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Indian Actor and Politician Vinod Khanna Dies at 70

Indian Actor and Politician Vinod Khanna Dies at 70
Iconic Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna died Thursday in Mumbai. He was 70.

The Mumbai premiere of much-awaited blockbuster “Baahubali: The Conclusion” was canceled as a mark of respect for Khanna, who died of advanced bladder carcinoma.

Khanna began his career in 1968 playing an antagonist in “Man Ka Meet.” He was a popular screen villain, notably in “Mera Gaon Mera Desh,” until he became a leading man with “Hum Tum Aur Who.” He soon became one of India’s most bankable stars, with such films as “Achanak,” “Imtihan” and “Haath Ki Safai.” He was considered to be in the same league as such Hindi film superstars as Amitabh Bachchan, with whom he acted together in “Zameer” and “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar” (1978).

In 1982, when he was at the height of his fame, Khanna left the film industry for five years to follow the spiritual leader Osho. He made a comeback in 1987 with hits “Insaaf” and “Satyameva Jayate.
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Ek chotisi competition for Salman Khans Hero

Ek chotisi competition for Salman Khans Hero
Quietly, this week without any publicity of fanfare, here comes the film a little love story to vie for audiences' attention with the week's big love saga Hero.

Debutant director Prakash Nambiar's The Perfect Girl: Ek Simple Si Love Story introduces veejay Teeshay (he anchors Zoom's Planet Bollywood) with Tara-Alisha Berry (whom we saw as Mastram's wife in the film about the porn writer). The small and simple love story chronicles the journey of a pair who meet fall in love and then separate for a decade.

Director Nambiar hopes word-of-mouth would work for the film. "With so many upcoming releases, we would have someone or the other on the other side. So it might as well be Hero. We are confident about our film."

Nambiar is not aiming at getting a blockbuster on his bio-data. "We are not looking at 10s or 100s of crores. Whatever
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For Rs 25 lakhs there is no more stalling Kunal Kohlis Phir Se

It is settled, sealed and dusted now for filmmaker Kunal Kohli and writer Jyoti Kapoor. When Kunal's acting debut for Phir Se seemed under threat, courtesy Jyoti alleging plagiarism charges against him for similarities with another story written by her, it seemed that the film had met a deadlock. Even though the promo of the film had been unveiled quite some back, everything came to a standstill when the matter reached court. Well, not anymore as Kunal is free to release the film now. In return, Jyoti would be paid an amount of Rs. 25 lakhs as settlement. This is as per the decision that has been taken at the Supreme Court. "I am happy as now we all can move on," says Kunal who took the Court's suggestion of 'mutual settlement' in his stride and agreed to the logistics, "The Court did make it clear that the film's release could
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How film lyricist Anand Bakshi won over National Poet Pradeep

Film lyricist Anand Bakshi is regarded as the most successful Indian film lyricist having written 4000 songs in a career ranging 45 years. A look at his work reveals his mastery over his art. Remember Chingari Koi Bhadke....(Amar Prem), Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Bandh Ho...(Bobby), Teri Pehli Nazar Ko Salaam... (Ek Duje Ke Liye), Tujhe Dekha To...(Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) etc.

Anand Bakshi was a master of penning lyrics, within minutes, he could write to the tunes of music directors and in the process many a times he would cram mindless words like Dum Maro Dum...., Achcha To Hum Chalte Hain....Mere Jeevan Sathi Pyar Kiye Ja... etc incidentally the songs would prove hit.

One such song that he set to the tune of Laxmikant-Pyarelal was for the movie Amir Garib (1974) staring Dev Anand and Hema Malani. The song was Baith Ja Baith Gayi, Khadi Ho Ja Khadi
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Emraan Hashmi fans celebrate 11 years of Murder

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11 years ago on this day, Anurag Basu directed his second film ‘Murder’ starring Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat. The film went on to do outstanding business and is still remembered as the most erotic film of its time.

Even though other popular films like Shahrukh Khan’s Veer Zaara, Main Hoon Naa, Hum Tum, Dhoom and a few other films released in the Read More
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Box Office – Shamitabh to open decent

Shamitabh is the sole notable release of the week and should take a decent opening at the box office. while the promotion hasn’t gone overboard, the kind of brand value that the combination of Amitabh Bachchan and R. Balki carry, courtesy Paa and Cheeni Kum, ensures that this would be yet another quality film in the offering. One thing that has always worked for films coming from the house of Balki and Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish) is originality. In that aspect, even Shamitabh is expected to deliver since it has a novel subject to it. Moreover, with Dhanush and Akhshara Haasan, there is freshness in cast too.

Eros is giving the film an optimal release, which means opening day occupancy of around 40% would ensure that good word of mouth results in decent momentum over the weekend. Since it is a solo release of the week and the only competition
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15 songs that changed Bollywood forever!

We all know that a Bollywood film is incomplete without a few songs being thrown in with them. It is sort of like bread and butter, you can’t enjoy one without the other. Combining them together makes it all the more delicious. Over the last 100 years of filmmaking, the world has been exposed to some of the most iconic Bollywood numbers that we cannot erase from our minds and consider them to be eternal classics. As part of our mini-feature, BollySpice presents to you 15 songs that have changed Bollywood forever. Enjoy!

1. ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from Mahal (1949) – Though this song won’t be as well known amongst the younger generation, the song ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from the chilling film Mahal, is important for one major reason. This song made India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar a nationwide superstar and she went on to sing for Bollywood films for another six decades.
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Kunal Kohli speaks out on the plagiarism accusations

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli recently expressed his new found love for acting and the director is all set for his debut film Phir Se. However, even before the release of the teaser of the film, Phir Se has become a victim of the controversy. Recently, Jyoti Kapoor, co-writer of Daawat-e-Ishq claimed that the story of Phir Se was written by her and accused Kunal Kohli of plagiarism. She further added that she had approached the Film Writers Association (Fwa) with the script and also filed a complaint against the filmmaker turned actor. She has stated that she had narrated the story of the film to Kunal, when the two met last year. The makers of Phir Se are miffed with her and have decided to take action against it. A source close to Kunal says, "While the writer has approached the Film Writers Association claiming that she narrated the script to Kohli over a year ago,
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Kunal Kohli to turn actor with Phir Se

Kunal Kohli who over the years has staked his claim in the industry by becoming a successful director, writer and producer is best known for his films Hum Tum and Fanaa. Now we hear that the multi talented director is all set to turn actor with his next venture Phir Se. When we contacted Kunal, he said, "I cannot comment on the same as yet. But I will be making an official announcement of the same in the next few days."

Phir Se is said to be based on a separated couple living in London, trying to come to terms with the consequences of their split. The film will go on floor in November this year and will mostly be shot in London.

As for the cast of the film, while Kunal Kohli who is also directing the film, will be seen playing the male lead, it is learnt that
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – Teen Ka Tadka aur Dawaat-e-Ishq!

Saturday’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa opened with hosts Ranvir and Manish explaining this weeks ‘Teen Ka Tadka’ concept in their typical style!

Judge Remo then performed his version of Teen Ka Tadka along side Lauren Gottlieb and choreographer Salman Khan. Their act was based on a particular scene from Hindi mythology ‘Ramayan’ where judge Remo played the role of Raavan who was trying to kidnap Sitaji (played by Lauren) and the old vulture Jatayu who tried to save Sitaji was played by Salman. Their song reflected the religious theme of their act. It truly was a spell binding performance and it gave the audience a clear reflection as to what todays acts would be like.

It was then time to welcome the special guests on stage who would form the Teen Ka Tadka. Sana Saeed, Faisal, Dadi from Comedy Nights with Kapil, Krystle D’Souza, Mukti Mohan and Ellie Avram were all welcomed on stage.
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 – Dancers vs Background Dancers!

Saturday’s Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa opened with all the choreographers of the contestants, dancing to the ABC song from Yaariyan. They were then joined by the contestants.

The audience were informed that the current top 9 contestants would soon become top 8 as it was time to announce who would be in this weeks face-off. Mallishka and Kiku were the chosen face-off contestants this week.

Kiku and Kruti were the first to perform. Their chosen dance style was Tandav and Krumping. As they had an act with a religious theme, their song reflected the same. Kiku was dressed as Raavan and Kruti as Lord Shiva. As always, Kiku’s scores were saved and would only be revealed after Mallishka had performed.

Mallishka and Diwakar were on stage next. Their chosen dance style was Samba/Freestyle and their chosen song was ‘Ooh La La’ from The Dirty Picture. It was then time for
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10 Years of Hum Tum

Starring Saif Ali Khan & Rani Mukerji, Hum Tum released on 28th May 2004. The movie not only gave a boost to the lead’s career graphs but also registered it’s name as a modern day classic in the history of Bollywood. Directed by Kunal Kohli under the Yrf banner, the animation used in the movie not only took the narrative forward but also won gazillions accolades with the cartoon characters, Hum & Tum becoming a cult craze. Today, Hum Tum completes 10 years of it’s existence in Bollywood and to celebrate this day, BollySpice brings you a look at the Top 10 Things that make Hum Tum what it is (in random order).

10. The Dialogues

One of the biggest strengths of the movie lies in it’s beautifully written dialogues by Kunal Kohli. Each one of them manages to touch your heart at some level or the other. At times, they make you laugh and at times,
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Celebrating Rani Mukerji! A look at some of our favorite things!

Queen of Bollywood, Queen of Hearts, Dil Ki Rani are just some of the words synonymous with Rani Mukerji. She debuted back in 1996 with the film Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat, which tanked at the box office. People started writing her off even before she emerged. But then came the turning points of her career, in the form of Ghulam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, and she proved that she’s here to stay. While Ghulam gave her the title of ‘Khandala Girl’, while Kuch Kuch Hota Hai made people take notice of this amazing actor who had the ability and talent to stand her own ground in front of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. She went onto win lots of accolades for both her films and there was no turning back. With her impeccable talent and infectious spontaneity, she ruled the industry and people’s hearts for several years.
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Kissing scenes not required in Indian films: Saif

Kissing scenes not required in Indian films: Saif
Mumbai, Nov 22: Actor Saif Ali Khan, who locked lips with co-stars in "Hum Tum" and "Salaam Namaste", believes Indian movies can do without kissing scenes as it doesn't "suit us".

During a conversation on TV chat show "The Front Row", host Anupama Chopra asked Saif about a statement that he and his now wife Kareena Kapoor gave before marriage - about a commitment that there won't be any kissing onscreen for either of them.

Chopra asked Saif if there are any other rules as actors that the couple has imposed on each other.

He said: "No. I wouldn't even say that's in place. I don't think it's a function of being.
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Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill are the new gym buddies in B-town

Tigmanshu Dhulia's much anticipated action drama film Bullett Raja is all set to release on 29th NovemberThe long shooting schedule which went on for a couple of months, gave the actors Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill quite a lot of time to spend on the sets as well as off the sets.Our little birdie tells us that Saif and Jimmy Shergill have earlier worked together on films like Eklavya and Hum Tum but due to differences in their hectic shooting schedules, the two never r
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Bullett Raja to be Saif Ali Khan's first solo 100 crore venture?

Saif Ali Khan belongs to that rare breed of stars who have been able to make it big as a solo hero, even after essaying supporting/parallel roles in many super hit films. His 'jodi' with top stars like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan was highly popular and together they delivered some blockbuster hits. Saif's decision to go solo was frowned upon by many but the 'Nawab' proved his mettle and showed that he is capable of carrying a film on his own shoulders.Hum Tum m
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'24' deserves all awards: Kunal Kohli

'24' deserves all awards: Kunal Kohli
Mumbai, Oct 6: So far only two episodes of Anil Kapoor's maiden TV show "24" have unfolded on the small screen and it was enough to impress filmmaker Kunal Kohli who feels that the suspense thriller deserves all the awards.

Kohli, who directed movies like "Mujhse Dosti Karoge!", "Hum Tum" and "Fanaa", also believes that it is time to revamp television, which is dominated by saas-bahu sagas.

"'24' has me hooked. Deserves all the awards this year, except best jaithani-devrani. Re-tweet if you agree that Indian TV needs a major re-haul," Kohli posted on Twitter.

He had previously tweeted about the show, saying: "'24' is new dawn on Indian television."

"24", the Indian version of the popular Us suspense thriller.
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Award winning producer Rishi Rich to score new British film ‘Amar Akbar and Tony’

Award-winning producer and music mogul Rishi Rich is teaming up with brand new British independent film, Amar, Akbar & Tony to create the movie’s score.

Rishi is a highly respected name in the music scene and has made waves in the industry in the UK, Us and India. Rishi has worked with a breadth of artists across the globe, including Mary J Blige and Britney Spears. However, he is perhaps best known for pioneering the Asian R‘n’B fusion genre in the UK, creating The Rishi Rich Project with Jay Sean and Juggy D.

This is not Rishi’s first time working on films as he has previously produced songs for Bollywood blockbusters. He has worked with leading names in Indian cinema, such as Yash Chopra on Hum Tum and Sangeeth Sivan on Kya Kool Hain Hum.

Rishi’s proficiency in music production is what led director Atul Malhotra
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Lgbt activist Sonal Giani happy with response to TV stint

Lgbt activist Sonal Giani happy with response to TV stint
Mumbai, June 21: Sonal Giani, an Lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist, is living her daily life in front of the cameras for the show "Connected Hum Tum", and she has been vocal about being in love with another woman. She admits that the show is a "huge step forward in terms of acceptance of same sex love".

"Janu (my partner) and I are the first lesbian couple to be showcased at primetime on national television," Sonal said in a statement.

"So many people, and not just members of the gay community, have written in and called up to say that seeing us go through the typical trials and tribulations of love, has.
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