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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...

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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...

2 months ago
'Bajirao Mastani' leads GiMA Awards nominations

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic historical romance film Bajirao Mastani, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra, has topped the nomination pack of the sixth Gionee Colors GiMA Awards nominations with a mention in nine categories. The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) honours the best talent in the music industry every year. Ca...

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India's indie cinema wave reminds of Hollywood in 1970s: 'Iron Man' director

Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS) He has never been to India, but is no stranger to the country's cinematic portfolio. Jon Favreau, a name to reckon with in Hollywood, feels Indian cinema is engulfed in a new movement wherein director-driven and independent films with a unique vision are coming up -- much like Hollywood during the 1970s. The 1970s era is termed as the golden age of Hollywood ...

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There is a real imbalance in Hollywood: Lupita Nyong'o

Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o says there is real imbalance in Hollywood when it comes to creation of stories, adding that there is scope to diversify. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens star shared her views in an interview to InStyle magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories ...

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Jada Pinkett Smith reacts to Chris Rock's Oscar joke

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith didn't take actor-comedian Chris Rock's Oscar jibe at her personally. On February 28, the 51-year-old had slammed Pinkett, who boycotted the Oscars for lack of diversity among the 2016 acting nominees, during his opening monologue at the 2016 Academy Awards. Pinkett told photographers at the Los Angeles International Airport ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio running high on Oscar win

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) It has been a week since Leonardo DiCaprio grabbed his first Oscar, but the Hollywood star is still in ebullient spirits, and celebrating the win by hitting the night clubs here. According to a source, DiCaprio has been in the best mood since the win, reports people.com. DiCaprio has been stepping out with his friends and living it up. Since h...

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Priyanka lauds Dwayne Johnson's 'commitment to his job'

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen essaying a villain in the upcoming Baywatch movie based on the hugely popular 1990s TV series, has lauded her co-star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for his commitment towards his job. One of the most watched TV shows globally, Baywatch was about Los Angeles county lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles...

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On unseasonal Mumbai rain, B-Town echoes DiCaprio's climate change views

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Concerned about the unseasonal showers in Thane, Raigad, Mumbai and others parts of Maharashtra on Friday, several Hindi film celebrities echoed Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio's views on how climate change is the most urgent threat and for real. At the 88th Academy Awards on February 28 in Los Angeles, DiCaprio, in his Oscar acceptance speech for The Revenant, s...

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Lady Gaga gets matching tattoos with sexual assault survivors

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga recently got a tattoo in solidarity with the survivors of sexual assault who joined her on stage at the 88th Academy Awards here. Gaga performed her Oscar-nominated song Til it happens to you at the Oscars on February 28, accompanied by a group of sexual assault victims. On Thursday, the Applause hitmaker retweeted a photograp...

2 months ago
DiCaprio took up beekeeping to handle stress

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally walked away with the prestigious gold statuette at the 88th Academy Awards here for his role in Alejandro González Iñárritu's directorial The Revenant, took up beekeeping as a hobby to handle stress before the awards ceremony. The 41-year-old was introduced to the hobby by his mother's boyfriend David Ward as a means to ...

2 months ago
Tina Fey mocks Oscars

New York, March 3 (IANS) Actress-comedian Tina Fey thinks that the Academy Awards are Hollywood bulls**t. The 45-year-old thought there were too many social and political messages being pushed during the annual ceremony and joked that she can't understand why any of the Hollywood stars involved in the event would slam corporate greed when they are so wealthy themselves, reports femalefir...

2 months ago
How to get Priyanka Chopra's Oscar look

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood's 'desi' girl Priyanka Chopra walked right into the Oscars look book for the year by choosing a pristine white mermaid gown. Here's how you can get and wear her look with a dash of modern elegance. Priyanka added bling on the red carpet of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, where she was a star presenter, in a stunning elegant creation designed by Leban...

2 months ago
Oscars witnesses lowest audience since 2008

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) With 34.3 million viewers, the 88th Academy Awards brought in lowest viewership since 2008, according to preliminary figures released by Nielsen. The audience for Sunday's ceremony hosted by comedian Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was 6.3 percent smaller than the preliminary 36.6-million average for last year's ceremony hosted by actor Neil Patri...

2 months ago
Oscars red carpet look decoded

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Oscars ceremony isn't only about film and stars. It is also about fashion and beauty trends. Here's how you can get the Oscar red carpet look in no time and without hassle. Shailesh Moolya, national creative director, hair, at Lakmé Salon, and Sushma Khan, national creative director, makeup, at Lakmé Salon, have decoded the best of hair and make-up look flaunt...

2 months ago
Jeremy Lin slams Chris Rock's Asian joke at Oscars

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actor-comedian Chris Rock's Asian joke at the 2016 Academy Awards might have made people burst into laughter, but NBA star Jeremy Lin wasn't amused. The Charlotte Hornets star took to his Twitter page to share how upset he was because some people thought that making fun of Asians was cool, reports aceshowbiz.com. Tired of it being 'cool' and 'ok' to b...

2 months ago
Irrfan 'extremely thrilled' over Asif Kapadia's Oscar

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says he is thrilled that British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia's Amy was named the Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Amy is based on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse. Irrfan, who worked with Kapadia a decade ago for The Warrior, said in a statement: I am extremely thrilled for Asif. He is an...

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Jamie King was sexually abused in her teens

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actress Jamie King confessed that she was sexually abused when she was a teenager. Taking to the micro-blogging website Twitter and photo-sharing website Instagram, King revealed her abuse began at the age of 12, reports dailymail.co.uk. On the social media platforms she thanked singer Lady Gaga for helping her speak out about what she went through as ...

2 months ago
Wanted it to be very classic: Priyanka on Oscar gown

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who chose a Lebanese designer's pristine white ensemble for her Academy Awards appearance, says she wanted to turn up at the gala in a pretty, feminine and a very classic gown. The Quantico star was one of the presenters at the 88th Academy Awards -- which took place here on Sunday -- where she looked stunning in a structured cage bus...

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Oscar-winning 'The Revenant' shines at Indian box office

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer The Revenant, which bagged three Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards, has raked in Rs.3.5 crore in its opening weekend in India, according to Fox Star Studios, which released the movie in the country. We feel extremely joyous that 'The Revenant' has won three significant awards at the Academy Awards. The film has been appreciated all over th...

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