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SRK's Independence Day wish: Happy and free lives for women

SRK's Independence Day wish: Happy and free lives for womenMumbai, Aug 15 : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his Independence Day wish is that men and women should be treated equally in the country.

"The place I have reached, I feel freedom to have your own thoughts and belief is very important. I hear everyday about women not being treated properly. I want women to be free and be given equal opportunity like men," he told reporters here at an event.


Vinod Tharani plans to sign Jacqueline for directorial debut

Vinod Tharani plans to sign Jacqueline for directorial debutMumbai, Aug 14 - Acting guru Vinod Tharani, who has coached the likes of Deepika Padukone and Amy Jackson, wants to cast his student, Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, for his directorial debut.

"I know Jacqueline very well. I know her since the time she came to Bombay. My script has a possibility of such a character. I know about her talent and capabilities and have decided to cast her," he told IANS.


Musician Sneha defies convention, follows her heart

Musician Sneha defies convention, follows her heartMumbai, Aug 14 - Conventional is not her style. Sneha Khanwalkar, the woman behind the distinctly different music of "Gangs of Wasseypur", delves into rustic beats from the heartland, teams up with local folk singers and adds her own touch to produce a contemporary cocktail.

The composer says she just goes with the flow and theme of a movie without any research, and it works!


Ronit Roy down with typhoid

Ronit Roy down with typhoidMumbai, Aug 14 - Ronit Roy has been unwell the past few days, and now doctors have confirmed to the actor that he has typhoid.

"Okay, so it's official. My blood reports say it's typhoid now! The battle continues for a few more days! However, 'Adaalat' telecasts will be met," tweeted Ronit, who plays the a successful advocate K. D. Pathak in the popular courtroom drama series.


'Ragini MMS 2' shoot to start by year end

'Ragini MMS 2' shoot to start by year end Mumbai, Aug 13 - After "Jism2", it's "Ragini MMS 2" for Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone and she reveals that the shooting of the horror-thriller sequel will start in a few months.


Ravi Kishan excited about first solo-hero Hindi film

Ravi Kishan excited about first solo-hero Hindi filmMumbai, Aug 13 - Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan, who has so far only done supporting roles in Bollywood films, is happy to be doing his first solo hero Hindi movie "Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal".


Kabir Khan's acid test, getting okay from Salim Khan

Kabir Khan's acid test, getting okay from Salim KhanMumbai, Aug 13 - Director Kabir Khan says that when renowned screenwriter and Salman Khan's father Salim Khan okayed "Ek Tha Tiger" without any changes, he felt he has passed an important exam.


Sanjay Dutt adopts father's 'Mujhe Jeene Do' look for 'SOS'

Sanjay Dutt adopts father's 'Mujhe Jeene Do' look for 'SOS'Mumbai, Aug 13 - Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt's dacoit avatar from 1963 film "Mujhe Jeene Do" for upcoming movie "Son Of Sardar" (SOS).

The actor had plans of remaking his father's film "Mujhe Jeene Do", but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer "SOS". If a reliable source is to be believed, Sanjay's clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father's look.


Salman doesn't need good luck wishes: Sonakshi

Salman doesn't need good luck wishes: SonakshiMumbai, Aug 13 - Actress Sonakshi Sinha is confident that her first co-star, Salman Khan's forthcoming release "Ek Tha Tiger" will do well at the box office. Nevertheless, she has wished him all the best.


When Punjabi actor punched Salman over 25 times

When Punjabi actor punched Salman over 25 timesMumbai, Aug 13 : A Bollywood newcomer rarely gets to do what Punjabi actor Gavie Chahal got to do for his first Hindi movie "Ek Tha Tiger" - punching Salman Khan over 25 times for a scene in the spy thriller. He is thankful to the star for helping him and being patient during the shoot.


Dhulia to shoot 'Milan Talkies' in February

Dhulia to shoot 'Milan Talkies' in FebruaryMumbai, Aug 13 - After making offbeat films, Tigmanshu Dhulia now wants to try other genres. He is wielding the megaphone for actioner "Bullet Raja" and after finishing that he will move on to romantic movie "Milan Talkies", which is expected to go on the floors early next year.


Om Puri's role in 'Chakravyuh' similar to Kobad Ghandy

Om Puri's role in 'Chakravyuh' similar to Kobad GhandyMumbai, Aug 11 - Filmmaker Prakash Jha's new movie "Chakravyuh", which explores the Maoist insurgency, will see Om Puri playing a character similar to Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. The veteran actor has read a lot on Ghandy's life to relate to his role in a better way.


When Rajesh Khanna gave Jackie a complex!

When Rajesh Khanna gave Jackie a complex!Mumbai, Aug 11 - Actor Jackie Shroff says the way his sisters went gaga over late Rajesh Khanna's "Aradhana" years back ended up giving him a complex about his looks.

"As a teenager, both my sisters took me along to watch the movie 'Aradhana'. And the way they were reacting sitting besides me, made me think that 'My sisters used to call me handsome, but who is he'," the 55-year-old said here.


'Ek Tha Tiger' ticket price hike not right: Salman

'Ek Tha Tiger' ticket price hike not right: SalmanMumbai, Aug 11 : Salman Khan is unhappy that his fans will have to shell out more to watch his forthcoming film "Ek Tha Tiger" in a multiplex, but the actor says the ticket price will come down eventually a few days post the film's release Aug 15.


I'll not quit dancing: Esha Deol

I'll not quit dancing: Esha DeolMumbai, Aug 11 - Esha Deol is hardly seen on the big screen, but the recently-married actress, a trained Odissi dancer, says she will never quit dance.

"It's (dance) a convention passed on to me and Ahana (sister) by maa (Hema Malini) and I will continue doing it. Dance is something that I am never going to quit," the 31-year-old said here.


No more TV shows after 'Sound Trippin': Sneha Khanwalkar

No more TV shows after 'Sound Trippin': Sneha KhanwalkarMumbai, Aug 11 - Her distinct tunes in "Gangs Of Wasseypur" struck the right chords with music lovers, as did her compositions in MTV's show "Sound Trippin". But composer Sneha Khanwalkar says she has had her share of TV for now, and wants to concentrate on films.

"I think I've done a bit of television. Now I want to concentrate on films. With each film, one gets to experiment and go forward," Khanwalkar told IANS.


Big B, Judi Dench to launch Abu-Sandeep's book in London

Big B, Judi Dench to launch Abu-Sandeep's book in LondonMumbai, Aug 11 - Designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are set to formally launch their book titled "India Fantastique" to celebrate their silver jubilee in the Indian fashion world. The book will be unveiled by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood icon Judi Dench in London next month, following its India launch here Aug 18.

Both the icons are regular clients of the duo.


Will Ireland be filmmakers' next favourite destination?

Will Ireland be filmmakers' next favourite destination?Mumbai, Aug 10 - Salman Khan-starrer "Ek Tha Tiger" has been shot exclusively in Ireland and director Kabir Khan feels that it was good to explore those places that have remained untapped till now.

"Ireland was a rewarding experience for us. The locations were very exquisite and we also wanted to shoot the movie at a location which was hitherto untouched by Bollywood," Khan said in a statement.


When TV channels refuse break, Ekta's soaps take leaps

When TV channels refuse break, Ekta's soaps take leapsMumbai, Aug 10 - Film producer and TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says TV channels' refusal to give a few months break to shows forces her to incorporate leaps in her shows.

"If channels tell me today that we don't want a leap and we'll give you a three-month break and you start from where you leave the story, I will not do a leap," the 37-year-old said here Thursday at the press conference of her TV show "Parichay".


Saurabh Shukla defends adult content in films

Saurabh Shukla defends adult content in filmsMumbai, Aug 10 - Noted actor-director Saurabh Shukla has come out in defence of adult content in films these days and says that everything has a motive behind it.

"People say that there is abusive language in the film so it is a vulgar film. But it's not like that. Look at the real motive behind it," Saurabh said on the sets of his new film "Love Kiya Aur Lagg Gayi".


Overacting easy for Boman Irani

Overacting easy for Boman IraniMumbai, Aug 10 - Actor Boman Irani reveals that dubbing for animation film "Delhi Safari" required a lot of exaggeration and he found it easy as as he is brilliant at "overacting".


The audience should have entertainment: Salman Khan

The audience should have entertainment: Salman KhanMumbai, Aug 10 - He's had four back-to-back blockbusters and expectations from his next release "Ek Tha Tiger" are enormous, but Salman Khan appears quite oblivious to the pressure and says almost philosophically that whatever a film's fate, the audience is always right and must be entertained.


My wife my greatest critic: Kabir Khan

My wife my greatest critic: Kabir KhanMumbai, Aug 10 - Whenever Kabir Khan wants an honest opinon on his work, the director relies on his wife, TV anchor Mini Mathur, because she won't hesitate to tell him that his work is "terrible".

"She is my conscious sounding board. She is the first person who sees my script; she is the first person who sees my film, she is the strongest critic. She knows that nobody will tell me the way my film has come out," Kabir told IANS.


'Raajneeti' sequel is brilliant: Katrina

'Raajneeti' sequel is brilliant: KatrinaMumbai, Aug 9 - Actress Katrina Kaif, who won critical acclaim for her role in the 2010 film "Raajneeti", is excited to be part of the movie's sequel. She has a hint of the script, and is looking forward to working with director Prakash Jha again.


Madhuri's 'Gulab Gang' goes on floors in October

Madhuri's 'Gulab Gang' goes on floors in OctoberMumbai, Aug 9 - The shooting of Madhuri Dixit's comeback film "Gulab Gang", the production debut of director Anubhav Sinha, will begin in October. Since the movie is all about women's power, the filmmaker hopes to wrap it up in time to release it on International Women's Day in 2013.


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