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Prakash Jha’s films are now the officially the pick of film festivals around the world...

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:August 20, 2010 1:39 am

Festive Season
Prakash Jha’s films are now the officially the pick of film festivals around the world. His recent film,Raajneeti,not only brought him accolades,but has also been screened,along with his other blockbusters,at many international festivals like the first Indian Film Festival of Ireland and at Nehru Center in London. There is no end to Jha’s fortunes,as a film festival dedicated to his work is being held in the Republic of Fiji from August 18-21. The festival,organised by the Fiji National University,Fiji Audio Visual Commission,Damodar Brothers and the Indian High Commisssion in Fiji,will open with Raajneeti and screen Jha’s other films like Gangajal,Apaharan,Mrityudand,Parinati and Damul. When it rains,it pours.

Cake Fight
Take a pair of brats to a park,allow them to unleash their madness,and what you get is a big mess to clean. This was precisely the scenario at the Washington DC park in San Francisco,where during the shoot of Anjaana Anjaani,Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra indulged in a messy cake fight. The fight started when Kapoor flung a piece of cake at Siddharth Anand,the film’s director,who in turn threw it at Chopra. Soon,the entire crew of the movie joined in. Now this is what you call,having your cake and eating it too.

Legendary Ways
Bollywood’s history is incomplete without the contribution of the living legend Gulzar. And when legends like him add another year of grace to their life,a befitting tribute is a must. This August 18 as the living legend turned 75,Shemaroo Entertainment released a range of DVD and VCDs of Gulzar’s directed movies like Koshish,Parichay,Aandhi and Khushboo. A selection of the original videos of his famous lyrics and songs,Tere Bina Zindagi Se,has also been released as a DVD compilation. Musafir Hoon Yaaron is another DVD compilation that pays tribute to the composer-lyricist duo,RD Burman and Gulzar. Truly legendary.

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