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Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and Indian Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal arrives in Parliament in New Delhi on May 20, 2014. India's Narendra Modi is expected to formally declare his intention to form the next government May 20, days after his Hindu nationalist party won the first parliamentary majority in three decades. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

No one else can play the role: Paresh Rawal on Modi biopic

Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and Indian Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal arrives in Parliament... (more...)

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Indian Bollywood actress Dia Mirza Khan showcases a creation by designer Vikram Phadnis in collaboration with Nakkashi during the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festival 2014 in Mumbai on August 24, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Dia Mirza unveils musical short film B for Braille

Indian Bollywood actress Dia Mirza Khan showcases a creation by designer Vikram Phadnis in collaboration with Nakkashi during... (more...)

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India blocks release of film on Indira Gandhi’s killing, says it glorifies her assassins

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Barfi! hit Japan theatres on Friday.

Award-winning film Barfi! hits theatres in Japan

Barfi! hit Japan theatres on Friday. IANS New Delhi — After garnering appreciation in countries like South Korea, Turkey,... (more...)

Chopra picked by Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters in Indian Super League international draft

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — Former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra’s Indian origin... (more...)

Chopra picked by Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters in early rounds of Indian Super League draft

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked... (more...)

Chopra picked by Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters in early rounds of Indian Super League draft

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked... (more...)

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India’s chief film censor arrested for allegedly taking bribes for film certificates

Rakesh Kumar, the head of the Indiaís film censorship board, is produced before a court in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug.... (more...)

Actor Priyanka Chopra during the inauguration of Lt. Col Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, on the first death anniversary of Priyanka Chopra`s father, in Mumbai on 10 June, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Girls have ability to help grow India’s economy: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra during the inauguration of Lt. Col Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, on the first death anniversary of Priyanka... (more...)

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Katrina Kaif was trained to do her own stunts in Jagga Jasoos

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif says if she has to dance at Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding, it will be on a song from the latter’s... (more...)

Anurag Basu lands in Vancouver for the Times of India Film Awards in April 2013. Jason Payne/ PNG

Anurag Basu warns fans about fake Facebook account

Anurag Basu lands in Vancouver for the Times of India Film Awards in April 2013. Jason Payne/ PNG IANS Mumbai — Word... (more...)

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Bipasha Basu says she will never again work with Sajid Khan after Humshakals

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai  – Actress Bipasha Basu, who decided to refrain from... (more...)

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