Bollywood

M. Night Shyamalan’s Old is his most intense movie in years


M Night Shyamalan has never made anything as intense as his latest film, Old. For almost two hours, the filmmaker behind The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable grabs his audience with a vise and squeezes them in the guts. It’s a film relentless in its terror, fear and anxiety, but simultaneously you can’t take your eyes off the screen because you...

Veteran Kannada actor Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi passes away


Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi, popularly known as 'Abhinaya Sharade', passed away on Monday due to age-related ailments at her residence in Bengaluru. The 76-year-old actor was known for her notable contribution to the Kannada cinema and acted in over 500 movies in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Marathi. The actor received substantial publicity during her lifetime...

Trailer of ‘Shershaah’ on legendary Kargil war hero Vikram Batra released


Dras (Ladakh): Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat made a remarkable observation at the "Shershaah" trailer launch here on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas, observed every year on July 26. Param Vir Chakra recipient and Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, whose life story "Shershaah" narrates on the Bollywood screen, was 22 when he joined the forces, and this...

Sona Mohapatra makes it to Times Square billboard


Artist and producer Sona Mohapatra made her debut appearance on the iconic Times Square billboard in New York. She is one of the first independent musicians to be given this place as a pop-culture milestone. Sona said: "To be woken up in the middle of the night to see photographs of my face on a billboard...

Porn case: Raj Kundra sent to judicial custody


Businessman Raj Kundra -- the prime accused in a sensational porn films racket case -- has been remanded to judicial custody for two weeks till August 10. Kundra -- husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was produced before a Mumbai court which declined the prosecution plea for extending his police custody by another seven days. Among...

Multiplex majors cheer back-to-back Hollywood releases


As states in India give the green signal to cinemas to reopen, multiplex operators say the three Hollywood blockbusters slated for release from July 30 will give the trade the much-needed oxygen that it had been denied in the last five quarters.  Before the August 15 weekend, which is expected to see the release of...

‘Shankar’s Fairies’ to premiere at 74th Locarno Film Festival


Irfana Majumdar's Hindi feature debut "Shankar's Fairies" will have its world premiere on August 13 at the prestigious 74th Locarno Film Festival. The film will be premiered in the competition section, Concorso Cineasti del Presente, which showcases 15 feature films (first and second) by emerging global talents. This year, the festival will be held in...

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri-Rege no more


Three-time National Award-winner actress Surekha Sikri-Rege, who excelled equally on stage, films, television and web series, has passed away. She was 76 and breathed her last surrounded by her family members and caregivers. The family requested for privacy in their hour of grief. A former sister-in-law of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, Sikri had lost her husband...

Raj Kundra, the star of controversies


Businessman Raj Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, has made it to the headlines for the wrong reason once again. In a major swoop, the Mumbai Police have Kundra for allegedly making pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications. While the Commissioner of Police said in a statement that they have enough evidence to...