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Twinkle slams Naseeruddin for calling father 'poor actor'

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna has slammed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for calling her late father and Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna a poor actor. In an interview to a newspaper, Naseeruddin was quoted as saying: It was the 1970s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That's when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, I ...

5 days ago
It's just a rumour: Idris Elba on playing James Bond

New York, July 20 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba says it is just a rumour that he will be seen playing James Bond in the upcoming film. Elba has often been suggested as the best non-white actor for the role. At an event here, he was asked whether he ever wants to play the character in the future, reports eonline.com. I mean, look, I've said it a million of times: It's a great character ...

8 days ago
Papon, Sona, Lucky Ali excited to perform for Delhi-NCR crowd

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular music artistes Lucky Ali, Papon and Sona Mohapatra are upbeat about taking the Delhi-NCR crowd on a musical trip when they take to the stage at Red Live's concert Unwind in the capital's suburb Gurgaon on July 24. Red Live is the experiential vertical of radio network Red FM, and promises music, masti and entertainment via the concert. Platforms ...

17 days ago
'Tomb Raider' reboot to release in March 2018

Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) The yet untitled reboot of Tomb Raider, which stars Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, has been slated to release on March 16, 2018. The film will be directed by Roar Uthaug from a screenplay written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, reports aceshowbiz.com. The upcoming movie will focus on a young Croft on her first archaeological expeditio...

22 days ago
'The Deer Hunter' director Michael Cimino dead

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of The Deer Hunter, has died. He was 77. Friends called the police when they couldn't reach him and he was found dead on Saturday. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux tweeted the news on Saturday, writing that he died in peace surrounded by those close to him, reports variety.com. <...

25 days ago
Sharmila Tagore, Deepa Mehta among Oscar Academy's new members

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto and director Deepa Mehta feature among Indian-origin film personalities invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of its new class of members. The Academy invited a record 683 new members -- 46 per cent female and 41 per cent persons of colour -- as it aims to di...

1 month ago
Nawazuddin Siddiqui to give IIFA a miss

Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that he is unable to participate in the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) currently underway in Spain as he is busy with his work commitments. I won't be able to go for IIFA due to my shooting schedule. I'll be going to Lucknow tomorrow, Nawazuddin said on Thursday at the screening of his upcoming film Raman Raghav 2.0.<...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Black actors dominate Tony Awards winners' list

New York, June 13 (IANS) Actors of colour won big at the Tony Awards, a counterpoint to the controversy that surrounded the 88th Academy Awards, which nominated zero non-white stars earlier this year. All four musical acting categories included a diverse group of nominees, and in the end four actors of colour took the stage to accept their awards at the ceremony that took place Sunday ni...

1 month ago
Right distribution key to foreign success: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has stressed on the need of more distribution channels for Indian artistes abroad, saying that this will add to their popularity on foreign shores. The music maestro says that one can sing an English song, but it will die its own death if not distributed well. Till we have distribution of Indian artistes abroad, it's (Engl...

2 months ago
Djimon Hounsou in love with storytelling technique of TV

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Blood Diamond fame actor Djimon Hounsou, who will be seen in the second season of TV series Wayward Pines, feels television offers so much more in terms of experience and themes. I think TV also offers you a platform in which you can -- when you're doing a film, you're doing that film, and it's that theme that you're exploring in the film. But when you're doin...

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