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Jun 6, 2013

Bollywood actor Bachchan switches gears for TV acting debut

MUMBAI (Reuters) – After dominating Indian cinema for more than four decades, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for his television acting debut this year.

Bachchan is no stranger to television, having hosted several seasons of the Indian version of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” but this will be his first role in a TV fiction series.

Jun 6, 2013

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan switches gears for TV acting debut

MUMBAI (Reuters) – After dominating Indian cinema for more than four decades, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for his television acting debut this year.

Bachchan is no stranger to television, having hosted several seasons of the Indian version of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” but this will be his first role in a TV fiction series.

Jun 4, 2013

Bollywood starlet Jiah Khan found dead at Mumbai home

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead at her home in Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

Khan, 25, was found hanged in her room on Monday night by her mother with a post mortem to be carried out to establish the cause of death, a Mumbai police official said.

Jun 3, 2013
May 31, 2013

Producers pin hopes on jailed Bollywood actor Dutt’s new film

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The makers of actor Sanjay Dutt’s last completed screen role before going to prison are preparing for the release of “Policegiri” in July, hoping fans of the beefy Bollywood hero will boost ticket sales.

Dutt, 53, went back to jail on May 16 to serve the remainder of a five-year sentence for firearms offences during the Mumbai bombings 20 years ago. The actor wrapped up work on pending Bollywood projects in the weeks before he reported to prison.

May 31, 2013

Producers pin hopes on jailed Sanjay Dutt’s film “Policegiri”

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The makers of actor Sanjay Dutt’s last completed screen role before going to prison are preparing for the release of “Policegiri” in July, hoping fans of the beefy Bollywood hero will boost ticket sales.

Dutt, 53, went back to jail on May 16 to serve the remainder of a five-year sentence for firearms offences during the Mumbai bombings 20 years ago. The actor wrapped up work on pending Bollywood projects in the weeks before he reported to prison.

May 31, 2013
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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: A fun, breezy film

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Deepika Padukone has obviously never gone on a trek before. Why else would she be wearing a mini-skirt and fur boots on the Himalayas? She’s also got perfectly set, blow-dried hair during these treks, and even after a day of playing Holi during the festival of colours, which would render most of us looking like something the cat dragged in, Padukone looks radiant. But that is the world she and other characters in Ayan Mukerji’s “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” inhabit.

These are pretty people falling in love, travelling to picturesque locations, having epiphanies while attending expensive destination weddings and following all the clichés Bollywood loves to propagate. And yet, you cannot help smiling as you leave the cinema hall.

May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013

Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI, May 30 (Reuters) – Indian filmmaker
Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of
interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata on Thursday of a
heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh first caught the attention of cinema lovers in the
1990s with a clutch of films made in his native Bengali
language.

May 30, 2013

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata on Thursday of a heart attack. He was 49.

Ghosh first caught the attention of cinema lovers in the 1990s with a clutch of films made in his native Bengali language.

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