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John Abraham to star in film about LTTE

Pulchritudinus Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham – him of the nonchalant gaze, crater-like dimples and propensity for luscious supermodels – is to star in a film about the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elaam (LTTE), reports from India say.   Abraham – the star of such intriguingly diverse fare as Jism, Kabul …

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Shakespeare in Afghanistan

Ten actors are hoping to redefine Shakespeare – and the public perception of Afghanistan – by taking part in one of the most ambitious theatre festivals of all time. In an unmarked guest house, on a quiet side street in Kabul, two young Afghans are reading Shakespeare for the first …

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First ‘BollyBrit film Naachley London opens to much fanfare

Cast and crew members, accompanied by a slew of Brit-Asian celebrities took the Red Carpet last week for the premier of Naachle London, the first ever BollyBrit film, which heralds in an all new genre of cinema, marrying Bollywood sensibilities and British filmmaking talent. The film’s producer and director Neville …

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Vidya set to delight audiences with ‘Kahaani’

Following the terrific critical and commercial success of ‘The Dirty Picture’, Vidya Balan returns to the big screen with another dose of powerful femininity in ‘Kahaani’, releasing 09th March.   Based on a series of true events, ‘Kahaani’ tells the story of Bidya Bagchi, who arrives in Kolkata from London …

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‘Saving Face’ wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short

Pakistani documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Saving Face’ has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 84th Academy Awards, held in Los Angeles Sunday night.   The film is the first from Pakistan to have been nominated in any category at the Oscars and follows British-Pakistani surgeon Mohammad …

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Bollywood finds a new muse

A hapless bank clerk who makes an enemy of a local politician and has to bribe himself out of jail seems like an unlikely theme for Bollywood, known around the world for its dance numbers and family melodramas. Yet the industry is now taking up corruption and clean government in …

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