• Ranveer Singh To Play A Wannabe Pilot In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

    Movie Talkies - Sat 11 Apr, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    We had recently revealed Ranveer Singh's look from upcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do and now, it has been learned that Singh will be seen playing a young man, who wants to become a pilot despite resistance from his dad, played by Anil Kapoor. Buzz has it that the film will revolve around Singh and Kapoor's strained relation due to the fact that Kapoor wants his son to take over the family business whereas Singh wants nothing to do with the business and wants to become a pilot instead, which causes friction between the two. More »Ranveer Singh To Play A Wannabe Pilot In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

  • 'What About Savarkar?' Makers Welcome Maharashtra Government's Decision About Mandatory Screening …

    Movie Talkies - Sat 11 Apr, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    The Maharashtra state government recently made its intention clear to enforce mandatory screenings of Marathi films at multiplexes during their prime slots of 6-9 pm and the decision has caused a flurry of responses, both for and against the move. Interestingly, this move, which is a part of Maharashtra government's initiative 'Make in Maharashtra', on the lines of 'Make in India', has come days after the BJP-led government offered benefits to private players to make Marathi films. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, known for making hard-hitting films like Shahid and Citylights, recently took to Twitter to write, “So just before release of What About Savarkar? the Maharashtra Government decides to enforce the prime-time slot for Marathi films. It has been observed that the Marathi film industry has been given a step-motherly treatment. More »'What About Savarkar?' Makers Welcome Maharashtra Government's Decision About Mandatory Screening Of Marathi Films

  • Shraddha Kapoor Wants To Go To Paris With Priyanka Chopra?

    Movie Talkies - Sat 11 Apr, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Shraddha Kapoor who has always stayed mum on her relationship with actor Aditya Roy Kapur was an event recently where she made a startling revelation. More »Shraddha Kapoor Wants To Go To Paris With Priyanka Chopra?

  • Farhan Akhtar Looks Suave And Dapper As 'Sunny Gill' In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

    Movie Talkies - Sat 11 Apr, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Zoya Akhtar recently revealed the look of Farhan Akhtar from the film Dil Dhadakne Do. And we can't stop drooling from his look. Farhan looks extremely suave and dapper and plays the role of 'Sunny Gill'. A little birdie told us that Farhan will be shown as Priyanka Chopra's ex-boyfriend who she dumps because of his wanderlust. More »Farhan Akhtar Looks Suave And Dapper As 'Sunny Gill' In 'Dil Dhadakne Do'

  • Move over sci-fi: 'Climate fiction' finds way into classrooms

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 11:23 PM IST

    By Kyle Plantz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Students at a Massachusetts college have just read "The Windup Girl", the tale of a dystopian future Bangkok where climate change has pushed up temperatures and sea levels, and viruses acquired from genetically modified food are killing people. The book, by debut novelist Paolo Bacigalupi, is the product of a new class at Holyoke Community College on "climate fiction" or "cli-fi", a relatively new variant of science fiction. Around the world, from the United States to Britain to India, cli-fi classes are creeping into timetables as academics try to bring a growing international concern into the classroom in a lively way that combines science and emotion. "Cli-fi is capturing what is in the air now, the human impact on the environment, and I think literature is a great tool to raise awareness for this," said Elizabeth Trobaugh who teaches the class at Holyoke and earlier taught a class looking at real-life science in science fiction. More »Move over sci-fi: 'Climate fiction' finds way into classrooms

  • 'Wolf Hall' brings deceit, betrayal of Tudor England to Broadway

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 11:20 PM IST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Tudor court of England's King Henry VIII, with all its intrigue, greed and betrayal, comes alive on Broadway in "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two," the theatrical adaptation of author Hilary Mantel's award-winning historical novels. The two-part production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which runs for a total of more than five hours, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York Thursday after sold-out engagements in Stratford-upon-Avon and London's West End. Based on Mantel's books, "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," which also spawned a six-part BBC mini series showing on PBS television, the performances chronicle the politics and power struggles of Henry VIII. The king breaks with the Catholic Church during his reign in the 1500s so he can leave his wife, Katherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn, in the hopes of producing a male heir. More »'Wolf Hall' brings deceit, betrayal of Tudor England to Broadway

  • Argentine court orders arrest of Justin Bieber over assault claim

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 11:16 PM IST

    An Argentine judge ordered the arrest of pop star Justin Bieber if he sets foot in the country after the Canadian singer failed to face questions about an alleged assault at a Buenos Aires nightclub in 2013, his court secretary said on Friday. A local photographer, Diego Pesoa, accused Bieber and one of his bodyguards of lashing out at him when he tried to take a picture of the star as he left the club in the capital's trendy Palermo Hollywood neighborhood. Entertainment website FarandulaShow (www.farandulaShow.com) posted a copy of the court ruling ordering Bieber be detained on its web page. Court secretary Soledad Nieto, a co-signatory of the order paper, confirmed the document was authentic. More »Argentine court orders arrest of Justin Bieber over assault claim

  • Harry Potter fans become wizards in Hogwarts-style role play

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 11:12 PM IST

    Clad in robes and pointed hats, would-be sorcerers wave their wands and cast spells as they hone their magic skills at their very own College of Wizardry. Poland's Czocha Castle on Thursday opened its doors to 130 would-be witches and wizards for a four-day live-action role play (LARP) inspired by the hugely successful books by J.K. Rowling. Some 130 participants from 17 countries, ranging in age from 18 to 60, have travelled to the fairy-tale-like castle in western Poland for the $375 event, where they take on the role of students and teachers -- and ghosts. In a set-up diverging from Rowling's fictional world, where the young Potter learns about wizardry at Hogwarts while fighting off the dark arts, students are sorted into houses, such as Durentius, Faust, Libussa, Molin and Sendivogius. More »Harry Potter fans become wizards in Hogwarts-style role play

  • Nick Jonas says was nervous about going solo

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 10:00 PM IST

    U.S. singer Nick Jonas says he was "nervous" about launching a solo career, fearful he would not be taken seriously as an adult artist because of his teen boy-band days in Disney Channel pop rock trio the Jonas Brothers. The siblings announced the group was splitting in October 2013 after eight years and Nick, the youngest of the three, has since had an image makeover and released an eponymous album in November to positive reviews. More »Nick Jonas says was nervous about going solo

  • T-Series' HATE STORY 3 release date announced

    Glamsham - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:28 PM IST

    T-Series HATE STORY 3 is scheduled to release on December 11th, 2015. The film will More »T-Series' HATE STORY 3 release date announced

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar replace Amitabh Bachchan

    Glamsham - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:28 PM IST

    Before your imagination starts running wild let us put it straight that we are not referring to any movie or endorsement More »Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar replace Amitabh Bachchan

  • Jas Arora: Sunny Leone can put boys to shame

    Glamsham - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:28 PM IST

    Jas Arora, popularly known from his music videos 'Gud Nalon Ishq Mitha', 'Mera Longh Gawachaha' More »Jas Arora: Sunny Leone can put boys to shame

  • 'MasterChef India 4' to end with a star-studded finale

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:06 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) As "MasterChef India 4" is heading towards its grand finale with its three finalists -- Neha Shah, Bhakti Arora and Nikita Gandhi, the makers have roped in Bollywood stars like Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan and Raghu Ram to give it an exhilarating climax on Sunday. As the fourth season of the cooking-based reality show confounded viewers with its all new 'vegetarian' format, the end will bring in another twist, where winner of the previous season Ripudaman Handa will be seen shaking a leg with his fiancee Shivangi, read a statement. The famous celebrity couple Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee will increase the entertainment quotient with a power-packed performance. More »'MasterChef India 4' to end with a star-studded finale

  • At Tribeca Film Festival, movies make room for live performances

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:02 PM IST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From a crime thriller based on a memoir to a zombie drama set in small-town America or peeks into the lives of a ballerina and a singer, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival is showcasing a varied mix of movies along with live dance, music and comedy. "We had no idea of the particular way it would go," said Robert De Niro, the Oscar winner and co-founder of the festival. More »At Tribeca Film Festival, movies make room for live performances

  • Denver launches campaign featuring Saif

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 7:36 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Deodorant and personal care products brand Denver has launched its new ad campaign with actor Saif Ali Khan for Denver Hamilton spray-on deodorant. More »Denver launches campaign featuring Saif

  • Rajkummar Rao finishes 'Aligarh' shooting

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 7:30 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao has finished shooting for filmmaker Hansal Mehta's forthcoming film "Aligarh". More »Rajkummar Rao finishes 'Aligarh' shooting

  • 'Dil Dhadakne Do' crew planning private trailer screening

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 7:14 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar and actor Anil Kapoor are said to be planning a closed door screening of the trailer of their film "Dil Dhadakne Do". According to a source, before releasing the trailer at large on April 15, Zoya decided to show the trailer to some of her close friends to get first-hand feedback from them. Zoya will be hosting a small get-together along with Farhan Akhtar on Friday. More »'Dil Dhadakne Do' crew planning private trailer screening

  • 'The Water Diviner' to hit Indian screens before US

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 7:08 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Russell Crowe's directorial debut "The Water Diviner", which was set to hit Indian screens on April 24, will now release a week ahead of its US release on April 17. The movie is an adaptation of the book "The Water Diviner", written by Andrew Anastasios, read a statement. More »'The Water Diviner' to hit Indian screens before US

  • Isabella Rossellini to head Cannes "Regard" jury

    Reuters - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 6:17 PM IST

    Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini will head the "Un Certain Regard" jury that provides an alternative forum for films competing for the main Palme d'Or prize at next month's Cannes festival, organisers said on Friday. The daughter of director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman burst into the limelight in 1986, playing Dorothy Vallens in David Lynch's cult hit "Blue Velvet". Rossellini, 62, also starred in Taylor Hackford's "White Lights", "Tough Guys Don't Dance" by Norman Mailer and Abel Ferrara's "The Funeral". More »Isabella Rossellini to head Cannes "Regard" jury

  • S/O Satyamurthy: Predictable and sloppy

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 6:16 PM IST

    Film: "S/O Satyamurthy"; Cast: Allu Arjun, Prakash Raj, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nitya Menen, Adah Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad, Upendra, Sampath Raj, M.S. Narayana, Brahmanadam; Director: Trivikram; Rating: ** More »S/O Satyamurthy: Predictable and sloppy

  • Nothing in 'Uttama Villain' will hurt anybody's sentiment: Director

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 6:14 PM IST

    Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Coming down heavily on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) call for a ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", its director Ramesh Aravind said there's nothing about the film that will offend any community. The VHP had sought a ban on the film claiming it would offend the religious sensibilities of Hindus. Slated for release on May 1, "Uttama Villain" has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). They (VHP) have approached the police commissioner. More »Nothing in 'Uttama Villain' will hurt anybody's sentiment: Director

  • Saavn makes music social

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 5:52 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Saavn, one of India's popular streaming services, on Friday launched a set of in-app social features aimed at music streaming a shared experience to their Android, iOS and online portals. With the ability to tag, follow, chat, and share on Saavn, music listeners around the world can now engage with friends' listening activity more intuitively and seamlessly than before, while using their favourite music to express emotions, memories, and ideas with the tap of a button, read a statement. "Social music is part of our DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). Music is a snapshot of our memories, our friends, and our shared experiences, but there has yet to be a cool way to truly express yourself with digital music. More »Saavn makes music social

  • Kangana Ranaut Is Bollywood’s New Busy Bee

    Business of Cinema - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 5:49 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut who recently bagged the National Award for Best Actress is all set to impress in yet another game changing performance or should we say two, with Aanand L.Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The actress who is currently shooting for the quirky romantic entertainer in the city, is essaying two roles simultaneously – that of Tanu and Datto, a Haryanvi athlete. If that wasn’t all, the powerhouse performer will then head to Ahmedabad to start shooting for Katti Batti. On her return, Kangana will immediately dive into the dubbing of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, while simultaneously promoting the film. More »Kangana Ranaut Is Bollywood’s New Busy Bee

  • Ashton Kutcher Shares Deepika Padukone’s My Choice

    Business of Cinema - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 5:48 PM IST

    Deepika Padukone’s ‘My Choice’ video got mixed reaction from the audiences. Ashton Kutcher took to his social networking account Facebook to share Deepika Padukone’s ‘My Choice’ video on his pages. Previously, the Hollywood star Ashton had shared Alia Bhatt’s ‘Going Home’ video, directed by Vikas Bahl. Great going guys! Deepika Padukone featured in a short video titled ‘My Choice’ spreading the message of voice equality for females in all spheres of life. More »Ashton Kutcher Shares Deepika Padukone’s My Choice

  • Ranveer Singh Upset On Not Watching Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

    Business of Cinema - Fri 10 Apr, 2015 5:46 PM IST

    Ranveer Singh can’t watch Dibakar Banerjee’s film ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ due to house arrest! Ranveer Singh who has recently got a shoulder surgery done was very eager to watch Dibakar Banerjee’s detective film.Even before the release of the film, whenever Ranveer would meet the director he would enquire about the film, ask for some details which would let him know who the villain is, etc.Ranveer has been very excited about the mystery of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and had planned to watch the film when it releases.But, as the actor had his surgery just the time when the film released he has not been able to watch the film.Ranveer even called Dibakar to tell him that he really wants to see the film but the doctors won’t let him out of the house.The actor even shared with the Dibakar that all the appreciation the films has been receiving has excited him even more to watch the film. Dibakar Banerjee confirms the news and adds, “Ranveer had called me to say how excited he was to watch the film but unfortunately he was in the hospital with a broken shoulder. More »Ranveer Singh Upset On Not Watching Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

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