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Bollywood icon celebrates his 93rd Birthday today!

India’s most celebrated actor Dilip Kumar, known to many as the greatest Indian actor ever, turns 93 today. Born Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, now Pakistan, in 1922, Kumar was given his stage name by the noted Hindi novelist Baghwati Chari Varma. Kumar’s first taste of what the world would eventually know as the ‘Bollywood’ film industry can in 1947 with Jugnu, a musical drama featuring Pakistani diva Noor Jehan and released, coincidentally, at the time of Partition. Eschewing the cinema of his homeland, Kumar, still only in his mid-20s, remained…

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Urban Echo Exclusive: Extras needed for new Om Puri film

Urban Echo Exclusive: Bradford International Film Associates are on the lookout for extras to appear in a new feature film starring Om Puri, Gina McKee and Samina Peerzada as well as other big name actors from across the globe. The film will be extensively shot in and around Bradford and Leeds from September to November this year. Puri, who has been a part of the Indian film industry for over four decades, is best known to the western audience for his roles in Roland Joffe’s City of Joy, Udayan Prasad’s…

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Cineworld to pay over £12,000 for shocking health and safety breach

Cineworld Cinemas Limited have been fined £9500 with £2573.29 costs and £120 victims of crime surcharge after two members of staff received an electric shock from a faulty popcorn machine. The faulty appliance delivered electric shocks to two employees of Cineworld Cinema, Parrs Wood, Didsbury. The case was brought as a result of an investigation by Manchester City Council after a member of staff received an electric shock turning on the machine on 4 December 2013. Despite the incident being reported, managers failed to take the appliance out of use…

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Jacqueline Fernandez – February ‘Star of the Month’

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Sri Lankan actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant in 2006. She is known for appearing in Bollywood films. After graduating in Mass communication and working as a journalist in Sri Lanka, she accepted offers to join the modelling industry. She was crowned the Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006, and represented her country at Miss Universe 2006 held in Los Angeles. While on a modelling assignment in India in 2009, Fernandez got an offer to join Hindi film industry, thus…

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February Bollywood Previews

SHAMITABH Dir. R. Balki India 2015 Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Dhanush is a mute and deaf junior artist with great acting talents, whereas Bachchan has a very strong voice. Both, on their own, are struggling to find their place in the Indian film industry. But with a help of Akshara, when they come together, their talents combined make a complete new artist. Dhanush becomes the actor on-screen and Amitabh becomes his Voice. But after reaching the peak of their success, both stars gradually become miserable. An unstoppable fight of ego’s…

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Rappers are destroying Bollywood music

‘Amplifier’ singer Imran Khan, who has lent his voice for a song in upcoming film ‘Tevar’, says the new-age rappers might have become a rage with the listeners but they have not given quality music to Bollywood Imran has made his debut in the Hindi Film industry with the ‘Lets Celebrate’ song and said he does not like the music of many hit hit hip-hop artists and rappers. “Personally I don’t like their music. I feel it is just over-hyped. These Punjabi rappers and artists, who have entered Bollwyood from…

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Bollywood calling Zayn

One Direction star Zayn Malik is being wooed by Bollywood bosses who want him on a blockbuster soundtrack. The 21-year-old hunk has been lined up to join the likes of Kylie and Snoop Dogg, who have swelled their fan base – and coffers – through the lucrative Asian movie scene. Producers in Mumbai want to tap into his global popularity and Bradford-born Zayn could pocket up to £500,000 for a song. A movie insider says: “One very big production company is putting together an offer for him to act as…

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WELCOME TO KARACHI… IN BRADFORD

Bollywood came to the streets Bradford in October to shoot the film, Welcome to Karachi. Directed by Ashish Mohan and produced by Vashu Baghnani, the acclaimed producer responsible for past blockbusters such as Biwi No. 1 and Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, the latest project is due to hit the cinemas by next year. Originally, Life of Pie actor Irrfan Khan was due to appear in the film but due to unavailable dates, he was replaced by fledgeling actor Jackky Baghnani. Baghnani joins fellow actor Arshad Warsi in this tale of…

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BOLLYWOOD PREVIEWS

BOLLYWOOD PREVIEWS UK RELEASE DATE 29/08/14 (12A) RAJA NATWARLAL In Hindi with English subtitles Director: Kunal Deshmukh India 2014 141 mins Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Kak Kay Mamon Genre: Thriller A small-time con man seeks assistance from his mentor with an intention of setting scores with a gangster. UK RELEASE DATE 05/09/14 (12A) MARY KOM In Hindi with English subtitles Director: Dilip Virender Sood India 2014 180 mins Cast: Puneet, Aneet Kaur Sekhon, Herry Tangri Genre: Biography / Drama A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer ‘Mary Kom’…

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STAR OF THE MONTH

STAR OF THE MONTH The daughter of yesteryear actor Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor is one of the leading lights of the Indian film fraternity today. In a career spanning seven years when she made her successful debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007, the popular actress is going from strength to strength. Known as a fashion diva in her native country, the actress is associated with prestigious brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Electrolux and Spice Mobile. This month she appears in the romantic drama Khoobsurat opposite newcomer Fawad Khan….

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