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  • The actor’s constant interference during the making of the TVC commercial has the brand fuming

    Aamir Khan can most certainly be called as the Brand King when it comes to endorsement deals. He has left the other Khans way behind in the brand world by reportedly charging a whopping Rs. 88 crores to endorse eight products across a well-known consumer products group. But sources claim that all is not well in the deal.

    The well-known brand who products Aamir is endorsing is quite unhappy about Aamir’s attitude and his interference. Though getting a big star like him hasn’t much changed their sales much, his unavailability during the scheduled promotional activities or the press conferences till date has the brand miffed. No only that, sources told Zoom TV recently that Aamir’s constant interference during the making of the TVC has taken the focus away from the products and the TVC has turned out to be completely Aamir centric.

    Furthermore, according to sources close to the star, Aamir is of

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  • Ranbir and Deepika work their magic
    Ranbir and Deepika work their magic


    Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin

    Direction:Ayan Mukerji

    Rating:****


    ‘Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani’ is a frothy romance, bubbling with infectious effervescence and palpable energy. Karan Johar has trained his disciples well; Ayan Mukerji definitely knows how to competently weave an urban love story, complete with exotic locales, a colourful Bollywood wedding,dollops of mush, a dash of melodrama and loads of fun.

    Kabir Thapar aka Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) was lured more by wanderlust than by any of the other girls he compulsively flirted with.Naina Talwar (Deepika Padukone) was the complete opposite; a topper all her life and now a med student, like most nerds she had completely missed out on the fun element in her life. After a chance encounter with her school classmate, the wild Aditi (Kalki Koechlin), Naina impulsively decides to make a trip to Manali. While the four (Ranbir, Deepika, Kalki and Aditya) forge a strong bond during the trip, they separate

    Read More »from Yahoo! Movies Review: Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani
  • The war between Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan just hot hotter. Here's the inside story

    This is straight out of a Bollywood pot boiler adhering to the old adage that ‘Dushman ka dushman dost hota hai' (enemy’s enemy is a friend). And ofcourse, there is no better way of getting back at your enemy than favouring his ex-girlfriend.

    The cold war between Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid khan just got icy cool with Khan’s ex Jaquiline Fernandes being cast in the much controversial ‘Kick’ opposite Salman Khan. While Jacky may be basking in the glory of this big-budget film, her ex-beau Sajid is not smiling. The insiders claim that there is no merit involved in casting Jacky when names of Deepika Padukone were in the fray. Sources say that this casting coup was directed towards his erstwhile friend Sajid Khan and Shirish Kunder. 'Kick' which is a remake of a South Indian film was announced with much fanfare last year with Shirish as the director. That was before Joker bombed. With the film, Shirish’s

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  • What was Mallika Sherawat thinking while making such statements at the Cannes Film Festival? Was it a quick way to cosy up to the International media?

    Two days after Mallika Sherawat made the sweeping statements about India being a regressive society and the plight of Indian women is depressing; she is on a damage control mode. Her twitter handle which goes by @MallikaLA (What better way to show off her non-existent International status) says, “ I said Whats happening to women in India is regressive and depressing and I stand by it # RAPE”.

    In an interview to the online edition of Variety edition, Mallika, with her fake accent emphasized why she has made a ‘conscious decision’ to divide her time between Los Angeles and India. No, she didn’t talk about her non-existent Bollywood career or the fact that no producer is casting her. As she rolled her eyes and lips simultaneously to work on her fake American accent (so much so that she forgets to accent each word during the interview), she

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  • Before being shifted to Yerwada Jail, the tainted actor showed gratitude to the prison staff

    It seems Sanjay Dutt has taken is Munnabhai films quite seriously. Before being shifted to the Pune’s Yerwada jail, the actor arranged for 500 tickets of his next film Policegiri for the prison inmates and staff.

    An estimated Rs 100 crore is riding on Bollywood star with films like Zanjeer remake, Policegiri, Munna Bhai Chale Dilli and Peekay on floors. The Bollywood ‘Khalnayak’, who later re-invented himself with 'Gandhigiri' with his Munnabhai films, will be spending about three and half years in prison. Dutt will serve the remaining years of his five-year sentence for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
    Top 10 eventful moments from Sanjay Dutt’s life

    Dutt was first picked up in 1995 from Mumbai airport on his way back from Mauritius. At that time, he was reportedly in a relationship with his ‘Khalnayak’ co-star Madhuri Dixit, even contemplating marriage. Though Madhuri was quick to

    Read More »from Heard this: Munnabhai Sanju’s gesture
  • Abhishek Kapoor“There’s nothing more powerful than Zero to elevate – or, reduce you to it”

    In India, cinema is a celebration.  Befitting enough, the centenary of Indian Cinema calls for one.  Packed with music, colours, ever-reinventing takes on our epics, modern-day avatars of Rama and Krishna..

    We celebrate the past with hopes for a better future.  Time then for Introspection to clarify vision. The journey from Years 0 - 100 has got us to this point; where does it travel to from here?

    The answer is simple: wherever we take it

    The believer in me hopes for a Renaissance movement and for Institutionalization in the craft & trade of cinema. But, silver linings tend to be bed-mates with dark clouds.  The pragmatist in me whispers slyly: is my wish-list just wishful thinking?

    Is Bollywood really a Kings Speech industry living in a Social Network world, struggling to change its DNA? Unsurprisingly, it is so.

    Two negatives making for a positive only in the world of maths (& nowhere else)

    Behind every

    Read More »from 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Looking Ahead
  • Big fat fashion disaster

    When it comes to representing India abroad, why do we always go overboard? Here’s why

    When Anil Ambani walked the Oscar red carpet last year with his Dream Works Studios partners Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, one couldn’t help notice the contrast in the attires. Ambani opted for black velvet, red-trimmed bandhgala, with ruby and diamond buttons, as opposed to a tuxedo. While it is commendable that he went for the Indian attire, surely he could have done better than the ill-fitting pants and the over the top bandhgala. The otherwise suave businessman is known for his crisp suits and formal clothes but why did he lose the plot while walking the red carpet?

    Cut to 65th Cannes Film Festival, the hotbed of the latest in style, fashion and couture. Cannes 2012 saw Aishwarya Rai bounce back after the public backlash regarding her weight post pregnancy. Ash chose clever make-up and a Roberto Cavalli kaftan to hide her pregnancy fat. It worked. Well, almost. However, L’Oreal Paris brand

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  • Kate and Riz in 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Imaad Shah

    Direction: Mira Nair

    Rating: ****

    Mira Nair takes on the daunting task of adapting Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and skillfully transforms a monologue into an engaging plot. She weaves an elaborate tale, infusing it with warmth and texture.

    Mira Nair’s narrative feels like a constant dialogue with the audience where she questions our presumptuous notions of the “other”. She introduces a third act; what does her protagonist do once the alienation is complete, after Changez (Riz Ahmed) decides to give up his American dream and return to Pakistan, a nation in turmoil? The third act provides a perspective and makes us hopeful of a possible closure.

    Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) is charming and intelligent, excelling first at Princeton University and soon establishing himself as a successful business analyst on Wall Street. His professional achievements are complimented as he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful

    Read More »from Yahoo! India Movies Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Prithviraj and Arjun in AurangzebPrithviraj and Arjun in Aurangzeb
    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff

    Direction: Atul Sabharwal

    Rating: ***1/2

    Atul Sabharwal weaves an intriguing tale in ‘Aurangzeb’; the collusion of the powerful and the corrupt. The nexus of ministers, real estate developers and the police is almost impenetrable and there is no place for those who don’t fall in line.

    Arjun Kapoor in a double role is undisputedly the star of ‘Aurangzeb’. Twin brothers separated when young usually makes for a clichéd portrayal. Actors try so hard to play the two characters differently that the depiction eventually looks forced but Arjun doesn’t fall into these trappings. He plays brothers Ajay and Vishal, one is the spoilt brat born with a silver spoon, smug about his position of privilege. The other is a small town boy, unaware that he could have been the successor to an empire. Arjun plays the two characters with aplomb, there are some similarities and yet, he manages to create two distinctive characters, each immensely

    Read More »from Yahoo! Movies Review: Aurangzeb
  • Meet the zombie hunterCast: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta, Anand Tiwari

    Direction: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.

    Rating: ***

    Are we familiar with zombies? Not really…okay, may be. But do we understand entertainment? Of course, we do. The directors of ‘Go Goa Gone’ understand that zombies are a completely foreign concept for many of us. They have therefore infused the narrative with dollops of comedy to ensure that this unusual premise is made palatable for the average Hindi film buff.

    Saif Ali Khan plays the Russian Mafioso whose rave party in an isolated Goan island goes all wrong. The revelers indulge in some red drugs and the morning after, they are loitering around zombified, hungry for blood. Blonde Saif nails it as Boris, the zombie hunter; he speaks with a twang, peppering his dialogues with choicest desi abuses (he is actually from Delhi). His portrayal, much like Javed Jaffrey’s pseudo- Australian accent in ‘Salaam Namaste’ (2005), remains the most memorable one from the film.

    Read More »from Yahoo! Movies Review: Go Goa Gone

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