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‘Thackeray’ star apologizes to former girlfriends

The versatile Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has apologized to his former girlfriends for portraying them in his memoir. Siddiqui’s book An Ordinary Life: A Memoir was released in India last year. In an interview with Scroll.in, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said it was “a bad experience in his life” and he made a huge mistake. “I have…

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Cannes film festival: Films competing for prestigious Palme d’Or prize

From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies that will compete for the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes film festival which starts Tuesday: – Everybody Knows – Iranian master Asghar Farhadi kicks off the festival with a psychological thriller about a family…

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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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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour

Mumbai: Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his roles in blockbusters “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire”, shocked fans Friday by revealing he has a rare tumour. In a statement addressing speculation by fans and the media over his health, Khan said he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. The disease affects the…

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Movies in competition at Berlin film festival

BERLIN: The Berlinale, Europe’s first major film festival of the year, will award its Golden and Silver Bear top prizes Saturday at a gala ceremony in the German capital. Nineteen pictures are vying for awards at the 68th edition from a jury led by German director Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”, Netflix series “Babylon Berlin”)….

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SRK turns down Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films

NEWS DESK: Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave a spectacular film Devdas in 2002. Since then, fans have been waiting for the two to collaborate again. Reportedly, SRK has turned down offers to star in Bhansali’s films. Last year, SRK revealed that Bhansali offered him two scripts and he was not sure which…

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SRK visits Dilip Kumar; fans love their picture shared on Twitter

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s King Khan Shah Rukh Khan called upon the all-time heartthrob of Indian cinema Dilip Kumar who shared the picture of both of them at his Twitter handle late yesterday (Monday). The picture is captioned @iamsrk came to visit Saab at home today. –FF The photograph was captured last night when the Raees actor…

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Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away

KARACHI: Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passed away here in Karachi on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to details, his medical condition deteriorated after which he was rushed to a medical institute in Lahore. He could not survive and breathed his last on Sunday afternoon. Some of his famous dramas and filmography include Tanhaiyaan, Taaleem-e-Balighaan, Kiran Kahani,…

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Shenaz Treasury speaks up on harassment in Bollywood

MUMBAI: The Harvey Weinstein scandal shook the entertainment industry — not just Hollywood but Bollywood too. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shenaz Treasury of “Delhi Belly” (2011) fame has spoken up about how sexual exploitation in return for work needs to stop. The actor, who was seen in the recently released Kaalakaandi, might not…

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom, reported Reuters. The first permanent theaters could open as early as March, part of a liberalizing reform drive that has already opened the door to…

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Time’s Up: Top actresses launch campaign against sexual abuse

WASHINGTON: More than 300 top women in Hollywood — from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett — unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their “sisters” in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time’s Up, caps a year in which…

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Salman Khan beats Shah Rukh Khan on Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, yet again

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has once again maintained the top spot in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. The “Badshah” of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively with actress Priyanka Chopra named as only female celebrity in top 10…

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Harvey Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 50 women, including Judd and Sorvino, was responding to remarks by “Lord…

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Govt making all out efforts for film industry revival: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the Government is making all out efforts for the revival of country`s film industry. She was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Iranian Film Festival at Pakistan National Council Of Arts in Islamabad this evening. The Minister said we have ample experience and talent to…

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I have some kind of personality disorder: Ranveer Singh

NEWS DESK: Ranveer Singh has an amazing line up of films and today, his film with Rohit Shetty, Simmba’s poster was launched and it proved that Ranveer can fit into just about any role and is a versatile actor, reported Pinkvilla. Ranveer spoke to a magazine about playing different characters and how it affects his…

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Tribute: Shashi Kapoor’s final act leaves fans sad

By Omair Alavi Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor breathed his last on 4th December 2017, leaving millions of his fans all over the world saddened. It was way back in the 60s that a slim, handsome young man burst into the Bollywood film circuit and made a name for himself with his brilliant acting, dancing…

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Sunny Leone all set to make Tollywood debut

MUMBAI: Sunny Leone is all set to steal hearts of her fans down south. She is about to make her full-fledged Tollywood debut in a period drama. She was last seen sizzling in ‘Deo Deo’ dance number from PSV Garuda Vega. “I am so excited to be shooting this period film. I always wanted to…

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Salman Khan rules Bollywood as one of Variety’s 500 most influential people

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Dabangg Khan Salman Khan and actress Priyanka Chopra have hit the headlines as they have made it to Variety’s list of 500 ‘influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry.’ According to a report published in Deccan Chronicle, the Variety’s list also includes some other names from India. They area:…

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Guess who is this actress in man’s disguise?

MUMBAI: You have seen her sizzle on the big screen. She raises the mercury levels with her gorgeous looks and dazzling dance in movies, but now this is more shocking look of her currently in a disguise of man. Meet an all new Sunny Leone! Well yes, it’s really Sunny Leone who has put on…

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Om Puri being remembered on 67th birthday

Legendary Bollywood actor Om Puri is being paid tribute on his 67th birthday today. He invited barbs from Hindu extremists for speaking in favor of Muslims. Know more in Muhammed Qurban’s report.

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Female characters get all the worst lines in films, study says

NEWS DESK: A study into the language of characters in almost 1,000 film scripts has revealed how sexism is embodied by characters on the silver screen, reported The Independent. Using automated tools for linguistic analysis, the research found that women characters tend to be around five years younger than their male partners, according to a…

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