Cinema brings nations together: Amitabh Bachchan

Cinema brings nations together: Amitabh Bachchan Mumbai, Jan 13 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is proud of the fact that cinema has the power to bring nations together. “The Ambassador of France invites me to a Ballet show in India … American Con Gen invites me to have a tea to meet the former Ambassador … The Ambassadors / Con Gen of Japan, Australia, Israel and Pakistan visit and pay for social calls together, “tweeted Bachchan. The 75-year-old actor is currently shooting his next film “Thugs of Hindostan”. The Yash Raj…

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Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Aiyaary’ to release on February 9

Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Aiyaary’ to release on February 9 Mumbai, Jan 13 : Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming directorial film, “Aiyaary”, will be released in cinemas on February 9. The film, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra in lead roles, was due to be released on January 26. However, the filmmakers decided to postpone the release of the film for two weeks to avoid clashes with Akshay Kumar’s “Padman” and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”. “It looks like you have to wait a few more weeks to attend our ‘Aiyaary’ now in cinemas on…

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Liam Neeson defends Dustin Hoffman, gets slammed

Liam Neeson defends Dustin Hoffman, gets slammed Los Angeles, Jan 13 : Liam Neeson defended veteran actor Dustin Hoffman, claiming that the campaign against sexual harassment in Hollywood was “a bit of a witch hunt”. Hoffman was charged with sexual misconduct by several women with whom he worked. The actor had offered an apology to the first woman, who interned on the set of her 1985 film “Death of a Salesman”. In a statement, he said that the behavior “did not reflect who I am”. But he did not comment…

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Actor Sudhir Dalvi gets Janakavi P Sawlaram award

Actor Sudhir Dalvi gets Janakavi P Sawlaram award Thane, Jan 13 : Actor Sudhir Dalvi was honored with the Janakavi P Sawlaram Award at a ceremony here. Mayor of the city, Meenakshi Shinde, handed a quote to Dalvi last night. The prize is awarded jointly by Thane Municipal Corporation and Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti. The famous dancer Jaishree T has received the Ganga Jamuna Prize, which is instituted in memory of a popular song written by Sawlaram. Dalvi appeared for the first time for portraying Guru Vashishta in Ramanand…

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Tarantino’s Manson movie

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Tarantino’s Manson movie Los Angeles, Jan 13 : Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio will finally star in Quentin Tarantino’s film Manson, which will revive the actor and director of “Django Unchained” in 2012. The new film, Tarantino Ninth as a director, already has a release date on August 9, 2019. DiCaprio will play an aging actor without work in the film. Margot Robbie is watched for the role of Sharon Tate, Variety reported. The film takes place in 1969 in Los Angeles during the summer of…

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Shree Venkatesh Films to make 25 films in 3 yrs;spend Rs 100cr

Shree Venkatesh Films to make 25 films in 3 yrs;spend Rs 100cr Kolkata, Jan 12 : Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF), one of the largest film production houses in eastern India, today announced that it will produce 25 big films over the next three years by investing Rs 100 crore. As part of the 25 films, filmmaker Arindam Sil is preparing two detective films: Asche Abar Shabor and Byomkesh Gotro, while Sandip Ray will be back with his Feluda and Professor Shonku O El Dorado. Satyajit Ray’s famous science fiction teacher,…

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Patty Hearst biopic cancelled after heiress’ criticism

Patty Hearst biopic cancelled after heiress’ criticism Los Angeles, Jan 12 : Twentieth Century Fox has canceled the biopic of heiress Patty Hearst. The director of “Logan” James Mangold was attached to lead the project with Elle Fanning as leader. “Twentieth Century Fox Film and its production partners have decided to cancel the studio project based on the book ‘American Heiress’,” said Fox in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. The development came after Hearst criticized author Jeffrey Toobins on whose best-selling “American Heiress” the film was based on. Toobins…

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Franco now accused of sexual misconduct by five women

Franco now accused of sexual misconduct by five women Los Angeles, Jan 12 : The number of women who accused James Franco of sexual misconduct rose to five, eclipsing her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards. The allegations first surfaced when Franco won his first Golden Globe for “The Disaster Artist” where, like many other Hollywood stars, he showed up wearing the ‘Time’s Up’ pin. The “Time’s Up” campaign was launched by powerful Hollywood women to fight sexual harassment following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. “He (Time’s Up pin on Franco)…

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I believe in doing my own thing, says Rajeev Khandelwal

I believe in doing my own thing, says Rajeev Khandelwal Mumbai, Jan 12 : Rajeev Khandelwal opted for cinema when he was at the top of his television career and now, when the actor makes his debut on the digital platform, he is equally confident about his decision. The actor, who has become a star with “Kahiin To Hoga” by Ekta Kapoor, is now making his debut on the web with the project ALTBalaji of the producer “Haq Se” “When I was doing television, people said they did not go…

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Gal Gadot delivers inspiring speech on gender equality at CCA

Gal Gadot delivers inspiring speech on gender equality at CCA Los Angeles, Jan 12 : As a “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award at the Critics’ Choice Award, the actor kept the “Time’s Up” spirit alive and called for gender equality. The #SeeHer Award recognizes the importance of faithfully portraying women in the entertainment landscape. Gadot began his acceptance speech by pointing out that the first three films of 2017 “The Last Jedi”, “Wonder Woman” and “Beauty and the Beast” were all led by women. “Although this is…

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