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  • Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • OMG! Is that Junior NTR with sculpted abs? Leaked photos from his upcoming film 'Temper' go viral November 27, 2014

    Be it the wet white shirt, or the topless look with sculpted abs, fans of Junior NTR are in for a treat. The actor, who otherwise sports a well-fed, ample physique, seems to have toned down for his upcoming film 'Temper'.'Temper' has been directed by Puri Jagannadh, and stars NTR...
  • Human skulls recovered in Puri November 23, 2014

    Puri: Twenty human skulls were recovered under a bridge on the Kusabhadra river on Puri-Konark road, police said. Apart from 20 human skulls, three buffalo skulls and some bones were also recovered from the river bed under Liakhai bridge, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Nimapada, Subash Mohanty. While the skulls have...
  • Watch: This Amrish Puri style dubstep is the most hilarious, kickass Bollywood dubstep version you'll ever hear November 8, 2014

    Amrish Puri continues to remain one of the most hated Bollywood villains of all times. You may have seen plenty of tributes to the legendary Bollywood actor, but you may not have heard something quite like this. This YouTube video mixes all of Amrish Puri's most famous dialogues to create...
  • Will Mahesh Babu work in Srikant Addala's next? October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year. Mahesh and Srikant previously worked together in last year's Telugu blockbuster "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". And the duo may collaborate again. "Mahesh really liked Srikant's new story. He even expressed his...
  • Ganga rejuvenation commendable initiative: Shankaracharya October 18, 2014

    Ranchi: Puri Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on Saturday said that the Ganga rejuvenation programme was a commendable initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but to make it clean Tehri dam should be removed. Welcoming Modi's clean Ganga campaign, the Shankaracharya said, "Our prime minister is...
  • Shekhar Kapur and I had a lot of arguments, but it was worth it. It is a timeless film: Anil Kapoor on screening 'Mr India' at Indiana University October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anil Kapoor describes the experience of screening his 1987 film "Mr. India" for students and staff members of Indiana University in the US as "amazing". He flew all the way to Indiana Oct 7 for the special screening of the iconic movie in which he played a man...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry. "It was Naseer who turned me into a non-vegetarian," said Puri while mentioning their gastronomical...
  • Seniors at Kirori Mal College locked me in a room, used foul language; it was an emotional torture, says popular singer Sanam Puri September 15, 2014

    My first interaction with Sanam Puri has been a lot like his music. Fun and unforgettable. And because he hasn't learnt the ropes of how to speak only 'appropriate' things while being interviewed, the discussion gets more enjoyable. From being ragged in Delhi University to his inability to use cuss...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Om Puri 'fine' after mouth surgery August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now. "It was a small surgery. I was in the hospital just for two days. Now, I am absolutely fine," he said. On the work front, he was recently seen in Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred Foot...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy August 8, 2014

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallstrm The first five minutes or so of 'The HundredFoot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined to...
  • New York museum pays tribute to Om Puri August 6, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors. The tribute...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash August 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the famous beach in Puri and the iconic...
  • Om Puri earns 1525 lakh not a crore for a film; does Bollywood have an age bias? July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A couple of years back, Kareena Kapoor showed no qualms in speaking about the income disparity that exists in Bollywood. While the actress managed to draw everyone's attention to how patriarchal gender norms still pervade the movie industry and male actors especially the Khans take home all the...
  • Om Puri: If I don't get work, I will retire July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri says filmmakers here do not write roles for older actors which leaves them with no choice but to retire. "There are not many roles written for older actors and it gets difficult to get exciting roles today unlike the west. In western countries, there are roles...
  • Om Puri quits smoking after undergoing mouth surgery July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and wellwishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a recent mouth surgery, he is fine and says he has kicked the butt. The veteran actor...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' trailer: It is Om Puri vs Helen Mirren in a battle of cuisines July 10, 2014

    What happens when a happygolucky Indian family crosses path with one of France's most celebrated chefs? The latest Lasse Hallstrom film 'The HundredFoot Journey' features Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla and Helen Mirren in this warm tale of crosscultural cuisines. The film is based on a novel by the...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins across India amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    Puri: The annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath begun across the country on Sunday amidst tight security. This is the 137th Rath Yatra that has begun in Ahmedabad with millions arriving in Puri for the grand event. More than one million devotees from around the world are expected to participate in...