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Hrithik Roshan Ends the Year on a High Note

12 December 2012 6:55 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

After opening India’s 2012 box office with the international success Agneepath, Hrithik Roshan is ending 2012 on an even higher note. The actor has not only been working hard on his highly awaited Krrish 3 but he also had a world record attempt, some hot wheels and a very prestigious red carpet and festival event with some of his best films. Read on to find out more!

Hrithik was chosen to front popular manufacturer, Mattel’s ‘Hot Wheels’ toy cars. The actor has already shot various commercials and endorsements for the brand in Mumbai earlier this year. Not content with simply being ‘the face’ of the toy giant, Hrithik attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Records on 4th December 2012 when he attended the event in India in conjunction with Hot Wheels to launch the world’s largest vending machine. Hot Wheels and Hrithik combined forces to launch a 25 foot »

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Ashutosh Gowariker goes back in time to make another historical epic

9 December 2012 3:24 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker is brilliant at illustrating the Indian past on the big screen. You only have to watch masterpieces like Lagaan (2001) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008) to know that Ashutosh is at his best when he amalgamates history and cinema together. Well for his next directorial venture, Ashutosh will be making another historical epic which will go further back in time. He had this to say to the Indian press: “This time (the story) is based in the Indus Valley Civilisation. It will again be a period film, a love story and it will be made on a large scale.” However, Ashutosh has refrained from talking about who will be starring in his next epic film, as he has yet to finalise everything. “It will be another week before I announce it. It will have an ensemble cast and will be a big budget venture.”

Ashutosh talked about his upcoming project »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Gowarikers next on Indus Valley civilization

5 December 2012 2:47 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

His last film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey bombed at the box office, but now getting back into action, Ashutosh Gowariker, who is currently attending the International Film Festival in Marrakesh, is set for his next. Like his previous ventures, Gowariker will be yet again going down historical annals to make a film based on the Indus Valley civilization. Apparently, the film which is set to be announced in the coming weeks, once the director is back will be a love story set in a period film genre. While the budget of the film is said to be as grand as Jodhaa Akbar, the film's cast will comprise of an ensemble crew that has yet to be finalized. Currently, on his first visit to the Moroccan capital, Marrakesh, Gowariker will be attending the screening of Jodhaa Akbar today, December 5. »

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Hindi Mood at Marrakech International Film Festival 2012

28 November 2012 8:00 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The 12th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival has organised a special section “Hindi Mood for Marrakech” this year to mark the centenary year of Indian cinema. Some of the Hindi films to be screened are Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Barfi!, English Vinglish, Don and Don 2.

An outdoor screening of selected films from Bollywood will be organised at the Jemaa el Fna square, each evening of the festival.

A delegation of Indian actors, directors and producers, lead by Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to attend a tribute ceremony on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

The festival will run from 30th November – 8th December, 2012.

 

Films to be screened under ‘Hindi Mood for Marrakech’:

 

Yash Chopra:

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

 

Amitabh Bachchan | Actor

Black by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Happiness & Tears) by Karan Johar

Agneepath by Mukul Anand

Silsila by Yash Chopra

Deewar by »

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Jodhaa Akbar to be screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival

26 November 2012 8:30 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood is to have a strong presence at this year’s Marrakech International Film Festival. This is especially since Indian cinema will be celebrating its centenary year very soon. One film which has been hand-picked to be screened at the festival is Ashutosh Gowarikar’s historical epic Jodhaa Akbar (2008). The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the title roles and it became an instant hit at the time of its release. It is based on the true story of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, who marries a Hindu Rajput Princess named Jodhaa as part of a political agreement. The couple encounter various obstacles before their love for each other eventually blossoms. Jodhaa Akbar went onto win countless awards both in India and overseas, with Hrithik especially winning praise for his robust performance as Akbar. A beautifully crafted film, it exemplifies 16th century Indian society and culture.

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'Jodhaa Akbar' to be screened at Marrakech film fest

22 November 2012 9:05 PM, PST | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Ashutosh Gowariker’s love epic and blockbuster of 2008 ‘Jodhaa Akhar’ will be screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival on Dec 5. The filmmaker is highly overjoyed for this honor. "I am extremely happy and would really like to thank the Marrakech International Film Festival for selecting `Jodhaa Akbar`. This is an honour for me to showcase my film along with the greatest stars and filmmakers presenting their films at the festival," Gowariker said in a statement..‘Jodhaa Akbar’ stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead role. The movie as well the music of the film hit the chartbuster. It is a sixteenth centur »

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Jodhaa Akbar to be screened at Marrakech International Film Festival

22 November 2012 9:27 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar has not only captured the hearts of audiences in India but impressed the audiences globally and is still winning accolades internationally. Jodhaa Akbar has been selected to be screened at the Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday, December 5, evening on the Jemaa El Fna Square where approximately 50,000 people are expected to see it. "I am extremely happy and would really like to thank the Marrakech International Film Festival for selecting Jodhaa Akbar. This is an honour for me to showcase my film along with the greatest stars and filmmakers presenting their films at the festival," said an elated Ashutosh Gowariker. Produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions and Utv and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodhaa. »

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'Jodhaa Akbar' to be screened at Marrakech film fest

22 November 2012 5:21 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Nov 22: Ashutosh Gowariker's 2008 epic love story "Jodhaa Akbar" will be showcased at the Marrakech International Film Festival Dec 5. The filmmaker is ecstatic.

"I am extremely happy and would really like to thank the Marrakech International Film Festival for selecting 'Jodhaa Akbar'. This is an honour for me to showcase my film along with the greatest stars and filmmakers presenting their films at the festival," Gowariker said in a statement.

"Jodhaa Akbar", set in sixteenth century, is about a marriage of alliance, which paves way for true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess,. »

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Big B to attend Marrakech film festival

21 November 2012 4:43 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

In order to celebrate the 100 years of Indian cinema, a grand film festival is being organized in Marrakech, which will start from December 1. While on one hand, the festival will witness the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Tabu, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Sridevi, on the other, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan will be leading an Indian delegation at the Marrakech film festival even as they pay a special tribute to late Yash Chopra. News has it that there will also be a special screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, where Srk is all likely to be present. Talking about this special day, Big B said that he remembered with deep gratitude his last visit to Marrakech in October 2003 and the warmth and the hospitality that was extended to them during their short stay. He added that he looked forward to the pleasure of being there again. The festival will also »

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Ashutosh Gowariker represents India on jury of Dtff

19 November 2012 6:45 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival (Dtff), the annual cultural celebration of Doha Film Institute (Dfi), has announced the juries to select the winners of the Arab Film Competition, the only competition at any regional film festival dedicated wholly to honouring Arab cinema talent. The members of the four juries, drawn from across the world, include internationally acclaimed film professionals, authors and cultural thought leaders. They will evaluate the Arab Film Competition's three segments - Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary and Short Film - as well as the 'Made in Qatar' segment of the festival, devoted to films made by Qatar-based talent. The awards have total prize money of over Us$440,000. The Feature Narrative jury will be headed by renowned Tunisian actress Hend Sabry (The Yacoubian Building, Whatever Lola Wants and Asmaa). The other jury members are: Indian director Ashutoush Gowariker (Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar); Dr. Emad Amralla Sultan, Deputy General Manager of »

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Kareena is the hottest selling pataka in market

6 November 2012 6:01 AM, PST | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Newly married Kareena Kapoor is the hottest selling pataka girl. Do you know why, the demand of diwali crackers which has Kareena Kapoor’s image on it are much higher than those crackers who has image of any other actresses. Other actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Sonakshi Sinha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are also in demand. According to reports, the crackers which have images of leading Bollywood actresses are very much in demand. Basically, it is the youngsters who get attracted towards those crackers carrying the images of Bollywood actresses. The demand for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ image is »

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Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan’s starrer Ghanchakkar to release worldwide on June 21st 2013

3 November 2012 12:20 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Utv Motion Pictures has today announced the release date for Ghanchakkar as June 21, 2013.

Comic-thriller Ghanchakkar is directed by Rajkumar Gupta and stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in the lead. This is the 3rd film in a row for Rajkumar Gupta and Utv after Aamirand No One Killed Jessica. The film has music by composer Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

About the movie

Ghanchakkar narrates the story of the protagonist (Emraan) who is an ex-conman named Sanju. He is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. The problem is – he has an ambitious wife (played by Vidya) with her own notions of the world and therefore gets sucked into a ‘chakkar’ and has to suffer two thugs in the process – one with a bad ailment and one with a bad sense of humour, leading to madness, confusion and chaos and unleashing some mad cap characters in his life. »

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Political films impact people's sensibility: Gowariker - Realbollywood.com News

13 October 2012 1:16 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Oct 13: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, known for films like "Lagaan", "Swades" and "Jodhaa Akbar", supports movies based on political issues as he believes they can have a profound influence on the people.

"As far as political movies are concerned, they impact a lot because politics is a very important force in our lives. If we want any change, then we should elect only those. »

- Shiva Prakash

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Tata Elxsi delivers stellar visual effects for Yash Raj Film’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’

16 August 2012 10:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Visual Computing Labs (Vcl), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd. and a leading player in animation and visual effects announced its association with Ek Tha Tiger, a romantic action thriller, starring superstars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. This blockbuster film directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Yash Raj Films has close association with Vcl. Scheduled for a theatrical release on 15th August’12, Ek Tha Tiger has extensively leveraged Vcl’s visual and special effects technologies. This film marks Vcl’s 24th collaboration with Yash Raj Films.

Vcl has delivered 1062 visual effects shots for the movie using cutting edge VFX technology and a customized pipeline designed for the complexity of these shots. Upto 60 skilled technical artists were deployed by Vcl for this project, which was completed in a record six and a half month period. The entire duration of CG/VFX in the film spans over a 30 minute duration.

The film moves between Dublin, »

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Back and Looking Gorgeous for Kalyan Jewellers Ad

6 August 2012 5:05 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back and looking more gorgeous than ever. The actress has been shooting for a print and TV campaign for a leading South jewellery brand across various locations in Mumbai over the last two weeks. This shoot comes almost a year after the last commercial she shot when she was six months pregnant. The set brimmed with joy from the spot boys to the lightmen to the technicians who all congratulated her for her baby and were so happy to see her back on set. It was also a nostalgic moment when she shot with ace cameraman Kiran Deohans for the TV commercial. Incidentally when she came back to shoot after her engagement and her marriage it was Kiran who shot her and now again after the birth of her daughter Aaradhya. 

Commenting on this Kiran Deohans said, “I have got the pleasure of working with Aishwarya on Jodhaa Akbar. »

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In Conversation with So You Think You Can Dance Bollywood Choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan

17 July 2012 5:15 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Before I came to write about the great world of Bollywood, I was a professional ballet dancer for many years. It was my first love. So when I discovered Bollywood, the dance sequences were one of the things that made me fall in love with the genre. Since I am a dancer, one of my all time favorite shows is the reality dance program, So You Think You Can Dance (Sytycd) on Fox network here in the Us. You can imagine how excited I was when I first saw a Bollywood number on the show in Season 4. I was ecstatic and so it seems was the audience. Since then the Bollywood numbers have thrilled audiences and I hear will be seen on the 9th season, which is airing now on Wednesday nights. A couple of weeks ago I got the amazing opportunity to chat with the choreographer behind those great Bollywood numbers, »

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Sonu Sood: I play modern day Amitabh Bachchan : Interviews

28 June 2012 12:42 PM, PDT | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

After playing the sidekick in significant films like Jodhaa Akbar, Singh Is Kinng, Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap and winning several accolades & awards for best actor in negative role for Dabangg, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood returns as lead with Maximum. Catch Sonu Sood in conversation as he talks about his film Maximum, the trend of cop-drama, pairing up with Neha Dhupia once again, backing out from Dabangg sequel and much more Read More »

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Italian actress Michella denied payment by Mohalla Assi makers

4 May 2012 4:38 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Michella Gemito is an Italy based translator, whose works can be seen in the Italian versions of Jodhaa Akbar, Love Aaj Kal and Kuch Na Kaho. But today, she is a woman who is waiting for her payment dues from the makers of the Sunny Deol's yet to be released film Mohalla Assi. Reportedly, Michella Gemito had translated the work of writer Kashinath Singh's Hindi novel 'Kashi Ka Assi' in Italian language about two years back. At that time, a Bollywood movie was being planned on the same book. That's when the book's author had asked Michella to meet Vinay Tiwari (Crossword Entertainment) and director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, to take the story forward in terms of a film. Vinay and Chandra Prakash were happy to meet Michella as she had taken the story of their film Mohalla Assi to an international audience. The said filmmakers then created a role in the film for Michella, »

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Katrina Kaif getting in shape for action role

30 March 2012 9:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Priyanka Chopra did it for Krissh, Deepika Padukone for Chandni Chowk to China and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did it for Jodhaa Akbar. All three ladies took their roles to heart by training for their countless stunts in their respective films. These days it’s not about the action scenes containing the actors but all about the actresses who pull off awesome stunts Charlies Angels style. Among them, Katrina Kaif will be joining the list because she will soon be seen doing her own action scenes soon. For what film you ask? Dhoom 3!

With the highly anticipated film’s first schedule coming up, Katrina is not sitting around. She is taking all the help and tips she can get from an international fitness instructor to train her accordingly for Dhoom 3.

A source told Toi, “Kat will have hardcore action scenes in “Dhoom 3″, almost at par with that of costar Aamir Khan. »

- Priyanka Ramesh Kumar

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World exclusive – Sonu Niigaam and Atif Aslam to share the stage at London’s The O2!

9 March 2012 4:47 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Get ready for Dhamaka 2012! Dhamaka means “explosion” and the show promises to be just that because performing live at the O2 will be Sonu Niigaam, Atif Aslam and the dance group Bolly Flex. Flex FX proudly brings you the aptly named show, Dhamaka 2012 at the world’s most popular venue ‘The O2’ on Sunday 22nd April 2012.

Creating musical history, are two of the world’s most sought after Asian voices – India’s soul, Sonu Nigam and Pakistan’s icon, Atif Aslam, together for the first time in history.

The venue is the world famous O2 arena, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, which is part of London’s Olympics in 2012, and is known as the centre of the earth. No better a place to celebrate the unity that music can bring.

Both international singing sensations will be performing live with their own full bands for 90 minutes. Each with perform all their Bollywood blockbusters, »

- Stacey Yount

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