Salman Khan’s Jai Ho gets parental guidance certificate

Also, Alfonso Cuaron tries TV for first time; Bollywood celebrities at Mumbai Marathon.

Salman Khan's Jai Ho, which is out in the UAE on January 23, is the first of his films to be rated UA (parental guidance). His previous films have all been certified as Universal (general). IANS
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Parental guidance certificate for Jai Ho

Salman Khan's fans who are below the age of 12 will need to be accom­panied by an adult to watch Jai Ho, out on Thursday in the UAE. India's Central Board of Film Certification has given it a UA (parental guidance) certificate after making a number of cuts. The film tells the story of a "common man's attempt to foil a plot to assassinate the chief minister". The censor board also asked for some of Khan's incendiary dialogues against corrupt politicians to be toned down or beeped out. It's the first time one of the actor's films, which are usually masala enter­tainers, hasn't got a Uni­versal (general) certificate. — IANS

Alfonso Cuarón tries TV for first time

The Oscar-nominated director Alfonso Cuarón is trying television for the first time, teaming up with the producer J J Abrams on a new series. The two have known each other for about 20 years and Abrams has been eager to work with the Mexican director. Cuarón is up for a Best Director Oscar for Gravity, the category he won at the Golden Globes. Cuarón concocted the idea for Believe, debuting on March 10 on NBC, while shooting Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. He contacted Abrams, who came aboard as co-executive producer for the series starring Delroy Lindo, Kyle Mac­Lachlan and Jamie Chung. Cuarón joked on Sunday to the Television Critics Association that after working in space, he wanted to do something where people weren't floating. The series revolves around a 10-year-old girl with supernatural powers who is pursued by sinister forces. – AP

Bollywood celebrities at Mumbai Marathon

Monday morning saw a host of Bollywood actors turn up for the annual Mumbai Marathon. Leading the way was the fitness fanatic John Abraham, the event's brand amba­ssador. Also in the crowd were Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Neha Dhupia, Kalki Koechlin, Tina Ambani and Gulshan Grover. The race, which has five categories, follows a scenic route that partly runs along the city's coast, taking in historic monuments and important landmarks, including the Haji Ali mosque and Bandra's Bandstand. – The National staff