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What if Grease was a Bollywood flick?

We at BollySpice are not just excited but inspired by John Travolta having attended the Iifa awards.

As the anticipation builds up on seeing the icon strut his stuff on a Bollywood screen very soon, we at BollySpice were suddenly struck by the thought:

How Cool would a Bollywood version of Travolta’s legendary musical Grease be?!

Grease (Director: Randal Kleiser; 1978) is perfect Bollywood material.

One summer, Danny meets Sandy.

Danny and Sandy fall in love.

As the summer break ends so does their love story as they part ways.

By fate, they end up at the same school but things are not so simple. Danny has a “cool dude” reputation to maintain and doesn’t let his true feelings show… for a while!

Grease is a romantic, feel good musical on love, friendship and coming of age.

Well, we just wouldn’t let a mesmerising thought like this be left to our imaginations…
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Fox Announces 'Grease Live' 3-Hour Musical Special

Fox Announces 'Grease Live' 3-Hour Musical Special
Get ready to do the hand jive as Fox enrolls at Rydell High with Grease Live (working title), a live three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical Grease, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (Fox); and Paramount Television. Scheduled to air live during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, Grease Live (wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.

Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.

Here's what Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for Fox, had to say in a statement.

"From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most
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How This New Kid On The Block Member Wound Up In 'The Heat'

How This New Kid On The Block Member Wound Up In 'The Heat'
The $40 million earned by "The Heat" during its opening weekend wasn't just a victory for funny women -- the financial windfall also represented a win for Boston. Only last summer's "Ted" had a bigger debut among movies set in the Massachusetts state capital.

To think it almost didn't happen. Written by Katie Dippold, "The Heat" was originally set in New York, but the production moved to Massachusetts for tax reasons.

"I was like, 'Let's set it in Boston and have fun with that,'" director Paul Feig told HuffPost Entertainment. For Feig, that meant putting a specific focus on the family of Boston cop Shannon Mullins (played by Melissa McCarthy).

"That was one of the funniest elements of Katie's script," Feig said. "When I was reading it, I felt all I could do was fuck it up by not casting it right. I was really kind of tense about how to do it.
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The Heat – The Review

This year moviegoers finally felt the full force of a star that went supernova two years ago…a major comedy star named Melissa McCarthy. She had accumulated small roles in film and TV, but the surprise Summer smash of 2011, Bridesmaids, made everyone take notice, even Oscar (she was a Best Supporting Actress nominee), when she stole almost every scene. Since then Ms. McCarthy’s kept busy doing a CBS sitcom named “Mike and Molly” (and has nabbed an Emmy) and last Winter she had an all too brief cameo in This Is 40 (you have to stick around for the end credits which included several unused takes that are a wonder of improvisation). But now we’re finally getting her in showcase movie lead roles (besides a very funny cameo in the otherwise dreary recent The Hangover III). This past February she co-starred with Jason Bateman in the surprise box
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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Grease Parody Featuring James Franco and Anne Hathaway

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Grease Parody Featuring James Franco and Anne Hathaway
Last week, James Franco offered a short peak at the planned Grease parody that was going to open The 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast. Featuring James Franco as Danny Zuko and co-host Anne Hathaway as Sandy Olsen, this atrocious musical number was rightly edited out of the awards show last night. Now, you can watch the whole horrible thing in the clip below.

Click to watch You're the One That I Want Parody!

Grease was released July 7th, 1978 and stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Didi Conn. The film is directed by Randal Kleiser.

The Academy Awards episode 83.1, "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" stars Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Pattinson, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and is directed by Don Mischer.
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Exclusive: Randal Kleiser Takes Us Back with the Grease Sing-Along

Randal Kleiser discusses the Grease phenomena, the new Sing-a-Long and more

In the late 70s, a TV director made his feature film directorial debut with a little musical that ended up changing the game as we know it. In 1978, Randal Kleiser's Grease was unleashed on the world and it was a smashing success. The film took in just shy of $160 million at the domestic box office which, if you count the nearly $30 million it took in during re-releases and adjust for inflation, would equate to $611.5 million today. Clearly, this film is a blockbuster in any day and age and it is set to prove that once more with a brand new re-release entitled Grease Sing-a-Long, which will be released with a fully restored print and song lyrics for the audience to sing-a-long to starting on July 9. (For more information on where you can find the film and how you
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Paramount Pictures Summer 2010 Sneak Preview

Paramount Pictures has just released an advanced preview of their upcoming 2010 summer movie release slate, which includes such highly anticipated films as Iron Man 2, Shrek Forever After, The Last Airbender, Dinner for Schmucks, Middle Men, and Grease: The Sing-Along.

Iron Man 2 - May 7th

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man, reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar&#174 nominee Robert Downey Jr. In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James
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The Dick Van Dyke Show: Watch Rob Petrie's Cameo on Diagnosis: Murder

It's always fun to see classic TV show characters pop up -- if it's handled well. The appearance of Carol (Marcia Wallace) from The Bob Newhart Show as one of the secretaries on Murphy Brown comes to mind as one that was well done.

In the 1990s, Dick Van Dyke starred in a medical mystery series that also featured Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Scott Baio, Charlie Schlatter, Michael Tucci, and Delores Hall. Over the course of its run, Diagnosis: Murder reunited lots of classic TV show actors and resurrected several characters as well.

One of the strangest is from the last episode of season five, called "Obsession, Part Two." In the May 14, 1998 installment, Dr. Mark Sloan is visiting a radio station early in the morning and might not be quite awake yet. He briefly stumbles onto Rob Petrie from The
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It’S Garry Shandling’S Show The Complete Series DVD Review

Gary Shandling: 2 for 2. Two TV shows, two masterpieces. But where more people are familiar with his later Larry Sanders Show, It’s Gary Shandling’s Show has not received the same posthumous praise or attention, partly because it was a Showtime show in the mid to late 80’s, and then began playing on the just-starting Fox network. The show aired for four seasons, and then was out. And to be fair, it ran out of steam, but when it was on, it was one of the most dazzling formalist TV shows to ever air. My review after the jump.

The premise is that Gary Shandling plays himself, and has a platonic female best friend in Nancy (Molly Cheek) and a married best friend in Pete Schumacher (Michael Tucci). Pete’s wife Jackie (Bernadette Birket) eventually gives birth to a second child, who gets named by the audience, and they have
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It’S Garry Shandling’S Show The Complete Series DVD Review

Gary Shandling: 2 for 2. Two TV shows, two masterpieces. But where more people are familiar with his later Larry Sanders Show, It’s Gary Shandling’s Show has not received the same posthumous praise or attention, partly because it was a Showtime show in the mid to late 80’s, and then began playing on the just-starting Fox network. The show aired for four seasons, and then was out. And to be fair, it ran out of steam, but when it was on, it was one of the most dazzling formalist TV shows to ever air. My review after the jump.

The premise is that Gary Shandling plays himself, and has a platonic female best friend in Nancy (Molly Cheek) and a married best friend in Pete Schumacher (Michael Tucci). Pete’s wife Jackie (Bernadette Birket) eventually gives birth to a second child, who gets named by the audience, and they have
See full article at Collider.com »

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