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BEAUTIFUL (album FREEDOM) : Akon feat. A R RAHMAN Music Video Released - MP3 Download

Freedom - Beautiful - Akon A R Rahman MP3 Download Audio Song FullAkon - Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam - an acclaimed Grammy nominated US Singer with roots in Senegal, has featured the mild and mellow A R Rahman in a music video spreading like wildfire via You Tube.

In the music video of the song "BEAUTIFUL", A R Rahman makes a short appearance. The song BEAUTIFUL is by AKON, Kardinal Offishall and Colby O'Donis.

The song Beautiful is from the album FREEDOM available for MP3 Download HERE »

Watch the music video of the song BEAUTIFUL via Yahoo Music free online. Per the yahoo post, the video is © 2009 Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Records.

British Indian singer JAYA debuts with her single DJ Do It Again with the style of a Star in the Making

Jaya has created a storm with her debut single “DJ Do It Again” (MP3 download release), and has thus become the first Indo-British female to be signed by a major label.

Releasing on March eight by “All Around The World/Universal Music”, it is proving to be the first club smash of 2010 with its dance floor-friendly disco beats and “feel good” quality, which is combination of pop, urban elements, and dance. Jaya’s songs combine R&B, electro pop, Pop, and Hip Hop. She has been described as “charming, articulate, determined, creative, confident, larger-than-life, sexy, next Rihanna, and having charismatic & clear voice. Daughter of a Hindu priest (who is said to be the catalyst for her music involvement), she is reportedly collaborating with producers Jonas Jeberg, Parker & James, and Hawkeye.

India’s beautiful Bollywood actress Freida Pinto as the next Bond girl ?

BAFTA nominated Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) is again in the race to be the “James Bond” girl for the next Bond movie scheduled to be released next year.

She reportedly unsuccessfully auditioned for Bond girl Camille Montes in last Bond movie “Quantum of Solace” (Marc Forster).

She was reportedly paid about $3 million to act in latest Woody Allen movie. She is currently in three movies under different stages of production—“Miral” (Julian Schnabel), “Dawn of War” (Tarsem Singh Dhandwar) and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” (Woody Allen). She has appeared as herself in shows like "Xposé", "Nyhetsmorgon", "Entertainment Tonight", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Tyra Banks Show", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Larry King Live", "This Morning”, "Moving Pictures Live!", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show", "Late Show with David Letterman", and "Up Close with Carrie Keagan".

Commending Pinto for her international successes in cinema, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that talent exchanges between various centers of world cinema were becoming more frequent. If handled positively, these exchanges might help us learn each other better and thus reducing the international conflicts, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Federation, added.

Nicknamed “Fro”, 5’6” Pinto of Mangalorean Catholic background recently received “Global Indian Face Award” in Mumbai at Pearls Wave Awards ceremony. Although she is now an internationally acclaimed film star, she has not completely abandoned modeling. Besides being the “the new face” of L’Oreal, she was on the cover of February edition of Elle (India) magazine, which described her as "a dream to work with".

Pinto reportedly dreamed of becoming an actress when she was five years old. She is featured in People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People List”. She is rumored to be in “American Empire” (dark comedy centered around betrayal directed by Andy Armstrong and releasing in 2011).

3 Idiots Best Film, Amitabh Bachchan Vidya Balan Best Hero and Heroine 55th Filmfare Awards 2010 Full Winners List

Here is the full list of winners of the 55th Filmfare Awards - Indian Bollywood Cinema's version of the American Academy (Grammy) Awards. This list is from the official post.

You can order Blu-Ray and DVD for the following movies online and get them delivered to your home by clicking here »

HERE ARE THE STARS THAT WERE CROWNED.
THE WINNERS OF FILMFARE AWARDS 2009

Freida Pinto completes shooting of “Miral” in Israel

BAFTA nominated Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), after spending four months in Israel, has finished the shooting of “Miral”, which will be released later this year, according to reports.

Pinto, 25, plays Miral, a girl raised in a Jerusalem orphanage in 1950s, with story spanning several decades. Shot in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Israel, other cast of this poignant historical drama film includes Oscar nominated Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire), Alexander Siddig (The Boundary), and Hiam Abbass (The Syrian Bride). Directed by Oscar nominated Julian Schnabel (Before Night Falls), written by Rula Jebreal, produced by Oscar nominated Jon Kilik (Babel), cinematography by BAFTA nominated Eric Gautier (Clean), music by Olivier Daviaud (L'homme de la lune), and edited by Oscar nominated Juliette Welfling (Le scaphandre et le papillon), it chronicles efforts to establish a Jerusalem orphanage after the creation of Israel in 1948.

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