Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
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24 February 2011

Savita Bhabhi: From Comic Porn to Bollywood

Smut to silver screen

Smut to silver screen
India's most notorious porn star ever, Savita Bhabhi, is all set for her Bollywood debut.

Savita Bhabhi first entered the Indian public's consciousness in early 2008 and her popularity soared following a spate of media reports announcing the arrival of the new Indian porn queen.

The first Indian online comic porn star, Savita Bhabhi's popularity overshadows all other Indian top Indian porn stars put together - Shakeela, Sunny Leone, Angela Devi and Priya Rai.

Savita Bhabhi is the brain child of Puneet Agarwal, a UK based businessman, who is more popularly known by his online pseudonym - Deshmukh. Initially anonymous, Puneet revealed his real identity in July 2009.

Puneet along two other contributors, Dexter and Madman (their real identities are not known) are the people behind the popular adult web comic. There are also a number of occasional contributors who lend their talent to put together different aspects of the comic.

Savita Bhabhi, her actual name is Savita Patel (the Bhabhi suffix refers to sister-in-law) is a promiscuous housewife in her late twenties and her sexual escapades involved individuals across the class divides.

Savita's 33-year-old husband, Ashok Patel is oblivious of his wife's nymphomaniac ways.

Savita is also bisexual, with a few issues of the online comic dedicated to her sexual encounters with women.

A new page of the comic was posted daily to the website and a full issue was usually completed in about a month.

Savita Bhabhi's runaway popularity rubbed the babus in government the wrong way. The telecom department on June 3, 2009, ordered the Indian internet service providers (ISP) to block access to the website SavitaBhabhi.com.

This act of censorship triggered an online outrage and discussions in the mainstream media, thus further boosting Savita Bhabhi's popularity.

Following the blocking of the website by the Indian government, Puneet Agarwal decided to shut down SavitaBhabhi.com.

But Savita Bhabhi soon made a comeback, along with a new generation of other Indian comic porn stars, on Kirtu.com.

The founders of Kirtu.com intend to make the word 'kirtu' to become synonymous with Indian cartoon pornography, much like hentai of Japan.

The ban on Savita Bhabhi made international headlines and Editions Blanche, a French publisher specialising in erotic literature, published in October 2009, an ink-and-paper version of the Savita Bhabhi comic titled Love in Bollywood/Bollywood in Love.

Kirtu.com, the new home of Savita Patel, soon went paid with only a select comics available for free download. The paywall dented Savita Bhabhi's popularity.

After a long lull, Savita Bhabhi again hit national headlines when CM Jain announced that he was making a movie on the popular porn character.

The Savita Bhabhi character will be rechristened Sheetal Bhabhi and the film will be titled SheetalBhabhi.com.

Bollywood starlet Heena Rehman has been roped in to play the title role and Shakti Kapoor and Vikas Kalantri are also expected to play lead roles.

If the SheetalBhabhi.com is anywhere close to the popularity of SavitaBhabhi.com then CM Jain will have a blockbuster to boast of.

25 January 2011

The King's Speech Leads Oscar Nominations 2011

Colin Firth looks set to crown the best year of his career to date after landing an Oscar nomination for his role in The King's Speech.

The actor is odds on to add to his Best Actor Golden Globe for his portrayal of George VI and is one of a handful of Brits who have got the nod in the shortlist for this year's prestigious Academy Awards.

The £9million film he starred in meanwhile about a monarch with a stammer could go on to collect the film world’s biggest prize.

Crowning glory: The King's Speech has six nominations with Colin Firth in the running for Best Actor

Crowning glory: The King's Speech has six nominations with Colin Firth in the running for Best Actor

Of the other Brits set for success, Firth's co-star Helena Bonham Carter will be joining him at the ceremony to present the 83rd Academy Awards as she has been nominated for Best Actress In A Supporting Role and Danny Boyle has been given a Best Director nod for 127 Hours.

Firth's The King's Speech co-star Geoffrey Rush has also been nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role with Tom Hooper up for Best Director.

Other movies doing well in the standings include the Cohen brothers' remake of True Grit with 10 nominations, as well as The Social Network and Black Swan.

The Best Actress field looks set to be a battle between Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right, who already landed the Globe for Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy, and Natalie Portman, who bagged the Globe for Best Dramatic Actress

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2011 SO FAR

BEST FILM

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are Alright

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Robert Duvall - Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

15 December 2010

Cameron to Make Film on Bihar’s Super 30?

Bihar's Super 30 impresses Hollywood's James Cameron

Patna Dec 15 : Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron was all ears when Anand Kumar, who founded Bihar's Super 30 free coaching centre for students, narrated the real life stories of hope that his institute has generated year after year.

Bihar's Super 30 impresses Hollywood's James Cameron

"Cameron told me it was amazing to listen to my real life stories of hope. He was so impressed that he hinted at using such stories with people across the world," Kumar, who shared the platform with Cameron during the Innovation and Knowledge Conference in Lavasa, Maharashtra, told IANS.

Kumar's Super 30 centre has helped many poor students enter the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

He said Cameron, the acclaimed Canadian filmmaker of "Titanic", "Terminator", "Aliens" and "Avataar", appreciated his efforts and promised to visit Patna.

The conference was held at Hill City of Lavasa Friday in association with Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) to promote innovation in diverse fields.

Bihar's Super 30 impresses Hollywood's James Cameron

Kumar said it was a matter of great pride that a teacher like him was given an opportunity to speak before such distinguished personalities. "It was an honour for my state also where I grew up and started my institute," he said.

He said he narrated some untold stories of young and talented underprivileged students from Bihar and their journey to the IITs. It drew tremendous appreciation from the audience, Kumar added.

"They clapped when I narrated my journey of the boy next door in the backwaters of Bihar, who struggled to carry on his studies due to extreme poverty, to a harbinger of hope for the poor students.

"It has ushered in a silent social revolution, which has transformed many a family. But it is just a small effort," he said, adding his dream was to set up a school for the poorest of the poor.

Bihar's Super 30 impresses Hollywood's James Cameron

In the last three years, all 30 students of Super 30 have made it to the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the IITs. Since 2003, 212 students of the institute have made it to the IITs.

Kumar, who himself missed a chance to study at Cambridge University because he didn't have enough money, gives full scholarships to every annual batch of 30 students.

They have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study each day.

Kumar, who started the Ramanujam School of Mathematics in 1992, founded the Super 30 in 2002.

Source: IANS

25 November 2010

No Takers For 'Mr India', Film On HIV Positive Body Builder

M-kund[3]Panaji, Nov 24 : 'Mr India', a documentary film depicting the struggles and triumphs of HIV positive body builder Pradeep Kumar may have won several international awards, but is finding no takers for a theatrical release in India.

Filmmaker Haobam Pabankumar is disappointed that the film will go to DVDs directly despite winning more than 12 national and international awards.

The documentary film from Manipur was screened in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

"Getting a theatrical release in India is very difficult but we have found a distributor and some theatre owners in Manipur are interested in screening the film but otherwise it will go to DVDs," Paban told reporters here.

Documentary films find it hard to get a theatrical release in India but Paban said that the film had a message which should reach people.

The director seemed disappointed that not many people saw the movie, which he made to help Pradeep in his struggle. The money earned from different awards and DVD sales go to Pradeep, who needs nutrition supplements to continue his effort even as he fights the deadly disease.

Paban said that his friends from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute pitched in with the money and even the cameraman did not charge for the two year long work.

"It took two years to make the film but my friends were very helpful. They all wanted Pradeep's story to be told to the world and it is an effort to help Pradeep because he needs about Rs 40,000 every month to spend on his supplements," the director said.

Pradeep was detected with HIV in 2000 but decided to go public with his disease in 2007 after winning a medal in the Mr India competition.

"My family has supported me throughout, that is why I am standing here. But when my closest of friends came to know about it they left me and that's when I decided to do something that even they could not do. I wanted to prove that a person living with HIV AIDS can lead a normal life. I will be happy if my story helps fight the stigma. All we need is moral support from society," said Pradeep.

Paban continues to travel with his film and even though he seemed disappointed with the poor turnout at the screening, he is confident that the film will help take the message forward.
IFFI this year has two stories about AIDS. Apart from 'Mr India', the festival is also screening 'Going the Distance', a 24-minute documentary by Tiainla Jamir, which shows a woman's journey right from the day when she discovers her HIV positive status.

15 October 2010

Sssslither! Ssssizzle! Sherawat!: Images

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

The movie is about the vengeance of Naagin, the Snake Woman. George States (Jeff Douchette), a ruthless American travels to the jungles of India and captures her mate.

She transforms into a stunningly attractive woman (Mallika Sherawat) with absolutely no clue about contemporary civilization or the ways of mankind. She ventures into the city in desperate search for her lover with vengeance on her mind and venom in her fangs.

What follows is a chase at breakneck speed, with horrifying deaths, narrow escapes and special effects never seen before in India.

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

Mallika Sherawat's 'Hissss'

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05 October 2010

Imran Khan-Meets-Deepika Padukone!

'Break Ke Baad'

Break Ke Baad

Abhay Gulati and Aaliya Khan have known each other since they were four years old. Their friendship turned into love at the tender age of 15, when Abhay realises Aaliya is the girl for him.

Aaliya's life is defined by her burning desire to become an actress and she is unmindful of what or who comes in her way. Abhay who is still unsure about what he wants to do finds himself competing with Aaliya's incessant plans and projects to fulfil her dreams. While their relationship blooms because of their personality differences, the baggage because of these differences also grows silently.

Things come to a head when Aaliya decides to go to Australia to study and Abhay has to deal with the prospect of a long term relationship, secretly fearing that he will lose Aaliya forever. He takes a leap of faith and they decide to take this time off from each other to figure out what they want to do.

The choices Abhay and Aaliya make from here on tests their relationship.

Aaliya risks everything and everyone she loves only to realize that there is no joy in achieving one's dreams if one has no one to share it with. Abhay risks losing every shred of his ego, dignity and self-respect only to realize that there is no bigger high than seeing your dream come to life, brick by brick. They make mistakes, deal with disappointments, even lose each other - and become stronger individually.

'Break Ke Baad' is not just a coming of age film, but a film about couples growing up - together. In a fickle world where relationships break up on the smallest of differences, Abhay and Aaliya manage to save theirs despite geographical ones.

Love needs a little space...

Break Ke Baad

Break Ke Baad

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Break Ke Baad

Break Ke Baad

Break Ke Baad

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