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Clarification issued on 'recorded music ban' in Delhi restobars

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi Excise Department on Tuesday clarified on the 'ban' on playing of recorded music in restobars in the city following an order from Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. There has been mis-interpretation in various newspapers of the circular dated May 16... the circular of the Excise Department is to be understood only in the limited context of Para 53 (4...

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My next directorial a salute to today's generation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After Mere Pyare Prime Minister, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has his eyes set on telling a father-son story, comparing two generations. He says it's a salute to the new generation that is grappling with pressures of all kinds. I have started work on my next. It's untitled right now, but its script is ready and we are casting, Mehra told IANS in an interview here. ...

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Hindustan was never 'a place of plunder' for Mughals: Writer Ira Mukhoty

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) At a time when demonising the Mughal empire has become fashionable in India and a negative perception of their rule comes a new book Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire, whose writer, Ira Mukhoty maintains that Hindustan was never a plunderous foray for the Mughals. The ambition of the Mughals in India, according to Mukhoty, wa...

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Multiplex growth in metros slowing, rural areas will get boost: PVR

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has been vocal about the need to open more multiplexes on the outskirts of cities. Ajay Devgn is revamping some theatres in Uttar Pradesh and plans to buy 200 more screens soon. But are multiplexes reaching their saturation point? In cities, perhaps. But there's tremendous scope to develop multiplexes in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, says a top ...

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Rohan Chand's 'Mowgli' promises darker take of 'The Jungle Book'

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) The first trailer of Mowgli, which features Rohan Chand in the title role, presents a different and darker version of Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book. Director Andy Serkis says it is not a fairy tale, and the audience should not expect singing and dancing animals in the film. Studio Warner Bros. has released its first trailer for Mowgli -- Serkis' decidedly do...

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Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston join 'John Wick: Chapter 3'

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actors Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3. The film, starring Keanu Reeves, will bring back Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. It will be released by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019, reports variety.com. Reeves' character...

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Toral Rasputra's motherly act

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Toral Rasputra says people on the set of Mere Sai call her 'maa' (mother) due to her role of Baija in the show. Everyone on the sets calls me 'maa'. The character of Baija is very protective towards Sai like a loving mother and Sai always looks up to her as a mother. Because of my role, people have got into the habit of calling me 'maa' on the sets, Toral sa...

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Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai will be telecast on Star Plus. It will see a melange of performances and fun-filled interactions with celeb...

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Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. 'Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai' will be followed by the VIVO IPL 2018 grand finale on Star India Network on May 27, read a statement issu...

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Nora excited about 'Dilbar' remake with John for 'Satyameva Jayate'

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi will be seen sharing the screen space with actor John Abraham in the film Satyameva Jayate for a song. Nora will be seen dancing on the 1990's recreated version of Dilbar, which was picturised on actors Sushmita Sen and Sanjay Kapoor for the film Sirf Tum. An epic song coming your way! I just finished shooting this beautiful iconic 1990s ...

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'Satyameva Jayate' shoot wraps up

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) The shooting for John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee starrer Satyameva Jayate has concluded. Director Milap Zaveri on Sunday shared a still from the film and tweeted: It is a wrap for John Abraham and 'Satyameva Jayate' today! My hero, my friend, thank you for being you and believing in me. See you at the cinemas on August 15, 2018! The film, produced by Bhushan...

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Poonam Dhillon joins 'Dil Hi Toh Hai'

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Poonam Dhillon has replaced actress Geetanjali Tikekar in Ekta Kapoor's Dil Hi Toh Hai show. She will be seen playing the mother of the male protagonist Ritwik Noon (Karan Kundra) -- a role that was earlier offered to actor Omkar Kapoor. When I first took the plunge into TV over 20 years ago, it was considered very daring and risky for a film star. B...

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IMG Reliance, British Council sign agreement to support female textile artisans

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) IMG Reliance and the British Council have signed an agreement to bring global 'Crafting Futures' programme to India to support the country's female textile artisans. The British Council, The UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations and IMG Reliance Ltd, which develops, markets and manages Fashion, Sports and Entertainme...

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Bollywood marketing caught in a 70-year time warp

It is well known that in spite of producing the largest number of films in the world the health of the industry is not very sound. With a success rate of a mere 10 per cent, there is no way the business can hope to thrive or even rise to its full potential. There are various reasons for this including over production, shortage of screen time and competition from other entertainment optio...

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Deconstructed myself for my character in 'Parmanu': John Abraham

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor and producer John Abraham has said he had to deconstruct himself to play the character of junior bureaucrat in his forthcoming film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. John, who is busy promoting his film, said this while interacting with the media on Friday along with director Abhishek Sharma here. Talking about his character in the film, John said: It is ...

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I don't mind kissing on-screen: Randeep Rai

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai actor Randeep Rai has no qualms about kissing his co-stars for a project. He says he will do it only if there is a requirement. In the show set in the 1990s, he plays a student named Sameer who has won over the hearts of many women by his charm. According to a report, he and and his co-star Ashi Singh will kiss in public as part ...

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Himachal launches riverfront cleaning campaign

Manali, May 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) on Friday launched a 20-day Riverfront Cleaning Campaign by involving over 1,000 schoolchildren of eco clubs under the National Green Corps Programme and a World Wide Entertainment (WWE) former champion as the brand ambassador. The campaign, in support with the Ministry of Environment an...

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput turns entrepreneur

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in partnership with serial entrepreneur Varun Mathur, has made his entrepreneurial debut with the launch of Innsaei Ventures Pvt Ltd. Innsaei, an ancient Icelandic word for intuition, is a first-of-its-kind venture that is working on the convergence of intellectual property and emerging technologies. The new venture aims to bri...

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Suzanne Scott is first woman CEO at Fox News

Washington, May 18 (IANS) Fox News has a new CEO, Suzanne Scott, marking the first time a woman has run the cable news network. Rupert Murdoch, who took charge after CEO Roger Ailes was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal in 2016, will remain executive chairman of Fox News. Scott will report to both Rupert and his son Lachlan, CNN reported. Jay Wallace is effectively Scot...

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Salman Khan's energy, passion are 'contagious'

Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Choreographer Mudassar Khan, who worked with Salman Khan for the show Dus Ka Dum, says the superstar is fun to work with and his energy and passion are contagious. Salman will soon host the game show Dus Ka Dum, which is making a comeback on Sony Entertainment Television after nine years. The star shot for the special music video which is a reprised version...

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