Opportunity to work with Robert and Jane priceless: Batra

Opportunity to work with Robert and Jane priceless: Batra Mumbai, Sep 22 PTI : Getting Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, two iconic Hollywood stars, in his third feature film, “Our Souls at Night,” was an invaluable experience for filmmaker Ritesh Batra. Batra won the film an adaptation of Kent Haruf’s latest novel of the same name after Redford saw its debut award-winning directors “The Lunchbox”. “Robert had seen ‘The Lunchbox’ and he said he loved it, he said he would like me to work on it, then I read the…

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Yesteryear actor Shakila passes away

Yesteryear actor Shakila passes away Mumbai, Sep 21 PTI : The Bollywood actor Shakila, known for his work in films like “Aar Paar” and “CID”, died at the residence here after a heart attack, family sources said today. She was 82 years old. The actor “Baabuji dheere chalna …” suffered multiple affections and died last night. She was buried this morning. His nephew Nasirr Khan shared the news on Facebook. “With a heavy heart, I have to inform you that my maternal aunt (the eldest sister of my mother) Shakila…

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Urdu not the language of any particular section: Azmi

Urdu not the language of any particular section: Azmi New Delhi, Sep 21 : Veteran actor Shabana Azmi is pleased that young people are taking initiatives to learn Urdu today because she believes that language is not limited to a particular section. Azmi, who launched the “Mauj-e-Saraab: Waves of Illusion” poet-singer Minu Bakshi last night, hopes that the language will continue to thrive. “Urdu is a language we all speak daily. It should not be considered as the language of a particular section. “I feel very happy when I see…

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I want people to wait for my films: Rajkummar Rao

I want people to wait for my films: Rajkummar Rao New Delhi, Sep 21 PTI : From a character film to back-to-back versions as a leading man, Rajkummar Rao has come a long way and the actor says he wants to reach a point in his career where people are waiting to see him on the ” silver screen. With “Trapped”, “Behen Hogi Teri”, “Bareilly Ki Barfi” and now “Newton”, the actor affirms that he understands that he must continue working constantly to stay alive in the public memory. In…

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HC refuses to stay release of movie ‘Haseena Parkar’

HC refuses to stay release of movie ‘Haseena Parkar’ Mumbai, Sep 21 PTI : The Supreme Court of Bombay today refused to let the release of Shraddha Kapoor’s film “Haseena Parkar”, saying he can not place last-minute orders on a film released by the censorship board. The film named after and based on the life of Dawo Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, is expected to air tomorrow. A resident of the city has filed a PIL in the high court today in opposition to the release of the film. The petitioner…

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Deepika is the fierce queen in ‘Padmavati’ first look

Deepika is the fierce queen in ‘Padmavati’ first look Mumbai, Sep 21 PTI : Deepika Padukone and the Padmavati team rang for Navratri by unveiling Rani Padmini’s first poster from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated magnum opus. Dressed in a traditional royal dress in the poster, Deepika, personifies the courage and power of which the Queen of Chittor was known. “On the first day of Devi puja, here is the first look of Padmavati,” wrote Deepika with the poster. Shahid, who plays Raja Ratan Singh in the film, also shared…

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Will rebuild RK Studio with state-of-the-art technology: Rishi

Will rebuild RK Studio with state-of-the-art technology: Rishi Mumbai, Sep 20 PTI : Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor said he would rebuild the RK Studio after being emptied into a fire recently. An aggravated Rishi, 65, took Twitter where he published a photo of the already dilapidated premises of the studio, founded in 1948 by the famous filmmaker Raj Kapoor in the suburbs of Chembur. “2017 September 16. Exploded by a devastating hell. The scars must stay, but will build a high-tech studio. (sic), “wrote Rishi. The actor also shared old…

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Nobody questions the repetitiveness of love stories: Aditi

Nobody questions the repetitiveness of love stories: Aditi New Delhi, Sep 19 PTI : There is a series of films in Bollywood that address the issue of violence against women and actor Aditi Rao Hydari believes that it is better to make such films than just another run- of-the-mill. Raveena Tandon’s “Maatr” and Sridevi’s “Mom” saw the mothers turn into avenging angels and now “Bhoomi” will see a father, played by Sanjay Dutt, fight for his daughter (Aditi). The 30-year-old actor who plays the titular role of Bhoomi in the…

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Vicky Kaushal to feature in film based on Uri surgical strikes

Vicky Kaushal to feature in film based on Uri surgical strikes Mumbai, Sep 19 PTI : Actor Vicky Kaushal lives up to a film based on last year’s surgical strikes by the Indian Army through the LoC. Titled “Uri”, the film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s production arm, RSVP, and will continue the floors next year. Vicky will play a commander who led the paratroopers group during surgical strikes a few days after a Pakistan-based terrorist team attacked an Indian army camp in Uri, Kashmir. The rest of the…

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Rajinikanth first choice if I make ‘King Lear’: Bhardwaj

Rajinikanth first choice if I make ‘King Lear’: Bhardwaj Guwahati, Sept 18 PTI : Superstar Rajnikanth would be the first choice for the role of King Lear if Vishal Bharadwaj decides to make a fourth film about the tragedies of Shakespeare. Bhardwaj successfully adapted Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, “Othello” and “Hamlet” to “Maqbool”, “Omkara” and “Haider”. “Before doing ‘Haider’, I worked on the ‘King Lear’ script and viewed Rajnikanth in the lead role, and will be my first choice if and when I decide to make the film,” Bharadwaj told the just…

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