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Category: Entertainment

Happy to be back with Abhishek Kapoor: Sushant Singh Rajput

7 June, New Delhi: Abhishek Kapoor gave Sushant Singh Rajput a dream launch in “Kai Po Che” and the actor, who is in talks with the filmmaker for his next, says he admires the director’s passion for cinema. Abhishek’s last film “Fitoor” did not work at the box office. There were reports of a rift between the actor and the director after Sushant dropped out of the project. Sushant, however, says he is looking forward to reteam with Abhishek after their 2013 movie. “‘Fitoor’ almost happened. But I was waiting to work with Abhishek Kapoor after ‘Kai Po Che!’....

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Deepika perfect to play mafia queen, feels Vishal Bhardwaj

7 June, Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj believes Deepika Padukone has the rare quality of being a superstar and a good actor. Deepika will reunite with her ‘Piku’ co-star Irrfan Khan for Bhardwaj’s as-yet-untitled production, to be directed by Honey Trehan. Vishal is happy that Trehan got to work with a dream cast in his very first film. “I am more excited for my friend Honey, who has been with me for the last 20 years. He is lucky to have this brilliant a cast in his first film. I am very happy and excited to produce the film,” he...

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More eight categories for Global Nepali Film Award

26 May, Kathmandu: More eight categories have been included in the ‘Global Nepali Film Award’ from this year with a view to promoting Nepali movies in an international-level. Nepali Film Society organised a press meet here Thursday to inform about its decision to present the Award in more eight categories including ‘best music’, ‘best composer’, ‘best composer’, ‘best cinematographer’ and ‘best singer’ from this year. With this, the Award that was established a year ago in Colorado of the United States of America will be presented in a total 20 categories. The second edition of the award handover ceremony...

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Kangana to play an 80-yr-old in her directorial debut ‘Teju’

21 May, Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has announced that she is turning director with her home production “Teju” in which she will play an elderly woman. “I will play an 80-year-old woman in my first directorial ‘Teju’. The film will be about every old person I know and have loved. It will also be a lot about me as I am older than my years,” Kangana said in a statement issued here. About the role, Kangana says, “She (her character) is a warm, vibrant woman, full of life, who doesn’t feel old at all.” The “Rangoon” star says she...

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Deepika peeved over being mistaken for Priyanka in the West

6 May, Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says it is not only ignorance but racist when the foreign media mistakes her for Priyanka Chopra. International mediapersons often confuse Deepika for the “Quantico” star and have even addressed her as Priyanka. “It’s not just about me being offended. It’s you all in this room who should be offended. It’s not just ignorance, it’s also racist. “Two people of similar colour are not the same people. So, you as fellow Indians should actually be calling them out and educating them instead of encouraging it,” Deepika told reporters at the L’Oreal event today....

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‘Baahubali 2’ releases to a rousing reception in India

29 April, Hyderabad/ Bengaluru: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? The question that has been vexing millions of Indian cinemagoers for two years was answered on Friday in thousands of theatres across the country that screened the mega opus “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.” The long-awaited sequel to the 2015 multilingual drama by director S S Rajamouli received a rousing reception with trade analysts predicting its day one collection at Rs 70 to 75 crore nationwide. “The advance booking is crazy; there are corporate bookings of 100-200 seats. There is a repeat value for this film. The opening day collections should...

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Rishi Kapoor criticises ‘actors of this gen’ for skipping Vinod Khanna’s funeral

28 April, Mumbai: Veteran star Rishi Kapoor, in a series of tweets, has slammed the “actors of this generation” for not attending Vinod Khanna’s funeral last evening. Khanna passed away at the age of 70 early on Thursday morning, after battling cancer. Kapoor, 64, who worked with Khanna in films like “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Eena Meena Deeka” and “Chandni”, described the absence of the young generation of stars at the cremation as “shameful”. “Shameful. Not ONE actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna’s funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect. “…Why this? Including...

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Veteran actor Vinod Khanna dies

27 April, Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at a hospital here this morning. He was 70. Khanna was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on March 31 with severe dehydration. The hospital authorities refused to share the reasons for his demise. The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with “Man Ka Meet” and is best remembered for his performance in films like “Mere Apne”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Qurbani”, “Dayavaan” and “Jurm”. He was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Dilwale” in 2015....

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Appeal against Salman’s acquittal in Arms Act case to be heard on July 6

21 April, Jodhpur: Arguments on an appeal filed by the Rajasthan government in a sessions court here challenging the acquittal of actor Salman Khan by a trial court in a case against him under the Arms Act will begin on July 6. In response to a notice issued by sessions judge Bhagwan Das Agarwal on March 7, counsels of Khan appeared in the court today and submitted ‘vakalatnama’ (authorisation letter). After accepting the documents, Agarwal listed the matter for arguments on July 6. Khan had been acquitted by the trial court in a case against him for alleged possession...

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Sonu responds to fatwa by shaving off his head after tweet row

19 April, Mumbai: Shave off his head, said a cleric, enraged by Sonu Nigam’s tweet on loud sermons. So the Bollywood playback singer did just that at a press conference he had himself tonsured by a celebrity hairstylist. He had called the press to talk about his tweets on Monday which led to an online furore and a fatwa being issued against him by the Kolkata-based cleric, Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi. Before hairstylist Aalim Hakim got into the act, Nigam stressed that his tweets were against the use of loudspeakers in morning sermons and not aimed at...

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