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Author:  Diana [ Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:19 am ]
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From What's Hot by Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle:

"Bollywood," a fragrant curry atop the cultural stove, is not new. But mainstream America is now taking a peek under the lid of this roiling pot of Indian pop culture.

Author:  Marie [ Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:36 am ]
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Susan Walker - Toronto Star, Oct. 18, 2002:
Dancing over all obstacles

Bollywood/Hollywood choreographer David Connolly remembers as a boy of seven begging his mother to join a drum and bugle corps.

His story is a rare one. The young dancer had been born with defects to his feet and legs that rendered them useless.
To read more go the the Entertainment section of the Toronto Star

Author:  ArtsMan [ Mon Oct 28, 2002 1:05 am ]
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Bollywood hit 'Devdas' to be India's entry at Academy awards

AP World Politics

BOMBAY, India - "Devdas," a movie about doomed love told through song and dance, will be India's entry for the Oscar in the foreign film category, an official said Sunday. more

Author:  ArtsMan [ Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:08 pm ]
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Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit to take break from acting

BOMBAY, India - The popular Indian movie star Madhuri Dixit said Thursday she will take a break from acting until the birth of her baby next year. more

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Feb 14, 2003 1:59 pm ]
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Hollywood goes Bollywood
But you might learn something from 'The Guru'

The Dallas Morning News, in the Philadelphia Daily News

"The Guru" has much in common with the average, dumb Hollywood comedy. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Sat Feb 22, 2003 4:46 am ]
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<B>A tikka to ride: India comes looking for the hot spice girls</B>
By Richard Jinman
February 20 2003
Sydney Morning Herald

Ladies, you too could be a Bollywood star. Indian TV producers are busily scouring Sydney for six female dancers for a new reality show.

The lucky candidates will be flown to New Delhi, groomed, styled and trained to dance to pumped-up disco mixes of Bollywood hits then unleashed on the Indian public via a reality TV show, a string of video clips, an album and a six-month promotional tour of more than 60 towns and cities.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Mar 08, 2003 5:31 am ]
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Don’t dance vulgarly
From The Times of Oman (a first time for CD)

MUSCAT — Top Indian dancer Jaaved Jaffery crowned the princes and princesses of dance at the Sea Pearls Dancemania competition held at City Ampitheatre on Thursday with a word of advice to parents: “Do not let/push your child to dance vulgarly.”

We know Jaaved has always lamented vulgar movements, tasteless dressing and deplorable standards of dancers back in India. So his advice came as no surprise.

“Let them dance naturally; don’t push them to dance vulgarly, twisting and turning their tiny bodies,” Jaaved said, reiterating the message.

What he meant was clear: do not encourage children to ape Bollywood dances, which often border on vulgarity. So let children be graceful without gyrating.

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Author:  Azlan [ Sat May 24, 2003 8:34 am ]
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Bollywood makes a song and dance at Cannes beach party

CANNES, France (AFP) - Bollywood pulled out all the stops at the Cannes film festival (news - web sites) with a champagne-buoyed beach party featuring many of the movers and shakers of India's prolific film industry. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:39 am ]
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India's Bollywood Defensive on Stealing

Associated Press, on Yahoo

BOMBAY, India - Take a Hollywood plot, sprinkle in cheesy song-and-dance numbers and pour in a gallon of melodrama. Shake well, and you've got a Bollywood movie. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:42 am ]
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Bollywood sheds stereotypes, inhibitions for new sexy films

AP on Yahoo

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's film industry is starting to break decades-old stereotypes by dealing openly with sex. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:39 am ]
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Hooray for Bollywood, where song and dance reign
Trio of classics on TV tonight

Miami Herald

Chicago and Moulin Rouge have Hollywood talking about the revival of the movie musical. <a href= target=_blank>more</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:28 pm ]
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Top Bollywood producer banks on sci-fi flick to boost son's sagging career


BOMBAY (AFP) - Top producer- director Rakesh Roshan is looking to the stars to boost the sagging film career of his son Hrithik Roshan (news), offering audiences a science-fiction drama in which an alien touches down in India. <a href= target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:20 pm ]
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Bollywood plans movies on real life horrors of bomb blasts


BOMBAY (AFP) - Top Indian directors, famed for their florid song and dance films, are turning their backs on popcorn romance fantasies to explore darker reality with a slew of projects focusing on serial bombings, traumatic rapes and hard-hitting cops. <a href= target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>

Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Nov 23, 2003 10:42 am ]
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Bollywood to dance to corporate money with film starring Bachchan


BOMBAY (AFP) - India's leading industrial group, the Tatas, is making its foray into Bollywood with a film featuring superstar Amitabh Bachchan, marking a milestone in the corporatisation of Hindi cinema.

"Aetbaar" (Trust), which also stars John Abraham and actress Bipasha Basu, is due out next month after production that cost 130 million rupees (2.85 million dollars).

"We are here for long term in this business," said H.S. Billimoria, vice chairman and managing director of Tata Infomedia, the group's vehicle for films.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:44 am ]
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Bombay breakout
Bollywood films are regularly beating American and British films at the box office. How? By Jessica Winter for The Guardian

On a recent weeknight at the Harrow Warner Village cinema, the only film to sell out its screenings was also the only film without a promo poster displayed outside the lobby. You may not have heard of it, but the Hindi musical melodrama Kal Ho Naa Ho, directed by Nikhil Advani, has nestled comfortably in the box-office top 10 for two weeks now. Showing in just a few dozen theatres, Bollywood's latest export - three tempestuous hours of laughter, tears, strops, and spontaneous song-and-dance - boasts easily the highest per-screen average of any movie currently playing in the UK.

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