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TV producer commits suicide by jumping off highrise in Mumbai

Mumbai: A 40-year-old television producer and art director allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the 16th floor of a highrise in suburban Malad here, police said. Police said that Sanjay Bairagi, a supervising producer with the television show Ishqbaaz, jumped off the Silicon Valley building in Jankalyan Nagar locality in the Malwani area on Friday evening. […]

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Kamal Haasan: Journey from stardom to political plunge

Chennai: From a child artist to a heartthrob and later emerging as a veteran who experimented with scripts and characters, actor-director-producer Kamal Haasan today donned a new role when he took the political plunge. After the successful five-decade film career, the 63-year old Haasan is entering the political theatre in Tamil Nadu at a time when […]

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Manikarnika: No romantic song with any Britisher, says producer

Jaipur: Amid a controversy over Kangana Ranaut-starrer biographical epic on Rani Laxmibai, Manikarnika, the film producer said there was no romantic song or sequence with any Britisher in the film. “Historical facts were not distorted. There are no references to Jaishree Mishra or any other writer who wrote controversial pieces on the legendary queen,” producer […]

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Weinstein sued by Indian-American assistant for sexual harassment

Washington: Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a “sexually hostile” work environment while working for him. Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought a trial by jury in […]

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan to release on 8000 screens in China

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan’s blockbuster film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is set to have a release on 8,000 plus cinema screens in China, producer Eros International has confirmed. The film will release on 2 March during the Chinese Lantern Festival. The movie is the first Salman-starrer, which will release in the country. “China has emerged as an important […]

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No one apart from Sonakshi decided for ‘Dabangg 3’, says Arbaaz

Mumbai: Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan says they are currently scripting the third part of Dabangg and are yet to lock female actors except for Sonakshi Sinha. Ever since the third part of Salman Khan-starrer was announced, there were reports on the addition of female cast members, including Parineeti Chopra and Mouni Roy. Asked if the cast has […]

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Big Boss season 11: Countdown to finale begins

Lonavala: As the countdown to the finale of the season 11 of “Bigg Boss” has begun, Hina and Vikas have been critical of Shilpa for not participating in the tasks.  The show, which airs on Colors, ends on 14 January. “This (‘Bigg Boss’) is a game show, you have to participate in the tasks. Cooking is […]

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‘Kedarnath’ producer trying to avert box-office clash with SRK’s film

Mumbai: Speaking at the red carpet of Zee Cine Awards, the producer of Kedarnath, featuring Sushant Singh, Prerna Arora said she is trying to avert a box-office clash with superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s film in December next year. Anand L Rai, the director of the yet-untitled film in which Shah Rukh plays a dwarf, had announced […]

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Former TV anchor Suhaib Ilyasi gets life term for killing wife

New Delhi: A Delhi court today sentenced former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi to life imprisonment for killing his wife Anju more than 17 years ago, saying he “committed murder and gave it a colour of suicide”. The court ruled out that the case was in the realm of the rarest of the rare […]

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Would love to take ‘Fukrey’ franchise ahead: Ritesh Sidhwani

Mumbai: After the success of “Fukrey Returns”, producer Ritesh Sidhwani says they would love to take the franchise forward. Sidhwani said he and co-producer Farhan Akhtar would explore the chances of a third part if a potential story would be “funnier” than the latest installment. Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, “Fukrey Returns” is a sequel to […]