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  • Filmmakers react to Film Certification Appellate Tribunal being abolished
    Mumbai, April 7 (IANS): The Ministry of Law and Justice has reportedly abolished the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with immediate effect. Filmmakers and producers took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted on Wednesday: "Do the high courts have a lot of time to address film certification grievances? How many film producers will have the means to approach the courts? The FCAT discontinuation feels arbitrary and is definitely re
  • Iggy Azalea was self-conscious about motherhood
    Los Angeles, April 7 (IANS): Rapper Iggy Azalea has shared that it took her time to come to terms with motherhood, adding that in the beginning she felt self-conscious about some of her parental duties. Azalea announced the arrival of her son Onyx with former-beau Playboi Carti last year. The rapper said that she was embarrassed to read books aloud to her son. "It seems silly but when I first had my son I felt embarrassed to read books aloud and put on silly voices etc. b
  • Sonu Sood partners with COVID-19 vaccine drive Sanjeevani
    April 7 (IANS): Actor Sonu Sood, who became an overnight hero for his social work during coronavirus induced lockdown, today took the vaccine for COVID-19 prevention at a hospital in Amritsar, Punjab. The actor has also launched today a drive for free vaccine across India. Named Sanjeevani: A Shot of Life, the drive aims to raise awareness among the people, and encourage them to get vaccinated. Speaking about the same, Sonu Sood said in a statement that he started the drive because
  • Naga designer in making of graceful modern traditional wedding gowns
    Our Correspondent Kohima | April 6 Designer Vilhousa (Asa) Movi did a recent show with Vogue Entertainment Nagaland in association with District Administration and District Level Centre for Women (DLCW), Mahila Shakti Kendra, Phek under Beti Bachao Beti Padhoa. There, he showcased his latest collection on modern traditional wedding gowns with the theme “Elegant” as pleasing graceful exquisite and choice dainty. “Through this collection I want
  • Salma Hayek's pet owl likes good wine
    Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS): Hollywood star Salma Hayek sleeps with her pet owl whenever her husband François-Henri Pinault is away. The actress adopted the southern white-faced owl named Kering two years ago, reports aceshowbiz.com. She said: "I gave it (the owl) to my husband as a Valentine's present and named her Kering because that's the name of his company and their symbol of the owl. And he was like, 'Well, thank you, but I know this is your own pres
  • Katrina Kaif tests positive for Covid-19
    Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif has tested positive for Covid-19. The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday evening to share the news saying she is currently under home quarantine. "I have tested positive for COVID-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I am following all the safety protocols under the advice of my doctors," Katrina shared on Instagram Story. "Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get
  • Sunny Leone is 'forced to go back home for lockdown'
    Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone on Monday informed that she is forced to return home from a shoot for lockdown, owing to the resurgence in Covid cases. Sunny posted an Instagram image that captures her standing at a jetty, dressed casually in a top, trousers, mask and sunglasses. "Forced to go back home for #lockdown !!! Stay Safe Everyone," Sunny captioned the photograph. Sunny's Instagram post comes a day after the Maharashtra government on Sunday an
  • Carrie Underwood's Easter gig raises over $100,000 for charity
    Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Singer Carrie Underwood recently raised more than $100,000 for Save The Children initiative through a special Easter gig for fans. The live gig "My Savior: Live From The Ryman" live-stream, had traditional hymns from her album "My Savior". "It means so much to be able to bring this event to people in their homes on a day that holds so much meaning for us spiritually and to be able to raise much-needed funds and awareness for th
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas remembers Shashikala: She has left behind indelible mark on cinema
    Mumbai, April 5 (PTI) Actor Priyanka Chopra has paid tributes to Shashikala and said she was fortunate to have worked with the veteran star, who has left behind a rich legacy of work in Hindi cinema. Best known for her supporting roles in 1960s-70s films like "Aarti", "Gumrah" and "Chhote Sarkar", Shashikala passed away on Sunday aged 88. Chopra Jonas had collaborated with Shashikala in the 2004 comedy "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi". In the film
  • Huma Qureshi on why 'Bell Bottom' feels like a comeback film
    Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Huma Qureshi says working in the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer spy thriller "Bell Bottom" was special for the entire unit because it was the film they shot last year when the first unlock phase started. "'Bell Bottom' is going to be a very special film for all of us, whether it is me or the whole cast and crew for that matter, because it was the film we shot last year when the first unlock phase started," Huma told IANS. "It
  • Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar test Covid positive
    Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal has tested positive for Covid-19. His Instagram post with the health update on Monday came minutes after actress Bhumi Pednekar announced that she has tested positive for Covid-19. Vicky informed that he is is living under home quarantine and taking medication as prescribed. Vicky also requested all those who came in contact with him recently to get themselves tested. "Inspite of all care and precautions, unfortunately, I have teste
  • How Mike Posner will celebrate his Everest expedition
    Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS): Singer Mike Posner says he will celebrate his expedition to Mount Everest by spending a few weeks doing absolutely nothing. The singer has announced that he will attempt to climb Mount Everest to raise funds for a non-profit justice reform charity in honour of his late father. "I just need to stop and do absolutely nothing - without my phone, without any human interaction. And then I kind of figure out what I want to do next. That's my afte
  • Sunny Leone: I want to stay here
    Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) It has been nine years now for Sunny Leone in Bollywood, almost all of it in the spotlight and, of course, she wants to stay here. After appearing in "Bigg Boss" season 5 in 2012, she made her Bollywood debut with"Jism 2" the same year. Sunny describes the stint so far as "amazing". "I think it has been absolutely amazing. I do feel that I can follow my dreams and be in a place that is just so amazing. It is one of India&#
  • Akshay Kumar hospitalised due to Covid-19
    Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has been admitted to hospital with Covid-19. Akshay took to social media on Monday to share the health update. "Thank you everyone for your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working. I am doing fine, but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon. Take care," Akshay Kumar tweeted. On Sunday, the actor tweeted to inform that he has tested positive fo
  • Purple Fusion: Naga ethnic music meets World music
    Akangjungla Dimapur | April 4 In the late summer of 2012, Nagaland’s most prolific fusion band birthed from a place to blend the rich Naga folk music with contemporary genres.  The band is called ‘Purple Fusion.’  They were officially formed on August 28, 2012 with the aim “to promote the rich tradition and culture of Nagaland in the form of fusion music.” Purple Fusion plays ‘world music and experiments mostly with traditional
  • Tom Holland was 'massively scared' for 'Cherry'
    Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS): Actor Tom Holland admits being scared while taking on his role in the new crime drama "Cherry". The film casts him as a soldier-turned-bank robber who suffers from PTSD, and the "Spider-Man" star says he was not sure if he could do justice to the role. "I was on the Disney lot doing my last day of work on 'Avengers: Endgame' when Joe and Anthony mentioned a movie they wanted to do. I was immediately up for it. I was like,
  • Akshay Kumar tests positive for Covid-19
    Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar announced on Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has isolated himself. Akshay shared on Twitter that he has contracted the virus and is under home quarantine. "I wish to inform everyone that earlier this morning I tested positive for Covid-19. Following all the protocols, I have immediately isolated myself. I'm under home quarantine and have sought necessary medical care," he tweeted.
  • Lionel Richie needed 'five to eight years' to get over stage fright
    Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS): Singer Lionel Richie admits he used to be terrified being on stage and it took him five to eight years to get over the fright and be comfortable. Richie brought up the subject on "The Drew Barrymore Show", when host Barrymore asked: "I actually heard a story that when you were in the (band) Commodores you were sort of hesitant to be a front man. Is this true?" The singer replied: "That is so true. To show you how terrified I w
  • Eiza Gonzalez on makeup: Less is more for me
    Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS): Actress Eiza Gonzalez is a big fan of experimenting with her beauty regimes, and she likes to put on minimal makeup. "It's really become less is more for me. Obviously when you're younger, you feel excited about the fact that you can wear makeup and start doing adult stuff. I really took advantage of that growing up," the actress said, according to contactmusic.com. She added: "And then, now, to me it's just about feeling mo
  • David Schwimmer's all set to meet his 'Friends'
    Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS): Actor David Schwimmer, popular as Ross Geller in the superhit sitcom "Friends", is upbeat about meeting the rest of the cast for the "Friends" reunion special. "I'm going to LA to shoot the 'Friends' reunion. I will get to see everyone for the first time in years. I'll be David. Nothing is scripted and we are not in character. We are all ourselves, although there is one section of it that I don't want to give