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  • Writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi picks up the broom to clean the streets 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who has recently penned the anthem for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, initiated a 'Clean Sweep' campaign on the lines of Clean India here. Joshi, along with his colleagues, picked up a broom to clean a lane in Lalbagh area Tuesday,...
  • It's a boy for Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza have been blessed with a baby boy. The actor took to Twitter to express his happiness and tweeted, "It's a BBBOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!!!". Twiterrati poured in good wishes for the proud father. Riteish and Genelia are one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood. ...
  • Watch: The new trailer of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' celebrating 1000 weeks 14 hours 48 minutes ago

    The makers of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' have released its new trailer celebrating 1000 weeks. The movie will complete 1000 weeks in December and Yash Raj Films is planning to celebrate the occasion in a big way. 'DDLJ' was released in October 1995 and is...
  • 'Halla Bol 2' first episode inspired by 'Mary Kom'? 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After creating ripples on the big screen, the story of boxing champ M.C. Mary Kom seems to be headed to the small screen. The makers of 'Halla Bol 2' have taken cue from her story for it's pilot episode. The first episode of season two of the show will...
  • Bollywood mourns 'Kathak goddess' Sitara Devi's death 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Star choreographer Saroj Khan saw Sitara Devi dance like an 18-year-old when she was actually 70. Such was the magic of the danseuse, whom Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar will remember for her vibrancy and talent. Sitara Devi died on Tuesday. She was 94. Her tryst with films...
  • Dilip Kumar is perfectly fine: Amitabh Bachchan 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Thespian Dilip Kumar is 'perfectly fine', says actor Amitabh Bachchan, quashing rumours of the former's health scare. Social networking platforms were abuzz with rumours regarding the 91-year-old's health, and so, Big B chose to put all speculation to rest. "Some baseless rumours being spread about Yusuf Saheb - Dilip Kumar, being...
  • John Abraham signs Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane for two more films 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Chennai: Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut in John Abraham's home production "Satra Ko Shaadi Ho", has been signed on for two more yet-untitled projects by the banner. "I signed all the three films long back. I didn't want to jinx it by announcing (it earlier). It...
  • Singer Anup Jalota's wife Medha passes away 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Anup Jalota's ailing wife Medha died in the US on Monday due to a liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transplant, the Bhajan singer's official spokesperson confirmed. She was 59. Medha was admitted to a hospital in New Jersey two months ago. She received a donor and...
  • Hrithik Roshan defends ex-wife Sussanne Khan and Arjun Rampal against a link-up story published in daily 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan defended his former wife, Sussanne Roshan and friend, actor Arjun Rampal and trashed a story that was published in Bombay Times, a supplement paper of The Times Of India. Bombay Times had reported recently that Arjun Rampal's marriage was in trouble due to his closeness to...
  • IFFI 2014: Technical glitch during 'Feng Shui' screening leaves fans upset 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    Panaji: With China being the nation IFFI is focusing on this year, a variety of Chinese films including 'Beijing Blues', 'American Dreams in China', 'Caught In The Web', 'Feng Shui' have been selected for viewing. While the idea is impressive, its execution hasn't been as impressive. When fans turned...
  • Snapshot: Rekha looks regal in the first look of Abhishek Kapoor's 'Fitoor' 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    Abhishek Kapoor's upcoming film 'Fitoor' is making all right noises. The director has on board an interesting cast and the film is said to be based on Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations'. Recently, veteran actress Rekha's first look as the temperamental begum was revealed online. Draped in a golden veil,...
  • IFFI 2014: Co-ordinators don't mind working non-stop; for them, festival is the best learning experience 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    Panaji: The 45th edition of International Film Festival of India in Goa may have been making headlines for its 20 world premieres, and the popular stars attending the festival to be part of different sessions, hold master classes to ensure delegates get a memorable experience. But there are co-ordinators too,...
  • Karan Johar: Was less informed of ramifications of cinema on the society; social responsibility is important Yesterday

    Panaji: Admitting the fact that he was 'less informed' about cinema's social responsibility when he was young, filmmaker Karan Johar observes that the current situation is such that it is significant for everybody to understand films' social impact. "Social responsibility is a critical thing. I have faltered and fumbled and...
  • IFFI 2014: Boredom, lack of will power stop one from being unique, says Anupam Kher Yesterday

    Panaji: While everybody knows that being an actor calls for determination, passion and dedication, only a few can understand the difference between an actor being respected and popular. During his masterclass at the 45th International Film Festival of India, Anupam Kher explained why there is no single, determined route to...
  • IFFI 2014: Satish Kaushik appreciates Shekhar Kapur for his creative style Yesterday

    Panaji: It doesn't take too long to detect the camaraderie that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shares with Satish Kaushik. And when the two interacted during a master class at IFFI 2014, it turned out to be an entertaining and enriching experience for the delegates. Satish, who introduced himself as...
  • I was Alia's age when I produced my first film, don't think she would be able to produce a film today: Pooja Bhatt Yesterday

    New Delhi: Pooja Bhatt says she turned to production and direction at the age of 21 as she was never happy being just an actor. "At the age of 21, I was India's youngest film producer and that's a very major achievement for someone who is a main stream actor," the...
  • Would love to judge a cookery show on TV: Pooja Bhatt Yesterday

    New Delhi: She calls herself a foodie and loves to cook for her loved ones in her free time. Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she'd love to judge a cookery show on the small screen as long as the quality of cookery shows improves in the country. She believes filming of food...
  • 'Bajirao Mastani' role is one of my hardest ever: Priyanka Chopra Yesterday

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says her character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming love saga 'Bajirao Mastani' is one of her most difficult roles and working on the film is draining. The 32-year-old 'Mary Kom' star is currently shooting for the period romance, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The...
  • After Big B, Salman and Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra takes to streets for 'Clean India Campaign' Yesterday

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra cleaned an area in the city with the help of some social workers as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. PM Narendra Modi had earlier nominated the 'Mary Kom' actress to contribute towards the 'Clean India Campaign', he launched on the birth...
  • Kumar Gaurav's daughter Saachi marries filmmaker Kamal Amrohi's grandson Bilal in a private ceremony Yesterday

    New Delhi: This Bollywood wedding was a private affair. Two distinguished film families of Bollywood came together as actor Bilal Amrohi, grandson of Kamal Amrohi married Saachi Kumar, granddaughter of actors Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt. Saachi's father is actor Kumar Gaurav who married Namrata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt's sister. The...
  • Nigaar Khan: Nobody in the house is deserving enough to win the 'Bigg Boss 8' title this time Yesterday

    New Delhi: Nigaar Khan, who made a wild card entry in the house two weeks back and got eliminated this week, blames the P3G group to be the primary reason behind her eviction. The actress is infact thankful to the audience that they took her out from hell...
  • Emraan Hashmi: 'Ungli' is a film that has a social relevance Yesterday

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi says his forthcoming movie 'Ungli' is not a typical Bollywood film, but he admits that some elements have been added to it to make it more mainstream. "It ('Ungli') is not a typical Bollywood film," the 35-year-old said in an interview. "(It is) A film having social relevance,...
  • Anurag Kashyap: I have written some bad films Yesterday

    Panaji: Be it scripts or dialogues, Anurag Kashyap has written for many directors like Ram Gopal Varma and Vikramaditya Motwane. But the filmmaker is not particularly proud of some of his works created for fellow directors. "I've made good movies, but I've written some bad films. I won't take their names...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Nigaar Khan evicted from the house Yesterday

    Nigaar Khan, who entered the Bigg Boss house last week, was evicted from the house yesterday. The actress said that her evicted was unexpected as she didn't deserve to go this early. Nigaar entered the Bigg Boss house shortly after Sushant's exit and her first glimpse was into the confessions...
  • Does personal ego interfere with creative ego? Shekhar Kapur asks Vidhu Vinod Chopra at Film Bazaar 2 days ago

    Panaji: Film Bazaar's 'Master Class with Vidhu Vinod Chopra: a dialogue between Filmmakers', where he was interviewed by Sudhir Mishra about his past projects and his thought process, became a lot more interesting when filmmaker Shekhar Kapur asked Vidhu a couple questions. Excerpts from the interview: Shekhar Kapoor: One needs...
  • IFFI 2014: Every film comes with a destiny, says Meghna Gulzar 2 days ago

    Panaji: Filmmaker Gulzar Sahab's film 'Libaas' may have been screened after over two decades of its making, but that didn't affect the impact and the interpretation of the message it tries to put across. Meghna, who had accompanied father Gulzar to its special screening at IFFI, shared her views on...
  • 'Broken Horses' is a lot like 'Khamosh', says Vidhu Vinod Chopra 2 days ago

    Panaji: Director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film 'Khamosh' which was released in 1985, still holds a great significance in his life. On Day 3 of Film Bazaar, during an important session 'Master Class with Vidhu Vinod Chopra: a dialogue between Filmmakers', he stated that he if he ever made...
  • Ajay Devgn's next directorial venture will feature foreign actors 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is all set to make his directorial debut with 'Shivay', which he says will feature actors from abroad. The 45-year-old actor, who will also produce and star in the action-drama, said that the film will go on floors in February next year. "I will star in the...
  • Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen...
  • Jennifer Garner wants JLo to quit talking about her husband Ben Affleck 2 days ago

    London: 'Alias' actress Jennifer Garner reportedly wants Jennifer Lopez to stop talking about her husband Ben Affleck. The 42-year-old is furious with the 'Booty' hitmaker for sharing details of her heartbreaking split from the 'Gone Girl' star in 2005, just days before they were due to get married, reported Contactmusic. "She's absolutely...

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Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday.