Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • Yash Chopra passes away


    The veteran Bollywood director passed away, days after being discharged from the hospital

    Legendary director-producer Yash Chopra breathed his last today, days after being discharged from Lilavati hospital.  The 80-year-old filmmaker was admitted to the Bandra hospital on October 13 after being diagnosed with dengue.

    The veteran filmmaker, whose directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan is set to release this month had already handed over the film to his son Aditya Chopra to shoot few last portions of the film.The late director had to cancel his shoot in Switzerland after he was admitted to the hospital.

    The founder of production company Yash Raj Films, he was also instrumental in launching superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man in his action thriller Deewar in 1973. The cult director had many hits which include  Lamhe, Trishul,Chandni, Silsila, Veer Zaara and others
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  • 'I am a gypsy at heart'


    In a free-wheeling chat Andy Tennant talks about the difficulties of directing a Rom-Com and what inspires him

    The 14th Mumbai Film Festival will see Hollywood director Andy Tennant conduct the Masterclass in Direction segment. Tennant made his way into films through acting, television directing and of course dancing. He studied theatre under John Houseman at the University of Southern California and began acting in such films as Grease (1978), which allowed him to make use of his training as a dancer. Tennant made his feature film directorial debut in 1995 with It Takes Two (1995), a children's film starring the Olsen twins. A USC alumnus who began his career by directing hit television shows such as The Wonder Years and Parker Lewis Can't Lose, and went on to strike gold at the box-office with films such as Hitch(2005), Fools Gold (2008), Anna and the King (1999) and The Bounty Hunter (2010). The director is also Jury President for the International Competition for the First

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  • Salman goes 'Po Po'

    Salman Khan is all set to grove with Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt in 'Po Po' from 'Son Of Sardar'

    The much-awaited Salman Khan's item number in 'Son Of Sardar' is finally out. The star will be seen shaking his leg with Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt.
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    Having colorful vintage cars in the background, the three of them will be seen dancing to this zestful and desi beat song and adding the perfect glamour and tadka to the song will be the leading actress of the movie, Sonakshi Sinha. The catchy dance number has been choreographed by ace dance master Ganesh Acharya and the foot tapping music is given by Himesh Reshammiya.
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    In fact we hear from our well placed sources that long-time friends, Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt were seen having an absolutely amazing time on the sets while shooting for this song. And those who have seen the song are in all praise for it and are heard saying that signature step of the song is going to

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  • Ranbir's girl pairs up with Shahid

    Barfi! girl Ileana D’cruz to join Shahid Kapoor in 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero'

    After the success of ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’, the makers have all come together to work on Phata Poster Nikla Hero  with  Rajkumar Santoshi and Shahid coming together for the first time. The buzz is that the Barfi! star Ileana D’cruz who is the latest flavor of the season is all set to join this exciting cocktail. Ramesh Taurani who has seen Ileana’s work in South Indian films is very kicked about having her in the film.
    Read: Ileana talks about Barfi!

    Recently Shahid had tweeted congratulating team Barfi! For making such a good film and even appreciated Ileana’s performance as an actor in the film. He tweeted: “Finally saw Barfi! Huge shout out to the entire team and great to see a genuinely good film perform well at the box office. Take a bow Anurag rk, pc Ileana utv and the entire team for taking the risk of making an unconventional film and backing it all the way.”

    The actor has been extremely busy

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  • MAMI to open with 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    'Silver Linings Playbook' announced as opening film for the 14th Mumbai Film Festival

    The anticipation for the city's most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, has become even more intense with the announcement of its opening film, critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook. Adapted from Matthew Quick's novel of the same name, this David O Russell film boasts of a multistar cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker.

    With its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival the film won the People's Choice Award for the Best Narrative Feature. The film's screening at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival will mark its Asia premiere with cinematic stalwart Anupam Kher's presenting the movie at the opening function.

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