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‘No attempt to whitewash’ Harshad Mehta in The Big Bull


Abhishek Bachchan is set to play a fictionalised version of infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta in The Big Bull. His character is called Hemant Shah in the movie. Abhishek has said that the movie doesn't glorify or whitewash Harshad. Abhishek said that the film presents the character as a flawed man, who occasionally slips up. "Hemant Shah,...

Netflix acquires Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ for $30 million


Netflix has acquired most worldwide rights for British Indian actor Dev Patel’s directorial debut, “Monkey Man.” The streaming service has reportedly paid around $30 million for the revenge-thriller, reports Deadline. Written by Patel, Paul Angunawela, and John Collee, “Monkey Man,” set in India, follows Patel as a hero who emerges from prison to take on a...

Sanya Malhotra decodes what ‘Pagglait’ means


Actress Sanya Malhotra has decoded the title of her new film "Pagglait". She says for her a person who listens to their heart and does not seek external validation is a Pagglait.   "Pagglait is a person who listens to the heart and does what the heart says. Someone who does not seek external validation. That...

Akshay Kumar posts Holi selfie with daughter


Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted a Holi picture with daughter Nitara. The actor and his six-year-old daughter have faces covered in 'gulaal' in the image.   "No bigger joy that festivities with those who are part of you. #Holihappiness #staysafe #Familyfun," Akshay wrote with the image.   Earlier in the day, Akshay had posted a cautionary tweet to fans...

Bollywood wishes fans on Holi


A host of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol took to social media to share Holi wishes with fans.   Amitabh Bachchan posted a black and white picture of himself with wife Jaya and son Abhishek. He wrote: "Rang barse bheege chunar wali rang barse ..HOLI HAI"   Posting a picture of his...

Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny


You'd be okay with all that goes on if you loved the first film. Coming 2 America essentially tries to be more of the same. Which is what most sequels do, except that this one comes a good 33 years after the original was released. Back in 1988 when Coming To America released, Eddie Murphy...

Disney Channel’s first India-centred film follows young female DJ


Looks like Disney Channel finally has its first original TV movie centred on Indian culture, with an Indian-American lead, according to a report by Entertainment Tonight. ‘Spin' follows Rhea (Avantika), an Indian-American teen who learns she has a passion for creating DJ mixes that blend the textures of her Indian heritage and the world around...

Akshay to shoot ‘Ram Setu’ mahurat shot in Ayodhya


Actor Akshay Kumar will be heading to Ayodhya soon for the mahurat shot of his upcoming film "Ram Setu". The actor will reach Ayodhya on March 18 along with the film's director Abhishek Sharma and creative producer Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. It was the Dwivedi who came up with the idea of shooting the mahurat shot...

‘Manny’ bags 4 awards at Miami Science Fiction Film fest


Sonal Sehgal's Indo-Latvian sci-fi thriller "Manny" has bagged four awards at Miami International Science Fiction Film festival. The film has been directed by Latvian filmmaker Dace Puce and written and produced by Sehgal. The film won the award for the Best Sci Fi Picture Runner Up as well as the Best Cinematography, which was given...