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Ram Charan Teja will let silence speak louder in ‘Zanjeer’


April 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Telugu star Ram Charan Teja is not fluent in Hindi, but that isn't likely to come in the way of his Bollywood debut project - ... Read more...

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Don’t treat Sunny Leone as outcast: Katju


January 10th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ruling out any action against Sunny Leone, who participated in the Indian reality television show, "Big Boss 5", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice ... Read more...

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American virtuoso teaches violin to cleft-lipped children in Varanasi


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (ANI): Famous American violinist Paul Peabody, who played the violin for the Hollywood flick 'Titanic', imparted violin-playing techniques to cleft-lipped children at the G S Memorial Plastic ... Read more...

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Indian poverty under Oscar scanner again


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) There's no blockbuster like "Slumdog Millionaire" in the reckoning but India's poverty story is again under the Oscar scanner with US director Gregg Helvey's Hindi film ... Read more...

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Mani Rathnam to release Raavana teasers


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Often referred as a maverick filmmaker, Mani Rathnam doesn't believe in promoting his films to a greater extent. Naturally, his brand name itself works magic in box office even if the ... Read more...

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Doordarshan to showcase ‘Smile Pinki’ on Sunday


November 10th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Those wanting to see Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki", the touching story of an Indian village girl born with a cleft lip, can tune in to national broadcaster ... Read more...

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Oscar winner Pinki to be election mascot of National Dalit Front


March 7th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Mirzapur (UP), Mar. 7 (ANI): Recently floated political coalition National Dalit Front has roped in eight-year-old Pinki Sonakar, protagonist of the Oscar winning documentary ''Smile Pinky'', as their election mascot. The ... Read more...

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Pinki of Oscar winning documentary wishes to be a surgeon


February 27th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 27 (ANI): Pinki Sonkar, the child protagonist of Oscar winning documentary ''Smile Pinky'', has a dream to grow up and be a medical practitioner. After the operation, she (Pinki) ... Read more...

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Pinki will become a doctor, promises farmer father


February 27th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Farmer Rajender Sonkar Friday said he would ensure that his daughter, eight-year-old Pinki, becomes a doctor. For it was surgery that transformed the cleft-lipped girl and made ... Read more...

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Gursharan Kaur hosts a reception for smiling ”Pinky”


February 27th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): After winning accolades at the Oscars, the little protagonist of Oscar winning documentary ''Smile Pinky'' got a warm reception by the wife of Prime Minister Dr. ... Read more...

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Indian origin woman in UK nailed in 50,000-pound state benefits scam


February 24th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): An Indian origin woman living in Britain, Shashi Bacheta, who has claimed 50,000 pound in state benefits, claiming that she was depressed and bed ridden with a ... Read more...

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Pinki’s Oscar to bring drinking water, power to her village


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) As "Smile Pinki", a short film about a cleft lip girl - Pinki Sonkar from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Dabai village - won an Oscar, her undeveloped ... Read more...

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Villagers in UP celebrate after ”Smile Pinky” bagged Oscars


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Dabai (UP), Feb 23 (ANI): Villagers of Dabai in Uttar Pradesh erupted into celebration as the documentary ''Smile Pinky'', which is based on the life of a girl from their village, ... Read more...

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Oscar for best short documentary goes to India’’s ”Smile Pinki”


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Dabai (UP), Feb 23 (ANI): Residents of Dabai of Uttar Pradesh huddled together during the wee hours of Monday and prayed for the success of the documentary film ''Smile Pinky'' based ... Read more...

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Pinki makes her village ’smile’ after wooing Oscar jury


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Crackers were burst and sweets distributed in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Dabai village Monday as "Smile Pinki", a documentary about a girl from the dusty hamlet whose cleft lip ... Read more...

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Slumdog Millionaire, wins the Best Movie at Oscars 2009


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The 81st annual awards Oscars 2009,the starting years eyes were on A R Rahman's Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman became the third Indian to receive an Oscar, the others being Bhanu Athaiya and Satyajit ... Read more...

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India-inspired ‘Smile Pinki’ bags Oscar for best short documentary


February 23rd, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) American filmmaker Megan Mylan won the best short documentary Oscar for her movie "Smile Pinki", a heartwarming tale of a poor Indian village girl whose cleft lip ... Read more...

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The Oscars India will watch closely


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) As international film stars walk down the red carpet for the Oscar awards, millions of bleary-eyed Indians will be glued to their television sets early Monday avidly ... Read more...

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Villagers in UP pray for success of ”Smile Pinky” at Oscars


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Dabai (UP), Feb 22 (ANI): Residents of Dabai village in Uttar Pradesh''s Ahura District have been praying for the success of the documentary ''Smile Pinky'' at the Oscars, since it is ... Read more...

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India’s poverty in Oscar spotlight


February 20th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire", "The Final Inch", "Smile Pinki"... in a first, three India themed films up for the Oscars, and all three dealing with poverty and disease! India's poverty ... Read more...

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