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Jun 12, 2013

Families take sides in wake of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s suicide

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Two Bollywood families have broken their silence over the suicide of starlet Jiah Khan after police arrested actor Suraj Pancholi in connection with his girlfriend’s death last week.

Pancholi was arrested on Monday after Khan’s mother, the 1980s actress Rabia Khan, made public a six-page letter apparently written by the 25-year-old actress before she hanged herself on June 3. Her last phone call was to Pancholi.

Jun 12, 2013

Families take sides in wake of Bollywood actress’s suicide

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Two Bollywood families have broken their silences over the suicide of starlet Jiah Khan after police arrested actor Suraj Pancholi in connection with his girlfriend’s death last week.

Pancholi was arrested on Monday after Khan’s mother, the 1980s actress Rabia Khan, made public a six-page letter apparently written by the 25-year-old actress before she hanged herself on June 3. Her last phone call was to Pancholi.

Jun 12, 2013

Deepika Padukone breaks free of Brad Pitt syndrome

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Nearly six years after her model-to-actress career move, Deepika Padukone says she is finally being praised for her acting in films and not just for her good looks.

Ayan Mukerji’s “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, which stars Padukone in the lead with Ranbir Kapoor, got her box-office success and critical appreciation this month. Some reviews said she overshadowed her co-star.

Jun 10, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
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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.

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