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Bollywood's top 10 women-oriented films of past decade

Bollywood's top 10 women-oriented films of past decade
Mumbai, March 8: Considered to be a male-dominated industry, Bollywood sometimes celebrates woman power with aplomb. In the past decade, several such movies with power-packed female characters have come to the fore.

On the occasion of International Women's Day Saturday, here's a dekko at ten such movies:

* "Murder" (2004): During the year when "Dhoom" defined the Hindi film heroine as the air-headed eye-candy, Mallika Sherawat came to the forefront as a horny wife cheating on her husband. The last time that a screen wife had an affair under her husband's nose was when Mala Sinha took a shine to adultery in "Gumrah". This was different. This was a lot more physical. Mallika didn't mind taking off her clothes during sexual.
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Mala Sinha rejects Phalke Awards

Mala Sinha rejects Phalke Awards
Legendary actress Mala Sinha who regaled generations of Hindi cineastes with her powerhouse performance in Guru Dutt's Pyaasa, B R Chopra's Dhool Ka Phool and Gumrah and Ramanand Sagar's Geet, is at the moment very angry and upset with the committee that has just bequeathed the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on her. Speaking exclusively to this writer Mala Sinha says, "They've done grave injustice to me. They haven't even mentioned my name on the invitation card! When members of the Phalke committee including their chairperson came home to me to request me to take the award for being what they called a legendary artiste, I was happy to accept it. But when I saw the invitation card for the event I was shocked. My name was not there with the other winners of award. Asha Bhosle and Pam Chopra (who is to receive the award on behalf of
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“If any young musician wants to learn anything from me, then my life is at their disposal” – Roop Kumar Rathod on music, life and his upcoming show

Bollyspice caught up with Roop Kumar Rathod, who is currently in London to promote his upcoming Saregama Events show ‘Celebrating the Legends’. One of the top singers in Bollywood today, Roop Kumar Rathod has a voice like no other, which is steeped in classical, ghazal and sufi tones. Yet he is still responsible for some of today’s soulful chartbusters, such as ‘O saiyaan’ from Agneepath, earlier this year. Having been in the industry for over twenty years, he is a great source of wisdom for music lovers old and young. Read on to hear what he had to say about music, life and his upcoming show…

I recall your first song from back in 1993, quite a journey for you since?

Wow! You remember that? ‘Mein tera aashiq’ hoon from Gumrah

Yes, you were new on the scene. Kumar Sanu was reigning then and you also sang a song later with him?
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Third Eye Asian Fest in Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Ftii

Third Eye Asian Fest in Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Ftii
Asian Culture Award to Afghani director Siddiq Barmak Homage to Dev Anand and Ashok Kumar 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

The screening of the Chinese film, ’11 Flowers’, the latest production of the well-known director Xioshuai Wang, will throw open the 10th Third Eye Film Festival at the Ravindra Natya Mandi, Prabhadevi, at 6.30 p.m. on December 22.

The film, which marks its Indian premiere at the Festival, is about the dilemma of an 11-year-old boy after his chance meeting with a runaway murderer.

The Festival this year is being dedicated to the fond memories of Bollywood’s inimitable star and filmmaker of 65-year standing, Dev Anand, who passed away in London on December 3. As a gesture of paying tribute him, his memorable film, ‘Guide’ will be shown.

Organised by Asian Film Foundation in collaboration with P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy and supported by the state government of Maharashtra, the Festival
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Bollywood Filmmaker Dies

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Legendary Bollywood filmmaker B.R. Chopra has died at the age of 94.

The veteran director, who had been ill for some time, passed away on Wednesday at his home in suburban Mumbai, his family has confirmed.

Chopra made a name for himself with a string of classic movies in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Gumrah and Naya Daur, starring Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar.

He later went on to produce the hugely popular Asian TV series Mahabharata.

Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra dead

Mumbai, Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra died here Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was 95. His son, producer-director Ravi Chopra, said he had lost not only his father but his guru."I have lost not only my father, but my guru. The Chopra family has lost a virtual patriarch and the film industry a conscientious filmmaker," Ravi Chopra told Ians.B.R. Chopra died at 8.15 a.m. at his residence in suburban Juhu. He had made successful films like "Naya Daur", "Gumrah", "Humraaz", "Dhundh", "Insaaf ka Tarazoo" and "Nikah".Besides Ravi Chopra, the filmmaker is survived by his two daughters Shashi and Neena. His funeral will be held at 4.30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Filmmaker B. R. Chopra passes away

Blessed was the day when he embraced the silver screen By portraying life which the human race always seen B.R.Chopra was the name of that gentle soul Who helped many a star score millions of goal! For all those who think that it's a typing mistake that we have addressed the legendary as 'was' instead of 'is', then, it only means that you still have not been hit by the tornado of the news which has not only shook us but every film lover. The news was that Baldev Raj Chopra aka B.R.Chopra (the elder brother of Yash Chopra and father of Ravi Chopra), one of the famous names who were instrumental in giving Bollywood its identity, is no more amongst us, after he lost his battle to the illness, which was ailing him since long. The 95 year old doyen breathed his last today morning at
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