Slumdog Millionaire

  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award 12-04-2014 07:23 PM

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 12-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Delhi: Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India's highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. Gulzar is an Academy Award-winning lyricist and has also directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as, 'Mere Apne', 'Parichay', 'Koshish'...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving now: Danny Boyle 02-03-2014 10:46 AM

    Los Angeles: British director Danny Boyle says the child actors of Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', who rose from poverty to stardom, are thriving. Boyle, 57, said Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who were from the poorest background, are doing good in life, said the Hollywood Reporter. "We sent them to...
  • 'Mumbai Cha Raja' review: It's not assertive but definitely in search of a solution 18-02-2014 03:05 PM

    Cast: Rahul Bairagi, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Tejas Parvatkar, Dhanshree Jain Director: Manjeet Singh What 'Salaam Bombay' and many other films tried to communicate about the lives of slum dwellers in late 1980s is almost true in 2013 as well. It's not an attempt to establish a connection between Mira...
  • US now aware of Indian cinema, its reach: Anil Kapoor 15-02-2014 03:41 PM

    Tampa Bay: The fact that the US has opened its doors to host the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards is testimony to the growing awareness about Indian cinema in that side of the world, says veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who has wide experience of both Bollywood and...
  • Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra to tour US to promote IIFA 09-01-2014 12:01 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood's 'jhakaas' star Anil Kapoor and 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra will set out on a three-day tour to Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and New York, starting Jan 13, with the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) management to create a buzz about the 15th edition of the awards extravaganza. This...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to do a Hollywood film again? 28-12-2013 05:11 PM

    Mumbai: After a short appearance in Australian-American drama 'Great Gatsby', megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been again approached for a Hollywood film, which is an adaptation of Vikas Swarup's 'Six Suspects'. Bachchan has been approached by BBC and Starfield productions to star in the movie, based on the 'Slumdog Millionaire' author's...
  • Have you visited the 'Allah-Rakha Rahman st' in Canada yet? 06-11-2013 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: AR Rahman's music is remembered throughout the world for its charm and variety, but now, even his name will be remembered as a road's name. A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada is named after him. It will be called 'Allah-Rakha Rahman st'. AR Rahman, who is also known...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' team reunites for a TV series on World War 2 13-10-2013 11:13 AM

    Los Angeles: The Oscar-winning team of 'Slumdog Millionaire', Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, are reuniting for a World War II mini-series. The 10-part FX mini-series 'Telemark', written by Beaufoy, is based on the true story of the British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during...
  • Stardom will never consume my soul: AR Rahman 02-10-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: He is one of the few Indians to have won two Grammy awards and two Academy Awards, yet he retains the humility of a common man. Celebrated Indian singer-composer AR Rahman, also known by the sobriquet 'Mozart of Madras', says he can never let stardom consume him. "I...
  • Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: AR Rahman 29-09-2013 03:00 PM

    Kolkata: Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner AR Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitisation, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata -...
  • Freida Pinto: I'm not as tall as the models here 04-08-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: She made headlines for being a part of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The Oscar-winning film may have featured her as a homeless orphan, but the girl from Malad didn't take long to cut a distinct figure. Besides gracing international magazine covers, the actress continues to be applauded for...
  • Sonam keeps a check on what I wear: Anil Kapoor 26-07-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Anil Kapoor says his stylish daughter Sonam Kapoor always keeps a tab on his wardrobe as he does not take fashion trends so seriously. Anil, who was the showstopper for designer Raghavendra Rathore at the India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW), looked dapper in a black kurta teamed...
  • I'm inspired by the courage of girls in Ethiopia: Freida Pinto 02-06-2013 06:08 PM

    Addis Ababa: 'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto, the global ambassador of the Because I am A Girl Campaign (BIAAG), visited Ethiopia for the first time as part of her role to support Plan International's projects. She says educating and empowering girls is the way forward worldwide. Because I Am a...
  • Freida Pinto to host pre Oscar bash 21-02-2013 11:13 AM

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  • AR Rahman: Time to create new private album 15-11-2012 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, whose first private album 'Vande Mataram' met with overwhelming response in 1997, is contemplating launching of a new album. The album's title song 'Maa tujhe salaam' struck a chord with numerous listeners. "It's been 15 years since my first private album came out... I could...
  • Paani: Danny Boyle to produce Shekhar Kapur's next 31-10-2012 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Shekhar Kapur feels that Indian filmmakers tend to misjudge the audience and this eventually leads to compromising on the content of the films. "The filmmakers don't have faith in the audience, there is a mistrust between both sides. There is a coalition of people saying 'how much money...
  • AR Rahman turns 46: A name that generates music 05-01-2012 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Bafta Award, a Golden Globe Award, four National Film Award, fourteen Filmfare Awards and numerous other awards, one couldn't ask for more. Wait. One can, if the name is A R Rahman. Rahman, once known as A S Dileep Kumar, entered...
  • 'DAM 999' director's next based on sea pirates 03-12-2011 01:45 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has given his venture a fillip. "The film has been released across the country, except in Tamil Nadu where it has been banned. The initial...
  • Mrinal Sen was amazing: Freida Pinto 27-11-2011 11:22 AM

    Panaji: A dazzling Freida Pinto Saturday had to parrya few feisty moments from Bengal film journalists who pinned the 'Slumdog Millionaire' star for naming only one Bengali cine great. Pinto, who was meeting the media a day after a special screening of her new Michael Winterbottom directed film 'Trishna', was...
  • Controversy helped 'DAM 999': Director 26-11-2011 11:15 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sohan Roy, director of controversial multilingual film DAM 999 that released throughout India but not in Tamil Nadu, is happy because the heat generated has given his venture a fillip. "The film has been released across the country, except in Tamil Nadu where it has been banned. The initial...
  • Rahman to get Lifetime Achievement Award at DIFF 17-11-2011 05:50 PM

    Dubai: Indian composer A R Rahman will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival. Winner of two Academy Awards and two Grammy Awards, the 45-year-old Rahman is first musician to be feted with a Lifetime Achievement award at DIFF and also the youngest...