Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Varun Dhawan refutes reports of Namak Halaal remake

MUMBAI:Actor Varun Dhawan has dismissed a report that his father, filmmaker David Dhawan, is working on a remake of the 1982 Amitabh Bachchan superhit, Namak Halaal.
The actor shared the update while sharing a link to an article claiming Dhawan senior was working on a remake with Varun leading the film.

Agra's Cafe SHEROES reopens

AGRA: Finally after a wait of eight months, one of SHEROES cafes, run by acid attack survivors reopened, at its new address, closer to the Taj Mahal.
It was a difficult phase, but with our limited resources, we used the time to train the acid attack survivors in yoga, English speaking, and other useful skills," said Ashish Shukla of the Chaanv Foundation that supports the "Sheroes Hangout".

OYO Hotels & Homes scales up sanitisation measures

NEW DELHI: Scaling up its sanitisation measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, OYO Hotels & Homes has launched new hygiene initiatives.

Pro-Trump Indian-American campaign video stresses safety, economy, India support

NEW YORK:Safety, the economy and friendship for India are the themes of video ads supporting US President Donald Trump produced by an entrepreneur in the duel of the two political parties Indian-American votes in key states in the November 3 election.

Sunny Deol turns 64: Here's how Dharmendra, Bobby wished the action star

MUMBAI:Actor-politician Sunny Deol turned 64 on Monday, and his father, veteran actor Dharmendra, and brother, actor Bobby Deol, wished him on social media.
Dharmendra posted a video comprising throwback pictures of Sunny from his younger days. The video was made by a fan of Sunny.

Sushant case: NCB arrests brother of Arjun Rampal's S African girlfriend

MUMBAI: In another major development in a drug case related to death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday arrested the brother of actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades.

Probe plaint against Kangana, Rangoli: Court orders Mumbai police

MUMBAI: In a significant development, a Mumbai court has ordered the city police to investigate a complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for spreading communal hatred and falsehoods, officials said here on Saturday.

Probe plaint against Kangana, Rangoli: Court orders Mumbai police

MUMBAI: In a significant development, a Mumbai court has ordered the city police to investigate a complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for spreading communal hatred and falsehoods, officials said here on Saturday.

Mumbai cops probe rape allegation against Mithun's son Mimoh

MUMBAI:A woman has lodged a police complaint of rape against veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty's son and actor Mahaakshay alias Mimoh at the Oshiwara police station here, an official said on Saturday.

Kangana: I have given Bollywood it's first ever legitimate action heroine

MUMBAI:Although Bollywood has seen many female stars including Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Sridevi and the Fearless Nadia, among many others, essay action roles in the past, Kangana Ranaut claims she is the Hindi film industry's first legitimate action heroine.

Goan Youth Not Given 'Junior Artiste', Technical Jobs In Film Shoots In State

PANAJI: Goa Film, Tv Artistes & Allied Workers Forum (GFTAAw), has taken a very serious note of the fact that Goan youth, Goan artistes and Goan film workers (like makeup artistes, spot boys, technicians, etc.,) are not given proper representation and jobs in film shoots happening in the State.

Sushant's sister on why she was off social media temporarily

MUMBAI:Throughout Wednesday, fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput kept speculating why his sister Shweta Singh Kirti has deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts. While Shweta had temporarily deactivated her unverified Twitter and verified Instagram accounts, the same were subsequently restored.

Film trade guarded as halls resort to re-releasing old films on Oct 15

MUMBAI:Cinemas are scheduled to open on October 15 in many states of India, but Bollywood has reacted to the news with caution. Almost all big films have been pushed to 2021, most mediocre and small films of the year have already been sold to OTT platforms, and the few films being touted for the festive weekends have not confirmed release yet. In all this, a new, makeshift trend has emerged: Exhibitors are banking on re-releasing old content, hoping what worked once will woo the audience again.

Kangana on Ira Khan's depression: 'Difficult for broken families children'

MUMBAI:Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday reacted to the news of Ira Khan has been battling depression.

Pink' maker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury explores new 'Rules Of The Game' in relationships

MUMBAI:National Award-winning filmmaker says he is always interested in exploring the possibilities and equations of human relationships, and convey them in his films with social message.

Bigg Boss 14: Sara Gurpal 'will go mad' if she gets film with Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bigg Boss 14 housemate Sara Gurpal confesses she is a big fan of show host and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. In fact, she hints at extreme outcome if she ever gets work in a film with Salman.

Rahul, naam toh suna hoga': SRK shouts iconic dialogue for Tripathi

ABU DHABI:The 21st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season was a memorable one for Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Rahul Tripathi.

Sushant case: CBI team in Mumbai again to collect more evidence

MUMBAI /NEW DELHI: Shortly after the family members of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) demanding the reconstitution of a medical team, the federal agency sleuths were once again in Mumbai.

NCW notice to Amit Malviya, Swara for identifying Hathras victim

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday issued notice to Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar, and BJP's IT Cell head Amit Malviya for revealing the identity of the 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly gang-raped and then brutally assaulted - leading to her death - in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, by sharing her picture.

Team Rhea accuses Sushant's family of 'interference' in probe

MUMBAI: Accusing the family of Sushant Singh Rajput and their legal advisors of "interfering and tampering with the investigations", Team Rhea Chakraborty's lawyers have warned that they will bring it to the notice of the appropriate courts.

Monali Thakur pens emotional note after father Shakti Thakur's demise

MUMBAI: Playback star Monali Thakur posted an emotional note in memory of her father, singer-actor Shakti Thakur, who passed away after a massive heart attack. He was 73.
Monali, who was in Switzerland at the time of death, posted a long note along with a few images of her father and her on Instagram on Monday. Shakti Thakur passed away the day before.

Sushant case: AIIMS forensic body hints at suicide, not murder

NEW DELHI:The forensic department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in its report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has "hinted" that the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was suicide and not murder, sources said on Saturday.

Being Mohinder Amarnath: Saqib Saleem on playing the icon in '83'

NEW DELHI:Actor Saqib Saleem knows the responsibility he shoulders while essaying Mohinder Amarnath, in a film about the 1983 cricket World Cup. He recalls being edgy before he started the film, adding that he spent a lot of time with the legendary cricketer to prepare for his role.

Cinemas to open but wait for Bollywood biggies will continue

NEW DELHI:The Government of India has announced that cinemas will be allowed to reopen across the country starting October 15, and fans are overjoyed. The decision has been hailed by the film fraternity, too, who are now waiting for all the state governments to give a green signal.

Delhi Police file case against protesters at Jantar Mantar

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police registered a case against the protesters at Jantar Mantar who gathered on Friday evening demanding harsh punishment for the accused in Hathras gang rape case.

Sushant's friends arrive in Delhi, seek speedy probe

NEW DELHI: Citing delay in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput case, the friends of the late actor on Thursday arrived in Delhi to protest and demand a speedy probe.

Abhishek Bachchan's befitting reply to troll asking for hash

MUMBAI:  Actor Abhishek Bachchan had a sarcastic retort for a troll asking him if he possesses hash, on his verified Twitter account. This comes at a time when the Narcotics Control Bureau is investigating several Bollywood stars for alleged drug links.

Sushant's friends arrive in Delhi, seek speedy probe

NEW DELHI:  Citing delay in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput case, the friends of the late actor on Thursday arrived in Delhi to protest and demand a speedy probe.

ShareChat inks music licensing pact with Times Music

NEW DELHI:Users of ShareChat and its short video platform Moj can have access to library of Times Music and leading Punjabi Music catalog Speed Records to create content on the two platforms, the home-grown social media venture said on Thursday.

Ravi Kishan gets Y plus category security, thanks Yogi

LUCKNOW:BJP MP and actor Ravi Kishan has been provided with the Y-plus category security following threats to life after he spoke out about the Bollywood-drug nexus links.

Hathras victim cremated amid tight security

HATHRAS(Uttar Pradesh):The mortal remains of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras, who died in a Delhi hospital after sustaining serious injuries during an alleged gang rape, was cremated early Wednesday in her village amid tight security.

Bombay HC reserves order as Rhea, Showik bail arguments close

I'm non-smoker, teetotaller: Rakul Preet to Delhi HC

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting among others to file a status report by October 15 on steps taken to restrain media following actor Rakul Preet Singh's plea indicating harassment based on conjecture as she submitted being a "non-smoker and teetotaller" after being named in drug case.

Siddhant Chaturvedi's mantra: Earn that midnight craving

MUMBAI: Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, who is currently in Goa shooting for an untitled film directed by Shakun Batra, has revealed a mantra he follows in life.

Varun Sharma: It makes me happy when people refer to me as 'Choocha' or 'Sexa'

MUMBAI: Actor-comedian Varun Sharma says when fans call him by the names of his popular on-screen characters, it is the biggest compliment he can get.

Tiger Shroff shares flying kick video after injury

MUMBAI: Bollywood action star Tiger Shroff stunned fans with his new Instagram video, where he is seen pulling off a flying kick after his recent njury.

CBI: We are conducting probe into Sushant case professionally

NEW DELHI: Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the federal agency on Monday said it was conducting the probe looking at all angles in a professional manner.

Irrfan Khan's son Babil pens moving note

MUMBAI: Babil Khan, elder son of late actor Irrfan Khan, has penned an emotional note for his father and said that he would give every cell in his presence to remember his skin.

Big B one of the most comfortable superstars to work with: KBC stylist

NEW DELHI: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is among the most comfortable superstars to work with, says Priya Patil, his stylist on Kaun Banega Crorepati.

NCB chief Asthana in Mumbai, apprised of developments in case

MUMBAI: With the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioning several top Bollywood divas as part of its investigation into the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the drug law enforcement agency's chief Rakesh Asthana arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to take stock of the probe.