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  • India to sign agreements for hassle-free visits to neighbouring countries 3 days ago

    Puri: In its effort to promote friendly ties with neighbours, India is set to sign agreements for hassle-free visits to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand. Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Vijay Chhibber said in Puri(Odisha) on Friday that the matter was being placed on fast track...
  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • Om Puri to play Bal Gangadhar Tilak onscreen February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri will be seen as freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in his upcoming venture titled 'Chapekar Brothers'. "It's an honour to play such an iconic personality. I am finding several facets about Tilakji through my research. And there's so much information available on the internet that it will...
  • Film and Television Institute of India to honour Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair February 6, 2015

    Pune: In a thrust to express gratitude towards the teachers who framed the careers of many students, the Film and Television Institute of India will facilitate Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair during the forthcoming National Students Film Awards and Student Film Festival India scheduled from February 24-28. As it is a...
  • 'Pokiri' filmmaker Puri Jagannadh plans to direct a Hindi film next February 6, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who is busy wrapping up Telugu actioner "Temper", says he has plans to direct a Hindi film this year, besides two other Telugu projects he has in the offing. "My next film is titled 'Jyothi Lakshmi' with Charmi. I intend to start it soon. I'll also be...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Business nominees February 4, 2015

    Year 2014 brought a new zeal in corporate India with new govt setting in and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing for long impending economic reforms but there were Indian entrepreneurs who excelled despite tough economic environment. Nominees for the Businessman of the year are - IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh...
  • Om Puri: Theatre is like Sanskrit, it is a mother plant; radio, cinema are its children February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri was overwhelmed by the warm reception he received on his return to his alma mater National School of Drama after 40 years and he says he wants to get back to theatre. Puri, 64, was welcomed with a resounding applause here yesterday during the...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • 'Hawaizaada' review: The film is jingoistic, melodramatic, naive, and often illogical January 30, 2015

    Director: Vibhu Puri Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ayushmann Khurrana There isn't much evidence in history books to support the claim that director Vibhu Puri makes in Hawaizaada - that it was a Maharashtrian mulga in 1895, and not the globally acknowledged aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers, eight years later in 1903,...
  • 'Hawaizaada' tweet review: With a slow pace and shaky ending, the film is painfully average January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Did you know that there's a chance that the famous Wright brothers weren't the first humans to soar the skies? Revolving around the life of a scientist in the late 1800s, Ayushmann Khurrana's new film 'Hawaizaada' takes a look at this intriguing fable. Directed by Vibhu Puri, the film...
  • 'Hawaizaada' declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh January 29, 2015

    Lucknow: The makers of upcoming Bollywood film 'Hawaizaada' have thanked the Uttar Pradesh government for deciding to exempt their movie from entertainment tax. 'Hawaizaada' has been directed by Vibhu Puri and stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in pivotal roles. The decision to make the film tax free was taken...
  • 'Temper' trailer: Junior NTR introduces himself as 'fully corrupt, criminal minded and 100 per cent cunning' January 29, 2015

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's first proper trailer and those who have watched it would agree that Junior NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. He even introduces himself as: "My name is Daya. Sub-Inspector of Police. Fully corrupted, criminal minded, 100 per cent cunning." The film...
  • Delhi Congress loses its website after administrator quits party January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Delhi Congress, the party lost its official website as the site administrator Sanjay Puri decided to quit from his post. The website www.DPCC.co.in now displays a message saying that Puri has withdrawn his services after his resignation from his primary membership of...
  • 'Hawaizaada' takes director Vibhu Puri places, literally January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Director Vibhu Puri is said to have travelled to several nooks and corners of India in search of an apt set-up for his period film 'Hawaizaada'. The film was shot in 90 days, but Puri undertook a recce for 105 days to zero in on the right destination. For...
  • He is very young at heart; very friendly on the sets: Ayushmann Khurrana on Mithun Chakraborty January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana says he chose to star in 'Hawaizaada', an upcoming Bollywood biopic on scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, as it was challenging to play a man from the past. Ayushmann, 30, learnt Marathi, went for a physical transformation to portray the Indian scientist, who is said to have made...
  • Om Puri's next film on Indian farmer suicides January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Om Puri is set to star in 'Project Marathwada', which highlights the issue of farmers' suicides across India. The veteran actor says the 'critical topic' urged him to take up the project. "It's moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us....
  • Telugu star Mahesh Babu may be seen in three films in 2015 January 8, 2015

    Chennai: It's almost impossible for stars to have two releases in a year, but superstar Mahesh Babu, whose last outing "Aagadu" failed to hit the bull's eye, may have three, going by the number of films he has in his kitty. Mahesh is currently busy wrapping up yet-untitled film with Koratala...
  • 'Temper' teaser: You can't keep your eyes off Jr NTR in this Puri Jagannadh action-thriller January 1, 2015

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's new teaser and those who have watched it would agree that Jr NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. The film has directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Bandla Ganesh under the popular banner Parameshwari Arts. Take a look. ...
  • Puri Jagannadh does a voice over for romantic-comedy 'Ladies and Gentleman' December 27, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who is currently shooting for his film 'Temper', has taken time off from his busy schedule to lend his voice for upcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Ladies and Gentleman'. "I really liked the film's story and was quite impressed with the trailer as well. When I was approached with...
  • 'Hawaaizaada' trailer: Ayushmann Khurrana plays scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who built the first ever flying machine December 24, 2014

    'Hawaaizaada', an upcoming Hindi period film directed by Vibhu Puri is the story of the first ever flying machine made by man. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Sharda in lead roles. The film tells the story of an Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, who built a...
  • Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP). 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' star will be honoured with the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function. Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it's an...
  • Would like to play iconic role of Mogambo: Anupam Kher December 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher, who has played diverse roles in his over three-decade-long career, doesn't like stepping into someone else's shoes on-screen, but he would love to play iconic villain Mogambo, if given a chance. The actor is not new to negative roles - in the beginning of his career he...
  • Watch: The 3-hour-long DDLJ in 30 seconds December 12, 2014

    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completes a 1000 weeks today and many of us would want to re-watch the epic Bollywood romance yet another time. While the ingredients of DDLJ are not much different from the usual, it was how the final product was presented that had us hooked - for...
  • The DDLJ sequence quiz: Can you put these 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' stills in order? December 10, 2014

    You might have lost count of the number of times you've watched Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, but you would like to believe that you know this landmark romance from 1995 by heart and possess the ability to narrate the entire movie scene by scene.Now that the SRK-Kajol-starrer is completing an...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant December 9, 2014

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • 'Temper': Puri Jagannadh signs Canadian-Moroccan model Nora Fatehi for an item song December 7, 2014

    Puri Jagannadh's films are always known for their sizzling item numbers. Puri selects his item girls with lot of care and precision. The ace director has roped in Canadian model of Moroccan origin, Nora Fatehi for his latest film 'Temper', starring NT Rama Rao Jr. Nora Fatehi has been recently...
  • 'Ja Simran ja, jee le apni zindagi': 15 iconic DDLJ dialogues that we know by heart December 5, 2014

    How many times have you told your friend, "Ja Simran ja..jee le apni zindagi"? Or for that matter "Bade bade deshon mein aisi chhoti chhoti batein hoti rehti hain," ? Much like the film, dialogues of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' has over the years become part of our lifestyle, our...