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Slum Dog millionnare music by A.R.Rahmaan

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Maestro makes it to Hollywood again. This time Bollywood’s super singer Sukhwinder has recorded a song for Danny Boyle’s film Slum Dog Millionaire. Starring Irfan Khan and Anil Kapoor, its music is given by AR Rahman. “Lyrics of the song were amazing. It is written by Gulzaar saab and music is naturally peppy, the way all Rahman songs are.I loved singing ‘Jai Ho’ and I must have sung the song so many times that eventually Rahman got really perplexed. Now they are wondering who would edit all the versions and which version is the best,” laughs Sukhwinder.

Film is based on a true story, and it’s about a kid from the slums of Mumbai, who has nothing – he’s ill educated, he’s illiterate – and he goes on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and wins it. It has tongue-in-cheek humor. This film is written by Simon Beaufoy.

As for Sukhwinder Singh he is all set to ride the Hollywood wave after winning over Indian audience with his voice and melody. His other Hollywood venture as a music director and singer is Steven Spielberg’s next film.

For this film Sukhwinder is recording a ‘kutch’ song. “I chose folk because it will stand out in the crowd.

I refused to take any techno music because Hollywood is way ahead in it. We need to have our own flavor and make our mark with what is ours.”

January 7, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aamir khan lauded

aamir A Mumbai-based public health institute has lauded Aamir Khan Production Pvt Ltd for the actor’s anti-smoking scene in the latest blockbuster, ‘Ghajini’.

Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health has sent a letter of appreciation to Aamir Khan Productions Pvt Ltd applauding him for the scene in his latest blockbuster hit ‘Ghajini’.

The latest Aamir Khan flick has shown a gang of hooligans smoking in a mall which is objected to by one of the actress.

“The scene highlights the team’s sensitivity in correctly portraying public smoking as an unlawful activity, especially since most producers and directors tend to glamorise the act of smoking and some of them defend it as creative freedom,” the institute director Dr P C Gupta said.

“When a celebrity smokes publicly or in a movie as a character, he or she not only violates the law but also influences the fans to start consuming tobacco. According to a research, 52 per cent children have their first puff of cigarette after watching a celebrity light up,” he said.

“We appreciate and thank Murugadoss, the director of ‘Ghajini’, and Aamir Khan for highlighting such an important fact even though we certainly do not favour any violence against smokers,” Gupta said.

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Sathyam may be removed from Sensex,Nifty


Satyam Computers may be removed from the Sensex and Nifty following the revelation of manipulation in the company’s accounts, analysts said.

Rajiv Mehta, senior analyst with India Infoline, a large brokerage house said his firm has immediately stopped covering Satyam and many other brokerage houses are also expected to do the same. There will not be any investor interest in the company anyway. The company may be removed from Sensex and Nifty, he said.

With the fall in its stock prices, Satyam has lost its weightage in the Sensex considerably over the recent past and currently has weightage of only 1.56 as of (Tuesday). While in Nifty, the weightage is only 0.63 per cent.

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Beckham’s 38 touches of the ball for Milan

David Beckham’s first appearance for AC Milan was analysed in such detail by the Italian press that we know he made 38 touches of the ball.
He only played the first half of the friendly in Dubai against Hamburg and was steady rather than spectacular. An error in the defensive third has been highlighted by pundits but generally they thought his two crosses, two headers and two tackles showed promise.“Tactically he is intelligent, he always plays for the team. He will be useful,” said coach Carlo Ancelotti.
A true test could come on Sunday at AS Roma when Milan return to Serie A action after a three-week midseason break.Beckham may only be on the bench but at least that will give the Italian media chance to analyse their other obsession – the 33-year-old’s tattoos.
Newspapers want to know how much spare flesh he has that hasn’t been scribbled on after speculation he has had another tattoo.Los Angeles Galaxy will hope it doesn’t say: ‘I love Milan’.

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Apple says no jobs or big news at MacWorld


Apple Inc said on Tuesday it was dropping copy protection from songs sold on the Internet and debuted its slimmest 17-inch laptop yet, but with no dramatic products or master pitchman Steve Jobs, the company’s final Macworld performance disappointed Wall Street.

Apple shares slid 0.7 percent, lagging by far the Nasdaq’s 1.7 percent gain, reflecting frustration over the lack of news from the trade conference that had previously introduced the iPhone to the world.

“There were some innovative products, but no true blockbusters,” said Robert Francello, head of equity trading for Apex Capital hedge fund in San Francisco. “People were bullish going into it, and now they’re kind of taking money off the table.”

Apple said its iTunes music store, which has sold 6 billion songs thus far, will offer its 10-million-song library free of digital rights management — or copy-protection — by the end of the quarter, for between 69 cents and $1.29 a song.

Songs will also be available straight to iPhones over the air, instead of through a computer.

The company decided not use Macworld to launch any major new product, as it had in past years, when it introduced such industry-changing devices as the iPhone.

In years past, the company’s Macworld product launches had produced so much buzz that they managed to overshadow events at the far larger Consumer Electronics Show. The 2009 CES show kicks off this week in Las Vegas.

Tuesday’s event produced few surprises. Apple announced a $2,799 17-inch laptop that is the company’s lightest and slimmest ever, as well as tweaks to software for home movies and photographs.

The event culminated with singer Tony Bennett crooning “The Best is Yet to Come” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in a farewell of sorts to Apple, which will no longer attend the cultural event thronged annually by Mac-faithful.

Jobs, a fixture at past events, was nowhere in sight, despite some hopes for a cameo. Last month, the company said its chief executive and salesman extraordinaire would not deliver the Macworld address. That raised fresh concerns about the cancer survivor’s health and signaled to many Apple-watchers that the company had no plans to launch a major product at Macworld.

January 7, 2009 Posted by | news | , , , , , , | 1 Comment