5 items from 2014
It was Karan Johar who gave the title Singh Is Bling for the next Akshay Kumar film to be co-produced by Akshay and his Grazing Goat partner Ashvini Yardi Speaking on the incident that sparked of the blingy title Ashvini says, "The title came to us from Akshay Kumar. And he got it from Karan Johar. It happened at an event where Karan saw Akshay in a blingy jacket. Karan exclaimed, 'Oh, Singh is bling!' " Ashvini took Karan's permission for the title. "I called up Karan and asked his permission to use the title. It would have a lot of stunning action. And it will be shot entirely abroad." The articulate Ashvini clarifies that Singh Is Bling is not a sequel to the Vipul Shah-produced Anees Bazmee-directed Akshay comedy Singh In Kinng made in 2008. "No it is not a sequel! The only similarity is that Akshay plays a Sardar in both. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Gaurang had a massive fall-out with Vipul Shah during the making of Aankhen. They parted acrimoniously and the sequel remained uncertain for all these years. Until now. Interestingly, Aankhen 2 will be directed by Anees Bazmee who had a fall-out with Vipul Shah during the making of Singh Is Kinng.
Confirming this Anees says, "Yes, Gaurang and I have met over Aankhen 2. I am now in Ahmedabad for a function. As soon as I return to Mumbai we'll finalize the details." Adds Gaurang Doshi, "12 years seems like a long time to sit on a sequel. But what to do? So much has happened since then. Aankhen 2 will have a completely new cast."
The original film was top-lined by Amitabh Bachchan, »
- Subhash K. Jha
Akshay Kumar can now cheer aloud. His ‘Holiday’ is now well on course to enter the 100 crore club, what with around 68 crore coming in the first week itself. What makes this A.R. Murugadoss directed film special is the fact that it has been well accepted by the audience with some good to very good appreciation coming in, hence also resulting in repeat viewing. One of the rare films to do well across A, B and C centers with multiplexes as well as single screen audience giving it a nod of approval, ‘Holiday’ is all set to be a good box office success of the year.
For Akshay, this is great news indeed as after ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Housefull 2′, this is going to be his third 100 crore earner. The film has sustained beyond a good opening and that must be music to his ears. As for Sonakshi Sinha, she has »
- Joginder Tuteja
The International Indian Film Academy (Iifa) visited the United States for a special multi-city promotional tour of New York, Houston, Tampa and Orlando on the 11th – 14th of March and with them was one of Indian cinema’s biggest names, actress Vidya Balan who talked the upcoming Iifa Celebrations presented by Freedom Health. The Videocon d2h Iifa Weekend 2015 will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of April in Tampa Bay. Iifa partnered with Us Bollywood Enterprise on the New York leg of the Us promotional tour and with Star Promotion Inc for the Houston press meet.
Actor, Vidya Balan said, “Having travelled to a number of exotic locales the world over, Iifa has made its mark on the map, educating the world about Indian Cinema. Going forward, I am very pleased to be a part of Iifa’s landmark journey, as they venture into the United States, »
- Stacey Yount
The sounds of UK Urban-Bhangra and American Hip-Hop come together to thrill fans across both sides of the globe with ‘Daddy Ka Cash’, the killer cool collaboration between Rdb (Rhythm Dhol Bass) and T-Pain.
What makes it so cool is that Rdb blend their unique brand of traditional Bhangra beats fused with urban grooves with Grammy award-winning music artist T-Pain’s signature Hip-Hop and Rap flavors creating a global musical treat.
With a Grammy award to his credit, T-Pain’s collaboration with Rdb marks the Hip-Hop stars foray into the Indian music scene. T-Pain’s musical partnership with Rdb follows earlier collaborations with Kanye West (Good Life), Chris Brown (“Kiss Kiss”) Flo Rida (Low) Plies (Shawty) and Bow Wow (“Outta My System”) resulting in platinum selling singles.
T-Pain, who has long been a fan of Rdb’s work, said of the collaboration: “Rdb are the coolest Indian guys and it was great working with them. »
- Stacey Yount
5 items from 2014
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