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Ranbir Kapoor to appear in a special segment of 'Jamai Raja' : Television

ZEE TV’s Jamai Raja will celebrate Diwali in a three hour special segment called ‘Dilwali Diwali’ on 23rd October at 4pm. The celebration gets an added glow with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor gracing the show with his charming presence. Read More...

Aamir Khan and his onscreen daughters from DANGAL make a statement at JIO MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Fest : Trade News

Last night Aamir Khan was spotted with his onscreen daughters from his much anticipated movie DANGAL at JIO MAMI 18TH Mumbai Film Festival. Read More...

M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY becomes the second highest grosser of 2016!! : Trade News

Yet another good news, M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY has become the second highest grosser of 2016 with a total business of 129.50 crores in India. Read More...

Mr. Rahul Singh promoted as the Chief Operating Officer of PVR Cinemas : Trade News

Mr. Rahul Singh has been promoted as the Chief Operating Officer of PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition company in India and will be based out of their corporate office in Gurgaon. Read More...

Celebrities & entertainment creators use Facebook in creative ways : Trade News

Adam Mosseri, VP of Product at Facebook at a media event said, “We deeply care about India as we focus on building for the next billion people coming online. We are committed to Read More...

SCOOP: Phantom Films issues stern warning to Anurag Kashyap

<img class="size-full wp-image-664914 aligncenter" src="" alt="Anurag Kashyap" width="620" height="420" /> Readers may recall that, around a week back, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had taken to Twitter and tweeted a series of tweets to India’s Prime Minister stating “@narendramodi Sir you haven’t yet said sorry for your trip to meet the Pakistani PM.. It was dec 25th. Same time KJo was shooting ADHM? Why?” Needless to say, this tweet garnered a huge uproar (mostly backlash) on the social media. A couple of days later, Anurag Kashyap again took to the social media and wrote an extensive explanation of just what his tweets had actually meant. As per <strong>Bollywood Hungama</strong>’s reliable sources, the ‘tweeting to PM’ issue of Anurag Kashyap just did not go well with the ‘who’s who’ of Phantom Films. That’s why Phantom Films’ Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Montwani and Madhu Montena met up for an all-important meeting with Anurag Kashyap. Also present during the meeting were a few senior officials from Reliance Entertainment, who just did not want Anurag Kashyap to stir any kind of controversies. All of the aforementioned names met Anurag Kashyap and issued a stern warning asking him to refrain from tweeting such statements, as it could land up affecting Phantom Film’s forthcoming movies, which includes <em>Bhavesh Joshi</em> starring Harshvardhan Kapoor.

Arjun Kapoor wants to cast Varun Dhawan in his directorial debut

<img class="size-full wp-image-664897 aligncenter" src="" alt="varunarjun" width="620" height="420" /> Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan will take the hot seat and bringing the house down with hosts, Riteish Deshmukh and Sajid Khan on the show Yaaron Ki Baraat. The show is about testing celebrity friendships through a series of fun games, tasks, challenges and the joyride that ensued had the dashing duo sharing the craziest stories about each other. Being chaddi buddies, Arjun and Varun are thick as thieves and were up to no good most of the time in their childhood. Today, they are not only peers in Bollywood with a rich Bollywood lineage but have also seen each other grow through various stages in their life. Making their entry in the show in their own quirky style, both the talented actors pretended to be janitors and doppelgangers of their celebrity selves. After settling down and talking to the charming hosts, Arjun revealed that he was actually very good friends with Varun’s elder brother and all three of them would hang out together. Arjun and Varun joined Barry John's film academy and since then, they have come a long way from making their debut in the same year to hitting the seven movie milestone together in their respective careers! When asked about their hidden talents, Varun spoke of how Arjun is not just an excellent actor but also a brilliant director and editor, making him a complete package. Arjun worked as an assistant director on the critically acclaimed <em>Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna</em> when he was barely 17 and learnt the art of film making. He also worked as an assistant director on the movie <em>No Entry</em> along with Varun. While at it, he made a rough edit of the film and showed it to Varun. So floored was Varun with this edit, that he immediately went to his dad (David Dhawan) and told him about Arjun's hidden talent. What's more …During a conversation at a party, Arjun had assessed Varun’s capabilities and told him that when he'd make his debut as a director, he would cast Varun in his movie. Varun mentioned that he is waiting to be cast by Arjun in his directorial venture! Even though it may seem that the two are from wealthy Bollywood families, both Arjun and Varun insist that they are essentially technicians’ sons. This aspect of their father’s career’s as director and producer came as a blessing as they learnt some of their most important lessons from their fathers ... things that they apply in their professional lives even today. Both admitted that these learnings have played a significant part in making them the stars they are today. When asked about his biggest learning from his father David Dhawan, Varun shared that he knows how upset a director gets when the actor is not punctual and when the film does not do well. So he makes sure that he is on time and gives every shot his one hundred percent. Arjun Kapoor, the son of one of the most famous producers of Bollywood – Boney Kapoor, also learnt from his father the value of the money that a producer invests in a film and the efforts of every single crew member, right from the lights man to the make-up dada and the spotboy. He learnt not to take any of these for granted and to do justice to every shot and every take.

Amitabh Bachchan in a Telugu film titled Rythu?

<img class="size-full wp-image-664894 aligncenter" src="" alt="Big B" width="620" height="420" /> A couple of days ago, Ram Gopal Varma announced the revival of his much ambitious film <em>Sarkar</em> with its third installment and gave the audience the details of the cast on social media. Now that the film has gone on floor, a surprise visitor on the sets have led to many speculations. Recently, actor Balakrishna aka Balayya paid a visit to Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of <em>Sarkar 3</em>. What followed were rumours that state that this was not just a mere surprise but a discussion that happened between the two about a forthcoming film. Apparently, Balayya has approached Big B for his next film titled <em>Rythu</em>, which will be directed by Krishna Vamsi. It is being said that though it will be a brief role, the megastar has given a nod to a 17 day schedule for the same. Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in <em>Pink</em> starring Taapsee Pannu which went on to become a sleeper hit of 2016.

Haryana cabinet appoints Geeta Phogat as DSP

<img class="size-full wp-image-664874 aligncenter" src="" alt="Geeta Phogat" width="620" height="420" /> The Aamir Khan starrer <em>Dangal</em> is fast picking up steam, thanks to the trailer that was released yesterday. However, apart from the joy of the release of the trailer, Geeta Phogat whose life is also featured in the film had an additional reason to celebrate as she was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police. In fact Geeta who won India’s first gold medal in women’s wrestling in 55-kg category in Commonwealth Games in Delhi six years ago, was appointed by the Haryana cabinet as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) within the Haryana Police. With this, there is a reason for a double celebration for the Phogat family.

Mahesh Bhatt gives away the remake rights of iconic film Arth and here's why!

<img class="size-full wp-image-664867 aligncenter" src="" alt="Mahesh Bhatt" width="620" height="420" /> Dealing with complicated relationships amidst a much realistic setting and grey areas of human emotions, Mahesh Bhatt’s style of filmmaking was often considered unconventional. One amongst his list of iconic films was <em>Arth</em> starring Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil along with Kulbushan Kharbanda. And now, owing to the current trend of remakes, yet another film entering the league is <em>Arth</em>. Talking about how Sarath Chandra and Pravesh Bhardwaj have been persuading him for the remake rights for the past eight months, Mahesh Bhatt added that they view it as a challenge considering that they are dealing with a cult. He also mentioned that the duo will add a contemporary touch to the film and that he has also suggested them a writer who can write the script for the new version. Readers may recall <em>Arth</em> was also converted into a play few months ago. <em>Arth</em> is said to be semi-biographical film based on the relationship between Mahesh Bhatt and Parveen Babi. The film had Shabana Azmi playing the role of a wife of Kulbushan Kharbanda who gets involved in an affair with the possessive natured actress played by Smita Patil. While the film explores the journey of relations, trapped in a web of right, wrong and legit, the climax of the film has Shabana walking away from her marriage and leading a life on her own. The film had suffered in terms of takers in the initial stage due to its unconventional climax.

'Dangal' Trailer OUT: Aamir Khan makes a punch

This Christmas get ready to take a Perfect reel punch from our BTowns MrPerfectionist For Aamir Khan is all set to made a huge impression with his much anticipated film Dangal

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' will have safe and secure release: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured Mukesh Bhatt president of a film producers body that Karan Johars Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will get a safe and secure release in theatres on October 28 two days before Diwali amid vandalism threats from MNS

Aamir Khan flies to Bhutan

Aamir Khan who is a Unicef Regional Goodwill Ambassador took time out from his schedule to meet children affected by malnutrition here and to witness how the organisation is working to address stunting across the country

Niddhi Agerwal works hard for Tiger Shroff's 'Munna Michael'

Debutante Niddhi Agerwal will be making her foray into Bollywood with upcoming film Munna Michael and she has left the team of the film impressed

Ajay Devgn: 'Shivaay' will inspire kids

Ajay Devgn feels his forthcoming directorial venture Shivaay will inspire children

Top-10 Indian News Stories

BSF returns Pak fire, kills 7 Rangers, one terrorist on Jammu border - Times of India

Times of India

BSF returns Pak fire, kills 7 Rangers, one terrorist on Jammu border
Times of India
NEW DELHI/JAMMU: The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Friday that it killed seven Pakistani Rangers personnel and a terrorist in retaliatory firing after a sniper attack by the Pakistani forces at Hiranagar in Kathua district of Jammu had injured an ...
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Mehbooba's message to Pakistan: Need to start talks…so stop backing militants - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Mehbooba's message to Pakistan: Need to start talks…so stop backing militants
The Indian Express
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said Friday that her state would continue to suffer if a “conducive atmosphere” is not created for talks between India and the neighbouring country. Written by Sofi Ahsan Srinagar Updated: Oct 22, 2016, 3:35 ...
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Declare cow vigilantes extortionists, says plea - The Hindu

The Indian Express

Declare cow vigilantes extortionists, says plea
The Hindu
A Supreme Court bench led by Justice Dipak Misra on Friday asked the Centre and several State government to respond to a PIL petition seeking to declare cow vigilantes “extortionists” and put an end to their atrocities against Dalits and minority ...
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One More Rhino Killed In Kazhiranga, BJP Under Pressure To Stop Poaching - NDTV


One More Rhino Killed In Kazhiranga, BJP Under Pressure To Stop Poaching
In the past 5 months of the BJP-led government, five rhinos have been killed - one every month. Assam: With the recovery of one more male rhino carcass at Kaziranga on Friday morning, the total number of one-horned rhinos killed this year has gone up ...
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Telangana govt wants Hyderabad buildings which are given to AP - India Today


Telangana govt wants Hyderabad buildings which are given to AP
India Today
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (PTI) Telangana cabinet today passed a resolution requesting that the buildings in Hyderabad which are allocated to Andhra Pradesh be handed over to the new-formed state. Certain government buildings, including the secretariat, have ...
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Shivpal declares Akhilesh CM candidate - The Hindu

The Hindu

Shivpal declares Akhilesh CM candidate
The Hindu
The rift in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party grew wider on Friday with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav skipping an important meeting called by State party chief Shivpal Yadav to draw up strategies for the Assembly polls due early next year. Mr ...
Ready to give up state SP chief's post, says ShivpalTimes of India
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Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar demands probe against Riyaz Bhati - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar demands probe against Riyaz Bhati
The Indian Express
Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Dudhe said, “We received an application by Ashish Shelar against Riyaz Bhati. By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Oct 22, 2016, 3:09. cities. Mumbai: 28-year-old held for rape, torture, his brother commits ...
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Jaya fans elated over her recovery, gift gold, silver masks to temple - The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express

Jaya fans elated over her recovery, gift gold, silver masks to temple
The New Indian Express
MYSURU: With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's health condition said to be improving, her fans have offered gold and silver masks to Lord Anjaneya and Lord Ganapathi at the Chamundeshwari temple atop Chamudi Hills. Ganapathi and Anjaneya ...
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Woman throws pumpkin seeds at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to protest pipelines - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Woman throws pumpkin seeds at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to protest pipelines
Toronto Star
RCMP officers whisked the woman away for questioning after a confrontation at Hamilton's city hall. Raw: Protester throws pumpkin seeds at Justin Trudeau. ▷. Play. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Remaining Time -0:00. Stream TypeLIVE. Loaded ...
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Five questions with Mike Percy, Jim Prentice's former chief of staff - The Globe and Mail

Five questions with Mike Percy, Jim Prentice's former chief of staff
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New legislation will empower judges to waive victim surcharge - The Globe and Mail

Ottawa Citizen

New legislation will empower judges to waive victim surcharge
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The federal government will give judges discretion to tell impoverished criminals they do not have to pay the victim surcharge that is required of people convicted of committing an offence. Judges currently can raise the surcharge but they may not ...
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QuickFacts: Some of the details about the proposed Canada-EU trade deal - CTV News

CTV News

QuickFacts: Some of the details about the proposed Canada-EU trade deal
CTV News
OTTAWA -- The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, also known as CETA, appears to be close to foundering on the objections of a small region of Belgium. Here are some facts about the deal:.
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Video released of suspects in teen's slaying at Pizza Pizza - Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun

Video released of suspects in teen's slaying at Pizza Pizza
Toronto Sun
A group of teenage friends were having a bite to eat at a pizza shop early last Sunday when two gunmen suddenly burst in and opened fire. Jarryl Hagley, 17, was killed in the “frenzied attack,” but “it could have been a slaughter,” Toronto Police Det.
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Scrap electoral reform and bench Monsef - Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun

Scrap electoral reform and bench Monsef
Toronto Sun
The electoral reform file is a complete mess for more reasons than one. It's time to shelve this plan and have the minister responsible, Maryam Monsef, step aside. A statement Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave to Le Devoir has cast further doubt on ...
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Nanaimo teen dies after being struck by a truck while jaywalking -

Nanaimo teen dies after being struck by a truck while jaywalking
A 16-year-old girl who was hit by a truck while jaywalking in Nanaimo last month has died from her injuries. According to Nanaimo RCMP, the teen ran across the Island Highway at Mary Ellen Drive in the southeast crosswalk against a red light on Sept. 21.
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Judy Klassen is Manitoba Liberals' 1st Indigenous leader -

Judy Klassen is Manitoba Liberals' 1st Indigenous leader
Judy Klassen is the new interim leader of the Manitoba Liberals. The party announced Klassen as their temporary boss on Friday morning, making her the first Indigenous person to take leadership of the Liberals in the province. Liberal win in northern ...
Rookie MLA, Judy Klassen new interim leader of Manitoba
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Yaletown shooter sentenced to 18 years in prison - CTV News

CTV News

Yaletown shooter sentenced to 18 years in prison
CTV News
Gerald Battersby has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the June 2014 shooting rampage that nearly killed a Vancouver bike store owner. The 63-year-old pleaded guilty last month to three counts of attempted murder and two weapons-related offences ...
Gerald Battersby gets 18 years for Yaletown
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