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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress who was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on March 21, 1978. She began her career in 1996 during her late teens and has developed a reputation for having an acting style that is moving away from the way women are traditionally portrayed in Bollywood. Mukerji was offered the lead role in a film in 1994 by director Salim Khan but turned down the job as her father disapproved. It was another two years before she made her break in the film industry. She is best-known for her roles in Bollywood films, including ‘Hum Tum’, ‘Veer-Zaara’,

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Rani Mukerji
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Notable actor passes away

Tom Alter, a notable Indian actor of American descent, passed away on the 29th of September at his residence in Mumbai. Tom (67) was recently diagnosed with Stage IV skin cancer.

The Indian government awarded Tom Alter the prestigious Padma Shri in 2008. He has acted in several films like AashiquiVeer-Zaara, and Gandhi. It must be noted that he had also acted in the popular Television series Sakthiman.
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Fathom Events Launching Bollywood Film Series (Exclusive)

Fathom Events is bringing the “Best of Bollywood” to U.S. movie theaters beginning in July.

Fathom announced Monday — the opening day of CinemaCon — that it plans to screen at least two Bollywood films this year and as many as six next year as part of what it’s touting as the first-ever Bollywood classic film series presented in North American cinemas. The event will kick off with the 2002 romantic drama “Devdas,” and include titles from prominent Indian film studios Eros International and Yash Raj Films.

Fathom, which specializes in presenting live events for theatrical chains, is co-owned by AMC Entertainment, Cinemark Holdings, and Regal Entertainment Group. “Batman: The Killing Joke,” “TCM Big Screen Classics,” and “Met Live” are among its more prominent titles. It’s also booked more than 700 locations for the April 25 screenings of “Enough” from Christian comedian Chonda Pierce.

The Bollywood series will be shown at several
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“Happy Bhaag Jayegi Makes You Happy”- Subhash K Jha

Happy Bhaag Jayegi

Starring Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Momal Sheikh, Ali Faizal, Jimmy Sheirgil

Written & Directed by Mudassar Aziz

“Woh jo chahti hai karti hai,” Abhay Deol playing a suave Pakistani politician’s dissatisfied son trapped in a life he doesn’t relish, says at some point about the protagonist.

Abhay has a complex role in a narrative that floats freely gently and elegantly on the surface level. We know all along the complications in the plot—including the heroine landing up accidently in Lahore from Amritsar—are going to iron themselves out magically. Yes, this is that kind of a film where laughter can wipe out 69 years of bitterness between hostile neighbours. At least for a couple of hours.

Yes, this is the kind of Utopian cinema where the entire city of Lahore, including benevolent autorickshaw drivers and a compassionate though cranky cop (Piyush Mishra, brilliant), gets together to
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Old is Gold for Bollywood superstars Akshay, Aamir, Anil, Varun & others!

There was a time when Bollywood superstars used to shy away from playing their age or even portraying a bit older character on-screen! But it seems 'aging' on-screen is gradually catching the fancy of our B-townies and no sooner it will become a new fad. In their respective films, these actors have been/will be seen willingly playing a slightly ripe age character and/or donning the salt-n-pepper look with elan. Take a look:

Aamir Khan in Dangal:Aamir has always been experimental with his work. While he has played myriad characters on-screen, for the first time we will get to see Aamir in an old man avatar. And the perfectionist is already sporting close-cropped grey hair.

Akshay Kumar in Brothers and Airlift:Another superstar who loves dabbling into different roles is our Khiladi Kumar! Interestingly, he will be seen playing his age in not one but two of his upcoming
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10 ways to patao a girl according to Shah Rukh Khan!

He can make any woman on earth go weak in the knees with his charming ways! Yes folks you guessed it right. We are talking about our very own 'badshah of romance' Shah Rukh Khan. When our superstar decides to romance someone, he does it in style! Over the years he has done a variety of romantic films. Many ladies, many avatars albeit with the same charm and charisma every time. As the King of hearts drove the actresses crazy on-screen with his antics, we too learnt a lesson or two as to how to woo a girl. Here are the 10 love fundas which guys should learn from Shah Rukh 'Romantic' Khan to impress a girl:

Dialoguebaazi: Though its li'l filmy, it can surely flatter any girl. When Srk said the lines 'Haar Ke Jeetne Waale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hai' in the film Baazighar, Kajol at once lost her heart to him!
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & 4 Bollywood actresses as lawyers

Who can forget Sunny Deol's powerful performance and the dialogue 'Tareek pe Tareek' from the movie Damini? Perhaps that has served as an inspiration for women brigade also to take up the role of a lawyer with hopes of creating the same impact. We bring you such Bollywood actresses who have played and are playing the role of a lawyer in their respective films. Take a look...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jazbaa

For the first time Aishwarya is playing a fiery lawyer in her comeback movie Jazbaa.

Rani Mukerji in Veer-zaara

Though it was Rani Mukerji's first case, she played a major role in getting lovers Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta together.

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Aitraaz

Kareena Kapoor Khan fought her first case against Priyanka Chopra to save her husband Akshay Kumar from humiliation.

Nimrat Kaur in Mohammad Azhurruddin biopic

The Lunchbox actress Nimrat Kaur is
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Roop Kumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod dazzle fans during UK concert

Renowned Indian singers Roop Kumar Rathod and his wife Sunali Rathod rocked the stage at the Logan Hall in London on Saturday evening as part of their UK tour ‘Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai’. Organised by Rock on Music, the duo sang an array of songs to entertain their fans in what appeared to be a packed hall. From Bollywood songs, to classical Indian music, as well as tribute songs; Roop and Sunali did it all during a set lasting around three hours. The tour was also taken to the De Montfort Hall in Leicester on Sunday night, which also had a strong turnout. In addition, the duo were humbled to see legendary music composer Anandji (one half of famous composers Kalyanji-Anandji) attending the concert as guest of honour.

The concert kicked off with the melodious ‘Tere Liye’ from Veer-Zaara, which received a wonderful response from the audience, which is
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Tributes pour in for Zohra Sehgal

Members of the Bollywood fraternity have paid tribute to legendary actress Zohra Sehgal, who died on Thursday at the age of 102. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was one of those who gave a moving statement on his relationship with Sehgal, with whom he worked with in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Saawariya (2007). “My experience of working with Zohraji in the two films I did with her, would remain with me until I die,” says Bhansali. “She could create her own universe for each character without going into too much background detail. I certainly hoped to complete a hat-trick of films with Zohra Sehgal by doing one more film with her. I hoped she’d out-live us all.”

“I think I’m the only contemporary director who had the privilege of working in two films with Zohraji,” adds Bhansali. “And both the films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Saawariya were
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Zohra Sehgal passes away

Zohra Sehgal passes away
Bollywood lost yet another precious gem yesterday. And the gem was none other than the iconic actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who breathed her last in a New Delhi hospital. Readers may recall that the ever-smiling actress celebrated her 102nd birthday in April this year. Born as Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, she captured every cinegoers heart with stellar performances in all her films. She made her film debut in 1946 with Dharti Ke Lal, which was followed by Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar, a film that won the top prize at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Of late, she made her golden appearance on the silver screen in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dil Se, Veer-Zaara and many others. Bollywood Hungama offers its heartfelt prayers for the soul of the departed to rest in eternal peace.
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Bollywood legend Zohra Sehgal dies aged 102

Legendary Bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal has died at her home in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 102. Born on 27 April 1912 in Uttar Pradesh, Sehgal began her career as a dancer before slowly progressing on to films. She made her film debut in K.A. Abbas’s Dharti Ke Lal (1946) and went on to work in Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar (1946), a film which acquired international attention and went on to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year.

Though Zohra Sehgal has had her presence felt over many decades within the Indian film industry; many from today’s generation will know her for her senior roles in films like Dil Se (1998), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Veer-Zaara (2004). She has even played the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s mother in the acclaimed hit Cheeni Kum (2007). In addition, Sehgal has starred in international projects such
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Rani Mukherjee turns 36

Rani Mukherjee turns 36
New Delhi, Mar.21: Bollywood queen Rani Mukherjee turns 36 today.

The Bollywood actress gained her fame from 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' as the gorgeous Tina and after two decades in the entertainment industry, she has carved a niche for herself.

The starlet, who is the daughter of Ram Mukherji, a former film director and Krishna Mukherjee, former playback singer, is known for her movies like 'Saathiya', 'Hum-Tum', 'Yuva', 'Veer-Zaara', 'Black' and 'No One Killed Jessica'. (Ani)
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Tom Alter refuses to recite Punjabi verse due to lack of authenticity

Tom Alter refuses to recite Punjabi verse due to lack of authenticity
New Delhi, December 15: Tom Alter has refused to recite a Punjabi verse for the trailer of an upcoming book due to lack of authenticity in his Punjabi accent.

The 63-year-old star was approached by author Manreet Sodhi Someshwar for the making of the trailer of her upcoming book, 'The Hunt for Kohinoor', which involved the 'Veer-Zaara' actor to recite a Punjabi verse at the very beginning of the video.

However, after several retakes, when Alter could not get the right accent for the verse, he refused to go ahead with it as it would not contribute to an authentic version of the same. (Ani)
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Special Feature: Amitabh Bachchan’s Greatest Moments on Screen!

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To celebrate the 71st birthday of Bollywood royalty Mr. Amitabh Bachchan; BollySpice has put together a special feature which looks at the actor’s greatest moments. When we think of Amitabh Bachchan, there are many classic films, songs and scenes that come to mind but we also wanted to shine the light on some of the other favourites that we have. Read on to check out what made it onto our list!

Entrance Scene: Mard – Every Amitabh movie had heroic entry scenes, with audiences often having to wait for up to half an hour of the film until Amitabh entered. Always innovative and awe inspiring – Coolie, Hum, Toofan, Agneepath…but for our favourite pick we’ll have to go for Mard. Our hero awakes from his siesta to see an old and helpless lady being dragged to her death, caught up alongside a car, which is being erratically driven by the rich,
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Divya Dutta ready for item number!

Divya Dutta ready for item number!
New Delhi, July 20: Critically acclaimed actress Divya Dutta, who has been amassing praise galore for her act in "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", is now ready to groove to an "unconventional" item number in an upcoming film.

Divya is going to perfect her moves for an item song, the details of which have been kept under wraps.

Excited about doing her first item song, Divya said in a statement: "This is certainly something I haven't done before. I agreed to do an item song only because I know it's not going to be a conventional one."

Going by the actress' past work in films like "Veer-Zaara" and "Delhi-6", one can guess Divya will.
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Framing Movies Take Eighteen: Henna (1991)

Before Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara (2004), there was Raj Kapoor’s Henna (1991). Perhaps today still the most beautiful and genre defining film on Indo-Pak cross border relations, with its aspirations for peaceful co-existence.

Henna released in the summer of 1991. It was the last film India’s showman Raj Kapoor was working on before he passed away unexpectedly a few years earlier in 1988. So in a sense, Henna was his swansong. The film was completed by his sons Randhir and Rishi Kapoor, with Randhir as director and Rishi as the leading man. The brothers later shared that they actually had to alter their father’s original script as it was a little too controversial and too ahead of its time, which really does make the mind ponder.

Henna’s character was created to symbolise an innocence that understands humanity and no man made borders and conflicts. That role went to Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiyar,
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Queue It Up: The Five Indian Films You Must See on Netflix

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Queue It Up: The Five Indian Films You Must See on Netflix
While there are a surprisingly small number of Indian films on Netflix to stream instantly (billboards scattered across New Jersey and other areas of the country with large South Asian communities remind us that the satellite companies are serving up the most Hindi films and other Indian films to U.S. audiences), we were able to find five films to accompany our guide to Indian cinema. Read More: 10 Things You Should Know About Indian Cinema If you've got a Netflix account and you want your contemporary Hindi film primer, these are the five films to take a look at first.  Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge This 1995 international love story is a Hindi romance classic, and once you see it and start talking about it, you should know it popularly goes by "Ddlj."  The film, whose title translates to "The Brave Hearted Will Take Away the Bride" is directed by top tier director Aditya Chopra ("Chakde!
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Divya Dutta plans to turn director

Divya Dutta plans to turn director
Mumbai, June 24: Actress Divya Dutta, who has proved herself as an actor with movies like "Veer-Zaara" and "Delhi-6", says she now wants to try her hands at film direction.

"I would love to direct films and it's certainly on the cards," Divya told Ians.

However, there's still some time before she dons the director's hat.

"I am lucky that I have worked with some wonderful directors so far -- Madhur Bhandarkar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, among others. I am planning to direct films in the future, but nothing right now," she added.

Divya believes assisting a director before taking up the task single-handedly is.
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Not scared of being typecast: Divya Dutta

Not scared of being typecast: Divya Dutta
Mumbai, June 22: As the compassionate helper Shabbo in "Veer-Zaara" or as the lower-caste Jalebi in "Delhi-6", actress Divya Dutta has proved her versatility time and again with strong roles. She says it's not as though she is scared of being typecast.

"I believe in my roles and I am not scared of trying different roles. I an not scared of being typecast (either). When I played a mother's role in 'Gippi' people really appreciated my work," the 35-year-old told Ians.

The actress says her Bollywood journey, which began n 1994 with "Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna", without any backing, has not been a cakewalk.

"I didn't.
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Mere Paas Ma Hai

Out of all the characters that you will come across in an Indian film, one that you will rarely see go astray is a mother. That too, the hero’s mother. She is an entity that restrains him with no physical bounds, gives him strength like no other energy drink, drives him to lengths beyond imagination (all within 2.5 hours) and without her, teaches him lessons universities worldwide have yet to discover. From being a sari clad soap opera box drama queen to a sophisticated career driven business magnet, she has transformed in front of us but one thing remains. The positive energy one feels from our filmi “Ma”. It may be a scene or a song, but she is there and her love unconditional. Yes, there may be some stories that forget about her, yet there is no denying, our cinematic mothers have sometimes been the saving grace for our films.
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