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Alia Bhatt doesn’t want to feel apologetic about the privilege she was born with

NEWS DESK: Nepotism in the Indian film industry does not only exist but is so rampant and considered normal that those who have built empires for their families (e.g. Rishi Kapoor) due to the very privilege they were born with refuse to even acknowledge it. According to Pinkvilla, Karan Johar recently hosted a prestigious film festival…

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Here’s what Anil Kapoor has to say about nepotism in the industry

NEWS DESK: Nepotism has become the talk of the town in 2017. Every other actor has an opinion about it and those who don’t, are asked to choose sides on the trending topic. While some actors defend the concept, there are plenty more who deny its existence. Another such actor who was recently asked to speak…

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Indian actor drops out of film, returns Rs4 crore signing fee

NEWS DESK: After making it big on the small screen, Sushant Singh Rajput has carved a niche for himself in the Bollywood film industry. The Raabta star has his plate full at the moment and is forced to drop out of film projects for the lack of time, reported Times of India. Reportedly, the actor…

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French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

PARIS: French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in “Jules et Jim” and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 20th century, has died aged 89, her agent said Monday.

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The Many Faces of Mohammad Rafi

By: Omair Alavi He may have left us 37 years ago but Mohammad Rafi and his legacy lives on with his memorable solos and duets. The music in Indian film industry remains indebted to the late singer for being simply a class apart and that’s one of the reasons why he continues to be the…

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Project Ghazi was so incomplete, I walked out of the premiere myself: Humayun Saeed

NEWS DESK: Project Ghazi’s premiere was nothing short of a fiasco. The film was originally scheduled for a Friday release but was postponed right after its premiere Thursday night. Project Ghazi appeared to get a not so positive response from the audience as it was packed with technical issues, particularly the sound design. According to…

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Sohail Khan absolutely loves Salman Khan!

Actor Sohail Khan, who will be seen with his superstar brother Salman Khan in the forthcoming movie Tubelight, says he never felt overshadowed by his sibling on screen. In Tubelight, they are playing onscreen brothers. Asked if he had any pressure to match up his performance and screen presence with Salman, Sohail asserted, “No, I…

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Remembering Mohammad Ali

By: Omair Alavi Mohammad Ali was considered as one of the best dramatic actors of his time, yet he was behind the many successful songs of his era as well. Here we take a trip down the memory lane where we get to hear 15 of his most famous numbers and try to decipher the…

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Shabnam meets the press in Karachi

Renowned film actress of golden era of Pakistani cinema Shabnam has good wishes for the country’s film industry. Watch this video report by Sajjad Khan’s report.

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Film director Zia Sarhadi being remembered today

Death anniversary of renowned film director and screenwriter Zia Sarhadi is being observed today (Friday). The great cinematic figure’s career in the sub-continent spanned what is widely considered the Golden Age of Indian Cinema. Watch the brief timeline here.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Lahore Se Aagey

The revival of the Pakistani cinema has surely raised the level of expectations for the Pakistani movie lovers. With the release of every flick there  is  now  an  arousing  hype to it  which  seems to  be  endless. Lahore Se Aagey also stirred excitements for the fans with Saba Qamar sporting a very fashionable ensemble the…

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Happy Birthday Gullu Bhai

In the era of Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali and Nadeem, a young man named Ghulam Mohiuddin made his place in films by just being different. Tall, dark and handsome, that lad of the 70s carried the weight of ‘hero’ in the 80s even after cinema industry went into a decline. Ghulam Mohiuddin is celebrating his…

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Naseeruddin Shah makes a strong statement against right-wing group

MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah yesterday slammed Indian right-wing Hindu group MNS for making threats to artistes and filmmakers in the wake of tensions between Pakistan and India.   At a book launch, he said, “The film industry is an easy target. They (MNS) have as much fun targeting the industry as they would…

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Bollywood business takes a hit in Rawalpindi DVD stores

Bollywood movies aren’t selling anymore like they did when there was calm at the border between India and Pakistan. DVD stores in Rawalpindi report a massive slowdown in sales of Indian movies in the last few days. Here’s report by Samaa that details how Indian production is getting a blow in the aftermath of border tensions between…

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Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in push for diversity

LOS ANGELES, US: Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced on Wednesday in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity. The record number of invitees include rising young stars John…

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Humaima Malik’s special Ramadan message for her fans

   On behalf of Pakistan Film and TV Journalist Association a party was organized in honour of Humaima Malik where she was greatly appreciated for her work in Pakistan and in India as well. On this juncture renowned celebrities of the film industry such as Nadeem Baig, Syed Noor, Ghulam Mohiuddin and others vigorously attended…

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Pakistani visual effect artist in Hollywood

KARACHI: Muqeem Khan is a talented Pakistani who has successfully secured his place in Hollywood being a first visual effect artist of Pakistan in the US film industry. Watch Shehla Mehmood’s report.

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