The 68th Cannes Film Festival came to an end on 24th May 2015 with the announcement of the Palme d’or, the most coveted among all prizes the auteur of cinema aspire for. Read More...
As we had predicted in our box-office column, the two new releases of the week, Vashu Bhagnani’s WELCOME TO KARACHI and the Mahaakshay-Evelyn starrer ISHQEDARRIYAAN, failed to match up to the still hot, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS. Read More...
Every actress has a list of actors & directors she desires to work with and the king of romance Shah Rukh Khan is a common name in (almost) everybody’s list. Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar too has a long list and yes, SRK is a part of it too! Read More...
Bollywood actors Sunny Deol & Kangana Ranaut are all set for their upcoming Bollywood FILM I LOVE NY, a romantic comedy that is releasing on 3rd July 2015. Read More...
After Bollywood movies like BANG BANG and BABY, now John Abraham- Jacqueline Fernandez- Varun Dhawan starrer DISHOOM will also be shot Abu Dhabi. Read More...
Earlier this week noodle food Maggie Noodles came under the scanner after samples collected by Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration were reported to contain Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) and Lead more than the permissible limits. Now we hear that the Haridwar Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice to Madhuri Dixit for endorsing the product.
As per the notice issued the FDA seeks a report from the actress on claims made in the advertisement regarding the nutrition value of the '2-minute noodles'. Though this may sound relatively feeble, it is also learnt that if Dixit fails to respond to the dais notice within the allotted time frame of 15 days, or is unable to provide an explanation on the nutritious claims made by the advertisements, a case could be registered against her.
Apart from this the Haridwar branch of the FDA has also sent a notice to the noodle manufacturer Nestle to look into the quality of its products.
What started off as a blame game between a filmmaker and a producer has taken an ugly turn. Miffed with the constant allegations thrown towards him, Sanjay Gupta has now turned his financial dispute with producer Vinod Bachchan over a shelved project, into a legal battle by moving the Bombay High Court. The director has challenged the non-cooperation directive issued against him due to a complaint filed by Vinod Bachchan at the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).
It happened so that producer Vinod Bachchan and director Sanjay Gupta were to join hands for a project starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani apparently titled Midnight Hero. According to Vinod, Sanjay had narrated the script of this film to him and they had decided to rope in these stars for the same. However, after Abhishek's refusal, Sanjay had proposed the idea of them working together for Mumbai Saga. Soon, the filmmaker had decided to concentrate on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's comeback vehicle Jazbaa, leaving Mumbai Saga on hold and Vinod claimed that Sanjay had suggested them to work together for Jazbaa. Further adding that the token amount given by Vinod to Sanjay over the script he narrated was actually used by the filmmaker in Jazbaa, Vinod sent a legal notice and filed a complaint at the FWICE asking to return the token amount to him.
Appreciating their support, Vinod mentioned that he has all the evidences with him and also accused Sanjay of not attending the sessions at the FWICE when they summoned him.
Sanjay Gupta, on the other hand, has sued producer Vinod Bachchan for Rs. 4.5 crores and has accused him of defamation and extortion. The filmmaker has filed a case against the producer on the same at Versova Police Station. Mentioning that he is not fighting this case for himself but on behalf of all directors who have been wronged by scheming producers, Sanjay added that the directors' association is in full support of his decision. He further even claimed that he has been getting threat calls over continuing with the shoot of Jazbaa.
It's final now. Prabhu Dheva will be directing Shahid Kapoor again after their successful collaboration in R...Rajkumar. In fact their next film together will be action musical which will be produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures.
Interestingly the yet untitled venture that will feature Shahid working with Ekta Kapoor for the first time is expected to commence once Prabhu Dheva completes filming his current venture Singh Is Bliing. Confirming the same Prabhu Dheva says, "Shahid and I really vibed well during R...Rajkumar. I think he enjoyed doing something in the massy mould in R...Rajkumar. We'll be exploring the same space in our next film together."
The papers are filled with reports of Rekha opting out of Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor and being replaced literally overnight by Tabu.
"It's not because Rekha didn't like the way she looked. That's bullshit," says a source in the know. "Rekha looks stunning from any angle, and she knows it. No, the reason for her abrupt and shocking departure is something else."
According to an actor from the film there was a "complete collapse of communication" between the legendary actress and the Kai Po Che director.
"They just couldn't see eye-to-eye on how Rekhaji's character was to be interpreted. Gattu (director Abhishek Kapoor) had one image in mind, Rekhaji had another. They were working at cross-purposes. Neither of the two parties was happy with the end-results."
According to a source from the production team, "Replacing Rekhaji was a hard creative decision that needed to be taken. Luckily Tabu had not taken up anything after Haider. And she was familiar with the Kashmiri milieu after Haider. So she fitted right in."
Incidentally, Rekha has only shot with Katrina Kaif so far. Her scenes with Aditya Roy Kapur were yet to be canned.
Subhash Ghai, who started off his long and illustrious innings with Bollywood as an actor with small roles in films including Taqdeer and Aradhana, later went onto become 'The Showman' of tinsel town. Not many know that he was also the hero of films like Umang and Gumraah, before he directed the cult film Kalicharan.
After all these years of 'contributing' his bit to Bollywood and with many awards in his kitty, it is time for yet another award to add to his collection. This time round, it is the prestigious IIFA award, wherein Ghai will be conferred upon the 'Lifetime achievement award'.
Subhash Ghai's last film was Kaanchi: The Unbreakable, which did not do well at the box-office.
There is great anticipation for Salman Khans Eid release Bajrangi Bhaijaan, directed by Kabir Khan. While his first look in the film created a huge flutter, his fans are eagerly awaiting the teaser of the
Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi, directed by Sabbir Khan, starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor went on floors on 27th May. While Tiger began his shooting schedule, Shraddha’s schedule will begin only
Zoya Akhtar writes straight from her heart. She watches things, experiences and absorbs them as is. All of it translates in her writing. It is said that Zoya often shares her writing and scripts with her father Javed Akhtar and he feels that in her first draft of scripts itself he can experience the depth of her
Ajay Devgn has given us some memorable films and this year yet again with Nishikanth Kamats Drishyam the actor is all set to be seen in a family thriller film which will see the actor play a common mans role which will be realistic and can be connected with one and
Biopics these days are the new success mantra in Bollywood thanks to the success of biopics like MAR KOM, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, PAAN SINGH TOMAR or Shah Rukh Khan’s hit film CHAK DE INDIA, which inspired from the life of hockey coach Mir Ranjan Negi,
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India unveils virtual memorial wall for fallen UN peacekeepers
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India unveils virtual memorial wall to honour peacekeepers
India launches virtual memorial wall to honour peacekeeping heroes
Daily News & Analysis
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Daily News & Analysis
The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, is finally out at 10.00 am. Nearly 2.5 lakh students who appeared or the exam have got to know the results. The results of four streams is out– Humanities, Science, Commerce, and Vocational courses.
Assam Board Higher Secondary Certificate Results declared: How to check
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The Indian Express
Meerut man pours acid on wife, in-laws
The Indian Express
Following a dispute, a man poured acid over his wife, her parents, three sisters and six-month-old nephew, leaving them seriously injured in Meerut early on Friday. The assailant — Sajid (35) — and his brothers Rizwan and Majid have been named in the ...
UP: Man throws acid on wife, in-laws for dowry plaint
Man accused of 'pouring acid' on wife, baby nephew and in-laws
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Times of India
AAP softens, says will seek LG's nod on babus' postings
Times of India
NEW DELHI: In what appears to be a softening of its stand, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Friday told the Delhi high court that it agreed to send its decisions on the transfer and postings of senior bureaucrats belonging to the central cadres to the Lt ...
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Security forces recover 2 IED bombs from Naxal-hit Sukma district's Dornapal ...
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'Credible' CBI commands people's respect, says NHRC
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Shabir Shah arrested, Mirwiaz calls for demilitarization in Kashmir
Times of India
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Pakistan flags at J&K rally, Shabir Shah detained
Pak. flags at Shabir Shah rally
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Peter MacKay's exit takes another big-name 'progressive' out of Tory caucus
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6000 aboriginal children died in residential school system, report finds
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Fortney: Mustard Seed celebrates new Centre
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The Globe and Mail
Former Ontario NDP leader seeks federal nomination in Kenora
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Howard Hampton Confirms Candidacy For Kenora NDP Nomination
Poll: revoked citizenship
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New law allowing revocation of Canadian citizenship comes into force
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Quebec puts an end to school board elections
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Quebec government formally abolishes school board elections
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Bowmanville woman waits for wheelchair`s return from Cuba
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Sunwing travel ordeal leaves woman without custom wheelchair
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