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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 day 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 day 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 days 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 days 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 days 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...

6 days 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...

6 days 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 ...

9 days ago
Freida Pinto to receive International Icon award at IIFA

Madrid, June 22 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto will make her debut at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala in Madrid. The US-based Indian actress will be honoured with International Icon award at the 17th edition of the gala, which will begin on Thursday. IIFA -- often known as Bollywood's Oscars -- is held every year to honour the best of Hindi cinema. A sourc...

10 days ago
Jacqueline stars in remake of Spice Girls' song for campaign

Cannes June 20 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has starred in the video remake of former British girl band Spice Girls' song Wannabe for Global Goals campaign to tell world leaders what girls and women want in 2016. In September 2016, world leaders will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals aim to end poverty, fix climate ...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

14 days ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

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