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Bajirao Mastani, Tamasha and Roy lead the nominations in the film category at 6th Gionee Colors GiMA Awards

India’s biggest celebration of music, The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) has unveiled its most illustrious nominee list for the year. Only the most outstanding in the industry have the honor of receiving a GiMAnomination, with only the finest getting a chance to walk awaywith the most coveted music award in India- the GiMA award.

For the film category, Bajirao Mastani bagged the maximum nominations by receiving a nod in nine categories. Following closely with seven nominations is the super hit movie Tamasha and Roy with six.

Global music icon A.R. Rahman has been nominated for his incredible work as music director in Tamasha and Arijit Singh features prominently on the list for his playback singing.

Sabbas Joseph, Director – Wizcraft International said, “Every year with the Gionee Colors GiMA Awards, we aspire to bring forth newer talent and recognize true achievements in the music industry. This year we have
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Stars on the BBC Asian Network presents… Shah Rukh Khan, Meera Syal and Madhuri Dixit

The BBC Asian Network today announces that it is to bring listeners a choice selection of exclusive content from some of world’s biggest Asian stars.

From May-September, the digital network will present a range of programming, including specialised meet the stars events, comedy, drama and dedicated programmes, hearing from voices including the king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, comedy sensation, Meera Syal and screen legend, Madhuri Dixit.

Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Asian Network says: “For some years now, the BBC Asian Network has been working with the biggest South Asian and British Asian musicians and actors. However, our Stars on BBC Asian Network season over the coming months is our most ambitious, varied and exciting programming yet.”

Husain Husaini, Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network adds: “Shah Rukh Khan is the centre piece, the biggest star in Indian cinema has made five very personal recorded programmes for us and
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Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut

Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut
The 7th Seattle South-Asian Film Festival that will take place from October 7-9, 2011 will screen Deepti Naval’s Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish (Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain) as the opening film. The festival will also host an interactive session with actor-turned-director Deepti Naval before the screening.

The films that will screen on October 8 at the festival are Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam (India), Aby Rao’s Singhing Bee (USA), Tanaz Eeshagian’s Love Crimes of Kabul (Afghanistan), Kiran Pawar’s Astitva: Existence (India), Sonali Gulati’s I Am (India),Rubaiyat Hossain’s Meherjaan (Bangladesh), Hemant Gaba’s Shuttlecock Boys (India), Soham Mehta’a Firecracker (USA), Nikhil Mahajan’s Half A Billion Dreams (India), Yunuen Perez Vertti & Aswinee Rath’s The Undefeated: Aparajita (India), Nadeem Uddin’s Sidi Goma:An African Odyssey in India (India), Minnie Vaid’s A Doctor to Defend:The Binayak
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Sonu hopes for .my. time in coming year (July 30 is Sonu Nigam.s birthday)

Singer Sonu Nigam, who has been in the industry for almost two decades and will celebrate his 38th birthday Saturday, says his resolution is to take time off and invest in his personal life. .I.ll be in Nairobi on my birthday because I have a concert there. My family will also be with me,. Sonu told Ians in an interview. .I would want to give myself some time this year. I have worked a lot in the year gone by. I want to go to the mountains or the beaches and just chill out and spend time with my family. I could not do that last year. Besides everything else personal space is a big requirement for me and I would like to give it to myself. I need some .my. time,. he added. Sonu, who married Madhurima in 2002 and has a three-year-old son Nevaan, revealed that 2010 had been
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Singer K.L. Saigal’s biography re-released

New Delhi, Jan 18 (Ians) It was an emotional moment for legendary singer Kundan Lal Saigal’s grandson Rabinder Chopra as he witnessed the re-release of the national-award winning biography on his grand father in a paperback edition Monday.

‘It is a great honour to be his grand son and be part of the family tree of a legend. Though I could not meet my ‘nanaji’ (maternal grand father), I feel proud to be associated with him,’ said Rabinder Chopra, son of Saigal’s late daughter Bina Chopra. The re-release of the singer’s biography also marked his 63rd death anniversary.

Titled ‘Kundan’, the book has been.
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‘Anarkali’ actress Bina Rai passes away

Mumbai, Dec 6 (Ians) Legendary actress Bina Rai, who won the Filmfare award for her performance in “Ghunghat” (1960), died of cardiac arrest here Sunday.

She is survived by two sons - Prem Kishan and Kailash Nath. She was married to actor Prem Nath, who was well-known filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s brother-in-law.

Bina, who went on hunger strike to convince her parents to allow her to act in movies, entered Bollywood with director Kishore Sahu’s film “Kali Ghata” in 1951. Later she featured in movies like “Vallah Kya Baat Hai” (1962), “Bandi” (1957), “Changez Khan” (1957), “Durgesh Nandini” (1956), “Marine Drive” (1955) and “Aurat”.
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Anarkali actress Bina Rai passes away

Legendary actress Bina Rai, who won the Filmfare award for her performance in 'Ghunghat' (1960), died of cardiac arrest here Sunday.She is survived by two sons - Prem Kishan and Kailash Nath. She was married to actor Prem Nath, who was well-known filmmaker Raj Kapoor's brother-in-law.Bina, who went on hunger strike to convince her parents to allow her to act in movies, entered Bollywood with director Kishore Sahu's film 'Kali Ghata' in 1951. Later she featured in movies like 'Vallah Kya Baat Hai' (1962), 'Bandi' (1957), 'Changez Khan' (1957), 'Durgesh Nandini' (1956), 'Marine Drive' (1955) and 'Aurat' (1953). But she is still remembered for her roles in 'Anarkali' (1953) and Taj Mahal' (1963).Her last film was L.V. Prasad's 'Daadi Maa' that was released in 1966.Her son Prem Krishen, who had tried his luck in Hindi films with 'Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaye',
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