In search of a bigger role
beauties, brave heroes, crass villains, loud dialogues, wild
fights and boisterous music have been the staple of Punjabi
cinema for long. Now, slowly, the industry is showing signs of
change with top producers and NRIs pumping in money for serious
productions like Waris Shah and Rustam-e-Hind. Randeep
Wadehra looks at the record of Punjabi cinema, which has
seen more downs than ups
CLASS APART: Waris Shah set a new benchmark for Punjabi cinema with its glam quotient, taut direction and stunning visuals
on a loan
They are called the ‘instalment
generation’. This new class of job holders spends voraciously,
often by taking loans, says Ritusmita
The young and an unabated spending spree: Do they go together
these days? Perhaps, looking at these instances. Soma and
Shantanu wanted a break. She is a busy airhostess and he an ad
executive and both with on-the-edge work schedules.
It looks like superstar Will Smith is all set to revive his
singing career, as the hip-hop artist is planning to reunite
with old partner Jazzy Jeff for a world tour.
to tell all
Now that her life is finally back on track, Britney
Spears is reportedly planning a tell-all book in which she takes
on the people who did her "wrong". According to
sources, the singer is so angry with the people who let her
down, that she’s planning to dish the dirt on them in her
book. And on her list is not only former beau Justin Timberlake,
but also her two husbands —Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline.
was a gift from heaven: Kher
Anupam Kher has come a long way from his roots in Himachal Pradesh
to his branching out and flowering as one of the most versatile
and gifted actors in Bollywood today. He has taken the brunt of
public censure during his tenure as director of the Central Board
of Film Certification.
A group of IT students in Agra have developed a device that can
enable the blind to hear what they cannot see or read. Called
‘E-Netra’, it costs Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 and it reads texts
through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can
be heard through earphones. Right now it can only read text, but
later it is likely to pick up prints in Braille script.