Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik dead

Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 Eminent Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi on Friday, family sources said. Patnaik was 63. He is survived by his wife and a son. Patnaik produced movies such as ‘Pardesi Babu’, ‘Mamata Mage Mula’, ‘Hakim Babu’, ‘Pua Moro Kalathakura’ and ‘Tulasi Apa’. He has […]

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Raman, Ashwariya win Trends Style Icon-2018 titles

BHUBANESWAR, OCT 14 Raman Ratan Rout and Ashwariya Singh were declared winners of the Trends Style Icon 2018 grand finale held here on Sunday. They were among the 18 finalists selected from more than 4200 participants across Odisha. The contestants showcased their talent in front of the jury that included Ollywood actress Sanmira Nagesh, Ollywood […]

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No.1 Yaari Jam celebrates bonds of friendship and brotherhood with KK

BHUBANESWAR, OCT 13 Bollywood’s most versatile singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK today enthralled the music lovers of the capital city of Odisha with his brilliant performance. KK’s velvet voice mesmerized the audience at the soulful musical journey called “No. 1 Yaari Jam” organized by McDowell’s No.1 Soda in association with RED LIVE, the […]

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Women should call out perpetrators to create safe work environment: Malaika

Mumbai, Oct 6: In the wake of the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in Bollywood, film personality Malaika Arora says it is important to create safe working environment for women and believes the only way to achieve that is if women come out and name perpetrators. After actor Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment by Nana Patekar on a […]

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Hope fame won’t be short-lived, says Radhika Apte

MUMBAI, OCT 2 In her over one decade-long career, Radhika Apte has carved a niche in the film industry and the actor says she hopes the success she has achieved is not “short-lived”. The actor says, in movies, it is impossible to keep getting interesting offers and continue to remain at the top of one’s […]

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Can relate to Saina Nehwal’s journey, says Shraddha Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 29 Actor Shraddha Kapoor, who is all set to portray Saina Nehwal on the big screen, says the ace badminton player’s journey mirrors her own. The biopic, titled “Saina”, will be directed by Amol Gupte, who has helmed movies such as “Stanley Ka Dabba” and “Hawa Hawaai”. The film went on floors last […]

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Kissing scenes don’t titillate audience anymore, says Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, Sep 26 (PTI) Actor Emraan Hashmi says audiences have evolved and do not mind kissing scenes, which he believes were included in films a decade ago purely for the effect. The actor, who was once labelled as “serial kisser” for his on-screen image, said he gradually stopped doing intimate scenes, where unnecessary. “There’s always an […]

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Anupam Kher wishes Manmohan Singh on b’day, says he will like ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Mumbai, Sep 26 (PTI) Anupam Kher wished former prime minister Manmohan Singh on his birthday Wednesday and said he will like the actor’s performance in “The Accidental Prime Minister”. He was born in Gag, now in Pakistan, on September 26, 1932. Kher, who essays Singh in the film, took to Twitter to share his thoughts, saying […]

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Making my next feature still a struggle: Bejoy Nambiar

Mumbai, Sep 24 (PTI) Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar says every time he begins work on a new film he has to start from scratch as the struggle to find people who would back his “kind of movies” is endless. Over the years with films like “Shaitaan”, “David” and his last release “Solo”, Bejoy has cemented his position […]

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Mahesh Bhatt returns to direction with ‘Sadak 2’

MUMBAI, SEPT 20 Mahesh Bhatt is set to return to direction with “Sadak 2”, after a hiatus of 19 years, his daughter, actor Alia Bhatt said Thursday. Alia, who is also part of the cast of the film, which is a sequel to Bhatt’s 1991 film, made the announcement on her father’s 70th birthday. “On […]

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