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Kolkata | 3 months ago
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 - and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey -.You can make India ... read more

Mumbai | 3 months ago
Anil, Priyanka to tour US to spread IIFA buzz
Mumbai, Jan 8 - Bollywood's 'jhakaas' star Anil Kapoor and 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra will set out on a three-day tour to Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and New York, starting Jan 13, with the International Indian Film Academy - management to create a buzz about the 15th edition of the awards extravaganza.This year, the IIFA awards will take place in Tampa Bay, Florida.Together, they plan to make the rig ... read more

New Delhi | 3 months ago
Big B in Hollywood adaptation of 'Six Suspects' ?
New Delhi, Dec 28 - After making his Hollywood debut with Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been approached for another international project which is likely to be an adaptation of author Vikas Swaroop's Six Suspects.The 71-year-old has been approached by BBC and Starfield Productions to star in the project, which will be directed by award winning Argentine ... read more

Mumbai | 3 months ago
Will start preparation for '24' Season 2 from January: Anil
Mumbai, Dec 23 - High on the success of his debut television venture 24, a political thriller that ended last weekend, its producer and lead actor Anil Kapoor says that they will embark on the second season from January next year. He promises that the next part will be even better.Looking back on 24, which was beamed on Colors channel, Anil said: When my team and I got down to making '24', we neve ... read more

New Delhi | 4 months ago
Taking Indian cinema global - SRK, Big B, Rahman tell how
New Delhi, Dec 14 - With divides like mainstream and parallel cinema, single screens and multiplexes, Indian cinema lives under a divide which is a deterrent to its own good, superstar Shah Rukh Khan said here Saturday, even as Amitabh Bachchan felt the need of the hour is to blend in to go global.Until we don't inculcate a habit of collaborations, we won't be able to inch towards global cinema, S ... read more

New Delhi | 4 months ago
'Jai ho'! Bollywood's big names dance in unison
New Delhi, Dec 14 - Picture this - stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and the evergreen beauty Waheeda Rehman dancing to the tunes of A.R. Rahman's Jai ho along with the Oscar composer on stage. This picture perfect moment came alive in the capital Saturday.The celebrities shared the stage at Solutions Summit, a day-long conclave to mark NDTV's 25th anniversary.Following a 45-minute discu ... read more

Los Angeles | 4 months ago
Freida Pinto is incredible: Josh Brolin
Los Angeles, Dec 11 - Freida Pinto's rise to global fame is courageous, says Hollywood actor Josh Brolin, who starred with the Indian beauty in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.She's incredible. I have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone who comes out of a best picture situation. I think that takes a lot of courage and she worked really hard. But she's doing extremely well. S ... read more

Abu Dhabi | 5 months ago
Bollywood is known as 'item number' abroad, Irrfan calls for change
Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 - Indian cinema needs to speak a universal language and change the world's perception about Bollywood being an item number, says Irrfan, who has been in the news for his work in the highly acclaimed low-budget film The Lunchbox.We cannot continue being known as item number filmmakers. Bollywood is known as an item number, and we have to change that. We have to connect with a univ ... read more

Abu Dhabi | 5 months ago
I'm dying to do a music-based film: Irrfan Khan
Abu Dhabi, Oct 27 - Irrfan Khan never fails to surprise - certainly not when he says he will be ready to sing or play an instruments if a movie allows him to! The Indian actor is an ardent music lover and says he is yearning to feature in a film which lets him explore this love of his life, and perhaps lend him a chance to learn the saxophone.I'm dying to do a film about music. I want to do such a ... read more

Mumbai | 5 months ago
Mumbai Film Mart testing ground for indie filmmakers
Mumbai, Oct 22 - Mumbai Film Mart - has earned appreciation for providing a platform to aspiring filmmakers to present their under-production or completed films to international buyers and festival programmers, but it also poses challenges to independent filmmakers.Bhaskar Hazarika, currently working on an under-production Assamese supernatural thriller, said MFF logically makes sense.I think it's ... read more

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