PK

  • Delhi High Court asks makers of 'PK' to file response on plea alleging plagiarism April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the makers of Aamir Khan-starrer film 'PK' to file their response on novelist Kapil Isapuri's plea that accused them of plagiarism. The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film, which raises questions about religion and people's blind faith in godmen, was released in December 2014. It...
  • Need to boost staff capabilities to meet people's aspirations: PMO official April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: There is a need to enhance skills and capabilities of government employees to meet people's aspirations, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Sunday. Addressing a training programme in the national capital, PK Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary in the PMO said the goal of the...
  • Delhi airport official accused of sexual harassment suspended March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. The Home Ministry also said that a departmental...
  • Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. The woman claimed that the immigration officer harassed her by asking her several uncomfortable personal questions. The...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar March 23, 2015

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad March 23, 2015

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • HRD ministry to seek report over cheating in exams in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar government over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state. "The Union HRD ministry will seek a report from the state on the subject and give guidelines to...
  • Bihar: 760 students expelled, 8 policemen arrested in mass cheating racket March 21, 2015

    Patna: As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students during state Board matriculation exams in Bihar emerged, 760 students have been expelled over the mass cheating racket. Eight policemen have been arrested for aiding students in cheating. Visuals showed parents and helpers scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • 'PK' has pushed boundaries in the film industry: Shazahn Padamsee March 13, 2015

    Bengaluru: A day after Bollywood star Aamir Khan apologised for hurting the sentiments of people in his last film 'PK', Bollywood actress Shazahn Padamsee has heaped praise on the controversial film saying it has set an example of making films which pushes the boundary a little more. "I loved 'PK'......
  • I apologise if 'PK' has hurt sentiments: Aamir Khan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has apologised to those who may have been offended by his last film 'PK' saying there was no intention by the makers to hurt religious sentiments of anyone. The film, which received rave reviews and set the box office on fire, earned the ire of several...
  • 'PK' Tamil remake: Kamal Haasan says the producers have only initiated talks; says someone jumped the gun and leaked the news February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: All the talk of Kamal Haasan doing the Tamil version of Rajkumar Hirani's directorial "PK", is just talk, no more, says the actor. "The producers have only initiated talks. I am in Mauritus on recce for my next film for my own production company. Someone has jumped the gun and...
  • Kareena Kapoor: There are graver issues to focus on than the 'AIB Roast' February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The hype around the film 'PK', uproar over 'AIB Roast' show and the censor board circular on cuss words has left actress Kareena Kapoor perplexed. She questions why cinema is being targeted when there are much bigger issues to tackle in India. "I don't know why are we after...
  • Anushka Sharma developed passion for cinema while working on 'PK', 'Bombay Velvet' February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently busy promoting her film 'NH 10', credits her films 'PK' and 'Bombay Velvet' for igniting passion for cinema in her. "Films affect you on a personal level because this is the life you lead - 95 percent of my life is about my work. "Playing...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to play Aamir Khan's role in 'PK' remake? February 9, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "PK", if sources are to believed. The yet-untitled remake will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit, which had earlier remade Rajkumar Hirani's "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and "3 Idiots" as "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." and "Nanban", respectively. "Gemini...
  • Bihar: CM Manjhi takes U-turn, withholds dissolution of state assembly February 7, 2015

    Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi called a Cabinet meeting and decided to recommend dissolution of Bihar Assembly to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy but later withheld it. Two thirds of the ministers, all of them Nitish supporters, opposed the dissolution proposal. ...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish Kumar as their leader, pave the way for him to replace Manjhi as Bihar CM February 7, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United MLAs on Saturday unanimously elected former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as leader of the Legislative party. Out of 111 JDU MLAs 97 were present at the legislative party meeting in Patna on Saturday and their decision paves the way for Nitish Kumar to take over...
  • Bihar: Governor accepts CM Manjhi's recommendation on dismissal of 2 ministers February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday accepted Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's recommendation of dismissal of two of his ministers, highly placed Raj Bhavan sources said. Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, Minister for Road Construction and P K Shahi, Minister for Forest, are close confidants of Manjhi's mentor and now...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' tops list of 10 most viewed movie trailers on YouTube February 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' has topped the list of YouTube's most viewed movie trailers. The film is followed by Ajay Devgn's 'Action Jackson' and Bipasha Basu's horror outing 'Alone'. The two minutes thirteen second-long trailer of 'PK', which released on October 23, has so far garnered 12,207,328 views on YouTube. The...
  • Novelist moves HC accusing 'PK' makers of plagiarism January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Novelist Kapil Isapuri has approached the Delhi High Court, accusing the makers of Aamir Khan's film 'PK' of plagiarism. He said certain portions from his Hindi novel 'Farishta' published in 2013 were 'stolen and copied' and used in the film. Isapuri has sought punitive damages of Rs 1 crore from...
  • 'Tevar' makes over Rs 22 crore on the opening weekend; 'PK' grosses Rs 620 crore worldwide January 13, 2015

    2015's first big release 'Tevar' starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha reportedly collected Rs 22.05 crores nett in its opening weekend. According to its makers the film collected 7.05 crore nett on friday, 7 crore on Saturday and 8 crores nett on Sunday. Meanwhile Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' is still going...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' scores big at Star Guild Awards 2015 January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' won the Best Film along with Best Director, Best Dialogue, Best Sound Mixing and a special award for earning over Rs.100 crore here at the the Renault Star Guild Awards 2015. The awards ceremony took place Sunday night at Reliance Mediaworks in Film City and it...
  • Yes, there are similarities between 'PK' and 'Oh My God!', it's the genre: Umesh Shukla January 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Film director Umesh Shukla, whose film 'OMG - Oh My God!' raised questions on the commercialisation of religion back in 2012, defends "PK", saying any wrong aspects of religion must be condemned. He also says that by doing so, doesn't make filmmakers like him and Rajkumar Hirani "anti-religion". In an...
  • 'Queen', 'PK', '2 States' top Star Guild Awards 2015 nomination list January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Queen' and 'PK' are leading the nominations tally in 10 categories, followed by '2 States', 'Highway' and 'Haider' in the 10th edition of Renault Star Guild Awards. The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Thursday announced the Renault Star Guild Awards nominations in a statement. Rajkummar Rao ('Citylights'), Varun...
  • e Lounge: Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' crosses the 300 crore-mark January 8, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', has broken all records and has created history. PK becomes the first film to enter the 300 crore club. With the 300 crore club PK has set a new benchmark, just like the 200 crore benchmark that was set by the same team 5 years ago with...
  • Diving in icy waters, walking on amber in the name of religious faith; it doesn't just happen in India January 7, 2015

    On January 6 the Christian world celebrated the 'Epiphany Day' which literally means manifestation or the revelation of the Son of God Jesus Christ. The day marks the coming of the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings or the Magi. It also marks baptism of Christ in the Jordan and...
  • Rajkumar Hirani: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a courageous man; have tremendous respect for him January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Parts of Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK', which questions people's blind faith in godmen, were shot at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ashram premises. When the filmmaker was questioned as to why he has thanked the spiritual leader in his film's credits, he says he's "only against fake gurus". Significant portions of...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses PIL against Aamir Khan's 'PK', says it isn't offensive January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Raj Kumar Hirani directed and Aamir Khan starrer film 'PK', saying "the film was not offensive". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought ban on the film...