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  • Nargis Fakhri to make her Hollywood debut opposite Jason Statham 12-03-2014 04:48 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri will be playing the role of a secret agent in her debut Hollywood film to be directed by Paul Feig. "She (Nargis) will be seen as a sexy agent in a Fox production starring Jason Statham of 'Transporter' fame and Melissa McCarthy who was last...
  • Susan Boyle to star in a new TV drama 24-02-2014 06:35 PM

    Los Angeles: Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is set to play a singing lighthouse keeper in a new TV project. The 52-year-old singer debuted in Hollywood last year by playing a church warden's wife Eleanor Hopewell in John Stephenson-directed movie 'The Christmas Candle', reported Digital Spy. "She's very excited," Boyle's...
  • Christie's make a sizzling debut in India, Rs 23.7 crore for painting 21-12-2013 01:10 PM

    International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist. "I believe that the success of tonight's...
  • Mohammad Shami records India's best fast-bowling debut 08-11-2013 04:39 PM

    It's difficult to recall when, if ever, did an Indian pacer bowled with the kind of fire Mohammad Shami breathed at the Eden Gardens on Friday. It not only decimated the West Indies, earned India an innings win inside three days and gifted Sachin Tendulkar a win in his 199th...
  • Mohammad Shami grabs Ishant's Test spot with both hands 06-11-2013 05:54 PM

    Not many called that: Mohammad Shami playing ahead of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma in a Test match. But MS Dhoni had his cards sorted, close to the chest but sorted. And Shami turned out to be the ace in those cards with a four-wicket spell on debut at the...
  • Ranji Trophy important but no guarantee for selection: Tendulkar 27-10-2013 01:32 PM

    Lahli: Sachin Tendulkar might have taken the Ranji route to prepare for his swansong Test series but he has no qualms in conceding that a good performance in the country's premier cricket tournament is no guarantee for a berth in the Indian national side. The 40-year-old, who would call time...
  • Fatima Bhutto turns novelist, pens debut fiction work 20-10-2013 12:57 PM

    Writer-activist Fatima Bhutto has penned her debut novel which encounters the life of three brothers and two women in a small town in the troubled tribal region of Waziristan near the Afghanistan border. "The Shadow of the Crescent Moon", published by Penguin, chronicles the lives of people trying to live...
  • Ajit Agarkar retires from all forms of cricket 16-10-2013 08:05 PM

    Mumbai: Ajit Agarkar, the Mumbai player who established the record for taking the fastest fifty wickets in ODIs, on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket from immediate effect. The 35-year-old allrounder who was involved in some magnificent Indian victories - both home and away, decided to call...
  • Anil Kapoor makes debut on small screen by '24' 23-08-2013 11:55 PM

    Anil Kapoor who makes his debut with '24' on colors says that this is the best role in his career and he could not have asked for a better role. The show is the Indian version of hit international TV series '24' and will be aired on Colors channel. ...
  • Standards are slipping in Formula One: Mark Webber 07-08-2013 11:45 AM

    Red Bull driver Mark Webber said the standard of drivers in Formula One has fallen since he entered the sport 11 years ago. Webber, who is quitting F1 at the end of the season to join Porche, believes today's grid is not as strong as it was in 2002. "When...
  • It feels like a dream: Mohit Sharma 02-08-2013 11:02 AM

    Bulawayo: Only the second Indian cricketer to be adjudged Man of the Match on ODI debut, pacer Mohit Sharma said it all felt like a dream even though he was preparing for this moment for a long time. Mohit's 2 for 26 in 10 overs, including three maidens, in the...
  • Mohit Sharma cashes in on his ODI opportunity 02-08-2013 08:13 AM

    Bulawayo: After Ambati Rayudu in the first ODI and Jaydev Unadkat in the second, it was Mohit Sharma's turn to impress as India's second-string side produced another stirring debutant. On ODI debut against a weak Zimbabwe side, Mohit turned in a solid performance: 10-3-26-2 to stymie Zimbabwe's batsmen and help...
  • After 13 Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara makes his ODI debut 01-08-2013 12:26 PM

    Bulawayo: After 13 Test matches, from which he has scored two double-centuries, talented Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Thursday handed his first ODI cap. Pujara was chosen to open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, thus becoming the 198th Indian to receive an ODI...
  • Rayudu showed that one should never lose hope: Jadeja 25-07-2013 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: Former India ODI captain Ajay Jadeja feels that Ambati Rayudu's international debut will be an inspiration for all those "eternal hopefuls" who want to don the national colours. "If I can remember, Rayudu started playing first-class cricket when I was playing for India. It took him 10 long...
  • Suraj Pancholi is very much a part of 'Hero' remake: Subhash Ghai 18-07-2013 10:55 AM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai said that he and actor Salman Khan stood by their commitment to launch Suraj Pancholi in the remake version of 1983 film 'Hero'. Ghai further said that model-actress Jiah Khan suicide case will have no bearing on the newcomer's debut. Speculations were rife that Suraj, son...
  • Force India cancel Rossiter's F1 practice debut 28-06-2013 01:28 PM

    Wet conditions at the Silverstone race track have forced Sahara Force India to cancel James Rossiter's Formula One Practice debut ahead of the first practice for the British Grand Prix. Rossiter is the simulator driver for Force India and was scheduled to drive Adrian Sutil's VJM06 during the first practice...
  • Nearly 42, legspinner Pravin Tambe is oldest IPL debutant 07-05-2013 05:37 PM

    Jaipur: At 41 years and 212 days, little-known legspinner Pravin Tambe on Tuesday became the oldest debutant IPL history - having never played a single first-class match. Tambe, who hails from Maharashtra, was handed his IPL cap at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here and performed creditably by conceding 30 runs...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Asha Bhosle 30-01-2013 11:13 PM

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. 'Mai' releases on Friday. ...
  • Asha Bhosle makes acting debut with 'Mai', film to release on Friday 30-01-2013 10:33 PM

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. ...
  • 'Sachin Tendulkar was always destined to be great' 27-10-2012 11:22 AM

    IBN18 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai recalls Sachin Tendulkar's hundred on Ranji Trophy debut. ...
  • James Franco set to release his debut novel 06-01-2012 02:04 PM

    London: Actor James Franco is to release his first novel 'Actors Anonymous', which is loosely inspired by his experiences in Hollywood. The 33-year-old has sold the book to online retailer Amazon, reported Daily Mirror. Although its Franco's debut novel it is not his first book - he previously released a...
  • Jolie working on a film about Afghanistan 27-12-2011 12:00 PM

    London: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has been working on a script for a movie about Afghanistan but she is not very confident about it as of now. "I don't even think it's good. Maybe I'll dig it out, but I don't have the confidence yet to...
  • Heather Graham says yes to SRK, no to Aamir? 24-12-2011 07:39 PM

    Mumbai: Buzz is that the Hollywood hottie refused to do 'Dhoom 3' but recently chatted with Shah Rukh for a possible Bollywood debut. It could have been her debut in Bollywood, if Hollywood hottie Heather Graham hadn't refused 'Dhoom 3', opposite Aamir Khan. Apparently of the handful of Hollywood stars,...
  • Scarlett Johansson set for directorial debut 17-12-2011 12:33 PM

    London: After spending five years developing the project, actress Scarlett Johansson is now fully focused on her directorial debut. The actress is stepping behind the camera for a movie adaptation of Truman Capote's Summer Crossing, which was thought to be lost for more than 50 years but was eventually published...