Lakshmi

  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay 17-04-2014 02:11 PM

    This archival image of the one of the first families of India showcases Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. He is also accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi and two young grandchildren, Rajiv and Sanjay. (Photo credit: Photodivision.gov.in) ...
  • Bangalore: This 96-year-old has voted in every election since 1952 17-04-2014 12:38 PM

    Bangalore: 96-year-old Lakshmi Karanth is perhaps the oldest voter in India. She has voted in every election since 1952. Her grandson and grand daughter-in-law escorted her on Thursday to a polling booth in Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. Her grandson said that Karanth was very excited about voting and planned...
  • Vipul Shah said I underplayed my role in 'Lakshmi': Shefali Shah 25-03-2014 05:38 PM

    Mumbai: Shefali Shah's role as the hard-hitting dirty-talking madame of a brothel in Nagesh Kukunoor's "Lakshmi" has shocked her fans and stunned critics. The actress says "it wasn't easy" but she had to be "part of something as brave as this". She admits she had to cross self-imposed limits of...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' strikes a chord with Mumbai sex workers 24-03-2014 02:25 PM

    Mumbai: At a special screening of Nagesh Kukunoor's "Lakshmi" for sex workers held at the centre of a red-light area here, the filmmaker was accosted by a group of extremely overwrought sex workers who wanted to know who played the nasty pimp in the film. "Agar woh mil jaye to...
  • 'Ragini MMS 2' earns Rs 16 crore in first two days of its release 24-03-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Sunny Leone-starrer 'Ragini MMS 2', promoted as a 'horrex' -- a combination of horror and sex, had a good start at the ticket counters and experts are also recommending 'Lakshmi' and 'Ankhon Dekhi' as a must see. Critics and viewers have, however, given 'Gang Of Ghosts', which released...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Lakshmi' 22-03-2014 03:11 PM

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Lakshmi'. He also talks to author Nasreen Munni Kabir and actress Waheeda Rehman on the latter's biography. ...
  • 'Lakshmi' review: It is weighed down by its 'standard-issue' treatment 22-03-2014 10:29 AM

    Cast: Monali Thakur, Satish Kaushik, Shefali Shetty, Ram Kapoor Director: Nagesh Kukunoor In Lakshmi, writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor takes the unfortunate true story of an underage girl sold off to the flesh trade, and delivers a deliberately disturbing film that's often hard to watch. It's a tricky slope, films about exploitation...
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' 20-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking. "It should make sense with respect to its budget because the producers and distributors only look at that. The box office cannot be the reason to make a film because...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' 05-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Chennai: Popularly known for his romantic roles in several southern films, actor Siddharth says forthcoming Tamil gangster-drama 'Jigarthanda', has given him the opportunity to shed his boy-next-door image. Siddharth has essayed romantic roles in films such as 'Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam' and 'Love Failure'. "I'm known for my boy-next-door kind...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 10:50 PM

    India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of USD 18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked 41st...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked...
  • Not nervous to release 'Naan Sigappu' with 'Kochadaiiyaan': Thiru 25-02-2014 05:04 PM

    Chennai: Director Thiru says he's not nervous about releasing Tamil thriller 'Naan Sigappu Manithan' alongside superstar Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' on April 11. As of now, he is only concerned about completing the film before the release date. "I'm not going to compete with any film and nor am I nervous to...
  • 'Lakshmi Raave' producer waited for six months to sign Avika Gor 23-02-2014 03:26 PM

    Chennai: Producer Giridhar says he had to wait for six months to sign actress Avika Gor for his upcoming Telugu romantic drama 'Lakshmi Raave Maa Initiki' as she was busy shooting for cinematic debut 'Uyyala Jampala'. "We couldn't think of anyone else for the role. Therefore, we decided to wait...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 4-day RSS convention begins from today 20-02-2014 02:08 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Bhopal on a four-day visit to Bhopal during which he will hold several meetings with his party office bearers. Bhagwat, who arrived in Bhopal on Wednesday night, would during his stay hold several meetings with office-bearers of his organisation at the Lakshmi...
  • Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death 13-02-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The film fraternity mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Balu Mahendra, terming the passing away of "creator's creator" as a "massive loss" for the industry. Mr Balu died on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 74. Members of the film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul, A...
  • Piaa Bajpai to act in Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's next 05-02-2014 04:19 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Piaa Bajpai, known for films such as 'Ko' and 'Bale Pandiya', will feature in actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's yet-untitled Tamil directorial which is expected to go on the floors in March. "The male lead is yet to be finalized but Piaa will play the female lead in the...
  • Why Nagesh Kukunoor delayed the release of 'Lakshmi' 18-01-2014 02:27 PM

    Mumbai: Nagesh Kukunoor has pushed ahead the release of his next movie 'Lakshmi' as he had been awaiting a feedback on it from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). "(I) pushed the release of 'Lakshmi' by a few weeks to get censor feedback. We're back on track. (I) Will...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' wins award at Palm Springs festival 14-01-2014 11:29 AM

    Los Angeles: Nagesh Kukunoor's hard-hitting drama 'Lakshmi', on human trafficking, was feted with the Audience Award for best narrative feature, based on viewers' votes at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). 'Lakshmi', which had its US premiere at the gala, narrates the story of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped and...
  • Mittal's niece ties the knot in a big fat wedding in Spain 16-12-2013 10:00 AM

    London: The niece of one of the world's richest Indians, Lakshmi N Mittal, tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in the Spanish city of Barcelona at an estimated cost of 50 million pounds, triggering a controversy. Shristi Mittal, the daughter of the billionaire steel tycoon's younger brother Pramod, got...
  • Lakshmi Manchu dons glamorous avatar in 'Chandamama Kathalu' 10-12-2013 05:52 PM

    Chennai: Having played an evil sorceress and a village belle in her earlier films, producer-actress Lakshmi Manchu is set to play a highly glamorous role in upcoming Telugu drama 'Chandamama Kathalu'. "Since Lakshmi has not essayed any glamorous roles before I thought that she would perfectly fit the role of...
  • ArcelorMittal, Nippon to buy ThyssenKrupp US factory 30-11-2013 05:22 PM

    ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, and Japan's Nippon Steel ~~amp;amp; Sumitomo Metal Corporation will jointly acquire ThyssenKrupp AG's US steel mill for USD 1.55 billion. The acquirers have formed a joint venture and will finance the deal through equity and debt, ArcelorMittal said in a statement. The plant at...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area 20-11-2013 06:54 PM

    NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal's London residential address, Kensington Palace Gardens, is the second most expensive street in the world, where the average price per square metre is a whopping USD 107,000. According to the data from Knight Frank, published by Billionaire, a sister company of Wealth-X - the world's...
  • Lakshmi: College screening best to reach youth, says Nagesh Kukunoor 16-11-2013 12:15 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has taken on a unique promotional method for his movie 'Lakshmi'. He will screen it in various colleges across the country to capture the interest of the youth. "The college screening are a unique format, something I have not done in a long time since 'Hyderabad...
  • Australian brewery apologises for using Hindu deities on beer bottles 15-11-2013 07:21 PM

    An Australian brewery has apologised for using images of Hindu deities Ganesh and Lakshmi on its alcoholic ginger beer bottles after the labels triggered an outrage from the Indian community. "We're lovers, not fighters, we want to make it right. With recent feedback brought to our attention, we will be...
  • Children's story book inspires Praveen Sataru's Telugu drama 12-11-2013 03:48 PM

    Chennai: Director Praveen Sataru has named his upcoming Telugu drama 'Chandamama Kathalu' after his childhood story book of the same name because he feels the title is apt for the movie's script. "I grew up listening to 'Chandamama Kathalu'. My grandmother used to read them to me and I fondly...
  • Telangana Bill likely in Parliament in winter session 11-11-2013 11:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Telangana Bill is likely to be introduced in Parliament during its upcoming winter session, according to highly-placed sources. The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana met the secretaries of various government departments on Monday as part of its brief to look into the proposed bifurcation of Andhra...
  • Director Bapu remembers AV Subrahmanyam for his natural comedy 10-11-2013 03:53 PM

    Chennai: Director Bapu aka Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana, who introduced actor A.V. Subrahmanyam into Telugu films, says the late actor's biggest strength was making people laugh effortlessly. Subrahmanyam, who died Friday due to liver-related problems, made his cinematic debut with Subrahmanyam's Telugu family drama 'Mr. Pellam'. "Writer Indraganti Srikanth Sarma introduced...
  • Australian brewery juxtaposes Ganesha's face, Lakshmi's body on beer bottle 08-11-2013 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: Brookvale Union, an Australian brewery from New South Wales has a juxtaposed image of Hindu god Ganesha's head and Hindu goddess Lakshmi's body on its ginger beer bottles. This image has upset some Indians in Australia. "Is it just me or does anyone else find this ginger beer...
  • 'Pandiya Naadu' review: It's a powerful revenge drama 04-11-2013 11:15 AM

    Cast: Vishal Krishna Reddy, Lakshmi Menon, Bharathiraja, Vikranth, Soori and Sharath Lohitashwa Director: Suseenthiran Rating: 3.5 out of 5 A grieving father conceals his happiness with an awkward smile when he comes to learn that the man responsible for his son's death is dead too. He silently walks into his...