Younger generation is forgetting our culture: Rajinikanth

Younger generation is forgetting our culture: Rajinikanth Dubai, Oct 28 : Rajinikanth appreciates the fact that today’s young people are concerned about the future of their country, but the superstar does not like the distance they show towards culture and tradition. The 66-year-old actor, who was in town to launch music for his upcoming movie “2.0,” said it’s important to be attached to his roots to stay happy in life. “Today, everyone loves their country and their mother tongue, I love this aspect of the younger generation, but they are…

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Had informed Smriti Irani about my acting school: Kher

Had informed Smriti Irani about my acting school: Kher Mumbai, Oct 26 : Actor Anupam Kher said today he informed the Minister of the Trade Union, Smriti Irani, of the existence of a conflict of interest when he was appointed President of FTII. The 62-year-old actor was named president of India’s Film and Television Institute (FTII) on October 11, succeeding Gajendra Chauhan, who had a controversial mandate as head of the institute based in Pune. Critics, however, have reported a conflict of interest since Kher already runs his own theater…

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Comedy films will never be appreciated: Rohit Shetty

Comedy films will never be appreciated: Rohit Shetty Mumbai, Oct 26 : The critics may not have been nice to “Golmaal Again,” but director Rohit Shetty is happy that the film, which is the most expensive so far, is doing well at the box office. The film, which would have been broadcast in 3500 screens, opened at more than Rs 30 crore. The 44-year-old filmmaker says: “Golmaal …” had the biggest opening and hit the fastest of Rs 100 crores. This year, after watching the movie, we were sure it…

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Have been asked to compromise for work: Irrfan Khan

Have been asked to compromise for work: Irrfan Khan Mumbai, Oct 25 : While Hollywood is shaken by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Irrfan Khan said things are not that different in Bollywood because he was asked to compromise in his early days. Without taking any names, the actor, 50, said he was on receipt of such proposals. “It happened to me a lot, it will not be good to take names, but I was often referred to and sometimes it was made clear to me that if I made a…

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‘Mersal’ big hit, says Vijay; thanks all who supported him

‘Mersal’ big hit, says Vijay; thanks all who supported him Chennai, Oct 25 : The Tamil star Vijay, whose latest film ‘Mersal’ faced opposition from BJP leaders in the state about his references to the GST, thanked Wednesday those who supported the film. In a statement, the actor thanked fans and supporters for being with him. The film has become a box office success. “There was also some opposition to” Mersal “, which is a success. To answer that, my friends from the film world namely actors and actresses, directors,…

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Controversies hurt film industry: Sharmila on ‘Padmavati’

Controversies hurt film industry: Sharmila on ‘Padmavati’ New Delhi, Oct 25 : Sharmila Tagore, a veteran of Bollywood, says the film industry’s prospects should suffer when films such as “Padmavati” become controversial. Recently, members of Rajput Karni Sena, an organization representing the Rajputs, burned posters of the Magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Tagore, 72, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his contribution in the field of cinema. When asked if such lines help movies get an advertisement before the release, the…

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Nawaz willing to exploit a woman to sell his book: Niharika

Nawaz willing to exploit a woman to sell his book: Niharika Mumbai, Oct 24 : Nawazuddin Siddiqui “exploits and disrespects” a woman to sell her autobiography, said former Miss India Niharika Singh today, responding to the actor’s claim that he had an affair with her. In his memoirs, “An Ordinary Life”, written with Rituparna Chatterjee, the 43-year-old critically acclaimed actor said he shared a “passionate” relationship with his co-star “Miss Lovely”. In a statement released today, Niharika admitted to an affair with the actor, but said the details given by…

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Salman Khan’s next ‘Bharat’ to release on Eid 2019

Salman Khan’s next ‘Bharat’ to release on Eid 2019 Mumbai, Oct 24 : Superstar Salman Khan has booked Eid 2019 as the release date of his upcoming movie, “Bharat”. The 51-year-old star will play the title role in the film, which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. With “Bharat”, the actor continues the trend of releasing his films on Eid. The film is an official adaptation of the 2014 Korean film “Ode to My Father”, which tells the modern Korean story from the 1950s to the present day through…

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Will work as a team with FTII students: Anupam Kher

Will work as a team with FTII students: Anupam Kher Melbourne, Oct 23 : Veteran actor Anupam Kher, recently appointed new president of the Indian Institute of Film and Television (FTII), says he is ready to work with students and hear them before taking action. Kher says it’s still too early for him to “do things,” but he hopes to inspire students by sharing his experience as an actor. “I do not want to bear the burden of being Anupam Kher, I will ask students and work with them and…

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‘Can’t be a fanboy on sets while directing Aamir, Big B’

‘Can’t be a fanboy on sets while directing Aamir, Big B’ Mumbai, Oct 22 : Vijay Krishna Acharya has made possible the first collaboration between Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for his upcoming “Thugs of Hindostan”, but the filmmaker says he can not afford to be a fanboy while he leads the two stars. Bachchan, 75, and Aamir will share screen space for the first time in the action-adventure period, scheduled to hit the next Diwali screens. The director says he does not fall into the trap of loving or…

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