Bollywood News: Headlines Of The Week:
| || Taare Zameen Par Shines At Filmfare Awards |
Taare Zameen Par got the best of the awards at the 53rd Annual Filmfare Awards that was recently held at the Yashraj Studio in Mumbai, India. A lot of Bollywood stars had gathered to be at the awards. Taare Zameen Par (TZP) won the award for best film, best directory ( Aamir Khan ), best actor, best story and lyricist (Pasoon Joshi). While 11 year old star Darsheel Safary from Taare Zameen Par won the Critics Award for the Best Male Performance. Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) won the award for Best Actor Award for Chak De India . Chak De India also picked up the Best Cinematography and the critics award for the Best Film. Kareena Kapoor won Best Actor (Female) award Jab We Met . Rishi Kapoor received the Lifetime Achievement Award and his son Ranbir Kapoor got the Best Newcomer Award for his role in Saawariya . Another new comer Deepika Padukone won for Best Female Debutante and Fresh Face Award for Om Shanti Om . Konkona Sen Sharma and Irfan Khan won for Best Supporting Actor (Female and Male) for their role on Life in a Metro . While Tabu picked up the Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cheeni Kum . A R Rehman won for the Best Music Director for Guru. Shreya Ghosal picked up award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song ‘Barso Re’ from Guru while Shaan won the Best Male Playback Singer for the song 'Jab Se Tere Naina’ in Saawariya.
| || Jodhaa Akbar banned in Madhya Pradesh |
Before Jodaa Akbar was released there had been a lot of protest by the Rajput community on the events showen in the movie with what actually took place in history, which still seems to be an issue after the release of the movie. A lot of cinema halls all over the world did not show the movie and now the movie has been banned in Madhya Pradesh by the Madhya Pradesh government. The movie stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan . There was also news that Nitin Chandrakant Desai owner of the N.D. Studio would open his studios to the public to allow them to view the sets that were created for Jodha Akbar (2008) .
| || Hrithik Roshan Praised From His Colleagues |
Hrithik Roshan has been receiving some great compliments from his colleagues within Bollywood. First it was his father Rakesh Roshan and then Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh was very impressed with his performance overall in Jodha Akbar (2008) , notably for his dance during the qawwalli Khwaja mere khwaja.
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|Bollywood And Hollywood Movie News:|
| 02/21/2008: |
Today, during the first elimination round of American Idol Season 7 , two male and two female contestants were voted off. The four voted off were Joanne Borgella, Amy Jean Davis, Colton Berry and Garrett Haley. If you remember, Joanne and Colton were the last ones to be picked for the final 24 in the previous round.
| Rozza Catalano Enters Bollywood |
Rozza Catalano , Saif Ali Khan's ex-girlfriend, is all set to appear in Bollywood films. She will me in Samar Khan's Shaurya (2008) for an item number and then will have a lead role in Partho Ghosh's Ek Second Jo Zindagi Badal De.
World News, Technology News:
| 02/20/2008: |
A group led by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani and Hyundai Group of South Korea has been selected to build the 22 km long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link to connect Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
| 02/19/2008: |
Has Sony finally won the much known DVD war? Today, Toshiba announced that it is dropping the high-definition DVD battle and hence will stop production of its HD DVD players and recorders. And this may signal a victory for Sony's Blu-ray format. Recently Warner Bros', WalMart, UK retailer Woolworths US chain Best Buy, and US online retailer Netflix have backed Sony's Blu-ray format and hence could have forced Toshiba into it's decision.
Blu-ray’s was backed by Sony and Philips while HD DVD was baked by Toshiba and Hitachi. This may be good news for consumers in that they have only one format to choose from, but it will also make consumers that bought the HD DVD players anger, since they will have less choice of films to watch on their player. What do you think?
| 02/19/2008: |
Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd. (TWDC), a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, has announced intention to invest into UTV Software Communications Ltd. (UTV) and UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd. (UGBL). UGBL is the parent company for its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Genx Entertainment and UTV Entertainment Television Ltd.
| 02/19/2008: |
India beat Sri Lanka to win the match by 2 wickets in the 49th over to keep their hope alive for a berth in the final. Sri Lanka had a rocky start but a 153 run third wicket partnership between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka post a competitive 238 for 6. Sachin Tendulkar was out for 0 in the 2nd over but India pulled together and came out ahead with a 76 off 70 balls by Yuvraj Singh and 50 not out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni .
| 02/18/2008: |
All the Indian cricketers, contracted to the Cricket Board have signed into the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is promoted by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). The IPL is set to begin play on April 18 at Bangalore and has scheduled for 59 match event including two semi finals and a grand final.
Forthcoming Movie Releases For 2011: