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'Halka Halka' to turn the next 'Tu Hai'? : Trade News

It hasn't been a lot of time since I heard 'Tu Hai', the beautiful song from MOHENJO DARO which could've been portrayed in a better avatar. Read More...

Rajshri Productions MD and CEO Rajat Barjatya passes away : Trade News

Rajjat Barjatya MD and CEO of Rajshri Productions digital arm breathed his last night. Read More...

Good start for Rohit Dhawan’s DISHOOM, Nishikant's MADAARI fails : Trade News

The premier new release of the week, Sajid Nadiadwala’s John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nargis Fakhri starrer, DISHOOM, which started on a good to Read More...

DISHOOM Movie Review: Varun, John entertain in this cookie cutter : Movie Reviews

DISHOOM lacks imagination, it's formulaic but John and Varun make it watchable. Read More...

The BFG Movie Review: Big B enthralls this visually stunning family entertainer : Movie Reviews

The deep baritone of India’s most recognized voice - Amitabh Bachchan couldn't have asked for anything 'big' ger then this loving 'daitya' (giant) to showcase the icon’s impeccable dialogue delivery. Read More...

Ashutosh Gowarikers son assists him on Mohenjo Daro

As Ashutosh Gowariker readies his next purported opus Mohenjo Daro, his two sons Konark and Vishwang are all set to become filmmakers like their father.

In fact, the elder son Konark, who is now 25, has already embarked on his journey as a filmmaker.

Reveals the proud dad, "Konark has assisted me in Mohenjo Daro. He is passionate about filmmaking and seems to have his own ideas on how to set up the camera and compose frames. I hope, one day, he directs films that would be very different from my work."

Interestingly, Ashutosh's younger son Vishwang is also keen on filmmaking. "He is 20 and he's studying filmmaking in Boston. When he returns, he will also embark on a career as a director. So, I guess both my sons have taken after me."

Incidentally, Ashutosh is also an actor. He started his career as an actor and then graduated to direction.

"Who knows, my sons may take the opposite direction!" quips the proud father.

Farah Khan to turn judge for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa

Since the past week, there have been rumours about Farah Khan replacing Ganesh Hegde on the judging panel of the upcoming season of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'. However putting an end to all the speculations, Ganesh Hegde recently cleared the air and clarified about Farah's presence in the dance reality show.

Dancer turned choreographer Ganesh Hegde did confirm that he would be away from the show for a while and Farah Khan would join the show for those number of episodes. Further revealing details, he also mentioned that his last episode before his departure would air on September 8 and after that he would reappear for the last four episodes of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'. The rest of the episodes will have Farah Khan as the technical judge along with Karan Johar and Jacqueline Fernandez. Though Ganesh Hegde maintained silence on why he won't be a part of the show for that time frame, he did deny the rumours of fallout between him and the show makers.

Ganesh Hegde also elaborated on the entry of Farah Khan mentioning that during the wild card entry, Farah too will enter the show and also hinted on the wild card entrants being kid contestants.

Anil Kapoor to play Sardarji for the first time

Anil Kapoor never says die...or dye. In his 35-year career as a leading man, the ever-young Kapoor who has played everything possible from an autistic man in Eeshwar to an obese man in Badhaai Ho Badhaai to the Chief Minister in Nayak, now embarks on yet another untried path.

In his forthcoming film Mubaraka, Anil will play a turbaned Sikh for the first time.

Says the excited actor, "It would be an honour to play a Sardarji. I have a fabulous role in Mubaraka. I go into this film right after I complete the shooting of my television serial 24. Mubaraka would be the ideal stress-buster after the intense action and drama in 24."

Anil has great regards for director Anees Bazmee. "He has made some of the biggest hits in the comedy genre without resorting to vulgar double meanings. Mubaraka too is completely free of any crudity, and that's what I love about it. It is one of the most brilliant scripts I've come across in the comic genre."

Significantly, this time writer-director Anees Bazmee would be directing a script written by another writer, in this case, by Balwinder Janjua.

Says Anil, "This is a rare occasion when Anees is not directing his own script. And what a script! I also get to work with my nephew Arjun Kapoor. We play chacha-bhatija in the film."

Fawad Khan never considered for Rani Padmavati

Reports that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will be playing Deepika Padukone's husband in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Rani Padmavati seem to be someone's figment of the imagination.

According to sources very close Bhansali, "Fawad was never even considered, let alone offered, Rani Padmavati. He was briefly considered for another project that Sanjay Bhansali was to produce, though not direct. As for Rani Padmavati two of the three principal cast members have already been locked in. The third is yet to be firmed in. It will be done in the next week."

While Deepika Padukone will be playing the title role, Ranveer Singh will be cast as the invader Alauddin Khilji who took a fancy to the Rani.

Interestingly Ranveer and Deepika, said to be a couple in real life, do not meet in Bhansali's film.

As for the Rani Padmavati's husband's part, various names keep popping up in the press every day. These include Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor and now Fawad Khan.

Says the beleaguered director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "I keep hearing announcements of my own film's cast. Names that I've never considered let alone met are being thrown around. I've been busy recording the songs. Now the cast will be finalized and announced soon."

Ajay Devgns Shivaay trailer to be launched amongst fans in Indore on August 7

From marketing to production to direction, Shivaay is one of Ajay Devgn's most ambitious ventures and he is striving to ensure that every aspect of the film is being looked after. The actor turned filmmaker has now decided to use the opportunity to interact with his fans, as he gears up to launch the trailer of his film.

Ajay Devgn has expressed his desire to launch the first look of Shivaay in Indore on August 7, marking the occasion of Friendship's Day. It is being said that the actor thought meeting his fans on this special day will strengthen his bond. From what we hear, the Indore based fan group of Ajay contacted the actor and suggested the idea of the trailer launch. The actor's agreement nod has obviously left his fans thrilled and it has been learnt that several large fan groups from Uttar Pradesh too may attend the event. On the other hand, besides the event, the trailer of Shivaay will also be attached to the Akshay Kumar starrer period thriller Rustom which releases on August 12.

The said event will also have Ajay introducing the leading lady of the film Sayyesha Saigal who will be making her Bollywood debut with Shivaay. The film also has stars Abigail Eames, Vir Das, Erika Kaar among others and is slated to release on October 28.

Irrfan Khan 'Breaking His Own Image' on Stardust!

There is no doubt that Irrfan Khan is one of the finest actors of Bollywood and with the reviews and feedbacks from the audiences after watching Madaari it is proved that actors like Irrfan are a powerhouse

Shah Rukh Khan is SHY! Find Out More

Shah Rukh Khan says he is shy about eating in front of too many people As the actor has to keep himself fit and healthy he also ensures he has a nutritious diet

Ajay Devgn unveils FIRST LOOK of 'Sons of Sardaar: Battle of Saragarhi'

The first look of Ajay Devgns upcoming film Sons of Sardaar Battle of Saragarhi unveiled today and the actor says its a tribute to the warriors of the Battle of Saragarhi

Emraan Hashmi's son debuts on screen

Emraan Hashmis sixyearold son Ayaan made his on screen debut in a video titled Kids For Tigers dedicated to save tigers on International Tigers Day on July 29 Ayaan appears in the video helmed by actress Dia Mirza along with other children stressing on the importance of saving tigers and the environment

Sonakshi Sinha sings for 'Akira'

Sonakshi Sinha has lent her voice for a song in her upcoming film Akira And she says going behind the mike for the movie was a very spur of the moment thing The song a promotional video goes has the lyrics Hai ranjishein tere mere darmiyaan zindagi gunjayishein samjhoton ki dur tak dikhti nahi It will release next week

Top-10 Indian News Stories

Waterlogged Gurgaon: Cops on 24x7 duty - Times of India


Times of India

Waterlogged Gurgaon: Cops on 24x7 duty
Times of India
GURGAON: Taking a lesson from the paralysing. BACKGROUND X. After 20-hour Gurujam nightmare, now Haryana-Delhi blame game. TOI image. Highlights. For 20 hours, starting around 6 pm on Thursday, the Millennium City remained gridlocked, and ...
'We Made Blunders', Admits Top Gurgaon Official After Traffic MessNDTV
City must take immediate steps to tackle problemThe Hindu
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Mahadayi verdict: Karnataka shuts down over river's water row - The Indian Express


The Indian Express

Mahadayi verdict: Karnataka shuts down over river's water row
The Indian Express
The MWDT verdict rejected the state's plea for diversion of 7.6 Tmc ft of water from the river to the Malaprabha Basin. By: ANI Bengaluru Published:Jul 30, 2016, 11:11. india. Arvind Kejriwal meets with family 'beaten up' by police team · Curfew ...
1200 outfits throw weight behind Karnataka bandhTimes of India
Mahadayi river water verdict: Karnataka observes bandh; schools, colleges, offices closedZee News
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SC seeks report on ground reality in Kashmir - Times of India


Times of India

SC seeks report on ground reality in Kashmir
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a status report from the Centre on availability of basic amenities, including health services, to Kashmir residents even as a PIL by Panthers Party sought imposition of governor's rule and dissolution of ...
SC rejects petition seeking governor's rule in Jammu and KashmirIndia Today
Supreme Court promises all help to Kashmiris, seeks reportEconomic Times
Apex court refuses plea for Governor's rule in J&KThe Hindu
indiatvnews.com -The Indian Express -The New Indian Express -NDTV
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Ahead of Mamata Banerjee's visit, TMC's Tripura unit demands PM's intervention for repairing Assam highway - The Indian Express


The Indian Express

Ahead of Mamata Banerjee's visit, TMC's Tripura unit demands PM's intervention for repairing Assam highway
The Indian Express
TMC state chairman in Tripiura said he did not find any justification that why three governments – the centre, BJP led Assam and the Left Front government could not construct a two kilometre road. By: ANI Agartala Published:Jul 29, 2016, 10:07 ...

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GST Bill:Cong hopes to persuade govt to put outer limit of 18 - Business Standard


GST Bill:Cong hopes to persuade govt to put outer limit of 18
Business Standard
Congress today hoped to persuade government on the ring fencing of the GST to an outer limit of 18 per cent as also creating an independent mechanism for resolution of disputes. "We hope to persuade the government in national interest and in the ...

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Queens stepmom convicted of broom handle beating 12-year-old kid - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Queens stepmom convicted of broom handle beating 12-year-old kid
New York Daily News
Sheetal Ranot (l.), shown here with husband Rajesh (c.), was convicted of assault and child endangerment. (John Roca/For New York Daily News). BY Ben Kochman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:44 PM. A Queens woman charged with ...
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Jury Convicts Queens Woman of Starving, Beating StepdaughterNBC New York
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Top-10 Canadian News Stories

Cocaine smuggling investigation leads to arrests in Manitoba, Ontario - CTV News


CBC.ca

Cocaine smuggling investigation leads to arrests in Manitoba, Ontario
CTV News
WINNIPEG - Mounties say they have arrested people from Manitoba and Ontario after a two-year investigation into a criminal group moving large amounts of cocaine into Canada from Mexico. RCMP say during the course of their investigation, they seized ...
4 men in Ontario and Manitoba arrested in cocaine trafficking probeCBC.ca
Police Lay Charges In Cocaine-Trafficking CaseBlackburnNews.com
Manitoba raid helps stop cocaine cartelWinnipeg Sun
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'All of us are hurting': Abdirahman Abdi mourned at funeral - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

'All of us are hurting': Abdirahman Abdi mourned at funeral
CBC.ca
The family of an Ottawa man who died following what witnesses have described as a violent arrest remembered him at his funeral as a "kind-hearted-person," and renewed their call for "an open and transparent investigation" into his death. Hundreds of ...
Hundreds attend Abdirahman Abdi funeral, family seeks 'open, transparent' investigationOttawa Sun
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Alberta bouncer decries 'hateful bigot' label in birth gender bathroom controversy - Globalnews.ca


Globalnews.ca

Alberta bouncer decries 'hateful bigot' label in birth gender bathroom controversy
Globalnews.ca
WATCH ABOVE: One of the people at the centre of a controversy involving transgender rights has quit. The doorman at the Corona Tavern left his job so he could tell his version of what happened. As Jill Croteau explains, it involves a woman's claim she ...
Transgender woman barred from using washroom at Medicine Hat barCTV News
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Drunk men using trans law to invade women's bathrooms, says Alberta barLifesite
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BC foreign tax law ripe for constitutional challenge: Lawyer - Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

BC foreign tax law ripe for constitutional challenge: Lawyer
Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — A prominent lawyer on constitutional and tax law is planning to challenge B.C.'s new tax on foreign homebuyers. “There's a huge problem with this legislation,” Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati said Thursday. “It's clearly offensive on its face ...
Supreme Court won't hear plea to cover $800/hour legal costs for challenging Harper appointmentNational Post

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UBC sexual assault suspect David Singh Tucker dies at Surrey Pretrial Centre - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

UBC sexual assault suspect David Singh Tucker dies at Surrey Pretrial Centre
CBC.ca
A man charged in relation to a violent sexual assault on the UBC campus has died while in custody of the provincial Corrections Service. The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed that David Singh Tucker, 28, died at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre late ...
Suspect in UBC sexual assaults dies in jailCTV News
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Man, 21, shot dead in "ambush style attack" in Scarborough: police - CTV News


CTV News

Man, 21, shot dead in "ambush style attack" in Scarborough: police
CTV News
A 21-year-old man who was gunned down near a parkette in Scarborough late Thursday night was targeted in an “ambush style attack,” police say. Kevaughn Morgan was fatally shot on a sidewalk along Rushley Drive near Lawrence Avenue and Brimley ...
Man killed in 'ambush-style attack'Toronto Sun
Police identify victim in 'ambush-style' Scarborough shootingCBC.ca
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Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in NS - CTV News


CTV News

Thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in NS
CTV News
Services Nova Scotia has seized 118,000 illegal cigarettes, the equivalent of close to 6,000 twenty-packs. The government says overall contraband tobacco is decreasing, but convenience stores say there's still more work to be done. They say they'd like ...
118000 contraband cigarettes seized in Lakeside bust, 2 men arrestedCBC.ca
Illegal tobacco seized, two men arrestedTheChronicleHerald.ca
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MetroNews Canada -Montreal Gazette
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City testing app-based ferry ticket purchases - Toronto Sun


Toronto Sun

City testing app-based ferry ticket purchases
Toronto Sun
There is officially an app for everything. Mayor John Tory announced Friday morning that, in a bid to cut lines down at the ferry terminal to Toronto Island, the city is partnering with a local company to sell ride tickets on its Smartphone App. The ...
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