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Producer Sajid Nadiadwala spends a whopping 5 crores on a single set for Housefull 2

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala spends a whopping 5 crores on a single set for Housefull 2
Outdoing himself with every film he produces, Sajid Nadiadwala has supposedly put in a whopping 5 crores to reconstruct the famous Burglhey Palace in London at Filmistan Studios,Mumbai for a couple of scenes in his forthcoming venture Housefull 2.
After having sat on the script of the film, like he does with all other NGE productions,the producer wanted to recreate the sets with specific detailing in its structure and palate of colors sparing no cost,since the climax of the film as well as a song is to be shot in the interiors .
Confirms Sajid Khan “The set is so unbelievably real that I sometimes feel I’m inside the UK castle we shot in August. The primary reason of putting up a set was because of the action and pyrotechnics which obviously were forbidden to do in the real castle as it was a heritage monument.”
The producer is no stranger to constructing monstrous sets for his films.The entire town was …

Ra.One has a good diwali at the box office

Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One (Hindi), despite bad reviews, has had a successful extended five-day weekend at the domestic box office, earning around Rs 81 crore net as per boxoffice India estimates. The regional versions clocked around Rs 4.50 crore net, thereby taking the total to Rs 85.50 crore.
Ra.One overdose...has paid off!
According to boxoffice India, the Hindi version fell around Rs 4 crore short of the total set by Bodyguard which also had an extended five-day weekend. Bodyguard yielded Rs 86.10 crore (all-India net collections) in its first five days.
The dubbed version in Tamil got a decent opening at the Tamil box office. The collection of the multilingual film was slowed down due to other Kollywood releases like Vijay-starrer Velayudham and Surya's 7aam Arivu. The movie was largely affected by Velayudham and 7aam Arivu, as they occupied 400 screens in Tamil Nadu.
SRK turns 'Ra.One' to marketing gold
Eros International, the co-producers of the film, is however elat…

Reliance Mediaworks offers 3D conversion, `Don 2` first project

Reliance Mediaworks is offering 3D conversion services to Bollywood studios and its first project is Shah Rukh Khan-starrer `Don 2: The Chase Continues`.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says the success of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" in 3D drove their decision to convert "Don 2" into the format.
"After seeing the success of `Harry Potter` which was also converted, we were absolutely sure that the experience and thrill of watching a 3D film is not lost if the conversion is done correctly, and seeing the result of the demo done by Reliance we were convinced that we should bring `Don 2` to cinemas in 3D," said Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment.
The film and media services firm of the Reliance Group is offering expertise and proprietary technology developed for Hollywood to Indian film studios from its Navi Mumbai facility.
It will also provide creative expertise as well as powerful tools for 3D project requirements and other services through its tea…

Yash Raj Films to bring Allu Arjun to Bollywood?

Bollywood’s prestigious production house Yash Raj Films has reportedly offered young Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun a lead role in its upcoming Bollywood film.
According to sources, the actor is expected to meet the bosses of Yash Raj Films soon and discuss the project. Though Allu Arjun’s dates are fully packed with four Telugu films, the actor is keen to sign this project, which is said to be romantic entertainer. If this happens, it would be Allu Arjun’s debut Hindi film.
Meanwhile, it is also said that Allu Arjun has already refused the Bollywood film offered by Yash Raj Films due to his Tollywood commitments in hand. However, official confirmation is awaited.
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When Ranbir, Nargis and Imtiaz ran away to the fields of Punjab!!

Team Rockstar aka Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri and director Imtiaz Ali spent some quality time with nature as the trio shared some fun moments amongst the lush green fields of Punjab recently, all by themselves!
After meeting the students of a local university in Jalandhar, the team who has been traveling on an exciting road trip across Punjab had a little time to themselves before their next venture….
So we hear that Rockstar Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis and Imtiaz took off to the fields on Jalandar all by themselves without their security team, assistants and other staff!
We hear that an excited Nargis was running around chasing grass hoppers and taking in the sights of the beautiful green fields...Imtiaz disappeared to some place to soak in the peace... and Ranbir spent time sitting on the muddy grass surrounded by acres of land all around with cows chewing on their supper, breezy weather, totally isolated from the madness!
Says Ranbir, “We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful time in the rusti…

Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood’s first super girl!

Kangna Ranaut has been taken on board to be India’s first sci-fi female character. After experimenting with roles ranging from a supermodel- superstar to that of a drug addict, it’s now time for her to prove her acting prowess further.
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan who is planning ‘Krissh 3’, an yet another sequel to the superhero franchise, has reportedly signed the curly haired actress for it. Roshan’s always wanted Kangna to play the role but due to her date issues she could not be a part of their project, when she was approached first.
Senior Roshan discussed the super girl role with many big actresses in the past six months but only returned disappointed. On being back to square one, when he re-approached Kangana recently, he got lucky.
Apparently, initially the actress had given her dates to ‘Dedh Ishqya’, shooting schedule for which got pushed to next year. At the same time, Roshan himself pushed the shooting of ‘Krissh 3’ to December this year.
Two subsequent moves, destiny and lu…


Riyaz Ganngji unveiled his outstanding ethnic weddingcollection at the hotel Raddision in New Delhi. To embrace his ramp show the lead pair of upcoming flick ‘Shakal Pe MatJa’, Shubh Mukkherjee & Hrishita Bhatt walked the ramp at the show.  Hrishita bhatt looked graceful wearing agreen designer Lehnga and  walked hand inhand with Shubh Mukherjee who wore an ethnic sherwani complimenting thewardrobe of Hrishita. “I feel extremely overwhelmed to have Shubh &Hrishita here. My collection became more graceful with their presence” ,expressed Riyaz.

Ra.One breaks box office record with Rs 170cr collections

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced a historic and record breaking opening for Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One, produced by Red Chillies Entertainments in association with Winford Productions which released across theatres worldwide on 26th October 2011. SRK’s super hero action film has set a new record at the Indian box office by earning a gross of Rs. 170 crore worldwide in the opening weekend (first five days of release).
The highly anticipated Diwali release triumphed at the box office with an incredible weekend gross collection of Rs. 137.25 crore (Net Collection of Rs. 96 crore) in India and Rs. 32.75 crore overseas. Since its release, Ra.One has been creating history by shattering regional, national and international box office record after record with the biggest Diwali day opening followed by the biggest single day collections for an Indian film and now the biggest ever weekend release …

“DAM 999” to release in 3D on 25th November, 2011

A corrupt mayor builds a new dam for political gains and personal glory endangering millions of innocent lives; A mariner desperate to save his sister from evil; Two not-so-young lovers challenging destiny in a bid to unite; A woman on a mission to win her family back; A little boy battling a deadly disease; A devoted wife wants to be with her husband even in death; And the astrologer who has foreseen their ominous fate - Nine lives entwined by the impending disaster. Take the journey of a lifetime - Nine characters, Nine moods and a crumbling dam of emotions... DAM999 - experience it in 3D!
The Cast and the Character
Rajit Kapur: Rajit Kapur, the versatile Indian actor, is the winner of the National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the movie 'The Making of the Mahatma'. Rajit Kapur is a theatre actor as well as a director. In DAM999, the acting maestro dons the role of Shankaran who portrays Shantha rasa, the rasa of tranqu…

Shemaroo brings Pancharatna Part 2 - Timeless Jewels – a complete package for Music Lovers

Like the five precious Ratnas of India namely Diamond, Ruby, Pearl, Emerald and Sapphire, our Music Industry too has five timeless jewels - Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Mukesh. They together constitute the Panchratna of our industry. The songs sung by them are like the sweet fragrance of flowers that melts into air and evokes your senses with a delightful feeling. Experience some of their beautiful creations through “Panchratna Part 2– Timeless Jewels” on Shemaroo Entertainment’s 6 DVD Song Compilation packs. It comes in the wake of the tremendous popularity and success of Panchratna (Part 1), which was also released in a 6 DVD pack. Panchratna Part 2 has a dvd, each dedicated to the Solo Songs of the above mentioned 5 Singers. While the Lata disc features a range of songs as varied as ‘Dilbar dil se pyare..’ & ‘Thare rahio o baanke yaar”, the Rafi disc includes “Babul Ki Duwayen’ & “Aise To Na Dekho”. The Kishore disc resonates with songs like “Ye…

केवल एक फिल्म की जोड़ियाँ

जहाँ फिल्मी कलाकारों की जोड़ियाँ और तिकड़ी मशहूर हुई है वहीं कुछ ऐसे कलाकार भी हैं जिन्होंने एक साथ केवल एक ही बार काम किया और फिर बाद में वे फिर कभी इकट्ठे काम नहीं कर पाये, कारण चाहे जो भी रहा हो।जहाँ फिल्मी कलाकारों की जोड़ियाँ और तिकड़ी मशहूर हुई है वहीं कुछ ऐसे कलाकार भी हैं जिन्होंने एक साथ केवल एक ही बार काम किया और फिर बाद में वे फिर कभी इकट्ठे काम नहीं कर पाये, कारण चाहे जो भी रहा हो। राज कपूर और हेमा मालिनी फिल्म सपनों का सौदागर के बाद फिर कभी एक फिल्म में नहीं आये। उल्लेखनीय हैकि सपनों का सौदागर हेमा मालिनी की पहली फिल्म थी। दिलीप कुमार और नूतन ने केवल एक बार ही एक साथ काम किया है, फिल्म कर्मा। दिलीप कुमार और अमिताभ बच्चन की एकमात्र फिल्म है शक्ति। जितेन्द्र और सायरा बानो की केवल एक ही फिल्म आई है आज तक, जी हाँ आपको भी याद आ गया होगा कि फिल्म है आखरी दाँव। जितेन्द्र और शर्मिला टैगोर की एक मात्र फिल्म है मेरे हमसफर।अमिताभ बच्चन और माला सिन्हा ने एक साथ केवल फिल्म संजोग में काम किया है।अमिताभ बच्चन और जितेन्द्र को एक साथ लेकर केवल एक ही फिल्म फिल्म बनी फिल्म का नाम है गहरी चाल।अ…


India is the highest producer of feature films in the world and will continue to be so because of its linguistic diversity which is unique to the country. Though many people refer to Hindi film industry as the Indian film industry, it may be misleading as films made in other languages in India (mainly in Tamil and Telugu) are not just as good in content but also very different in cinematic style and grammar. They have almost equal viewership and are made in similar budget. However, being the national language Hindi is the highest spoken or understood tongue which gives the industry an edge over the rest which are referred to regional film industries.
The paper focuses on the Hindi film industry whose primary market is among the Hindi speaking audience in Northern India. But the market is also extended to non Hindi speaking areas specially the metro cities of South India which adds substantial revenue. The box office for Hindi films is split into many sectors which the trade calls cir…

Firoz Nadiadwala organised event to support Anhad NGO at JW Marriot,Juhu

Anhad is an organization actively working on issues related to democracy , secularism , communal harmony and justice . It fights for human rights and rights of the marginalised communities . Anhad is involved is providing relief , rehabilitation , livelihood , women empowerment , vocational training , literacy and education .Anhad plans to reach out to at least 100 villages over the next 5 years to create an environment where girls and women can be persuaded to acquire basic reading and writing skills and literacy .Shabnam Hashmi  Delhi based social activist was very happy to be associated with Firoz Nadiadwala who organised the event at JW Marriot where Bollywood people came to support them.Firoz Nadiadwala told us that it is the cause and belief which has brought my involvement in ANHAD NGO.The organiser roped in Naseeruddin Shah and his wife Ratna Pathak who put up the performance of their play Moghul Bachcha while Shubha Mudgal regaled the celebrity guest with her recitals.The gu…

Dialogue from DON2


Deewali celebration of Loot team

Suniel Shetty, Mahakshay, Rakhi Sawant, Shweta Bharadwaj, Mika and director Rajneesh Thakur celebrates Diwali at a promotional event of Loot.
The highlight was Rakhi Sawant and Mika patched up on the occassion of Diwali.

Rakhi Sawant to approach AnnaHazare against Censor Board!

When Rakhi Sawant is angry, not many in the country can havethe guts to stop her! The latest to face the ire of Bollywood’s biggest firecracker,is none other than the Censor Board, for having bleeped out the words ‘ChoosLe’ (suck) from her song ‘Jawani Ki Bank Loot Le’ in her upcoming film Loot.
Rakhi insists that though the words could be controversialin nature when singled out, in her song, they have been used aptly and with theright connotations, without any vulgar or offensive meaning.
''If the Censor Board can pass songs like ‘Bhaag D.K. Bose’ (DelhiBelly) and ‘Jhak Maar Ke’ (Desi Boyz), why should they have a bias towards my song‘Jawani Ki Bank Loot Le.’ Why am I being targeted by the Board, whereas JohnAbraham, Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan can get away with it,” Rakhi questions.
But since the Censor Board is in no mood to listen, Rakhihas decided to march straight up to India’s most famous anti-corruptioncrusader Anna Hazare with her plea.
Confirming this, her publi…

Shiney Ahuja takes legalaction on ‘Bai commercial’

Even as Shiney Ahuja’s appeal to the Mumbai High Court ispending hearing, his difficulties seem to be growing. The critically acclaimedactor, who had to spend time in jail after being accused of raping his housemaid (a charge he has constantly denied), is shocked by an advertisement rolledout by Micromax Mobile, this week. The said advertisement, tagged as the ‘Baicommercial’, tries to take a humorous dig at the Bollywood star out on bail.
The advertisement, which is said to have been madeespecially for the Diwali season, has infuriated Shiney, who has sought legalaction on the mobile company.
Conforming this, the actor’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar said, “Shineyhas sent a legal notice to the mobile company as the advertisement amounts to willfulcharacter assassination”.
“As we know, Shiney had challenged his conviction and theMumbai High Court has admitted his appeal, which is currently pending hearing.For the mobile company to air such a commercial influencing public opinion whenShine…

Second Poster of Balaji’s The Dirty Picture unveiled

Leaving little to the imagination, an evolved Vidya Balan paints ‘The Dirty Picture’ red with her killer pout, deep cleavage and bold stance.
Paying tribute to the controversial sex figure , The Dirty Picture directed by Milan Luthria archives the journey of the erstwhile sensation, Silk Smitha, played by Vidya Balan- her rise to stardom and her subsequent fall -
Also starring Nasseruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor ,Balaji’s Dirty Picture  comes to a theatre near you December 2nd 2011.

Sizzling Bipasha will be Romancing Madhavan in their upcoming Romantic Comedy Film "JODI BREAKERS".

Sizzling Bipasha will be Romancing Madhavan in their upcoming Romantic Comedy Film "JODI BREAKERS". The Film is been Produced by Prasar Vision Pvt, Ltd, Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, the Music is by Salim Sulaiman, lyrics by Irshad Kamil. Rest of the Cast is Omi Vaidya, Milind Soman, Dipanita Sharma, Mrinalini Sharma and Helen. The Romantic Comedy is slated for Release in February 2012 and is been shot at various locations in Bombay, Goa and Greece.

Designer Amy Billimoria's Pre Diwali terrace party

Amy billimoria had a crackling pre diwali celeb party with her closest friends at the terraces ,the under stars party was a crackling affair with fire crackers bursting in air and the view was spectacular
Amy Billimoria looked like an angel in an outfit self designed ,she was ecstatic about her birthday ,she celebrated the party with her really close friends aryan vaid walked in first with ravi behl ,madhusudan and viren shah apparently walked in together and shared the evening together . Dilshad patel danced to the core along with carlyta mohini who sang and danced to the evening and livened up the evening along with imam siddique ,Carlyta indeed lifted up spirits of the party Amy billimoria danced to the core. Anjali pandey and madhuri pandey both the sisters looked pretty together and came to wish amy billimoria. There was firework and crackers and dance on this pre diwali bash ,it was a perfect celebration time ,and Amy seemed extremely happy her outfit looked as gorgeous as her ,…

Abhay Kumar, Heir of Bombay Talkies to act and direct his debut film in 3 languages

Abhay Kumar, grandson of Shri Rajnarayan Dube, one of the founders of Bombay Talkies is set to take a new step in the Film and Entertainment industry. The young heir is set to make his debut as an actor and director as well.   Zakhmi (Hindi),which interestingly will also be canned in two other languages - Abhimanyu (Telugu) and Mahanayak (Bengali). the remaining crew and cast of the project is under finalization.
"This is for the very first time Universally that a film will be shot in 3 different  languages simultaneously, viz. Hindi,Bengali and Telugu by a debutant actor and director. Bombay Talkies has moulded many careers, and Abhay says, " Its time to recreate the magic and set records."
The Bombay Talkies Limited (commonly known as Bombay Talkies) was a movie studio which produced 102 feature films. It was founded in 1934 by Himanshu Rai, Rajnarayan Dube and Devika Rani along with businessmen like F. E. Dinhsaw, Sir Firoze Sethna and others, with Franz Osten and N…

Yuvraj Singh posing with Ulysse Nardin watch

Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watch brand that has been dedicated to excellence over the past 165 years in manufacturing mechanical watches has taken on ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the face of the brand
Ulysse Nardin has been manufacturing high-precision movement components and innovative luxury timepieces over the years. Ulysse Nardin was bought into the Indian Markets by Swiss Promotion. Mr. Chainani, representative of the brand said, “Yuvraj is an extremely stylish and serious cricketer, his uber cool persona and sophisticated approach fit the brand image like a glove.”
Yuvraj who shot for the brand ad campaign with veteran photographer Ashok Salian said, “Ulysse Nardin is a very stylish yet serious brand and it is always an honour to be associated with a reputed brand like this”
In addition, the company is coming out with a limited edition design of the Executive Dual Time watch in two different versions; a 50 piece limited edition which would be made in steel and another 12 piece L…