- Reconstructing Phalke
July 20, 2013
One man's obsession with Dadasaheb Phalke has resurrected Indian cinema's father-figure time and again.
- 'I obsess over my music'
July 13, 2013
At Coke Studio, no one tells AR Rahman to make this song, make that song. But, he says, it's also nice to work to a director's vision.
- Long read, short shrift
July 13, 2013
From e-singles to Twitterature, writing goes short.
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The crank call that shook SRK
Even as Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan was celebrating his 45th birthday in Berlin with his family and close friends, a different sort of drama was unfolding at his bungalow, Mannat, at Bandra Bandstand. The sprawling bungalow became a virtual fortress on Tuesday afternoon, with police personnel cordoning off the area leading to it, following an alert that one of the visitors there would be attacked. All hell broke loose and senior police officers and crime branch teams swooped down and began examining the bouquets and gifts sent to Khan for explosives. They also got police personnel to check the vehicles on the roads. The frenzy began with a call received by the control room at 2. 30pm. The caller told the police that "gutka baron Joshi" was going to be killed at 'Mannat' and that his murder had been ordered by gangster Chhota Shakeel.
The newly weds of B town
Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva's wedding was nothing short of a spectacle. After innumerable link-ups, a very public affair with Aishwarya Rai and an equally public break-up, the toy boy of tinsel town has finally said his 'I do' to Priyanka Alva, daughter of former Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva. The ceremony took place at the bride's Bengaluru farmhouse. The reception in Mumbai saw the who's who of Bollywood and political biggies in attendance. A star-studded affair, some of the invitees were Askhay Kumar, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Gulshan Grover, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ramesh Sippy, Sajid Khan, Farah Khan, Fardeen Khan, Shakti Kapoor, David Dhawan, Zoya Akhtar, Salim Khan, Ram Gopal Verma, Vishal Bharadwaj.
Sutherland's Broadway debut
US actor Kiefer Sutherland is to make his Broadway debut in the revival of Jason Miller's 1972 drama That Championship Season. The actor, best-known for playing Jack Bauer in long-running series 24, will star opposite Chris Noth, who played Mr Big in Sex And The City. Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan and Jason Patric are also set to star in the play.
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