Entertainment

  • Bollywood congratulates team 'Delhi Crime' on International Emmy win
    Mumbai, November 24 (IANS): Bollywood celebrities congratulated the cast and crew of the web-series Delhi Crime, which has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards, held virtually this year owing to the ongoing Covid pandemic. The show becomes the first Indian programme to win an International Emmy. Filmmaker Karan Johar was very happy with the win and wrote: "This is just amazing! Congratulations to the entire team! Richly deserved." Filmma
  • Jacqueline Fernandez strikes a Thundering Tuesday pose for fans
    Mumbai, November 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez seems to be in a Thundering Tuesday mood, given the surprise she has for fans and followers on social media. Her latest Instagram picture is a monochrome frame that has Jacqueline striking a pose for the camera in a front-open jacket with nothing underneath. She completes her sultry look with blue denim lowers and open hair. The Bollywood star sports minimal make-up. "Far far away..." she captioned the im
  • Anthony Mackie to star in 'The Ogun'
    Los Angeles, November 24 (IANS): Actor Anthony Mackie is all set to star in the upcoming action-adventure The Ogun, which he will also produce.  The film revolves around Mackie's character Xavier Rhodes, who takes his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her, reports Variety. When his daughter is kidnapped, Rhodes goes on a rampage through the criminal underworld to rescue her. The film is written by stuntman-t
  • Bidita Bag: I understand men very well, I call myself a Manist
    Mumbai, November 24 (IANS): Actress Bidita calls herself a Manist, and believes the world would be a beautiful place if men and women start understanding and supporting each other more. "I understand men very well. I call myself a Manist. I believe men should be feminists and women should support men. Then automatically the world will become a better place! We don't have to do social awareness campaigns and protests for equality," she told IANS. The actress not only
  • Liam Payne's spooky reason for losing sleep
    Los Angeles, November 24 (IANS): SInger Liam Payne says he has moved into a haunted house, and that is why he is having trouble sleeping. The former One Direction singer was convinced there was a ghost in his old London home. Now, he thinks he has moved into another haunted house, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I didn't sleep well last night. I've moved into an even more haunted house. It was built in the 1500s and it's old and scary. Maybe we'll do some sort of
  • Katie Holmes opens up on her new film 'The Secret: Dare to Dream'
    New Delhi, November 23 (IANS): Actress Katie Holmes has spoken of what attracted her to the script of her upcoming romantic drama, The Secret: Dare To Dream. Directed by veteran Andy Tennant, the film revolves around the story of a hardworking young widow (played by Holmes), who is struggling to raise three children on her own, and how her life changes when she meets Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas). The film based on Rhonda Byrne's 2006 self-help book, The Secret. "This projec
  • NCB case: Mumbai Court grants bail to Bharti Singh, Harsh Limbachiya
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS): A Mumbai Court on Monday granted bail of Rs 15,000 each to comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya in a case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau, officials said here. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Esplanade Court allowed the bail application of the couple - who were on Sunday remanded to judicial custody till December 4. The duo was arrested over the weekend by the NCB on alleged charges of possession of a small quant
  • Big B's message to fans amid pandemic: You are not alone
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan on Monday encouraged fans to fight the ongoing pandemic bravely, with a message saying they are not alone. Big B shared a selfie on his verified Instagram account where he can be seen travelling to work in his car wearing a mask. "Off to work .. a long day like everyday .. stay safe .. you are not alone .. we are all in this together and shall remain together to fight .. love you all," he captioned the photo. Bachchan is cu
  • Anushka Sharma flaunts baby bump in new post
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS): Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has posted a new picture flaunting her baby bump on Instagram. In the image, the actress is seen sitting on a sofa and facing the camera. She had a short and simple assertion in the caption. "Hey", she wrote. The actress, wife of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, has resumed work amid the pandemic. Anushka is expected to deliver her child in January next year. The couple had shared the happy news in Augus
  • Mrunal Thakur: Few filmmakers envision women characters with equal footing
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS): Actress Mrunal Thakur feels that very few filmmakers give equal footing to women characters in their movies. According to her, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is one of those filmmakers who treats female characters in fheir films well. "There are very few filmmakers who envision a story that gives its women characters an equal footing. In the best of Rakeysh's works, one can see how beautifully he layers his women. Be it Soha Ali Khan's Sonia in &
  • Temple kissing scenes stir trouble for Netflix India
    NEW DELHI, November 23 (Reuters): An Indian state on Sunday asked police to investigate after a member of the country's ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in which a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple. The series is based on an English novel by one of India's leading writers Vikram Seth and follows a young girl's quest for a husband. It is directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Mira Nair.
  • Taylor Swift voted artist of year for sixth time at American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES, November 23 (Reuters): Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus restrictions. It was a record sixth win by Swift of the top prize at the fan-voted show, although she was absent from the Los Angeles ceremony and accepted her trophy by video, thanking fans for their support of her surprise lockdown album "folklore." Canadian singer
  • Romantic comedy, veteran actress win big at Chinese-language 'Oscars'
    A veteran actress and a romantic comedy stole the limelight at this year’s Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world’s version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday, with China largely absent for a second year following a dispute over politics. “My Missing Valentine”, a Taiwanese movie about a post office worker who wakes up to discover Valentine’s Day has passed without her knowing, won five awards, including best film and best director. But it
  • Back with new Afrobeat album, veteran musician Bockarie asks for better Sierra Leone
    Sierra Leonean musician and activist Emmerson Bockarie is no stranger to controversy, having received death threats from all ends of the country’s political spectrum over two decades and three successive governments. Bockarie is back in his home country after a four-year stay in Nigeria with a new release amid heightened political friction over accusations of corruption, tribalism and partisanship between Sierra Leone’s two main political parties. The album “9 L
  • Sia reacts to backlash over autism portrayal in her directorial film
    Singer Sia has reacted to criticism she is facing over the portrayal of autism in her upcoming directorial film, Music, and asked people to watch the film before jumping to conclusions. The backlash against Sia started after the trailer of the film was unveiled. People expressed anger for her using the term "special abilities" instead of "disabled" for people with autism, and casting a non-autistic actor in the lead role of her directorial debut. "This is
  • 'Black Panther' sequel to begin filming in July 2021
    The sequel to the superhit superhero film Black Panther will begin filming in July next year, in Atlanta. The sequel was temporarily put on hold after the sudden demise of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero, last year. Initially, the plan was to start production in March next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Now, several sources state that Marvel is looking at readying the sequel for a shoot, which will start in Atlanta in July and last for six months.
  • Why Mahershala Ali refused an intimate scene with Taraji P. Henson
    Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali had only one condition while accepting a role in the 2008 film, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button -- that a planned intimate scene with his co-star Taraji P. Henson would be scrapped out of respect for his religion. "So my old agent called me and said, 'Mahershala, you got the part'. And I said, 'There's just one thing... there is that one sex scene where they kiss. If there's a sex scene, I can't do it'. (In the
  • 'Train To Busan' sequel 'Peninsula' has emotions in action scenes
    Filmmaker Yeon Sung-ho says he infused emotions in the action scenes of his upcoming Korean zombie thriller, Peninsula, because he was confident that actor Gang Dong-won will be able to pull it off. "Peninsula" is a sequel to the 2016 global hit, "Train To Busan". Also starring Lee Jung- hyun, the sequel is set four years after the virus outbreak in Korea as shown in "Train To Busan", and follows a former soldier who is sent along with his team to retri
  • Netflix makes streaming free for Dec 5-6 weekend in India
    Streaming giant Netflix on Friday announced to make its platform free for the December 5-6 weekend in India. Anyone in India can watch all the blockbuster films, the biggest series, award-winning documentaries and reality shows for two days, starting from 12 midnight on December 5. Last month, the OTT streaming company announced plans to give its users in India access to free streaming for a weekend. "We think that giving away everyone in a country access to Netflix for f
  • S.Korea passes bill allowing popstars to defer military enlistment
    The South Korean National Assembly's defence committee on Friday passed a bill that would allow famous male popstars to defer their mandatory military enlistment. The passage of the bill is to revise the Military Service Act to grant an exceptional right to defer military duties of acclaimed pop artists, such as BTS, the seven-member acclaimed boyband, reports Yonhap News Agency. The bill must now pass parliament's plenary session for final approval. The revision was p