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‘Jai Bolo Telengana’ Movie Preview: History Retold

TelengagaThe first Friday of the New Year has the South Indian film industry offering a piece from history. Jai Bolo Telengana is director N. Shankar's take on the history of the region which has its mention in the Indian epic story of Ramayana. In an earlier statement made to the media, filmmaker N. Shankar had said that he will cast only actors who belong to the Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh because they will be able to relate to the sentiments attached to the film and its story.

Bollywood Directors Look Forward To In 2011

Kiran RaoBollywood has a lot of action in store in the New Year, in terms of films that are to be released with the touch of debutant directors. The most promising amongst the lot are names like Kiran Rao, Rohit Dhawan, and Ali Abbas Zafar etc.

Kiran Rao is one of the most talented young directors who are soon going to be coming with her dream project Dhobi Ghat. This movie has the under currents of the basic matrix of society in four different sections as is in real life on the streets of Mumbai.

Bigg Boss 4: Finale Week Getting Intriguing With A ‘Big Red Locked Box’

Shweta Tiwari, Ashmit Patel, Dolly BindraThe 'Bigg Boss 4' finale week is simply getting to be more and more intriguing as each day passes by. The tensed four inmates have practically gone into a trance with Dolly Bindra having more things to blame Khali, the great for and Ashmit and Shweta just listening to Dolly's banter with Khali, the great sporting an expression of total shock.

2010 Proves to be a Good Year for Indian Stock Markets

After a weak year in 2009 and ending it on a gloomy note, the sensex and Nifty have given a pleasant ending to the investors at the end of 2010. The capital inflows have been great in the last few months with great news of economic growth.

The end was on an upward note for the sensex as it recorded gains of 2% extending gains of the last 3 trading sessions.

In the last week of the year after a weak start for the first 2 days and hitting a low of 19,981.76, the prospects of positive end were gloomy but the sensex pleasantly surprised everyone by ending the week at 20,509.09, a rise of 435.43 points, or 2.17 per cent.

NRI deposit rates increased

India’s biggest state owned lender State Bank of India and other public sector undertakings in the banking business like Union Bank of India and Bank of India have gone in for a revision of interest rates.

The interest rates that have been re-jigged are basically for the non-residents deposits. Leaving only those who have a maturity of less than two years, under these deposits rates have been increased across the board.

All these lenders in separate statements to the press have also conveyed that these revised rates will be applicable from today and have been implied on both Rupee as well as foreign currency deposits.

Telecom policy overhaul soon: Sibal

Telecom policy overhaul soon: SibalAfter a storm in the telecom sector due to the 2G scam, questions have been raised on the flaws of the telecom policy. Kapil Sibal took over from the alleged former minister A. Raja as the communications and IT minister.

He has had the tough days in office since then, pondering over ways to improve the policy. He recently promised the nation to get rid of the ten year old policy and make way for some reforms.

Vimal Ties The Knot In Filmi Style!

Actor VimalSouth Indian actor Vimal got married to the love of his love in true blue filmi style. Looks like his projects in Kollywood have inspired Vimal in real life too! Vimal reportedly eloped with his girlfriend Akshaya to a temple and completed the ceremony following the Hindu rites of marriage. Vimal and Akshaya have been in love for close to one and a half years now, and marriage was always on the cards for the couple. But what surprised the fans of Vimal was the fact that he had to run away and secretly tie the knot with Akshaya.

Smartphone market grows in India

India over the years has emerged as a huge market for almost everything right from automobiles to mobile phones. The latest phenomenon in the Indian markets is the Smartphone as indicated by the sales numbers. The sales of these Smartphone have grown 3 times (July - September) of 2010 just about a year ago.

The numbers were even more heartening in the second quarter of 2010 where the sales have jumped by 34.2%. The latest survey by IDC has revealed these numbers which are quite evident of the fact that Indian consumers prefer the Smartphone more than any other.

The prices of Smartphones have dipped sharply and they are continuing to drop with the increase in competition.

Rani Mukerji Dismisses Ghaghra Designer After Wardrobe Malfunction!

Rani MukerjiBollywood actress Rani Mukerji was so angry with her new lady designer for giving her an ill-fitted ghaghra to wear on stage that she did not think twice before firing her. What is more, the actress vented her anger on the girl in front of a large gathering which included media personnel as well. Reports suggest that Rani Mukerji had to leave the stage midway through her performance many a time as she felt that the skirt of her costume would slip down from her waist while matching steps to the songs playing in the background.

150 Raibik Path: A Tripura Documentary Film On Rabindranath Tagore, Given National Recognition

Rabindranath Tagore150 Raibik Path , the first documentary film by Tripura and it has received national recognition from a screening committee. The subject of the documentary film was the life and ideals of the great Rabindranath Tagore and was entitled 150 Raibik Path.

Veera Bahu Thanks Director Gautham Menon For Signing Him After Six years!

Veera BahuTamil film actor Veera Bahu, whose first film as lead hero is set to release in January 2011 is very excited about the quickie thriller Nadunisi Naaygal (Midnight Dogs). The film is being directed by Gautham Menon, who has recently completed the shooting and is under post production stage now.

Veera will be romancing Sameera Reddy in this film, which also stars Ashwin in one of the lead roles. The film comes with duration of 90 minutes and will tell the series of events that happens in one night. The movie does not have any song or a background score.

Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju’ Suffers Setback

Katha ScreenplayDirector Ram Gopal Verma has been experiencing the same problem as regards the release date of his movies, be they from Bollywood or the South Indian film industry. According to reports in the media, several of Ram Gopal Verma’s recent releases have failed to hit theaters on the date fixed during the pre-production stage of filming. While his much awaited film Rakht Charitram was delayed by several days at the last moment, the upcoming RGV release Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju has also been postponed by at least one week.

Karthi’s Search For Suitable Match Is On!

KarthiKollywood actor Karthi had a grand 2010 in his professional life. He had three successful releases in this year after his debut in 2007. He started as an assistant director to renowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam and then debuted as the lead hero of Tamil film Paruthiveeran, which was a huge success and received critical acclaim.

Rudranil Ghosh Has An ‘Accident’ On A Busy Kolkata Street

Rudranil-GhoshBengali film and television actor Rudranil Ghosh is still reeling under the shock of an ‘Accident’ he faced just the past weekend on the busy Sarat Bose Road crossing of Kolkata. His fans don’t need to worry though because the actor isn’t hurt! Well, we are talking about the mishap sequence that Rudranil Ghosh had to film for his upcoming film Accident in Kolkata on Sunday. In a statement to the media, Rudranil Ghosh recalls how scared he was before and after giving the shot for the cameras, terming it as one of the most memorable moments in his entire career as an actor.

Who Are The Most Profitable Bollywood Actors Of 2010?

Ajay DevganBollywood has seen many ups and downs throughout this year but managed to give some really big movies with huge earnings. Today, some of the actors, directors and producers will be awarded at the ‘ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2010’ for being most profitable this year.

Hema Malini Turns Director To Dharmendra And Esha Deol

Hema MaliniActress Hema Malini will reportedly wield the mike again for an upcoming film that hits theaters early next year. According to reports from Bollywood, the actress will return to direction after a span of eighteen years with her husband Dharmendra and daughter Esha Deol as stars of the upcoming Bollywood film. In a statement to the media, Hema Malini says that she had a very nice time shouting directions at her hubby and daughter. Considering that Dharmendra is known for his angry image, did he work according to Hema Malini’s directions?

Neetu Chandra’s New Year Resolution!

Neetu ChandraActress Neetu Chandra, who has acted in a few Tamil and Telugu films apart from Hindi films, is taking very careful step this time while taking New Year resolutions. She wants to take a resolution, which she can fulfill without giving it a miss.

Anushka Shetty Is In Love!

Anushka ShettySouth Indian actress Anushka Shetty is reportedly in love and is also ready to tie the knot with the man she is having an affair with. In a statement to the media, Anushka Shetty says that she has become very serious about the man whom she is currently seeing and it is only her professional commitments that is stopping her from marrying him now. However, the actress wants to keep the media guessing on names and does not want to reveal the identity of her boyfriend yet.

Gayathri Raghuram Having Rocking Time At Vaanam Sets

Gayathri RaghuramActress turned choreographer Gayathri Raghuram is in very rocking mood these days as she is choreographing the songs for the upcoming Tamil movie Vaanam.

Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif Are The Most Downloaded Bollywood Celebrities

Salman Khan Katrina KaifSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif may have parted ways after being together for six years but their fans don’t seem to get tired of them. According to reports in the media, Sallu and Kat have won the top spot in the list of the most downloaded celebrities for the year 2010. This means that the Indians love downloading pictures of Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan on their mobile phones and through internet services.

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