Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India 2015 at the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant here at Yash Raj Studio. Reigning Miss India Koyal Rana, on Saturday, enthroned her successor Aditi with the crown made by PC Jewellers. The first and second runners-up were Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh respectively. As a result of securing the top three spots, Aditi would represent India at Miss World 2015, Aafreen would participate at Miss International 2015, while Vartika would take part at the Miss Grand International beauty pageants. More »Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya crowned Miss India
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Earth Hour, which was observed starting 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, was a reminder to the common man to take time out from busy schedules for the cause of electricity conservation, says Bollywood actor and youth icon Arjun Kapoor, the brand ambassador for the annual activity since two years. The Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet. Last year, Delhi is said to have saved around 250 MW during Earth Hour. The 29-year-old says the realisation to do something for mother Earth dawned upon him he realised that "a lot of places in our country don't have electricity, there is still water shortage, clean water issue, natural resource issues... animals that need to be taken care of, and the environment in general in our country has been ignored for quite sometime because we have so many other issues to deal with". More »Earth Hour an attempt to connect with common man: Arjun Kapoor
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The fourth day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here saw a glimpse of two different worlds through the collection of designer Pia Pauro and a range by designer trio Viral, Ashish and Vikrant. Pauro's collection drew inspiration from the savannah and the 'Burning Man' music festival. Pauro terms her collection as "easy and breezy". "The inspiration behind my collection is wild savannah and a music festival Burning Man, which is held in California. More »AIFW: Designers bring on wild, military inspired fashion
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Starring in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" itself was a privilege for actress Tina Desai, but getting praised by its director John Madden has made her Hollywood stint even sweeter for her. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", a sequel to the 2012 film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", featured a cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Lillete Dubey and British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel, apart from Tina. More »Praise from John Madden gives Tina 'terrific boost'
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Ben Affleck seems to be smitten by his wife Jennifer Garner, as he said that he is very proud of his actress wife, during a Senate hearing. The Oscar winning actor added that her 'Alias' actress wife was extremely concerned with her charity work and he and his children were very impressed and proud of her. Affleck was carried by the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who said that Garner and the couple's daughter Violet were very proud by the actor. More »'Proud hubby' Ben Affleck gushes about wife Jennifer Garner
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Elton John's mother Sheila has finally opened up that she didn't talk to the singer for 7 year due to a catastrophic argument over the singer's husband, David Furnish. The 'Your Song' singer's mother explained that her musician son hated her after she referred his husband as the fucking thing he married, because of him keeping Furnish over mother, the Mirror reported. The 68-year-old English singer's mother described the incidence when the pianist called her and asked her not to get in touch with his oldest friends Bob Halley and John Reid, but she refused and the musician's out busted and banged the phone down. More »Why Elton John's mum stopped talking to son for 7 yrs revealed
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "The Lunchbox" fame director Ritesh Batra is trying to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes with a series of events at select spots in the city. The first two sessions were held at Koolar Cafe and Kyani Bakery, while the third session - a candid chat with casting directors Atul Mongia and Seher Latif - was held on Friday at Excelsior Cafe. "My objective is to reinvent these cafes as cultural spaces to exchange ideas. It's very heartening to see full house at these events," Batra said in a statement. More »Ritesh Batra gets innovative to revive Mumbai's Irani cafes
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) A host of veteran and young Bollywood directors are likely to attend a special screening of Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood project "Broken Horses" here on Monday. Chopra is hosting the screening of his maiden Hollywood venture, and it will be attended by the likes of Ramesh Sippy, Pradeep Sarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Sriram Raghavan, Abhishek Kapoor, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Subhash Kapoor, Bejoy Nambiar and Nikhil Advani to name a few. More »Vidhu Vinod to host 'Broken Horses' screening for B-Town directors
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Determined to ensure that his "Bigg Boss 8" victory doesn't go to waste, Gautam Gulati is making an all-out effort to market his popularity in every conceivable way including films. Now Gautam has a marketing team on board, and yet there is a lot of strain. After 'Bigg Boss', I am recognised and treated well. "In one, I play a conman, and in the other I am a film director." Beyond these details, Gautam is not willing to talk about his film projects yet. More »Post 'Bigg Boss', Gautam Gulati finds time management tough
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Bobby Khan, who roped in Sunny Leone for his movie "Ek Paheli Leela", says many known actors refused to work in it because of the presence of the Indo-Canadian adult film star. Khan told IANS: "Many big actors and known faces were approached for the film. They loved the script, but they refused it because Sunny belongs from the porn industry. It was very sad that many actors refused to do this film." After working with Sunny, Khan vouches for her professionalism. More »Big actors refused my film due to Sunny Leone: Bobby Khan
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) "High Heels" hitmaker Jaz Dhami, who is all set to make his Bollywood singing debut after the launch of his latest single "Beparwaiyan", says his father -- Viccar Dhami, lead vocalist of the bhangra band Sangam -- has been his "biggest inspiration" and is "living his dream" through Jaz. Born and brought up in Birmingham, Britain, Jaz shot to fame after his collaboration with rapper-singer Yo Yo Honey Singh for "High Heels", which gained tremendous popularity among youth. Also, Mohammed Rafi sir, A.R. Rahman sir, they're my favourite artists," Jaz told IANS in an interview. Jaz, whose real name is Jaswinder Singh Dhami, says although he was raised in Britain, being brought up in a Punjabi family helped him grasp Punjabi. More »My father living his dream through me: Jaz Dhami
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte is content after two back-to-back different entertainers -- Sriram Raghavan's "Badlapur" and Harshvardhan Kulkarni's "Hunterrr". "I don't care what the language of the cinema is, as long as it has a connect with real life. More »Can't see myself just looking pretty and dancing: Radhika Apte
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): James Bay has released his much anticipated full-length debut album 'Chaos And The Calm'. More »James Bay releases debut album 'Chaos and the Calm'
Kangana Ranaut, who recently bagged a National Award for her mind-blowing performance in director Vikas Bahl‘s most acknowledged film Queen, has got media’s undivided attention. Recently, it was reported that Kangana had said that the awards that were given to Priyanka Chopra for Mary Kom, were actually hers and were given to Priyanka because Kangana didn’t attend the award show! It was also reported that Kangana shares no equation with her Fashion co-star Priyanka whatsoever. During a recent interview, Kangana Ranaut revealed that the false statement caused her distress and she was really disturbed by it. “I was shocked when a report quoted me saying that I deserved all the awards she got for Mary Kom. More »Kangana Ranaut Clears On Reports That She Deserved Awards That Priyanka Chopra Won
Washington, Mar 28(ANI): Gwen Stefani's obsessed fan has been following her everywhere and even went to her father's home, leaving creepy letters and gifts. Dennis Stefani had filed for protection, from a man called Richard Portnoy, after her just popped up at their house, making a face-to-face contact, and reading out a letter that expressed his feelings for Gwen, TMZ reported. He said that he and his wife were terrified of Portnoy, who had also showed up at the 45-year0old singer's house thrice. He also said that Portnoy had all information regarding Gwen's medical treatments and had attempted to contact her during one of her appointments. More »Gwen Stefani's 'creepy' fan shows up at her father's house
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) To many, star kids are the privileged lot in tinsel town, but "Hunterrr" actor Gulshan Devaiah feels "outsiders" like him in the film world have less performance pressure to deal with. Asked if he feels things are easier for those actors who come from film families, as compared to the outsiders, Gulshan told IANS: "Star kids have to deal with a different pressure. "The way people judge them...it creates extra pressure on them. It s better if you are not a star kid." Earlier seen in films like "Shaitan" and "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela", Gulshan also believes in competition. More »Outsiders have less pressure compared to star kids: Gulshan Devaiah
At FICCI FRAMES 2015, Arjun Kapoor said that Ranbir Kapoors upcoming film BOMBAY VELVET is going to be a risk for him. More »Arjun Kapoor: BOMBAY VELVET is going to be another risk for Ranbir Kapoor
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Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): 'Clinton: the Musical' will debut off-Broadway in New York in April, featuring dancing reporters and Lewinsky scandal prosecutor Kenneth Starr singing a number called 'Sexual Relations.' The play, the brainchild of two Australian brothers Paul and Michael Hodge, celebrates the first baby-boomer president, who preferred briefs to boxers, played a sax on national TV, presided over an economic boom and got himself impeached, CBS News reported. Paul, who wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the story said that the thing that endeared Bill Clinton and continues to endear him to the American public is that he was a very identifiable human being, adding that he was clearly human and he had flaws like everyone. Two men will play the 42nd president, one a wholesome, intelligent Clinton, and another a randy, rogue one (Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon share the task.) Only Hillary can see both. Kerry Butler, the Tony Award-nominated star of 'Xanadu,' will play Hillary Rodham Clinton just as the former secretary of state debates whether to run her own presidential campaign in 2016. More »There's going to be off-Broadway musical about Bill, Hillary Clinton in April
Bollywood’s actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently dating Virat Kohli, faced a lot of criticism and bad comments from people all over the Internet for Team India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. The Internet bullying started as soon as Virat Kohli returned to pavilion. The video’s purpose is to take a stand against sexism and cyber bullying. The montage video is made of pictures of all the negative comments, harsh tweets and posts that were made by cricket “fans” and targeted on the actress. More »Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying