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Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Uses Celebrity to Shed Light on Social Issues

12 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Movie stars often aren’t shy when it comes to using their clout to help shed light on worthy causes, but few have the platform of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose weekly talkshow “Satyamev Jayate” (Truth Alone Prevails) recently completed its third season on 21st Century Fox’s Star India network and Indian national broadcaster Doordarshan.

Khan, the star of “Dhoom: 3,” India’s all-time highest box office earner, at $88 million, also starred in “3 Idiots,” the locally produced B.O. champ that “Dhoom: 3” toppled, and was the star and producer of 2001’s “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,” which earned India’s last Oscar nomination in the foreign-language category. All three films were hits in China and Japan — non-traditional markets for Indian cinema.

On his TV show, Khan focuses on social issues like domestic violence, “honor” killings, sexual abuse and female feticide in a nation in which corruption and superstitious practices are endemic. »

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Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Uses Celebrity to Shed Light on Social Issues

12 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Movie stars often aren’t shy when it comes to using their clout to help shed light on worthy causes, but few have the platform of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose weekly talkshow “Satyamev Jayate” (Truth Alone Prevails) recently completed its third season on 21st Century Fox’s Star India network and Indian national broadcaster Doordarshan.

Khan, the star of “Dhoom: 3,” India’s all-time highest box office earner, at $88 million, also starred in “3 Idiots,” the locally produced B.O. champ that “Dhoom: 3” toppled, and was the star and producer of 2001’s “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,” which earned India’s last Oscar nomination in the foreign-language category. All three films were hits in China and Japan — non-traditional markets for Indian cinema.

On his TV show, Khan focuses on social issues like domestic violence, “honor” killings, sexual abuse and female feticide in a nation in which corruption and superstitious practices are endemic. »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Disney India readies Gowariker project

13 August 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ashutosh Gowariker will direct epic romance Mohenjo Daro for Disney India, with Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde heading the cast.

Disney India will co-produce with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions. The studio and filmmaker previously collaborated on Jodhaa Akbar, also starring Roshan, in 2008.

An epic adventure and love story set at the time of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to start shooting in South Africa in October.

Gowariker’s credits also include Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001), starring Aamir Khan, and Swades (2004) with Shah Rukh Khan. »

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Disney India lines up Gowariker project

13 August 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ashutosh Gowariker will direct epic romance Mohenjo Daro for Disney India, with Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde heading the cast.

Disney India will co-produce with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions. The studio and filmmaker previously collaborated on Jodhaa Akbar, also starring Roshan, in 2008.

An epic adventure and love story set at the time of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to start shooting in South Africa in October.

Gowariker’s credits also include Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001), starring Aamir Khan, and Swades (2004) with Shah Rukh Khan. »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Hrithik Roshan to star in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ for Disney India

13 August 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Disney Studios India is teaming with “Lagaan” director Ashutosh Gowariker for “Mohenjo Daro,” a period adventure and love story set during the Indus Valley Civilization.

Hrithik Roshan, star of Fox Star Studios India’s upcoming “Knight and Day” remake “Bang Bang,” is in the lead alongside Pooja Hegde, who makes her Hindi language debut after roles in and Telugu.

Shooting will start in South Africa in October.

Gowariker, who also produces, specializes in period pieces. His “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,” set during the days of the British Raj and starring Aamir Khan, won an Oscar nomination for foreign-language film and was a massive box office success. Another Gowariker hit, “Jodhaa Akbar,” starring Roshan, a co-production with Disney India forerunner Utv, was set in the times of the Mughal Empire.

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