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  • Salman Khan’s Kick biggest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 53 crore in two days

    As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut has collected Rs. 26.4 crore on the day of its release (early estimates). Kick surpasses the day one box office figure for Salman Khan’s earlier release Jai Ho that made Rs. 17 crore on one day. Riding on good word-of-mouth and mixed reviews, the film picked up further on Saturday, collecting Rs. 27.15 crore at the ticket windows. Apart from the Rs. 53.55 crore domestic collections, Kick is also faring well at the international ticket windows. It earned $340,000 (Rs 2.4 crore) in USA-Canada and $ 272,000 (Rs 1.53 crore) in the UAE on Friday alone. Made on an estimated budget of Rs. 100 crore, Salman’s latest film is on its way to make record

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  • Zohra Sehgal, Centurian Bollywood Actress, Dies

    Indian thespian was featured in Brit series, films Shalini Dore Zohra Sehgal, a veteran Bollywood character actress, who was featured in such English-language films as “Bend It Like Beckham,” “The Mystic Masseur” and “Mistress of Spices” as well as Hindi hits like “Hum dil de chuke sanam,” “Kal ho naa ho” and “Cheeni Kum” died Thursday in a New Delhi hospital of a heart attack. She was 102 years old. A favorite of helmer Gurinder Chadha, Sehgal played a censorious grandmother who later unbends in “Bhaji on the Beach,” as well as a fun-loving older relative in “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Mistress of Spices,” which was written by Chadha and directed by her husband, Paul Berges. With her charming smile and twinkling eyes, she

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  • Breakfast To Dinner – Shah Rukh Khan

    The first episode of Breakfast To Dinner features one of Bollywood’s top celebrities of all time – Shah Rukh Khan. We also take you into the Mannat – Shah Rukh Khan’s house in Bandra. Shah Rukh Khan’s new movie Chennai Express is going to release soon featuring Deepika Padukone as well and directed by Rohit Shetty.

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  • Maruti 800: Myth and reality

    On 18 January, the last Maruti 800 rolled off the production line at the factory owned by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd in Gurgaon. It was a poignant, yet significant moment for the brand, which had clocked a little over 30 years—most of it as the top selling car in the country. Yes, it is indeed a moment for nostalgia. Yet, if you do stand back and look, it is much more. The original aam aadmi product didn’t just change the way we drive, but in its history, which actually predates 1983 (the year when the first Maruti 800 rolled out of the factory), lies buried a fascinating story of India’s economic reforms. Contrary to popular perception, the country’s economic reforms were not launched in 1991.

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  • Aishwarya to make a comeback with Mani Ratnam

    By Subhash K. Jha, Jan 21, 2014 – 10:13 hrs IST# She started her acting career with Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar where she played a character uncannily similar to Jayalalitha. And now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to make a comeback to screen after a long maternity leave with a film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. Mani is very close to both Abhishek and Aishwarya. He has worked with the couple in Guru and Raavan. But for his next, he wants only Aishwarya. Says a very reliable source, “Mani shares a fabulous equation with Abhishek and Ash. But this time he’s planning to direct a film which has a very strong female protagonist’s character. Mani feels there is little room for Abhishek in his

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  • Legendary actress Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital

    She breathed her last at 8:25am. The immediate reason of her death was cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on December 23 with severe lung infection. During the past 26 days, she has been frequently in and out of the danger zone. CHief minister Mamata Banerjee visited her seven times over the past few days. “An era has ended,” remarked veteran actress and film director Aparna Sen. Article Link

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  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards (Nominees)

    Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees: American Hustle (2013) Captain Phillips (2013) Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Gravity (2013) Her (2013) Nebraska (2013) Philomena (2013) 12 Years a Slave (2013) The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominees: Christian Bale for American Hustle (2013) Bruce Dern for Nebraska (2013) Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave (2013) Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominees: Amy Adams for American Hustle (2013) Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013) Sandra Bullock for Gravity (2013) Judi Dench for Philomena (2013) Meryl Streep for August: Osage County (2013) Best Performance by an Actor

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  • ‘A big thank you to the Health Ministry from the film fraternity’

    Ministry Of Health removes the ugly anti-smoking video accompanying feature films. For the film fraternity, 2014 began on a positive note with the health ministry scrapping the anti-smoking short-film that was shown before every feature film that had actors smoking, and replacing it with one that some film makers find more acceptable. Director Mahesh Bhatt said, “A big thank you from the film fraternity to the health ministry for the mid-course correction. I am certain this new film will make the anti-tobacco campaign more effective. Less always says more.” A much-relieved Shoojit Sircar says the new anti-smoking film makes a lot more sense. “I am happy. The earlier one was in very bad taste. It completely spoilt the movie experience for non-smokers and smokers alike.

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  • Indian motorcycle makers hit throttle overseas

    TAKAFUMI HOTTA Staff writer MUMBAI – Indian motorcycle makers are taking advantage of the rupee’s recent fall to boost exports and overseas production. Amid an economic slowdown, motorcycle sales growth in India fell to 4% on the year in the six months ended September, encouraging manufacturers to look for ways to boost overseas sales and cut production costs at home. Into Africa Hero MotoCorp Ltd., India’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, this summer decided to build an assembly plant in Kenya. Components will be shipped from India.

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  • Imax Growing in India Thanks to Releases Both Foreign and Domestic

    MUMBAI — The strong box office legs displayed by the Indian Imax releases of “Gravity” and “Dhoom 3” — the first Bollywood film to be released using the large screen technology — has spurred the Canadian corporation’s Indian expansion plans in the country. India currently has 8 Imax screens, a capacity that is expected to double within a year. Some 18% of the $6 million “Gravity” grossed in India came from Imax screens. With 37 Imax screens across 13 territories, including 5 in North America and 13 in the U.K. Yash Raj Films’ “Dhoom 3” is the largest non-Hollywood Imax bow. A significant percentage of its worldwide $60 million plus gross is from Imax screens, with many reporting full houses. “We think the potential is

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  • Indie greats of the year

    By: Aseem Chhabra Films like Ship of Theseus, The Lunch Box, and regional films like Lucia and Anumati promise exciting times ahead. This February I attended the press screening of Kai Po Che at the Berlin Film Festival. I am not a fan of Chetan Bhagat’s writings, but I had high expectations from Abhishek Kapoor since his well-made Bollywood male-bonding film Rock On. Kai Po Che turned out to be an engaging story of friendship tested during trying times, with heartwarming performances and a not-so-inyour-face message of communal harmony. It was the right Bollywood film to open at the Berlinale, a lot of reality, mixed with some mainstream Hindi cinema moments. That Kai Po Che worked was a sign, a promise that 2013 could be

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  • ‘Dhoom 3′ Grosses $58 Million in First Week

    Dhoom 3 has record opening week Film Review: ‘Dhoom: 3? LONDON – Bollywood blockbuster “Dhoom 3” has collected $58 million worldwide in its first week on release. Distributor and producer Yash Raj Films confirmed that the crime action thriller grossed $40.95 million (INR2.46 billion) in India and a further $17.02 million in overseas markets in the week since its release. The overseas total includes $5.76 million in North America, $2.49 million in the U.K., $4.29 million in the Middle East and Gulf states (six days), $1.396 million in Australia and $1.71 million in Pakistan. All these numbers represent the highest opening week ever for an Indian film in the respective territories, according to YRF. The film will next open in the Maldives, Rwanda, Egypt, Germany,

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  • Bollywood shocked over Farooq Sheikh’s death

    By Urvi Parikh, Glamsham Editorial Send to Friend As veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack, Bollywood celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Arshad Warsi, Karan Johar among others took to a micro-blogging site to express their shock. Amitabh Bachchan: God !! Farooq Sheikh passes away !!? A true gentleman, a wonderful colleague ! A quiet honesty about him. Very very sad ! Farooq Sheikh !! Cannot believe he has gone. There was an absence of any kind of pretence in his demeanour, or towards his work !! AMITABH BACHCHAN, DIVYA DUTTA AND KARAN JOHAR Karan Johar: Actor Farooq Sheikh is no more with us due to a heart attack. May he #RIP

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  • Happy 9th Birthday NG!

    Happy 9th Birthday NG! In what has been the most dramatic year for NG, I hope that members can join us (even ones who don’t visit anymore) and wish NG a Happy Birthday on her 9th birthday. Think of the many friendships and conversations which have come by typing in “naachgaana.com”. We may be a little down now but we are never out. That’s the NG way. I don’t get to thank people enough and would like to do so now, at the very least, and say thank you for everything. Good and Bad, NG is not just an address, it’s an experience for many of us to be in it, some here, some gone – once a NG member, always an NG member! Love

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  • PLEASE DONATE TO NG!!

    Dear Members and Visitors, NG’s yearly donation call deeply needs your help. If you believe in keeping NG alive, if you believe in keeping this community strong, and if you use any of our benefits, please add a token donation to your visit today. Love, Rohit

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  • Dhoom 3 Review

    From Indiafm… Picture this… The men are no less than superheroes. They speed across freeways. Glide beneath a racing van on their mean machines. Vroom at improbable speed on their motorbikes. Climb down skyscrapers. Perform acrobatic feats. Escape crashes and resist bullet abrasions. From gymnastics to gravity defying stunts to adventure sports to stretching the laws of physics, they know it all. Hang on, there’s more! They are the master of masquerades, camouflaging their facade more rapidly than chameleons change colors. The men and their mean machines are back and so are huge muscles, hot wheels and loaded weapons. The fresh installment of DHOOM stretches into a novel territory this time [circus, magic], promising thrice the exhilaration. DHOOM has expanded into a money-spinning, lucrative franchise

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. Eyeing Joaquin Phoenix For Batman-Superman Villain

    Sources say antagonist role could be Superman’s main nemesis: Lex Luthor After already reaping notice for his performance in “Her,” Joaquin Phoenix could be working with Warner Bros. again on the studio’s biggest property. Sources tell Variety that the studio wants the Oscar-winning actor for a role in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman pic. However, it’s very early in the process and even if Warners offers Phoenix a role, it’s not clear he would accept as the actor has steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years, leaning towards movies with a more prestige feel. Phoenix is also weighing an offer on the Gus Van Sant pic “Sea of Trees” and is believed to still be considering that offer as well. WB and the

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