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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Director Jagmohan Mundhra

Jagmohan Mundhra followed a long road in Hollywood and then to Bollywood but finally achieved his quest to make meaningful movies. Mundhra told PIO TV he likes to inspire audiences to re-evaluate society’s position on controversial subjects. Born and brought up in Calcutta, India, Jag was first inspired by the legendary director Guru Dutt. But, like an obedient Indian son first fulfilled his family’s wishes and studied business. Coming to America culminated in achieving a Ph.D in marketing, specifically films. He taught at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and dove head on into learning filmmaking. He set up the first Indian film theater in Los Angeles, then sold it to raise money for his first film “SURAAG” with Shabana Azmi. He followed it up with “KAMLA” that got Jag Mundhra some International press. The next movie “BAWANDAR” got him international acclaim and screened at various festival including the London Film Festival. Jag’s credible film-making aroused the interest of internationally acclaimed actress Aishwarya Rai and he went on to make “PROVOKED.” PIO TV sat down with Jag Mundhra to discuss his latest film, “SHOOT ON SIGHT” with Naseeruddin Shah. Jag smiles and adds that his plan is to simply continue his prolific career as a filmmaker making thought provoking films.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Director Jagmohan Mundhra

Jagmohan Mundhra followed a long road in Hollywood and then to Bollywood but finally achieved his quest to make meaningful movies. Mundhra told PIO TV he likes to inspire audiences to re-evaluate society’s position on controversial subjects. Born and brought up in Calcutta, India, Jag was first inspired by the legendary director Guru Dutt. But, like an obedient Indian son first fulfilled his family’s wishes and studied business. Coming to America culminated in achieving a Ph.D in marketing, specifically films. He taught at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and dove head on into learning filmmaking. He set up the first Indian film theater in Los Angeles, then sold it to raise money for his first film “SURAAG” with Shabana Azmi. He followed it up with “KAMLA” that got Jag Mundhra some International press. The next movie “BAWANDAR” got him international acclaim and screened at various festival including the London Film Festival. Jag’s credible film-making aroused the interest of internationally acclaimed actress Aishwarya Rai and he went on to make “PROVOKED.” PIO TV sat down with Jag Mundhra to discuss his latest film, “SHOOT ON SIGHT” with Naseeruddin Shah. Jag smiles and adds that his plan is to simply continue his prolific career as a filmmaker making thought provoking films.
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sexy Lass Mallika Sherawat


Something happened with our sexy lass Mallika Sherawat. If you recall, Mallika was also a member of the cast of “Aapka Surur’, the first film by Himesh Reshmia and Hansika Motwani. The days when Mallika was quite annoyed with 15-year-old Hansika who not only addressed the sex siren as ‘aunty, but also teased her making all sorts of faces. Now it wouldn’t be wrong to say that influenced by Hansika, Mallika has applied all the tricks with her co-stars in the forthcoming film ‘Man Gaye Mughal-E-Azam’. Especially, Mallika used to make faces and tease K K Menon when he would be busy with the shooting. Even the director of the film Sanjay Chhel, has accepted this fact and said that Yes, it is true that Mallika was up to such pranks on the sets. Whenever she used to come on the sets, Mallika used to bow and do salaam to all present much like Anarkali. Even Paresh Rawal used to company Mallika in teasing and annoying everyone present on the sets. So after listening all this we would just like to say Man gaye Mallika.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bollywood Legend Continues to Charm

The very beautiful and gorgeous Rekha stepped out on Friday night after a self-imposed hiatus from the public eye, in true divaesque style. Dressed in black, boots et al, she could very well launch a thousand ships of her own, a la Helen of Troy! As she stepped on stage to receive an award celebrating her beauty, she elicited a thunderous applause from the guests present. But naturally, she’s Rekha... the one and only. And one of the guests, excited on seeing her, said something aloud which she didn’t quite catch and she asked him to repeat what he’d said. To which he said, Good Evening and Rekha laughed throatily and said in her trademark sensuous voice, Oh I heard beautiful. You know, I am always being asked how is it that I am so beautiful. I owe it all to my Amma, my mother, and it is thanks to the genes I inherited from her, that I am beautiful if at all. But more than that, I feel that the values that she brought me up with which I follow till date are what make me truly beautiful. There, she just told everyone her best kept secret or did she? I want to be alone is essentially Hollywood’s most glamourous legend, Greta Garbo’s line, and Rekha has been adhering to that in her life too. But we wish not. She’s a Re’ of light.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Watch Bollywood Movies Free: Kshatriya

In order to get rain for the arid region in Rajasthan, India, two royal families, from Mirtagarh and Surjangarh, have come together with their warriors, and fought with each other annually, with the winner getting the honor to sacrifice a baby buffalo. When England returned Jaswant Singh comes home with his caucasian wife, he is appalled at the slaughter and warlike conditions. But fate binds him that he is also to continue the family tradition, and as a result his wife leaves him. Years later, children from both these royal families return from England, and are friends with each other. Vinay is friendly with Vikram, and wants to wed Neelima. Will these young people succeed in stopping this bloodshed, and put an end to this rivalry, or will they also be fated to continue this deadly tradition.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tanisha Makes Her Debut

Bollywood actress Tanisha is making her debut in Telugu. Sources close to the unit informed us that she has signed NTR starrer Kantri. The film has Hansika Motwani as the female lead while Tanisha steps in as the second lead opposite NTR.
Earlier Jiah Khan and Riya Sen were considered for this role. Produced by Ashwini Dutt and directed by Meher Ramesh, the film has already completed 50 percent of shoot. Tanisha is Kajol's sister and is better known for her dare bare attitude. She had acted in Hindi films like Neil 'n' Nikki and also did Unnale Unnale a Tamil film which was later dubbed into Telugu as Nee Valle Nee Valle with debutant Vinay.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: On Demand


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas aims at culminating the success
and knowledge of the overseas Indian community and integrating their experience into India's global development process. PBD celebrates and recognizes the contributions of this 35 million strong community and utilizes PBD as a means to bring the community together under an umbrella of forward thinking and discussion. For the first time this landmark event was made available via live webcast on pioTV.Com to the whole of the overseas community and is now being made available free On Demand. Click here to watch this historic event and take part in the flourishing of India.