March 7, 2014 707 reads 2 comments
"Brick Mansions", a crime-action drama starring the late actor Paul Walker as a fearless officer, will hit the Indian screens April 25 and the distributor says it will be an "absolute treat" for his fans.
Being released in India by PVR Pictures, the film allows Walker's fans to see him in complete action.
"Paul Walker has a humongous fan base in India, and after the unfortunate incident last year, we believe this last film will be an absolute treat for his fans who love seeing him in character," Deepak Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, PVR Pictures Ltd, said in a statement.
"Along with Paul's presence on screen fighting crime, the action sequences choreographed for the film is very new-age and fundamentally different which will keep the audiences intrigued. We hope they thoroughly enjoy this film and his last performance," he added.
"Brick Mansions" revolves around an undercover cop who tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang in a place called Brick Mansions.
March 3, 2014 1407 reads 4 comments
Elton John's annual party definitely has one of the best guest lists, and the 2014 bash didn’t disappoint! Joining the list this year for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party was none other than our very own Sid Mallya. Other invitees included Heidi Klum, Donatella Versace, Dave Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Jane Fonda, The Kardasian sisters among many others. Sid, in fact, caught up with one of his favourite actors : Neil Patrick Harris : Barney of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Sid is currently in LA looking at pursuing opportunities in Hollywood.
Hosted by Sir Elton John and the AIDS Foundation, it is one of the most high-profile parties in the Hollywood ever since it was first hosted in LA in 1993. The annual party contributes to the foundation fund by its high priced ticket sales which are given by invitation only and a celebrity auction.
March 3, 2014 560 reads 2 comments
Even after being praised for his performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street", actor Leonardo DiCaprio failed to win an Oscar this year and his loss has become a topic of discussion on microblogging website Twitter.
Although the tweets, which followed after the best actor in a leading role was announced, expressed the fans' disappointment, they were funny and sarcastic too.
DiCaprio lost the 86th Academy Award trophy to Matthew McConaughey, who received it for his performance in the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" for playing an AIDS patient.
Here's what the Twitter users had to say:
Arpit Marwah @arpitmarwah93: I'm feeling sad that Leonardo DiCaprio didn't get an Oscar but I know that one day he will get it. Cheers Leonardo DiCaprio.
Attique Ajmal @AttiqueAjmal: Leonardo DiCaprio best actor of this era... When will he get what he deserves in terms of Oscars.
Mona @ManooyZ: Always a bridesmaid, never the bride Leonardo DiCaprio.
Chittesh Khilnani @CLK_23: One day a movie will be made on the life of Leonardo DiCaprio and the lead actor will get an Oscar.
Mused Cynic @Teja_Seth: So the only thing common between me and Leonardo DiCaprio is that neither of us has won the Oscar.
Priyanka Pereira @priyankapereira: May be from next year, they should have a category for 'best Leonardo DiCaprio performance'. Like, seriously.
Roby D'Ottavi @RobDogg: When Leonardo DiCaprio does eventually win, the internet will probably implode.
Naim Cahoud @Naimchahoud: Someday you will get it Leonardo DiCaprio.
IndiaSpeaks @IndiaSpeaksPR: Breaking News: Leonardo DiCaprio calls the Oscars 2014 fixed. Joins AAP with immediate effect.
Mindy @graphicstrike: I am happy for Matthew (McConaughey) but can't we just give Leonardo (DiCaprio) an Oscar already? The boy has deserved one for years.
Dalia Lachine @DLachine: I guess Leonardo DiCaprio is the unluckiest Hollywood actor alive.
February 25, 2014 924 reads 1 comments
Indian actress Lilette Dubey is helping her "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" co-star Richard Gere develop a taste for Rajasthani dishes, and he is said to be trying them with fervour.
Gere, who has visited India several times as a goodwill ambassador for AIDS campaigns and for his Buddhist activities, is in Udaipur to shoot for the Hollywood film.
"Richard loves the local cuisine. But he is wary of the spices and mirchi (chilli). Lilette and her two daughters Neha and Ira helped him pick the dishes with the minimum masala. The three ladies have also taken Gere sightseeing in Udaipur," said a source from the unit.
The cast of the sequel, directed by John Madden, comprises a distinguished bouquet of British and Indian troupers both old and young, including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desae and Lilette.
Gere is eager to learn more about Bollywood.
He is even said to have asked for a Bollywood-styled romantic song to be incorporated in the screen romance with Lilette.
"It makes sense to have a romantic number filmed on them. Lilette plays a very attractive middle-aged Indian who runs a run-down hotel where Gere descends as a guest. Romance blossoms between the two. They are now thinking of incorporating an old romantic Hindi song to accentuate their togetherness," the source said.
Lilette is all praise for her co-star.
"My scenes with Richard are coming out well. He's warm and friendly with everyone, including my daughters. When my girls came to visit me here in Udaipur, Richard was so charming," she said.
February 24, 2014 420 reads 0 comments
Whether you are a film buff, movie critic or a fashion fan, everyone is awaiting the Oscars with bated breath. Each year, as the Academy Awards inches closer, there is a major spike in search traffic related to the event.
Viewers and users search for their favourite celebrities, most stylish look etc.
Google has analysed the top category nominees and trends, based on the top searches on the search engine.
Following is the worldwide Google search trends on Oscars as released by the search engine in a statement:
Best movie: Directed by Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street" released a few weeks ahead of the New Year has gained much interest from viewers across the world and has topped the search charts in this category.
Best actor: Winner of the Golden Globe Award for best actor and Academy Award nominee American actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio is the most popular nominee in the race for best actor.
Best actress: Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock is leading the race in the best actress category, although Meryl Streep could well be a dark horse for this year's Academy Award.
Actor in supporting role: Jared Leto from the "Dallas Buyers Club", directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, is the most searched Oscar nominee.
Actress in supporting role: If Google search trends are something to go by, Jennifer Lawrence for "American Hustle" could well be honoured with the Academy Award for actress in supporting role.
Foreign language film: Winner of the Golden Globe Award, 2013 Italian film "The Great Beauty" (Italian: "La Grande Bellezza"), directed by Paolo Sorrentino, seems to be the favourite nominee for best foreign language film.