Picture Gallery:’Hate Story’

Upcoming Hindi movie ‘Hate Story’ is one of the most eagerly awaited movies  of  Bollywood. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, this movie introduces Bong Bombshell Paoli Dam to the industry for the first time. Releasing on April 20 this movie has stirred a big storm for its bold content.

The trailer released last week has become a talking point among the cine-goers in different cities. We bring a picture gallery of this new bold Bollywood movie for our readers.

 

 

 

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Fans Enjoy ‘The Hunger Games’ World Premiere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to predicting the big-screen success of “The Hunger Games,” the fans have spoken. Actually, make that cheered.

Hundreds of fans who won tickets to Monday’s world premiere cheered for hours before any stars arrived, screamed when they did and kept the applause going right through the film.

“I thought it was amazing,” said Ruzena Zatko, 28, a fan of “The Hunger Games” books who drove from Las Vegas and spent two nights’ camped out in front of the Nokia Theatre to win passes to the premiere. “He stayed true to the book.”

Based on the best-seller by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as teens fighting for survival in a government-controlled world that hosts annual televised games in which young participants are forced to kill their opponents. It opens in theaters March 23.

Fans Ariel Pemberton and Amanda Shultz loved the book so much they doubted the film could match it, but they came away impressed with its look and feel.

Pemberton said it was “way more emotional” than the book, while Shultz enjoyed seeing Collins’ post-apocalyptic world come to life: “We all had different ideas what it looked like, so to see it was so cool.”

Box-office prognosticators say anticipation for “The Hunger Games” matches and may even surpass that for the “Twilight” movies. (The last “Twilight” film is due in the fall.) They predict “The Hunger Games” could bring in more than $100 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend.

Some have compared the two series. Each is aimed at young adults and features a female heroine with two potential suitors. But fans say the similarities end there.

“This doesn’t focus on the love triangle,” said 22-year-old Stephanie Zatko, a “Twilight” fan whose sister-in-law convinced her to check out “The Hunger Games.” ”She’s actually doing something. Bella just sits there.”

“Katniss is a stronger female,” said Alyssa Walker, 20, who read all three books in the series. “The guys are a thing, too, but she does her own thing.”

Still, some in the crowd held homemade posters declaring themselves members of Team Peeta or Team Gale — Katniss’ two prospects.

“Hottest thing since sliced bread: Peeta,” read one sign. “Gale ensnared my heart,” read another.

About 400 fans lined the black carpet where the film’s stars arrived and sat alongside them at the premiere. Hundreds more lined up behind barricades across the street, toting cameras and signs.

“The passion of these fans is unlike anything I have ever been involved with,” said Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the film. “For me the biggest star here is Suzanne Collins, who wrote the books and is the creator of this entire universe, all this pandemonium.”

Director Gary Ross thanked the author from the stage before introducing the film’s stars, saying, “None of us would be here without the wonderful, brilliant mind and imagination of Suzanne Collins.”

Meanwhile, as the premiere wrapped, Zatko prepared for the long drive back to Las Vegas.

“We’re totally sleep deprived,” she said. “But it was all worth it.”

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These ‘Leaked Pictures’ Are Fake: Christina Hendricks

Washington: (ANI) Christina Hendricks’ cell phone has been hacked and purported nude photos of the star have been leaked on the Internet, but she says that not all of the photos are authentic.

Hendricks’ representative confirmed reports of the hacking and said that multiple self-shots were stolen including several showing the ‘Mad Men’ star barely dressed, without make-up, probably at home, a website has reported. However, the one bare breasted photo is said to be that of an impostor.

The representative said that while it is not known who hacked the phone, proper authorities have been notified and an investigation is underway.(Picture Credit: Daily Mail)

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Who Is That Girl ?

Bollywood has finally come to know about the identity of  the mysterious poster girl in ‘Hate  Story’. Her name is Paoli Dam, a Bengali actress who has a reputation for doing something bold and bawdy. The official poster of Vikram Bhatt’s movie ‘Hate Story’ has aroused lot of curiosity about the film among cine goers.

The poster of ‘Hate Story’ was released a earlier this week and it showed a girl posing topless and a gun was shoved in her jeans along with a strategically placed tattoo. Her identity was kept secret by the producers of the movie but within a couple of days her identity has been revealed by the media.

Paoli is expected to make her debut in Hindi Film industry with ‘Hate Story’.

 

 

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Picture Gallery:’Wanderlust’ (Copyright: Universal Pictures)

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a raucous comedy from director David Wain (Role Models) and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) about a couple who leaves the pressures of the big city and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself.

George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta.

On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can’t buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them.

Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?

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Yes To ‘Orgy’ No To ‘Dragon Tattoo’, Courtesy Censor Board

Finally the Censor Board has cleared Hollywood movie ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’ with two minor cuts for public viewing in India.  India’s Censor Board has been blamed in recent days by many leading film makers for adopting double standards while giving clearance to different movies. Last month it objected to certain scenes from the movie ‘The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo’ which were done aesthetically but the same board had given clearance to graphic depiction of sex in ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’.

The producers of ‘The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’ were so exasperated with the Censor Board’s attitude that they decided against releasing the movie in India. The Censor Board believed that the nudity in the movie was too hot to handle in India.  A month later the Board has cleared the release of Á Good Old Fashioned Orgy’ which shows sex toys and other props. This movie was given R rating in the US for its strong and graphic sexual content.

When ‘Filmi Files’ contacted Nakul Malhotra, General Secretary Delhi Cine Goers Association (DCGA) for his opinion on the Censor Board’ role in India he candidly said, “Cine Goers in India can deal with any sensitive issue if it is done in a good taste. They are mature enough to handle any cinematic content but the Censor Board continues to treat Indian audience as if they live in an Island.”

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Golden Moments: Grammy Awards Night in Pictures

The 54th Grammy awards were held in Los Angeles last night. An award show wouldn’t be an award show without dull, inarticulate speeches, bad jokes, worse fashions and snarky fashion commentary, but this year a gloomy cloud settled over the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: the untimely death of pop singer Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday afternoon at age 48.

In addition to performances by Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, Chris Brown, Deadmau5, the Beach Boys and Adele (the evening’s big winner, taking home six awards), singer Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the late diva.

(Pictures :By AP)

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