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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Stree Helicoptor Eela Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se 5...

Batti Gul Meter Chal...

Shahid Kapoor who is on a roll with some amazing performances in his last few films just released the movie poster of his upcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’. Also starring Shraddha Kapoor along with Yami Gautam, Divyendu Sharma among others, the film is directed by Shree Narayan. Produced...

Takht – Karan Johar’s next Aug09

Takht – Karan ...

In a major surprise, Karan Johar took to twitter this morning to announce his next magnum opus, ‘Takht’ with the release of the film’s poster. A historical film, Karan said of his next directorial venture, “An incredible story embedded in history… An epic battle...

Brand Rajnikanth

Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a Marathi family and  known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K....

ACTORS & ACTRESSES WHO NEVER BECAME STARS May09

ACTORS & ACTRES...

“You have outdone Smita Patil,” said Shekhar Kapur, when he saw Chitrangda Singh’s performance in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. This is the kind of talent that doesn’t taste stardom in Bollywood many a times. They are the underrated actors and actresses of Indian cinema. They are...

One-film wonders May09

One-film wonders

Every day thousands of starry-eyed people with glittery dreams of making it to showbiz arena steps in the aisles of tinsel town, but it’s only a few who have the stars favouring them. Even for those who succeed in making it to celluloid, getting a break on the big screen is not an assurance...

CELEBRITY OPINIONS: VOICE CAREFULLY Feb17

CELEBRITY OPINIONS: ...

After Aamir Khan spoke about growing intolerance in the country and  Shahrukh Khan said that one does not need to prove one’s  patriotism. Things have been very different for both of them. They have been strongly criticized and their films and brand value devalued. Sharuhkh clarified”You...

Brand Govinda’...

A hero of the masses, an entire generation has grown up on Govinda’s brand of loud, slapstick comedy. And each time he was written off, he returned, after reinventing himself. Three decades on, in what is possibly his fourth innings, he made a comeback into people’s hearts with Kill Dil, as...

Brand Karishma Kapoo...

One of the first to break the Kapoor stereotype, grand-daughter of Raj Kapoor, Karisma or Lolo, not only entered showbiz but also made it big there. Her passion and scintillating looks made her one of the most prominent stars of the 90s. However, very few of us are aware of the price she paid...

Brand Mithunda

Mithun Chakraborty, the Disco Dancer virtually ruled the Bollywood industry during the 80s. If regional films are included, then Mithun da can be said to have appeared in over 300 films. An alumni of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, his contribution to the Indian film...

Brand Aamir

Aamir Khan has emerged in recent times as the most innovative marketer of his films. Besides, being a brilliant film director and actor, Aamir has now become also one of the most creative marketers in the world. If there was an award for the most innovative marketing campaign, it would...

Sports Biopics: Here...

There has always been a connection between sports and celluloid, in Bollywood and Hollywood. In 2001 ‘Ali’ a biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring was released. And then another on ‘Pele’ in 2013 tells the story of the Brazilian soccer...

Bengali Directors in Bollywood Aug08

Bengali Directors in...

The Hindi Film Industry is a famously cosmopolitan space welcoming creativity of all lands and regions. This absorption of variety in culture and personalities is instrumental in the production of memorable cinema. While there’s ample representation from all the directions of the country,...

1000 crore club coming soon Aug04

1000 crore club comi...

It was only like yesterday that film makers talked about and aspired to make 100 crores…not any more…100 crores is passé for many…. The new 100 crores is now Rs 500 crores. Just like the yesterday’s lakh is now crore…just now no one aspires to be a lakhpati. The crorepati and the arabpati or...

7 Unknown Facts About Sunny Deol Oct19

7 Unknown Facts Abou...

The ‘Dhai Kilo Ka Haath’ famed actor, Sunny Deol turns 58 today and we wish him a very Happy Birthday! Being the elder son of yesteryear star Dharmendra , Sunny Paaji was quite a star kid. After giving some major hits such as Border, Gadar,Damini, he was termed to be the quintessential action...

Brand Madhuri vs. Br...

An actress’ career is as long as her single life. Once she gets married, her career, no matter how phenomenal it may have been, comes to a standstill. Yet there are some leading ladies who are not deterred by the odds against them. Madhuri Dixit is one such name. Her return to India was a...

Aamir Khan promotes ‘Dhoom 3′ Dec12

Aamir Khan promotes ...

The team of ‘Dhoom 3′, Aamir, Abhishek, Katrina and Uday have started promoting this year’s much awaited release. Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra at ‘Dhoom 3′ press meet.

Amitabh Bachchan happy about Jaya Bachchan’s TV debut Dec10

Amitabh Bachchan hap...

Jaya Bachchan is set for her debut on the small screen with fiction show Vasundhara Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is happy with wife Jaya Bachchan’s decision of working again. “Jaya is my wife and while talking to her we decided about it. She wants to work and I am very...

‘Bullett Raja’ review Dec02

‘Bullett Raja’ revie...

‘Bullett Raja’ review: The film disintegrates into a bloody revenge saga Lancing the drama at key points. Action sequences are realistic. Thankfully, there are no South-style stunts here! Saif slips into the unconventional zone without a glitch. The actor delivers an unblemished performance,...

Amitabh Bachchan to ...

In one of his multitude of philanthropic acts, Amitabh Bachchan will today open a new Children Cancer Wing at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Tweeting about the initiative, Mr. Bachchan said, “Giving and caring for others is as close to divinity as any.” Mr. Bachchan also mentioned the...

After ‘Rajneeti’ Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif team up for Jagga Jasoos Aug29

After ‘Rajneeti’ Ran...

Real life romance between an actor and an actress more often than not have failed in reel life at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kapoor who are in a relationship in real life, are once again gearing up for their next film together. Both Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif team up for...

Anurag Kashyap will make film based on a Blog Aug29

Anurag Kashyap will ...

From the advent of the Indian film industry, film makers have been taking inspirations from books to make their films – from mythological books to classics from revered writers, these written works has been the source of many a movie scripts and television series. And then came the norm of...

Actress Kajol promot...

Actress Kajol who was last seen in the Bollywood flick ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ with hubby Ajay Devgn has lent her support to a social awareness campaign ‘Help A Child Reach 5’. According to statistics, 2 million children under 5 die every year due to preventable infections like diarrhea and...

Bollywood Festival R...

Special occasions are meant to be celebrated and it seems that Bollywood has found the right formula for making these special occasions truly spectacular. Bollywood festival releases of big films has become the norm of the day. Eid, Diwali and Christmas are the three grand days that are...

Celebrity and Social...

Bollywood is all about star power. And with technology becoming more and more distinct in our lives, celebrity and social media go hand in hand. While the three Khans continue to rule the roost where films are concerned, surprisingly, its the Big B who rules over social media where his...

Benefits Of ‘Like’ O...

On Facebook – The Page connector button that connects your Business / Brand Pages with your Community Members is the ‘Like’ button. There are many misconceptions about the ‘Like’ button. Do they really like when they click ‘Like’ is a very debatable thought. The reason being that they may...

Bollywood’s 100 Crore Club Aug08

Bollywood’s 100 Cror...

It’s been 5 years to be precise when ace actor Aamir Khan led a consortium of stars to create Bollywood’s 100 Crore Club with his Ghajini. It was a start to a new revolution that over the years have steadily seen new entrants to the club including the latest to join the bandwagon being...

… and Pran… no more! Jul13

… and Pran… no more!...

And the curtains finally came down on the legendary villain Pran Krishan Sikand whom we better knew only as Pran. For decades, Pran has been the quintessential villain that brought a terror on the big screen and in the minds of the audiences. The iconic villain and character actor suffered a...

Aishwarya inaugurates 50th Kalyan Jewellers showroom Jul12

Aishwarya inaugurate...

Kalyan Jewellers inaugurated their 50th showroom in Pune in grand style. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan inaugurated the 50th showroom in the presence of MP Suresh Kalmadi and top honchos of Kalyan Jewellers. She is the National Brand Ambassador for Kalyan Jewellers which has its presence in 6...

Aditya Pancholi’s son arrested Jun11

Aditya Pancholi’s so...

In a shocking development, Aditya Pancholi’s son Suraj Pancholi has been arrested by the Mumbai police for abetting late actress Jiah Khan’s suicide. Jiah Khan apparently left behind a 2-page suicide note that held an unnamed person responsible for her death. Suraj who had been dating the...

Cannes and the Chronicles of India Jun08

Cannes and the Chron...

66th Cannes has concluded. The festival, where India was the Guest Country, could have been a great chance to feature a new genre of Indian movies globally and to promote India as a haven of good film-making with a massive audience. Sadly, Indian film fraternity did little justice to the...

Cannes 2013 – Update May23

Cannes 2013 – Update...

Three more Indian films have made its presence felt at the Cannes this year. Susi Ganesan’s Shortcut Romeo, a film about a con man,  Debasish Bhattacharjee’s Oass, a film based on child trafficking and Kamasutra 3D that has Sherlyn Chopra in the lead! Earlier, The Lunchbox and Monsoon...

66th Cannes – Day 1 May16

66th Cannes – Day 1...

It was destiny that saw the great Amitabh Bachchan bag a miniscule role in The Great Gatsby. A role so small and yet so significant in the life of the legendary superstar. The role was a mark of debut for the Big B in Hollywood and the icing on the cake was the fact that it came during the...

Aishwarya, Sonam and...

India is shining at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and adding glamour to the mega event will be three of Bollywood’s most beautiful people – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Hollywood import Freida Pinto who will walk the red carpet this year at the prestigious film festival...

Cannes 2013 Lineup Apr18

Cannes 2013 Lineup

The 66th Cannes Film Festival Official Selection have been announced today at a Press Conference. Noted Hollywood Director Steven Spielberg who is the Jury President for the 66th Cannes said of the festival, “The most prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion...

Bombay Talkies & Monsoon Shootout at Cannes Apr18

Bombay Talkies &...

Two Indian films are going to vie for some attention at this year’s prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival starting from May 15 to May 26, 2013. While ‘Bombay Talkies’, an amalgamation of four short stories that covers the journey of Indian Cinema over the last 100 years will premiere at the...

… and Pran! Apr17

… and Pran!

There are Hollywood superheroes and there are multiple Hollywood Super villains… for every Supermans and the Batmans, there were the Lex Luthors and the Jokers as a perfect foil… and then there was in the Hindi Film Industry… the one and only Pran! Those were the days when the film credit...

20 Years of Farah Khan Jewels Apr12

20 Years of Farah Kh...

Jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali who has some of the biggest Bollywood celebrities as her clients once again had a bevy of stars descending at her Bandra outlet to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her line of jewels ‘Farah Khan Fine Jewels’. Clad in their finest, some of the glamorous guests...

Aurangzeb Movie

Aurangzeb like the title suggests is not a historical film but a modern day crime film. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the film is written / directed by Atul Sabharwal who had earlier penned such films like My Wife’s Murder, Phir Milenge and Darna Mana Hai. Starring Arjun Kapoor in a double role...

B. A. Pass

. A. Pass as the title suggests has almost nothing to do with education and yet talks about a different type of education – sex education albeit of a different kind. The film directed by Ajay Bahl has been doing the rounds of various international film festivals and even won the Best Film...

ARRI Alexa XT Launched Feb21

ARRI Alexa XT Launch...

ARRI manufacturers, the world’s largest manufacturers of motion picture cameras and allied products have announced the launch of a new models of its Alexa Digital Cameras in the USA yesterday. The new XT (Xtended Technology) Alexa camera models have been incorporated by new features that are...

58th Idea Filmfare A...

So are you all set to watch the delayed telecast of the rib tickling acts of Shahrukh/Saif as they host the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 and some tantalising onstage performances by Bollywood stars? Yes, the show is on tomorrow 17th February at 8 p.m. only on Sony Entertainment...

Aatma Feb12

Aatma

Aatma is an upcoming Hindi horror film starring Bipasha Basu, Nawazzudin Siddiqui, Baby Doyel and others. Directed by Suparn Verma, the film is about Bipasha’s character who tries to hold on to her daughter that her ghost of her dead husband (played by Nawazzudin) is keen on ‘taking’ with...

Building Your Facebo...

Thinking of Facebook promotion for your movie? And why not, if a good part of your audience is on Facebook then you too need to look at this platform. Many a times people have the wrong impression that by creating the page on Facebook they have done marketing on Social Media. Social Media for...

Brands with Benefits

So what’s the similarity between Subhash Ghai’s Yaadein and Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish? Or for that matter with a thousand other films of late? Hit or flop one thing common among most of the recent films are the in-film advertisements that fleetingly make an appearance on the big screen. One...

8 Parameters To Arrive At Your Movie Social Media Strategy Feb05

8 Parameters To Arri...

In recent times movies are promoted in a lot of creative manner. For instance they are promoted via popular TV programmes, via events and so on. Platforms like Facebook and other Social Media are also looked at. When you are considering the Social Platform it is important that you make...

Any Body Can Dance Review Feb01

Any Body Can Dance R...

Personally, we at Friday Brands would like to allot 5 stars to Remo D’souza for making Any Body Can Dance. The choreographer turned director does full justice to this dance themed 3D movie despite the film have all the cliché plots and subplots. This is India’s first 3D Dance film and it...

Aamir Khan inaugurat...

Like Salman Khan, actor Aamir Khan too showed his human side when he inaugurated a shelter for distressed women and children in the neighbouring Ahmednagar on Republic Day. Aptly called ‘Satyamev Jayate Bhavan’ after his recently concluded reality television show, the actor told the media and...

Aamir Khan at KEM Ho...

Yesterday, Aamir Khan attended an interactive educative session at the KEM Hospital, Mumbai.  He discussed important issues related to health issues, with the Dean and senior doctors of the hospital…  As usual, Aamir was very forthcoming at this session.

And The Filmfare Award Goes To… Jan21

And The Filmfare Awa...

Yes, finally the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards took place last night and threw not so few a surprises. 2012 had really been a memorable year with both big budget films as well as small budget films making it to the nomination lists in various categories and no prizes for guessing who the real...