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Bollywood’s Scope is widening, Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - an international collaboration between Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and a UK based entrepreneur firm DVK Global Entertainment Investment exemplifies that better than anything else. Check out the Bhaag Milkha Bhaag trailer here:
The story follows Milkha Singh - India's biggest sports hero, famous for winning Gold in the 1958 Commonwealth Games as a track and field sprinter - who lost his family during the violent war of the Indian Partition. It’s a tragic biopic, directed by the BAFTA nominated Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra ('Rang De Basanti', 'Delhi-6') and written by Prasoon Joshi, and it is set to be released on screen on July 12th 2013. This collaboration us a huge moment for Indian cinema, as more money and efforts are being invested in expanding Bollywood’s market towards a larger Western audience.
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Milkha Singh is India's biggest sports hero after winning Gold in the 1958 Commonwealth Games as a track and field sprinter. His life was a lot more colourful than that though, and his achievements in sport became a mere symbol of what he achieved in life. His early years were marred with tragedy when he lost his family during the violent war of the Indian Partition. He became homeless and got mixed up in crime before enlisting in the army where he was taught a new way of life involving discipline, determination and dedication. His passion for running escalated to the point where he represented his country in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics before competing in several other games and winning Gold medals. Nickname The Flying Sikh, he became a hero not just for his speed, but for his ability to overcome life's biggest obstacles.
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The stars of Bollywood were in top form at the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival
The stars of Bollywood were the surprise sensations at the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival, with stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan taking up most of the spotlight at the glamourous event.
The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival opened up with Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby adaptation, with a handful of India's most famous actors and actresses - Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Freida Pinto - stealing the limelight away from stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The stars mixed Indian and Western fashions, with Balan, who is the jury panel for the festival, wowing in a white and black Sabyasachi lehenga, complete with a net dupatta worn over her head. Meanwhile Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto went for a more Cannes-familiar pink Gucci gown.
Sonam Kapoor was one of the main attractions last night