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Jun 7, 2013
via India Masala

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2: Insanity overload

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In Sangeeth Sivan’s “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″, the bankruptcy of ideas and creativity is so obvious that the director knows he has to resort to another hit film and franchise to try and crack a few lame jokes. So Bobby Deol and Neha Sharma fall in love over their mutual love for Salman Khan and his “Dabangg” films.

The fact that even Salman Khan’s name cannot retrieve this film from the depths of mediocrity should tell you something. Sivan resorts to all forms of toilet humour and slapstick comedy, with characters such as a whisky-drinking chimpanzee and a villain called “Dude”.

Jun 7, 2013

‘Lootera’ marks Ranveer Singh’s first Bollywood outing since 2011

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Nearly two years after his last big-screen outing, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is gearing up for a box office battle armed with a period romance partly based on a short story by American writer O. Henry.

Singh’s film “Lootera” opens in Indian cinemas on July 5, going head-to-head with jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s last completed film “Policegiri”.

Jun 6, 2013

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 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
via India Masala

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.

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