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Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie Nagarkirtan at the 9th SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo. In a series of tweets, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar congratulated the cast and crew of the Bengali film for which Kaushik Ganguly got Best Director Award. Riddhi … Continue reading Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film Dangal on Sunday announced her “disassociation” from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion. In a detailed post on her Facebook page and other social media … Continue reading Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

‘School ends, learning doesn’t’, says SRK to daughter Suhana Khan who completes graduation

WEB DESK Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is graduate now. (Photo: Shah Rukh Khan/Instagram) Suhana Khan the blessed daughter of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter has graduated from Ardingly College in London where she had been studying from last four years. The proud parents shared the news on their social media accounts … Continue reading ‘School ends, learning doesn’t’, says SRK to daughter Suhana Khan who completes graduation

Jaipur to have world’s ‘largest’ film library, claims founders

Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Jaipur will soon have what is being claimed to be the “largest” and “most secure” film library in the world that its founders say will help conserve cinema for future generations. More than one lakh films would be collected in the next 10 years under this initiative by the Jaipur … Continue reading Jaipur to have world’s ‘largest’ film library, claims founders

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films “Manthan” and “Nishant”, said he was heartbroken about the demise of his long-time collaborator and friend. Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah remembered Karnad for being a major driving force in getting him his break in cinema with Benegal’s “Nishant”. He said Karnad was … Continue reading Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru today. He was not well for sometime. He was 81. Coming to fame as Kannada playwright in the 1960s, he went on to become a critically acclaimed actor and filmmaker during the later years. Besides the Jnanpith award, Karnad … Continue reading Girish Karnad is no more

Actor Ajay Devgan’s father passes away

WEB DESK Veeru Devgan, action director and father of actor Ajay Devgn passed away today.  Several Bollywood celebrities visited Ajay and his wife Kajol’s home to pay their tributes. Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who has worked with Kajol in multiple movies, was spotted outside the Devgn house. Actors Sanjay Dutt was seen leaving the house … Continue reading Actor Ajay Devgan’s father passes away

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Information and Broadcasting Ministry said, the selections of awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent filmmakers and film personalities and declared in the month of April every year. However, this year elections to the … Continue reading 66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today’s list of “50 most powerful women in entertainment”. Honoured on getting featured in the list, Priyanka said in a statement: “I feel privileged to share this platform with these amazing women who have each pushed … Continue reading Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has won a well-deserved Oscar Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. The story is set in the Kathikhera village in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh in India, where a local group of women is using a newly-installed machine … Continue reading Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

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Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...