By Vikas Datta Title: Lanka’s Princess; Author: Kavita Kane; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 280; Price: Rs 295 Like the space-time it is set in, Hindu mythology too seems to trace a circular course — in fiction. Its once unmitigated villains are being re-evaluated, their motives and actions re-assessed, and epics retold from their perspective. Read more..
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Renowned actress Geeta Sen, wife of celebrated filmmaker Mrinal Sen, died in her residence here on Monday after a month-long illness. She was 86. She leaves behind her famed husband and only son Kunal. A month back, she had suffered cerebral hemorrhage, which robbed her power of speech and made her Read more..
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim, who has been receiving accolades for her performance in “Dangal”, has deleted her open letter in which she apologised for “unintentionally hurting” people after her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, from her social media accounts. The 16-year-old had met Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday. Read more..
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the launch of filmmaker Karan Johar’s autobiography “An Unsuitable Boy” here on Monday, said Karan is an intelligent and sensitive man with a gifted quality to understand human emotions. Shah Rukh Khan said, “I think the name of the book should have Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Liam Neeson, who is gearing up for his film “Silence”, says that the film which is based upon an eponymous 1966 novel, is very relevant to today’s time as some things are “actually occurring in the world”. “Silence” is a historical drama directed by Martin Scorsese and written Read more..
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film Raees, says his conversations with his three-year-old son AbRam are the “most enlightening” for him. Shah Rukh on Monday morning shared a photograph of himself along with AbRam. In the black-and-white image, the toddler can be seen with his Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Details of reality TV personality Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris are now out in a police report. Kim was held at gunpoint and tied up in the bathroom in her Paris apartment during the robbery in October 2016. More details of the terrifying moment have now emerged after the police report Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Reality TV show host Nick Cannon says he has been wearing turbans to raise “cultural understanding”. Cannon talked about his turbans and former wife Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance when he appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, reports dailymail.co.uk. For the show, the 36-year-old wore a grey T-shirt, Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift wants her $25 million-worth Beverly Hills home declared as a landmark. The “Shake it off” hitmaker has been restoring her home, which was earlier owned by the family estate of iconic Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn, to its original 1934 condition, reports aceshowbiz.com. According to Mansion Global, an Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Paul Feig has asked US President-elect Donald Trump to stop watching television and gear up to run the country. Feig’s remarks came in response to Trump’s tweet thrashing the cast of TV show “Saturday Night Live”. Trump posted: “NBC News is bad but ‘Saturday Night Live’ is the worst Read more..
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actors Pawan Kalyan and R. Madhavan have been invited as guest speakers at the 14th edition of the India Conference at Harvard, one of the largest student-run conferences with a focus on India in the US. The conference, which will take place on February 11 and 12, is hosted at the Harvard Read more..
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Vin Diesel feels Bollywood cinema is all about making magic, and says he is willing to cross over to the Indian film industry with a project that stars Deepika Padukone. Diesel got a better understanding about the world of Bollywood after working with Deepika in “xXx: The Return Read more..