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IIFA 2015: 'Haider' tops technical winners' list

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) After sweeping the National Film Awards, Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider has topped the technical winners' list with six honours by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), it was announced on Wednesday. The IIFA Rocks and Technical Awards will take place on June 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of the IIFA Weekend and Awards. Haider has won in the te...

1 month ago
Bhardwaj dedicates National Awards to Kashmiri Pandits, Anupam Kher irked

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has dedicated the five National Film Awards that his film Haider has bagged, to Kashmiri Pandits, has left veteran actor Anupam Kher irked. Haider, based on William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, was set against the backdrop of insurgency of Kashmir. He was blamed for showing only one side of the Valley, but he has defended himself by sa...

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Karan Johar confirms 'KAPOOR and SONS' cast

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu director Shakun Batra's upcoming modern family drama film KAPOOR and SONS will star rumoured couple Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, along with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, producer Karan Johar announced on Wednesday. The rumours of the cast had been doing the rounds for sometime, but Karan, who is producing the fi...

1 month ago
It's more than expected: Vishal Bhardwaj on National Awards

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is overwhelmed that his film Haider, which completed his Shakespearean trilogy, was named for the National Awards on Tuesday. He says the honours have exceeded the team's expectations. We have got more than what we expected. We have got five awards and I am overwhelmed, Bhardwaj told reporters here. Haider - a modern-day adaptatio...

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62nd National Film Awards: 'Haider' shines in healthy mix of Hindi, regional cinema

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The jury of the 62nd National Film Awards on Tuesday announced a balanced list of winners from the Hindi and regional movie worlds, with Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider taking away a bouquet of five awards. Talents from Tamil and Bengali movies have been rightfully lauded too. Haider - a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet - set in t...

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'Mary Kom' Priyanka congratulates king of 'Queen' Vikas Bahl

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Joyous over the victory of her own film Mary Kom at the 62nd National Film Awards, actress Priyanka Chopra has reached out to other winners like Vikas Bahl of Queen and Vishal Bhardwaj of Haider to congratulate them. Yay! Kabhi Kisi ko itna Bhi mat Darao ki darr hi khatm ho jaaye! Congratulations to @OmungKumar @SaiwynQ Viacom, Sanjay Sir and the whole crew, Priya...

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Fashion no more a trivial pursuit: Manish Malhotra

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The year 2015 is special for him as it marks his quarter century as a stylist for him and 10 years of his label Manish Malhotra. The designer, who has played a key role in promoting Indian fashion globally, says that fashion weeks have come a long way since the time he started out and that business acumen and creativity now go hand-in-hand. Today, fashion is not a...

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South Asian's play on scars of war to premiere in New York

Washington, March 14 (IANS) Soldier X, a South Asian dramatist's play on the emotional scars inflicted on young American soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan will have its world premiere in New York on March 31. The play by Rehana Lew Mirza, will also mark 2014-15 season's opening of the award-winning Ma-Yi Theatre Company, one of America's leading producers of new works for...

2 months ago
'Birdman' flies high at 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Birdman, a satirical tale of an ageing movie star attempting to reinvent himself via Broadway, clinched key honours Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, where India had a no show this time. Birdman, which was nominated in nine categories, picked up four honours - Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Best Writing (Original Screenplay) a...

2 months ago
Oscars: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' wins in best costume design category

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The Grand Budapest Hotel began its winning streak at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night with Milena Canonero walking away with the golden statuette in the Best Costume Design category, and Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier receiving the honour in Best Makeup and Hairstyling category. The Grand Budapest Hotel , written and directed by Wes Anderson, is inspi...

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India lose sheen at Oscars 2015, but had its triumph moments

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's no show at the 87th Academy Awards may have left cinema-lovers sulking, but a cursory glance at the time-line of filmdom's most prestigious award highlights spread of Indian flavours at the ceremony. From Bhanu Athaiya, Resul Pookutty to A.R. Rahman, several stalwarts have clinched the coveted golden statuettes in the past. Oscars 2015 have come with a di...

2 months ago
BAFTA: 'Boyhood' wins top honours, 'The Lunchbox' misses award

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Boyhood, a coming-of-age story about growing up, Sunday night won the top honours of Best Film and Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, where The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with five trophies. Directed by Richard Linklater, who was absent from the ceremony, Boyhood is a groundbreaking film about growing up which was s...

2 months ago
'Boyhood' wins top BAFTA honours

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Boyhood was named Best Film with Richard Linklater winning Director and Patricia Arquette receiving the award for Supporting Actress at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House here Sunday. Boyhood depicts the adolescence of a young boy in Texas growing up with divorced parents. The Grand Budapest Hotel ...

3 months ago
Naomi Watts to be honoured with Lacoste Spotlight Award

Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts will be honoured with the Lacoste Spotlight Award at this year's Costume Designers Guild Awards. The announcement was made Tuesday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. According to a release, the award honours an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and im...

3 months ago
Neeta Lulla to style 'Mohenjo Daro' cast's looks

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) National Award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla has come on board Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro for styling the looks of the cast. The movie's costume designing was being taken care by Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning April Ferry, and Lulla's addition to the crew will add to the turnout of the members of the cast, including Hrithik Roshan This ...

3 months ago
'Birdman', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's black comedy film Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, and Wes Anderson's comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, are leading the 87th annual Academy Award nominations, with nine each, including best picture. None of India's probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination ...

3 months ago
Goa leaders trying to sabotage Isha Mantry probe: Congress

Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Politicians have tried to sabotage the forensic investigation into the death of Bollywood designer Isha Mantry, who died of a suspected drug overdose at a dance music festival in Goa in December, the Congress said Thursday. In a petition to Superintendent of Police (Anti-Narcotics Cell) Kartik Kashyap, Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar demanded the arrest of th...

3 months ago
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' secures 11 BAFTA nominations

London, Jan 9 (IANS) The Grand Budapest Hotel has received 11 nominations, followed by Birdman and The Theory of Everything, which got nominated in 10 categories each in the 68th edition of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. India stands just one chance at winning with The Lunchbox in the foreign film category. The Lunchbox, starring Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan, ...

3 months ago
Blaming Goa festival death on drugs not right: CM

Panaji, Jan 2 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday criticised the opposition for pre-maturely claiming that a drug overdose led to the death of Bollywood designer Isha Mantry at a Goa music festival earlier this week. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a press conference at the sxtate secretariat, Parsekar said: That poor girl's viscera report or post-mortem report ...

3 months ago
Goa festival death: Isha Mantry was drunk insists minister

Panaji, Dec 31 (IANS) Even as forensic experts are conducting a post-mortem on the body of 27-year-old Isha Mantry, who died under mysterious circumstances at a music festival Monday night, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Wednesday repeatedly insisted that the Bollywood designer was drunk way after the event wound up. Speaking to reporters here, Parulekar, who in the recent past had...

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