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The changing role of women in Bollywood

18 August 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In a recent interview for her upcoming film Akira, which releases in cinemas on 2nd September, actress Sonakshi Sinha mentioned that this is a great time to be a woman in Indian cinema. According to her, not only are women getting to play good characters, but the audience too, has become more accepting of these roles.

Looking back over the last couple of years and the types of films that have released in India, we couldn’t agree more.

From a damsel in distress to a figure of power, women have come a long way in Bollywood. With characters especially created keeping women in mind, this points to a new wave in Indian cinema, where women are being trusted to carry a film to box office success. This is a stark difference from the previous notion that the role of the protagonist was reserved only for a male character.

Today, »

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Jha Revisits Cop Drama after 13 years

29 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose films are known to be seeped in the realism of soci-politico system, is revisiting the cop-drama genre with Jai GangaaJal, thirteen years after his National Award winning GangaaJal (2003) in the same genre. However, inspite of the similar names and the protagonists being topcops in both the films, the upcoming Priyanka Chopra starrer is in fact, not a sequel to the Ajay Devgn starrer hit.

Talking about the similarity in names and why the film is called Jai GangaaJal he says, “The difference between the two films is that they are stories and situations of two different Indian societies – the society of 2003 which is hugely different from that of 2016. The similarity is the kind of compulsions under which the police functions and the challenges they have to resolve”.

Both are cop dramas, interweaved with the society fabric mirroring the kind of respect that the police force command. »

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Watch Priyanka Chopra to star in the Dwayne Johnson ZacEfron starrer Baywatch

16 February 2016 2:44 PM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Priyanka Chopra who has now turned into an international star has added yet another feather to her hat. Along with her recent win at People's Choice Awards as well as her hosting stint at the Oscars, Priyanka will now also be a part of the Hollywood film titled Baywatch. Also starring Dwayne Johson (fondly known as The Rock) and ZacEfron of High School Musical fame, the former announced the news on his Instagram page saying, "She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #Baywatch. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and slightly dysfunctional family. Cue Rated R slo-mo running on the beach. We start shooting next week. World..#WelcomeToBaywatch." Responding to his post, Priyanka too took to Instagram saying, "And it's time to tell u all officially!! #Baywatch it is @therock ! Being Bad is what I do best!!! U better watch out! »

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Priyanka Chopra Reveals Why Working On Jai Gangaajal Was An Amazing Experience

13 February 2016 3:13 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra, who will be essaying the role of tough cop, Sp Abha Mathur in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal, recently thrilled her fans by sharing a very interesting behind the scene video of the film, in which one can see Jha taking his cast and crew to task and now, she has unveiled a making video of the cop drama.

The actress shared the video with her followers on Twitter, writing, “#JaiGangaajal was an amazing experience especially because I had the opportunity to work with such fine actors…”

The video not only introduces the viewers to the film’s lead cast but also displays the amount of hard work and dedication that went into the making of the movie. The movie has been shot at various real life locations, which gives it a very earthy and rustic flavour. While the actors are seen preparing for their power-packed performances in the video, »

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Priyanka Chopra Reveals Why Working On ‘Jai Gangaajal’ Was An Amazing Experience

11 February 2016 7:15 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra, who will be essaying the role of tough cop, Sp Abha Mathur in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal, recently thrilled her fans by sharing a very interesting behind the scenes video of the film, in which one can see Jha taking his cast and crew to task and now, she has unveiled a making video of the cop drama.

The actress shared the video with her followers on Twitter, writing, “#JaiGangaajal was an amazing experience especially because I had the opportunity to work with such fine actors…”

The video not only introduces the viewers to the film’s lead cast but also displays the amount of hard work and dedication that went into the making of the movie. The movie has been shot at various real life locations, which gives it a very earthy and rustic flavour. While the actors are seen preparing for their power-packed performances in the video, »

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Priyanka Chopra: ‘Prakash Jha makes grown men quake in their boots’

11 February 2016 12:25 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra, who will be essaying the role of a female Ips officer in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal, recently shared a teaser video of the film’s making on her Instagram account, which shows the ace director taking his crew members to task.

Priyanka shared the video with her fans and along with it she, wrote, “Here’s a little known fact about Prakash Jha… apart from being an amazing director, he also has a talent for making grown men quake in their boots every time he picked up the directors mike! Fun to watch when it’s directed elsewhere… scary to be on the receiving end! #PrakashJha sorry sir but I just couldn’t resist! #jaigangaajal.”

Jha is making his full-fledged acting debut with the cop drama and has been getting rave reviews for his performance in the movie, ever since the trailer of the film has been unveiled. »

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When Kanpur Kids Brought A Custom Made Cake To Honour Prakash Jha

10 February 2016 8:23 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Prakash Jha, who is presently hopping from one city to another for the promotion of his upcoming cop-drama Jai GangaaJal, got a pleasant surprise by the students of Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology (Psit) when he visited their college, during the film’s promotions in Kanpur.

More than 3000 students were present to welcome Jha when he entered the premises along with his film’s actor Manav Kaul. The filmmaker and the actor were felicitated on the stage and some of the college students performed on the songs of Jha’s films.

A source reveals, “It was a massive event at Psit and what made it even bigger was the support of the students. They cheered for Prakash Jha and Manav and every time the former said something about cops of our country and the youth, they clapped in approval. The crowd went berserk when the film’s trailer was screened for them. »

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Prakash Jha: ‘I have to work very hard to make my relevant films entertaining for the audience’

7 February 2016 12:15 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

National Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is known for making socially relevant films, is presently on a promotional spree for his upcoming cop drama Jai Gangaajal and during a promotional event in Ranchi, he stated that it is a challenge for him to make his hard-hitting films entertaining.

At a Press conference in Jharkhand’s capital, when asked if it is difficult to make the kind of films that he is known for, the ace director said, “Each film of mine focuses on our ever-changing society. Yes, it’s very challenging to make socially relevant films and to present them in an entertaining way as my films release in the same theaters as adult comedies and in the same amount of money people can see either. So I have to work very hard to attract my audience and to make them engage with my content. But there are no two ways about it. »

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Priyanka Chopra: ‘Abha Mathur is tough yet extremely feminine and graceful’

5 February 2016 11:15 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra is playing Sp Abha Mathur in Prakash Jha’s much-awaited film Jai Gangaajal however, the biggest challenge for the acting powerhouse was to maintain femininity and grace while playing a tough cop.

When quizzed what was the biggest challenge she faced while playing Abha Mathur, the global superstar said, “When you are playing a tough character, when you are dressed in a uniform it becomes very difficult to maintain femininity and that was very important to me. Prakash ji and I discussed that as a woman, it’s is very important to celebrate womanhood and yet at the same time be in a position of authority and that’s how Abha is, which is very different from how we see tough women.”

“When they do action sequences, women somehow tend to lose their femininity. It’s beautiful that Abha is extremely feminine and very graceful but at the »

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Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Tough Cop’ Act In The New Promo of ‘Jai Gangaajal’ Is Awesome!

29 January 2016 6:07 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing a no-nonsense cop named Abha Mathur in Prakash Jha’s upcoming film Jai Gangaajal and a new promo of the film has been unveiled, which has left us in awe of the former beauty queen.

The new promo of the film focuses on Chopra as Ips officer Sp Abha Mathur, who takes charge of Bankipur district and announces on her first day of duty that she is not here to just throw her weight around, but to crack down on law-breakers. The promo then goes on to show how Mathur takes on the anti-social elements in her jurisdiction, despite opposition from local politicians, who don’t want her to upset the nexus of politics and crime.

Priyanka has nailed the tough cop look and her dialogue delivery and body language will bring back memories of cop films like Ardh Satya and Zanjeer, which had featured righteous and incorruptible cops. »

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Fcat Gives Clearance To Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal

25 January 2016 5:15 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Ace filmmaker Prakash Jha waged a war against the Censor Board Of Film Certification (Cbfc), when the Revising Committee, headed by Cbfc Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, asked him to make 11 cuts, for a UA certificate, in his upcoming film Jai Gangaajal and the filmmaker has finally come out with flying colours.

The cop-drama got a clearance from the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (Fcat), which suggested only two minor changes – first to change a word in a dialogue and the second, to reduce the length of a scene by a few seconds. The Revising Committee had asked Prakash Jha to make 11 cuts in his cop-drama for a UA certificate, which if applied across the film would have added up to 70-odd cuts and would have changed its very texture. Pahlaj Nihlani had also threatened to give the Priyanka Chopra starrer an ‘A’ certificate, if ‘necessary’ changes were not made.

An elated Jha said, »

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Prakash Jha Elated As His Jai Gangaajal Star Priyanka Chopra Becomes The Face Of Incredible India

24 January 2016 2:39 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The multi-talented Priyanka Chopra and megastar Amitabh Bachchan have been named as the brand ambassadors of Indian government’s Incredible India campaign and the country is hailing the government’s decision as these two superstars have not only carved a niche for themselves here but have also made the nation proud globally.

Priyanka, who has become a global sensation post the release of her international singles and American TV show Quantico, will be next seen in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal and the filmmaker is elated at the government’s decision.

Talking about her selection as Incredible India’s brand ambassador, the National Award-winning filmmaker said, “She is already a global phenomenon, who is representing India in every way in terms of her work and persona. She has been recognised and awarded for her talent globally and I don’t think there can be a better ambassador for Incredible India »

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Priyanka Chopras Jai Gangaajal gets UA certificate from censors

23 January 2016 6:09 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier it was reported that Prakash Jha's film Jai Gangaajal that features Priyanka Chopra had hit a road block with the Censor Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) demanding 11 cuts in the film, sans which it would receive an 'A' rated certificate. However, now we hear that the makers of the film have received clearance for the film from the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (Fcat). Though the Fcat has cleared the film with a 'UA' rating, they have requested for two minor chances in the film. Commenting on the same, an elated Jha said that while the cuts are minor this clearance termed the Cbfc chief Pahlaj Nilhani's actions as 'questionable' and said that it appeared as if Nihlani had some personal agenda. As for the film, Jai Gangaajal, which is a sequel to Jha's 2003 release Gangaajal, is slated to release on March 4. »

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Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal Is Adorned With Twelve ‘Funky Folk’ Songs

22 January 2016 5:05 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Prakash Jha is known for making hard-hitting and relevant films on various social issues and this time, he is exploring the relationship between police and the society with his upcoming directorial venture Jai Gangaajal.

Music has always played a very important role in Jha’s films however, this time instead of using a powerful background score, the National Award-winning filmmaker has used earthy folk songs to take the screenplay of his film to the next level. Believe it or not, the film will have twelve songs composed by Salim-Sulaiman!

Talking about the film’s music, Prakash Jha said, “You will be very surprised to know that my film has twelve songs. They have been composed by Salim-Sulaiman and all them are very beautiful and earthy.”

Salim Merchant revealed, “Prakash ji told us that he wants to adorn each sequence, be it action or emotional, with a song. We »

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Jai Gangaajal Star Priyanka Chopra Is Truly A Global Superstar

19 January 2016 7:12 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra, who’ll be next seen playing a tough cop in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal, has become a global superstar post the success of her American TV series Quantico and the Indian diva is not only garnering accolades from audiences across the globe but is also getting awarded and is setting new records.

Recently, she received the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series Award, for her role in Quantico, at the recently held People’s Choice Awards 2016 and thus became the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award. Priyanka has also made Indians proud by featuring on the cover page of USA’s leading magazine Elle’s latest edition.

However, that’s not all! Despite a choc-o-bloc schedule, with her extreme dedication towards her work and her determination to beat all odds, the actress is inspiring women across all quarters. One day she »

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‘Prakash Jha spoilt me on the sets of Jai Gangaajal’ – Manav Kaul

19 January 2016 1:23 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Manav Kaul, who has proved his acting prowess with his power-packed performances in films like Kai Po Che, Citylights and Wazir, will be next seen playing the antagonist – Bablu Pandey in Prakash Jha’s upcoming film Jai Gangaajal and the actor says that he thoroughly enjoyed himself while working on the cop-drama. Talking about his experience of working with Jha on the film, the actor said, “It’s an honour for me to have got an opportunity to work with Prakash sir and to be a part of this film. I always say that sir has spoilt me because he made me feel so comfortable that I didn’t even realize when the film got over.” “He has written Bablu Pandey’s character so beautifully that after finishing my scenes, each day, I would go back to my room and think ‘waah kya scene hua hai’,” he further added. Written and directed by Prakash Jha, »

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Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal Trailer Impresses Female Cops At The 7th National Conference Of Women In Police

11 January 2016 5:01 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Acclaimed filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is going to address the dilemma of female cops with his next Jai Gangaajal, was recently invited to address female police officers from across the country at the 7th National Conference Of Women In Police, which was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, at the Central Reserve Police Force Academy, Gurgaon.

The National Award-winning filmmaker was invited to give his opinion on ‘Women in Police, Different Perspective and New Roles’ and his words made a huge impact on everyone, who attended the conference. Professor Amita Singh, Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Study of Law and Governance, Jnu, New Delhi and Ms. Megha Prasad, Bureau Chief, Mumbai Times Now were his co-panelists at the conference.

Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of Ips officer Abha Mathur in Jai Gangaajal and Jha screened the trailer of his much-anticipated film for the female cops at the event. »

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Prakash Jha gets a royal felicitation at Jaipur International Film Festival

4 January 2016 9:36 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Jaipur International Film Festival commenced from January 2 and ace filmmaker Prakash Jha not only inaugurated the prestigious film festival but was also conferred with the Jiff’s Excellence Award for his achievements in the field of cinema and his immense contribution to the Indian film industry.

The National Award-winning filmmaker, who has given several acclaimed films like Mrityudand, Gangaajal, Apaharan, Aarakshan and Raajneeti to name a few, got a taste of royalty in the Pink City. On receiving the award, Jha said, “It’s a big honour for me. Honestly, I have not done anything great till now, it’s too premature.” He also appreciated Jiff, which opened with Piku and Pakistani film Manto, and stated that such events help in creating new audiences. 35 feature films, 17 documentary feature films, 58 short films and 15 short animation films will be screened at the five-day long festival.

Emphasizing on the role of a good audience behind quality cinema, »

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Censor Board rubs director Prakash Jha the wrong way

4 January 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Censor Board Of Film Certification (Cbfc) has provoked the ire of both – filmmakers and the audiences with their whimsical demands for cuts and beeps and now, they have rubbed noted filmmaker Prakash Jha the wrong way. Jha has been asked to beep out the word ‘saala’ among other ‘offensive words’ from his upcoming Priyanka Chopra starrer Jai Gangaajal as it is there in Cbfc Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani’s infamous cuss list. The Revising Committee has asked Prakash Jha to make 11 cuts in his cop-drama for a UA certificate, which if applied across the film would add up to 50-odd cuts and will change the film’s very texture. An upset Jha, says, “How many beeps can you have in a film? Saala is a word we use in everyday conversation. My cop drama is set in the hinterlands. I’m not saying anything anti-national or anti-religion. I’m a »

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