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Sanjay Guptas first book on Short Stories

18 November 2013 3:32 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

In 2008, Sanjay Gupta under his banner White Feather Films had made Dus Kahaniyaan which was the first feature length film in India to have ten short films within it. It had stars like Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Sanjay Dutt, Manoj Bajpayee amongst a host of others. Sanjay Gupta's love for the short story format continues as he has just started writing a series of short stories to be published as a book. "I've finished writing the first three and to be honest am quite enjoying the process. My cinema is essentially dark and nourish, but I am consciously moving away from that space and making my films brighter now. So this is the obvious platform for me to release all the dark stories I still want to tell and to tread fearlessly in telling these stories. It's a luxury you do not have when writing for the screen. »

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Sanjay Gupta to tell 'dark' tales via short stories

18 November 2013 12:37 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, Nov 18: Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is turning author. He is busy penning a compilation of short stories that he hasn't been able to tell through his movies.

In 2008, Gupta, under his banner White Feather Films, had made "Dus Kahaniyaan", a feature length film made up of 10 short films. His love for the short story format continues as he has started writing a series of short stories to be published as a book.

"I've finished writing the first three and to be honest am quite enjoying the process," Gupta, who has helmed films like "Kaante", "Zinda" and "Shootout at Wadala", said in a statement.

"My cinema is essentially. »

- Arun Pandit

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BollySpice’s favourite Sunidhi Chauhan songs

26 September 2013 8:03 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

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

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Rohit Roy keen on directing love story

9 September 2013 2:32 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Sep 9: Television actor Rohit Roy, who has directed one of the 10 short stories in the film "Dus Kahaniyaan", is eager to direct a love story soon.

Roy said that the film will be a sad love story.

"I have completely locked the genre in mind, I will make a love story. No one will digress me from the path...It will be a sad love story," he told Ians in a group interview.

The 44-year-old, who was seen in TV shows like "Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand" and "Swabhimaan", said that he wants to make a love story as he believes in human emotions.

"I feel that love stories always do well. I believe in human. »

- Arun Pandit

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More on the music of Enemmy from the team!

20 June 2013 7:44 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the things we like to do here at BollySpice is shine the light on some people who work hard at the movies but never really get the focus on them: people like producers, singers, composers, music directors, costumers and more. Today we have a unique treat just for you. We recently interviewed Gourov Dasgupta, the music director of the upcoming thriller Enemmy and it was a fab. One of the coolest things is that he gave a shout-out to all of his team that worked on the Ost with him. We thought it would be really interesting to talk with them as well. See what music producer Roshan Balu, lyricist Manathan and signers Torsha and Keshav told us about the music of Enemmy!

Music producer Roshan Balu Talks the Music and Background score of Enemmy

Since I have my influences ranging from Carnatic music (because being from a »

- Stacey Yount

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Dibakar all for anthologies a la 'Bombay Talkies'

1 May 2013 4:38 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, May 1: Director Dibakar Banerjee wonders why a lot of filmmakers aren't attempting anthologies like "Bombay Talkies". He feels that the concept is beneficial for filmmakers as well as for audiences.

In 2006, Ram Gopal Varma's "Darna Zaroori Hai" featured six stories by six different directors - J.D. Chakravarthy, Manish Gupta, Prawal Raman, Sajid Khan, Jijy Philip and Vivek Shah. In 2007, "Dus Kahaniyaan" was a similar sort of project.

Now comes "Bollywood Talkies", an amalgamation of four short films by Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Banerjee. It releases Friday.

"I am very surprised that. »

- Amith Ostwal

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