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Do filmmakers have rights and liberties to distort history?

Do filmmakers have rights and liberties to distort history?
A lot of Indian films have come under the scanner for allegedly distorting history or for overdramatizing the characters portrayed in their films. A few of such Indian films are Bandit Queen, Aśoka, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Jodhaa Akbar, Mohenjo Daro, 7aum Arivu, Padmaavat etc. Even English (Hollywood) films like Saving Private Ryan, based onRead More

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Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’: How a Major Bollywood Star Uses Cinema to Raise Awareness

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Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’: How a Major Bollywood Star Uses Cinema to Raise Awareness
Call Aamir Khan a perfectionist, and he’ll lightheartedly brush off the label, preferring to describe himself as simply “passionate” instead. Terminology aside, a mere glance at his 28-year career is ample proof that for Khan, going the extra mile is practically the equivalent of slacking off—the 51-year-old actor, producer, and director usually travels another 10 for good measure.

He did it in 1998’s “Ghulam,” when he turned down a body double or special effects in favor of sprinting towards an oncoming train for a stunt, avoiding it by a mere second and gambling his life for the sake of realism.

In 1999, when a script about 19th century villagers protesting British land tax with a game of cricket was dismissed by every financier in Bollywood, Khan took on his first producing role alongside his acting credit to make the film. Three years of grueling production later, “Lagaan” became the third
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In the West, people laugh at Bollywood's formula films: Farrukh Dhondy

Kolkata, Jan 11: Stating that Bollywood actors are popular only amongst the Indian diaspora in Britain, Indian-origin British author and scriptwriter Farrukh Dhondy says that the formula films churned out by the Hindi film industry "don't work in the West".

Dhondy has written screenplays for film and television, including "Split Wide Open" (1999) and "The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey" (2005).

"You can make Indian films like 'Slumdog Millionaire' today which can absolutely work and win Oscars, but Bollywood's mentality of having a particular formula just doesn't work in the West...people laugh at it," Dhondy told Ians on.
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Rani Mukherji Wants to Do an Item Number

Rani Mukherji

Popular actress Rani Mukherji is keen to perform an item number

Renowned actress Rani Mukherji, who has impressed critics and audience with her outstanding performances in films like Black (2005), The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005), No One Killed Jessica (2011), has shown interest in doing item numbers recently. Rumors of Rani doing an item number in Housefull 2 are doing the rounds. However, she mentioned that “doing it totally depends on how the song is being presented…and if it excites me.”

Rani Mukherji in Dil Bole Hadippa

The 33-year-old actress is a trained dancer in Odissi and loves dancing. As is the custom of Bollywood, item songs are generally performed by a different genre of actresses like Rakhi Sawant, Payal Rohatgi, Mallika Sherawat.

Recently, however, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Kajra Re in Bunty Aur Babli 2005), Preity Zinta (Happening in Main Aur Mrs Khanna 2009), Deepika Padukone (Love Mera Hit Hit in
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Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
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Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
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Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
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Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
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Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir

Rani thrilled about starring with Aamir
Actor Rani Mukerji just can’t stop beaming. She is about to rub shoulders with her Ghulam (1998) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) co-star Aamir Khan again, this time in Reema Kagti’s next film, Zakhmi. “That’s the next film I’m doing. It’s amazing because I’ve always loved to work with Aamir, and now that I’m doing a film with him again, it’ll bring back the memories of all the times that we’ve shared during Ghulam and The Rising...,” says the 33-year-old, who will be honoured by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for her ‘outstanding performance’ as a scribe in her ...
See full article at Hindustan Times - Cinema »

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