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Singh Project private view attracts stars of stage and screen

19 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Photographers Amit and Naroop recently hosted a private view of the much lauded Singh Project exhibition. Guests from stage and screen mingled with the photography subjects who took centre stage at the event.

Guests included Bend it Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, RnB singer Jay Sean, music producer Talvin Singh, actors, Martin Delaney, Rez Kempton, Goldy Notay, Ameet Channa, Valmike Rampersad, presenters, Seema Pathan, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Sunny and Shay.

Since opening a week ago, the Singh Project has received much attention from photography enthusiasts and media alike, drawing a huge amount of attention for its bold and highly original images.

“Great collection”,

“Amazing exhibition”,

“Keep up the good work”

“Love the images, and can’t wait to see more of their work,

“Brilliantly done”

These were just some of the comments made by guests. The exhibition, which is on at the Framers Gallery W1 until 15 November 2014, features Sikh »

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Gurinder Chadhas Bend It like Beckham goes on stage

10 November 2014 2:15 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Gurinder Chadha's iconic feisty film on female football Bend It Like Beckham is all set to hit the British stage. Yes Bend It Like Beckham will now be on stage with loads of Bollywood styled songs and dances. Gurinder Chadha Though the play opens in London on May 15, 2015 tickets for the first show go on sale from November 7. Gurinder Chadha Says Gurinder, "This is a proud moment for desis everywhere. We will have our own Punjabi British musical adorning the West End. A story celebrating and sung in our own words of the last 50 years of our history in Britain. When that Dhol starts I imagine everyone's shoulders will start moving up and down regardless of nationality!" Gurinder Chadha Gurinder says adapting the film to the stage was not easy but definitely great fun. "Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative process of my career so far. »

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Laura Dern and Judd Apatow Putting Together a Female Football Comedy for Universal

4 November 2014 1:52 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A female football movie?  Laura Dern and Judd Apatow caught got my attention with that!  It’s being reported that Dern came up with an idea for a comedy about obsessive female football fans and that Apatow is helping her develop it for Universal.  Hamlet 2 and Hot Rod scribe Pam Brady is penning the script, but other than that, we don’t know much more about the project. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Dern winds up scoring a role in the film, but right now she’s only set to produce alongside Barry Mendel and Apatow on behalf of Apatow Productions.  Hit the jump for more. So there’s not really much more to the Variety article, but it is a fun idea to think about.  Thanks to Apatow’s involvement, my mind immediately goes to Bridesmaids with football.  And really, if this group of football-loving »

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Will Takes Kate and George on a Relaxing Vacation in Scotland

31 October 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Will and Kate head to Scotland for a vacation - Us Weekly Jennifer Lopez looks better than ever - Huffington Post Teresa Giudice's daughter releases a music video - Et Beyoncé and Jay Z have a 6-hour dinner - Ok! Bend It Like Beckham is becoming a musical - Hollywood Reporter Even the Knicks love Taylor Swift - TooFab The best horror movies ever - Rotten Tomatoes Did Ashton Kutcher cheat on Mila Kunis? - Wonderwall Why we haven't gotten a Black Widow movie yet - Moviepilot »

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'Bend It Like Beckham' to Become West End Musical

31 October 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bend It Like Beckham, the 2002 British comedy that helped launch the career of Keira Knightley, will be adapted as a musical for the London stage. Due to open at the West End's Phoenix Theater next June, the musical will follow the same path as the film, telling the story of a Punjabi Sikh girl — portrayed by Parminder Nagra in the original — who adores soccer but is banned from playing by her parents. Read more Keira Knightley to Make Broadway Debut in 'Therese Raquin' "Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative

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Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical to open in London next year

31 October 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

New stage musical Bend It Like Beckham will have its world premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End next spring.

Gurinder Chadha will direct the adaptation of her own 2002 hit movie, with original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart and a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Chadha.

"Developing Bend It Like Beckham for the stage has been the most enjoyable creative process of my career so far," Chadha said.

"It was always my intention to build on the film and to present its themes and storylines to live audiences in an exciting new dynamic way."

She continued: "I have been inspired by musicals ever since I was a little girl, now with Bend It Like Beckham, such a familiar story to so many, I believe we are presenting a totally new kind of musical - part West End, part London Punjabi, but wholeheartedly British. »

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Keira Knightley Took a Girl to Prom, Was Told Her Picture Was "Disgusting," Not "Appropriate"

28 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Sounds like Keira Knightley's high school could have used a little more pride — and a lot less prejudice. The Laggies star, 29, recently revealed to Vulture that she faced discrimination when she took her best girl friend as her date to prom back in 2001.  The British actress, now married to rocker James Righton, was in the middle of filming her breakout role in Bend It Like Beckham at the time, so she showed up an hour late in not-quite formal attire: leather pants and a [...] »

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Keira Knightley Was Told Her Same-Sex Prom Kiss Photo Was 'Disgusting'

28 October 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Keira Knightley "f**king hated high school," and for good reason.

Keira Knightley "f**king hated high school," and for good reason.

The Laggies star recalls to New York Magazine's Vulture that she took her "best mate" Emily to the prom, and was reprimanded by the teachers for her behavior. "We both turned up an hour late, and I'd been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she'd been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on," Knightley says.

News: Keira Knightley Reveals Her Girl Crush!

The school administration was not pleased with what happened next. "And everybody else was completely dressed up, obviously, in that kind of finery, and then we had our picture taken underneath the thing," the 29-year-old »

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Keira Knighley on Laggies, Imitation Game, and Hating High School

23 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Keira Knightly can’t help it, really, but she doesn’t quite come across like “one of us.” Which is why it’s such a treat to see her in Laggies, Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy about adults failing miserably at adulthood. Brandishing a decent American accent, the willowy Brit plays a woman adrift in her late 20s who takes a weeklong break from her life to live with a high-school girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) she met while buying her alcohol and her divorcée lawyer dad (Sam Rockwell at his funny, sexy best). It may well be Knightley’s most relatable performance since Bend It Like Beckham. Vulture caught up with her at the Toronto Film Festival, where she was also promoting her role as pioneering Wwi math genius and WWII code-breaker Joan Clarke, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing, in the historical thriller The Imitation Game, which has her »

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‘Laggies’ Director Lynn Shelton on the Need for More Flawed Women on Screen

23 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. “Laggies” follows Meg (Keira Knightley), a woman in her 20s who runs away when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes at her friend’s (Ellie Kemper) wedding. She ends up bunking with a high schooler (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single father (Sam Rockwell) as she tries to figure out what to do with her life. The film made sense for Shelton, who said she knows a thing or two about “long, circuitous” routes leading to her calling in life.

This is the first film that »

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Sam Rockwell on 'Laggies,' Dancing in Movies, and Playing More Subdued Roles

23 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you think of Sam Rockwell, the word "subdued" isn't necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Manic maybe, or hyper. An unexpectedly good dancer. But seeing him play a world-weary single dad in the upcoming romantic comedy "Laggies" opposite Keira Knightley feels like a bit of a departure for the actor.

According to Rockwell, his character Craig comes a lot closer to his actual demeanour than the "psychos" and "anarchists" that he's played in the past. In the film, the latest from "Your Sister's Sister" director Lynn Shelton, he plays a lawyer and dad to a high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who befriends a 28-year-old slacker with a serious case of arrested development (Knightley) looking to hide out from her future and fiancé for a week.

With the unconventional romantic comedy out this Friday, Moviefone Canada sat down with Rockwell during the Toronto International Film Festival to »

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Archie Panjabi to Exit ‘The Good Wife'; Inks Development, Talent Deal With 20th TV

15 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Archie Panjabi is moving on from CBS's “The Good Wife” — and moving into a talent deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Panjabi, known for her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma on “The Good Wife,” has signed a development/holding deal with 20th TV, with plans for her to star on a drama pilot in the spring. Also read: ‘The Good Wife’ Review: Legal Drama Ditches the Grief for Dynamic Storytelling In addition to her role on “The Good Wife,” “Bend It Like Beckham” star Panjabi, who won an Emmy in 2010 for her “Good Wife” role, she will also appear in the New. »

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“I was waiting for Abhishek and Deepika to grow up. And Vivaan to be born” – Shahrukh on the Happy New Year- Slam Tour

8 October 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On Sunday the 5th of October the star studded Slam Tour hit London.

Performing on stage at the O2 Arena were some of Bollywood’s dream team including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan.

The tour revolved around Farah Khan’s heavily anticipated Diwali release Happy New Year and reflected the spirit of the film, a dance competition.

BollySpice were at a spectacularly special press conference with the Happy New Year team through which we got to know the emotion amidst the film and the tour as well as the personal journey the stars have made.

It was clear to see the genuine chemistry between the star cast.

In fact not just chemistry but a genuine feeling of team spirit resonated.

Srk, Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani especially charmed with their cheeky sense of humour – as you will read!

Bringing you the highlights of the press conference, »

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Toronto: Keira Knightley Ditches the Corset for ‘Laggies’

12 September 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in “Laggies.” But there’s one thing audiences won’t get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that detonates her image as one of the most proper of leading ladies.

The script for “Laggies” called for Knightley to perform an elaborate skateboarding trick, but there were issues with the location, and at any rate, the insurance wouldn’t cover the actress, who was by her own admission no Tony Hawk.

“I got really lucky with that,” said Knightley. “There was supposed to be this big trick where I did this ollie, but I was to sort of jump up and twist it. If you’d given me a year with me breaking every bone in my body, I could have done it. But with two weeks to prepare, »

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Desi Rascals: why British Asians fare best on reality TV

11 September 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Gurinder Chadhas British Asian take on Towie is coming. From the Siddiquis on Gogglebox to Musharaf on Educating Yorkshire, reality TV has done us proud

Television drama can be a two-dimensional place for British Asian characters. When theyre not diagnosing an ailment from the surgery floor or donning a robe in the courtroom, theyre in a dingy basement somewhere, putting together a weapon of mass destruction, angrily ordering an honour killing or attempting to extricate themselves from a loveless arranged marriage.

Hope has come in the unexpected form of Desi Rascals, a new show from Bend It Like Beckham and Bhaji on the Beach director Gurinder Chadha. Produced by Tony Wood, the co-creator of The Only Way is Essex, and ordered by Sky Living, the scripted reality show will follow a cast of multigenerational British Asian characters for 12 episodes. In a statement, Chadha said: Ive been wanting for a long »

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Preview: Schedule of the Biggest Film Festivals This Fall

20 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aug. 21-Sept. 1

Montreal World Festival

Celebrating its 38th year with a distinctly Gallic flavor, Mwff will open with “We Love You, You Bastard,” from French director — and longtime festival supporter — Claude Lelouch. Montreal closes with a tribute to another French legend, the late Alain Resnais and his last film, “Life of Riley.” But it’s not all France all the time. The fest is dedicated to the late Latin American literary icon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will be developing the new European Films Screening section, along with greater co-production ties with a large Chinese delegation of key industry players.

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Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Telluride Film Festival

Telluride has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated festival that doesn’t announce its sked until the day before it begins. The festival’s reputation — it has hosted several Oscar winners and nominees over the years — means that cinema lovers don’t mind going in blind. »

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Ajay Devgn Reprises Action Hero Role in Singham Returns

21 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood’s leading man Ajay Devgn is set to reprise his iconic role as the charismatic and fearless Inspector Bajirao Singham in this Summer’s big-screen action offering Singham Returns, which releases worldwide on Indian Independence Day, 15th August 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

Audiences will be treated to a feast of fist-fights, fanciful footwork and fantastic stunts, as Ajay resumes the role he first made world-famous in 2011, this time also adding a producer credit to his impressive cache of career highs together with Reliance Entertainment.

Singham Returns pays homage to the original blockbuster film Singham, which redefined the action genre in Indian cinema with its stellar narrative of good versus evil, sensational stunt sequences and perfectly choreographed action. Singham Returns imbibes the core themes of India’s freedom, encapsulating such values as heroism, daring feats, determination and perseverance, as the ever-brave Inspector Bajirao Singham takes on the establishment to rid his »

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More on Ajay Devgn Singham Returns plus Subtitled Trailer

18 July 2014 9:37 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Ajay Devgn is set to reprise his iconic role as the charismatic and fearless Inspector Bajirao Singham in this Summer’s big-screen action offering ‘Singham Returns’, which releases worldwide on Indian Independence Day, 15th August 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

Audiences will be treated to a feast of fist-fights, fanciful footwork and fantastic stunts, as Ajay resumes the role he first made world-famous in 2011, this time also adding a producer credit to his impressive cache of career highs together with Reliance Entertainment.

Singham Returns pays homage to the original blockbuster film ‘Singham’, which re-defined the action genre in Indian cinema with its stellar narrative of good versus evil, sensational stunt sequences and perfectly choreographed action. Singham Returns imbibes the core themes of India’s freedom, encapsulating such values as heroism, daring feats, determination and perseverance, as the ever-brave Inspector Bajirao Singham takes on the establishment to rid his city of corruption and »

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Keira Knightley Reveals Her Girl Crush

11 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Keira reveals who she's crushing on.

Keira Knightley recently spoke to The Advocate to promote her new film Begin Again, in which she stars as a struggling singer-songwriter opposite Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine, when the notoriously shy British actress revealed her girl crush.

"I just watched The Punk Singer, the documentary about Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill, so I actually have to go with her," she shares. "She might be my top girl crush of all time, really. I love a riot grrrl."

Video: Adam Levine & Keira Knightley Reveal Jitters of Performing in 'Begin Again'

Knightley, 29, also lets the magazine know that she's totally down for a lesbian sequel to her huge breakout 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham.

"This is the first I've heard of it, but that would've been exciting. It also would've meant a lot to so many young gay people," she says about the rumors that writer-director Gurinder Chadha originally envisioned »

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Veteran Bollywood actor Zohra Sehgal dies aged 102

11 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'The grand old lady of Bollywood' enjoyed a career spanning seven decades, landing roles in Doctor Who, Caravaggio and Bend It Like Beckham after moving to Britain in the 60s

The veteran Indian actor Zohra Sehgal, whose work spanned Bollywood classics and Doctor Who adventures, has died in New Delhi at the age of 102. "She died of a cardiac arrest this afternoon," her daughter, Kiran Sehgal, said on Thursday. "She [had been] unwell for the last three to four days."

Sehgal began her career as a dancer, touring Japan, Europe and the Us as part of a musical troupe. Her subsequent involvement with the leftwing theatre organisation Ipta led to a screen debut in the Bengal famine sage Dharti Ke Lal and launched a career that would span seven decades. Sehgal's second feature, the social-realist drama Neecha Nagar, went on to win the top prize at the 1946 Cannes film festival. Other notable films include Afsar, »

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