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  • London Beckons Bollywood/Television With Attaractive Tax-Relief Benefits!

    London Beckons Bollywood/Television With Attaractive Tax-Relief Benefits! With an attractive new Creative Sector Tax Relief (CSTR) coming into effect 2013 in Britain, London has thrown open its doors for Bollywood and the Indian television industry to plan their future ventures in that city, a top visiting dignitary said in Mumbai on Thursday. Visiting London Mayor Boris Johnson said the new CSTR, along with the existing tax benefits already available to filmmakers and film co-production agreement between India and Britain, would make London even more attractive for members of Indian showbiz. FULL

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  • BollyWood Movie Review:Talaash

    Aamir Khan’s ‘Talaash’ leaves us spell-bound He, and director Reema Kagti, gives us one of the most riveting movies to call our own. ‘Talaash’ is an incredibly rousing tale of deceit, betrayal and revenge,set against the backdrop of an unforgiving city. It’s a story that forces us to look beyond the obvious, and explore the unknown. The narrative is slow,and intended, brilliantly capturing the essence of what truly lies beneath. We surrender to director Reema Kagti’s,and writer-director Zoya Akhtar’s, exquisite story, allowing them to influence our sensibilities ,unquestioningly. As the curtains go up and credits roll, we are introduced to a mesmeric Mumbai that awakens to a whole new world at night through Mohanan’s mesmeric frames and Ram Sampat’s foot-tapping beats.Just minutes on, a famous

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  • ‘Action works best when blended with comedy’-Akshay Kumar

    by Soumita Sengupta (November 29, 2012) He was known for his stunts before he moved to the comedy genre. But 12 years later, with Khiladi 786, Akshay Kumar is back where he began. Kumar talks about being Khiladi and why raw action doesn’t work any more. Being Khiladi I think the true meaning of ‘khiladi’ is someone who takes care of his parents. Maintaining an athletic body, being focused on one’s work and working hard are secondary. The most important thing is to take care of my parents. What makes you the perfect khiladi? Ever since I joined this industry, I have been called ‘Khiladi Kumar’. I have carried this tag for 20 years. It’s a name that was given to me so I didn’t

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  • My views on TALAASH

    WILL TALAASH SUCCEED DESPITE ‘THANDA’ PROMOTIONS? Nowadays, the superstars have made it customary to release their film during holidays or ‘long extended weekends’. That way, the profit is maximum and the film manages to break many a records in its lifetime. In such a scenario, Aamir Khan’s Talaash is releasing tomorrow (November 30) which is a working Friday. No extended weekends, no holidays – Talaash is releasing on a regular Friday. Moreover, the film isn’t one of those ‘safe’ commercial flicks. It’s a suspense drama and not a thriller. The songs are melodious but not of ‘chartbuster’ variety and the album is devoid of an item number. Thankfully, the film has made many people curious and viewers are excited to catch up the film. The

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  • Priyanka Chopra finds support in fans, Shah Rukh Khan

    Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; November 29, 2012)   Priyanka Chopra’s friendship with co-star Shah Rukh Khan has been under the scanner. Their proximity had sent gossip-mongers into a frenzy, linking the two. A few B-Towners too did not refrain from taking swings at PC publicly. The two however preferred to maintain a dignified silence and not add fuel to the rumours. Their silence led to a large section of the industry and the junta to believe that the reports of their alleged affair had driven a wedge in their friendship.

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  • Kareena to sport Salman’s trademark glares in Dabangg 2 song

      Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; November 29, 2012)   Bollywood hottie Kareena Kapoor is known to share a rather deep bond with her co-star Salman Khan and the actor too is known to be very fond of Bebo. So, when it came to translating this friendship onscreen, Kareena not only agreed to do a special item number in Salman’s Dabangg 2, but has also imitated his trademark style. The song Fevicol Se, which has already been creating much buzz sees the actress sport Salman’s stylish glares that have become synonymous with the Dabangg brand. Says an insider, “A sequence has been shot in the song where Kareena dons Salman bhai’s Dabangg frames. Farah (filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan) wanted some element in the song that was massy, yet

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  • Ranbir will have to bulk up for Kishore Kumar biopic-Anurag Basu

    Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 29, 2012)   That Ranbir Kapoor will play Kishore Kumar in Anurag Basu’s biopic on the legendary singer has been reported earlier. The latest on this front is the actor will require at least six months of preparation and a minimum of 1 1/2 years of shooting for what is being billed as the most difficult role of his career yet. It doesn’t end there. Ranbir will have to sport three looks in the film to portray three different stages in Kishore Kumar’s life. And the toughest aspect of this transition will be the weight gain. The older Kishore will have to be at least 12-15 kg heavier than his younger avatar. Basu confirmed the news and said, “Ranbir

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  • Himesh on a high with back to back hits in 2012

    Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; November 29, 2012)   With three back-to-back hits — Bol Bachchan, OMG Oh My God!, Son Of Sardaar — this year, Himesh Reshammiya is on a high. And, with the music of Khiladi 786, starring Akshay Kumar and Asin, already creating waves, it couldn’t have been a better phase for the composer. He is also co-producing the film and has scripted it, too.

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  • Ajay’s Son Of Sardar grosses Rs 100 Crore nett Collection in India

    Hindi movie Son Of Sardar starring Ajay Devgn,Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha in leads, has been doing better collection than its rival Shahrukh Khan’sJab Tak Hai Jaan in the second week. The remake of Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna has crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the Box Office in India in 15 days. Son Of Sardar collected Rs 83.25 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the 10-day-extended first week and it continued to keep the bells ringing at the desi collection centres in the second week. Although it saw a drop of 50% in its business in the second weekend, it still looked better when compared to Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which was leading the race in the first week. Son Of Sardar

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  • Will Salman Khan And Akshay Kumar Take A Lead in Koimoi Top 10 India Box Office 2012?

    With the year 2012 coming to an end, Koimoi thinks that the entire list of our Koimoi Top 10 Indian Movies 2012 shall be occupied with all the 100 crore club movies. Currently 7 out of 10 movies in the list have already crossed the 100 crore mark and the 8th movie to join the bandwagon will be Son Of Sardaar, which is few crores away from the mark. Coming to the upcoming releases, we have Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786 and Aamir Khan’s Talaash that will surely make good business at the Box Office. Khiladi 786 has created quite a good hype amongst the fans and we believe that the single screens would be the one to lend a helping hand for the film to

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  • Saif was offered Talaash, reveals Kareena

    Newly-wed actor Kareena Kapoor, whose film Talaash, with Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherji releases next week, has revealed that her husband Saif Ali Khan was also offered Talaash. “Not many know, but Saif too was offered Talaash. Reema (Kagti, director) wanted him in the movie, but his dates didn’t work out. He is really excited that I am part of it,” she says. About working with Aamir after a gap of three years, Kareena says, “He is a great co-star and a great team player. He makes sure his films turn out well. If I could, I would work in all his films.” On why Aamir, who goes out of his way to promote his films, has kept an unusually low profile with Talaash, she

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  • I have finally found a script to direct: Aamir Khan

    New Delhi, Nov. 28 — Actor Aamir Khan who donned the director’s hat with Taare Zameen Par in 2007 is all set to direct again. On a visit to HT house on Tuesday, the filmmaker said that he has locked the script for his next directorial venture. “There is Dhoom 3 which is coming up, which I’m hoping will be liked by kids. But as far as directing a kids movie is concerned, there is a script that I’ve found about a 13-year-old brother and 10-year-old sister,” he said, adding, “I’ve bought the rights (of the script) and I’m going to direct it. But I don’t know when because I’m very busy as an actor, as of now.” The actor, whose film Talaash releases on

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  • Salman Khan To Star In Remake Of Chiranjeevi Starrer Blockbuster STALIN

    Several Telugu movies of Megastar Chiranjeevi have already been remade in Hindi and the latest film to enter the list is none other than his Blockbuster film “Stalin”, which was released in 2006. The buzz in the film nagar is that Salman Khan is playing Chiru’s role in the Hindi remake, which is likely to be directed by his brother Sohail Khan. An official announcement about it is expected to be made soon. Several Telugu movies of Megastar Chiranjeevi have already been remade in Hindi and the latest film to enter the list is none other than his Blockbuster film “Stalin”, which was released in 2006. The buzz in the film nagar is that Salman Khan is playing Chiru’s role in the Hindi remake, which

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  • Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ inching toward the Rs 200 crore-club

    All eyes were on the earnings of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” as the second weekend concludes. The movie held strong overseas and at local circuits, reports trade analyst, Taran Adarsh on Nov. 27. In fact, after taking the numbers into consideration, one can say that “JTHJ” is slowly and steadily inching towards the Rs. 200-crore-club In the international market, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” continued its dominance earning close to Rs. 62 crores during the second weekend. Adarsh reported, “#JTHJ continues to march towards greater glories in the intl arena, while #SOS has declined substantially in Weekend 2 in major markets.” Adarsh tweeted, “#JTHJ *total after 2nd Weekend* India 109.44 cr + Overseas 61.34 cr. Total: Rs 170.78 cr.”

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  • And then you go and spoil it by saying something stupid like ” You must believe in God”

    I had problem s with both the films I saw recently, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Life of Pi, and God seem sto be the culprit in both the cases. Of course with the former it was problem hi problem with no mitigating pleasures. But thanks to a few rankling elements, Life of Pi wasn’t a completely satisfying experience either. Right away let me state that Life Of Pi is an awesome technical as well as storytelling achievement. The use of 3-D to create mesmerizing visuals and the use of computer graphics animation to create Richard Parker , the royal Bengal tiger is an unparalleled achievement in contemporary cinema. The droll characters of Pi’s family, the charming ambience of Puducherry, the sheer narrative bombast of

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  • Thoughts On ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ (Not a Review)

    The name Yash Chopra is synonymous to opulence, grandiose and all flavours of larger-than-life characteristics which cannot be in any way consumed through a real-life lens. This has what has come to be known as the “YRF school of cinema“. But it is sad that a prolific director of Yash Chopra‘s stature, a man who has given us the likes of Waqt, Deewar, Kaala Pathhar and Chandni, be dwarfed by the above mentioned limiting definition. Yes, the man also gave us Dil To Pagal Hai – a movie he directed in his mid 60?s, about the yuppy Indian youth, all singing and dancing and free as a bird, and it still remains a personal favourite. So why does Jab Tak Hai Jaan, a movie which emulates the same “formula”, and in some ways, mashes

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