Indian theatres are all set to give a wholehearted welcome to the Pakistani film, Khuda Ke Liye on March 28, which also happens to be the first ever Pakistani film to be released in India. The film produced and directed by Shoaib Mansoor has Pakistani stars Shaan and Imaan Ali in the lead roles. The film also stars Naseerudin Shah in a very pivotal role.
The majestic sets of Ashutosh Gowariker's historical JODHAA AKBAR have been the topic of discussion, within and outside the industry. The magnificent palaces and forts, the grandeur, the splendor, the opulent look seems to have caught the attention of moviegoers within and outside the country.
One More Thought Entertainment, a film production company launched earlier this month by Parvez Damania and Azam Khan that announced 12 movies at one go, seems to have got a good start as the banner's first venture, "Tingya", received critical acclaim at Indian festival circuit.
In one of the largest media and entertainment foreign investments into India, The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte Ltd (TWDC), a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is to invest approximately INR 805 crores (USD 203 million) into UTV Software Communications Limited (UTV).
Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar though going great guns all over India has failed to showcase itself in the land of Princess Jodha that is, Rajasthan. The film has been claimed to hurt the sentiments of few people by altering the historical facts in the movie that talks at length about Jodha Bai.
A group of over 150 people tried to disrupt the screening of Ashutosh Gowariker's just released epic romance "Jodhaa Akbar" at a multiplex here, shouting slogans against the film and tearing down posters.
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It's a perfectly symbiotic relationship. The formula of turning bestsellers into feature films or serials often proves profitable.
Eros Multimedia P. Ltd. has emerged a major player and their line up of films in 2008 is surely impressive.
By Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama News Network
The much-awaited historical JODHAA AKBAR opened to a mixed response on Friday. The film started in the range of 40% + in the morning shows, but shot to 60% - 70% in the noon shows, with the collections improving further [80% - 90%] during the evening shows. This was the trend at multiplexes and also at bigger centres. At smaller centres, however, the collections were in the range of 20% - 30%. Meanwhile, the multiplexes are expected to start screening from Saturday onwards.