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The 3D version of the 1975 super hit Sholay, Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hemna Malini & Jaya Bachchan is all set to hit the theatres.A source revealed that over 150 technicians had painstakingly worked for over a year for the new avatar and there were plans to hold screening for the veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra."The poster design is unique too, showing Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan on their favourite bike wearing 3D specs. There are other »
A couple of years ago, Bollywood legend Dharmendra (Sholay) put together a wacky comedy starring himself and his two movie star sons, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol. That film was called Yamla Pagla Deewana (Nutty, Looney, Crazy) and was a big hit. The family played a family, the Singhs, with Dharmendra and Bobby essaying the roles of con men on the prowl for a quick buck, and Sunny playing a devout Sikh to whom such shenanigans were anathema. The trio come together, find a girl, fall in love, and attempt to con a different Sikh family, headed by Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook), into marrying their daughter off to Gajodhar (Bobby), in spite of his not being an Nri like the family insists. That film was...
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Greatest of the great Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri have turned out to be the best couple both on screen and off screen. Spending years of a hustle free married life, today they are celebrating their 40th marriage anniversary. The two actors got married to each other on 3rd June 1973 just after starring in the film Zanjeer (1973) together for the first time. With this very film the super couple’s on screen journey started and continued to provide popular films like Abhimaan, Sholay Milli, Chupke Chupke, Silsila and so on. Not only on screen but the couple gained popularity both off screen also. When Big B was as »
Amitabh and Jaya are celebrating their anniversary Monday.
"40 years! 40 years of marriage on the 3rd of June 2013! Jaya and I in marriage for 40 years! A lifetime almost," the 70-year-old posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
It "seems like just the other evening", Big B posted on his blog, adding: "I had driven with my. »
- Shiva Prakash
"Mr. Bachchan has the soldier courage. He is just an epitome of that (soldier courage) for all of us," Prachi said here Wednesday at Gillete's campaign "Soldier For Women".
"He has been there and always set an example for everybody in the industry," she added.
- Ketali Mehta
Mumbai, May 28: Australian model-actress Kristina Akheeva is part of the Deols' home production "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2". While working on the film she got to spend time with yesteryears star Dharmendra and was inspired by his life story.
Describing 77-year-old Dharmendra as the "most kindest" and "most humble" person, he made her feel "extremely welcome" and said she was a "part of the family".
At the same time, Dharmednra, a village boy who entered Hindi cinema after winning a Filmfare new talent award and became a star after hits like "Phool Aur Patthar", "Satyakam" and "Sholay", reminded her of her professional responsibilities.
- Anita Agarwal
BBC Asian Network listeners from across the globe have bestowed the accolade of greatest Bollywood song of all time upon ‘Baharon Phool Barsao’ from the hit 1966 film Suraj – as revealed by Tommy Sandhu in a special programme on Monday evening (May 27).
As part of the BBC Asian Network’s season of programming to celebrate 100 years of Bollywood, a team including presenters and producers, as well as Bollywood experts, shortlisted 100 songs from the World of Hindi Cinema released between 1940 – 2010, and asked listeners to vote for the nation’s favourite Bollywood song.
The panel compiling the 100 songs included Asian Network presenters, Raj and Pablo and Noreen Khan, British Indian rapper and hip-hop singer, Hard Kaur, Bollywood film expert, Dr Rajinder Dudrah and Indian film critic and entertainment reporter, Rajeev Masand.
Neila Butt, Editor, Music and Live Events BBC Asian Network said, “Bollywood is huge. It is an all-encompassing, massively popular topic for our listeners. »
- Stacey Yount
In its 2nd year, Cinema 100 – the annual celebration of films, organized by Whistling Woods International commenced today in Mumbai amidst high excitement and participation.
The day commenced with an engaging discussion on the ‘screenwriting panel’ between Subhash Ghai, Salim Khan and Anjum Rajabali on the perks or drawbacks and the role of screenwriters in the industry. With a brief summarization of the evolution of screenwriters in the industry and a mention of the recent Film Writers’ Movement, this rapid-fire panel discussion left the audience enthralled, who were fascinated to learn about the inner workings of the screenwriting industry. The session also entailed a discussion of the elements crucial in creating a good script.
Salim Khan shared with the audience his humble beginning in the industry. ‘The most important thing I’ve learnt is that you need to do a self-assessment. You need to know your weaknesses and finer points. Another »
- Pooja Rao
On May 11 and 12, 2013, the La India Film Council will be hosting various workshops during a two day celebration at Subhash Ghai's film school academy, Whistling Woods International, to pay tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. The highlight of the event will be a 19 min screening of first ever motion picture Raja Harishchandra (The national film archive of India has only the 19 minutes of the film) along with an exhibition of some rare pictures from 100 years of Indian Films. If that wasn't all, the two day festival will also feature multiple screenings of a five minutes preview of Sholay in 3D. The workshops supported by La India Film Council will focus on range of contemporary topics of filmmaking such as top motion animation, green screen compositing technique, mobile film making, 3D animation and editing. Special workshops hosted by industry experts include the fortitude of Indian Cinema by Amrit Gangar, acclaimed film scholar, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Mumbai, May 9: Yesteryears He Man Dharmendra, who has been in the industry for more than five decades and has worked in over 250 films, says these days people are giving more importance to the promotion of a film.
"Nowadays, it has become a trend that more and more pressure and effort is put on a film's release rather than on its making," Dharmendra said here Wednesday.
In his five-decade career, the 77-year-old has given numerous hits like "Phool Aur Patthar", "Anupama", "Raja Jani", "Seeta Aur Geeta", "Sharafat", "Charas", "Chupke Chukpe", "Satyakam" and Sholay" among others.
"We all want to be loved, liked and admired. »
- Lohit Reddy
The results are in. Movie lovers have voted Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as their most favourite feature film from the past 100 years of Indian cinema in a poll conducted by Sanona™, the UK’s largest online Pay Per View (PPV) Indian movie streaming service.
The hit romantic comedy that made super stars of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol won by a landslide, taking 47% of the votes in the online poll conducted across social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, email and via the movie portal itself to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry.
Written and directed by Aditya Chopra, son of the legendary Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra, also known as the King of Romance, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge beat a selection of ten all-time greats which included classics such as Raj Kapoor’s vagabond story, Awaara (1951), Mehboob Khan’s melodrama, Mother India (1957), and Ramesh Sippy’s iconic curry western, »
- Stacey Yount
Of late, everybody has been raving about Bombay Talkies, the film that celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema. For those who thought that the film is a unique novelty attempt in itself, wait till you hear this. So far, the film's makers had released the second half of the track 'Bombay Talkies' that spans around 4 minutes. The song starts with Aamir Khan alongwith Anil Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and others. Keeping in tune the surprise element, the makers have the song's first half 'shot' in black and white, which features the legendary names like Shatrughan Sinha, Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Tanuja, Zeenat Aman, Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, Sunit Dutt, Madhubala, Praveen Babi, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rekha! The 'secret' of bringing the yesteryear stars to life is that the brief portions of the aforesaid stars' films have »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra will accept a lifetime achievement award for her late husband and will open the newly renovated cinema at La Trobe University, now renamed Yash Chopra Cinema. His final film Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be screened at the festival.
Amitabh Bachchan will be present at the closing ceremony and will be honored with the Iffm’s ‘International Screen Icon’ award, to be presented by the Victorian Government.
Iffm will also present three programs on new films from India and the subcontinent. ‘Hurrah Bollywood !’ features the best »
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s documentary film on P.K. Nair, the founder-director of the National Film Archive of India (Nfai) premieres at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 14.
“You can see a hundred years from now; you can see a certain aspect of life which was there only at the time, on that day. It means a lot. It means more than Greek Tragedy where everything is heightened beyond compare. But those very small things get so beautifully manifest (on film). It is the very, I think, soul of art of any kind.”
For anyone who has spent time on the campus of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune and visited the National Film Archive of India only a couple of blocks away, it is impossible to not think of the omnipresent influence of P. K. Nair, the long-serving director and founder of the Archive. »
- Shekhar Deshpande
Amitabh had praised the look and trailer of Dharmendra's upcoming film "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (Ypd 2), by tweeting: "'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' looking like a lot of fun. Trailer a riot!! Wishing Dharamji, Sunny and Bobby the best... print ad and banners unique."
Dharmendra, 77, called up Big B, 70, to thank him for his kind words.
"Dharam ji calls to thank me for 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' tweet! Greatness is bestowed on those who have great hearts,. »
- Diksha Singh
"I would always like to do original films. My wish is that I should never remake my dad's film, only then one would understand what is the difference between both of us. I would never want to touch my father's films," said Rohan who debuted as a director with "Kuch Naa Kaho".
"So many of his films were perfect. Where will you find actors like Dilip Kumar and Amitabh. »
- Lohit Reddy
Mumbai, March 22: Acclaimed writer Javed Akhtar says there is no fixed formula to write superhit films. However, he admits he can clearly tell the ways to write a movie that will bomb at the box office.
"Someone once asked me 'You have written a lot of superhit films. What is the formula to write superhit films?' I said if I knew it, then I would have always written a 'Sholay'. But I can tell you the formula to write a superflop," the 68-year-old said here Thursday at the launch of Vijay Akela's poetry book "Lashkar".
"There are two ways - first when you think with great contempt that this is what the public wants. Second,. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Mumbai, March 14: It was a classic coming together of three generations of Bollywood when Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan assembled for a special photo shoot to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema at the "Mughal-e-Azam" star's residence here.
Dilip, 90, reigned over the silver screen in the 1950s and 1960s with hits like "Madhumati" and "Devdas", Amitabh ruled the box office in the 1970s and the 1980s by churning out super hits such as "Zanjeer" and "Sholay" and became a superstar, and Shah Rukh Khan became the undisputed 'king' of Hindi cinema in the 1990s which saw him in successful films "Baazigar", "Darr" and "Dilwale. »
- Rahul Kapoor
In the second of two Yorkshire tributes to a century of Indian cinema, Irfan Ajeeb describes the extraordinary power of Bollywood film makers and stars
1999. It was a muggy night and approaching the end of a long and arduous day. The festivities were coming to a close and I was restively glancing at my watch as I knew I had yet to endure a four-hour drive to London. It was approaching midnight. Overdosing on coffee and chewing gum, I was anxious but at the same time excited - like a little kid waiting to open his presents on his tenth birthday.
The journey had begun as we set off on an empty M1. Sat on the back seat was the Indian actress, Pooja Bhatt, who had attended the Bite the Mango film festival at the then National Museum of Photography, Film & Television for an on-stage Screentalk interview. She had insisted »
To celebrate the centenary year of Indian Cinema, the National Media Museum in Bradford is holding an exhibition titled Bollywood Icons: 100 Years of Indian Cinema. Running from 8 March to 16 June 2013, the exhibition is showcasing a range of posters dating back to the 1940s. They feature Bollywood’s most revered actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, the Kapoor family and Nargis. In addition, posters from some of Bollywood’s much loved films are part of the exhibition, which includes Mother India (1957), Sholay (1975) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
The aim of the exhibition is not only to mark 100 years since the first moving picture was made, but also to explore the stars’ personas and their relationships, both on-screen and off-screen. Curator Irna Qureshi discusses what the exhibition will convey to visitors. “Bollywood is all about dynasties. We make it our business to know exactly who is married to who and »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
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