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  • Look of the day: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks elegant in a white embellished sari by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali 16 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: If Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Vogue shoot left you speechless then you will need some time to find the right words to describe the actress in her latest look. Dressed in a white embellished sari by Kotwara, created by Meera and Muzzaffar Ali, Aishwarya's one look will stop you...
  • Confirmed! Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor to grace red carpet at Cannes 2015 21 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will return to the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The two actresses will attend the 12-day festival (May 13-24) as the brand ambassadors of cosmetic brand L'Oreal, which took to Twitter to announce the stars' upcoming appearance. "Retweet if you...
  • Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary Yesterday

    New York: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of 'Live From New York,' a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show 'Saturday Night Live.' Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen's movie, which opened the festival on Wednesday night, traces the show's...
  • Indian films 'Masaan', 'Chauthi Koot' head to Cannes 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Gurvinder Singh's Punjabi film 'Chauthi Koot' and Neeraj Ghaywan's debut feature 'Masaan' are among the Indian films that have been chosen to be screened in the official UnCertain Regard section of the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The announcement was made in Cannes on Thursday. While 'Masaan' is...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother's film heads to Cannes 3 days ago

    Mumbai: 'Miyan Kal Aana', a short film by Shamas Siddiqui, the younger brother of acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival as part of the 'Short Film Catalog'. "I'm very happy that my first film got selected in the Cannes Court Meterrag Category. I would...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates northeast festival in Delhi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a festival showcasing the culture of India's northeast region and highlighted the "immense contribution" made by the people of the region in nation building. The day-long festival - "Songs and Dances of the North East" - was organised by the Meghalaya government here...
  • EUFF brings 21 award-winning European projects April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing myriad hues of European cinema, the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) began in the capital on Wednesday. The festival brings a repertoire of 21 award-winning European films. EUFF 2015 was inaugurated by Joao Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union to India in the presence of Aivars Groza,...
  • Xiaomi sets its new record by selling over 2 million phones in 12 hours April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Xiaomi has reported that it has broken its own flash-sale record by selling more than two million phones in its 12-hour 'Mi Fan Festival'. The Mi Fan Festival marked the Chinese smartphone maker's fifth anniversary on April 8 in which it also sold 38,000 televisions, 200,000 fitness bands...
  • Hrithik Roshan meets Mamata Banerjee, promises to attend Kolkata film festival April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and promised to attend the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival to be held later this year. "Whenever I see her smiling face, she is just full of love. First of all, I love this...
  • Goa Film Festival runs into controversy as Opposition calls it 'anti-minority' for organising it in 'Holy Week' April 1, 2015

    Panaji: The upcoming Goa State Film Festival has run into controversy with Opposition parties terming the BJP-led government as 'anti-minority' for holding it in the 'Holy Week'. The festival which will showcase 27 films made by Goan producers is scheduled to be held from April 3-5. It would be inaugurated on...
  • Sonal Mansingh: Hope the Parliamentarians take a cue from PM Modi's respect for art forms and artists March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The 'XII Jivan Pani Memorial Festival, 2015: Abhilasha' was themed along the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by PM Modi. We talked to its founding president Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh about the condition of classical art forms in India and their future seeing the...
  • Prine Minister Narendra Modi extends festival greetings March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of various festivals across the country as he began Navratra fast. Modi observes fast during all the nine days of Navratra every year. "Hearty greetings on the occasion of New Year (according to solar calendar)....
  • SXSW fans see late Paul Walker's 'Furious 7' send-off March 17, 2015

    Austin, Texas: Paul Walker's final appearance in the street-racing franchise "Fast & Furious" left a preview audience teary-eyed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival for the first public screening of the last film the actor made before he died in a car crash. In the film, Vin Diesel's character says...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 16, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival. The...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the 2015 India By The Nile Festival March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood film icon Amitabh Bachchan will visit Egypt later this month to inaugurate the India By The Nile Festival 2015 featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and literature. The 72-year-old will be the guest of honour at the event, where his 1977 hit Bollywood action...
  • Holi celebrated with traditional fervour in Pink City March 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Holi was celebrated with traditional fervour in the Pink city with enthusiastic revellers and people thronging the streets. People who took to the streets danced to the tune of drum beats and splashed each other with colour. Wearing clothes dyed in hues, people visited friends and relatives to exchanged greetings...
  • Pakistan: Students form human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: A human shield was formed at the Holi celebrations at Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi to show solidarity with and protect Hindus in attendance. The National Student's Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield on Friday, the demonstration is an attempt to promote interfaith coexistence and cooperation among...
  • Go organic this Holi March 6, 2015

    To find the flavours of the festival CNN-IBN takes you to the narrow bylines of Old Delhi. ...
  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival March 4, 2015

    New York: The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the films that will play in competition. The festival will feature documentaries across a wide spectrum of subjects, including "Indian...
  • Why I don't like Holi and saying 'bura na maano' won't change a thing March 4, 2015

    Holi is the festival of colours and the celebration of togetherness and family and friends and blah blah blah. I don't like Holi. I did not like Holi as a kid and I definitely don't like Holi as an adult. The celebration and everything is fine, but people tend to...
  • First ever South Asian film festival gets a warm reception in frosty Dallas March 2, 2015

    It was one of those weekends where the popcorn would be best savored in front of your big screen TV at home. But not so for the daring and enthusiastic cinephiles of North Texas. They came in droves, carpooling, putting their Texas-size vans and pick-up trucks to...
  • Mumbai to host literature festival 'Lit o Fest' February 23, 2015

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of a literary festival "Lit o Fest", that begins on February 28, will touch upon the topics of decline of Parsi population, relevance of Hindi in today's time and beauty of Urdu in poetry, organisers said on Monday. The festival will have speakers from the world of...
  • Highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN brings to you the highlights of the first day of Berlin film festival. ...
  • Three Indian films selected for 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 20, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde talks about three Indian films that have been selected at the Berlin this year. The three films are "Dhanak" by Nagesh Kukunoor, "Chitrashala" by Amit Dutta and "Kamakshi" by Satinder Singh Bedi. ...
  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' honoured at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film "Dhanak" has bagged The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film and also received a special mention at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. He was also endowed with euro 7,500. The awards were announced Saturday. "@Dhanakthefilm wins grand Prix for...
  • Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival February 15, 2015

    Berlin: "Taxi" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The award for best director was shared by Radu Jude of Romania for "Aferimi" and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowksa for "Body". Tom Courtenay received the award for best...
  • Goa Carnival festivities begin February 14, 2015

    Panaji: The much-awaited Goa festival kicked off on February 14 with holding of famous float parade which was witnessed by over 50,000 people. The parade, organised by Goa Tourism Department, was flagged off by state Chief Secretary Kewal Sharma in the presence of tourism secretary R K Srivastava, director of Tourism...
  • Sanjeev Kapoor to be part of Dubai Food Festival February 12, 2015

    Dubai: Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor will participate in Masala! Food Fair, a two-day celebration of food and entertainment from the subcontinent, which will begin Feb 20 here as a part of Dubai Food Festival. Kapoor will be hosting a series of interactive culinary sessions and will also be judging on-site...