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  • KR Meera's 'Hang Woman' is a complex read July 23, 2014

    Some books are just not an easy read. No matter how hard you try, you cannot skim through them. Neither can you dismiss them. They demand complete and total attention. They will not rest till you give it to them and neither will you. 'Hang Woman' by KR Meera is...
  • People learn more from misses than hits: Abhay Deol June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After putting up a brave front by choosing unconventional roles on the screen, Abhay Deol tried his hand at film production with "One By Two", but the film failed to impress moviegoers. The actor is undaunted and in no mood to "quit" as he believes that in life,...
  • Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan collaborate with San Franciscobased vocalist June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have collaborated with a San Franciscobased vocalist Devika Chawla to create a newage single titled 'Holle Holle'. 'Holle Holle' brings together Devika's voice and Amaan and Ayaan's sarod performance. The track started taking shape when the duo met Devika in San...
  • Different concept led to poor performance of 'One By Two', say trade analysts February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhay Deol's debut production 'One By Two' failed to excite the Indian audience due to the unusual content, less buzz and lack of exciting promos, say trade analysts. Directed by Devika Bhagat, the film was made on a budget of about Rs.15 crore and hit 1,0001,200 screens...
  • 'One By Two' review: The film seldom offers scenarios that are refreshingly original January 31, 2014

    Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Lillete Dubey, Rati Agnihotri, Preetika Chawla, Geetika Tyagi, Darshan Jariwala Director: Devika Bhagat The two protagonists in One By Two a software guy (Abhay Deol) and a dancer (Preeti Desai) don't meet until the very last scene of the film. It's an usual and even...
  • 'One By Two' Tweet Review: First day, first show January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Known for crossover films, actor Abhay Deol's maiden production venture 'One By Two' has the actor playing an aspiring singer who is in desperate need to reinvent himself. The film's other lead, Preeti Desai plays an aspiring dancer who has been written off even before she has established herself....
  • e Lounge: Abhay, Preeti talk about the story of 'One By Two' January 29, 2014

    Directed by Devika Bhagat, 'One By Two' is a romanticcomedy. The film features real life couple Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai in the lead roles. In an interview to CNNIBN, actors talk about their love story and the events behind the camera. The film is set to be released on...
  • Trained myself in ballet, jazz for 'One By Two': Preeti Desai January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Preeti Desai, who features opposite boyfriend Abhay Deol in her second film One By Two, had to train herself a lot in ballet and jazz dance forms for the film. "Samara (Preeti's character in the film) has been dancing since she was fouryearold. It's not your typical Bollywood dance, it...
  • One By Two: Tough to play both actor, producer at the same time, says Abhay Deol January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Abhay Deol, who turned producer with his film 'One By Two', says playing both parts at the same time is a tough job and he would prefer some other actor in his productions."But it's a tough job being both. In fact, I would prefer working in some other...
  • Abhay is not arrogant, he is just a private person: Preeti Desai January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Modelactress Preeti Desai says she doesn't feel insecure when her actor boyfriend Abhay Deol romances other actresses in the films. Preeti, 29, said doing an intimate scene in her Bollywood debut 'Shor in the City', helped her cope up with these things. "Maybe if I wasn't an actress and...
  • I was nervous about chemistry with Abhay in 'One By Two': Preeti Desai January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Preeti Desai, who will share screen space with boyfriend, Abhay Deol, for the first time in One By Two, says she was intially nervous regarding her chemistry with the actorproducer in the movie. "Initially I was nervous as I was thinking how my chemistry will appear with Abhay in...
  • We'have come this far because we support each other: Abhay on Preeti January 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Abhay Deol, who will be seen sharing the screen space with his girlfriend Preeti Desai in his home production One By Two, says the secret behind their successful relationship is the support for each other. "I am happy and so is she. Like others, even we fight at times....
  • 'One By Two' trailer: Watch Abhay Deol as the most boring guy on the earth December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers have released the first look of forthcoming film 'One By Two'. Directed by Devika Bhagat, the film features Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on January 31, 2014. ...
  • Malayalam actor Mukesh marries danseuse Methil Devika October 26, 2013

    Kochi: Popular Malayalam film character actor Mukesh and danseuse Methil Devika got married at a registrar office here and followed it up with a small religious ceremony at a nearby temple. Mukesh made his debut in 1982 and since then has acted in close to 300 films. His marriage with actress Saritha...
  • I'm not dead yet, Southern actress Kanaka quashes death rumours July 31, 2013

    Chennai: "I'm not dead yet," said Kanaka Mahalakshmi, a wellknown southern actress, to quash the rumours of her death. On Tuesday, it was reported that Kanaka, who was undergoing treatment at the Palliative Care Hospital in Alappuzha, Kerala for cancer, died after the treatment failed to cure the disease. Late in the...
  • I and B ministry organises festival of censored movies April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: To give a perspective on evolution of censorship in the country, a unique film festival will be held featuring movies and scenes that had once created sensation and were clipped by the censor board. The 'Cut Uncut film festival', being organised by Information and Broadcasting ministry, will screen films,...
  • 100 Years of Cinema: History of kissing on screen February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: For almost four decades, Bollywood's only association with intimacy was two nodding dandelions and the camera panning to logs burning in the fireplace. Desire was portrayed through symbolism on the celluloid as filmmakers learned to fear the censor board. But this wasn't always the case in cinema's 100...
  • BJP women's wing up in arms against Swetha Menon November 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mahila Morcha, the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleges that actress Shwetha Menon and director Blessy are 'exploiting motherhood for commercial purposes' by incorporating the actress's delivery in 'Kalimannu'. On Sep 27, Shwetha delivered a baby girl at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and Blessy captured her delivery...
  • 'Preview' to hit the floors in September August 7, 2012

    Marikkar productions had been producing some of the notable Mollywood movies in the past. Now a member from its parent family Hashim Marikkar has decided to call the shots for the movie 'Preview' which will be produced by Marikkar ads and events. 'Preview' features five youngsters and one superstar...
  • My life is a rhythmic love story: Smitha Dev July 16, 2012

    On May 25, 2007, Smitha Dev was in Dubai spending time with music composer Deepak Devs parents. It was her fifth wedding anniversary. But Deepak was away in Chennai for work. That night, the family, along with Deepaks brother, Dixit, went to the Ibn Batuta Mall to do some shopping....
  • Osian's Cinefan promises 15 world premieres July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: From 15 world premieres to 104 Indian screenings, the 12th edition of Osian's Cinefan film festival that is returning after a gap of two years will see the premiere of Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2', four days ahead of its world release. The 10day film extravaganza, kickstarting from July...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more technosavvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • Aussie teen crowned Miss India Worldwide May 16, 2011

    Dubai: Miss India Australia Ankita Cheryl has clinched the title of Miss India Worldwide 2011 beating 25 Indian women competing for the title in Abu Dhabi. Cheryl received a cash prize of 100,000 dirhams (USD 27,224) in addition to modelling contracts and sponsor prizes. Miss India USA was the first runnerup...
  • India Post releases stamps on six actresses February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A set of six stamps on six legendary actresses of Indian cinema has been released at the world philatelic exhibition here. The actresses who have been honoured are Meena Kumari, Nutan, Kanan Devi, Devika Rani, Leela Naidu and Savitri Devi. The stamps were released by Minister of State for...
  • 26/11 witness says school denying her admission June 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Devika Rotawan, the 10yearold girl who is the youngest eyewitness of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, is being denied admission in a Mumbai school. The school managed by Indian Education Society reportedly denied admission to Devika because she had testified against Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab. Devika, who was praised by...