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Riz Ahmed In 'Awe Of' Co-star Kate Hudson

8th May 2013

Riz Ahmed was in ''awe of'' Kate Hudson's multi-tasking on the 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' set.The actor stars alongside the Hollywood beauty in the forthcoming political thriller from Mira Nair and was struck by how the actress...

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Mira Nair Honoured In Her Native India For Homelessness Work

28th April 2013

Director Mira Nair has been honoured for her work to eradicate homelessness in her native India.The Monsoon Wedding moviemaker recently returned to New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her first feature film Salaam...

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Mira Nair Staged Early Yoga Sessions For New Film's Cast And Crew

26th April 2013

Moviemaker Mira Nair set up yoga classes for the cast and crew of The Reluctant Fundamentalist to help them start the day on a spiritual high.Kate Hudson and her co-stars were among the devotees who...

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Kate Hudson Breastfed On The Reluctant Fundamentalist Set

24th April 2013

Actress Kate Hudson is thankful director Mira Nair was so accommodating while filming The Reluctant Fundamentalist because she had to frequently take breaks to breastfeed her baby son.The Almost Famous star gave birth to Bingham,...

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Kate Hudson Wows At Sombre Venice Film Festival Launch

30th August 2012

The 69th Venice Film Festival kicked off in Italy on Wednesday (29Aug12) with the premiere of new mum Kate Hudson's Mira Nair film The Reluctant Fundamentalist.The actress joined co-stars Riz Ahmed and Liev Schreiber on...

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Joseph Gordon-levitt's 'Looper' To Open Toronto Film Festival

25th July 2012

Joseph Gordon-levitt will be lighting up this year's Toronto Film Festival after news that the film that he stars in, 'Looper' - described as a "thinking man's actioner" - will be opening the prestigious event...

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Earhart Plane Hijacked En-route To Film Set

24th October 2009

The vintage plane director MIRA NAIR used as AMELIA EARHART's craft in biopic AMELIA was hi-jacked en-route to the South African film shoot.The filmmaker threatened to give up food during the shoot if producers couldn't...

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Nair To Fly With Swank In Amelia

31st January 2008

LATEST: VANITY FAIR filmmaker MIRA NAIR has replaced PHILIP NOYCE as the director of HILARY SWANK's AMELIA EARHART biopic. Noyce recently revealed he'd quit the project due to ongoing delays just before Christmas (07), and...

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Nair Launches Aids Awareness Initiative

5th July 2007

Bollywood director MIRA NAIR has launched an initiative to promote Aids awareness - by showing short films on the impact of the disease during movie screenings. The Jaago project, which is funded by the Bill...

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Nair Gets Pride Of India Award

27th April 2007

Bollywood filmmaker MIRA NAIR will be honoured as the Pride Of India at an awards show in New York City next month (May07). The director, whose movies include The Namesake (2006), Monsoon Wedding (2001) and...

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Penn Signed To Star In Film After Losing Rights

12th March 2007

American-Asian star KAL PENN fell for the character he plays in new movie THE NAMESAKE years before filming started - he previously tried to buy the rights to the book. Penn loved JHUMPA LAHIRI's novel...

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Depp Lines Up Nair To Direct New Film

8th February 2007

JOHNNY DEPP has head-hunted VANITY FAIR film-maker MIRA NAIR to direct his new film. SHANTARAM will star Depp in the lead role, and will be co-produced by Depp's Infinitum Nihil and BRAD PITT's production company...

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Bollywood Director: 'Stars Won't Associate Themselves With Aids Awareness'

23rd January 2007

Bollywood director MIRA NAIR has criticised A-list Bollywood actors for refusing to star in a series of short films designed to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS in India. Nair will direct one of four low-budget, 12-minute...

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Nair To Document Beatles' Indian Trip In New Movie

1st November 2006

Acclaimed Indian director MIRA NAIR is set to bring THE BEATLES' era-defining visit to the Rishikesh ashram in India back to life in a new movie - with a little help from her friend SIR...

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Witherspoon's Purefoy Fears

14th January 2005

REESE WITHERSPOON was nervous prior to shooting her latest movie VANITY FAIR, fearing co-star JAMES PUREFOY would be a "jerk" over her pregnancy. Doctors confirmed the Hollywood beauty was expecting her second child just...

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Nair: 'I'll Never Cast Reynolds'

14th January 2005

VANITY FAIR director MIRA NAIR has vowed to never cast BURT REYNOLDS in a movie - because she hates "looking at him". The film-maker has certain actors in mind who she'd hesitate to hire...

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Nair Told Phillippe To Get Witherspoon Pregnant

6th January 2005

Director MIRA NAIR encouraged RYAN PHILLIPPE to get his wife REESE WITHERSPOON pregnant before filming began on VANITY FAIR. The Indian film-maker hates skinny actresses and when discussing casting on the WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY...

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Confusion On Vanity Fair Set

20th December 2004

VANITY FAIR co-stars REESE WITHERSPOON and RHYS IFANS found making the costume drama confusing - because their names are pronounced the same way. The Hollywood beauty and her Welsh co-star were constantly responding to...

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Witherspoon Quits Vanity Fair Premiere

22nd October 2004

Hollywood sweetheart REESE WITHERSPOON has pulled out of the British premiere of her latest film VANITY FAIR to spend time with her husband RYAN PHILLIPPE. The newly-brunette actress, 28, and the film's Indian director...

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Nair Up For Woodstock Honour

14th October 2004

Indian-born director MIRA NAIR will be honoured at New York's WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL on Sunday (16OCT04). The MONSOON WEDDING filmmaker will receive the Honorary Maverick Award - an award which recognises life and work...

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Stars Name Their Inspirations For Instyle Photospread

1st October 2004

Stars like REESE WITHERSPOON, LAURA LINNEY and MEGAN MULLALLY have realised their dreams with a little help from America's INSTYLE magazine - by meeting their inspirations. In a photoshoot, called INSPIRATIONS, in the new...

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Screenwriters Fume Over Vanity Fair Credits

2nd September 2004

VANITY FAIR's original screenwriters MATTHEW FAULK and MARK SKEET are furious their names have appeared on the credits of the period drama - because they were replaced by OSCAR-winning scribe JULIAN FELLOWES. Faulk and...

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Witherspoon Amazed At Media Attention

2nd September 2004

Actress REESE WITHERSPOON is baffled by the number of pages celebrity magazines fill with pictures of her walking around town. The screen beauty - who stars in MIRA NAIR's eagerly-anticipated new movie VANITY FAIR...

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Nair Pipped For Harry Potter Job

1st September 2004

Indian director MIRA NAIR has been approached to take charge of the fifth HARRY POTTER film in 2007. The MONSOON WEDDING movie-maker is currently reading the script for HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF...

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Purefoy Pursued Director For Vanity Fair Role

30th August 2004

British actor JAMES PUREFOY went to extreme measures to land his role opposite REESE WITHERSPOON in upcoming movie VANITY FAIR - he followed director MIRA NAIR all around the world. The 40-year-old heart-throb admits...

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Witherspoon: New Period Drama Is Sexy

9th June 2003

REESE WITHERSPOON has promised her new film VANITY FAIR will surprise those expecting a sedate period drama - because they've made it a "sensual avant garde" movie. Despite the fact Witherspoon was heavily pregnant...

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Purefoy Joins Reese In Vanity Fair

23rd April 2003

British actor JAMES PUREFOY has bagged the lead role opposite Hollywood big-hitter REESE WITHERSPOON in new movie VANITY FAIR. The KNIGHT'S TALE star will play roguish RAWDON CRAWLEY to LEGALLY BLONDE star Reese's BECKY...

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