Kangana Ranaut’s QUEEN headed to The Busan International Film Festival

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Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut’s latest film, Queen, will premiere at the 18th Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea.

The film tells a tale about a girl from Delhi who travels across the world for the first time.  It is reported the film was shot in 147 different locations.  Director Vikas Bahl is excited to showcase the film on an international level.  “We are quite happy to have a World Premiere at the prestigious Busan Film Festival. I am very excited that a film about a simple girl from Delhi is being recognized and appreciated internationally. It’s good to know that a human story always finds a universal audience. The team is getting ready to go to Busan…”, said the director.

His earlier project, Chillar Party won multiple National Awards and he’s hoping Queen will deliver similar results.

Queen, which is produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, will have three screenings under the “Window of Asian Cinema” category.  The Busan International Film festival has increasingly grown over the past years,  and serves as a great outlet for filmmakers to gain international exposure.

The film is set to release on February 28th 2014.

Sanjay Shah sells Autobiographical Comedy to NBC

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photo: twitter.com

Veteran TV writer and stand-up comedian Sanjay Shah has just sold an autobiographical sitcom to NBC television. The show will center around the experiences of an immigrant family running a fast food restaurant in Sacramento and focus on the two different sons in this family. Sanjay’s own family owns a Burger King restaurant in Sacramento so he will be culling from his own experience.

Sanjay took a circuitous route to Hollywood himself and originally graduated from Berkley. He began doing stand-up and opened for Russel Peters, then co-wrote a widespread video service called Badmashi which did parodies like ‘The Singhsons’, and then moved on to writing for such acclaimed television shows as ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Cougar Town’, ‘South Park’, ‘Enlisted’, ‘and most recently ‘1600 Penn’.

No word on casting or a possible air date as of yet.

Meryl Streep and Sridevi in a Film together!

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If the rumors are true, then  Bollywood legend, Sridevi will be teaming up with Hollywood’s Meryl Streep for the Hollywood movie, Cowboys and Indians.

It’s reported that Hollywood producers Jeremy Wall and Jerry Leider are trying to bring the two leading ladies together on the silver screen.  Although Sridevi’s manager Punjek Kharbanda has confirmed the actress was approached for the role,  he didn’t give away any details.  “Yes, the news is true. And we are happy to have received communication about suh a prestigious project, but we are not at the liberty to say anything more at this point of time,” said Kharbanda.

If all goes well, the film will be directed by Robert Redford’s daughter, Amy Redford.

Two legends, from two completely different worlds, coming together on screen.  Now, that’s what we’re talking about!

Amitabh Bachchan Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency!

photo: dailybeast.com

photo: dailybeast.com

The angry young man of Bollywood turned elder statesman can now add another hyphenate to his stellar career, Hollywood actor with top-tier representation!  In a great piece of news, Amitabh Bachchan has signed with hot, new Hollywood agency Resolution.  No doubt that Anil Kapoor had a hand in bringing Amitabh over to stateside representation as Anil is represented by mega-agent David Unger at Resolution.

It’s likely that Resolution is seeking to build on Amitabh’s great cameo as Jewish gangster Meyer Wolfsheim in ‘The Great Gatsby‘.  He more than held his own in pivotal scenes with Hollywood mega-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in the Baz Luhrman directed vehicle. The film was based on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name and went on to gross over $330 million worldwide.

No word on any upcoming Hollywood projects to Amitabh yet, but he’s currently filming Bollywood film ‘Welcome Back‘ with stars Anil Kapoor and John Abraham.  We’ll keep you posted on any of Amitabh’s future films, both Hollywood and Bollywood, and we’re sure there will be many more Hollywood projects in his future with such strong representation.

Om Puri to star in ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’ with Helen Mirren

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Leaving his personal life back in India, 64-year-old Bollywood legend, Om Puri is in Southern France with Oscar winning actress, Helen Mirren, shooting The Hundred Foot Journey, a Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey production.

The cheerful actor tells reporters that he and his estranged wife, Nandita Puri and ex-wife Seema Kapoor,  are in the middle of a very public battle in India, and that he’s grateful to have left his troubles behind him for a short time.  The actor faces domestic abuse charges back home and is in no hurry to return.  “I am far from the miseries of home and enjoying my stay here. I and Helen share a great rapport and that makes the shoot all the more enjoyable.” said Puri.   Indian actor Manish Dayal, will also be joining the cast.

The film circles around an Indian family which moves to France and starts their own restaurant across the street from Michelin, a three-star French restaurant, which is ran by Helen Mirren.  Puri plays a family man who falls for Helen’s character. Ooh La La!  “The romance is a spiritual one rather than being physical in its nature and as of now we have not shot any lovemaking scenes,” said the 64-year old.

The film is based on a novel by Richard C. Morais.

‘Ram Leela’ Official Movie Trailer Is Here! Starring Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone

 

Here it is! The official trailer for the much anticipated movie ‘Ram Leela,’ starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

The Eros International & Bhansali Productions film, is set to release on November 15, 2013, in theaters everywhere.

First Indian to ever be crowned Miss America

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Beauty queen Nina Davuluri made history tonight; as she is the first Indian to ever be crowned Miss America!

Davuluri won the title tonight in Atlantic city in front of the entire nation. This would make Nina the second consecutive contestant from New York to ever win the Miss America beauty pageant.

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For the talent competition, the Indian beauty performed a classical Bollywood dance.  It seems Nina certainly left an impression on the judges.

“Who’s the hottest girl in the world?!”  “A Desi girl,” of course ;)

Congratulations to Nina Davuluri!

Photo of the week: Shah Rukh Khan and Family Wish Everyone a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr

photo:ndtv.com

photo:ndtv.com

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was all smiles, as he and family waved to wish everyone a Happy Eid outside of their home on Friday.

Bollywood Actor to join Simon West in ‘Night of the Living dead’

R Madhavan is set to star in the 1968’s remake of ‘The Night of the Living Dead’, in 3-D! Another B-town actor to join the Hollywood club.

Film producer Simon West will be taking this classic Zombie movie to a whole another level. “This movie represents a whole new way of visualizing the classic zombie genre. It has a fresh and exciting style that sets it apart from all other horror films seen up until now,” said West.  The film circles around a group of people who fight to stay alive in New York city, when a plague breaks loose and wakes the undead.

Indian Actor R Madhavan is excited to be a part of a Hollywood production.  When asked about his upcoming movie role, he said “It’s a great introduction to American Cinema, working with Simon West and his team. He’s made and continues to make some of the most exciting and thrilling films out of Hollywood. I am honored to be working alongside him. I am also thrilled to be in this 3D re-imagining of the cult-classic Night of The Living Dead.Madhavan will be joining actors Danielle Harris, Tom Sizemore, Tony Todd,  Sarah Habel and Bill Moseley in the 3-D thriller.

Could this be the first of many Hollywood projects for Bollywood actor R Madhavan??

Producer Simon West is responsible for movies like Tomb Raider, Con Air, and Black Hawk Down.  

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