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Toshi-Sharib record 21-minute song

Toshi-Sharib record 21-minute song

Mumbai, April 7 - Singer-composer Toshi Sabri and his brother Sharib have worked on a new, 21 minute song for the movie "Mastaan", which brings together father-son Naseerudin Shah and Vivaan.

The love song, titled "Mora man mane na", took seven days of non-stop singing and recording at Toshi's Sound Of Music studio in Versova Mumbai. So far the song's scratch version has been done by dummy voices.

However, Toshi intends to get the legendary Lata Mangeshkar to sing the 21-minute song, perhaps the longest ever in Bollywood.

My focus is on quality, not quantity: Zarine

My focus is on quality, not quantity: Zarine

Mumbai, April 7 - Actress Zarine Khan has featured in just two films in her two-year-old career in Bollywood. She says it's because she is more focused on quality, rather that quantity.

"My life has been very unplanned, but as I have said this before that I plan to do only quality work than quantity work. So that's about it," the 27-year-old said here at a screening of her latest release "Housefull 2".

Shinde brings alive Kishoreda in 'Jhumroo'

Shinde brings alive Kishoreda in 'Jhumroo'

Gurgaon, April 7 - When little known Ravindra Shinde speaks like Kishore Kumar, it seems the legendary singer is there for real.

Shinde was at his best in a new Bollywood musical "Jhumroo".

Shinde says he was surprised when he got a chance to mimic Kishore Kumar in the play, open to public at live entertainment destination Kingdom of Dreams.

"Kishore Kumar is a genius and an evergreen singer. He is like a god for me. I idolise him, I have learnt a lot from him, how to sing a song whether it's sad, happy, naughty or comedy, voice throw, expressions, everything," Shinde told IANS.

Bollywoood filmmakers take 3D head on

Bollywoood filmmakers take 3D head on

Mumbai, April 7 - Hollywood-made 3D films do roaring business, and now Hindi films too have taken the plunge. Though there are not too many success stories yet, Bollywood has lined up a slew of releases in the format.

"Dangerous Ishhq", "Joker", "ABCD", "Raaz 3" and "Sher Khan" are among those being made with 3D technology.

Director Remo D'Souza, who is making "ABCD", feels using the technology in the right manner is important and cites the instance of "Haunted" last year.

Inspiration, self-help and India on book shelves

New Delhi, April 7 - The weekend book cart fires the mind with inspiration, knowledge and life tips. Browse with IANS...

Book: "Let Go Mom: I Will Be Fine"; Written by Shivi Dua; Published by Wisdom Village Publication Ltd; Priced Rs. 150

Usha Nadkarni to play 'sutradhar'

Usha Nadkarni to play 'sutradhar'

New Delhi, April 6 - TV actress Usha Nadkarni, popular for playing a sweet-and-sour mother-in-law in "Pavitra Rishta", will now play a 'sutradhar' (narrator) for a weekend special of "Kairi - Rishta Khatta Meetha".

"Kairi...", aired on Colors, is a story of the clash between a tyrant mother-in-law Imarti Devi (Hema Singh) and a loving, yet rebellious daughter-in-law Ambi (Preeti Chaudhary).

Usha, a veteran in the industry, will be seen narrating a recap of the week on the weekend special -- "Kahani Ab Tak" of the show.

Doing 'shayari' made me nervous: Shahid Kapoor

Doing 'shayari' made me nervous: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, April 6 - After making Aamir Khan do the 'shayari' in "Fanaa", director Kunal Kohli asked Shahid Kapoor to do some poetry in "Teri Meri Kahaani" and the actor says he was very nervous about it.

"It's (shayari) something I really enjoyed in 'Fanaa' as well. I was nervous to be doing it because somebody like Mr. Aamir Khan had done it," the 30-year-old told reporters here Thursday while unveiling the first look of "Teri Meri Kahani".

Kishore da's songs bring out the child in everyone: Raju Singh

Kishore da's songs bring out the child in everyone: Raju Singh

Composer Raju Singh, who has worked on the music of Bollywood musical "Jhumroo", based on Kishore Kumar's classic numbers, says the legendary singer's melodies bring out the child in everyone.

"It's been a pleasure to bring back the music of Kishore Kumar. I've grown up with all these songs, and whenever I sat down to work on them for 'Jhumroo', I realised I became a child," said Singh.