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Haryana BJP Government Bans Release Of “Padmaavat”

Chandigarh(PTI): The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana has banned the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film 'Padmaavat' in the state, Health Minister Anil Vij said today. "Film Padmavati/Padmavat banned in Haryana," the senior minister tweeted. The film had faced stiff opposition from various quarters in Haryana. Vij had earlier said that he would not allow screening of the movie in...

‘Padmaavat’ Makers Release Advertisement With Detailed Disclaimers

Mumbai(PTI): Makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much awaited film "Padmaavat" have released a new advertisement listing all the disclaimers, clarifying controversies surrounding the film. The producer confirmed yesterday that the film will release on January 25. The movie was mired in controversy after various Rajput groups, including Rajput Karni Sena, raised their objections towards the content of the film. Last month, during...

INTACH To Document Heritage Sites Along Mahanadi River In Chhatisgarh And Odisha

Sambalpur(PTI): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH Chairman Maj Gen(Retd) L K Gupta...

‘Padmaavat’ My Homage To Rajput Valour And Vigour: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Mumbai(PTI): Sanjay Leela Bhansali today said that his much-awaited directorial venture "Padmaavat" is his tribute to the glorious stories of Rajput "honour, valour and vigour". The director said, the lavishly mounted period drama, which will hit the screens on January 25, is a dream come true for him. "'Padmaavat' is a dream come true for me. I have always been fascinated...

Myself Read Very Few Children’s Books As A Boy: Ruskin Bond

New Delhi(PTI): His prolific ability to churn out stories for kids notwithstanding, one of India's most-loved authors Ruskin Bond read very few children's books as a boy as he graduated straight from comic papers to adult fiction. Bond shares this secret in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again", which is a story about his life when...

Assam’s Bihu ‘Bhelaghars’ Adopt Global Themes

Guwahati(PTI): If you were in Assam, you would have virtually seen London's Tower Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the India Gate or the Red Fort. There's more. One would have even come across Iceland's Igloos and the 9/11 twin towers in the US and recreation of the crash-landing of a plane carrying the then prime minister Morarjee Desai in a paddy...

2-Day Bikaner Camel Festival Begins Today In Rajasthan

Bikaner(PTI): With a colourful procession comprising of decorated camels and folk artists, the two-day international camel festival began today. Beautifully adorned camels and performances by folk artists were the key attraction for domestic and foreign tourists who gathered at the Karni Singh stadium to participate in the fair. The procession began from Junagarh fort and culminated at the stadium where various...

Port Blair, Srinagar Rated Most Wallet-Friendly Holiday Destinations

New Delhi(PTI): Srinagar and Port Blair have seen the steepest drop in airfares, while Bangkok has replaced Dubai as the top trending holiday destination amongst Indian travellers, according to online travel marketplace Kayak. These findings are part of Kayak's recently launched tool, Travel Hacker Guide, which provides rankings of the popular and top trending destinations, the most affordable cities to...

International Film Festival on Art and Artist Begins In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today called upon filmmakers to come forward to work on documentaries and biopics on the literary souls. Inaugurating the 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist here, the chief minister also said that the journey of Odia films started in 1936 with the production of Sita Bibaha , Patnaik said the event coincided with...

Working With Shah Rukh Comes Naturally To Me: Kajol

Mumbai(PTI): Having featured in over half a dozen films and being considered one of the most sought on-screen pair, Kajol says working alongside Shah Rukh Khan is always a pleaure as the superstar makes the experience easier. Kajol and Shah Rukh shot for a special sequence for Aanand L Rai's next, "Zero". While Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will be seen...

Mumbai Builder Booked For Trying To Grab Thespian Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow

Mumbai(PTI): The Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police has registered a case of cheating against a builder for allegedly trying to grab the bungalow of veteran actor Dilip Kumar in suburban Bandra, an official said on Wednesday. The builder, Samir Bhojwani, falsely claimed ownership of the two plots on which the bungalow was built in the upscale Pali Hill...

Priyanka Chopra To return With ‘Quantico’ On April 26

Los Angeles(PTI): The third season of actor Priyanka Chopra's TV show "Quantico" is all set to air on April 26. The 35-year-old actor will reprise her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in the new installment of the ABC series. Priyanka took to Twitter to announce the news. "And she's back... Can't wait to share this with you! #April26 #QuanticoSeason3 #TheReturnOfAlexParrish," the...

Printed Book Won’t Lose Its Relevance: Ruskin Bond

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Eminent children's author Ruskin Bond has said printed books would continue to be in demand despite the advent of digital literature. Quoting the findings of a recent survey, the Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer said paperbacks are way ahead of e-books in terms of popularity. "People are reading printed books in lakhs. The paperbacks have not been replaced as yet,"...

‘Padmavat’ Will Not Be Released In Rajasthan: CM Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur(PTI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film "Padmavati", retitled "Padmavat", will not release in the state on January 25. Honouring the sentiments of the people of the state, the film will not be released in Rajasthan, she said in a statement here. Following the announcement, state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, the Rajasthan BJP...