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Bachchan 'to reunite with Ali Khan'

23 December 2010 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amitabh Bachchan has said that he is "delighted" to be working with Saif Ali Khan. The actors, who shared screen space in Eklavya: The Royal Guard, will appear next year in Aarakshan, reports The Times of India.

Bachchan, who had earlier worked with Ali Khan's mother Sharmila Tagore, remembered the first time that he met the actor, saying: "He was a very confused looking youngster then, who stood at the top of the hill, sitting on a rock all by himself and (more) »

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How Bollywood is starting to deal with India's caste system

16 December 2010 2:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Caste is a contentious issue in India, and one rarely commented on in Bollywood films. But political change is on the way, and Indian cinema will have to reflect that

Caste is a contentious issue in India, but not a predictable one. In 2008, I watched television footage of violent protests in Rajasthan, as rioters clashed with the police in battles that cost dozens of lives. Their outrage was driven by the government's refusal to categorise their caste as one of the lowest. They were fighting to be relegated to a lower social rank. India has the most comprehensive affirmative action programme in the world and downgrading would have qualified the protestors for valuable quota schemes in welfare, education and government jobs.

As with so much in India, caste is an ancient institution that pervades everyday life, the mechanics of which remain a convoluted mystery. There was a buzz in 2007, when »

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Bollywood Takes On Kill Bill With Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh

15 September 2010 8:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Yup, another day, another Bollywood remake of a popular film.  This time around Sujoy Ghosh, most recently responsible for Aladin with Amitabh Bachchan, is at the helm.  No solid info at this time, but it will be interesting to see how Bollywood pulls this one off.  Explicit sexuality is regularly neutered in Indian film, but violence can get pretty nasty, which seems to fit in with the Kill Bill storyline.

Vidya Balan, who is attached to play the Beatrix Kiddo role, has had some success lately with her role as Amitabh's mother in Paa. which earned her a Filmfare award.  She also has a pretty solid career with decent roles in Parineeta (which earned her a Filmfare Best Debut award), Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, which was India's official entry to the Oscars a few years back.  She has some range, and this could boost »

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1st Indian Film Festival of London from Aug 25-29

16 August 2010 8:39 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The inaugural edition of the Indian Film Festival of London will be held from 25 to 29 August at London’s Riverside Studios. Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli Live will be the opening film of the festival while Abhishek Choubey’s Ishqiya will close the festival.

The other films that will be screened at the festival are Sanjay Sharma’s Dunno Y…Naa Jaane Kyun, Claire McCarthy’s The Waiting City and Pravesh Bhardwaj’s Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta. Duane Baugham’s Bhutto, Deepa Mehta’s Nero’s Guests and Shaheen Dill-Riaz’s Koran Children are the documentaries that will be presented. The maiden edition of the festival will present awards in the feature and documentary category.

The Festival will also host a retrospective of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Films in the retrospective will include Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Eklavya: The Royal Guard and 3 Idiots. The proceeds of these films will be donated to Unicef. »

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Munnabhai back in 2011!

28 July 2010 5:04 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

When Karan Johar "used" the idea of a man on a mission to meet the President of the United States in My Name is Khan, Raju Hirani decided to abandon ship when it came to Munnabhai Chale Amrika. He quietly decided to let the script go and work on his next. However, this wasn’t meant to be and the director found himself hit by comments from audiences questioning when the next installment to the Munnabhai series would be out.

"Wherever I go, people walk up to me and say 'Where is that Munnabhai film whose trailer you showed us with Eklavya?' Some people are even slightly aggressive and say, "Aap ne trailer dikhaya, film kahan hai?" the director is often asked. And thus, he realized that audiences were craving for more Munnabhai. He quickly got to scripting and is currently in the process of finishing up the script with his co-writer Abhijat Joshi. »

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Eklavya: The Royal Guard - Movie Review

8 June 2010 6:39 PM, PDT | The Bollywood Ticket | See recent The Bollywood Ticket news »

'Eklavya: The Royal Guard' (2007)

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff

Take a brooding hero, a meek heroine, a tyrannical father, a mad sister and an old servant, put them in a medieval castle and have them contend with a family secret and the looming threat of violence, and you've got a classic gothic. 'Eklavya' has all the hallmarks of the genre—which is not foreign to Bollywood—but it's weak on two key gothic elements: terror and romance. While engagingly gorgeous and moody, the film could use more tension.

Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) is an aging royal guard—still an expert marksman but losing his eyesight—who is unfailing loyal to his powerless king, a feudal relic in post-Independence India. Physically virile but emotionally crushed by melancholy, Eklavya clings to his ideals of service to an irrelevant and unworthy monarch, »

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Chopra set to direct ‘Broken Horses’ in September

8 June 2010 12:33 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, June 8 – Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, still basking in the glory of his superhit film ‘3 Idiots’, will start shooting for his directorial venture ‘Broken Horses’ in September this year.

‘In September, I will start shooting ‘Broken Horses’ in the Us. It will be an English film and will be for the world audience,’ Chopra, whose last directorial venture was the 2007 movie ‘Eklavya – The Royal Guard’, told Ians.

The director of films such as ‘Parinda’ (1989), ‘1942. »

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Sanjay Dutt ropes in Big B

3 June 2010 4:26 AM, PDT | Bollywoodmantra.com | See recent Bollywood Mantra news »

Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan together starred in films like ‘Kaante’, ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’, ‘Eklavya’ and ‘Aladin’ and they share a very strong rapport. They are very close to each other and so when Sanjay Dutt approached Big B to star in his maiden production ‘Desi Boyz’ to be directed by director David Dhawan, Big B agreed immediately. Sanjay has also roped in his close friend Sunil Shetty for the film. It would be a joint production by Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan. Sanjay Dutt and Big B are closely associated from a long time. Sanjay was one among the few guests who we »

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra to be honored at London film festival

2 June 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Bollywood Ticket | See recent The Bollywood Ticket news »

Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots' will be featured at the Indian Film Festival of London (londonindianfilmfestival.com) in August as part of a retrospective of acclaimed Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

The festival will kick off its inaugural event—the first of its kind in the city—on August 25 and will close on August 29 with a screening of Chopra's most recent production '3 Idiots'—the proceeds of which will be donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).

Other Chopra films to be included in the retrospective are 'An Encounter With Faces' (1978), 'Parinda' (1989), '1942: A Love Story' (1994), and 'Eklavya: The Royal Guard' (2007). Chopra will be presented with an award at the festival for his contribution to cinema, and he will participate in a question-and-answer session.

Chopra began his career in 1978 with the short documentary 'An Encounter with Faces,' about impoverished children in India, »

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Retrospective at the Indian Film Festival of London

2 June 2010 7:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Indian Film Festival of London are honouring Vidhu Vinod Chopra with a Retrospective, screening An Encounter With Faces (1978); Parinda (1989); 1942: A Love Story (1993); Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007). Closing of the festival will happen with a charity screening of 3 Idiots and the proceeds will go Unicef. The Retrospective will be accompanied by a post-screening Question & Answer session where Mr. Chopra will be interviewed in front of a live audience by a veteran of the British film industry. That's not all, Iffl will also be honouring Mr. Chopra with an award for his extraordinary contribution to cinema. The Indian Film Festival of London - Iffl 2010 is the first major film festival to be held in London that is dedicated solely to promoting cinema from the Indian subcontinent. Along with the popular and offbeat cinema of Mumbai and regional India, the festival hopes to introduce audiences to the lesser-known cinematic traditions of the region, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Retrospective at the Indian Film Festival of London

2 June 2010 7:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Indian Film Festival of London are honouring Vidhu Vinod Chopra with a Retrospective, screening An Encounter With Faces (1978); Parinda (1989); 1942: A Love Story (1993); Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007). Closing of the festival will happen with a charity screening of 3 Idiots and the proceeds will go Unicef. The Retrospective will be accompanied by a post-screening Question & Answer session where Mr. Chopra will be interviewed in front of a live audience by a veteran of the British film industry. That's not all, Iffl will also be honouring Mr. Chopra with an award for his extraordinary contribution to cinema. The Indian Film Festival of London - Iffl 2010 is the first major film festival to be held in London that is dedicated solely to promoting cinema from the Indian subcontinent. Along with the popular and offbeat cinema of Mumbai and regional India, the festival hopes to introduce audiences to the lesser-known cinematic traditions of the region, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Who's Who in Bollywood: Vidya Balan

31 March 2010 1:55 PM, PDT | The Bollywood Ticket | See recent The Bollywood Ticket news »

Vidya Balan's girl-next-door looks and vulnerable sweetness have made her a well-loved actress. She started out doing TV commercials and soap operas, got into film with a Bengali-language movie in 2003, and then had a strong Bollywood debut in the award-winning drama 'Parineeta' (2005), in which she played the female lead opposite Saif Ali Khan. She followed it up with the hit comedy 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai,' with Sanjay Dutt, in 2006. The year 2007 was a busy one for her: she was critically praised for her performances in 'Guru,' 'Salaam-e-Ishq,' and 'Eklavya,' and she appeared in two hits, 'Heyy Babyy' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa.' Her 2008 film, 'Kismat Konnection,' with Shahid Kapoor (with whom she was romantically linked at the time), failed to do well, despite high expectations. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in the 2009 film, »

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Who's Who in Bollywood: Saif Ali Khan

28 February 2010 9:01 AM, PST | The Bollywood Ticket | See recent The Bollywood Ticket news »

The son of a nawab (an Indian prince), Saif Ali Khan is the heir apparent to the royal houses of Bhopal and Pataudi (princely states in India). His father and grandfather were captains of India's national cricket team. And with his devastating looks and solid acting chops, Saif has become prominent in his own right. However, his career was slow to take off. He debuted in 1992 and had some early successes, but he mostly floundered throughout the 90s. He started to gain traction in supporting roles in 'Dil Chahta Hai' (2001) and 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' (2003). His 2005 film 'Salaam Namaste' with Preity Zinta was a huge hit, and he won accolades for his work in 'Parineeta' (2005), 'Omkara' (2006), and 'Eklavya' (2007). He started his own production company in 2009 and its first film, 'Love Aaj Kal,' in which Saif starred opposite Deepika Padukone, »

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Vidya Balan: I was a stubborn lover - News

3 February 2010 2:21 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

"Passionate is the one word you could use to describe me", says Vidya Balan dressed in an elegant red and maroon Sabyasachi salwaar kameez. A romantic to the core some of her movies include Parineeta, Munnabhai, Salaam-e-ishq, Guru, Eklavya, Heyy Babyy, Halla Bol, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Kismat Connection and most recently Paa. Critics and audiences have loved her work with some even saying her latest film Paa should have been called Maa due to her wonderful performance in it. »

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Vidya Balan: I am not afraid of doing Jessica Lal film - News

26 January 2010 10:40 PM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Author backed roles are in for Vidya Balan. Right from playing the title role of Parineeta to being a modern day 'maa' in her last release Paa, Vidya has picked roles that have been substantial. And there has been an occasional Eklavya-The Royal Guard where she hardly had an appearance worth cheering about but that could be pardoned as 'guru dakshina' to her mentor Vidhu Vinod Chopra who got her Parineeta and Lage Raho Munnabhai. And now she would be seen in yet another author bac »

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"I am not afraid of doing Jessica Lal film"- Vidya Balan

25 January 2010 7:12 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Joginder Tuteja

Author backed roles are in for Vidya Balan. Right from playing the title role of Parineeta to being a modern day ‘maa’ in her last release Paa, Vidya has picked roles that have been substantial. And there has been an occasional Eklavya-The Royal Guard where she hardly had an appearance worth cheering about but that could be pardoned as ‘guru dakshina’ to her mentor Vidhu Vinod Chopra who got her Parineeta and Lage Raho Munnabhai. And now she would be seen in yet another author backed role in No One Killed Jessica where she plays the role of Sabrina Lal, Jessica’s. »

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3 Idiots scriptwriter reveals Hirani's inspiration! - News

14 January 2010 12:56 AM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots has achieved the All Time Blockbuster status within just two weeks of its release and the man behind it, the scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi is supremely happy. Not many will know that Abhijat Joshi, apart from being the scriptwriter of the iconic Lage Raho Munnabhai has also tasted failure with Eklavya and Kareeb, which he had co-written with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Abhijat is 41 year old professor of English at Otterbein College in Ohio, America »

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