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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ gets new release date

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s much awaited film... (more...)

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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone(L) along with Diana Penty speak during a promotional event for their upcoming film 'Cocktail' on the outskirts of New Delhi on July 11, 2012. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/GettyImages

Bollywood’s Cocktail to hit Romanian screens this week

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone(L) along with Diana Penty speak during a promotional event for their upcoming film ‘Cocktail’... (more...)

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Varun Dhawan says SRK is a role model for film marketing

Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri pose on a double-decker bus. AFP/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Mumbai... (more...)

Indian soccer league to feature movie stars, ex-cricket captains as owners

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — A new professional soccer league in India this year will feature movie stars and... (more...)

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Irrfan Khan’s The Lunchbox is North America’s top Hindi film of 2014

Irrfan Khan as Saajan. Photo by Michael Simmonds, inThe Lunchbox. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s... (more...)

Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Bhoothnath Returns, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, in Mumbai on late February 25, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Bhoothnath Returns: Ennobling voyage into Indian elections

Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional... (more...)

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Salman Khan in Poland to shoot for latest film Kick

Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan looks on during the launch of a television event in Mumbai on late March 23, 2014. AFP/Getty... (more...)

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Amitabh Bachchan: Child actor Parth is hero of ‘Bhoothnath Returns’

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. AFP/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Mumbai – Amitabh Bachchan is himself a part... (more...)

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Dad is possessive, doesn’t want me to get married: Alia Bhatt

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai  – Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and filmmaker Mahesh... (more...)

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Nice that Pakistan is welcoming Indian films: Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the promotion of ‘Bhootnath Returns’. AFP/Getty Images IANS New Delhi  –... (more...)

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Anupam Kher talks about “I Went Shopping For Robert de Niro” (w/gallery)

Anupam Kher with Robert De Niro. Twitter SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai – Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher says his directorial... (more...)

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Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh tries to emulate yesteryear villain Pran in ‘The Xpose’

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

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