Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Michael Fassbender in ‘Kung Fury’

Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Michael Fassbender in ‘Kung Fury’ London, Feb 16 : Scientists have confirmed the presence of nearly 100 new planets outside our solar system, bringing to nearly 300 the total number of exoplanets found thanks to NASA’s K2 mission. “We started to analyze 275 candidates, 149 of which were validated as true exoplanets, and 95 of these planets were found to be new discoveries,” said Andrew Mayo, PhD student at the Technical University of Denmark. “This research is ongoing since the first release of K2 data in 2014,”…

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Michael Fassbender to star in ‘Kung Fury’

Michael Fassbender to star in ‘Kung Fury’ Los Angeles, Feb 13 : Michael Fassbender was involved in the action comedy “Kung Fury”. The film is following the short of the same name, which was written and directed by David Sandberg, Variety reported. The project will also be performed by David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original film. The feature film will take place in Miami in 1985, which remains under the surveillance of police officer Kung Fury through his Thundercops. After the death of a Thundercop that leads to the…

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Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi is dead

Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi is dead Kolkata, Jan 26 : Veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi, better known for her rendition of Neeta in Ritwik Ghatak’s “Meghe Dhaka Tara”, died Friday of a heart attack. She was 85 years old and is survived by a girl. Born in 1933, Supriya Devi’s acting career spanned five decades, during which she performed classics such as “Chowringhee” and “Bagh Bandi Khela”. Recipient of Banga Vibhushan, the most prestigious civic award of the Padma Shri government and West Bengal, she made her debut…

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist my hardest film: Mira Nair

The Reluctant Fundamentalist my hardest film: Mira Nair Jaipur, Jan 26 : Mira Nair, a critically acclaimed filmmaker, said her 2012 film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a post-9/11 political thriller based on an eponymous novel, was the hardest film she ever made. Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the 60-year-old director said that despite her big budget and “hot button” film, she has always wanted to cope. Nair said she was moved by the 2007 bestseller story of Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid. “The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the hardest film I made…

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‘The Beatles’ Rishikesh trip delayed band’s fallout’

‘The Beatles’ Rishikesh trip delayed band’s fallout’ Jaipur, Jan 25 : Contrary to popular belief that the 1968 Beatles’ trip to Rishikesh triggered the eventual spinoff of the English rock band, it was this visit that delayed the split until 1970. According to Philip Norman, author and columnist of the rise and fall of the Beatles, if the trip had not taken place, the group would probably have split in 1967, just after the death of their manager and father, Brian Epstein. Norman was speaking at one of the sessions…

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James Franco is struggling post sexual harassment allegations

James Franco is struggling post sexual harassment allegations Los Angeles, Jan 25 : The wave of allegations of sexual harassment against James Franco has wreaked havoc on the actor. A source close to “The Disaster Artist” actor told People magazine that Franco is struggling with the consequences of the allegations against him. Franco was one of the notable omissions from this year’s Oscar nominations. He was expected to get a nod in the category of Best Actor for his interpretation of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist”, which he…

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Anne Hathaway’s ‘Barbie’ postponed to 2020

Anne Hathaway’s ‘Barbie’ postponed to 2020 Los Angeles, Jan 24 : The release of the big screen adaptation of “Barbie”, with Anne Hathaway, was postponed to May 8, 2020. The film, directed by Alethea Jones, was originally scheduled for release on August 8th of this year. The feature film by Sony is based on Barbie’s classic mythology, while giving a modern twist to the character of the toy, with feminism and identity as its main goal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Pascal, Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are…

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Hanks would love to be a James Bond villian

Hanks would love to be a James Bond villian London, Jan 24 : Veteran actor Tom Hanks says he has never been offered a James Bond movie, but would like to play a role in a project if he is approached. The 61-year-old actor said he would like to try the role of an antagonist to the iconic British secret agent, Contactmusic reported. “It would be a treat, nobody asked me to be in one of those. “Maybe I should hold on to the guy who says,” Before I kill…

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Ali Fazal, Kumail Nanjiani on cloud nine after Oscar nods

Ali Fazal, Kumail Nanjiani on cloud nine after Oscar nods Mumbai, Jan 24 : The actors Ali Fazal and Kumail Nanjiani are delighted because their films “Victoria & Abdul” and “The Big Sick” were respectively nominated for 90 Oscars. The Fazal and Judi Dench-starrer won two nods in the categories Best Costume and Best Makeup and Hairstyle, and the actor is grateful for this recognition. “And here’s the @TheAcademy for nominating us for the Costume Design and Hairstyling and Make Up at the 90th Oscars this year. “And my heartfelt…

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‘Padmaavat’ row: Karni Sena activists detained in Nashik

‘Padmaavat’ row: Karni Sena activists detained in Nashik Nashik, Jan 24 : Police have arrested some 20 Karni Sena activists today to protest the controversial film “Padmaavat”, due out tomorrow. A leader of the Rajput organization had previously threatened to take a “jal samadhi” (drowning) at the Gangapur Dam, located about 10 km from the district headquarters. The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has been the subject of protests by Karni Sena and other marginal groups over allegations that the historical facts have been distorted. As protesters gathered near…

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