Saturday, 20 July 2019

Entertainment

Two Indian actresses arrested for sex racket

HYDERABAD Police on Sunday arrested two persons, including a film casting director, for allegedly running a sex racket and rescued two women, both of whom police said are actors. Deputy commissioner of Police (Task Force) P Radhakishan Rao said that police raided two hotels in Panjagutta and Banjara Hills on ...

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Bollywood actor-director Neeraj Vora dies

NEW DELHI: India’s prominent Bollywood actor and director Neeraj Vora died at a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 54. Vora had been in coma for the past year following a stroke and was under treatment at a film producer’s home, which converted one of the rooms as a ...

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Jessica praises Salma Hayek’s bravery

LONDON: Jessica Chastain has praised Salma Hayek for speaking out about her alleged encounter with Harvey Weinstein. The ‘Frida’ actress recently claimed that she was forced to turn down a number of sexual advances made by the disgraced producer – who has been accused of sexually harassing over 80 women ...

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Soha Ali Khan: I was not encouraged to be an actor

BOLLYWOOD: Soha Ali Khan, an Oxford graduate who pursued a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, says her parents didn’t particularly encourage her to take up acting but never discouraged her from following her heart either. Soha is the youngest daughter of veteran actor Sharmila ...

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ARTH, UN Women join hands against violence

LAHORE: The cast of Arth – The Destination, Shaan, Humaima, Uzma and Mohib Mirza, has collaborated with UN Women to run a campaign called ‘End Violence against Women’ to speak on abuse. The movie itself raises multiple social issues that go unnoticed under the contemporary consciousness. This collaboration with UN ...

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Titanic keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

HOLLYWOOD: Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie “Titanic” is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans. Marks two decades since Rose vowed to Jack she’d “never let go” – before spectacularly reneging on her promise, ...

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Irrfan Khan to play aspiring politician in a web series

BOLLYWOOD: Irrfan Khan’s films Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle did rather well. And now, the flag bearer of content driven films in India, will be seen in a web series. Called The Ministry, our sources tell us that the actor will play an aspiring politician in it. “Irrfan, who ...

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Jacqueline Fernandez opens first restaurant in Colombo

COLOMBO: Gorgeous actress Jacqueline Fernandez has opened her very first restaurant in her hometown Colombo. The restaurant, named as Kaema Sutra, will serve Sri Lankan food only. For the purpose, the actress shared a photograph of herself along with Dharshan Munidasa, a Sri Lankan chef and restaurateur on Instagram, captioning ...

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Indian minister pushes Bollywood on sexual harassment

MUMBAI: India’s minister for women has warned Bollywood producers over sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry after a scandal that has brought down some leading Hollywood figures. Maneka Gandhi wrote to leading production houses reminding them that they are “ethically and legally” responsible for providing a “safe, secure and ...

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Sonam Kapoor: There’s no such thing as chick flicks

BOLLYWOOD: It’s time to get rid of the sexist “chick flick” tag films get, and Khoobsurat actress Sonam Kapoor agrees! The 32-year-old actress called out the reporter while interviewing with DNA India, saying her film Aisha is not a “chick flick” neither is Veere di Wedding, her next femme-centric film ...

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