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New Movie Role for Keira Knightley in The Typist?

14 April 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - British Actress Keira Knightley is considering a role in a new movie - Fox's adaptation of 'The Typist'. The 29-year-old actress is in talks to star in the forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's 2010 book of the same name, which chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War. The screen beauty said: ''There's a book called 'The Typist' which the lovely people at Fox are kindly trying to develop for me. My agents found it and gave it to me to read. It has two really good female roles in it, so we shall see.'' Knightley was catapulted to the spotlight following her role in 'Bend It Like Beckham', before hitting the big screen in a number of big Hollywood hits opposite A-listers including Pirates of the Caribbean's Johnny Depp, Atonement's James McAvoy and Anna Karenina's Jude Law, »

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From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

14 April 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, April 14: Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". And she loves it.

In the crime drama, Parminder plays Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Meera Malik and she says she enjoys doing the action sequences.

"I love my character. I had always wanted to do action," Parminder, the Punjabi girl born and brought up in Britain's Leicester, told Ians in an e-mail interaction.

"And this job totally came out of left field and here I am getting to do. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Keira Knightley eyeing role in 'The Typist'

12 April 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, April 13: Actress Keira Knightley is considering a role in Fox Studios' adaptation of "The Typist", a forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's eponymous 2010 book.

The movie chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific Theatre of the World War II.

"There's a book called 'The Typist' which the lovely people at Fox are kindly trying to develop for me. My agents found it and gave it to me to read. It has two really good female roles in it, so we shall see," contactmusic.com quoted the 29-year-old actress as saying.

Knightley was catapulted to the spotlight following her role in "Bend It Like Beckham", and she has been a part of the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" with actor Johnny Depp.

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- Anita Agarwal

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Check out the full lineup to be showcased at the 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival

9 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 14th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and Diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 5 – 10) at the SoHo Tiffin Junction. Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 34 screenings (23 narrative, 11 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City.

The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions – Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festival covers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries – four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka – a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.

The festival’s Marathi films include Postcard and multiple-award winning films Astu and Fandry. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Fandry received rave reviews in India, winning the grand jury prize at the Mumbai Film Festival in October »

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Iifa to premiere Anupam Kher’s short film ‘I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro’

4 April 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Recognising the immense potential of Indian movies to cross boundaries and gain recognition as world class cinema, the International Indian Film Academy (Iifa) will screen the directorial venture of renowned Indian and International actor, Anupam Kher which would be preceded by an acting workshop for the students of the University of South Florida. India’s biggest celebration of cinema- the 15th Videocon D2H Iifa Weekend and the Tata Motors Iifa Awards are all set to take place at Tampa Bay, Florida from April 23rd- 26th, 2014.

Having contributed immensely to the world of cinema in the last 30 years, Anupam Kher is undoubtedly one of the finest actors Indian cinema has ever seen. Kher has proved his mettle time and again playing diverse roles in over 460 films and numerous theatre productions. He has been a part of many Hindi-cinema classics, including A Wednesday, Lamhe, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Special 26, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, »

- Stacey Yount

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Indian filmmakers need to master mechanism of storytelling : Gurinder Chadha (Interview)

4 April 2014 12:37 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, April 4: Indian filmmakers are targeting global audiences and Gurinder Chaddha, the British film director of Sikh origin, says it's time they understood that merely cutting down on songs won't catapult them into the international league. Rather, they need to master the "mechanisms of storytelling".

Her films on the Indian diaspora - "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Bride and Prejudice" - had desi masala, songs and drama all packaged with a global appeal and she also praised Indian filmmakers for making potboilers.

As a viewer, she loved new-age Hindi films like "Dev D" and "Vicky Donor". However, when she looked. »

- Machan Kumar

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Lea Michele, Rohan Chand to Lead Voice Cast of DreamWorks Animation's Bollywood Musical (Exclusive)

3 April 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Glee” star Lea Michele and talented child actor Rohan Chand (“Bad Words”) are nearing deals to voice two of the lead characters in DreamWorks Animation's musical “Bollywood Superstar Monkey,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Representatives for DreamWorks Animation and Michele did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Also read: 21 Summer Movies We're Dying to See – From ‘Transformers 4' to ‘Godzilla’ Kevin Lima, the “Enchanted” filmmaker who also directed Disney's “Tarzan,” signed on in July 2011 to direct from a script by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges, who previously co-wrote “Bend It Like Beckham” together. »

- Jeff Sneider

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'

3 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A movie about pirates. Based on a theme park ride. Starring the eighth lead from Lord of the Rings and the second fiddle from Bend It Like Beckham. From the director of The Ring remake (which was good) and The Mexican (which was, well, The Mexican.) Yes, expectations were let’s-say-mild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a film which looked on paper like a high-concept travesty-in-waiting. (The full title was ten words long.)

But there was a wild card in Disney’s deck. When Pirates arrived in July 2003, Johnny Depp was a well-respected actor »

- Darren Franich

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Indian-origin actress Panjabi in disaster movie

3 April 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, April 3: British actress of Indian origin, Archie Panjabi, best known for her role in "The Good Wife", has been cast in the upcoming disaster movie "San Andreas".

The action thriller, slated for a 2015 release, is to be directed by Brad Peyton and will see Panjabi playing a reporter.

Panjabi made her film debut in the hit British film "East Is East" in 1999 and went on to star in international blockbusters like "Bend It Like Beckham" in 2002.

In 2010, she bagged the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in "The Good Wife" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in London.

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- Meeta Kabra

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Keira Knightley Turns 29 and Is Still as Tiny as Ever—See Her 9 Most Striking Looks

26 March 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy Birthday, Keira Knightley! The brunette beauty, who first captured our hearts in Bend It Like Beckham, is celebrating her 29th birthday today, and it's safe to say the stunner has barely aged a day since she first began wowing on the red carpet years ago. Something else that hasn't changed? Knightley's teeny-tiny waist, which has remained small as ever throughout her years in the Hollywood biz. Despite the fact that Knightley has emerged as a style icon, the fashionista is incredibly low-key when it comes to her everyday appearance and even famously recycled her wedding gown on numerous occasions until the Chanel frock was completely ruined (no, seriously!). She most recently »

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In Video and Pictures: Flash Mob in Time Square for the New York Indian Film Festival

21 March 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Yesterday, Bollywood music and dance took over Time Square in New York with a cool flash mob! Dancing to Ar Rahman’s Jai Ho, the epic flash mob was to promote and spread the word about the upcoming New York Indian Film Festival in May.

The New York Indian Film Festival is the oldest, most prestigious South Asian film festival in the United States. It is dedicated to showcasing, promoting and building an awareness of Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent. Nyiff boasts six days of premiere screenings of feature, documentary & short films, industry panels, special events, retrospectives, red carpet galas, an award ceremony, packed audiences and amazing media coverage. This year, along with many other fabulous selections, the festival will feature a Spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”).

Check out these cool vids and pics!

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- Stacey Yount

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Honour directed by Shan Khan to release in cinemas next month

20 March 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Honour is Shan’s first feature film as writer – director, he has been part of the industry for many years. Training first as an actor, then moving into theatre and TV, with both, acting, writing and directing. Shan trained as an actor at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and on leaving took parts at The Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre and The Traverse to name a few. In TV Drama he took the lead in Channel 4′s Bombay Blue and notable roles in Trial & Retribution and Judge John Deed.

Shan has written several projects for TV including The Vice for Carlton TV, River City, Maryhill Jihad and Glasgow Dreams for BBC. He currently has a single drama Five Pillars in development with BBC.

In his main passion film, Shan made his directorial debut with Candy Bar Kid, a 4 minute short, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film. »

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Iacc’s 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival in May will spotlight Gurinder Chadha’s films!

16 March 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Indo-American Arts Council (Iaac) continues its annual tradition with its signature program of the year and announced that the 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America, will be held May 5 – May 10, 2014 in New York City. Nyiff will kick off its six day long festivities with a star-studded Opening Night red carpet premiere, which will take place at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Festival screenings, centerpiece, retrospectives and special events will take place throughout the week at the Village East Cinemas (2nd Ave @12th St NYC), with the Closing Night selection to be followed by the annual awards ceremony and after-party at Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Final film selections will be announced by early April with tickets going on sale on April 15.

This year’s festival will feature a Spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha »

- Stacey Yount

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New York Indian Film Festival to hold Gurinder Chadha Documentary Retrospective

13 March 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

A still from Bhaji on the Beach

The 14th edition of the New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) will spotlight British filmmaker of Indian descent Gurinder Chadha and hold a Retrospective of her documentaries.

Chadha will be in attendance at the screening of her acclaimed film Bhaji on the Beach on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. The film is about a group of women of Indian descent who take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool. The women vary in ages from mid-teens to old, and initially have little in common. But the events of the day lead them to better mutual understanding and solidarity.

Festival Director Aseem Chhabra said, “I have been a fan of Gurinder Chadha since I saw her “Bhaji on the Beach” 20 years ago in New York City. Soon after I discovered her four documentaries, made while she was a journalist. »

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Gurinder Chadha to Be Honored at New York Indian Film Festival

12 March 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The New York Indian Film Festival will honor director Gurinder Chadha with a retrospective of her documentaries on the 20th anni of her “Bhaji on the Beach,” a story about Indian immigrants in the U.K. who take a day trip to Blackpool.

The “Bend It Like Beckham” helmer will be on hand as Nyiff presents, with Third World Newsreel, her docs “Acting Our Age,” “I’m British But …,” “A Nice Arrangement” and “What Do You Call an Indian Woman Who Is Funny.”

Gurinder Chadha is one of three ‘Bhanji Brigade’ superstar diaspora women filmmakers – the other two being Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta – all three of whom have been honored for their talent by Nyiff in years past,” said Aroon Shivdasani, exec director of the Indo-American Arts Council, which organizes the festival.

“I have been a fan of Gurinder Chadha since I saw her ‘Bhaji on the Beach’ 20 years ago in New York City, »

- Shalini Dore

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Nyiff to fete Gurinder Chadha

12 March 2014 1:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British filmmaker will be the subject of a Spotlight retrospective at the 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, set to run from May 5-10 in New York.

The Indo-American Arts Council  (Iaac) made the announcement as Chadha prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bhaji On The Beach.

Films in the Gurinder Chadha Documentary Retrospective co-presented by Third World Newsreel include Acting Our Age, I’m British But…, A Nice Arrangement and What Do You Call An Indian Woman Who Is Funny?

“Our 14th Annual Nyiff is very much a part of the Iaac’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations that were kicked off with a bang in November 2013,” said Iaac executive director Aroon Shivdasani.

“Nyiff is the Iaac’s flagship event and this year’s programming reflects the amazing range and quality of films screened at this festival. Gurinder Chadha is one of three ‘Bhanji Brigade’ (coined by Mira Nair) super star diaspora women filmmakers – the other »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Keira Knightley Flaunts Tiny Waist In Chanel At Paris Fashion Week [Photo]

5 March 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Keira Knightley shocked the world on Tuesday when she displayed her tiny waist while attending the Chanel fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.

Knightley is the face of the Chanel fragrance Coco Mademoiselle, and attended the fashion show dressed head-to-toe in the famed designer. The focal point of her ensemble was an optical illusion dress that made her waist look even smaller than usual, a shocking visual considering Knightley’s already small frame.

The dress is comprised of a full skirt and a boxy crop top with a skintight, black clinched waist. The wide-set skirt and structured top, which hangs straight at her waist and does not mold to her body at all, makes Knightly appear more broad than she really is, making her waist stand out even more.

Knightley attended the show with her husband, James Righton and fellow celebrity attendee, Rihanna, wore a variation on the optical illusion dress, »

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New trailer for Honour starring Paddy Considine

19 February 2014 7:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this April, EOne has debuted a new trailer for Honour, which is written and directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Shah Khan and sees Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur, The World's End) and Aiysha Hart (Atlantis) leading a cast that also includes Harvey Virdi (East is East, Bend It Like Beckham), Nikesh Patel (Jadoo, Bedlam), Shubham Saraf and Faraz Ayub.

"After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlist the services of a bounty hunter (Considine) to search the streets of London to track her down."

Check out the trailer here...

Honour is released in UK cinemas on April 4th and hits DVD on April 28th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Keira Knightley wants Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Oscar for `12 Years a Slave`

28 January 2014 12:05 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Jan. 28: Keira Knightley recently revealed that she loved her former co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor's work in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and she would like to see him win the Oscar.

The actress, who made her debut in the movie 'Bend it Like Beckham', is elated for Ejiofor and is hoping that the star will win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Solomon Northup in the heartrending epic drama.

Showering Steve McQueen's acclaimed movie and Ejiofor's performance with praises, the 28-year-old appreciated Chiwetel's work.

The universally acclaimed movie, which bagged the Golden Globe for Best Picture Drama and also earned nine Oscar nominations, will hit Indian theaters on January 31, 2014.. »

- Rahul Kapoor

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Interview: Lynn Shelton & Sam Rockwell On Working With Keira Knightley & Chloë Grace Moretz In ‘Laggies’

27 January 2014 1:06 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since her breakout film “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival five years ago, writer/director Lynn Shelton has been one of the hardest-working women in the business. In addition to her last two features—“Your Sister’s Sister” and “Touchy Feely”—she has also directed episodes of “New Girl” and “Mad Men.” Her films are complex and touching explorations of human relationships and, until now, they have mostly been improvisational works developed with talented ensembles of actors (read our review here). In her latest film “Laggies,” which premiered last week at the Sundance, Shelton switches gears, working from another person’s script for the first time—without most of her standard improvisation—on a much higher budget (“I broke the million-dollar mark, by quite a lot!”), and with a bigger cast of characters, many of them A-list. The result is a polished and unique rom-com about a young woman (Keira Knightley, »

- Kristin McCracken

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