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Indian film world nepotist: Indian-origin Hollywood actor (Interview)

New Delhi, Feb 19: He could've made a living out of his passion for acting in his native Mumbai, provided "nepotism" in the Indian film industry hadn't driven him away. Lavrenti Lopes, who is originally from Goa but who now works in Hollywood, says showbiz back home is tougher for an "outsider" like him.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Lopes, whose parents are from Goa, shifted base to New York in 2007 to pursue his dreams. There, life took a dramatic turn for him and he landed roles in "Afghan Hound", "Love, Lies and Seeta" and "Desperate Endeavors".

The alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute is now set to feature.
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Have Yourself a Bloody Christmas This October

Even though Halloween fever is currently on everyone's minds (and rightly so), after it passes, the holidays will be right around the corner. Might as well start your planning so that they're as full of mayhem as they are mirth, and Bloody Christmas looks to be a great starting point!

From the Press Release

In the grand tradition of holiday horrors (Halloween, April Fool's Day, Happy Birthday to Me) comes Bloody Christmas, a new film from Long Island filmmaker Michael Shershenovich, available via Planetworks and Mvd on October 23rd. The film offers a unique experience by shying away from a typical slasher and drifting into stylish cinematography, all while not taking the subject matter too seriously.

Paul Awful of Movies From Mars writes:

"One scene that stands out visually is a dream sequence (or should I say nightmare) which was shot on 16mm that gets the audience inside a demented and damaged Santa Clause mind.
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Love Lies And Seeta release postpond

The movie has the Hollywood making, desi backing and an interesting story – Love Lies And Seeta will release in India on May 18th, 2012. The movie is directed, produced and written by Chandra Pemmaraju. The movie stars Melanie Kannokada who has been Former Miss India USA and has acted in hit American TV Series Rules of Engagement, Arjun Gupta who has acted in American TV series Nurse Jackie, Lavrenti Lopes who has acted in American Film Sub-Hysteria and Desperate Endeavors, Michael Derek who acted in As the World Turns, Leah Kavita, Caroline K ...
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Gulshan Grover named best actor at Houston fest - Realbollywood.com News

Gulshan Grover named best actor at Houston fest - Realbollywood.com News
New Delhi, Sep 26: Bollywood 'baddie' Gulshan Grover has won the best actor award for playing a holy man in Hollywood movie 'Desperate Endeavors' at the Indian Film Festival of Houston.

In the film, directed by French-Algerian director Sam Khassa, Gulshan plays spiritual leader Dada Bhagwan, the man who went to America in the 1970s and enlightened the lives of the Indians there as well as the Americans.

The ceremony was hosted by Melisa Wilson of Fox News and Lyn Cannon of ABC News Sep 24. The award was presented to Gulshan by.
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Gulshan Grover plays Dada Bhagwan in Hollywood film Desperate Endeavors

Gulshan Grover plays Dada Bhagwan in Hollywood film Desperate Endeavors
After winning hearts of the audiences with I Am Kalam, Gulshan Grover is back again, this time in a Hollywood film titled Desperate Endeavors. The film is directed by the French-Algerian director Sam Khassa. Gulshan plays the role of Dada Bhagwan; the man who went to America in the 70s and enlightened the lives of the Indians as well as the Americans there! The said film, that will be shot in NY totally, will be premiering at the New York International Film Festival on August 19. What's more, Gulshan has been nominated for the Best Actor award for this film at the festival! First the National Award nomination, now the New York International Film Festival nomination, Gulshan just couldn't have asked for more!
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Gulshan Grover plays Dada Bhagwan in Hollywood film Desperate Endeavors

Gulshan Grover plays Dada Bhagwan in Hollywood film Desperate Endeavors
After winning hearts of the audiences with I Am Kalam, Gulshan Grover is back again, this time in a Hollywood film titled Desperate Endeavors. The film is directed by the French-Algerian director Sam Khassa. Gulshan plays the role of Dada Bhagwan; the man who went to America in the 70s and enlightened the lives of the Indians as well as the Americans there! The said film, that will be shot in NY totally, will be premiering at the New York International Film Festival on August 19. What's more, Gulshan has been nominated for the Best Actor award for this film at the festival! First the National Award nomination, now the New York International Film Festival nomination, Gulshan just couldn't have asked for more!
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

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