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Film-makers rue curbs on creative freedomFilm-makers rue curbs on creative freedom
27 March 2008

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Film-makers Shyam Benegal, Mahesh Bhatt and Pritish Nandy are anguished that some social organisations are trampling on the creative freedom of producers by trying to foist their political agenda.

Richard Burton to play Bob Woolmer in 'Jannat'Richard Burton to play Bob Woolmer in 'Jannat'
27 March 2008

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) A British actor called Richard Burton is playing murdered cricket coach Bob Woolmer in Mahesh Bhatt's movie on cricket and match-fixing called 'Jannat'.

Reel life turns real in film on murdered scribeReel life turns real in film on murdered scribe
27 March 2008

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) The celluloid world merged with the real world when senior police officer R.K. Sharma was sentenced for the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar.

Reborn Sarath remains the same in 'Vaitheeswaran'
(Review)Reborn Sarath remains the same in 'Vaitheeswaran' (Review)
27 March 2008

Film: 'Vaitheeswaran'; Cast: Sarath Kumar, Meghna Naidu, Vijayakumar, Shayaji Shinde, Riyaz Khan; Director: R.K. Vidyadharan; Music director: Srikanth Deva; Producers: M. Senthil Kumar, P.S. Ganesh; Rating: **

Pavan Malhotra lost 'Brick Lane' part for want of meatPavan Malhotra lost 'Brick Lane' part for want of meat
27 March 2008

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Pavan Malhotra lost the coveted role of a boorish Bangladeshi immigrant - protagonist Nazneen's husband in Sarah Gavron's much-acclaimed movie 'Brick Lane' - at the eleventh hour because he was not fat enough.

Global players eye flourishing Indian entertainment industryGlobal players eye flourishing Indian entertainment industry
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) From neighbouring Pakistan to European Union to Canada - the world is eyeing the booming Indian entertainment industry and is more than willing to invest in it.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty buys ICL's Kolkata TigersActor Mithun Chakraborty buys ICL's Kolkata Tigers
26 March 2008

Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Following the steps of Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan, Tollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty has bought the Kolkata Tigers team of the Indian Cricket League (ICL).

'Indian entertainment industry reeling under talent dearth''Indian entertainment industry reeling under talent dearth'
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The Indian entertainment and media (E&M) industry, though zooming at a cumulative growth rate of 18 percent, is increasingly facing up to the harsh reality of talent and competent manpower scarcity, experts here have said.

Sony TV denies Salman Khan will host a showSony TV denies Salman Khan will host a show
26 March 2008

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Sony Entertainment Television has denied that Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been roped in to host a reality show for the channel for a whopping Rs.890 million.

Effective legal arm needed to weed out piracy: Yash ChopraEffective legal arm needed to weed out piracy: Yash Chopra
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) No movie that has some element to appeal to the audience will be a flop if piracy can be curbed, says noted filmmaker Yash Chopra.

Push reforms to make radio industry viable, experts sayPush reforms to make radio industry viable, experts say
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The government needs to push reforms quickly so as to transform the private radio industry and boost the revenue streams, experts have said and noted that the Rs.3 billion industry is currently plagued by lack of viability.

'Loins Of Punjab' director sets next film in 1980s'Loins Of Punjab' director sets next film in 1980s
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Writer-director Manish Acharya wanted to set his second film in the 1970s, but 'Om Shanti Om' beat him to it. So the 'Loins Of Punjab Presents' director is now planning his action-drama with a 1980s backdrop.

Actress Celina Jaitley 'abused' by Pakistani cricketersActress Celina Jaitley 'abused' by Pakistani cricketers
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) This certainly isn't cricket. Actress Celina Jaitley alleged that cricketers from across the border abused her after she performed at the Indian Cricket League (ICL) match between Pakistan and India.

'Animation needs strategic partners for revenues''Animation needs strategic partners for revenues'
26 March 2008

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The business of animation rests, among others issues, on having strategic partners who will be able to create products that can be long lasting, experts maintain.

Sudeep makes 'Gooli' more than a gangster flick
(Kannada Review)Sudeep makes 'Gooli' more than a gangster flick (Kannada Review)
26 March 2008

Film: 'Gooli'; Cast: Sudeep, Mamata Mohandas, Kishor, Bhavya, Lakshman; Director: P. Sathya; Producer: Ramu; Music: Anoop;

Discover India with NDTV Imagine's 'Indiadhanush'Discover India with NDTV Imagine's 'Indiadhanush'
25 March 2008

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) 'Indiadhanush', NDTV Imagine's new TV show beginning this month, promises to present myriad aspects of the country's rich cultural heritage.

 

 

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