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He asked me if he’ll die or live: Hangal’s son


August 27th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) A.K.Hangal's son Vijay says he was speechless when the veteran actor asked him whether he will live through his ordeal in the hospital.Hangal died Sunday ... Read more...

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IPTA pays tribute to Hangal


August 27th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Bollywood biggies were absent at veteran actor A.K. Hangal's cremation here, but Javed Akhtar and Anupam Kher were among those who turned up at a ... Read more...

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Elaborate security for Agra municipal polls


June 27th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Authorities stepped up security in Agra for Wednesday's municipal polls which will test the popularity of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. The SP is ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s young blood to rock IIFA in Singapore (Curtain Raiser)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 6 (IANS) The Lion City is set to roll the green carpet for Indian cinestars. From bigwigs like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Bipasha Basu as well ... Read more...

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Lata Mangeshkar joins Javed Akhtar’s fight for copyright


May 20th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar says she is totally with Javed Akhtar in his fight to secure royalty rights for singers and lyricists."I'm a 110 percent with ... Read more...

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SRK’s punishment too harsh: Javed Akhtar


May 20th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Renowned lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar says that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)'s decision to ban Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for ... Read more...

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‘Kai Po Che!’ to release in January 2013 (With Image)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) "Kai Po Che!", the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller "The 3 Mistakes Of My Life", will come out Jan 11, 2013.The movie, produced ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha clears copyright bill, B-Town hails Javed Akhtar


May 18th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With the Rajya Sabha passing an amendment to improve the rights of composers and writers, B-Town biggies Sonu Niigaam, Kailash Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rohit ... Read more...

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Scripts, dialogues true actors of a film: Big B


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) A lot of emphasis is being given on writers and writing and megastar Amitabh Bachchan too feels that the true actors of any film are ... Read more...

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Remakes should be better than the original: Javed Akhtar


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Scriptwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is upset with reports of a remake of 1973 super hit film "Zanjeer", says they should only be made ... Read more...

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Shifting of officials continues in UP


March 31st, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Continuing its bureaucratic reshuffling, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday shifted nine Indian Administrative Service (IAS), eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, 25 Provincial Civil Service (PCS) ... Read more...

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Will take Salim-Javed’s blessing before starting ‘Zanjeer’ remake: Amit Mehra


March 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) I will discuss the "Zanjeer" remake script with Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar once it's ready, says first-time producer Amit Mehra, adding that they bought ... Read more...

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Justice Bedi to monitor Gujarat ‘encounters’ probe (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday appointed Justice H.S. Bedi to head a monitoring committee to supervise investigations into 22 cases of alleged fake encounters in ... Read more...

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Nepal PM inaugurates Bihar global meet


February 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday inaugurated the second global meet on changing Bihar here to discuss ways to accelerate the momentum of high growth and ... Read more...

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Dominance of meaningless songs disturbs Javed Akhtar


February 16th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Lyricist Javed Akhtar says he is saddened by the phenomenon of meaningless songs increasing day by day and dominating the music scene."At any given point ... Read more...

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Shubha Mudgal’s music fest to host conclave


January 11th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Singer Shubha Mudgal and tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan's annual music festival will introduce a conclave this time that will address various issues plaguing the music ... Read more...

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Dilip Kumar joins Twitter on 89th birthday


December 12th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Twitter is infectious and even Dilip Kumar couldn't stay away from it. The Thespian joined the micro-blogging site on his 89th birthday and Amitabh ... Read more...

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Happy Birthday Dilip saab, says Bollywood


December 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Dilip Kumar celebrated his 89th birthday Sunday and celebrities like Deep Mehta, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar wished him and showered praise on the ... Read more...

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Michael Ondaatje, Ben Okri, David Remnick at Jaipur Lit Fest


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan-born novelist Michael Ondaatje, Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto, Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri and New Yorker editor David Remnick are among the ... Read more...

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Apex court told about Gujarat panel on shootout deaths


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Monday that the Gujarat government has set up a special task force to probe the cases of alleged staged shootout ... Read more...

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Happy Diwali, tweets Bollywood


October 26th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) From Abhishek Bachchan to Karan Johar, Javed Akhtar to Shilpa Shetty -- Bollywood took to Twitter to give their Diwali wishes to fans and ... Read more...

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Farhan takes Punjabi lessons from Gulzar


October 24th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar is playing the title role in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", for which he needs to speak chaste Punjabi. To master ... Read more...

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Farhan Akhtar to endorse watch brand Xylys


October 7th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar was Friday named the brand ambassador of Xylys, a brand of Swiss-made watches by Titan, for his "sophistication" and "individualistic" values. The ... Read more...

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On Dussehra, kill evil within you: Bollywood to fans


October 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like writer Javed Akhtar, singer Shreya Ghoshal and actors Riteish Deshmukh and Shilpa Shetty Thursday wished a 'Happy Dussehra' to their friends ... Read more...

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Citizens group condemns arrest of Gujarat DIG


October 4th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) A group of prominent citizens Monday condemned the arrest of Gujarat Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sanjiv Bhatt, terming it as "a brazen attempt by ... Read more...

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Shabana’s jig at ‘Love, Breakups, Zindagi’ music launch


September 9th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is usually seen bearing an intense demeanour, behaved quite to the contrary when she broke into an impromptu jig at ... Read more...

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Even after so many years ‘Godfather’ remains fresh: Big B


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) How did Amitabh Bachchan spend his Ganesh Chaturthi holiday Thursday? The 68-year-old enjoyed a rare day off by watching the classic ?The Godfather? series. ... Read more...

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Sibling power rocks Bollywood (Aug 13 is Rakhi)


August 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Be it Ekta-Tusshar Kapoor or Zoya-Farhan Akhtar, the brother-sister duos of tinsel town have proved their mettle individually in showbiz time and again and ... Read more...

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Farhan Akhtar thanks dad for dialogues


July 17th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has thanked his lyricist dad, Javed Akhtar, for writing some impeccable dialogues laced with poetry for the just released "Zindagi Na ... Read more...

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20 dead in Howrah-Kalka Express derailment


July 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed when 14 coaches of the Howrah-Kalka Express went off the rails in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh Sunday noon, police ... Read more...

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IIFA Awards: Bollywood stars cast spell on Toronto


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) Bollywood cast its spell on Toronto and the city's landmark 'Raja' York Hotel looked like an extension of any Indian hotel as scores of stars ... Read more...

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Aamir celebrates a decade of ‘Lagaan’ in style


June 16th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) When sports-themed period film "Lagaan" released in 2001, it created a rage and now after a decade, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan celebrated the film's 10 ... Read more...

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Bollywood tweets luck to Indian cricket team


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Many Bollywood celebrities Saturday poured out wishes for the Men in Blue on micro-blogging website Twitter, while actors Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Lara Dutta ... Read more...

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10-day spring literary carnival in Delhi from March 4


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Literature and spring will blend to form a creative cocktail at the 10-day Spring Fever, an annual literary festival, here March 4-13 at the India ... Read more...

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Faiz is beyond India-Pakistan politics: Daughter


February 12th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Lahore, Feb 12 (IANS) Renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's daughter Salima Hashmi says the poet is beyond the politics of India and Pakistan and can be a bridge ... Read more...

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