth much better. Having said that, the 'Paro' in this film »


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Madhur Bhandarkar chops off smoking scenes from Calendar Girls

27 January 2015 11:32 PM, PST

From giving a sneak peek into the glamour world with Page 3, Fashion and Heroine to revealing the dark world behind poverty and its nexus with crime in films like Chandni Bar and Traffic Signal, Madhur Bhandarkar normally likes to portray the truth amidst superficial societies and shallow relationships. Now, the filmmaker has decided to expose the life of models in his upcoming film Calendar Girls. The filmmaker not only likes to deal with such topics but he also unabashedly likes to express his opinions on matters and the recent one was when he extended his support towards colleague and director Anurag Kashyap in his battle with the Censor Board for anti-smoking warnings. Both filmmakers were of the opinion that the anti-smoking disclaimer which is often shown during a smoking sequence in the film is not necessary. However, the Censor Board has been adamant in its decision and recently even »


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Salman Khans initiative on Republic Day impresses Pm Narendra Modi

27 January 2015 10:29 PM, PST

We all have been well aware of superstar Salman Khan's generous side. The actor doesn't restrict himself from working for charitable causes beyond the Being Human Foundation and has been one of the most active participants of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which was kick started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the betterment of India.

Talking about taking the cleanliness campaign forward, Salman Khan took to the social networking site on the occasion of India's 66th Republic Day and wrote, "The Honorable Prime Minister nominated me for the Swachh Bharat campaign and I have cleaned and painted three villages in Maharashtra so far. I intend to continue with this initiative, but Swachh Bharat is not about what one of us can do. It's about what each of us can do. So today, on Republic Day, I am taking this campaign social. I will nominate 100 followers a month for Swachh Bharat. »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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