• MNS allows release of Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil...'

    Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major breather for filmmaker Karan Johar, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Saturday allowed the release of his "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" -- but said all producers who employed Pakistani artists must pay Rs 5 crore each into the Indian Army's welfare fund as an atonement. The MNS decision followed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' direct intervention in the matter -- a day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Mumbai and two days after he met representatives of Bollywood. "Why should Pakistani actors be given the red carpet welcome when our soldiers are being killed on the borders?

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  • Really sad to see Rita Bahuguna in company she now keeps: Khurshid

    New Delhi [India], Oct. 22 (ANI): Terming former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's decision to join the BJP as "very saddening" and "very pathetic", senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said he had seen Joshi in better company in the past and it was very saddening and pathetic to see her in the company that she now keeps. "I have seen Rita Bahuguna in better company in the past, I feel sorry for her.

  • MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Becomes The Second Highest Grosser Of 2016!!

    Yet another good news, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has become the second highest grosser of 2016 with a total business of 129.50 crores in India. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has successfully raked in good collections in its third week also after a stupendous run at the box office since its release. The collections of the third week are mentioned below: Monday – 63 lacs Tuesday 61 lacs Wednesday – 60 lacs Thursday 54 lacs With its terrific run at the box office ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ has become the second highest grosser of 2016.

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  • Akshay Kumar reaches out to the ailing producer who gave him his first break

    Akshay Kumar is known to be a generous man. He is involved with several charities and campaigns. A few days ago, a photo on social media was circulating of an ailing veteran producer Ravi Shrivastava. Reports have suggested that the former producer is suffering from kidney failure and needs money for the transplant. It turned out that Ravi Shrivastava was the producer Akshay Kumar‘s first film Dwarpaal in 1991 which was shelved. The news finally reached Akshay and he has reached to Ravi and his family. Earlier this afternoon, he responded to a tweet saying that his team had reached out to his family and that it was already taken care of. Apparently, after his first movie was shelved, Ravi Shrivastava

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  • Sunny Leone Documentary To Release Worldwide On Netflix

    Dilip Mehta's documentary, Mostly Sunny, follows Sunny Leone's long and colourful journey, from nursing school to the porn industry and then to Bollywood. Now it will be available for a Netflix And Chill session

  • Renuka Shahane's hard hitting post on the ongoing MNS versus Karan Johar issue

    Renuka Shahane, who is best known for her smile and her ‘homely performance’ in the Rajshri hit film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, has been extremely vocal about the ongoing issues. Be it Uri attacks or the Salman Khan case, Renuka Shahane took to social media and poured her heart out. The latest issue on which Renuka Shahane has spoken about is the ongoing MNS versus Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil issue. Produced here is her Facebook post that was done earlier today: “Some time lines for people with short term memory only: Feb 3 2008: Mrs Jaya Bachchan asks, “Who is Raj Thakeray?” after MNS targets North Indians in Mumbai Sep 8 2008: MNS targets Mr Bachchan for being brand ambassador of UP & setting

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  • Check out: Diana Penty’s photoshoot as a six year old kid

    Diana Penty shot into the limelight with her portrayal of the character Meera Sahni in the 2012 film Cocktail, more recently she was seen in the comic caper Happy Bhag Jayegi. But despite her looks and obvious acting chops, Diana does not seem to be a prominent feature in films. However, on the modelling front, Diana is certainly second to none. But we aren’t talking about her films or her current modelling career, instead we are talking about her latest Instagram post. Though the image is pretty old, Diana seems to have maintained that innocent charm that shines through almost all her photoshoots even today.

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  • Live Cricket Score of Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Abu Dhabi

    Build Up:  Pakistan target series win Riding on heart-warming performances by Darren Bravo and Devendra Bishoo, West Indies almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the first Test in Dubai. However, the home side just about managed to sneak through by 56 runs. The Test certainly had its fair share of sharp twists and turns. Azhar Ali's memorable triple-hundred put Pakistan in cruise control and then Yasir Shah became the joint second-fastest to register the landmark of 100 Test scalps. Just when it felt as if Pakistan were surging towards an easy win, Bishoo's 8 for 49 gave the visitors a glimmer of hope of putting it past Pakistan. For a while, Bravo cajoled and coaxed the ball into

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  • Here’s Why Aamir Khan Travels To Bhutan!

    Versatile actor Aamir Khan has grabbed the headlines by the trailer launch of his upcoming movie “Dangal” which has received mixed responses from the audience. The actor who recently visited Bhutan amongst his busy schedule and left us all wondering to guess the reason for the same. The actor is a Regional Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF took out time from his hectic schedule to meet the children affected by malnutrition in Bhutan and to see what action is the organization taking to work towards the same.

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  • Pakistan's newest celebrity, a handsome tea vendor, rejects film talk

    An 18-year-old tea vendor who became Pakistan's hottest new celebrity when his photo went viral on the Internet says he has no plans for an acting career - though he is flattered by the attention. Arshad Khan became an overnight sensation this week when a photographer's Instagram shot of him working at his tea stall was shared tens of thousands of times. "It was all very baffling," said Khan, who has blue-green eyes, a wiry physique and a trim moustache.

  • "Anurag Kashyap has lost the plot"- Shaina NC slams the filmmaker

    It looks like Anurag Kashyap’s tweet asking for the Prime Minister’s apology for visiting Pakistan in December 2015 has rankled many. The latest to hit out at the Ugly director is the BJP’s official spokesperson Shaina NC who minces no words while condemning Kashyap’s political ignorance. “Mr Kashyap may or may not be a good filmmaker. But there are no two opinions on his political ignorance, not after what he has said about our Prime Minister. You know, you have to know what you are talking about before commenting. Don’t talk about things you have no idea about. Anurag Kashyap is known for controversial films. I guess he wants to extend that image off screen also.” Shaina feels there is a vast

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  • Honey-trapped Varun Gandhi has leaked defence secrets

    BJP Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi has been honey-trapped by a notorious arms dealer, a business insider has told the Prime Minister’s Office. C Edmonds Allen, US-based lawyer and former partner of Delhi-based arms dealer Abhishek Verma, has made the sensational charge, backing it up with documentary and photographic evidence. He believes Varun revealed classified defence information to the dealer. Varun has denied the charges. Honey-trapping refers to the use of attractive women to elicit information from people in key positions. Verma, the arms dealer in question, has been named as an accused in the Navy War Room leak and Scorpene submarine deal case of 2005. He was arrested by the CBI, and

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  • Revealed: The transformation of Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra as Geeta and Babita Phogat in Dangal

    Revealed: The transformation of Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra as Geeta and Babita Phogat in Dangal. Read about Revealed: The transformation of Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra as Geeta and Babita Phogat in Dangal at Bollywood Hungama.

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  • Wall Street Week Ahead - Second wind for stocks as earnings turn positive

    With S&P 500 earnings on track to rise after four consecutive quarters of contraction, U.S. stocks are clearing a major hurdle that puts the record high in sight for the benchmark U.S. stock index. The S&P 500 hit a record high in mid August even after the long profit slump. "The magnitude of the beats we’ve had is really important," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

  • Ketan Desai, Indian doctor accused of crimes, becomes president of World Medical Association

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending. A statement released by the WMA said Dr. Ketan Desai delivered his inaugural speech as president on Friday at the association's annual assembly in Taiwan. After he was first selected in 2009 as a future president of the WMA, Desai faced conspiracy and corruption allegations.

  • There is one more Pakistani actor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil apart from Fawad Khan and he is...

    While all attention has been focused on  Fawad Khan, another Pakistani actor Imran Abbas who has earlier been seen in Vikram Bhatt’s Creature, has also got a cameo role in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which he is very proud of. In an email chat Imran excitedly shared his role in Karan’s film stating, “My role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a cameo but it’s an interesting appearance and plays a very important part in the story.” He says he is delighted to be part of a Karan Johar film. “I am glad to be a part of Dharma Productions and to work under Karan’s direction. I loved the way he explains the character and makes sure the actor delivers  what he demands on screen.” Imran is all praise for his

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  • SC defers decision on action against Anurag Thakur for ICC request

    The Supreme Court kept Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur guessing on Friday (October 21) about the action that would be taken against him for requesting International Cricket Council chief Shashank Manohar for a letter threatening suspension of the board if it implemented the court's direction to include a CAG nominee in BCCI's apex council. A bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said it has prima facie reached a finding that "an effort has been made by the BCCI president to create a record in order to question the legitimacy of the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee for the appointment of a CAG nominee after

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  • Pageantry and politics mix as Nigeria's Benin City crowns new ruler

    Crowned with coral beads, flanked by high officials in bright white robes adorned with shining metal plaques, the new Oba of the historic kingdom of Benin greeted his people in a very 21st century corner of southern Nigeria. Crowds packed Benin City to celebrate the coronation of Oba Ewuare II - carrying on a royal tradition that has endured through a punishing raid by imperial Britain in 1897 and the kingdom's subsequent incorporation into the west African state. Britain infamously carried away piles of plunder, including hundreds of metal panels - now widely known as the "Benin bronzes" and hanging in museums as far afield as London, New York, Berlin and Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • India to trial review system in England tests

    India will use the Decision Review System (DRS) on a trial basis in the upcoming five-test series against England to assess improvements made to the technology, the country's cricket board said on Friday. The influential Indian board (BCCI) has long been a staunch opponent of the DRS system, which aims at reducing umpiring howlers by detecting edges and predicting the ball trajectory to ensure correct catch and leg-before decisions. "In the meeting with the ICC and the Hawk-Eye officials, the improvements made to the system were further evaluated by the BCCI team, who were satisfied that most of the concerns and suggestions that were expressed by BCCI over a period of time, were addressed to a significant extent," the board said.

  • Amitabh Bachchan in a Telugu film titled Rythu?

    A couple of days ago, Ram Gopal Varma announced the revival of his much ambitious film Sarkar with its third installment and gave the audience the details of the cast on social media. Now that the film has gone on floor, a surprise visitor on the sets have led to many speculations. Recently, actor Balakrishna aka Balayya paid a visit to Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Sarkar 3. What followed were rumours that state that this was not just a mere surprise but a discussion that happened between the two about a forthcoming film. Apparently, Balayya has approached Big B for his next film titled Rythu, which will be directed by Krishna Vamsi. It is being said that though it will be a brief role, the

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