Dancers

  • Maharashtra Cabinet passes law banning dance bars in state June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday passed a law banning dance bars across the state. The Maharashtra Cabinet had on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its...
  • Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next February 20, 2014

    Chennai: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role. Karakattam is an ancient folk dance in which the dancer performs with a pot on the head. "Varalaxmi...
  • Odisha: Padma Shri awardee Italian dance teacher booked for beating up student January 22, 2014

    An Italian dancer, who runs a school in Bhubaneswar, has been booked for beating up her student, a police official said on Wednesday. A case was registered against 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi on the basis of a complaint lodged by the student's father, Lingaraj police station chief Baidhar Baliarsingh told. The 10-year-old student's...
  • Indian Hockey needs stability at coach level: Barry Dancer January 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former Australian player Barry Dancer said Indian hockey coaches deserve to be given a long rope for the team to produce good results at the international level. "The problem with India's hockey team at the national level is lack of stability in the leadership," Dancer said. Dancer, 61, who played 48...
  • Rihanna takes pole-dancing lessons for 'Pour It Up' video October 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna is busy taking pole-dancing lessons in preparation for the video for 'Pour It Up'. She posted a series of scandalous green-lit photographs of herself sliding up and down a pole, on image sharing website Instagram, reports dailystar.co.uk. The 25-year-old captioned the photograph: "My first pole lesson! #pouritup #bts". The...
  • Priest beats up Italy-born Odissi dancer in Puri July 22, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: An Italy-born Odissi dancer who has made Odisha her home since 1979 was beaten up by a priest on Sunday in the temple town of Puri after she refused to pay a fee of Rs 1,000, an official said. The incident occurred when 55-year-old Ileana Citaristi climbed atop a chariot...
  • Court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job: CJI July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting the notion that judiciary and legislative were on a collision course, the outgoing Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said the court steps in only if the legislature fails to do its job. Referring to his last major judgement of lifting the ban on dance bars in Mumbai,...
  • Happy that ban on dance bars has been lifted: Mumbai bar dancers July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. ...
  • We were forced to take up prostitution: Mumbai bar dancers July 16, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that dance bars can be reopened in Mumbai. Dance performances in Mumbai bars were banned in 2005. The dance bar owners will now have to apply for a licence to the government before reopening. This affects more than 70,000 people who had lost their...
  • Dedh Ishqiya: Birju Maharaj to choreograph Madhuri March 6, 2013

    Lucknow: Ace Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj would be choreographing film actress Madhuri Dixit in her forthcoming flick 'Dedh Ishqiya', currently being shot at Sitapur, near Lucknow. The film, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, is a sequel to the commercially successful 'Ishqiya' starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Varsi and Vidya Balan and is currently...
  • No noble family will allow girls to become dancers: Hurriyat February 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference on Sunday expressed surprise over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's support for the Valley's only all-girls rock band, saying there is no room to nourish western culture and immoral values in the state. "Kashmir is a place of sufis and saints and...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Derek O'Brien January 2, 2013

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday condemned its workers who were caught on camera heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at its founding day party. ...
  • TMC suspends workers who heckled dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: After being embarrassed, the Trinamool Congress has suspended the party workers who threw money at women dancers at its foundation day party on Tuesday. Party MP Derek O'Brien tweeted saying that the TMC disciplinary committee was meeting to take a call, and that expulsion was not ruled out. He also...
  • TMC workers' act has demeaned women: NCW chief January 2, 2013

    Trinamool Congress workers were caught on video heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at their founding day party on Tuesday. ...
  • TMC condemns workers who heckled, threw money at dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday condemned its workers who were caught on camera heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at its founding day party. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said, "One of the celebration events obviously went wrong. We condemn what happened. We need to find out who...
  • TMC workers heckle, throw money at hired women dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengal's politics seems to have hit a new low. At the Trinamool Congress' founding day party on Tuesday, party workers threw money and heckled hired female dancers. The incident took place at South 24 Parganas district. The celebrations that took place right opposite the local police station, were sponsored by...
  • Barry Dancer named head coach of Punjab Warriors December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Australia coach Barry Dancer was Saturday appointed the head coach of Jaypee Punjab Warriors while former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal has been named advisor for the next month's Hockey India League (HIL). Former India captains Jagbir Singh and Mohammad Riaz have also been taken on baord as...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar bridged the gap between the East and the West: Shovana Narayan December 12, 2012

    Prominent dancer Shovana Narayan looks back at the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on popularising Indian culture abroad in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Is there a possibility of the Panditji's performance being declared as a national treasure so that entire nation enjoys it and commercial exploitation of his work...
  • Pole dancing an Olympic sport? May 28, 2012

    Pole dancers want the talent to be included in the Olympics. ...
  • Jay Leno gets a Tata Nano for his garage May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: American comedian Jay Leno donned a cream coloured 'sherwani', resplendent with delicate embroidery to welcome a Tata Nano car to his 17000-square-foot garage in southern California. Leno even invited Bollywood dancers for the inauguration of the white Nano with the Indian tricolour displayed in the background and painted across...
  • Only talent helps in Bollywood, says Mithun December 6, 2011

    Mumbai: National award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty, who has been in the industry for almost 36 years, feels that only talent can help an individual carve a niche in Bollywood. "If you've got talent, no one can stop you from achieving success in your field. No one in my family was...
  • Black Swan role should have been mine: Lohan July 15, 2011

    London: Actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly told a writer that she should have played the lead role in Black Swan because she had years of ballet training. Actress Natalie Portman, who played the role of ballet dancer Nina Sayers in 2010 movie, earned the Best Actress Oscar for her performance. Plum Miami magazine...
  • Happy birthday Mithunda: Beloved disco king June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: When actor Mithun Chakraborty burst into the silver screen in the late 70s and early 80s with the swagger of a matinee idol that belied a baby face and amazingly intense eyes, it triggered mini tremors in an industry traditionally suspicious of outsiders. The white poncho is gone,...
  • Teenage dancer asked Berlusconi for 5 mn euros January 19, 2011

    Milan: The teenage Moroccan nightclub dancer whom Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly paid for sex, asked the premier for five million euros in exchange for her silence, according to tapped phonecalls. Karima El Mahgroug, now 18, and Berlusconi deny they had sex over several months in 2010 when she...
  • Bar dancers perform at a state health function December 23, 2010

    Lucknow: A bar dance performance at a state health center in Lucknow caused an uproar. The police reportedly knew about details of the function ahead despite the ban. Officers of the state community health centre were allegedly inebriated and engaged in inappropriate behaviour with bar dancers during a welfare ceremony at...
  • Zindagi Live: Diwali special November 9, 2010

    On 'Zindagi Live', we get to know some dancers, who made a mark from a very young age. ...
  • Rahman’s CWG song doesn’t hit right note with dancers September 10, 2010

    Leading dancers have refused to perform on his tune and would compose their own song. ...
  • One in four UK lap dancers have degrees: Study August 27, 2010

    London: One in four women who works as a lap dancer in Britain has a university degree and the majority of those involved in the industry enjoy their work, earning up to 48,000 pounds ($ 74,500) a year, an academic research has found. Rather than being pressured or forced into the...
  • Disabled sufi dancers put up a show on wheelchairs December 4, 2008

    New Delhi: A group of physically handicapped sufi dancers performed sufi play on wheelchairs on the occasion of 'World Disability Day’ in the Capital. At first glance you'd think that the dancers are swaying to sufi mystic music. However, taking a closer look you will see that the wheelchairs that...
  • Get a sexy waist like this erotic dancer! November 12, 2008

    Having a 21-inch waist is not impossible; ask model and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, who's famous for her erotic dance performances, besides her tiny waistline. Maybe she was inspired by Scarlett O'Hara, the lead character in the novel Gone with the Wind, who had a 19-inch waistline! In this...