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  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack October 29, 2014

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • CNNIBN bags five Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards September 10, 2014

    CNNIBN once again made a mark at the seventh edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards as it bagged five awards on Tuesday. ...
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it casting Vidya Balan as sex siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture' or helming Emraan Hashmi shed his serial kisser image in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', director Milan Luthria says he loves casting his actors against their established image. Luthria, who has made eight films...
  • Should the legal age for drinking be 18 years? July 31, 2013

    If you can vote, marry, drive a vehicle and even be sued at 18, why can't you be trusted to drink responsibly? CNNIBN's Mumbai Bureau Chief Smitha Nair tries to uncover the mood of young Mumbaikers to bring to light their view on the contentious issue. ...
  • Biopic not easy to make: Tamil director April 9, 2013

    Chennai: Biopics aren't easy to execute, feels Tamil director Anil, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming Tamil film , based on the life of late southern actress 'Silk' Smitha. "To make a film on someone without hurting anybody's sentiment is a herculean task. Biopics are a rarity in Indian...
  • Vidya Balan's 'Silk' in 'Dirty Picture' now a case study? March 19, 2013

    Vidya Balan won a National Award for portraying southern siren and soft porn actress Silk Smitha in her film 'The Dirty Picture'. She won wide acclaim for taking on a role that many of her contemporaries would have shied away from. The role of Silk is now a case study...
  • 'Yaare Koogadali' Review: It's a powerful melodrama December 23, 2012

    Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Bhavana, Yogi, Smitha, Girish Karnad Director: Samuththirakani Actor Puneet Raj Kumar's films are hugely applauded by the Kannada film fans because of his big box office appeal. His latest 'Yaare Koogadali', directed by Tamil film director Samuththirakani, is a different type of film considering he has so far...
  • Sana Khan's next is a biopic on Silk Smitha December 16, 2012

    'Silambattam' girl Sana Khan is currently playing the lead role in a Malayalam film titled 'Climax', which is said to be a biopic on late actress Silk Smitha. Directed by Anil, the film is scripted by Antony Eastman, who directed a movie titled 'Inaiyai Thedi', which had Silk Smitha in the...
  • Heroine: Not another of Bhandarkar's realistic films September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Normally, Madhur Bhandarkar is perceived as a filmmaker who tries to remain close to the apparent reality; however this strategy doesnt work all the time. The style that Madhur has adopted since Chandni Bar (Trishakti is a forgettable film), has so far worked for him, except in Aan...
  • Dirty Picture: Is 'Silk Smitha' too dirty for TV? August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Is showing a kiss on television really a big deal now? Is Vidya Balan aka Silk really too hot for television? Finally, director Milan Luthrias award winning film The Dirty Picture was aired on television on August 26, 2012. After 56 cuts, the Central Board of Film Certification...
  • Sana is excited to play Silk Smitha in 'Climax' August 8, 2012

    Sana Khan, who plays Silk Smitha in the Malayalam flick 'Climax', is all excited for having bagged a dream role. "Being a part of such a project makes me elated. I feel lucky as biopics on yesteryear actors are rare in the film industry," smiles Sana. The 'Silambattam' girl, however, admits...
  • My life is a rhythmic love story: Smitha Dev July 16, 2012

    On May 25, 2007, Smitha Dev was in Dubai spending time with music composer Deepak Devs parents. It was her fifth wedding anniversary. But Deepak was away in Chennai for work. That night, the family, along with Deepaks brother, Dixit, went to the Ibn Batuta Mall to do some shopping....
  • Actress Sana Khan as 'Silk' Smitha in Malayalam June 19, 2012

    Silk Smithas life witnessed an anticlimactic end. That may be the reason why the makers have decided to opt the title 'Climax' for the sexy siren's biopic which will be made in Malayalam. Bollywood glamour girl Sana Khan will live the life of Silk Smitha in the film. Directed by...
  • B'wood gives mixed response to censor cuts on TV May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The no show of Vidya Balan's superhit movie 'The Dirty Picture' on television has met with mixed reactions from Bollywood, with some filmmakers not in favour of editing the bold content, while others agreeing to the censor board's decision. Vidya Balan's portrayal as southern siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty...
  • Now a Malayalam film on 'real' Silk Smitha May 5, 2012

    Kochi: The Dirty Picture may have been one of the most popular Hindi films of 2011 but it appears not everyone is convinced that it was an authentic biopic on Silk Smitha's life. It is the argument of those pushing for a 'real' take on Silk Smitha that all...
  • Veena Malik is the new Silk Smitha April 20, 2012

    The Pakistani actress is going to be playing the lead in a Kannada film on the south siren, suspiciously titled 'Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga'. ...
  • Anushka to play Silk in Tamil 'Dirty Picture' April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: After Vidya Balan sizzled the screen with the role of Silk in the film 'The Dirty Picture', the latest buzz is that the movie will be remade in Telugu and Tamil. Guess who will step into the shoes of Vidya in the remake. Well, if we are to...
  • Dirty Picture inspires series of B'wood biopics January 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood does not venture much into the territory of biopics but the success of movies like 'Chak De India' and 'The Dirty Picture' is inspiring filmmakers to bring interesting lifestories on the big screen. Vidya Balan's darebare act as 70s Southern sex symbol Silk Smitha in the Milan Lutheria...
  • FIR against Vidya Balan for 'indecent' exposure December 18, 2011

    Hyderabad: Police today registered an FIR against actor Vidya Balan following a complaint by an advocate who alleged she had posed for 'indecent' photographs on the posters and promos of the film 'The Dirty Picture'. The complainant, Sai Krishna Azad, a practising lawyer, had last month approached the Nampally court here...
  • Vidya excited over the response to 'The Dirty Picture' December 7, 2011

    Vidya Balan spoke to CNNIBN at the HT Leadership Summit, about 'The Dirty Picture' and her wedding plans. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' continues to rule the BO December 6, 2011

    Mumbai: It wasn't very long ago when actress Neha Dhupia famously said that in India, only sex and Shah Rukh Khan sells. Since then Aamir and Salman's films have done much better than Shah Rukh Khan's. But looking at the opening weekend's box office numbers of 'The Dirty Picture', one...
  • I enjoy and celebrate my body like Silk: Vidya Balan December 3, 2011

    Actors Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar speak at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2011 about their films and Bollywood. ...
  • Snapshot: Silk Smitha shakes a leg with Rajini December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Sexy southern star Silk Smitha is back in news, thanks to Vidya Balan's 'The Dirty Picture'. Born on December 2, 1960, Silk is still remembered for her sensuous onscreen avatars. She starred in almost 450 films in different languages. In the following picture, Silk Smitha is seen dancing...
  • 'Dirty Picture' Director on Vidya, Naseer December 2, 2011

    'The Dirty Picture' director Milind Luthria talks about his pet project, and on casting Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in the raunchy roles. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' gets mix reactions December 2, 2011

    Some fans say the film is awesome and hot, while some say the story was not so good. ...
  • Friday releases: 'The Dirty Picture', 'Puss in Boots' December 2, 2011

    The much awaited 'Puss in Boots' and Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' hit theatres this Friday. ...
  • Friday Release: Can 'Dirty Picture' meet the hype? December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Movie enthusiasts have been waiting for the first public display of 'The Dirty Picture' since the arrival of its initial teasers. Vidya Balan's avatar as an ambitious actress has taken everyone with amusement. Initial reactions to the film have started to pour in and most of them are positive...
  • AP HC to decide on 'The Dirty Picture' today December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday will give its verdict on the writ petition filed by Silk Smitha's brother against the makers of 'The Dirty Picture'. The film ran into trouble when Silk Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad objected to the way she's been portrayed in the film...