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10 days ago
Don't have problem working in Hindi films: Freida Pinto

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto, who rose to fame with the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, says she has no problem working in Hindi films. I have no problem working in Hindi language films. In fact, I worked in a half Marwari film 'Trishna' when I couldn't even speak the language. I had to learn it, she said. The thing is not that who is in the ...

12 days ago
Coldplay-led Global Citizen Festival: High on glam, music, social cause

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As many as 80,000 young 'global citizens' here witnessed the British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin singing Vande Mataram with India's music maestro A.R. Rahman at the Global Citizen Festival India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged youngsters to fight poverty. The fest took place on Saturday at the MMRDA ground at Bandra-Kurla complex, which...

12 days ago
Modi addresses 80,000 young 'global citizens'

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) We can and we will build a Swachh Bharat -- free of all forms of filth -- within one generation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the 80,000 young attendees of Global Citizen Festival India here on Saturday via video conferencing. You bring an energy and idealism that is unparalleled, he added. Modi, who had attended an edition of Global Citizen Festival i...

12 days ago
Global Citizen Festival India gets $3.37 bn commitments

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The Global Citizen Festival India secured investment commitments worth $3.37 billion (Rs. 22,940 crores) which would benefit around 50 crore people, an official said here on Saturday. These include 25 commitments and announcements from policymakers responding to over two million actions and campaign efforts. Among the commitments are 48 mobile classrooms fro...

13 days ago
Sharing stage with Chris Martin dream come true: Ayushmann

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is all set to host the Global Citizen Festival India here, says sharing the stage with British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin is a dream come true. Meeting Chris Martin was part of the bucket list and sharing the same stage with him is like a dream come true, and I met him yesterday (Friday) and I told him that I perform his song...

13 days ago
Looking forward to sharing my thoughts at GCFI: Modi

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is looking forward to sharing his thoughts at the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) here on Saturday. Looking forward to sharing my thoughts at the Global Citizen Festival India in Mumbai later this evening, via video conferencing, Modi tweeted on Saturday. The gala, which is set to take place at the MMRDA grou...

13 days ago
Priyanka Chopra excited for Global Citizen Festival India

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is really excited for the Global Indian Festival India (GCFI), which will be held here on Saturday. So excited that the Global Citizen Festival is happening in Mumbai today (Saturday)… Really wish I could be there, but sending lots of good vibes from New York City… I've got some major #FOMO (Fear of missing out)! I can guarantee th...

13 days ago
Big B urges poverty eradication

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is gearing up for the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI), has urged everyone to support poverty eradication. The 74-year-old on Friday shared a photograph of himself shaking hands with the British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin. The Global Citizen Concert tomorrow (Saturday)...Coldplay and Jay Z and many others. Come ...

14 days ago
Chris Martin parties with SRK, Rahman in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Thursday night was in the company of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, designer Manish Malhotra and others from the Indian film industry, ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) here. From photographs across social media, Martin seems like he was happy to get clicked with th...

15 days ago
Chris Martin lands in India for Global Citizen Festival

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin arrived here on Wednesday, three days ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI), where he is scheduled to perform with his world-famous British boy band. Chris has come in to Mumbai today. The rest (of the band members) will follow, Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment which is prod...

25 days ago
Demi Lovato, Freida Pinto support Global Citizen Festival India

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) International singer Demi Lovato along with actors Freida Pinto, Vidya Balan and Vivek Oberoi has joined the Global Citizen India movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The inaugural Global Citizen Festival India will see participation from international as well as Indian celebrities, starting from British band Coldplay making their debut performance in the country...

1 month ago
Michelle Obama hosts White House screening of Freida Pinto starrer

Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the White House screening of We Will Rise documentary, which also stars Indian actress Freida Pinto, who is also one of the producers of the film. Michelle Obama and actress Meryl Streep had much to celebrate on Tuesday when they hugged on stage at the White House during the screening, which coincided with the International Da...

3 months ago
Freida Pinto filming 'Guerrilla' in London

London, Aug 12 (IANS) US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto, who will be starring in John Ridley's six-part limited TV series Guerrilla, has started filming for it here. The show, which will also feature actor Idris Elba, is based on black activism in London in the 1970s. I'm thrilled to be working with an artiste like John Ridley who has written these compelling scripts filled wi...

5 months 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...

5 months ago
Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto promote girls' education

Rabat, June 30 (IANS) Actors Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto joined US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia in Morocco as part of their tour to promote the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, which is aimed at helping young girls around the world get a quality education. After Michelle announced that the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative would be extended to Morocco, she, Stree...

5 months ago
Anil Kapoor open to work in Pakistani TV, films

Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has tasted success in Hollywood as well, says he is open to do films and TV shows in Pakistan too as sharing love makes any industry better. Everyone should work together. I wish to work in Pakistani films and TV shows. Sharing love and appreciation make any industry grow, he told media at the IIFA Awards green carpet here on Saturda...

5 months ago
There's resurgence of strong women characters in Bollywood: Freida

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, says strong female characters are more important than female stars taking place of leads in films. She is glad the concept is re-emerging in Indian cinema. There is a common thread that ties Freida's films like Slumdog Millionaire, Miral or Trishna together and that is th...

5 months ago
The more real our cinema, the better it is: Anil Kapoor

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor believes in the treasure trove of stories that India has to tell, and feels the more filmmakers pick tales that are in touch with reality, the better will be their reach across the world. During a tete-a-tete with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) extravagan...

5 months ago
Don't feel like resting on words like celebrity, superstar: Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) The US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire and is set to receive International icon award at the ongoing 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), says that she is privileged when people consider her as icon but she that she doesn't believe in giving importance to terns like celebrity and superstar as fo...

5 months ago
Celebrities must be responsible in words and actions, says Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 24 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations, says celebrities must be responsible in their words and actions. In the wake of Salman Khan's raped woman comment, Freida was asked to comment on whether stars need to be more responsible. Without taking any names, she said: A lot. I think it's ...

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