Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita With A Straw is garnering appreciation from all quarters. The total first weekend collections of Margarita With A Straw is Rs 1.97 crore (Rs 19.7 million) It has been receiving an overwhelming response and all those who have watched the film have loved it. Margarita, with a Straw starring Kalki Kolechin and directed by Shonali Bose won the NETPAC award for Best Asian Film at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on exhilarating adventures of self discovery. More »Box Office: Kalki Koeclin’s Margarita With A Straw First Weekend Collections
By Junko Fujita TOKYO (Reuters) - Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, the owner of Narisawa, serves sake with his dishes because he believes the finest local ingredients go well with the local alcoholic drink. Narisawa, ranked among the top restaurants in the world and considered Tokyo's finest French eatery, serves more than 60 types of sake with the dishes on its menu. Narisawa's sommelier director, Yoshinobu Kimura, pairs the dish with junmai daiginjo sake, which has a crisp and refreshing flavor to match the lactic acid in the shrimp. The sake helps to prolong the aftertaste of the dish. More »World Chefs: Narisawa serves up sake to enhance local ingredients, dishes
Bollywood’s veteran actress Raveena Tandon‘s jazzy look from her much anticipated upcoming film Bombay Velvet is finally revealed and boy, she looks totally mesmerizing! Anurag Kashyap‘s upcoming film Bombay Velvet is one of the most anticipated film of the year, and why shouldn’t it be? The makers of the film teased their fans by revealing looks of the stars one at a time and finally the wait to see Raveena‘s look in Bombay Velvet is over. Based on Gyan Prakash book called Mumbai Fables, Bombay Velvet shows the picture of Bombay in 1960’s and tells a story of a boxer, Johnny Balraj played by Ranbir Kapoor and an aspiring jazz singer, Rosie played by Anushka Sharma. More »Revealed: Raveena Tandon’s Jazzy Look In Bombay Velvet
While “Dhola Re” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s award winning Devdas, went down as a cult song, the filmmaker is ready to top it, with a lavni number in his upcoming magnum opus Bajirao Mastani. While Saroj Khan had choreographed “Dhola Re” starring Madhuri Dixit Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Remo D’Souza has been roped in for the ambitious song in Bajirao Mastani, that will see both Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra perform. More »Deepika Padukone And Priyanka Chopra Gear Up For A Face Off In Bajirao Mastani
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress-director Revathi has never shied away from playing characters of her age, but she feels there is a dearth of roles revolving around life of an elderly woman and emphasised on a need to break out from the mold of stereotypical presentation. A very few writers write characters that suits a 35 or 45 plus woman," Revathi, 48, told IANS. The "Love" actress has carved a niche for herself in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam industries by performing varied roles. "As an actor, I'm a little bored with the roles I'm getting. More »No roles for elderly women, says Revathi
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" fame TV actor Prabhat Bhattacharya has now turned director with the film "Kaanu", based on football. 'Kaanu' definitely has sports backdrop," Prabhat told IANS. More »Actor Prabhat Bhattacharya turns director with 'Kaanu'
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard are being rumored to be going through a rough patch of their newly married life due to actress' friendship with photographer Io Tillett Wright. A source informed that the American photographer and gay and lesbian community activist was friend with 'The Rum Diary' from 2012, but actress' 51-year-old actor husband didn't ever liked it as he thought his wife spends too much time with the photographer, News.co.au reported. Wright also posted a picture of him with his 28-year-old actress friend enjoying at the Tiffany and Co. Blue Book event in New York and wrote that the photographer was proud of his love Heard, her performances, for defying stereotype, and for being a strong, out bisexual woman in a world that wants her to pick a team. More »Are Johnny Depp, Amber Heard having marital problems?
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Liza Minnelli has checked out of a Malibu rehab facility after a month-long stay for "substance abuse" treatment and is back out on the town in LA. More »'Smiling' Liza Minnelli out of rehab, seen dining at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Mariah Carey has made it clear, she is not getting back with Nick Cannon. More »Mariah Carey not planning to get back with Nick Cannon
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil outing "O Kadhal Kanmani", which has been raved about by critics and audiences alike, has minted over Rs.14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release. Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead roles, "O Kadhal Kanmani" has given Ratnam a much needed hit after his last outing, "Kadal", not only bombed, but also burnt the pockets of several distributors. More »Mani Ratnam's 'O Kadhal Kanmani' mints over Rs.14 crore
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce's latest Tamil outing "Kanchana 2" is reaping gold at the box office. Tamil superstar Vijay recently called Raghava to congratulate on the film's success, and the latter is now planning a special screening for him. He rang up Raghava on hearing great feedback about 'Kanchana 2', and invited him home. Touched by Vijay sir's gesture, Raghava plans to hold a special screening of the movie," a source close to Raghava told IANS. More »Raghava plans screening of 'Kanchana 2' for Vijay
Wellington, Apr.21 (ANI): The latest 'Jurassic World' trailer unveiled its new hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex. It's the fourth in the 'Jurassic Park' movie franchise and this time the owners of the theme park have created a genetically modified dinosaur to keep the attendance rates up, Stuff.co.nz reported. In a quieter moment during the dramatic clip, Chris Pratt can be heard telling his co-star Bryce Dallas Howard how he builds a relationship with the dinosaurs. More »Latest 'Jurassic World' trailer unveils new hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Italian-American actor Mitch Pileggi has confirmed that he will be reprise his role as Walter Skinner on 'The X-Files'. More »Mitch Pileggi to reprise role on 'The X-Files' event series
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday spent quality time with his young fan Srija and expressed his happiness over her successful recovery from illness. Last year, Pawan had visited Srija, who was suffering from brain tumor, at a private hospital in Khammam. "Pawan Kalyan spent about two hours with Srija and her family in his office. More »Pawan Kalyan spends time with young fan
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): John Travolta has defended Scientology by explaining why religion is targeted by critics. As per Travolta, Scientology has become such a target for critics because sometimes when something really works well, it becomes a target. Earlier the 'Face/Off' star offered an explanation when he was asked about HBO's critical documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' that he believed that the decidedly negative documentary was a product of people who were disgruntled with their experiences with the religion, but for him personally, Scientology has been nothing but brilliant. More »John Travolta says Scientology 'not understood', targeted because it 'works'
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Maternal grandmother Cissy Houston vehemently has refuted statements made by Bobby Brown after he told a crowd at a concert in Dallas that his daughter Bobbi Kristina was "awake" and "watching" him perform. The mother of the late Whitney Houston spoke out in a statement that she visited her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy, People Magazine reported. Houston revealed that as per doctors, Kristina has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive, adding that meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens her. More »Grandma quashes Bobby Brown's claims, says Bobbi Kristina has 'irreversible brain damage'
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Whitney Houston's family has claimed that Bobby and Tina Brown are absolutely wrong about Bobbi Kristina being awake on life support. Sources connected with the Houston's family told TMZ.com that they have no clue where Bobby is getting his information that Kristina was awake, nor do they know why Tina said she is awake and no longer on life support. An insider spilled the beans that Kristina was in the exact same condition she was in when she went into the facility. More »Whitney Houston's family denies Bobbi Kristina's recovery claims
London, Apr 21 (ANI): AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been plead guilty to threatening to kill and drug charges before the trial began in New Zealand, it has been revealed. The New Zealand-based Australian drummer was due to stand trial at the Tauranga district court in New Zealand but he changed his plea to guilty before the trial began, the Guardian reported. AC/DC in February announced it had replaced Rudd with former drummer Chris Slade ahead of its Rock or Bust world tour. More »AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd plead guilty to drug and murder threat charges
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Australian singer Sia has revealed the reason why she hides her face saying that she shuns the spotlight and chooses to wear a wig in public because fame is ugly and it makes her feel hunted. More »This is why Sia hides her face
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have finalised their divorce and the documents will be filed at the earliest, it has been revealed. Sources connected with the duo revealed that Paltrow and the Coldplay frontman have been using their business managers to hash out a settlement agreement involving both property and custody, TMZ.com reported. More »Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are now officially 'uncoupled'
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): The leaked emails of Sony Pictures have revealed that Margot Robbie could play the real-life version of Barbie in a film based around the Mattel toy. More »Hacked Sony mails reveal Margot Robbie frontrunner for real-life Barbie role
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Actor Chaim Topol, who gained fame from movies namely 'Fidler on the Roof' and 'Flash Gordon', has been honoured with Israel Award for lifetime achievement. More »Israeli actor Chaim Topol honoured with lifetime achievement award
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Big Sean and Ariana Grande have split just weeks after singer's raunchy performance with Justin Bieber, however, it is believed that Bieber's sensual act has nothing to do with duo's split. More »Big Sean and Ariana Grande split after dating for 8 months
London, Apr 21 (ANI): This might be a shocker for One Direction fans as the band's film director Morgan Spurlock has said that Harry Styles will be next to quit the band. Spurlock, who directed the band's 'One Direction: This Is Us' documentary, asserted that the boys will stay together for a little while and then at some point Styles will leave and then he believes that Niall Horan will quit and after that Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne will be the one to exit, the Mirror reported. More »1D documentary helmer believes Harry Styles will be next to quit band
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. actress Meryl Streep is among the funders of a new initiative to support women screenwriters in a film industry dominated by men. The Writers Lab, run by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and announced at the Tribeca Film Festival, will provide mentorship to eight women screenwriters over the age of 40 at a location in upstate New York in September. Screenwriters Kirsten Smith (Legally Blond, Ten Things I Hate About You) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the Lights) are among the mentors. More »Meryl Streep funds initiative to help women screenwriters