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  • Netflix to release 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel October 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Online streaming service Netflix is teaming up with The Weinstein Company to release its first original film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.' The sequel to Ang Lee-directed 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' will be released simultaneously in select IMAX theaters and on Netflix on August 28, 2015, reported...
  • Angelina Jolie calls Ang Lee 'Taiwanese', angers Chinese fans June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has become a target for Chinese film fans after questioning director Ang Lee's links to their nation in a media interview. The 39yearold was promoting her new movie 'Maleficent', which is set to open in China later this month, when she was asked to name her...
  • Tiger's neardrowning incident in 'Life of Pi' was an accident: Ang Lee December 1, 2013

    New York: Director Ang Lee claims that a tiger's neardrowning incident in his last project 'Life of Pi' was just an accident. Lee, 59, responded to the recent controversy after a website broke an investigative report over alleged unsafe conditions for animals on the site of his 2012 film 'Life...
  • Morgan, Ang Lee working on Muhammad Ali movie September 29, 2013

    London: Screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a film with director Ang Lee about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The movie will be based on Ali's infamous fights with late US professional boxer Joe Frazier, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The two boxers fought several historic bouts in the 1970s, and the film will be based...
  • M Night Shyamalan plans to shoot his next film in India June 7, 2013

    After Danny Boyle, And Ang Lee now it's M Night Shyamalan who is planning to shoot his next film in India. ...
  • Glad I didn't succumb to fashion pressure at Cannes: Vidya June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan's traditional Indian avatar at the Cannes Film Festival this year may have received mixed response from fashion critics but the actress says she did not want her choice of clothes to be just sartorial statement but rather reflect her identity. The 35yearold actress was part of...
  • Suraj Sharma: I have a vague ambition of filmmaking March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have started his cinematic journey as an actor but Suraj Sharma says he is keen to follow his 'Life of Pi' helmer Ang Lee into filmmaking. Suraj was 17 when he was selected by Lee out of 3000 hopefuls to play Pi, a young Indian boy lost...
  • Karma brought me to India: Ang Lee March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee could not attend a special screening of 'Life of Pi'here but in a special message the director expressed his gratitude "for all the help and inspiration I got from India." The special screening of "Pi" was organised by Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India...
  • Ang Lee likely to replace Spielberg on 'Gods and Kings' March 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Life of Pi' helmer Ang Lee is reportedly being approached by Warner Bros to direct biblical epic on Moses 'Gods and Kings' after they failed to seal a deal with Steven Spielberg. The 58-year-old filmmaker, who won the best director Oscar, his second, this year for India-set drama, is...
  • 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' encash on Oscars' glory at box office March 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: A week after grabbing the golden statuette at the Oscars, 'Life of Pi', 'Argo' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' are enjoying fresh audience interest before finishing their theatre run. Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', which picked up four Oscars, was up by 43 per cent in its 15th weekend,...
  • Hollywood's elite mingle at glitzy post Oscar-parties February 25, 2013

    The party of all parties on Hollywood's biggest night is the strictly invite-only Governors Ball, thrown by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences which hosts the Oscars, a lavish affair attended by about 1,500 guests. This is the party that draws most of the stars and is the first...
  • Oscars 2013: The most memorable quotes February 25, 2013

    Following is a collection of memorable quotes from the show and backstage: Ang Lee, Winner, Best Director, 'Life Of Pi': "Thank you movie god," Lee said to a big laugh from the audience. "I really need to share this with all 3,000 - everybody who worked with me on 'Life of...
  • 'Life of Pi' leads Oscar pack, spreads Indian flavour February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Indian flavour was predominant at the 85th Academy Awards, when 'Life of Pi', widely shot in India with Indian actors, won the maximum awards, including the best director's trophy for Ang Lee, who not only thanked his Indian crew but also wowed everyone by saying 'Namaste'. Another India...
  • Oscars 2013: Ang Lee wins Best Director for Life of Pi, Argo gets Best Picture February 25, 2013

    Among the actors, the Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln' and the Best Actress award went to Jennifer Lawrence for 'Silver Linings Playbook'. ...
  • No Oscar for Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri February 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who was nominated in the best original song category at the 85th Academy Awards for her track 'Pi Lullaby' from 'Life of Pi', lost the trophy to British singer Adele, who took home the statuette for 'Skyfall'. However, 'Life of Pi' won the best...
  • Golden Globes: Best and worst dressed at the award January 15, 2013

    It was red on red carpet at the 70th Golden Globe awards and among all those ladies in red, it was Tabu who looked ravishing in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla's red sari with golden blouse, flanked by actor Suraj sharma and filmmaker Ang Lee! ...
  • Golden Globes: Daniel DayLewis wins best actor January 15, 2013

    The Indian connection at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan and Tabu went home with only one Globe that for best original score. As for the big winners, there were quite a few surprises. Here's more on that. But were...
  • Golden Globe: Tabu looks stunning on the Red Carpet January 14, 2013

    Indian actors Tabu and Suraj Sharma walked the red carpet of the 70th annual Golden Globe awards with Oscarwinning director Ang Lee. Tabu, known for her offbeat and intense performances, opted to stay desi at the international gala, wearing a bright red designer sari teamed with a heavily embroidered golden...
  • Irrfan: Happy to get 11 nominations for 'Life of Pi' January 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who played the role of grownup Pi in the Ang Leedirected Hollywood film 'Life of Pi', is happy that the film has got eleven Oscar nominations and hopes the number proves lucky. "It is good that we got so many nominations, we are happy. I think...
  • Bombay Jayashri in Oscar race for Original Song January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian singer Bombay Jayashri won her first Academy Award nomination for writing the lyrics for the lilting 'Pi's Lullaby' in Ang Lee's shipwreck story 'Life of Pi'. She is competing with five other contenders for the Music (Original Song) category. The music of 'Pi's Lullaby' is by Mychael Danna...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Life of Pi's 11 nominations January 10, 2013

    Hollywood filmmaker Ang Lee, whose Indiacentric movie 'Life of Pi' opened to hugely positive response, was nominated in 11 categories for the 85th Academy Awards. From Chinese film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to Hollywood masala movie 'Hulk' to 'Brokeback Mountain', Lee has made films on stories set in different time zones...
  • I'm neither established nor struggling: Adil Hussain December 11, 2012

    Dubai: For someone who was reluctant to leave the world of theatre to work in movies, actor Adil Hussain has come a long way, steadily making space for himself in Indian cinema as well as crossover films. Besides starring in Hindi films such as 'Ishqiya', 'Agent Vinod' and 'English Vinglish',...
  • Ang Lee was robbed on his first LA trip December 6, 2012

    London: Filmmaker Ang Lee has revealed that his first trip to Los Angeles was quite a let down, as he was robbed by a group of socalled 'dogooders'. The 'Life of Pi' director travelled across the US by bus and arrived in Los Angeles at 4 a.m. With little money,...
  • Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' collects Rs 13.66 cr over weekend November 28, 2012

    Oscar winning director Ang Lee's latest film 'Life Of Pi' not only has an Indian connect but it features Indian actors Irfan Khan, Tabu and debutant actor Sooraj Sharma in the lead as well. With the film having such a strong desi connect, Fox Star Studios released the film in...
  • 'Life Of Pi' is a must watch, says Karan Johar November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmakers Karan Johar and Shekhar Kapur can't stop praising Oscarwinning filmmaker Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi', based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize winning novel of the same name. The movie opened here Friday in four languages English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and collected Rs.3.5 crore. " 'Life Of Pi'...
  • 'Life of Pi' earns Rs 3.49 cr on the opening day November 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Acclaimed director Ang Lee's latest offering 'Life of Pi' has done a good business in India on its opening day. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has done good business on its paid previews and regular shows. Taran Adarsh tweets, "LifeOfPi Thu previews + Fri 3.49...
  • Whatever is interesting, I'll do it: 'Life of Pi' director November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Hollywood filmmaker Ang Lee, whose Indiacentric movie 'Life of Pi' has opened to positive response, says storytelling is his passion and the process of getting over cultural hurdles makes filmmaking interesting for him. From Chinese film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to Hollywood masala movie 'Hulk' to 'Brokeback Mountain', Lee has...
  • Life of Pi: Brazilian story that inspired Martel November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As filmmaker Ang Lee's visual wonder 'Life of Pi' creates a new generation of fans of his cinema, it's worth remembering the original "spark of life" or the story that influenced Bookerwinning Canadian author Yann Martel's book about an Indian boy adrift in the Pacific ocean on a...
  • Life of Pi: Uncovering Ang Lee's world November 23, 2012

    The team of Life of Pi talks about the making of the film and the whole experience of being a part of it. ...
  • 'Life of Pi' Tweet Review: A tale of surprises November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Life of Pi' is based on Yann Martel's book of the same name. The story is centred on a boy called Piscine Molitor Patel alias Pi who comes from an affluent Indian family. The three stages of Pi's life have been featured in the film in which he...