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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Best time to be black in Hollywood: Michael B Jordan

Best time to be black in Hollywood: Michael B Jordan New York, Jan 20 : Actor Michal B Jordan believes it’s a good time to be a person of color in Hollywood. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor of “Creed” said that Hollywood was moving with the era of cultural diversity. “It’s the best time to be a person of color in Hollywood who is creative and has original projects, everyone wants it now, that’s how I feel, I think it’s a matter of timing .…

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Ewan McGregor files for divorce from Eve Mavrakis

Ewan McGregor files for divorce from Eve Mavrakis Los Angeles, Jan 20 : Actor Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his 22-year-old wife Eve Mavrakis. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, McGregor cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The 46-year-old star asked for joint custody of their three children: Clara, 21, Jamyan, 16, Esther, 15, and Anouk, six. In his response Mavrakis asked for sole custody with visits for his ex, according to the website. The documents indicate the date of separation as of May…

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Liam Neeson reveals how he fell in love with Helen Mirren

Liam Neeson reveals how he fell in love with Helen Mirren Los Angeles, Jan 20 : Liam Neeson finally opened her first date with Helen Mirren on the filming of the movie “Excalibur” in 1981, after which the duo got into a “serious relationship”. During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show”, where he found Mirren 30 years after their separation, Neeson said he was “struck” by her from their first meeting. “We did not go out together, we lived together for four years, we were a serious object for…

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I never molested my daughter: Woody Allen

I never molested my daughter: Woody Allen Los Angeles, Jan 19 : Filmmaker Woody Allen fired his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, claiming he never molested her. Allen’s reaction comes after Farrow gave his first public television interview about the allegations, hoping that appearing on camera could convince people that she was telling the truth. In his response, the filmmaker accused Farrow of “cynically” using Hollywood’s Time’s Up movement to renew his allegations of sexual assault, Entertainment Weekly reported. “When this request was made more than 25 years ago, it was…

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Helen Mirren talks about sexual harassment and #MeToo

Helen Mirren talks about sexual harassment and #MeToo Los Angeles, Jan 19 : Veteran actress Helen Mirren said she had never faced sexual harassment in Hollywood as she made her debut in the industry. In an interview with Sunday Today, of which a preview was published, Mirren spoke of how men often exposed themselves to her when she was in her twenties. “I had never experienced that … in Hollywood, because (when) I came to Hollywood, I was in my thirties, I was too old, it does not happen to…

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Asean India to collaborate on cinema and cultural shows

Asean India to collaborate on cinema and cultural shows Singapore, Jan 18 : Artists, actors and filmmakers from India and other ASEAN countries will collaborate on film projects exploiting cross-border talent and expertise. Several initiatives across the spectrum of film and entertainment are under development after a series of interactive sessions that took place at the ASEAN Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in India, which took place on January 6 and 7 in Singapore. “We are making progress in these initiatives by working jointly on film and entertainment projects, primarily involving…

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Decided to come out for my children, says Ricky Martin

Decided to come out for my children, says Ricky Martin Los Angeles, Jan 18 : Music icon Ricky Martin said it was only when he was about to become a father that he decided to come out because he did not want to lie about his sexual orientation to his kids. The 46-year-old singer, who became the father of two twins, Matteo and Valentino, by a surrogate mother in 2008, said it was “extremely painful” and dangerous for him to reveal his sexuality, as it could have professional consequences. “……

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SC allows ‘Padmaavat’ to be screened across India, stays ban

SC allows ‘Padmaavat’ to be screened across India, stays ban New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Supreme Court on Thursday suspended orders and notifications issued by the governments of Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting the screening of the controversial film “Padmaavat”, clearing the bridges for its national liberation on Jan. 25. A bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also prevented other states from issuing such notices or orders prohibiting the showing of the film. The bench, including judges A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, observed that states are obliged…

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Angelina Jolie to receive ASC Governors Awards

Angelina Jolie to receive ASC Governors Awards Los Angeles, Jan 18 : Actress-director Angelina Jolie will be honored by the American Society of Cinematographers with the CSA Board of Governors Award. Angelina Jolie will be honored with an award at the 32nd Annual ASC Outstanding Contribution Ceremony on February 17 at Hollywood and Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. The Board of Governors Award is presented to individuals in the industry whose work has made significant and indelible contributions to the film industry, the CSA said in a statement. “Angelina Jolie is…

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