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‘In Flames’ to be Pakistan’s official entry for Oscars 2024


The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) has selected its official submission for Oscar consideration. Directed by Zarrar Kahn and produced by Anam Abbas, the horror film 'In Flames' is nominated for the International Feature Oscar 2024. The film is currently running in cinemas in Pakistan. The film, which premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight earlier...

Dhanush to play Ilaiyaraaja in the music maestro’s biopic: reports


Actor Dhanush has reportedly been roped in to play the role of legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja in the latter’s biopic. According to the reports, the film will go on floors in 2024 and aim for a 2025 release. Ilayaraaja’s music is popular around the world and has been bestowed with the moniker of Isaignani,...

Feels like collective failure when female-led films don’t do well: Priyanka


Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas said when a female-led film doesn’t work, it feels like a collective failure that takes all women “a few steps back”. Priyanka, who has headlined critically acclaimed women-centric Hindi films such as 'Fashion', 'Saat Khoon Maaf', and 'Mary Kom', was in conversation with actor Bhumi Pednekar at the Jio MAMI...

Kangana’s film termed ‘unmitigated disaster’, shows discontinued


Actor Kangana Ranaut’s latest aerial actioner 'Tejas' refused to take off and after a poor weekend run at the box office, completely dismantled starting this week as it recorded shockingly dismissal collections. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the film netted Rs 50 lakhs on its first Monday (October 30). The film had a disastrous opening...

Rajinikanth ‘thumping with joy’ to collaborate with Big B after 33 years


Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently scheduled for his new project tentatively titled 'Thalaivar 170’, is “thumping with joy”, as he is marking his latest collaboration with his “mentor”, the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan after 33 years. Excited and glad over the opportunity, the ‘Jailer’ actor took to his X account, formerly Twitter, and shared a...

Bombay HC rejects plea to ban Pakistani artists from working in India


The Bombay High Court has ruled against a petition that aimed to ban Pakistani artists from working or performing in India and observed that in order to be a patriot, one does not need to be inimical to those from abroad, especially from the neighboring country. The plea was filed by Faaiz Anwar Qureshi, who...

54th IFFI: Indian Panorama announces official selection


India’s Oscar entry '2018-Everyone Is A Hero', 'The Kerala Story', and 'The Vaccine War' are part of the Indian Panorama 2023’s official selection of 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films to be screened at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). According to a press release, the aim of the Indian Panorama, organized...

‘American Sikh’ qualified to be considered for 2024 Academy Award


Animated short film 'American Sikh' inspired by the life of Vishavjit Singh — the ‘Sikh Captain America’ — has qualified to be considered for a 2024 Academy Award. The film, which had its world premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Tribeca Film Festival in June, was created to bring more Sikh representation to screens and challenge...

Sonam Kapoor sends legal notice to YouTuber for making fun of her


Actor Sonam Kapoor has sent a legal notice to a YouTuber who made fun of the actor's remarks in one of her videos. The notice stated that the video, posted by content creator Raginyy, had an adverse impact on the reputation of Kapoor, her husband Anand Ahuja, and their fashion brands. The 'Aisha' actor has...