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Teejan Bai brings Pandavani, a traditional performing art form of Chhattisgarh to Pune   Her voice, raspy and deep, tells tales of strong warriors, beautiful princesses and wise, bearded old men. But don’t be fooled by her crude make-up or rustic, colourful clothes. The 57-year-old Teejan Bai, who was born in a Pardhi (a tribe) […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:25 am

By Ankita R. Kanabar The action reality show will be hosted by Rohit Shetty The latest edition of Khatron Ke Khiladi, which will be hosted by film-maker Rohit Shetty, is expected to kick-start in the next one-two months, but as of now, the production house is in the process of finalising celebrity contestants for it. […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:24 am

Film-maker Gauri Shinde, who hates the word ‘comeback’, feels that the script of a film plays a crucial role in the success of an actor’s film after a long break   I’m just not comfortable with the word ‘comeback’. A doctor is a doctor, even if he takes a little break, similarly an actor is […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:23 am

By Jigar Shah Reports about defence personnel feeling miffed at Yash Raj Films for not providing the prints of Dhoom 3 for viewing have been doing the rounds for quite some time. Plans were afoot to screen the film for the army at theatres owned by them in 150 locations across the country, in remote […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:23 am

That saw the critically acclaimed film Miss Lovely pitted against Karle Pyaar Karle and Paranthe Wali Gulley   By Jigar Shah After the teeny-bopper film, Yaariyan with its debutant cast, doing comparatively good business as compared to Dedh Ishqiya, a sequel to the successful Ishqiya, starring veterans Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Arshad Warsi, […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:22 am

Kabir Khan shoots for Phantom in Gulmarg   Kangdori, a small town near the famous Gondola ski resort in Gulmarg in north Kashmir was buzzing with activity on January 16. Saif Ali Khan landed in the picturesque snow-laden town to shoot for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Phantom helmed by Kabir Khan. The film will be shot in […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:18 am

The translated version of a popular South Korean drama based on noted Imperial doctor Hur Jun premiered on Doordarshan recently   By the age of 29, he was appointed a court physician. Recognised for treating the Korean Royal family during the early 16th century, Dr Hur Jun has come to be recognised as a father […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:16 am

The early entries this year, clearly suggest that Hindi film music in the good, ol’ fashioned style may well be back   Now with all the excitement of the 20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards behind us (look out for the details in the next issue), it is time to partake of the new films […]

January 25, 2014 11:19:09 am

Salman Khan on 'Jai Ho', the movies he likes to make, supporting new talent and working on his ‘X’ factor.

January 24, 2014 1:00:14 am

Meanwhile, A.R. Rahman has sung a Punjabi number, Punjabi pataka for the first time   Imtiaz Ali’s Highway seems to be throwing one surprise after another. After roping in Sufi singers— The Nooran sisters for the now popular track Pataka guddi (penned by Irshad Kamil), composer A.R. Rahman has made Alia Bhatt croon to the […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:14 am

By Geety Sahgal   It was the cloud movement in Leh that determined the shooting schedule of Fugly, according to director Kabir Sadanand   Shooting in Leh Though the story of Fugly is set in the lanes of Delhi, it is Leh which represents the ideology of the four friends played by Mohit Marwah, Vijendra […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:11 am

Ex-Miss India Earth, Hasleen Kaur talks about playing a prankster in her debut film Karle Pyaar Karle, and how she landed the film without an audition   Launch vehicle In Karle Pyaar Karle, I play an independent and head strong girl named Preet. who walks around with a,’you can’t mess with me’ attitude. She is […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:09 am

By Jigar Shah Katrina Kaif had kept a low profile last year with Dhoom 3 being the only film that released in December. However, this year the actress has her hands full and is busy juggling between her various assignments. Two of her films, Bang Bang with Hrithik Roshan and Phantom with Saif Ali Khan […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:09 am

Actor turned director Divya Khosla Kumar is elated at the success of her debut venture, Yaariyan, which attracted sufficient footfalls in the theatres despite mixed reviews   Did you ever think the film, with its all new starcast, would get such a good opening and collect Rs.19.2 crore in the first weekend? I was always […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:08 am

Theatre veteran K.N. Pannikar on the power of imagination and why he keeps returning to ancient texts to find contemporary stories   As actors rehearse for his new play, K.N. Pannikar turns into an active spectator. He sways with the music, keeps beat with his palms, signals to musicians to adjust the volume, and cranes […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:08 am

Meanwhile, his directorial venture on speed skating, Hawaa Hawaai is in post-production   By Geety Sahgal Amole Gupte who showed his acting prowess in Kaminey and Stanley Ka Dabba has now been singled out by director Rohit Shetty to play a villain in Singham 2, that will take off in March this year. Understandably the […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:06 am

Popular television star, Matt LeBlanc on new Episodes and life after Friends   After winning over audiences and becoming a household name as one of the six lead characters in NBC’s hit sitcom Friends, actor Matt LeBlanc has found an unconventional way to carve a new chapter in his career; playing a nastier version of […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:04 am

Story, screenplay and direction: Srijit Mukherjee Music: Kabir Suman Cast: Prosenjeet Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Tamal Roychoudhury, Mamata Shankar, Ananya Chatterjee, Sujan Mukherjee, Abir Chatterjee, Ananya Chatterjee and others   By Shoma A. Chatterji Jaatishwar offers a challenging and unusual take on reincarnation. A middle-aged social recluse, Kushal Hazra (Prosenjit), assistant librarian at the Chandannagar […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:02 am

By Farida Khanzada   Cast:  Ashish Sharma, Sanaya Irani, Ankita Sharma, Ananya Khare, Sadiya Siddiqui, Tarun Khanna, Vishal Gandhi Monday- Friday, Colors, 9.30 pm The stark, arid desert of Rajasthan serves as the perfect backdrop for Rangrasiya, a riveting tale of love, hatred, guile and treachery. The barren countryside with miles of sand dunes, that […]

January 24, 2014 1:00:00 am

Director: Kimberley Peirce Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz , Juliane Moore, Judy Greer   The first published novel by Stephen King, from a story that he almost threw away, Carrie was written by him in the nature of a documentary, examining a child and town swept up in a disaster born of many small tragedies. Two […]

January 21, 2014 11:05:43 am

Reports are that Deepika Padukone is a strong contender for the lead role opposite Salman Khan in the film.

January 21, 2014 1:45:23 pm

This is the first time Hrithik Roshan has been paired opposite Sonam Kapoor for any project.

January 21, 2014 11:09:09 am

By Jigar Shah Producer Bhushan Kumar confirms that it is not a special appearance as reported Last year, Bhushan Kumar and Vikramjit Singh who makes his directorial debut with Roy, had approached Ranbir Kapoor for the movie. Earlier reports had suggested that Kapoor would be seen in a special appearance in the film and the […]

January 21, 2014 11:12:46 am

Aditya Chopra has told Vaani that he has a big film for her, but till that happens, she is free to take any project that is offered to her.

January 21, 2014 10:57:33 am

Yaariyan scores over Dedh Ishqiya By Jigar Shah The year began on a mellow note with two films, Sholay 3D and Mr. Joe B Carvalho performing below expectations. This week we however had two love stories at the extreme end of the spectrum; one was the teeny-bopper Yaariyan with newcomers in the lead and helmed […]