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No beeps
 
Censor board decides to mute objectionable words henceforth he censor board has decided to do away with the beeps which are substitutes for objectionable verbal content including expletives, derogatory references to women and specific communities. In a definitive move to discourage filmmakers from going overboard with colourful language in cinema, the censor board has decided to mute what the Board sees as "inappropriate words." Pankaja Thakur, the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Board Of Film Certification, said, "We have been told beeps don't work. We've decided to mute inappropriate words instead of beeping them." The new policy will be applicable with immediate effect. Pankaja further added, "In future you won't find beeped-out words in television promos. In The Dirty Picture promos words were muted, not beeped. Beeps are not only impractical they are a distraction to the audiences, too. The CBFC wouldn't want to spend so much time beeping, muting, deleting visuals." Pankaja is especially concerned about the beeps that were so far being applied to television promos. "I wish filmmakers would understand that television promos have to keep in mind families that view the medium collectively. In the case of The Dirty Picture the theatrical trailer was certified for Adults and was cleared without any modification. The television promos require a 'UA' certification. We accordingly suggested some modifications in the content for the promo." Now, all the trailers and promotional material would be subjected to the mute treatment.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Playing a new game
 
Naseeruddin Shah and cricketer Sunil Gavaskar came together in the 1988 film Malaamal. Directed by Kawal Sharma, the film was about Rajkumr Saxena (played by Shah) and his quest to spend an inheritance of Rs 300 million within 30 days, during which he comes across the famous cricketer Sunil Gavaskar (who played himself in the film). Captured by lensman Jagdish Aurangabadkar, the picture depicts Shah and Gavaskar at the Parsee Gymkhana where they were shooting for the film. Malaamal was Gavaskar's second tryst with acting. His first, Saavli Premachi was a Marathi film released in 1980. In keeping with the location of the shoot, Gavaskar sports a cap reminiscent of Parsee fashion to go with his cricket whites. Shah too sports a headgear, a tophat to complement his striped jacket and bowtie. Gavaskar was perhaps the first cricketer to start the trend of having on-field heroes on screen. He was followed by a host of others. Salil Ankola, in fact left the game to concentrate on acting. Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja and many others have been a part of Bollywood films. Cricket and Bollywood have been inseparable. And this picture depicts one such moment when the twain had met.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
I want to get married
 
John Abraham talks about his split with Bips, love for Deepika and plans for the future A lot of things have changed in the life of John Abraham. He has not only developed his meso-ectomorph body for Nishikant Kamath's next film Force, but also looking forward to a fresh new beginning with films like Shootout At Wadala and Desi Boyz. While the actor has surely reached an enviable physical state, the same cannot be said about his emotions. Opening up about his decade-long relationship with Bipasha Basu, the actor told Mumbai Mirror, “Whatever had to happen has happened. I think we needed to move on. And we did just that.” Denying all speculations about John cheating on Bipasha being the reason behind the breakup, the actor said, “Speculations and perceptions are usually wrong. This one is no exception. I respected Bipasha when she was in my life. I still respect her when she is not in my life.” Bipasha seems to have no such inclinations to even greet her ex. The actresshad famously said, “I don't believe in wasting a minute over someone who doesn't value me.” The actor however, said that he doesn't believe in washing his dirty linen in public. “Bipasha and I respected what we had. We are now in different spaces. Think of it, what's the point in tracing backwards?” quipped John. Does it hurt to hear about her linkups with Rana Daggubatti, Josh Hartnett and Shahid Kapoor? He said, “If she is happy in whatever she is doing, that's all that matters.” Bipasha may have moved on, but what about John? Denying all rumours about him dating a certain Priya Marwah, the actor said, “There is no Priya Marwah. She doesn't exist. At least in my life.” And what about Deepika Padukone? “I am overtly fond of Deepika. She is a lovely girl. But I was certainly not dating her. I have nothing to lose when these rumours make headlines. I just feel bad for the girls involved,” replied the actor. “I don't want to be known as a guy who is roaming around with five women. I was very fair in my relationship with Bipasha. I guess I need to change a bit now. I'll speak more frequently and clearly hereafter,” revealed the actor about his plans for the future. He also revealed that he wouldn't mind falling in love again. “I really don't know what my life holds for me. I am very happy with my present state of being. But I can fall in love again,” said John and surprised us by adding, “I want to get married,” and quickly followed it up with, “Yes, I have this tag of the sexiest man but married men are attractive too.”
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Sajid joins the hall-of-fame
 
The actor-turned-director has been named one of the four most successful directors along with KJo, Adi and Raju Hirani We knew Sajid Khan as a comic actor and show host.The actor-turned-director shares a platform with some of the most successful filmmakers of our times. In a poll conducted by a popular Bollywood website, Khan has been voted as one of the four most successful directors alongside Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. Khan, who has had only two films, Heyy Babyy and Housefull in his directorial kitty till date, is currently making his third, a sequel to the successful Housefull. Winning in the online poll, Khan said, “It feels good to be compared to the best. Honestly, I don't believe in comparisons. Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani are superb filmmakers. They have been around for sometime now. On the other hand, I have just started. I make films for the audience and not for myself. My main aim is recovery for everyone involved and entertainment for my audience. I hope I continue to do so. I always ensure that it works for everyone. I am obviously happy and quite frankly who wouldn't be when they are compared to names like Raju, Karan and Adi. Two of the films Munnabhai MBBS and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai are my favourite and personally I know all three of them very well.” “I hope I continue my track record and I am confident that with Houseful 2 I will,” added Khan hopefully.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Vivek retires hurt
 
Vivek Oberoi injured his back while shooting for Vinod Bachchan's Zilla Ghaziabad on Monday morning. What looked like a minor accident on the sets, turned out to be a major health scare for the actor. So much so that Vivek had to return to Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, jeopardising the shoot schedule at Wai in Mahabaleshwar. A source from the unit informed, "Vivek fell while shooting a stunt scene. He hurt his back. At first it seemed fine but later Vivek started complaining of back pain. The doctors have advised bed rest. He will not be able to go back to shoot in Wai. The producers will now have to finish the Wai schedule in a set in Mumbai." The producer Vinod Bachchan confirmed the news and said, "The shoot has been cancelled. I am still in Wai and will take a call about the remainder shoot once we are back in Mumbai." Vivek remained unavailable for comments.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Sallu wants to buy Kanchana
 
If all goes well, we might get to see Salman Khan in the role of a transvestite in the remake of yet another south Indian film. According to our sources in Kollywood, Khan's brother Sohail wants to buy the remake rights of Telugu hit Kanchana. Kollywood insiders reveal that Salman, after his successful south Indian remakes in Hindi - Wanted, Dabangg and Bodyguard, might be the one to bring the film to Bollywood. Sources close to Raghavendra revealed that the director is insisting on at least Rs 4 crore to sell the remake rights. And though Salman is eager to remake the film in Hindi, another source revealed that his brother Sohail is against paying such a huge sum to the makers of the film.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Back to square one
 
Ameesha Patel has come back to her first love - acting. Ameesha is a part of director Susi Ganesan's Shortcut Romeo opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh. Shortcut Romeo will be the remake of 2006 Tamil film Thiruttu Payale When contacted, Ameesha told Mumbai Mirror, "I am extremely happy and excited to do such a thrilling film. It's a very intelligent script and a step forward from the same genre of suspense thrillers that I have been part of before.”
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Shabana's Sukoon disrupted
 
habana Azmi brought in her 61st birthday on Sunday, September 18 at her Khandala home Sukoon. With close friends driving down to be by her side and a loving family to celebrate it, the birthday was a grand affair. Apart from her husband Javed Akhtar, brother Baba and sister-in-law Tanvi Azmi, a lot of her chick brigade friends swooped down to celebrate her special day. Her Fire co-star and very close friend Nandita Das came with her son and husband (who clicked the picture). Konkona Sen Sharma (sans her offspring), Shahana Goswami amd Sandhya Mridul also took part in the festivities. As a surprise package came Anil Kapoor. Seen here (in the pic) as a part of the all the flower power, Anil, who considers Shabana as his role model, refused to miss her birthday and drove down to her Khandala residence. "It actually got quite crazy. And to think Javed and I have called our home Sukoon in Khandala. Ha ha. It was not a party, really. Just a lazy day spent with friends. Anil Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar, Konkona Sen-Sharma, Nandita, Shahana, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vipul Shah, Padmini Kolhapure, Poonam Dhillon, Satish Kaushik, David and Lali Dhawan, Manish Malhotra, Naresh & Neeta Goyal…About 65 guests in all. It was glorious weather and a wonderful birthday. I am still savouring the aftermath," said the very happy and satisfied birthday babe. The final question Which is the best gift you have received on your 61st birthday? Sukoon, the home that Javed has built for us putting in every detail with painstaking care and perfection.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Salman Khan to buy property in Bandra
 
Even though he already owns a house in Bandstand, Salman Khan is on the look out for some new property in Bandra. Buzz is that while Salman won't move out of his apartment Galaxy the actor is definitely looking at real estate as an investment option. He has been thinking of getting a new place for a while and is now seriously considering investing in some real property. He still hasn't locked in on a particular place, but plans to get serious about it once he comes from his foreign schedule for Ek Tha Tiger. Sallu has already asked his estate agent friends to check places that are worthy of investing which would give him high returns in the next six months. He believes that real estate is the best bet to invest rather than anything else.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
Bebo turns down Tusshar starrer
 
The actress will not be a part of Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Part 2, the lead actor from the original film will now play a double role in the sequel
 
Sunday, September 18, 2011
 
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