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Shatrughan Sinha ‘Thrilled’ to Receive IIFA Honor
Actor Shatrughan Sinha, seen during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai in this Mar. 25, 2013 file photo, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award at IIFA this year. (Getty Images)
Shatrughan Sinha ‘Thrilled’ to Receive IIFA Honor
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, said he was “thrilled” with the honor.
     
    Arjun Kapoor signed on to “2 States” before even picking up Chetan Bhagat’s book (top photo). Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in “2 States,” opening April 18 (photo below).
    Arjun Kapoor: ‘No Twitter or Facebook for Me!’
    Actor Arjun Kapoor met up with India-West recently at the Dharma Productions office. Though we meet him and “2 States” costar Alia Bhatt separately, a common point comes across vis-à-vis the last media interactions with them (see separate article).
      After the success of “Ram-Leela,” Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have become one of the most sought-after pairs in Bollywood.
      Deepika Hopes Next Film With Ranveer Tops ‘Ram-Leela’
      Actress Deepika Padukone is happy that her onscreen chemistry with Ranveer Singh has been appreciated by audiences but she says that whenever they come together next for a film, it should be better than “Ram-Leela.”
        Kangana Ranaut describes her “Revolver Rani” character as “crazy, twisted, aggressive and abusive.”
        No One Will Marry Me After ‘Revolver Rani’: Kangana Ranaut
        Actress Kangana Ranaut says her sister advised her not to do “Revolver Rani,” in which she would be seen in a completely new avatar.
          Arshi Khan. (newz66.com photo)
          Arshi Khan is Finalist in ‘Ms. Bikini Online’ Contest
          After a tough fight with 20 other contestants, model Arshi Khan was selected as one of the finalists for the Ms. Bikini Online 2014 pageant.
            Kangana Ranaut, who plays the lead role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Revolver Rani,” is seen at the film’s press meet at J.W. Marriott in Mumbai Apr. 10. (Manav Manglani photo)
            Tigmanshu Dhulia Confident About ‘Revolver Rani’
            After a tepid response to his last movie “Bullett Raja,” filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is confident that his upcoming comedy drama “Revolver Rani” will do well at the box office.
              Classical singer Ustad Hamid Ali Khan has sung a track for “Kya Dilli Kya Lahore,” a film presented by Gulzar and set to release May 2.
              Ustad Hamid Ali Khan Makes Bollywood Singing Debut
              Renowned Pakistani classical singer Ustad Hamid Ali Khan has lent his voice for the first time for a song in Bollywood film “Kya Dilli Kya Lahore.”
                Deepika Padukone attends a screening of “Queen” in Mumbai Mar. 1. (Manav Manglani photo)
                Deepika Hopes Politicians Live Up to Their Promises
                Actress Deepika Padukone said here Apr. 10 that she hopes promises made by Indian politicians are fulfilled this time.
                  Actor Rajeev Khandelwal is seen at the launch of detective film “Samrat & Co.” in Mumbai Mar. 18. (Manav Manglani photo)
                  Rajeev Khandelwal Doesn’t Mind Competition
                  Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who would be seen as a detective in his upcoming film “Samrat & Co.,” says it is merely a coincidence that a number of similar movies are lined up for the audience.
                    Shatrughan Sinha (right), seen presenting an award to Amitabh Bachchan at the Screen Awards Jan. 14, is set to receive an IIFA honor for his work in Indian cinema. (Manav Manglani photo)
                    Shatrughan Sinha to Get Special Award at IIFA
                    Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha is all set to be honored for his “outstanding contribution to Indian cinema” at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards this year in Tampa Bay, Florida.
                      Kal Penn spent a day with Battle Creek, Mich., detectives Mar. 8 to do research for his role on “Battle Creek,” a new CBS series created by “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan.
                      Kal Penn Stars in CBS Crime Series ‘Battle Creek’
                      Let’s just forget that “We Are Men” ever happened. That short-lived CBS comedy was just a blip on Kal Penn’s radar (I-W, Sept. 20, 2013).
                        College girl and porn star Belle Knox, who is actually half Indian, refuses to back down from her decision to perform in adult films despite receiving death threats. On April 7 it was revealed that she will now star in a Web-based reality show.
                        Porn Star ‘Belle Knox’ Half Indian: Reports
                        Overlooked during the recent fracas about Duke University co-ed video porn star “Belle Knox,” whose true identity was revealed by fellow student Thomas Bagley, was the news that Knox is half Indian.
                          British Indian actress Archie Panjabi will appear opposite Dwayne Johnson in a big-budget disaster movie, “San Andreas,” set to release in 2015.
                          Archie Panjabi Cast in ‘San Andreas’ Disaster Film
                          British actress of Indian origin Archie Panjabi, best known for her role in “The Good Wife,” has been cast in the upcoming disaster movie “San Andreas,” it was reported April 3.
                            Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming production venture “Fugly” stars newcomers and is set to release June 13.
                            ‘Fugly’ Trailer to Be Unveiled With ‘Bhoothnath Returns’
                            The trailer of actor Akshay Kumar’s home production film “Fugly” will be released with Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Bhoothnath Returns.”
                              Makeup artist Greg Cannom is seen working with Shah Rukh Khan to come up with a look for Maneesh Sharma’s film “Fan,” produced by Yash Raj Films.
                              Oscar Winner Greg Cannom Designs Shah Rukh’s Look for ‘Fan’
                              Yash Raj Films (YRF) has roped in Oscar-winning makeup artist Greg Cannom to develop the look of superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming film “Fan.”
                                Mallika Sherawat prepares to discuss her take on women’s rights in India on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” Mar. 18 in this photo posted on the actress’s Facebook page.
                                Mallika Sherawat Rocks MSNBC Interview, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Role
                                In case you’ve been wondering what Mallika Sherawat has been up to lately, look no further than the flat screen in your living room.

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