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Honorary Doctorate To West Bengal Weaver For Depicting Ramayana On ‘Jamdani’ Sari

Krishnagar in West Benga(PTI): Little did Biren Kumar Basak of Nadia district imagine that his intricate artwork depicting seven episodes of Ramayana on a six-yard sari could get him an honorary doctorate from a UK-based university after two long decades. Basak, a handloom weaver from Fulia in Nadia, was felicitated with Degree of Doctorate in Record Breaking (Honouris Causa) by...

Will Not Allow ‘Padmavati’ To Release In Gujarat: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Ahmedabad(PTI): Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said today that his government would not allow the release of Bollywood movie "Padmavati" in the state as it hurts sentiments of the Rajput community. "There are issues with the film, our sympathy is with those who are protesting against it and that is the reason we will not allow its release in the...

Kangana Ranaut Injured On The Sets Of ‘Manikarnika…’ In Rajasthan

Jodhpur(PTI): Actor Kangana Ranuat met with an accident resulting in a ligament tear in her ankle while she was shooting some action sequences for her upcoming film "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" in Jodhpur. Kangana is essaying the iconic role of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi in the movie, which is helmed by Krish. According to sources close to Kangana, the...

I Will Not Allow Anyone Watch ‘Padmavati’: Haryana BJP Leader Amu

Chandigarh(PTI): Unfazed by a show cause notice served against him, Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu today said he would not allow anyone to watch "Padmavati", claiming that the heroic character of 'Rani Padmavati' has been shown in a bad light in the period drama. "I do not want to see the movie and I will not let anybody else...

Right To Express As Fundamental As Right To Protest: Sudhir Mishra

Panaji(PTI): Amid the row over Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", director Sudhir Mishra on Tuesday said a filmmaker's right to express is as fundamental as a person's right to protest. Mishra said that people have a right to express their anguish with anything they might find offensive as India is a democracy. "As a industry we stand by each other defending our...

‘Padmavati Row’: Kamal Haasan Lends Support To Deepika, Wants Her Head Saved

Chennai(PTI): Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Deepika Padukone, who portrays the titular role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", saying that he wants her head to be saved. The release of "Padmavati" has been postponed amid protests by various Rajput groups and political leaders. Recently, a Haryana BJP leader offered a bounty of Rs 10 crore...

Odisha Government Sanctions Rs 20 Lakh For Renovation Of Annapurna Theatre In Puri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has announced to sanction Rs 20 lakh for renovation and modernisation work of Annapurna Theatre lying now in a dilapidated condition in the holy town Puri. The fund will be sanctioned from State Culture department. Approving the proposal given by Puri MLA and Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda...

SC Rejects Plea To Objectionable Scenes From Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from the upcoming movie 'Padmavati', terming it as premature. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was informed that the film has not yet received the certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). "Our interference in this writ petition will tantamount to...

In Yogi Aditya Nath’s Land, Fringe Group Announces Rs 1 Crore For ‘Burning Deepika Alive’

Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh(PTI): As the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati" continued to simmer, a fringe group today targeted actress Deepika Padukone, announcing a reward of Rs 1 crore for anyone "burning her alive". Members of the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM) burnt over a hundred effigies of Deepika Padukone, who plays legendary Rajput queen Padmavati in the...

Big-B, Mohanlal Approached For Two Versions Of ‘Gumnaam’

Mumbai(PTI): Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and southern superstar Mohanlal have been approached to feature in two different versions of suspense thriller film, "Gumnaam". Producer Jayantilal Gada confirmed, while Bachchan is being sought to star in the Hindi part, Mohanlal is in talks to feature in the south version. "We have approached them but they are yet to sign on the dotted lines....

‘Padmavati’ Makers Postpone Film’s Release Amid Controversy

Mumbai(PTI): The proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" has been deferred, the makers of the film said today. In a statement to PTI, a spokesperson of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said it had taken the decision "voluntarily". "Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind 'Padmavati', has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1st 2017," it said. The spokesman...

Indian Girl Manushi Chillar Crowned As Miss World 2017

Sanya(PTI): India’s Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Manushi Chillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here. Miss World 2016 Winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner. Manushi Chillar, who is...

‘Padmavati’ Row: Film industry Should Boycott IFFI, Says Shabana Azmi

Mumbai(PTI): Veteran actor Shabana Azmi today said the film industry should boycott the International Film Festival of India to mark its protest against threats to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his "Padmavati" star Deepika Padukone. Calling the situation "cultural annihilation", Azmi criticised Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani for her silence on the issue. "Smriti Irani is preparing IFFI dats possible...

Off-Colour Actor Rahul Roy Joins BJP

New Delhi(PTI): Actor Rahul Roy today joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel at the party headquarters here. He said it was a significant day for him and thanked the saffron party. "The way Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji have been taking the country forward and the way the perspective of the world towards India has...