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Raveena to shoot sufi song for 'Shobhana 7 Nights'

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Raveena Tandon will be seen swaying to the tunes of a Sufi song in her new film "Shobhana 7 Nights". The actress says the song is for commercial release of the film.

 
Sensex slips 317 points; bank scrips hit

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell more than 300 points or 1.62 percent Thursday, ahead of the union budget and a day after data showed decline in loan growth and on weakness in global bourses. Bank, metal, capital goods, automobile and oil and gas stocks were the hardest hit.

 
I approached 'Silver Linings Playbook' as newcomer: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has been part of more than 450 films in a three-decade career, says he approached his Hollywood film "Silver Linings Playbook" as a newcomer.

 
Saif to make nasty 'Bullet Raja' look cool

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan says although his character in new film "Bullet Raja" wears nasty clothes, he will still try to make him look cool in them.

 
Triptha hopes to taste success with "Bloody Isshq"

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Triptha Parashar, who worked with Randeep Hooda in "Rang Rasiya", is happy with her co-star's success and hopes with her film "Bloddy Isshq" she too gets a taste of it.

 
RGV to release background music of 'The Attacks...'

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who recently launched the music of his movie "The Attacks of 26/11", will soon be releasing the background music also -- titled "The Sound of 26/11".

 
Abhishek Bachchan to star in 'Meerut Junction'?

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Anand Kumar, who is looking forward to the release of his new film "Zila Ghaziabad", is already working on his next project titled "Meerut Junction" and is keen to cast Abhishek Bachchan in the lead.

 
India premiere of 'Silver Linings Playbook' cancelled

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The much-awaited India premiere of Anupam Kher-starrer Hollywood film "Silver Linings Playbook" has been called off after the sponsors reportedly backed out at the last minute.

 
Prashant Narayanan records own album 'Kamasutra'

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Prashant Narayanan, known for his portrayal of dark roles in films like "Bhindi Baazaar", "Murder 2", "Yeh Saali Zindagi", reveals he is recording his own album, which has been titled "Kamasutra".

 
Sensex down nearly one percent; metal, bank stocks plummet

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading lower by nearly one percent in mid-afternoon trade session Thursday, as metal, bank and capital goods stocks plummeted.

 
Ankita and I are not married yet: Sushant Singh Rajput

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says he and girlfriend Ankita Lokhande are not married yet and that the whole world would know when they decide to take their relationship to the next level.

 
Shabana sad at Hindi films shunning Urdu language

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Shabana Azmi feels sad that Hindi films, that once used to protect the Urdu language, are slowly shunning it.

 
Mumbai peaceful on second day of shutdown

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The city remained peaceful with business as usual for private establishments Thursday, the second day of the nationwide shutdown called by major trade unions.

 
Poetry often defines what many films can't: Sudhir Mishra

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Sudhir Mishra grew up in Lucknow where poetry is a part of life and the filmmaker feels two lines of poetry can assimilate more than many films put together.

 
Anurag Basu, Motwane to promote new filmmakers

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmakers Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane are set to guide 15 budding directors as part of a new initiative.

 
Mixed response to nationwide strike in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown call by trade unions evoked a mixed response in Maharashtra, crippling the financial sector and most industrial units. However, private establishments and other services remained unaffected.

 
Central team to assess Maharashtra drought

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of experts and officials from New Delhi will tour drought-hit regions of Maharashtra to assess the situation next week, officials said here Wednesday.

 
Basu, Motwane to promote new filmmakers

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane are set to guide a set of budding filmmakers as part of a new initiative.

 
Mumbai airport partners with SITA for passenger technology

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Airport operator Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) Wednesday said it has entered into a 10-year partnership with air transport and communications firm SITA.

 
Vikram Phadnis to showcase non-glamorous line at LFW

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Ace designer Vikram Phadnis has decided to showcase a non-glamorous collection, inspired by rural India, at the runway of the summer-resort edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), to be held soon.

 
Manufacturing boost imperative to job creation: Anand Sharma

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The share of manufacturing in the country's GDP must climb from the current 16 percent to 26 percent to address the challenges of job creation for the youth, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here Wednesday.

 
Arshad set for Lucknow schedule of 'Dedh Ishqiya'

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor-producer Arshad Warsi, who is caught in the promotions of "Jolly L.L.B.", is already geared up to leave for Lucknow to begin shooting "Dedh Ishqiya".

 
John questions role of country's rich in helping needy

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Questioning the social work done by corporates in the country, actor-producer John Abraham says there are hardly any billionaires who part with their money to help the needy. The youth, he believes, can play a big role.

 
Neil Nitin Mukesh composes music for movie

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who hails from a musical family, reveals he has recently composed and recorded six tracks for a film.

 
Locatelli, Rinaldi to represent Mahindra Racing in Italy

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Mahindra Racing Wednesday announced the signing of 16-year-old Andrea Locatelli and 17-year-old Michael Rinaldi as the team's new riders for the 2013 season of the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) scheduled to begin in Mugello April 6.

 
Jackky steps out of comfort zone with 'Rangrezz'

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani says he has stepped out of his comfort zone with new film "Rangrezz", the Hindi remake of Tamil hit film "Naadodigal".

 
Mumbai, suburbs peaceful, financial sector crippled

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Barring stray incidents of stone-pelting and attempts to stop buses and trains, the impact of nationwide shutdown Wednesday on Mumbai and its suburbs remained restricted to the financial sector.

 
City Of Los Angeles to honour Anupam Kher

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher will be honoured by the City of Los Angeles Feb 26 at the City Council by its mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with a City Proclamation.

 
RGV invites KJo for special screening of 26/11 film

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has extended a hand of friendship towards Karan Johar by inviting him to watch his upcoming movie "The Attacks of 26/11". He will arrange a special screening for Karan here soon.

 
Farah hopes SRK does her IPL signature moves

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Farah Khan has choreographed some signature moves as part of a promotional campaign for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. She hopes her superstar friend Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), dances to her steps in the stadium.

 
'Zila Ghaziabad' gets 'A' certificate with cuts

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director Anand Kumar is upset and disappointed that his film "Zila Ghaziabad", releasing Friday, has got an 'A' Certificate and that too with cuts.

 
'Zila Ghaziabad' to be screened for select Ghaziabad crowd

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The people of Ghaziabad are reportedly not too pleased with the way they have been presumably portrayed in the cops-as-robbers thriller "Zila Ghaziabad", releasing Friday. Producer Vinod Bachchan will screen it Wednesday for a select audience in Ghaziabad.

 
David Dhawan dedicates 'Chashme Baddoor' to Ravi Baswani

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director David Dhawan, whose forthcoming film "Chashme Baddoor" is a remake of the 1981 eponymous comedy, dedicates his film to late actor Ravi Baswani, who played the role of one of the three friends in the original film.

 
Rape, murder of minor sisters extremely painful: Chavan

Mumbai/Nagpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Appealing for calm and cooperation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday said the incident of the three minor sisters who went missing and were later found raped and murdered was "extremely deplorable and painful".

 
Financial sector crippled as shutdown starts in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) India's financial sector was crippled Wednesday all banks, insurance companies and commercial establishments in this commercial capital remained shut on the first of the two-day nationwide strike, organisers said.

 
Ready-to-drink tea, coffee market to soar

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The humble cup that cheers is now set for huge growth in the ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee sectors, thanks to the proliferation of cafe culture among urban youth, and is expected to double to a whopping Rs.2,250 crore ($410 million) by 2017, an official said.

 
When Khayyam got scared of 'Pakeezah'!

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Legendary music composer Khayyam, who turned 86 recently, recalled how he was scared while composing music for one of his biggest hits "Umrao Jaan" after the super success of film "Pakeezah".

 
Sensex closes more than half a percent up; healthcare, IT stocks gain

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed Tuesday's trade up more than half a percent, as healthcare, information technology (IT) and automobile stocks gained.

 
US state department's TechCamp launched in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The US State Department's TechCamp was launched in Mumbai Tuesday with an aim to build digital literacy for NGOs, an official statement said.

 
Sandhya wasn't lonely, desperate: Lalit Pandit

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Reports that Sandhya Singh, sister of music composers Jatin and Lalit Pandit, was a desperately lonely woman and sought strangers' company for solace, have not gone down well with the family.

 
Sonal turns singer for '3G'

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sonal Chauhan is the latest actress to turn singer. She has sung a song in her forthcoming film "3G" and thanks music composer Mithoon for encouraging her by giving this opportunity.

 
Maharashtra celebrates Shivaji's birth anniversary

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) The birth anniversary of Maratha warrior-king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was celebrated across Maharashtra Tuesday.

 
I'd love to do 'Raaz 4', 'Murder 4': Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who made her Bollywood debut with a fun-loving, youth-oriented film like "Student Of The Year", is game to feature in a horror film. In fact, she says she would love to be a part of the "Murder" or "Raaz" franchise in future.

 
Vidya still in talks to play M.S. Subbulakshmi

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vidya Balan has refused to confirm whether she will play Carnatic music legend M.S. Subbulakshmi in a biopic made by admaker-cinematographer-filmmaker Rajiv Menon.

 
For Vidya, Sanjay Dutt will remain first superstar

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt is set to do a cameo in "Ghanchakkar", and the movie's lead actress Vidya Balan says the actor will always remain the first superstar for her.

 
Tough to adapt 'The 3 Mistakes...' into film: Chetan Bhagat

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Author Chetan Bhagat, whose book "The 3 Mistakes of My Life" has been adapted into the film "Kai Po Che!" by director Abhishek Kapoor, says it was a tough task to make a movie out his work. Nevertheless, he has praised the director for doing full justice to it.

 
Myth that TV shows work due to an actor: Aamir Ali

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Aamir Ali, who will make an entry in TV soap "Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga", says a show turns out be successful due to a lot of factors, and not because of an actor.

 
UTV shows strong confidence in 'Kai Po Che!'

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Considering that the film has no known established stars, Abhishek Kapoor's youth-fest "Kai Po Che!", detailing the criss-crossing luck of three youngsters on the threshold of their lives, has elicited an exceptional confidence level in its producers UTV Motion Pictures.

 
Ali Zafar's 'Kill Dil' goes on floors in September

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar, known for his comedy roles, believes he has not been type-cast in the industry and so he is also trying his hand at different things - like action film "Kill Dil".

 
'Bombay Talkies' a result of passion for Indian cinema: KJo

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has shot a 20-minute film "Bombay Talkies" along with three other directors, says the "different" project is a result of passion for Indian cinema.

 

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