The Supreme Court Tuesday lifted the ban on screening Bollywood film "Jodhaa Akbar" in Uttar Pradesh and some towns of Uttarakhand and Haryana following a petition by producer UTV.
The Percept Picture Company (PPC), known for its popular animation movie "Hanuman Returns", has struck a deal with Hyderabad-based animation studio DQ Entertainment for its forthcoming animation film ventures.
It's been almost three months since Aamir Khan's maiden directorial venture Taare Zameen Par hit theatres, but the film still continues to stay in news.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear on Tuesday a plea by producer UTV challenging the ban on screening "Jodhaa Akbar" in Uttar Pradesh and some towns of Uttarakhand and Haryana following protests by some Rajput organisations.
Commercial Hindi filmmakers often make movies about terrorism and communal violence, but most of them bite the dust at the box office because militants are rarely portrayed realistically in commercial Hindi cinema.
History is the flavour of the season and after the much-hyped "Jodhaa Akbar", one more historical from Bollywood - on Alexander the Great - is ready to hit the marquee.
In what will decidedly qualify as a first ever experiment in cinema, Nikhil Advani's segmented love saga "Salaam-e-Ishq" will now be divided into six separate stories, with each plot treated as an individual, self-contained film.
While the quality of films released so far in 2008 is several notches higher than the usual Bollywood fare, commercial success evaded most with "Jodhaa Akbar" emerging as a ray of hope.
If 2007 saw a spate of comedies doing wonders at the Box Office; expect a different outing in 2008. So far, the year has opened on a lukewarm note with neither comedy (Sunday, Bombay To Bangkok, Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa) nor drama (Halla Bol,) doing any wonders at the ticket counters. However, the future looks bright with films belonging to varied genres aiming for a kill as they arrive in quick succession.
Race, one of the hottest films this season, is around three weeks away from its release. Still, it's producers TIPS and composer Pritam are leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the film not just stays in news but also take one of the biggest ever openings at the Box Office.