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Mumbai, Dec 28: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who worked with Farooque Sheikh in the 1993 film "Maya Memsaab", is "sorry" for not having spent enough time with the actor, who breathed his last in Dubai late Friday night.
"My biggest regret (is) that I never got to spend time with you, Farooque sahib, as I had requested. Should have done it earlier. I feel so sorry," Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page Saturday.
Farooque died of a heart attack while he was on a family vacation. He was 65.
- Anita Agarwal
Sholay, which created history in Indian cinema by celebrating silver jubilee in over 100 theatres across the country in 1975, is all set to recreate the same magic in 3D. Sholay Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. & Pen India Pvt. Ltd. have collaborated with Ketan Mehta’s Maya Digital Studios to create the 3D version of this cult classic.
While every Indian has unquestionably watched Sholay, the new generation has been deprived of watching it on the silver screen. A team of 350 people worked for more than a year under the leadership of Siddhartha Jayakar, who is a veteran in the field of computer animation, visual effects and conversion from 2D to 3D.
Talking about the film, presenter Jayantilal Gada, Pen India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Jai-Veeru, even today, are icons of true friendship and the essence of standing up for one’s rights. Indians have loved Sholay with all their hearts. Many of them »
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Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Kank), directed by Karan Johar, is a film that explores complex human relationships. The film focuses on two married couples, Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rhea (Preity Zinta) and Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan) and Maya (Rani Mukherji). However, the film is centred on the love story of Dev and Maya, which starts off as an extra marital affair and goes many trials and tribulations. This causes uproar not only in their relationship, but with the relationships they share with their married spouses.
Kank, which hit theaters in August of 2006, opened to a lukewarm reception at the Indian box office, and to huge fanfare and large collections to overseas box offices around the world. The differences in reactions to the film were attributed mainly to the cultural differences that existed between the Indian communities in India and abroad. The concept of divorce and extra marital affairs were not »
- Daniel Pillai
Life of Pi. Paan Singh Tomar. The Namesake. Maqbool. From Hollywood to Bollywood, Irrfan Khan has grown from strength to strength. Born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Irrfan made his critically acclaimed debut in Bollywood as a main lead actor in 2005 with Rog. Before this, he acted in numerous TV soaps such as Sparsh and Bharat Ek Khoj. Gaining a scholarship at National School of Drama in 1984, Irrfan’s destiny was set for acting. Having achieved three Filmfare awards and a National Film Award, Irrfan has also been awarded the Padma Shri- the fourth highest civilian award in India.
Here, we explore Irrfan’s acting career with a special focus on our three favourite films from Bollywood and Hollywood. »
- Aashi Gahlot
When it comes to the coverage of the 66th Cannes Film Festival starting today, mainstream media outlets’ obsession with celebrities seems to be getting the better of them. Playboy Girl Sherlyn Chopra and Ameesha Patel and the likes are being written about with equal enthusiasm (quite often even higher) than the films and people who will actually represent India at Cannes 2013.
Cannes coverage of the Indian press is as ill-informed and misleading as it’s bizarre. Quite often the most talked about titles are those which don’t even feature in the selection while some have market screenings. It’s obvious that the festival coverage by the Indian mainstream media is driven by ignorance and publicists.
Here are some Cannes headlines from mainstream media:-
Ameesha Patel’s all set for Cannes outing: The Times of India
Playboy girl Sherlyn Chopra on »
- Editorial Team
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