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Mumbai, Dec 1: "Where are the soft, slightly unsure men with doubt and longing in their hearts?" asks filmmaker Sudhir Mishra, who feels men are not portrayed appropriately in Indian cinema.
"Indian cinema can reflect on violence in society, but they need to also reflect that many films show violent men as cool. Of course, strong roles should be written for women, but what kind of male morons are we portraying in our cinema?". »
- Arun Pandit
Rinkie Khanna, who has stayed away from Bollywood for almost a decade, post her marriage with Industrialist Sameer Saran, recently delivered a baby boy. The actress already has a nine year old daughter. Rinkie is the daughter of India's first superstar Rajesh Khanna and evergreen actress Dimple Kapadia and the sister-in-law of Akshay Kumar. She was last seen with Rahul Bose in Chameli. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Bollywood hottie Kareena Kapoor goes all besharam as she shakes her booty along with Imran Khan in their new song 'Tooh' from their upcoming Dharma Production Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, directed by Punit Malhotra.While Kareena's look appears to be a mix of her films Chameli and Jab We Met, Imran Khan again reminds us of his 'Aunty Ji' look from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. A high energy, Punjabi number sung by none other than Mika Singh, 'Tooh' is certainly to be »
Acclaimed Bollywood playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan proved on Friday night that she is indeed one of the best artists in the industry today. Her UK tour ended with a concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall where she belted out some of her greatest songs. Organised by TLC Events and Rock On Music, Sunidhi’s incredible energy was felt by the audience and they showed their love for her by cheering as loud as they possibly could.
The concert opened with the classic ‘Aisa Jadoo’ (Khakee) and Sunidhi followed it up with hit songs like ‘Halkat Jawaani’ (Heroine) ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ (Band Baaja Baaraat), ‘Bin Tere’ (I Hate Luv Storys), ‘Yaaram’ (Ek Thi Dayaan), ‘Ishq Sufiyana’ (The Dirty Picture) and ‘Bhaage Re Mann,’ (Chameli). One had to be present at the concert to see how charismatic Sunidhi sounded live. Though she is undoubtedly good on recording, she sounded ten times better live on stage. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
To celebrate acclaimed Bollywood playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan’s UK tour, the team at BollySpice thought it would be cool to put together a special feature which looks at her greatest songs. Sunidhi is unsurprisingly in-demand amongst Bollywood filmmakers, who want her voice to be mimed by some of the hottest actresses in the industry. Her success is evident in the fact that she will be gracing the stage of the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London this Friday as part of her UK tour.
Having first acquired popularity by singing the songs for the film Mast (1999), Sunidhi is considered one of few who can use her voice to give it that provocative touch. She has sung to some of Bollywood’s most iconic tracks and has to some extent contributed towards the popularity of actresses like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu by lending them her voice in their films. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Mumbai, Aug 15: In what must rank as a very rare honour and privilege, Bollywood's well-known Dop (Director Of Photography) Aseem Bajaj, who has to his credit the cinematography of "Chameli" and "Gol Maal Fun Unlimited", has partly shot the eagerly waited Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs", releasing here Aug 23.
- Leon David
In what must rank as a very rare honour and privilege Bollywood's well-known Dop (Director Of Photography) Aseem Bajaj who has to his credit the cinematography of Chameli, Gol Maal Fun Unlimited and Son Of Sardaar has done the cinematography of the eagerly awaited Steve Jobs bio-pics Jobs.
Aseem was chosen to shoot the portions showing Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs visiting India . Says Aseem, "Yes, I am the Indian Director Of Photography for Jobs. I shot with Ashton Kutcher. I had a beautiful time working with the film's Dop Russel Carpenter who has done the photography of James Cameron's Titanic. It was a huge honour for me to work with this legend behind the lenses. It was also an honour to work with the film's director Mr. Joshua Michale Sterns. Not too many Indian technicians get the chance to work with such stalwarts. I am humbled."
Aseem did »
- Subhash K. Jha
Running time: 139 minutes.
Talaash - The Answer Lies Within was Reema Kagti’s second film as a director after Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and it revolved around a complicated murder/accident, investigated by Inspector Surjan Shekhawat (Aamir Khan). Suri, who is otherwise a personally troubled person over his son’s death and his troubled marriage with Roshni (Rani Mukerji), decides to not give up till he solves this case. He traces leads and handles the complication of the case with the help of escort Rosie (Kareena Kapoor), only »
- Samreen Tungekar
‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ has beaten off stiff competition from some of the most sizzling songs, to win the ‘hottest song from the last one hundred years of Indian cinema’ poll conducted by Sanona.com, the Bollywood Pay-Per-View movie streaming portal.
Madhuri Dixit’s song beat modern favourite Katrina Kaif’s sultry turn in ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ from Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan (2010) and the legendary dancer Helen’s sultry ‘Yeh Mera Dil’ from Don (1978). Both songs were a super hit at their time of release, and continue to be played at weddings, birthday parties, and nightclubs across the globe.
The once controversial song from director Subhash Ghai’s 1993 action thriller, Khal Nayak, was voted number one in a hottest Bollywood song choice poll that was conducted across social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as part of Sanona’s celebration of the industry’s landmark anniversary.
- Press Releases
Mumbai, April 23: He may be making films on serious issues, but Sudhir Mishra confesses that unlike his movies, he is a romantic person in real life.
"I am quite a romantic. I was also one of those studs who always falls in love," he told reporters here Monday at the music launch of "I Don't Luv You".
"Love is a difficult thing. Its not easy to maintain. In a pulpy love story they tell you lies about love, it causes great harm because it fades, reinvents. So friendship is a better word for me."
- Shiva Prakash
The Nominations for the 2013 Iifa (International Indian Film Academy) awards have been announced and Anurag Basu’s beloved Barfi! leads the pack with 13! Also in included in the esteemed lists are films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Kahaani, Agneepath, Vicky Donor, Paan Singh Tomar, Talaash, English Vinglish and more. The nominees in each category are voted on by members of the Indian Film Industry at the official Iifa Voting Weekend. The votes are then tallied and the final list is compiled for the popular categories. The winners of the popular categories are determined by the fans because they can vote for who they think are the best in each category at Iifa’s website.
The nominees are….
Best Singer – Female
Rekha Bhardwaj – ‘Phir Le Aya Dil’ (Barfi!)
Shalmali Kholgade – ‘Pareshan’ (Ishqzaade)
Best Singer – Male
- Stacey Yount
Shreya Ghoshal had an amazing 2012, topping the charts and people’s hearts once more, from ‘Chikni Chameli’ to ‘Ishaqzaade’ and many many more. What is absolutely great news for all her fans and music lovers galore is that she is back with her 2013 U.K and European tour. Shreya will be playing a number of venues across the U.K starting April 26th in Manchester and culminating in her London show at the Royal Albert Hall on 6th May, which is one of the most prestigious and classic venues in England, first opened by Queen Victoria herself, back in 1871.
However, Shreya is no stranger to the Royal Albert Hall, having sung there nearly a decade ago, in April of 2004, as part of the Udit Narayan show. She was a relative newcomer then, with her debut of Devdas recently behind her, but she was absolutely amazing to watch. Her sweet, yet powerful voice, »
- Anjum Shabbir
The Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards 2013 celebrated music with the utmost bliss of stars, glamour and music all around! It was a fun filled evening with a completely distinguished jury comprising of Ramesh Sippy, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sooraj Barjatya, Prasoon Joshi, Anu Malik, Aadesh Srivastava, Lalit Pandit, Louiz Banks, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam, Suresh Wadkar, Talat Aziz and Ila Arun. This jury definitely needed no introduction and was a healthy mix of some great achievers of the industry.
Bollyspice brings you the list of the winners of this grand award function. Read on!
Song of the Year:
Worldwide Listeners’ Choice – Song of the Year:
Male vocalist of the year:
- Samreen Tungekar
Director Sudhir Mishra is infamous for the kind of movies he makes, and Inkaar is one amongst them. He always has this projection of female leads who are the strong ‘naye zamaane ki naari’ and he goes on to tell us why is this projection carried out.
He said that one of the biggest inspirations can be your own experiences. “I have met some very strong women in my life. These women stand up by themselves and are totally independent,” he added.
Talking more about his journey in the industry, Sudhir Mishra is quite content with his journey so far. He said,” I have made more than 12 films and done a lot of TV as well. What I am happy about is being able to function independently, which has worked in my favour. Being in this industry, you have to be prepared to take a lot. If you are appreciated at one time, »
- Samreen Tungekar
Mumbai, Jan 19: He believes his own imperfections reflect in the characters in his films, but "Inkaar" filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says the audience doesn't enjoy watching characters which are a mirror of their own personality.
The acclaimed filmmaker is known for projects like "Chameli", "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi" and "Khoya Khoya Chand". He doesn't mind the mixed reviews to "Inkaar", which delves into the subject of sexual harrassment at workplace.
Talking about weak characters in his movies, he said: "People in this country often confuse a weak character for a weak performance. In 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', a lot of people preferred. »
- Ketali Mehta
Sudhir Mishra is back with his latest “Inkaar” that released today at the theatres, after his last venture “Yeh Saali Zindagi” (2011). The film stars Chitrangada Singh and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles. Sudhir Mishra has been a renowned director known mostly for his acute sense of filmmaking. He has a niche of his own in this industry. He has earlier directed films like “Chameli” and “Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi”. These films have received a lot of praise and adulation. The film “Inkaar” deals with sexual harassment in the workplace and what goes on behind the corporate world. Chitrangada plays the character of Maya Luthra »
He has roped in Arjun Rampal along with Chitrangada Singh, known as his favourite, for his forthcoming "Inkaar", which puts the spotlight on sexual harassment at the work place, says he has never cast actors in a wrong way.
"I have been in the industry for 25 years. I have never cast actors in a wrong way. Cinema is my first muse and I will never cheat on it," Mishra, the writer of cult film "Jaane Bhi Do Yaroon" and a National Award winner,. »
- Lohit Reddy
Item numbers continued their reign in 2012 as a flurry of fast-beat, sexy dance songs hit the Bollywood music scene this past year. The styles ranged from traditional village songs and mujras to modern club hits and Punjabi beats. The sheer volume of item songs in 2012 was almost astounding, and the BollySpice team had a difficult time choosing just five. Therefore one thing is clear: item numbers are most definitely back and here to stay. As we look forward to more item number masala in 2013, let’s recap the fab five of 2012.
5. ‘Kaafirana a.k.a I Want Just You’ (Joker)
It’s hard to appreciate anything from the flop film Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. If there was one highlight of the movie, it was Chitrangadha Singh’s item number ‘Kaafirana’. The song was initially surrounded by controversy when the original version, titled ‘I Want Fakht You’ was leaked online. »
- Chandni Suri
Unlike Hollywood where songs are hardly included in its films (unless it is a musical), with Indian cinema, songs mean everything for its fans and are integral to a typical Bollywood film. This is why every year, we here at Bollyspice take the time to compile a list of the top music albums from a number of Bollywood releases. 2012 has definitely been a phenomenal year for Hindi cinema, with some innovative films releasing with outstanding responses from the mass audiences. In addition to this, there have also been some astounding film soundtracks which have released this year and that have been finely produced by some of the industry’s top music directors and lyricists. So without any further delay, let’s unveil to you BollySpice’s countdown of the Top 10 Music Albums of 2012!
Just before the year came to a close, we were presented with »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Looking back at 2012 song-ically, it certainly was a year of cool sounds, new voices, groovy and groovin’ beats and over all some killer tracks. Many of the songs brought a new vibe to the music of the movies, songs flavored with new influences, and songs that we never would have thought we would hear in a Bollywood flick. There were classic beats that got us up and dancing not to mention the grooves of today that got us to move to the music. We met some new singers we can’t wait to hear more of and some of our favorites blew us away with outstanding vocals. 2012 was full of surprises and we enjoyed so many of them, 50 in fact and every single note! As always we loved these songs when they first came out but once we saw them in the movie we loved them even more! Check out »
- Stacey Yount
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