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Has Bollywood shut its eyes to movies on farmers?

Has Bollywood shut its eyes to movies on farmers?


New Delhi, Emaciated farmers ploughing the fields, parched fields, scheming land sharks, broken down huts – these may reflect the reality of many Indian villages, but seldom get captured in Bollywood films. Audiences prefer an escape from the hard life
Why go to Hollywood when it's coming to Bollywood: Akshay Kumar

Why go to Hollywood when it’s coming to Bollywood: Akshay Kumar


Mumbai, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who recently shared screen space with international stars Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh in “Kambakkht Ishq”, says he has no plans of heading to Hollywood. “Why go to Hollywood when Hollywood is coming
Trisha thanks Priyadarshan for ticket to Bollywood

Trisha thanks Priyadarshan for ticket to Bollywood


Chennai, Southern actress Trisha describes her entry into Bollywood as dream debut and thanks her mentor, filmmaker Priyadarshan, who launched her in Tamil movies with “Lesa Lesa” seven years ago, for now introducing her to Hindi films as well. Priyan
Very few successes in strike-hit Bollywood

Very few successes in strike-hit Bollywood


Mumbai, As 2009 moves into its second half, the Bollywood box office can look back at just a handful of success stories. While a film producers’ strike resulted in a virtual drought of movies for two whole months, the poor

Victory for gays gets three cheers from Bollywood


Mumbai, Bollywood can’t stop talking about the Delhi High Court’s landmark judgement that has decriminalised gay sex. From Shatrughan Sinha to Sushmita Sen, all say the verdict was long due and celebrates an individual’s right to choose. And they all

Bollywood continues to takes cues from Hollywood


New Delhi, Hollywood films have been the inspiration for many of the Hindi film industry’s biggest hits. Right from cult classics like “Baazi” (1951) to “Sholay” (1975) and “Baazigar” (1993) – and even “Ghajini” (2008) – all have some western

Gay themes no longer in Bollywood closet


Macau, Gay themes in Bollywood are well out of the closet, if the many comic acts and sexual innuendos at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) here Saturday night were anything to go by. With a number of quips

Italy invites Bollywood to shoot movies at exotic locales


Macau, Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice – with locales as exotic as these, the Italian tourism board is trying to woo Bollywood filmmakers here at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) to come, visit and shoot their films in Italy.
Bollywood body boycotts Australia following racial attacks

Bollywood body boycotts Australia following racial attacks


New Delhi, Citing racial attacks on Indians in Australia, Bollywood’s biggest labour union, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), has banned its members from working Down Under. “We prefer to call it a non-cooperation movement because we feel what

Bollywood is a place for everyone: Mohit Suri


New Delhi, Mohit Suri, director of “Raaz – The Mystery Continues”, denies that entry into Bollywood is restricted to those with godfathers and says there is huge scope for newcomers to prove their talent. “There is a huge scope for