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#WATCH: Powerful first trailer of new Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor-starrer ‘Mantra’.

The first trailer of a provocative new film with a star-studded cast which looks at the effects of economic liberalization in India has been revealed.

The crowd-funded ‘Mantra’ stars some of the finest acting talent in India and beyond – including Kalki Koechlin, Adil Hussain, Rajat Kapoor and Lushin Dubey.

The film, directed by Nicholas Kharkongor, is inspired by a true story of an Indian food company that was acquired by a multi-national corporation in the 1990’s – in the head days following the economic liberalization of India.’

Kharkongor, whose only previous credit is a powerful short film about India’s obsession with skin-whitening, explores the impact of globalization has on ordinary people, through the eyes of an ordinary family.

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#AIB: Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh to be ROASTED by All India Bakchod

Comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) has unveiled the trailer for a Bollywood extravaganza unlike any Bollywood extravaganza you will ever see.

The 'AIB Knockout' will feature Bollywood young bucks Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor take centre stage to be slow-roasted by the likes of mega-director Karan Johar, film-critic Rajeev Masand and others as well as AIB's team of outstanding wisecrackers.

The roasters are, in-turn, cooked to a tee by the roastees. 

Taking the piss out of each other is just not done in Bollywood circles but this being an AIB event, limits are for wimps: the sky really is the limit and no topic is off limits, be it box office collections or sexual orientation.

The perfect anti-dote to the Bollywood awards season.

‘AIB Knockout’ goes live on January 28, 2015.

Here's the teaser.

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#Masterpiece: Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor talk Shakespearean Snobbery and Haircuts

He's certainly kept fans waiting.  And salivating.

Literally drooling at the prospect of seeing his final flourish.  The last brush stroke on a contemporary masterpiece; the final pane of glass on an architectural gem; the concluding anecdote of an epochal speech; the final boundary that ensures that the batting average passes that magical mark.

After eight long years, it's finally here. 

Following on from the ground-breaking 'Maqbool' - adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth - and the visceral 'Omkara' (Othello), the final installment of director Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean trilogy, 'Haider' is about to hit cinemas.

From the rushes shown to journalists at a London press conference last month, it's clear why it's taken so long for Bhardwaj, 49, to create the fourth plinth of his monumental tribute to the bard, a man who has fascinated Bhardwaj since he was a young boy.

'Haider' - adapted from Hamlet, just in case you didn't know by now - looks and feels unlike any other film you will see this year. 

There is a bleak beauty - and that's the best kind - to it that tells that you straight away that it's going to be special.

But then, we knew that even before: an adaptation of Shakespeare's celebrated and influential tragedy with all its political intrigues set in the political cesspit that is modern-day Kashmir; a film co-written by Basharat Peer, a Kashmir-born journalist who wrote the seminal book 'Curfewed Night'; starring some of the finest acting talent in India and, of course, directed by arguably the finest auteur of his generation. 

The film stars Shahid Kapoor as the young man whose mother - played by Tabu - marries his uncle (the incomparable Kay Kay Menon) after his father mysteriously disappears.  Shraddha Kapoor plays an investigative journalist who falls in love with Kapoor's Haider.   

I caught up with Bhardwaj and Kapoor for a chat about the Bard, Shakespearean snobbery, India's draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act and haircuts.

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#WATCH: Extraordinary video of encounter between Subhash Kapoor and Geetika Tyagi

A new video has emerged of an encounter between Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Kapoor and actress Geetika Tyagi who has accused the director of sexually molesting her.

The video, filmed in secret and released by Tyagi a day after she first made the accusation, shows Kapoor's wife Dimple Kharbanda pleading with the young actress to keep the matter a secret, "for the sake of the couple's young son".

A bewildered Subhash Kapoor makes a tacit admission of making advances at Tyagi - who most recently appeared alongside Abhay Deol in the romantic comedy One By Two.

Kapoor, the director of the 'Jolly LLB', even stands by as Tyagi approaches him and slaps him in the face.

Sharing the video on her Twitter account, Tyagi said that she wanted to "caution other girls who come into contact" with Subhash Kapoor.

See the extraordinary encounter in its entirety:

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#KHOOBSURAT: Sonam Kapoor is Disney’s new INDIAN heroine

The Walt Disney Company is renowned for its unforgettable female characters, from Snow White and Cinderella through the Little Mermaid and Princess Jasmine to Rapunzel and Princess Merida, more recently. And now, the Indian arm of the venerable film studio is bringing its peerless expertise in enduring and endearing female …

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