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‘Barfi!’ mints Rs.58.6 crore in first week


September 21st, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After registering a powerful box office collection in its opening weekend, Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has continued a successful run in the country. The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ... Read more...

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No clear Pakistani policy on terror: Daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) There is "no clear state policy in sight" on terrorism, said a leading Pakistani daily that called upon the media to form a narrative that ... Read more...

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Richa Chaddha to shoot for ‘Ram Leela’? (Movie Snippets)


September 4th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) The shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Ram Leela" has reportedly started here and "Gangs Of Wasseypur" fame actress Richa Chaddha is likely to join the cast ... Read more...

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Kareena gets the brandwagon for ‘Heroine’


August 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Women-centric films have caught the right attention in recent times, thanks to unique content and strong roles. But for "Heroine", Kareena Kapoor has gone a ... Read more...

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Saif turns action hero in ‘Bullet Raja’


August 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) After delighting audiences with his youthful role in "Cocktail", actor Saif Ali Khan is set to try his action avatar for Tigmanshu Dhulia's new film "Bullet ... Read more...

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Birthday boy Tendulkar releases book on his 100th ton


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on his 39th birthday Tuesday, released a book commemorating his 100th international century titled 'Sachin - A Tribute To The Legend' ... Read more...

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I don’t believe in favouritism: Priyadarshan


April 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Priyadarshan has worked with Paresh Rawal in most of his Hindi films, but he claims he doesn't believe in favouritism. In fact, he says he ... Read more...

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Jackman in ‘Prisoners’


March 17th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Australian actor Hugh Jackman will begin work in thriller "Prisoners" which is about a carpenter, Keller, who searches for his kidnapped daughter.The movie is to ... Read more...

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‘Hate Story’ was written with A-certificate in mind: Agnihotri


March 9th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Director Vivek Agnihotri, who has been maintaining a low profile after the release of "Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal", is now ready with his next film ... Read more...

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‘Tere Bin Laden’ director turns comic book writer


February 13th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Director Abhishek Sharma, who helmed critically acclaimed "Tere Bin Laden", has turned author with his first graphic novel "Munkeeman".The graphic novel is said to be ... Read more...

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Marilyn was incredibly clever: Michelle Williams


January 25th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Michelle Williams who plays Marliyn Monroe in the film "My Week With Marilyn" believes the late actress was an incredibly clever woman and had ... Read more...

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People’s for wish for democracy remains: Chinese writer Bi Feiyu (Interview)


January 14th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) People's wish for democracy has no end, so days of revolution still exist in China, says writer Bi Feiyu, who won the Man Asian Literary ... Read more...

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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ‘ to release in India Dec 30


December 19th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", the big screen adaptation of John le Carre's iconic 1974 spy novel of the same name, will release in India ... Read more...

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Dibakar Banerjee shoots extra scenes with Abhay Deol


December 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Dibakar Banerjee's "Shanghai" was set for a Jan 26 release, but the filmmaker has decided to delay the event and shoot extra scenes with actor ... Read more...

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‘Shyloo’ not as good as original, but watchable (Kannada Movie Review)


December 11th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shyloo"; Cast: Ganesh, Bhama, Rangayana Raghu, Suchayeendra Prasad and Suresh Chandra; Producer: K. Manju; Director: S. Narayan; Composer: Jessie Gift; Camera: Jagadish Waali; Rating: ** 1/2Remaking movies is a not ... Read more...

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‘ ‘Dirty Picture’ needn’t have been banned in Pakistan’


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) "The Dirty Picture", which features Vidya Balan in her boldest avatar ever, has been banned in Pakistan for being too explicit, but Girish Johar ... Read more...

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Juggling between work and family not easy, says Raveena


November 27th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who is making a full-fledged comeback with "Gin Liya Aasman", finds it very difficult to maintain her personal and professional life so ... Read more...

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Sakshi Tanwar makes her ‘bold’ presence felt


October 17th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar's "O Re Manwa" and "Bawra Mann" were part of Film Mart section at the ongoing 13th Mumbai Film Festival. She plays ... Read more...

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Dowry suicides by sisters: A film explores why


October 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The best comedies always have a subtle streak of tragedy in them. Perhaps that's why director Kundan Shah, the man behind some of them, including ... Read more...

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Debutant Deepak Aras’ ‘Manasology’ disappoints (Kannada Movie Review)


September 25th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Manasology"; Cast: Amoolya, Raakesh, Sadhu Kokila and Neenasam Achyutha; Producer-Director: Deepak Aras; Music Director: Anoop Sileen; Camera: Sugnaan; Rating: *Amoolya made a sensational debut with "Cheluvina Chiththaara" four years ago. ... Read more...

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PM’s daughter well into parents’ biography


September 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Writer Daman Singh, daughter of Manmohan Singh, says she is recreating her parents' life story for her new book through the memories of those ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to strengthen its energy sector


September 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The government was committed to strengthening the energy sector for the overall economic development of Pakistan, a minister said.Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said Wednesday that ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Film Festival announces grants for 2011


August 26th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced the latest group of projects to receive financial support from Sanad, the festival's fund for filmmakers from the ... Read more...

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True romance has vanished from Bollywood: Director


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In his directorial debut "Pyaar Ka Punchnama", Luv Ranjan narrated the perils of falling in love. But his next will be a typical romantic saga ... Read more...

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Supreme Court judgment on ‘Aarakshan’ historic: Big B


August 21st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed happiness over the Supreme Court's decision to lift ban on "Aarakshan" in Uttar Pradesh, calling it a "historic" decision ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ hearing delayed, Jha fears losses


August 12th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha is fearing losses for "Aarakshan" as the Supreme Court has re-scheduled for Tuesday the hearing of his petition for lifting the ban on ... Read more...

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A Pakistani woman who runs slum school by selling scrap


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A woman in Pakistan runs a school for 1,800 slum children with money collected from selling trash.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday announced a Rs.1 ... Read more...

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‘Bangladeshis have found peace more challenging’


July 29th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) For the people of Bangladesh, the challenges of peace were greater than those of the Liberation War as they had not got what they had aspired ... Read more...

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Pakistani writer Naqvi to tour India


June 30th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) H.M. Naqvi, the Pakistan-based novelist whose book "Home Boy" won the first DSC South Asian prize for literature, will tour Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai July ... Read more...

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Anjali Joseph wins yet another award


June 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Mumbai-born author Anjali Joseph, whose debut novel "Swarasati Park" created a splash in the literary circles by winning the Betty Trask award, has won the ... Read more...

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American author writes book to help diabetics


June 10th, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS/EFE) A 44-year-old American author - who was only seven when she was diagnosed with diabetes - has written a book seeking to bring hope to ... Read more...

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White House backtracks, admits Osama was ‘unarmed’ when killed by US troops


May 4th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): The White House has admitted that its initial account of the United States' 'Operation Geronimo' had been riddled with errors, and gave a fresh narrative on the helicopter ... Read more...

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At 680 feet now and climbing, One World Trade Center finally joins New York skyline


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22(ANI): One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower, has finally joined the New York skyline, as its steel frame now stands at 58 stories - with a new ... Read more...

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Mallika Sherawat is extremely daring: Jacqueline Fernandez


March 11th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, who is starring opposite Emraan Hashmi in Bollywood film "Murder 2", is all praise for Mallika Sherawat, the lead actress in ... Read more...

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I’m nervous about ‘Murder 2′: Jacqueline


January 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandes, who is playing female lead in "Murder 2", says she is a "little" nervous about her much-talked about competition with Mallika Sherwat who ... Read more...

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