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Record Bollywood romcom keeps rolling on popular demand MUMBAI: A Bollywood film that was ending its record-breaking 1,009-week run at a Mumbai cinema is to keep rolling after a public outcry for its continued screening.The romantic comedy "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", which translates as "The Brave-Hearted Will Take The Bride", first began showing at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir cinema on October 20, 1995 when its star Shah Rukh Khan was still a relative unknown.The movie went on to become one of the best-loved of all Bollywood blockbusters, but following celebrations marking the 1,000-week landmark, it was decided to halt the show's unprecedented run after a reported drop-off in audiences.The news of the last screening however prompted a flood of requests to keep it going, said production house Yash Raj Films in a statement over the weekend.The announcement "resulted in a spontaneous and an overwhelming outcry from the cinema-going audience, as well as dedicated fans of the movie, expressing their ...

Italy indignant over Oscars snub for cinema 'maestro' ROME: Italian cinema buffs were fuming Monday after celebrated director Francesco Rosi was left out of the Oscars ‘in memoriam’ tribute to movie figures who died in the past year.The omission triggered indignant comment in the media and on social networks.‘Oscars Shame’, said a headline on the website of public broadcaster Rai.“The usual Hollywood provincialism, they forgot to remember the maestro”, wrote Antonella Fiori, in one of many tweets about the perceived snub to a ...

Varun Dhawan names the real heroes of ‘Badlapur’ Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's ‘Badlapur’ has released and the actor has been receiving rounds of applause from all for his performance in the film.Varun Dhawan has tried to come out of his comfort zone with dark, intense revenge drama ‘Badlapur’. But for him, the real heroes of the movie are its director Sriram Raghavan and producer Dinesh Vijan, media reported.According to Indian media reports, the plot does resemble that of ‘Ek Villain’ but the similarities ...

Bollywood stars congratulate team India via twitter India’s win against South Africa in the World Cup was a memorable event. South Africa and India had three face-offs before the latest one, and India lost all three. But this time team India scored a dominating victory of 130 runs against their rivals. By doing so they broke a 23 year old jinx.Blessing and congratulations for the team came flooding in from fans around the globe and Bollywood celebrities also used Twitter to get ...

'Birdman' soars to Oscars glory HOLLYWOOD: "Birdman" -- a showbiz satire about the dark side of fame -- soared to Oscars glory on Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including the coveted best picture prize on Hollywood's biggest night.Emotions ran high at the Dolby Theatre on an evening marked by political statements about women's rights, racial equality and the lives of Mexican migrants.And there was disappointment for the team behind coming-of-age drama "Boyhood," a longtime best picture favorite that lost steam ...

Oscar-winning songsmiths see global message in 'Glory' HOLLYWOOD: Common and John Legend made a heartfelt plea for civil rights in lands as far away as Hong Kong when they collected Sunday the Academy Award for best original song for "Glory," their politically aware theme from "Selma."In one of the most articulate Oscars acceptance speeches of the night, the singer-songwriters referenced the bridge in the Alabama town where a 1965 march led by Martin Luther King spurred national support for the Voting Rights ...

'Birdman' wins best picture Oscar HOLLYWOOD: Dark comedy "Birdman" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, soaring to Academy glory with four awards on Hollywood's biggest night.The film bested seven other contenders: "American Sniper," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


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