Lakshmi

  • Monali Thakur ecstatic after winning the best actress award for 'Lakshmi' at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: She's more known for her singing. But Monali Thakur of 'Sawaar loon' fame, who has shown her acting talent with a hardhitting performance as a child prostitute in Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi', is presently ecstatic about winning the best actress award at the recently concluded Washington DC South Asian Film...
  • CBI FIR against exdisinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 20012002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • Top 5 richest Indians have half of nation's billionaire wealth August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The top five Indian billionaires led by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani collectively control $85.5 billion (about Rs 5,23,897 crore) in personal wealth, accounting for nearly half of the country's total billionaire wealth, a new study said on Wednesday. According to the analysis by wealth research firm WealthX of...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's bid to buy UK mountain sparks protests August 4, 2014

    London: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the superrich. The 2,850feethigh Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 Congress MLCs join TDP June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a significant political development that will improve the Telugu Desam's strength in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, eight Congress MLCs crossed over to the ruling party on Saturday. The Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and joined TDP. "The...
  • Hinduja brothers top UK's 'super rich' list May 11, 2014

    London: The Hinduja brothers have emerged as the richest persons in the UK, which boasts of 102 billionaires, including Lord Swraj Paul and four others of Indianorigin. The Londonbased Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja, who have a fortune of 11.9 billion pounds "up by an astonishing 1.3 billion pounds in the...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' to open 16th London Asian Film Festival May 8, 2014

    London: 'Lakshmi' Nagesh Kukunoor's hardhitting drama on child trafficking in the country will open the 2014 edition of the London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). 'Lakshmi' will have its European premiere at LAFF, a celebration of independent South Asian arts and cinema across London as the gala returns for its...
  • Is Richard Gere dating Salman Rushdie's ex Padma Lakshmi? April 22, 2014

    New York: Hollywood star Richard Gere is said to be dating model-actor Padma Lakshmi secretly following his reported split from wife Carey Lowell. The 64-year-old actor, who is all set to divorce his wife Carey Lowell, has apparently been in a romantic relationship with the 'Top Chef' host, reported the New...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay April 17, 2014

    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 April 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Vipul Shah said I underplayed my role in 'Lakshmi': Shefali Shah March 25, 2014

    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 censorship...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' strikes a chord with Mumbai sex workers March 24, 2014

    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 hum...
  • 'Ragini MMS 2' earns Rs 16 crore in first two days of its release March 24, 2014

    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 Friday...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Lakshmi' March 22, 2014

    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 March 22, 2014

    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 and abuse....
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' March 20, 2014

    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 if...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' March 5, 2014

    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 of roles...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian March 2, 2014

    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 in...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian March 2, 2014

    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 41st...
  • Not nervous to release 'Naan Sigappu' with 'Kochadaiiyaan': Thiru February 25, 2014

    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 release...
  • 'Lakshmi Raave' producer waited for six months to sign Avika Gor February 23, 2014

    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 for...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 4day RSS convention begins from today February 20, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Bhopal on a fourday 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 officebearers of his organisation at the Lakshmi Narayan...
  • Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death February 13, 2014

    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 R Rahman...
  • Piaa Bajpai to act in Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's next February 5, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actress Piaa Bajpai, known for films such as 'Ko' and 'Bale Pandiya', will feature in actorfilmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's yetuntitled 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 film....
  • Why Nagesh Kukunoor delayed the release of 'Lakshmi' January 18, 2014

    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 make...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' wins award at Palm Springs festival January 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nagesh Kukunoor's hardhitting 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 13yearold girl kidnapped and sold...
  • Mittal's niece ties the knot in a big fat wedding in Spain December 16, 2013

    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 married...
  • Lakshmi Manchu dons glamorous avatar in 'Chandamama Kathalu' December 10, 2013

    Chennai: Having played an evil sorceress and a village belle in her earlier films, produceractress 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 a...
  • ArcelorMittal, Nippon to buy ThyssenKrupp US factory November 30, 2013

    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 Calvert,...