Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film “Padmaavat”. The […]

Shashi Kapoor is no more, tributes abound

Shashi Kapoor is no more, tributes abound

Bombay (Mumbai), Dec 4: Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of ’70s and ’80s, died on Monday evening at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He was 79. Tributes from all over the world have begun pouring in. Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor, confirmed the news. “Yes he has […]

Will Lumpen Bhakts chop off Deepika’s nose?

Will Lumpen Bhakts chop off Deepika’s nose?

Fringe elements and mindless fanatics rule in the new ‘Modi’ era. Now some outfit called the Karni Seva claims to be speaking on behalf of Rajputs!  The Mumbai Police today beefed up the security of actor Deepika Padukone after Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) warned of physical harm in case she did not refrain from […]

Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

Spectacular Film Fest ends in Guwahati

Guwahati: The First Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF)  ended  with  the Dadasaheb Phalke Award  filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan praising it  as “one of the best” in the country. “I am overwhelmed because with the very first festival, Assam has established itself as one of the best in film festivals in the country,” said Gopalakrishnan, who graced […]

Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

Jharkhand funds 20 local films to boost film-making in State

Ranchi:  The Jharkhand government has given its approval for production of 20 films, says a PTI report. The approval was given on the recommendation of members of the technical committee of the Jharkhand Film Development Corporation (JFDC). Of the 20 films approved for production in the state,  four Santhali films, three films each in Nagpuri, […]

Harvey’s woes only just begun?

Harvey’s woes only just begun?

Los Angeles: The Producers Guild of America banned disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for life today, vowing that sexual harassment would no longer be tolerated within its ranks. New accusations of sexual assault have continued to pour in since investigations in the New York Times and New Yorker three weeks ago exposed the tycoon as […]

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

Architect of Malayalam Blockbusters is no more

Noted Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 69. It was to become an art director that he boarded a train to Chennai in 1968. Seven years later, he made his debut as a director with Ulsavam. In a career that spanned over four decades, he directed blockbuster movies […]

RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

RK Studio violated safety norms, says Fire Brigade

Bombay (Mumbai), Sep 28 : The Mumbai Municipal Corporation fire department has issued a notice to the owners of the iconic R K Studio here for “violation of safety norms” which, it claims, led to a massive blaze on the premises. The fire detection system in the studio was ‘non-functional’ according to an officer. The […]

Major fire at iconic RK Studio

Major fire at iconic RK Studio

Bombay (Mumbai): A major fire broke out today on the sets of dance reality show “Super Dancer” at the iconic RK Studio, founded by legendary Raj Kapoor in suburban Chembur, in which its ground floor was gutted, officials said. No casualty was reported. Six fire tenders and five water tankers were rushed to the site […]

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

Musicians aren’t losers, asserts AR Rehman

Bombay (Mumbai): Musicians certainly aren’t losers, but why does cinema depict them as such? That’s a question posed by a music composer. Filmmakers usually show the positive side of sports personalities in biopics, but he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen, famous music composer A R Rahman […]

Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

Actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

London: Actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, has passed away. He was 101. Beazley died in his sleep on June 12, reported The Times. “Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st […]

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