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Full programme of LIFF 2012 revealed

The full programme of the London Indian Film Festival 2012 has been revealed with an exciting and eclectic roster of feature films set to thrill audiences across London. The 3rd annual edition of the popular Festival will begin as it means to continue with the UK premier of Anurag Kashyap’s …

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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs’ goes down a storm at Cannes

Anurag Kashyap’s five-hour gangster epic Gangs of Wasseypur went down a storm at the Cannes Film Festival this week, with the film’s director even being compared to Quentin Tarantino.  ‘Gangs’ was screened as part of the Director’s Fortnight at the Riviera event and Kashyap has described his first commercial film …

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Baroness Warsi to be investigated over expenses

Sayeeda Warsi – one of the highest ranked British Asian politicians in the UK – is facing a police investigation after allegedly fiddling with her parliamentary expenses. Baroness Warsi, 41, is said to have claimed more than £2000 for staying rent free at the home of a Conservative party donor, …

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Nominations now open for Asian Achievers Awards 2012

Asian Business Publications (ABPL) has revealed details of the 12th annual Asian Achievers Awards which will once again celebrate the most inspirational British Asians in Great Britain. The 2012 Awards ceremony will take place at the luxe Grosvenor House Hotel on 14th September 2012 and will recognize the outstanding work …

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Win soundtrack CD for Rowdy Rathore

To celebrate the release of Prabhu Deva latest blockbuster offering, Rowdy Rathore, released by UTV, we have CD’s of the pulsating soundtrack to give away to five lucky readers. This will mark the return of Akshay Kumar in the action genre after 7 years.The film features Akshay Kumar in double …

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‘Saving Face’ producers threatened with legal action by victims

Acid attack victims in Pakistan have threatened legal action to block the release of award-winning documentary Saving Face in the country for fear of reprisals. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s heartrending documentary was celebrated around the world and won an Oscar – Pakistan’s first – in February. But relations between the director …

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“He’s old enough to be her dad!”

A friend recently asked what I thought of the song “Chammak Challo Chel Chabeli” from the upcoming movie “Rowdy Rathore.” My unfiltered reaction was something along the lines of “Ugh,” not because of any particulars of the music or choreography but because once again a mainstream Hindi film has given …

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