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Melodramatic Romance and War epic VARUDU (Telugu) opens in select theaters in Los Angeles, Dallas and Boston among others...

Written and directed by Gunasekhar (Multiple national film industry award winner). This Indo-US simultaneous launch may provide some key indicators as to the impact on box office and especially for major award and festival screener eyeballs. This strategy may also work in wooing more distributors for other international markets and creating a global buzz. All in all a Win Win strategy.
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Bollywood finds it's Switzerland..No Passports Required

It's Spring and Bollywood jumps to no, not Switzerland, but our very own...Jammu and Kashmir! The scenic mountains, valleys, lakes and picturesque meadows were favorites in the days of Classic Indian Cinema (before the terrorist insurgencies). Times may be changing now as Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan head to this peice of heaven on earth under the directorship of Vishal Bhardwaj for Saat Khoon Maaf.

Arre tere ki, guru, I pay my taxes yaar, I am a Bollywood Star!

Akshay Kumar ranks as the the highest tax payer from Bollywood for the second year straight. News reports claim that Mr. Akshay Kumar (Akki) paid an advance tax of Rs. 9 crore (US $ 2+ mil) in March, 2010, taking his total advance tax payment in the current financial year to Rs. 18 crore (US $ 4+ mil). He paid Rs. 31 crore (US $ 7 mil. approx.) in 2008-09, a period that saw him delivering hits after hits.
Also in the queue of diligent (US $ 1 mil+ tax payers) notables include Aamir Khan,Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan among others.

Reportedly, others paying advance taxes in March 2010 include, Abhishek Bachchan at Rs. 4.15 crore (US $ 1mil;.) Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan made advance payments slightly shy of and/around Rs. 2 crores (US $ 0.5 mil).