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‘Court’, ‘Chauranga’, ‘Killa’ bag awards at Mumbai film fest

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — The 16th Mumbai Film Festival came to a close Tuesday evening with films “Court”,... (more...)

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Saif Ali Khan poses with pants down

Actor Saif Ali Khan during the trailer launch of film Happy Ending at PVR Cinemas in Mumbai on October 9, 2014. (Photo: IANS) IANS New... (more...)

TV actors share their Diwali plans

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — The excitement of celebrating the festival of lights, which is on Thursday, is at its peak.... (more...)

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says ‘Going Home’ a special short film

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt. Clemens Bilan/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – If the masses loved her in movies like “Highway”... (more...)

Nitish Bharadwaj to do cameo in ‘Ajab Gajab….’

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — Actor Nitish Bharadwaj, best known for his portrayal of Lord Krishna in 1988 TV series “Mahabharat”,... (more...)

‘Tevar’ has a realistic tone: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — His next release is “Tevar” and Arjun Kapoor says that the film may be a remake... (more...)

Cult filmmaker Robert Altman in focus at MFF

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — Robert Altman, a cult figure from Hollywood who introduced new techniques and trends in the... (more...)

Priyanka Chopra

Why is Priyanka Chopra upset?

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. /AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – Actress Priyanka Chopra had to cancel her pre-Diwali... (more...)

He had passion for life: Uday on father Yash Chopra

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — He was known as the ‘King of Romance’ and on Yash Chopra’s second death anniversary... (more...)

How to avoid weight gain this festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you... (more...)

We need unbiased sources to share box office collections: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — Actor Arjun Kapoor, son of producer Boney Kapoor, Tuesday said that it is time to formalise... (more...)

TV actors share their ‘gold’ plans for Dhanteras

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — It’s that time of the year when people dig deep into their pockets to buy jewellery items... (more...)

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