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India’s eco warriors who sent Bollywood’s Khan to jail

New Delhi: In the movies Salman Khan always wins. But offscreen, the Bollywood tough guy hero may have met his match in a 530-year-old Hindu sect that puts animals above humans — especially superstars. The determination of the Bishnoi community forced Khan to spend two sleepless nights in a Rajasthan jail following his conviction last…

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April 8, 2018

 

Salman Khan walks free after spending two nights in jail

Bollywood’s superstar has been granted bail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case Saturday after spending two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail. Khan was sentenced to a 5-year jail term on Thursday. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi of the Jodhpur District and Sessions Court heard Salman Khan’s bail plea. The actor will have to furnish Rs 50000…

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April 7, 2018

 

Schwarzenegger back home after heart surgery: spokesman

LOS ANGELES: Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is back home in Los Angeles and in good spirits after undergoing open heart surgery following complications with a routine operation, his spokesman said on Friday. The 70-year-old “Terminator” and “Predator” star, and former governor of California, was at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, near Hollywood, to have a valve…

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April 7, 2018

 

Mawra Hocane defends Salman Khan

KARACHI: After five-year jail sentence given to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, fans and celebrities in Pakistan and India have been expressing their support for the actor through social media. Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane also reacted to the verdict. She raised her voice for Salman on Twitter. “In a world with no “NO” human rights, a…

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April 5, 2018

 

Bollywood in shock over Salman Khan’s jail term

Mumbai: Hundreds of disbelieving fans flocked to the home of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Thursday in protest against the five-year jail term given on the action hero for poaching endangered antelopes. Khan’s army of devotees took selfies outside the Galaxy apartment complex in the Indian film capital Mumbai as their hero was taken off…

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April 5, 2018

 

Salman Khan jailed for five years in poaching case

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been awarded five-year jail term after being convicted in the 1998 case of poaching a blackbuck, an endangered species of antelope. He will have to pay a fine worth Rs.10,000. However, his co-stars from movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ – Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam – have…

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April 5, 2018

 

Schwarzenegger wakes from heart surgery declaring: ‘I’m back!’

Los Angeles: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, his representatives said Friday, adding that his first words on waking were “I’m back.” The 70-year-old actor turned activist — famous for the catchphrase “I’ll be back” — was in a Los Angeles hospital Thursday to have a…

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April 1, 2018

 

EIGHTEEN carnival with Zoe Viccaji in Islamabad March 25

Experience for the first time ever in Pakistan, the Carnival of a lifetime. Hosted by EIGHTEEN Islamabad, the carnival will host a full day filled with amusement activities on the 25th of March for the whole family. Including performances from international Samba dancers and Flamenco performers flown in all the way from Latin America, as…

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March 24, 2018

 

Selfies banned on red carpet at Cannes film festival

Paris, France: The head of the Cannes film festival said Friday he was banning selfies on the red carpet, claiming they caused “unwanted disorder” before premieres. Thierry Fremaux tried once before to ban the “ridiculous and grotesque” practice at the world’s most prestigious film festival in 2015, before backing down. Instead he pleaded with filmgoers, who…

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March 23, 2018

 

Movie Raid winning hearts in Pakistan

New Bollywood movie, ‘Raid’ starring Ajay Devgan against corruption mafia is winning hearts of the cinemagoers in Pakistan after it was released in the country on March 16.   Written by Ritesh Shah and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the action-thriller features Ajay Devgn, lleana D Cruz in the lead. Sannanad Verma and Saurabh Shukla are…

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March 20, 2018

 

Women free to speak up as Harvey Weinstein’s company files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein’s former production company announced it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations. The studio also said it was immediately releasing accusers from non-disclosure agreements which Weinstein had used to silence them, allowing women to speak up without fear of…

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March 20, 2018

 

‘Black Panther’ purrs as ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ still flops

LOS ANGELES: Digging in its claws, “Black Panther” clung to its domestic box office lead for a fifth straight week, taking $26.7 million as Disney’s other marquee release “A Wrinkle in Time” crashed and burned, data showed Monday. The 18th release in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe of superhero movies has earned $605 million in the US…

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March 20, 2018

 

Filmstar Muhammad Ali being remembered today

LAHORE: The 12th death anniversary of famous film star Muhammad Ali is being observed on Monday (March 19). He was born in Rampur, India on April 19, 1930 and died on March 19, 2006 in Lahore. He was known as Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat, means The Emperor of Emotions. He had starred in over 250 movies played heroes…

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March 19, 2018

 

Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment: report

LOS ANGELES: John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, Variety reported on Friday. The trade publication said the Academy immediately opened an investigation after receiving three harassment claims against Bailey on Wednesday. Bailey, 75, a cinematographer whose…

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March 17, 2018

 

Hollywood director hits out at #MeToo

Paris: Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into “mob rule”, claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers. The Monty Python member said Weinstein “is a monster” and that there are “plenty of monsters out there… There are other people (still) behaving like…

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March 16, 2018

 

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik announce split in loving messages

Celebrity couple Zayn Malik and supermodel Gigi Hadid on Tuesday announced they had split up after two years of dating, with both posting statements of mutual love and respect. Malik, a former member of British boy band One Direction, and Hadid, a model for Victoria’s Secret, Fendi and Tommy Hilfiger, gave no reason for the…

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March 15, 2018

 

Madonna unveils plan to direct movie on Sierra Leone dancer

NEW YORK: Pop superstar Madonna announced that she will direct a biopic about Michaela DePrince, a war orphan from Sierra Leone who overcame overwhelming odds to become a successful ballerina. “Taking Flight,” taken from the name of DePrince’s 2014 autobiography, will be the musical icon’s third time as a feature film director after “Filth and…

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March 14, 2018

 

Rob Cohen cooks up perfect storm in ‘Hurricane Heist’

Los Angeles: This year, the US Federal Reserve will shred an estimated 5.6 billion damaged, out-of-date or just a plain grotty banknotes worth a combined $175 billion and send them to be incinerated. Money gets trashed regularly and mostly no one notices — but what if a powerful hurricane and a gang of sophisticated thieves…

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March 10, 2018

 

Marvel man Jon Favreau to direct ‘Star Wars’ series

LOS ANGELES: Veteran filmmaker Jon Favreau is to write and executive produce a live-action series based on the “Star Wars” films for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, executives said on Thursday. Disney, which owns “Star Wars” production house Lucasfilm, has a decade-long history with the 51-year-old, who has directed, produced or appeared in several superhero movies…

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March 9, 2018

 

Saudi Arabia begins issuing cinema licences

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia began issuing licences Thursday to operate cinemas in the kingdom ahead of their reopening after a decades-long ban was lifted as part of a far-reaching liberalisation drive. The move is another step towards opening the Saudi market to regional and international theatre chains, which have long eyed the kingdom as the Middle East’s…

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March 1, 2018

 

India bids tearful farewell to Sridevi

Mumbai: Thousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their last respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. Huge crowds of mourners — some carrying roses, others holding photos of the late actress — lined Mumbai’s streets to see their…

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February 28, 2018

 
 
 
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