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Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family



Mumbai, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his vehicle packed with explosives into a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 troopers on the spot. The toll rose to 49 on Friday as several injured succumbed.

Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack



Mumbai, From Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar and Shah Rukh Khan, a string of Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed 45 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers.

Bollywood stars described it as "barbaric", "tragic" and a "heinous crime against humanity". They said they were heart broken with the news of the attack, which took place on Thursday

Google celebrates quintessential Madhubala Google celebrates quintessential Madhubala

 

New Delhi, On Valentine's Day, Google doodled the star-crossed iconic character from "Mughal-E-Azam", Anarkali, made indelible in movie lovers' mind by the effervescent Madhubala who would have been 86 on Thursday.

"The Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood" as the Google blogpost said was raised in the slums of Bombay. She started supporting her family as a child star at the age of nine, before becoming a leading lady known for her elegance on screen.

My success filled with setbacks, failure: Ameen Sayani My success filled with setbacks, failure: Ameen Sayani

 

Mumbai, Celebrated radio presenter Ameen Sayani says his success story includes a lot of obstacles but he would like to remember the triumphs over failures.

The 86-year-old Padma Shri recipient said this on Wednesday during a book launch event here.

The book -- "Let's Talk On-Air" -- amalgamates the success stories of some of the celebrated radio presenters including Sayani.

Manoj Joshi to play Amit Shah in 'PM Narendra Modi' Manoj Joshi to play Amit Shah in 'PM Narendra Modi'



Mumbai, Manoj Joshi will be playing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Amit Shah in upcoming biopic "PM Narendra Modi". The veteran actor is elated at the great opportunity coming his way.

"I think this is great opportunity for me to play the role of Amit Shah. When Sandip Ssingh called me for the role I immediately said yes. This is one of the most important roles in the film and I will give my best," Manoj said in a 

Makers repackage iconic songs for today's generation- Sonakshi Makers repackage iconic songs for today's generation- Sonakshi



Mumbai, Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has featured in the video of the recreated version of "Mungda" song, says that makers repackage iconic songs for the current generation.

Her latest dance number "Mungda" for the film "Total Dhamaal" has earned the wrath of the fans of the original number featuring Helen.

Priyanka Chopra is 'proud' of Rebel Wilson Priyanka Chopra is 'proud' of Rebel Wilson


Mumbai, Actress Priyanka Chopra has praised actress Rebel Wilson and said that it is amazing to see a woman in Hollywood, star in a movie of her dreams.

Priyanka on Tuesday took to Twitter where she shared a photograph of herself along with the cast of "Isn't It Romantic" and her husband Nick Jonas.

"Happiness and love all around. So prou

Women have started getting strong roles in Indian cinema: Tisca Women have started getting strong roles in Indian cinema: Tisca

 

New Delhi, Actress Tisca Chopra feels Indian cinema is entering a golden phase as women have started getting their due in terms of roles.

"Now is the best time to be in Indian cinema. We are entering into a golden period. Female actors are dominating our industry. Look at films like 'Veere Di Wedding', 'Raazi' and 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'....all of these are women-oriented films.

"Time has changed now... Filmmakers have started making strong roles in their films for women," Tisca told IANS over phone.

NGMA was perfect platform to raise the questions that I did: Amol Palekar NGMA was perfect platform to raise the questions that I did: Amol Palekar



Mumbai, There couldn't have been a better platform than the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) to raise the questions that he did, says veteran actor-director Amol Palekar, who was interrupted at the venue here when he became critical of the government.

Last week, at the NGMA, Palekar was invited as a guest speaker at the opening of an exhibition in memory of artist Prabhakar Barwe. He was stopped midway as he expressed concern over policy changes that will give the Ministry of Culture at the Centre the sole right to decide the contents and themes of exhibitions to be held at the NGMA in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Taapsee, Bhumi to play world's oldest sharpshooters Taapsee, Bhumi to play world's oldest sharpshooters

 

Mumbai, Actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing the world's oldest sharpshooters - Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar - in the upcoming film titled "Saand Ki Aankh".

The Reliance Entertainment film will mark writer Tushar Hiranandani's debut as a director. It will also be jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar.

Was encouraged to develop own identity: Akshara Haasan Was encouraged to develop own identity: Akshara Haasan



Mumbai, Akshara Haasan, the younger daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and National award-winning actress Sarika, says that though as a child she was highly influenced by her parents, she was always encouraged to have her own identity and become the best version of herself.

Talking about the influence of parents, Akshara told IANS here: "Both my parents have quite a strong and influential personality. It is then obvious to get impacted by their thoughts and of course as children, me and my sister (actress Shruti Haasan) were so influenced by our parents

Priyanka Chopra gets 'new twin' in New York Priyanka Chopra gets 'new twin' in New York



New York, Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra has unveiled her wax figure in Madame Tussauds here and says it will be followed by a launch in three other countries.

Priyanka took to Instagram to share the photographs, and opened up about the entire process of how it all was done.

In Instagram stories, she said that the process began six months back, and shared clips showing the team of Madame Tussauds taking her measurements and working together to get the statue done in a perfect way.

Good content, great box office go hand in hand: Yami Gautam Good content, great box office go hand in hand: Yami Gautam

 

Mumbai, With "Uri: The Surgical Strike" crossing the Rs 200 crore mark, actress Yami Gautam, who plays an intelligence officer in the film, believes monetary success gives recognition but the long-time impact boils down to the content.

"I feel both good content and great box office go hand in hand. Of course if the film you are a part of becomes a success by its numbers, then you are given a certain amount of recognition. But I feel it all transpires what the film was about and what kind of content it represents," Yami said in a statement .

Vidhu Vinod Chopra was not open to recreating 'Ek Ladki...': Composer Vidhu Vinod Chopra was not open to recreating 'Ek Ladki...': Composer


Mumbai, Sonam Kapoor's latest movie "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" is not just earning praise for promoting the LGBTQ community, but also for its songs, especially the title track. Composer Rochak Kohli says recreating the iconic song was not easy.

The film's title track is a recreated version of a song from Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "1942: A Love Story" film.

"The title song that we hear is the 12th version and this was not originally a part of the script. We created this song because it has the name of the film. Till the last moment, we did not have a song because the original song was very dear to Vidhu Vinod Chopra sir. So, he was not very open to the idea of recreating this song because he was sure that we would ruin it," Kohli told IANS over e-mail.

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