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Emraan’s funny bone found in ‘Shanghai’: Dibakar (Movie snippets)


June 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee says "Shanghai" will be the first film to depict Emraan Hashmi's comic side."He was there full-on rehearsing, forgetting the culture of the ... Read more...

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Pakistani writer recalls Indian heritage of storytelling


April 17th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's biggest export to the world has been stories, powerful narratives that have influenced literature throughout history, says Karachi-based Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who shot to ... Read more...

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Lahore’s Hira Mandi: a love affair


February 9th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Hira Mandi, the traditional red light quarter of Lahore, lives in the popular mindscape through its stories of longing, loss and 'mujras' after the ... Read more...

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Erotica, healing, Ruskin Bond on book cart (IANS Books This Week)


December 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The book case this weekend is packed with action and gripping titles.1. "The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam"; Written by Muddupalani, translated by Sandhya Mulchandani; ... Read more...

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Ava Gardner’s sex pact with Brit war hero who inspired James Bond


April 14th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): The memoir of a late British war hero has revealed the amorous sex life he led, a sex pact he made with actress Ava Gardner, and how he ... Read more...

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Only nautch girls for this Pakistani painter’s canvas (With Images)


April 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 6 (IANS) Why isn't any girl smiling in his paintings? Controversial Pakistani artist Iqbal Hussain has been asked this question many times - he is the man who ... Read more...

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Hues of India: History, drama, culture valour on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The bookcase sweeps back on a time machine to history to unearth old classics, sensibilities, edgy stories, slices of history and supernatural. Soak in the ... Read more...

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Poverty, not pleasure, forces women into prostitution: Court


February 14th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it was because of "abject poverty" and not for "pleasure" that a woman is compelled to indulge in prostitution. It also ordered ... Read more...

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‘Umrao Jaan’ is Manasvi Mamgai’s dream role


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) After yesteryear beauty Rekha and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played Umrao Jaan in Bollywood, Miss India World Manasvi Mamgai says playing the famous ... Read more...

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Kangana Models For J. J. Valaya


July 24th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Recently, Kangana Ranaut walked the fashion ramp for designer J. J. Valaya. She donned a beautiful red bridal lehenga-choli and looked like an Indian bride ... Read more...

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Katrina set to play Madhubala


April 26th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): If Kareena Kapoor considers doing a film on Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe, can Katrina Kaif be left behind? The buzz is that Katz is set to ... Read more...

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Women on stage still suffer bias: Amal Allana (Interview)


March 11th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The stigma surrounding stage actresses still persists in middle class Indian society, 147 years after the birth of Nati Binodini, the first woman icon of ... Read more...

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Daniela Dessi quits show after Franco Zeffirelli calls her ‘fat’


January 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Italian soprano opera singer Daniela Dessi is said to have become furious after director Franco Zeffirelli said she was too old and too heavy to appear in his ... Read more...

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Book on Muslim culture in Hindi cinema released


July 12th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A book on the depiction of Musim culture in Hindi cinema from the 1930s, co-authored by an Indain professor and the head of cinema studies at ... Read more...

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Michelle Pfeiffer’s mantra for glowing skin onscreen - lighting director!


June 18th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): If you thought the reason behind Michelle Pfeiffer's stunning skin onscreen was Mother Nature, then here's something you should know - all the magic lies in the hands ... Read more...

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‘Naalai Namathey’: Fights, item numbers and crass comedy (Tamil movie review)


April 11th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Maudgalyan Film: "Naalai Namathey"; Direction: Vinayan; Cast: Pradeep, Sharvand, Tanisha, Kiran, Manivannan, Rajan B. Dev, Ashish Vidyarthi, Charlie and M.S. Bhaskar; Cinematographer: Rajaratnam; Music: Bharadwaj; Rating: *The title is lifted from ... Read more...

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I feel a sense of comfort with Sudhir Mishra: Chitrangada Singh (Film Snippets)


April 11th, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Dusky actress Chitrangada Singh is playing important roles in two of Sudhir Mishra's projects and says she is getting repeat roles in his films is thanks ... Read more...

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Interesting Facts and Figures: Saira Banu


March 22nd, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Saira Banu: Saira Banu was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India on August 23, 1944. Her mom's name is Naseem Banu, and she is the granddaughter of a courtesan, Chamiyan ... Read more...

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Keira Knightley’s beau ‘beds’ Michelle Pfeiffer


February 26th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Keira Knightley's beau Rupert Friend has stripped off for steamy scenes with Michelle Pfeiffer in romantic drama 'Cheri'. The film has been directed by Stephen Frears. It is an ... Read more...

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A bonanza of Hindi films with Muslim themes in Abu Dhabi


February 24th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) From Mughal romance "Jodhaa-Akbar" to drama "Mere Mehboob", a courtesan's tale "Umrao Jan" to historical "Mirza Ghalib" - Hindi films with predominantly Muslim themes will be ... Read more...

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Kalki Koechlin took Hindi lessons for ‘Dev D’


February 1st, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) She is born to French parents, speaks with a Tamil accent and makes her debut with Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap's “Dev D”. Kalki Koechlin says it wasn't ... Read more...

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Anurag Kashyap is truly romantic: girlfriend Kalki


January 24th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) He introduced her to Bollywood, signed her on to play a prostitute in his film and then cupid struck. Kalki Koechlin, who was born to French parents ... Read more...

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Get ready for a virtual trip to Chinas Forbidden City


October 15th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): Roaming around in Beijings Forbidden City would not require people to take a flight to the Communist nation, for now a virtual three dimensional recreation of the ... Read more...

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Meera Jasmine plays a Kannada courtesan


October 13th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 13 (IANS) National Award winning actress Meera Jasmine, who is known for playing her roles to perfection, will now be seen as a courtesan in a Kannada film.The storyline is ... Read more...

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In Coocoo’s Den, portrait of an ‘outsider’ in Pakistan


June 1st, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Manish Chand Lahore, June 1 (IANS) Statuettes of Shiva-Parvati and the Buddha jostle for space with paintings of pensive prostitutes in the eclectic studio of maverick painter Iqbal Hussain housed in Coocoo's Den, ... Read more...

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Michelle Pfeiffer in talks to star in ‘Cheri


February 11th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to star in 'Cheri, a film adaptation of the 1920s novel by French author Colette.The film, to be directed by Stephen Frears, ... Read more...

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