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Need marketing, instant impact for success: Saif Ali Khan

Need marketing, instant impact for success: Saif Ali Khan

New Delhi, March 15 - From a game to a graphic book to a 12-city tour, Saif Ali Khan is using every possible marketing tool to promote his newest production "Agent Vinod". The actor-producer says marketing is expensive but vital to a film's success.

"We are marketing the film in various ways. It is expensive and a completely different area of production. It is something you have to take very seriously nowadays," Saif, who has been in the movie business for about two decades, told IANS in an interview here.

Hope general budget doesn't forget Bollywood: Karan Johar

Hope general budget doesn't forget Bollywood: Karan Johar

Mumbai, March 15 - Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has given blockbusters like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", "Wake Up Sid" and "Agneepath", is hoping that the general budget Friday doesn't forget Bollywood.

"Well, all we hope is that we are also considered. We entertain the entire nation and I think we also contribute to the psyche of this country and I think it is very important to think about us as well," the 39-year-old said here Wednesday at the opening ceremony of FICCI FRAMES.

Karan says keeping the growth of the entertainment industry in mind, it should be given more incentives.

Robert de Niro barred from hotel!

Robert de Niro barred from hotel!

New York, March 15 - American actor Robert de Niro was stopped from entering a luxury hotel here as security officials mistook him for a homeless man.

The veteran actor is playing a struggling writer working in a homeless shelter in "Being Flynn". He took to the streets to get into the mindset of someone who has nowhere to call home, contactmusic. com reports.

De Niro said his transformation was so successful that guards failed to recognise the heavily-disguised actor when he walked up to The Greenwich Hotel after a day of shooting.

Brad, Angelina to wed by autumn?

Brad, Angelina to wed by autumn?

Los Angeles, March 15 - Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly plan to marry before autumn.

The couple, who are rumoured to be expecting twin boys, want to marry in time for the arrival of the babies later this year.

"Angie (Jolie) is expecting twins this fall, so it is making them feel a time crunch. They decided they'd both like to welcome their twin boys to the world as man and wife, which means the wedding has to happen fairly soon," reports femalefirst. co. uk.

TV has nothing new to offer, says actor Sanjay Mishra

TV has nothing new to offer, says actor Sanjay Mishra

New Delhi, March 15 - Actor Sanjay Mishra, known for his role in the award winning Hindi sitcom "Office Office", says that the standard of comedy on television has gone from bad to worse.

"Television nowadays has nothing new to offer. There used to be a time when good shows with the format of limited episodes used to come but that is something that does not happen at present," Sanjay told IANS when asked about comedy shows and his comeback to the small screen.

Ash 'greedy' about working with different directors

Ash 'greedy' about working with different directors

New Delhi, March 15 - Aishwarya Rai, currently on a sabbatical after being in the industry for over a decade, says she was happy to have worked with different directors.

"I am glad to have worked with different directors on different roles. I had always been greedy to work with different directors on different characters," Aishwarya said on the television show "India's Glam Diva".

Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B

Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B

Mumbai, March 15 - Director Shoojit Sircar is putting together a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan, which he says reveals the megastar in moods never seen before.

The film is based on the extensive tours of Gujarat that the director undertook with Big B, the brand ambassador of the state while shooting 14 films promoting the state tourism.

"Mr. Bachchan and I travelled to nearly 25 towns cities and villages of Gujarat to shoot these films. Initially, I was excited by seeing facets of Gujarat that I had never seen before," said Sircar known for his directorial debut "Yahaan".

Leave literature alone, don't adapt it, says Saeed Mirza

Leave literature alone, don't adapt it, says Saeed Mirza

New Delhi, March 15 - Literature is best left alone in the spirit of celebrated French-Swiss filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard's philosophy that good literature makes bad cinema, says filmmaker and writer Saeed Akhtar Mirza.

"I feel as a form literature exists in the written word - let it be here as the raison d'etre why somebody writes. Whenever I read a good book, it never crosses my mind to make a film," Mirza told IANS in an interview here.

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