|Watch out for more dhoom
Bollywood’s line-up for 2006 includes an array of mainstream biggies but the fate of the industry might continue to hinge on breakthrough films from fringe players, says
is on a roll. In what was one of the most successful phases that it has
enjoyed in recent times, the Mumbai movie machine delivered huge hits
all through the course of the past year. Will the new year see the dream
merchants consolidate the gains of 2005? Indeed, 2006 will be a
crucial year for Bollywood. On the ground, confidence levels are
understandably high. A host of big-ticket films are lined up for release
during the year and the badshahs of Bollywood have reason to
believe that the strong ground beneath their feet will hold firm for
another heady year.
‘I am not
The year gone by has been most memorable for Abhishek Bachchan — he had three hit films and was declared most stylish person of the year by Elle magazine and the entertainer of the year by CNN — but he says his biggest high was father Amitabh’s performance in Black.
Net can get addictive
Internet addiction is now becoming a force to be reckoned with among teenagers, with a study of the social impact of Internet use on Australian teenagers revealing that a third “were in the process of becoming psychologically addicted”,
and the average time spent online a week was 13 hours.