Series of Film Festivals to Be Held in Northeast India
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is holding a series of film festivals in the northeast with a view to promote cinema in the region and to popularize the states as film destinations.
IAA Leadership Awards Go to Bollywood Stars, CEOs
The governor of Uttar Pradesh, B.L. Joshi, presented awards to the winners of the second edition of IAA Leadership Awards across marketing, advertising and media disciplines at the Grand Hyatt Mar. 1.
Randeep Hooda Says He Wants to ‘Make People Laugh’
After the success of his latest film “Highway” where he played the role of a kidnapper, actor Randeep Hooda wants to take a break from doing dark roles as he feels they affect his mood.
I Don’t Know if I Deserve Stardom: Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut is miffed with the fact that an actor has to constantly be in the glare of the public eye.
Yami Gautam Endorses Online Food Portal Initiative
“Vicky Donor” actress Yami Gautam has joined a list of celebrities who are endorsing an initiative to donate food towards the welfare of the underprivileged.
Meghna Patel Woos Muslims to Support Narendra Modi
Actress-model Meghna Patel is in the news once again for her attempt to rally support for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. After posing nude for photos, Patel now appears in a video performing to a song titled “NAMO.”
fbb Femina Miss India 2014 Finalists Unveiled
The national selection process of fbb Femina Miss India 2014 culminated at the Hotel Palladium Mar. 1. The final round of auditions saw the aspiring girls vying for the last chance to be a part of the competition.
I Thought Soumik Sen Was Crazy to Offer Negative Role: Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla says she thought director Soumik Sen had lost his mind when he offered the actress her career’s first negative role in his upcoming film “Gulaab Gang.”
Child Sex Trafficking Drama ‘Sold’ at Cinequest, IFFLA
Sex trafficking in India has reached epidemic proportions, and has inspired seemingly countless dramatic and documentary films. The latest of these is an English-language drama titled “Sold,” which will premiere Mar. 7 at the Cinequest film festival in San Jose, Calif.
‘Rahasya’ Not Based on Aarushi Case, Says Censor Board
The Censor Board Mar. 4 told the Bombay High Court that the movie “Rahasya” is fictional and bears no resemblance to the case of dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, who were convicted for the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help in 2008.
Amitabh Bachchan Crosses 10 Million ‘Likes’ on Facebook
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan hit a new record Mar. 5 by garnering a following of over 10 million fans on his Facebook page.
Kevin Spacey, Vidya Balan to Lead Acting Masterclass at IIFA
Kevin Spacey, the Oscar-winning Hollywood star of “American Beauty,” will lead an acting workshop with Indian actress Vidya Balan at the upcoming IIFA Awards in Tampa Bay.
Delhi High Court Stays Release of ‘Gulaab Gang’
The Delhi High Court Mar. 5 stayed the nationwide release Mar. 7 of Bollywood film “Gulaab Gang,” starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, on the plea of activist Sampat Pal who claimed that the film has been inspired by her group Gulaabi Gang.
Abhishek Bachchan Visits Orissa as END7 Campaign Ambassador
In a striking and emotional moment, actor Abhishek Bachchan poured water over the feet of an elderly man suffering from lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), a debilitating and disfiguring neglected tropical disease (NTD), at the Banamalipur Resource Center just outside of Bhubaneswar in Orissa.
Madhuri Dixit Recites Poems to Support Women Empowerment
Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has been busy promoting “Gulaab Gang,” her forthcoming film with the powerful message of women empowerment, Feb. 27 participated in a live video chat with her fans.