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Midnight's Children may not be screened in India

Last updated on: August 1, 2012 18:19 IST

Midnight's Children may not be screened in India

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

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eepa Mehta's upcoming film Midnight's Children -- which is based on Salman Rushdie's controversial novel of the same name -- may not release in India. However, the makers are planning to release a DVD.

'Midnights Children will probably not be screened in india. Dvd's will be the only option. Sadly!!!' informed actor Ronit Roy who plays Ahmed Sinai, one of the principal characters in the film.

The film will have its world premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival in September.


Image: Ronit Roy in Midnight's Children


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'I haven't been ousted from Dharma!'

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Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani is miffed with reports of him being ousted from Karan Johar's production house Dharma Productions.

'Being asked by a lot of people suddenly about the article about me being ousted from Dharma. Didn't care to clarify till now cause i genuinely thought no one would take such rubbish seriously. But seems a lot of people are. And some even happy that i am silent and not clearing the air. Apparently silence doesnt make u dignified, it makes u a door mat. So finally feel d need 2 say it out loud n clear out the rumours bout me,' the director tweeted.

He clarified that Karan Johar hasn't asked him to leave. 'Rumour # 1 - "Karan has asked me to leave Dharma" - I have not been ousted from dharma. I am very much a part of the company. Always was and always will be. There are no misunderstandings or creative differences between Karan and me,' he wrote.

He next clarified about his salary: 'Rumour # 2 - "I have asked for a share in profits" - I have never ever asked for a share in profits. Karan pays me more than I am worth. He has given me an apartment to stay in. And even tolerated and pampered me despite not having made a film since 2008.

'It would be extremely ungrateful of me, someone who is eternally indebted to him, to ever ask for a share in profits. Karan has n always will be my family my friend n my boss. Those who have a problem with it... Try all u want to break them. You should just hope that I don't lose my patience with you. Cause I don't play games,' he signed off.


Image: Tarun Mansukhani
Photographs: Paresh Gandhi

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Lata Mangeshkar remembers Mohd Rafi

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Lata Mangeshkar remembered legendary singer Mohammed Rafi on his 32nd death anniversary and shared one of his classic hits Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata

Mangeshkar said that every time she listens to his songs, she can feel his presence. 'samay kitni tezi se guzar jaata hai,aaj hum sab ke priy gayak rafi sahab ki 32vi punyatithi hai,lekin main jab bhi unka koi gana sunti hun to hamesha yehi lagta hai ki wo saamne hi ga rahe hain,aisa gayak baar baar paida nahi hota, main unko shraddhanjali arpan karti hun,aur aap sab ki pasand ka unka ek geet pesh karti hun,' she tweeted.

Singer Shaan also paid tribute and tweeted: 'Today 32 years ago Mohd. Rafi Saab left on his heavenly journey... But his Heavenly Voice is with us Now and Forever!!'


Image: Main Zindagi Ka Saath from Hum Dono


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Abhishek Bachchan ‏gets nostalgic

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Abhishek Bachchan, who recently shot at India's one of the oldest cinema halls, got nostalgic about his childhood.

'Shot in Liberty cinema yesterday in south Mumbai. 1 of the few old single screens left in the city. So nice to see it so nicely maintained. Got very nostalgic, seen many films there as a kid. And the last time I was there was for the Premiere of Refugee,' he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Farah Khan is having a tough time finding favourite Rakhis. 'Any1 knws where 2 get "Spiderman"rakhis?diva n anya hav 2 tie 2 czar.whre r the good ol BIG foam rakhis gone?pink n green spongy 1s.miss thm,' she tweeted.

Image: Abhishek Bachchan
Photographs: Rediff Archives

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Priyanka Chopra's family photo!

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Priyanka Chopra shared a picture (above) of her family and tweeted: 'A few years ago.... Mia familia!' Chopra tweeted with the picture. 

Neetu Chandra shared a picture of her from Bikaner and tweeted: 'Bikaner... Junna Garh Fort... :-)' 



Image: Priyanka Chopra with her family
Photographs: Twitter

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