Eager to compose music for Bollywood again: Zakir Hussain (Movie Snippets)

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Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) He composed music for critically acclaimed "Mr And Mrs Iyer" and now tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain is eager to make music for Bollywood films again.

"The problem is that I'm here always for a very less time and to give music in a Bollywood film you have to be here because producers can call you any time to make changes in the song; so it becomes a little difficult for me to do it," said Hussain who is based in US.

"But it has been a dream because I used to play tabla in the recordings of Madan Mohan and Naushad; so even I had a desire to compose music for Hindi films. So whenever I get a chance and if time allows, I would love to do it," he added.

In the past, the Grammy winner has composed soul-stirring music for Sai Paranjape's "Saaz" (1998) and for an Indo-American production "For Real" (2009).

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Penguin to release a book on '7 Khoon Maaf'

Penguin is set to launch a book on Ruskin Bond's short story "Suzanna's Seven Husbands", which Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has adapted into a movie and titled it "7 Khoon Maaf".

"Penguin will release the book Feb 19. This will help readers know our journey from the short story to the film," said Bharadwaj.

"7 Khoon Maaf" stars Priyanka Chopra as the protagonist, who kills her seven husbands.

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Lara Dutta's health tips!

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"I have always been a supporter of exercise to lose weight, but the first step is to eat right. So start by eating right and then add an exercise regime to your routine and see the difference.

"I'm always on the move, but still I don't miss on my meals, especially my breakfast, and I exercise five days a week. Eating right is also important because in this day and age of stress, one needs to have energy to face everything," said the 32-year-old actress.