Cinema/Showbiz

  • Kiku Sharda out of ‘Jhalak…’, says he’s had enough
    3:04 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kiku Sharda, who has been eliminated from “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, heaves a sight of relief and confess shooting for two daily soaps and two weekend reality shows had begun to take a toll on his health.Kiku is relieved it’s over. “Dancing on ‘Jhalak…’ was fun and challenging

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  • ‘Anukshanam’ most tiring film of Vishnu Manchu’s career
    3:04 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Upcoming Telugu thriller “Anukshanam” is one of the most tiring films of actor Vishnu Manchu’s career. He says the extremely tough character took a toll on him.“This is probably one of the toughest characters I’ve played till now. It’s also one of the most tiring films of

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  • Ashok Amritraj hosted TV show to air from Tuesday on DD
    2:26 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) TV show “Chance of a Lifetime”, being hosted by Hollywood-based Indian producer Ashok Amritraj, will go on air Aug 19 on Doordarshan (DD).The eight episode TV series has been made in collaboration with the United Nations. To be aired at 10.30 p.m., it will see some major

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  • Aparna Sen appears for questioning in Saradha scam
    12:36 PM

      Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Famed actor-director Aparna Sen Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.Sen, who was the editor of a magazine brought out by the group, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office here after being summoned by the agency which is

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  • Man runs car over 13 people sleeping on divider, held
    12:34 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was arrested for running his vehicle over 13 labourers sleeping on a road divider, killing one of them, in the capital, police said Monday.The incident took place near Nigambodh Ghat in east Delhi around 10.15 p.m. Sunday.Rishi Kumar’s car climbed onto the road

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  • ‘Honesty important in recreating true stories’
    12:06 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, who will make his directorial debut with Tamil action-thriller “Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka” based on a true incident, says one needs to be extremely honest while recreating a story based on real-life events.“Try to be as honest as possible to the incident. Having said that,

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  • ‘Actors need to regularly reinvent’
    11:58 AM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Sumanth Ashwin, who is basking in the success of Telugu romantic-drama “Lovers”, says it’s very important to keep reinventing to sustain in the film industry.“I always tell myself I can do better with a scene or film. I never let the success of my work blind

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  • Intimate song in ‘Meegaamann’ shot aesthetically: Director
    11:24 AM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Magizh Thirumeni says his upcoming Tamil film “Meegaamann” features an intimate song between lead actors Arya and Hansika Motwani that has been shot such that it doesn’t appear “vulgar” on screen.“The story demanded an intimate song, so we shot it. Hansika was a little apprehensive about

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  • Progress made in Ukraine crisis talks: German FM
    9:40 AM

    Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Monday said there was progress in the quadrilateral talks on the Ukrainian crisis.The meeting of French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers Sunday was difficult but necessary in view of the on-going violence in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua quoted Steinmeier as saying.Steinmeier said

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