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On a fine, clear-sky May afternoon, gorging on some of tastiest dumplings in Beijing, my Chinese colleagues started talking about the film they were going to watch in the evening. “Which one?” I asked. “Shuai Jiao Ba! BaBa (Dangal’s Chinese name),” one of them replied. I couldn’t believe what I heard. Despite the great hype around the film back home, I wasn’t able to watch it during the Chin..
The satellite rights for superstar Rajinikanth's sci-fi thriller "2.0" have been acquired by Zee Network for Rs 110 crore. The movie, also starring Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in the role of an antagonist, is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran". S Shankar is returning as the director. "It's an unprecedented deal. The price of combined Indian satellite rights for the film for all the languages (Hindi, Ta..
National Award-winning Tamil film "Visaranai" is India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars next year. "'Visaranai' was selected out of the 29 films that were in the race," Film Federation of India secretary general Supran Sen told PTI. The crime-thriller, produced by actor-filmmaker Dhanush, is written and directed by Vetrimaaran. It is based on the novel "Lock ..
South Indian actor Priyamani got engaged to boyfriend Mustufa Raj on Friday, May 27. According to reports, the engagement was held at Priyamani's residence in Banashankari, Bengaluru. It was a private event, which was attended only by their relatives and close friends. Priyamani took to Twitter to share the picture of the special day. The Chaarulatha actor wrote, "Happy to announce that Mustufa Raj and I got engaged on Friday the 27th at a ..
Gurgaon, the corporate hub of Haryana on the outskirts of Delhi, will now be known as ‘Gurugram.’ This decision has been taken by the Manohar Lal Khattar government which claimed today that people of the area have been making a demand in this regard. The decision to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Gurugram’ has been taken on the basis of the representations received at several fora that it would be ap..
It is raining biopics in the film industry! And the world of cricket features prominently in the list. 'Azhar,' 'MS Dhoni' and finally, the biopic on the God of cricket himself! The first poster of 'Sachin' was retweeted by the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, himself on Twitter. Apart from him, cricketers like Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag also shared the picture on social media. And what is so ..
The winners of this year's FBB Femina Miss India have been announced--after a glorious ceremony on Saturday night--and Delhi girl Priyadarshini Chatterjee has bagged the crown for FBB Femina Miss India World; she will now go on to represent India at the Miss World 2016 pageant. Bangalore girl Sushruthi Krishna emerged as the 1st runner-up and Lucknow girl Pankhuri Gidwani was the 2nd runner-up of the contest. The winners of th..
The slushy escape from a mad tiger and a landslide, astride a water buffalo, is worth a Revenant. The slouch atop a branch where a child, a panther and a bear hang out together, into the sunset, is worth a Lion King. The destruction wrought by an angry giant monkey is worth a King Kong. The heartbreak of a goodbye between friends is worth a Finding Nemo. The Shere Khan will haunt your sleep, the Baloo cheer up your day, and ..
The recent match between India and Pakistan in the T20 Cricket World Cup was special for many reasons. While India's win against Pakistan made it special for obvious reasons, superstar Amitabh Bachchan singing the National Anthem before the match was an icing on the cake. But who knew that this would land Big B in legal trouble? Yes, you read it right. A complaint was filed against the superstar at Ashok Nagar Police Station, Ne..
Superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and media baron Ramoji Rao have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian award, this year. Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan, former DRDO chief V K Aatre, cancer specialist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta and eminent Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer..
After Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Om Puri and Anil Kapoor, southern star Dhanush has become the latest Indian actor who will star in a Hollywood project. He will make his debut in the West through upcoming film "The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir", which also stars "Kill Bill" actress Uma Thurman. Dhanush is a popular actor in India, and he has worked in both Bollywood and the southern film industry. His last Hindi re..
Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty on Sunday said that 45 percent of the total revenue of Indian cinema comes from the southern filmdom. Speaking on the occasion of the launch of the first edition of IIFA Utsavam, which will celebrate and honour the best of talent across four southern film industries; Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, he said he was glad that the southern filmdom finally got its due. "I've known the people ..
Asin's wedding to Rahul Sharma was a well-guarded, private ceremony at a resort in Delhi and was attended only by family members and close friends of the couple. Akshay Kumar, the best man and the groom's best friend, arrived on time to participate in the wedding. The couple married as per Christian rituals in the morning. The ceremony started around 11.30am at a chapel which was created at the venue. As per sources, there were around 100 g..
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s ‘Kimoji’ app got downloaded so many times that it affected the Apple’s App Store. The 35-year-old star apologised to the multinational technology company for the technical issues that occurred due to her app, reported Aceshowbiz. “Apple, I’m so sorry I broke your App Store!!” Kardashian tweeted. “I can’t believe so many people downloaded my ..
Bollywood actress-singer and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has become the third most followed woman in Asia with 12 million followers on Twitter on Friday -- a day when her much-awaited film "Bajirao Mastani" hit the screens. "Thank you all so much #12MillionPCManiacs this is such a wonderful good luck present!! You all are my strength," Priyanka tweeted. The actress is the most followed woman on Twit..
Sanjay Leela Bhansali returns with another visual spectacle that wilfully takes liberties with the past that it depicts. But it does manage to engage even as it exhausts. Devdas onwards some elements have been a given in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s filmi universe. Especially, that he will place an intimate love story on a larger-than-life canvas and turn it into a grand, melodramatic spectacle. So he is unapologetic about wallowing in..
Superstar Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” will compete with Aamir Khan’s blockbuster “PK” for the Most Entertaining Social Film at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015, to be held here on Sunday. Directed by Kabir Khan, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which narrates the story of how an Indian man discovers love and affection while taking a Pakistani mute girl back to her country, won hearts a..
As per the news from Bollywood, the industry is all set to come out with a movie on astronaut Kalpana Chawla. According to reports Priyanka Chopra will enact the role of the famous astronaut. Currently Priyanka is in US busily shooting for her television serial ‘Quandico’. The crew is waiting for her return to conduct further talks. But Priyanka is yet to confirm the news. When boxing queen Mary Kom was brought to screen, Pr..
S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali", which has emerged as one of the biggest Indian blockbusters, has now caught the attention of international buyers, so much so that the distributors in Europe are fighting for its rights. International rights of "Baahubali" have already been sold in Latin America and China among a few places outside of India. "There's a great demand for 'Baahubali&..
Madame Tussauds', world famous Wax Museum, will open its new venture in New Delhi for Bollywood stars as part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, it was officially announced in London coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK. Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif are among the most popular exhibits at the famous waxworks in London. According to the announcement by British Pr..
It was a scene right out of “Om Shanti Om” —— with a gleam in his eyes, SRK stood in a balcony of his house Mannat in Mumbai, blew kisses to his fans, waved and smiled at them. On his 50th birthday on Monday, the Bollywood superstar was “humbled” by the love that his fans showered on him. Cameras went clicking pictures and lights flashed as seen in a video that the ‘Badshah’ posted..
After Deepika Padukone it looks like heavy lehgnas are Kareena Kapoor's new love as she will be donning one in her upcoming flick 'Ki and Ka.' The 35-year-old actress has shot for a song for R. Balki next wearing a Manish Malhotra-designed lehenga which weighs 32 Kg. According to sources, the lehenga, which is said to be adorned with heavy zardosi work on several layers of net, was donned by the 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan&..
Asin’s wedding date has been fixed and the actress will tie the nuptial knots with her beau Rahul Sharma on November 26. The wedding will take place at a Hotel in New Delhi located at NH8. They couple has also organised a wedding reception West End Greens farmhouse in Delhi on November 27. This is the same farmhouse where Shahid and Mira got married. There will be another wedding reception in Mumbai on November 28. The couple has invi..
The decision was taken after Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi gave a favourable opinion to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Shiv Sena may have forced Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to cancel his concert in Mumbai, but the NDA government is set to give Indian citizenship to Adnan Sami, another Pakistani singer. The decision was taken after Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi gave a favourable opinion to the Ministry of Home Affair..
Singer Taylor Swift reportedly earned 1 million dollar per day so far in 2015. The Bad Blood hitmaker raked in 317.8 million dollar since January thanks to her 1989 album and world tour and endorsement deals. And this made Swift highest-paid musician in the world after reportedly earning more than 1 million dollar a day so far in 2015, reports dailymail.co.uk. LA-based media analyst Mike Raia said: "Right now, ..
Renowned music director Ravindra Jain, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet, died here on Friday evening following a prolonged illness, an aide said. Jain was 71. He breathed his last at Lilavati Hospital around 4.15 p.m. Jain was shifted from Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur a few days back to Mumbai by a chartered air ambulance for treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra. The music composer was suffering from a urinary infection ..
Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film, Thoonga Vanam, features this genre in its score. Rap, pop, hip-hop, dubstep and R&B… Tamil film music has seen it all. And now, it will experience a genre called ‘glitch music’, in Kamal Haasan’s Thoonga Vanam. The music for the thriller, which has just a single song, has been composed by Ghibran, now a Kamal Haasan-regular with films like Uttama Villain and Papana..
Actor Kamal Haasan, who is the chairman of FICCI (Media and Entertainment division) will be facilitating a massive ‘skill development’ effort to certify 10,000 technicians of the Indian film industry after being roped in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘Skill Development Mission’ programme. “This is a long overdue national effort undertaken by the workers of various language film ind..
Actress Deepika Padukone, who faced depression in the past, feels it is a major health issue in the country today which needs to be addressed. "The fight against depression is a cause very close to my heart and is one of the largest health issues facing the country today. Having experienced depression in the recent past, I realise how difficult it is to recognise the problem, find information and get the right kind of professional help..
The National Film Archives of India (NFAI) has acquired a copy of the first talkie 'Devdas' movie of 1935 from the Bangladesh Film Archive, a top official announced here on Monday. The Bengali movie, directed by Prathmesh C. Barua, was not available in India till now and the NFAI's efforts have resulted in acquiring it in a DVD format. 'This is a landmark moment in the history of the film archive as this was an important ..
The Guinness World Records on Wednesday approved the poster created during the audio launch of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali" in Kochi on June 27 as the world's largest poster. Global United Media, the company that distributed "Baahubali" in Kerala, was behind the idea of creating the poster, which was designed by Rajamouli himself. According to the Guinness website, the poster sized 51,598.21 square feet s..
Rajamouli’s Baahubali is a trite and tiring triumph of technology. Like his earlier film Eega, computer graphics take the cake. Lavishly mounted, the ambitious film is a visual spectacle. But the film per se is as vacuous as it can be. Melding mythology, folklore, palace intrigues, royal and sibling rivalries, Baahubali is a mishmash of high-octane heroics and mushy, mundane romance. So blinded Rajamouli is by the marvels of techno..
The artists at Firefly Creative Studio in Hyderabad have been true off-screen heroes for ‘Baahubali’. From the very effort that has gone into Baahubali in the span of three years which had a year and a half dedicated to its pre-production and post production formalities, it confirms the maker SS Rajamouli’s aspirations to be the norm breaker. Giving lionhearted assistance to accomplish his intentions is the H..
Nothing smells as sweet as success and Kangana Ranaut is reaping the benefits of it. Her latest film Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a roaring hit and has crossed the 100 crore mark. The production house claims that the second week collection of Tanu Weds Manu Returns (28 crore) is higher than that of second week collections of Chennai Express (23 crore). ==================================..
Actress Vidya Balan, who often sports saris, has been roped in by online ethnic products marketplace Craftsvilla.com as the face of the World Ethnic Day, which will be celebrated globally by the company on June 19. 'By celebrating World Ethnic Day, we get an opportunity to go back to our roots. I feel strongly about the dying art of handlooms in the country, and also about the plight of artisans who are struggling for livelihood. I am del..
Judge says the Bollywood actor was driving and was intoxicated. A sessions court in Mumbai on Wednesday held Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced him to five-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 25,000 in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The 49-year-old actor was convicted of ramming a roadside bakery with his Toyota Land Cruiser on September 28, 2002, killing one person and wounding four others slee..
German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video Kal ho naa ho featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself. The project titled Lebe jetzt!, which means Kal ho na ho in German, was launched on Friday at the German embassy here. Karan Johar, who direct..
The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a petition by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) seeking a stay on the release of superstar Kamal Haasan’s Tamil filmUttama Villainalong with the deletion of a song about Lord Vishnu. Pointing out that there was no merit in the plea, Justice T. Raja dismissed the writ petition. According to the petitioner, the lyrics of the song had belittled a conversation between Prahlad (a devotee of Lo..
People magazine has named actress Sandra Bullock the 'World's Most Beautiful Woman' for 2015. 'No, really. I just said, 'That's ridiculous'. I've told no one,' Bullock said. The news was announced on NBC's 'Today', reports eonline.com. What does beauty mean to the 50-year-old mother of five-year-old son Louis Bullock? 'Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it..
Accomplished actor Tamannaah will showcase her talent as a jewellery designer after winning hearts of youth with her gorgeous roles in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. The actress, with a penchant for designing, has launched an online jewellery store ‘www.witengold.com’ promising unique and exquisite designs for every occasion. “All the designs are personally certified and cleared by me,” she said promising fin..
Katrina Kaif became the latest Indian star to join the Bollywood line-up at Madame Tussauds in London. Kaif unveiled the wax statue and joined the new Bollywood setting as part of the popular wax-work museum’s “15 years of Bollywood” celebration. After coming face-to-face with her wax model, Kaif said, “This is amazing it does look really like me.” “Our world famous sculptors have worked ..
As the 62nd National Film Awards were announced here on Tuesday, the Malayalam films fetched six recognitions, including two jury mentions. Actress Kangana Ranaut has been named best actress for her film Queen while Sanchari Vijay bagged the award for best actor for his performance in Kannada movie 'Naanu Avanalla Avalu'. Kangana portrayed a simple girl named Rani who goes on a honeymoon a..
Three years after actor Shah Rukh Khan allegedly got into a argument with a security guard at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on Friday directed the Mumbai Police to register an FIR against the actor. Khan had in 2012 reportedly abused a security guard at the stadium when the latter refused to let him enter the stadium ground with his children after an Indian Pr..
Martial arts actor Jackie Chan is planning to unleash one final kung fu death kick on Kazakhstan's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by recording a song backing Beijing’s campaign. “Wake up Winter” will be played for the first time when the International Olympic Committee's evaluation committee visits the Chinese capital from March 24-28, Xinhua reported on Saturday. Beijing is bidding to ..
Maestro’s statement and court order put TV, FM channels in a quandary The citizens of Tamil Nadu may have to go to sleep without listening to Ilayaraja’s songs at night after the maestro warned FM and television channels of legal action if they continued to play his songs without his consent. The Madras High Court had given an injunction against four music labels – Agi Music, Echo Recording, Unisys and Giri..
Sami's earlier application for citizenship was submitted to the special branch of Mumbai Police. Pakistani singer-musician Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer - whose earlier request was rejected some two years back - has made his application to the Foreigners’ Division of the Home Ministry. ..
Coming-of-age drama Boyhood won three of the biggest awards at the BAFTA 2015 but it was Wes Anderson’s whimsical drama The Grand Budapest Hotel that dominated the ceremony by taking home five trophies. Boyhood, a moving, groundbreaking film about growing up, was shot with the same actors for over 12 years, bagged the best film, best director for Richard Linklater while Patricia Arquette won the best supporting actr..
Singer Shreya Ghoshal has married boyfriend Shiladitya in an intimate wedding in Mumbai. The ‘Sunn Raha Hai’ hitmaker tied the knot with the techie last night in a traditional Bengali wedding, which was attended by close friends and family members. “Married the love of my life @shiladitya last night surrounded by our families and close frnds, exciting new life awaits,” Ghoshal, 30, posted on Twitter along with a pict..
Indian cinema's three biggest stars -- Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan -- shared the stage to pay tribute to music maestro Ilaiyaraaja at an event here. Ilaiyaraaja's musical achievements were the highlight of the event last evening as the three stars shared their experiences of working with the great composer. The event also saw the launch of R Balki's upcoming directorial venture 'Shamitabh', which has ..
Actress Trisha Krishnan on Wednesday confirmed she's in a relationship with entrepreneur-producer Varun Manian, and that they will get engaged this month. Trisha and Varun have been together for a while. The actress took to Twitter to make an announcement about their relationship. 'To my fans n friends from d media, I will be getting engaged to Varun on the 23 of Jan in a very private ceremony between our families (sic..
Yuvan Shankar Raja aka Abdul Haliq, son of music maestro Ilayaraja, got married for the third time to Malaysia-based designer Jaffrunnisha Friday, said a family source. 'The wedding took place amid the close friends and relatives of the bride. It was a low-key affair and no one from the film industry were present,' the source told IANS. The wedding happened in a private resort in Keezhakarai in Ramanathapuram district. ..
Even as protests against the film continued, the producers of the Aamir Khan-starrer PK said on Friday that the film has broken Dhoom 3 record to become the biggest earner in Bollywood by collecting Rs. 278.52 crore since its release on December 19. PK has faced criticism from right-wing organisations which said the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film disrespects Hindu religion, an allegation rejected by its makers. Hirani, 52, sai..
Trailing behind the drama is popular animated film "Frozen (2013)" with 29.919 million downloads American black comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the most pirated movie this year according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. The film starring Leonardo Di Caprio earned its place on the list of most pirated movies with 30.035 million downloads by Torrent users following its release last Christmas. Trailing behind th..
The comedy film, 'The Interview', which has been courting controversies for showing a fictitious US plot to assassinate the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, raked in around $1 million in ticket sales Dec 25, a media report said. The film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen was screened at some 300 independent movie theatres around the US after Sony Pictures Entertainment had cancelled the Christmas release of the film, follow..
Action film star Jackie Chan told Chinese state media that he feels ashamed of his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs. Jackie Chan told Xinhua on Tuesday that he did not use his connections to interfere with the case and that he hopes his son will become an anti-drug ambassador when released. The arrest of Jaycee Chan has been embarrassing for Jackie ..
India's official entry "Liar's Dice" is out of Oscars' race after it failed to make the cut in the Academy's shortlist in the best foreign film category. Nine films advanced to the next round of voting in the category for the 87th Academy Awards out of 83 movies that had qualified in the category. "Liar's Dice" by Geethu Mohandas is a road drama about a tribal woman's journey ..
Music maestro A.R. Rahman may get his third Oscar nomination in the best original score category after making it to the list of 114 probables, while Hindi film Jal also features in the long list of best picture Oscar hopefuls. Rahman has made it to the list for three of his films, including Hollywood movies The Hundred-Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm and Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiiyaan. Girish Malik’s directorial deb..
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has crossed 18-million followers on Facebook. The 72-year-old actor has 18,018,190 followers on his Facebook fan page. “18 million!! Followers crossed! Thank you so much my FbxTF... My Facebook extended family,” Bachchan posted on Facebook. Post by Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan has 11.8 million followers on twitter. He has been quite active on social media and he keeps u..
The teaser of the Ajith-starrerYennai Arindhaalhas recorded over 2 million hits in 48 hours making it the highest for any South Indian film. Trisha Krishnan and Anushka Shetty are the female leads in the movie directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon. “The movie produced by A.M. Rathnam has set new records in the official teaser. The teaser on Sony Music’s YouTube channel has clocked over two million views along with 54,000 likes..
Director KS Ravikumar's much-awaited movie 'Lingaa' starring superstar Rajinikanth in the lead in legal trouble yet again. A junior script writer on Friday moved a City Civil Court against the release of the movie alleging plagiarism. Petitioner P Sathivel has alleged 'Lingaa' is completely based on his script 'Uyir Anai', a story he drafted inspired by the life of John Pennycuick, who built the Mullaperiyar dam in..
Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been roped in by filmmaker Karan Johar for the first time in his upcoming directorial flick “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. The movie will also star Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Johar’s production house Dharma Production made an official announcement about the movie through social media site twitter on Monday morning. Aishwarya who was on a break for four year..
Based on a Kannada folk song, Punyakoti will explore the growing issue of man-animal conflicts The idea of a crowd-sourced animation movie in Sanskrit has impressed legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja so much that he has not only agreed to compose the music for the film but has also consented to put out his music scoresheets in public. V. Ravi Shankar, a techie from Bangalore, and the driving force behind the project along with anima..
The actress got married yesterday to long-time beau Jasmine Shah Actress Padmapriya, known for her sensitive portrayals on screen in Tamil and Malayalam, got married on Wednesday to her long-time beau Jasmine Shah, who is associate director of policy (South Asia) with Jamal Abdul Lateef Poverty Action Lab, and works out of Delhi. The actress, who made her debut in Tamil with Thavamaai Thavamirindhu, and Jasmine were m..
Hattrick for filmmaker Murugadoss Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss-directed Tamil action film “Kaththi” has raked in over Rs.100 crore at the box office worldwide. This is the filmmaker’s third film in a row after “Thuppakki” and “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never off Duty” to achieve the feat. “Very special day! #Kaththihitsfastest100cr! Total theatrical collection — 100.7cr (65.1ATN, 20...
Aishwarya Rai, who turned 41 Saturday, has many special things to look forward to. While her family has been ensuring to make it a memorable birthday, Sanjay Gupta, the director of 'Jazbaa', toiled to put together a premature teaser trailer of her movie. 'It was an idea that came to me very late. Why not put together a three-minute teaser of 'Jazbaa' and present it to her. I made sure she didn't get to know about..
Indian cinema's stalwarts such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohanlal will come together under one roof here Nov 29 for the inaugural ceremony of late Kannada superstar Rajkumar's memorial. 'Our entire Kannada film fraternity will be joining hands for this programme. We've sent invitations to Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohanlal. All of the..
Tamil cinema's Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85. 'He was admitted to Meenakshi Hospital yesterday (Thursday) in critical condition. He passed away this morning (Friday) due to issues related to lung infection,' a family source told IANS. Earlier this year, Rajendran was hospitalised again for lung infection. Rajendran, who mad..
Actor Mohanlal topped the charts in cyberspace in ‘the Most Sensational Celebrity Survey’ of McAfee. Mohanlal trumps Mammootty, who topped the list in 2013. McAfee had researched on most famous people to reveal the riskiest Mollywood celebrity across the web and unveil the 2014 rendition of the programme. As cyber criminals exploit consumers’ need to be updated on celebrity news, McAfee’s survey highlights the pi..
Late King of Pop Michael Jackson has been named the world's top earning dead celebrity of 2014 with his estate minting $140 million, according to Forbes magazine. Jackson's estate is said to have made almost three times as much as perennial list topper Presley, who made $55 million over the same 12-month period. reports dailymail.co.uk. The reason for the high earnings by the 'Dangerous' singer's estate is his s..
The likes of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage have given the voiceover in the animated film adaptation of popular game "Angry Birds". The names of actors, who have lent their voice for various characters in the movie, was unveiled in a unique manner. The fans had to unlock the cast in the game itself by slinging one billion birds in 48 hours. Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph are also part of..
Hindi film 'Liar's Dice', a road drama about a tribal woman's journey to find her missing husband, has been selected as India's official entry to the upcoming Academy awards in the best foreign film category. Directed by Geetu Mohandas and starring Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles, 'Liar's Dice' beat 29 other films to represent India at the Oscars 2015, Supran Sen, secretary general of the Film ..
One of the most awaited Bollywood films of the year, Priyanka Chopra-starrer "Mary Kom" is said to have garnered collections of over Rs.8 crore on its opening day. "The film has made Rs.8 crore plus on its opening day," a source from the movie's co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told IANS. "Mary Kom", a biopic on the five-time boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom's life, is directed by first time director Om..
Invitation to the ‘nikah’ was restricted to close relatives and family friends. Malayalam film actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nazim tied the knot on Thursday in an intimate ceremony on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. The invitation to the ‘nikah’, performed in a convention complex was limited to relatives, family friends and a few chosen bigwigs from the film industry and politics. Fahad, son of direc..
Actress Jyothika, wife of actor Suriya, is all set to face the arc lights after seven years with the Tamil remake of recent Malayalam hit 'How Old Are You'. The film will be produced by Suriya's home banner 2D Entertainment. 'Jyothika is all set to return in the Tamil remake of blockbuster Malayalam movie 'How Old Are You' that featured Manju Warrier in the lead role,' a statement said. '2D En..
The lawyer alleged that the PK’s poster would incite "sexual violence" and encourage "obscenity." A lawyer on Saturday moved court against Bollywood star Aamir Khan and a Hindi daily for publishing an “obscene” poster of his upcoming movie 'P.K.'. The lawyer alleged that the film’s poster would incite “sexual violence” and encourage “obscenity.” Court of..
Sridevi-starrer "English Vinglish" has amassed $420,000 at the Japanese box office, as it continues its dream run in international markets. It is said to have become the second highest Hindi film in Japan after "3 Idiots". The movie, backed by Eros International, set the cash registers ringing at the Japanese box office with earning of a bumper 42,608,115 yen ($420,000 approx) and continues to run successfully in theatre..
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to actor Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a blackbuck hunting case. An apex court bench headed by Justice S.J Mukhopadhaya issued the notice as a petition by the Rajasthan government came up for hearing. Salman Khan was convicted in a blackbuck hunting case by a trial court in 2006. Under British i..
Actress Deepika Padukone has been voted the sexiest woman in the world in a poll conducted by the FHM magazine. She will feature in the new edition of the magazine and the actress Wednesday unveiled the edition featuring her and the other girls in the top 100 list of sexiest women. However, Deepika believes that her physical appearance has got nothing to do with this poll and it is only her work that led her to this. ..
The Mumbai police on Saturday started their probe into Bollywood actress Preity Zinta's molestation charge against her ex-boyfriend and business partner, industrialist Ness Wadia. An investigating officer said police have started calling witnesses over the issue and will also the scan CCTV footage of the alleged incident which took place May 30 in Mumbai during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. On Thursday night, Zinta, ..
Southern actress Amala Paul married Tamil filmmaker Vijay here Thursday in a traditional south Indian style wedding. The occasion was graced by many members of the Tamil film fraternity. While Amala was dressed in a red Kanjivaram sari, Vijay was draped in a sparkling white dhoti and shirt. The couple will host a grand reception Thursday evening, for which Amala will be seen in designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's creation. She will be..
The Bombay High Court has allowed Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, locked in a legal battle with his former wife Sabah Galadari, to visit Australia in July for a concert but pulled him up for failing to comply with its earlier orders of furnishing sureties. Granting interim relief, Justice M S Sonak on Friday allowed an application filed by Sami through advocate Amit Ghag seeking nod for overseas tour, but with the condition ..
She has impressed Bollywood buffs with her versatility and acting ability through the years, but it is dance that keeps Madhuri Dixit going. The actor, who gave a new dimension to her passion by launching an online dance academy, says its success has now encouraged her to plan an on-ground institute. “We do have plans to take the online dance academy on-ground. We decided to go digital first as it was a way to reach out to a whole ..
AR Murugadoss, 40, gets his initials from the man he loved the most in the world, his father, whom he lost just a few years before his debut as a director. While his reel-life favourite heroes are Robert De Niro, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, without a distant doubt, his real-life hero is his father. He is emotional and stubborn and nothing can substitute the joy of reading a book for him. While he cannot fight society, his heroes do in his storie..
Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has beaten some big name from Hollywood and has been listed as the second richest actor in the world in Wealth-X's Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List. According to Wealth-X's Hollywood and Bollywood Rich list, which was released on Wednesday, it listed comedian Jerry Seinfield in the top position with a fortune of $820 million. SRK takes the second spot with a fortune of $600 million. The third pla..
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is also chairman of FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee-South, will lead the Indian delegation to the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, which begins Wednesday. Apex business chamber in India - the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), for the first time this year, is co-ordinating on behalf of the ministry of information and broadcasting for the India Pavilion at t..
The actor's handle, @superstarrajini, was trending shortly after it went live Superstar Rajinikanth proved that he is both a Superstar and spiritually-inclined, even in the online world. Even as the entire social media population was debating what his first tweet would be, he posted, “Salutation to the Lord. Vaṇakkam aṉaivarukkum !! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey.&rdqu..
Shipla Shetty, the stunning mother of a two-year-old was given the title of 'Spalicious Mom' at an awards event. She takes the awards as "compliments". Breaking into a laughter on being congratulated for being a 'Spalicious Mom', Shilpa told a source: "What does it mean? I have no inkling of what it means. I don't understand it really, but an award is always a compliment and so, I am happy and excited..
There were reports doing rounds that Amala Paul and director Vijay's engagement and marriage dates have been fixed. It is said that the couple will tie the knot in June. Rumours all of a sudden started doing rounds after a leading PR posted on his Twitter that Amala Paul and Vijay are marrying soon. On his Twitter, he wrote, "Official announcement soon Engagement in Cochin 7th June & Marriage 12..
Finally, there's clarity on the relationship status of Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji. The Yash Raj Films (YRF) head honcho and actress exchanged vows in a small affair held in Italy Monday, said an official announcement. 'We are happy to announce that Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji got married last night. The wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends,' Rafiq Gangjee, vice president (ma..
The state film awards was announced by culture minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan here on Saturday. Lal and Fahad Fasil shared the best actor award for the film `Ayyal' and `Artist' and Ann Augustine was adjudged the best actress for the film `Artist'. The best director award was bagged by Shyamprasad for the film Artist. Dhrishyam bagged the most popular film directed by Jeetu Joseph. `Crime No 88' won the best film ..
Cine actor Jagathy Sreekumar appeared in a public programme after a gap of two years. He shared stage with children suffering from by brittle bone disease (Osteogenesis imperfecta), at a gathering organised by a social organisation, Amrita Varshini. Though remained silent throughout the event, the actor was seemingly enjoying the one-hour stint with children, shaking hands with them and posing for photographs. Accompanied by..
The pint-size, precocious actor whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theatre, died on Sunday Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theatre, died Sunday at age 93. ..
Noted film actress Urvashi has entered into wedlock again with Shivaprasad, who runs a construction company, in Chennai. In an exclusive interview to Vanitha magazine after the low-key register marriage, Urvashi said that she didn't desire to leave the film field, and that she would like to continue in the industry provided good roles came calling. "Shivan Chettan is a close friend of my brother Kamal. He has been our fami..
Actors Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha were announced the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards held here on Saturday. Even Aamir Khan won an award for his performance in “Dhoom:3”. Now in its sixth year, the Golden Kela Awards honoured the worst in Bollywood at an event held at the India Habitat Centre here. Ajay won the worst actor award for “Himmatwala”, which was also named the worst fi..
Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on Cloud Nine as "Mujhse hogi shurvaat" by I Paid a Bribe and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014. A few days before the 86th Academy Awards, campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE and Accountability Lab started unveiling the nominations for Honesty Oscars 2014, an award that honours not Hollywood f..
Colombian pop star Shakira has recorded a second official World Cup song after the superhit 'Waka Waka South Africa' anthem back in 2010. The 37-year-old star, dating Spain defender Gerard Pique, has penned 'La La La' a reworked version of new song Dare, for this summer's Brazil event, reported Daily Star. "It is an upbeat, Brazilian track. The lyrics are personal and I have actually recorded a version for the Wo..
After having established himself in Mollywood, performing prominent characters in Tamil and Hindi cinema, Prithviraj makes a come back in Kollywood with a rare yet performance oriented character. Prithviraj will now be playing the roles of a hero and heroine. He portrays the role of a drama artist who enacts female characters on stage. This is for the movie titled ‘Kaviya Thalaivan’, a Vasanthabalan movie ..
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan returns with the second edition of his much appreciated talk show "Satyamev Jayate" and says it is for "those who love their nation". Since it has all the ingredients to keep his audiences interested, he is not worried about TRPs. The second edition has got the same slot as the previous season - it will go live March 2 at 11 a.m. on various channels of Star in six languages. Tell h..
Actress Manisha Koirala, who has successfully fought cancer, says life has become more precious now but she does not want the illness to define her. The 44-year-old actress, who is best known for her unconventional roles in films like ‘Bombay’, 1942- A Love Story’ and ‘Dil Se’, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years back. She, however, has overcome the disease. Stating that life has become more beautiful a..
The 74-year-old filmmaker dies at a Chennai hospital after suffering a heart attack Veteran filmmaker Balu Mahendra died on Thursday morning, after being admitted to a private hospital in Chennai following a heart attack. The 74-year-old filmmaker was admitted to a hospital after he complained of chest pain. His personal assistant confirmed the news over phone that Balu Mahendra had passed away just past 11 a.m. &..



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