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  • Actor John Travolta will receive a special honor at the Tata Motors IIFA Awards for being the “Most Popular All Time International Star in India,” said an awards spokesperson.

    John Travolta to Attend 15th IIFA Awards

    Apr 21, 2014

    By A Staff Reporter -
    Award-winning actor John Travolta will make an appearance at India’s biggest celebration of cinema, the 15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards, scheduled to be held here April 23-26. This will be the IIFAs’ debut in the United States.

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  • Konkani film “Mortoo” is the story of a villager who performs cremations.

    Goan Movie to Debut at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Apr 21, 2014

    By PTI -
    “Mortoo,” a Konkani black comedy on a villager who cremates the dead, is all set for an international debut at the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in Australia.

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  • Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, seen during the Toronto International Film Festival in this Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, has produced “Titli,” set to be part of the Cannes Film Festival (Getty Images)

    Kanu Behl, Dibakar Banerjee Look Forward to Cannes Debut of ‘Titli’

    Apr 18, 2014

    By PTI -
    Director Kanu Behl is excited about presenting his debut film “Titli” in the Un Certain Regard category, a parallel section, at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Hasan Minhaj will present “Stand Up Planet” at the San Francisco International Film Festival April 28.

    Standup Comic Hasan Minhaj at S.F. Int’l Film Festival

    Apr 17, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    The very funny Indian American standup comedian Hasan Minhaj, who has appeared on MTV’s “Failosophy,” “Arrested Development” and E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” will present David Munro’s new documentary “Stand Up Planet” in person at the San Francisco International Film Festival April 28.

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  • Anupam Kher, seen at this year’s FICCI-FRAMES conference in Mumbai, will screen his short film “I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro” April 25 during the IIFA weekend in Tampa Bay, Fla. (Manav Manglani photo)

    Kher to Screen Short Film ‘Shopping for Robert De Niro’

    Apr 17, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    Acclaimed Indian and international actor Anupam Kher, who is also known as an educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker, will present his latest directorial effort, “I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro."

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  • Priyanka Chopra, seen in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela,” is scheduled to perform during the Tata Motors IIFA Awards April 26 in Tampa Bay, Fla. The organizers of the show have been sued by a local Florida-based travel agent.

    IIFA Awards, Wizcraft Sued for $7 Million

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    The organizers of the upcoming Tata Motors IIFA Awards are being sued by an Indian American travel agent who claims that he is owed approximately $7 million in unreimbursed expenses and fees.

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  • Indira Varma is seen with Pedro Pascal in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” April 6. The actress will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” releasing this December. (Helen Sloan photo)

    Indira Varma in Bold Role on ‘Game of Thrones’

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    British-Indian actress Indira Varma made a brief, but splashy, appearance on HBO’s phenomenally successful series “Game of Thrones” April 6 as the sexually brazen Ellaria Sand, and is slated to appear in more scenes on the show’s fourth season.

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  • Indian singing superstar Sonu Nigam will return to the West Coast for three concerts to raise money for the Sankara Eye Foundation’s initiatives in India.

    Sonu Nigam to Perform ‘Klose to My Soul’ West Coast Concerts

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    Spurred by recent hits in the films “Kaanchi” and “Jal,” as well as an appearance Mar. 28 on the comedy show “Mad in India,” Sonu Nigam somehow manages to squeeze in a concert schedule between his recording gigs and TV appearances.

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  • Author Chetan Bhagat’s novel “2 States: The Story of My Marriage,” based very closely upon Bhagat’s own courtship and marriage to his wife, Anusha, has been made into the Bollywood film “2 States,” opening April 18.

    Global Message in ‘2 States’: Author Chetan Bhagat

    Apr 16, 2014

    By Lisa Tsering, Staff Reporter
    He’s the voice of India’s young generation — author Chetan Bhagat, the biggest selling English-language novelist in India’s history, has seen his titles such as “Five Point Someone” (2004), “One Night @ the Call Center” (2005), “The 3 Mistakes of My Life” (2008), “2 States (2009)”, “Revolution 2020

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  • (L-r) Richie Mehta (“Siddharth”), Nagraj Manjule (“Fandry”), Shivangi Ranawat (“Alchemy”), Vivek Kajaria (“Fandry”) and Pan Nalin (“Faith Connections”) pose with their awards during the closing ceremony of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif. Apr. 13.

    ‘Fandry,’ ‘Powerless’ Win Top Honors at IFFLA

    Apr 15, 2014

    By A Staff Reporter -
    The 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded Apr. 13 with a red carpet and gala fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Amit Gupta’s “Jadoo” and the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.

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  • Parminder Nagra stars as CIA agent Meera Malik on the government crime thriller “The Blacklist.” (Virginia Sherwood/NBC photo)

    Parminder Nagra Goes From Football to Guns

    Apr 15, 2014

    By IANS -
    Indian-origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in “Bend It Like Beckham,” is now seen shooting guns in her television show “The Blacklist.”

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  • The multi-awarded Gulzar (with a record number of Filmfare trophies, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Bhushan and also the Oscar for “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”) was named the winner of this year’s Dada Saheb Phalke award April 12.

    Lyricist-Filmmaker Gulzar Becomes Latest Phalke Laureate

    Apr 14, 2014

    By R.M. Vijayakar, Special to India-West
    Noted lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like “Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi” and “Tere Bina Zindagi Se” besides directing critically acclaimed films...

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