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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. »

- Tim Kenneally

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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, »

- Aashi Gahlot

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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 »

- Priya Elan

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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. »

- Iain Blair

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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 »

- Stacey Yount

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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, »

- Xan Brooks

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Zohra Sehgal, Indian Actress Seen in ‘Bend It Like Beckham,’ Dead at 102

11 July 2014 1:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

One of India's most beloved stars has died. Zohra Sehgal was a star of stage and screen in her native India, as well as making memorable appearances in international films like “Bend It Like Beckham.” She was hospitalized earlier this week with pneumonia, dying in the hospital on Thursday evening of heart failure, according to the Associated Press. She was 102. Condolence messages from across India started coming in immediately. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “Prolific & full of life, Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise.” Shri Pranub »

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Zohra Sehgal, Centurian Bollywood Actress, Dies

10 July 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zohra Sehgal, a veteran Bollywood character actress, who was featured in such English-language films as “Bend It Like Beckham,” “The Mystic Masseur” and “Mistress of Spices” as well as Hindi hits like “Hum dil de chuke sanam,” “Kal ho naa ho” and “Cheeni Kum” died Thursday in a New Delhi hospital of a heart attack. She was 102 years old.

A favorite of helmer Gurinder Chadha,  Sehgal played a censorious grandmother who later unbends in “Bhaji on the Beach,” as well as a fun-loving older relative in “Bend It Like Beckham” and  “Mistress of Spices,” which was written by Chadha and directed by her husband, Paul Berges. With her charming smile and twinkling eyes, she made the perfect aged relative in film and TV.

Born Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, the vivacious woman preferred a career over marriage at a time when that was considered revolutionary. She studied ballet in Dresden, »

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Bollywood legend Zohra Sehgal dies aged 102

10 July 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Legendary Bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal has died at her home in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 102. Born on 27 April 1912 in Uttar Pradesh, Sehgal began her career as a dancer before slowly progressing on to films. She made her film debut in K.A. Abbas’s Dharti Ke Lal (1946) and went on to work in Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar (1946), a film which acquired international attention and went on to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year.

Though Zohra Sehgal has had her presence felt over many decades within the Indian film industry; many from today’s generation will know her for her senior roles in films like Dil Se (1998), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Veer-Zaara (2004). She has even played the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in the acclaimed hit Cheeni Kum (2007). In addition, Sehgal has starred in international projects such »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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In Conversation with cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan

10 July 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

When talking about the great cinematographers of India, one name that has to be at the top is Santosh Sivan. He has won over 13 National Awards, was recently honored with a Padma Shri and also is the first Indian cinematographer to be inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers. Not only does he focus the lens and set the frame in both Indian and English films, he also has sat in the director’s chair to create his own magic. His credits include Dil Se, Asoka, The Terrorist, Before the Rains, Thalapathi, Raavan, Iruvar, Roja, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, and more.

As part of the London Indian Film Festival on July 11th, Mr. Sivan will be giving a special master class. I was lucky enough to chat with Mr. Sivan about his career, and it was a fascinating conversation covering many different and interesting topics. Enjoy!

Why films and »

- Stacey Yount

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The director of 'Bend It Like Beckham' wants Brazil to win the World Cup

1 July 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Monday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. Pst was probably not the best time to call Gurinder Chadha. As a reporter interested in her thoughts on this year’s World Cup, I really should have known better: The France v. Nigeria game was wrapping up with about 20 minutes to go.

Chadha, who is based in London, is the director, writer, and producer of 2002’s Bend It Like Beckham, which tells the story of an 18-year-old girl who rebels against her Sikh parents’ traditionalism to pursue a career in soccer. Chadha’s ultimate goal—get it?—was to draw attention to the »

- C. Molly Smith

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your Football Movies?

22 June 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The World Cup is in full swing (or over already for England fans…), so what better time than to put your knowledge of cinema and the beautiful game to the test in our the latest Sunday Quiz here at Flickering Myth as we ask, ‘Do You Know Your Football Movies’? Can you manage to get all ten?

Question 1 The Great Escape Escape to Victory A Shot at Glory

Question 2 Mike Bassett: England Manager Fever Pitch The Damned United

Question 3 Shaolin Soccer The Cup Bend It Like Beckham

Question 4 Bend It Like Beckham Gracie Gregory's Girls

Question 5 Soccer Dog: The Movie Soccer Dog: European Cup Air Bud: World Pup

Question 6 Goal! The Dream Begins Goal II: Living the Dream Goal III: Taking on the World

Question 7 The Damned United Mike Bassett: England Manager When Saturday Comes

Question 8 A Shot at Glory When Saturday Comes Goal! The Dream Begins

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- Gary Collinson

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Top 5 Soccer Movies

17 June 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

With the World Cup taking over our televisions, and kind of our lives, it got us thinking about some of our favorite soccer movies. As much as we love the live action and the unpredictability of the winner, we certainly love seeing the choreographed plays and happy endings of the soccer movies. If you have watched all of the World Cup Soccer matches for the day and you still want more soccer, watch one of our top five soccer movie picks from the list below!

5. Ladybugs. When a coach is trying to make his helpless girls soccer team become league champions, he recruits his girlfriends son to help train his team. But instead of just teaching the girls, the coach persuades the young boy to dress like a girl and play with them. Will the coach ever reveal the true identity of the soccer star, or keep the secret in order to win? »

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7 footballers who tried to act: Cantona, Collymore... and Ally McCoist

10 June 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The worlds of football and cinema frequently collide, and judging by the number of great sportsmen who've tried their hand at acting, it's clear that Hollywood holds a strong allure for the professional athlete.

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup about to get underway, Digital Spy takes a look at a handful of actors who've made it to the big screen.

1. Pelé (Escape to Victory)

Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Pelé lined up alongside fellow icons Bobby More and Ossie Ardiles (and a host of Ipswich Town greats!) in this inspiring blend of Great Escape-style war flick and underdog sports story.

A firm Bank Holiday favourite, Escape to Victory also boasts a starting eleven containing Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. They don't make them like this anymore.

2. Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)

After retiring from the beautiful game, Wimbledon hardman Vinnie Jones established a second career for himself. »

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Full guest line up for Sydney Film Festival 2014

29 May 2014 5:07 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Direct from its world-premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Sff and Vivid Ideas are proud to present the Australian Premiere of the highly anticipated futuristic thriller The Rover and host  director David Michôd, actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and producer Liz Watts at the State Theatre on Saturday 7 June. The Rover screens as part of Sff’s Official Competition. Michôd, Pearce, Pattinson and Watts will also give a talk as part of Vivid Ideas at Town Hall on Sunday 8 June.

Actor Cate Blanchett will attend the Festival to introduce a special screening of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 the second chapter of the epic trilogy in which Blanchett is the voice of the character Valka. The screening is held at 2pm on Public Holiday Monday, 9 June, at Event Cinemas George Street.

UK visual artists and film directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard introduce Sff’s Opening Night Film, »

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Rare British honour for Gurinder Chadha

26 May 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Bend It Like Beckham director has done it again. In a gesture that makes Indian cinema's heart swell with pride, her iconic film about a girl who is determined to play football in the UK, has been selected as one of the films with a stamp being issued in its honour in the 'Great British Film Special Stamp Issue'. The other globally-celebrated films which have also been issued as stamps along with Gurinder's films by the British government are A Matter Of Life & Death (1946), Lawrence Of Arabia (1962), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Chariots Of Fire (1981), Secrets & Lies (1996), A Colour Box (1935), The Night Mail (1936), Love On The Wing (1938), Spare Time (1939). To have a film by an Indian director being selected for such a singular honour alongside such British classics, is a matter of great pride for India and its motley group of filmmakers who have made a global impact. When contacted »

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Lawrence of Arabia, Chariots of Fire feature on new Royal Mail stamps

13 May 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lawrence of Arabia, Chariots of Fire and 2001: A Space Odyssey all feature on a series of stamps released by The Royal Mail.

The stamps, which are celebrating British movies, have been produced after consultation with film experts, the British Film Institute and public polls.

Peter O'Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, agreed to appear on the stamp just prior to his death in 2013.

Secrets & Lies, A Matter of Life and Death and Bend It Like Beckham are all included in the set of stamps.

O'Toole's daughter Kate said: "Lawrence Of Arabia has stood the test of time and still remains a firm favourite in the hearts of film lovers everywhere.

"The stamp is a wonderful tribute to my father - and, of course, the film."

A spokesman for the Royal Mail said: "This stamp issue takes in landmark films, epics and influential movies that evoke the distinctiveness and quality »

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