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Karan Johar: “Ittefaq will bring back edge of the seat entertainers“

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Filmmaker Karan Johar says that his next home production movie Ittefaq will bring back gripping entertainers. Johar recently shared that Ittefaq will bring back the age of edge-of-the-seat entertainers in Bollywood and that the film will hold the audience’s attention until the very end.

“Sidharth’s character (Vikram) seems to be the first suspect, there is Maya (played by Sonakshi)… Her character seems to have layers as she comes with a well-thought story that may or may not have happened. Both of them have different stories to tell, which keeps the guess going.”

“As both Vikram and Maya lose their spouses, this could be just a coincidence or it could be a well-plotted plan by the two of them to get rid of their partners and start a new life,” Karan said.

The makers of the movie unveiled the trailer of Ittefaq last week and features Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna.
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Sonakshi-Sidharth-Akshaye’s Ittefaq thrilling trailer

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The much-awaited trailer of Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra starrer Ittefaq is out now. The film revolves around two murders, which puts Vikram, played by Sidharth, and Maya, essayed by Sonakshi, under the limelight of what happened that night.

The trailer takes the audience through the duo’s journey on the night that turns their lives around. Enters Akshaye Khanna, who play’s a cop on mission to solve the case. “There are three versions of the story. His side. Her side. And the truth. We have to find the truth,” he proclaims in the trailer.

Dev (Akshaye Khanna), a police officer, is investigating a double murder case that has only two witnesses, who are also the prime suspects. The suspects – Vikram (Siddharth Malhotra), an acclaimed writer, and Maya (Sonakshi Sinha), a young homemaker, have different narratives about the events of that fateful night. Both the stories seem true but
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First Look: Sonakshi Sinha, Siddharth Malhotra & Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq – It Happened One Night

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We have the first look posters into a very intriguing film. Titled IttefaqIt Happened One Night, the film stars Sonakshi Sinha, Siddharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna.

Check out the posters!

Helmed by Abhay Chopra, the grandson of B.R. Chopra, IttefaqIt Happened One Night is slated to releases in cinemas on 3rd November 2017
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How Sahir Ludhianvi came to Yash Chopra's rescue!

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The most striking thing that will arrest your eyes at filmmaker Yash Chopra's office is the portrait of eminent lyricist and his dear friend Sahir Ludhianvi, reminding about their eternal friendship that stood rock solid even during crisis.

Though their relation dates back to early 50s when young Yash Chopra assisted his elder brother B. R. Chopra at B.R. Films. However the their friendship consolidated into strong bound when Sahir helped Yash Chopra at a time, when the film industry folks had deserted him and his elder brother B. R. Chopra parted ways.

Readers may be aware that in the early 70s the two Chopra brothers parted ways and Yash Chopra had to start from the scratch. However, Yash Chopra was confident of making it on his own with his experience and esteem in Bollywood. But alas his confidence was left jolted when the financers and the near
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Ravi Chopra set free from hospital

Ravi Chopra, the well known Indian movie maker and producer was hospitalized at the Breach Candy hospital due to s severe lungs ailment. Mr Ravi Chopra is the son of the legendary producer – director Mr. B.R. Chopra. He is known for directing the famous Indian television series of Maha Bharat and later on the miniseries of Ramayan that was aired in 2002. Ravi has directed famous movie like The Burning Train, Mazdoor, Dahleez, Baghban and Babul to name a few. His movies gained approval and accolades for the exceptional work that was put into them in terms of the strong story, script, direction and the cinematography. Rav...
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Remembering Yash Chopra: A Lover of Indian Cinema

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“I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty.” – Yash Chopra

It was indeed a sad day when news spread that one of India’s finest filmmakers, Mr. Yash Chopra, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chopra is an undisputable legend and he has crafted some of the finest commercial films the Bollywood audiences have ever feasted their eyes upon. If Satyajit Ray is considered by Indian film enthusiasts to be the supreme director when it comes to art-house cinema, Yash Chopra can be classified as the definitive director when it comes to mainstream cinema. Yash Chopra is largely famous for making wonderful romantic films, though he has directed a handful of non-romantic films also. Yet no director
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The King of Romance Yash Chopra passes away at 80 (1932-2012)

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“I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty” – Yash Chopra

Today is an incredibly sad and shocking day for the Bollywood film industry and its fans as veteran director Mr Yash Chopra has died at the age of 80. Chopra, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest filmmakers to have ever emerged from the Indian film industry, was suffering from dengue fever for the past week. His condition had suddenly deteriorated and he passed away unexpectedly. A source from Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, where Chopra was being treated, gave the following statement to the Indian press. “He had been suffering from complications of dengue for a long time. He suffered from multi-organ failure, because of which he died.
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On Indian cinema's centenary, wax statue to honour Phalke

To mark the centenary of the Indian film industry falling May 3, 2012, a fitting tribute will be paid to its legendary founding father, Dhundiraj G. Phalke, famous as Dadasaheb Phalke, an official said here Friday.A full-size wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke will be created and installed at the Celebrity Wax Museum (Cwm) in Lonavala, according to a trustee of the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here late Thursday with Cwm.s managing director Sunil Kandalloor, commissioning the statue, which will be ready by May 3, the trustee said here.The occasion was to mark the 68th death anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke yesterday at the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari, in which a host of Bollywood personalities paid homage to the father of Indian cinema.Born on April 30, 1870, at Trimbakeshwar, near Nashik, Dadasaheb Phalke made his debut with India.s first full-length silent movie .Raja Harishchandra. in 1913.In a career spanning nearly 25 years,
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Big B mourns death of Anthony Gonsalves

Amitabh Bachchan, who played the character of Anthony Gonsalves in the 1977 hit movie .Amar Akbar Anthony., has mourned the death of the real-life Goan orchestra maestro.The musician, who was suffering from pneumonia, died at the Goa Medical College Wednesday. He was 84..Anthony Gonsalves.passes away..talented musician with LP and on his name my character name for Anthony was put..prayers,. the 69-year-old superstar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.Directed by Manmohan Desai, .Amar Akbar Anthony. also featured Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor in key roles.Laxmikant-Pyarelal, who were the composers of the movie, had dedicated the legendary song .My Name is Anthony Gonsalves. from the movie to the Goan musician, after working with him in the past.Gonsalves, who also worked with renowned music director S.D. Burman, was also associated with .Pyaasa., directed by Guru Dutt and B.R. Chopra.s iconic film .Naya Daur..Gonsalves is survived by his wife Melita,
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The real Anthony Gonsalves no more

Anthony Gonsalves, a Goan orchestra maestro and the man to whom the legendary Bollywood song .My Name is Anthony Gonsalves. was dedicated, is dead.Gonsalves, 84, who was suffering from pneumonia in the last few days, died in his hospital bed at the Goa Medical College Wednesday night.An orchestra maestro and a capable music arranger, known for his magical violin skills, had worked with well-known composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, who had dedicated the .Amar Akbar Anthony. song to the Goan musician.Gonsalves, who also worked with renowned music director S.D. Burman, was associated with .Pyaasa., directed by Guru Dutt, B.R. Chopra.s iconic film .Naya Daur. among several other chartbusting films of the time.Gonsalves who used to play the violin in the choir at the Majorda church, 45 km from here, migrated to Mumbai in the pre-independence era and earned his laurels with Naushad, a great music director of the time.
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Third Eye Asian Fest in Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Ftii

Third Eye Asian Fest in Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Ftii
Asian Culture Award to Afghani director Siddiq Barmak Homage to Dev Anand and Ashok Kumar 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

The screening of the Chinese film, ’11 Flowers’, the latest production of the well-known director Xioshuai Wang, will throw open the 10th Third Eye Film Festival at the Ravindra Natya Mandi, Prabhadevi, at 6.30 p.m. on December 22.

The film, which marks its Indian premiere at the Festival, is about the dilemma of an 11-year-old boy after his chance meeting with a runaway murderer.

The Festival this year is being dedicated to the fond memories of Bollywood’s inimitable star and filmmaker of 65-year standing, Dev Anand, who passed away in London on December 3. As a gesture of paying tribute him, his memorable film, ‘Guide’ will be shown.

Organised by Asian Film Foundation in collaboration with P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy and supported by the state government of Maharashtra, the Festival
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Rumi Jaffery shoots Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai with Akshaye Khanna in Bhopal

Rumi Jaffery shoots Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai with Akshaye Khanna in Bhopal
Prakash Jha has not only put the city of Bhopal on the Bollywood map, he's also making sure that other units with a vital story to tell are heading to the quaint culturally-plush city of Nawabs and natural beauty. When recently Jha heard that writer Rumi Jaffery was directing a political satire in which Akshaye Khanna plays the Common Man from R.K. Laxman's cartoon strips fighting corruption on working-class level, Jha immediately suggested to Jaffery that the film be shot in Bhopal where the topography and culture are conducive to shooting a satire on a common man's struggle. Not only that, Jha also lent Jaffery his entire shooting infrastructure and equipment that he now has in Bhopal permanently. Writer-director Rumi Jaffery acknowledges Prakash Jha's contribution. Says Rumi, "I am from Bhopal. Coming here to shoot my political satire Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai is like a home-coming for
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Rumi Jaffery shoots Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai with Akshaye Khanna in Bhopal

Rumi Jaffery shoots Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai with Akshaye Khanna in Bhopal
Prakash Jha has not only put the city of Bhopal on the Bollywood map, he's also making sure that other units with a vital story to tell are heading to the quaint culturally-plush city of Nawabs and natural beauty. When recently Jha heard that writer Rumi Jaffery was directing a political satire in which Akshaye Khanna plays the Common Man from R.K. Laxman's cartoon strips fighting corruption on working-class level, Jha immediately suggested to Jaffery that the film be shot in Bhopal where the topography and culture are conducive to shooting a satire on a common man's struggle. Not only that, Jha also lent Jaffery his entire shooting infrastructure and equipment that he now has in Bhopal permanently. Writer-director Rumi Jaffery acknowledges Prakash Jha's contribution. Says Rumi, "I am from Bhopal. Coming here to shoot my political satire Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai is like a home-coming for
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Ghulam Ali says he can.t sing for Bollywood movies

Unlike other Pakistani singers, ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali says he has no plans to lend vocals to Bollywood songs and is happy that his genre of music is slowly getting the much-needed recognition.I am not the one who can sing for movies. Ghazal is my first love and it is really close to my heart. I cannot sing any song if someone just asks me to. The song should also appeal to me, I should like it, Ghulam Ali told Ians in an interview.Hailing from west Punjab.s heartland of Sialkot in Pakistan, the musical genius has been singing ghazals for the past 55 years.He made an entry in Indian cinema with his popular song Chupke Chupke Raat Din for B.R. Chopra.s Nikaah. His other famous ghazals include, Humko kis ke gum ne mara, Kal chaudavi ki raat thi, and .Hungama hai kyon barpa.The era of
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'Venice' kicking off Indian fest

The seventh annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, running April 21-26, will feature five films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere and five features making their L.A. debut.

The six-day fest focusing on Indian cinema kicks off at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas with the world premiere of Anand Surapur's "The Fakir of Venice," a tale of two con men, and closes with Megan Doneman's "Yes Madam, Sir," a documentary about the first woman to join the Indian Police Service.

The fest program includes films from such female filmmakers as director Nandita Das, "Heaven on Earth"; Sooni Taraporevala, "Little Zizou"; and Nina Paley, "Sita Sings the Blues."

The fest also will feature a salute to Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, which will include screenings of his films "Lamhe" and "Virasat" as well as the world premiere of the English-language version of "Gandhi, My Father,
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Bollywood's one-man Pro - a vanishing breed

Mumbai, Who coined the term "showman" for Raj Kapoor, the term that stayed forever prefixed to his name, or "superstar" that went on to define not just Rajesh Khanna but many others after him, or "dreamgirl" for Hema Malini? It was the humble public relations officer (Pro) - the much loved and envied Bollywood institution - who knew how to pitch his client into the front page, who liaised with the filmmaker and was so powerful that sometimes even gave inputs in 'story sessions'.The gargantuan growth of Bollywood in recent times has not only changed the face of the industry but also meant the end of the PROs as legendary filmmakers like Raj Kapoor or B.R. Chopra knew them. They do exist, but as faceless entities called 'vice president, communication' . They have ...
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Abhishek Bachchan falls ill in Kerala, Amitabh worried

New Delhi, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is currently shooting with wife Aishwarya in Kerala for Mani Ratnam's “Raavan”, has fallen ill, revealed father Amitabh. Amitabh wrote on his blog that the morning of Wednesday was very eventful for him.“As I step out of bed in the early hours of today (Wednesday), Obama wins, B.R. Chopra passes away and Aishwarya calls that Abhishek is down with shivering and high fever. All three events come across simultaneously within seconds,” Amitabh wrote on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com late Wednesday.The actor was squashed between repeated attempts to check up on Abhishek's health and between “intrusions of the media seeking reactions to Chopra 'saheb'”.“I want to get through to ...
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Amitabh Bachchan remembers B.R. Chopra for his humanism

Mumbai, (Ians) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan remembers legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra as a firm believer in aesthetics whose films highlighted issues of social and moral conflict. "He was a pillar of the industry. We've lost a stalwart. The core of humanism and social relevance remained with Chopra saab till the end," Big B told Ians from Udaipur where he's currently resting."Chopra saab and I go back a long way. I've worked for many years with him. When Chopra saab's son Ravi started his career as a director with 'Zameer', I played the lead in it," he added. Chopra died here Wednesday after a prolonged illness. The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was 94.Amitabh says that his films and television series revealed a novel approach to ...
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B.R. Chopra cremated, Bollywood bids adieu to legendary director

Mumbai, B.R. Chopra, who died at the age of 94, was cremated here Wednesday evening and Bollywood veterans like Dilip Kumar, writer Salim Khan and filmmaker Ramesh Sippy were present to bid adieu to the legendary filmmaker. Chopra's son Ravi Chopra lit the funeral pyre at the Vile Parle Hindu Crematorium in northwest Mumbai as many senior members of the film fraternity looked on. Scriptwriter Salim Khan was one of the early mourners to arrive at the cremation site. He described the late director as "the last of the filmmakers who dared to make movies irrespective of their box-office prospects"."He was a respectable filmmaker who chose his subjects carefully to enlighten the viewers first and then to provide them entertainment and he blended the both ...
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B.R. Chopra was attentive to even spot boys: Dilip Kumar

Mumbai, Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra, who died here Wednesday following prolonged illness, was "warm and affectionate" and remained accessible as well as attentive to everyone - including spot boys, says Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar. “All of Chopra Sahab’s films reflected the refinement that his fine academic background gave and the sensitivity that an eventful life gifted him with,” Dilip Kumar said in a statement issued here.The legendary actor described Chopra as “more a friend than a producer or director when we worked on the films which brought us together".Chopra died at 8.15 a.m. Wednesday at his residence in suburban Juhu. He was 94. Dilip Kumar said Chopra was always open to discussions and he spelt out the nuances of the story, ...
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