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  • AR Rahman's Los Angeles place defaced and vandalised May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman's Los Angeles place has been defaced, said the Oscarwinning composer today. "Vandalism at my place in LA...," Rahman tweeted yesterday along with a picture.The photograph showed certain letters written in black ink on a wall of his place.After his post, the 48yearold composer, who won two Oscars...
  • AR Rahman: Movies with good music and songanddance routines have more longevity May 5, 2014

    Chennai: Many filmmakers have started experimenting with "no song" movies, but double Oscarwinning composer A.R. Rahman says there are more "longevity" elements in a film with song and dance visavis one with just the story. The music genius, therefore, incorporates the same formula in his foreign projects, including upcoming movie...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2014

    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 huge...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 April 12, 2014

    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' and...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving now: Danny Boyle March 2, 2014

    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 February 18, 2014

    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 Nair and...
  • US now aware of Indian cinema, its reach: Anil Kapoor February 15, 2014

    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 January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood's 'jhakaas' star Anil Kapoor and 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra will set out on a threeday 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 year,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to do a Hollywood film again? December 28, 2013

    Mumbai: After a short appearance in AustralianAmerican 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 yet...
  • Have you visited the 'AllahRakha Rahman st' in Canada yet? November 6, 2013

    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 'AllahRakha Rahman st'. AR Rahman, who is also known as...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' team reunites for a TV series on World War 2 October 13, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Oscarwinning team of 'Slumdog Millionaire', Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, are reuniting for a World War II miniseries. The 10part FX miniseries 'Telemark', written by Beaufoy, is based on the true story of the Britishtrained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during World...
  • Stardom will never consume my soul: AR Rahman October 2, 2013

    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 singercomposer AR Rahman, also known by the sobriquet 'Mozart of Madras', says he can never let stardom consume him. "I was...
  • Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: AR Rahman September 29, 2013

    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 the...
  • Freida Pinto: I'm not as tall as the models here August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: She made headlines for being a part of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The Oscarwinning 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 July 26, 2013

    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 with...
  • I'm inspired by the courage of girls in Ethiopia: Freida Pinto June 2, 2013

    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 Girl...
  • Trance: Danny Boyle is back with a thriller March 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: After Danny Boyle's prominent role at last year's London Summer Olympics, the British filmmaker is back in the spotlight with his first film since 2010's '127 Hours.' 'Trance,' which had its world premiere in London on Tuesday, stars James McAvoy as Simon, a man who teams with a criminal...
  • Freida doesn't come with baggage of Hollywoood star: Rajkumar March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkumar Yadav, who will share screen space with internationally acclaimed Indian actress Freida Pinto in 'NH10', is quite impressed with his co-star's down-to-earth attitude and describes her as a wonderful person. Seen in films like 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' and 'Kai Po Che!', Rajkumar recently met the actress, who...
  • Why 'Slumdog' director Danny Boyle refused knighthood March 5, 2013

    London: 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle refused to accept knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II as he would prefer to be an equal citizen than a celebrity. The Oscar winning director was nominated for the honour last year for directing the show 'Isles of Wonder' at the 2012 London Olympic Games...
  • Freida Pinto to host pre Oscar bash February 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Freida Pinto will host a special pre Oscar party where she will promote the issue of girl child education. A weeklong celebration leading up to the Academy Awards by Vanity Fair magazine is one of the most attended and sought after celebratory events and the...
  • Is 'The Accidental Apprentice' the next 'Slumdog'? January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate. Vikas Swarup, the author of Q&A, the novel that inspired the Oscarwinning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', has come up with another page turner 'The Accidental Apprentice'. As plotdriven narrations go, 'The Accidental Apprentice' has the...
  • Resul: The 'Slumdog' Friday changed my life January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Resul Pookutty became the first Asian to win an Academy Award in a technical category for 'Slumdog Millionaire' but he had never dreamt of such a great honour during his childhood in Kerala. The simple, natureloving maverick opens up about his life, struggle, philosophies and future endeavours. Q: Is...
  • Globes are not really a judgement on the best artistic films: Sudhish Kamath January 15, 2013

    The Hindu's film critic Sudhish Kamath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Golden Globe Awards. Q. Hey... Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, amid being hailed as one of the year's best by many critics, did not even get a single award. Do you think it's because of its commercial...
  • Birthday playlist: The magical touch of AR Rahman January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: He was born as AS Dileep Kumar but changed his name to AR Rahman when he was 23. Popularly known as 'The Mozart of Madras', Rahman started his music career with a bang in 'Roja' (1992). A journey started which made Rahman's name the most admired in the music...
  • AR Rahman: 'Infinite Love' is my dream project December 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Oscarwinning musician AR Rahman, who has composed many songs on love, peace and harmony, has come up with a new song 'Infinite Love' and describes it as his dream project after 'Vande Mataram'. "After doing 'Maa Tujhe Salaam' and 'Vande Mataram', nothing was compelling enough for me to get into...
  • AR Rahman: Time to create new private album November 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Oscarwinning 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 never...
  • Paani: Danny Boyle to produce Shekhar Kapur's next October 31, 2012

    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...
  • Silver Linings Playbook: Anil confident of Oscar nod October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor feels Anupam Kherstarrer Silver Linings Playbook is the frontrunner for an Oscar nomination. "He (Anupam Kher) has been a kind of an actor who has been an integral part of so many films, like 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun', 'Ram Lakhan', 'Beta', 'Saaransh', and 'Daddy'. Then 'Bend...
  • Book 'Spy Princess' to be turned into a film September 27, 2012

    London: Author Shrabani Basu's book 'Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan' is reportedly set to get its screen adaptation. Film producers Zafar Hai and Tabrez Noorani have acquired the film rights to the book on Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian Sufi origin who worked as a British Special...
  • Saif Ali Khan attends the Burberry show in London September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor and Pataudi royal Saif Ali Khan took a seat on the front row at the London Fashion Week during a showcase of the Burberry springsummer 2013 collection. Saif looked dapper in an elegant black tuxedo teamed with a polkadotted necktie. He sported a beard at the show,...