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Akshay Kumar’s 30 years in cinema: YRF celebrates with special Prithviraj poster launch


Superstar Akshay Kumar’s next Prithviraj is based on the life and valor of the fearless and mighty Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. He is essaying the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor. Akshay recently completed 30 years in the Hindi film industry and YRF celebrated the actor’s special...

Indian-American women launch digital platform to screen films


A group of Indian-American entrepreneurs launched a video conference platform, where filmmakers from Hollywood and Indian cinema can screen their own cinematic content. The USP of this initiative, ‘We Must Meet’ is that it can live stream political events, Town Halls, sports events, and concerts, which can be accessed by up to 30,000 people at...

Madhuri teams up with Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari


Indian-American rapper, songwriter, and singer Raja Kumari released her new song 'Made in India' recently. The song is an interpolation of Alisha Chinai’s 1995 chartbuster with the same title. Besides being a treat to the ears, the music video is also a visual extravaganza with Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit making a special appearance in the...

Singapore bans ‘The Kashmir Files’


‘The Kashmir Files’, a film on the exodus of Hindus from the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s, has been banned by Singapore, which has cited concerns over its "potential to cause enmity between different communities". The film has been assessed to be "beyond" Singapore's film classification guidelines, NDTV reported. "The film will be refused classification for...

Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ to premiere at Cannes


Actor R Madhavan's directorial debut 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' is set to have its world premiere during the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The film is a biographical drama based on ISRO space scientist Nambi Narayanan, who introduced liquid fuel rocket technology in India in the early 1970s. India's Ministry of Culture has officially selected...

Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away


Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Indian music composer and santoor player, passed away in Mumbai. He was 84. He had been suffering from kidney-related issues for the last six months and was on dialysis. He passed away due to cardiac arrest. Sharma gave the santoor, once a little-known instrument from Jammu and Kashmir, a classical status and...

Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Lords of Lockdown’ premiers at NYIFF


Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty's 'Lords of Lockdown' premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2022 on May 7. The documentary film is centered on the nationwide lockdown in India in 2020 during the first coronavirus wave. It chronicles four professionals, each from different walks of life that were instrumental during the...

Bollywood stars play charity football match in Dubai


Bollywood stars, including Ranbir Kapoor and Kartik Aryan, descended on Dubai to play the Celebrity Football Cup 2022 match with Emirates United at the Shabab Al Ahli Stadium in Mamzar on May 7. While the All-Stars Football Club (ASFC) of Mumbai, led by Abhishek Bachchan had put up a good show, it was the Emirates...

‘Doctor Strange’ gets biggest Hollywood opening of 2022 in India


After US, Korea, UK, Mexico, and Brazil, India has become the fifth-biggest international market for Benedict Cumberbatch's latest release, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'. The film had a grand opening with Rs 30 crore on its first day in the country on May 6. Apart from that, the film also had a promising...