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I was not encouraged to be actor: Soha Ali Khan

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan, an Oxford graduate who pursued a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, says her parents didn't particularly encourage her to take up acting but never discouraged her from following her heart either. Soha is the youngest daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and the late Mansoon Ali Khan Pataudi. As ...

11 hours ago
Shabana Azmi starrer wows Dubai film fest audience

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Back from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) where her new film 5 Rupaiya was screened, Shabana Azmi says it is a poignant, sweet and gentle story of a grandmother and her orphaned little grandson -- one that moved the audience to tears. We had three screenings of '5 Rupaiya' in Dubai. Lots of people were moved to tears. I've seen such a reaction earlier t...

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India, I love you: DJ Armin van Buuren

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, who waved the Indian flag during his performance here, hailed his fans and said he loves India. On the opening day of the multi-genre indoor concert Comio EVC Mumbai 2017 on Saturday, Armin started his set with Be in the moment. He also played some of his hits like Sunny days and I need you. Delighte...

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Getting dressed shouldn't feel like torture: Cyndi Lauper

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Singer Cyndi Lauper says that the inspiration behind her clothing range was to encourage women to feel graceful and a little funky and enjoy styling themselves. I designed clothes for the woman who wants to wear couture. Women could have the opportunity to feel tall, graceful and a little funky. Getting dressed shouldn't feel like torture. Women should be abl...

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'India's Next Top Model' picks Ahmedabad's Riya as winner

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Riya Subodh, who hails from Ahmedabad, has been chosen as the winner of the third season of Indias Next Top Model. Sabita Karki and Shweta Raj emerged as the first and second runners-up respectively. With the theme of Fashion gets tough, this season not only transformed the lives of many young girls but also provided them with the confidence to own the wor...

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Five vehicle thieves arrested, 10 bikes recovered

Ghaziabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Five auto thieves were arrested here and 10 stolen motorcycles recovered from their possession, police said Saturday. Addressing a press conference here, Superintendent of Police, City, Akash Tomar, said that on Friday midnight, the Vijay Nagar police spotted five persons roaming in suspicious circumstances. On being questioned, they couldn't satisfy the...

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Akshay Kumar emerges as street-smart hero of 2017

Not only in 2017. This has been going on for some years. Akshay Kumar, the full-nationalistic package, blending the best of desh-bhakti with consumerism, represents that rare breed of star-actors who have constantly evolved and become more watchable with each passing year. Included in this rarefied breed are Mumtaz, Rekha and Sridevi. Among the male stars I can think of no one else as Bo...

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Now a Bollywood film on pirate attack off Somalia

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur has signed on director Vinil Mathew and screenwriter Sudip Sharma for a dramatic thriller inspired by true events surrounding a pirate attack of the Somalian coast. To be produced under the Roy Kapur Films banner, the movie is inspired by the true story of merchant navy officer Audumbar Bhoi whose ship and crew was attacked by Somalian p...

3 days ago
IPL teams welcome Rajasthan's return

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises took to social media on Thursday to welcome Rajasthan Royals, which is returning to the cash-rich cricket tournament after serving a two-year ban. Rajasthan kicked off the series of congratulatory messages on Twitter by welcoming CSK's return. VANAKKAM. The energy in #Chennai and the @ChennaiIPL are simply...

3 days ago
'Tiger Zinda Hai' banned in Pakistan, CBFC chief objects to 'demeaning' content

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bollywood film Tiger Zinda Hai, which has been refused the No-objection Certification for import into Pakistan, shows the country's national security and law enforcement institutions and agencies in a demeaning manner, according to the Pakistan censor board chief. Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday...

3 days ago
Talent scouting not a big deal in India: Sonu Nigam

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Sonu Nigam is set to scout and nurture new talent in the field of music. He says hunting for talent in India is not a big deal as they just appear. ITW Playworx, the entertainment, media and communication arm of ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd., and Sonu have joined hands for forming a talent management entity called Playworx Music. ...

3 days ago
Trump mentally unfit to be US President: Rob Reiner

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and activist Rob Reiner feels that Donald Trump is mentally unfit to be the US President. Donald Trump is the single-most unqualified human being to ever assume the Presidency of the United States. He is mentally unfit, Reiner told variety.com. Not only does he not understand how government works, he has no interest in trying to find ou...

3 days ago
Lost battle to save my brother: Nadiadwala on Vora's death

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his brother and friend. Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal Varma's Rangeela and Daud and also made a big impact playing comic roles in films like Akele Hum Akele Tu...

3 days ago
Argentina will be stronger at World Cup: Messi

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 14 (IANS) Argentina will be a better team at the 2018 World Cup than the one that struggled during the South American qualifying tournament, according to Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi. The two-time World Cup champions avoided missing football's biggest event for the first time since 1970 when a Messi hat-trick ensured a 3-1 victory over Ecuador in the final CONMEBO...

3 days ago
US Fed raises interest rate amid strong job market

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Federal Reserve has raised the benchmark interest rates for the third time this year and maintained the forecast of three more rate hikes in 2018, as the economy and job market continued solid growth. In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the (Federal Open Market) Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal fu...

3 days ago
I would love to write a book: Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who graced the launch of author Shobhaa De's latest book Seventy and To Hell With It here, has said she would love to write a book. Interacting with the media on Wednesday, Kangana expressed her desire to collaborate with Shobhaa De to write a book. I will write a book when I am ready... Shobhaa De is always there to guide me. I would...

4 days ago
'Tiger Zinda Hai' refused NOC for release in Pakistan

Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood's much-anticipated movie Tiger Zinda Hai has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for import by Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. The Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer is the sequel of thriller drama Ek Tha Tiger, which too hadn't released in the country. Pakistan's Central Board of F...

4 days ago
We in Bengal do not beat or torch people to death: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Referring to the brutal killing of a Bengali labourer in Rajasthan last week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of her state neither support nor engage in such activities. We don't beat people to death in Bengal. We don't torch people alive. Bengal always refrains from such practices. We know how to welcome everyone irrespective ...

4 days ago
Paire star draw at Tata Open qualifiers

Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) World number 41 Benoit Paire will be the star attraction in the qualifiers of the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament to be held here on December 30-31. The Frenchman will be joined by Spanish world number 164 Tommy Robredo for the race to grab the four spots in the main draw to be held from January 1-6. The ATP 250 World Tour series will played at the Balewadi St...

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Would love to do a musical like 'Jagga Jasoos': Sanya Malhotra

Gurugram, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in Dangal, says that she would love to do a musical like Jagga Jasoos keeping in mind her love for dance. Sanya says that she wants to explore her love for both acting and dancing together. I would choose both. I really like dancing, I did the choreography for Advait...

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