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Bollywood salutes 'pure genius' Tony Scott

Bollywood salutes 'pure genius' Tony ScottMumbai, Aug 20 - "Pure genius" - that's how Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Neha Dhupia remember Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who ended his life by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles.

He jumped off the bridge in San Pedro Sunday afternoon, reported The Los Angeles Times.


Nikhil Tonk wants Shekhar-Adhyayan for Bhanwari Devi movie

Nikhil Tonk wants Shekhar-Adhyayan for Bhanwari Devi movieMumbai, Aug 20 : Filmmaker Nikhil Tonk is keen to cast father-son duo - Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman - for his upcoming film, based on Bhanwari Devi murder.

"We have approached Shekhar Suman for the Thakur's role who rapes Bhanwari and Adhyayan for the guy who is fooled by Bhanwari. I will also be acting in the film," Tonk told IANS.


Abhay happy with response to 'Chakravyuh' first look

Abhay happy with response to 'Chakravyuh' first lookMumbai, Aug 20 : The first look of Prakash Jha's "Chakravyuh" is out and Abhay Deol, who plays a naxalite in it, is happy with the response.


Why is Akshay missing from 'Joker' promotions?

Why is Akshay missing from 'Joker' promotions?Mumbai, Aug 20 : While Farah Khan can be seen promoting husband Shirish Kunder's directorial venture "Joker", lead actor of the movie Akshay Kumar is missing from all the action.

His no-show has thrown up a lot of questions, but Farah clears the air.

"It's a strategy, please don't go by what you are reading in the papers, it's somebody trying to do mischief. It's a strategy we have adopted," the 47-year-old said here in an interview.


'Chakravyuh' deepens Abhay, Arjun's understanding on Maoist issues

'Chakravyuh' deepens Abhay, Arjun's understanding on Maoist issuesMumbai, Aug 18 : Actors Abhay Deol and Arjun Rampal, who will be seen playing pivotal roles in Prakash Jha's "Chakravyuh", say they knew little about naxalites (Maoists) but the film has helped them understand them in a better way.


Sonu Nigam gets choosy

Sonu Nigam gets choosyMumbai, Aug 18 - Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung several hit tracks in Bollywood, says he has become choosy with the kind of songs he wants to sing and doesn't like giving voice to every other song.

"For the last five years, I have controlled myself completely and I think one should work with only such people where there is a bonding and good work," said Sonu, who has recently sung the title track of Shirish Kunder's "Joker".


'David' is incredible: Neil Nitin Mukesh

'David' is incredible: Neil Nitin MukeshMumbai, Aug 18 : Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh is working on Bejoy Nambiar's "David" and says he is in love with the script and his look in the film.

"The progress on Bejoy Nambiar's `David' is incredible. Every passing day makes me feel more proud that I am working on this film. Shooting set and atmosphere is great," tweeted the 30-year-old.


Ashok Mehta was a pillar of strength: Aparna Sen

Ashok Mehta was a pillar of strength: Aparna SenMumbai, Aug 18 - Filmmaker Aparna Sen, who had worked with cinematographer Ashok Mehta in "36 Chowringhee Lane", "Paroma" and "Sati", is devastated after learning about his demise, as she considered him her pillar of strength.


I have met Naxalites, says Prakash Jha

I have met Naxalites, says Prakash JhaMumbai, Aug 18 - Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose "Chakravyuh" revolves around Naxalite wars, says he has interacted with Naxalites and tried to showcase both sides of the issue through the new film.


Dimple Kapadia is our silent muse: Sandeep Khosla

Dimple Kapadia is our silent muse: Sandeep KhoslaMumbai, Aug 18 - Designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who have completed 25 years in the fashion industry, have had their longest association with actress Dimple Kapadia and fondly consider her their silent muse.


Ketan Mehta finalises Nawazuddin for 'Mountain Man'

Ketan Mehta finalises Nawazuddin for 'Mountain Man'Mumbai, Aug 17 : Director Ketan Mehta has chosen Nawazuddin Siddhiqui to act in his upcoming film "Mountain Man", a biopic on a Bihar-based labourer who did the herculean task of cutting a road through a mountain.

"Yes, I have chosen him for the film. He is a great actor and I feel that he suits the role really well. This is why I went for Nawazuddin," Mehta told IANS.


Who made Big B nervous

Who made Big B nervousMumbai, Aug 17 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has recorded a song for "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 6" with composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, says he had butterflies in his stomach while recording it.

KBC will go on air Sep 7 on Sony and the mock rehearsals for the game show continues, wrote Big B who will host the show.


Bhansali's 'Ram Leela' goes on floor in September

Bhansali's 'Ram Leela' goes on floor in September Mumbai, Aug 17 - Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Ram Leela" is set to go on floors next month, says actor Abhimanyu Singh, but he refused to confirm his place in the cast of the movie.

"I would not be able to talk about it right now. It is too early to speak about it. All I can say is the film will go on floors next month. I can't tell you anything more than that," Abhimanyu told IANS.


Salman's fans have given him the best Eidi: Sohail Khan

Salman's fans have given him the best Eidi: Sohail KhanMumbai, Aug 17 - Filmmaker-actor Sohail Khan is happy at the stupendous opening of "Ek Tha Tiger" and says it's the best "Eidi" Salman Khan's fans could give him.

"It's the happiest feeling anyone can have. I have seen the film, it's a superb film. I think it's the best Eidi that Salman bhai's fans could give him," Sohail said here Thursday at a special screening of the film.


Nikhil Advani dedicates 'Delhi Safari' to daughter

Nikhil Advani dedicates 'Delhi Safari' to daughterMumbai, Aug 17 - Nikhil Advani puts "Patiala House" failure past behind him and gears up for his next project "Delhi Safari" and says that the 3D animation movie is for his six-year-old daughter, Keya.


Teaser of SRK-Katrina starrer out - sans title!

Teaser of SRK-Katrina starrer out - sans title!Mumbai, Aug 16 - The highly anticipated first teaser of Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer, directed by Yash Chopra, has been released but what is suprising is that it has been launched without a title.


Rahul Roy not keen to do special role in 'Ashiqui 2'

Rahul Roy not keen to do special role in 'Ashiqui 2'Mumbai, Aug 16 - Actor Rahul Roy, whose superhit debut film "Aashiqui" is being remade by the Bhatt camp, is not keen for any special appearance in the movie and believes no-image of lead actors will benefit the remake.


As youngster, Big B was in awe of dacoit Man Singh

As youngster, Big B was in awe of dacoit Man SinghMumbai, Aug 16 - Amitabh Bachchan has bravely fought many dacoits in his films, but there was one who the megastar was in awe of in real life - Daku Man Singh.

"In my younger days, we were in awe of daku Man Singh, whose escapades and adventures were common conversation in and around every possible gathering," Amitabh wrote on his blog srbachchan. tumblr. com.


Anubhav Sinha's next has no interval

Anubhav Sinha's next has no intervalMumbai, Aug 16 - Director-turned-producer Anubhav Sinha says shooting for "Warning" has been wrapped up and the two-part underwater 3D movie will be released without any intermission.

"Warning is a 90-minute 3D franchise. It is about six-seven friends who ignore a warning and get into life threatening crisis. Some survive and some don't," Sinha, who has produced the film, told IANS.


Sonakshi remains a 'bathroom singer'!

Sonakshi remains a 'bathroom singer'!Mumbai, Aug 15 - As a college student, Sonakshi Sinha wanted to sing songs and take part in a music reality show, but couldn't fulfil her dream.

"When 'Indian Idol' started for the first time, I was in college. I was very much interested to go for 'Indian Idol' and sing songs. Unfortunately, I remained as a bathroom singer," Sonakshi said here.


Bollywood pays tribute to Ashok Mehta

Bollywood pays tribute to Ashok MehtaMumbai, Aug 15 - From Shekhar Kapur to Madhur Bhandarkar - film fraternity members have mourned cinematographer Ashok Mehta's demise and remembered him as the most "outstanding", "incredible" and "greatest" director of photography.

After acclaimed fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta's death Sunday, Mehta's demise is seen as a big loss for the filmdom.


Cinematographer Ashok Mehta dead

Cinematographer Ashok Mehta deadMumbai, Aug 15 : Ashok Mehta, one of India's best known cinematographers, is no more. He was suffering from advanced lung cancer and breathed his last at a hospital here Wednesday afternoon.

Mehta was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. He passed away at around 1 p. m., hospital sources confirmed to IANS. He was 65.


I can't defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan Sinha

I can't defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan SinhaMumbai, Aug 15 - Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is back home from hospital after bypass surgery, is now under his daughter's observation.

The 66-year-old has been asked by his daughter not to meet too many guests or use his phone. He can't step out alone for anything except his morning walk.


Nana ignores back pain, lifts Shreyas

Nana ignores back pain, lifts ShreyasMumbai, Aug 15 - At 62, Nana Patekar has an undying spirit to give his best. The actor was suffering pain due to a back injury, but that didn't deter him from lifting Shreyas Talpade on his shoulders for a shoot for "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal".

While shooting for the Percept Pictures' comedy film, Nana reached dot on time despite a back injury. He says he believes injuries are like guests.


Mahesh Bhatt upset with Rs.100 crore club trend

Mahesh Bhatt upset with Rs.100 crore club trendMumbai, Aug 15 - Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is angry with the current trend of Rs. 100 crore films because he feels it overshadows successful small budget movies.


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