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Sanjay Dutt released from Yerawada Jail, fans celebrate acquittal

AMN / Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt reached Mumbai after he was finally released from Yerawada Jail today, where he served 42 months as part of his five-year sentence after being convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata and their children, sister and former MP Priya Dutt and her family, … Continue reading Sanjay Dutt released from Yerawada Jail, fans celebrate acquittal

Music director Khayyam donates entire wealth for artists, mucisians

AMN / In a rare gesture, India’s legendary Music director and Padma Bhushan awardee Khayyam today donated his entire wealth for the welfare of the artists and technician who are needy and devoted to music. On his 90th birth day today Khayyam announced the formation of a charity trust called ‘Khayyam Jagjeet Kaur’ KPG Charitable … Continue reading Music director Khayyam donates entire wealth for artists, mucisians

Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away

Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away in Kolkata yesterday. He was 97. Mukherjee was the maker of cult Bengali classics like ‘Agniswar’, ‘Mouchak’ and ‘Nishipadma’ — all starring matinee idol Uttam Kumar — in the early 70s. Shakti Samanta’s ‘Amar Prem’, starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, was inspired by ‘Nishipadma’. West Bengal Chief … Continue reading Veteran director Aurobindo Mukherjee passes away

Renowned poet Nida fazali passes away

AMN / Renowned Urdu poet Nida fazali passed away in Mumbai following cardiac attack today. He was 77.  Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli known as Nida Fazli was born on 12 October 1938 in Delhi, into a Kashmiri family and attended school in Gwalior. His father was an Urdu poet. During the partition of India, his … Continue reading Renowned poet Nida fazali passes away

Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away

AMN / Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana, who appeared in 300 films including recent superhit ‘Charlie’, passed away in Hyderabad following heart attack . In the death of Kalpana (51), the Malayalam film industry has lost a consummate actor. Whatever be the role – comic or tragic – she did justice to it. I have always … Continue reading Popular Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan security not downgraded

Mumbai Police downgrades security cover of 40 Bollywood celebrities? TIA NEWS / MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police has denied reports from news organizations that it has reduced security cover for 40 Bollywood celebrities including top actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Earlier it was reported that the Mumbai Police has downgraded the security of around … Continue reading Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan security not downgraded

Sanjay Dutt to be released on Feb 27

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will be released on February 27 from Pune’s high-security Yerawada Central Prison. Proposal for remission of Dutt’s sentence has been cleared by the Maharashtra government and he will walk out of the jail on February 27. A senior official informed that Dutt is … Continue reading Sanjay Dutt to be released on Feb 27

Govt sets up panel to revamp Censor Board

AMN // The government has constituted a committee headed by noted film-maker Shyam Benegal to look into revamp of Censor Board. The recommendations of this committee are expected to provide a holistic framework and enable those tasked with the work of certification of films to discharge their responsibilities keeping in view this framework. The committee … Continue reading Govt sets up panel to revamp Censor Board

Pak singer Adnan Sami gets Indian citizenship

AMN/ Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has been granted Indian citizenship with effect from January 1, 2016. Officials in the Union Home Ministry said Sami will be an Indian citizen with effect from January 1st. The 46-year-old singer, who has made India his second home for the past few years, had made a representation to the … Continue reading Pak singer Adnan Sami gets Indian citizenship

Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhna is no more

AMN / Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana Shivdasani, better known Sadhana passed away today in Mumbai after a brief illness. She was 74. The yesteryear beauty, who enthralled masses with her graceful performances in Hindi films in the 60s and 70s had retired from public life long back. Born in Karachi in 1941, Sadhna studied at … Continue reading Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhna is no more

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