Sonam Calls Katrina Shameless

Sonam Kapoor loves to prattle about things but her habit to chat non-stop has landed her in trouble on occasions more than one. Her latest target is Bollywood’s hottest heroine Katrina Kaif. While speaking her heart out to a leading film journalist at Cannes she reportedly called Katrina ‘shameless’ which could be read as a left handed compliment.

Ms Kapoor told the journalist that she would like to give Katrina a bouquet of flowers.  When asked why would she do that Sonam replied  “I don’t know how she (Katrina) does that. You need a certain kind of commitment and a certain kind of shamelessness to do certain things. You get that may be with stardom or with confidence in your talent or with who you are as a person. I need to develop that before I do films like that.”

This is not the first time Sonam has landed in a soup for being a big mouth. On earlier occasions she joined issues with actress Aishwarya rai when she called her Áunty’. Then she hurled some harsh words at her co-star in Áisha’, Abhay Deol. Even veteran author like Shobha have not been spared by her. Sonam called her ’60 something porn writer’.

It seems Sonam Kapoor has become more skilled in verbal duels than in acting department. Good luck to her!

List of Winners at Cannes Film Festival 2012

The Cannes Film Festival 2012 came to an end today. Michael Haneke won the Palme d’Or once again after a gap of three years. This prestigious event has produced the winners of this year and the complete list of winners is mentioned below

Palme d’Or: Amour, directed by Michael Haneke

Best Director: Carlos Reygadas for Post Tenebras Lux

Grand Prix: Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone

Best Screenplay: Beyond The Hills, written by Christian Mungiu

Camera d’Or for Best First Feature: Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin

Jury prize: The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken Loach

Best Actress: Christina Flutir & Cosmina Stratan for Beyond The Hills

Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt (Jagten), directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Palme d’Or for Short Film: Silence (Sessis-Be Deng), directed by L. Rezan Yesilbas

Prix Un Certain Regard: — After Lucia (Despues de Lucia), directed by Michel Franco

Directors’ Fortnight Prize: — No, directed by Pablo Larrain


International Critics’ Week Prize: Aqui y Alla, directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza

‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ Receives Rave Reviews At Cannes

International critics have given Gangs of Wasseypur, the first mainstream Bollywood film to be selected for the Director’s Fortnight, rave reviews following its world premiere at the 65th Cannes Film Festival earlier this week.

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, who is renowned for his work in creating a niche in Indian cinema’s ‘avant-garde’ space, the film is an epic tale, spanning 60 years of two feuding families set against the backdrop of the rural coal mining communities in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India. It combines clever filmmaking with a powerful, high-concept and entertaining plot, with revenge at its core. Accentuated by strong performances by a talented and eclectic cast comprising of Hindi cinemas finest, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda, the film is cleverly told in two parts.

The Times (UK) said of director Anurag Kashyap; “(His) gritty, rowdy snapshots of contemporary India have marked him out as one of the hippest film-makers working on the subcontinent.”

The Hollywood Report called Gangs of Wasseypur, “A dizzying explosion of an Indian gangster film, whose epic structure and colorful, immoral killers capture the imagination for over five hours. Gangs of Wasseypur puts Tarantino in a corner with its cool command of cinematically-inspired and referenced violence, ironic characters and breathless pace.”

Screen Daily commented; “Never a dull moment … oozing visual style, laced with tight and often blackly comic dialogue,… this Tarantino-tinged Bihari take on The Godfather has what it takes to cross over from the Indian domestic and Diaspora markets to reach out to action-loving, gore-tolerant theatrical and auxiliary genre audiences worldwide.”

Generating widespread interest from critics and audiences alike, Gangs of Wasseypur represents the brave new Indian cinema breaking the cliches and conventions, something which Anurag Kashyap has come to be known for. The film is presented by one of India’s leading integrated film companies,Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by AKFPL.

Robert Pattinson Appears Solo At ‘On the Road’ Premier

Photo Credit:’Aceshowbiz’

Kirsten Stewart latest movie ‘On the Road’ has been premiered at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival and the entire cast was present for the event. Kistren’s partner Robert Pattinson also attended the premier of the movie but he made a solo appearance. Even then Robert Pattinson successfully stole the limelight.

After the mega success of twilight series both R-Patz and K Stew are trying their hands at different roles which are in sharp contrast to their onscreen image. On the hand Robert Pattinson who played the role of faithful lover in ‘Twilight’ is testing his seduction skills in movies like ‘Bel Ami’ on the other hand Kirsten Stewart is playing a role of bold chic in her forthcoming release ‘On the Road’ Grabbing the attention at the film’s special screening event was lead actress Kristen Stewart.

She is breaking out of her ‘Bella Swan’ mode in the movie as she has filmed topless scenes for the first time in her career for the movie. ‘On the Road’ is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1951 novel, which is considered to be the seminal book of the Beat Generation.

Indian Movies To Create History At Cannes

65th Cannes Festival

This year 2012 is the best year for Indian cinema as four films will be participating lected at the 65th Cannes Film Festival organized in south France. This is for the first time ever four Indian films will be participating in different competitive categories.

First film is ‘Miss Lovely’ a movie directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. This movie is set in 1986 Mumbai which portrays the story of two brothers who make underground films (with titles such as Lady James Bond) for a small-town picture house.

Second movie to participate in Critics` Week at the Cannes is a Hindi movie named ‘Peddlers’. Directed by Vasan Bala this movie is about three characters who meet in Mumbai.

Third is renowned film maker Anurag Kashyap’s two part series named  ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ which is story of coal mafia spread in Dhanbad region of undivided Bihar.

And the fourth Indian movie participating at the Cannes this year is a classic movie ‘Kalpana’ which was made in 1948 by Uday Shankar. This Indian film is being restored by Hollywood’s living legend Martin Scorsese.




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Aishwarya Rai’s Tour De’ Cannes Confirmed

Beauty Queen of the bygone era and Bollywood movie actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given her consent to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for the 11th time scheduled later this month.

Aishwarya will be accompanied by her new born baby Aaradhya. There media reports that she could skip the Cannes this year because of her ‘overweight’ issue but putting an end to all these speculations Snehal Chitneni, Corporate Communications Manager of L’Oreal has confirmed her participation.

“Yes, Aishwarya is slated to attend the festival and she has confirmed it too. In fact, this year the actor will have a bigger role to play as the brand ambassador,” she said in media briefing.