After the much talked-about Race the quietly efficient directorial duo Abbas-Mustan are taking a sabbatical. "We're scripting two films at the moment. But for now after the release of Race we've just one film the comedy Mr. Fraud to complete.
I am slightly amused by naysayers, worrywarts and cynics predicting doomsday already, so early in 2008. Hey, the year has just begun, why are we crying hoarse so soon? Agreed, the first month of the new year hasn't begun on a brighter note, so what? We still have eleven months left and the next 47/48 Fridays can change the tide.
It looks like the Govinda-Salman Khan pair has competition. Even as David Dhawan plans to bring the "Partner" partnership alive again in a sequel, Anees Bazmi is busy scripting part two of "Welcome" in which he plans to cast Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar together again.
Besides the Overseas territory, the satellite rights of successful films have been fetching a hefty amount for producers/right holders. Sometime back, there was talk that the satellite rights of WELCOME had been sold by Studio 18 for Rs. 20 crores.
Check out the nominees for the 53rd Annual Filmare Awards.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has said that the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and Satyajit Ray Film Institute (SRFI) in Kolkata will soon be upgraded to match global standards.
Certain sections of the Rajput community in Rajasthan have raised an objection on Ashutosh Gowarikar's magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar.
2007 was a great year for Bollywood as it saw maximum blockbusters and super hits coming together in a shot span of time, especially towards the latter part of the year. Om Shanti Om and Welcome were the biggest money-spinners and Taare Zameen Par is still counting 'moolah' after being a big winner at the Box Office.
UTV Software Communications Ltd, one of the leading Bollywood production houses, has reported a growth of 183 percent in the operating revenue at Rs.1.2 billion ($30 million) for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2007.
Out of the frying pan, it's straight into the fire. That's the state of the industry currently. The dry run at the box-office continues non-stop, the latest 'casualty' being SUNDAY. Why are people shying away from theatres? Is it due to the cold wave?